Viptela CTO to Discuss Impact of SD-WAN on Carrier Ecosystem at NFV World Congress

Khalid Raza to Join Expert Panel on Transformation of Enterprise Services through NFV + SDN

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Viptela, the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, announced today that SD-WAN expert and Viptela CTO Khalid Raza will participate on an expert panel at the upcoming NFV World Congress in San Jose, California. Viptela will also provide demonstrations in the NFV World Congress Expo, booth # 1.


      Khalid Raza, CTO and co-founder, Viptela, is a former Distinguished Engineer at Cisco and widely regarded as a visionary in the networking industry. In a career spanning more than 20 years, Khalid has played an instrumental role in architecting the network infrastructure for Fortune 100 companies and Global Tier-1 carriers.
Other Panelists include:
Gabriel Podolsky, Product Line Manager, Telco Systems
Tony Sarathchandra, Director, Product Management of SDN Technology and Solutions, Juniper Networks
Senior Representatives from NEC/Netcracker, SevOne and Nokia
Moderated by:
Roy Chua, Partner, Co-Founder, SDxCentral and Partner, Wiretap Ventures


In this expert panel, “Transforming Enterprise Services” the speakers will explore the current evolution of carrier services to meet the digital and cloud migration needs of enterprises and the emerging role of NFV+SDN capabilities in service provider networks. Khalid Raza will discuss Viptela’s experience rolling out SD-WAN with major carriers including SingTel and Verizon. He will also explain the impact SD-WAN, NFV and SDN are having on carriers’ ability to deliver new services, including:

-- What SD-WAN offers customers and what composition/bundling is required with other WAN services

-- How today's security paradigm can be improved

-- What the path to mass deployment of virtual or universal CPE will be



NFV World Congress
DoubleTree Hilton, San Jose, CA


SD-WAN & BUSINESS FORUM – PANEL DEBATE – Transforming Enterprise Services

Wed., May 3, 2017, 5:25 PM PDT



To schedule a conversation with Khalid Raza, contact Marc Gendron at or 781-237-0341. For more info or to register, visit:

About NFV World Congress 2017
NFV World Congress was founded in 2014 by a group of visionary and senior carrier leaders to form a center of gravity for the rapidly emerging NFV industry and provide a forum to accelerate innovation and support ecosystem growth. As new commercial applications and services are launched and deployed - such as SD-WAN - 2017 will see important advances in NFV+SDN+MANO. There is no let-up in the pace of innovation, with NFV now forming the cornerstone of telecom network and business transformation. NFV World Congress brings an undivided market focus to NFV+SDN+MANO and its future development, building the new Carrier Ecosystem for the future network. For more information, visit

About Viptela
Viptela provides Fabric technology that Enterprises and Service Providers use to deliver a superior user to application experience. The solution is a single platform that enables multiple critical use-cases: including SD-WAN, Cloud, Network-as-a-Service and Application user experiences. It is a cloud delivered, secure, scalable, open and simple to deploy platform that is in use at thousands of sites, and is the most deployed solution by Global Fortune-1000 enterprises. Major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using the Viptela Fabric to deliver network-as-a-service offerings to businesses. The company has been named a Next Billion Dollar Startup by Forbes, 2016 Red Herring Global 100 Company and CRN Tech Innovator. Viptela is backed by Sequoia Capital, Redline Capital and Northgate Capital. For more information, visit: or follow us on Twitter @viptela.


Marc Gendron PR
Marc Gendron, 781-237-0341

Release Summary

Khalid Raza will discuss Viptela’s experience implementing SD-WAN with major carriers including SingTel and Verizon, and the impact SD-WAN, NFV and SDN are having their ability to deliver new services


Marc Gendron PR
Marc Gendron, 781-237-0341