Computerworld Digital Roundtable: Network readiness for the 'new normal'

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The resiliency of networks was tested like no other time in history this year as much of the world flocked online in response to Covid-19 mitigation measures like lockdowns. Organisations raced to stand up the infrastructure necessary for remote work and all that entails - reliability, security, and a decent user experience to name a few. If they didn't have operational agility before the crisis, this was surely harshly felt.

But people are adaptable and in time many organisations did adjust. This is fortuitous, because trends suggest that businesses will continue to run remote working programmes or, at the very least, a hybrid remote working model, which creates the opportunity for CIOs to see the writing on the wall and re-orient their organisations to achieve this level of flexibility.

But how can CIOs lead those conversations and demonstrate the business value from their investments here? And once buy-in is achieved, how can executives make this happen - or align their infrastructure choices to business plans?

Join Computerworld and 128 Technology on Thursday 4th February for a 60 minute virtual roundtable to discuss the challenges faced by IT organisations on the basis of the lockdown response, and how this is set to mould the future of networks.

Topics to be discussed:

  • A reflection on 2020 and what this suggests for future trends
  • Creating a compelling business case for more flexible networks
  • The 'old' vs the 'new' - are software-led networking technologies the answer to complex IT estates?
  • Remote work best practice: security, resilience, reliability
  • Lessons learned and common pitfalls

Event agenda will be announced in the coming weeks.


Sue Graham

Sue Graham Johnston - VP, General Manager at Juniper Networks

Sue Graham Johnston serves as VP, General Manager at Juniper Networks. Prior to Juniper, Graham Johnston was the President of 128 Technology, until it was acquired in November 2020. Prior to joining 128 Technology, Sue was the Managing Director of British Oxygen Company (BOC), running the UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa region of the Linde Group. Before joining Linde, Graham Johnston was at Oracle for five years as Vice President in the Communications Global Business Unit and the Systems Business and was a member of the Oracle Women’s Leadership Advisory Board.

Jon Howes

Jon Howes – Business Development Director at Juniper Networks

Jon Howes has been involved in selling networking technology to Service Providers and Enterprises for over 20 years. He is currently responsible for Business Development and Alliances for Juniper’s AI Driven Enterprise business unit in EMEA. Jon has spent his career on the vendor side of the industry and in 2019 was recognized by CRN as a ‘CRN Channel Chief’.

Event Sponsor

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128 Technology, a Juniper Networks Company, empowers enterprise customers and service providers to create a service-centric fabric that’s more simple, agile, and secure, delivering better performance at a lower cost. The company’s Session Smart Router™ makes SD-WAN smart, enabling the network to adapt automatically to the requirements of individual sessions and user segments. With the Session Smart Router, businesses can improve branch office connections, strengthen their security posture, and facilitate remote work, driving innovation and digital transformation.

Who should attend

Registrations are now open for UK senior IT executives, including CSOs, CISOs, CTOs, CIOs and IT directors.