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09:00 - 09:30 Key Note
Ivan Pepelnjak, Independent Network Architect
Simplify and Secure Your Cloud with SDN

Ivan Pepelnjak, Independent Network Architect
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354 Emeritus, is an independent network architect, book author, blogger and regular speaker at industry events like Interop, RIPE and regional NOG meetings. He has been designing and implementing large-scale service provider and enterprise networks since 1990, and is currently using his expertise to help multinational enterprises and large cloud- and service providers design next-generation data center and cloud infrastructure using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) approaches and technologies.

Ivan is author of several Cisco Press books, and a series of highly successful webinars. To learn more about him, visit or read his blog at

Simplify and Secure Your Cloud with SDN
Listening to the vendors and reading industry press one gets the impression that it’s trivial to migrate workloads between on-premises data center(s) and public clouds as well as retain all the security aspects of your applications: all you have to do is buy the right product and your problems are gone.

In reality, multiple vendors solved the migration of compute resources, data transfers are still limited by the laws of physics (bandwidth and latency), and almost nobody wants to address network- and security aspects of hybrid clouds because they’re really hard to solve.

This short presentation will identify typical problems you will encounter when trying to introduce private or hybrid clouds in your environment, and describe how you can use the Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network/security automation concepts to streamline application deployments.

09:30 - 10:00 Netskope, Rajneesh Chopra, Vice President Product Management
Quantifying Cloud Risk for Your Corporate Leadership

Netskope, Rajneesh Chopra, Vice President Product Management
Rajneesh Chopra, a recognized thought leader in the Internet security industry, joined Netskope as vice president of product management after leading in strategic and product lead roles at Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks.

He led marketing and product management teams for network security during a time of massive growth at Cisco. Prior to that he was a key part of the corporate development team responsible for strategic investments and M&A at Juniper. He holds an MBA from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra in India..

Quantifying Cloud Risk for Your Corporate Leadership

Most organisations are unaware of the full extent of their cloud app usage and many IT and security professionals cannot address questions such as “where are my data?”, “are my data safe in the cloud?” and “what is threatening the safety and security of my data, my company — and my career?” This is your opportunity to help your organization understand its present cloud risk and safely enable cloud-based productivity.

The session will cover market trends such as the decrease in use of secure private cloud and the increase of hybrid cloud use. We will look at the growing tendency of organisations to move valuable information into the cloud, and how this is being done often without the knowledge of the IT department. We will discuss how this is leading to large areas of “shadow IT” in many organisations, opening them up to the risk of data loss and to external threats such as ransomware.

Finally we will present a suggested strategy for talking to your organisation’s leadership, including the current state of cloud application security, a safe cloud enablement plan, a proven migration roadmap and a plan for transparency and governance.

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12:05 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 Key Note
Swisscom AG, Sean O’Tool, Senior Security Engineer & Head of Specialist Activities for CSACH
How to migrate infractructures to the Cloud
Swisscom AG, Sean O’Tool, Senior Security Engineer & Head of Specialist Activities for CSACH
Sean (CISSP,CISA,CISM) is a Senior Security Engineer for Group Security Swisscom as well as the head of specialist activities for the CSACH. His focus in the last years has been on virtualization and cloud security as well as migrating traditional Process IT Workloads to the cloud.

In the last year he has worked on Swisscom’s Telco Cloud projects in the area of Network and Process IT Security.

How to migrate infractructures to the Cloud
Swisscom (in partnership with Ericsson) is working to take the cloud to the next level with its own Private Telco Cloud. Learn more about the security endeavors from this Swisscom internal project of moving high availability Telco workloads from a purely physical environment to the cloud.

You can profit – even if you’re not a Telco – from lessons learned, difficulties you will face as well as how networking security for high availability workloads in the cloud can be implemented.

14:15 - 14:45 Juniper Networks, Tom Ruben, Vice President System Engineering
The Open Disruptive Decade
Juniper Network, Tom Ruban, Vice President System Engineering
Tom Ruban serves as Juniper Networks’ Vice-President of System Engineering – Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Tom has been with Juniper since 2002, holding a variety of leadership positions in the EMEA sales management organization. Tom ensures that Juniper’s products meet the requirements of customers in the EMEA region, and works to communicate Juniper’s technical advantage and vision.

Mr. Ruban also leads the EMEA systems engineering and product management groups, and presents and consults on the topics of mobility, security, broadband and cloud services, and the future of data center Technologies.

With almost twenty years of international experience as an Executive in the Telecommunications and Networking industries, Tom has been employed in companies ranging from start-ups to large public corporations. Prior to joining Juniper Networks Tom was the Technical Director EMEA for Unisphere Networks Inc, where he started the company’s activities as the first employee in Europe. Earlier in his career he held various management positions at Siemens Public Communications Group in the US and Germany.

Mr. Ruban is a regular speaker at networking conferences and trade shows. Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and several patents in the field of computer networking.

The Open Disruptive Decade
According to IDC, by 2018 20% of companies in EMEA will have an Open Source / OpenStack-first strategy, with new applications being driven by DevOps. Truly, a leading indicator of the open revolution that is gathering momentum across IT and networking both inside and outside of the Data Center.

The reasons are clear: Open means freedom and choice, translating into faster, better, greater. Faster roll-out of new applications and services. Better use of your IT resources and external partners. And greater flexibility to run applications in different compute environments. All delivered across a network that is open by default, removing the risk of perpetual vendor lock-in.

If you are responsible for IT or networking infrastructure decisions in your company’s Private, Public or Hybrid Data Center or Cloud environment, you should not miss this presentation.

14:45 - 15:15 Skyhigh Networks, Andreas Zengel, EMEA CTO
Embrace the Cloud
Skyhigh Networks, Andreas Zengel, EMEA CTO
Andreas is EMEA CTO at Skyhigh Networks where he is responsible to contribute to Skyhigh’s technology, vision and architecture as well as cloud security innovation. He brings more than 16 years of experience in enterprise-class technology and worked with Citrix, PGP Corporation and Symantec in several roles including pre-sales architecture, product management, development and software architecture before joining Skyhigh Networks in 2015.

Andreas also spend several years as a freelance consultant for encryption and data protection solutions and has led projects with several enterprises and public organizations across EMEA to implement cryptography in business processes. With long experience focussing on data protection solutions, data loss prevention and cryptography Andreas is a recognised advisor and contributor to a network of data protection specialists in EMEA.

Andreas holds a German degree as electronic engineer for microchip and information technology.

Embrace the Cloud

Cloud Access Security Broker functionality and architecture. An innovative way to add security to cloud services

This session will introduce the concept of Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) technology and its use cases. It will then transition into a deep-dive on how to architect a cloud service to protect other cloud services, recent advances in function preserving cryptography and innovations on redirecting traffic through security gateways in the cloud.

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17:00 - 17:30 Key Note
ERNW Research, Matthias Luft, Security Researcher
Trust Evaluation of Cloud Providers
ERNW Research, Matthias Luft, Security Researcher
Matthias Luft is a security researcher and heads the German security research company ERNW Research. He is interested in a broad range of topics (such as DLP, virtualization, and network security) while keeping up with the daily consulting and assessment work.

Matthias presents on a regular basis at international security conferences and is involved in the organization (e.g. part of the program committee) of the security conference TROOPERS.

Trust Evaluation of Cloud Providers
The ever-evolving landscape of Cloud solutions and providers offers great opportunities to most companies. At the same time, the ongoing evolution keeps increasing the complexity of the technologies used to provide the great service the user is seeing. When it comes to security considerations for such services, most Cloud providers cannot provide a sufficient level of transparency to the user (let alone the public) in order to perform a comprehensive risk assessment.

Due to the nature of cloud services, it is also not possible for Cloud customers to apply technical controls of their choice to the Cloud provider’s infrastructure. This presentation will cover an approach towards the trust-based evaluation of Cloud Providers to allow Cloud customers to reach a state of security confidence in the end of the day. The work we present is based on the evaluation model we developed and deployed for a major German company.

17:30 - 18:00 Microsoft, Marc Holitscher, Chief Technology Officer
The second line of defense: Assessing risk and compliance in a Cloud enabled world
Microsoft, Marc Holitscher, Chief Technology Officer
As Microsoft Switzerland’s Chief Technology Officer, Marc aarticulates Microsoft’s technology vision and strategy with lighthouse customers, key business decision makers and government thought leaders.

He support customers in translating new technologies and innovations into business impact and outcomes. Marc holds a PhD in International Relations form the University of Zurich..

The second line of defense: Assessing risk and compliance in a Cloud enabled world
Cloud infrastructures are often globally distributed and highly dynamic in nature. This requires new approaches to how companies must assess and manage the services they use – they cannot outsource their accountability.

Equally, Cloud providers are required to find the right balance between providing transparency and control and to ensure the highest level of security and reliability when providing the service. Finally, these capabilities need to be mirrored in contracts meeting the companies’ unique compliance requirements.

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