Software Defined Networking, myths, facts and benefits

Gordon Porter

Software Defined Networking, myths, facts and benefits

The Chartered Institute for IT, Jersey is pleased to invite you to our sixth event of 2015.

Audience: This event is open to all.


What is Software Defined Networking (SDN)? SDN may still be in its infancy but it is expected to grow rapidly over the next 3 to 4 years, so what exactly is it?

Why SDN and What are the Benefits? SDN is already deployed in some of the world’s largest networks and delivering true value, so what value does it deliver and how? 

Dispelling Typical SDN Myths. 7 Truths and 7 Myths related to SDN

Use Cases and Examples. Where can I use SDN, who are the key providers and what do they provide today.

Key Take-Aways and Quiz. Summary of key point plus a game of Jeopardy


Biography: Gordon Porter

Gordon Porter has been in the IT industry for over 32 years and entered the industry after completing a Computer Studies degree at Heriot-Watt University. He travels extensively worldwide delivering sales and technical presentations to some of the world’s largest companies, including BT, Cisco Systems, Damovo, Dimension Data, KPN, Logicalis, NEC, Telstra and Vodafone to name just a few. He recently delivered a 2 hour presentation on Software Defined Networking to 165 graduates from BT, which was subsequently voted the best presentation of the weeklong conference.


Presentation time: Tea, coffee, drinks and networking from 17:00, with the presentation commencing at 17:45.

24 September 2015
17:30 - 19:30
Digital Jersey Hub, Grenville Street, St Helier, JE2 4UF

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