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SDN Is a Game Changer for AT&T & Level 3 Communications

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 12pm EST
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation

Amy Wheelus, Vice President, Cloud & D2 Platform Integration, AT&T

Andrew Dugan, Chief Technology Officer, Level 3

Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.

In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:

  • Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
  • The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.



Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation
Mike Robuck is the Editor of Telco Transformation. He has a long history of reporting on the telecom and cable sectors on topics such as SDN, NFV, cloud, wireless and OTT, for publications such as CED Magazine, Communications Technology and Boardwatch. He also reported on high school sports for The Rocky Mountain News, a sure sign that he is destined for some sort of Nobel prize. Mike is based in Montrose, Colorado.

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Amy Wheelus, Vice President, Cloud & D2 Platform Integration, AT&T
Amy Wheelus leads AT&T's Integrated Cloud platform development, delivery lifecycle and tenant care, D2 integrated system design and engineering as well as integrated system testing and cloud security. She has held a variety of leadership positions within AT&T's Technology & Operations organization. A few of her many contributions to AT&T include leading teams that helped deliver the first virtualized network functions and services on a network cloud using AT&Ts industry leading ECOMP platform, expand AT&T's VoLTE (voice over LTE) service, plan and deliver AT&T's Ultra Long Haul Transport network, construct over 1 million square feet of web hosting data centers and modernize AT&Ts central office infrastructure. Additionally, Amy contributes to her community and the field of engineering through her volunteer efforts. She currently serves on the board of directors for Tech Titans and is engaged in their STEM Workforce initiatives.

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Andrew Dugan, Chief Technology Officer, Level 3
Andrew Dugan is responsible for global network technology, architecture, engineering, systems and security. He joined Level 3 in 1998. He has 30 years of experience in building telecommunications networks, switching platforms and services platforms. Prior to joining Level 3, he held leadership positions at MCIWorldcom and AT&T Bell Laboratories where he designed and built transport network support systems, enhanced voice services platforms and architected next-generation voice switching networks.

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