Software Defined Networking, myths, facts and benefits

Thursday 24 September 2015, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Digital Jersey Hub, Block 3, The Forum, Grenville Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE3 0WQ


Gordon Porter


  • 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

Speaker bio:

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.