Location: Rooms 106-107

Topic Summary: SD-WAN technology fundamentally changes the paradigm with promises to simplify and improve how wide area networks are built and operated.   We will level set what software-defined networking (SDN) is and defining the common principles that all vendors use to deliver SD-WAN technology.  We will then dive into the best approaches and strategies for applying SD-WAN technology to DoD networks including practical use cases, security challenges, and deploying on private networks. 

Speaker Short Bio: Wade Lehrschall, Iron Bow Strategic Principal Architect 

Wade has 25 years of experience in networking, software development, post-sales consulting, and pre-sale consulting supporting various customers in U.S. Federal.  He has helped to design, implement, and sustain some of the largest and most complex networks and IT systems in the Federal Government.  He provides technical leadership and direction from our chief strategy office to help customers achieve business and mission value through technology adoption.   Wade is a triple CCIE with extensive background in modern networking approaches with a focus on multi-domain SDN, SASE, ZTNA, MultiCloud, WAN and Zero Trust architectures. 

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