Convergence Trends: A Perspective on LAN, AV, Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing

October 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMT

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Information technology has changed more in the past 10 years than it ever has before – and we’re only at the cusp of what’s possible (from fully digitalized buildings and 100% cloud-based IT to virtual reality, 360-degree video and augmented reality).

Many IT and building management systems are being integrated into local area networks (LANs), bringing cloud computing and cybersecurity to the forefront. How can these systems and technologies work together to support better communication and immersive experiences while remaining secure and easy to control and maintain?

Part 1: Supporting Digital Buildings
Ron Tellas, Technology and Applications Manager, Belden 
Convergence, the explosion of IoT and the need for mobile connectivity are driving digital buildings. Discover how cabling types, deployment guidelines and standards have evolved to support the evolving LAN, laying the foundation required to maximize experiences offered by the latest digital building technologies. Learn about the best cabling, connectivity and installation practices that can support sustainable, reliable and efficient digital buildings.

Part 2: Living Life on the Edge

Ian Fletcher, CTO, Grass Valley
Recent trends show that more enterprises are moving in the direction of cloud computing. But how will the move to the edge impact future network designs? What needs to be done to the network to allow enterprises to tell stories at higher resolutions and frame rates, deploy flexible and software-orientated architectures, and optimize operations using cloud technology?

Part 3: Breaking the Cybersecurity Pattern
David Meltzer, Chief Technology Officer, Tripwire 
History tends to repeat itself – when it comes to cybersecurity, one pattern always holds. As disconnected systems become connected, they move from proprietary, little-known protocols to open standards, leading to a proliferation of new applications and uses. After the joys of new connectivity fade, the realization comes that the systems aren’t secure. New vulnerabilities are discovered, attacks occur and security is retrofitted back in. Learn how and why this pattern occurs, the current state of cybersecurity, the problems and solutions being built to solve these challenges, and how these solutions will apply to the next frontier of IP systems.



Ron Tellas
Technology and Applications Manager for LAN

Ron is the Technology and Applications Manager for LAN at Belden.  He represents Belden in the ISO WG3 committee and TIA TR42 Premises Cabling Standards and serves as the editor of the revision to TIA TSB-184; Guidelines for Supporting Power Delivery Over Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling.  Ron has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University.

Ian Fletcher
Chief Technical Officer
Grass Valley

Ian Fletcher’s broadcast career began at the BBC, where he worked as a sound engineer, before setting up his own video production company. During this time Ian became increasingly interested in the new, low-cost microcomputers and the potential they offered for innovative solutions in the broadcast industry. This led to the formation of OmniBus Systems, pioneers in the development of computer control systems for television studios.

As CTO of OminBus Systems Ian spearheaded many of the technological revolutions in the broadcast industry. This includes the transition from tape to server-based systems, news automation, large-scale multichannel automation and the ground-breaking, software-based playout system, iTX. Over the years, Ian has received a number of industry accolades, including the coveted Queen’s Award for Innovation.

Following OmniBus’ acquisition by Miranda and the subsequent merger with Grass Valley, Ian has continued to drive the development of software systems, particularly in the emerging areas of cloud playout and virtualization. He holds two patents for video image identification and cloud-based playout. Ian is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

Tim Erlin
VP, Strategy and Product Management

Tim Erlin is a VP, Product Management and Strategy at Tripwire, responsible for the product management team and product strategy. In his previous roles, he’s managed Solutions and Strategy, Tripwire Log Center and Tripwire’s Vulnerability Management product line, including IP360 and PureCloud. In his 12 year tenure at nCircle, prior to acquisition by Tripwire, he grew the vulnerability management business from a handful of customers to more than 5000, including global expansion. Erlin also managed nCircle's policy compliance and reporting products. Erlin's background as a Sales Engineer has provided a solid grounding in the realities of the market, allowing him to be an effective leader and product manager across a variety of products. His career in information technology began with project management, customer service, as well as systems and network administration.

Erlin is actively involved in the information security community. His contributions include blogging, podcasts, press, speaking and television.

Moderator: Patrick McLaughlin
Chief Editor
Cabling Installation & Maintenance

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