Forward + Networking Field Day

Forward Networks engineers presenting live to independent networking industry experts
and discuss advancing technology within enterprise networking

Networking Field Day 24

Forward Networks Co-Founder and CTO Brandon Heller opens the Forward Networks session with an overview of the company and how a Digital Twin can help Network Operations teams be more efficient and proactive.

Speaker: Brandon Heller

Without context, even the best applications only partially streamline ticket resolution. Senior Technical Solutions Architect Kevin Kuhls takes you through a live demonstration of Forward Networks ServiceNow and Splunk integrations to show how quickly incidents can be resolved when context is automatically shared.

Speaker: Kevin Kuhls

Knowing the detailed state of the network topology is the first step in ensuring that your network is agile, predictable, and secure. Watch Technical Solutions Architecture team leader, Elyor Khakimov, create a useable map and comprehensive collection of network data in less than 15 minutes without disrupting the network.

Speaker: Elyor Khakimov

After spending 20 years in the field helping network operations teams resolve issues, Technical Solution Architect Glen Turner knows that immediate access to actionable network behavior information is key to solving complex problems quickly. In this live demo, he’ll use the Forward Enterprise search functionality to analyze paths and dramatically reduce time spent troubleshooting.

Speaker: Glen Turner

Need to find and resolve a data-leak issue but don’t have hours to do it? Armed with only four characters of a MAC address and the Forward Enterprise search bar, Senior Technical Solution Architect Scot Wilson shows how he’s used the Forward Networks platform to do it in four steps and under 10 minutes.

Speaker: Scot Wilson

A simple capitalization error caused a major network outage. The Google-like search capabilities Forward Networks Network Query Engine (NQE) helped resolve the issue in seconds – not hours. Customer Success Manager Jack Shen demonstrates how he did it and how NQE makes audits faster and more accurate.

Speaker: Jack Shen

Without context, even the best applications only partially streamline ticket resolution. Senior Technical Solutions Architect Kevin Kuhls takes you through a live demonstration of Forward Networks ServiceNow and Splunk integrations to show how quickly incidents can be resolved when context is automatically shared.

Speaker: Kevin Kuhls

Forward Networks Technical Solutions Architect (and former hands-on network engineer) Derick Winkworth summarizes the key business outcomes that a digital twin delivers to large organizations: predictable, secure, agile networks.

Speaker: Derick Winkworth

Networking Field Day 22

Forward Networks CTO & Co-Founder Brandon Heller provides a quick “cheat sheet” of the Forward platform, and explains how the four founders of Forward Networks developed empathy for network operators.

Speaker: Brandon Heller

Siva Radhakrishnan, Principal Engineer (and employee #1) at Forward Networks describes a troubleshooting scenario based on a recent network security breach, and how to quickly find key information in Forward Enterprise.

Speaker: Sivasankar Radhakrishnan

Andreas Voellmy, Principal Engineer at Forward Networks explains a troubleshooting use case based on a recent event: Getting a Cisco Field Notice about cert expirations just days before the holiday break. He uses Forward’s Network Query Engine (NQE) to query the network like a database to quickly uncover affected devices.

Speaker: Andreas Voellmy

Behram Mistree, Principal Engineer at Forward Networks, outlines the process of quickly resolving a network trouble ticket when a mission-critical business application runs into connectivity issues.

Speaker: Behram Mistree

Fabrizio Maccioni, Director of Technical Marketing at Forward Networks, shows how to easily find answers in Forward Enterprise when challenges arise during a complicated cloud migration.

Speaker: Fabrizio Maccioni

Chiara Regale, VP of Product at Forward Networks, demonstrates how Forward Enterprise can be used quickly before and after a scheduled change window, to roll out changes with confidence and to verify that every change was successful.

Speaaker: Chiara Regale

Nikhil Handigol, Co-Founder of Forward Networks, highlights how a mathematically accurate network behavioral model is essential to improving network operations.

Speaker: Nikhil Handigol

Networking Field Day 21

What does it mean to have a mathematical model (or “digital twin”) of the network? Brandon explains how the Forward Networks team built the software platform, and demonstrates the core functionality of Forward Enterprise to search, verify, and predict network behavior.

Speaker: Brandon Heller

Siva provides an overview of API integrations with the Forward platform and shows how one of the company’s large customers uses a Slackbot to query network behavior and return instant results.

Speaker: Sivasankar Radhakrishnan

Network automation and verification go hand-in-hand, as Fabizio demonstrates in this example using Forward Enterprise in conjunction with Ansible. Network verification closes the loop on network automation and allows network operators to quickly verify network behavior.

Speaker: Fabrizio Maccioni

Nikhil introduces a new feature in the Forward platform, enabling network engineers to use Forward’s Network Query Engine (NQE) to easily build custom checks for network behavior by querying a normalized, structured data set.

Natale highlights some key lessons learned in building an enterprise-grade product: the need for scalability, accuracy, performance, and ease of use.

Speakers: Natale RuelloNikhil Handigol

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