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Viptela CTO to Present on Multiple Panels at ITEXPO 2017

Khalid Raza to Discuss Demystifying SD-WAN and What’s Next for Enterprise Networks in Two Separate Sessions

Khalid Raza, CTO and co-founder, Viptela

Khalid Raza, CTO and co-founder, Viptela


Khalid Raza, CTO and co-founder, Viptela, is a former Distinguished Engineer at Cisco and widely regarded as a visionary in the networking industry. In a career spanning more than 20 years, Khalid has played an instrumental role in architecting the network infrastructure for Fortune 100 companies and Global Tier-1 carriers.


In “Demystifying SD-WAN”, Khalid will join former Gartner research director Akshay Sharma and other panelists to discuss how this new approach to wide area networks can address cloud application performance management challenges. He will present use cases and best practices from Viptela’s large base of Fortune 500 customers.

In a second session, entitled “Expect the Unexpected: What’s Next for Enterprise Networks”, Khalid will the discuss the disruption in enterprise networks that he has experienced and played a role in creating. He will share his thoughts on new developments that are just beyond the horizon and changes we can expect to see in corporate networks over the next five years based on the adoption of cloud computing, IoT and more.


Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL


  • Demystifying SD-WAN, Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 1:00-1:55pm
  • Expect the Unexpected: What’s Next for Enterprise Networks, Friday, Feb. 10 from 11:00-11:55am


To schedule a conversation with Khalid Raza, contact Gareth Pettigrew at For more info or to register, please visit:

About Viptela
Viptela provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that virtualizes WAN infrastructure. The platform allows global companies to build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs. Viptela has been deployed at thousands of sites by more than 25 Fortune 500 enterprises; and major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. The company has been named a Next Billion Dollar Startup by Forbes, 2016 Red Herring Global 100 Company and CRN Tech Innovator. Viptela is backed by Redline Capital, Northgate Capital and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit: or follow us on Twitter @viptela.

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