Live Webinar

22 October, 4.30pm CEST

LIVE Webinar: Virtualization – the New Norm, delivering real-world benefits

In this lively discussion, representatives from 6WIND, ADVA and dacoso will discuss some recent real-world applications. We will discuss:

  • Why are open and virtualized solutions the new norm and how they support innovations such as smart cities, IoT and 5G
  • Responding to COVID-19, including opening and closing locations, and the benefits of zero touch provisioning and LTE access when nobody wants you in their office
  • The importance of performance and security
  • How integrators can help operators and end users enjoy the benefits of virtualization without the pain
  • Ways to mitigate supply chain disruptions due to lockdowns, tariffs, and M&A activity among suppliers


People have been talking about virtualized solutions for a long time, but they are now starting to be deployed in larger numbers. Why? Because the benefits of a secure, open, and multivendor system have never been more important than right now.  It’s now the new norm!


- Prayson Pate
SVP Solutions Marketing and CTO Edge Cloud, ADVA

Prayson Pate is SVP Solutions Marketing and CTO Edge Cloud at ADVA, where he is an evangelist for network functions virtualization (NFV) who speaks at industry events and writes on this subject and other areas of innovation. Prayson has worked at Siecor FiberLAN, Bell Northern Research (BNR), and Larscom. He then became a co-founder at Overture Networks, which was acquired by his current employer ADVA. Prayson is a named inventor on nine patents. He has degrees from Duke University and North Carolina State University.

- Karsten Geise
Head of Business & Product Development

As a graduate electrical engineer, Karsten Geise knows the facets of telecommunications from the ground up. The technology and its possibilities are the motivation for his work as Head of Business & Product Development: Karsten Geise brings in ideas for new products with which dacoso can convince both technologically and in terms of cost efficiency. An important area of his work is currently the further development of the dacoso business areas Virtual Networking and Cyber Security.

- Emre Eraltan
Solutions Architect Director

Emre Eraltan has held numerous technical positions at 6WIND since 2010. Currently as Solutions Architect Director for the Americas region, Emre works directly with customers to deploy 6WIND’s packet processing software solutions on a variety of multi-core processors, enabling high performance Linux networking applications, such as routing, IPsec, virtual switching, and NFV, on standard servers. Prior to 6WIND, Emre worked as a Software Engineer for VirtualLogix, a virtualization company, and Alcatel-Lucent. Emre received a Master’s Degree in Electronics and Computer Science from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie in France.