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neXt Curve ITExpo 2018 Event Review

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Akshay Sharma of neXt Curve shares his key takeaways from ITExpo 2018 held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He provides his top picks and his predictions for the world of IT in 2018.

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neXt Curve ITExpo 2018 Event Review

  1. 1. Inspiring Our Digital FutureCONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY
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 © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. reThink Webcast Event Review: IT Expo 2018 February 8, 2018 Version 1.0
  2. 2. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Introducing neXt Curve Leonard Lee Managing Director & Founder of neXt Curve neXt Curve is a San Diego-based boutique consulting and venture capital focused on advising entrepreneurs, enterprises and governments in the building of a better digital future for all. “We believe that a better future requires the proactive incubation and funding of transformative ideas and the businesses that will make those ideas happen.” An executive consultant with 23-years of experience with leading tech and strategy firms.
  3. 3. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Featured neXt Curve Principal Akshay Sharma Leading Industry Analyst neXt Curve Principal Akshay Sharma  is a Principal analyst and consultant with neXt Curve. He is a renowned industry and technology analyst who specializes in a range of ICT topics such as 5G, SD-WAN, NFV/SDN, mobile and network technologies and telco digital transformation. He serves on the board for several startups that provide innovative digital products and services including streaming video and gaming, CRM, and 5G technologies. Prior to joining neXt Curve as a principal Akshay was a Research Director (analyst) at Gartner, for over a decade, where he gave the Gartner Cool Vendor awards leading to M&A activities of over $2 Billion. He is quoted often in CNN, Bloomberg, and the Wall St. Journal, etc., on next-gen topics. Executive technology consultant and industry analyst with decades of experience with leading tech and strategy firms.
  4. 4. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Featured neXt Curve Principal Judge at IT Expo Startup Awards Ceremony
  5. 5. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. The Main Event Miles driven to Ft. Lauderdale Number of interactions with companies Panels on Cybersecurity & Chatbots and the need for AI Session Border Controls. Number of award ceremonies attended as judge-Startup Awards 20 2 50 1
  6. 6. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Research Topics SD-WAN   UCaaS   Artificial Intelligence/ChatBot Convergence (Use Cases/Platforms)   Cybersecurity   Behavioral Analytics   Network Infrastructure   Blockchain and IoT
  7. 7. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Key Takeaways & Insights Akshay’s Top 5 Picks of IT Expo 2018 Predictions For 2018 Discussion Agenda 1 2 3 Questions & Answers4
  8. 8. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Agenda Topic 1 Key Takeaways & Insights 1
  9. 9. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Key Takeaways from IoT Evolution Expo Blockchain Everywhere SD-WAN with Virtualized Applications AI with Chatbots Behavioral Analytics for Cyber Security IoT Platforms for “SD-LAN” AI Needs Session Management
  10. 10. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Agenda Topic 2 Akshay Top 5 Picks of IT Expo 20182
  11. 11. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Akshay’s Picks of IT Expo 2018 Akshay 5 Fiber Mountain–Optical Cross Connects for DCI
  12. 12. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Akshay’s Picks of IT Expo 2018 Akshay 4 TIE: Chirrp.AI for Chatbots and Observables Inc. for IoT
  13. 13. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Akshay’s Picks of IT Expo 2018 Akshay 3 Versa Networks – SD-WAN
  14. 14. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Akshay’s Picks of IT Expo 2018 Akshay 2 Mavatar: Blockchain Ad Exchange
  15. 15. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Akshay’s Picks of IT Expo 2018 Akshay 1 Tied: BeKindr and Welwaze
  16. 16. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Akshay’s Top 5 Picks 1 2 3 4 5 Kindr and Welwaze with Cryptocurrency Mavatar Ad Brokering with Blockchain Versa Networks – SD-WAN Chirrp.AI for Chatbots. Observables Inc. for IoT Fiber Mountain for Optical DCI
  17. 17. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Agenda Topic 3 Predictions For 2018 3
  18. 18. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Predictions For 2018 Blockchain ICOs create newer solutions and monetization methods AI Platforms merge, a new AI “Session Border Controller” emerges Optical is sexy again with 5G, Web 3.0 players jumping in AI/Machine Learning with Behavioral Analytics becomes part of Cybersecurity 1 2 3 4 SD-WAN with SD-LAN for 20185
  19. 19. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Where can I find more information? Go to our website at www.next-curve.com Download our reThink research note Set up an inquiry call with neXt Curve
  20. 20. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Follow Us Follow us on www.next-curve.com Twitter: @neXt_Curve Youtube: neXt Curve
  21. 21. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. How can neXt Curve help? neXt Curve offers services that can help your team and organization conceptualize and design new products and business models against critical trends in digital technology that will shape the market and competitive landscapes of your industry. neXt Curve works with you through four basic formats that can get our extensive network of executive-level consultants and renowned industry analysts engaged with you in addressing your most critical challenges.
  22. 22. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Contacts Leonard Lee Managing Director neXt Curve leonard.lee@next-curve.com (619) 405-8329 www.next-curve.com
  23. 23. Thank You!

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