SD-WAN: is it the ultimate answer for your network? With a real-life case from Greenyard. (N-sight)

Location:Hof ten As, Melsbroek



SD-WAN may not be new on the technology market, but it remains an enigma to many companies.  At the same time, it holds a lot of promise, by offering:


  • Simplicity
  • Time savings
  • Cost-efficiency
  • Performance
  • Security


Let's have a closer look at this solution and explore the opportunities, benefits and potential pitfalls. Our speakers will give you an overview of the possibilities, and their own insights.  And we will zoom in on the latest market evolutions and security aspects.




Hof ten As
Perksesteenweg 37
 1820 Melsbroek



14:00 Welcome coffee


14:30 Introduction


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


14:45 SD-WAN beyond the hype


In this presentation, we have a close look at Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) from a few angles:

  • What is SD-WAN, NFV, uCPE, etc.?
  • How mature is the market?
  • Who are the players?
  • Some customer cases.
  • How to run a successful project.


Gert Torfs, Senior Consultant, TamTam Consulting (English)


15:15 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:30 SD-WAN and VNS in the real world


Large enterprises operate in a very dynamic environment, so their IT infrastructures must be enablers rather than bottlenecks. This presentation will review the drivers behind SD-WAN and Virtualized Network Services (VNS). Also, through a number of actual use cases, we'll find out how the solution is being implemented in businesses today.


Peter Konings, Director - Integrated Network & Security Services, Verizon (English)


16:00 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:15 Short coffee break


16:30 Moving to a next-generation telecom solution

With 88 sites worldwide, connectivity is of a key importance to Greenyard. This global market leader in fresh, frozen and prepared fruit & vegetables, flowers, plants and growing media is rolling out an SD-WAN solution that will enable it to move to a single provider and to support its cloud-based ICT strategy.  We will hear about the road leading to this decision, and the underlying strategic choices.


Luc Verbist, Group Director ICT, Greenyard (English)


17:00 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:15 Wrap up & Closing drink


18:00 End