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27 May 2020
Case Study: Delivering a state of the art SD-WAN solution to support remote and diverse working needs


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In the current business environment, reliance on Cloud-based applications has grown immensely. To be able to support this need, an effective SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide-Area Network) is required. Join this Webinar to hear how one organisation delivered its new network and is now routing 80% of traffic via local internet connections instead of using expensive MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) connections.

The implementation of iWAN (Intelligent Wide-Area Network) has brought Ricoh Europe £500,000 in savings over the life of the project. Additionally, it has allowed Ricoh to showcase its services to customers more effectively and increase employee productivity.

iWAN’s multi-channel network forms the core of the innovation, and Ricoh is one of the first companies in the world to implement a fully programmable SD network on this scale.
This was a complex project of great scale, geographical coverage, investment and risk, involving multiple partners, advanced technology and the transformation of mission critical services, to support Ricoh's digital transformation strategy.
Join this Webinar to find out exactly how they did it.

This Webinar will most benefit those responsible for Infrastructure or in Leadership roles.
 


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Case Study: Delivering a state of the art SD-WAN solution to remote and diverse working needs


Wijnand Van Leeuwen | Head of EMEA Infrastructure

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Speakers

Mark Robinson

VP IT, Ricoh Europe


Summary

Mark Robinson is Vice President of IT & CISO for the EMEA region at Ricoh Europe Plc. Now in his twentieth year with Ricoh, Mark joined the Ricoh Group in 1998 from the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry, where Mark spent 10 years in North America in this specialist EDA IT arena. He has 29 years of experience in Strategic IT Leadership, Business Process Re-engineering, System Design, Implementation, Project Management and Change Management. Mark has held several IT & Business leadership positions at Ricoh and sits on the Global IT Strategy Council in Tokyo.



Wijnand Van Leeuwen

Head of EMEA Infrastructure, Ricoh Europe


Summary

Wijnand van Leeuwen is an IT Infrastructure specialist and as Head of Ricoh EMEA Infrastructure member of the Ricoh EMEA IT Leadership team providing IT infrastructure to the Ricoh EMEA Operational Companies. After spending four decades working in IT for multimillion-dollar brands, Wijnand knows what is required to build a solid and secure IT infrastructure to provide world-class services to the Ricoh Operational Companies. Wijnand has a long experience in LAN / WAN infrastructure, security and data centres setup all around EMEA, including building the two Ricoh EMEA data centres. Wijnand has built the Ricoh data centres on the latest Cisco and IBM technology like Cisco FTD firewalls, IBM flash storage and IBM P8 series AIX servers.


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