Bikash Koley to Share Google's Vision for the Industry at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event in June

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (, the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, today announced that Bikash Koley, Principal Architect & Manager Network Architecture, Google, will keynote the Big Telecom Event (BTE) ( BTE, to be held June 17-18 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, is a demo space and conference that brings real-world, cutting-edge technology demonstrations and insight to communications service provider executives.

An industry-leading expert on the topics of software-defined networking (SDN), packet and optical network integration, warehouse-scale computing, and large-scale data center interconnection, Koley works in the heart of Google's network decisions. Koley will share his vision on Google's plans for the industry at BTE.

"Google is the pioneer of wide-area SDN as well as many other network architecture concepts, so when they speak, service providers of all types listen," said Sterling Perrin, senior analyst, Heavy Reading. "With his focus on data center interconnection, packet-optical integration, and WAN SDN, Bikash Koley is the ideal keynote speaker for our event.  His insights are certain to spark many discussions."

At Google, Koley is responsible for scaling optimization and automation of the network layer of Google's cloud infrastructure. Koley also oversees the network technology road-map at Google in order to support all the present and future Google services. Prior to Google, Koley was the CTO of Qstreams Networks, a company he co-founded. He also spent several years at Ciena Corporation in various technical roles developing DWDM and Ethernet technologies.

Koley is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry forums and is an active participant in various networking standards bodies. Koley has received eight patents related to various optical and networking technologies. He received a BTech from IIT, India; and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park, all in Electrical Engineering.

BTE combines the educational power of interactive conference sessions devised and hosted by Heavy Reading's experienced industry analysts, with multi-vendor interoperability and proof-of-concept networking and application showcases. BTE is geared toward helping attendees better understand the business rationale for concepts such as software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), small-cell architectures, next-generation policy and charging, big-data analytics, and mobile network security.

BTE sponsors include: ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Champion ONE, Ciena, Cisco, Cyan, Fujitsu, Infinera, MRV, SpiderCloud,, and Symantec.

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact:

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