Jason is Head of Solutions – Networks at DX Solutions. He is a high achieving leader in the networking field, and has been guiding some of the region’s largest companies through transformation and evolution of networking for the last 10 years.
He brings in-depth knowledge and practical experience in the areas of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and network automation. Jason sees these as key capabilities for organisations to realise the full value of service automation and DevOps. “Without such capabilities many organisations are left with a gap in their value-chain where applications and compute resources are deployed in an agile way, but the network remains a bottleneck.”
As well as these emerging technologies, Jason has a long-standing expertise in traditional networking formed over his 20-year career in telecommunications and networks.
Jason is an advocate for open source solutions and has insight in how it can be applied for networking solutions as well as the management and observability of network operations. His work with open source includes working with Openstack and supporting that community with code contribution.
He is experienced in leading senior Architecture teams in roadmap planning as well as advising senior management in technology evolution and return on investment (ROI). Conversely, Jason is extremely happy to have kept a skill level that allows him to “get his hands dirty” and assist technical teams with technology adoption and skills transition.
In this area, Jason has led large teams of architects and engineers to execute long term projects for Data Centre migration, migration of physical network function to virtual and cloud enablement.
Jason is excited to share his expertise with customers and provide innovative solutions in areas such as:
- Virtualised Network Function (VNF) onboarding and validation
- VNF lifecycle management with automated provisioning, verification, activation and scaling
- Adaptive and custom SDN solutions
- Network service abstraction and orchestration
- Network system observability and closed loop assurance