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Avoiding Shiny Objects: Talking SD-WAN, NFV and CCIE with Michael Wynston of Fiserv Living on the Edge: The Network Resilience Podcast by Opengear

Adaptability has been a watchword for Michael’s career in Fintech networking. And as an early adopter of new technologies, avoiding shiny objects has been key. We discuss the value of CCNA and CCIE certifications; what Network Function Virtualization brings to the table, and how SD-WAN has evolved during the pandemic.Michael Wynston, Director of Global Network Architecture at Fiserv, shares his experiences and viewpoints with the Living on the Edge Podcast. We covered a number of topics:·        Cisco Certification program – still the foundation that every network engineer should build from – and the additional layer of interpersonal skills. “Never stop learning”·        Adaptability as the underpinning of a Network Resilience plan·        Using Network Function Virtualization to increase flexibility in the IT infrastructure·        SD-WAN’s evolution during the pandemic, and its application to Work from Home·        And the importance of avoiding “Shiny Objects” in any projectMichael gave a hat tip to Vincent Patrizio, one of his early mentors at Merrill Lynch, and recommended SDxCentral as a key resource to keep up with the latest technology news.Listen now on your favorite Podcast App:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/avoiding-shiny-objects-talking-sd-wan-nfv-ccie-michael/id1535992671?i=1000502383309 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3eaj8SeeE1LWRBkQf8djOQ Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNDA3MjE3LnJzcw/episode/QnV6enNwcm91dC02ODQyNTY2?sa=X&ved=0CAUQkfYCahcKEwiAxdHHpdDtAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ
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