Ray Mota

Dr. Ray Mota brings a talent for complex technical and critical thinking and provides strategic direction, sharp analysis, and expert advice on networking issues, specializing in design, implementation, and troubleshooting. Prior to founding ACG Research Dr. Mota worked for Aberdeen Group, ManageAll, Micros-To-Mainframes, Advanced Technology Group, Eastman Kodak and the IRS. As a CTO, he designed, implemented and supported complex trading floor systems and large WAN Frame Relay and ATM networks. He also provided training on Sniffer, HP Advisor protocol analysis tools, and MPLS architectures. Ray has also developed cloud applications and has a software patent attributed to him. Routinely called upon to speak as a guest lecturer throughout the country, Ray is recognized as an expert in topics relating to networks, managed services, cloud computing, operational efficiency, and business modeling. He has been the keynote speaker for the top cloud, channel, Wall Street, telecom event around the world.His insightful commentaries and analyses have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Telecom Magazine, MSNBC, CNN Money, Forbes, Fortune, Businessweek, NY Times, SF Chronicle and other industry publications.

    By Ray Mota On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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    Digital Transformation: Telco Playbook

    The service providers’ industry is undergoing a profound disruption, which is driving increased competitive dynamics and causing tepid revenue growth, shrinking margins and high churn. Their businesses are increasingly More...

    By Ray Mota On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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    Juniper Networks Powers Transformation to the Cloud

    Juniper Networks‘ CEO Rami Rahim and Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research, talk about the industry transformation underway with cloud networking and automation. Key discussion points are the challenges and opportunities More...

    By Ray Mota On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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    Lean Ops: Rapidly Transforming your Network Operations, the Nokia Approach

    Barry Hill, vice president, Solutions & Partners, Nokia, and Ray Mota, CEO, ACG Research, discuss Nokia’s approach to solving the industry’s desperate need for breakthrough operational transformation. Nokia More...

    By Ray Mota On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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    NFV, KEY IOT ENABLER

    The proliferation of Internet of Things  end-points and the connectivity required for various verticals and solutions is exacerbating the profitability challenge for service providers and will continue to do so More...

    By Ray Mota On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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    Soft 3Q16 Router Market a Casualty of Major Industry Disruption

    SDN, NFV and virtualization transformations are a major disruption for service providers The Q316 total Worldwide Carrier Routing and Switching market increased 2.3% quarter over quarter and 0.2% year over year. More...

    By Ray Mota On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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    Is IoT the Driver for NFV within CSPs?

    Panel Discussion This TelecomTV Superpanel, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel, was held at the truly remarkable Louwman Museum in The Hague, and brought together an exceptional team of very senior More...

    By Ray Mota On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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    IoT as a Driver for NFV Panel: Layer123 SDN OpenFlow World Congress

    IoT services have the potential of offering CSPs exciting new revenue opportunities. To make these services profitable, carriers need to offer more than just connectivity. They need to provide a platform to deliver More...

    By Ray Mota On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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    Performance, Success & Visibility: You Can’t Secure What You Can’t See

    Wendy Bahr, Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization, Cisco Systems, Lori Cornmesser, Vice President of Global Channel Sales at iXia and Ray Mota, CEO, ACG Research, discuss Ixia’s integrated architecture More...

    By Ray Mota On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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    Nuage Networks: Branching out with Freedom, Flexibility and Control – Creating Sustainable Business Solutions for SD-WAN

    Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks, and Ray Mota, CEO, ACG Research, discuss what SDN can do for network automation, economic benefits of virtualization, and what carriers must do to reap those benefits SD-WAN More...

    By Ray Mota On Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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    Existing Skills Are Not Enough to Run Virtualized Networks

    So you have got your network virtualized! What’s next? If it’s business as usual, we would move to operation phase and start reaping the virtualization benefits. But here is a point. It is not just about implementing More...