In this episode of Talks at GS, Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper Networks, discusses Juniper’s role in advancing the internet, the evolution of cloud computing across the tech landscape, what faster and more ubiquitous networks mean for business and communications, and how the pandemic and ongoing return-to-office efforts have redefined digital networks.
On the importance of 5G: “It offers lower latency…It scales to billions of devices, which is of course very important for IoT, but probably the most important thing or aspect of 5G is that it helps to elevate the service provider business model so that they can offer new and compelling services, things that we've been talking about for quite some time, but I think only really now comes to fruition because of 5G: connected cars, augmented reality, industrial IoT are all examples of these types of new services that are going to be enabled by 5G as a technology.
On returning to the office: “I think we, as an industry, have proven that we can be productive working from home, but I also believe that you miss something without that in-office experience. I think the randomness of communication is really important for a very innovative, creative, high-tech company like Juniper. I think, long-term, you need to have more people in face to face environments in order to develop a culture of a company… as more and more companies start to return to the office, I do believe this is going to be good for business.”
The episode was recorded on June 14, 2021.