Robert Horner has more than 30 years of experience in global sales spanning service provider, financial sector and enterprise industries across 40+ countries. Robert is a veteran in building telecommunications business and has held leadership roles in sales, strategy, business development and partnerships. At Juniper Networks, Robert is currently Senior Director of Global Alliances, leading several partnerships to enable the Service Provider transformation to 5G. In this role, he is spearheading Juniper's evolution to ecosystem-based solutions, including IP Network, Metro, O-RAN, Telco B2B & Cloud domains. From startup, Robert led a team that built Juniper’s largest Global Alliance, as awarded for the last three consecutive years. Prior to that, Robert was Business Development Director for Juniper’s Advance Technology business (SDN/NFV, Mobility & IoT), and helped lay the early foundation for Juniper's evolution to solutions. He was also previously Chief of Staff for Juniper’s World-Wide Service Provider Business. In this role, he was responsible for the strategy and organization of Juniper's initial entry into mobility, cloud, and SDN/NFV domains. During Juniper’s startup phase, Robert helped pioneer the company break into many tier1 telcos and also helped lay the cornerstone for Juniper's financial markets business.