• Orlando, Florida USA, 13-16 November 2017 -


Keynote Speakers & Executive Perspectives

Eric Cevis

President, Verizon Partner Solutions

Josh Goodell

Vice President, Integrated Services Platform, AT&T

Marc Halbfinger

Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global

John Medamana

VP Network Platforms, AT&T

Shetal Sheth

VP Platform Delivery, Product Development & Technology, CenturyLink

Jack Waters

Chief Technology Officer, Zayo 

Featured Speakers

Nan Chen

President, MEF; Executive Vice Chairman, CENX

Mark Daley

Director of Digital Strategy & Business Development, Epsilon

Kenneth Dilbeck

Vice President of Collaboration and R&D, TM Forum

Shawn Hakl

VP, Product and New Business Innovation, Verizon

Arpit Joshipura

GM, Networking Projects, Linux Foundation

Allan Langfield

Executive Director, Product Development, Comcast Business; Director; MEF; Operations Area Co-Director, MEF

Pascal Menezes

Chief Technology Officer, MEF

Raluca Sirbu

Director, Domain D2.0 Architecture & Design, AT&T

Michael Strople

President Enterprise Networks, Zayo
Chairman, MEF

Event Speakers

Jeff Babbitt

Optical Solutions Architect, Fujitsu Network Communications

Thananya Baldwin

Senior Director, Strategic Programs, Ixia

Daniel Bar-Lev

Director, Office of the CTO, MEF

Rick Bauer

Director of Certification, MEF

Eric Bozich

Vice President Wholesale Product and Marketing, CenturyLink

Jeff Brown

Director, Product Management & Marketing, Windstream

Nav Chander

Sr. Director, Service Provider Marketing, Silver Peak

Jennifer P. Clark

Founder and General Manager, Battle Green Research

Rosemary Cochran

Principal & Co-Founder,
Vertical Systems Group

Robert Conger


John Dickinson

Vice President, Commercial Network Engineering, Spectrum Enterprise

Cyril Doussau

VP, Service Assurance Product Strategy, InfoVista

Erin Dunne

Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group

Jason Ettinger

Sr. Product Manager, Neustar

Jonathan Forest

Vice President of Enterprise Products and Markets, InfoVista

Jean-Claude Geha

Senior Vice President International Delivery Unit (SVP IDU), Strategic Programs, Deutsch Telecom

Mark Gibson

Director of Product Management, Amdocs OSS

Bruno Giguère

Director, Product Marketing, MEF, MEF17 Proof of Concept Showcase Director

Divesh Gupta

Vice President - Technology and Sales Operations, PCCW Global

Roopa Honnachari

Industry Director, Business Communications Services & Cloud Computing, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Michael Howard

Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks, IHS/Infonetics

Stan Hubbard

Director of Communications & Research, MEF, MEF17 Program Director

David Hughes

CEO, Silver Peak 

David Hughes

Vice President of Engineering, PCCW Global

Rick Hillson

VP NextGen Architecture, Gulf Bridge International (GBI)

Dr. Gabriel Kerner

Vice President Network Products and Offerings, Amdocs

Ahmad Khalil

Associate Director – Advanced Technology LAB, TATA Communications 

Sunil Khandekar

Founder & CEO, Nuage Networks

Bob Mandeville

President, Iometrix

Jason Marcheck

Research Director, Strategic Insights, GlobalData Technology (formerly Current Analysis)

David Martin

Senior Systems Engineer, IP/Optical Networking Business Group, Nokia

Andy Mayer

Principal Member of Technical Staff, Domain 2.0, AT&T

Claudio Mazzuca

VP of Systems and Analytics, EXFO

Scott Melanson

Director of Systems Support, Verizon Partner Solutions

Isabelle Morency

Head of Engineering & Standards, Iometrix

Kevin O'Toole

Senior Vice President Product Management, Comcast Business

Patrick Ostiguy

President & CEO, Accedian

Satya Parimi

Group Vice President, Enterprise Data & Cloud Products, Spectrum Enterprise 

Prayson Pate

Chief Technology Officer, ADVA Optical Networking 

Stéphan Pelletier

Director, Product Management, Service and Network Orchestration, Oracle Communications; Orchestration Area Co-Director, MEF

Gunnar Peters

Senior Director, Emerging Network Products, Spectrum Enterprise

Hayim Porat


Eric Puetz

Director, Standards and Industry Alliances, AT&T Labs; Director & Treasurer, MEF; Certification Committee Co-Chair, MEF

Jack Pugaczewski

Distinguished Architect, CenturyLink

Chris Purdy

Chief Technology Officer, CENX

Tariq Rafique

Manager, Network Architecture & Planning, Zayo

Ian Redpath

Principal Analyst, Ovum

Charlie Reed


Ralph Santitoro

Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services, Fujitsu Network Communications; MEF Distinguished Fellow, Director, MEF

Mike Sapien

Principal Analyst, Large Enterprise Services, Ovum

Tony Sarathchandra

Director of Product Management, Juniper Networks

Bob Schroeder

Vice President, Data Product Management, Spectrum Enterprise

Eitan Schwartz

Vice President, Service Provider Line of Business, North America, RAD Data Communications, Inc.

Robert Shore

Vice President of Global Sales Enablement, Coriant

Shahar Steiff

AVP, New Technology, PCCW Global; Director, MEF; Technical & Operations Committee Co-Chair, MEF

Dr. Yaakov Stein

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), RAD

Jay Stewart

Senior PLM for Virtual Solutions, Spirent 

Sarit Tager

Vice President of Research and Development, ECI 

Abel Tong

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Blue Planet, Ciena

Kevin Vachon

Chief Operating Officer, MEF,
MEF17 Executive Director

Sarah Wallace

Director of Service Enablement, AI & Analytics, IHS Markit Technology

Carol Wilson

Editor-at-Large, Light Reading

Rami Yaron

VP, Strategy & Business Development, Telco Systems, Co-Chair, Global Marketing Committee & Chair, Mobile Backhaul Focus Group, MEF