• Orlando, Florida USA, 13-16 November 2017



Keynote Speakers & Executive Perspectives

Eric Cevis

President, Verizon Partner Solutions

Josh Goodell

Vice President, AT&T Network on Demand

Marc Halbfinger

Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global

John Medamana

VP, Packet-Optical Network, AT&T

Shetal Sheth

VP Platform Delivery, Product Development & Technology, CenturyLink

Radhika Venkatraman

Senior Vice President: Network & Technology, Verizon

Featured Speakers

Nan Chen

President, MEF; Executive Vice Chairman, CENX

Mark Daley

Director of Digital Strategy & Business Development, Epsilon Telecommunications Limited

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, Zayo Managed Services & Managing Director, Canada, Zayo
Chairman, MEF

Event Speakers

Jeff Babbitt

Optical Solutions Architect, Fujitsu Network Communications

Daniel Bar-Lev

Director, Certification and Strategic Programs, MEF

Rick Bauer

Director of Certification, MEF

Eric Bozich

Vice President Wholesale Product and Marketing, CenturyLink

Jeff Brown

Director, Product Management & Marketing, Windstream

Jennifer P. Clark

Vice President; Network Research, 451 Research

Rosemary Cochran

Principal & Co-Founder,
Vertical Systems Group

Zeev Draer

Vice President, Strategic Marketing, MRV Communications

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

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, Frost & Sullivan

Michael Howard

Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks, IHS/Infonetics

Stan Hubbard

Director of Communications & Research, MEF, MEF17 Program Director

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

Bob Mandeville

President, Iometrix

Isabelle Morency

Head of Engineering & Standards, Iometrix

Patrick Ostiguy

President & CEO, Accedian

Prayson Pate

Chief Technology Officer, ADVA Optical Networking 

Stéphan Pelletier

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

Hayim Porat


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

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

Marjory C. Sy

Carrier Ethernet Technical Lead, PLDT

Sarit Tager

Vice President of Research and Development, ECI 

Kevin Vachon

Chief Operating Officer, MEF,
MEF17 Executive Director

Sarah Wallace

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

Rami Yaron

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