• Orlando, Florida USA, 13-16 November 2017

  • MEF17 WILL BE BIGGER AND EVEN BETTER!

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MEF17 is on pace to be bigger and better than last year's popular MEF16 event, with a target of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies, 275+ service & technology executives, 120+ expert speakers, 120+ sponsors & event partners, 18 live Proof of Concept demonstrations, and more. MEF17 represents a unique, valuable opportunity to engage with top LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, Carrier Ethernet, and Cloud services experts who are shaping the future of the communications landscape.

MEF17 program and special activities are designed to appeal to professionals from communication and cloud service providers; enterprises; government organizations; network technology suppliers; industry standards and open source organizations; analyst firms; the press; and others.

Major program elements include:

  • Plenaries, Sessions & Networking Activities (Mon-Wed)
  • MEF Workshops - Third Network Services, LSO & Open APIs, Open Reference Implementations, Certification Programs
  • 18 live Proof of Concept Service & Technology Showcase Demonstrations
  • Networking Hall
  • MEF Awards Party (new format)
  • LSO Hackathon
  • Global Media Hub
  • Onsite MEF Training & Certification Exam (new!)
  • UNITE Partner Activities - including open source projects and standards organizations

Below is the MEF17 Main Conference Program. Click the days to see program details.

MEF17 Workshops & Opening Reception Monday, 13 Nov

8:15am – 9:15pm Registration
9:15am – 9:25am Welcome To MEF Workshops – Overview Of Key Work Areas
9:25am - 10:50am Workshop I – Third Network Services:  Transitioning To Orchestrated Connectivity (Wavelength, CE 2.0, IP) & SD-WAN Overlay Services
11:00am – 12:50pm Workshop II – LSO: Standardizing Inter-Provider & Intra-Provider LSO APIs For Orchestrated Services
12:50pm – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm - 5:00pm LSO Hackathon
1:45pm - 3:20pm Workshop III – LSO: Open Reference Implementations & MEFnet
3:30pm - 5:00pm Workshop IV – New Third Network Services, Technology & Professional Certification Programs (LSO + SDN + NFV + CE 2.0)
4:00pm - 7:30pm Proof of Concept Showcase Demonstrations in Networking Hall
5:30pm - 7:30pm Opening Reception In Networking Hall

MEF17 Tuesday, 14 Nov

7:15am - 8:15am Registration & Breakfast
8:15am – 12:50pm Plenary Executive Keynotes, Executive Q&A, Perspectives, Innovation Panels
9:00am – 7:00pm LSO Hackathon
12:50pm – 2:45pm Lunch, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demonstrations In Networking Hall
2:50pm – 5:15pm Service Migration Track: Roadmap From Static Carrier Ethernet To Dynamic Third Network Services LSO Track: Orchestrating On-Demand Services Over Multiple Provider Networks & Multiple Technology Domains
5:15pm – 6:45pm Drinks Reception, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demonstrations In Networking Hall
7:00pm - 10:00pm MEF Awards Party (tickets required)

MEF17 Wednesday, 15 Nov

7:15am - 8:15am Registration & Breakfast
8:15am - 12:50pm Plenary Executive Keynotes, Executive Q&A, Perspectives, Panel, Roundtable
9:00am – 7:00pm LSO Hackathon
12:50pm - 2:45pm Lunch, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demonstrations In Networking Hall
2:50pm – 5:30pm Emerging Services Track Enabling Technologies Track
5:30pm – 7:30pm Proof Of Concept Showcase Demonstrations In Networking Hall

MEF17 Thursday, 16 Nov

7:15am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 12:30pm MEF Third Network Professional Certification Training & Exam
12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 5:00pm MEF Third Network Professional Certification Training & Exam
5:00 MEF17 Ends. See you at MEF18!

 

MEF17 Workshops – Monday, 13 Nov

8:15am – 9:15am

Registration

9:15am – 9:25am

 

Welcome To MEF Workshops – Overview Of Key Work Areas

Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF

9:25am – 10:50am

Workshop I – Third Network Services: Transitioning To Orchestrated Connectivity (Wavelength, CE 2.0, IP) & SD-WAN Overlay Services

Moderator TBD | Speakers TBD

10:50am - 11:00am

Break

11:00am - 12:50pm

Workshop II – LSO: Standardizing Inter-Provider & Intra-Provider LSO APIs For Orchestrated Services

Moderator TBD | Speakers TBD

12:50pm – *1:45pm

Lunch

1:45pm - 5:00pm LSO Hackathon
1:45pm – 3:20pm

Workshop III – LSO: Open Reference Implementations And MEFnet

Moderator: Daniel Bar-Lev, Director, Office of the CTO, MEF  | Speakers TBD

3:20pm - 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Workshop IV – New Third Network Services, Technology & Professional Certification Programs (LSO + SDN + NFV + CE)

Moderator: Rick Bauer, Director of Certification, MEF | Speakers TBD

4:00pm - 7:30pm Proof of Concept Showcase Demonstrations In Networking Hall
5:30pm - 7:30pm Opening Reception In Networking Hall

MEF17 - Tuesday, 14 Nov

*7:15am – 8:15am

Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:25am

Welcome To MEF17

Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF  | Stan Hubbard, MEF17 Program Director

8:25am - 8:35am

MEF Chairman’s Address

MEF Chairman

8:35am - 8:50am

MEF President’s Address

MEF President

8:50am - 9:10am

Executive Keynote

Executive, AT&T

9:00am - 7:00pm LSO Hackathon
9:10am - 9:30am

Executive Q&A

Executive, Comcast

9:30am - 10:10am

Service Provider Executive Panel

Chair: Stan Hubbard, MEF17 Program Director | Eric Bozich, VP Product & Marketing, Wholesale, CenturyLink | Service Provider Exec | Service Provider Exec

10:10am - 10:30am

President Keynote

Eric Cevis, Verizon Partner Solutions

10:30am - 10:45am

Break

10:45am - 11:00am

Cloud Perspective

Speaker To Be Announced

11:00am - 11:20am

Executive Perspective / Q&A

Executive, PCCW Global

11:20am - 12:05pm

Service Innovation Panel

Moderator: Rosemary Cochran, Principal, Vertical Systems Group | Service Provider | Service Provider | Service Provider | Service Provider

12:05pm - 12:50pm

Technology Innovation Panel

Moderator: Ralph Santitoro, MEF Distinguished Fellow; Head of SDN/NFV Solutions Practice, Fujitsu Network Communications | Technology Vendor | Technology Vendor | Technology Vendor | Technology Vendor

12:50pm - 2:45pm

Lunch, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demonstrations In Networking Hall

2:50pm – 5:15pm 

Service Migration Track: Roadmap From Static Carrier Ethernet To Dynamic Third Network Services

LSO Track: Orchestrating On-Demand Services Over Multiple Provider Networks & Multiple Technology Domains

 

Track Chair: TBD

Track Chair: TBD

 

Sessions TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

Sessions TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

5:15pm – 6:45pm

Drinks Reception & Proof Of Concept Showcase Demonstrations In Networking Hall

7:00pm - 10:00pm

MEF Awards Party

MEF17 - Wednesday, 15 Nov

*7:15am – 8:15am

Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:40am

MEF CTO Perspective 

Pascal Menezes, Chief Technology Officer, MEF

8:40am - 9:00am

Executive Perspective

Shetal Sheth, VP Platform Delivery, Product Development & Technology, CenturyLink 

9:00am - 7:00pm

LSO Hackathon

9:00am - 9:20am

CIO Keynote

Radhika Venkatraman, SVP & CIO - Network & Technology, Verizon Wireline

9:20am - 9:40am

Executive Keynote / Q&A

Executive, AT&T

9:40am - 10:25am

Service Provider Executive Panel

Chair: Stan Hubbard, MEF17 Program Director | Executive, Comcast | Executive, PCCW Global | Service Provider Exec

10:25am - 10:45am

Break

 10:45am - 11:00am

CTO Perspective

Technology Vendor Executive

 11:00am - 11:50am

Technology Perspectives

Moderator: Industry Analyst | Exec Speaker to be announced, Amdocs | Exec Speaker to be announced, CienaExec Speaker to be announced, RAD

 11:50am - 12:10pm

Guest Perspective

Guest Defense, Cloud, or Mobile Operator Expert

12:10pm - 12:50pm

Open Networking Roundtable

Moderator: TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD

12:50pm – 2:45pm

Lunch, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demonstrations In Networking Hall

2:50pm – 5:25pm 

Emerging Services Track

Enabling Technologies Track

 

Track Chair: TBD

Track Chair: TBD

 

Sessions TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

Sessions TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Proof Of Concept Showcase Demonstrations In Networking Hall

MEF17 - Thursday, 16 Nov

7:15am - 8:30am

Breakfast

 8:30am - 12:30pm

MEF Professional CertificationTraining & Exam Sessions

Trainer: TBD | Speakers TBD

12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch
12:30pm - 5:00pm

MEF Professional CertificationTraining & Exam Sessions

Trainer: TBD | Speakers TBD

5:00pm

MEF17 Officially Ends.  See you at MEF18!

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