• Orlando, Florida USA, 13-16 November 2017



Proof of Concept Showcase

At the center of the MEF17 Networking Hall, the 4th Proof of Concept Showcase will spotlight innovations by service providers and network technology providers that promise to advance the creation of a global ecosystem of connected networks that support agile, assured, and orchestrated services.

PoC Showcase Objectives

The Proof of Concept Showcase will:

  • Provide a preview of dynamic “Third Network” services as it impacts a target audience of more than 1,000 attendees from 275+ companies at MEF17. This includes professionals from retail, wholesale, cloud, and mobile service providers; data center providers; enterprises; government institutions; utilities; network solutions vendors; the press; investors; analyst firms; and other companies.
  • Educate the Enterprise and Government communities about current state-of the-art Ethernet services and evolving dynamic connectivity services.
  • Identify companies that are leading the charge in network connectivity, service orchestration, and value-added services

A description of the PoC demonstrations will be available in early September.

Showcase Format & Location

The MEF17 Showcase format will be comprised of live daily presentations in the Networking Hall Theatre and on-demand presentation at the participants’ booth inside the PoC Zones.  The Showcase will be available during the lunchtime and evening reception networking times.  A PoC presentation schedule will be published to help MEF17 attendees attend presentations of interest. 

MEF 2017 Award -  Proof of Concept

A 2017 MEF Proof of Concept Award will be given to recognize the PoC demonstration that best showcases dynamic Third Network services delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks. A panel of judges will review the demonstrations and score them on innovation, demonstration quality, and alignment with MEF’s work and vision.

For more information
For more information, contact Bruno Giguere | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.