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MEF18 Agenda At A Glance

MEF18 Workshops & Opening Reception
Monday, 29 Oct
MEF18
Tuesday, 30 Oct
MEF18
Wednesday, 31 Oct
MEF18
Thursday, 1 Nov
MEF18
Friday, 2 Nov
IMTC SuperOp! will be held Sunday through Friday. The LSO Hackathon will be held Monday through Wednesday. 
The 4Q18 MEF Members Meeting will be held Thursday and Friday.
8:15 - 9:10 Registration & Breakfast
9:10 - 9:20 Welcome to MEF Workshops
9:25 - 10:55 Workshop I – Transitioning to MEF 3.0 Services & Application-Aware Networking
11:05 - 12:45 Workshop II – MEF 3.0 & LSO: Standardizing Inter-Provider & Intra-Provider APIs For Orchestrated Services
12:45 - 1:35 Lunch
1:35 - 2:25 Workshop III - MEF 3.0 & the Road to 5G: Transport, Network Slicing, Orchestration & Fixed-Mobile Convergence
2:30 – 4:05 Workshop IV – Building the Global Ecosystem Enabling MEF 3.0 Services: Community Input & Collaboration
4:10 – 4:55 Workshop V – MEF 3.0 Services & Technology Certification & MEF Professional Certification Programs (LSO + SDN + NFV + CE)
5:00 – 7:30 Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall
5:30 – 7:30 Opening Reception In Networking Hall
7:15 - 8:15 Registration & Breakfast
8:15 - 1:00 Plenary Executive
Keynotes, Perspectives,
Panels
1:00 - 3:20 Lunch, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall
3:30 - 5:30 Services Track MEF 3.0 Implementation Track – Lessons Learned & Q&A
5:30 - 7:15 Drinks Reception,
Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall
7:15 – 10:30 MEF Awards Dinner
7:15 - 8:15 Registration  & Breakfast
8:15 - 1:00 Plenary Executive Keynotes, Perspectives, Panels
1:00 – 3:20 Lunch, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall
3:30 – 5:30 Future of Networking – Hot Topics Track MEF 3.0 Implemen-tation Track – Lessons Learned & Q&A
5:30 – 7:30  Drinks Reception, Booth Crawl, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall 
8:00 – 5:00p 4Q18 MEF Members Meeting 
8:30 – 12:30 MEF Professional Certification Exam Preparation Courses
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 4:30 MEF Professional Certification Exam Preparation Courses
8:00

5:00p
4Q18 MEF Members Meeting  

MEF18 Workshops & Opening Reception Monday, 29 Oct

8:00am – 9:10am

Registration & Breakfast

9:10am – 9:25am

Welcome to MEF 3.0 Workshops

With the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework, MEF is focused on defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated communication services across a global ecosystem of automated networks. Emerging MEF 3.0 services empower users with the dynamic performance and security required to thrive in the digital economy. MEF 3.0 services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF18's Program Director will provide an overview of the organization’s strategic work covered in today's workshops: (1) standardized, orchestrated connectivity and virtualized services (Ethernet, Layer 1, IP, SD-WAN, Security-as-a-Service, and other Layer 4-7 services), (2) LSO Reference Architecture and LSO APIs, (3) 5G, (4) MEF 3.0 implementation projects and other initiatives involving community collaboration (4) and certification programs for services, technology, and professionals. Join us on the journey to transform the industry!

Stan Hubbard, MEF18 Program Director, MEF

9:25am – 10:55am

Workshop I – Transitioning to MEF 3.0 Services & Application-Aware Networking

Part 1:  Latest Advancements in MEF 3.0 Ethernet, Layer 1, IP & SD-WAN Services Standardization Work

Moderator TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD

Part 2:  Aligning the Industry on Standardized MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Managed Services

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

Part 3:  TBD

10:55am - 11:05am

Break

11:05am - 12:45pm

Workshop II – MEF 3.0 & LSO: Standardizing Inter-Provider & Intra-Provider APIs for Orchestrated Services

Part 1:  LSO Committee Project Updates & LSO Reference Architecture Overview

Moderator TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD

Part 2:  TBD

Moderator TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD

Part 3:  TBD

Moderator TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD

12:45pm – 1:35pm

Lunch

1:35pm - 2:25pm

Workshop III – MEF 3.0 & the Road to 5G: Transport, Network Slicing, Orchestration & Fixed-Mobile Convergence

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

2:30pm – 4:05pm

Workshop IV – Building the Global Ecosystem Enabling MEF 3.0 Services: Community Input & Collaboration

Part 1:  Addressing Top Enterprise Networking Needs in the Evolving Digital Economy

Moderator: Bithika Khargharia, Technical Program Director, MEF| Enterprise Speaker TBD | Enterprise Speaker TBD | Enterprise Speaker TBD

Part 2:  Harmonizing Open Source & Standards to Accelerate Innovation

Moderator TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD

Part 3:  Developing MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects on MEF.net

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

4:10pm - 4:55pm

Workshop V – MEF 3.0 Services & Technology Certification & MEF Professional Certification Programs (LSO + SDN + NFV + CE)

Moderator TBD  | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD | Speaker TBD

5:00pm – 7:30pm

MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects & Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos In Networking Hall

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Opening Reception in Networking Hall

*1:30pm - 5:30pm

LSO Hackathon

 

MEF18 Tuesday, 30 Oct

7:15am – 8:15am

Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:25am

Welcome To MEF18

Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF

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 Presentation

Kevin O'Toole, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Comcast Business

9:10am - 9:30am

Executive Presentation

Josh Goodell, Vice President, Intelligent Edge, AT&T

9:30am - 9:50am

Executive Presentation

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

9:50am - 10:10am

Executive Presentation

Eric Cevis, President, Verizon Partner Solutions

10:10am - 10:30am

Executive Presentation

Executive to be announced, PCCW Global

10:30am - 10:50am

Break

10:50am - 11:30am

Executive Panel – Enabling Orchestrated, Application-Driven Services Across a Global Ecosystem of Automated Networks

Moderator: Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading | Kyle Malady, Chief Network Operations Officer and Acting CTO, Verizon | John Paul Hemingway, CEO, SES Networks | Adam Saenger, Vice President of Product Management, CenturyLink

11:50am - 12:10pm

Executive Presentation

Jean-Claude Geha, Senior Vice President International Delivery Unit (SVP IDU), Strategic Programs, Deutsche Telekom AG

11:30am - 11:50am

Executive Presentation

Steve Alexander, SVP and CTO, Ciena

12:10pm - 12:30pm

Guest Enterprise Keynote: Sports, Concerts, Festivals, Facilities - The IT Glue Behind it All

The breadth of what AEG Worldwide does as a business - sports, concerts, festivals, facilities management - presents daunting challenges and amazing opportunities for the IT function. CIO Bill Martin shares how his "digital services" team has taken enterprise grade to a new level and how an entrepreneurial company has, well, grown up. He explains how IT keeps AEG's vast portfolio of independent businesses connected as it transitions to an all-cloud approach and shutters its data center. And he discusses the implementation of cutting-edge technologies at its hundreds of venues to increase customer engagement.

Bill Martin, CIO, AEG - the leading sports & entertainment company that owns or operates more than 100 venues worldwide, including the STAPLES Center (LA Lakers, LA Kings), Sprint Center, The O2 in London, Microsoft Theater, etc.

12:30pm - 1:10pm

The Role of SD-WAN in Digital Transformation

Moderator: Roopa Honnachari, Industry Director, Business Communications Services & Cloud Computing, ICT, Frost & Sullivan | Jeff Lewis, VP of Product Management, Comcast Business | Stefan Schnitter, SVP Infrastructure, Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net | Ralph Santitoro, Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services, Fujitsu Network Communications

1:10pm - 3:15pm

Lunch, MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects & Proof of Concept Showcase Demos In Networking Hall

3:20pm – 5:30pm

Services Track

Track Chair: Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group

MEF 3.0 Implementation Track - Lessons Learned and Q&A

Track Chair: TBD

3:20pm - 4:05pm

Session TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

 

MEF 3.0 Service Fulfillment & Activation Project - Lessons Learned & Q&A

Moderator: TBD | Service Provider Sponsor | Darren Pralle, Senior Manager of Business Development and Marketing, Lifecycle Service Assurance, Spirent | Sponsor

4:05pm - 4:50pm

Session TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

MEF 3.0 Multi-Vendor SD-WAN Implementation Project - Lessons Learned & Q&A

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:50pm - 5:30pm

Session TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

MEF 3.0 SECaaS Implementation Project - Lessons Learned & Q&A

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

5:30pm – 7:15pm

Drinks Reception, MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects & Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos In Networking Hall

7:30pm - 10:30pm

MEF Awards Dinner Party

 

MEF18 Wednesday, 31 Oct

7:15am – 8:15am

Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:35am

Industry Perspective

Speaker TBD

8:35am - 9:05am

MEF CTO Perspective

Pascal Menezes, CTO

9:05am - 9:25am

Executive Presentation

Speaker to be announced, Sponsor

9:25am - 9:45am

Executive Presentation

Speaker to be announced, Vice President of Infrastructure & Services, AT&T

9:45am - 10:05am

Executive Presentation

Luigi Migliaccio, VP Voice, Data & Messaging, International Delivery Unit, Deutsche Telekom

10:05am - 10:45am

Executive Panel: Success Stories – Building Automated, Virtualized & Interconnected Networks Powered by LSO, SDN & NFV

Moderator: Rosemary Cochran, Principal & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems Group | Aamir Hussain, Executive VP & CTO, CenturyLink | Steve Alexander, SVP & CTO, Ciena | Speaker to be announced, Service Provider Sponsor

10:45am - 11:05am

Break

11:05am - 11:20am

Executive Perspective

Speaker to be announced, Sponsor

11:20am - 11:35am

Executive Perspective

Speaker to be announced, Sponsor

11:35am - 11:50am

Executive Perspective

Sponsor

11:50am - 12:10pm

Cloud or Mobile Provider Keynote

Cloud or Mobile Provider

12:10pm – 1:00pm

Executive Panel: Where Are We Going With Network Transformation?

Moderator: Dan Pitt, SVP, MEF | Service Provider Sponsor | Dave Stehlin, General Manager, Lifecycle Service Assurance, Spirent | Sponsor | Sponsor

1:00pm – 3:20pm

Lunch, MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects & Proof of Concept Showcase Demos In Networking Hall

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Future of Networking – Hot Topics Track

Track Chair: TBD

MEF 3.0 Implementation Track - Lessons Learned and Q&A

Track Chair: TBD

3:30pm - 4:10pm

Session TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

MEF 3.0 Optical Transport Implementation Project - Lessons Learned & Q&A

Moderator:  Ian Redpath, Practice Leader, Components, Transport & Routing, Ovum | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:10pm - 4:50pm

Session TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

MEF 3.0 5G Implementation Project - Lessons Learned & Q&A

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:50pm - 5:30pm

Session TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

MEF 3.0 Service Telemetry Implementation Project - Lessons Learned & Q&A

Moderator:  TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Drinks Reception & Booth Crawl, MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects & Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos In Networking Hall

 

MEF18 Thursday, 1 Nov

8:30am - 12:30pm

MEF Professional Certification Exam Preparation Courses

MEF Accredited Training Providers (MEF-ATP's) are providing 3 separate MEF Professional Certification exam preparation courses that each run from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Registration and additional information will be available soon for the following:

  • MEF Network Foundations (MEF-NF)
  • MEF SDN/NFV Certified Professional (MEF-SDN/NFV)
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP)

4Q18 MEF Members Meeting (8:00am - 5:00pm)

12:30pm - 1:15pm

Lunch

1:15pm - 4:30pm

MEF Professional Certification Exam Preparation Courses

 

MEF18 Friday, 2 Nov

8:00am – 5:00pm

4Q18 MEF Members Meeting

 

 

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