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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
3:20 - 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
3:20 – 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 Workshops

Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF

9:25am – 10:55am

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

Part 1:  TBD

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

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:  TBD

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 | 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

Comcast Business

9:10am - 9:30am

Executive Presentation

Service Provider Platinum Sponsor

9:30am - 9:50am

Executive Presentation

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

9:50am - 10:30am

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

Moderator: Media Partner | Service Provider Sponsor | Service Provider Sponsor | Service Provider Sponsor

10:30am - 10:50am

Break

10:50am - 11:10am

Executive Presentation

Service Provider Platinum Sponsor

11:10am - 11:30am

Executive Presentation

Service Provider Platinum Sponsor

11:30am - 11:50am

Executive Presentation

Service Provider or Vendor Platinum Sponsor

11:50am - 12:10pm

Enterprise Digital Transformation Keynote

Enterprise

12:10pm - 1:00pm

The Role of SD-WAN in Digital Transformation

Moderator: Roopa Honnachari, Industry Director, Business Communications Services & Cloud Computing, ICT, Frost & Sullivan | Service Provider Speaker to be Announced | Service Provider Sponsor | Technology Vendor Sponsor | Technology Vendor Sponsor

1:00pm - 3:20pm

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

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Services 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 Implementation - TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:10pm - 4:50pm

Session TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

MEF 3.0 Implementation - TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:50pm - 5:30pm

Session TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

MEF 3.0 Implementation - TBD

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

Sponsor

9:25am - 9:45am

Executive Presentation

Sponsor

9:45am - 10:05am

Executive Presentation

Sponsor

10:05am - 10:45am

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

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

10:45am - 11:05am

Break

11:05am - 11:20am

Executive Perspective

Sponsor

11:20am - 11:35am

Executive Perspective

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 Perspectives on Network Transformation

Moderator: TBD| Sponsor | Sponsor | 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 Implementation - TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:10pm - 4:50pm

Session TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

MEF 3.0 Implementation - TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:50pm - 5:30pm

Session TBD

Moderator: TBD | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

MEF 3.0 Implementation - TBD

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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