Click on each calendar icon below to see MEF18 preliminary agenda details for each day.  The LSO Hackathon will be held Monday through Wednesday. IMTC SuperOp! will be held Monday through Thursday. The 4Q18 MEF Members Meeting will be held Thursday and Friday.

 

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
8:15 - 9:10 Registration
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 MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects & Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos 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, MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects & Proof of Concept Showcase Demos In Networking Hall
3:20 - 5:30 Services Track MEF 3.0 Implementation Track – Lessons Learned & Q&A
5:30 - 7:15 Drinks Reception
MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects & Proof Of
Concept Demos 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, MEF 3.0 Implementation
Projects & Proof of
Concept Showcase
Demos 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 MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects & Proof Of Concept Demos In Networking Hall
7:30 – 10:30 TBD
    8:00 – 5:00p MEF Members Meeting   
8:30 – 12:30 MEF Network Foundations (NF) Professional Certification Training & Exam    
   
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch    
1:15 – 5:00 MEF Network Foundations (NF) Professional Certification Training & Exam    
8:00

5:00p
MEF Members Meeting   

MEF18 Workshops & Opening Reception Monday, 29 Oct

8:00am – 9:10am

Registration

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 Sponsor | 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

7:30pm – 10:30pm

TBD

 

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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