Agenda

Click on each calendar icon below to see MEF19 preliminary agenda details for each day. 

 

MEF19 Agenda At A Glance

MEF19
Monday, 18 Nov
MEF19
Tuesday, 19 Nov
MEF19
Wednesday, 20 Nov
Q4/19 MEF Meeting
Thursday, 21 Nov
Q4/19 MEF Meeting
Friday, 22 Nov
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10 MEF 3.0 Workshops Introduction - MEF 3.0 & the Digital Transformation Journey
9:10 - 10:45 MEF 3.0 Workshop I – Developing & Implementing MEF 3.0 Services
10:55 - 1:05 MEF 3.0 Workshop II - LSO APIs - Enabling Service Automation Across Multiple Providers & Technology Domains
1:05 - 2:00 Networking Lunch
2:00 - 2:40 MEF 3.0 Workshop II Continued
2:50 - 4:00 MEF 3.0 Workshop II - Certifying Services, Technologies & Professionals
4:00 - 4:10

Break

Press Conference 4:00 - 5:00 (Invitation Only for Press & Analysts) 

4:10 – 5:00 Workshop IV – Accelerating MEF 3.0 Adoption Through Community Activities
5:00 – 7:30 Networking Hall Open – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcase Demonstrations & Exhibits
5:30 – 7:30 Networking Reception – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demos & Exhibits
7:15 - 8:30 Registration & Breakfast   
8:30 - 1:00

Plenary Executive Keynotes, Perspectives, Panels  

 

 

 

 

 

1:00 - 3:10 Networking Lunch – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demos & Exhibits
3:15 - 5:30

Track 1: Empowering Enterprise Digital Transformation

 

 

 

Track 2: Title Coming Soon

 

 

 

5:30 - 7:00 Networking Drinks Reception – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demos & Exhibits
7:30 – 10:00 MEF Awards Dinner
7:15 - 8:30 Registration & Breakfast   
8:30 - 1:00

Plenary Executive Keynotes, Perspectives,
Panels   

 

 

 

 

 

1:00 - 3:10 Networking Lunch – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demos & Exhibits
3:15 – 5:30

Track 1: Title Coming Soon

 

 

 

Track 2: Title Coming Soon

 

 

 

5:30 – 7:00 Networking Drinks Reception –
MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demos & Exhibits;
PoC Award Winners Announced (6:40)
7:30 – 9:30 MEF19 Analyst Partner Appreciation Dinner (Invitation-Only for Analysts)
8:00

5:00
4Q/19 MEF Members Meeting
5:00 Open
8:00

5:00
4Q/19 MEF Members Meeting
5:00 Open

MEF 3.0 Workshops & Opening Reception Monday, 18 Nov

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration

9:00am – 9:10am

MEF 3.0 Workshops Introduction - MEF 3.0 & the Digital Transformation Journey

With the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework, MEF is focused on defining, delivering, and certifying assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks. The MEF Community has made significant strides across all key elements of the framework, including: standardized services; LSO APIs; services, technology, and professional certification; and community collaboration. Dozens of service providers, technology vendors, enterprises, and industry organizations have been involved in initiatives to accelerate adoption of MEF 3.0 services that empower users with the dynamic performance, assurance, and security required to thrive in the digital economy. This year, MEF is focused on enabling service providers to (1) transform their businesses, services, and networks, (2) federate on a global basis, and (3) certify their service offerings to the highest global standard. Today’s workshops will explore completed MEF work, project roadmaps, and planned initiatives designed to empower service providers on their digital transformation journey.

Stan Hubbard, MEF19 Program Director

9:10am – 10:45am

MEF 3.0 Workshop I – Developing & Implementing MEF 3.0 Services

MEF 3.0 services redefine innovation by providing an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. The planned MEF 3.0 service family includes dynamic Carrier Ethernet, SD-WAN, Optical Transport, IP, Security-as-a-Service, and other virtualized services that will be orchestrated over programmable networks using LSO APIs. MEF is advancing standardization work across each major type of MEF 3.0 service.

Workshop Chair: Stan Hubbard, MEF18 Program Director

9:10am - 10:00am

Developing & Implementing MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport & IP Services

Moderator: Speaker | Speaker | Speaker | Speaker

10:00am – 10:30am

Developing & Implementing MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Services

Moderator: Speaker | Speaker | Speaker

10:30am - 10:45am

Security-as-a-Service for SD-WAN Application Protection

Speaker

10:45am – 10:55am

Break

10:55am – 1:05pm; 2:00pm - 2:40pm

MEF 3.0 Workshop II – LSO APIs: Enabling Service Automation Across Multiple Providers & Technology Domains

MEF’s LSO Reference Architecture guides agile development of standardized LSO APIs that enable end-to-end automation of MEF 3.0 services across multiple providers and over multiple network technology domains (e.g., Optical Transport, CE, IP, 5G, etc.). With LSO, service providers are able to evolve from a silo-structured BSS/OSS approach towards flexible orchestration that helps maximize return on SDN and NFV investments. In addition, the combination of standardized MEF 3.0 services and LSO APIs enables service providers to transition from operating as independent islands to being integral players in a worldwide federation of cloud-like networks supporting dynamic services across multiple providers. MEF is progressing initiatives for multiple LSO interface reference points that facilitate not only service provider transformation and federation, but will also extend service orchestration to 5G mobile networks, cloud players, and enterprise customers for a seamless on-demand, application-aware networking experience. 

Workshop Chair: Stan Hubbard, MEF18 Program Director

10:55am - 11:25am

End-to-End Service Automation: LSO Framework & API Standardization at Multiple Interface Reference Points

Moderator: Speaker | Speaker | Speaker

11:25am - 11:40am

Evolution of LSO Reference Points:  MEF Core Model and Intent-Based Networking

Speaker

11:40am - 12:05pm

Automating Intra-Provider Operations with LSO APIs: LSO Presto & LSO Legato Roadmaps & Use Cases

Moderator: Speaker | Speaker | Speaker

12:05pm - 12:35pm

Automating Inter-Provider Operations with LSO APIs – LSO Sonata & LSO Interlude Roadmaps & Use Cases

Moderator: Speaker | Speaker | Speaker | Speaker

12:35pm - 12:50pm

Aligning Service Buyers and Sellers on Standardized Commercial Affecting Attributes

Speaker

12:50pm - 1:05pm

Using Distributed Ledger Approaches, Including Blockchain, for Commercial Settlements

Speaker

1:05pm – 2:00pm

Networking Lunch

2:00pm - 2:25pm

MEF 3.0 & 5G - Transport, Network Slicing & Orchestrating MEF 3.0 Services Across Network Boundaries

Moderator: Speaker | Speaker | Speaker

2:25pm - 2:40pm

Universal CPE (uCPE) and NFV in Multi-Operator Domain Services

Speaker

2:40pm - 2:50pm

Break

2:50pm – 4:00pm

MEF 3.0 Workshop III – Certifying MEF 3.0 Services, Technologies & Professionals

MEF’s service, technology, and professional certification programs are designed to accelerate availability and adoption of MEF 3.0 solutions and help ensure competitiveness now and in the future. MEF 3.0 certification enables service and technology providers to validate that their solutions comply with the highest industry standards for performance, assurance, and agility. Certification also facilitates the creation of federated networks by streamlining inter-provider interconnection with a common understanding of well-defined service attributes and orchestration processes. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of currently available MEF 3.0 CE certifications and the new pilot SD-WAN and LSO Sonata Orchestrated Services certification programs.

On the professional certification front, MEF has expanded its offerings to include MEF-SDN/NFV and MEF Network Foundations (MEF-NF) certifications in addition to the popular MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) certification. MEF offers the only vendor-neutral industry accreditations that recognize the technical depth required in SDN, NFV, and CE technologies to support successful network and service transformation.

Workshop Chair:  Greg Spear, Certification Committee Co-Chair, MEF; Solution Manager, Accedian

2:50pm - 3:35pm

MEF 3.0 Service & Technology Certification & Roadmaps – CE, SD-WAN & LSO Sonata Orchestrated Servcies

Moderator: Speaker | Speaker | Speaker | Speaker

3:35pm - 4:00pm

Addressing Skills Gaps with MEF Professional Certification: MEF CECP, MEF SDN/NFV, MEF-NF

Moderator: Speaker | Speaker | Speaker

4:00pm - 4:10pm

Break

MEF Press Conference to 5:00pm (Invitation Only, Press & Analysts)

4:10pm – 5:00pm

MEF 3.0 Workshop IV – Accelerating MEF 3.0 Development & Adoption Through Community Activities

MEF has been working with many of the world’s leading service and technology providers, open source projects, standards associations, and enterprises to realize a shared vision of dynamic services orchestrated across automated networks. This workshop explains how industry professionals and their employers can join MEF on this exciting transformation journey and take advantage of a variety of engagement community opportunities.

Workshop Chair:  TBD

4:10pm - 4:40pm

MEF Community Programs – MEF 3.0 Proofs of Concept, Enterprise Advisory Council, Open Source & SDO Partnerships & More

Moderator: Speaker | Speaker | Speaker

4:40pm - 5:00pm

MEF Membership – Key Benefits & How to Join

Speaker

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Networking Hall Open – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcase Demonstrations & Exhibits

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Networking Reception – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demos & Exhibits

 

MEF19 Tuesday, 19 Nov

7:15am – 8:30am

Registration & Breakfast

8:30am - 8:35am

Welcome To MEF19

Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF

8:35am - 8:45am

MEF Chairman’s Address

Chairman, MEF

8:45am - 9:00am

MEF President’s Address

President, MEF

9:00am - 9:25am

Keynote Address

Executive, PCCW Global

9:25am - 9:45am

Executive Presentation

Executive, Platinum Sponsor

9:45am - 10:05am

Executive Presentation

Executive, Platinum Sponsor

10:05am - 10:25am

Executive Presentation

Executive, Platinum Sponsor

10:25am - 11:05am

Executive Panel – TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Executive, SP Sponsor | Executive, SP Sponsor | Executive, SP Sponsor | Executive, SP Sponsor

11:05am - 11:25am

Break

11:25am - 11:45am

Executive Presentation

Executive, Platinum Sponsor

11:45am - 12:00pm

Executive Presentation

Executive, Platinum or Gold Sponsor

12:00pm - 12:20pm

Enterprise Executive Keynote

Guest Executive

12:20pm - 1:00pm

Panel - TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

1:00pm - 3:10pm

Networking Lunch – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demos & Exhibits

3:15pm - 5:30pm

Track 1 – Empowering Enterprise Digital Transformation

Track Chair: TBD

Track 2- TBD

Track Chair: TBD

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Enterprise | Enterprise | Sponsor | Sponsor

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:45pm - 5:30pm

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Enterprise | Enterprise | Sponsor | Sponsor

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Enterprise | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Networking Drinks Reception – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demos & Exhibits

7:30pm - 10:00pm

MEF Awards Dinner

 

MEF19 Wednesday, 20 Nov

7:15am – 8:30am

Registration & Breakfast

8:30am - 8:35am

Chair's Remarks

Stan Hubbard, MEF19 Program Director, MEF

8:35am - 9:00am

MEF CTO Address

Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF

9:00am - 9:25am

Keynote Address

Executive, Diamond Sponsor

9:25am - 9:45am

Executive Presentation

Executive, Platinum Sponsor

9:45am - 10:05am

Executive Presentation

Executive, Platinum Sponsor

10:05am - 10:25am

Executive Presentation

Executive, Platinum Sponsor

10:25am - 11:05am

Executive Panel – TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Executive, Sponsor | Executive, Sponsor | Executive, Sponsor | Executive, Sponsor

11:05am - 11:25am

Break

11:25am - 12:05pm

Panel - TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

12:05pm - 12:20pm

Executive Presentation

Executive, Platinum or Gold Sponsor

12:20pm - 1:00pm

Panel - TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

1:00pm - 3:10pm

Networking Lunch – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demos & Exhibits

3:15pm – 5:30pm

Track 1 – TBD

Track Chair: TBD

Track 2 – TBD

Track Chair: TBD

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

Topic TBD

Moderator: Analyst | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor | Sponsor

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Networking Drinks Receptions – MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demos & Exhibits

6:40pm - 7:00pm

MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Awards Ceremony in Networking Hall

7:30pm - 9:30pm

MEF19 Analyst Partner Appreciation Dinner (Invitation-Only for Analysts)

 

MEF19 Thursday, 21 Nov

8:00am – 5:00pm

4Q/19 MEF Members Meeting

 

MEF19 Friday, 22 Nov

8:00am – 5:00pm

4Q/19 MEF Members Meeting

 

 

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