September 22, 2015 11:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The MEF is pleased to announce that 21 companies in 12 participant groups have been selected to showcase interactive Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstrations of new service & technology innovations enabling the future of global networking. The live Proof of Concept Showcase will be the focal point of the GEN15 event (www.gen15.com) being held on 16-19 November 2015 at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. The GEN15 Showcase will feature leading-edge implementations of dynamic Third Network connectivity services with LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0) innovations.
Selected Showcase participants and themes are listed below and can also be found on the PoC Showcase page on the GEN15 site:
“The Proof of Concept showcase will feature service and technology innovations that deliver on the MEF’s Third Network and LSO visions in relation to CE 2.0, SDN, and NFV,” said Nan Chen, President of the MEF. “The response to our call for participants was exceptional, with more than 30 companies involved in the submission process. We thank each collaborating group and the individual organization for participating. We congratulate the companies who have been selected and look forward to seeing all of these PoC demos in action at GEN15.”
PoC Showcase participants were required to submit proposals based on interactive, on-site, and live networking that demonstrates new and upcoming implementations. Detailed Showcase profiles will be made available on the PoC Showcase page in the near future.
For questions about the PoC Showcase, please contact Bruno Giguère, Director of Product Marketing, MEF, email@example.com.
For GEN15 program and sponsorship information, contact MEF GEN15 Program Director Stan Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register here for GEN15 and receive a 20% early registration savings until 25 September 2015. Attendance is free for qualified service end-user professionals from enterprises, businesses, government, defense, educational, or non-profit organizations.
With a target audience exceeding 1,250 attendees from 325+ companies, GEN15 is the must-attend annual networking event for executives and other senior professionals involved in the combined Carrier Ethernet + Third Network services & technology ecosystem. GEN15 will bring together a global array of 120+ Carrier Ethernet, LSO, SDN, NFV, and Cloud expert speakers from around the world to contribute to the event’s program and networking opportunities. Event content and peer-to-peer networking opportunities are designed to appeal to experts from retail, wholesale, and mobile service providers; cloud service providers; mid to large businesses; government & defense organizations; network solutions vendors; the press; analyst firms; investment firms; and others.
GEN15 will encompass industry-leading keynote speakers, educational roundtables, and panels with dedicated tracks for enterprise end-users; retail, wholesale, mobile, and cloud service providers; and others. This year’s event includes a special Enterprise Day in conjunction with our partner Network Computing as well as the addition of a groundbreaking LSO Hackathon sponsored by Cisco DevNet. We also are expanding popular elements of last year's program, including the MEF Certified Professionals Convention, Verizon Partner Conference, the Proof of Concept Service & Technology Showcase, Global Media Hub, and MEF Excellence Awards program that recognizes outstanding service, technology, and professional leadership and innovation. See www.gen15.com for details.
About the MEF
The MEF is the driving force behind the $80+ billion global market for Carrier Ethernet services and technologies and the defining body for LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) standards that underpin emerging Third Network services with CE 2.0, SDN, and NFV. An industry alliance consisting of nearly 220 member organizations based in 43 countries, the MEF operates through a powerful collaborative framework of service providers, network solutions suppliers, and other stakeholders to achieve CE 2.0 and LSO development and globalization objectives.
MEF’s flagship work is CE 2.0, including specifications, operational frameworks, and certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals. Visit www.mef.net for more details on these programs.
Building on fourteen years of success with Carrier Ethernet, the MEF is now focused on development of LSO with APIs to enable paradigm-shifting agile, assured, and orchestrated services over more efficient, automated networks. The MEF’s vision for the transformation of network connectivity services and the networks used to deliver them is referred to as the “Third Network,” which combines the on-demand agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security assurances of CE 2.0. For information on the Third Network and LSO download the MEF’s Third Network Vision & Strategy White Paper and Third Network Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Vision White Paper.
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