• Orlando, Florida USA, 13-16 November 2017



Keynote Speakers & Executive Perspectives

Eric Cevis

President, Verizon Partner Solutions

Josh Goodell

Vice President, AT&T Network on Demand

Marc Halbfinger

Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global

Shetal Sheth

VP Platform Delivery, Product Development & Technology, CenturyLink

Radhika Venkatraman

Senior Vice President: Network &Technology, Verizon

Featured Speakers

Mark Daley

Director of Digital Strategy & Business Development, Epsilon Telecommunications Limited

Allan Langfield

Executive Director, Product Development, Comcast Business; Director; MEF; Operations Area Co-Director, MEF

Pascal Menezes

Chief Technology Officer, MEF

Michael Strople

President, Zayo Managed Services & Managing Director, Canada, Zayo
Chairman, MEF

Event Speakers

Jason Ettinger

Sr. Product Manager, Neustar

Rosemary Cochran

Principal & Co-Founder,
Vertical Systems Group

Rami Yaron

VP, Strategy & Business Development, Telco Systems, Co-Chair, Global Marketing Committee & Chair, Mobile Backhaul Focus Group, MEF

Patrick Ostiguy

President & CEO, Accedian

Marjory C. Sy

Carrier Ethernet Technical Lead, PLDT

Shahar Steiff

AVP, New Technology, PCCW Global; Director, MEF; Technical & Operations Committee Co-Chair, MEF

Bob Mandeville

President, Iometrix

Robert Shore

Director of Global Technical Sales, Coriant

Eric Bozich

Vice President Wholesale Product and Marketing, CenturyLink

Stéphan Pelletier

Director, Product Management, Service and Network Orchestration, Oracle Communications; Orchestration Area Co-Director, MEF

Daniel Bar-Lev

Director, Certification and Strategic Programs, MEF

Tariq Rafique

Manager, Network Architecture & Planning, Zayo

Jennifer P. Clark

Vice President; Network Research, 451 Research

David Hughes

Vice President of Engineering, PCCW Global

Jeff Brown

Director of Carrier Product Marketing, Windstream

Rick Bauer

Director of Certification, MEF

Prayson Pate

Chief Technology Officer, ADVA Optical Networking 

Kevin Vachon

Chief Operating Officer, MEF,
MEF17 Executive Director

Jeff Babbitt

Optical Solutions Architect, Fujitsu Network Communications

Hayim Porat


Rick Hillson

VP NextGen Architecture, Gulf Bridge International (GBI)

Stan Hubbard

Director of Communications & Research, MEF, MEF17 Program Director

Divesh Gupta

VP, Technology and Sales Operations, Presales, PCCW Global

Roopa Honnachari

Industry Director, Business Communications Services & Cloud Computing, ICT, Frost & Sullivan

Dr. Yaakov Stein

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), RAD

Bruno Giguère

Director, Product Marketing, MEF, MEF17 Proof of Concept Showcase Director

Dr. Gabriel Kerner

Vice President Network Products and Offerings, Amdocs

Michael Howard

Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks, IHS/Infonetics

Sarah Wallace

Director of Service Enablement, AI & Analytics, IHS Markit Technology

Eitan Schwartz

Vice President, Service Provider Line of Business, North America, RAD Data Communications, Inc.

Charlie Reed


Erin Dunne

Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group

Chris Purdy

Chief Technology Officer, CENX

Zeev Draer

Vice President, Strategic Marketing, MRV Communications

Mike Sapien

Principal Analyst, Large Enterprise Services, Ovum

Ian Redpath

Principal Analyst, Ovum

Ralph Santitoro

Head of SDN/NFV Solutions Practice, Fujitsu Network Communications; MEF Distinguished Fellow, Director, MEF