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MEF 2017

November 13-16, 2017

Orlando, FL


MEF17, the premier global networking event, will bring together the key players who are creating a global ecosystem of networks to deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services for the digital economy and hyper-connected world.  These new services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by open LSO APIs, SDN, and NFV.  With 120+ SD-WAN, LSO, Carrier Ethernet, SDN, NFV, and cloud experts as speakers, MEF17 uniquely provides insights, analysis, inspirational keynotes, and lively panel discussions. Register here


Ovum analysts at the event: 


Mike Sapien, Chief Analyst at Ovum, will moderate a panel discussion on “Service Provider Executive Perspectives” with representatives from Deutsche Telekom, Zayo, and Level 3.  


Ian Redpath, Principal Analyst at Ovum will moderate a panel discussion on “Perspectives: How Do We Get to More Intelligent, Flexible & Scalable Networks?”


Brian Washburn, Ovum’s Practice Leader for Network Transformation & Cloud, will moderate a panel, “Perspectives: What is the Path to High-Scale, Assured, and Secured Virtualized Services?”, with representatives from InfoVista and Fortinet. 


All of these panels are on Wednesday, November 15thFor details, click here.


Ovum customers are entitled to a 10% discount on an MEF17 ticket.  Use OVUM10 at registration.

Please contact us if you would like to meet with an Ovum analyst at MEF 2017.


Ovum analysts attending MEF


Ian Redpath

Practice Leader

Ian specializes in

  • ServiceProvider

+ 23 years experience


Brian Washburn

Practice Leader, Network Transformation & Cloud
Brian Washburn

Brian specializes in

  • Cloud
  • ServiceProvider

+ 28 years experience