Agenda at a Glance

Times are approximate, check detailed agendas above for exact times.

Monday, 29 July

Orientation, Editing Sessions, and Opening Plenary

8:00 – 9:00Breakfast (Mount Vernon, lobby level)
8:30 – 12:00Project Editing Sessions (to be announced)
9:00 – 12:00Board of Directors Meeting (Monticello, lobby level)
10:00 – 12:00

New Participant Orientation (Grange, lobby level)
Session will introduce attendees to the work of MEF, member tools, and engagement opportunities

12:00 – 1:00Lunch (Mount Vernon, lobby level)

1:00 – 5:00

All Members Plenary (Ballroom South, lobby level)

1:00 – 1:05

Opening Remarks – Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF
1:05 – 1:15Welcome to Philadelphia! - Kevin O'Toole, SVP Product Management, Comcast Business
1:15  1:20Chairman’s Address – Michael Strople, Chairman, MEF; President, Allstream; COO - Zayo Enterprise
1:20  1:45
President's Address – Nan Chen, President, MEF
1:45  2:15MEF Vision & Technical Strategy Update – Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF
2:15  2:35

Keynote: Network Security Noopur Davis, EVP, Chief Product & Information Security Officer, Comcast

2:35 – 2:50Break
2:50 - 3:30

Panel:  Cyber Security in a Software-Defined World

  • Moderator: Noopur Davis, EVP, Chief Product & Information Security Officer, Comcast
  • Jeff Lewis, VP Data Product Management, Comcast Business
  • Speaker to be Announced, Fortinet
  • Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF
3:30 4:10

Panel:  SD-WAN - Accelerating the Multi-Cloud Digital Transformation

  • Moderator: Rami Yaron, Senior Adviser, Infovista; Co-chair, MEF Marketing & Education Committee
  • Ralph Santitoro, Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services, Fujitsu
  • TBD
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4:10 – 4:35

MEF Professional Awards - Nan Chen, President, MEF and Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF

4:35 - 4:45Closing Remarks - Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF


5:30 – 7:00

Opening Welcome Reception at the Comcast Technology Center
Keynote: Bill Stemper, President, Comcast

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Tuesday, 30 July

MEF 3.0 Workshop & Committee Meetings

7:30 – 8:30Breakfast (Mount Vernon, lobby level)
8:30 – 12:30Committee Meetings
LSO, Services, Applications
8:30 – 8:40MEF 3.0 Workshop Introduction - MEF 3.0 & the Digital Transformation Journey (Monticello, lobby level)
8:40 – 11:05

MEF 3.0 Workshop I - Developing & Implementing MEF 3.0 Services (Monticello, lobby level)

10:15 12:35MEF 3.0 Workshop II - LSO APIs: Enabling Service Automation Across Multiple Providers & Technology Domains (Monticello, lobby level)
12:35 – 1:30Lunch (Mount Vernon, lobby level)
1:30 – 5:30Committee Meetings
LSO, Services, Applications
1:30 - 2:00MEF 3.0 Workshop II - LSO APIs:  Enabling Service Automation Across Multiple Providers & Technology Domains (continued) (Monticello, lobby level)
2:00 – 3:20MEF 3.0 Workshop III - Certifying Services, Technology & Professionals (Monticello, lobby level)
3:30 – 3:55MEF 3.0 Workshop IV - Accelerating MEF 3.0 Development & Adoption Through Community Activities (Monticello, lobby level)
3:55 – 5:00Closing Discussion - Exploring MEF 3.0 Strategic Initiatives with MEF's CTO (Monticello, lobby level)
5:30 – 6:30MEF Board of Directors Elections (Ballroom South, lobby level)
6:30 – 8:00

Birds of a Feather w/ Refreshments (Information: Bird of Feather Sessions) (Ballroom South, lobby level)

6:30 – 7:30MEF Board of Directors Meeting (Peacefield Boardroom, lobby level)
Wednesday, 31 July

Committee Meetings

7:30 – 8:30Breakfast (Mount Vernon, lobby level)
8:30 – 12:30Committee Meetings
Services, LSO, Applications, Marketing & Education, Certification
12:30 – 1:30Lunch (Mount Vernon, lobby level)
1:30 – 3:30MEF 3.0 Proofs of Concept (Monticello, lobby level)
1:30 – 5:30Committee Meetings
Services, LSO, Applications, Marketing & Education, Certification
Thursday, 1 August

Committee Meetings

7:30 – 8:30Breakfast (Mount Vernon, lobby level)
8:30 – 12:30Committee Meetings
Services, LSO, Applications, Marketing & Education, Certification
12:30 – 1:30Lunch (Mount Vernon, lobby level)
1:30 – 3:15

All Members Closing Plenary (Ballroom South, lobby level)

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