Join our Q4 Meeting!

MEF's mission is to develop a global federation of network, cloud and technology providers in establishing dynamic, assured, and certified services that empower enterprise digital transformation.The 2020 Q4 members meetings will review and progress all of the committee works being executed in support of our mission and to launch new initiatives.

Committee proceedings will run Monday through Thursday, October 26-29 wrapping up with the closing plenary on Friday the 30th. The opening plenary will be held on Tuesday October 27 with the following highlights:

  • Welcome address from MEF's new Chairman, Aamir Hussain, SVP Business Products, Verizon
  • Interview with senior executive Ross Ortega of MEF's new cloud provider member Microsoft Azure
  • Formal launch of MEF's new corporate digital marketing platform
  • Launch of MEF's new MEF Professional Certification Corporate Program and the new MEF-SDCP self study portal

The Q4 event is the first gathering of the new "Digital Services Committee", a recent combination of the former Services and Applications Committees. It will also be the first meeting of the new "Commercial and Business Committee", established to develop a global industry standard automated and federated supply-chain of service providers.

See the column on the right for committee agenda links and a sampling of topic areas. Also read the Member Bulletin - MEF's Strategy, Initiatives & More - August 2020 for further details on ongoing work.  


Meeting Topics


Agenda at a Glance

For Committee & Editing Session Zoom links, please see the Committee Agenda pages (linked below and top right)

Times are in EDT and approximate, check detailed agendas for exact times.

Mon 26 October

Committee Meetings

9:00-10:45

Digital Services Committee Editing Sessions

LSO Committee Editing SessionsBoard of Directors Meeting
(10:00 - 13:00)
10:45-11:00Break
11:00-12:45Digital Services CommitteeLSO Committee
12:45-13:15Break
13:15-15:00Digital Services CommitteeLSO Committee

Tue 27 October

Opening Plenary

4:00-9:00

Commercial & Business Committee

(4:00-9:10)

9:00-10:00

Digital Services Committee Editing Sessions

LSO Committee Editing Sessions

10:00-11:30

Opening Plenary – Part I

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Opening:

  • Introduction to the Q4 2020 Meeting - Kevin Vachon, MEF COO
  • Chairman's Address - Aamir Hussain, MEF Chairman, Chief Product Officer, Verizon,
  • President's Report - Nan Chen, MEF President, Head of The One Network, Ericsson

Launches:

  • The new MEF.net: MEF's new digital marketing platform - Christopher Cullan, MEF Director of Marketing
  • MEF-SDCP Self-Study Portal - Kirby Russell, MEF Director of Professional Certification
  • MEF Professional Certification Corporate Adoption Program - Kevin Vachon, MEF COO

Special Feature: Interview by MEF CTO Pascal Menezes:

  • Ross Ortega, Partner PM, Microsoft
11:30-11:45Break
11:45-13:00

Updates:

  • MEF 3.0 PoC Program for 2021 - Daniel Bar-Lev, VP Strategic Programs
  • MEF Infinite Edge Series: Countdown to Episode 1 - Stan Hubbard, MEF Infinite Edge Program Director
  • MEF Member Events and Other Activities - Kevin Vachon, MEF COO

Committee Agenda Previews - Committee Chairs

  • Commercial and Business
  • Digital Services
  • Lifecycle Services Orchestration
  • Test and Certification

Closing Remarks - Kevin Vachon, MEF COO

13:00-15:00

Digital Services Committee

LSO Committee

15:00-16:00

Birds of a Feather

Automating Underlays for SD-WAN/SASE using Sonata and E2E Slicing

Pascal Menezes, MEF CTO

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Wed 28 October

Committee Meetings



9:00-15:00

Digital Services Committee

LSO Committee

Test & Certification Committee (Ends 12:00)

Thu 29 October

Committee Meetings



9:00-15:00

Digital Services Committee

LSO Committee

Test & Certification Committee (Ends 12:00)

Fri 30 October

Closing Plenary and Editing Sessions

9:00-10:30

Closing Plenary

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11:00-15:00Committee Editing SessionCommittee Editing Session

Wiki Access & Assistance

Members will need a Wiki account to access agendas & materials. Signup here or contact Tom@mef.net for assistance.

Why Participate

  • Fully engage with MEF leaders & subject matter experts in a virtual environment.

  • Collaborate on key service, automation/ orchestration, certification & commercial initiatives.

  • Obtain value meeting materials and recording to share with your colleagues

2021 Upcoming Events

MEF Infinite Edge Series
Q1 Members Meeting, 25-29 January
Q2 Members Meeting, 26-29 April
Annual Members Meeting, 26-29 July