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Building Dynamic Third Network Services Powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV

Mexico City – March 16, 2016

Following the introduction of very successful seminars in 2015, we are excited to offer an expanded seminar program for 2016, with more cities, many new topical areas and content reflecting the significant evolution of the network services market experienced in 2015 and projected for 2016!

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) provides a framework for the development, delivery, and certification of state-of-the-art standardized services. Industry-wide, we continue to see robust growth for the global Carrier Ethernet services market, which analysts estimate will exceed $50 billion in 2016. Major service providers are expanding CE 2.0 coverage, improving end-to-end capabilities and SLAs for both on and off-net constructed services. Numerous small to medium size providers are joining the community of standardized CE 2.0 access service providers.

Concurrently, we are witnessing exciting activities related to the multi-year transformation of the CE market from a pre-defined connectivity model toward a software-driven model in which Third Network services provides a dynamic, cloud-like experience with user-directed control over network resources. This transition begins with CE 2.0 certified services as the foundation upon which to build dynamic connectivity services powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV.

Internally at MEF and together with SDOs and Open Source partners, numerous new works are underway to achieve our Third Network goals. Many of these and other industry developments were recently debated and demonstrated at MEF's flagship GEN15 event, with 35 countries and 250+ organizations participating. The MEF Seminars 2016: Building Dynamic Third Network Services Powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV are regional micro-events that brings leading subject matter experts to locations around the globe to educate participants on industry trends and developments. Emphasis is on the preparation that service providers should consider to establish a solid CE 2.0 platform in support of new value-added innovations.



Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – 9:00am – 4:00pm


Session Title



9:00 Registration Opens
10:00 Opening Remarks Welcome, Objectives, and Agenda Overview Emerson Moura
Cisco Systems Engineer & MEF CALA Marketing Co-Chair
10:10 MEF Strategy and Market Trends
  • Overview of the work of the MEF including:
    • Carrier Ethernet 2.0 is the foundation for service innovation
    • LSO is the critical enabler of automated & virtualized networks built with SDN & NFV
    • Layer 3 IP & higher layer service definitions
    • Open source initiatives
    • Expanded certification program
  • Introduction to strategic MEF industry-wide activities
    • UNITE and the SDOs
    • Ethernet Interconnect Points
    • MEF Services Interconnect Program
    • MEF Certified Professionals
  • Overview of the global market for CE 2.0 services – trends, growth opportunities, globalization initiatives
Stan Hubbard
Director of Communications & Research, MEF
10:40 Multi-Operator Service Delivery: From Months to Minutes...

The MEF is focused on enabling dynamic network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world, providing businesses an on-demand, cloud-connected, secure, and assured experience.

This presentation will explain how LSO is the critical enabler of automated and virtualized networks built with SDN and NFV. Currently, Service Providers need LSO capabilities and supporting APIs to overcome the OSS and BSS obstacles that prevent them from realizing the full benefits of emerging SDN and NFV technologies. LSO encompasses all network domains that require coordinated inter-operator end-to-end management and control to deliver on-demand cloud connectivity services and to assure their overall quality and security as expressed in the Service Provider SLA.

Andrés Ramos
Product Portfolio Manager, Internexa & MEF CALA Marketing Co-Chair
11:10 MEF's Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Reference Architecture and Framework The LSO Reference Architecture and Framework defines the management and control layered reference architecture and the framework that characterizes the domains and management entities required to enable cooperative LSO capabilities for connectivity services. The framework also provides high level use cases describing orchestrated connectivity service behavior as well as interactions among management and control entities. The management and control reference points that characterize interactions between LSO management ecosystem components are identified in the framework. This session will provide the definition of LSO, its related information and APIs and how SDOs and Open Source projects are collaborating to make Third Network Services a reality. Emerson Moura
Cisco Systems Engineer & MEF CALA Marketing Co-Chair
11:40 Break – 15 mins
11:55 Capturing the Wholesale Ethernet Interconnect Market with CE 2.0 Services
  • CE 2.0 global deployment trends and services development initiatives
  • CE 2.0 as the platform for Third Network functionality and new developments
  • CE 2.0 service types, functionality and attributes - a quick overview
    • E-Transit and OVC Services - The Wholesale Ethernet game-changer
  • MEF Wholesale activities: Carrier Ethernet Service Lifecycle Process model with new specifications, implementation guides and certification programs
Gastón Cutignola
Senior Solution Engineer Latin America, Telco Systems
12:20 Interactive Discussion Panel This panel will discuss CE 2.0 services in the region and growth opportunities. This session will be an interactive discussion where the attendees will be polled and have the opportunity to pose questions to panelists Moderator:

Isaias Alegria
Director of Engineering and Operations, Marcatel Zacarias Alfonso Porras
Operations Manager, Izzi
13:00 Lunch
14:00 MEF Certification Update New developments in MEF professionals, services, and equipment certification programs Thomas Mandeville
Director of Operations, Iometrix
14:30 Third Network Use Cases
  • Third Network Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstrations
  • CE 2.0 and Third Network services for Cloud
  • 4G and 5G applications
  • Multi-provider Datacenter Interconnect
Bruno Giguère
Director, Product Marketing, MEF
14:55 Orchestrated Network Services with LSO, SDN, and NFV
  • Overview of LSO, SDN, NFV, and the Third Network
  • Using LSO, SDN and NFV to enhance Carrier Ethernet services
  • Inter Operator LSO: End-to-end connectivity for dynamic services
15:20 Interactive Discussion Panel - Multi-operator services Multi-operator services: The immediate market opportunities enabled by orchestration
This panel will discuss multi-operator services and the immediate market opportunities enabled by orchestration.  This session will be an interactive discussion where the attendees will be polled and have the opportunity to pose questions to panelists.
Stan Hubbard
Director of Communications & Research, MEF Panelists:
Andres Madero
VP Engineering & Business Development LATAM, Raisecom Bruno Tariant
Sales Director, Infovista Victor Manuel Perez
Engineering Director, Izzi
16:00 Closing Remarks and Questions Emerson Moura
Cisco Systems Engineer & MEF CALA Marketing Co-Chair





MEF Third Network Vision White Paper
MEF Third Network Lifecycle Service Orchestration Vision White Paper
MEF Services Interconnect Program Brochure
Opening Remarks, presented by Emerson Moura
MEF Strategy and Market Trends, presented by Stan Hubbard
Multi-Operator Service Delivery: From Months to Minutes..., presented by Andrés Ramos
MEF's Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Reference Architecture and Framework, presented by Emerson Moura
Capturing the Wholesale Ethernet Interconnect Market with CE 2.0 Services, presented by Gastón Cutignola
Interactive Discussion Panel
MEF Certification Update, presented by Thomas Mandeville
Third Network Use Cases, presented by Bruno Giguère
Orchestrated Network Services with LSO, SDN, and NFV
Interactive Discussion Panel - Multi-operator services, moderated by Stan Hubbard
Closing Remarks and Questions, presented by Emerson Moura


Isaias Alegria
Director of Engineering and Operations, Marcatel

Isaias Alegria was born in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, is an Engineer in Electronics and Communications, and has 18 years of experience in the telecommunications sector in Mexico. Since the telecommunications privatization in the country, he has participated in the deployment of transport voice and data networks in several private companies with an active and regular participation in the groups of public consultation for the definition of rules of interconnection and network architecture. Also he has participated in the definition of best operating practices for Marcatel telecommunications networks.

Prior to joining Marcatel in 2008, Isaias was Network Operations Center Manager at Axtel and worked at Alestra and Avantel as well.

Gastón Cutignola
Senior Sales Engineer, Telco Systems

Gastón Cutignola has over 20 years working with networking service providers in Latin America, with a strong expertise in the business and long-term strategic planning. Gastón has played a pivotal role in Telco Systems’ success by positioning products and services at the highest level with Tier 1 service providers within Latin America.

Prior to joining Telco Systems, Gastón was Product Manager at Telefonica Argentina and Sales Manager at Logicalis Latin America. He holds degrees in Business and Electronic Engineering, and is trained as a teacher at the University of San Andres.

Bruno Giguère
Product Marketing Director, MEF

Bruno Giguère is Director of Product Marketing at MEF. In this role, he is working with the different MEF committees, where he is instrumental in creating and coordinating the development of foundational content (technical and marketing presentations, white papers, web content and best practice guides etc.).

Bruno has held various technical and marketing positions in the Test and Monitoring industry, and prior to joining the MEF, with EXFO, a Test and Service Assurance company, where he was Sr. Advisor, CTO Office. He represented EXFO to many standard organizations including the MEF, OIF, ITU-T and Broadband Forum. From a MEF perspective, Bruno worked in the Technical Committee as editor of MEF 48 (SAT) and as co-chair of the Service Management Working Group in the Marketing Committee.  He was also the Canadian National Study Group Chairman for ITU-T Study Group 12 and was the editor for ITU-T Y.1564 (Service Activation Test Methodology). He has authored or co-authored numerous white papers, application notes, magazine articles and technology reference guides and presented in many technology seminars and webinars. Bruno holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the École de technologie supérieure in Montréal, Canada.

Stan Hubbard
Director of Communications & Research, MEF

Stan is a communications professional with nearly 18 years of experience in industry analysis, forecasting, strategic marketing, and event programming. In 2013, he joined the MEF, where he is directing program development for the GEN series events, managing industry analyst relations, and developing research and other initiatives to help accelerate CE adoption and LSO development. Prior to the MEF, Stan was a Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, where he focused on CE services and network equipment markets and SDN. He chaired ~20 major Light Reading CE events in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Before Heavy Reading, Stan was the director of market intelligence at Ciena.

Andres Madero
VP Engineering & Business Development – LATAM, Raisecom

Andres Madero joined Raisecom in 2009 and he serves as VP of Engineering & BD. In this role he is responsible for the strategic technical direction, regional product portfolio and sales engineering for Raisecom. He oversees the execution of product strategy as well as development, positioning and support for all product lines within the region. During his time in Raisecom, he became the founding father of “Raisecom University” which provides technical training and certification for Raisecom customers.

Andres has 10 years of industry experience in areas ranging from optical transmission, system architecture design, product development, network engineering and service-provider operations roles. Having worked for both network carriers and equipment vendors, he possess a unique perspective on the challenges faced by the industry. Mr. Madero holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Universidad del Norte, Colombia and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Phoenix, US.

Emerson Moura
Cisco Systems Engineer & MEF CALA Marketing Co-Chair

Emerson is a Distinguished Systems Engineer for Cisco in Latin America and is responsible for working with service providers on end-to-end, converged, multi-service network architectures. He has over 15 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry working with Optical Transport, IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, IP+Optical convergence and more recently on SDN/NFV.

Emerson is also an active member of MEF where he's currently the Co-Chair for the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region.

He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has co-authored scientific papers have been presented at major industry conferences including MPLS & Ethernet World Congress and OFC/NFOEC.

He's graduated in Electrical Engineering by the FEI College of Industrial Engineering in Sao Paulo-Brazil and is certified as a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and MEF Carrier Ethernet Professional CECP 2.0.

Andrés Ramos
Product Portfolio Manager, Internexa & MEF CALA Marketing Co-Chair

Andrés is the MEF Co-Chair for Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region where he is contributing to the MEF recognition and standards adoption in the Latin-American market. Current Product Portfolio Manager for INTERNEXA S.A. for data services over DWDM, SDH, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet Networks with over twelve years of experience in fixed and mobile networks. He is responsible for Planning, developing and launching data products for INTERNEXA´s customers around Latin-America.

He is an Electronic Engineer from Distrital University, a Telematics Specialist from Andes University in Bogota-Colombia and is a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional.

Bruno Tariant
Sales Director, Infovista

Bruno Tariant is currently Sales Director for Strategic Accounts in Latin America for Infovista since 2014. Bruno Tariant has a large experience in positing OSS solutions for Mobile and Fixed Operators in Latin American region due to his previous positions at NetBoss Technologies, Arantech-Tektronix, IBM, ADC Metrica and Bull. In many cases from Mexico to Chile, he helped carriers to manage efficiently their networks through Performance Management, Fault Management and CEM tools. As French Citizen, he has started his career in France with Nortel Matra Celular and he owns a Computer Science Engineering Diploma from INSA Rennes.



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