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Dynamic Third Network Services for the Digital Economy and Hyper-connected World

 

Bogotá – October 10, 2017

The communications industry is transitioning to agile, assured, and orchestrated services that are optimized for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. Emerging “Third Network” services provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities. These services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0).

This seminar will focus on exciting MEF-led industry initiatives to build a global ecosystem of connected networks supporting orchestration of dynamic services across multiple providers and multiple technology domains within provider networks. MEF is working closely with many of the world’s leading service and technology providers, open source projects, and industry organizations to accelerate the creation of this global ecosystem, which will be enabled by standardized open LSO APIs that orchestrate standardized services.

 

Agenda

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 9:30am – 6:00pm

 

Session Title

Description

Speaker

9:30 Registration Opens & Networking
10:30 Opening Remarks and MEF Regional Update

Sponsors recognition and Seminar Agenda

New member recognition, new CECPs, new CE 2.0 certified companies

Andres Madero
Director, Service Provider Architecture & Business Development, Infinera Latam
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF
10:50 Work of MEF: Enabling Operator Dynamic Connectivity Services

This presentation will provide a technology and market evolution update and present the new work of MEF.

The presentation will highlight MEF'S Work in four major areas:

  • Services - including orchestrated Layer 1/2/3 connectivity services (Wavelength, CE 2.0, IP) plus Layer 4-7 cloud services
  • LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration)
  • Reference Implementations - OpenLSO, OpenCS, LSO Hackathon, UNITE, MEFnet
  • Coming soon - MEF 3.0
  • Certification programs for services, equipment, professionals
Rick Bauer
Director of Certification, MEF
11:35 Break: Networking & Sponsor's Solutions Briefing
12:05

SD-WAN Managed Service Use Cases, Challenges and MEF standardization work

SD-WANs have become very popular because they solve current business challenges while leveraging new SDN, NFV, orchestration and cloud technologies. Service providers are challenged to quickly introduce new SD-WAN managed services due to the lack of standardization of service definitions and architectures. In this presentation, you will learn about the MEF's SD-WAN standardization work and different use cases from the perspective of service providers with different delivery models.

Jose Medina Millan
Senior Systems Engineer, Cisco
12:35

Panel Discussion & Polling - Vision and Trends of local industry

This panel will discuss dynamic 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:
Andres Madero
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF

Panelists:
Juan Pablo Gomez Luengo
Systems Engineering Manager, Cisco

Leonardo Solano
Systems Engineer – Sales, Cisco

Edgar Garcia
Transmission Engineer – Telefonica

13:00 Lunch: Networking & Sponsor's Solutions Briefing
14:30

Path from CE 2.0 to Dynamic Services Roadmap

MEF introduced Carrier Ethernet 2.0 in 2012. Since then, the launch of the MEF Third Network vision as brought forward new services where automation from the business interaction to the service activation and management can be automated.

This presentation will review the different attributes that make Carrier Ethernet 2.0. Once the CE 2.0 foundation as been set, we will review the bases that make Dynamic Services and how MEF's specification and Reference Implementations can be leverage to create services that are agile, assure and orchestrated.

This presentation will provide an overview on LSO-related developments, and highlight opportunities for professionals to play roles in accelerating LSO work. We will cover such topics as the LSO Reference Architecture & Framework (MEF 55), interfaces, Inter-/Intra-provider APIs, operational processes/threads, and information models, as well as LSO’s relationship with SDN & NFV.

Herman Contreras
Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco
15:15

New Services, Technology & Professional Certification Programs

Highly successful in helping create the $80+ billion market for CE services and technologies, MEF’s certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals are now evolving to accelerate the industry transition to a new generationsservices powered by LSO, SDN, NFV & CE 2.0.

Introduced in May 2017, MEF Network Foundation Professional Certification Framework creates a global ecosystem of certified professionals with leading-edge skills required to support agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services. The framework comprises a family of essential, professional, and expert level certifications. These will cover the concepts and skills needed to build automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0). Development of these advanced networks will accelerate the worldwide transition to on-demand Third Network services that provide user-directed control over service capabilities.

This presentation will cover the new developments in MEF professionals and services certification programs. Highlights of this presentation include:

  • MEF Network Foundations Professional Certification Framework
    • Overview and Evolution of this new MEF Professional Certification Program
    • Revision to the MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional)
  • MEF Services Certification Program
    • New Cloud-based testing offering coming in 2017
    • Orchestrated LSO-enabled Services Certifications
    • Evolution and roadmap of the MEF Services Certification program
Rick Bauer
Director of Certification, MEF
15:55 Break: Networking & Sponsor's Solutions Briefing
16:25

Interactive Discussion - Multi-operator Services (Polling Session)

Multi-operator services: The immediate market opportunities enabled by orchestration

This session will be an interactive discussion where the attendees will be polled and have the opportunity provide their view on Multi-operator services and where panelists will comment on poll answers.

Moderator:
Andres Madero
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF
16:45 Closing Remarks and Questions   Moderator:
Andres Madero
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF
17:00

18:00
Happy Hour & Networking

Materials

Document

Spanish

English

Understanding SD-WAN Managed Services  
An Industry Initiative for Third Generation Network and Services  
Understanding MEF’s Service Activation Testing Power Play  
Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance - Part I  
Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance - Part II  
Carrier Ethernet and NFV  
MEF Third Network Vision White Paper
MEF Third Network Lifecycle Service Orchestration Vision White Paper
MEF Services Interconnect Program Brochure
Opening Remarks and MEF Regional Update, presented by Andres Madero  
Work of MEF: Enabling Operator Dynamic Connectivity Services, presented by Rick Bauer  
SD-WAN Managed Service Use Cases, Challenges and MEF standardization work, presented by Jose Medina Millan  
Panel Discussion & Polling - Vision and Trends of local industry, moderated by Andres Madero  
Path from CE 2.0 to Dynamic Services Roadmap, presented by Herman Contreras  
New Services, Technology & Professional Certification Programs, presented by Rick Bauer  
Interactive Discussion - Multi-operator Services (Polling Session), presented by Andres Madero  
Closing Remarks and Questions, presented by Andres Madero  

Webinars

Playback

Puntos de Interconexión Ethernet: Construyendo el Camino a los Servicios de la Tercera Red
Business Benefits of Becoming a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional
Considerations for Deploying Virtual Network Functions and Services
Understanding CE 2.0 Service Assurance – Can It Generate Revenue?
MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0: The Foundation to Agile, Assure & Orchestrated Third Network Services (in Spanish)
New Dynamic & Assured Third Network Services Powered By LSO
MEF Third Network Vision Based on Network as a Service Principles
MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration – Enabling Third Network Services
Differentiating Your Wholesale Ethernet Services in a Changing Market
Mastering the Paradigm Shift - New Professional Certification from the MEF

Videos

Playback

MEF16: Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF – Standardized Open APIs & Other Key Work To Drive Third Network Transformation
TelecomTV/MEF16: Nan Chen, President, MEF – New Orchestrated Services, LSO APIs, Collaboration, Certification & More
Nan Chen on Delivering the Third Network Vision – Converge Digest
Kevin Vachon on LSO & Open Initiatives – TelecomTV
Pascal Menezes on the Third Network – TelecomTV
Axel Clauberg on Software Defined Operator & Digital Transformation – LightReading TV
Embracing the Third Network – with Nan Chen, MEF President
Defining LSO, SDN & NFV – with Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom AG
Defining LSO, SDN & NFV – with Jack Pugaczewski, CenturyLink
Lance Hassan, Time Warner Communications, speaks on MEF Professional Certification

Speakers

Rick Bauer
Director of Certification, MEF

As Director of Certification, Rick manages MEF's certification programs, including personal, service, and technology.

Rick brings a career of IT management to these tasks, having served as a technology officer and CIO for a variety of companies. Rick was the founding chair of the Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative, representing cybersecurity and privacy certifications worldwide. Rick was also Director of Technology and Executive Director for the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and R&D Director for CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Trade Association. He has helped to create and manage 10 different technical certifications for various organizations worldwide. Rick has advanced degrees from Harvard, the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, and lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Hernán Contreras
Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems

Hernán Contreras Giuliucci is a Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco Systems for Service Provider Networks, with more than 25 years of experience in the Networking industry.

He joined Cisco at 1997 as Systems Engineer, working last 10 years as Consultant Engineer around the design and deployment of IP/MPLS and Carrier Ethernet networks for major Service Provider from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia.

Hernán Contreras is an Electrical Civil Engineering from the University of Chile, with a degree of Master in Telecommunication. He holds certification from Cisco (CCIE, CCIP), MEF (CECP) and IPv6 Forum (Gold Certified Trainer).

Andres Madero
Director, Service Provider Architecture & Business Development, Infinera Latam

Andres Madero is the Director of Service-Provider Architecture and Business Development for Latam at Infinera. He is responsible for engaging with service providers in the region, providing them with a unique perspective of industry trends, while demonstrating Infinera’s Intelligent Transport Network’s leading edge portfolio.

Andres has a distinguished networking career with extensive expertise in L0-L3 technologies and network architectures, from both a vendor and a service provider standpoint. He has over a decade of experience working closely with service providers helping them design next- generation networks across several countries in LATAM.

Previously Andres was Vice-President of Engineering & Business Development at Raisecom overseeing the America’s operation. Prior to leading the engineering team at Raisecom, he worked at C&W Networks across different areas ranging from optical-transmission, network architecture, to field & operations.

Andres holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Universidad del Norte, Colombia and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Phoenix, US.

Venue

Venue

The Bogotá Marriott
Av. El dorado # 69b - 53
Bogotá
Colombia

Contact

MEF Contact

For questions pertaining to this event please contact:

Ana Maciel
MEF
Manager, Marketing Programs & Member Support
+55 11 992 053 800
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