Rosemary Cochran

Principal & Co-Founder

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Ms. Cochran is a Principal and Co-Founder of Vertical Systems Group. Her expertise covers Carrier Ethernet, Layer 2/Layer 3 services, SD-WAN, business Fiber deployments, Cloud and Data Center connectivity, legacy services migration trends and SDN/NFV/LSO solutions.

Since founding the company, Ms. Cochran has worked with network service providers, equipment vendors, financial entities, large enterprises and industry organizations. She directs the firm’s custom client engagements and go-to-market projects, which includes executive briefings, strategic plan reviews, market opportunity assessments, primary research studies and due diligence for mergers/acquisitions.

Ms. Cochran is frequently sourced by media for her insight on business networking trends, service migration drivers, industry consolidation and the market outlook for emerging technologies. She speaks at industry forums and conferences on these topics and has authored articles for major publications. Ms. Cochran is on the advisory board of the MEF and participates on the judging panel for the MEF’s Awards. Ms. Cochran was chosen by Fierce Telecom as one of the top ten Women in Wireline. She has also been recognized among the 25 Unsung Heroes of the Internet.

Prior to founding Vertical Systems Group, Ms. Cochran was marketing director at a venture-funded network equipment company. Her prior experience includes technical and sales management positions at several technology firms.

Rosemary's Latest Posts
2019 U.S. Fiber Lit Buildings LEADERBOARD
AT&T ranks #1 for fourth consecutive year; Fiber Lit Buildings exceed one millionBOSTON, MA, April 2, 2020 – Vertical Systems Group’s ...
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First Certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Service Providers Announced
"Our research shows a direct relationship between a commitment to MEF certification and the business success of market leading companies ...
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Why Are Global Ethernet Providers Ready for MEF LSO Sonata?
By Rosemary Cochran, Principal & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems Group.Service providers throughout the world are ready to implement the newly standardized ...
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Video: Status of LSO Sonata APIs for Inter-Provider Automation
Rosemary Cochran, Principal & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems Group, discusses industry adoption of LSO Sonata APIs for inter-provider service automation, beginning ...
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STATFlash: Ethernet Bandwidth Surges on Migration to Gigabit Services
Latest research analyzes the dynamics of Ethernet bandwidth, ports, revenue and pricing BOSTON, MA, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 – Vertical Systems ...
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Managed SD-WAN Services Reality Check
By Rosemary Cochran May 16, 2019 More than one hundred SD-WAN products and services are available now – with more ...
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STATFlash: U.S. Business Fiber Availability: 59.6% vs. 9.9%
By Rosemary Cochran New deployments of optical fiber to commercial buildings and data centers continue to steadily climb. However, a ...
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Outlook: IoT, Smart Cities & Infrastructure
Posted by Rosemary Cochran How will tech-driven cities get smarter and more connected? Look to Los Angeles - a city ...
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Video: MEF18 Keynote Panel - Automated, Virtualized & Interconnected Networks Powered by LSO, SDN & NFV
Moderator: Rosemary Cochran, Principal & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems Group Andrew Dugan, CTO, CenturyLink Kevin Sheehan, CTO of the Americas, Ciena ...
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Drivers for Service Innovation, SD-WAN and MEF 3.0
Posted by Rosemary CochranAmong the many topics explored during a lively Service Innovation Panel discussion at MEF17 were Service Innovation, SD-WAN ...
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