Webinar: Business Benefits of Becoming a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional
Webinar: Business Benefits of Becoming a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional

This webinar will present findings from the first independent study to measure the value of MEF’s Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) certification program. Conducted by Vertical Systems Group, the research study was focused on gaining objective input directly from MEF-CECPs to analyze if and how certification actually impacts job performance, career advancement and company success in the Carrier Ethernet (CE) market.

The research study is based on responses from 330 MEF-CECPs from 38 countries worldwide who work for service providers, equipment vendors, software suppliers and other firms. Highlights of the findings include an effectiveness rating of 9 out of 10 for improvements in the typical CE sales process and even higher on order processing flow improvements.

In this webinar, two leading service providers with more than 450 MEF-CECPs in their organizations (Level 3 Communications & Charter Communications) will provide testimonials on the value of MEF-CECP certification and share the business benefits that can be reaped by having a highly skilled CE-focused professional work force.

We look forward to your participation in this informative webinar. Register now.

Speakers:

  • Bruno Giguere, Director of Product Marketing, MEF (moderator)
  • Erin Dunne, Director of Research, Vertical Systems Group
  • John Morgan, Senior Director, Global Sales Training and Performance, Level 3 Communications
  • Tammy Famularo, Sr. Network Sales Engineer, Charter Communications
  • Craig Easley, President, Carrier Ethernet Academy
Webinar
June 21, 2016
Telecom Exchange 2016
Telecom Exchange 2016

Vertical Systems Group is a Media Partner for this event.

New York City, NY
June 21, 2016
NetEvents Global Cloud Innovation Awards
NetEvents Global Cloud Innovation Awards

Erin Dunne is on the judging panels for the following Cloud Innovation Awards:

  • SDN Solution for the Enterprise
  • Cloud Datacenter Solution
Rome, Italy
March 17, 2016
Webinar: New Dynamic Network Services Powered by CE 2.0, LSO, SDN and NFV
Webinar: New Dynamic Network Services Powered by CE 2.0, LSO, SDN and NFV

The Carrier Ethernet market is evolving from static connectivity services toward dynamic network services that provide an on-demand, assured, and secure experience with user-directed control over network resources and cloud connectivity. To assess the impact of this transition, the MEF recently worked with Vertical Systems Group on a new study, Dynamic ‘Third Network’ Connectivity Services Enabled by LSO, SDN and NFV, that involved a global survey of service providers, technology vendors, and other industry professionals.

This webinar replay covers key findings from the survey and also includes additional insight gained from real-world service provider experiences in offering dynamic network services.

  • How and when revenue-generating dynamic services will impact the market
  • The drivers, benefits, and challenges of deploying dynamic services
  • Available & planned dynamic capabilities that customers can control on their own networks
  • The role that LSO, SDN and NFV will play alongside CE 2.0 in driving the market forward.

Speakers:
> Stan Hubbard, Director of Communications and Research, MEF (Moderator)
> Rosemary Cochran, Principal, Vertical Systems Group
> Adam Saenger, Vice President – Global Prod. Mgmt. & Dev., Level 3 Communications

Webinar
February 25, 2016
The Future of Cable Business Services 2015
The Future of Cable Business Services 2015

Erin Dunne participates in the Analyst wrap up session, moderates the Keeping the Ethernet Edge panel and dissects Cable MSO’s Ethernet success and challenges operators face in the enterprise market on Light Reading TV.

Westin Times Square, NYC
December 1, 2015
MEF GEN15 Global Ethernet Networking Conference
MEF GEN15 Global Ethernet Networking Conference

Vertical Systems Group is on the advisory board and is a contributing Industry Analyst firm for this event.

Dallas, TX
November 16, 2015
Telecom Exchange 2015
Telecom Exchange 2015

Vertical Systems Group is a Media Partner for this event.
Rosemary Cochran moderates CEO Roundtable #2
Topic: Rural Broadband– The Need, The Numbers, and Emerging Technology
Panel Speakers:
Pete Aquino, Chairman, President & CEO, Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks
Shawn Mills, President & CEO, Green House Data
Rich Ruben, Vice Chairman, PEG Bandwidth
Rob Barlow, CEO, WireIE

New York City, NY
June 24, 2015
Innovations Webinar Series: Differentiating Your Wholesale Ethernet Services in a Changing Market
Innovations Webinar Series: Differentiating Your Wholesale Ethernet Services in a Changing Market

This webinar covers:

  • The latest research and trends on the growing wholesale CE 2.0 Ethernet services market
  • How CE 2.0 E-Access certification (and in the future E-Transit certification) is becoming more important in the RFP process
  • MEF’s new Services Interconnect (MEF-SI) program that is enabling small wholesale access Operators worldwide to increase their revenue and market share.

Speakers:
Stan Hubbard, Director of Communications & Research, MEF.  Moderator.
Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group
Bob Mandeville, President, Iometrix
Matthew Duckworth, Marketing Director, Verizon

Webinar
June 16, 2015
NetEvents Global Cloud Innovation Summit - 2015
NetEvents Global Cloud Innovation Summit – 2015

Erin Dunne participates in analyst roundtables and chairs an SDN/NFV debate session called “One Two Three – that’s how network’s meant to be…”.  She is also on the judging panels for the Cloud Innovation Awards and the Clouded Leopards Den Awards.

Tiburon, CA
April 23, 2015
The Future of Cable Business Services 2014
The Future of Cable Business Services 2014

Erin Dunne participates in the Analyst wrap up session and moderates the Ethernet Everywhere panel.  In this panel, she will provide an update on the Carrier Ethernet services market and address how Cable MSOs continue to capture share of this multi-billion dollar industry.  This roundtable features speakers from Cox Business, Charter Business, Comcast Business and Juniper Networks.

Westin Times Square, NYC
December 2, 2014
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