MEF GEN14 Global Ethernet Networking Conference
MEF GEN14 Global Ethernet Networking Conference

The inaugural gathering of the Ethernet community defining the future of network-enabled cloud, data and mobile services powered by the convergence of CE 2.0, SDN and NFV technologies.  Vertical Systems Group is on the advisory board and is a contributing Industry Analyst firm for this event.

  • Erin Dunne is moderating the following session: Service Provider Perspectives – Business Benefits Of Connecting Everyone & Everything With Ethernet and presenting a MEF Ethernet Excellence Award
  • Rosemary Cochran is moderating Unlocking Revenues With Standardized CE 2.0 Wholesale E-Access Services panel and participating in the Industry Analyst Roundtable – Key GEN14 Takeaways & Advice For Navigating Through The Market Transition
Washington, DC
November 17, 2014
NetEvents Global Press & Analyst Summit - 2014
NetEvents Global Press & Analyst Summit – 2014

Erin Dunne conducts an onstage guest speaker interview about NFV implementation, participates in analyst roundtables and judges the Cloud Innovation Awards

Silicon Valley, CA
March 27, 2014
Telecom Exchange West 2014
Telecom Exchange West 2014

Vertical Systems Group is a Media Partner for this event.
Rosemary Cochran moderates CEO Roundtable #2
Topic: Burstable Transport: The Challenges and Opportunities
Panel Speakers:
Erick Contag, COO, GlobeNet
Wes Hanemayer, Vice President Video Services, Hibernia Networks
Mark Taylor, Vice President Media & IP Services, Level 3
Adam Saenger, Vice President Portfolio Management, tw telecom

Denver, CO
March 6, 2014
The Future of Cable Business Services 2013
The Future of Cable Business Services 2013

Erin Dunne participates in the Analyst Wrap-Up and moderates the Ethernet Everywhere panel.  She will provide an update on how Cable MSOs are playing in the Carrier Ethernet services market and address the prime challenges that remain for the industry.
Panel speakers:
> Brian Rose, Director of Product Development for Networking Services, Cox Business
> Vik Saxena, Cable Solutions and Strategy, Alcatel-Lucent
> Andrew Smith, Chief Architect, Cable MSO Networks, Juniper
> Andy Striegler, Vice President, Rogers Carrier Services, Rogers Business Solutions
> Michael Tighe, Executive Director, Data Services, Comcast Business Services

Westin Times Square, NYC
December 4, 2013
More Packets, Less Box. Changing the Economics of 10GbE Metro
More Packets, Less Box. Changing the Economics of 10GbE Metro

Learn how Ciena is changing the economics of 10GbE metro aggregation and service delivery.
Erin Dunne from Vertical Systems Group discusses the growth of Carrier Ethernet worldwide, the surge in demand for gigabit bandwidth and the challenges ahead as service providers plan for network transformation.  Replay available

Webinars - U.S., EMEA and Asia/Pacific
October 17, 2013
Telecom Exchange 2013
Telecom Exchange 2013

Vertical Systems Group is a Media Partner for this event.
JSA TV interview with Erin Dunne on The Nation’s Fiber Gap at Telecom Exchange 2013.  Watch video

New York City, NY
June 26, 2013
Ethernet Innovation Summit + NetEvents Global Press & Analyst Summit
Ethernet Innovation Summit + NetEvents Global Press & Analyst Summit

Erin Dunne Moderates the panel, Ethernet and the Cloud.
Topic: What can Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and the new CloudEthernet Forum do to be strategic enablers of Cloud Computing?
Speakers: Aquantia, CloudEthernet Forum, Comcast, Intel, MEF.  Read article

Mountain View, CA
May 22, 2013
Bob Metcalfe Keynote at MEF Americas Carrier Ethernet Summit & Quarterly Meeting
MEF Americas Carrier Ethernet Summit

The MEF Americas Carrier Ethernet Summit features a keynote by Ethernet Inventor, Bob Metcalfe, and focuses on innovation, showcasing how operators, cloud-providers and manufacturers are leveraging Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0

Rosemary Cochran:  Conducts a fireside chat with Bob Metcalfe, following his keynote. Watch video
Erin Dunne:  Discusses CE 2.0 with Bob Metcalfe, Nan Chen and Bob Mandeville. Watch video

San Diego, CA
January 29, 2013
NetEvents Americas Press & Analyst Summit - 2012
NetEvents Americas Press & Analyst Summit – 2012

Erin Dunne provides overview, chairs conference debate session
Topic: Carrier Ethernet’s Role in Boosting Operators’ Profit
Speakers: MEF, Accedian, Tower Cloud, Telco Systems

Miami, FL
July 25, 2012
MEF Annual Meeting - 2012
MEF Annual Meeting – 2012

Erin Dunne presents Vertical Systems Group’s Outlook on the Global & U.S. Ethernet Services Markets

Miami, FL
July 24, 2012