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MEF is pleased to announce it is on track to assemble a world-class line-up of more than 110 service and technology expert speakers at the MEF18 global networking event, held 29 October – 2 November 2018 at the JW Marriott LA LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

 “MEF18 has emerged as the must-attend event for senior communications professionals as the industry embraces the MEF 3.0 framework for defining, delivering, and certifying assured services across automated networks,” said Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF. “We are proud to host a broad range of experts committed to enabling a new generation of services that provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.”

 Keynotes & Featured Speakers.  Keynote and featured speakers thus far include:

 Service & Interconnection Providers

  • Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW Global
  • Eric Cevis, President, Verizon Partner Solutions
  • Kyle Malady, Chief Network Operations Officer & Acting CTO, Verizon
  • Aamir Hussain, Executive VP & CTO, CenturyLink
  • Brian Lillie, Chief Product Officer, Equinix
  • Michael Strople, President Allstream, Managing Director – Canada, Zayo Group
  • Kevin O’Toole, SVP, Product Management, Comcast Business
  • Shawn Hakl, SVP Business Products, Verizon
  • Jean-Claude Geha, SVP of International Services & Technology, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Stefan Schnitter, SVP Infrastructure, Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net
  • Josh Goodell, VP of Intelligent Edge, AT&T Business
  • Satya Parimi, Group VP, Data Products, Spectrum Enterprise
  • Franck Morales, VP of Marketing Connectivity Services, Orange Business Services
  • John Paul Hemingway, CEO SES Networks
  • Mirko Voltolini, Head of Network on Demand, Colt Technology Services
  • Jeff Lewis, VP of Product Management, Comcast Business
  • Adam Saenger, VP of Product Management, CenturyLink
  • Divesh Gupta, VP Technology and Sales Operations, PCCW Global
  • Luigi Migliaccio, VP Voice, Data & Messaging, International Delivery Unit, Deutsche Telekom
  • David Hughes, VP of Engineering, PCCW Global
  • Bart Oskam, CTO, Eurofiber
  • Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technology, PCCW Global
  • Andy Mayer, PMTS, Network Cloud and Infrastructure, AT&T Labs
  • Daniele Mancuso, Director of Innovation & Engineering, TI Sparkle
  • Brendan Gunn, Director of Product Marketing, Verizon Partner Solutions
  • John Isch, Director of Network & Voice NAM, Orange Business Services
  • Oleg Berzin, Senior Director of Technology Innovation, Equinix
  • Jack Pugaczewski, Distinguished Architect, CenturyLink
  • Ralph Santitoro, Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services, Fujitsu Network Communications


  • Bill Martin, CIO, AEG (ownership in Staples Center, LA Lakers, LA Kings)
  • Gert Vanderstraeten, Principal Enterprise Architect, IT Infrastructure Services, Microsoft
  • Michael Martin, Networking & Security Architect, McKinsey

 Technology Solutions Vendors

  • Kevin Sheehan, CTO of the Americas, Ciena
  • Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO, Accedian
  • Dave Stehlin, General Manager, Lifecycle Service Assurance, Spirent
  • Steve Vogelsang, CTO, IP & Optical Networks, Nokia
  • Hayim Porat, CTO, ECI
  • Steve Marsh, CTO North America, Intraway

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