Monday, March 11, 2013
1:30 p.m. -
2:15 p.m. 
A Key to Network Evolution: Trends in Ethernet over Copper

Ethernet over Copper (EoC) technology is a proven facilitator to the migration of TDM to IP technology. With continued improvements, service providers will have more capabilities for offering customers high-speed access choices. During this session, speakers will provide details about new EoC products and technologies and forecast future trends in the market.
Sean Buckley
Senior Editor
Prayson Pate
Chief Technologist
Overture Networks
  Kurt Raaflaub
Senior Manager, Carrier Networks Product Marketing
  Sameer Shah
Director Product Management
Positron Access
  Russ Shipley
Senior Vice President, Wholesale and Network Services
2:30 p.m. -
3:15 p.m. 
Sudden Impact: How Cloud Services Affect the Network and Drive Business Transformation

Cloud services are experiencing unprecedented growth across all vertical markets. But as they grow, there are numerous issues that can impact cloud computing performance and the affect on the network. This session will examine some of the various points within the cloud where telecommunications factors can impact cloud performance. Speakers also will share insights into the latest cloud-based infrastructure and technologies that can improve operational efficiency and discuss accelerating service providers' abilities to offer an enhanced multimodal user experience with HD voice and video as a way to boost brand loyalty and service revenues. In addition, the practical applications of software defined networking (SDN) technology for planning, managing and verifying network services also will be reviewed.

Moderator: Eric Clelland
Co-Founder, CMO, and Vice President of North American Sales
Mannix O’Connor
Director of Technical Marketing
MRV Communications
  Dan Quandt
GM for Service Providers
IntelePeer, Inc.
  John Summersett

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
8 a.m. -
10 a.m. 
Ethernet Access Services – The Secret Sauce for Service Provider Growth
Presented by Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)

This first-of–a-kind, two-hour mini-event will reveal how Ethernet access services are enabling a wide group of service providers to capitalize on market opportunities and build new revenue streams. Triggered by recent Carrier Ethernet developments known as CE 2.0, attendees will learn how buying and selling wholesale Ethernet Services can be simplified and accelerated, how key vertical market applications are enabled and gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of the services and technologies involved.

8 a.m. -
8:10 a.m.
Carrier Ethernet 2.0 - Enabling the Growth of Ethernet Access Services
Introductory keynote
Speaker: Craig Waldrop
Global Marketing Co-Chair for MEF and Senior Product Manager
8:15 a.m. -
8:40 a.m.
Service Fundamentals and Standardized E-Access Services
Discussion about the basic types of Carrier Ethernet services, their use and benefits, as well as new E-Access services and certification.
Speaker: Rammy Bahalul
Vice President of Marketing
Omnitron Systems
8:40 a.m. -
9:05 a.m.
Accelerating Business with E-Access: A Practical Guide for Buyers and Sellers
Hear from both a buying and selling service provider about the practical implications of deployment.
Mike Gearin
Director of East Division and Wholesale/Carrier segment
tw telecom
  Mary Stanhope
Vice President, Product and Marketing
Global Capacity
9:05 a.m. -
9:45 a.m.
Application and Vertical Market drivers for Carrier Ethernet Access Services
This panel will examine the vertical markets and applications that benefit from the use of Carrier Ethernet, including traditional government, banking, media, medical, distributed franchise applications retail and high performance imaging.  Use of access service for Mobile Backhaul (MBH) also will be addressed.
Tadashi Egami
Vice President, Wholesale Marketing
  James Feger
VP, Network Strategy & Development
  Scott Knox
Director of Solutions Development
Overture Networks
  Taylor Salman
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
Telco Systems
  Brian Walters
Vice President, Engineering, Operations and Managed Services
9:50 a.m. -
10:00 a.m.
A Look to the Future
Find out more about new work-in-progress on cloud services, as well as converged wireless and wireline backhaul .
Speaker: Craig Waldrop
Global Marketing Co-Chair for MEF and Senior Product Manager
10:15 a.m. -
11 a.m. 
Cyber Combat: Tools and Tactics for Preventing Attacks

Companies, government entities, advocacy groups and individuals have fallen prey to cyber attacks, which exploit vulnerabilities in many areas.  As cyber attacks increase in frequency and complexity, what procedures should be implemented to guard against a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack or other security breaches? And, if your business provides cloud services, are there additional steps that need to be considered?  This session will review risk litigation, explain the limitations of the general liability policy and how it contrasts with professional liability. Panelists also will consider security measures for companies adopting “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies.
Moderator: Paul Nicholson
Director of Product Marketing
A10 Networks
Teri Francis
Vice President of Customer Solutions, Global IP Network
NTT America
  Joe Harris
Consulting Systems Engineer
Cisco Systems
  Joeseph Weipert
Senior Vice President, Product Development
UNITEL Insurance
11:15 a.m. -
Noon a.m.
Small Cells Solving Big Problems: Improvements in Coverage and Capacity for Carriers

Data demands on wireless networks are exploding, growing at more than 90 percent a year, according to a July 2012 IEEE report. One of the biggest challenges facing Wireless Service Providers (WSP) is determining how to bring additional capacity to a market that demands a fixed Internet experience whether they are in their office, walking around a campus or on a congested highway. To address this challenge, more and more WSP’s are turning to small cell deployments to solve critical coverage issues and as a cost effective way to enhance the capacity of their networks. This session will explore the WSP ecosystem for small cell deployments and discuss the business opportunity and service offerings for backhaul providers to support the small cell deployments planned for the next 24 months. 

Moderator: Ron Mudry
Tower Cloud
David Dunn
Vice President
Zayo Group
  Jason Miller
Senior Director, lightRadio Small Cells