Specs, Plugs, And Rock & Roll
June 17-18, 2014 | Chicago
Light Reading, in partnership with leading industry organizations including the Open Networking Foundation and independent technology test facilities, has devised an industry event focused on show floor demonstrations of networking technologies and applications that deliver real insight and tangible value to attendees. Taking place in Chicago over two full days in June, the BIG Telecom Event (BTE) will be a single big-tent event that aggregates all the hottest areas across our industry – including SDN/NFV and the carrier cloud, Ethernet, packet-optical transport, mobile backhaul, 4G/small cells, service provider IT, content management, and business services
VP of Transport, Aggregation and IP & Fixed Access in the CTO Team at Deutsche Telekom; Board Member of the Open Networking Forum
Principal Architect and Manager of Network Architecture, Google
Senior Technology Expert, Telefónica
VP & GM, Cloud Business Unit, Alcatel-Lucent
Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
Senior Project Manager, Deutsche Telekom; also heads NGMN NGCOR
Vice President of Development & Operations, Pinsight Media at Sprint
Director of Optical Transport Networks, Verizon
CTO of Verizon Terremark
CTO, NTT America
Director of Business Intelligence, Tata Communications
VP of Network Strategy and Development, CenturyLink
Service Provider Participants
Much More Than Just a World's Fair for Telecom
BTE will bring together experts in all those areas and provide them with a central point where they can meet, tap the wisdom of the telecom crowd, and see live demos of the very latest solutions to their most pressing business challenges.
BTE dispenses with the expo format in favor of a living, breathing demo space hosted by Light Reading, combined with an elite conference hosted by UBM's Heavy Reading research division.
Topics to be covered by Heavy Reading
Senior Analysts include:
Defining Transport SDN
Sterling Perrin will look at the most promising path forward for software-defined networking (SDN) in the transport segment of the telecom network, where virtualization will have a very different impact than in the datacenter environs where it started.
Threat Detection in Mobile Networks
Patrick Donegan will share his unique insights into how security is evolving in the complex mobile ecosystem and what network operators must be doing to ensure the safety of their networks and their customers' data.
Smarter Telecom/Service Provider IT
Ari Banerjee, Caroline Chappell, and Graham Finnie will explore the details of the transformation taking place in the back-office realm of telecom operators, where IT trends are supplanting legacy network management, virtualization is promising near-term complexity but long-term simplicity, and data analytics holds the key to smarter operations.
Virtualization for Mobile Operators
Both SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) have compelling applications in the fastest-growing segment of telecom, the mobility sector, but as Gabriel Brown will detail, virtualization has specific requirements and challenges in the mobile core, the backhaul network, and the Radio Access Network (RAN).
Jim Hodges and Roz Roseboro will pinpoint how network operators are changing their network operations literally from the ground up to compete more effectively against the likes of Google and Amazon in the race to deliver effective and secure datacenter services.
A Living, Breathing Demo Space and Conference
Application & Service Zones
The largest demonstrations in the center of the show
Demonstrations taking place throughout BTE
Meeting & Relaxation Spaces
Designed for personal networking
Private Meeting Rooms
Available for proprietary or confidential confabs
Top Flight Sessions
Industry education panels, roundtables, workshops, and more