Ethernet Innovation Corporate Sponsorship

Global Press & Analyst Conference

May 23, 8:30am to 6:30pm

An opportunity for sponsors to brief IT press and analysts from more than 35 countries across the globe

Attendees: PRIVATE – Corporate Sponsors Only

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Thursday 23rd May
Technology Today – Networking with the International ICT Media

8:00 – 8:30 am Conference registrations and coffee/tea refreshments
8:30 – 8:50 am Opening keynote – A Vision for the Internet Age
We invite an icon of the Internet Age to play his vision over two main themes: where the Internet might at best take us, and what are the human and societal factors that could disrupt that progress.
8:50 – 9:00 am Keynote Interview & Audience Q&A
9:00 – 9:30 am Ethernet and the Cloud
Content providers and telcos are scrambling to build data centers offering comprehensive
software, platform or infrastructure services, but the question remains: how to deliver Cloud services widely, reliably and securely to the client base?With this in mind the MEF, in conjunction with Bob Metcalfe and Nan Chen, launched Carrier Ethernet 2.0 least year and just recently announced availability of the first CE 2.0 certified products – how can CE 2.0 fulfill its promise as the strategic enabler of Cloud Computing?
9:30 – 10:00 am SDN is not the future – it’s NOW!
Don’t be fooled that SDN is just an academic exercise – it’s already out there getting results. And yes, it’s also an amazing future… Our panel debates the challenges of competing globally with today’s Cloud giants, and discusses further opportunities around verticalization and radical new partnership models.
10:00 – 10:30 am Head2Head session: Rock Solid Datacenter Solutions – Which would YOU choose?
Have datacenter architectures evolved on the right lines for today’s dynamic business environment and targeted attacks? Four leading vendors give an ’elevator pitch’, explaining how their solutions would do better – and your vote determines the winner.
10:30 – 10:50 am Coffee break
10:50 – 11:30 am The new wireless standard. Breakthrough? Or more of the same?
802.11ac reduces interference and promises seven times the throughput. What more might it deliver to the mobile user? Our vendor panel each get three minutes to present the core of their vision, before a jury of analyst experts.… And, in the long run, all of us users will be among the winners.
11:30 – 12:00 noon The enemy at work, in the home, and on the networks
Will Ethernet, the world’s common business language, become the common language of crime? An industry analyst invites top security solution vendors to discuss what their companies, and the industry as a whole, is doing to meet the challenge of increasingly sophisticated cyber crime.
12:00 – 12:20 pm Grand Closing Keynote by Bob Metcalfe
What could be more appropriate after celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ethernet, than to have Bob Metcalfe himself pick his choice of the two days’ highlights and add his closing comments and vision for the future of Ethernet.
12:20 – 12:30 pm Closing Keynote Interview & Audience Q&A
12:30 – 1:30 pm Luncheon
Briefings with press & analysts
1:30 – 6:30 pm A schedule of 30 minute round table briefing sessions between sponsors, press and analysts
We have brought together ICT press and analysts from more than 30 countries for this event. Media groups will be divided into three tracks – Americas, EMEA and APAC – for sponsors to select the
briefings of their choice.
6:30 pm Close of formal conference sessions
7:00 pm Opportunity for an organization to host a cocktail reception and/or private dinner for international press and analysts

Friday 24th May

An opportunity for international press to visit two organizations in Silicon Valley and then head to San Francisco airport after lunch