Ethernet inventor ignites the fire of creativity at GEN14

Date: Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:35

Ethernet inventor ignites the fire of creativity at GEN14
Keynote presented Third Network as stimulus for businesses to leverage Global success of Carrier Ethernet

MEF GEN14 ( is hosting the largest gathering of Carrier Ethernet, SDN, NFV, optical, and cloud service expert speakers ever assembled in North America. On the first day, Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet Inventor and University of Texas Professor of Innovation, delivered a compelling keynote on the future of innovation along with Nan Chen, President of the MEF and Mark Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW Global.
Earlier this year, Bob Metcalfe and Nan Chen launched the Third Network vision that delivers Internet-like agility and ubiquity with CE 2.0 performance and security. GEN14 will demonstrate how the industry is embracing this vision and network paradigm, and will launch with a strong message about adopting a new vital spirit of cooperation between academia, government and business. The big question will be - If the Internet was able to revive even a spark of the enlightenment spirit that launched the industrial and technological revolutions, what greater stimulus might the Third Network present?
The live Proof of Concept (PoC) showcase is the focal point of the GEN14 event and give a glimpse into how the Third Network in action can empower innovation and create endless business opportunities for service providers. The showcase features leading-edge implementations of dynamic cloud-centric services with SDN, NFV, automated provisioning, service orchestration, and other innovations.
Showcase participants include: Allstream, Tata Communications, Amartus, Transition Networks, CenturyLink, Ciena, Cyan, Oracle, InfoVista: WebNMS, Omnitron Systems, VeEX.
GEN14 represents an extraordinary opportunity to engage with nearly 115 world-class expert speakers and hundreds of other attending professionals who are shaping the future of global networking.  Registrants from more than 325 organizations from 36+ countries plan to attend the event.
GEN14’s 110 sponsors and event partners include: Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Cox Business, Lumos Networks, PCCW Global, Tata Communications, XO, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper Networks, Ciena, Fujitsu Network Communications, Oracle, and many more.

Above, Bob Metcalf, Ethernet Inventor and University of Texas Professor of Innovation
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