Program Participant

Program Participant

Pascal Menezes

CTO, MEF
USA

Pascal serves as CTO and Advisory Director for MEF and is a former Principal at Microsoft Skype for Business Global Carrier Group. Pascal is a proven technology thought leader, sales evangelist, product manager and seasoned IP architect with decades of experience in internetworking, next-generation information systems, and communication architectures. As the founder of TSCM Technology he is focused on the building of cloud scale architectures and real-time media networks using Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO).  

As one of the leading industry experts in Unified Communication (UC) and SDN he is a UCStrategies Expert,  pioneer of Unified Communications (UC and Software Defined Networks (SDN),  Chair of UC SDN Task Group at International Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC),  Vice-Chair of Open Network Foundation (ONF) NBI Working Group and Co-Founder and former Vice-Chair of Wi-Fi Alliance Task Group Mobile Multimedia Over Wi-Fi.

You can find Pascal Menezes in:

Industry Briefings 1
Sunday, 15 January 2017
11.00–12.30

Proceedings:

Dynamic Third Network Services for the Digital Economy and Hyper-connected World

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Abstract

The MEF is focused on enabling dynamic Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world, providing businesses an on-demand, cloud-connected, secure, and assured experience. The MEF provides a practical evolution toward interconnected, orchestrated, and automated networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV implementations. The MEF has established a technical framework that includes architecture, information models, services, operational processes, open source implementations, and certification programs. MEF's work is conducted internally and – under the guidance of the MEF UNITE program – in cooperation with global standards organizations and open source projects.

This presentation will explain how LSO is the critical enabler of automated and virtualized networks built with SDN and NFV. Currently, Service providers need LSO capabilities and supporting API to overcome OSS and BSS obstacles that prevent them from realizing the full benefits of emerging SDN & NFV technologies.  LSO encompasses all network domains that require coordinated inter-operator end-to-end management and control to deliver on-demand cloud connectivity services and to assure their overall quality and security.

Highlights:

  • Enterprise business drivers for on-demand, agile, automated, cloud-connected connectivity services
  • Enabling services innovation by leveraging the global Carrier Ethernet services footprint, adding LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration), SDN and NFV
  • Dynamic services development: Not a greenfield play – protecting investments through a practical roadmap
  • LSO and the pending impact on operator wholesale businesses
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