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What's new for 2019?

This year you can expect a streamlined agenda covering the key industry topics, powered by Light Reading to deliver tangible insights.

Outstanding New Content


The speaker line up this year is unparalleled, boasting CEOs, CTOs, VPs, Directors and more from leading North American operators.

Hear experts from AT&T, Orange, Verizon, PCCW Global, CenturyLink, Telus, Frontier Communications and many more explore the following hot topics:

  • Network Orchestration
  • Service Delivery & Assurance
  • New Service Deployment
  • Edge Computing
  • 5G
  • SD-WAN
  • Cloud Native Infrastructure

Innovative New Formats


To pack even more into our programme at Network Virtualization & SDN Americas, we have developed several Lightning Talk panels - 5 mini-presentations followed by first-class discussions with our Heavy Reading moderators. Don't miss out from hearing a plethora of perspectives from a thorough mixture of analysts, operators, vendors and industry heavy-weights! 

Lighting Talk topics up for discussion include:

  • Transformation to Automated Networking 
  • SD-WAN OFF: a Longterm Business Model? 
  • The Importance of NFV & SDN to 5G Strategies

New location in Dallas


This year we have found a new home in Dallas, Texas! Known to many as being a hub for thriving technology, Forbes and others are calling Dallas "the next Silicon Valley", making it the perfect place for our industry-leading event.

 Complimenting our move to Dallas, we are excited to announce that AT&T is our official Host Operator for 2019.

In-Depth Complimentary Workshops

Intel® Network Builders Summit

This summit, in conjunction with Network Virtualization & SDN Americas, is a free full-day event open to both CSPs as well as the broader ecosystem. The agenda has been carefully designed with a combination of senior technologist presentations, CSPs keynotes and open forum discussions on the following topics:
 

  • 5G
  • Next Generation Functions
  • Edge Computing
  • Cloud-Native
  • AI
  • Virtualized Networks
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Women in Comms Breakfast Workshop

Join us for the Women in Comms Breakfast Workshop on the morning of September 19th where our panel will address the many potential benefits and opportunities 5G brings to the network, new technologies, organizations and employees – but also takes an honest look at potential barriers 5G could present to women in comms, and how to prepare for those challenges. 

Discussion topics include:

  • How will 5G impact the engineers and network architects at these service providers and equipment manufacturers?
  • What impact will 5G have on hiring decisions, future employment opportunities and for women in comms to break or bump into the glass ceiling?
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Benefits of attending

Meet the global NFV & SDN ecosystem under one roof
Insights from industry heavyweights
Learn about new trends and technologies impacting your business