International SDN & NFV congress announce full details & plans for 2014

LONDON, 20th May 2014 – International research firm, IIR Telecoms & Technology, today SDN NFV 2014 Brochure

announce the full details of SDN & NFV 2014. This marks the third year of Europe’s focal congress for the telecoms SDN & NFV community. International telecommunication service providers and key industry vendors have been confirmed to present the latest work and success-cases pertaining to the future of Software-Defined Networking & Network Functions Virtualization. Keynote presentations will be delivered by:

Google: Geng Lin | CTO – Corporate Networks

Facebook: Omar Baldonado | Manager, Infrastructure Software Engineering

T-Systems: Olaf Schnapauff | CTO – Global Cloud Computing

IBM: Igor Marty | Chief Systems Network Engineer

BT: Colin Bannon | CTO & Chief Architect

Sprint: Fred Feisullin | Senior Network Architect – CTO

The impressive list of contributors for 2014’s congress reflects the increased attention the industry is devoting to SDN and NFV. As well as the high profile speaking faculty, the additional features taking place across the 3 days in September are generating unprecedented interest in the event.

“The initial responses & interest we’ve received prior to the launch of SDN & NFV 2014 has been overwhelming. As one of the longest running events in the sector, and with a rich & successful heritage in delivering outstanding SDN & NFV related expos & conferences, we’re really excited about this year’s show!” commented Tim Skinner, SDN & NFV research lead at IIR Telecoms & Technology.

Event overview

SDN & NFV 2014 is Europe’s leading, dedicated congress for the burgeoning Software Defined Networking, Network Virtualization & Cloud community. Since inception in 2012, the event has experienced tremendous growth as the industry has increased investment in the technologies.

The 2014 event features over 90 speakers at time of writing. The programme offers case studies, live demonstrations, debates, and live Q&A sessions across 3 full days.

SDN & NFV 2014 also features four unique sessions, never before seen at any other event in Europe:

  • The SDN Hackathon 2014
  • The SDN Show & Tell Solutions Showcase
  • Europe’s first ever NFV Proof of Concept Focus Session
  • Europe’s first ever Network Orchestration Forum & SDN Application Developers’ Forum

Plenary sessions will see congress delegates witness keynote presentations from C-level and senior management representatives of Google, Facebook, BT, T-Systems, Sprint, Verizon, Orange, Telefonica, KVH, OpenDaylight Foundation, the European Commission, and many more.

More than 30 of the industry’s finest technology vendors will be demonstrating solutions and advising attendees on future roadmaps for SDN & NFV in a packed exhibition, which sold out in 2013.

Officially hosted by Orange, SDN & NFV 2014 will be held at the Acropolis Convention Center in Nice, France, between September 15-17 and will be run alongside Ethernet World. Telecoms Service Providers can register to attend the show for free via the conference website:

Event Information:

15 – 17 September 2014

The Acropolis Convention Center

Nice, France

For further information, please contact:

Tim Skinner

Series Producer | SDN & NFV World Series

IIR Telecoms & Technology

+44 (0) 207 017 5835


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