Expert Keynote Speakers From Ciena, tw telecom & AT&T to Present at Light Reading's Ethernet & SDN Expo 2013, Collocated With Interop in New York City

Aug 2, 2013

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading's Ethernet & SDN Expo, taking place on October 2 and October 3 in New York City, has announced their keynote speakers featuring an exciting lineup from Ciena, tw telecom, and AT&T. Keynote speakers include Rick Dodd, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Ciena; Mike Rouleau, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategy at tw telecom; and Margarget Chiosi, Distinguished Network Architect at AT&T. For more information or to register, visit


This year's Light Reading's Ethernet & SDN Expo is collocating with Interop New York at the Javits Center. Interop is the leading event for IT pros and technology providers delivering insight into the future of IT infrastructure and networking. This revolutionary collocation will create the world's largest event targeting both service providers and IT professionals.

Stan Hubbard, Ethernet & SDN Expo Chair and a Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, said:

These are exciting times for the communications industry and the global Ethernet market in particular. We are undergoing a paradigm shift with potentially huge implications for the providers of Ethernet retail, business, wholesale, mobile backhaul, and cloud services as well as end-users who are poised to benefit in terms of productivity gains and more customized and flexible services and payment options. Speakers at this year's Expo will focus heavily on how the convergence of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and emerging carrier software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies will accelerate the ability of operators to develop and deliver more scalable, dynamic, and customized services and applications more rapidly, over much more efficient networks.

Eighty industry experts – including nearly three dozen service provider professionals – participated as speakers in last year's Expo, which was the first major event in North America to explore the power promise of combining CE 2.0 with SDN. This year's Expo will build upon that success by bringing together a stellar line up of service and technology speakers from a multitude of carriers, equipment vendors, and analyst firms.

To date, sponsors for 2013 include Super Platinum Sponsor Ciena; Platinum sponsors tw telecom, Alcatel-Lucent, Overture, and RAD; and Gold Sponsors ADVA Optical Networking, CYAN, EXFO, Fujitsu, MRV, OST, Omnitron Systems, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Transition Networks, Transmode, VeEX, and Wireside Communications. Participating service providers and industry organizations include AT&T, Comcast, Global Capacity, One Source Networks, the Open Networking Foundation, Telx, Verizon, XO, and others to be announced.

Moderating Heavy Reading analysts and Light Reading editors include Caroline Chappell, Patrick Donegan, Jim Hodges, Sterling Perrin, and Ray LeMaistre.

For more information or to register for Ethernet & SDN Expo 2013, visit

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About Ethernet & SDN Expo 2013
Ethernet & SDN Expo 2013 is designed to meet the information needs of service providers and enterprises that are working out what next-generation services and applications to deploy and what infrastructures will help them do this in the most cost-effective and productive manner. The conference will provide unprecedented networking opportunities for professionals involved in both the Carrier Ethernet and SDN communities.

About Interop
Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision makers achieve business success. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations, and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit

About Light Reading
Light Reading ( is a research-led media company serving the global communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis for more than 300,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events, including TelcoTV; Ethernet Expo New York; Ethernet Expo London; The Tower Summit @ CTIA; as well as focused, one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

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