Light Reading to Host 'Big Telecom Event' Debuting in June 2014
Industry showcase in Chicago, June 17-18, to focus on real-world, cutting-edge technology demonstrations, an interactive conference, and unrivaled networking opportunities.
Sep 26, 2013
NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading, UBM Tech's market-leading online community for the global communications sector, is to host the inaugural Big Telecom Event in Chicago, June 17-18, 2014, to bring real-world, cutting-edge technology demonstrations and insight to the communications service provider executives currently facing some of the toughest decisions of their careers.
Telecom, mobile, cable, datacenter, and large enterprise networking infrastructure operators are reaching critical points in their short-, medium-, and long-term business and networking strategic decision-making processes. The Light Reading organization, in partnership with leading industry organizations such as the Open Networking Foundation (ONF ‒ www.opennetworking.org) and independent technology test facilities, has devised an industry event focused on show floor demonstrations of networking technologies and applications that deliver real insight and tangible value to attendees.
Combining the educational power of interactive conference sessions devised and hosted by Heavy Reading's stable of experienced industry analysts, with multi-vendor interoperability and proof-of-concept networking and application showcases, the event sports the tagline "Specs & Plugs & Rock & Roll." It is geared toward helping attendees better understand concepts such as software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), small cell architectures, next-generation policy and charging, big-data analytics, and mobile network security.
"ONF believes SDN will pervade nearly every aspect of network operators' businesses in a beneficial way, and a show such as the Big Telecom Event, with its focus on proof-of-concept live showcases, will help educate and inspire network operators of all types," stated ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt. "This is the kind of event the industry needs, and we're jazzed to be involved from its inception."
"This event is all about bringing real value to network operator decision-makers and their key supplier partners through an unrivaled mix of show floor displays, incisive conference sessions, and structured, targeted networking opportunities," said Light Reading founder Stephen Saunders. "Big Telecom Event attendees will leave the show with greater insight into the hottest telecom trends and the relevance of those developments to their everyday working lives. And, of course, they'll also have had to chance to share their experiences, and party hard, with other industry go-getters."
"This event stands for everything that we're about – informing and entertaining the telecom community," stated Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. "This will be the standout industry event of 2014. Socks will be knocked off," he added in typical British understatement.
The Big Telecom Event will take place on June 17 and 18 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Light Reading
Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is a research-led media company serving the global communications market. Lightreading.com 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, and The Tower Summit @ CTIA, as well as focused, one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.
About UBM Tech
UBM Tech (http://www.ubm.com/tech) is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market ‒ engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
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