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CenturyLink Joins Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN Event as Host Sponsor


In addition to CenturyLink, the September event includes top-line keynotes, including Telefonica, Windstream, Verizon, Huawei, Ericsson, Pluribus Networks and PCCW Global

New York, NY, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Light Reading today announced that leading service provider  CenturyLink has been confirmed as Host Sponsor at its premier NFV & Carrier SDNevent. The annual conference, now in its fourth year, focuses on network automation, service assurance, network security, development of innovative services, monetization and more. CenturyLink's Kevin McBride, Principal Architect of SDN & NFV Technologies, is keynoting at the event.

NFV & Carrier SDN, held on September 24-26, 2018, at the Westin Westminster in Denver, Colo., brings together top thought leaders from the global telecommunications industry to delve into real-world issues and NFV and SDN deployment challenges. In addition to McBride, confirmed speakers include:

  •  Antonio Jose Elizondo Armengol, Head, Network Virtualization Strategy & Technology, Telefonica
  •  Bill Walker, Senior Director, Strategy & Advancement, CenturyLink
  •  David Hughes, Vice President, IP Engineering, PCCW Global
  •  Jacqueline Teo, Chief Digital Officer, HGC Global Communications 
  •  John Isch, Practice Director, Network &Voice Center of Excellence, Orange Business Services
  •  Bryce Mitchell, Director, NFV, Cloud, Innovation Labs and Support Networks, TELUS
  •  Eric Troyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Megaport
  •  Mike Kozlowski, Senior Director, Transport & Access, Product Management, Windstream
  •  Ray Watson, Vice President, Global Technology, Masergy
  •  Kevin Sahim, Vice President, Engineering (Managed Services), GTT
  •  Srilakshmi Valisammagari, Senior Technologist & Strategist, SDN/NFV Innovations, Verizon

NFV & Carrier SDN's agenda covers an array of hot topics, including network orchestration, service delivery and assurance, new service development, optical network integration, data center interconnect, policy-driven security and back office automation.

"Network automation is not an industry buzzword, it's a requirement for service providers to succeed in the cloud era. At NFV & Carrier SDN, we've assembled leading operators on the front lines to discuss how SDN and NFV are making automation a reality in their networks," said Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Optical Networking and Transport, Heavy Reading, and one of the event's moderators and presenters. "CenturyLink is a leading innovator in this area, and we are thrilled to have them onboard as Host Sponsor for this event."


●      To learn more about NFV & Carrier SDN, visit the event website

●      To register for NFV & Carrier SDN, go to online registration.

●      For a list of confirmed keynote speakers at NFV & Carrier SDN, see the event agenda.

●      Press and analysts desiring a briefing to learn more about NFV & Carrier SDN or Light Reading should contact Elizabeth Coyne at Light Reading.

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About Light Reading

Light Reading is an independent B2B digital media platform providing daily news analysis and insight for the global communications networking and services industry. Our broad readership and solid reputation make us the leading resource for telecom, mobile and cable network operators, cloud services players and all the companies that develop and supply them with technology, applications and professional services. Light Reading has over 500,000 qualified registered users, our websites attract over 1.3 million monthly page views and our newsletters are sent out to 220,000 opt-in subscribers. Our brand is also active across all social media channels, with over 100,000 members and followers. The Light Reading Group incorporates a dedicated research division, Heavy Reading; more than 15 successful annual industry events, including its flagship Big Communications Event; several targeted online communities, including Security NowConnecting Africa and Broadband World News, that dig even deeper into key areas of the global communications industry; and its sister industry news site

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