We’ve got big (telecom) news! Chicago is already home to deep dish pizza, lake effect snow and the Magnificent Mile, but in 2 weeks it will host telecom industry movers and shakers! Wireside is a media partner of Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event, being held June 17-18 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. The Big Telecom Event (BTE) is an industry-first event designed to bridge the gap in the telecom industry between technology know-how and business acumen.
The BTE will cover some of the industry’s hottest topics, such as NFV, SDN, and the carrier cloud. The event comprises a best-in-class conference with show floor demonstrations of networking technologies and applications that deliver real insight and tangible value to attendees.
Wireside’s Senior Account Executive, Christine Carlson, will be traveling to Chicago to attend, and our clients NTT America and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) will share real-world experience and expertise acquired as leaders in the telecom industry. NTT America’s CTO Doug Junkins will join the panel Virtualization Innovation: Service Providers in Action (Tuesday, June 17, from 10-11 a.m.), and will also speak on the panel Network Management & Orchestration Challenges for SDN/NFV (Wednesday, June 18, from 3:45-4:45 p.m.). In addition, Marion Dillon, Home Networking Manager at the UNH-IOL, will be demonstrating her latest study of end-to-end NFV. The full agenda can be viewed here.
Next week Joya and I will head to Durham, New Hampshire to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Since 2010, we’ve served as the agency of record for this premier independent provider of conformance and interoperability testing services for the networking industry.
Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL has worked with some of the world’s leading technology companies to introduce new, innovative products and services to market, while preparing the next generation of engineers. With a unique model of blending industry expertise with an educational mission, the lab employs more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students that gain hands-on experience with developing technologies such as Automotive Ethernet, Home Networking (think “Connected Home”) and the next generation Internet protocol, IPv6.
On Monday, September 16 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET, Wireside will join industry and community leaders from across New Hampshire, distinguished UNH-IOL alumni, and current staff and students to commemorate the lab’s significant milestone. The event will feature interactive demonstrations of the latest technical advancements, tours of the UNH-IOL’s 32,000 square-foot facility, and remarks from special guests such senior vice president of engineering for Enterasys Networks, Dave Kjendal; UNH president, Mark Huddleston; and CEO and founder of QA Café, Joe McEachern. Erica Johnson, director of the UNH-IOL, and Amy Davies, UNH computer science student and UNH-IOL employee, will also address the audience.
If you’re a member of the press or analyst communities and are interested in attending the event to connect with the IT leaders of today and tomorrow, and learn about the UNH-IOL’s involvement with testing various cutting edge technologies, please let us know!