I am really excited about the MPLS Conference 2010 to be held in Washington D.C. next week.
Whilst we have a fantastic agenda of industry leaders who are scheduled to speak at the conference, Cisco in particular will be highly engaged starting with the Sunday, October 24th Tutorial on Mobile Packet Core with Azhar Sayeed, Cisco.
On Monday October 25th, Cisco’s Luyuan Fang will co-present with Nabil Bitar (Verizon) and Raymond Zhang (BT), on “MPLS-TP Deployment Scenarios and Design Considerations.”
I will present on “Network Enabled Cloud and Service Models.”
The day will end with a panel co-chaired by Dave McDysan (Verizon) and Deborah Brugnard (AT&T) that includes Cisco Distinguished Engineer, George Swallow to discuss MPLS-TP and Ethernet OAM, “Peaceful Co-Existence or Continuing Competition.”
As we move to Tuesday morning, October 26th, Cisco Distinguished Engineer, George Swallow will present on “Recovery Strategies MPLS-TP.”
Cisco, Director, Azhar Sayeed, will present on “Off Loading in Mobile, ” to be followed in the afternoon by Cisco’s Santiago Alvarez who will speak about “Point to Multipoint Layer-2 Video Transport Over MPLS.”
October 26th will end on a vendor panel discussion to be chaired by Andy Malis from Verizon on OAM Harmonization, that will include Azhar Sayeed once again.
On Wednesday, October 27th there will be a co-authored Cisco presentation from Ori Gerstel, Principal Engineer and IEEE Felllow; Clarence FilsFils, Cisco Distinguished Engineer and Rob Batchellor, Cisco Product Management for Optical, on the topic of “Does OTN Really Make Sense for Router By Pass?”
Finally, Cisco Technical Leaders Zafar Ali and Ijsbrand Wijnands will present on “Sub-50 msec Fast-Reroute (RFF) of mLDP and Multicast Traffic.”
In summary, I do expect that the MPLS 2010 Conference will stimulate provocative discussions and look forward to seeing you there!