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An Invitation to meet industry leaders
who are shaping the Future of Networking
Just as the introduction of the personal computer in the 1980s revolutionised business practices and efficiency, it is becoming abundantly clear that Software-Defined Networking (SDN) in combination with Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) will be the first quantum leap in networking in decades. Championed by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), SDN and the OpenFlow protocol put the users in charge of how their network operates and opens up networking to the unlimited innovation possibilities of open software and programmable control.
You are invited to Europe’s principal conference for network innovation
Join the SDN and NFV ecosystem at this sixth World Congress - the industry's principal network innovation knowledge exchange.
The first SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, organised in Darmstadt in 2012, was a ground-breaking event that attracted over 350 registered delegates from 130 companies. This was a senior level conference, with 40+ Executive (CxO, VP level) and numerous Head of functions, reflecting the strategic importance and rapidly developing market of Software-Defined Networking.
2013-2016 saw rapid growth - to over 700 then 1,600 delegates - and 2017 will see a greatly expanded World Congress to over 2,000 delegates – located in The Hague. The World Congress provides the best opportunity to meet all of the global market-making organisations behind SDN, NFV, new MANO, open source projects and the development of the new networking industry. Leaders in the SDN and NFV movement from all parts of the industry ecosystem – software specialists, network systems vendors, service providers and carriers, datacentre operators, and large enterprises – will be in The Hague this October.
Layer123 and our partners look forward to welcoming you again in Europe – at the centre of network innovation.
More details available from the Congress website