Nan Chen

Nan founded and is President of MEF, a leading standards/certification organization in the networking industry with aggregated member market capitalization of $US 2 trillion. He also co-founded CENX, a pioneer and leader in service orchestration solutions for software defined and virtualized networks.
Prior to founding CENX, Nan held executive roles at Atrica (acquired by Nokia) and Bay Networks/SynOptics (acquired by Nortel). Nan has been well-recognized with awards/accolades, including the Leader of the Year in telecom, and one of the 100 Most Influential People in the Industry. In his past life, Nan was a record holder for pole vault at Beijing University.

Title: MEF 3.0: Already accelerating worldwide adoption of assured services across automated networks.
Abstract: One year ago MEF announced the MEF 3.0 Framework to enable assured services orchestrated across a global system of automated networks, a market we now estimate as exceeding $250 billion. In the 12 months since, we have made progress on all four pillars of MEF 3.0: Services, LSO APIs, Certification, and Community. In this talk we describe two major achievements highlighted by commitments from the world’s leading Tier 1 operators and representing industry firsts: SD-WAN standards and inter-carrier automation by DevOps for standards including integrated open-source SDKs.


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