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Announcing the Fall 2014 Speaker Lineup

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ONUG Fall 2014 brings together a new level of engagement and interaction. IT leaders and ONUG Board Members are driving forward with Working Groups, which address the top 3 use cases that came out of ONUG Spring 2014. Within the Working Groups, IT leaders and representatives from the vendor community are collaborating on the creation of requirements by which the IT community can measure to what extent the use cases are being implemented by the vendor community.

The First Ever ONUG Town Hall Meeting

ONUG Fall 2014 is all about bringing the user and vendor communities together to push open networking and SDN forward. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce the first Town Hall Meeting, scheduled to take place at ONUG in October. Set in a town hall format, this panel of distinguished representatives from the vendor community will answer questions from the user community and discuss how to move toward operationalizing open networking.


See more of the ONUG Fall Agenda here, and stay tuned for more information on our exciting lineup of industry speakers!

Register for ONUG Fall 2014

October 28-29, 2014
Hosted by Credit Suisse
One Madison Avenue, NYC

Who Should Attend

  • Large Scale Corporate/Enterprise IT staff
  • Cloud and Service Provider Network Engineering and Application Performance Executives
  • Executive IT Research & Development
  • Global Network Strategist, Architects, Designers and Planners
  • IT Network Infrastructure and planning
  • Chief Technical Officers of Networks and Telecommunications
  • IT Business Leaders and IT Application Performance Engineering
  • IT Data Center Architects
  • DevOps and NetOps Professionals
  • Storage Professionals and Operations
  • Virtualization Specialists and Operations

What You Will Learn 

  • How to eliminate network appliances
  • If container networks will replace overlays
  • How to operationalize open networks
  • The status of open standards
  • What happened to all the open networking startups
  • Why siloed organizations are major inhibitors to freeing up IT assets and deploying open networking
  • Where we stand with multivendor interoperable networking

Why You Should Attend

  • It’s all about the networking as the Open Network User Group is a meeting for users by users.
  • The Open Network User Group is a unique meeting exclusively for IT professionals interested in Open Networking and Software-Defined Networking.
  • You will learn from others who have implemented SDN projects both during their presentations and during social events throughout the day.
  • You will also have access to a demo area with innovative companies that were hand picked by the founding members, all of whom are IT executives.

Download the “Open Networking Challenges and Opportunities” White Paper


ONUG Spring 2014 once again brought together 300+ high-level IT end users to learn from each other and discuss open networking and SDN best practices as well as challenges, benefits, and needs. At the conference, the ONUG user community expressed a collective  frustration with vendor lock-in and the slow pace of vendor change. As a result, the ONUG Board of Directors published this “Open Networking Challenges and Opportunities”  white paper, which outlines a user mandate and requirements for the top three use cases identified by users at ONUG Spring.


The Open Networking User Group is a community of IT business leaders who exchange ideas and best practices for implementing Open Networking and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) designs. ONUG events are for IT executives, global network architects, and designers to learn from peers and early adopters managing private or public clouds, enterprise data centers, WAN or service provider networks. Unlike trade shows or industry conferences, the ONUG Conference includes peer-level IT leaders sharing content and plans around real, deployable SDN, OpenFlow, and OpenStack solutions in an interactive setting with no vendors in attendance. The program is designed to ensure plenty of time for networking and open discussions among IT users.