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OPEN NETWORKING 
Integrate, Automate, Accelerate

Open Networking Summit is the industry’s premier open networking event, gathering enterprises, service providers and cloud providers across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of Open Source Networking, including SDN, NFV, orchestration and the automation of cloud, network, & IoT services.

This is the only industry event where attendees can:

  • Hear from industry visionaries and leaders on the future of Networking beyond SDN/NFV
  • Attend deep technical tracks on topics that are here today, tomorrow and on the horizon
  • Learn from the use cases of their peers as consumption of Open Source Networking is the “new norm” and mandated by most Enterprise CIOs, Carrier CTOs and Cloud Executives

For the past seven years, ONS has united the networking industry ecosystem of network operators, both disruptive and incumbent vendors, open source projects, leading researchers and investors to discuss breaking SDN and NFV developments for immediate impact to shape the future of the networking industry. ONS 2018 continues to build on its successes as the premier open source networking event sharing the future of SDN, NFV and Orchestration by further growing the community and accelerating adoption of these technologies.

ONS is the landmark SDN show right now and it’s a unique show that brings together many different aspects of the industry. It covers telco adoption, cloud adoption, there is more and more discussion of what enterprises of varying sizes—starting with the largest and starting in verticals like financial services—will do with SDN. Of course, the vendors across all those markets are here.

Brad CasemoreIDC

Why Attend

ONS 2018 will gather over 2,000 business and technical leaders across enterprise, cloud and service providers to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open networking and orchestration.

Below are just a few reasons you should attend this year’s event.

  • Establish yourself as a Networking Innovator and Leader
  • Find out more on how Networking is revolutionizing hot markets like AI, Containers, Microservices and IoT
  • Reach Executives, Technologists, Vendors, and Investors—both technical and business leaders
  • Learn more about how multiple Open Source and Open Standards Initiatives are all coming together