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Upcoming Industry Events


Austin, Texas — December 8 - 12, 2014

Austin is proud to be hosting the IEEE Communications Society’s Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) in the heart of Silicon Hills (technology corridor of the Southwest) from Dec 8 thru 12, 2014 at the Austin Hilton Hotel Complex. IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 is promised to be the best digital conference aimed at delivering a unique value proposition and enriching experience to attendees. The conference will offer the latest technology research for the technical community along with an innovative program for industry management and engineers. The program will also feature keynote speakers, industry panels, company showcase and an outstanding social program. Austin has a great music scene and nightlife; and the conference will be held right in the heart of the most vibrant downtown in the southern United States. For details including the early registration deadline, please visit

ATIS is an Association Supporter of GLOBECOM 2014.

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International CES

Los Vegas, NV — January 6 - 9, 2015

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Learn more at

ATIS is a CES Allied Association.


SDN and NFV: Next Generation Solutions for Network Management

San Jose, CA — February 4- 6, 2015

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization are two keys to unlocking a more robust and malleable future for communications networks. As networks expand to cover a larger volume and greater diversity of devices, SDN and NFV offer solutions to keep up with the breakneck pace of growth while providing the versatility needed to link together such a breadth of hardware in one unified network. These two concepts combined offer vast potential to communications and network service providers looking to enhance the adaptability and speed of their burgeoning networks. This conference aims to bring together suppliers, operators and other key companies, organizations, executives and decision-makers, to understand the advantages and opportunities of these concepts and how to capitalize on SDN and NFV to reduce operational costs, grow network coverage and versatility, and integrate and update existing infrastructure and network architectures to prepare for the future of virtualization and network management.

Must Attend Session:
NFV and SDN: Network Management Solutions for Rapidly Growing Industries

This panel discussion serves as a forum for panelists to discuss the current state of both SDN and NFV, which have come to the forefront in a number of industries recently as an improved way to provide flexibility and expansion capabilities to networks marked by extensive and rapid growth. From growing and popular cloud data demands and particularly in diverse mobile telecommunications markets filled with a "mixed bag" of devices, these new concepts have helped providers react to the needs of their customer base, while at the same time allowing them to reduce their capital and operational expenses. This discussion is intended to provide an opportunity for panelists to speak on the most advantageous aspects of implementation in a group setting, and address any concerns or questions from the audience. Registrants are encouraged to submit questions or notify ACI of their interest in participating in the panel ASAP.

Panelist: Tom Anderson, Co-Convener, ATIS Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Forum; Principal Engineer - Mobility Architecture & Evolution, Cisco Mobility CTO

ATIS is a Media Partner of the SDN and NFV: Next Generation Solutions for Network Management.

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