August 11-13, 2015


Flash Memory Summit

Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara CA

August 11 – 13, 2015

Flash memory is a key technology enabling new designs for many products in the consumer, computer and enterprise markets.

The Flash Memory Summit is the only place where you will hear the people making these products happen!  Network with companies and people that will create the next generation of hardware and software. Learn about latest developments in flash memory designs and applications. Hear how network connectivity is driving change in the storage systems market from the Dell’Oro Group analyst.



Next Generation Optical Networking

Nice Acropolis, France

June 24 – 25, 2015 

This conference will host 700+ professionals from the entire optical networking ecosystem – from service providers, data center operators all the way to the system vendors and component vendors. With the combination of 115+ service providers and all the leading optical networking vendors in attendance, there will be plenty of opportunity to meet and network with all the right people to discuss current challenges for the industry and discover and highlight the solutions for these challenges going forward.



Small Cells World Summit

London, England

June 9 – 11, 2015 

Bringing together the entire ecosystem, the Small Cells World Summit provides a unique platform for vendors to meet with key decision makers from across the operator community. It is the ideal forum for industry stakeholders to share trial and deployment experiences, build lasting business relationships as well as launch ground breaking new products and services.


NFV World Congress

San Jose, CA

May 5 – 7, 2015 

The NFV World Congress will bring an undivided market focus to NFV, which in combination with SDN, stands poised to revolutionize the way we build networks.  Layer123 is delighted to offer the inaugural NFV World Congress in Silicon Valley, as a center for the new NFV industry.

The NFV World Congress offers the principal opportunity to examine developments from the market leaders, debate the issues with the thought leaders and see, first-hand, the reality of NFV and SDN.  It promises to be another milestone occasion for the whole market.





Las Vegas, NV

April 27 – May 1, 2015 

Interop Las Vegas is a leading independent technology conference and expo designed to inspire, inform, and connect the world’s IT community. Look for all new programs, networking opportunities, and classes that will help you find solutions to your current IT headaches and plan for future development. Three days of sessions will highlight the latest advancements in networking, virtualization, cloud, mobility, data centers, and more.



NetEvents – Global Cloud Innovation Summit

Tiburon, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

April 23 – 24, 2015 

The Global Cloud Innovation Summit is made up of a stimulating conference program focused on ‘Cloud Innovation’.  It provides the opportunity to participate in conference sessions and includes a series of scheduled briefings with press, analysts, Service Providers and Cloud Operators from around the globe.




Ethernet Technology Summit

Santa Clara, CA

April 14 – 16, 2015 

The Ethernet Technology Summit will cover 40/100/400 GbE, data centers, SDN, Internet-of-things and convergence.  Learn from the experts in three days packed full of seminars, forums, keynotes and sessions, plus full-day pre-conference seminars on open-source networking and high-frequency design. Intel, Broadcom, IBM, HP, Cisco, Facebook, IDC, Dell, Xilink, Mellanox, Agilent, Huawei and many others will be there sharing knowledge.




Los Angeles, CA

March 24 – 26, 2015 

For over 40 years, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to this dynamic gathering to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward. From technical presentations to the latest market trends and predictions, OFC is a one-stop-shop.

 Some Hot Topics that will be covered in 2015 are: 100G/400G network design and optimization; Amplification, fiber, and multiplexing techniques for capacity scalability; Cloud and data center networking; Digital signal processing for optical fiber communication systems and High-speed electronics and opto-electronics for terabit optical networking.



Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, Spain

March 2 – 5, 2015

The mobile communications revolution is driving the world’s major technology breakthroughs. From wearable devices to connected cars and homes, mobile technology is at the heart of worldwide innovation. As an industry, we are connecting billions of people to the transformative power of the Internet and mobilizing every device we use in our daily lives. In short, we’re on The Edge of Innovation, and the possibilities are endless. The 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress will convene industry leaders, visionaries and innovators to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead.

Carrier Network Virtualization


Palo Alto, CA
December 9-11, 2014
Industry gathering to discuss NFV, SDN and Wireless Network Infrastructure, focusing on how carriers can ensure the areas of the network that they choose to virtualize will provide the greatest ROI?  Which are the areas that hold the most promise as the industry expands.

Open Server Summit


Santa Clara, CA
November 11-13, 2014
Truly disruptive changes are moving through all of the $50B server industry and this will be the place to make sense of it all.  There will be three days packed full of seminars, forums, keynotes, and sessions on topics such as: scale-out servers, software-defined storage, silicon photonics, server roadmaps, software-defined data center and servers, and much more.
SDN and Open Flow World Congress

SDN & Openflow World Congress


Dusseldorf, Germany
October 14 – 17, 2014
The SDN World Congress offers the principal opportunity to examine developments, debate the issues and showcase the reality of SDN and NFV – and promises to be another milestone occasion for the whole market – carriers, data centers and enterprises.

TEF Ethernet Alliance


Santa Clara, CA
October 16, 2014
The Ethernet Alliance will hold a one-day Technology Exploration Forum (TEF) to explore the rate of roadmap of Ethernet at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Our VP, Alan Weckel, will be speaking about speeds in data centers.

SP Wi-Fi Webinar



Redwood City, CA
October 14, 2014
New Emerging Services – The Game is ChangingWe will be co-hosting this exciting webinar with Avren Events! Dell’Oro Group analyst, Chris DePuy, provides the backdrop for this discussion with data and market analysis on the current state of play in SP WiFi, where opportunities to leverage current infrastructure lie, and where this market and services are heading by 2018. Our panel of executives from EE, Mavenir Systems, Scratch Wireless and T-Mobile, will talk about their new service initiatives, the challenges, and the underlying technology infrastructure that is enabling and supporting these new initiatives.This will be an insightful live discussion. Click here to register.

Next Generation Optical Networking USA


Dallas, TX
October 6-8, 2014
Next Generation Optical Networking USA returns for a 2nd year in Dallas gathering over 400 Carriers and Technology Providers from across the Americas.  Part of the prestigious series already held in Nice and Singapore, which annually attracts 1000 attendees, the stateside edition focuses on developments in 100G, 400G, terabit, OTN, silicon photonics and Transport SDN in the North American market.

Oracle OpenWorld 2014


San Francisco, CA
September 28 – October 2, 2014
Oracle OpenWorld is an annual event for business decision-makers, IT management, and line-of-business end users.  OpenWorld gives attendees the opportunity to discover new product and technology solutions and understand where the industry is headed.
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CTIA Super Mobility Week

Las Vegas, CA
September 9-11, 2014
Super Mobility Week is North America’s largest forum for the mobile innovations that power your connected life.  Thousands of mobile professionals and executives, 1,100+ exhibitors, as well as 1,000+ media and analysts from across the globe will gather for this powerhouse, week-long event in Las Vegas, to experience unrivaled networking opportunities and shared leading-edge trends, discoveries and knowledge.


San Francisco, CA
August 24-28, 2014
VMWorld 2014 brings together thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals to immerse themselves in the latest in virtualization and cloud technology. Attendees are a mix of IT technical professionals and IT business decision-makers from organizations of all sizes, representing a wide range of industries. There will be technical and content-rich sessions and labs covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services.

Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit

Austin, TX
July 14-16, 2014
This two-day conference and exposition will highlight immediate challenges and provide innovative, practical solutions in optical communications in the Americas. Attendees will include carriers, data center and enterprise network managers, system developers and suppliers of components and subsystems.

Next Generation Optical Networking

Nice, France
June 23-26, 2014
This conference will host 600+ professionals from the entire optical networking ecosystem – from service providers, data center operators all the way to the system vendors and component vendors. With the combination of 110+ service providers and all the leading optical networking vendors in attendance, there will be plenty of opportunity to meet and network with all the right people to discuss current challenges for the industry and discover and highlight the solutions for these challenges going forward.

Oida and Ethernet Alliance


San Jose, CA
June 12-13, 2014
OIDA and the Ethernet Alliance are partnering to host a workshop on 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) per lambda interconnects targeting data center networks. This workshop will bring together experts and key players in the Ethernet and Optics industries to discuss and explore this area. This event will be opened up to the general industry. Together, these two groups of participants will provide a broad set of backgrounds that should enable lively discussion, and provide the industry with the start of a plan to the next evolution of 100GbE.

Cisco Live

San Francisco, CA
May 18-22, 2014
Cisco Live is Cisco’s premier education and training destination for IT professionals worldwide. There will be more than 600 sessions, nine amazing keynotes, and more than 200 of Cisco’s top partners. Some of the highlights include:

  • 4 Days of Technology Trend Keynotes
  • John Chambers Keynote
  • DevNet Zone
  • World of Solutions Reception
  • Rob Lloyd Keynote
  • Industry Keynote – IoT


Small Cells Webinar

Redwood City, CA
May 6, 2014
Small Cells – Is 2014 the Breakthrough Year?
The traditional methods of dealing with increased traffic has a theoretical limitations that will be reached in high traffic areas in the next five years. Leveraging the unlicensed spectrum, re-using the licensed spectrum, and improving spatial efficiency will be essential to meet the capacity and performance expectations of the future. In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • The status of small cells
  • What are some of the drivers/adoption barriers
  • What will the impact of small cells be on the incumbent RAN and backhaul vendors
  • What is the potential market opportunity for small cells equipment

This insightful hour long webinar will feature an introduction from Stefan Pongratz followed by a panel discussion and lastly a LIVE Q&A.

View the Webinar here: Small Cells Webinar


Ethernet Technology Summit




Santa Clara, CA
April 29 – May 1, 2014
The Ethernet Technology Summit will cover 40/100 GbE, convergence, cloud computing, virtualization, big data and SDN. Learn from the experts in three days packed full of seminars, forums, keynotes and sessions. Intel, Broadcom, IBM, HP, Cisco, Brocade, Dell, Huawei and many others will be there sharing knowledge.





Las Vegas, CA
April 1 – 4, 2014
The Interop Las Vegas 2014 Applications track will bring together some of the industry’s best and brightest thought leaders to provide their ideas and experiences on successfully addressing the challenge of application governance, management, and monitoring. They will also discuss a number of other key concepts, considerations, and technologies that are essential to providing high quality, secure, and the most efficient application capabilities. Sessions in the track will cover a broad range of application oriented topics from both a business and technology perspective delivered by practitioners, leaders, and leading vendors who are providing solutions to address challenges in the application space.


OFC 2014



San Francisco, CA
March 9-13, 2014
OFC brings you the thought leaders and solutions providers ready with the cutting-edge ideas and fiber optic solutions to enhance your systems and revolutionize your network.  Prepare for the transformation of the network with the insights, technologies and products you will only find at OFC. Some of the topics that will be covered include: Cloud and Data Center Networking, Bandwidth Exhaust (Space Division Multiplexing), 100G/400G Network Design and Optimization, 1Tb and Beyond Optical Networking, Wavelength Agile Access Networks, Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (SDN), High-Speed Photonic Integration for Coherent Detection, Silicon Photonics/Integrated Photonics, and more.


Mobile World Congress



Barcelona, Spain
February 24-27, 2014
As the mobile industry continues to diversify, how will the roles of the traditional and emerging members evolve and with what impact?  In 2014, the Mobile World Congress Conference program will examine the present and debate the future of our industry with in-depth analysis of the trends that are shaping it.  Running across the full length of the Mobile World Congress, the 2014 Conference program will continue to be a central focus for the event, challenging and educating attendees whilst covering the latest technological developments, next-generation services and growth strategies.  From the keynote program to topic-focused conference sessions, thought leaders from the most dynamic companies in the mobile industry will be represented during the event. In addition to the keynote program, the conference will also include in-depth track sessions on topics such as: business transformation, connected living, data analytics, developing markets, devices, future of communications, intelligent networks, mobile commerce and payments, mobile identity and privacy, network economics and network optimization, and others.





Redwood City, CA
February 18, 2014
SAN Market-Use Cases for iSCSI and FCoE: Where Each Makes SenseFibre Channel has been the SAN protocol of choice for many years, but iSCSI and more recently Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) have been chipping away at Fibre Channel’s dominance. Join our analysts and SNIA experts as they discuss:

  • How quickly users have been migrating towards FCoE networks
  • FCoE and iSCSI adoption rates
  • Key trends and drivers influencing adoption
  • The impact of Data Center Bridging
  • Ideal use cases for both FCoE and iSCSI
  • 5-year outlook for these technologies

This will be an insightful, live debate. Join us as we delve into these topics and help answer when each protocol may be appropriate for a a particular set of requirements.

Register now:


Open Server Summit

Santa Clara, CA
October 22-24, 2013
Open Server Summit (OSS) focuses on the design of next-generation servers using open specifications and industry-standard hardware. It covers initiatives such as OpenCompute, Open Rack, Open Ethernet, OpenStorage, OpenStack, OpenFlow, and LINARO as well as hardware specs such as DDR4, Hybrid Memory Cube, and NVMe. It also describes standard interfaces, protocols, and APIs such as 10/40/100 GbE, PCIe, Fiber Channel, RapidIO, InfiniBand, and NVM programming. Industry visionaries will address such topics as the use of SSDs, microservers, software-defined networking, security, and power and cooling requirements. The emphasis will be on creating and using public clouds, designing private clouds, handling big data, and accelerating common applications such as Oracle, SAP, and Hadoop. Special sessions will address cloud servers, server roadmaps, market research, and venture opportunities.


2013 Technology Exploration Forum 

Santa Clara, CA
October 15-16, 2013
The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, unveiled details of the agenda for its upcoming 2013 Technology Exploration Forum (TEF 2013) scheduled for October 15 – 16, 2013 at the Network Meeting Center in Silicon’s Valley TechMart.  At TEF 2013, “the Future of Ethernet”, Ethernet industry leaders, stake holders and industry visionaries like Ethernet inventor Robert (Bob) Metcalfe, will discuss Ethernet’s path forward.


Packet Microwave & Mobile Backhaul

Düsseldorf, Germany
September 23-25, 2013
With over 200 delegates in 2012, Packet Microwave & Mobile Backhaul is the largest knowledge exchange for the European mobile backhaul industry. With its uniquely strong core of Microwave networking experts, this is also Europe’s principal forum for the Microwave industry.Supported by many of the industry’s leading organisations, including E-Plus and Detecon – Event Partners in Düsseldorf – everything is in place to help you to make new, strategically important connections and to develop a deeper understanding of your networking strategy options.Join the leading thinkers – network strategy leaders and procurement managers from Europe’s main mobile operators, industry analysts and technology experts from the most innovative Microwave technology and mobile backhaul solutions vendors, in Düsseldorf – the heart of the mobile industry in Germany. Hear how they are meeting the challenges of backhauling today’s data dominated mobile networks and planning for a future driven by video and ubiquitous high-speed connectivity.For details of speakers, agenda and booking your place, visit


Intel Developer Forum 

San Francisco, CA
September 9 – 12, 2013
Dell’Oro Group analysts will attend IDF13 in San Francisco, CA.  If you would like to request a briefing, please email us.



San Francisco, CA
August 25-29, 2013
Dell’Oro Group analysts will attend VMWorld in San Francisco, CA.  If you would like to request a briefing, please email us.



Mountain View, CA
May 22-23, 2013
Dell’Oro Group analysts will attend the NetEvents Press and Analyst Summit in Mountain View, CA.  If you would like to request a briefing, please email us.


CTIA Wireless

Las Vegas, NV
May 21-23, 2013
Dell’Oro Group analysts will attend CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas, NV.  If you would like to request a briefing, please email us.



Las Vegas, NV
May 7-9, 2013
Dell’Oro Group analysts will attend Interop in Las Vegas, NV.  If you would like to request a briefing, please email us.

Ethernet Technology Summit

Ethernet Technology Summit

Santa Clara, CA
April 2-4, 2013
Dell’Oro Group analysts will attend the Ethernet Technology Summit in Santa Clara.  If you would like to request a briefing, please email us

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OFC Anaheim

Anaheim, CA
March 19-21, 2013
Dell’Oro Group analysts will attend OFC Anaheim.  If you would like to request a briefing, please email us.

Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, Spain
February 22-28, 2013
Dell’Oro Group analysts will attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  If you would like to request a briefing, please email us.

Metro Ethernet Forum

Metro Ethernet Forum Summit

  San Diego, CA
  January 29, 2013
  Dell’Oro Group will be chairing a session on Carrier Ethernet and the Cloud, and will also present pricing trends and their recent and future impact on equipment demand as part of the panel addressing the Outlook for C.E. 2.0.