Enterprise networks are a complicated subject. It’s not just about the hardware in 2017; businesses need to adopt solutions that keep their networks safe, reliable, and secure. Even if you’re constantly surveying the web for the latest in wireless news, you’re still bound miss some major stories. By attending conferences and events, you’re hooked up with top-tier speakers, vendor demos, and networking opportunities. From Berlin to Stockholm, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best events and conferences to keep your eyes peeled for this fall.
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: September 12-14
Mobile World Conference, who hasn’t heard of this one? As the biggest and most far reaching event on this list, attendees can expect everything from mobility practices to network design tips.
“Mobile World Congress Americas will consist of a conference program featuring C-level speakers and leading industry experts, the industry’s biggest names, with a focus on complementing mobile operators with broad communications ecosystem leaders. The Mobile World Congress Americas will also feature an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge mobile technologies, products and services that will showcase industry-leading exhibitors with a strong focus on Silicon Valley, innovation, gaming and virtual reality. With a regulatory and public policy program, partner events and free seminar, MWC Americas 2017 will build on the successful CTIA policy education sessions and the GSMA ministerial programs to drive global policy discussion and debate.”
Where: London, UK
When: October 17-18
WAN Summit in London is a great place for attendees to learn from the experience of other network manager professionals, and get caught up on the latest in network architecture trends.
“Now in its 6th year, with over 350 attendees and 50% drawn from end users the WAN Summit London will bring together corporate WAN strategists and service provider executives to build new relationships and discuss the latest enterprise network design trends, emerging technical challenges and the business demands that shape today’s hybrid WAN strategies. No other WAN conference gives you the breadth of programming that address the diverse set of challenges faced by WAN managers including how to adopt the latest technologies, manage the procurement process, keep network costs under control, maintain strong network security, and deploy cloud-based software.”
Where: Berlin, Germany
When: November 7-8
IEEE NFV-SDN might not be the catchiest event name on this list, but it’s a great place to meet up with tons of network professionals across the telecommunications and virtualization.
Where: Dallas, TX
When: November 28-29
At Dallas’ NexGen Summit, you’ll hear from three keynote speakers, attend ten panels, and learn from tons of industry thought leaders and professionals.
“Can everything go wireless? That question certainly doesn’t seem as far-fetched as it did just a few years ago. In this unique Conference, FierceWireless will bring together top executives in the space to delve into this question at length, looking at both business cases and the technology necessary to introduce the next generation of wireless networks.”
Where: Stockholm, Sweden
When: September 25-29
Fancy a trip to Scandinavia? IP EXPO Nordic features showcases providing solutions and strategies for building a secure and efficient enterprise network.
“In the Network & Infrastructure area IP EXPO Nordic, infrastructure decision makers can learn from the experts how to build leaner, more cost-effective, lower-carbon data centres. The event showcases all the latest data centre solutions – from green power and cooling systems, to high-efficiency hardware and hosting. In the data centre, even a 1% efficiency improvement means big cost savings.”