ONUG Fall to Highlight Vision for the Future of IT as Defined by IT Executives

CTOs and CIOs Capture Cross-Industry View of How IT Consumption Must Change Before 2020 to Deliver Business Value

July 18, 2016 – Boston – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) today announced ONUG Fall 2016 will be hosted by FedEx at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on October 24th and 25th. The fall conference will showcase input from leading IT executives on industry direction and their vision for open infrastructure in 2020. The event will also highlight the progress made by the new open IT framework initiatives set forth at ONUG Spring 2016.

“IT, and especially networking, will be redefined through the eyes of IT leaders on the front lines,” said Nick Lippis, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “The explosion of SD-WAN was a direct result of IT executive input that took place at ONUG in 2013. Since that time, the issues driving the industry toward a software-defined world have expanded significantly thanks to ONUG’s commitment to facilitate open dialogue between IT business leaders, solutions providers, cloud/service providers, and standards and open source communities. Exclusive videos featuring CTOs and CIOs from a wide range of industries will illustrate a vision for the future of IT as defined by IT business leaders. These will be a highlight of the fall event and I am excited to share the invaluable insights with the ONUG Community.”

Announced at the spring event, the newly formed ONUG Open IT Framework Industry Initiatives capture working group member requirements and facilitate the development of corresponding solutions. ONUG Working Groups and Open IT Framework Initiative Workshops, taking place this summer and fall, will continue to drive the open industry narrative. Results of the initiatives and new ONUG Working Group output will be highlighted at the fall conference.

“The information sharing that takes place within the ONUG Community is key to facilitating greater choice for IT business leaders,” said Gene Sun, Vice President Global Network and Communication Services, FedEx. “We support ONUG’s objective to facilitate a dialogue on emerging industry trends, best practices, and challenges, and are delighted to host ONUG Fall 2016 in New York.”

The ONUG Fall Conference will feature:

  • *          Keynotes and panel discussions from IT business leaders
  • *          ONUG Board Fireside Chats
  • *          Exclusive interviews with lT executives
  • *          ONUG Working Group updates
  • *          Output from Open IT Framework Industry Initiatives
  • *          ONUG Town Hall Meeting
  • *          Technology showcase with interoperability demonstrations
  • *          ONUG Great Debate
  • *          New Proof-of-Concept Theater

ONUG Fall 2016 registration is now open, with early bird pricing available until September 2nd.


About ONUG

ONUG is the leading community of IT executives focused on enabling greater choice and options for IT business leaders by advocating open interoperable hardware and software-defined infrastructure solutions that span across the entire IT stack, all in an effort to create business value. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., GE, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, the Lippis Report, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, UBS, and Yahoo. For more on ONUG, go to http://www.onug.net or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_


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