Kevin Vachon | Chief Operating Officer
MEF Forum | United States

Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF Forum

Kevin Vachon
Chief Operating Officer, MEF

As MEF COO since 2006, Kevin leads a team that builds, supports and scales the MEF’s ever-increasing mix of global programs activities.  During Kevin’s tenure, membership has tripled to over 210 companies, representing 43 countries and MEF certification programs have become globally adopted and widely recognized. 

Kevin oversees relationships with member companies, open source projects and standards organizations.  In 2017, he led MEF’s efforts to conceive and bring to market, MEF 3.0, the global services framework. As a major MEF 3.0 objective, he was instrumental in engaging global service providers for the development of MEF’s LSO APIs for inter-carrier automation

Kevin is also the founder of MEF’s annual flagship industry conference, this year entitled MEF19, now in its fifth year and is a frequent speaker at conferences. 

Prior to joining MEF, Kevin held the position of CEO of DIATEM Networks Inc., a Carrier Ethernet software company from 2003 to 2005 and was President and CEO of NUVO Network Management, a network management outsourcing firm, from 1996 to 2002. Previously, he held other senior management positions with NUVO and spent 10 years in a wide variety of capacities with Gandalf Technologies, a network equipment manufacturer.

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Telecoms World ME day 1 @ 15:40

INTERVIEW SD-WAN: the future of global connectivity

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  • Discussing the benefitso bandwidth optimisationo consistant application securityo improved automationo cost efficient
  • Exploring the biggest challenges facing SD-WAN implementation
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