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  • Platinum level
  • Waterbottle bags
  • Ciena Corporation

    Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, provides advanced optical and Ethernet products and services to enable the creation of robust, automated and fully redundant networks for researchers worldwide. Our solutions feature programmability to enable provisioning of any service on any port, automated management, integrated support of OTN and integrated data switching functionality. Ciena collaborates with leading institutions to provide the research and education community optimized networks that minimize cost and complexity, with initiatives supporting the implementation of intelligent control plane technologies, interoperability and scalability from Ethernet to 100G and beyond.

    For more information, visit: www.ciena.com/researchandeducation.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Gold level
  • ECI Telecom

    ECI Telecom brings you innovative network solutions, unified network management systems and a comprehensive suite of professional services. We address the opportunities created by the staggering demand for the bandwidth that’s needed to deliver rich media content over wireline and wireless infrastructure, and by the exponential growth in the number of mobile subscribers worldwide.
    Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Israel, ECI has R&D centers in China, India and Israel, and offices in over 25 countries, delivering solution for data center interconnect, business and residential applications, and mobile backhaul, through technology an innovation.

    For more information, visit: www.ecitele.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Gold level
  • The Internet Society

    The Internet Society is the world's trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. More than simply advancing technology, we work to ensure the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for innovation, economic development, and social progress for people around the world. With more than 100 organisational members and over 50,000 individual members in over 80 Chapters in 72 countries, the Internet Society represents a worldwide network of corporations, nonprofit organisations, entrepreneurs, and individuals who are interested in working to identify and address the challenges and opportunities that exist online.

    For more information, visit: www.internetsociety.org.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Gold level
  • DigiCert, Inc.

    DigiCert is a premier online trust provider of enterprise security solutions with an emphasis on authentication, PKI and high-assurance digital certificates. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by a continually growing clientele of more than 50,000 of the world’s leading government, finance, education and Fortune 500® organizations. DigiCert has been recognized for its excellence in customer support and the workplace, and was applauded for its value-added product features with the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Enhancement Award for SSL Certificates. For the latest news and updates on DigiCert, visit www.digicert.com, like DigiCert on Facebook® or follow Twitter® handle @digicert.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Gold level
  • Cisco

    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 65,225 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Gold level
  • Yubico

    As the inventors of the YubiKey®, Yubico sets new world standards for secure login across the Internet. Our unique USB and NFC key offers one-touch strong authentication supporting multiple authentication protocols for all devices and platforms – with no driver or client software needed. With successful enterprise deployments in 140 countries, including 7 of the top 10 Internet companies, Yubico is adding the consumer market to its list of strong authentication converts. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held with offices in Palo Alto, Calif., Stockholm, and London.

    For more information, visit: www.yubico.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Gold level
  • IT Center

    By focusing on innovation, scalability and resilience ITCenter brings new and competitive solutions to the market. ITCenter has, now, a wide range of products, services and solutions adapted to any size of organization already implemented across Europe, Africa and America. The company main product is Voicis, an innovative IPCentrex solution, based and aiming interconnection, safety, low cost on licensing, resilience with an intuitive centralized management system and an architecture that is both scalable and transversal. Full and dynamic, Voicis allows companies to add features, integrate all forms of communication as well as their management and monitoring. Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.co.uk.

    For more information, visit: www.itcenter.com.pt.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Silver level
  • RIPE NCC

    Founded in 1992, the RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services to a current membership base of almost 8,000 members in over 75 countries.
    The RIPE NCC performs a range of critical functions including the allocation of Internet number resources, the storage and maintenance of this registration data and the provision of an open, publicly accessible database where this data can be accessed.
    The RIPE NCC also provides a range of technical and coordination services for the Internet community including the operation of K-root (one of the 13 root name servers).

    For more information, visit: www.ripe.net.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Silver level
  • Kaltura

    Kaltura provides the first and only open source online video platform (OVP) for education, combining a full video platform with pre-integrated campus video tools. Kaltura enables educational institutions to handle all of their rich-media needs, and it is currently in use by hundreds of universities, including leading educational institutions worldwide.
    Kaltura is redefining the education experience, powering all of the latest video-based trends, including Flipped Classrooms, MOOCs, SPOCs, and Social Learning. Kaltura's CampusTube™ social video portal, and deep integration with all Learning Management Systems – including, Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn, Sakai, and the upcoming release of Kaltura's Canvas App - enable the most engaging and effective educational video experiences across the campus and beyond.
    Education customers include Copenhagen Business School, Durham University, Canterbury University, MIT, NYU, Yale, Harvard, Columbia Business School, UPenn, Rutgers, Hunter College, and many more. Kaltura is also a leading provider in the Enterprise and Media markets, with more than 150,000 sites using Kaltura worldwide.

    For more information, visit: www.kaltura.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Silver level
  • Vidyo Inc.

    Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence, enabling natural, multi-point videoconferences on room systems, desktop computers, laptops, Netbooks, and smart phones. Vidyo´s patented VidyoRouter architecture delivers the only available H.264/SVC solution that eliminates an MCU while providing the industry´s best error resilience (click here to see a video) and lowest latency videoconferencing solution over the Internet and wireless networks. Learn more at www.vidyo.com. Follow Vidyo on Twitter@VidyoConf.

    For more information, visit: www.vidyo.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Silver level
  • Coriant

    Coriant, founded as an independent company in 2013, is a leading supplier of future-proof optical transport, packet-optical switching and aggregation, and software-defined service control and management solutions to Tier 1 service providers worldwide. With a distinguished heritage of engineering excellence and innovation, and over 30 years of packet-optical networking leadership and expertise, Coriant’s end-to-end solutions enable fixed line and mobile network operators to reduce operational complexity, increase service velocity, and improve resource utilization in multi-layer transport networks. Coriant ownership, Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm, recently announced the formation of a single leadership and organizational structure for its Coriant and Tellabs portfolio companies. With a focus on customer value creation, this move represents the first step in a plan to merge the industry-leading networking suppliers under the Coriant brand.

    For more information, visit: www.coriant.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Silver level
  • ud

    Based on the popular ud open source file sync and share community project, ud Inc. was founded in 2011 to give corporate IT greater control of their data and files -- providing a common file access layer across an organization, enabling file access from any device, anytime, from anywhere, all completely managed and controlled by IT. Company headquarters are in Lexington, MA, with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany.

    For more information, visit: www.ud.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Silver level
  • Comodo

    Comodo is Creating Trust Online by providing software and services that enable e-commerce merchants, enterprises, organizations, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. Comodo secures and authenticates the online transactions, communications and endpoints for over 200,000 business customers and millions of users of our desktop security software. Continual innovation, core competencies in PKI, authentication, and malware detection and prevention, plus our commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish Comodo as a vital player in the Internet's ongoing development.

    For more information, visit: www.comodo.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Silver level
  • Demonstration room
  • Brocade

    Brocade leads the industry in providing comprehensive network solutions that help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information reside anywhere. As a result, Brocade facilitates strategic business objectives such as consolidation, network convergence, virtualization, and cloud computing. Today, Brocade solutions are used in over 90 percent of Global 1000 data centers as well as in enterprise LANs and the largest service provider networks.

    For more information, visit: www.brocade.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Silver level
  • Alcatel-Lucent

    Alcatel-Lucent is the leading IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology specialist. We are dedicated to making global communications more innovative, sustainable and accessible for people, businesses and governments worldwide. Our mission is to invent and deliver trusted networks to help our customers unleash their value. Every success has its network.

    For more information, visit: www.alcatel-lucent.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Silver level
  • Coffee breaks
  • Streaming
  • Amazon Web Services

    In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now commonly known as cloud computing. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your business. With the Cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster.

    For more information, visit: aws.amazon.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Bronze level
  • ADVA Optical Networking

    ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers' networks while removing complexity and cost.

    For more information, visit: www.advaoptical.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Bronze level
  • Corsa Technology

    Network operators and architects need SDN networking to develop affordable, agile, real-time programmable networks that scale. Corsa Technology is a networking company focused on delivering programmable, flexible hardware for Software Defined Networking (SDN). Corsa’s open SDN data planes respond in real-time to network orchestration, directing and managing traffic at Internet scale for SDN and NFV deployments from the 100G SDN WAN edge to policy-driven architectures needing full subscriber awareness.

    For more information, visit: www.corsa.com.

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    Sponsoring:

  • Bronze level
  • OSI Hardware & Telecom

    OSI Hardware has 30+ years of experience providing clients solutions that fit their needs, not ours, in order to build a reliable and affordable network. We take pride in our candid, personalized and responsive customer service.
    Pre-owned and new/surplus Cisco, Juniper and Brocade equipment from OSI Hardware comes in excellent, like-new condition, backed with a lifetime warranty and includes a personal representative to guide you through pre-sales and post-sales service. Your dedicated Account Representative will personally follow up on every order to ensure our hardware, packaging and services have met your expectations.
    Today, pre-owned networking equipment is no longer large ISP and data centers’ little secret. Over 30,000 companies, including government agencies, small to medium-sized enterprises, healthcare organizations and Fortune 500 companies rely on pre-owned networking equipment to build efficient, reliable networks at a fraction of the cost.

    For more information, visit: www.osihardware.com.

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    FCT-FCCN

    Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) is the Portuguese funding agency for science, technology and innovation, in all scientific domains, under responsibility of the Ministry for Education and Science.

    FCT’s mission is to continuously promote the advancement of knowledge in science and technology in Portugal, attain the highest international standards in quality and competitiveness, in all scientific and technological domains, and encourage its dissemination and active role in society and in economic growth.

    Recently integrated in FCT as the scientific computing unit, FCCN plans, manages and operates the National Research and Education Network – RCTS. The Portuguese NREN supports a high-performance platform for developing and testing advanced communication applications and services providing cutting edge Internet, associated ICT and e-Infrastructure services to the Portuguese Educational and Research organizations.

    Connectivity, scientific computing, collaboration, knowledge and security are the main service areas where FCT | FCCN operates, helping to enhance and connect academic and research institutions throughout Portugal and also powering liaisons between the national community and other education networks and communities around the world.

    For more information, visit: www.fccn.pt.

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  • Partner
  • Porto Digital

    Porto Digital is a non-profit association created to implement the “The Porto Digital project”. Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the project aimed to broaden the use of the Internet by the citizens of the city of Porto. It aspired to boost the quality in education, particularly through an increased use of information and communication technologies on all levels of education; reduce bureaucracy and increase efficiency of the city council services; decrease the number of information-deprived people particularly those with social problems; and contribute to a better quality of life in the urban area for inhabitants, workers and tourists. Porto Digital has four main promoters: Porto City Council, University of Porto, Portuguese Business Association, and the Porto Light Rail Company.

    For more information, visit: www.portodigital.pt.

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  • Partner
  • European Commission

    The European Commission's FP7 is the short name for the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. This is the EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe and it will run from 2007-2013. FP7 is also designed to respond to Europe's employment needs, competitiveness and quality of life.

    For more information, visit: http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/.

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  • Partner
  • GÉANT

    GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). Together, we connect over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe. Operating at speeds of up to 500Gbps, and offering unrivalled geographical coverage, GÉANT remains the most advanced research network in the world.

    For more information, visit: www.geant.net.

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  • Partner
  • University of Porto

    With origins dating back to the eighteenth century, the University of Porto is currently one the most prestigious Higher Education Institutions of Europe. It has close to 32,000 students, 2,400 teachers and researchers along with 1,600 administrative staff. 14 faculties, 15 schools and 60 scientific research units, spread across 3 university campuses located in the city of Porto are part of the Porto University. The University of Porto provides an exceptional variety of courses, covering the whole range of study areas and all levels of higher education. It is the biggest producer of Science in Portugal, responsible for 23% of the Portuguese articles indexed each year in the ISI Web of Science.

    For more information, visit: sigarra.up.pt.

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  • Partner
  • Porto Convention Bureau

    Porto Convention Bureau is a non-profit organisation that promotes the Meetings Industry segment of Porto and Northern Portugal in the international market and offers logistical support to event organizers who wish to host their events in the destination. With excellent facilities available and a broad range of hotels in the region, Porto and the North is the perfect destination for congresses, conferences, meetings or incentives and turns any business trip into success!

    For more information, visit: www.portocvb.com.

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  • Media Partner
  • RTP2

    RTP2 is a television channel of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the Portuguese public broadcasting corporation. Commonly referred as the "Second Channel", or simply "Dois" (Portuguese for two - 2), the channel started its regular broadcasting on December 25, 1968. Nowadays, RTP2 is a 24h public service, ad-free channel that serves as an alternative to the mainstream channel - RTP1. RTP2 aims at less mainstream and more intellectual content. It is the only of several Portuguese and European national/international channels that has a strict cultural and educational programming (comparable to Arte or BBC two). The channel’s line-up is devoted to worldwide recognized quality television content, institutional EU/national programming or advertising, television series, cinematography, documentary films, theatre and classical music.

    For more information, visit: www.rtp.pt.

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  • Media Partner
  • 23

    23 is a pioneering Danish company focused on making great tools for visual sharing on the web. We are the proud makers of 23 Video, a cloud video CMS built just for companies and organizations.

    For more information, visit: www.23company.com.