Networking Field Day

Networking Field Day (NFD) focuses on wired network components, from the corporate campus the the data center to the WAN. Produced in association with Packet Pushers, NFD brings together the best independent thought leaders in the networking space to discuss pressing issues and technology advancements with key companies in the space.

We have produced Networking Field Day events since 2010, and now hold two such events per year. For 2013, NFD returns in the first and third quarter. Our 2013 Networking Field Day planning team includes Brandon CarrollGreg FerroIvan Pepelnjak, and Tom Hollingsworth, and we expect to see all four at these events!

With Packet Pushers, we also produce in-person and online Symposium events to present key networking technologies to a broader audience. This began with the OpenFlow Symposium, held in October of 2011, and includes a series of Virtual Symposium events with Cisco and Brocade.

If you would like to get involved with Networking Field Day, either as a delegate or sponsoring presenter, please contact us! We have pages for sponsors and delegates, including forms to use to get in touch.

Topics Covered

Networking Field Day covers many diverse topics of interest to our delegates and their audience. In the past, companies have discussed the following areas:

  • Ethernet switching in the datacenter and campus
  • IP networking and protocols from the LAN to the Internet
  • Network security, protection and monitoring
  • Management and administration of networking devices

Networking Field Day Sponsors

Networking Field Day Events


Networking Field Day 8

September 10, 2014, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Big Switch, Brocade, Spirent, TBD, ThousandEyes
Delegates: TBD


Networking Field Day 7

February 19, 2014, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Avaya, Brocade, Dell Networking, Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, LiveAction, Plexxi, Pluribus Networks, Tail-f Systems
Delegates: Bob McCouch, Brandon Carroll, Chris Marget, Edward Henry, Ethan Banks, Greg Ferro, John Herbert, Josh O'Brien, Matt Oswalt, Nick Buraglio, Paul Stewart, Teren Bryson


Networking Field Day 6

September 11, 2013, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Aruba Networks, Big Switch, Nuage Networks, Plexxi, SolarWinds, Spirent, ThousandEyes, WildPackets
Delegates: Anthony Burke, Bob McCouch, Brandon Carroll, Brent Salisbury, Carole Warner Reece, Chris Marget, Ed Horley, Ethan Banks, Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, Jason Edelman, Matt Oswalt


SDDC Symposium

September 10, 2013, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Brocade, Embrane, NEC Networking, Nuage Networks, Nutanix, OpenDaylight, Plexxi
Delegates: Brent Salisbury, Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, Tom Hollingsworth


Tech Field Day Roundtable at Cisco Live US 2013

June 24, 2013, Orlando
Sponsors: Opengear
Delegates: Blake Krone, Bob McCouch, Chris Wahl, Colin McNamara, Hans De Leenheer, Jennifer Huber, Jonathan Davis, Kale Blankenship, Matt Reath, Matthew Norwood, Rob Coote, Robert Novak, Ryan Adzima, Sam Clements, Teren Bryson, Tom Hollingsworth, Tony Mattke


Tech Field Day Roundtable at Interop Las Vegas 2013

May 6, 2013, Las Vegas
Sponsors: Juniper Networks, NEC Networking, Spirent
Delegates: Colin McNamara, Edward Haletky, Frank Owen, Ivan Pepelnjak, Jason Edelman, Jennifer Huber, John Obeto, Lauren Malhoit, Lee Badman, Matthew Norwood, Mrs. Y, Robert Novak, Sam Clements, Scott D. Lowe, Tony Mattke


Networking Field Day 5

March 6, 2013, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Brocade, Cisco Borderless, Cisco Datacenter, Juniper Networks, Plexxi, Ruckus Wireless, SolarWinds
Delegates: Brandon Carroll, Brent Salisbury, Colin McNamara, Ethan Banks, Greg Ferro, John Herbert, Jon Langemak, Josh O'Brien, Paul Stewart, Pete Welcher, Terry Slattery, Tom Hollingsworth


Networking Field Day 4

October 10, 2012, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Brocade, Cisco Borderless, Juniper Networks, Opengear, Spirent, Statseeker
Delegates: Anthony Burke, Bob Plankers, Brent Salisbury, Chris Marget, Colin McNamara, Greg Ferro, Jeremy Gaddis, John Harrington, John Herbert, Michael McNamara, Paul Stewart, Tom Hollingsworth


Brocade Virtual Symposium 2012

May 2, 2012, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Brocade
Delegates: Brandon Carroll, Chris Marget, Derick Winkworth, Ethan Banks, Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, Josh O'Brien, Stephen Foskett, Tom Hollingsworth, Tony Bourke


Networking Field Day 3

March 29, 2012, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Arista, Cisco Borderless, Cisco Datacenter, Infineta, NEC Networking, SolarWinds, Spirent
Delegates: Brad Casemore, Brandon Carroll, Chris Marget, Derick Winkworth, Ethan Banks, Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, Jeremy Gaddis, Josh O'Brien, Marko Milivojevic, Mrs. Y, Tom Hollingsworth, Tony Bourke


Networking Field Day 2

October 27, 2011, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Brocade, Cisco Datacenter, Embrane, Force10, Gigamon, Juniper Networks, NEC Networking
Delegates: Brandon Carroll, Ethan Banks, Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, Jeff Fry, Jeremy Gaddis, Kurt Bales, Tom Hollingsworth, Tony Bourke, Tony Mattke


Openflow Symposium 2011

October 26, 2011, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Big Switch, Brocade, Cisco Datacenter, Google, Juniper Networks, NEC Networking, Yahoo
Delegates: None


“Everybody Comes to Rick’s” Party at Cisco Live 2011

July 11, 2011, Las Vegas
Sponsors: Arista, Ascolta, SolarWinds
Delegates: TBD


Networking Field Day 1

September 16, 2010, Silicon Valley
Sponsors: Arista, Cradlepoint, Force10, HP Networking, Juniper Networks, SolarWinds, Xsigo
Delegates: Bob Plankers, Brandon Carroll, Ethan Banks, Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, Jennifer Huber, Jeremy Filliben, Jeremy Gaddis, Jeremy Stretch, Josh Horton, Steve Rossen, Terry Slattery