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.  In 2015, we will continue to collaborate with the top members of the networking community to bring in the influencers driving technology decisions.  We will also feature the companies making that technology work for you!

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 presenting sponsor, 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

Presenting Sponsors

Networking Field Day Events


Networking Field Day 10

Date: August 19-21, 2015, Silicon Valley
Presenters: TBD
Delegates: TBD


Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live US 2015

Date: June 8-11, 2015, San Diego
Presenters: Opengear, TBD
Delegates: TBD


Tech Field Day Extra at Interop Las Vegas 2015

Date: April 27-30, 2015, Las Vegas
Presenters: TBD
Delegates: TBD


Networking Field Day 9

Date: February 11-13, 2015, Silicon Valley
Presenters: CloudGenix, NEC Networking, NetBeez, Pluribus Networks, SolarWinds, TBD
Delegates: Brandon Mangold, Charles D. Galler Jr., Ivan Pepelnjak, John Herbert, Lindsay Hill, TBD


Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live Milan 2015

Date: January 26-30, 2015, Milan
Presenters: Cisco, TBD
Delegates: TBD


Tech Field Day Extra at Interop New York 2014

Date: September 29-2, 2014, New York
Presenters: Cisco Borderless, HP Networking
Delegates: Howard Marks, Ivan Pepelnjak, Jason Edelman, John Herbert, Michael Stump, Natalie Timms, Terry Slattery, Tony Mattke


SDN Connect Live

Date: September 18-18, 2014, Silicon Valley
Presenters: Meru Networks
Delegates: Alex Lewis, John A. Cook, Jonathan Davis, Ryan Adzima, Teren Bryson


Networking Field Day 8

Date: September 10-12, 2014, Silicon Valley
Presenters: A10 Networks, Big Switch, Brocade, Cisco Datacenter, Gigamon, Nuage Networks, Pluribus Networks, Spirent, ThousandEyes
Delegates: Amy Arnold, Bob McCouch, Chris Marget, David Gee, Ethan Banks, Jason Edelman, John Herbert, Jonathan Davis, Josh Kittle, Lindsay Hill, Matt Oswalt, Ryan Booth


Tech Field Day at Cisco UCS Grand Slam

Date: September 4-4, 2014, New York
Presenters: Cisco Datacenter
Delegates: Chris Wahl, Eric Wright, Jason Edelman, Matthew Norwood, Michael Stump, Pete Welcher, Scott D. Lowe


Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live US 2014

Date: May 19-22, 2014, San Francisco
Presenters: Cisco Mobility, Embrane, Fluke Networks
Delegates: Amy Arnold, Blake Krone, Bob McCouch, Brandon Carroll, Colin McNamara, David Varnum, Edward Henry, Ethan Banks, Jeff Fry, Jody Lemoine, Jonathan Davis, Kale Blankenship, Matt Oswalt, Pete Welcher, Rob Coote, Robert Novak, Scott McDermott, Stephen Occhiogrosso, Teren Bryson, Tony Mattke, William Bell


Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2014

Date: May 5-6, 2014, New York
Presenters: Glue Networks, HP Networking, Nuage Networks, ONUG
Delegates: Chris Marget, Edward Henry, Ethan Banks, Gideon Tam, Matt Oswalt, Pete Welcher, Stephen Foskett, Tom Hollingsworth


SDDC Symposium 2014

Date: April 22-22, 2014, Silicon Valley
Presenters: Brocade, Cisco, Coho Data, Gridstore, Nexenta, OpenDaylight, SimpliVity, SolidFire
Delegates: Chris Evans, Howard Marks, Michael Bushong, Tom Hollingsworth


Tech Field Day Extra at Interop Las Vegas 2014

Date: April 1-2, 2014, Las Vegas
Presenters: Avaya, HP Networking, Spirent
Delegates: Daniel Cybulskie, Ethan Banks, Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, Keith R. Parsons, Lee Badman, Mrs. Y, Robert Novak


Networking Field Day 7

Date: February 19-21, 2014, Silicon Valley
Presenters: 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


Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Fall 2013

Date: October 29-30, 2013, New York
Presenters: Cumulus Networks, HP Networking, Nuage Networks, ONUG, Stateless Networks
Delegates: Brent Salisbury, Chris Marget, Jason Edelman, Tom Hollingsworth


Tech Field Day Extra at Interop New York 2013

Date: September 30-4, 2013, New York
Presenters: Avaya, Cisco Mobility, HP Networking
Delegates: Edward Haletky, Edward Henry, Ethan Banks, Gideon Tam, Greg Ferro, Hans De Leenheer, Jason Edelman


Networking Field Day 6

Date: September 11-13, 2013, Silicon Valley
Presenters: 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 2013

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


Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live US 2013

Date: June 24-27, 2013, Orlando
Presenters: 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 Extra at Interop Las Vegas 2013

Date: May 6-9, 2013, Las Vegas
Presenters: 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

Date: March 6-8, 2013, Silicon Valley
Presenters: 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

Date: October 10-12, 2012, Silicon Valley
Presenters: 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

Date: May 2-2, 2012, Silicon Valley
Presenters: 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

Date: March 29-30, 2012, Silicon Valley
Presenters: 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

Date: October 27-28, 2011, Silicon Valley
Presenters: 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

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


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

Date: July 11-11, 2011, Las Vegas
Presenters: Arista, Ascolta, SolarWinds
Delegates: TBD


Networking Field Day 1

Date: September 16-17, 2010, Silicon Valley
Presenters: 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