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NEC Chairman Kaoru Yano to Appear as Keynote Speaker at Open Networking Summit 2012

*** For immediate use April 12, 2012

Tokyo, April 12, 2012 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today that Chairman Kaoru Yano will participate as a keynote speaker at the Open Networking Summit in  Santa Clara on April 17, 2012. The speech is titled, "Proven and Emerging Use Cases of Software Defined Networks."

In recent years, IT systems have become increasingly large and complex. End users, data and computing resources are moving dynamically throughout the globe. For this reason, demand for flexible convergence between networks and information systems is on the rise. NEC, being one of the innovators in information technology, has put a strong focus on Software Defined Networking (SDN) as it recognized the importance of software-centric networking with the inception of standards such as OpenFlow. NEC pioneered the commercialization of products and promoted the awareness and deployment of SDN. NEC is committed to driving the adoption of SDN for commercial systems and to delivering the value of SDN to customers.
In this keynote, Mr. Yano will explain the value and potential of SDN as learned during NEC's numerous customer deployments. He will also showcase NEC's research activities and share the importance of an open community for the development of the SDN market, along with predictions for the future. The domain of SDN will expand from data center, service provider and enterprise networks to carrier transport and beyond. As NEC strives to achieve its NEC Group Vision 2017 to create an "information society friendly to humans and the earth," the company will continue to collaborate with partners to build an open community and to deliver the value of SDN to customers.

"The keynote addresses at Open Networking Summit 2012 are a very important aspect of the summit and will help set the stage for a broader conversation about OpenFlow and SDN," said Guru Parulkar, executive director of the Stanford University Clean Slate Research Program and chairman of the 2012 Summit. "As a longtime supporter of SDN and OpenFlow, NEC will provide invaluable insight into the technologies and innovative services to help prepare attendees for the networking revolution."

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About Open Networking Summits, Inc.

The Open Networking Summits, Inc., will hold its second conference in April of 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area. With 800 attendees expected from around the globe, Open Networking Summit 2012 will bring together the leaders of the networking industry to  highlight the latest OpenFlow and SDN developments. In an intimate, focused and high-energy setting, the event will provide a collective and collaborative feel of the growing technology movement. The summit is currently sold-out, but please join the waiting list here: Videos and presentations from the recent conference can be seen at:

Open Networking Summits, Inc. is the only nonprofit conference organization exclusively committed to bringing together thought leaders, luminaries, creators, and innovators of OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking. Founded in 2011, Open Networking Summits, Inc. produces events that attract participants from around the world. Attendees share their reasons for a change in networking; showcase technologies; and introduce products and services built using the SDN approach. Find the Open Networking Summit at

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at

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