2023 LSO Global Summit

A must-attend event for companies implementing or evaluating automation APIs, the LSO Global Summit brings together leading service and technology providers from across the global automation ecosystem to accelerate adoption of standards-based LSO business and operational APIs and smart contracts.

Learn about the role of LSO with Secure NaaS, hear updates on MEF’s vision and plans, network with partners and solution providers, understand procurement intentions from global and regional tier-one-and-two buyers, plus implementation solutions, and more….

MEF’s inaugural 2023 LSO Global Summit Agenda focused on three key topical areas:

LSO Vision, Releases, and Roadmap

  • Update on MEF’s vision for ecosystem automation with LSO APIs.
  • MEF and TM Forum collaboration.
  • MEF’s Secure NaaS initiative—the role of LSO APIs.
  • Highlights from the MEF State of the Industry Report on automating business functions between service providers, and new forecasts.
  • Roadmaps and release previews for LSO business and operational APIs.

Showcasing LSO Solutions and Support

  • LSO Solution Provider ecosystem evolution.
  • Spotlighting commercial solutions for LSO implementations.
  • LSO implementation accelerators—getting to market faster.
  • Professional consultancy services for LSO-enabled automation.
  • MEF’s 2023–2024 LSO marketing and implementation support programs.

LSO User Stories

  • Case studies and user stories of LSO Sonata business API Implementations.
  • Early implementations results and use cases for LSO operational APIs.
  • Business case ROI considerations for LSO funding.
  • Testimonials: how LSO is enabling transformation, automation, and NaaS strategies and projects.

2023 Agenda Day 1: LSO Global Summit

Also see the Day 2: 2023 Agenda | Day 3: 2023 Agenda

Day 1

2 October, 2023

LSO Global Summit

The LSO Global Summit focuses on 3 major topics:

1. LSO Vision, Adoption, and Roadmap

Critical information on which to base your product and automation rollouts.


  • LSO adoption status and forecasts until 2025, including the latest on entry of LSO buyers.
  • LSO strategy and roadmap, including LSO APIs, LSO payloads, and LSO blockchain.
  • Significance of alignment with TM Forum APIs.
  • Plans for alignment with CAMARA APIs.
  • Importance of LSO for MEF's secure NaaS roadmap.
  • Significance of open standard smart contracts and DAOs.
  • The role of LSO operational APIs.
  • The amplification value of MEF-endorsed LSO payloads.
  • MEF's plans for use of generative AI.
2. LSO Solutions and Support

An overview of all the programs and assets available before, during, and after implementation.


  • Overview of the complete LSO solution provider ecosystem, including the LSO brokers, LSO API implementers, and LSO consultants.
  • How to get to market faster with LSO solution providers.
  • Accelerating the onboarding partners using the MEF LSO API Onboarding & Interoperability Test (OIT) Service.
  • Market leadership with LSO API certification.
  • Finding LSO partners.
3. LSO User Stories

A view of LSO in practice.


  • Automated SLA Reporting service.
  • Transforming from LSO seller only to LSO buyer/seller.
  • Using LSO business APIs between service provider group subsidiaries and departments.
  • LSO solution provider use cases.

Registration Opens / Badge Pick-up

Main Foyer, Floor 2

Coffee & Refreshments


Networking Lunch




LSO API Adoption


Stan Hubbard, MEF, Principal Analyst

  • Status and forecasts until 2025, including the latest on entry of LSO Buyers.
  • State of the Industry report on inter-provider business automation.

LSO Vision and Roadmap


Pascal Menezes, MEF, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

  • Importance of LSO APIs and LSO Blockchain as core components of MEF Secure NaaS.
  • Alignment of LSO, TM Forum, and CAMARA APIs.
  • LSO Payload strategy alignment with industry trends.

LSO Blockchain


  • Standardizing and using LSO Smart Contracts.
  • The zero-knowledge paradigm, public-private blockchain, and SaaS offerings—example of automated SLA Report service.
  • Market adoption and internal organizational acceptance.

LSO Product Payloads


The LSO value amplification of MEF-standardized and MEF-endorsed product schema blended with LSO APIs.

LSO and Generative AI


Susan White, Netcracker, Head of Strategy & Portfolio Marketing

Telecoms want to understand how generative AI can be used to capitalize on their investment in LSO APIs and LSO Blockchain, and to accelerate their ability to offer compelling NaaS. In this session we will hear about how Large Language Models (LLM) can be augmented with techniques such as Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) to work in real time with a service provider’s rapidly changing data and distributed siloed and/or federated database environment, while taking advantage of the enormous power of publicly trained LLMs like GPT-4 and PaLM 2.

  • Applicability of generative AI in the telecom industry.
  • Harnessing the power of rapidly changing and highly sensitive service provider data in a generative AI environment.
  • Opportunities for use of generative AI both within the service provider and externally with partners over LSO interfaces.

LSO Service Provider Use Cases


LSO Service Providers will present a range of diverse enterprise B2B and wholesale use cases, covering a range of products and services for which LSO APIs can be used, including:

  • Last-mile access.
  • Interconnect and global transit.
  • Enterprise connectivity.
  • Edge compute / network edge.
  • Satellite connectivity.

Networking Break

Sponsored by albis-elcon

Welcome Back

Emcee: Rosemary Cochran, Vertical Systems Group, Principal and Co-Founder

Scaling the LSO Ecosystem Part 1: LSO Springboard, MEF LSO API Onboarding & Interoperability Test (OIT) Service, and LSO API Certification


A new program to enable larger scale onboarding and release alignment. And finding LSO Partners.

Scaling the LSO Ecosystem Part 2: LSO APIs for Smaller Sellers


Finding the sweet spot for downstream suppliers and upstream customers.

LSO Operational APIs


Michael Kearns, Amartus, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Performance monitoring in space.

LSO Solution Provider Use Case: NaaS at the Telco Edge


Divesh Gupta, Console Connect, Vice President, New Technology & Sales Operations

Extending NaaS to the Telco Edge using LSO APIs.

LSO Solution Provider Use Case: LSO Ordering in the Existing Ecosystem


John Denemark, TransUnion, Senior Vice President, Carrier Provisioning

LSO Order—integrating LSO and ASRs.

Closing Remarks for the Day


Kevin Vachon, MEF, Chief Operating Officer

MEF Media Briefing

Open to all attendees

GNE Opening Party

DJ Bill Cody