These NetEvents meetings are not just speed-dating for nerds. Oh dear me no. They are so much more.
In interactive sessions round a table, we get the skinny on top companies' tech strategy, and even help to shape it.
Steve Vogelsang is a VP of the data networking division of ECI Telecom - which was created when ECI bought a company called Laurel Networks.
I was able to suggest a strategy that I believe they will now take forward. They absolutely have to buy Hardy Networks.
Then they can move on and buy Keystone Networks and launch products that implement the COPS protocol.