2013 Broadband Communities Summit

2013 Summit Speakers

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Chris Acker
Director, Velocity Advisory Services
RealPage, Inc.

Chris Acker serves as director of Velocity Advisory Services for RealPage, Inc. Velocity Advisory Services assists multifamily communities with the business ... Complete Bio >>
Deborah Acosta
Chief Innovation Officer, Office of the City Manager
City of San Leandro

As the City’s Chief Innovation Officer, Acosta will build collaboration between business, government, community and education stakeholders... Complete Bio >>
Doug Adams
Director Marketing & Communications
Strategic Networks Group Inc.

Doug Adams oversees SNG’s Communications efforts, which includes serving as the editor for our monthly Bandwidth newsletter. ... Complete Bio >>
Mark T. Ansboury
Gigabit Squared
As President and co-founder of Gigabit Squared, Mark Ansboury works closely with communities, stakeholders and broadband providers to visualize ... Complete Bio >>
Mark Arnold
Telecommunications Crew Leader
Borough of Kutztown
Kathleen Austin
Assistant Vice President
Equity Residential

Kathleen Austin is an Assistant Vice President - Revenue Strategy at Equity Residential, a position she has held since 2007. She leads a team responsible ... Complete Bio >>
Will Aycock
General Manager, Greenlight Community Broadand
City of Wilson

Will Aycock is currently the General Manager for Greenlight Community Broadband in Wilson, NC. Mr. Aycock has served in this position for 3 years. ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Baldwin
Vice President of IT
UDR, Inc.

Michael Baldwin is Vice President of IT at UDR, Inc. with accountability for all information technology resources... Complete Bio >>
Jim Baller
The Baller Herbst Law Group, PC

Jim Baller is the president of the Baller Herbst Law Group in Washington, DC. He represents clients in a broad range of communications matters nationally and ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Barney
Technical Services Coordinator
Texas Department of Public Safety

Mike Barney is the Technical Services Coordinator for the Texas Department of Public Safety, and directs the Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G effort for the State of Texas... Complete Bio >>
Cheryl Barraco
Sr. Director, Strategic Business Services
AvalonBay Communities

Cheryl joined AvalonBay Communities in 1997 bringing over fifteen years of sales and marketing management experience to the multifamily industry ... Complete Bio >>
Chris Batdorf
Product Marketing Manager
John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group

Chris Batdorf, Product Marketing Manager at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, the part of the company responsible for the AMS... Complete Bio >>
Matthew Beattie
Executive Director, Fiber to Building Program

Matt Beattie manages AT&T’s Fiber to the Building Program, a component of the company’s multi-year IP transformation effort. ... Complete Bio >>
Cheri Beranek
President and CEO
Clearfield Inc.

Clearfield, Inc. President and CEO Cheri Beranek is a founding member of the company. She is considered a visionary in the telecommunications networking industry ... Complete Bio >>
Debra Berlyn
Executive Director
Project GOAL

Debra Berlyn serves as the Executive Director of The Project to Get Older Adults onLine (GOAL), and she is also the President of Consumer Policy Solutions. ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Bertamini
Senior Vice President, Sales

Mr. Bertamini, who joined iCore in 2005, has led sales efforts which have generated over $100MM in contracted revenue, grown the revenue by an annual compounded growth rate of 30% and directed industry best churn rates at under .05%.... Complete Bio >>
Mark Boxer
Applications Engineering Manager

Mark Boxer is the Applications Engineering Manager for OFS. In this role, he assists customers deploying fiber in a wide variety of network design scenarios ... Complete Bio >>
Doug Britt
Senior Director, Mobile Services
Time Warner Cable

Greg Brown
Eureka Fire Protection District

Bill Buchanan
Senior Director, Product Management
CHR Solutions

Bill Buchanan has more than 30 years of industry experience in technical and management roles with operators and software providers including ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Burke
The Mayor's Bistate Innovation Team

Missouri Co-Chair Mike Burke is a director and Vice President of King Hershey, PC. He is a lifelong Kansas City resident and attended Rockhurst High School ... Complete Bio >>
Jack Cannata
Director, Marketing
NRG Electric Vehicle Services

Jack Cannata is responsible for consumer sales and marketing of the company’s electric vehicle service agreements ... Complete Bio >>
Scott Casey
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Education Realty Trust

Scott Casey oversees all technology-related aspects of corporate and property initiatives for Education Realty Trust, one of America’s largest owners ... Complete Bio >>
Brian Caskey
Chief Marketing Officer
Zhone Technologies

Brian Caskey joined Zhone as Chief Marketing Officer in January 2010 with a 25 year track record in global marketing, product strategy, business development and global branding. ... Complete Bio >>
Alistair Chatwin
Director of Product Management

Alistair Chatwin is the Director of Product Management for DISH Commercial business and is responsible for defining the product strategy for the DISH Commercial group. ... Complete Bio >>
Drew Clark
Executive Director
Partnership for a Connected Illinois
Drew Clark is an experienced, independent telecom industry observer, and brings a unique public interest perspective to broadband data collection and ... Complete Bio >>
Phillip Clark
Mr. Clark founded PAXIO in 2003 and is currently Director of Operations. PAXIO was the first provider in the U.S. to deliver gigabit internet speed to selected residential and commercial communities.... Complete Bio >>
Andrew Cohill
President and CEO
Design Nine Inc

Dr. Andrew Michael Cohill is the President and CEO of Design Nine. He is a broadband architect with an extensive background in broadband network design ... Complete Bio >>
Bill Coleman
Community Technology Advisors

Bill Coleman helps communities make the connection between telecommunications and economic development. As principal in Community Technology Advisors for eight years ... Complete Bio >>
Leon Conner
South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority

Lee Conner is the founding Chairman and now serves as Executive Director of the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority (SGRITA, pronounced S.G. Rita) ... Complete Bio >>
Ron Corriveau
Executive Vice President of Business Development
COS Systems

Ron Corriveau is the Vice President of Business Development for COS Systems, a maker of OSS software for broadband networks, based in Umeå Sweden ... Complete Bio >>
Trey Courtney
Global New Product Development
Mood Media Corporation

Trey leads Global New Product Development for Mood Media Corporation a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help... Complete Bio >>
Michael Curri
Founder and President
Strategic Networks Group, Inc.

Michael Curri founded Strategic Network Group, Inc. (SNG) in 1998 and as President he leads an experienced team of specialists on a wide range ... Complete Bio >>
Geoff Daily
Executive Director

Geoff Daily is the executive director of FiberCorps, a nonprofit dedicated to energizing the Lafayette, La., community to be the hub of fiber-powered innovation... Complete Bio >>
David Daugherty
CEO & Founder
Korcett Holdings

David is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Korcett Holdings, Inc. David is a serial entrepreneur who has more than 20 years of experience ... Complete Bio >>
Ian Davis
Telecommunications Attorney, Founding Partner
Davis, Craig & Taylor, PLLC

Ian is a founding partner of Davis Craig & Taylor and a leader in the field of telecommunications transactions. Ian has spent the last 10 years handling ... Complete Bio >>
Aaron Deacon
Managing Director
KC Digital Drive

Aaron Deacon is managing director for KC Digital Drive, a bistate initiative to drive innovation and collaboration within Kansas City and capitalize on next generation infrastructure . . .Complete Bio >>
Ken Demlow
National Business Development Manager
NewCom Technologies Inc.

Ken is the National Business Development Manager for NewCom Technologies, Inc. NewCom began as a telecommunications engineering company . . . Complete Bio >>
Dan Draughn
Leveraging 30 years experience in city, county and state government, as well as experience across wired and wireless telecom, critical infrastructure... Complete Bio >>
Simon Dudley
Video Evangelist

Simon Dudley is an executive with over 20 years of experience in the development, sale and marketing of high-technology products. ... Complete Bio >>
Phillip Emer
Director of Technology
The Preiss Company

Phil Emer has spent more than 23 years working at the intersections of data communications, research, academia and business – splitting time between the ... Complete Bio >>
Gary Evans
Senior Consultant, Former President and CEO
Hiawatha Broadband Communications

Gary W. Evans, president and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications, joined the company in April of 1998. One of two people who performed the feasibility ... Complete Bio >>
Steve Fennel
Director, Telecom Outreach
University of Kansas Medical Center

Steve Fennel is currently the Director of Telecommunications Outreach at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas . . .Complete Bio >>
Douglas Fishman
Managing Director - Northeast Region
RCC Consultants Inc.

As Managing Director for RCC Consultants since 2005, Douglas Fishman is responsible for provision of wireless communications consulting services for clients in the NY Metropolitan area... Complete Bio >>
Dustin Fjeld
Vice President
AMLI Residential

Mr. Fjeld is a Senior Vice President and heads AMLI’s Strategic Business Services department, which entails purchasing, utility billing and management... Complete Bio >>
Russell Foy
VP Sales, Americas

Xstream offers the most complete off the shelf end-to-end online video management system, MediaMaker, fully customizable with the company’s world class professional services ... Complete Bio >>
Joe Freddoso

Joe Freddoso became President and CEO of MCNC on July 1, 2007. In his role, he works with the MCNC Board of Directors (BOD), the MCNC Advisory Committee (MAC) and MCNC staff ... Complete Bio >>
Conley Freeman
Troy Cable

Conley Freeman is a veteran entrepreneur with experience creating and building businesses through scientific and fundamental approaches... Complete Bio >>
Eric Freesmeier
Pulse Broadband LLC

Eric Freesmeier is the President and CEO of Pulse Broadband LLC, a Broadband Communities Fiber-to-the-Home Top 100 company proudly partnering with rural America... Complete Bio >>
Dr. Jon Gant
Director for the Center for Digital Inclusion; Director UC2B Broadband Adoption Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jon Gant is a professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he serves as the Director of the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI) ... Complete Bio >>
Dan Glivar
Holland and Hart/Time Warner Cable

Daniel J. Glivar has been an intellectual property and telecommunications transactional lawyer with Holland & Hart LLP since 1992, during which time he has represented various business entities ranging from start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies. ... Complete Bio >>
Heather Gold
FTTH Council

Heather Burnett Gold is the President of Fiber-to-the-Home Council Americas, a non-profit organization established to help its members plan, market, implement and manage fiber to the home solutions... Complete Bio >>
Michael Golden
Director of Broadband Planning
State of Arizona

Mike Golden is a senior executive with a 40-year track record of success in the Internet and telecommunications industries. He is currently Arizona's Director ... Complete Bio >>
Nancy Green
Managing Principal
Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions

Nancy Green is a health care managing principal with Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, the health care practice group within Verizon Enterprise Solutions... Complete Bio >>
Bob Grosz
Vice President of Commercial Sales
Dish Network

Bob has been a leader in both the commercial real estate and communications industries for almost 20 years. Operating in the seam between technology and real estate, Bob provides a unique perspective and insight into how real estate facility owners can provide ... Complete Bio >>
Amber Hayes
e-Solutions Adoption Business Coach
Strategic Networks Group

A broadband and online evangelist, Amber Hayes serves as e-Solutions Adoption Business Coach, for Strategic Networks Group... Complete Bio >>
Milda K. Hedblom, J.D., Ph.D
Connectivity Consultant
Hiawatha Broadband Communications

Milda K. Hedblom is a consultant, lawyer and policy expert now consulting mainly with Hiawatha Broadband Communications. She has a broad range of experience ... Complete Bio >>
Ron Holcomb
Vice President, Business Development

Holcomb brings to Tantalus more than 28 years of experience in the public power and communications industry.... Complete Bio >>
Kyle Hollifield
Vice Chairman
Broadband Communities

Hollifield, is a 25-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, is the vice president of marketing and business development at Bristol Virginia Utilities ... Complete Bio >>
Richard Holtz

Richard Holtz is the CEO of InfiniSys, a multifamily technology consulting and Electronic Architecture firm founded in 1989. He strongly advocates for the standards ... Complete Bio >>
Duke Horan
General Manager
G4S Technology LLC

Duke Horan serves as the General Manager for the Mountain Region of the United States for G4S Technology. In this position, his responsibilities include operational oversight and sales responsibilities, ... Complete Bio >>
Joanne Hovis
President, NATOA
President, CTC Technology & Energy

Joanne Hovis is President of CTC and directs all work in the areas of business consulting, strategic planning, market assessment, and management consulting... Complete Bio >>
Art Hubacher
Managing Member
Hubacher & Ames, PLLC

Arthur S. Hubacher is the managing member and co-founder of Hubacher & Ames, PLLC, a law firm established to focus on telecommunications ... Complete Bio >>
David Isenberg
Freedom to Connect

David S. Isenberg spent 12 years at AT&T Bell Labs until his 1997 essay,"The Rise of the Stupid Network," was received with acclaim everywhere in the global ... Complete Bio >>
Karen Jackson
Deputy Secretary of Technology
Commonwealth of Virginia

Karen Jackson serves as the Deputy Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In this capacity, she serves as a senior advisor to the McDonnell Administration on technology matters... Complete Bio >>
Bob Jennings
Executive Vice President
Gigabit Squared LLC

Bob Jennings is the Executive VP and co-founder of Gigabit Squared, LLC. He provides both experience and leadership that enables development funding for public entities... Complete Bio >>
Kathy Johnson
State Broadband Initiative (SBI) Director
EdLab Group

Kathy Johnson is the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) Director for EdLab Group, a non-profit organization whose mission is to leverage the power of technology and... Complete Bio >>
Larry Johnson
Founder and President
The Light Brigade

I was fortunate to have started in fiber optics in 1977. Being a part of this dynamic industry has been exciting. To watch new technologies and products being invented, developed and implemented has opened many doors. ... Complete Bio >>
Taylor Jones
Elauwit Network

Taylor holds BS in Business Administration from the Moore School of Business and graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College. He is President of... Complete Bio >>
Pablo Kagioglu
Global Director of Operations & Technology
Advanced Media Technologies

In the electronics industry since 1987, Pablo Kagioglu has worked for such diverse firms as IFR Systems, Telxon Corporation, General Instrument, Motorola and ... Complete Bio >>
Carl Kandutsch, Ph.D., J.D.
Law Office of Carl E. Kandutsch

Carl Kandutsch earned a Ph.D. from Yale University and is a former attorney in the FCC’s Cable Bureau, where he had a lead role in drafting amendments ... Complete Bio >>
Mary Kane
Senior Counsel

Mary Kane is Senior Counsel for Comcast. She is responsible for advising Comcast personnel on MDU/SFU related matters, customer communications ... Complete Bio >>
Max Kipfer
VP of Client Relations
Hot Wire Communications

Max is a pioneer in the development of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks... Complete Bio >>
Terry Koosed
BelAir Internet

Terry Koosed founded and currently serves as President of Los Angeles based communications provider Bel Air Internet... Complete Bio >>
Diane Kruse
CEO and Lead Consultant
NEO Fiber

Diane Kruse, the CEO and Lead Consultant for NEO Fiber, has been involved in many projects that fall under the NTIA’s BTOP Program. This year, Kruse has written ... Complete Bio >>
Grant Laughlin
Laughlin Commercial Realty Group

Grant Laughlin, a Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker, founded The Laughlin Companies, LCRG and Office Finders in 1982... Complete Bio >>
Dan Leaf
Sr. Director, National Engineering - DAS
Tempest Telecom Solutions

As the National Director of DAS Engineering and Operations at Tempest Telecom Solutions, Dan Leaf has over 15 years of experience spanning both wireless and telecommunications industries.... Complete Bio >>
Hilda Legg
Former RUS National Director, Broadband Champion
Vice Chair, Broadband Communities Magazine

A prominent broadband advocate and champion, Hilda Gay Legg served as the 15th Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Ms. Legg recently assumed ... Complete Bio >>
Blair Levin
Executive Director

Blair Levin became Communications & Society Fellow with the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program on May 10, 2010, following his departure from ... Complete Bio >>
Casey Lide
The Baller Herbst Law Group, PC

Casey Lide is a Principal with The Baller Herbst Law Group, PC (www.baller.com), a national law firm based in Washington, DC, and Minneapolis, MN, that specializes in ... Complete Bio >>
Vin Lipinski
Vice President Of National Accounts & Owner Relations

Vin’s experience in the pay television market dates back to 1983. During his career, Vin was instrumental in separating the multifamily market from... Complete Bio >>
David Lippke
Vice President/General Manager
Korcett Holdings Inc.

David Lippke is the Vice President/General Manager of Korcett. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company and is the... Complete Bio >>-->
Greg McDonald
Director of Telecommunications - Ancillary Services
Riverstone Residential Group

Greg McDonald is the new Director of Telecommunications for Riverstone Residential... Complete Bio >>

Don Means
Founder and Principal
Digital Village Associates

With over 20 years experience in the IT industry, Means is co-founder and principal of Digital Village Associates, a 13-year old consulting enterprise that focuses ... Complete Bio >>

Milo Medin
Vice President, Access Services
Google Inc.

Milo Medin has been part of the Internet development community for more than 25 years. He is currently the vice president of access services at Google ... Complete Bio >>

Brian Mefford
Founer and CEO
CNX - Connected Nation Exchange

Brian Mefford is recognized as a leading resource among global corporations, policy makers, and associations interested in designing and executing digital inclusion strategies and programs around the world... Complete Bio >>

Stephen Milton

At ISOMEDIA, Stephen has overseen product development and technical architectures from the beginning. Starting with dialup ISP operations in the mid-90's ... Complete Bio >>
Christopher Mitchell
Director of Telecommunications Commons Initiative, New Rules Project
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative with the New Rules Project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance ... Complete Bio >>
Farzad Moeinzdah

Farzad oversees operations and new client launches. Previously a Wireless Engineer with Apple and Strategy Consultant at Accenture in Washington DC and Chicago. . . .Complete Bio >>
Keith Montgomery
Senior Program Director
ICF International

Mr. Montgomery is the Senior Program Director for ICF's Broadband team and offers a deep understanding of the economic challenges faced by rural ... Complete Bio >>
Don Mueller
Vice President - Managed Sites
SBA Communications Corporation

Don Mueller joined SBA Communications’ managed sites group in 2008. SBA’s managed portfolio includes more than 5,000 third-party-owned buildings... Complete Bio >>
Joel Mulder
Senior Director of Business Development
G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta LLC)

Joel Mulder is the Senior Director of Business Development for G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta LLC). Joel has been in the telecommunications industry ... Complete Bio >>
Mark Murphy
General Manager, Technical
AT&T Connected Communities

Mark leads the national technical support team for the AT&T Connected Communities organization... Complete Bio >>
Todd Murren
Director - SpringNet
City Utilities of Springfield

Mr. Murren has been actively involved in the telecommunications field for 31 years.... Complete Bio >>
Tom Nugent
National Sales Director
Verizon Enhanced Communities

Tom Nugent has over 18 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He began his career with GTE in 1995 and has held various leadership roles within Verizon in Sales, Marketing and Business Development...Complete Bio >>
Frank Odasz
Lone Eagle Consulting

Frank is President of Lone Eagle Consulting. Founded in 1998, Lone Eagle specializes in fast-track online Internet training for rural, remote, and indigenous ... Complete Bio >>
Eric Ogle
RTC Treasurer
The Howard Baker Center for Public Policy

Eric Ogle is research associate for the University of Tennessee’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, where he works in a university ... Complete Bio >>
Frank Ohrtman
WMX Systems, LLC

Frank Ohrtman is the president of WMX Systems, LLC, a decade-old telecommunications consulting firm based in Denver, CO. ... Complete Bio >>
Jack Olson
VP of Business Development

Jack is the Vice President of Business Development for Viamedia based in Lexington, KY... Complete Bio >>
Rawlson O'Neil King
Communications Director
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

Rawlson O’Neil King is Communications Director at the Continental Automated Buildings Association. He also has experience as a founding editor and industry analyst ... Complete Bio >>
John Padalino
Acting Administrator

John Charles Padalino was named Acting Administrator of the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS)... Complete Bio >>
Hasumati Patel
Corporate Counsel
Cox Communications

Hasumati Patel, Corporate Counsel at Cox Communications, advises business clients on a wide range of legal issues... Complete Bio >>
Jane Patterson
The View Forward – Go Forward

At the beginning of 2012, Jane Patterson launched a new organization, The Way Forward, to promote broadband in rural areas. Until the end of 2011 ... Complete Bio >>
Jennifer Peterson
General Manager – North Central Region
AT&T Connected Communities

Jennifer Peterson joined AT&T’s Connected Communities team in 2010. She is currently the General Manager, North Central Region. Her team is responsible for ... Complete Bio >>
Daniel Phythyon
Senior Telecommunications Policy Specialist, Office of Public Safety Communications
NTIA, Department of Commerce

Dan Phythyon is a Senior Telecommunications Policy Specialist in the Office of Public Safety Communications at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration... Complete Bio >>
Damon Porter
Managing Director

Damon Porter is Managing Director of MoBroadbandNow, a public-private partnership established by Governor Jay Nixon to... Complete Bio >>
Barney Pullam
Vice President, Business Process
Waterton Residential

Barney joined Waterton Residential in 2007 bringing to the team over 20 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Throughout his career Barney held ... Complete Bio >>
Bryan Rader
Bandwidth Consulting LLC

Bryan J. Rader has been an active leader in the cable TV industry for the past fifteen years. He has extensive experience on both the real estate side ... Complete Bio >>
Mike Ramke
President, Alternate Site Development
Crown Castle International

Michael Ramke is President of Crown Castle's Alternate Site Development division with a primary focus on acquiring and developing strategic rooftop properties... Complete Bio >>
Jeff Reiman
Broadband Communities Magazine
Jeff Reiman, a founding member of the Nevada Broadband Telemedicine Initiative (NBTI), worked directly with the acute care hospitals throughout the State ...Complete Bio >>
Michael Render
President & Leading FTTH Researcher

Michael Render is president of Render, Vanderslice & Associates, the premier U.S. market research firm in the area of fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-premises ... Complete Bio >>
Greg Richardson
Founder, Managing Partner

Greg Richardson is the founder and Managing Partner for Civitium. Since founding the company in 2004, Greg has served as the lead advisor for Philadelphia, San Francisco ... Complete Bio >>
Chuck Robinson
Shared Services

Director of Shared Services since 2008, Chuck has over 12 years with the City of Charlotte.... Complete Bio >>
Steven S. Ross
Corporate Editor
Broadband Communities Magazine

Steven S. Ross is a long-time technology writer and former Columbia University professor and is also the Corporate Editor of Broadband Communities Magazine ... Complete Bio >>
Scot Rourke
President & CEO

Scot Rourke is an internationally renowned thought leader in leveraging information technologies to foster economic development and improve quality of life ... Complete Bio >>
Garrick Russell
Great Lakes Data Systems Inc.

Garrick Russell has more than 18 years’ experience managing and growing broadband service companies. He has dedicated his career to helping small operators ... Complete Bio >>
Scott Rye
American Networking Solutions
Mr. Scott Rye is a veteran of the United States Navy with a strong technical background focused on designing and implementing highly secure fiber optic networks... Complete Bio >>
Steve Sadler
Vice President, Strategic Business Services
Post Apartment Homes, L.P.

Steve Sadler is Vice President, Strategic Business Services for Post Properties. Post Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PPS) is the preeminent developer and operator ... Complete Bio >>
Jim Safran
VP, Global Cloud Channel Marketing
Jamcracker Inc.

Jim Safran is Vice President of Global Cloud Channel Marketing at Jamcracker and President of GreenAppx, as part of the Jamcracker team, responsible for building, evangelizing and delivering world-class Cloud Services Brokerage ... Complete Bio >>
David Salway
Program Director
New York State Broadband Program

David Salway started his career in technology and telecommunications industry more than 20 years ago. In 2008, Mr. Salway joined New York State as the Director of the Broadband Program Office ... Complete Bio >>
David Sandel
Sandel & Associates LLC

David is an accomplished Gigabit City executive focused on leadership, planning and the successful execution of Smart or Gigabit City urban economic development initiatives. David currently serves as President of Sandel & Associates ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Sanders
Major Accounts and Business Development
Interactive Solutions Inc.

Michael Sanders is currently the Major Account Manager and Director of Business Development for Interactive Solutions, Inc ... Complete Bio >>
Cynthia Schultz
The Schultz Group

As President of The Schultz Group, Ms. Schultz provides expert guidance to clients on wide-ranging federal technology compliance, business strategy, and governmental issues, both domestically and internationally ... Complete Bio >>
Dave Schwehm
Vice President, Community Solutions
Time Warner Cable

David has been with Time Warner Cable for over 26 years, working in several different areas of their operations (Installation/Service, Customer Service, Construction Engineering, Sales and Sales Management). ... Complete Bio >>
Mark Scifres
Pavlov Media

Mark Scifres is Chairman, CEO and President of Pavlov Media, which he started 20 years ago while working on his engineering degree at the University of Illinois in ... Complete Bio >>
Tim Scott
Vice President
Axia NGNetworks USA

Tim has spent most of his career in the IP networking industry having enjoyed many years with Cisco Systems across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region... Complete Bio >>
David Scott
Director of Passive Optical LAN Sales
Motorola Mobility

David Scott is responsible for developing and executing on Motorola’s Passive Optical LAN Worldwide Go to Market Strategy... Complete Bio >>
Craig Settles
Gigabit Nation

For over 25 years Craig Settles’ workshops, consulting services and books have helped organizations worldwide use technology to cut costs, improve business ... Complete Bio >>
Dave Shaw
Kirton & McConkie

David Shaw is a shareholder at the law firm of Kirton McConkie where he serves as Chairman of the Government and Utilities Practice Group... Complete Bio >>
Dick Sherwin
Spot On Networks

Richard J. (“Dick”) Sherwin has been involved in wireless communications and radio frequency transmission for the past 30 years. Together with a number ... Complete Bio >>
Don Shirley
Executive Director
Connected Texas

Don Shirley is the executive director of Connected Texas, where he leads the initiative’s continuing statewide effort... Complete Bio >>
Angela Simpson
Chief of Staff

Angela Simpson is the Acting Chief of Staff of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration ... Complete Bio >>
Preeti Singh
Assistant General Counsel, Sales and Operations

Preeti Singh is Assistant General Counsel for Verizon, a position she has held for four years since joining Verizon in 2006. Ms. Singh serves as counsel to ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Smeltzer
Director of Physical Infrastructure
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michael K. Smeltzer is the Director of Network Infrastructure at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also used to be the Director of Networking ...Complete Bio >>
Mike Smith
Director, Building Technology Services
Forest City Enterprises

Mike Smith is the Director of the Building Technology Services ("BTS") Group for Forest City Enterprise, Inc. ,which is a Cleveland, Ohio, based Real Estate Company...Complete Bio >>
Joe Starks
Founder & President
ECC Technologies Inc.

Joe Starks is the founder and President of ECC Technologies, Inc. In addition, Joe is a founder and partner of several successful for-profit and municipally ... Complete Bio >>
Craig Steen
President & CEO

Serving as president and chief executive officer of Clear2there, Craig brings a wealth of expertise in sales, distribution, and operations leadership ... Complete Bio >>
Marty Stern
K&L Gates

Mr. Stern provides strategic and policy advice to telecommunications, information technology and media firms in the United States, Asia and elsewhere in the world.... Complete Bio >>
Sean Stokes
The Baller Herbst Law Group PC

Sean Stokes is a principal of The Baller Herbst Law Group, a national law firm based in Washington, DC, and Minneapolis, MN, that specializes in representing public sector entities including municipalities ... Complete Bio >>
Rusty Stone
Technical Project Manager
Camden Property Trust

Rusty Stone is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for technical and tactical solutions for next-generation services at Camden Property Trust... Complete Bio >>
William Strickler
Prime Time Cable & TUFF TV 38

William Strickler as been in the electronics/communications/entertainment arenas since 1969 . . .Complete Bio >>
Elizabeth Supica
Senior Vice President
TelCon Associates

Elizabeth Supica is the Vice-President of TelCon Associates, a full-service telecom cost-reduction and solutions provider. . . .Complete Bio >>
Tara Thue
State Broadband Mapping and Planning Coordinator
Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Utah

Tara Thue works for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as the state’s Broadband Mapping and Planning Coordinator. She manages Utah’s current ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Tighe
Executive Director Data Services

Michael Tighe is the executive director of data services for Comcast Business Services. In this role, Tighe leads the development and implementation for Comcast’s data solutions portfolio ... Complete Bio >>
William Towns
Assistant Vice President, Neighborhood Initiatives
The University of Chicago

William W. Towns is Assistant Vice President, Neighborhood Initiatives, in the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement... Complete Bio >>
Michael Trujillo
Director of National Distribution and Affiliate Relations

Michael Trujillo brings to MAVTV nearly 25 years of experience in the Media, Entertainment and Aerospace industries... Complete Bio >>
Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Dr. Nicol E. Turner-Lee is the President and CEO of The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). ... Complete Bio >>
Galen Updike
President, Rural Telecommunications Congress
Broadband Development Manager
Arizona Department of Administration

Since August 2003, Galen Updike has been part of the State of Arizona’s efforts to improve broadband connectivity and use by both government ... Complete Bio >>

Rick Usher
Assistant City Manager
Kansas City

I am the City Manager's liaison to the City Council's Special Committee on Small Business. In this capacity, I am working with City Departments and our private sector partners to establish ... Complete Bio >>

William Vallee
State Broadband Policy Coordinator

Bill has been active since 1993 as an telecommunications attorney with the state of Connecticut public utility consumer advocate’s agency, the Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC)... Complete Bio >>
Jeff Van Horne
Staff Product Manager

Jeff Van Horne is the group marketing manager for Tellabs Broadband Access Products. In this role, he is responsible for product and business marketing for optical access platforms ... Complete Bio >>
John Van Oppen
Spectrum Networks / CondoInternet

I have worked at several service providers where I have implemented large scalable IP networks. My involvement with Spectrum Networks includes all aspects of network ... Complete Bio >>

Ron Walters
Executive Director
PANGAEA Internet

Ron Walters is a 30 year veteran of the telecommunications and internet industries. Currently, Ron is Executive Director and responsible for the overall management and operations of PANGAEA Internet... Complete Bio >>

William Weber
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Cbeyond Inc.

Bill Weber joined Cbeyond in 2006 as the company's first in-house counsel, and now serves as general counsel, leading the company's legal and regulatory departments... Complete Bio >>

Sue Weiske
Vice President and Senior Counsel
Charter Communications

Sue E. Weiske has over twenty years of in house counsel experience for large communications and software companies including Charter, Time Warner Cable, Intrado ... Complete Bio >>
Michael Weston
Executive Director
Verizon Enhanced Communities

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Jason Whittet
Deputy Director
Massachusetts Broadband Institute

Jason Whittet has been the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute since 2009. Prior to joining the MBI, he worked in Government and ... Complete Bio >>
Linda Willey
Director of Ancillary Services

Linda Willey serves as Director of Ancillary Services for Camden Property Trust, an S&P 400 company... Complete Bio >>

Mike Wilson
Vice President of Professional Services
CostQuest Associates

Mr. Wilson is Vice President of Professional Services for CostQuest Associates. Mr. Wilson focuses his consulting efforts in the areas of rural telecommunications policy... Complete Bio >>

John Windhausen
Executive Director
Broadband (SHLB) Coalition

John Windhausen, Jr. is the Executive Director of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, a diverse coalition of community anchor institutions ... Complete Bio >>
Burt Winter
Executive Director, Product Mktg Management
AT&T Services Inc.

Masha Zager
Broadband Communities Magazine

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