2016 Broadband Communities Summit

Multifamily Educational Series


Monday, April 4

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop: 
Hands-on Financial Modeling for Private Cable Operators

Step your use of our free business modeling and cash flow analysis tools up a notch — or more — by attending our free pre-conference workshops. Editor-at-large Steve Ross, the models' author, will take you through the process, concentrating on use of our tool for determining the return on various broadband investments in a subdivision or multiple dwelling unit environment.
(Glass Oaks Room)

Workshop Leader:
Steve Ross– Editor-at-Large, Broadband Communities


12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop:  
Part 1 — Student Housing Technical Workshop: 
On-Campus Housing

A 2-hour deep-dive workshop to get through all the new technical and financial challenges faced by developers of on-campus student housing.  David Daugherty will lead a table full of experts who have been walking the walk at colleges and universities across the country.  From large institutions to small, public and private, students need — and demand — more broadband, in more ways, and with more reliability than ever before.  Colleges need to be, well, educated about what student fees might be necessary to pay for the infrastructure and why various features are needed.  Not doing student housing now? Consider attending anyway.  Student housing is the canary in the broadband coal mine. It's an early warning system for what everyone will want in a few years.
(Wedgewood)

Workshop Leader:
Marty Wold – Vice President, Business Development, Korcett

Panelists:
David Daugherty – Founder & CEO, Korcett
Henry Pye – Vice President, RealPage
Scott Craig – Founding Partner, Davis Craig & Taylor, PLLC
Michael Finley – Owner, Cautela Solutions, Ltd.


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop: 
Gigafying the MDU

Multiple Dwelling Uniti construction and greenfield broadband opportunities are at a 10-year high, while MDU residents craving gigabit access and seamless cellular have continued to grow in number as well. MDU broadband is not just for students and employees of high-tech companies anymore. MDUs now must accommodate cord-cutters, work-at-home professionals in fields ranging from medicine to teaching piano, and even 4K TV watchers. Building upon his wildly acclaimed Summit workshops over the past years, Richard Holtz and a panel of innovative deployers and technical experts will take you on an enlightening journey. They're prepared to answer your toughest questions, too. No holds barred.
(Glass Oaks Room)

Workshop Leader:
Richard Holtz– CEO, InfiniSys

Presenters:
Dave Russell – Senior Marketing Director, Calix
Tim Race – Hospitality Solutions, Ruckus Wireless
Chris Amilcare – Field Sales Engineer, East Region, D-Link Systems
Kristi Johnson – Global Product Line Manager, Drop Cable, Corning Optical Communications LLC
John Hoover – Senior Product Manager, Access Products, Tellabs


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop: 
Contracts 101 — Basic Elements That Are A Must In Multifamily Agreements

This workshop will review basic points of critical items of a contract.  A step by step approach when reviewing and creating a contract with providers
(Glass Oaks Room)

Workshop Leaders:
Art Hubacher – Managing Member, Hubacher & Ames PLLC
Ian Davis – Telecommunications Attorney, Founding Partner, Davis, Craig & Taylor

 


Tuesday, April 5

9:10 am – 10:20 am
Blue Ribbon Panel:
Great Communities

Featured properties highlighting the best of everything. Four great case studies that are pretty fantastic. These MDU properties are using technology amenities to wow their residents. Find out how and why they did it.
(Grand Ballroom A)
Sponsored by iPhotonix

Moderator: 
Jackie Tromner, CPP, CPPM – Director, Strategic Business Services, AMLI Residential

Featured Properties:

Deer Ridge Apartment, Jamestown, ND
Tom Warren - Application Engineer, Clearfield
Rod Wolters – COE Tech, Dakota Central Telecommunications

Park Square at Seven Oaks, Bakersfield, CA
Andrew Fuller– President, Fuller Apartment Homes
Sean P. Kelly – Field Applications Engineer – POL/OLS, CommScope

San Travesia, Scottsdale, AZ
Guillermo Alvarez-Rivas – Director of Multi-Family Sales, Cox Communications
Dale Phillips – President, Mark-Taylor

AMLI South Shore, Austin, TX
Marcy Phillips – Vice President, Austin Development, AMLI


1:50 pm – 2:50 pm
General Session:
The State of the Union of Wireless

It's tough to get cellular and Wi-Fi signals to MDU residents these days. They need seamless connections, and modern building materials are energy-efficient but block cell sites. Here's what works, in different situations.
 (Grand Ballroom A)

Moderator/Speaker: 
Dave Russell – Senior Marketing Director, Calix

Speakers:
Richard Sherwin - CEO, Spot On Networks
Dan Leaf – Founder & CEO, Leaf Communications
Nate Fuentes – Business Development Manager-North America, CommScope
Izik Kirshenbaum – Co-Founder, President & Chairman of the Board, Siklu Communications


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Track Session: 
Part 2 — Student Housing Off-Campus Housing

(Grand Ballroom A)
How do you deploy broadband to a student living community that meets initial expectations and creates a foundation for a lasting solution?

  • How does initial design of the passive infrastructure affect equipment lifespan and long term capital budgets?
  • How does bandwidth strategy affect long-term cost and competitiveness? 
  • How often should a community plan to upgrade wireless equipment? How much?
  • How often should a community plan to upgrade wired equipment? How much?
  • What happens when a community cannot afford upfront cost for upgrades?

Moderator: 
Henry Pye – Vice President, RealPage

Speakers:
Robert Martin – COO, Korcett
Mark Scifres – CEO, Pavlov Media
Rob Paver – President, Campus Connect
John Baloga– Vice President & CIO, Airwaves
Taylor Jones – Chief Technology Officer, Elauwit Networks, LLC


4:10 pm – 5:00 pm
Track Session: 
Part 3 — Student Housing Vendor Panel

 Who’s out there to help the providers.
(Grand Ballroom A)

Moderator:
Bryan Rader – CEO, Bandwidth Consulting LLC

Speakers:
Mike Roddy – CEO & Co-Founder NuTEQ Solutions
T.J. Stewart – Principal, MDU Network Technologies, LLC
Tim Race – Hospitality Solutions, Ruckus Wireless
Robert Grosz – Chief Revenue Officer, Elauwit Networks

 


Wednesday, April 6

8:00 am – 8:50 am
Track Session: 
Owner / Legal Roundtable

This exclusive, closed forum for owners and owner lawyers will have as one of its major objectives the generating of key issues for airing in a subsequent open session.
(Brazos Room)

Speakers:
Art Hubacher – Managing Member, Hubacher & Ames PLLC
Ian Davis – Telecommunications Attorney, Founding Partner, Davis, Craig & Taylor


9:00 am – 9:50 am
Track Session: 
Part 1New Providers, New Technologies, New Services

The competitive landscape for service providers is shifting. Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures – you can’t tell the players without a scorecard anymore. On top of that, the gigabit world is arriving in force, with providers testing an assortment of new technologies to see what works best where. In this double session, find out what it all means for multifamily housing: Who are the players? What are their network upgrade roadmaps? And most important, what services will be available to your residents?
(Glass Oaks Room)

Moderator:
Rush Blakely – Vice President, RealtyCom Partners

Speakers:
Mike Slovin – Vice President, XFINITY Communities
Adam Ray – Vice President, Spectrum Community Solutions
Guillermo Alvarez-Rivas – Director of Multi-Family Sales, Cox Communications
Michael Weston – Executive Director, Verizon Enhanced Communities
Chris Denzin – Vice President, National Field Sales and Development, CenturyLink
Todd Flack – Assistant Vice President, AT&T Connected Communities


10:00 am – 10:50 am
Track Session: 
Part 2 — New Providers, New Technologies, New Services

(Continued)
(Glass Oaks Room)


12:45 pm – 2:05pm
Cornerstone Awards Luncheon /
Keynote Address

(Grand Ballroom A)
Co-Sponsored by
Verizon Enhanced Communities


2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Track Session:
Access Control and Security Options

Multifamily access control hardware and services are evolving at a phenomenal rate. What access control solutions will be available for 2017-18 multifamily developments?

  • What are the elements of a multifamily access control solution?
  • How are access control software and services evolving?
  • How is access control equipment changing?
  • What solution(s) is best for specific types of communities, rent prices and location? 
  • What are common access control design challenges?

(Glass Oaks Room)

Moderator: 
Henry Pye – Vice President, RealPage

Speakers:
Felicite Moorman – CEO, StratIS EMS, LLC
Tom Bowles – Director of Multifamily Sales, Schlage; Member – Chairman’s EAC Advisory Group; NMCH
Rusty Johnson – Business Development Manager, Kaba ADS - Multihousing
Geoff Ruscoe – Business Development Manager- Southwest Region, Mircom


3:30 pm – 4:50 pm
Track Session:
MDU Legal Leaders

The top lawyers representing both MDU owners and providers will engage one another in spirited debate on both sides of key industry issues.
(Glass Oaks Room)

Moderator: 
Chris Acker – Director, Community Technology Services, Lennar Multifamily Communities, LLC

Speakers:
Ian Davis– Telecommunications Attorney, Founding Partner, Davis, Craig & Taylor PLLC
Art Hubacher – Managing Member, Hubacher & Ames PLLC
Sue Weiske – VP and Assistant General Counsel, Charter Communications
John Glicksman – Executive VP & General Counsel, Access Media 3
Dan Glivar – Lawyer, Holland and Hart/Time Warner Cable
Mary Kane – Senior Counsel, Comcast
Brian Gaul– Assistant General Counsel, Verizon Enhanced Communities
Lawrence Humphrey – Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP/Cox Communications
Roy Haverkamp – Senior Counsel, Commercial, CenturyLink

 

Thursday, April 7

9:40 am – 10:30 am
Track Session: 
Owner Roundtable

Open to Owners and Owner Representatives Only
A special session for property owners and managers only.  During this session, owners will be able to openly discuss trends within the industry as well as challenges faced.
(Frio Room)

Moderator:
Cheryl Jordan– Sr. Director, Strategic Business Services, AvalonBay Communities


10:40 am – 11:30 am
Track Session: 
The Changing World of Video

Cord-cutting, over-the-top, TV Everywhere, mobile streaming, skinny bundles, no bundling at all... The world of video is undergoing seismic changes, but where, exactly, is it going? Which services will residents pay for? Which do they insist on having? And will your infrastructure support the video services residents will be using five years from now?
 (Grand Ballroom A)

Moderator/Speaker: 
Steve Ross - Editor-at-Large, Broadband Communities Magazine

Speakers:
Robert Grosz – Chief Revenue Officer, Elauwit Networks
Mark Scifres – CEO, Pavlov Media
Mike Gatzke – VP, Video Subscription Services, XFINITY Communities
John Blinkiewicz – Executive Director, Product Marketing Management, AT&T


11:40 am – 12:30 pm
Track Session: 
Putting It All Together: Maximizing the MDU Network Business Case

Lots of services can share the bandwidth in today's MDUs. Reliable, modern ultra-broadband networks can seamlessly carry video, Internet, voice and wireless access along with unit and building automation functions such as fire safety, building security, lighting control, unit entry locks, and energy conservation. Can owners provide really cool home automation technology that residents desire and at the same time find operational efficiencies and a return on that investment by attaching them to their business network? Are home automation companies up to the task of creating multifamily friendly solutions with centralized control and integrating their databases with property management software? How do you address network security, wireless interference, and other complications of a shared network?
(Grand Ballroom A)

Moderator/Speaker:
Mike Smith – Vice President, Building Energy & Technology Services Group, Panzica

Speaker:
Steve Sadler – Director, Multifamily Development, RealPage, Inc.
Rawlson King – Communications Director, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
Austin Cochren – IT Project Manager, Monogram Residential Trust

 

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