Editor's Choice Track

Wednesday, April 29

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Build Your Network as an Open and Automated Platform for Future Providers, Services and Revenue

Fast internet is just one of a multitude of services that can be delivered on your fiber infrastructure. By building your network from the start with the ability to virtually slice every fiber for specific services and for specific providers – while also being able to price those slices separately – it will be possible to deliver all the services of the future on one shared infrastructure. Yes, this introduces a whole new level of complexity. And, yes, automation is crucial. But it is already being done today, and we’ll show you how!


Moderator:

Isak Finer – Chief Marketing Officer, COS Systems

Presenters:
Mircea Ciocan – Business Development Manager, Nokia
Rob Worden – Executive Engagement Leader, Smart Cities & IoT, Fujitsu
Chris Walker – Telecommunications Director, NoaNet


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

COS Workshop

Want to know more? Stay for an hour-long, deep-dive workshop that will dig even deeper into the details.


Moderator:

Isak Finer – Chief Marketing Officer, COS Systems

 

Thursday, April 30

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Show and Tell: Innovative Vendors Strut Their Stuff


Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Associate Editor, Broadband Communities

Presenters:
Ryan E. Guerra, PHD – Founder & CEO, Skylark Wireless
Mike Roddy – Co-Founder, CEO, NuTEQ Solutions


9:10 am – 10:00 am

Marketing and Community Outreach: 30 Ideas in 30 Minutes

Marketing matters and you'll get great advice from two of the savviest people in the broadband industry. They'll be dishing out practical, real-world suggestions for those starting and running fiber-broadband networks.


Moderator/Presenter:

Bob Knight – Executive Vice President & COO, Harrison Edwards

Presenter:
Kim McKinley – Chief Marketing Officer, Utopia Fiber


10:10 am – 11:00 am

Game-Changing Innovations: Managing 5G and Telecom Building in Congested Urban Areas

Take a look at some of the latest techniques to get you connected easier – and cheaper!


Moderator:

Dan Urban – COO, Corbel Communications Industries, LLC

Presenter:
Joe Page – Vice President, QUBE-MRS, LLC
Ed Christmas – Founder & Managing Principal, Sology Solutions
Beni Blel – VP of Business Development, Hexatronic


11:10 am – 12:00 pm

The Role of Fiber to the Home in Smart City Initiatives

Come hear panelists directly involved in various smart city initiatives around the U.S. discuss the role that FTTH and other broadband plays in those initiatives. They will discuss where the presence of robust broadband has enabled and facilitated a smart city initiative, and where its absence has held one or more back.


Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Associate Editor, Broadband Communities


Presenters:

Vanetta Pledger – CIO and Director of Information Technology Services, City of Alexandria, VA
Scott Bradshaw – President, SiFi Networks
John Lester – General Manager, Clarksville Connected Utilities
Rollie Cole – Co-Founder, Wholesale Economic Development

Fiber: Building A Gigabit World

April 27 – 30, 2020

Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, Texas

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