General Sessions / Multifamily Track

The Multifamily Program is Presented in Partnership with the NMHC

Tuesday, August 11

8:10 am – 9:10 am

GENERAL SESSION / MULTIFAMILY TRACK

Great Communities


Moderator:

Stephen Mayo – President, Inteleconnect

Panelists:
Cullasaja
Sid Nurkin – Former President, Cullasaja HOA
Dave Daugherty – Chairman, Clarus Broadband

Ten Thousand by Crescent Heights
Terry Koosed – President, Bel Air Internet


Assembly Yards
Eric Pinckney – Project Executive, Commercial Real Estate, Integral


9:20 am – 10:10 am

GENERAL SESSION

Future View: The Next Wave of Fiber/5G Applications to Make Your Jaw Drop

While fiber networks prepare to handle more streaming, gaming, telehealth, and other exciting applications, developers and providers are working hard to unveil the next wave of future applications that will revolutionize just about every internet-enabled device, especially mobile. And who better to reveal what’s being developed than a senior solutions architect at Amazon Web Services? Get ahead of the curve at this fascinating, future-focused conversation.


Moderator:

Bob Knight – Executive Vice President & COO, Harrison Edwards

Panelist:
Jonathan Solomon – Sr. Partner Solutions Architect, Telecommunicators, Media & Entertainment, Amazon Web Services


10:20 am – 12:00 pm

GENERAL SESSION

Telecom Town Hall

NMHC is bringing its fast-paced Telecom Town Hall to the Summit, to get you up to speed on the latest must-know telecom topics and prepare you for the rest of the Summit’s content. From high-speed internet delivery to managed WI-FI to smart apartments and the internet of things, get the information you need to hone your 2020 telecom plans.


Facilitators:

Gail Corder – National Ancillary Services Manager, Fairfield Residential
Kevin Donnelly – Vice President, Government Affairs, NMHC


Regulatory Update From Washington
Moderator:

Kevin Donnelly – Vice President, Government Affairs, NMHC
Panelist:
Matt Ames – Attorney, Hubacher, Ames & Taylor


Telecom Provider Update #1 on Innovation and Speed
Moderator:

Linda Willey – Director of Ancillary Services, Camden
Panelists:
Chris Vargas – Director of Business Development, Boingo
Matt Wootton – General Manager – ACC, AT&T
Frank Headrington – Sales Director, Verizon Enhanced Communities


Trends in 21st Century Telecom
Serving as a high-level preview of other sessions at the Summit, this mini-panel will serve as a lightning round discussion of trends in Multifamily on the delivery of High-Speed Internet, Video Services, Managed Wi-Fi/In-Building Wireless, Smart Apartment/Internet of Things, and Short-Term Rentals.
Moderator:
Steve Sadler – Director, Multifamily Development, RealPage, Inc.
Panelists:
Tom Stender – President, InfiniSys
Henry Pye – Vice President, Residential Technology Services, RealPage, Inc.
Ian Davis – Telecommunications Attorney: Founding Partner, Davis Craig, PLLC


Telecom Provider Update #2 on Future Proofing
Moderator:

Cheryl Jordan – Sr. Director Telecommunications, Operations & Investment Services, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Panelists:
Vickie Rodgers – Vice President, MDU & New Build Strategy and Operations, Cox Communications
Dave Spence – Senior Director, XFINITY Communities
Jeff Johnson – Director of Consumer Sales, CenturyLink


Telecom Provider Update #3 on Disruption in Telecom
Moderator:

Julianne Goodfellow – Senior Director, Government Affairs, NMHC
Panelists:
Brian Regan – Vice President, Legal, Policy and Strategy, Starry
Erik Spring – Senior Director, Multifamily, WaveG
Dan Terheggen – CEO, Consolidated Smart Systems
DISH


Closing:
Gail Corder – National Ancillary Services Manager, Fairfield Residential


12:10 pm – 12:55 pm

GENERAL SESSION/WORKING LUNCH

Fireside Chat with Our Favorite Broadband Pundits


Moderator:

Jim Baller – President, Baller Stokes & Lide, PC

Panelists:
Nicol Turner-Lee – Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
Jon Sallet – Senior Fellow, Benton Institute for Broadband and Society
Dr. Christopher Ali, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia


1:05 pm – 2:00 pm

GENERAL SESSION

Top Tech and Telecom Trends Poised to Revolutionize the Apartment Industry

For years the apartment industry was known as a technology laggard. However, that reputation is changing rapidly as a new wave of innovation has hit the industry and found a receptive audience. The much heralded PropTech invasion of the last few years has finally gotten traction in apartment communities. Big advances in smart home automation, artificial intelligence, mobile technologies and new and creative business models are changing the way apartment communities are built and operate. Speakers from NMHC will present original research, including from the 2020 NMHC/Kingsley Apartment Resident Preferences Survey, as well as other data to highlight how these emerging tech trends are moving the industry towards a self-service model—and what you should do now to plan for this new tech and telecom-enabled new world.


Panelists:

Rick Haughey – Vice President, Industry Technology Initiatives, NMHC
Sarah Yaussi – Vice President, Business Strategy, NMHC


2:10 pm – 3:00 pm

MULTIFAMILY TRACK

Supporting Infrastructure

A discussion with some of the major providers of high-speed Internet and video services on how owners/developers can better prepare their properties for 21st century telecom/data services. Topics include services being delivered, what infrastructure they require, and what owners need to know and prepare for, all looked at through the lens of both retail and bulk services.

Moderator:
Tom Stender – President, InfiniSys

Panelist:
Michael Mancini – Director, Sales Engineering, XFINITY Communities
Daniel O’Connell – Vice President, Consumer Sales, CenturyLink


3:10 pm – 4:00 pm

MULTIFAMILY TRACK

Smart Apartment / IoT

A discussion on implementing smart apartment and IoT solutions from the basics of self-managed solutions to more extensive third party managed solutions and covering a wide variety of Internet connected devices both in the unit and throughout the building.


Moderator:

Henry Pye – Vice President, Residential Technology Services, RealPage, Inc.

Panelists:
Smartrent
Stratis


4:10 pm – 5:00 pm

GENERAL SESSION

Roadmap to Creating a Gigabit City

City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., has laid the foundation for residents and businesses to truly benefit from living in a gigabit city. With an investment of $120 million, 113,000 households will be connected to high-speed broadband services through the selection and lease of excess fiber to qualified internet service providers. Project leaders whose forward-thinking collaboration across planning, design, engineering and construction significantly raised the potential of success will be on hand to give specifics and to answer questions so you can follow their path to your own gigabit community.


Moderator:

Heather Burnett Gold – CEO, HBG Strategies

Panelists:
Jeff Bertholdi – Director, SpringNet
Patrick Thibeault – CTO & Sr. Vice President, The Broadband Group
Sam Pratt – CEO, Render Networks
Matt Brungardt – Principal, BHC Rhodes
Paul Sulisz – CEO, Biarri Networks

 

Wednesday, August 12

8:00 am – 8:50 am

MULTIFAMILY TRACK

Owner / Legal Roundtable

Closed forum for owners and owner lawyers only.

One of the major objectives at this exclusive, closed forum for owners and owner lawyers is to generate key issues for airing in a subsequent open session.


Panelists:

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

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Manufacturer/Providers Roundtable

Manufacturers present their products to providers – and why they need to consider them.


Moderator:

Sean Buckley – Associate Editor, Broadband Communities

Panelists:
Kevin Morgan – Chief Marketing Officer, Clearfield
John George – Sr. Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS
Pierre Trudeau – President and CTO, Positron Access Solutions
Patrick Moreno – Product Marketing Manager, ZyXel
Brian Higgins – Founder & CEO, Aditum


9:00 am – 9:50 am

Managed Wi-Fi

What exactly is managed Wi-Fi? How is it deployed in both a retail and bulk environment? How does it benefit both residents and owners? Have questions? Our experts reveal the answers.


Moderator:

Steve Sadler – Director, Multifamily Development, RealPage, Inc.


Panelists:

Matt Paschick – Principal, National WiFi
Sandy Jack – Director CRE/MDU, Ruckus/CommScope
Michael Stanway – Director, Multifamily Program Management, Boingo
Allen Cory White – CTO, WhiteSky


10:00 am – 11:20 am

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.


Panelists:

Sue Weiske – Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Charter Communications
Ian Davis – Telecommunications Attorney: Founding Partner, Davis Craig, PLLC
Art Hubacher – Managing Member, Hubacher Ames and Taylor, PLLC
Dan Glivar – Partner, Holland and Hart LLP
Jarius Treadway – Senior Attorney, CenturyLink
Gregory Remus – Attorney, Verizon Enhanced Communities


12:45 pm – 2:05 pm

Cornerstone Awards Luncheon

Sponsored by Verizon


Keynoter:

Ted Maulucci – President, SmartONE Solutions


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

MULTIFAMILY TRACK

How MDU Owners and Service Providers Can Work With Consultants

A growing proportion of business is conducted with a consultant or advisor representing the MDU. There are many new consulting groups in our market today, and they are attracting apartment owners and condos to have them manage their decision making. The question is, how can providers and MDU owners work effectively with consultants? How are they helping the industry? How can we win more share of this business? What are expectations, due diligence requirements, engineering needs, etc to win these opportunities?


Moderator:

Bryan Rader – President, Upstream Network


Panelists:

Leo Delgado – President, Converged Services, Inc.
Ken Crawford – CEO, MDU Consulting Group, LLC.
Dick Price – CEO, Broadband Planning
Dean Wolfe – Vice President of Technology and Vendor Relations, Choice Property Resources, Inc.


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

MULTIFAMILY TRACK

Bulk 101 for New Builds and Existing Community Conversions

An owners perspective: information on operational considerations such as billing, lease language, how to convert an existing community with choice, and marketing.


Moderator:

Linda Willey – Director of Ancillary Services, Camden

 

Thursday, August 13

8:00 am – 9:00 am

MULTIFAMILY TRACK

5G: What it Means to Us

5G is still such a great unknown. Come hear from high level presenters on what to expect and how to prepare for.


Moderator:

Mike Smith – President, White Space Building Technology Advisors

Panelist:
Richard Sherwin – CEO, Spot On Networks, LLC
Eric Fichtner – COO, Symphony Technologies
Mike Weston – Executive Director, Verizon Enhanced Communities
Mike Bonewitz – Chief Technology Officer, GigaMonster

 


9:10 am – 11:00 am

Owner Roundtable

(Closed forum for owners, owners attorneys and their consultants only)

Open to owners and owner representatives only. During this session, owners will be able to openly discuss trends within the industry as well as challenges faced.


Leader:

Cheryl Jordan – Sr. Director Telecommunications, Operations & Investment Services, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.


11:10 am – 12:00 pm

MULTIFAMILY TRACK

Sustainability, Building Management Systems


Moderator:

Mary Nitschke – Vice President of Sustainability, RealPage

Panelists:
Abhay Ambati – Senior VP of Technology Services, Logical Buildings
James Walton – Vice President of Technology, ENTOUCH

 


12:00pm – 1:00pm

Keynote Roundtable Discussion:

Mastering the Art of Expanding Broadband Access

A Conversation on the Benefits of New York’s Internet Master Plan and Its Bottom-Up, Multi-stakeholder Cooperation versus the FCC’s Top-Down, One-Size Fits All Approach.


Panelist:

Blair Levin – Nonresident Senior Fellow – Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

 


1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

GENERAL SESSION

FTTP vs. Hybrid Wireless/Fiber vs. Fixed Wireless


Moderator:

Michael Render – Founder, RVA LLC

Panelists:
Nathan Stooke – CEO, Wisper Internet; Chairmen of the Board, WISPA
Michael McGannon – Vice President, Wireless Engineering, Engineering Associates, LLC
Carroll Faulkner – President and CEO, Digital Fields
Brett Glass – Owner and Founder, Lariat

 


2:20 pm – 3:20 pm

GENERAL SESSION

Financial Modeling


Moderator:

Steve Ross – Editor-at-Large, Broadband Communities

Panelist:
Jennifer McCain – Founder, Xcel Services

Fiber: Building A Gigabit World

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