Speakers – Washington 2019

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Jim Baller

President
Baller Stokes & Lide, PC

Baller represents clients in a broad range of communications matters nationally and in more than 35 states. He was the founder and president of the US Broadband Coalition, ... Complete Bio >>
Cat Blake

Senior Program Manager
Next Century Cities

At Next Century Cities, Cat supports local leaders with the tools and information they need to bring fast, affordable, reliable broadband to their constituents. Specifically, she researches and writes policy briefs, ... Complete Bio >>
Gary A. Bolles

Co-Founder, eParachute
Partner, Charrette LLC

Bolles, a San Francisco–based consultant and entrepreneur focused on initiatives with impact, writes and lectures frequently on the future of work and learning. ... Complete Bio >>
Heather Burnett Gold

CEO
HBG Strategies, LLC

Burnett Gold previously served as president/CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association (formerly the Fiber to the Home Council North America), a nonprofit organization that helps members plan, market, implement and ... Complete Bio >>
Doug Dawson

President
CCG Consulting

Dawson has worked in the telecom industry since 1978 and has both a consulting and an operational background. He and CCG specialize in helping clients launch new broadband markets, ... Complete Bio >>
Mark DeFalco

Manager
Appalachian Regional Commission

DeFalco has worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 30 years. He has worked for a regional Bell company, a rural telephone holding company, a large inter-exchange carrier and ... Complete Bio >>
Mark DeFalco

Founder and President
Converged Services

Delgado has been actively involved with the telecommunications and broadband industry for more than 35 years. For 20 years, Converged Services has negotiated TV, internet, voice, security agreements, macro and in-building wireless solutions ... Complete Bio >>
B. Lynn Follansbee

Vice President, Law & Policy
USTelecom – The Broadband Association

Lynn Follansbee is Vice President, Policy & Advocacy for USTelecom. She provides policy analysis and legal and regulatory support on a range of issues including universal service, privacy, mapping and consumer protection. ... Complete Bio >>
Kami Griffiths

Co-Founder and Executive Director
Community Tech Network

Kami Griffiths is the executive director and co-founder of Community Tech Network, a nonprofit with the mission to transform lives through digital literacy. ... Complete Bio >>
Joanne Hovis

President
CTC Technology & Energy

Hovis, an attorney with a background in communications and commercial litigation, directs CTC’s work in network business planning; market analysis; financial modeling, policy and strategy; ... Complete Bio >>
Angie Kronenberg

Chief Advocate and General Counsel
INCOMPAS

Kronenberg joined INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, in 2013 and manages the association’s policy team and its work before the federal government. ... Complete Bio >>
Matt Larsen

CEO
Vistabeam Internet

Matt Larsen has been deploying wireless infrastructure for ISP operations since early 2000 and is experienced in the design of data networks, NOC operations, wireless deployments, voice over IP implementation, ... Complete Bio >>
Carol Mattey

Principal
Mattey Consulting, LLC

Carol Mattey is the Principal of Mattey Consulting LLC, based in the Washington, DC metro area. Mattey Consulting provides regulatory, strategic and public policy advisory services ... Complete Bio >>
Christopher Mitchell

Director, Community Broadband Networks
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Christopher Mitchell is a leading national expert on community networks and internet access. At ILSR, he serves as policy director for Next Century Cities, ... Complete Bio >>
Brian O’Hara

Senior Director, Regulatory Issues, Broadband & Telecommunications
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

O’Hara, who has more than 20 years of telecommunications and broadband industry experience, joined NRECA in October 2017, focusing on telecommunications and broadband issues. ... Complete Bio >>
Dr. Haruo Okamura

President
Global Plan, Inc.

Dr. Haruo Okamura is a high-speed optical transmission and standards expert. He is currently the president of Global Plan Inc. and the developer of the "Okamura Model," a low-cost optical cable solution ... Complete Bio >>
Steve Ross

Editor-at-Large
Broadband Communities Magazine

Ross is a long-time technology writer, a former full-time professor at Columbia University and the founding editor of Broadband Communities Magazine, ... Complete Bio >>
Jon Sallet

Senior Fellow
Benton Foundation

Jon's work focuses on policies to preserve and protect internet openness, to advance competition more broadly, including through antitrust, and ... Complete Bio >>
Pierre Trudeau

President and CTO
Positron Access Solutions

Trudeau is a seasoned networking and technology executive and board member with more than 35 years of experience. Prior to joining Positron in 2013, he founded Colubris Networks, ... Complete Bio >>
Dan Urban

Vice President
Corbel Communications Industries, LLC.

Dan Urban has been on the forefront of Microtrenching for many years. He is well versed in all facets of the telecommunications industry as well as many others. ... Complete Bio >>
Dr. Robert Wack

City Council President
Westminster, MD

Robert Wack is the President of the Westminster City Council, as well as the Chair of the Board of MAGIC, the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, ... Complete Bio >>
Scott Zimmer

President
Air Advantage

Scott Zimmer, along with his wife Dawn and their business partner Leroy A. Koglin, Jr. began Air Advantage, a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) serving rural Michigan in July, 2002. ... Complete Bio >>

 

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