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Tuesday, November 19
 

6:00pm

Registration
Tuesday November 19, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dallas Foyer

7:00pm

Networking Reception
Tuesday November 19, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Dallas Foyer
 
Wednesday, November 20
 

7:00am

Registration
Wednesday November 20, 2019 7:00am - 5:30pm
Dallas Foyer

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday November 20, 2019 7:30am - 8:25am
Dallas Ballroom E - G

8:25am

Introduction
Wednesday November 20, 2019 8:25am - 8:30am
Dallas Ballroom H, D

8:30am

Panel 1: The Contest for Home Broadband - Fixed Wireless, CBRS and More
Can 5G replace the wired broadband connection to the home?  Will CBRS provide an alternative?  Will more people continue to simply use their mobile LTE connection for home service?  Or will the wireline connection always reign supreme? The answers to these questions have wide and deep implications for MNOs, cable MSOs and telcos.


Moderators
avatar for Kevin Gray

Kevin Gray

Publisher, FierceWireless

Speakers
avatar for Charles Cheevers

Charles Cheevers

CTO CPE Solutions, CommScope
Charles Cheevers is ARRIS CTO CPE Solutions and is responsible for the 2-5 year Technology vision of ARRIS CPE Business and the evolution of Home Gateways , STB and User interaction with all Digital Services. In this role Mr Cheevers is responsible for defining architectures for CPE... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Kohler

Jeff Kohler

Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer, Rise Broadband
Jeff has worked in the wireless industry for 25 years, and he is responsible for all mergers and acquisitions, spectrum development, media relations and governmental affairs activities for the largest privately held fixed wireless broadband service provider in the United States serving... Read More →
avatar for Alex Moulle-Berteaux

Alex Moulle-Berteaux

Chief Operating Officer, Starry, Inc.
Alex Moulle-Berteaux is the Chief Operating Officer for Starry, Inc., a BostonandNew York-based technology company focused on re-imagining and revolutionizinghow consumers connect to the internet by developing an eco-system of productsdesigned to make broadband access simple and affordable... Read More →
avatar for Craig Sparks

Craig Sparks

Chief Innovation Officer, C Spire
Craig Sparks is CINO for C Spire, a leading telecommunications and technology services company with deep roots and a strong commitment to the southeastern portion of the U.S. and its people. He brings more than 20 years of experience to C Spire in the field of telecommunications engineering.Craig... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
Dallas Ballroom H, D

9:15am

Sponsor Keynote: What’s in the Future of 5G?
5G is here now, and new 5G NR devices and networks are being launched at an unprecedented rate — significantly faster and more globally than LTE during its first year of commercial deployment. As we race to the end of 2019 and into 2020, we expect an even more accelerated expansion of 5G in terms of commercial availability and technology reach. Afterall, we’re only at the beginning of the 5G era, and there is a rich roadmap of new 5G technologies coming in 3GPP Release 16, 17, and beyond. Not only do we expect 5G mobile experiences to get even better, but the continued 5G technology evolution will also expand mobile connectivity into many new services and industries.

Join this session to see how far we’ve come on the journey to 5G commercialization, learn what new 5G technologies are in the works, and understand how advances in AI and the edge cloud will complement the continued evolution of 5G and deliver on the full promise of our 5G vision.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Yeliz Tokgoz

Dr. Yeliz Tokgoz

Principal Engineer, 5G R&D, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:15am - 9:35am
Dallas Ballroom H, D

9:35am

Fireside Chat
While conversations around the future of wireless networks frequently revolve around the tier-1 mobile operators, the world’s largest cable operators are quickly accelerating their wireless strategies, and looking to leverage their immense wireline assets to build disruptive services. This conversation with a senior executive from Charter will dive deep into how they are looking at network convergence, and how they’re evaluating next gen technologies like Fixed wireless over CBRS in order to build their network of the future.

Moderators
avatar for Bevin Fletcher

Bevin Fletcher

Associate Editor, FierceWireless
Bevin Fletcher is associate editor of FierceWireless. She previously served as senior reporter for Wireless Week and CED Magazine, covering the wireless industry on a variety of topics including regulation, technology, and business. She has also worked as a journalist at life sciences... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Craig Cowden

Craig Cowden

SVP, Wireless Technology, Charter Communications
Craig Cowden currently serves as SVP, Wireless Technology at Charter Communications. In his current role, Cowden leads the network architecture and engineering of all wireless initiatives at Charter, including next generation network planning, mobility service architectures and all... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:35am - 10:00am
Dallas Ballroom H, D

10:00am

Coffee Break
Wednesday November 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:20am
Dallas Ballroom E - G

10:20am

Panel 2: The Road to 5G Low Latency and Edge Compute
The key differentiator for 5G is really ultra low latency - this will enable a range of new, valuable services and applications.  To enable low latency 5G, edge compute architectures are needed.  And these are being deployed today.  This panel will examine what has to happen to enable wide-area low latency 5G services, the applications and services that will benefit and how these new architectures will be managed.

Moderators
avatar for Monica Alleven

Monica Alleven

Senior Editor, FierceWireless

Speakers
avatar for Sharif Fotouh

Sharif Fotouh

Managing Director, EdgePoint, Compass Datacenters
Sharif Fotouh is the Managing Director for Compass EdgePoint. Mr. Fotouh is the co-founder of EdgePoint Systems and joined the Compass via acquisition. Prior to founding EdgePoint, Sharif worked for Google where he founded and led the company’s national network facilities and deployment... Read More →
avatar for Thierry Sender

Thierry Sender

Director of Edge Product Strategy and Management, Verizon
Thierry R. Sender is the Director of Edge Product Strategy and Management, a position he has held since 2015 at Verizon. He is responsible for the product rationalization, strategy, and deployment planning of Edge and IoT platform and verticals solutions. This includes developing... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Shafer

Jeff Shafer

Assistant Vice President, Edge Solutions & Portfolio Transformation, AT&T Business
Jeff Shafer is an innovator at AT&T with a track record of building new technology-based businesses, helpinggarner over 30 industry awards for services launched since 2015. He currently leads the Cloud Solutionsproduct organization with responsibility for Edge Computing, Colocation... Read More →
avatar for Matt Trifiro

Matt Trifiro

Chief Marketing Officer, Vapor IO
Matt Trifiro is the chief marketing officer of Vapor IO where he leads the company’s global marketing, branding and communications efforts. He is an expert in edge computing, is co-chair of the State of the Edge Report and Chair of The Linux Foundation’s Open Glossary of Edge... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 10:20am - 11:05am
Dallas Ballroom H, D

11:05am

Sponsor Keynote: 5G Risks and the Future of Security in ICT
In the information age we have seen advances beyond what might have been imagined 30-40 years ago. Aside from a few futurists and science fiction authors what we take for granted today were thought impossible only a few years back. While these are truly positive accomplishments in technology and innovation what we also know is that along with these advancements have come a great many abuses of these new capabilities resulting in a variety of negative impacts across both the private and public sectors. How does 5G/IOT/Cloud impact this? Risks? How do we use 5G as an enabler for security? Rewards? As we stand at the edge of the 4th industrial revolution we see vast possibilities. Incredible speeds, real-time applications, everything/everyone connected. The opportunities are mind boggling and appear limitless but also bring new risks. We must work together on ensuring the security of innovations now to secure the future.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Danks

Tim Danks

VP, Risk Management & Partner Relations, Huawei Technologies (USA)
As VP Risk Management & Partner Relations Mr. Danks is responsible for understanding and managing business risks in the context of cybersecurity and privacy across Huawei USA businesses and toward external stakeholders. Further, he is responsible for developing and enhancing partner... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 11:05am - 11:30am
Dallas Ballroom H, D

11:30am

Fireside Chat with Michael Mendoza
Next generation networks have many implications for cities across the country, not only from the difficulties in getting networks deployed but also the benefits to the residents. This discussion will center on how cities can use next generation networks to improve the lifestyles and economics of city residents, city employees and companies in the city. And how cities can aid and ease the industry in deploying new network infrastructure.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Gray

Kevin Gray

Publisher, FierceWireless

Speakers
avatar for Michael Mendoza

Michael Mendoza

Chief of Economic Development and Neighborhood Services, City of Dallas
Michael A. Mendoza serves the residents of Dallas as Chief of Economic Development and Neighborhood Services. Mendoza’s portfolio involves strategic planning and operations in support of the City’s initiatives addressing housing and neighborhood revitalization, economic development... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D

12:00pm

Lunch and Tabletops/Demos
Wednesday November 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dallas Ballroom E - G

1:00pm

Panel 3: What Comes Next for 5G? Release 16, 17 and Beyond
The evolution from 4G LTE to 5G has only just begun - there is a long way to go.  Release 15 defined the New Radio, but Releases 16 and 17 define many of the capabilities needed to enable low latency and IoT apps and services.  How will Release 16 and 17 be deployed? When? And what are the implications for the current networks?

Moderators
avatar for Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma

CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting
Chetan Sharma is CEO of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Pearson

Chris Pearson

President, 5G Americas
Chris Pearson is the President of 5G Americas. In his executive role, he is responsible for the overall planning of the organization and providing management for the integration of strategy and operations in the areas of technology, marketing, public relations and regulatory affairs... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Yeliz Tokgoz

Dr. Yeliz Tokgoz

Principal Engineer, 5G R&D, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
avatar for Larry Zibrik

Larry Zibrik

Vice President of 5G & Embedded Broadband, Sierra Wireless
Larry Zibrik is the Vice President of 5G & Embedded Broadband for Sierra Wireless. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Market Development, working with key network operators and ecosystem partners to grow the IoT business at Sierra Wireless.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D

1:45pm

Sponsor Keynote: Strategy in a 5G World Begins with Location Intelligence
It’s readily known that Location Intelligence is a critical component in establishing a performant 5G ecosystem. When leveraged to its fullest extent, the power of understanding the context of location enables Mobile Network Operators to better identify where to build their network, but also how to optimize it. Connected to this is enabling a detailed understanding of subscribers and how to target new ones based on location, while ensuring the provisioning of the right services to the right subscriber, at the right time. This journey underpins the crucial role that location intelligence plays as a catalyst for the ongoing development of a 5G strategy - but there are also major risks in this space if not considered appropriately. Join Tim as he introduces the some of the critical considerations of this 5G foundation.

Speakers
avatar for Tim McKenzie

Tim McKenzie

General Manager of Big Data Solutions, Pitney Bowes
Tim McKenzie is General Manager of Big Data Solutions at Pitney Bowes, Inc. He joined Pitney Bowes in 2005 and for the last 15 years has been working with the world’s leading telecommunications companies to develop unique industry solutions built around data. Initial projects revolved... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D

2:00pm

Panel 4: Virtualizing the RAN- Now You See It, Now You Don't
Many parts of the mobile network have been virtualized but the RAN is the most difficult due to the scope and complexity.  This panel will look at the current work ongoing to virtualize the RAN, the role of cloud native in this evolution and the potential for greenfield networks.

Moderators
avatar for Iain Gillott

Iain Gillott

Founder and President, iGR
Iain Gillott, the founder and president of iGR, is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry authority and an accomplished presenter. Mr. Gillott has been involved in the wireless industry, as both a vendor and analyst, for more than 26 years. iGR was founded in 2000 as iGillottResearch... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Challoner

Paul Challoner

VP Network Product Solutions, Ericsson North America
Paul Challoner, VP Network Product Solutions for Ericsson North America, based in Plano, Texas is responsible for radio products including 4G, 5G & IOT. Prior to his current role, Challoner worked as Head of Product Line Wi-Fi and Head of Ericsson’s CDMA Product Line.Challoner joined... Read More →
avatar for Bob Everson

Bob Everson

Global Director, Mobility and 5G, Cisco Systems, Inc
Bob Everson is the Global Director of Mobility and 5G for Cisco Systems; leading strategy, architecture, business development, and go-to-market activities. In this role he works closely with customers around the world to evolve their network and service offerings to maximize market... Read More →
avatar for Joe Mocerino

Joe Mocerino

Principal Solutions Architect, Packet Optical Networking, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Joe Mocerino is a principal solutions architect within the Optical Business Unit at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. Joe oversees solutions strategy and technical marketing for the Fujitsu Smart xHaul 4G/5G Transport and 1FINITY packet optical portfolios. He has written numerous... Read More →
avatar for Ravi Potluri

Ravi Potluri

Associate Fellow, Verizon
Ravi Potluri is an Associate Fellow in Verizon's Technology Planning & Architecture organization, responsible for the planning of orchestration, automation, and closed-Loop service assurance for Verizon’s Virtual RAN Network Functions (VRAN NFs). He began his career as a software... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D

2:45pm

Keynote: CBRS in the Enterprise: Who Spends How Much and When?
The new CBRS band is now deployed and many enterprises are starting to look seriously at private LTE networks using the new spectrum. In addition, in June 2020 the FCC is due to auction the Priority Access Licenses, which will give further options to those wishing to deploy private LTE using CBRS.

In this keynote, iGR will present new research start shows the potential for CBRS in the U.S. enterprises with network spending split by vertical market. In addition, the session will overview key use case and examples of CBRS-based applications.

Speakers
avatar for Iain Gillott

Iain Gillott

Founder and President, iGR
Iain Gillott, the founder and president of iGR, is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry authority and an accomplished presenter. Mr. Gillott has been involved in the wireless industry, as both a vendor and analyst, for more than 26 years. iGR was founded in 2000 as iGillottResearch... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D

3:15pm

Coffee Break
Wednesday November 20, 2019 3:15pm - 3:35pm
Dallas Ballroom E - G

3:35pm

Panel 5: Fiber for 5G - Challenges and Opportunities
The success of 5G depends on the availability of dense, high quality fiber - after all, 5G base stations and radios need to be connected to the rest of the network.  Is there enough fiber being deployed?  Where is fiber needed?  And what can be done to ensure future fiber is available where and when it is needed?

Moderators
avatar for Linda Hardesty

Linda Hardesty

Editor-in-Chief, FierceWireless
Linda Hardesty is editor-in-chief at Fierce overseeing the telecom group comprised of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceVideo. She's been a trade journalist since the mid-1990s covering the business and technology of telecommunications networks. Prior to Fierce, she wrote for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Burkhalter

Michael Burkhalter

Senior Director for Emerging Technologies, EnerSys Energy Systems Americas
Michael Burkhalter is the Senior Director for Emerging Technologies for EnerSys Energy Systems Americas. He is leveraging his strong expertise in telecommunications, wireless, and power to lead the SWISS program for ESA. The team provides consultation to ESA’s key MSO, Wireline... Read More →
avatar for Brian Daniels

Brian Daniels

SVP, Strategic Networks, Z5G, Zayo Group
Brian Daniels is senior vice president, Strategic Networks at Zayo. He leads a team of  Zayo’s experts focused on Long Haul Fiber, Global and Low Latency Networks, E-Rate and Mobile Infrastructure, which includes the foundation for 5G networks. Brian oversees strategy, operations... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ortyl

Greg Ortyl

SVP, Wholesale & Wireless Sales, Uniti Fiber
Greg Ortyl is Senior Vice President of Sales at Uniti Fiber. Ortyl is a seasoned technology sales executive with a long history of building lasting relationships across the telecommunications industry. Prior to the creation of Uniti Fiber Ortyl held the same role at PEG Bandwidth... Read More →
avatar for Keith Pennachio

Keith Pennachio

Chief Strategy Officer & EVP, SQUAN
Keith Pennachio is an 18-year veteran of the telecommunications industry. With a focus on wireless communications, he began his career on the operator side of the business with Omnipoint in 1997 (now T-Mobile) and transitioned shortly thereafter to the consulting side where he has... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 3:35pm - 4:20pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D

4:20pm

Keynote: 5G and 4th Wave: Path to Revenue and Profits
4th Wave defined 4G. Each cycle generates 3x the revenue than the previous one. We expect 5G to go much further and create all kinds of new businesses. The 4th Wave is about monetization and enabling new opportunities on the access layers. The session will dive into how 4th Wave will be critical to the 5G story. To truly realize the potential of 5G, new techniques and methodologies are needed to deal with the continued growth of data traffic that is unlikely to slow down for the foreseeable future. One must take a systems approach to manage the diverse requirements and driving down the costs and monetize the new opportunities. This session will take a critical look at 5G, what it means to the wireless industry and what mobile operators can do to redefine themselves to participate in the 5G economy.

Speakers
avatar for Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma

CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting
Chetan Sharma is CEO of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:20pm - 4:45pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D

4:45pm

Panel 6: 5G in the Enterprise
5G has profound implications for enterprises, both in terms of the way they operate and the products they are able to offer to their clients.  Many aspects of 5G from network slicing, low latency, ultra high broadband, and IoT, directly impact and benefit the enterprise.  But what do enterprises need?  Who do they want to buy 5G from?  What is the role for private 5G and indoor 5G networks?  And how will the 5G enterprise opportunity develop?

Moderators
avatar for Joe Madden

Joe Madden

Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts Inc.
Joe Madden is the Founder and Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts Inc., a network of market and technology experts that analyze wireless markets. More than 200 companies subscribe to his research on 5G, Small Cell, Base Station, Handset, and IoT markets. Mr. Madden currently focuses... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keyur Brahmbhatt

Keyur Brahmbhatt

Senior Product Manager, ExteNet Systems
Keyur Brahmbhatt is a Senior Product Manager within CTO Office at ExteNet Systems, Inc focusing on development of distributed RAN and EPC based solutions. Mr. Brahmbhatt is visionary professional with 20+ years of Telecom Industry experience in delivering market relevant solutions... Read More →
avatar for Christina Cheng

Christina Cheng

Assistant Vice President - Enterprise Mobility, AT&T Business
As Assistant Vice President for product marketing management, Christina Cheng is responsible for thewireless strategy and business mobility portfolio, including 5G deployment, all B2B rate plans, features,devices and offers.Christina most recently served as Assistant Vice President... Read More →
avatar for Maureen Ehrenberg

Maureen Ehrenberg

Global Head of Digital Facility and Asset Management Services, WeWork
Maureen Ehrenberg is the Global Head of Digital Facility and Asset Management Services for WeWork’s Powered by We segment. Upon joining in 2018, Maureen launched WeWork’s Digital Facility and Asset Management Services offering for Powered by We, a full-service Strategy, Services... Read More →
avatar for Jacques Fluet

Jacques Fluet

Director, Network Assurance and Edqe Data Center Programs, Telecommunications lndustry Association (TlA)
Jacques Fluet has over 30 years of industry experience in wireless, optical, and access networks. He has been involved in products and services development for equipment vendors for most of his career, from the design phase to large deployments. He held various leadership positions... Read More →
avatar for Greg Rogers

Greg Rogers

Vice President and Head of Networks Business Development, Ericsson North America
Greg Rogers, is responsible for Ericsson’s regional services pre-sales support and Networks strategy supporting Ericsson’s growth in the United States and Canada.Previously, Rogers had held the positions of Head of Mobile Broadband for Ericsson Engagement Practices-North America... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D

5:30pm

Cocktails and Tabletops/Demos
Wednesday November 20, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Dallas Ballroom E - G

6:30pm

2020 Wireless Predictions Dinner - Analyst Panel
Moderators
avatar for Bevin Fletcher

Bevin Fletcher

Associate Editor, FierceWireless
Bevin Fletcher is associate editor of FierceWireless. She previously served as senior reporter for Wireless Week and CED Magazine, covering the wireless industry on a variety of topics including regulation, technology, and business. She has also worked as a journalist at life sciences... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Iain Gillott

Iain Gillott

Founder and President, iGR
Iain Gillott, the founder and president of iGR, is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry authority and an accomplished presenter. Mr. Gillott has been involved in the wireless industry, as both a vendor and analyst, for more than 26 years. iGR was founded in 2000 as iGillottResearch... Read More →
avatar for Joe Madden

Joe Madden

Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts Inc.
Joe Madden is the Founder and Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts Inc., a network of market and technology experts that analyze wireless markets. More than 200 companies subscribe to his research on 5G, Small Cell, Base Station, Handset, and IoT markets. Mr. Madden currently focuses... Read More →
avatar for Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma

CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting
Chetan Sharma is CEO of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D