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Alan Davidson

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator

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Chris Sambar

Executive Vice President - AT&T Network

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union

conference agenda

Keynotes and panel discussions with government and industry leaders will cover the most critical tech and policy issues and opportunities facing the information and communications technology industry.

DAY 1: Open to TIA Members & Participants Only

All times in U.S. Eastern Standard Time

  • 9:00 am: Welcoming Remarks
    • David Stehlin, Chief Executive Officer, TIA
    • Doug Moore, Board Chair, TIA
  • 9:15 am: Government Keynote
    • Alan Davidson, NTIA Administrator, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • 9:45 am: Industry Keynote
    • Chris Sambar, Executive Vice President AT&T Network, AT&T
  • 10:00 am: Panel Discussion 1: The Network Behind the Network: The Strategic Importance of Supply Chains
    • Richard Leitao, Vice President of National Development, DISH
    • Cyril Pourrat, Chief Procurement Officer, BT Group
    • Mike Watson, Vice President of Technology, Operations, and Business Solutions Supply Chain, AT&T
    • Moderator: Annie Bogue, COO and Head of Sales & Marketing, Fujitsu Network Communications
  • 11:00 am: Panel Discussion 2: Rolling out the $42B BEAD Program
    • John Greene, Chief Executive Officer, New Lisbon Holdings, Inc.
    • Tony Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Windstream
    • Larry Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Point Solutions
    • Moderator: Geoff Burke, Chief Strategy Officer, DZS

DAY 2: Open to All Industry & Government

  • 9:00 am: Opening Remarks and Day 1 Re-cap
    • David Stehlin, Chief Executive Officer, TIA
  • 9:10 am: Keynote Speaker
    • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union
  • 9:30 am: Panel Discussion 1 - The Importance of Securing Critical Communications Infrastructure in a Connected World
    • Opening Remarks: Allan Friedman, Phd., Senior Advisor and Strategist, CISA
    • Sanjay Macwan, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Vonage
    • Bob Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
    • Moderator: Jamie Gibson, Vice President of Technology Sales and Engineering, Ribbon
  • 10:30 am: Panel Discussion 2 - The Need for Continuous Improvement in Software driven, Agile and Open Networks
    • Vivek Gaur, Head of Engineering, COLT
    • Vignesh Ramamurthy, Chief Architect, Infosys
    • Sankaran "Ram" Ramanathan, Executive Director of Network Support Systems, Verizon Wireless
    • Moderator: Mike Regan, Vice President of Business Performance, TIA
  • 11:30 am: Panel Discussion 3 - The Case for International Standards to Improve the Connected World
    • Henry Cuschieri, Technical Group Director, ISO
    • Mary Saunders, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy, ANSI
    • Dirk Weiler, Board Chair, ETSI
    • Ajit Jillavenkatessa, Senior Standards Policy Legal Advisor, Apple
  • 12:30 pm: Event Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
    • David Stehlin, Chief Executive Officer, TIA

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