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Business Performance Optimization Symposium: Dallas


Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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Hyatt Regency North Dallas
701 E Campbell Rd
Richardson, Texas


OS Dallas Sponsorship Prospectus

Quality Assurance Best Practices for the Supply Chain

TIA’s Business Performance Optimization Symposium (OS) focuses on how quality assurance best practices utilize data science and analytics to optimize a business’s supply chain for greater efficiency.  The 2019 OS Dallas theme is Business Performance Innovations in the ICT Industry.

OS Dallas will take place at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas which has a reduced price for OS Dallas attendees.

Tuesday, November 12

7-8am: Registration & Breakfast
8-8:15 am: General Session Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dave Stehlin, TIA’s CEO
8:15-8:45 am: Keynote Presentation: AI, 5G, Edge Computing, Quantum Computing, Virtualization of the Network
8:45-9:30 am: Executive Presentation: Smart Buildings – Buildings as Service: Harry Smeenk, TIA
9:30-10:15 am: Executive Presentation: Imagine Big Data at the Speed of Your Curiosity: Venkat KrishnamurthyOmniSci
10:15-10:45 am: Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 am: TL 9000 and the IAF: Working Together to Increase Confidence in the Supply Chain: Sheronda Jeffries, IAF
11:30 am -Noon: SME Presentation: Utilizing the ‘Process Approach’ to Ensure Continual Improvement: Jeff Bostow, Sector Supply
Noon-12:30pm: Executive Presentation: Using Analytics and Closed-Loop Automation to Optimize and Secure End-Users Experience in a Cloud Native/ 5G World: Patrick Ostiguy, Accedian

12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:30-2:15 pm: Keynote Presentation: Anatomy of the SamSam Ransomware Attack: What Are the Lessons of Cyberattacks Past, Present and now with the Future of 5G and IOT: Carlos Solari, Solaris Consulting Group
2:15-2:45 pm: SME Presentation: Network Product Quality Assurance Process Challenges in the ICT Innovations Wave: Katsuyuki Tada, Fujitsu Limited Japan
2:45-3:15 pm: SME Presentation: Software Supplier Scorecard, Ray Fannon, AT&T
3:15-3:45 pm: Coffee Break
3:45-5 pm: Panel: The Attainability of Sustainability: from the Lens of Experts in the ICT Industry; Integrating Sustainability Principles into Business Improvement and Performance: Annie Beven, Superior Essex, Tom Erkens, iQor, Nancy Patterson, Teltech Group
5-5:30 pm: SME Presentation: Using AI for the Analysis of Customer Experience Data and Customer Feedback (subjective quality) by Hans Jurgen Schmolke, Metrinomics
5:30-7 pm: Networking and Recognition Reception

Wednesday, November 13

7-8 am: Registration & Breakfast
8-8:05 am: Reconvene & Welcome
8:05-8:50 am: Keynote Presentation: Strategic Positioning for Next-Gen Operations, Sankaran Ramanathan, Verizon Wireless
8:50-9:20 am: SME Presentation: Integrating Sustainability Principles into Business Improvement and Performance, Tom Erkens, iQor
9:20-9:50 am: SME Presentation: Value Creation in 5G Era Ecosystem – Monetize C$, Mani Vannan, AnalyticsWise
9:50-10:20 am: Coffee Break
10:20-10:50 am: SME Presentation: Metrics Automation: From Product Performance to Organizational Best Practice, Drena Fertetta, Ciena
10:50-11:20 am: Executive Presentation: Cybersecurity: Recent Challenges Being Tackled & the Solutions Being Discovered: Dr. Arnab Roy, Fujitsu
11:20-11:50 am: SME Presentation: Culture of Quality: Surekha Yenpure, Juniper Networks

11:50 am-12:50 pm: Lunch Break

12:50-1:20 pm: SME Presentation: Service Performance Reliability in Next Generation Networks: Jacques Fluet, TIA
1:20-1:50 pm: SME Presentation: PMO Reinvention, Evolving from Project Management to Portfolio Management, Terry L. Fisher, Fujitsu Network Communications
1:50-3 pm: Panel: High Reliability in Next-gen Networks: Challenges and Opportunities, Jacques Fluet, TIA, Robert Fitts, EXFO, Wayne Hickey, Ciena, Katsuyuki Tada, Fujitsu
3-3:15 pm: Coffee Break
3:15-4:25 pm: Panel: How to Move from Technical KPIs to Subjective, Stephen Choy, Ifinera, Phil Vieth, NOKIA, Ashok Dandekar, Fujitsu; John Wronka, Juniper Networks, Ken Koffman, TIA; Maciej Lebedowicz, Metrinomics
4:25-4:55 pm: Software Excellence Touchstone, Sriniv Sriram, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
4:55-5:25 pm: SME Presentation: What is the Value Behind the Products and Services?, Yasushi Kojima, Chuo Engineering

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