june 22 - 23

Global Conference and Member Meeting



Ben Lujan Headshot
Ben Luján

U.S. Senator, New Mexico
Chair, Subcommittee on Communications, Media and Broadband

Verizon CTO Kyle Malady
Kyle Malady

Chief Technology Officer

Geoffrey Starks headshot
Geoffrey Starks

FCC Commissioner

conference agenda

Honest discussions on critical issues with leaders from TIA member companies, government officials and invited guests

Attendees of our virtual conference will hear about the challenges and the opportunities in front of the telecommunications and ICT industry, including supply chain security, 5G rollouts, regulatory changes, and how our networks will evolve in the future.

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DAY 01 — Tuesday, June 22, 2021

9:30 AM EDT

Opening Remarks

  • Dave Stehlin, CEO, Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Doug Moore, CEO and President, Fujitsu Network Communications; Board Chair, TIA

10:00 AM EDT

Keynote: U.S. Senator Ben Luján

Chairman of Subcommittee on Communications, Media and Broadband

10:30 AM EDT

Keynote: Kyle Malady, CTO, Verizon

11:00 AM EDT

Panel: Accelerating Access to Broadband for Consumers and Enterprises

  • Commissioner Nathan Simington, FCC
  • Joan Marsh, Executive Vice President Federal Regulatory Relations, AT&T
  • Lydia Pulley, Senior Vice President, State Government and Legal Affairs, Verizon
  • David Goldman, Director of Satellite Policy, SpaceX
  • Moderator: Paul Steinberg, Senior Vice President of Technology, Motorola

12:00 PM EDT

Panel: Challenges and Solutions to Accelerate 5G Network Rollouts

  • Igal Elbaz, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations, AT&T
  • Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer, TELUS
  • Moderator: Steve Wauters, Vice President, North America, CommScope

1:00 PM EDT

Panel: What expectations will change for suppliers as networks and services evolve?

  • Susan Johnson, Executive Vice President of Global Connections and Supply Chain, AT&T
  • Jim Gowen, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain & Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon
  • Cyril Pourrat, Chief Procurement Officer, British Telecom (BT)
  • Moderated by: Kanchana Raman, President and CEO, Avion Networks

DAY 02 — Wednesday, June 23, 2021

10:00 AM EDT

Opening Remarks

Dave Stehlin, CEO, Telecommunications Industry Association

10:15 AM EDT

Keynote: FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

Closing the digital divide while opening RAN to trusted suppliers.

10:30 AM EDT

How Security Can Catch Up to Technology: A 1 on 1 Interview with Dr. Charles Clancy

  • Dr. Charles Clancy, Senior Vice President, General Manager, and Chief Futurist, MITRE Labs
  • Hosted by: Ken Koffman, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, TIA

11:30 AM EDT

Panel: Building Global Trust: Protecting IP and Driving International Standards

  • Walt Copan, Director, NIST (Ret.)
  • Dirk Weiler, Board Chair, ETSI
  • Jaisha Wray, Associate Administrator for International Affairs, NTIA
  • Moderated by: Hung Ling, North American Standards team-NOKIA Strategy & Technology

12:30 PM EDT

Panel: Networks of the Future: the impact of IoT, connected vehicles, smart buildings and AI

  • TJ Fox, Senior Vice President of Industrial IOT and Automotive, Verizon
  • Sudhi Sinha, Vice President of Ecosystem and New Service Development, UL
  • Tolis Papathanassiou, Sr. Principal Engineer with the Next Generation Standards (NGS), Intel
  • Ali Khayrallah, Engineering Director, Ericsson
  • Moderated by: Trevor Smith, Vice President, Global Strategy and Business Development, CommScope

Industry Transformation Survey

TIA would like to help our members and participants better understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and accelerate our industry’s transformation. We ask for your support by sharing your success stories and lessons learned from within your own organizations.

UPDATE: Survey is now closed. Initial findings to be presented in CEO Dave Stehlin's DAY 2 Opening Remarks.

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