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TIA QuEST Forum Presents: ICT Summit 2020


Tuesday, October 6
Wednesday, October 7

Virtual Event

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A Series of 4 online webinars featuring keynote speakers and industry panel discussions on critical topics

We're disappointed we could not hold this event in person this year; but after the Covid-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever for us to convene and share important information on what's happening around the ICT industry.


Day 1: October 6, 2020

9:00 - 10:30am ET:
Communication Service Providers (CSP) Post COVID-19 Strategy

Hear from Tier 1 CSPs about how they are transforming post COVID-19 operations, handling anticipated challenges with respect to infrastructure, topology, and/ or architecture as people return to work.


  • British Telecom (Confirming speaker)
  • Verizon (Confirming speaker)
  • AT&T (invited)

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1:00 - 12:30pm ET:
Assessing Smart Buildings: putting criteria to the test

Hear from leaders at TIA and various partners on the latest developments around the new smart building assessment criteria developed by the TIA Smart Buildings Working Group and how it was used to assess various types of buildings.


  • TIA
  • UL
  • Corning

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Day 2: October 7, 2020

9:00 - 10:30am ET:
State of Software Quality

The Webinar will discuss where software quality is headed with 5G and Quality 4.0 initiatives. The discussion will also highlight the need for standards and best practices, and the benefits of a Software Quality assessment model.


S.M. Bala, Chairman and Chief Mentor, Digital Core Technologies, Kochi, India


  • Verizon (confirming speaker)
  • Venkat Ramaswamy, Wipro
  • Aakriti Dharmani, Cisco Systems

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1:00 - 12:30pm ET:
Zero trust & a Clean Path for 5g: a practical review of what this really means

This presentation will focus on what Zero Trust 5G Architecture is and why is it important. Additionally, how 5G might complicate things, and who must implement this and a look at emerging solutions.


Carlos Solari, Founder and member of the management team, SecureG


  • Dave Sanicola, President, The DESARA Group (Moderator)
  • Carlos Solari
  • Scott Rose, Computer Scientist at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Junaid Islam, Director of Public Sector Solutions, Verizon
  • TBC: Tier 1 Supplier (invited)

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