About the Telecom Council
Deep Dive: The Last Mile
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Breakfast, Introductions & Demo Tables
Get your technology into the hands of the executives shaping the future of telecom by demoing during the networking breaks. Demo tables are available in registration.
REGISTER YOUR DEMO TABLE:
Fee- free for members, $500 for non-members. Pre-revenue startups may qualify for a 50% discount by
contacting the Council
John Feland, CEO at Argus Insights
Building out the last mile of connectivity can be costly, especially when the perceived benefits to the rural public are less than tangible. Dr. Feland will share the results of the current penetration of last mile mobile consumers as measured through the lens of twitter. Comparing tweet density to population density, along with analysis of the differences in the users themselves, allows us to understand how the usage differs from urban centers in the United States.
Reinventing the Regional Telco
Phil Wagschal, President at Slic Network Solutions
Slic Network Solutions has transformed from a 110 year-old, rural incumbent carrier into the leading last-mile provider for New York's Adirondack North Country. Phil Wagschal, President, has led the company growth by constructing 800 miles of FTTH and offering triple-play services across 2500 square miles, passing over 6000 unserved homes, increasing subscriber base by 8X, and restoring the Company to financial profitability. Planning to double his Company's base again by 2016, Wagschal will share lessons learned to scale fast, including: securing federal and state funding, negotiating affordable pole rights, transitioning company culture, and designing a maintainable network in rural America.
Panel Discussion: To fix or not to fix?
Necessity is the mother of invention, and out of necessity our industry is currently fielding lots of innovation for the last mile problem. Many solutions are focused on alternatives to fixed infrastructure, but some are focused on improving the fixed infrastructure. This panel will talk about the pro and cons of fixing versus replacing, elucidate the blurring lines between quad play fixed and wireless networks, and elaborate the differences between our different markets.
Moderator: Jon Metzler, President at Blue Field Strategies
Prayson Pate, CTO, SVP R&D and Co-Founder at Overture Networks
Daniel Feldman, VP Business Development at Microsemi
David Sumi, SVP Engineering at Proxim Wireless
Flip over your agenda to the attendee list and put some faces to those names as we give everyone 30 minutes to connect with each other. As always, we are happy to help you find the person you want to meet.
Rapid-Fire Demo Presentations
Young companies interested in presenting their innovations, services and solutions are welcome to register to be a rapid-fire presenter. These demo slots are 5-minutes and used to introduce new companies and their products, in the hopes of creating interest and follow-up from the Silicon Valley telecom community including the carriers, the vendors, the service providers, and the investors who follow innovation in this segment.
Shreesh Holla, CEO at Tamaturra Inc.
Rob Reagan, Strategic Advisor at Tarana Wireless
Greg Nemet, President at Radio Gigabit
Steve Tsuruda, Head Strategic Bus Dev at Redstone Technologies
CR Kang, Vice Chairman at RF Window Global, Inc
Dave Dunphy, VP Marketing at Actelis Networks
Lunch & Networking with the Startups
Please close this meeting by connecting with the companies and people who presented their new ideas and products during the rapid fire pitches.
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