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Clouds are on the Horizon: Are You Ready?
There is a transformational evolution underway that will fundamentally change the provisioning and delivery of business and consumer applications. Is your company positioned to understand and maximize the opportunities that will flow from this transformation? The Cloud Services Summit will provide clarity and insight into the rise of cloud services technologies and their respective business opportunities, from a broadband carrier's point of view. We're bringing industry experts, thought leaders, and like minded peers together to put cloud and managed services into context for today's broadband carrier. Don't miss this opportunity to significantly raise your cloud services IQ. We look forward to your attendance.
Cloud Services Summit will be held Friday, October 26th | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cloud Services Summit Pass includes admission to the TelcoTV Keynotes and Expo Hall.
Early Rate (on or before July 25) - $399
Advanced Rate (on or before Sept 26) - $449
Standards Rate (after Sept 26) - $499
Admission to Cloud Services Summit is included in the Executive Pass, or can be purchased separately here
This full day summit will provide clarity and insight into the rise of cloud services technologies and their respective business opportunities, from a broadband carrier's point of view. Admission to Cloud Services Summit is included in the Executive Pass or requires a separate registration fee.
|Friday, October 26|
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Location: Pavilion 6
Speaker - Bernie Arnason, Managing Partner, Pivot Media
Bernie brings 18 years of telecom experience to Pivot Media, where he provides strategic direction and leadership. Bernie follows the telecom industry closely and conducts industry research and analysis, provides strategic consulting for clients, and cultivates insightful telecom mindshare. Bernie is also the publisher and managing editor of Telecompetitor, a leading telecom industry blog. Prior to Pivot, Bernie spent seven years with the NTCA as the vice president of business development. Prior to his work with NTCA, Bernie worked for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in network operations. Bernie holds a M.S. in Telecommunications from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Economics from the University of the District of Columbia.
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Pavilion 6
Keynote - Marc Hayden, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, CHR Solutions
Marc Hayden oversees Sales and Business Development, Marketing, Product Development and Management, and Sales Operations in his role at CHR Solutions. Prior to CHR, Marc was the Managing Partner of Force Multiplier International, a global consulting company focused on strategic planning and market development. He brings more than 20 years of commercial and military communications experience having held domestic and international sales and management positions with premier telecommunications companies including Redknee, Harris Corporation, Openet Telecommunications, Inc. and ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Pavilion 6Getting it right the first time is critical when building the capability and capacity for cloud and managed services. The building blocks for these services involve an IP technology foundation that i…
Speaker - Steve Senne, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Finley Engineering
Steven Senne currently serves as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Finley Engineering. A Finley Engineering employee since 1988, he has progressed through a variety of positions in the company. He started as a Project Engineer in the Minnesota office with responsibility for feasibility studies, center office switching equipment, project management and supervision of the installations and acceptance testing service for independent telephone companies.
In 1994, Senne became a Senior Project Engineer and Department Manager of Finley’s operations in Iowa and was in charge of managing numerous independent telephone company projects involving next generation digital switches, Voice over IP, IPTV video and FTTP deployments.
In 2006, he assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer for Finley Engineering where he is responsible for establishing the company’s technical vision and leading all aspects of the company’s strategic technical development.
Steve is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and is currently licensed as a Professional Engineer in 8 states.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Pavilion 6ATIS’ Cloud Services Forum is developing critical standards and solutions to enable operators to interconnect capabilities in groundbreaking new ways. During this session, experts from ATIS memb…
Speaker - Mike Geller, Lead Architect, Cisco Systems
As Lead Architect for Cisco, Mike Geller is responsible for developing, defining and executing: Security strategy, architecture and plan for Service Providers including the application of secure SDN and service delivery, Cloud, Mobility and Infrastructure; and the architecture and operational model for the delivery of immersive video services across an inter provider boundary. Mr. Geller also leads Cisco’s standards work in immersive video (TP) for the ATIS Cloud Services Forum, OVCC, and IETF; develops and maintains architecture which empowers SP’s to monetize their networks by offering managed and cloud services; is a recognized expert in the application of IP-SLA and other performance management technology in Service Provider and Enterprise Networks; and has published the ATIS CSF Standards & Book about the “Inter-Cloud.”
Mr. Geller has BS from Emory University, MS-MIS from University of Miami, and has Multiple Industry Certifications: CCIE # 5392, Microsoft Certified Engineer.
Speaker - John Colombo, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Verizon
John Colombo is currently a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Verizon Communications based in Waltham, MA. John joined New England Telephone in 1987 and has worked in various network and technology organizations for the past 25 years within NYNEX, Bell Atlantic, and Verizon, where he currently works in the Wireline Standards and Technical Regulatory group within Corporate Network Technology. A contributor to ATIS, IETF, NRIC, as well as many other industry standards activities and state/federal regulatory initiatives, John has been recognized both as an active contributor and technical expert and has held various leadership positions for several ATIS subcommittees. John is currently a member of the ATIS Cloud Services Forum (CSF), focusing on developing industry standards for cloud-based services, particularly IP video services, such as CDN and Telepresence, in support of Verizon’s cloud platform from both a business and technical perspective.
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Pavilion 6Virtualization is a key concept for the delivery of cloud and managed services. By leveraging virtualization, service providers can more efficiently offer a broader and more diverse product portfolio,…
Speaker - Jay Cuthrell, Lead Principal vArchitect, VCE
Jay Cuthrell is a Lead Principal vArchitect at VCE (A Joint Venture of Cisco, EMC, VMware, and Intel) working with service providers and media & entertainment companies to deliver next generation datacenter solutions. He is a frequent industry speaker based in RTP, NC and Missoula, MT. Previously, as a strategic technology consultant with cuthrell.com he worked with service providers, startup companies, and investment groups. He has held CTO, VP, and GM roles at Digitel and NeoNova (an Azure Capital and Bridgescale Partners portfolio company) and infrastructure consulting roles working domestically and internationally for Fortune 500 clients. He also served at Scient (formerly iXL now Publicis), Nortel, Analysts International, IBM, and NCSU College of Engineering. He holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University and grew up in Beaufort, NC. His blog can be found at fudge.org
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Pavilion 6The evolution of networking now includes a software approach to network management. SDN promises to help network operators simplify the provisioning and delivery of services, as well as more flexibili…
Speaker - Milan Todorovic, N-Com
Milan Todorović joined N-Com in the spring of 2006. Prior to working at N-Com, he focused on academic research studying network behavior. His area of specialization included network congestion avoidance algorithms and distributed computing. His work on behavior of TCP protocols in wireless networks has been published in peer recognized publications.
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Location: Pavilion 6
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Location: Pavilion 6Broadband carriers are increasingly looking to the data center as a key component of their network strategy. Many carriers have already built or acquired data centers and have acquired important lesso…
Speaker - Jeff Leslie, President and CEO, ITS Telecom
Jeff Leslie has served as the CEO of ITS Telecom, (A Florida Based Rural ILEC), and Indiantown Company, Inc (a water, sewer, garbage and land holding company) since 1996 and has recently purchased the companies. Jeff has written several telecom related articles for industry magazines and has been a frequent speaker at various telecom conferences and meetings.
Jeff’s previous work experience lies in the field of accounting and banking and as a Florida Certified Public Accountant, Jeff has worked in National and Local firms. Jeff presently serves on the NTCA Marketing Committee, The NECA Rate Development Task Force, the TECO PAC, the Northern Palm Beach County Fiber Development Committee and is also very active in his Church and in his community, serving in director roles at the local Chamber of Commerce, Roger Dean Stadium and at Harbor Community Bank.
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Location: Pavilion 6Whether it’s hosted IP voice, disaster recovery services, or unified communications, the number of applications enabled by the cloud are on the rise. But which hold the most promise for broadban…
Speaker - Eric Tabor, Director- Marketing & Sales Operations, Twin Valley
Eric Tabor is Director of Marketing & Sales Operations for Twin Valley Telephone, Inc. Prior to joining Twin Valley he spent nine years with at&t as Director of consumer markets. Twin Valley is a progressive RLEC who recently acquired a majority stake of cloud solutions provider ISG Technology. With more than 10 years of experience in designing and deploying data center/cloud solutions, ISG Technology is a nationally recognized IT and cloud solutions provider delivering technology proven to increase productivity and efficiency while reducing risk.
Speaker - Jim O'Neill, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Jim O’Neill studies the developing trends in over-the-top delivery of video content by operators, home gateways, operator services, and TV services worldwide for Parks Associates. Jim previously was the editor of industry newsletters FierceIPTV, FierceOnlineVideo, andFierceEnterpriseCommunications, where, in addition to regularly reporting and writing about those topics, he also moderated industry panels and webinars on developments in OTT and online video trends and the U.S. IPTV industry. Jim also has owned a weekly alternative newspaper and has more than 30 years of editing and writing experience with daily newspapers across the U.S. He studied Eastern European and Soviet Area Studies at Rutgers University and earned a BS in Biology from Grand Valley State University. He currently is pursuing an MBA.
Speaker - Mike Timar, Vice President, Product Management, Alteva
Mike Timar brings vision and simplification to the delivery of Unified Communications. He is VP of Product Management at WVT Communications Group where he guides tactical and strategic direction for the product offering. Mr. Timar has extensive experience in the Telecommunications (Wireless & Wired) and Broadband industries in both the Consumer and B2B segments. Prior to joining WVTCG, Mr. Timar held executive positions with Panasonic and Olympus.