The outstanding keynote lineup at TIA 2015 offers a chance to hear about the vision and strategy of industry-leading companies as they look to the future of their businesses and yours. Topics addressed will cover developments and plans in Software Defined Networking, Speed to Market, Internet of Things, Intelligent Transportation, and the Government Regulatory and Legislative Outlook.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 2: KEYNOTES - 9:55 am - 11:05 am

Andre Fuetsch, Senior VP, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design, AT&T

Andre will discuss AT&T’s next-generation network transformation around a software-centric architecture. He’ll share some of the milestones we’ve already reached and an outlook on how AT&T will reach its goal of virtualizing and controlling over 75% of its network using this software-defined architecture by 2020.

Joe Corvaia, Vice President, NTT Communications

Many organizations are benefiting from the first wave of cloud computing, but enterprise applications and divergent virtualization trends are now driving some to a hybrid cloud model. Joe Corvaia, Vice President of Sales Engineering for the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Com, will discuss how an SDN/NFV-enabled hybrid cloud provides a highly secure and unified way to connect legacy environments with private and public cloud infrastructures and he will share insights from actual deployments.

Michael Rothey, Ericsson, Vice President & Head of IT, Multi-Region Americas



Welcome by:
Susan Johnson, Senior VP, Global Supply Chain, AT&T Services

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3: KEYNOTES - 9:25 am - 11:05 am

Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President, Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions, AT&T

The Internet of Things does more than just connect our world.  It enables new operating models that drive efficiency, deliver actionable insights, and uncover hidden revenue opportunities.  In his keynote, Chris Penrose will share how some Connected World companies are leading transformation within their organizations and their industries.   

Brian Higgins, Vice President of Network Planning, Verizon

MJ Petroni, Cyborg Anthropologist-in-Residence, NTTi3 – Cyborgs and the Social Network of Things

Join Cyborg Anthropologist MJ Petroni on an exploration of what might happen if we bring decision-making power to the increasingly-connected devices in our lives—including what it means for culture, business strategy, ethics and talent—as an exploration of what the opportunities of digital business really might be, and what the network of the future will be powering.

Tim Nixon, Executive Director, Chief Technology Officer & Applications Delivery, GM

Nick Baustert, Senior Research Scientist, Sprint

Nick will outline vision and technologies of Next-Generation and 5G networks.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3: VIP DINNER - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Reception

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: VIP Dinner

Joseph Kopser, CEO and Co-Founder, RideScout

THURSDAY, JUNE 4: POLICY DAY - 9:30 am - 11:15 am

8:00 am - 9:30 am - Policy Breakfast: Tech Eyes on Cuba

Tech companies are racing to cash in on President Obama’s decision to ease trade restrictions with Cuba. While the landmark change in policy is still in its infancy, the potential greenfield represents opportunities to leap over five generations of telecommunications technology and build out a modern, robust system.

Hurdles and pitfalls remain, from Congressional action to rolling back the full embargo, to regulatory ambiguities, to reticence to invest heavily in infrastructure.

  • Dr. Margaret Crahan, Senior Research Scholar and Director, Cuba Program, Columbia University Institute for Latin American Studies
  • Timothy C. Finton, Senior Counselor for International Communications and Information Policy, U. S. Department of State
  • Kirk Laughlin, Managing Director, Nearshore Americas

MORE ABOUT LAUNCH OF MARKET REPORT, CUBA OUTLOOK: ASSESSING THE COUNTRY'S APPETITE FOR ICT TRANSFORMATION.  In the wake of the move to normalize relations with Cuba, there has been a significant increase in the desire for US companies in the ICT sector to take part in the new commercial opportunities which will undoubtedly unfold in the months and years ahead, across the Florida Straits.

An essential step on the path toward engaging with Cuba is to actually gain a clear view into the current state of the telecommunications infrastructure in the country today, and also begin to anticipate how the country will evolve its network to meet worldwide standards and expectations.

The research team at Nearshore Americas, including researchers in Cuba, has undertaken a three-month research exercise to answer a range of fundamental questions about Cuba's IT and telecom readiness - from how the government is viewing the need for Internet services to Cuban citizens to the level of training provided to IT and telecommunications engineers. The study, set to be released in early June, 2015, will provide critical clues and findings about such issues as:

  1. The role of the State in overseeing and guiding telecommunications policy and outlook for modifications to citizen Internet access.
  2. Outlook for transformational strategies to accelerate telecommunications investment. 
  3. Competition: Analysis of options in addressing current monopolistic framework.

9:30 am – 11:15 am – Policy Interviews and Keynote

Groundbreaking activities at the FCC continue to keep the industry guessing: From how the Incentive Auctions will trickle down to the supplier level, to where the Telecom Act Rewrite will take the major players, to how the transition of Internet Protocol (IP) networks is progressing.

Spectrum is a critical commodity, and making more spectrum available is demanding creativity on the part of government, the telecom industry, the broadcast industry, academia and others. Learn more about the policy angles of this complex, dynamic and opportunity-filled arena.

  • Interview with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn by Scott Belcher, TIA Chief Executive Officer
  • Frederick D. Moorefield, Jr., Director, Spectrum Policy & Programs, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer
  • Interview with FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly by Scott Belcher, TIA Chief Executive Officer

Policy Panel - Net Neutrality: Impacts and Strategy

As companies look to the new opportunities afforded by Internet connection, many questions remain, including the governance issues, security, privacy and alignment with governments around the globe.

Engage with the carriers and service providers that make it all possible as they discuss their viewpoints and areas of focus.

  • Kathleen M. Grillo, Senior Vice President, Federal Regulatory and Legal Affairs, Verizon
  • Robert Quinn, Senior Vice President, Federal Regulatory and Chief Policy Officer, AT&T
  • Bruce Gustafson (Moderator), Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, North America, Ericsson