Agenda for Day One: November 6, 2017

The 120-minute program (3 PM – 5 PM ) will offer female attendees an opportunity to learn strategies for building their confidence and connections to position them for leadership.

This interactive session will include an inspirational keynote, brainstorming, group discussions, live polling, suggested actions and networking – all designed to promote self-reflection, dispel myths, showcase successful women and suggest next steps for a more fulfilling career in telecom and IT.

More to come.

The TEX Opening Reception will be held at Kyoto Gardens at The DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown from 6-9 PM and all registered TEX LA attendees are welcomed to join us.

 

 

Agenda for Day Two: November 7, 2017

All guests must register and receive their badges before entering.

Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, CEO & Founder of Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), welcomes guests and introduces our TEX LA Keynote Speaker.

The Keynote Speaker will address the latest industry trends in the tech/telecom space and the impact on and opportunities for our collective network infrastructure.

TEX LA has a dedicated area for one-on-one meetings. Meetings are scheduled in 15-minute increments, through the TEX LA app or the online meeting manager system.

Attendees are invited to network on the award-winning neutral exhibit floor.

As hospitals and content providers line up to pay hackers to release their data or not exploit their unreleased shows, IDG Research estimates that cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. Industry spectators and analysts consider cyber security at the top of the list of concerns, as it poses the largest threat for potential disruption of technology and industry growth. This roundtable will explore what’s next in cyber hacking, content theft, and network best practices as we prep for the new reality of a connected world.

Attendees are invited to network on the neutral exhibit floor.

Traditional data center business models have shifted as content providers like Google, Riot Games, Blizzard, Facebook, and Salesforce have identified cost and operational benefits from abandoning outsourced infrastructure and investing in their own facilities. How does this trend impact data center operators globally? How do hyperscale data centers monetize their assets while also manage the expanding needs of their end users? This roundtable will explore options, opportunities and what’s next.

 

Attendees are invited to network on the neutral exhibit floor and enjoy lunch.

The Year 2028 is not as far off as it may sound, particularly as Los Angeles readies its infrastructure to host the Olympics. Meanwhile, technology developments are in overdrive, with smart objects turning into smart homes and then into smart cities. How will LA and other tech-driven cities redefine the ‘connected’ opportunities of tomorrow? From global sporting events, to health care, security, mobility and even water management, our new tomorrow in urban and network planning is here today.  What’s in store for next-gen technologies as well as infrastructure and how can we as an industry be prepared?

Attendees are invited to network on the neutral exhibit floor.

A shared (and largely untapped) opportunity exists between American tech companies and their Asian counterparts. As new business opportunities arise across the Pacific, high-speed interconnection and data center access between the continents becomes increasingly critical.  Asia-PAC has bolstered its bandwidth resources with the completion of the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable, and the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC), yet there remains significant opportunities for growth. This roundtable will explore the burgeoning opportunities and challenges for TransPacific cable builders, datacenter operators, OTTs and more.

Attendees are invited to on the neutral exhibit floor.

Tech influencers like Elon Musk and Bill Gates have donated significant time and money to explain AI as a threat and to figure out new ways to advance the technology ethically.  Who controls AI?  Corporations, governments, select individuals, or the machines?  And with AI having the ability to grow exponentially, since it will hypothetically be able to improve itself, at what point will intelligence surpass its creators and become unrestricted development and/or control? This Roundtable will explore AI developments, safeguards and potential next steps.

Attendees are invited to network on the neutral exhibit floor.

All registered guests are welcome to join us for the TEX LA Closing Reception in the garden for networking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.