Telecom Exchange will feature five CEO Roundtables. These roundtables are an opportunity for key CEOs to share their predictions for tech and telecom’s future and to participate in casual Q&A sessions moderated by industry analysts and journalists.

CEO Roundtable 1

IoT Myths and Realities - The Future is Now

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

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Robert Powell

Editor & Creator

Telecom Ramblings

Moderator
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Macario Namie 

Head of IoT Strategy

Cisco Jasper

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James Nesfield

James Nesfield

Chief Technology Officer

Chirp

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Tamara Budec

Vice President of Services

Digital Realty

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Jack Pouchet

Vice President of Market Development

Vertiv

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In an industry full of buzzy acronyms, IoT has become a favorite. But what is "discussed" and what is "real" are often two very different things. The future of IoT, while enticing to discuss, doesn't fully pay homage to how IoT has transformed and  continues to transform current business processes and operations. This roundtable discussion will take a pragmatic look at the realities of IoT from a street level view - free of theory and speculation - to provide a glimpse of how IoT is being used, today.

CEO Roundtable 2

Network Security in 2017 & Beyond

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM

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Evan Kirstel

Social Media Business Strategist - Advisor

UCStrategies.com

Moderator
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Jason Cook

Former Chief Information Security Officer

BT Americas

Speaker
Najam Ahmad

Najam Ahmad

Vice President of Network Engineering

Facebook

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George Kaichis

Chief Technology Officer

WireIE

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Leon Kuperman

Chief Technology Officer

ZENEDGE

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It's critical that network security strategies evolve as new threats and technologies emerge. Moreover, with newer and untested network interconnection and peering technologies, comes uncertain security - a single security may not fit every application. This roundtable explores network security with an eye on new technologies, increasing threats and possible solutions.

CEO Roundtable 3

The Telemedicine Revolution: Big Data, IoT and 5G Leading the Way

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

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Larry Walsh

CEO, The 2112 Group

Founder, Channelnomics

Moderator
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Felipe Alvarez

Chief Executive Officer

Axiom Fiber Networks

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Drew Mullin

Senior Vice President - Business Development & Strategy

Lightower Fiber Networks

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Telemedicine is no longer a novelty, with nearly three in five large U.S. employers now providing cost-saving digital healthcare benefits to employees. Big Data analytics and IoT-enabled devices are increasingly driving the surge. This roundtable will explore the current state of Telemedicine and how Big Data analytics, IoT and future network technologies, such as 5G, are changing both how health care is administered and how healthcare administrators do business.

CEO Roundtable 4

Taking Stock: Today's Subsea Cable Space

1:20 PM - 2:05 PM

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Elaine Stafford

Managing Partner

DRG Undersea Consulting

Moderator
Mike Cunningham

Mike Cunningham

Chief Executive Officer

Crosslake Fibre

Speaker
Erick Contag

Erick Contag

Executive Chairman

GlobeNet

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Matthew Ma

Executive of Network Engineering

Tata Communications

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A new set of metrics is emerging to define today and tomorrow's subsea cable systems. The latest considerations are:  OTT ownership; available capacity vs. pricing; and fast bandwidth consumption vs. return on base investments. Our esteemed panel will help us take stock in the technological advancements and business trends driving today's subsea cable marketplace.

CEO Roundtable 5

Innovative Interconnections & Its Impact on Business

2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

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Richard Lukaj

Senior Managing Director

Bank Street

Moderator
Najam Ahmad

Najam Ahmad

Vice President of Network Engineering

Facebook

Speaker
Kurt Van Wagenen

Kurt Van Wagenen

President and Chief Executive Officer

FirstLight Fiber

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Frank Rey

Director Global Network Acquisition Group

Microsoft

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Gil Santaliz

Founder and Managing Member

New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX)

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RICHARD STEENBERGEN

Richard Steenbergen

Chief Technology Officer

PacketFabric

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As we watch dark fiber networks grow, neutral colocation centers pop up at subsea landing stations, and innovative digital interconnection models emerge, we ask, how are these new forms of connectivity impacting consumer and enterprise marketplaces that require fast and secure network connections to remain competitive and profitable? Our panel will explore the latest cross-connect methodologies as well as the benefits, future opportunities, and challenges associated.  

Check out the topic and speakers from our June 2016 event.