Telecom Exchange will feature three 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

If It Can Be Hacked… Network Security & The New Reality

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Scott Gilbert

Scott Gilbert

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer


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.

CEO Roundtable 2

Content Providers, OpEx and the Future of Data Centers

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM

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.

CEO Roundtable 3

AI, Skynet, Ethics & Network Threats: What’s Next for Human & Robot Races

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Tech innovators 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/Deep Learning 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, potential network safeguards and suggested next steps.

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

Check out the topics and speakers from our June 2017 event.


If your company is chosen to speak at our CEO Roundtable, we also offer discounted sponsorship packages to further brand your company on-site and leading up to Telecom Exchange. View the full list of our sponsorship opportunities or contact us at [email protected] to customize your package.

Call For Speakers

Please send speaker submissions to [email protected] and include bios/headshots by April 1, 2018 for our TEX NYC 2017 event.

Members of the Press

If you are a journalist and analyst and would like to attend our CEO Roundtables at Telecom Exchange, please email [email protected]. We look forward to your participation.