See below for the TEX 2019 CEO Roundtable lineup. These roundtables are an opportunity for key CEOs to share their predictions for tech and telecom’s future and to participate in forward-thinking Q&A sessions moderated by industry analysts and journalists. More speakers and moderators are being added daily.

CEO Roundtable 1
Partnerships in the New Digital Age: Content, Mobility & Interconnectivity Across The Americas

10:00 AM – 11:20 AM

According to ResearchAndMarkets, the North American data center market is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.1 percent through 2024, due in part to the rapid adoption of cloud-based solutions throughout the region. Additionally, Latin American data centers continue to evolve to ensure business continuity and support the growth of the digital transformation demand. Many OTTs are seeking colocation in availability zones,  given the advantages of affordable space and power, and ample interconnectivity options. Together, the panelists and decision-makers attending will determine 3-5 ways to maximize this growth cycle while mitigating risks, as we continue to push forward in this new digital age.

MODERATOR
Kurtis Friesen
Kurtis Friesen
Vice President, North American Markets
DataCenterDynamics
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SPEAKER
Stewart Alpert
Stewart Alpert
CTO
CompData Systems
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Kal Benedict
Kal Benedict
Vice President, Sales
Beanfield
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Strahan McCarten
Strahan McCarten
SVP, Product & Strategy
eStruxture
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Frank McDermott
Frank McDermott
CEO
ARM Data Center Software
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Kirk Offel
Kirk Offel
Managing Partner
OVERWATCH MC
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CEO Roundtable 2
The Cutting Edge: AI and Edge Computing Empowering Smart Cities of Tomorrow

11:40 AM – 1:00 PM

According to a report by the International Organization for Migration, every week, three million people move to metropolitan areas, a major driver for smart city development worldwide. Driven by the need to enable more cloud applications with available latency and bandwidth, and by the demand for more local processing, edge computing is poised to enable billions of new IoT endpoints, and real-time, localized AI applications for the autonomous systems that will comprise smart cities. This panel will explore the technological challenges associated with smart city development, including issues surrounding privacy and security, and determine the top 3-5 methods of realizing this futuristic vision of an always connected metropolis.

MODERATOR
Jeff Omelchuck
Jeff Omelchuck
Executive Director
Infrastructure Masons
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SPEAKER
Vince Bradley
Vince Bradley
CEO
AppSmart
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Maile Kaiser
Maile Kaiser
Senior Vice President of Sales
CoreSite
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Phillip Marangella
Phillip Marangella
CMO
EdgeConneX
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Chris Orlando
Chris Orlando
CEO & Co-Founder
ScaleMatrix
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Ralph Santitoro
Ralph Santitoro
Head of Digital Services
Fujitsu Network Communications
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CEO Roundtable 3
Hollywood Everywhere: Streaming Content Network Demands & Opportunities 

2:30 PM – 3:40 PM

According to Cisco, streaming video is projected to account for 82 percent of Internet traffic by 2022. But streaming content isn’t just about binge-watching Netflix, Hulu or HBO Go; the diversity of applications includes corporate video conferencing and webcasting tools, live sports streaming, telehealth, and social media streaming apps for user-generated content. There’s no question that streaming content is a bandwidth guzzler. This panel will explore what the industry needs to do to ensure end-user quality of experience, including issues surrounding network uptime and performance, and determine the top 3-5 measures that can be employed to satisfy bandwidth demands and improve latency in the next year ahead.

MODERATOR
Thomas Morgan
Thomas Morgan
Principal
Mediad.tv
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SPEAKER
Himesh Bhise
Himesh Bhise
Chief Executive Officer
Zimbra and Synacor
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Erick Contag
Erick Contag
Executive Chairman
GlobeNet
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SPEAKER
Nancy Ridge
Nancy Ridge
Founder & President
Ridge Innovative
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SPEAKER
Steve Roos
Steve Roos
Vice President of Engineering
TBI
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