Agenda – June 19, 2018

The Telecom Exchange Opening Reception, brought to you by the ‘TransAtlantic Bridge,’ will be held at LULU’s Lounge at the W Hoboken. Thanks to our ‘TransAtlantic Bridge’ sponsors: 1025Connect, Aqua Comms, Crosslake Fibre, OCG & ZenFi Networks.

ATLANTIC-ACM will present the 2018 North American Business Connectivity Service Provider Excellence Awards.

Agenda – June 20, 2018

All guests must register and receive their badges before entering.

Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, CEO & Founder of Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), welcomes guests and invites them to network at TEX NYC.

Keynote Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist of Americas of Intel, will discuss the opportunities and challenges of AI and data transformation on network platforms.

As hospitals and content providers line up to pay hackers to release their data or not exploit their unreleased shows,Cybersecurity Ventures  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.

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.

Starting at 1PM, TEX will introduce a new, interactive format for lunch moderated by Dean Perrine. The top forecasts per lunch table will be selected by our table moderators, shared to the room and then saved in our time capsule, to be re-discovered at Telecom Exchange in five-years’ time.

As the demand for immediate information and constant communication continue to grow, so does the demand for better, faster wireless service. According to a 2017 market research report by GSMA, 5G is forecasted to be the lead network technology in the US by 2025, projecting 190 million connections, about half of the total mobile connections. Additionally, 70% of mobile data traffic occurs inside buildings, increasing the demand for DAS, small cells, macrosites and more. This roundtable will dig deeper into the wireless and wired ecosystem to uncover the future of mobile connectivity, outlining the obstacles and discussing solutions for a better, next generation of wireless.

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 technology without turning over all the keys to the machines. With AI/Deep Learning’s ability to grow exponentially, and hypothetically improve upon itself, at what point will intelligence surpass its creators and become unrestricted development and/or control? This Roundtable will explore the growth of AI and suggest our industry’s next steps, including the top 3-5 ways to safeguard our networks and infrastructure collectively.

Jaymie Scotto Cutaia will conclude Telecom Exchange with closing remarks, as well as share noteworthy talking points from the day and collective next steps.

All attendees are welcomed to join us for drinks, music, casual networking and a relaxed game of pool to celebrate the end of a successful day of networking at Telecom Exchange in LULU’s Lounge.