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

The keynote, by Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist, Public Sector Americas of Intel Corporation, will address the latest industry trends he is seeing in the tech/telecom space.

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 Peering Expert William B. Norton. 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.

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.

Jaymie Scotto Cutaia will conclude Telecom Exchange with closing remarks, as well as share the noteworthy talking points from the lunch discussions.