Monday, March 17, 2014
9:15 a.m. -
10 a.m. 
The Sky is the Limit: Capturing Opportunities in the Cloud
As companies evaluate their cloud options, what are some of the opportunities available to grow revenue and improve efficiency? This session will look at cloud and data solutions for the small to medium business market, and strategies to outsource voice services to the cloud that can reduce the total cost of ownership.  Panelists also will share how service providers can leverage the hosted private cloud to bundle their services.   
Mary Stanhope
Vice President of Product and Marketing
Global Capacity
  Shawn Andrews
Senior Vice President of Voice Services
Level 3 Communications
  TJ Bouda
Senior Sales Executive
  Allen Lepke
Product Manager for Cloud Services and Managed Services
CHR Solutions
10:15 a.m. -
11 a.m. 
What’s New and What’s Next in Cable Wholesale?
Cable companies are expanding their wholesale access and portfolio services. Leading cablecos will discuss their value propositions, network footprints, marketing strategies and how their wholesale services are differentiated from the cable residential networks. Panelists also will provide an overview of hot topics and future trends impacting the MSOs marketplace.
  Sean Buckley
Senior Editor
  Jeremy Bye
Vice President
Cox Business Carrier and Wholesale
  Thane Storck
Group Vice President, Carrier Services
Time Warner Cable
Stephen Webster
Vice President of Carrier Sales

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
10:15 a.m. -
11:30 a.m. 
Spotlight on Mergers & Acquisitions: Outlook for 2014
10:15-10:30 a.m. – Overview
If you’re a C-Level executive, you need to know what’s on the horizon for M&As in 2014. Colby Synesael, managing director at Cowen & Co., will kick this interactive discussion off with an overview of current market conditions and trends impacting the industry.  
10:30-11:30 – Panel Discussion
As M&A activities begin to heat up in 2014, this panel of financial and industry experts will examine the factors driving valuations, which sectors are of the greatest industry and which companies are potential acquisition targets. Panelists also will discuss what synergies should exist for a successful merger and the objectives companies should focus on after completing a merger.   
Managing Director
  Christopher Bloise
Court Square
  James Henry
Senior Managing Director
Bank Street Group
  Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development
  Kurt Van Wagenen
FirstLight Fiber