Tuesday, September 24, 2013
1:30 p.m. -
2:15 p.m. 
Carrier Ethernet and Ethernet over Copper: A Status Report
Learn more about the current state of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and key technological advances in Ethernet over Copper (EoC). During this session, attendees will hear about the challenges and benefits of CE 2.0 from a company that has recently achieved certification. In addition, an Ethernet service provider will share examples of recorded production network events related to incorrect use of bandwidth profile assignments, and discuss techniques for monitoring the network.  Attendees also will find out more about how EoC is being used to meet both bandwidth and operational requirements for high-capacity wireline and wireless services.
Chief Technology Officer
  Craig Drinkhall
Vice President - Product Management & Engineering
Lumos Networks
  Chad Hoyle
Senior Director, Network Architecture
Duke Net Communications
  Prayson Pate
Chief Technologist
2:30 p.m. -
3:15 p.m. 
Cyber Attacks: Implementing a Successful Counter Plan
In today’s connected world, cyber threats continue to escalate in frequency and sophistication, putting  businesses and reputations at risk. Financial institutions, healthcare companies and virtually any business could be at risk. How does a company protect itself from such sophisticated and calculated attacks? This session will focus on the benefits of taking an ecosystem approach to cyber threat management and resolution. In addition, a security expert will discuss data breaches and the process of tracking down perpetrators.
Teri Francis
Vice President of Customer Solutions, Global IP Network
NTT Communications
  Lou Archbold
Senior Consultant, Rapid Response Retainer
  Todd Renner
Special Agent, National Security Computer Intrusions
  Jack Waters
Level 3 Communications

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
9 a.m. -
9:45 a.m. 
Small Cell Performance: The Evolution of Backhaul Solutions
Low-power, short-range small cells are emerging as the technology of choice for improving mobile network coverage and capacity. As this evolution takes place, operators will need to ensure that subscribers have the same quality of experience as they do on the traditional macro cellular network and the key factor in achieving that performance is the backhaul transport network. During the session, we will hear from backhaul players in the small cell ecosystem who will discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  Speakers also will discuss backhaul challenges for Wi-Fi deployment, the impact of fiber, network performance metrics and new technologies.
Vice President, Product Marketing
FairPoint Communications
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
10 a.m. -
10:45 a.m. 
Private, Public and Hybrid: Selecting the Right Cloud Deployment Model 
Each company has its own unique needs when considering what to move to the cloud, and what, if anything, should remain in-house.  This session will review the advantages and disadvantages of private, public and hybrid cloud deployment models, while examining the strategies for various market segments. Panelists also will consider scalability, security, cost and compliance when determining which cloud model to adopt.
Patrick Herron
Vice President, Product Marketing
vSpecialist, Cloud Architect
  John Heaton
Director of Sales Engineering
  Bryan Mobley
Director, Internet Business Solutions Group Service Provider Practice
Cisco Systems
11 a.m. -
11:45 a.m.
TDM to IP: Preparing Your Business for the Transition
The public switched telephone network (PSTN) is evolving from TDM to IP technology. As this transition takes place the industry will need to focus on IP interconnection, transport, signaling systems and databases. This panel will explore the operational and economic benefits to be gained through VoIP interconnection and transport, and the appropriate sequencing of any future steps related to the signaling systems and databases. The panelists also will showcase their current successes and approaches in efforts to implement their strategies, with a particular focus on the business issues related to IP-to-IP interconnection of managed networks. 
Dave Malfara
Sr., President and CEO
Vice President, Network Engineering & Planning
  Bernd Hoogkamp
Director, Product Management – Voice and Mobile
TeliaSonera International Carrier
  Mary Stanhope
Vice President of Product and Marketing
Global Capacity
  Gary Zimmerman
Senior Director of Marketing