Keynotes and General Sessions
9:00 am
Opening Remarks
  • Timothy Downs, Executive Producer, Enterprise 5G Live
  • Keynote
    9:05 am - 9:30 am
    Private 5G from the Perspective of the Enterprise CTO
  • Norman Fekrat, Managing Partner, Imagine Wireless
  • Keynote
    9:30 am - 10:00 am
    Setting the Stage for Private 5G
    • Caroline Chan, VP and GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group, Intel
    • Peter Cappiello, CEO, Future Technologies Venture LLC
    • Chris Swan, Chief Commercial Officer, Federated Wireless
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
    How 5G is Transforming Business in Atlanta
    • Michael Zeto, Chief Commercial Officer, Boingo
    • Brian McGown, President, Centennial Properties
    • KP Reddy, founder and CEO of Shadow Ventures
    10:45 am - 11:15 am
    Seamless Integration Between Private & Public Networks
  • Awaiz Khan, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Keynote
    11:15 am - 11:45 am
    Maximum Impact: Connecting Customers through Outcomes-based Solutions
    • Jerry Gard, Senior Engineering Manager, Motorola Solutions; OnGo Alliance Board Member 
    11:45 am - 12:30 pm
    Digitized Manufacturing-Connected Workflows via Private Wireless Networks
    To extract value from private 5G to solve complex business problems, customers need to digitize new and existing business processes to bridge the gap between their workflow and private 5G network. This presentation with ServiceNow and NTT focuses on enabling manufacturing connected workflows via Private Wireless Networks: Business Outcomes & Use cases. Together with NTT, ServiceNow will bring new use cases empowered by secure private 5G connectivity in a turnkey, ‘as-a-service’ consumption model. This will accelerate key initiatives for enterprises across various industry verticals.
    • Shisher Wahie, Global Head, Partner Acceleration – Industries and Customer Experience, ServiceNow
    • Parm Sandhu, VP Enterprise 5G Products and Services, NTT Global
    • Sajeel Hussain, Chief Revenue Officer, CareAR – A Xerox Company
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Lunch Break
    Breakout Educational Sessions
    Track 1
    1:30 pm -1:55 pm
    Seamless Integration Between Private & Public Networks: Ensuring Application Continuity Beyond the Enterprise Perimeter Private 4G/5G Networks have the potential to bring enterprises a new option for connectivity, combining the performance, reliability and security of cellular with the economics of Wi-Fi. Private network enablement is the product of several complex components that working together allow a private wireless network to function seamlessly. One of these components with substantial influence on enabling a private network is to allow for the successful connectivity of mobile devices, from localized networks to connections that span the globe. Many devices are not sedentary; they might be nomadic and require connectivity beyond the private network as they traverse both regionally and internationally. Maintaining that seamless and secure connection from a local private network as it transitions onto a public network is key. This session details a new approach that removes complexity and frees private network owners from establishing complex roaming agreements with national mobile carriers. The solution ensures critical operations continuity even at the edge where the private network may be unavailable or out of reach
    • Simon O’Donnell, President, Athonet US
    • Kishore Raja, Vice President, Commercial Technology Solutions, Federated Wireless
    Track 2
    1:30 pm -1:55 pm
    Private Networks for the Energy Industry
  • How private LTE and 5G networks work and why they have emerged as an option for business critical applications
  • The different types of private networks that could be used for critical infrastructure applications within the energy industry
  • What organizations need in order to deploy a private network
    • JT Thomas, Vice President, Sierra Wireless
    • Mar Tarres, Vice President, Products, Anterix
  • Track 1
    2:00 pm -2:25 pm
    Why Private Networks Don’t Have to be Islands. Enabling Mobility for Private Networks
    Private network enablement is the product of several complex components that working together allow a private wireless network to function seamlessly. One of these components with substantial influence on enabling a private network is to allow for the successful connectivity of mobile devices, from localized networks to connections that span the globe. Many devices are not sedentary; they might be nomadic and require connectivity beyond the private network as they traverse both regionally and internationally. Maintaining that seamless and secure connection from a local private network as it transitions onto a public network is key.
    • Kathiravan Kandasamy , Sr Product Management Director, Syniverse
    Track 2
    2:00 pm -2:25 pm
    Healthcare 5G Roundtable: Transforming the Hospital, and Patient Experience with 5G
    Digital transformation at hospitals and medical centers is speeding up. Ubiquitous, secure and purpose-built wireless networks are foundational to creating intelligent facilities that realize the potential of digital health apps and devices, automation, robotics, and more. This keynote panel features hospital executives discussing their insight, views and expectations from the 5G, AI and Edge community on how to solve today’s challenges and enable tomorrow’s life-critical services.
    • Jim Yost, Executive Director, 5G Healthcare Collaborative
    • Melissa Ashurst, Founder/CEO, Impact Broadband
    • William Ingram, CIO, Belmont University
    Track 1
    2:30 pm - 2:55 pm
    Deploy Deploy Deploy…Now What? Mastering Post-Deployment Managed Services.
    Private Wireless Networks are quickly becoming reality, with deployments are growing dramatically throughout the United States. There is a great rush to fund, engineer, and deploy these private networks as quickly as possible. Who is thinking about network operations post deployment? Can these private networks deliver the expected long-term objectives without proper long-term management and care? Do network owners have the tools and expertise to maintain, grow, and optimize these networks when the engineers and equipment suppliers have moved on to the next deployment? This session will define the post deployment challenges and offer solutions that the industry can bring to bear to ensure a successful deployment and long-term value from the network investment for years to come.
    • Dan Lakey – Sr. VP Sales, 5G & Business Development, Fortress Solutions
    • Mike Owen, Chief Technology Officer, BearCom
    Track 2
    2:30 pm - 2:55 pm
    The Connected Community 2.0: Open, Advanced and Purpose-Built Neutral Host Networks
    The need to focus on campus networks – bridging the gap between macro and in-building – is being driven by a wide set of technology and use-cases. This workshop features the unique features and capabilities of LTE and 5G networks, such as ultra-reliable connectivity, network-slicing and edge computing integration that will need to be coordinated between indoor and outdoor domains to enable the full range of services needed in today’s educational environments.
    • David Broecker, Chief Innovation and Collaboration Officer, Purdue Research Foundation
    • Troy Hege, VP Technology and Innovation, Purdue Research Foundation
    • Dr. Mohammad Shakouri, Innovation Partners Institute
    Track 1
    3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
    Wireless First Future: Private 4G / 5G / WiFi
    This session will cover how an Enterprise can plan and deliver high quality flexible cost-effective connectivity without wires. This will detail new Application and QoS integrations for wireless systems, including fault tolerant design and future innovations. A must for all business that depend on wired infrastructure today -Manufacturing, Mining, Oil, Utilities, Gas, Public Sector, First Responders.
    • Dave Clough, Mobility Practice Director, World Wide Technology
    Track 2
    3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
    Digitalization as a Service – New Models to Accelerate Transformation to Smart Industry
    Manufacturing, transportation, and logistics firms can generate massive amounts of data measuring operational status, quality levels, and conditions. This information can be collected and used to not only provide a real-time status, but can and will be used to optimize operational efficiency and improve quality. 5G, IoT edge devices, and compute resources can be the foundation of a Smarter Industry that can run cleaner, reduce waste, and improve financial performance.
    • John Derrick, Chief Architect, Austin-GIS
    Track 1
    3:30 pm - 3:55 pm
    Securing Private 5G: Steps to a Trusted Network
    Network security is a key factor in making 5G a “trusted network” for enterprise services. A “trusted network” is one in which sensitive data can be reliably and confidently transmitted, and the use cases for enterprise 5G are sensitive indeed: businesses are looking to 5G to handle some of the most important functions, on which lives could even depend. As digital transformation accelerates across industries, it has become clear that most of the data in the world will be created and acted on outside of the centralized data center. We expect that the entire data management ecosystem will become very active in developing and utilizing edge IT capacity as the ingress and egress of their data pipelines and will also utilize edges to remotely process and digest data.
    • Dave Mor, CEO, OneLayer
    Track 2
    3:30 pm - 3:55 pm
    Are you ready for the Metaverse:
    According to Analysis Mason’s research, nearly every vertical from healthcare to manufacturing is preparing to take advantage of 5G to deliver new applications and use cases requiring low latency increased security and new levels of service assurance. We know we need to prepare but the real question is what do we need to prepare for? One thing is that is certain is that we need to be prepared for assuring the service performance and continuity! How do you decide if your current technology stack is able to deliver the performance your customers need? How to scope and run a proof-of-concept? What KPIs are important? How do you plan and guarantee the end-to-end performance you will need? See what the research says about your industry and why end-to-end performance monitoring will be more important than ever.
    • Hakan Emregul, Director of Solution Engineering, Strategic Partnerships, Accedian
    Track 1
    4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
    Massive Scale IoT for Control, Sensing, and Productivity Improvements
    Wireless IoT sensors are quickly gaining popularity as wireless technology improves and becomes more reliable. A Wireless Sensor Network can have a much further distance between sensors and network equipment than network cables. In terms of digital transformation in Operational Technologies, network connectivity that can scale with the manufacturing operation without losing performance, control and security is a requirement. This session explores new architecture that combines a robust RAN configuration that combines access and backhaul applications in one end-to-end network.
    • Ben Posthuma, Director of Product, GenXComm
    Track 2
    4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
    Decentralized Wireless; The World’s First Plug-and-Play, Revenue Generating Consumer Grade LTE Network
    Decentralized wireless is a new approach to building public networks, and it’s here to stay. Using open source software, commodity hardware (white box compute and low cost small cells), and the Public Blockchains (Helium and Pollen), a community of peers are coming together to create the world’s first plug-and-play, revenue-generating consumer grade LTE network. in 2019, Helium, pioneered the world’s first scalable decentralized wireless network, based on the LoRaWAN® protocol. This community- maintained network offers public wireless services to IoT developers and consumers. In exchange, hosts earn a valuable cryptocurrency called the Helium Network Token (HNT). In two years, together with a strong and growing community of enthusiasts, Helium has built the largest public LoRaWAN® network in the world. But the story has only just begun.
    • Jameson Buffmire, Vice President Decentralized Wireless, Cal Chip Connect
    Track 1
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Software Defined Edge as a Service
    As enterprises integrate new technologies into their networks, such as distributed edge compute, new models for building that infrastructure are emerging.  In this contemplated new network, devices and applications require access to near-field compute as well as datacenter or cloud resources. Network managers and designers want control of their own private networks and they need them to operate as an integral part of enterprise infrastructure. Traditional mobile operators, which have long deployment times at a hefty cost, have proven challenged in this regard. The freedom to automate and manage this new architecture and its attendant elements is a critical requirement. In this session, learn how to leverage the benefits of private networking with edge computing with an automated as a service approach. We will review 3 use cases that inform on these important topics.
    • Shawn Sweeney,  Strategy and Product Sales, Alef
    Track 2
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Private Education Networks: Applications, Services and Value On-Site and Beyond the Campus Perimeter
    Technology leaders at school districts, colleges and universities have many more options for value from a CBRS-enabled private LTE network than from fiber or fixed broadband wireless. Critical to the value is mobility and shared license spectrum, which allows for the campus network to extend beyond the physical boundary of the school. Early adopting schools and universities are deploying CBRS networks for more than just network access to the student’s home or building. Think connectivity to busses; think point of sale applications and video streaming at school events; think improved surveillance and security. This session provides a realistic perspective about the Education sector and lesson learned from deploying private networks in California, Texas and other areas.
    • Derrick Frost, SVP Private Networks, Kajeet
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Networking Reception