Westin Chicago Northwest – Itasca  |  April 11, 2019

All times shown are Central Time and are subject to change

8:00 AM –
8:30 AM

Attendee and Exhibitor Badge Pickup

8:30 AM
Lakeside Pavilion

Hot Breakfast Buffet

9:00 AM –
10:00 AM
Lakeside Pavilion

Opening Keynotes

Understanding the Transformational Effect of 5G Wireless Technology

Presented by Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband Will Transform the Way You Do Business. Are You Ready?

Presented by Mark Nicholson, Emerging Technology Manager and Sarah Le Blanc, Managing Partner, Data Sales, Business Sales – East, Verizon
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Lakeside Pavilion

Education Presentation #1

Operational Considerations for Designing a FTTH Network

Presented by Barry Walton, Solutions Architect, Corning
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Beverage/Snack Break

11:15 AM –
12:15 PM
Lakeside Pavilion

Education Presentation #2

Enhance Your Service With a Multifunction Gateway

Presented by Patrick Moreno, Product Marketing Manager, Zyxel Communications
12:15 PM –
12:45 PM
Abricot Ballroom

Exhibit Floor

12:45 PM –
1:30 PM
Lakeside Pavilion


1:45 PM –
2:45 PM
Lakeside Pavilion

Education Presentation #3

Protecting Your Business From Margin Erosion

Presented by Justin Reid, Servant Leader, Vice President, Sales Excellence, Vitruvi Software
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Lakeside Pavilion

Education Presentation #4

Fiber Network Design With 5G in Mind

Presented by John George, Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Abricot Ballroom

Exhibit Floor and Beverage/Snack Break

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Lakeside Pavilion

Closing Keynote – The Future of the Industry Looks Like Less "BITS Clocks"

Presented by Rodney Heil, Senior Director, Network Optimization, Windstream

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Lakeside Pavilion

Networking Event with Beer and Wine, Closing Remarks and Exhibitor Prize Giveaways