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ISE TECHForum delivers focused education and technology solutions for existing and next-generation networks. Educate yourself in key technical areas of the radio network, core network, densification, fronthaul & backhaul space and more. Choose your sessions below and register today to boost your professional development and organizational contribution.


Education Session #1

New Innovations in High Density Fiber Cabling Systems

Presented by John George, Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS

Optical Fiber Cabling to the Small Cell, Residence and Business must fit more fiber in smaller spaces to satisfy requirements for dense, low visibility, cost effective networks. The industry has recently developed a number of new types of optical cabling systems to meet these needs. The key drivers and service provider pain points will be described, followed by an overview of these new types of optical cabling systems. To close an application matrix will explain the types of optical cabling systems and their suitability to meet key service provider needs for cost effective, high density, end customer accepted installations

John George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and now OFS in various engineering and marketing roles. He currently leads the Solutions and Professional Services group for OFS’s optical fiber, cable, connectivity, and solutions business. John has published and presented numerous papers and articles on fiber optics and FTTH and been active in Industry standards. John has been active in forming IEEE, IEC and TIA optical fiber related standards, and has been an active member of the Fiber Broadband Association (former FTTH Council) from its founding year of 2001, serving on its board of directors since 2008. John has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech, and holds 9 patents

At OFS we provide optical fiber-based solutions for communications networks ranging from access, metro, regional, long haul, and even across Oceans. We design, develop, and manufacture optical fiber; optical fiber cable; fusion splicers; fiber management and optical connectivity products. We can configure solutions to support the unique needs of each customer. We also offer Professional Services to design and install fiber to the MDU and home. Our specialty fiber division creates unique solutions for medical, defense, and industrial applications.


Education Session #2

Thwarting the Online Barbarians – A Practical Guide for Today’s Home Cyber Security

Presented by Patrick Moreno, Product Marketing Manager, Zyxel Communications

We live in a world where online threats were something you just read about online however, we are now faced with a new reality that we’ve been taking for granted. No longer are large corporations the targets of cyber invasions, these online criminals are actively seeking everyday individuals and looking for ways to exploit your personal information for their own use and financial gain. How do you protect yourself from these online threats? What are the best online security options to protect your home from online attacks? Learn how to protect yourself and your home from outside online intrusions, we discuss the latest techniques for Internet protection and security options to help safeguard your online experience.

Patrick Moreno works as Product Marketing Manager for Zyxel Communications. Moreno handles product line related marketing supporting nationwide and regional telecommunications vendors to the benefit of both Zyxel and its clients. Moreno holds numerous Zyxel Certified Network Professional certificates including FTTx, DSL, VoIP, Switch, and Wireless. He is capable of speaking across multiple networking topics and often works directly with customers. His wealth of experience, focus on the customer, and true caring about the success of the organization – along with the people within it – make for an excellent combination within Zyxel.

Focused on innovation and customer-centricity, Zyxel Communications Corp. has been connecting people to the internet for nearly 30 years. We keep promoting creativity which meets the needs of customers. This spirit has never been changed since we developed the world’s first integrated 3-in-1 data/fax/voice modem in 1992. Our ability to adapt and innovate with networking technology places us at the forefront of understanding connectivity for telco/service providers, businesses and home users.


Education Session #3

Presented by Render Networks


Education Session #4

Presented by EXFO


Education Session #5

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