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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.

Educational Accredited Seminars and More…

For the latest products, technologies and network solutions, participants will have a chance to attend BICSI and ETA accredited seminars, engage one-on-one with exhibiting companies and attend executive keynotes from industry experts.

Attend each of the following 4 accredited seminars:

Session #1

Operational Considerations for Designing a  FTTH Network

Presented by Barry Walton, Solutions Architect, Corning

This session will cover the importance of understanding the key operational considerations when determining the access network design, that have the potential to negatively affect customer experience, costs to maintain and  reliability.  

Barry Walton CorningBarry Walton serves as Solutions Architect for Corning Optical Communications. Barry joined Corning after 37 years at Bell Aliant where he championed the deployment of FTTH, providing the strategy and planning for over 1 million homes passed. His expertise lies in business case creation, large-scale network planning, and deployment for successful access networks. Barry has served a term on the North American Fiber to the Home Council board of directors. He has delivered numerous presentations on various aspects of FTTH deployments at the annual council conference. Barry resides in New Brunswick Canada.
Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. We apply unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with our deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives. Our Optical Communications segment continually innovates to increase deployment speed and network capability, helping network operators get ahead of global demand for fiber to the people and businesses (and, increasingly, “things”) at every edge of the network. Corning’s fiber-to-the-home portfolio includes optical fiber, cable, hardware, equipment, and fully-optimized solutions for high-speed communications networks. Visit us at


Session #2

Enhance Your Service With a Multifunction Gateway

Presented by Patrick Moreno, Product Marketing Manager, Zyxel Communications

We will discuss how a new modern home managed Gateway can open doors for service providers to offer more features and services to enhance the subscribers’ home Internet experience with premium Wi-Fi, extend home networking, and connect fast and reliably to the Internet, as well as professional technical support.

Patrick Moreno is the Product Marketing Manager for Zyxel Communications, Inc. He 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.

Zyxel, a pioneer in IP technology for over 25 years, provides a complete portfolio of end-to-end business networking solutions. The first choice of many tier-one service providers, small and medium-sized businesses, Zyxel offers its partners service-rich solutions backed by domestic logistical, sales, and technical support teams based in Anaheim, CA.


Session #3

Protecting Your Business From Margin Erosion

Presented by Justin Reid, Servant Leader, Vice President, Sales Excellence, Vitruvi Software

In this session, attendees will learn how corporations are constantly being tasked to do more with less. Competitive landscapes, commoditization of services and deploying complex solutions outside of a controlled ‘lab-like’ environment have companies fighting to preserve margin levels.

Justin has spent 15 years in international consulting and business development between North America, United Kingdom, and China. Most recently, Justin led the expansion of a Deloitte Fast 50 SaaS company into Western Canada and United States markets. Creating much success in developing effective channel partnerships and direct market solution-sales initiatives, Justin’s teams secured multiple Fortune 100 Enterprise clients and disrupted the technology SaaS market. With a Masters in International Management and further post-graduate certifications from Stanford University, Justin has brought creative solutions to complex business and sales environments.
Vitruvi is a SaaS product that was built from within the telecom industry, based on the experience of passing and connecting millions of customer premises across the world. We serve both network operators and their telecom construction partners, who are dissatisfied with the inefficiencies related to designing, procuring, and deploying networks. By replacing stand-alone processes and linking all data in real-time, all project stakeholders, from designers to field-workers and project managers to executives… can now take control of their projects from within a single platform. Unlike the existing systems being replaced, Vitruvi is real-time, mobile-friendly, GIS based, and fully-integrated within our customers IT ecosystems.


Session #4

Fiber Network Design With 5G in Mind

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

While 5G promises to help revolutionize Smart Cities, IoT, and autonomous vehicles, it will require a dense blanket of 5G radios deployed outdoors, on buildings, and in buildings. Industry consensus is that fiber will connect most of these radios to the network. Learn how fiber networks can be designed and deployed to support FTTx, 4G, and 5G on a single fiber network platform, using new compact optical fiber cabling systems that help overcome deployment barriers.

John George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and now OFS in various engineering and marketing roles. He currently directs 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. He has been an active member of the Fiber Broadband Association (formerly FTTH Council) from its founding year of 2001, and 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 7 patents.
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX) and specialty photonics products. We provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications including telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace and defense. These products help our customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, both today and into the future.

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95% said attending was a good investment of their time

93% would like to see events like this occur once per year