Conference: March 27-31, 2017
Exhibits: March 29-30, 2017

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

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Conference

Select Criteria: Super Track = IWCE's Network Infrastructure Forum

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Knowledge Partner: 
Recognize why and when in- building wireless coverage enhancement is needed and the various solutions available. Explore a wide view of in-building applications, technology and regulatory requirements.  Discuss general communications issues inside buildings, confined spaces and underground; explore the needs of public safety and smart cities for indoor coverage; examine...
Speakers
Don Bishop

Executive Editor/Associate Publisher
AGL Media Group

Vito Coletto

Sales Director, Major Accounts
Altergy Systems

Mike Collado

Principal Consultant
Wireless 20/20

Brian Fontes

CEO
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Dino Giordano

Principle RF Design Engineer, DAS/Wireless Products
Microwave Photonic Systems, Inc.

Minfei Leng

Applications Engineering Manager
Bird Technologies Group

Christopher Schenck

Director of Legal
Dali Wireless

Hugh Sinnock

Vice President of Customer Experience
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Fernando Sommariva

Director of Engineering
Fiplex Communications, Inc.


11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Cellular on Wheels (COWs), Systems on Wheels (SOWs) and Cellular on Light Trucks (COLTs) are solutions to extend your network when and where it is needed temporarily.  Learn the advantages and challenges of each mobile site solution. 
Speaker
Myles Lu

VP, Marketing and Business Development
Star Solutions International Inc.


1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Knowledge Partner: 
Learn about all of the present and future applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems or drones in the wireless infrastructure industry.  Discover how Unmanned Aerial Systems will be utilized in the post 600 MHZ Incentive Auction Broadcast Repacking work and the FirstNet Deployment work, as well as examine the important provisions...
Speaker
Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE


2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

What is 5G?  How is it different than just another “G” rollout from carriers?  In this overview, discover what 5G will mean to you, as well as examine the different flavors of LTE, including LTE-U, LTE-AA and LTE-M.
Speakers
Anu Mutluru

Director, E2E Architect AMS NAM
Nokia

Emil Olbrich

President and Trainer
Primelime Consulting and 5G-Courses.com

Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Patrik Ringvist

Principal Solutions Manager, Industry & Society
Ericsson


8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Knowledge Partner: 
The approach to network deployment has changed dramatically – there is no longer need to put up 20,000 towers for nationwide coverage.  But wireless sites themselves have changed with hetnets, digital antenna systems (DAS) and small cells, so the number of access sites has increased dramatically.  Deploying the sites is...
Speakers
Mark Hoppe

Consultant
Blue Wing Services

David Kokotoff PhD

Senior Sales Engineer
Kathrein

Alan Leffler N7WYE

Sales Manager- Americas
EMR Corp.

James Martin

Vice President - Operations
Zinwave

Greg Najjar

Director, Business Development
ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies, Inc.)

Jim Reville

Technical Sales Engineer
Sinclair Technologies

Derek Underwood

Vice President Sales, North America
Cambium Networks


11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Knowledge Partner: 
Spectrum shortage and user demand for data has driven mobile carriers to shift their network strategies to Heterogeneous Networks ("HetNets") using Small Cell and DAS architectures. Federal laws such as the FCC Shot Clock and Section 6409 of the 2012 Spectrum Act require local governments to respond within specified time-frames...
Speaker
David Witkowski

Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative
Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Knowledge Partner: 
Discover the most innovative way to remotely monitor your wireless sites in a way that’s not going to break the bank or risk injury to your employees.  Explore sensors, spectrum monitoring, drones, IoT and more.   Sponsored by:
Speakers
James Craig

Director of Development
Nova Communications

Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE


1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Knowledge Partner: 
Learn about the Federal government’s vision for and efforts to date on increasing broadband access, use and technology deployment across the country.  For nearly five years, several key Federal Departments and agencies have been working closely together to increase the efficiency and transparency for broadband projects on Federal lands and...
Speakers
Keith Adams

Assistant Administrator – Telecommunications Program
USDA/RUS

Ranel Capron

Federal Preservation Officer
US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management

Dusty Rhoads

National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Darrell Smith

Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security


2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Knowledge Partner: 
The tower and site industry is in flux and going through massive changes.  The regulations for tower compliance is an ever-evolving process with changes in requirements for environmental assessments, cultural and historical preservation, lighting requirements and even safety considerations both physically and through RF exposure.  Site assets are also be...
Speakers
Benjamin Afton, CSP, CHST

ESH&S Manager - Telecom Division
Black & Veatch Corporation

Miranda Allen

CEO
RSI Corp.

Cory Crenshaw

President
Crenshaw Communications Consulting, LLC

Thomas Engel

Director
Milestone Media, LLC and Strategic Tower Advisors

George Molnar

Director, Engineering, IT and Emergency Response
Clark County School District - Vegas PBS

Paul Roberts

VP of Compliance
American Tower Corporation

Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE