The Biggest Names in Tech, Telecom and Public Policy will Speak Next Week at TIA 2013

by | Oct 4, 2013 | IT, UC

Hear from Leaders at the FCC, State Dept., U.S. Congress, U.S. Military, NIST, Verizon, AT&T, GENBAND, Amazon, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Samsung, Frontier, Alcatel-Lucent & Dozens More

*** Oct. 9 Policy Day with Members of Congress and Other Leaders Will Take Place Even if Government Shutdown Continues ***

TIA conference logoArlington, Va. (Oct. 4, 2013) – Next week – from Oct. 7 to 10 – the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, will present TIA 2013: The Future of the Network, in Washington, D.C.   The conference will feature a remarkable roster of leading policymakers, top regulators and influential tech and telecom executives.

The organization’s flagship conference will be the one place this year to hear how markets, technology and policy come together to drive innovation across global communications networks.  Leading policymakers and top executives from some of the most important companies in the international information & communications technology (ICT) industry will address issues and solutions for network growth.  TIA 2013 is organized around six educational tracks that will take a deep-dive into the ICT industry’s most important issues.

For more information or to register for the conference, members of the media should contact Farrah Kim at or at (202) 568-8986.

TIA 2013 is focused on six educational tracks: Track 1: Mobility & Broadband Capacity; Track 2: Customer Experience Management; Track 3: M2M & Internet Of Things; Track 4: Cloud & Data Centers; Track 5: Sustainability & ICT; Track 6: Government, Healthcare and Enterprise Networks.

The following influential political leaders and regulators are scheduled to speak at TIA 2013:

Please Note: TIA has received confirmation from many of the policy speakers and expects that most will participate even if the government shutdown continues.

TIA 2013 will include dozens of presentations from executives who are driving the future of the network, including:

  • Kathleen Abernathy, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Frontier Communications
  • James Feger, VP, Network Strategy & Development, CenturyLink
  • Allison Cerra, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Alcatel-Lucent
  • James W. Cicconi, Senior Executive Vice President, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T
  • Lisa Hook, President and CEO, Neustar
  • Dr. Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute  and Board Member, GreenTouch Consortium
  • Bryson Koehler, Executive Vice President and CIO, The Weather Company
  • Lori Lee, Senior Executive Vice President – Home Solutions, AT&T
  • Randal S. Milch, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon
  • Craig Silliman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon
  • Thierry Van Landegem, Vice President of Global Operations, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent and Chairman, GreenTouch Consortium
  • Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
  • Timothy K. Wagner, Vice President and GM, Enterprise Business Unit, Samsung Mobile
  • David Walsh, President, Chairman and CEO, GENBAND
  • Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO, Frontier Communications

WHAT:     TIA 2013: The Future of the Network

WHEN:     October 7-10, 2013

WHERE:  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center:  201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

Sponsors of TIA 2013: The Future of the Network include the Host Sponsor, GENBAND, along with ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Ascom, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Goodman Networks, Henkels & McCoy, IHS Global, ILS Technology, Integra Networks, Intel, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Panasonic, Power & Telephone Supply, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, TE Connectivity, Tellabs, Telmar, Verizon, Walker and Associates, and ZTE.

For more information or to register for the conference, members of the media should contact Farrah Kim at or at (202) 568-8986.

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