Schedule-at-a-Glance (work in progress)

Very Early Registration  Atlanta, GA June 16 – 18, 2014
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Atlanta 2014 Hot Topics

Applications

    • IPTV Panel: (Moderator Dane Jasper, Panelist Open, Panelist Open, Panelist Open).
    • Hosted Case Study #1: (Open).
    • Hosted Case Study #2: (Open).
    • Hosted Case Study #3: (Open).
    • Hosted Case Study #4: (Open).
    • Hosted Panel - Members Selling Hosted Solutions: (Moderator Open, Open Panelist, Open Panelist, Open Panelist, Open Panelist).
    • VoIP Panel - Using DSL for VoIP:  (Moderator Open, Eddie @ Dixie-Net, Gabe Rincon @ Computer Technologies, Open Panelist, Open Panelist).
    • Cloud Panel – Building Your Cloud: (Moderator Open, Open Panelist, Open Panelist, Open Panelist).
    • Cloud Panel – Selling Cloud Services:  (Moderator Open, Open Panelist, Open Panelist, Open Panelist).

Marketing & Sales Track

    • KEYNOTE “101 Sales Tips” (Tim Basa @ Bullseye) – Wednesday a.m.
    • Marketing & Sales Session #1:
    • Marketing & Sales Session #2:
    • Marketing & Sales Panel#1: (Tim Basa @ Bullseye & Peter Radizeski @ Rad-Info Moderators,  Panelist, Panelist, Panelist, Panelist)
    • Marketing & Sales Panel#2: (Tim Basa @ Bullseye & Peter Radizeski @ Rad-Info Moderators,  Panelist, Panelist, Panelist, Panelist)

CLEC (also see Fiber)

    • Why Would Anyone Want to Buy a CLEC?:  (Jonathan Allen @ Rini O’Neil – Moderator, Open Panelist, Open Panelist, Open Panelist).
    • Is It Too Late To Become a CLEC Panel?:  Moderator Open, Panelist Open, Panelist Open, Panelist Open).

Data Center

    • Building Mission Critical Cloud Infrastructure:  Lessons Learned At Scale (Eric Westfall @ DataYardWords)
    • DPI/Metering/Net Neutrality (Westlake, Simon @ Powercode)

Vendor Presentations

    • Advanced Integrated Technologies (AiT): TBD
    • AT&T: Business DSL Techncial (Randy Ray @ AT&T)
    • AT&T: Business DSL Ordering & Sales (Randy Ray @ AT&T)
    • AT&T:  Mobility Solutions & Wireless WAN Backup (April Sargent @ AT&T)
    • AT&T: Technical Differences between MetroE/OPT-E-WAN and ASE (Kim Xiong @ AT&T)
    • AT&T: ASE Technical (Kim Xiong @ AT&T)
    • AT&T: Selling ASE Sales (Open)
    • AT&T: AVOICS (Open)
    • Bullseye:
    • Compliance Solutions:
    • Convergence Technologies Inc.:
    • CTI Group:
    • Earthlink Carrier:
    • FreeSide:
    • IPiFony:  2013 Co-Vendor of the Year (Daryl Russo @ IPiFony)
    • Powercode:  Selling Application-Defined Services (Simon Westlake @ Powercode)
    • Rad-Info:  2013 Co-Vendor of the Year (Peter Radizeski @ Rad-Info)
    • Telx:
    • Terabit Sytems:

Fiber/CLEC

    • Why Would Any Want to Buy a CLEC (Moderator James Pennington @ Bitcom, Panelist Open, Panelist Open, Panelist Open)
    • Fiber Case Study #1: (Open) 
    • Fiber Case Study #2: (Open) 
    • Fiber Case Study #3: (Open) 
    • Fiber Case Study #4: (Open)
    • Fiber Case Study #5: (Open)
    • Fiber Case Study #6: (Open)

Business Strategies

    • CEO Roundtable sponsored by Rad-Info – Monday 5 – 7pm.
    • KEYNOTE: “Service Providers Working With and Against ILECs” (Rick Chapes @ AT&T)
    • KEYNOTE: Open
    • KEYNOTE: Open 

Regulatory

    • Regulatory Creep Workshop: (Jonathan Allen @ Rini Coran & Kris Twomey @ Law Office of Kris Twomey), Monday
    • Open Network Lobbying of Municipal Networks in TN (Joelle Phillips @ ATT – referred by David Snyder @ VOLState).
    • Tax Compliance for VoIP and Hosted PBX Providers Workshop (Mark Lammert @ Compliance Solutions), Monday
    • E-Rate (Troy Bourque @ Hunt Telecom)
    • Fair Fights and Free Markets (David Snyder @ VOLState)

Atlanta 2014 Speakers with Topics

  • Allen, Jonathan @ Rini O’Neil PC: WTF FCC (Franklin Boardroom)
  • Basa, Tim @ Bullseye Telecom:  KEYNOTE “101 Proven Sales and Marketing Tips to Boost Profits in 2014 and Beyond”
  • Bourque, Troy @ Hunt Telecom: E-Rate (Bellevue Boardroom)
  • Chapes, Rick @ AT&T:  KEYNOTE “Service Providers Working With and Against ILECs”
  • Fichter, Ken @ ATT: AT&T Business DSL Ordering AT&T ASE, Technical Difference between MetroE/OPT-E-WAN & ASE, AT&T Open Q&A Forum, Vendors Selling Big Pipes, AT&T Boardroom Sessions, (Brentwood Boardroom)
  • Hardeman, Matt @ IPiFony:  VoIP Case Studies
  • Heinz, Bill @ Tampa Bay DSL:  VoIP Case Studies
  • Hollis, Jim @ FISPA: Various.
  • Hunt, Jason @ Hunt Telecom: Greeting & Kickoff Statement, Fiber Case Studies
  • Lammert, Mark @ Compliance Solutions: Tax Compliance for VoIP and Hosted PBX Providers Workshop
  • Lohrenz, Greg @ Advanced Integrated Technologies:  TBD
  • Miele, Jim @ AT&T: AT&T Mobility Wireless WAN Backup
  • Pennington, James @ Bitcom: Why Would Any Want to Buy a CLEC?
  • Radizeski, Peter @ Rad-Info:  CEO Roundtable, FISPA 2013 Co-Vendor of the Year
  • Ray, Randy @ AT&T: 22-State Naked Business DSL, AT&T Brentwood Boardroom
  • Russo, Daryl @ IPiFony: 2013 Co-Vendor of the Year Presentation
  • Sargent, April @ AT&T:  AT&T Mobility
  • Stuckey, Bill @ Newroads Telecom: VoIP Case Study and VoIP Panel of Members Selling Hosted Solutions
  • Twomey, Kristopher @ LoKT: WTF FCC
  • Westfall, Eric @ DataYardWorks:  Building Mission Critical Clould Infrastructure -  Lessons Learned At Scale
  • Westlake, Simon @ Powercode:  DPI/Metering/Net Neutrality
  • Xiong, Kim @ AT&T: Ordering AT&T ASE, Technical Differences Between MetroE/OPT-E-WAN and ASE

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Early Arrival Activities
10:30 Depart from Hotel for ‘No Talent Required’ Golf Tournament
11:00 – Noon atl14112
11:00 – 2:00 ‘No Talent Required’ 9-Hole Best Ball, Walking, Golf Tournament
11:00 – 2:00 FISPA Board of Directors Meeting – OPEN
Noon – 1:00 atl14111
1:00 – 2:00 Early Arrival Workshop at Hotel: Tax Compliance for VoIP & Hosted PBX Providers Sponsored by Compliance Solutions
2:00 Break & Welcome Message @ AT&T Conference Center
3:00 Fiber Keynote by Hunter Newby @ Allied Fiber
3:45 Fiber Case Studies
6:00 Board of Directors Reception @ Hotel
Evening Dinner on Peachtree
Late Evening CEO Roundtable  Sponsored by 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
AT&T Conference Center
Multipurpose Room 2C2A
Marketing
2C3L
Management/
Operations
2C3P
Regulatory
8:00
8:30
9:00
9:45
10:00
10:45
11:30
12:30
1:30
2:15
3:00
4:05
4:50
5:35
6:00 Depart via MARTA North Ave Station For Phillies vs. Braves baseball @ Turner Field 7:10 PM Game Time
Evening Dinner in Atlanta (for those not ‘baseballing’ it)
Late Evening Cigar Patio @ Hotel Indigo  Sponsored by
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
AT&T Conference Center
Multipurpose Room 2C2A
Marketing
2C3L
Management/
Operations
2C3P
Regulatory
8:30
9:30
10:00 Break
10:15
11:00
11:45
12:45
2:00
3:00

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