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Jazz FestMusical Notes
Monday, February 2, 2015
Early Arrival Activities @ Hunt Telecom
Noon – 1:00 Gathering Lunch Hunt Telecom
1 – 3:00 Telco Data Center Tours Hunt Telecom
2 – 5:00 Fiber Build-Out Field Trips Hunt Telecom
5 – 8:30 Crawfish Boil Dinner
Evening Night on the French Quarter Ragin' Cajuns
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
7:00 “Café Du Monde” Morning Walkabout
Conference Center
Lafitte Orleans A Orleans B
8:30 Welcome Message & Meet FISPA’s Board of Directors
9:00 New Member Introductions & Business Card Exchange
9:15 2-Minute Vendor “Shout-Outs”
9:30 How to Use FISPA to Build your Business
10:00 Break
10:30 CLEC Equipment Comparison Introduction Life of the Regulated: Managing Litigation & Regulation Compliance Risks
11:15 CLEC Equipment Selection Roundtable IPTV
Noon Coming Out of the Closet
12:45 Luncheon
1:30 2012 FISPA Vendor of the Year Presentation “Culture: What Gives Your Company the Best Chance of Success”
2:10 Introduction to AT&T’s Naked DSL & ASE (MetroE) CLEC Therapy: Working with non-AT&T ILECs CLEC Therapy: Working with AT&T
3:00 Navigating the Digital Marketing Landscape E-Rate
3:50 More Sales, Less Effort Designing & Building an MPLS Network
4:30 Break & Afternoon Keynote: “View from the Hill”
5:45 Reception & Keynote “Digital Marketing; Innovative, Affordable and Effective” ANPI
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Conference Center
Lafitte Orleans A Orleans B
8:00 Morning Coffee Topic Tables
9:00 1-Minute Member “Shout-Outs”
9:30 Overcoming The Challenges of New Business Development: Funding, Outsourcing, Merger & Acquisition
10:00 Break
10:15 Virtualization Services Explained AT&T Switched Ethernet (ASE)
11:00 Virtualization Services Presented
Fiber Therapy
Noon Luncheon & Business Strategies for Service Providers
2:00 Wrap-up & FISPA General Session with the Board of Directors

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Speakers (updated April 21)

  • Allen, Jonathan @ Rini O’neil PC: April 30 10:30am Life of the Regulated, April 30 11:15am IPTV
  • Bourque, Troy @ Hunt Telecom: April 30 2:10 CLEC Therapy ATT (CLEC, Provisioning, Financial Issues)
  • Brooks, Bryan @ Pavlov: Peering (pending)
  • Bubb, Dan @ Gorge Networks: April 30 2:10pam CLEC Therapy non-ATT
  • Byrd, David @ ANPI: April 30 5:45 Keynote Innovative Digital Marketing, May 1 10:15am Virtualization Services Explained, May 1 11am Virtualization Services Presented
  • Clarke, Jeff @ Online Presence Builders: April 30 3pm Navigating the Digital Marketing Landscape
  • Colvin, Clay @ AccessOne: May 1 Noon Luncheon Business Strategies: What’s Next & How do I tell the Staff about the Big Change?
  • Daniels, Todd @ Taqua: IP Peering (pending)
  • Downs, Tony @ Bluebird: May 1 noon Luncheon Business Strategies: Marketing and Search Engine Optimization
  • Fichter, Ken @ ATT: April 30 2:10 Introducing AT&T Naked DSL & ASE
  • Granger, Derek @ Walker & Associates: April 30 CLEC Equipment Comparison Introduction
  • Hardeman, Matthew @ IPiFony: Anything voice related (pending)
  • Heinz, Bill @ TampaBay DSL: April 30 9am Business Card Exchange
  • Hollis, Jim @ FISPA: Various
  • Hunt, Jason @ Hunt Telecom: April 30 8:30am Welcome Message, April 30 11:15 CLEC, May 1, CLEC Equipment Roundtable, April 30 3pm E-Rate, May 1 11am Fiber Therapy
  • James, Jerry @ CompTel: April 30 4:30am Keynote: View from the Hill
  • Jasper, Dane @ Sonic.net: April 29, CLEC Therapy: Working with ATT, April 30 11:15am IPTV
  • Kim, Trip @ Sprint: April 30 – May 1 Demonstratinging Sprint’s Fixed Cellular Data Network Equiment (see display table), April 30 3:50pm Designing & Building an MPLS Network, May 1 10:15am Virtualization Services Explained, May 1 11am Virtualization Services Presented
  • Lohrenz, Greg @ Advanced Integrated Technologies: Hosted PBX, sip trunking, CLEC (pending)
  • Luhman, Greg @ Adtran: April 30 10:30am CLEC Equipment Comparison Introduction
  • Owen, Chris @ Hubris Communications: April 30 10:30am CLEC Equipment Comparison, April 30 11:15am CLEC Equipment Selection Roundtable, 2:10pm CLEC Theray non-ATT,
  • Radizeski, Peter @ Rad-Info: April 30 1:30 Culture: What Gives Your Company the Best Chance of Success, May 1 10:15 Virtualization Services Explained, May 1 11am Virtualization Services Presented
  • Ramsey, Matt @ Login: April 30 Noon Coming Out of the Closet
  • Ray, Randy @ AT&T: April 30 – May 1 one-on-one meetings with members to demonstrate AT&T’s online DSL portal at the ATT display table, May 1 2:10pm Introduction to AT&T’s Naked DSL & ASE
  • Raymer, Scott @ Raymer Advisory Group: May 1 9:30am Overcoming the Challenges of New Business Development: Funding, Outsourcing, Merger & Acquisition
  • Snyder, David @ VOLState.net: April 30 9:30am How to use FISPA to Build Your Business
  • Sorensen, Randy @ CTI Group: May 1 10:15am Virtualization Services Explained, May 1 11am Virtualization Services Presented
  • Summerfield, Danny @ AT&T: April 30 3:50pm Designing & Building an MPLS Network, May 1 10:15am AT&T’s Switched Ethernet
  • Twomey, Kristopher @ LoKT: April 30 2:10pm CLEC Therapy ATT, and 2:10 CLEC Therapy non-ATT, April 30 3pm E-Rate, May 1 11am Fiber Therapy
  • Worthen, Brian @ Mammoth Networks: April 30 noon Coming Our of the Closet, April 30 2:10pm CLEC Therapy non-ATT
  • Young, Brian @ Convergence Technologies Inc.: April 30 11:15am IPTV

Topics (updated April 21)

  • CLEC
    • CLEC within AT&T territory, April 30 2:10pm
    • CLEC outside of AT&T territory, April 30 2:10pm
    • CLEC Equipment Introduction, April 30 10:30am
    • CLEC Equipment Selection Roundtable, April 30 11:15
    • CLEC I Therapy for CLEC Wannabes (pending)
  • Data Center
    • Coming out of the Closet, April 30 Noon
  • Fiber
    • Fiber builds outside plant field trips with Q & A, demo on mechanics of terminating outside fiber, cost comparisons for connecting splice enclosures to NID, April 29 2 – 5pm @ Hunt Telecom
    • Fiber Therapy I, May 1 11am
  • Business Strategies
    • Culture, April 30 1:30
    • Digital Marketing, April 30 3pm and April 30 5:45pm
    • Financing/M&A, May 1 9:30am
    • Member Recommendations, May 1 Noon
  • Applications
    • VoIP/Hosted PBX, April 30 noon
    • Vitualization Services for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses, May 1 10:15 and May 1 11am
    • MPLS, April 30 3:50pm
  • Regulatory
    • IP TV, April 30 11:15am
    • Regulatory Compliance, April 30 10:15am
    • Washington & FCC, April 30 4:30pm
  • Vendors
    • AT&T – MetroE ASE, May 1 10:15am and Business DSL May 1 2:10pm
    • Adtran – Product Overview, April 30 10:30am
  • Marketing
    • E-Rate for Schools – Opportunity or Hassle, April 30 3pm
    • Anything small- and medium-sized business related (VoIP, Cloud, Managed Services), April 30 5:45pm, May 1 10:15, and May 1 11am
  • Peering Discussion
    • For members who are already peering at an IX or who wish to be (pending)

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