Broadband Communities

Show Guide 2019

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2019 43 Show Guide Sponsor Keith Gabbard CEO Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative Gabbard has nearly 40 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, much of it in numerous positions within PRTC. In 1996, he became CEO, and under his direction, PRTC has grown from being a POTS-only provider to becoming a broadband and HDTV cable provider utilizing a recently constructed state-of-the-art FTTH network. PRTC was recently selected to receive an NTCA Smart Rural Community award. Gabbard holds a B.A. in business administration/management from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a lifelong resident of McKee, Kentucky, serves on many local and national boards and is involved in many civic organizations McKee has high poverty and unemployment rates, and Gabbard works diligently to improve economic development in his community. John George Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services OFS George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and OFS in systems engineering, applications engineering, marketing and manufacturing for 35 years. He has published and presented more than 30 papers on fiber optics and FTTH in trade journals and industry forums. An active member of IEEE, TIA, ISO and IEC, he facilitated the development of numerous standards, including 10 Gb/s Ethernet, Ethernet in the First Mile, OM-3 optical fiber and small form factor optical connectivity. George has been an active member of the Fiber Broadband Association from its founding and has served on its board of directors since 2008. He helps guide the Association's technical and conference program and in 2010 received its Photon Award. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, an MS in engineering administration and marketing from Virginia Tech, and nine patents. Steve Glenn Founder and CEO Plant Prefab, Inc. Plant Prefab is the first prefabricated home factory in the nation dedicated to sustainable construction, materials, processes and operations. The company, with team partners Brooks + Scrapa and Community Corporation, recently won a $1,000,000 grant from Los Angeles County to develop a homeless housing solution. Previously, Glenn worked with the William Jefferson Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative and managed the development of a $220 million program in Mozambique. He is founder and former chairman and CEO of PeopleLink, a leading provider of enterprise ecommunity solutions, which raised $35 million from AT&T Ventures, GE, Goldman Sachs, idealab and others. He holds a BA with honors from Brown University, studied urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, was a Coro Fellow and holds two patents. Glenn speaks regularly about sustainable design, prefabrication, and social entrepreneurship at conferences and universities. Dan Glivar Partner Holland and Hart LLP For more than 25 years, Glivar has counseled small, mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies on their technology and telecommunications needs. At Holland & Hart LLP, he manages and provides the strategic vision for more than 100 intellectual property professionals across seven offices, which includes lawyers practicing patent, trademark, copyright, IP litigation and IP transactions and patent agents, engineers, interns, docketing clerks and other para- professionals. He focuses on two main areas: drafting and negotiating day-to-day operations contracts required to run telecommunications companies and drafting and negotiating technology agreements to build, expand and upgrade telecommunications infrastructure. He received the BTI Client Service All-Star award in 2015 and 2017 in the Telecommunications and Technology Transactions category. Glivar has been a speaker on the Broadband Communities Summit legal panel for more than 10 years. FEATURED SPEAKER

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