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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54 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2019 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Michael Mancini Director, Sales Engineering XFINITY Communities Mancini lends consultative guidance in business-to-business solution sales and development of the advanced technology/product road map. He has more than 30 years of networking and integration expertise, spanning tenures at Sprint, Siemens and Raytheon. He holds an MBA with an e-commerce/management focus from St. Joseph's University and a BBA in computer science from Temple University. Tim Marema Editor Daily Yonder The Daily Yonder ( is a national news platform covering rural America. Marema's paid and volunteer correspondents around the country provide rural perspectives on national news and explore the nation's diverse rural cultures, economies, politics and more. The Daily Yonder is published by the Center for Rural Strategies, a nonprofit organization established in 2001. Before helping start the Center for Rural Strategies, Marema worked in weekly and daily newspapers and nonprofit administration. He is a graduate of Berea College and holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carly McCord, Ph.D. Director of Telebehavioral Health Texas A&M Health Science Center and Clinical Services of the Telehealth Counseling Clinic (TCC) McCord is a licensed psychologist and a clinical assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry and educational psychology. She has proven, documented expertise in providing high-quality mental health services via long-distance technology, engaging rural communities to reduce mental health disparities and starting a successful, innovative training and supervision model for telepsychology. She systematically studies the mental health needs of clients of the TCC and the communities in which they reside, develops and refines intervention approaches, investigates the effectiveness of interventions and evaluates satisfaction with services. In both research and practice, she is well-versed in underserved populations, training and supervision, and telehealth. Ryan McCowan Fiber Access Product Manager ADTRAN A veteran telecom professional with more than 18 years in the industry, McCowan leads the team defining and driving ADTRAN's vision for the fiber-based access networks of today and tomorrow. He previously served in a range of product management capacities for ADTRAN's market-leading fiber and copper-based product lines. Prior to joining ADTRAN in 2010, he served in engineering and technology management roles with Paradyne and AMD. McCowan holds a master's degree from Georgia Tech and a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Tech, both in electrical and computer engineering. Carl Meyerhoefer Senior Director, Strategic and Solutions Marketing Calix Meyerhoefer has global responsibility for the marketing and positioning of Calix solutions into the fiber innovators segment, which includes municipalities, electric cooperatives and fiber overbuilders. He has worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 25 years with a focus on developing emerging/growth markets. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Villanova University and has extensive experience marketing fiber to the home solutions to service providers. FEATURED SPEAKER

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