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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58 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2019 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Will Mitchell CEO and Co-Founder VETRO FiberMap Will Mitchell holds an M.S. in geographic and cartographic sciences and has been a full-time GIS practitioner and consultant since 1993. His experience in GIS system design, deployment and operations and his technical and applied business experience enable him to deliver high-value geospatial business analyst consulting services. As CEO of VETRO FiberMap, a cloud-based fiber management GIS mapping platform, Mitchell leads a diverse technical team and engages directly with customers working to build the next generation of internet infrastructure, from strategy to splice. Keith Montgomery CFO Declaration Networks Group, Inc. Montgomery is an experienced COO, CFO and chief information officer with more than 33 years of experience in telecommunications, high tech and broadband consulting for domestic and international companies. He worked in Fortune 50 companies as well as startups, including Perdue Farms, MCI, Concert Communications and ICF International, before joining Declaration Networks Group. Montgomery has a deep understanding of creating and sustaining broadband ecosystems, has completed feasibility and broadband network/operations designs for fixed and wireless networks in more than 14 states and 17 countries, and supported the evaluation program for 2,200 BIP broadband applications for the Rural Utilities Service. He is vice president of the Rural Telecommunications Congress, which promotes broadband adoption for rural communities. Kara Mullaley Global FTTx Marketing Manager Corning Optical Communications Mullaley has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, primarily supporting major network operators in the deployment of broadband networks worldwide. She is a subject matter expert on best practices for fiber deployment, architecture and solutions to address tough deployment challenges, including meeting today's rising bandwidth and application demands. She has delivered technical sessions at various FTTx conferences and been published in several trade publications. Mullaley holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Virginia Tech. Chris D. Neaves, CISSP, PMP, CISM, CRISC, GICSP Principal Cyber Systems Architect K2Share LLC Neaves has more than 28 years of experience in information technology, including information assurance, security engineering, risk assessment, WAN/LAN design and management, enterprise architecture, data center operations and voice/data convergence. One area of focus for his teams is cybersecurity assessment for the telecommunications industry based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Third-party assessments help organizations identify risks and build realistic remediation steps to mitigate those risks. Neaves has also performed hundreds of security assessments and penetration tests in support of the U.S. Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, state and local governments and numerous private corporations.

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