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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66 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2019 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Norman Roe CEO Synergy Fiber Roe oversees the global entities of Synergy in three countries. With 30 years of experience, he is a recognized expert in large-venue technology. He founded a global brand focusing on high-end BLEC deployment and has revolutionized how people look at large buildings from an IT perspective. Synergy is credited with being a pioneer in successfully deploying P2P wireless to expand commercial broadband coverage for MTUs and MDUs in the United States. Steve Ross Editor-at-Large Broadband Communities Magazine Ross is a long-time technology writer, a former full-time professor at Columbia University and the founding editor of Broadband Communities Magazine, a national publication and the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for ultra-connected communities. He is a highly respected journalist and an expert on broadband technologies. He has domestic and international expertise in architecture, land-use planning, business, and education and helped establish the New Jersey Environmental Education Fund in 1983. A fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, Ross holds a B.S. in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia. He has authored or edited 19 books and has won numerous technical, professional and journalism awards. He has taught statistics in academic and industrial settings and has lectured and consulted in 84 countries. Stephen J. Sadler Director, Resident Technology Services RealPage, Inc. Sadler manages all resident technology services efforts related to new developments, including negotiations and design. He joined RealPage in 2014, bringing 29 years of telecommunications design and specification experience. Previously, he was vice president of strategic business services with Post Properties, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. He oversaw ancillary income contract negotiations and management, monthly utility billing and energy management, and procurement. Sadler has served as co-chairman of the MDU Education Series at the annual Broadband Communities Summit for the past five years. He has also served on the Telecommunications Advisory Committee for the National Multihousing Council. He earned a B.S. in manufacturing technology from Georgia Southern University. Valerie M. Sargent Executive Director Multifamily Broadband Council Sargent has a passion for bringing vitality to individuals and organizations. From her start as a leasing consultant more than 25 years ago, she has become a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and consultant. She became an entrepreneur in 2005, working independently with private clients and with her business partner, Yvette Poole. At the Multifamily Broadband Council, she collaborates with some of the top technology companies and independent broadband providers working within the multifamily space, ensuring their trade organization has a voice with the FCC and the multifamily industry. Sargent specializes in multifamily leasing, sales, customer service and leadership and is a Level I and Level II TalentSmart Emotional Intelligence Certified trainer. Areas of expertise include speaking, training, consulting, marketing, executive coaching, telecommunications, emotional intelligence, on-boarding, real estate investing, team building and corporate events. FEATURED SPEAKER

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