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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70 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2019 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Richard J. Sherwin CEO Spot On Networks, LLC Sherwin has been involved in wireless communications and radio frequency transmission for the past 30 years. With a number of telecommunications veterans, he founded and funded Spot On Networks, LLC, a provider of wireless telecommunications for the multifamily residential and multitenant commercial building industry. Sherwin previously served as CEO of Metromedia International Telecommunications, Inc. and as a member of the board of directors of Metromedia International Group, Inc. since its inception. He was instrumental in establishing approximately 47 wireless and wired telecommunications ventures, including cellular telephony, cable television and radio paging, in Eastern Europe and republics of the former Soviet Union. His expertise in wireless communications resulted in an invitation to testify at the United States Senate judiciary hearing on a proposed Comcast–Time Warner merger. Michael Slovin Vice President, National Field Sales XFINITY Communities Slovin has more than 20 years of sales, operations and marketing leadership experience in the telecommunications and cable industries. He manages Comcast's direct sales and XFINITY Communities sales channels and is responsible for overseeing national sales and field operations and developing and marketing programs that improve the community and resident experience. He is also responsible for identifying and launching new business opportunities and markets for XFINITY Communities. Before joining Comcast, Slovin was director of business development for Sprint and general manager for Winstar, responsible for building and leading sales organizations focused on the enterprise market. He holds a B.S. from the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management. Mike Smith Owner and President White Space Building Technology Advisors Smith is a real estate technology expert with more than 15 years of experience focused on technology, operations, infrastructure, innovation and energy-saving solutions specifically as they relate to the real estate industry. He launched WhiteSpace in 2015 to provide a single source of building technology solutions for the real estate market. He has served as co-chair of iBcon; as an adviser to Realcomm, NMHC, Broadband Communities and the Building and Energy Summit; and as a featured speaker at industry conferences focused on intelligent buildings. Smith partners with building owners, developers, construction managers and architects to bring smart building technology to their projects. He assists with budgeting for, designing, bidding on and inspecting building and energy programs that will maintain optimal energy efficiency and provide cost savings to building owners. Brian Snider Broadband Director Neighborly Snider leads the broadband group at Neighborly, a financial technology company connecting communities with the capital they need to fund vital public infrastructure. He has 15 years of experience designing and building large-area broadband networks and has completed networks with AT&T; Google Fiber; Verizon; Huntsville Utilities; Broomfield, Colorado; Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; Madison, Wisconsin; and other communities throughout the country. Prior to joining Neighborly, Snider worked at Foresite Group as the firm's network design practice area leader, where he worked his way through every aspect of network design. He has managed broadband projects of every size and has a passion for ensuring ubiquitous connectivity. FEATURED SPEAKER

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