Broadband Communities

Show Guide 2018

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 2018 35 Show Guide Sponsor Ryan Buchert Chief Technology Officer StratIS Buchert, serial entrepreneur, technologist and mentor, has more than 25 years of technology experience and numerous patents. He has earned an international reputation as the wireless industry expert for innovation in multiple protocols, including Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, BTLE and ZigBee and was developing for the Internet of Things before it was a thing. Buchert co-founded StratIS, the second spinout of BuLogics, Inc., in 2013. Embracing the idea that wireless integration could be dramatically simplified, Buchert focused his efforts on simplifying the user and installation experience and increasing the sophistication and intelligence of the tools and devices. He developed the methodologies and led the technology teams behind the unprecedented, unduplicated, 65,000-module Z-Wave installation at the Wynn Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the largest wireless deployment in the world. Buchert has a B.S. and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Drexel University and earned Drexel's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2013. Leo Carlson Director, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing and IT Norvado During Carlson's 12-year tenure, Norvado, a telephone co-op that serves rural northwestern Wisconsin, has established itself as a premier provider of broadband and broadband services within Wisconsin. Carlson is a member of the NTCA Innovation and Business Opportunity Committee and sits on the board of directors for the Sawyer County/LCO economic development corporation. He is also an online adjunct professor for Maranatha Baptist University in the Master of Organizational Leadership program, teaching business and leadership classes. He holds a doctorate in business, a master's degree in information security and a bachelor's degree in information technology. He enjoys being at home with his wife and three children; sometimes, they even let him go fishing. Scott Casey Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer EdR Casey joined EdR in 2006, advancing to his current position in July 2013. He oversees external technology related to housing, development and construction initiatives, including internet services, cable television, security surveillance and access control at EdR communities. He develops strategic business partnerships geared toward creating ancillary programs that generate revenue and leasing opportunities for each property and identifies innovative, often untapped, revenue streams through his understanding of student life; each property's technological needs; and his long-time association with many of the housing industry's leading technology service providers. Casey sits on the boards of PlayPro Media and Elauwit Networks – EdR's technology partner – and chairs Elauwit's business development committee. His parallel experience in technology and real estate provides the ideal foundation for the dual role he occupies at EdR. Gordon Caverly, RCDD, CWNA Regional Vice President Mid-State Consultants Mid-State is a full-service telecommunications engineering company with eight regional offices throughout the United States. Caverly has more than 30 years in the telecommunications field and has presented at several industry meetings on multiple technology topics and strategies. He has a degree in electronic technology and is a registered communications distribution designer. FEATURED SPEAKER

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