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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48 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2018 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Gabriel Garcia Director and Senior Counsel CPS Energy At CPS Energy, the largest combined electricity and gas municipally owned utility in the United States, Garcia focuses on utility regulation matters and advises internal business units on major commercial transactions. Previously, he served for a decade as the utilities lawyer for the City of San Antonio. He is on the NATOA board and is the immediate past president of the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. Garcia's pro bono legal service work includes acting as an informal adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on broadband deployment matters and appointments to the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) board of advisors. He has earned multiple degrees from the University of Texas, including a doctorate in jurisprudence, a master's degree in public affairs, and a bachelor's degree. He is licensed to practice law in Texas. Trey Gaskins President, IoT Division Symphony Technology Solutions, Inc. An accomplished leader in the telecom space, Gaskins has successfully started and managed industry-leading firms as CEO of Advanced TeleMedia and Ygnition Networks. He is currently developing IoT solutions for the MDU and MTU space. Jim Geringer Former Governor, State of Wyoming Vice Chair, digiLEARN Geringer directs policy and public-sector strategy for the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), working with senior elected and corporate officials on how to use geospatial technology for making place-based decisions in business and government. He is a founder and current chair of the board of trustees for Western Governors University, a nonprofit online university founded and supported by 19 U.S. governors that certifies competency-based education. While governor, Geringer focused on improving education through standards, accountability and technology and modernized Wyoming's economic base to extensively include technology. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering at Kansas State University, then logged 10 years active and 12 years reserve service in the U.S. Air Force, working on unmanned space programs for both the Department of Defense and NASA. Alex Glazebrook Director of Technology and Learning Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) Glazebrook is responsible for ensuring an outstanding experience for the older adults who participate in the many training and support programs OATS offers. He hires, assigns and manages the team of OATS trainers who collectively deliver thousands of hours of live instruction to groups of seniors each year. He also leads the organization's efforts to identify and assess existing and emerging technology to determine its suitability for inclusion in OATS programming. Glazebrook earned a B.A. and an MSW from Stony Brook University, specializing in health care and aging. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. in social welfare policy from Stony Brook, investigating the many ways technology influences health outcomes for older adults. FEATURED SPEAKER

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