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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64 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2018 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Henry Pye Vice President, Residential Technology Services RealPage, Inc. Pye's Resident Technology Services team helps owners, managers, developers and general contractors negotiate and design the best possible resident-facing services and technologies. Prior to joining RealPage, he created and led the JPI Resident Solutions team, providing expertise and advice to JPI and to third-party multifamily owners. Pye has authored dozens of articles and frequently speaks at industry conferences. In 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014, Broadband Communities Magazine included him in its quadrennial listing of the most influential people in real estate and technology. He earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University in 1992, an MBA from the SMU Cox School of Business and his J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law. He passed the Texas bar in 1997 but does not practice. Kurt Raaflaub Head, Strategic Solutions Marketing ADTRAN Raaflaub has more than 20 years of experience in telecom, mobile and cable. He has global product marketing responsibility for all ADTRAN solutions keying on gigabit broadband, software-defined access, subscriber experience and network analytics directed at the residential, enterprise and mobile access markets. In 2006, he joined ADTRAN from the Nortel wireless division, where, for more than a decade, he held various roles focused on marketing and managing new disruptive market opportunities. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Calgary. Bryan Rader President UpStream Network Rader has extensive experience in real estate as an ancillary services manager for two national property owners, a private cable operator and a consultant to both property owners and private cable operators. He founded and was CEO of MediaWorks, an Atlanta-based private cable company that grew to more than 40,000 units before its sale in 2006. In 2007, Rader founded Bandwidth Consulting LLC to provide consulting services on the MDU broadband industry. Rader recently joined Access Media 3, a large private cable operator based in Chicago, which launched UpStream Network, a high-speed, fiber-based broadband platform specifically designed for the multifamily market and supported by first-class service and technical support and the first cloud-based smart network. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two children and is an active supporter of and fundraiser for autism research and awareness. Matthew R. Rantanen Director of Technology Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) Rantanen assists tribes with technology development ranging from broadband network design, radio station applications, tribal administration technologies to technology policy development. He is serving a second term on the FCC's Native Nations Broadband Task Force and is co-chair on the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Technology and Telecommunications Subcommittee as well as the Technology Task Force at NCAI. Rantanen is on the board of the Arizona State University American Indian Policy Institute and sits on the Tribal Advisory Council to the State of California for the Broadband Council and the Cal Office of Emergency Services. He has been called a "Cyber- Warrior for Tribal Broadband" and is an advocate for net neutrality and tribal priority for spectrum over tribal lands.

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