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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82 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2018 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Tim Will Principal Catalpa There is nothing like working nights under the dense tree cover of the Bavarian Black Forest in the trailer of a 1954 18-wheeler that served as the war room for a mobile nuclear missile battalion to help one understand the strategic indispensability of fixed wireless broadband. Thus, during the Cold War, did Will's career in the field of broadband telecommunications commence more than 45 years ago. Fusing his Army-acquired telecom skills and his community and economic development toolkit with the community analysis and facilitation, non-profit administration, and community empowerment expertise of the Catalpa partners, Will and his colleagues choose to work only on seemingly intractable problems – and occasionally get paid for it. Currently focusing on several novel strategies within economically devastated Appalachia, Will and his team have won the Purpose Prize and Hewlett Packard's Hackborn Award for the Use of Technology in Social Innovation. John Windhausen Executive Director Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition In addition to the SHLB Coalition, a diverse coalition of community anchor institutions, broadband companies (for profit and nonprofit), foundations (such as the Gates Foundation), and public interest groups, Windhausen represents a variety of nonprofit and commercial organizations through his consulting firm, Telepoly Consulting. Current clients include the American Library Association, EDUCAUSE, and The Quilt. Prior to opening his consulting practice in 2004, he served as president of a telecommunications trade association, as counsel and senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee for nine years, and as a staff attorney at the FCC. Windhausen graduated from Yale University and the UCLA School of Law. Jory Wolf Vice President, Digital Innovation Magellan Advisors Wolf joined Magellan after 22 years as chief information officer of the City of Santa Monica, California, where he launched Santa Monica City Wi-Fi, which provides free internet services to the public through a network of 32 hot zones and wireless coverage in most major commercial and transit corridors throughout the city. He created Santa Monica City Net, a 100-gigabit broadband initiative to support an environment for local businesses to compete in the global economy with cutting-edge network solutions. Wolf has more than 35 years of experience in IT, including broadband, FTTH and smart city initiatives. He and his teams have earned more than 50 awards for IT projects, and in 2012, he received the CIO Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal. Kevin Wynne Manager, Americas Comsof Wynne, who has more than ten years of experience in strategic technical roles, currently leads Comsof's commercial business in the North American market. Comsof's innovative FiberPlanIT software enables its users to automate and optimize the design of their fiber networks. Whether the deployment is FTTH or 5G, FiberPlanIT ensures an economical and profitable network build. Wynne has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, an MBA, and a Professional Engineering Designation in the Province of Ontario. He is active in the broadband industry, which includes sitting on the Fiber Broadband Association's Technology Committee.

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