BroadbandVision Welcomes Broadband Industry Experts to Leading Carrier Ecosystem Event

Speakers from more than 30 organizations will share insight on latest broadband trends

BroadbandVision 2014

LAS VEGAS--()--NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, ITTA – the Voice of Mid-Size Carriers, and Telecompetitor revealed the speaker lineup for the BroadbandVision show, to be held October 1-3, 2014, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will provide attendees with insight into the opportunities for success at every layer of the broadband carrier ecosystem. BroadbandVision will reveal key broadband monetization issues facing telcos, cable providers, wireless Internet companies, utilities and municipalities.

BroadbandVision has recruited a diverse group of broadband industry thought leaders who will offer great real world perspective and insight into monetizing broadband networks. Executives from Windstream, Roku, WOW!, Verizon, Synacor, and Ericsson are just a few of the industry leaders who will be lending their expertise to BroadbandVision. The full list of speakers includes:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jeff Gardner, President & CEO, Windstream
  • Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting
  • Steve Shannon, General Manager, Content and Services, Roku

Keynote Panelists:

  • Steve Cochran, President/CEO, WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone
  • Jared Baumann – Manager, Market Development and Deployment for Consumer Fiber, C Spire
  • Cullen McCarty, Executive Vice President, Smithville Communications
  • Matt Polka, President/CEO, The American Cable Association
  • Rich Fickle, President & CEO, NCTC
  • Jason Chan, Market Development Manager, CenturyLink
  • Randy Klindt, General Manager, Co-Mo Connect, A Subsidiary of Co-Mo Electric Coop
  • Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association
  • Vern Dosch, President & CEO, NISC
  • GS Strickland – Principal Solutions Consultant, Ericsson
  • Robert Gessner, President, MCTV
  • Kevin Morgan, Vice Chair, FTTH Council
  • Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading
  • Bernie Arnason, Chair, BroadbandVision


  • Adam Lippman, Manager, Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Verizon
  • Al Servati, Vice President, Entropic and MoCA
  • Bill Gerski, Vice President of Sales, Huawei Technologies, USA
  • Bob Gessel, VP and Head of Technology and Network Strategy, Ericsson
  • Brandon Zupancic, Business Development Manager, Ecosystem Partners, Elemental Technologies
  • Brian Thomason, CEO & General Manager, Blue Valley Tele-Communications
  • Craig Drinkhall, CTO, Lumos Networks
  • Dave Isenberg, Senior Vice President and CMO, Atlantic Broadband
  • David Byrd, CMO, ANPI
  • Ed Cushing, General Manager, KPU
  • Eric West, Director of Marketing, DuoCounty Telecom
  • Franz Elizondo, VP of Business Development, RelayTV
  • George Wyatt, President & CEO, Palmetto
  • Jeff Leslie, CEO & President, ITS Telecom
  • Jeff Kohler, Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer, JAB Wireless
  • Joan Engebretson, Executive Editor, Telecompetitor
  • John Egan, President, HomeGrid Forum
  • John Koppin, President, Indiana Telecommunications Associations
  • Jeremy Graves, Principal, Pivot Group
  • Kurt Schauback, VP & CTO, NRTC
  • Lawrence Coleman, President, Sunesys, LLC
  • Leo Staurulakis, Executive Vice President, John Staurulakis, Inc.
  • Martin Lowery, Executive Vice President, NRECA
  • Merry Shepard, Director of Marketing, Canby Telecom
  • Michael Bishara, SVP, Content & GM, TV Everywhere, Synacor
  • Mileend Gadkari, Vice President, North American Business Development, Sckipio
  • Rex Miller, CFO, Education Networks of America
  • Rob Ranck, President, HomePlug Alliance
  • Rouzbeh Yassini, Executive Director, University of New Hampshire Broadband Center of Excellence
  • Sam Harlan, Vice President of Engineering, CHR Solutions
  • Scott McCloud, CTO, Bluegrass Cellular
  • Slayton Stewart, CEO, Carolina West
  • Steve Pastorkovich, Vice President, Training and Development, NTCA
  • Todd Lattanzi, Director of Product Management, ADTRAN
  • Valerie Wimer, Vice President, John Staurulakis, Inc.

We couldn’t have asked for a more diverse and knowledgeable group of speakers for the inaugural BroadbandVision event,” said Bernie Arnason, Chair of BroadbandVision. “These are the best minds in broadband today. We are confident that our attendees will gain invaluable insight from our BroadbandVision lineup.”

Registration for BroadbandVision Show is now open. Contact Tocia Johnson at 240-482-8130 for more information. Companies interested in exhibiting or sponsorship packages for BroadbandVision should contact Paul McPherson at 240-463-1700.

For the latest BroadbandVision Show news, updates and more information, follow us on Twitter at @BBVisionShow and LinkedIn at BroadbandVision Show.

About BroadbandVision:

BroadbandVision is North America’s leading Fall tradeshow focused on building mindshare, introducing new ideas, and facilitating business relationships across the entire broadband ecosystem. Produced by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, ITTA and Telecompetitor, BroadbandVision is assembling a broad cross-section of telco, cable, utility/municipal, and wireless Internet service providers to introduce, discuss, and demonstrate best practices for broadband network monetization success.


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