Policy Day at TIA 2013

Policy Day at TIA 2013

Policy positions affect the Future of the Network on a daily basis. From issues of spectrum availability and management, to the transition to an All-IP Network, to Cybersecurity and Privacy perspectives, to Environmental Regulatory Compliance, to International Trade - anyone affected by the ICT industry must be knowledgeable on the major areas of legislation and regulation that affect jobs, the economy, innovation, competitiveness and business strategy.

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating lineup of keynote interviews, panels, roundtables and presentations on Wednesday, October 9. Policy Day also includes a Women in ICT Breakfast, a CTO Roundtable Luncheon, and the Annual TIA VIP Dinner.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
7:30 am - 9:00 am Women in ICT Breakfast

What unique and common characteristics define the Women in ICT – a traditionally male-dominated industry that has made tremendous strides in recent years. We've seen the leadership in both large and small organizations shift as brand name companies such as HP, Yahoo!, Facebook, as well as government, the military, education, and other industries recognize the value of women in leadership positions.

Join us for a breakfast that is bound to not only make you proud but also make you laugh – it will be fun!

Note: Please select this additional option during the Registration Process - it is not included in the Full Conference or Single Day pass.

9:00 am – 9:55 am Keynote Interview: Women in Leadership

Kathleen Abernathy

Mignon Clyburn

Lisa Hook

Maggie Wilderotter
  Women in Leadership centers on the experiences of two leading CEOs and insights gained from running a telecom company in 2013. Discuss lessons learned from those with a view from the top, and from an angle that provides a unique perspective.
10:00 am – 11:20 am Keynotes

Marsha Blackburn

Doris Matsui

Daniel Sepulveda

Keith Alexander
  Remarks from policymakers and industry leaders will deliver insights related to the newest trends, technologies, and legislative and regulatory decisions that will help or hinder investment and innovation in our sector.
11:20 am – 12:00 pm Keynote Interview: Policy Executives

James W. Cicconi

Craig Silliman

Thomas Sugrue
  • Moderator TBD
  • James W. Cicconi, Senior Executive Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T
  • Craig Silliman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon
  • Thomas J. Sugrue, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, T-Mobile US
  Join us for an exciting panel of service providers and operators as they focus on spectrum and the transition from legacy networks to an all-IP network. Spectrum efficiency and availability will help industry meet growing consumer demand for mobile broadband services. Policy insiders will also discuss the opportunities and challenges of transitioning to an all-IP network.

TIA members – the manufacturers and suppliers of information and communications technologies – contribute more than 3.5 million jobs and more than $1 trillion to the United States economy. A cohesive policy framework should further this growth and increase certainty and opportunities for TIA members, industry and consumers.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm TIA CTO Roundtable Luncheon
Sponsored by Telmar

Join us for lunch and spend time with leading technologists who drive innovation in our industry. We anticipate a discussion of the emerging products and services, including both short- and long-term goals, for allowing these technologies to flourish. Identify some of the hottest technology areas in which government and industry can partner to best maximize these goals.

Note: Please select this additional option during the Registration Process - it is not included in the Full Conference or Single Day pass.

12:00 pm Opening Remarks from TIA CTO Council Co-Chairs, and Sponsor Steven Pickett, President and CEO, Telmar
12:05 pm CTO Introductions & Discussion
1:15 pm Open Dialogue
1:30 pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn

Confirmed Partcipants

  • Paige Atkins, VP, Cyber/IT Research at VT-ARC
  • Dr. Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute
  • Mario DeRango, VP, Advanced Systems Architecture, Motorola Solutions
  • Andrew Dodsworth, COO, BT Global Telecom Markets
  • Adam Drobot, Co-Chair, TIA CTO Council
  • David Foote, CTO, Hitachi
  • Gary Hall, Chief Technology Architect, Federal Intel Operation, Cisco
  • Ron Hutchins, Associate Vice President for Research & Technology, CTO, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Fred Kemmerer, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, GENBAND
  • Jake MacLeod, Co-Chair, TIA CTO Council
  • Kevin Meagher, VP & GM, Smart Home, Lowes
  • Julius Neudorfer, CTO, North American Access Technologies, Inc.
  • Gee Rittenhouse, President, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Kurt Schaubach, VP & CTO, National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
  • Gustaaf Schrills, VP of Global Technology, Intercontinental Hotels Group
  • Tripti Sinha, Deputy CIO, University of MD, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Crossroads
  • Jeff Smith, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer, Numerex Corp.
  • Dr. Rangam Subramanian, Chief, Wireless Technology and Business Strategy, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Sandro Tavares, Global Head of CEM and Core Portfolio Marketing, Nokia Solutions & Networks
  • Dr. Sanjay Udani, Executive Director for Internet and Technology Policy, Verizon
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Solutions Zone - Network and enjoy a relaxing environment before attending the afternoon sessions
2:30 pm – 3:25 pm Spectrum

Paula Boyd

Mary Brown

Derek Khlopin

Jennifer Manner
  • Moderator: Hayley Tsukayama, Technology Reporter, Washington Post
  • Paula Boyd, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft
  • Mary Brown, Director, Technology & Spectrum Policy, Government Affairs, Cisco
  • Derek Khlopin, Head of Government Relations, North America, Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Jennifer A. Manner, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Echostar
  • Melissa Tye, Director of Federal Policy & Government Relations, Motorola Mobility

Hear from policy experts about the pressing issues that will have an impact on the investment and deployment of mobile broadband networks and end-user devices. The challenges and opportunities that exist are endless, and are certainly impacted by government decisions related to spectrum availability and use, device mandates, and marketplace drivers that are helped or hindered through regulatory clarity – or lack thereof.

Note: This session is also part of Track 1: Mobility & Broadband Capacity schedule

3:30 pm – 4:10 pm IP Transition

Brooks Boliek

Bob Quinn

David E. Young

Lisa Youngers
  • Moderator: Brooks Boliek, Technology Reporter, Politico
  • Kristie Ince, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, tw telecom
  • Bob Quinn, Senior Vice President, Federal Regulatory, AT&T
  • David Young, Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon
  • Lisa Youngers, Vice President, Federal Affairs, XO Communications

Join leaders from industry to learn about the engagement with government and regulatory barriers and concerns about the transition from the PSTN network to an all-IP network. We'll focus on the cost efficiency, consumer benefits, and other advantages of such a transition, and how it is being balanced with the hesitancy to expire services and devices relied on by consumers today. Learn about the regulatory requirements that stand in the way of the transition, as well as caution that is being voiced by those who have a stake in the game.

Note: This session is also part of Track 1: Mobility & Broadband Capacity schedule

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Policy: Cybersecurity and the Global Supply Chain
Note: This session is also part of Track 4: Cloud & Data Centers schedule

Bob Dix
  • Moderator: Jimm Phillips, Assistant Editor, Warren Communications
  • Bob Dix, VP - Government Affairs & Critical Infrastructure Protection, Juniper Networks
  • Jeanette Manfra, Deputy Director, Cybersecurity EO/PPD Integrated Task Force, Department of Homeland Security
  Congress, U.S. administrative agencies, and foreign governments are increasingly focused on the security of the ICT supply chain. Several regulatory processes now underway have asked about supply chain issues, and a few legislative provisions (thus far relatively narrow in scope) have been proposed / enacted. Industry-led efforts and public-private partnerships are actively working on security issues, including the President’s Executive Order that NIST and DHS are implementing, as well as information sharing legislation in Congress. Learn about:
•    President Executive Order, Cybersecurity Framework
•    Information Sharing and Protection from Liability
•    Incentives to Innovate and Make the Network more Secure
•    Global Supply Chain
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

VIP Dinner - Sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent

Allison Cerra

Anna G. Eshoo

Patrick Gallagher

Tom Leighton

  • Allison Cerra, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Alcatel-Lucent
  • The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo, U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA)
  • Patrick Gallagher, Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Tom Leighton, CEO, Akamai

After mingling in the Solutions Zone reception (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm), make it a point to attend the annual VIP Dinner. Presentations from our keynote speakers focus on future plans for Small Cell Networks and the rollout of Sprint's all-new network as well as what's next for Sprint.


Allison Cerra, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Alcatel-Lucent

Reckoning with New Forces in 2014

A French ISP blocks ads from a global Internet search engine during a modem update. Entrepreneurs seek to live forever in artificial bodies. The first ever Neurogaming Conference is held to discuss using brain power for video games. These are just some of the fascinating and mind-bending tech headlines that emerged this year. But beyond capturing our imagination, these stories have broad implications across the telecommunications industry. Allison Cerra, Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications, Alcatel-Lucent, explores some of the most provocative stories trending in technology during 2013 and reveals the impact they will have on our industry during the next 12 to 24 months.


Spirit of Innovation Awardee

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA)

TIA’s Spirit of Innovation Award honors those special leaders who help create, promote  and protect a truly competitive environment.


Guest Speakers

Dr. Tom Leighton, CEO, Akamai

TIA welcomes Tom Leighton, Co-Founder and CEO of Akamai, the leading global cloud platform,  to the TIA VIP Dinner. Akamai’s Edge 2013 Conference is also being held at the Gaylord National Harbor.


Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Director, NIST, Under Secretary for Standards & Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

On the eve of NIST’s scheduled release of its cybersecurity framework, Dr. Gallagher will be previewing it for the gathered attendees. The framework is a series of voluntary standards, best practices and guidelines aimed at reducing cybersecurity risks for critical infrastructure. Presidential Executive Order 13636 tasked NIST, which Dr. Patrick Gallagher leads, to develop this new cybersecurity framework. This puts Dr. Gallagher in the very center of shaping the future of cybersecurity in our country.

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