WBA Conference Agenda

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Monday 13th
Tuesday 14th
Wednesday 15th
Thursday 16th

Wednesday 15th (Open Conference)

09.15 – 10.45  –  Service enablement towards 5G

• WBA Chairman Opening Remarks (JR Wilson, Chair WBA and VP Partnerships & Alliances at AT&T)
• Derek Peterson, CTO at Boingo Wireless
• Cole Reinwand, Executive Director XFINITY Wi-Fi at Comcast
• Shri Shrivastava, Chairman & Managing Director of BSNL
• Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of WBA


10.45  –  Coffee Break


11.15 – 11.50  –  New Wi-Fi Monetization Strategies (Moderator: Steve Andrews)

• Rick Wilmer, CEO Mojo Networks
• James Beldock, Express Wi-Fi at Facebook
• Enrique Farfan, COO at Fon


12.05  –  The WBA Industry Awards (Vijay Sammeta, CEO at Civic Foundry)


13.00  –  Lunch


14.00 – 17.15  –  Conference Tracks (see below for details)

Cable Industry Tracks

Session Introduction by Peter Smyth

In-home Wi-Fi

• Eric Schaefer
• Gavin Sheldon

PANEL DISCUSSION
(Moderator: Peter Smyth)

• Eric Schaefer
• Gavin Sheldon
• Josh Redmore
• Enrique Farfan

Indoor/Outdoor Consumer Mobile solutions

• Craig Cowden
• Mark Poletti

PANEL DISCUSSION
(Moderator: Adlane Fellah)

• Craig Cowden
• Mark Poletti
• John Brzozowski
• Daljit Lobana

— Coffee Break —

Wireless Enterprise services opportunities

• Christian Nascimento
• Shannon Aylesworth

PANEL DISCUSSION
(Moderator: Adlane Fellah)

• Christian Nascimento
• Anthony Paladino
• Luther Smith

Connected City Track

Session Introduction by Reza Jafari

Broadband Planning

• Joshua Breitbart
• Presentation (TBC)

PANEL DISCUSSION
(Moderator: Reza Jafari)

• Joshua Breitbart
• Christopher Fisher
• Presentation (TBC)

City Real Estate Management for Telecoms Networks

• Presentation (TBC)
• Presentation (TBC)

PANEL DISCUSSION
(Moderator: Vijay Sammeta)

• David Bronston
• Presentation (TBC)
• Presentation (TBC)

— Coffee Break —

City Wi-Fi Opportunities

• Mark Carter
• Vijay Sammeta

PANEL DISCUSSION
(Moderator: Tiago Rodrigues)

• Vijay Sammeta
• Olivier Beaujard
• Transit Wireless (Speaker TBC)

Enterprise & Hospitality Wireless Services Track

Session Introduction by Randall Schwartz

Wireless Guest Experience

• Armand Rabinowitz
• JR Wilson

PANEL DISCUSSION
(Moderator: Armand Rabinowitz)

• Paul Mikkelsen
• JR Wilson
• Hilton Group (Speaker TBC)

Next Gen Wi-Fi (HS2.0) and monetization

• Steve Namaseevayum
• Presentation (TBC)

PANEL DISCUSSION
(Moderator: Armand Rabinowitz)

• Tom Furlong
• Accuris-Networks (Speaker TBC)
• Presentation (TBC)

— Coffee Break —