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    IoT experts from AT&T, Nest Labs, SAP, 151 Advisors and Florida Atlantic University debate the benefits and risks of IoT in the consumer, industrial and enterprise spaces. They also discuss IoT challenges in managing security, monetization, technology and valuable business cases.

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  • Nokia’s Chief Quality Officer, Deepti Arora, joins Power & Tel CEO Jennifer Sims and KPGCo President Trevor Putrah to explain the importance of the global language of network quality and performance provided by TL9000 for suppliers and service providers around the world.

  • AT&T’s Susan Johnson, SVP of Global Supply Chain, and CenturyLink’s Todd Miller, VP of Network Operations, discuss how they’ve raised the bar thanks to TL9000 and close coordination with their supplier partners via QuEST Forum. They also discuss what they foresee as required network innovation, and their expectations for the newly announced merger of TIA and QuEST Forum.

  • Spirent’s Dave Garrison and Rajat Agarwal reveal how 5G is more than a generational improvement on 4G; it's a new way to design and build networks from core to edge to RF. 5G will require a re-think of the role of networks in meeting end user demands.

  • The TIA and QuEST Forum merger announced this week heralds a new era in industry alignment bringing “agility, scale, quality, efficiency and trust,” says TIA CEO Wes Johnston. Fraser Pajak, CEO of QuEST Forum and Wes Johnston discuss the natural synergies and combined strengths of the new organization.

  • 5G networks promise efficient, fast connectivity to usher in a new era of services for consumers and businesses. However, deployment is dependent on clear, fair zoning to make 5G a reality. Brian Hendricks, Head of Policy and Government Affairs at Nokia and Dileep Srihari, Director, Legislative and Government Affairs at TIA discuss securing edge network presence in preparation for 5G rollouts.

  • Future roads will host a combination of shared rides, electric cars and autonomous vehicles, says Peter Kosak, Executive Director of Global Urban Mobility Programs at General Motors. Kosak talks with TIA NOW about consumers’ evolving views on autonomous vehicles, how easier modes of transportation affect the future of car ownership, and what hurdles still need to be addressed as we transition to more embedded connectivity and shared mobility.

  • Zup Co-Founder Felipe Almeida sits down with TIA’s John Jacobs to discuss the need of service providers and financial institutions to turn up customers with fully integrated, secured cloud services to better compete and drive deeper relationships.

  • Gary Bolton, VP of Global Marketing at ADTRAN, spoke with TIA NOW about how the value of networks is based on the number of users of a platform. Bolton goes on to say that being able to match producers with consumers is the key to a successful platform economy.

  • Robert Conger, VP of Cloud and Portfolio Strategy at ADTRAN, spoke with TIA NOW about how CSPs and web-scale players are now on equal playing fields through SDN technologies, by deploying more open and programmable networks. Conger continues to say that operators are successful in employing software and open source principles in their central offices.

  • Scott Armul, VP and GM at DC Power and Outside Plant Products at Vertiv, spoke with TIA NOW about the balance of using legacy networks and new infrastructures. Armul goes on to say that the trend of compute power being pushed to the edge of the network allows Vertiv to reduce latency and improve the experience for the end user.

  • Trevor Smith, VP of Strategy and Business Development at CommScope, spoke with TIA NOW about the importance of optimizing the upload of video, as users create more content at the edge. Smith talks further about how CommScope is preparing for 5G networks, including densification and optimization of the network.

  • Vernon Yow of Sumitomo Electric Lightwave talks about ribbon technology and how that impacts improved cabling. Yow speaks further about the applications of ribbon technology for data centers and how ultra-high-fiber-count ribbon cables meet the growing need for high fiber density in data centers.

  • Kevin Koppenhaver, Senior Program Director at Belcan, spoke from the TIA Connectivity Jam in Dallas, TX about cybersecurity in avionics and automotive. Koppenhaver stressed the issue of vulnerabilities that are created when adding nodes to devices, and whether industry is reviewing the process of adding network nodes.

  • David Cox, SVP of Communications at the Henkels & McCoy Group discusses how the utility construction sector is changing with the evolving technology sector. Cox talks further about the evolving workforce and how training is thus far moving at a speed that can support new and burgeoning technologies.

  • Jeff Schilling, Chief Security Officer at Armor, spoke with Abe Nejad at TIA NOW about the importance of implementing security natively. He explains that IoT makes the network easier to secure, which contrasts with how many technology experts view the implications of connected devices.

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