Telecommunications Industry Association

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    AT&T's VP of Strategic Initiatives Rachel Kutz, and Matt Bruening, VP of Supply Chain Sourcing, speak with TIA NOW about the the desired characteristics of a good supplier, the importance of compliance and sustainability in supplier relationships, the effects disaggregation are having on the supply chain, and what AT&T needs from its suppliers.

All Telecommunications Industry Association Videos:

  • How will NG911 be different from our current emergency call-handling system? Are legacy systems a barrier to NG911 deployment? And what first steps are being taken to move toward national NG911? Jeroen de Witte of Airbus DS Communications answers these and other urgent questions.

  • What is the status of autonomous vehicles? What are the barriers to full AV deployment and how will the transition to 5G impact development? Experts from the automotive and technology sectors discuss the future of AV, and the next steps in development of this multi-industry disruptor.

  • Highlights from TIA's Diverse Workforce Panel and Reception, featuring Bita Milanian, SVP of Global Marketing at Ribbon Communications and Elizabeth Rojas Levi, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations at Nokia (Americas Region).

  • The buzz at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was about new developments in connectivity. Harry Smeenk, TIA's VP of Programs, discusses how innovations in smart homes/communities, autonomous vehicles and AI changed this year's CES from device focused to technology focused.

  • The transformation to 5G will require network agility as service providers seek to launch new services and bring them to market faster. Kevin Shatzkamer, VP of Service Provider Solutions and Strategy at Dell EMC, discusses the opportunities and challenges of developing a virtualized software ecosystem.

  • Technology companies are facing unprecedented change while trying to remain relevant to their enterprise partners. Global information and technology consultant Erik Viens discusses what key areas tech companies should be focused on right now.

  • How do you meet and exceed the evolving demands of your customers? We spoke with industry experts from Juniper Networks, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave and Avion Networks to discuss the ways in which their business are pivoting to address the changes in customer demand as network virtualization becomes more prominent across the communications technology ecosystem.

  • With corporate tax reform a top priority for the President and Republican lawmakers in 2017 – and legislation currently moving through Congress – experts from the firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck, Elizabeth Gore and Brian Wild, join Brian Hendricks, head of Government Affairs for Nokia Americas Region, to provide their insights on the process, politics and policy currently surrounding the tax debate in Washington.

  • The march towards network virtualization has many service providers focused on infrastructure. As stand-alone and full-solution testing takes place, questions remain about the true existence of a comprehensive and interoperable NFV infrastructure. Wayne Cheung, Director of Product Marketing at Juniper Networks talks with TIA NOW’s Clarence Reynolds about how to define that progress and what this transition means for legacy network integration.

  • TIA’s Dan Henry speaks with Craig Dollar, Director of NG9-1-1 Strategy at Motorola Solutions and Patrick Halley, Executive Director of the NG9-1-1 Institute and Partner with Wilkinson Barker Knauer about current challenges to upgrading our emergency communications systems. Public safety will require policy leadership and dedicated funding to bring emergency communications into the modern era.

  • We talk a lot about network innovation on the virtualized side of the network, but what about the backbone of the network? Deploying fiber deep pushes better cable service closer to the customer, enhances scalability, and addresses concerns about aging copper being a bottleneck to network innovation. Cox Communication's Dr. Eugene Dai and EXFO's Sophie Legault spoke with TIA NOW from Cable-Tec Expo 2017 about the drive towards deep fiber, what impedes deployment, what deep fiber means for five nines reliability, and how service assurance will change as the network evolves.

  • Communities seeking the benefits of "smart" connectivity are faced with difficult choices: what are the first steps? How do you integrate applications? Which vendors do you work with? What's your budget? How do you manage public and private partnerships? In this discussion, city and county leaders tasked with scaling smart communities discuss the challenges and opportunities they're currently facing. They also weigh in on how the communications ecosystem can support their plans for current and future connectivity.

  • In this video panel from Nest headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, IoT security experts from VMware, Nest, NIST and Palo Alto Networks weigh in on consumer IoT and security. How do you balance the plug-and-play functionality of consumer IoT with network layer security?

  • IoT holds the promise to transform nearly every aspect of modern business, and bring efficiencies to our everyday lives. This TIA lunch and learn featuring policy leaders from AT&T, Nokia, Qualcomm, NTIA and more explore policies that reduce challenges to wireless broadband infrastructure deployment - and how public-private sector partnerships and other regulatory and legislative initiatives can help spur investment in IoT technologies and applications to enable smarter, safer and more efficient connected communities.

  • Rachel Kutz, VP of Strategic Initiatives within AT&T's Global Supply Chain group discusses how the value chain of suppliers and QuEST Forum's role help AT&T compete and achieve near-term sustainability goals.

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