Top Executives from CBRE, Cleareon, Cyxtera Technologies, Epsilon, eStruxture, Facebook, FirstLight, Flexential, GlobeNet, Intel, LINX America, Microsoft, New Jersey Fiber Exchange, Oracle, Q Advisors, Rackspace, Visto, Zayo and ZenFi Discuss Next Steps for Network Security, Network Infrastructure, Next-Generation Wireless and AI Safeguards

We are excited to announce at ITW 2018 today our CEO Roundtable participants and topics for our highly anticipated TEX NYC 2018 event, taking place June 19-20 in Hoboken, NJ. The event will feature four CEO Roundtables, providing a major platform for tech, telecom and content thought leaders to deliberate on the top three to five ways to collaborate in the next year ahead.

CEO Roundtable 1, “If It Can Be Hacked…Network Security & The New Reality,” will not just list the issues of cyber hacking and content theft but will strive to enumerate ways in which we as an industry can collectively help increase our security in the next twelve months, as we prep for the new reality of a connected world. Seasoned participants include: moderator Robert Powell, Editor & Creator of Telecom Ramblings; Leo Taddeo, Chief Information Security Officer for Cyxtera Technologies; Jerzy Szlosarek, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer for Epsilon; Chris MacFarland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Masergy; and Scott Gilbert, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for FirstLight.

CEO Roundtable 2, “The Investment in Network Infrastructure: Who’s Responsible & Where’s the Profit?,” will explore options, opportunities and what’s next, including the top ways to efficiently partner together to provide high capacity, reliability and availability to every corner of the globe. Distinguished panelists include: moderator Brian Barnell, Managing Director of Q Advisors; Najam Ahmad, Vice President of Network Engineering for Facebook; Chris Downie, Chief Executive Officer for Flexential; Erick Contag, Executive Chairman for GlobeNet; Ben Hedges, Chief Executive Officer for LINX America; Frank Rey, Director Global Network Strategy for Microsoft; and Brynn Fowler, Director, Network Planning, Strategy and Enablement for Oracle.

CEO Roundtable 3, “Next Generation Wireless: 5G, DAS, Small Cells & the Necessary Infrastructure,” will dig deeper into the wireless and wired ecosystem to uncover the future of mobile connectivity, outlining the obstacles and discussing solutions for a better, next generation of wireless. Joining the discussion will be: our moderator Fedor Smith, President and Managing Partner for ATLANTIC-ACM; and our panelists Cris Kimbrough, Senior Vice President, Building  Technology Services for CBRE; Cliff Kane, Co-Chief Executive Officer for Cleareon Fiber Networks; Gil Santaliz, Founder and Managing Member of New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX); and Ray LaChance, President & Chief Executive Officer for ZenFi Networks.

The final roundtable, CEO Roundtable 4,Humans Vs. Machines: AI, Skynet & Network Safeguards,” will explore the growth of AI and suggest our industry’s next steps, including the top 3-5 ways to safeguard our networks and infrastructure collectively. The roundtable will include: our moderator Evan Kirstel, Social Media Business Strategist – Advisor,;  and welcomes Todd Coleman, President and CEO for eStruxture Data Centers; Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist, Americas for Intel Corporation; David Meredith, Chief Operating Officer for Rackspace and Jaisimha Muthegere, Chief Technology Officer for Visto. 

To secure your company’s C-level participation at TEX 2018 (pending Board approval), visit There are also limited sponsorship opportunities remaining. For more information, email [email protected]