JSA recently announced the final keynote and speaker lineup for Telecom Exchange (TEX) LA, taking place next week, November 11-12, at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Beverly Hills. TEX is a decision-maker networking community that provides unparalleled collaboration, education, and one-on-one engagement among the industry’s top executives.
Dr. Julie Albright, Digital Sociologist, Author and Director/Member at Large for Infrastructure Masons will be the first TEX keynote speaker. Dr. Albright is a sociologist specializing in digital culture and communications and author of “Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream.” Her keynote titled “The Paradox of Connection” will explore the inconsistencies of connectivity in the digital era and offer participants a way to not only understand the seismic changes afoot within society, but also provide a window into what is now the largest generation in both the consumer base and workforce. Dr. Albright’s book will be sold at the event, with proceeds being donated to Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF).
TEX LA’s second keynote will be delivered by Rudolf Gordon-Seymour, Head of International Funding for Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF). Mr. Gordon-Seymour will introduce TSF’s new project, an educational TechLab for vulnerable children in Syria. Through TSF’s initiatives, refugee Syrian children will learn the necessary digital and soft skills in a safe and welcoming environment, encouraging their independence, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
In addition to the event’s keynote presentations and networking sessions, the TEX LA CEO Roundtables, will bring together decision-makers across the industry and cover key subject matters facing today and tomorrow’s tech and telecom interests.
- CEO Roundtable 1, “Partnerships in the New Digital Age: Content, Mobility & Interconnectivity Across The Americas,” will be moderated by Kurtis Friesen, Senior Director, North American Markets for DatacenterDynamics; and features speakers Frank McDermott, CEO for ARM Data Center Software; Kal Benedict, Vice President, Sales for Beanfield; Stewart Alpert, CTO for CompData Systems; Dan Kernohan, Vice President of Business Development for eStruxture; and Kirk Offel, Managing Partner for OVERWATCH MC.
- CEO Roundtable 2, “The Cutting Edge: AI and Edge Computing Empowering Smart Cities of Tomorrow,” welcomes moderator Jeff Omelchuck, Executive Director for Infrastructure Masons and speakers Vince Bradley, CEO for AppSmart; Maile Kaiser, Senior Vice President of Sales for CoreSite; Phillip Marangella, CMO for EdgeConneX; Ralph Santitoro, Head of Digital Services for Fujitsu Network Communications; and Chris Orlando, CEO & Co-Founder for ScaleMatrix.
- CEO Roundtable 3, “Hollywood Everywhere: Streaming Content Network Demands & Opportunities,” will be moderated by Thomas Morgan, Principal for Mediad.tv and features speakers Erick Contag, Executive Chairman for GlobeNet; Nancy Ridge, Founder & President for Ridge Innovative; Steve Roos, Vice President of Engineering for TBI, and Himesh Bhise, CEO for Zimbra and Synacor.