The State of Dark Fiber: Challenges, Opportunities and its Future
April 27, 2018 - 11:30 am EST
Telecom capabilities are enhanced considerably with dark fiber infrastructure, and currently, strategic acquisitions, rebounding corporate profit, falling lease prices and increasing bandwidth needs are all facilitating significant dark fiber industry growth. According to a 2017 market research report by IBISWorld, the five-year range of 2017 to 2021 will mark continued heavy bandwidth demand from companies as they move towards cloud computing and Internet streaming. Dark fiber network operators are benefiting from the rising demand by assisting enterprises and SMBs with scaling their growing bandwidth needs. Wireless operators are also realizing the important role dark fiber plays in 4G and future 5G network wireless plans. Even with all this dark fiber growth comes the challenges – financing, competitors, ability to serve rural markets, and even the actual dark fiber installations themselves. This Virtual CEO Roundtable will assess the current state of the dark fiber industry, upcoming developments, and predictions about the future.
- Cliff Kane - Co-CEO of Cleareon
- Felipe Alvarez - SVP Optical Network Solutions of ExteNet Systems
- Mark Serjak - VP of Dark Fiber Services at Zayo
- Ray LaChance - President & Chief Executive Officer of ZenFi
Climbing the Executive Ladder as Women in Tech & Telecom
May 31, 2018 - 11:30 am EST
The launch of JSA’s Women Speaking Initiative (WSI) has provided a new opportunity for women in leadership roles to share their voices on the telecom and tech speaking circuit. As a continuation of that initiative, this Virtual CEO Roundtable is dedicated to providing a platform for more tech and telecom executive women to be heard. This all-women panel, the first in a bi-annual series, will explore the challenges of climbing the executive ladder in a male-dominated industry as well as tips, tricks and guidance as they discuss their personal journeys, and pave the way for the next generation of women leaders to come.
- Brynn Fowler - Director, Network Planning, Strategy and Enablement of Oracle
- Amy Marks - CEO & Co-Founder of XSite Modular
AI & IoT: Network Automation and Service Design for Complex Networks
July 19, 2018 - 11:30 am EST
As networks grow more complex, as more objects are added, tracked and optimized, and as security is tested and at times compromised, how can we best prepare ourselves for this onslaught of data hitting our network infrastructure? How can we serve up Network Analytics with AI to provide a useful cognitive network management, for an efficient, flexible and automated IoT network, including deployment and growth? This Roundtable of experts will talk real-life use cases on how large networks are tackling these growing IoT demands and provide educated tips based on real-world deployment and analysis.
The New Age of Financial Networks
August 10, 2018 - 11:30 am EST
While cash is king, data is the emperor. The transformation of finance and technology is welcoming in a wealth of consumers who are educated, empowered, and ambitious as they scout for the best services and prices. Today’s financial networks (traders, firms, banks, financial exchanges, fintech startups) continue to focus on the importance of data and ongoing shift in consumer and business needs and expectations. It’s no surprise that competitive advantages are held by those financial institutions that can harness the power of technology and innovation in order to ensure convenience, efficiency and security for consumers and businesses. Non-traditional, digital companies are taking prime opportunities to offer banking options that go beyond long-established banking systems. This Virtual CEO Roundtable will explore how the changing finance and business models are affecting the world’s largest financial networks, and the banking industry as a whole.
- Isabelle Paradis - Founder and President Company of HOT TELECOM
TransPacific Connectivity Challenges & Opportunities
September 28, 2018 - 11:30 am EST
A shared (and largely untapped) opportunity exists between American technology companies and their Asian counterparts. As tech companies pursue new business opportunities across the Pacific, high-speed interconnection and datacenter access between the continents is critical. And while Asia-PAC has bolstered its bandwidth resources with the completion of the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable, and the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC), there remains significant opportunities for growth. This roundtable will explore the burgeoning opportunities and challenges for TransPacific cable builders, datacenter operators, OTTs and more.