TelcoVision Announces Keynote Speakers for 2013

Conference Program to Highlight New Revenue Streams in Response to Telco Regulatory Changes

Aug 19, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TelcoVision (formerly TelcoTV), the industry's largest conference and expo focused on mid-tier broadband network service providers, announces the initial keynote speaker lineup, including executives from AT&T, American Cable Association, NetScout and NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA). Produced by UBM Tech and NTCA, TelcoVision is happening October 23-25 at the Las Vegas Hotel. For more information, visit


At TelcoVision, keynote speakers will discuss profitable business strategies behind next-generation telecommunication networks. Referencing recent regulatory developments, speakers will detail trends in new revenue streams, and ways for telcos to proactively meet customer demands.  The following executives will present from the keynote stage:

  • Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NTCA
  • Alki David, CEO, Networks
  • Heather Gold, President, Fiber to the Home Council
  • John Greene, Chief Network Engineer, Great Plains Communications
  • Steve Hawley, Principal Analyst & Consultant, Advanced Media Strategies, LLC
  • George Henny, Co-CEO, Whidbey Telephone
  • Dee Herman, Principal, Herman and Whiteaker
  • Brock Johansen, CEO & General Manager, Emery Telecom
  • Kevin McGuire, CTO, Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation
  • Steve McKay, CEO, Entone
  • Kevin Morgan, Director – Marketing Communications, ADTRAN
  • Matthew Polka, President & CEO, American Cable Association
  • Tom Sauer, Vice President, U-verse Video Business & Original Content Development, AT&T
  • Steven Shalita, VP Marketing, NetScout
  • James Taylor, Chairman & CEO, CHR Solutions, Inc.
  • Vince Tyson, COO, ENMR Plateau Telecommunications
  • Lori Vergin, President, mPower

"TelcoVision is proud to host these industry pacesetters on the main stage," said Fred Knight, TelcoVision General Manager. "Mid-tier telcos and service providers face a delicate balance: responding to the changing needs of their customers while juggling new financial realities. TelcoVision will present case studies, analyses and best practices that will help the audience chart a migration path. While this path includes video, it also incorporates a wider range of services including distance learning, telemedicine, and creating smart premises."

The TelcoVision conference program will consist of four tracks which embody the issues on every service provider's agenda: New Revenue Streams, Wireless Systems & Services, Video and Emerging Technologies & Services, which include topics such as wireless and cloud-enabled services, over-the-top distribution, and migration toward all-IP networks. For more information on the TelcoVision conference program, visit the Conference Overview, Keynotes and Schedule pages.

TelcoVision will also feature a two-day expo, showcasing top sponsors such as NetScout, Viamedia, ARRIS, CHR Solutions and NPTV. Full exhibitor and sponsor listings are available via the TelcoVision Exhibit Overview page.

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About TelcoVision 
TelcoVision, formerly TelcoTV, is the industry's largest conference and expo focused on broadband network service providers. Produced by UBM Tech and NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association – this annual event provides independent broadband network service providers across North America, with fast, actionable strategies to enhance the monetization of their investments in the face of increasing competition and decreasing government support. For over a decade TelcoVision has been the forum for network operators and builders, equipment vendors and content providers to connect with their peers and share best practices. The event is hosted and led by the industry's recognized experts delivering the latest critical business, technology and regulatory insights, along with opportunities to grow business and partnerships.

About UBM Tech 
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties.  Its community-focused media and events provide expertly curated content along with user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities through its proprietary, award-winning DeusM community platform. UBM Tech's brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developers Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

About NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association 
NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA's members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at


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