Hyatt Regency Orlando
Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

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Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Mon May 20 EDT - Thu May 23 EDT (over 2 years ago)
Location Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Region Americas

Where Infrastructure Meets Everything

What is Connect (X)?
A ground-breaking event that convenes the buyers and sellers of connectivity solutions, and showcases the innovative technology, underlying infrastructure, and partner ecosystem driving the future of communications.


2019 Speakers

Adam Koeppe
Senior Vice President – Technology Strategy and Planning, Verizon

Alex Gellman
Chief Executive Officer, Vertical Bridge

Andy Haldane
Co-Founder and CEO, Tower Engineering Professionals

Charles Kriete
SVP Commercial Business, TESSCO

Christopher Parra
Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for the Z5G Group, Zayo

Dan Rabinovitsj
Vice President, Facebook

David Weisman
President, CEO, and Co-Founder, Insite Wireless Group

Giuseppe Inciti
CEO, Sitetracker

Ian O’Brien
CIO, Congruex

Irene Scher
Vice President of Sales, Sitetracker

Iyad Tarazi
President and CEO, Federated Wireless

Jay Brown
President and Chief Executive Officer, Crown Castle

Jeff Stoops
Chief Executive Officer, SBA

Joe Chinnici
President & CEO, Osbron Infrastructure

Jonathan Adelstein
President and CEO, WIA

Marc Hand
CEO & Co-founder, Public Media

Neville Ray
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, T-Mobile

Rick Suarez
Group President, MasTec

Ronald Johnson
Senior Advisor & Chief Strategist, Inclusion and Diversity, SME

Sean Kinney
Editor in Chief , RCR

Shelley McKinley
General Manager, Microsoft

Steve Vondran
Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Tower Division, America Tower

Susan Johnson
Executive Vice President - Global Connections & Supply Chain, AT&T

Tormod Larsen
Chief Technical Officer, ExteNet


Abbie Gruwell
Committee Director, Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee (CFI)

Adrian Berezowsky
BirchCo, Inc.

Ahmed Hmimy
Director of Product Line Management

Aimee Meacham
Chief of External Affairs, NTIA

Alan Bock
VP Business Development, Vapor IO/City of Chicago

Alan Ewing
Executive Director, onGo

Alan Tantillo
VP of New Technologies, Vertical Bridge

Alan Tilles
Partner, Shulman Rogers

Alex Marcham
Principal Analyst, 2020

Alex Mestre
Chief Commercial Officer, Cellnex

Alex Reznick

Alex Reznik
Distinguished Technologist and Chair of ETSI’s Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) ISG, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Alexander Gamota
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Information and Communication Technologies

Allan Tantillo
Vice President of New Technologies, Vertical Bridge

Allen Bell
Joint Use Manager, Georgia Power

Allen Dixon
Director Channel Management, zinwave

Andre DeGrasse
President, AIMM Global Inc

Andreas Bitzarakis
Director Broadband Spectrum, Select Spectrum

Andrew Scott
Co-Founder, Quay Chain

Andy Trench
CEO, Vertspec

Anna Gomez
Attorney at Law

Anton Kapela
CTO, Edge Micro

Bernard Borghei
EVP of Operations

Bo White
VP Global Business Development, Macquarie Group

Bob Ewald
SVP Business Development, Arterra Mobility

Brett Chester
Vice President, Sitetracker

Brett Lindsey
CEO, Everstream

Brian Daniels
SVP, Strategic Networks and 5G

Bryan Darr
Executive Vice-President, Emerging Technologies

Bryan McIver
Servant Leader – President & CEO, Vitruvi

Bud Blinick
President, Cell At Auction

Cameron McCaskill
Industrial IoT Business Development, Qualcomm

Carson Chandler
Principal, Align

Charles Kriete
Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales, Product Marketing and Supply Chain, TESSCO

Chetan Vankatesh
President, CEO and Co-founder, Macrometa Corp.

Chief Alan W. Perdue
Executive Director, Safer Buildings Coalition

Chris Stark
Chair, Alliance CBRS

Chris Wallace
Strategic Product Manager, Advanced Industries

Christian Keil
the Blockchain Research Institute

Christine Crowe
Partner, WBK

Christopher Anderson
Founder and Chief Technologist, Bridge

Clayton Funk
Managing Director, MVP Capital

Colby Synesael
Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst

Cole Craword
CEO and founder, Vapor IO

Corey E. Johnson
Managing Director – Head of Telecommunications, Cordiant

Craig Sparks

Dagan Kasavana
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Tower

Dan Parsons
COO, Landmark Dividend/Dallas Rapid Transit

Daniel Agresta
President & CEO, APC Towers

Daniel Intolubbe-Chmil
Senior Analyst, Harbor Research

Daniel McAvoy
Deputy Chief / Life Safety Management, Osceola County Fire Rescue

Dave Garrison
Senior Director, 5G RF Performance

Dave Wright
President, Alliance CBRS

David Fox
Director Business Development, American Tower

David Porte
Senior Vice President - International, SBA

Davis Howe
COO, BRIDGE - The Alternet Project

Dennis McColl
Wireless Engineer, Verizon

Diego Gonzalez
In Building Solutions, AT&T

Don Bishop
Editor, AGL Media Group

Don Henry
VP, Public Safety Program Manager, Comba Telecom

Don Van Splunteren
Global Vice President of Sales

Dorissa Griffin

Doug Dimitroff
Partner and Telecommunications Practice Team Leader

Douglas Metzger
City of Orlando

Dr. Mohammad Shakouri
Director, Community Broadband Initiative

Dr. Olufemi (Femi) Adeyemi
Chief Solutions Architect for Mobile Networks , Fujitsu Network Communication

Eddie Rubin

Edward P. Bieging Jr.
Project Manager, Small Cell Street Light Deployment

Edward Rubin
Managing Director, Cowen

Eric Hagerson

Fakri Sadeh
VP Network Technology Strategy and Development, North America, Sigfox

Gary Gray
Assistant Telecommunications Manager/Radio Systems Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale

Gary Richenaker
Principal Solutions Architect, Iconectiv

Gary Williamson
Vice President of Telecom Innovation , Onevizion

Geoff Hollingsworth
Chief Marketing Officer, MobileEdgeX

Glenn Johansen
CEO, Light River Technologies

Greg Glenn
Sr. director public safety, SOLiD

Greg Najjar
Director of Business Development, Edge Micro

Greg Pettine
Co-founder and EVP, Business Development

Greg Rapisarda
Partner, Saul Ewing

Greg Shields

Guido Voltolina
Head of Business Development, Nokia Digital Automation

Iain Gillot
President, iGR

Ihab Tarazi
Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Packet

Jared Pickrell
SVP Engineering, Landmark Dividend

Jeff Langdon
Tillman Infrastructure

Jeff Lewis
President and CEO, Verticom

Jefferson Wang
Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Jennifer Fritzsche
Managing Director - Communications Infrastructure / Telecom Services

Jennifer Scheider
American Tower

Jerry Sullivan
President, Strategic Wireless Infrastructure Fund

Jim Fryer
Editor, Inside Towerz

Jim Hyde
President, CEO & Board Director, ExteNet

Jim Jacobellis
Vice President, Geoverse

Jim Lockwood
CEO, Aero Solutions

Jim Nevelle
President & CEO, Kathrein

Jim Poss
CEO, Modifi

Jim Young
Chief Operating Officer, Crown Castle

Joe Kochan
COO, US Ignite

Joe Lefort
Senior Architect , Suncor

Joe Madden
Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts

Joe Ryan
Vice President and General Counsel, Altaeros

John Caselli
Wireless Business Manager, Anixter

John Foley
Managing Director of the Safer Buildings Coalition

John Kelly
Advisory Director, Berkshire Partners

John Leigh
Vice President of Operations, Sitetracker

John Meko
Director of Engineering, North America, WiredScore

John Morris
Chief Technology Officer, Seagate Technology

Jon Pasqualone
Executive Director, Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association

Jon Pederson
Chief Technology Officer, Midco

Joshua S. Turner
Attorney at Law

Justin Reid
Vice President of Sales, Vitruvi

K.C. Halm
Partner, Davis Wright Tramaine LLP

Karim El Malki
President, Athonet

Keith Kaczmarek
Vice President, inPhase Wireless

Kelley Dunne
President and CEO, Novation Enterprise

Ken Hosac
Vice President, IoT Strategy & Business Development

Kevin Duffy
Vice President, Foghorn Networks

Kevin Morgan
Chief Marketing Officer, Clearfield

Kevin Persing
Western Regional Manager, MSI Account Manager

Kevin Smithen
Partner, BHC Rhodes

Kevin Travelstead
Business Development Manager, BHC Rhodes

Khurram Sheikh
CEO, KwikBit

Kurt Jacobs
Director, Solutions, JMA Wireless

Kurt Schaubach
CTO, Federated Wireless

Kyle Krug
Vice President, KwikBit

Kyung Mun
Principal Analyst Mobile Experts

Lance Cawley
CFO, InSite

Laura Phillips
Drinker Biddle

Leslie Stimson
Washington Bureau Chief, Inside Towers

Lisa Lombino
Vice President, Network Engineering - Managed Networks & Innovation

Lisa Youngers
President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Marc Ganzi
Founder and CEO, Digital Bridge

Mark Gibson
Director, Business Development & Regulatory Policy

Mark Kerschner
Vice President, Westell

Mark Price
Leader in Testing, Spirent

Matt Dement
CEO, Arow

Matt Douglas
Director of Innovation, American Tower

Matthew Trifiro
Chief Marketing Officer, Vapor IO

Michael Clementi

Michael Hess
Smart City Project Director

Michael O’Dwyer
Sales & Marketing Director

Michael Orendain
Area Director

Michael Whitley
Vice President Business Development

Mike Alt
VP Network Design and Engineering, ExteNet

Mike Brownson
Director, IBW Business Development

Mike Hoganson
COO, Aero Solutions

Mike Kavanagh
SVP of Sales & Chief Commercial Officer, Crown Castle

Monica Paolini
Senza FILI

Naren Muthiah
Director of Marketing & Product Strategy, TESSCO

Nicholas Stello
Senior Vice President, Vornado

Nick Dewar
Vice President, Products and Systems Engineering

Nick Johnson
CTO and Head of PLM

Norman Speicher
Program Manager / Computer Scientist, Homeland Security Enterprise and First Responders, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Pat Tant
CEO, Vogue Towers

Patrice McAree
VP of Innovation, American Tower

Patrick Henkle
Director of Software Product Management

Paul Fettucia
President & GM, ANS , Advanced Network Services

Paul Reddick
VP Corporate Strategy & Development, Crown Castle

Peter Jacobson
PMP, LEED AP, Program Manager Panasonic Corporation of North America

Randy Johnson
Director Technology and Solution Architecture, ExteNet

Randy Muench
President, Business Services, Telamon

Ray Ansari
Founder & CEO, HCI Energy

Ray LaChance
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ZenFi

Reza Rofougaran
Co-CEO and CTO, Movandi

Rhett Westerman
President and Founder, Deep South

Rich Berliner
Publisher, Connected Commercial Real Estate

Rick Suarez
Group President, MasTec

Rikin Thakker
Vice President of Telecommunications and Spectrum Policy

Rob Tymchyshyn

Robert Escalle
Vice President, Sonim

Robert Millar
Associate General Counsel, Crown Castle

Robert Paige
Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions

Roger C. Sherman
Waneta Strategies

Rolf Muralt
Vice President of Product Management, MobiledgeX

Ron Fangio
Director of Business Development, Black and Veatch

Ron G. Bizick, II
CEO, Director, Tarpon towers

Ryan Burchnell
Director-Strategy and Policy

Ryan Lepene
Co-President , Peppertree_Capital

Ryley MacKenzie
CEO, Expecto Wireless

Samantha Clarke
Director of Business Development, Seagate Technology

Sami Badri
Senior Analyst, Credit Suisse

Sandro Tavares
Head of Campaign Strategy, Networks

Sean Gallagher
Director of Sales, Valmont Structures

Seth Buechley
Founder, Safer Buildings Coalition

Slavko Djukic
Chief Technology Officer, zinwave

Stanley Chia
CTO, Tomorrow Street

Steven Marshall
Chairman, Telecommunications

Subbu Varadaraian
CEO, Zyada Networks

T. Scott Thompson
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Thomas Switala
Director, Detecon

Tim Biltz
CEO, Segra

Tim Culver
Executive Chairman, Phoenix Tower

Tim Downs
Executive Producer, Connect X

TJ Maan
General Manager, Enterprise Business

Tom Leddo
Vice President, MD7

Van Bloys
Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Vijay Venkateswaran
CEO, Viventum

Walter Piecyk
Managing Director, TMT Research

Warren Westrup
Director of Business Development, Sierre Wireless

Wen Temitin
Chief Technology Officer, StackPath

Will Adams
Legal Advisor , Federal Communications Commission

Zachary Smith
CEO, Packet

Zia Syed
Chief Technology Office and Head of Product EngineeringAdvanced Industries

Zouheir Mansourati, Ph. D
Board Member and Chief Growth Officer (CGO), Fresnel

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors and Partners

• Advantage Engineers
• Stone Corp

• AGL Media Group
• Fierce Wireless
• Harbor Research
• iot for All
• Solution Seven
• Telecompetitor

• Atis
• Safer Buildings Coalition
• Senza Fili
• Smart Cities
• Virginia Hispanic Chamber

• Alpina Capital

• American Tower
• Crown Castle
• Insite Wireless Group
• Vertical Bridge

• Avalon
• Empire Telecom
• Flash Technology
• GraybaR
• Stonecorp
• WT Group

• B+T Group
• Black & Veatch
• Comsscope
• Corning
• Enertech
• Federated Wireless
• MasTec
• MVP Capital
• PeakNet
• Stonecrop
• Tectonic

• BTI Wireless
• Dynamic Environmental Associates
• Fullerton
• Peppertree Capital
• Phillips Lytle LLP
• Phoenix Tower International
• Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
• Small Cell Sites
• ZenFi Networks

• Advantage Engineers
• Alpina Capital
• Avalon
• B+T Group
• C4
• Empire telecom
• Epitome Networks
• Flash Technology
• GraybaR
• HMI Technical Solutions
• KeyBanc Capital Markets
• kmm
• Optical Telecom
• Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
• Stonecrop
• T.Steele
• Tower Advisor
• Trileaf
• UC Synergetic
• WT Group