Agenda

 

Agenda At-A-Glance

  • Monday, 12 September: Executive Board Meeting (by invitation only)
  • Tuesday, 13 September: Service Providers Summit (Day 1), followed by Networking Reception and Recognition Ceremony
  • Wednesday, 14 September: Service Providers Summit (Day 2)
  • Thursday, 15 September: Work Group Meetings (Oversight, GBE, Wireless Handsets)
  • Friday, 16 September: Work Group Meeting (IGQ)

Complete Conference Agenda

Dress is business casual for all activities unless noted.

Monday 12 September 2016
Executive Board
8:00 Executive Board Meeting (by Invitation Only)
11:30 Executive Board Lunch (by Invitation Only)
13:00 Executive Board Meeting (by Invitation Only)
17:30 C-Level Networking Reception (by Invitation Only)
18:00 C-Level Focus Group (by Invitation Only)
19:30 Executive Board Dinner (by Invitation Only)

Hosted by the Americas Region in conjunction with TIA and TM Forum

Conference DAY 1 Tuesday 13 September 2016
7:45 Registration & Coffee Service
8:45 Housekeeping: Don Irvine, Chief of Staff; EventMobi Demo: Megan Crawley, Executive Director of Business Development, QuEST Forum
9:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks: Sankaran Ramanathan, Executive Director, Network Support Systems, Verizon Wireless and QuEST Forum 2016 Executive Board Chair
9:30 Keynote Presentation: "ADTRAN's Sustainability Journey", Mike Foliano, Senior Vice President of Operations, ADTRAN
10:00 Executive Sustainability Panel Discussion: Stephen Bernard, Senior Sustainability Manager, AT&T; George Giles, Manager, SQE-QA-EMS & PI, ADTRAN; Robin Seguin, Environmental Sustainability and Compliance, CenturyLink; and Mark Stevens, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Ciena; Moderated by: Shiloh Coleman, COO, Sector Supply
10:45 Morning Break - for all attendees
11:15 Keynote Presentation: "AT&T Sourcing in the NFV World", TR Chandrasekar, AVP – Contract / Sourcing Operations, AT&T
11:45 Executive Panel Discussion hosted by TIA: "Carriers Speak on NFV/SDN Plans and Needs", Tim Doolittle, Director, IP Network and Systems, CenturyLink; Ralph Stagg, Chief Architect, XO Communications; Andrew Ray, Director of Operations, Verizon Wireless and QuEST Forum Member Representative; Moderated by Patty Higginbotham, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, TIA
12:30 Lunch - provided for all attendees
14:00 Keynote Presentation: "Addressing the Challenges of Establishing NFV Metrics", Kenneth Dilbeck, Vice President of Collaboration R&D, TM Forum
14:30 Executive Panel Discussion hosted by TM Forum: "Creating a Unified Set of High Level NFV Metrics that Support the Needs of the Business", Steven Wright, PhD, JD, Lead Member of Technical Staff, NFV & SDN Industry Engagement, Standards & Industry Alliances, AT&T Services; Andrew White, Chief Technologist, NFV in the Americas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise;  Dave Duggal, Founder and Managing Director, EnterpriseWeb, LLC;  John Iwata, Planning Manager, Fujitsu Network Communications;  Moderated by: Kenneth Dilbeck, Vice President of Collaboration R&D, TM Forum
15:15 Afternoon Break - for all attendees
15:45 Keynote Presentation: "5G Security", Jeffery M. Goldthorp, Associate Bureau Chief, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
16:15 Keynote Presentation: "The Quest for Reliable SDNs/NFV", Mukul Prasad, PhD, Fujitsu Labs of America
16:45 Conference Close Day One: Fraser Pajak, CEO, QuEST Forum
17:45 Networking Reception
18:30 Recognition Ceremony
18:45 Dinner on Own

Hosted by the Americas Region in conjunction with TIA and TM Forum

Conference DAY 2 Wednesday 14 September 2016
7:00 Registration & Coffee Service
7:55 Convene and Welcome
8:00 Keynote Presentation: "Future Network Planning - One Size Doesn't Fit All", John Greene, CEO and General Manager, New Lisbon Telephone Company and QuEST Forum Executive Board Director
8:30 Executive Presentation: "Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Cyber Security - Where Are We?", Carlos Solari, Chief Information Officer, Mission Secure, Inc.
9:00 Executive Presentation: "Risk Thinking for Cloud-Based Application Services", Eric Bauer, Bell Labs Fellow, Application & Analytics, Office of CTO, NOKIA
9:30 Morning Break - for all attendees
Workshop Breakout
10:00 Sustainability Workshop: Stephen Bernard, AT&T               NFV Workshop: John Wronka, NOKIA
11:00 Key Issues and Proposed Actions                                                    Key Issues and Proposed Actions
11:30 Lunch - provided for all attendees
13:00 Executive Presentation: "Reuse - Remarketing - Recycling: Asset Management's Role in Carrier Sustainability Programs", Richard Smith, Vice President of Supply and Vendor Relations, Tempest Telecom Solutions
13:30 Executive Presentation: "Industrial Internet: The Challenges Ahead", Dr. Jacques Durand, Executive Director, Fujitsu America Inc.
14:00 Executive Presentation: "TL 9000 and the Process Approach", Jeff Bostow, Lead Process Analyst, CenturyLink
14:30 Executive Presentation: "SDN and NFV: Adoption and Operational Challenges", Satyajit Doctor, Founder and President, Award Solutions, Inc.
15:00 Afternoon Break - for all attendees
15:30 "Why Say Yes to QuEST Forum", Sheronda Jeffries, Program Manager, Cisco Systems; Ed Bryan, Quality Manager, ADTRAN; Stephen Choy, Senior Quality Manager, Infinera
16:00 "QuEST Forum Roadmap", Dave Sanicola, President, The DESARA Group, Inc. and QuEST Forum Executive Board Director
16:30 Conference Close: Fraser Pajak, CEO, QuEST Forum
17:00 Beer and Gear
Thursday 15 September 2016
8:00 Work Group Meetings: Oversight, GBE, and Wireless Handsets
15:00 Wireless Handsets Meeting concludes
17:00 Oversight and GBE Meetings conclude
Friday 16 September 2016
8:00 Work Group Meeting: IGQ
12:00 Meeting concludes