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Session 201: Subscriber Device Ownership and Finance (Business Development Track)
Learn more about why a device financing program is required to retain market share and grow your customer base in today’s wireless environment. Hear the experts talk about how they have launched their wireless device financing programs including opportunities and pitfalls.
- Todd Presley, Director of Retail Sales, Fortegra – moderator
- Nicholas Aldi, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Telispire and CEO of MobiPCS
- Brandon Frye, Partner, Retail Finance Solutions
- Jason Raymer, Director of Sales, Bluegrass Cellular
- Brian Sipe, President, Conversa
Session 202: Maximizing Spectrum Efficiency for the Evolution to 5G (Technical Track)
In a world of limited spectrum, how well you use the spectrum you have can determine how successful you will be. And spectrum efficiency becomes even more imperative as we migrate to 5G and beyond. Join us in this session to learn how you can make sure you are maximizing your existing spectrum, and how you best prepare for your spectrum needs in a 5G environment.
- Diana Goovaerts, Editor, Wireless Week – moderator
- Arun Bhikshesvaran, Vice President, Head of Strategy, Ericsson North America
- Dave Fritz, Sr. Consulting Engineer, Nokia
- John Hunter, Director, Spectrum Policy, T-Mobile US
Session 203: Launching New IP Services (Marketing/Customer Service track)
Launching new IP-based communications services such as VoWifi, VoLTE and RCS requires changes in subscribers’ perceptions and behavior. Effective pre- and post – launch marketing can help to minimize this transition. This panel will talk about tips, tools and strategies for driving subscriber adoption to a successful launch.
- Greg Klimek, VP of Wireless Marketing, GCI
- Carl Smith, Product Specialist, Union Wireless
Session 204: Under Construction: Influencing Infrastructure Reform and Investment (Policy track)
Both Congress and the FCC began 2017 with renewed attention on infrastructure issues. With Congress’s proposed infrastructure package, the Trump Administration’s keen focus on similar issues, and the FCC’s inquiries regarding improving network deployment processes, the competitive wireless industry stands to markedly benefit. Focusing on job creation and economic development, competitive wireless carriers have the opportunity to connect all Americans by making mobile broadband a staple service included in any legislative or Administrative platform, incenting investment and streamlining deployment challenges. Similarly, competitive carriers will engage the Commission regarding high-priority 5G issues like access to more spectrum, network densification, and site application review. Join our policy experts to discuss efforts on how competitive wireless carriers can benefit from these changes.
- Dan Meyer, Editor-in-Chief, RCR Wireless – moderator
- Elizabeth Barket, Law & Regulatory Counsel, CCA
- Nese Guendelsberger, Deputy Bureau Chief, FCC
- Mike Lazarus, Managing Member, Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC
- Ken Schifman, Senior Counsel and Director, State Government Affairs, Sprint