CCA’s Annual Convention Kicks-Off Next Week in Phoenix

Washington, D.C. – September 13, 2021 – CCA’s Annual Convention opens next week in Phoenix with a keynote panel featuring carrier executives, an educational program focused on business, technology, and policy issues, and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest products and services for the mobile ecosystem. CCA’s Annual Convention will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center, September 20-22. Keynotes will be live streamed and safety measures are in place.


CCA 2021 kicks-off on Monday, September 20 with a hands-on, FCC-lead, Supply Chain Workshop focused on the $1.9 Billion Secure and Trusted Network Act Reimbursement Program, followed by expert analytical presentations and roundtable discussions from OEMs like Mavenir, Nokia, Parallel Wireless, and Rakuten. Day one concludes with a Welcome Reception networking event for all attendees, sponsored by Nokia.


The keynote panel, A Discussion with Carrier Executives, will open the Convention on September 21 and feature Mark Nazé, CEO, Nsight – Cellcom; Jonathan Foxman, president & CEO of Cellular One; Maureen Moore, chief customer experience officer, GCI; and Eric Woody, chief technical & operations officer, Union Wireless. Steven K. Berry, president & CEO of CCA will moderate. The panelists will address business and policy changes facing competitive carriers, examine best practices to meet increased consumer demand, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The full keynote schedule can be found below.


“We have assembled top mobile executives to deliver keynotes and participate in our educational conference program, and they’ll share their unique perspectives on the future of the mobile ecosystem,” said Steven K. Berry, president and CEO of CCA. “I look forward to meeting industry colleagues and innovative companies who will share lessons learned over the past 18 months and best practices that will guide us into the new year.”


The educational program will be offered across four tracks: Business Development, Technical, Marketing/Customer Experience, and Policy. Sessions will explore business strategies, policy initiatives, current and future funding opportunities for network development, 5G deployments and monetization, cybersecurity, diversity, social justice programs, legacy networks, and digital customer engagement.


Speaking in the Convention’s educational program are executives from Award Solutions, Boloro, BEC Technologies, C Spire, Carolina West Wireless, iQmetrix, JDR Telecom Solutions, Nex-Tech Wireless, Nokia, Ookla, Parallel Wireless, REDCOM, Rakuten, Samsung, Syniverse, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Viaero Wireless, among others.


Keynote Schedule (Times are MST)

Tuesday, September 21

- 8:00 am – Keynote Panel: A Discussion with Carrier Executives

- 12:50 pm – Dow Draper, EVP, emerging products group, T-Mobile

- 1:10 pm – Charles Marsh, SVP, US majors accounts, Nokia

- 1:30 pm – Fireside Chat with Mike Keegan, CEO, TNS and Steven K. Berry, president & CEO, CCA


Wednesday, September 22

- 9:00 am – Welcome and Annual Achievement Awards Presentation

- 9:20 am – Anand Akundi, interim head, customer unit regional carriers, Ericsson North America

- 9:40 am –Steve Zitnik, EVP and CTO, Interop Technologies, and Chris Wright, VP product management, Syniverse

- 10:00 am – Loris Zaia, VP – major accounts & T2/T3, Mavenir


About CCA

CCA is the leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. Members range from small, rural carriers serving fewer than 5,000 customers to regional and nationwide providers serving millions of customers, as well as vendors and suppliers that provide products and services throughout the wireless communications ecosystem. CCA’s 2022 Mobile Carriers Show will take place April 11-13 in Tampa, Florida and CCA’s 2022 Annual Convention will take place September 27-29 in Portland, Oregon. Visit http://www.ccamobile.org @CCAMobile #CCA2021


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