If you have an interest in emerging technologies, you may want to make a trip up to Fort Wayne in October. The Indiana Telecommunications Association is hosting the Midwest Telecom Expo. Here is some info from a press release:
The Midwest Telecom Expo is excited to announce it will be diving into its next 30 years of service by bringing innovative technology from exhibitor booths and a broad discussion on topics impacting fiber optic technology, broadband, wireless services, enterprise business networking, video services and home networks. The Midwest Telecom Expo will be held October 9-11, at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and will host over 600 communication professionals and 100 exhibits designed to provide a “hands on” opportunity for attendees to see new technology and discuss its capabilities.
“This showcase provides attendees in the communications business with all the latest high tech equipment and how it can be used to grow services in a competitive economy,” said Darren Dierbeck, Vantage Point Solutions, VP of Customer Relations and Chairman of The Midwest Telecom Expo. “Whether it’s broadband, wireless or networking, the Expo gives telecom companies a place to evaluate which equipment best suits their needs.”
Highlights of this year’s agenda will include keynote speaker, Michael Golob, SVP-Engineering and Technology at FRONTIER and a leading authority in networking communications technology. He will discuss how to take the benefits of broadband services to America’s rural areas. Golob is responsible for integrating the new service areas acquired in 2010 from Verizon into FRONTIER’S national network and also works to expand the broadband capacity of the company’s network. The second keynote speaker will be David Seda, Vice President of Field Marketing for CALIX. Seda is a technology expert with the distinction of working as an executive at world renowned technology company, APPLE for 10 years when the company was bringing some of its most innovative products to market. Seda will be discussing the growth of wireless technology and how companies may serve customers with more services by utilizing new fixed wireless options.
Other topics that will be covered include Disaster Recovery, Growing Services from Data Networks and Strategic Planning.
In addition to its educational programming and exhibit hall, The Midwest Telecom Expo will feature exciting evening receptions and a golf outing (weather permitting) to provide a casual atmosphere for networking. Additionally, FRONTIER is helping sponsor a National Guard Indy Car revealing the latest in racing technology to attendees while they view exhibits.
“The Midwest Telecom Expo has always been a promotion of new technology and its application, and Fort Wayne has been the perfect host for this most important regional event,” said John Koppin, president of the Indiana Telecommunications Association. “As technology changes our industry, we are changing the Expo to keep pace. I think attendees and exhibitors will be impressed by the agenda and will be able to sharpen their skills and cultivate new business relationships.”
Communications professionals can register now for The Midwest Telecom Expo. For exhibitor, sponsorship or attendee questions, please contact Kristen or Ashley at (317) 635-1272, or visit the website: www.midwesttelecomexpo.com.