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Seth Arndorfer
Chief Executive Officer, Dakota Carrier Network

    

Seth Arndorfer is the CEO of DCN (Dakota Carrier Network), a North Dakota fiber optic network owned by 14 independent broadband service providers that serves more than 164,000 subscribers in nearly every community across the state. DCN also provides business technology solutions...

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SESSION: Balancing Business and Technology, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Shirley Bloomfield
Chief Executive Officer, NTCA

         

Shirley Bloomfield is chief executive officer of NTCA, the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America...

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SESSION: FirstNet in 2019, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Michael Boyle
Strategic Planning Director, Westin Building Exchange

SESSION: Telecom Perspectives from the 34th Floor, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Joe Candido
Co-founder, Executive Crash Course

Joe Candido is the co-founder of Executive Crash Course and founder of Fifth Element Associates. He has worked in the IT and telecom industries for over 30 years where he’s held positions within a variety of companies as VP of Sales and Marketing, Director of Sales, VP of Innovation, and Member of Technical Staff...

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SESSION: Tomorrow's Telco Technologies, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Justin Huebner
Assistant, General Manager, Solarus

Justin Huebner is the Assistant General Manager at Solarus, the largest independent telephone company in Wisconsin. He transitioned into this role in early 2017 after sixteen years in a consultative environment at Kiesling Associates...

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SESSION: Balancing Business and Technology, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Teresa McGaughey
Senior Director of Solutions Marketing, Calix

   

Teresa McGaughey, senior director, solutions marketing, Calix, has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with a focus on the access network in software development, product management, sales and marketing, as well as a patent in router on a chip technology.

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SESSION: 5G, Wi-Fi6, 10G, 50G PON: The Alphabet Soup Continues, Thursday, April 25, 10:10 a.m.–Noon

Ed Parkinson
Acting Chief Executive Officer, FirstNet Authority

    

Edward Parkinson was named acting chief executive officer of FirstNet Authority in October 2018. Previously he served as the Director of External Affairs, where he was responsible for all external communications and intergovernmental relations with local, state and federal organizations. Before joining FirstNet, Parkinson served for five years as a professional staff member for the House Homeland Security Committee, then chaired by Rep. Peter T. King of New York. ...

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SESSION: FirstNet in 2019, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Mike Rushing
Business & Product Development Manager, Westin Building Exchange

Having spent 25 years in the greater Seattle telecom and data center market, Mike Rushing's customers were integrating with the Westin Building even before it was deemed the carrier hotel for the Pacific Northwest...

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SESSION: Telecom Perspectives from the 34th Floor, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.