Conference Program

KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED

Combatting Cybersecurity Threats with Behavioral Analytics

Jennifer Blatnik
VP, Cloud, Security, Enterprise Marketing

Wednesday, January 30 Thursday, January 31 Friday, February 1
Exhibit Hall Hours 5:00-7:00pm 11am-4:00pm 11:00am-2:00pm
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Days


Tracks

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
9:00-9:55am
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Service Provider Solutions (Room 305)
Why Service Providers Need to Understand AI
ITSP-01
Artificial intelligence use cases are emerging in nearly every market. So what will it mean to service providers? In a data-driven world, how can service providers leverage AI to deliver better customer experiences, build new partnership models, and create new product and revenue opportunities? This session will discuss the emergence of AI and its potential to revolutionize the service provider market.
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  AIOps Solutions
  Business Communications Solutions
  Future of Work
  MSP Solutions
  Open Source Solutions
  SD-WAN Solutions
  Service Provider Solutions
10:00-10:55am
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Service Provider Solutions (Room 305)
What Happened to NFV?
ITSP-02
It was only a few years ago that hype built around NFV and SDN rapidly and promised to deliver a new world of programmable networking. Growth never materialized – not the way it had been imagined by the media and vendors. What happened to create such a gap between hype and reality? Were expectations set too high? Were vendors and operators not collaborative enough? Has standardization been too slow? IS NFV implementation simply more complicated than we thought? This session will consider what has happened to slow the momentum around NFV, where do we go from here, and will NFC and SDN ever become the growth factors they were made out to be – or have other opportunities turned them into a passing fad?
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  AIOps Solutions
  Open Source Solutions
  Service Provider Solutions
1:00-1:55pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Service Provider Solutions (Room 305)
Can STIR/SHAKEN End the Spam Robocall Deluge?
ITSP-05
CEO
TransNexus
Senior Product Marketing Director, Communications Solutions
Neustar
Spam calls with spoofed caller IDs have reached unprecedented levels, to the point where people simply refuse to answer calls. They are easily the biggest segment of consumer complaints to the FTC and the number of robocalls on a monthly and annual basis continues to climb. Reports suggest as many as 4/7 billion robocalls were placed in July in the United States. While the TCPA theoretically should protect against spoofed robocalls, technology has evolved in a way legislators simply could not project almost three decades ago. So, if technology is the problem, it should also be the solution. Enter STIR (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) standards. This session will discuss the spoofed robocall epidemic, who bears responsibility for protecting subscribers, and how can modern technology help eliminate this growing problem and hopefully make it possible to actually know who is calling again.
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  AIOps Solutions
  Business Communications Solutions
  Future of Work
  MSP Solutions
  Open Source Solutions
  SD-WAN Solutions
  Service Provider Solutions
2:00-2:55pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Service Provider Solutions (Room 305)
Implementing Kari's Laws and Other New E911 Requirements
ITSP-06
President
Voyant
The FCC recently submitted a Report and Order defining new rules around the implementation of Kari’s Law, Ray Baum’s Ct, and other 911 dialing and notification mandates. What are these new requirements, how do they impact service providers, and what do providers need to do to ensure they and their customers are compliant with these regulations?
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  MSP Solutions
  Open Source Solutions
  SD-WAN Solutions
  Service Provider Solutions
3:00-3:55pm
Wednesday - 2/12/20
Service Provider Solutions (Room 305)
Is Zero Touch the Future of Networks?
ITSP-08
Network virtualization has been around for many years now, but part of the challenge that has stunted its growth is a new set of operational challenges when managing the complexity of modern networks. Zero touch has been heralded as the next generation of network management to enable fully automated, accelerated network and service management and orchestration. Some argue zero touch is the only way to deliver the capacity, near-zero latency, reliability, and personalized or customized service that are called for today. This session will discuss: What does zero touch really mean? What are the requirements for zero touch? How will AI be involved? What other technologies will make zero touch possible? Why should service providers and network operators care? What are realistic expectation in terms of timelines and results?
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  AIOps Solutions
  Business Communications Solutions
  Future of Work
  MSP Solutions
  Open Source Solutions
  SD-WAN Solutions
  Service Provider Solutions
Thursday, February 13, 2020
1:00-1:55pm
Thursday - 2/13/20
Service Provider Solutions (Room 305)
Cutting-Edge Cloud-based Solutions for VoIP Service Providers
ITSP-09
Vice President – Marketing and Sales
Telinta, Inc.
Vice President of Business Development
Acrobits
VP of Sales
Inteliquent
This discussion will cover key trends and capabilities in cloud-based solutions for VoIP service providers. Topics include challenges that a successful VoIP business needs to plan for such as switching, billing, customer management, mobile solutions, VoIP Origination and Termination, provisioning and more. Whether your business is already well-established, or just starting out, this session will provide you with new insights.
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  AIOps Solutions
  Business Communications Solutions
  Future of Work
  MSP Solutions
  Open Source Solutions
  SD-WAN Solutions
  Service Provider Solutions
2:00-2:55pm
Thursday - 2/13/20
Service Provider Solutions (Room 305)
Where's the Revenue in 5G and Will 6G Matter?
ITSP-10
As there is with every generation of wireless technology, the rollout of 5G has come with its share of marketing spend and media hype. Is the hype real or is 5G just an incremental evolution in mobile technology that most people won’t really realize happened other than seeing another number on their mobile screens? More importantly, where’s the revenue in 5G? Aside from mobile device manufacturers charging more for 5G-capabile devices long before their networks are live in most places, how are service providers going to leverage 5G? Is the opportunity with consumer or business customers, and what will the revenue-producing use cases be? Does it even rally matter? Will the 6G hype cycle begin before most people have even experienced 5G, creating an endless unrealized hype cycle
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  Open Source Solutions
  Service Provider Solutions
3:00-3:55pm
Thursday - 2/13/20
  AIOps Solutions
  Business Communications Solutions
  Future of Work
  MSP Solutions
  Open Source Solutions
  SD-WAN Solutions
  Service Provider Solutions
Friday, February 14, 2020

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