TIA NOW

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    AT&T's VP of Strategic Initiatives Rachel Kutz, and Matt Bruening, VP of Supply Chain Sourcing, speak with TIA NOW about the the desired characteristics of a good supplier, the importance of compliance and sustainability in supplier relationships, the effects disaggregation are having on the supply chain, and what AT&T needs from its suppliers.

All TIA NOW Videos:

  • With corporate tax reform a top priority for the President and Republican lawmakers in 2017 – and legislation currently moving through Congress – experts from the firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck, Elizabeth Gore and Brian Wild, join Brian Hendricks, head of Government Affairs for Nokia Americas Region, to provide their insights on the process, politics and policy currently surrounding the tax debate in Washington.

  • The march towards network virtualization has many service providers focused on infrastructure. As stand-alone and full-solution testing takes place, questions remain about the true existence of a comprehensive and interoperable NFV infrastructure. Wayne Cheung, Director of Product Marketing at Juniper Networks talks with TIA NOW’s Clarence Reynolds about how to define that progress and what this transition means for legacy network integration.

  • TIA’s Dan Henry speaks with Craig Dollar, Director of NG9-1-1 Strategy at Motorola Solutions and Patrick Halley, Executive Director of the NG9-1-1 Institute and Partner with Wilkinson Barker Knauer about current challenges to upgrading our emergency communications systems. Public safety will require policy leadership and dedicated funding to bring emergency communications into the modern era.

  • We talk a lot about network innovation on the virtualized side of the network, but what about the backbone of the network? Deploying fiber deep pushes better cable service closer to the customer, enhances scalability, and addresses concerns about aging copper being a bottleneck to network innovation. Cox Communication's Dr. Eugene Dai and EXFO's Sophie Legault spoke with TIA NOW from Cable-Tec Expo 2017 about the drive towards deep fiber, what impedes deployment, what deep fiber means for five nines reliability, and how service assurance will change as the network evolves.

  • Communities seeking the benefits of "smart" connectivity are faced with difficult choices: what are the first steps? How do you integrate applications? Which vendors do you work with? What's your budget? How do you manage public and private partnerships? In this discussion, city and county leaders tasked with scaling smart communities discuss the challenges and opportunities they're currently facing. They also weigh in on how the communications ecosystem can support their plans for current and future connectivity.

  • In this video panel from Nest headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, IoT security experts from VMware, Nest, NIST and Palo Alto Networks weigh in on consumer IoT and security. How do you balance the plug-and-play functionality of consumer IoT with network layer security?

  • Will Barkis, Senior Technology Analyst at Orange and Anton Monk, VP Strategic Alliances and Standards at Cohere discuss the requirements of infrastructure to support smart cities and how the industry can support and guide cities towards an effective plan on transitioning to a smart city.

  • How do carriers, manufacturers and OTT players thrive in marketplace that is looking for services, not devices? And what are the differences between what consumers versus SME's want? We talk with Balaji Sundaram, Principal, Smart Communities and Venues at Verizon, Rusty Lhamon, Sr. Director, IoT Solutions at T-Mobile and Sumit Mittal, Enterprise Business Development at Nest to find out.

  • IoT holds the promise to transform nearly every aspect of modern business, and bring efficiencies to our everyday lives. This TIA lunch and learn featuring policy leaders from AT&T, Nokia, Qualcomm, NTIA and more explore policies that reduce challenges to wireless broadband infrastructure deployment - and how public-private sector partnerships and other regulatory and legislative initiatives can help spur investment in IoT technologies and applications to enable smarter, safer and more efficient connected communities.

  • Much of what we'll need 5G to do in the near future are things the industry isn't ready to tackle, but there are a large set of requirements we do know about. Donyel Jones-Williams, Director of Product Marketing at Juniper Networks and Peter Jarich, Chief Analyst at GlobalData Technology discuss what needs to be done to the network to get us ready for a robust network of today and the future.

  • Rachel Kutz, VP of Strategic Initiatives within AT&T's Global Supply Chain group discusses how the value chain of suppliers and QuEST Forum's role help AT&T compete and achieve near-term sustainability goals.

  • Nokia’s Chief Quality Officer, Deepti Arora, joins Power & Tel CEO Jennifer Sims and KPGCo President Trevor Putrah to explain the importance of the global language of network quality and performance provided by TL9000 for suppliers and service providers around the world.

  • AT&T’s Susan Johnson, SVP of Global Supply Chain, and CenturyLink’s Todd Miller, VP of Network Operations, discuss how they’ve raised the bar thanks to TL9000 and close coordination with their supplier partners via QuEST Forum. They also discuss what they foresee as required network innovation, and their expectations for the newly announced merger of TIA and QuEST Forum.

  • What is a Smart City? And what unique challenges are met when cities and citizens become customers? Mike Zeto, GM and Executive Director of AT&T Smart Cities, discusses what makes making cities "smart" - a broad and complex challenge.

  • The TIA and QuEST Forum merger announced this week heralds a new era in industry alignment bringing “agility, scale, quality, efficiency and trust,” says TIA CEO Wes Johnston. Fraser Pajak, CEO of QuEST Forum and Wes Johnston discuss the natural synergies and combined strengths of the new organization.

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