Telecommunications Industry Association

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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.

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  • Is the auto industry ready for the ongoing customer relationships necessary with connected cars? Can GM own the contemporary automobile experience they way Spotify owns today's music listening experience? Steve Schwinke, Director of Advanced Development and Concepts at GM speaks with TIA NOW about the present state and future of connected vehicles.

  • When ultra-broadband communications combine with intelligent building platforms, and then integrate with 5G, smart buildings will become the foundation that enables the creation of smart communities. So, what’s next for smart building development? TIA NOW speaks with John Foley, General Manager of the Safer Buildings Coalition, and John Ricci, VP of Corporate Development At Next Edge Networks.

  • What is a primary way your organization can differentiate itself from competitors? Better customer experience. But creating a better customer journey is both a science and an art. Hans Schmolke, CEO Of Metrinomics, And Ken Koffman, SVP Technology & Standards at TIA visit TIA NOW to discuss the customer experience journey for business.

  • A company needs more than just high-quality products and services these days. Customers are prioritizing corporate social responsibility, and holding companies accountable for effecting social change. What's behind this movement? TIA Board Member Betty Manetta, President & CEO of Argent Associates, Soles4Souls (www.soles4souls.org) President and CEO, Buddy Teaster, and TIA’s CEO Wes Johnston talk about this #TIACARES initiative.

  • Virtualizing the network will create a larger attack surface for cyber-criminals. What cybersecurity solutions should be implemented immediately? Carlos Solari, VP of Cybersecurity Services at Comodo, Travis Russell, Senior Director of Cybersecurity at Oracle, John Schiel, Principal InfoSec Engineer at CenturyLink, and Arnab Roy, Researcher at Fujitsu Laboratories of America join TIA Now for a lively debate about the path forward.

  • 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.

  • How do you manage partner relationships while the Telecom industry is facing major disruption? How can service providers operationalize disruption? Greg Manganello, SVP of Services at Fujitsu Network Communications joins TIA NOW with insights.

  • As we expand network virtualization, maintaining quality will be both necessary and a challenge. How will enterprise overcome? TIA NOW is joined by Nokia's Deepti Arora, Chief Quality Officer, John Wronka, Senior Director of Quality, and Maneesh Kumar, Head of 5G Quality to discuss the changing view of quality.

  • As macrocells increase in capacity and size, their demand for electrical power will grow accordingly. Is the energy infrastructure that will power the next generation of communications in place today? TIA NOW speaks with Jimmy Taylor, President of TelTech, and Michael Burkhalter, SVP of Global Sales at Alpha Technologies about the policies and solutions necessary to ensure that energy needs don't constrain the 5G future.

  • What's behind the technology that allows tower technicians to work safely and efficiently online or offline? It's an app developed by TIA's newest member, Mobile Reach. Kelly Brande is its Industry and Account Manager of Telecom, and he joins TIA NOW to discuss Mobile Reach's role in the telecom ecosystem.

  • Can the U.S. maintain its place as a leader in the global race to 5G? Will the FCC and Congress streamline the process of network infrastructure deployments? What disruptive business models will emerge because of 5G? Nokia's EVP and President of North America Rick Corker speaks with TIA CEO Wes Johnston about the near future of the journey to 5G.

  • What's happening in the push to modernize the U.S. federal government's IT infrastructure? What are the barriers to implementation? John Weiler, Executive Director at the IT Acquisition Advisory Council and Tony Scott, the former Federal CIO and the Senior Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs, talk to TIA NOW about status of the Report to the President on IT Modernization.

  • Sprint and T-Mobile recently announced plans to merge into one company as a way to help them keep up with the race to 5G. But will federal regulators go along? Jason Leigh, Senior Research Analyst for Mobility at IDC, joins TIA NOW to talk about their spectrum positions and what comes next.

  • Researchers need city-sized playgrounds in order to properly test and develop 5G technologies. That’s why the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced it will deploy two 5G platforms for advanced wireless research. Dr. Thyaga Nandagopal, NSF's Deputy Division Director of the Computing & Communications Foundations Division, joins TIA NOW to announce the first two 5G testbed cities.

  • What will define 5G is coming into focus. The need for an effective standards process, that will represent the varied stakeholders, is critical. TIA NOW discusses this process and shows a working demo of 3 future capabilities of 5G.

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