South Wireless Summit

Summit Schedule

Monday – March 26th

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM :: Registration Open

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM :: WWLF Meeting

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM :: Exhibit Hall Open

Tuesday- March 27th

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM :: Registration & Exhibit Hall Open

8:15 am to 9:30 am :: Breakfast Buffet – Sheraton Music City – Ballroom

Industry Insight: Panel Sessions and Keynotes

Senator Tom Daschle Jonathan Adelstein Tracy Ford, WIA Clayton Funk, MVP
Woo Lim, Terracon Marvin Webster, ECA Doug Butler, Trileaf Jason Nicolay, MVP

8:45 AM to 9:20 AM :: Keynote –  Former Senator Tom Daschle

9:25 AM to 10:00 AM :: Keynote – Jonathan Adelstein, WIA President & CEO

10:05 AM to 10:40 AM :: Mergers & Acquisitions
Clayton Funk, MVP Capital
Jason Nicolay, MVP Capital

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM :: Regulatory Update
Marvin Webster, ECA
Woo Lim, Terracon
Doug Butler, Trileaf

11:20 AM to 12:15 PM :: The Role of the HetNet in developing and deploying 5G networks

1:30 PM to 4:00 PM :: WIA Educational Program – Fundamentals: 5G Outlook
Dr. Rikin Thakker
Sheraton Music City Ballroom – $400 Registration Fee 

5G mobile networks remain a few years away from standardization, but the lack of formal definitions has not
discouraged interest, investment, or declarations of deployments in various parts of the world. Even though the first
phase of standardization will not be completed before 2018, academia and operators have started showcasing some of
the key capabilities of 5G through trials and business cases. This course provides an overview of current research
initiatives and industry trials of fifth generation wireless communication systems.

Wednesday-March 28th

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM :: Registration & Exhibit Hall Open

Industry Insight: Panel Sessions and Keynotes

9:30 AM to 10:05 AM :: Keynote – Alex Gelman, CEO – Vertical Bridge

10:10 AM to 10:45 AM :: Keynote – Todd Schlekaway, Executive Director, NATE

10:50 AM to 11:20 PM :: Carrie Charles, President, Broadstaff

11:25 AM to 12:00 PM :: 5G Presentation

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM :: Tower Talk Lunch (hosted by Vogue Towers)
Ed Farscht, CEO – Diamond Communications
David Wiesman, Insite Towers
Mitchell P. Steidl, Managing Director – QHS, LLC
Ron Bizick, CEO – Tarpon Towers

2:30 PM :: Summit Adjourns