Schedule of Events
*Note: Schedule is preliminary, and is subject to change.
|7:30 am – 8:00 am||Newcomers Orientation|
|8:00 am – 9:30 am||MDU Panel Click here to learn more
Kick off the 2016 FTTH Connect with an in-depth discussion during our multiple dwelling units (MDU) panel! Superior high speed internet access is one of the amenities most valued by MDU residents. Fiber to each living unit can enable gigabit speeds today and upgrades to 10-gigabit-connectivity in the future, making this the preferred approach to serve residents that are hungry for a higher bandwidth.
Google and Hotwire Communications are both currently deploying fiber to MDUs. Join us as representatives from both companies share their perspectives on how to effectively market, sell, and deploy fiber to MDUs.
This session will also feature a special conclusion from Michael Render, President, RVA, LLC., who will present the results of his recently-completed MDU study.
Moderated by John George, Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS
|9:45 am – 10:30 am||Breakout Sessions Series 1 Click here to learn more
|10:30 am – 10:45 am||Networking and Refreshment Break|
|10:45 am – 11:45 am||Breakout Sessions Series 2 Click here to learn more
|11:45 am – 12:45 pm||Lunch On Your Own Click here for Opryland Dining Information|
|11:45 am – 12:45 pm||Birds of a Feather Lunch for Network Operators|
|12:45 pm – 1:30 pm||Breakout Sessions Series 3 Click here to learn more
|1:30 pm – 1:45 pm||Networking and Refreshment Break|
|1:45 pm – 3:00 pm||Breakout Sessions Series 4 Click here to learn more
|3:00 pm – 6:30 pm||Opening Reception and Expo Theater Presentations Click here to learn more
|6:30 pm – 8:30 pm||Welcome to Nashville Event with Google Fiber Click here to learn more
Join Google Fiber for a fun, festive hangout at FUSE Sports Bar, featuring Nashville musician Clare Dunn! Clare has opened for some of country music's biggest stars, including Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, Hank Jr., Jamey Johnson and others, including American Rock icon Bob Seger. She has also played at a variety of major fairs and festivals across the country.
NOTE: Wristbands and conference badges will be required for entry to this private event. Please visit Google Fiber at Booth 1006 in the Expo Hall to claim your wristband. Act quickly, as wristbands are only available on a first-come, first-served basis!
|8:30 am – 8:45 am||Opening Remarks|
|8:45 am – 9:00 am||Welcome Address with Ted Townsend, Chief of Staff, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development|
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Armchair Discussion with FTTH Newsmakers Click here to learn more
In what has become an annual event at the FTTH Council’s Conference, Tom Cohen, the Council's counsel, leads a rapid fire Q&A discussion with individuals who are making news in the FTTH industry. This year’s session will focus on such issues as the demand from communities and consumers for ultra high bandwidth services and the applications that are creating that demand.
Moderated by Tom Cohen, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
|10:00 am – 10:15 am||Networking and Refreshment Break|
|10:15 am – 10:45 am||Keynote Presentation: A Conversation with Google|
|Presented by Chris Levendos, Head of Network Deployment and Operations, Google Fiber|
|10:45 am – 11:30 am||Keynote Presentation: Competing in the Innovation Economy Learn more
Presented by Andy Berke, Mayor, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga is home to the fastest, cheapest, most pervasive Internet in the world. As Mayor of Gig City, Andy Berke will discuss the advantages of having a Fiber to the Home municipal broadband network going to every home and business in a 600 square mile service area. Mayor Berke will also provide examples of how that gigabit infrastructure has spurred development, created jobs, and helped to launch Chattanooga's Innovation District – the first Innovation District in a mid-sized city.
|11:30 pm – 12:00 pm||FTTH Council Americas Awards Presentation Click here to learn more
|12:00 pm – 1:30 pm||Lunch and Expo Theater Presentations Click here to learn more
|12:00 pm – 1:30 pm||Women in Fiber Luncheon Click here to learn more
Be part of this exciting event, featuring women who are currently working in the telecommunications industry discussing their insights into professional development and the opportunities for women to achieve their full potential in the field.
Moderated by Heather B. Gold, President and CEO, FTTH Council Americas
|1:45 pm – 3:00 pm||Breakout Sessions Series 5 Click here to learn more
|3:00 pm – 6:30 pm||Evening Reception and Expo Theater Presentations Click here to learn more
|8:00 am – 9:00 am||Genius Bar Panel Click here to learn more
Experienced network operators share the most pressing issues they are working on today – and then offer you the chance to engage in the dialogue. Share your suggested solutions and apply the lessons you've learned throughout the conference to real-life scenarios.
|9:00 am – 9:30 am||Keynote Presentation with Guy McCormick, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Cox Communications|
|9:30 am – 9:45 am||Networking and Refreshment Break|
|9:45 am – 11:00 am||Third Annual FTTH Summits Part 1 Click here to learn more
|11:00 am – 11:15 am||Networking and Refreshment Break|
|11:15 am – 1:00 pm||Third Annual FTTH Summits Part 2 Click here to learn more|