DAS In Action: Atlanta 2012 Speakers

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DAS In Action: Atlanta Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers

The list of featured speakers is being updated regularly so be sure to check back to see who else is on board.
 Allen Dixon, National Channel Development Manager, Corning MobileAccess and Chair, Council of Founders, The DAS Forum Matching the Right Technology with your Venue • April 10, 2012 • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. During his 20-year plus career in the optical fiber industry, Allen  Dixon has held numerous positions at Corning Cable Systems (formerly Siecor) including field engineering, product line  management, marketing, and market development. In his current  role as National Channel Development manager, Allen spearheads efforts  aimed at the exploring new markets, new applications, and new customers for Corning Cable Systems. He is particularly interested in increased deployment of optical fiber in emerging public and private wireless network architectures, especially distributed antenna systems. A vocal proponent of the role of standards and industry, Allen is a veteran of the ATM Forum, TIA and IEEE. He is a past chair of the TIA Fiber Optic LAN Section and is the current chair of The DAS Forum, a membership body of PCIA. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Florida.
  Scot Bohaychyk, Market Manager, Clearfield Matching the Right Technology to your Venue • April 10, 2012 • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Scot Bohaychyk, Clearfield market manager, has nearly 30 years in the telecommunications industry. Scot’s background includes serving  in The White House Communications Agency, providing communications infrastructure support for then-President Ronald Reagan and his White House staff.  Scot’s private-sector experience includes OSP field and engineering experience as well as market development and sales work in the fields of blown and pushable fiber for long haul fiber installations both in the United States and overseas.
Dan Meyer, Editor-In-Chief, RCR Wireless News Matching the Right Technology with your Venue • April 10, 2012 • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Dan started at RCR Wireless News in 1999 covering wireless carriers and wireless technologies. As Editor-In-Chief, Dan oversees editorial direction, reports on news from the wireless industry and provides opinion stories on topics of concern to the market such as his popular Friday column "Worst of the Week."
Jim Parker, Senior Manager, AT&T's Antenna Solutions Group Matching the Right Technology with your Venue • April 10, 2012 • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Jim Parker is Senior Manager of AT&T's Antenna Solutions Group and has over 15 years of wireless industry experience. He is responsible for marketing AT&T's 3G/4G neutral-host distributed antenna system solutions. Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Parker was responsible for product management and marketing for 3G/4G wireless infrastructure and femtocell product lines at Samsung. Mr. Parker graduated with a Business degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Dan Wojciechowski, Vice President of Network Operations, American Tower Matching the Right Technology with your Venue • April 10, 2012 • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Dan Wojciechowski is Vice President of Network Operations for American Tower’s Managed Networks group. He is responsible for the Engineering and Operations of all neutral-host indoor and outdoor distributed antenna systems. Prior to American Tower he was Vice President of Network Engineering with Crown Castle International SiteSafe Division and a Director for ALLTEL Communications in the areas of Engineering, Operations and Network Planning. Dan worked for over a decade in the Aerospace and Defense industry designing aircraft antenna and radar systems for several military planes such as the F-16, F-22, B-2, and F-117A Stealth Fighter. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Engineering Management and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Noel Garcia, Senior Engineer, Henkels & McCoy Indoor RF Design and Planning: Optimizing the Ideal Network • April 10, 2012 • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Noel Garcia is a Senior Engineer for Henkels & McCoy Inc. in its integrated networking services group. Founded in 1923 and headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Henkels & McCoy is one of the largest privately held engineering, project management, construction, and training firms providing critical infrastructure for the communications, electric power, natural gas and pipeline, and water industries. The company's capabilities in design, planning, and execution are employed in areas such as structured wireless, unified communications, data centers, and cabling. Mr. Garcia has over 20+ years of engineering management experience in the wireless industry, having provided design, project management, and technical support for major wireless carriers as well as satellite radio operations. He has more than seven years of in-building and outdoor DAS experience and is familiar with multiple technologies including WIMAX, IDEN, GSM, CDMA, TDMA, and DARS network design. Before joining Henkels & McCoy, he served as Manager of Business Development for CommScope. Mr. Garcia earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Saint Louis University in Baguio City, Philippines.
  David Hartin, VP of RF Solutions, Connectivity Wireless Indoor RF Design and Planning: Optimizing the Ideal Network • April 10, 2012 • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. At Connectivity Wireless, David Hartin is putting more than 15 years of wireless experience to work managing the engineering services team, ensuring that the team meets best-practice standards in managing in-building wireless projects and maintains the necessary certifications in industry-leading software tools. Hartin previously spent 8 years in various roles at Sprint Nextel, where he managed complex in-building wireless projects for some of Sprint’s highest profile customers. Hartin earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Auburn University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP-certified) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  Vladan Jevremovic, Director of Engineering Solutions, iBwave Indoor RF Design and Planning: Optimizing the Ideal Network • April 10, 2012 • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Vladan Jevremovic has joined iBwave in 2009 as Director of Engineering Solutions. He is responsible for developing custom solutions as a part of professional services portfolio. He’s also responsible for ideation and requirements specification in the new product development life cycle, and works closely with the development team on new product implementation. Vladan has been in the telecommunication industry for more than 17 years. Vladan received his Diploma Ing. from University of Belgrade in Serbia, and his Masters and PhD from University of Colorado at Boulder.
Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, President, J.N. Partners Inc. Indoor RF Design and Planning: Optimizing the Ideal Network • April 10, 2012 • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, Executive MBA- President of J.N. Partners is a well-established business owner with 18 years of wireless telecom industry experience. She established J.N. Partners in 2006. The company currently offers its clients a single source of solutions that include consulting services, site audits, site acquisition, complete visualization solutions, DAS network designs and deployment, entitlement, architectural and structural engineering services, as well as communication infrastructures. Jeanine started her career in 1992 as an international Sales and Marketing Manager for Valmont Industries, working and living in Canada and France. She founded and served as the general manager of the European subsidiary of Engineered Endeavors, a division of Emerson Electric. Jeanine holds undergraduate degrees in International Business and Marketing from the University of Nebraska, and an executive MBA from J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Jeanine has lived and worked extensively in over 20 countries throughout her career, including nations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America. She speaks fluent French, Kirundi, Swahili and English and studied Japanese while living in Japan. She is the founder and president of Burundi Friends International, a non-profit organization based in San Diego created to help fight poverty in native country, Burundi, Africa.
Dennis Burt, Director of DAS Engineering, Boingo Wi-Fi and Your DAS • April 10, 2012 • noon – 1:15 p.m. Dennis brings more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Before joining Concourse, he spent the early part of his career with Andrew Corporation as a Systems Engineer designing satellite earth station networks and as a Project Engineer designing and implementing two-way and cellular radio RADIAX “leaky coaxial” systems for road and rail tunnels throughout the world. In the early 1990’s at Andrew, Dennis was one of the pioneers in developing cellular in-building coverage systems using RADIAX and low-power bidirectional amplifiers. Following his tenure at Andrew, Dennis spent three years with Pathnet, Inc., as their Sr. Wireless Systems Manager. He and his team were responsible for the design, construction, and operations support of 155 MB point-to-point long-haul digital 6 GHz and 11 GHz microwave radio backbone networks, and with the design and construction of a multitude of short haul fiber and wireless OC3, DS3, nxDS1 interconnects to Pathnet’s CLEC and customer facilities throughout the USA. After joining Concourse, Dennis led the design and implementation of one of the first airport public Wi-Fi hotspots in the U.S. at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in late 2001. Over the last 11 years, he and his team have provided technical design and implementation support for the design, operation, and maintenance of 2G, 3G, and 4G DAS networks and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks at various airports and large scale venues. Dennis holds a BSEE Degree and is a certified IBwave Designer.
Dwayne Baucom, Director of DAS Engineering, American Tower Corp. Wi-Fi and Your DAS • April 10, 2012 • noon – 1:15 p.m. Currently Director of DAS Engineering in the Managed Network Services Division of American Tower, Dwayne has been in the commercial wireless industry for over 15 years. Prior to joining American Tower, he spent nearly eight years with Sprint/Nextel running teams dedicated to FCC Rebanding and spectrum/traffic analysis.
  Hany Famy, National Channel Development Manager, AT&T Mobility Wi-Fi and Your DAS • April 10, 2012 • noon – 1:15 p.m.   Hany Fahmy is a director of Radio Access Network Planning with AT&T Mobility. His current responsibilities include Small Cell technologies, LTE/UMTS hardware,  RF ancillary and DAS. Hany holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has more than 23 years of experience in the telecommunication industry.
  Peter Murray, Wireless Program, CCI Systems Wi-Fi and Your DAS • April 10, 2012 • noon – 1:15 p.m. Peter Murray has over 25 years of experience building and operating telecommunications networks. He was an original member of MCI’s NYC National Account Team and moved on to be the first General Manager of Winstar Wireless where he and his team wrote and executed on the market entry plan. Murray has also served in management positions at Verizon, Level 3 and Wireless Access Communications. He is a graduate of Rutgers College and has an MBA in Information Technology from Fordham University. He has taught in the business departments at Temple University and the College of Philadelphia.
Will Smith, Manager, National Broadband Implementation, T-Mobile USA Wi-Fi and Your DAS • April 10, 2012 • noon – 1:15 p.m. Will Smith has more than 20 years experience in designing, implementing and supporting telecommunications, data communications, and wireless networks. He currently is responsible for the national operations of T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi HotSpots – thousands of mobile connections located at airports, universities, retail outlets, and hotels – as well as other broadband and indoor initiatives for the wireless service provider.  Prior to joining T-Mobile more than eight years ago, Will was the Network Manager and Network Advisor at Blockbuster, responsible for the company’s corporate and retail networks that spanned more than 5,000 locations.  Prior to this position, he designed data and wireless networks for the health care industry, and was also a Lead SONET and datacom engineer for the MCI Long Distance network.  Will served in the United States Navy Reserve as a Radioman for almost a full decade, deploying mobile communications networks worldwide. Will holds a bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.
Michael Tennefoss, Partner, Aruba Networks Wi-Fi and Your DAS • April 10, 2012 • noon – 1:15 p.m. Michael Tennefoss has more than 28 years of product management and marketing experience in the networking and controls industries. Tennefoss joined Aruba in 2007, and is currently responsible for Aruba’s strategic partnerships. He previously ran Aruba’s strategic marketing group including product marketing, technical marketing, press and analyst relations, and training. Prior to joining Aruba, Tennefoss was the Vice President of Marketing at Meru Networks, Echelon Corporation, and Vindicator Technologies.
Scott J. Semone, Maintenance Engineering MTS: RF DAS Systems Engineering, Verizon Wireless Keynote: The Carrier Perspective • April 10, 2012 • 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Scott Semone transitioned from two-way radio into the telecommunications industry in 1989 while accepting a position with NYNEX Mobile in Woburn, Mass. Scott has gained a well-rounded background through his education, and his many different roles as a Mobile Radio Bench, Cell Site, and MSC (MTSO) technician, as well as an RF Engineer, Systems Performance Engineer and SP Associate Director throughout the many transitional years of NYNEX Mobile, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, Bell Atlantic Mobile, Bell Atlantic International and now what is known to us today as Verizon Wireless. Scott’s past Spread Spectrum experience comes primarily from his time while working at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Whippany, N.J., as an MTS during the early development stages of CDMA. His past DAS and In-Building experience was gained while working within the NY Metro region, which includes the Vehicular Tunnels leading in and out of Manhattan, the NYSE and multiple Fiber Micro Cell designs throughout New York City. Much of his practical antenna experience has been gained through field work as a two-way radio and cell site technician. Before accepting the In-Building DAS position within Maintenance Engineering, he has been a part of the ME team for the past eight years focusing on the Alcatel-Lucent CDMA, EV-DO and recently introduced LTE Macro BTS platforms.
Lorna Slott, Business Development Manager, AT&T Keynote: The Carrier Perspective • April 10, 2012 • 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Lorna Slott, Business Development Manager within AT&T’s Antenna Solutions Group, has over 17 years of wireless industry experience. Six of those 17 years have been focused on the wireless in building industry where Ms. Slott has held various positions with marketing, financial, operational and business development responsibilities. Other positions with AT&T include Medical Account Manager, Director of International Marketing, Director of Enterprise Mobility Product Marketing & Technical Product Manager. Ms. Slott also owned her own marketing business for five years where she provided marketing consulting services to businesses. Ms. Slott resides in Excelsior, MN.
Seth Buechley, President, SOLiD Technologies USA Building Codes, Public Safety and DAS • April 10, 2012 • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Seth Buechley is President of SOLiD Technologies, USA, a leading provider of DAS and optical transmission solutions. Seth began his wireless career as a co-founder of CORD Communications, a turnkey network implementation company acquired by publicly-traded WesTower Corporation in 1998. He was then a founding investor and Vice Chairman of Washington Oregon Wireless (WOW), a Sprint PCS affiliate serving a total population of 1.5 million. In 2001, Seth co-founded Tri-Power Group, a leading DAS integrator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. After working in the investment banking and management consulting fields, in 2008 Seth returned to the exciting DAS market.
  Bob Butchko, Partner and Executive Vice President, Lord and Company Technologies Building Codes, Public Safety and DAS • April 10, 2012 • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. For 15 years, L&CT has been a successful turnkey systems integration company that designs, installs, tests, certifies, and maintains in-building, tunnel, and ship board wireless communication systems for public-safety and commercial cellular coverage. Mr. Butchko, a veteran technology executive, is responsible for sales, marketing and business development. He is a graduate of LaSalle University and served as a Naval Officer and Aviator. He is also an author, public speaker and advocate for the creation and enforcement of In-Building Public Safety Radio regulations.
Harry A. (Alex) Coleman II, Vice President – Public Sector -- State & Local Government, Public Safety, and Education Markets, Verizon Enterprise Solutions Building Codes, Public Safety and DAS • April 10, 2012 • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Alex Coleman is the Vice President of Public Sector -- State & Local Government, Public Safety, and Education markets for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. In this capacity, Coleman is responsible for sales strategy, solution development, and creating focus for the State and Local Government, Public Safety, Higher Ed, and K-12 customers on a national basis, a position that he has held since May of 2010. Prior to his current position, Alex was Vice President of Marketing for Verizon Wireless, South Area, from 2009 to 2010, and Vice President of Government and Education for Verizon Business from 2006 to 2009, where he had the overall responsibility for $1.9B in profitable revenue growth, through the sale of network services, CPE, and application solutions. He led, directed, and managed a 500+ member sales, sales engineering, and applications development team for state and local government, and primary and higher education business customers. During this role, Coleman served as a board member for Tech America, formerly known as ITAA. Alex earned an AAS and a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Chris Nolte, Senior RF Engineer, DAS Operations, Tempest Telecom Building Codes, Public Safety and DAS • April 10, 2012 • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Chris brings over 10 years of wireless networks engineering, implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance experience to his current role of Sr. RF Engineer, DAS Operations at Tempest. Chris has designed and implemented multiple large scale DAS systems for leading enterprises and carriers that have included all facets of a turnkey project: site survey, RF design, equipment selection & design, installation, project management, coordination with carriers, public safety organizations and construction trades, carrier wave testing, integration, performance testing and troubleshooting. Chris Nolte served in the US Air Force.
Greg Jacobs, CEO and Founder, Connectivity Wireless Case Study: The DAS Deployment at the Georgia Aquarium • April 10, 2012 • 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. With 19 years of wireless experience, Greg Jacobs has led Connectivity Wireless to be a leading provider of in-building wireless solutions. The company continues to execute on aggressive growth strategies, having successfully deployed more than 2,100 distributed antenna systems across 49 states, and expanding operations to nearly 100 employees. Jacobs is highly regarded as a leader and pioneer in the in-building wireless industry. Prior to founding Connectivity Wireless, Jacobs was a founding member and Director of Sales with the Custom Network Solutions (CNS) group at Sprint-Nextel, where he managed sales to Fortune 500 clients and grew the business 230% in his last year. A native of Atlanta, Jacobs is a 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Michael T.N. Fitch, President and Chief Executive Officer, PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association Breakfast Keynote: Rules, Regulations and Roadblocks • April 11, 2012 • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Michael Fitch is President and CEO of PCIA – the Wireless Infrastructure Association. Prior to PCIA, Fitch held senior positions in industry and government. He began his career at the Federal Communications Commission as an attorney and advanced through management positions to Bureau Chief and Senior Legal and International Advisor to the Chairman. Fitch moved from the FCC to the U.S. Department of State, where he was an Office Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Communications and Information Policy. He headed U.S. delegations to International Telecommunication Union and Inmarsat conferences as well as bilateral negotiations with other countries. From the State Department, Fitch moved to Hughes Communications as Vice President for Spectrum Management. After the acquisition of Hughes Space and Communications by Boeing, he continued in that responsibility for Boeing Satellite Systems and was also responsible for new Homeland Security programs. Fitch received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University.
D. Zachary Champ, Government Affairs Counsel, PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association Breakfast Keynote: Rules, Regulations and Roadblocks • April 11, 2012 • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Zachary Champ is Government Affairs Counsel. He represents the association before the FCC, the U.S. Congress, local governments and state legislatures. Zac's particular focus is on Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). He also facilitates the activities of PCIA's Technology Council. Prior to joining PCIA, Zac was Manager and Counsel of TechAmerica's Commercial Sector Group where he focused on Cloud Computing and led the association's Federal Energy and Smart Grid Committee. Zac's legislative experience includes internships in the General Assembly of Connecticut, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Zac also held positions with News Corporation's government affairs office, and the Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance (ITTA). Zac received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, a M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief for the Syracuse Science and Technology Law Reporter and president of the Syracuse University Communications Law and Policy Society. He was admitted to the State Bar of Connecticut in July 2010.
Douglas Dimitroff, Partner, Philips Lytle L.L.P. Breakfast Keynote: Rules, Regulations and Roadblocks • April 11, 2012 • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. As a Partner at Phillips Lytle, Mr. Dimitroff  is the leader of the firm's Telecommunications Group. He represents some of the largest telecommunications companies in the world; regional telecommunications service providers; and large and small telecommunications site owners and managers. His representation has included transactional and litigation matters, such as zoning and land use matters for wireless telecommunications carriers, tower owners and developers; and site leasing work, site development and asset sales and purchases throughout the U.S. Mr. Dimitroff has played a major role in the firm's appearances before the zoning/planning boards of more than half of all municipalities in New York State. He is a board member, a founder and President of the New York State Wireless Association.
Christopher Sinclair, Senior Director, Network Real Estate, NextG Networks Inc. Breakfast Keynote: Rules, Regulations and Roadblocks • April 11, 2012 • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Christopher Sinclair has been involved in managing network real estate and governmental relations for wireless and wireline providers focused on the deployment of telecommunications in the public right-of-way since 1996, securing agreements and equivalent approvals in jurisdictions across the country. He joined NextG Networks in 2004 and presently is responsible for jurisdictional interface in the Southeast. Prior to NextG, he worked in similar capacities with CSX Fiber Networks (a subsidiary of CSX Corporation), OnFiber Communications, and, Metricom, Inc., in its nationwide Ricochet wireless roll-out. Mr. Sinclair received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Chris Ebert, Head of Network Systems Strategic Product Marketing, Nokia Siemens Networks It's A Small-Cell World • April 11, 2012 • 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Chris Ebert is responsible for strategic product marketing for LTE and 4G technologies for Nokia Siemens Networks in the Americas, Europe and Africa regions. With more than 20 years of international experience in product marketing, product development and sales in the wireless industry, he has a proven track record in defining, marketing and bringing new technologies to market. Additionally, he brings a broad based perspective from experience working at a Tier 1 networking vendor, notable industry start-ups and wireless carriers. Prior to joining Nokia Siemens Networks, Chris held senior positions at Tatara Systems, Tahoe Networks, Openwave (originally joining pre-launch as part of Unwired Planet/Phone.com, the birthplace of the Mobile Internet), Southern Company and Ameritech Cellular. Chris is a recognizable industry expert and speaker.
Iain Gillott, Founder and President, iGR Research and iGR Semiconductor Research It's A Small-Cell World • April 11, 2012 • 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Iain Gillott is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry analyst and an accomplished presenter. Iain has been involved in the wireless industry, both as a vendor and an analyst, for nearly 20 years. iGR Research was founded in 2000 in order to provide in-depth market analysis and data focused exclusively on the wireless and mobile industry. iGR Semiconductor Research Inc. was founded in 2011 to provide technology and supply-chain research. Before founding iGR Research, Mr. Gillott was a Group Vice President in IDC's Telecommunications practice, managing IDC's global research on mobile and wireless communications and Internet access, telecom brands, residential and small business telecommunications and telecom billing services. Prior to joining IDC, Iain was in various technical roles and a proposal manager at EDS (now HP), responsibile for preparing new business proposals to wireless and mobile operators. Mr. Gillott holds a BSo (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, Wales, with a concentration in hardware and software design.
Tony L. Lefebrve, Director, Product Management, Outdoor Wireless Products, Wireless Business, TE Connectivity It's A Small-Cell World • April 11, 2012 • 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. During his more than 17-year tenure with Tyco Electronics (TE), Tony Lefebvre has held a variety of business development and product management positions with the company including Program Manager for Distributed Antenna System (DAS) products, Senior Manager for IP Cable products, and Program Manager for Outdoor Wireless products, his current position. In this role, he is responsible for product development initiatives for ADC’s outdoor wireless products and the business expansion into global markets. Lefebvre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and an MBA degree from the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.
Matt Melester, Senior Vice President, Distributed Coverage and Capacity Solutions, CommScope It's A Small-Cell World • April 11, 2012 • 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Matt Melester is senior vice president, Distributed Coverage and Capacity Solutions, at CommScope. He is responsible for leading the global organization that develops and implements solutions that help carrier and business enterprise customers expand and extend wireless networks in buildings, trains, tunnels and other hard-to-reach areas. He and his team have been responsible for successfully enhancing wireless coverage at numerous high profile locations and events, including FIFA World Cups in Germany and South Africa; Olympic venues in Sydney, Beijing, London and others; high-speed rail systems in Italy, Germany, China and more; the world’s longest tunnel in Switzerland, the world’s tallest building in Dubai, and the world’s largest indoor stadium (Dallas Cowboys). Matt has gained 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry at CommScope, Andrew Corporation, Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems, and Texas Instruments. He has a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Jonathan Campbell, Director of Government Affairs, PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association Winning Strategies at the Municipal Level • April 11, 2012 • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. As Director of Government Affairs for PCIA—The Wireless Infrastructure Association, Jonathan Campbell coordinates and executes the advocacy and outreach of the diverse wireless infrastructure industry. Jonathan works on a wide array of wireless issues – from public safety to broadband deployment – before local governments, state legislatures, Congress, and the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to joining PCIA in 2010, Jonathan worked for CTIA – The Wireless Association and served as a law clerk to FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein and the Chief Counsel of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Jonathan received a B.S. in Communications Studies from Boston University and a J.D. and a Certificate in Communications Law Studies from the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, where he also served as Production Editor on CommLaw Conspectus: The Journal of Communications Law and Policy.
  Sen. Judson Hill, Georgia State Senator Winning Strategies at the Municipal Level • April 11, 2012 • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Georgia State Senator Judson Hill was first elected to the Georgia Senate in 2004 by almost 75 percent of the vote to represent East Cobb County and a portion of Sandy Springs in northwest and north central metropolitan Atlanta. In 2006 and 2008 Senator Hill was unanimously elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus.  He serves as Chairman of the Government Oversight Committee, Chairman of the Appropriations Sub-Committee on Government Affairs, and is a member of the Transportation, Health & Human Services, Judiciary, Reapportionment and Redistricting and Insurance Committees.  In addition, Senator Hill is Chairman of the Georgia World Congress Center & Georgia Dome Overview Committee, Co-Chairman of the Georgia High School Sports Association Oversight Committee and Chairman of the Healthcare Transformation Senate Study Committee. Senator Hill previously served as a Deputy Majority Whip. In 2008, Senator Hill authored and successfully passed the nation’s first patient-centered prevention-focused free market healthcare reform legislation making healthcare and insurance more affordable for Georgia’s working families. Several of his healthcare bills have been adopted by national associations as model legislation.  He also co-sponsored and passed legislation allowing the people of Sandy Springs to vote on incorporation as a new city and measures protecting people from unfair governmental eminent domain powers.  Senator Hill graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science.  His Juris Doctorate degree is from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Macon, Georgia.  Senator Hill served in the Reagan Administration as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, and also in Washington, D.C., as a White House appointee at the United States Department of State, Agency for International Development.  Prior to that Senator Hill worked for President Ronald Reagan on the White House Advance Team and on the Reagan-Bush ’84 campaign. Before he was elected in 2004, he led numerous state and local political campaigns. Aside from his service to the State and community, Judson has been a Sunday school and Bible study teacher for many years and is currently a partner in a real estate development and investments firm.
Karmen Rajamani, Regional Director (South Plains and Southeast Regions) American Tower Winning Strategies at the Municipal Level • April 11, 2012 • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Karmen has 13 years of experience in the tower and wireless industries with a focus on municipal outreach.  Currently, Karmen is a Regional Director (South Plains and Southeast Regions) where she and her team negotiate agreements with pole owners, fiber providers, municipalities, and perform community outreach.  Karmen has extensive experience in zoning, permitting, tower development, and site acquisition nationwide and was American Tower Corporation’s National Zoning Manager before joining ATC Outdoor DAS, LLC.   Prior to joining American Tower, Karmen was a Corporate Portfolio Manager with a fixed wireless company where she negotiated several large portfolio agreements with national office REITs.  Karmen earned a J.D. from Tulane School of Law and is a licensed attorney in Maryland and New Jersey.
Kenton Wallace, Vice President, BTE Management Group Winning Strategies at the Municipal Level • April 11, 2012 • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Kenton graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor of arts degree. He has more than 17 years of telecommunications site development experience holding various roles of increasing responsibility during that time.  Prior to joining BTE Management Group as Vice President, Kenton held the position of National Contract and Vendor Manager at AT&T. Kenton is currently the President of the Georgia Wireless Association.
Kevin Brynestad, Managing Director, Alpina Capital The Evolution of DAS • April 11, 2012 • 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Kevin Brynestad is Managing Director of Alpina Capital, a financial services firm that specializes in transactions to support growth and business initiatives for the rural telecommunications industry. He and the Alpina team have assisted rural telecommunications companies raise capital, restructure debt, monetize non-core assets, and sell ILEC, wireless and tower assets. Kevin Brynestad has more than 20 years of financial and deal-making experience in the telecommunications industry, where he represented several leading communications companies in the wireless, tower infrastructure and data services sectors. Over the past two decades, Mr. Brynestad has skillfully led mergers and acquisitions and private debt and equity placements for well over 100 clients throughout the United States. Prior to specializing in telecommunications infrastructure and backhaul business, he provided corporate financial and accounting services to Fortune 500 companies within a diverse group of industry segments. Mr. Brynestad has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Colorado State University. He holds his Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Stephen Shotts, Chief Technical Officer, Errigal The Evolution of DAS • April 11, 2012 • 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Stephen Shotts is a wireless engineering professional with over 15 years of experience at companies including hardware vendors (Nortel) and service providers (Nextel) in addition to Errigal, where he has managed the creation of carrier-grade software solutions across almost all areas of OSS. Most recently, with Errigal, Stephen has been dedicated to improving the fault and performance management of DAS systems using cutting-edge software solutions.
Dr. Kenneth Stewart, Chief Technical Officer, TE Connectivity The Evolution of DAS • April 11, 2012 • 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Stewart is the Chief Technology Officer, Wireless for TE Connectivity. Dr. Stewart joined TE Connectivity in June 2011, and is responsible for the research and development of TE Connectivity’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and related technology for small cell wireless solutions. Most recently, Dr. Stewart was Vice President, Standards and Research at Motorola Mobile Devices, Motorola’s sector sourcing consumer mobile devices. He led Motorola Mobile Devices' Standards and Research Laboratory, and was responsible for international standards and research efforts in areas ranging from radio access networks, through multimedia systems to mobile applications and services. He served as advisor to Motorola Mobile Devices senior leadership on fundamental technical and strategic issues regarding the performance and evolution of radio access networks, multimedia technology, and applications systems. Dr. Stewart has engineered, reduced to practice, and delivered advanced receiver designs and implementations in Motorola base stations and mobile devices for CDMA, GSM and WCDMA, and has also been closely involved in the development of multiple international wireless interface standards. Advanced research in 3GPP and IEEE air interface technology generation remains a particular interest of Dr. Stewart, including realization of 3GPP High Speed Packet Access (HSDPA and HSUPA), 3GPP LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), and new cell topologies including small cells.Dr. Stewart has held the position of Motorola Dan Noble Fellow (awarded to Motorola’s 100 top engineers) and Motorola Science Advisory Associate. He holds more than 35 issued patents, with multiple patents pending. He is a graduate of the Institute for Communications and Signal Processing at the University of Strathclyde.

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