The world’s core internet network remains under construction, and the situation has created significant challenges and opportunities for vendors and carriers working to quickly and cheaply transmit user traffic from one end point to another. How might network operators ensure timely access to fronthaul, backhaul and other connections within the globe’s central networking grid?

Featured Speakers:

Charlie Reed

Partner
ATLANTIC-ACM

Charlie Reed has worked at ATLANTIC-ACM since 2005 on projects ranging from market sizing and forecasting to corporate strategy. Charlie has a broad perspective on the telecommunications market and deep expertise in sizing and forecasting the enterprise and wholesale carrier markets. Charlie is responsible for the firm’s delivery of data intensive sizing and analysis projects and the development of market models and algorithms to isolate trends from large and diverse datasets.

Thomas Ferry

Chief Technology Officer
Lumos Networks

Thomas E. Ferry was appointed Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer in January 2016. He had previously served as Vice President of Engineering & Program Management since May 2014. Prior to joining Lumos Networks, he served as Manager of IT Program and Project Management for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Ferry has a BS in electrical engineering from Monmouth University and is PMP certified.

Eric Bozich

Vice President Product/Marketing
CenturyLink

At CenturyLink, Eric Bozich leads Centurylink's Wholesale product management, marketing, pricing, event coordination and business analytics functions. He also serves as the Wholesale liaison with Product Development. Previously, at Qwest, Eric Bozich oversaw the product development and delivery of voice and data communications services to Qwest's business and government customers.

Chirag Trivedi

Vice President Professional Service, Global Practices
ARRIS

Chirag Trivedi has been with ARRIS for 15 years where he began and built the foundation for ARRIS’s Global Professional Services business. In his current role Chirag focuses on leading the Global Service Practices of Network Transformation, Advanced Software Applications, Wireless and Network Assurance. Practices provide complete strategy and portfolio management for the Professional Services capability centers globally. The practice teams also provide consultants and subject matter experts on next generation technology and industry leadership.

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