Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Chelsea Piers - New York 
Pier Sixty
23rd Street & West Side Highway
New York City, NY 10011

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Tom Marciano, Event Chair 
New York State Wireless Association 



Please Join
The New York State Wireless Association
for our WIRELESS FORUM 2017

June 21 & 22

New York City

The New York State Wireless Association is proud to announce Wireless Forum 2017, on June 21 - 22 in New York City. NYSWA is excited to present an all-star line-up of events including some unique networking opportunities. 

JUNE 21st (Wednesday)
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Kick-off the event with a Special Event/Tour of MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - The World’s Most Famous Arena

The physical address of Madison Square Garden is:

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, New York 10001

We are meeting at the Club Bar & Grill within the Madison Square Garden.  Please enter the arena at the 7th Avenue entrance.  All attendees will need to be pre-registered on the attendee list to be admitted by MSG Security.   Note that everyone will also need to go through MSG Security screening which will include scanners.  Go up the large center escalators and follow the NYSWA signs to the Club Room where there will be refreshments and a small presentation before the tour.

(Sponsored By: Extenet & CommScope)

 6:30pm – 10:00pm: Connect with Colleagues at the Opening Reception at the DL Club (Rooftop bar) – 95 Delancey St., NY, NY (www.thedl-nyc.com)

(Sponsored By: Tectonic and inRange Solutions)

JUNE 22nd

8:30am - Registration and Exhibit Hall Open | Location: Pier Sixty

9:00 - 9:45am - Breakfast, Opening Remarks, and Keynote Address:
Alexander Gellman, CEO & Co-Founder, Vertical Bridge | Sponsored by: Graybar | Location: Majestic

10:00 -11:00am - Panel 1: Access to The Public Right-of-Way: Where the Fiber (and other Wireless Infrastructure) Meets the Road | Sponsored by: Phillips Lytle | Location: Oceanic
Panel Description:
Small Cell Infrastructure and Fiber Deployment in the public right-of-way is critical to the densification of wireless networks. This panel will explore the legal, political, regulatory and other public issues regarding PROW access. We will hear from major stakeholders involved in this key element of getting closer to end users to solve the (insatiable) capacity crunch throughout NYS.

Moderator - David Bronston - Phillips Lytle, Special Counsel
Jason Caliento - Mobilitie, Senior Vice President, Network Strategy
Ken Schifman - Sprint, Senior Counsel & Director of Government Affairs
Steve Traylor - NATOA, Executive Director, General Counsel
Van Bloys - WIA, Senior Government Affairs Counsel

11:00 -11:15am - AM Break – Exhibits Open | Sponsored by: Pyramid Network Services | Location: Olympic/Terrace

11:15am-12:15pm - Panel 2: Flexible and Resilient Converged In-Building Solutions | Sponsored by: Barclay Damon | Location: Oceanic
Panel Description:
The need for in-building cellular coverage and capacity is rapidly accelerating at a time when available solutions are expanding to accommodate converged solutions.  Utilizing multiple technologies on a common infrastructure allows for an increased return on investment (ROI) for commercial real estate by protecting and adding value to your asset.

Moderator - Rich Berliner, Connected Magazine, Publisher
Cris Kimbrough - CBRE, Managing Director
Nick Stello - Vornado Realty Trust, Senior Vice President, Information Technology
Keith Martin - Corning Optical Communications, Director of Sales
Carmen DeMarco - Extenet, Manager, Business Development - East

12:15 -1:30pm - Luncheon and Lunch Keynote: Marissa Shorenstein, President, AT&T – New York | Sponsored by: Cuddy & Feder | Location: Majestic

1:45 - 2:45pm - Panel 3: Smart Cities: Where 5G and IoT are Converging to enable Smart Solutions for Citizens | Sponsored by: Snyder & Snyder | Location: Oceanic
Panel Description:
We are in the midst of a vast technological evolution and how municipalities gather, use and deliver information to enhance the lives of their citizens.  Sensors, intelligent lighting, video, traffic management, and communications platforms are shifting to wireless technologies to deliver on the promise of a truly smart city.  This panel will discuss new smart city solutions and the network architecture required to provide these benefits.  We will hear from leaders in government and the private sector advancing this major transformation in how municipalities are better serving their constituents.

Moderator - Dominic Villecco, V-COMM, CEO
Jane Builder - T-Mobile, Principal Manager Northeast Region Site Advocacy
Jeff Maki - Intersection Media, Senior Director of Innovation and Strategy
Cordell Schachter - NYC DOT, Chief Technology Officer
Cliff Kane - Cleareon, Co-CEO
Jorgen Wetterberg - Ericsson, Sales Director

2:45 - 3:00pm - PM Break – Exhibits Open | Sponsored by: Ford Law Firm | Location: Olympic/Terrace 

3:00 - 4:00pm - Panel 4: The Direction of the Wireless Telecommunications Industry | Sponsored by: Crown Castle | Location: Oceanic
Panel Description:
This riverside chat with policy experts, including audience participation, will explore the future direction of the wireless industry.  5G innovation, spectrum sharing, major regulatory shifts, the convergence of media, cable and telecommunications, and other cutting edge developments will transform the wireless industry in directions never before imagined.

Moderator - Rob Gaudioso, Snyder & Snyder, Partner
Majid Kahn - Verizon, Managing Director of Smart Cities & Venues
Kirk Wampler - Crown Castle, Vice President of Network Real Estate
Bill Bayne - Transit Wireless, CEO
Joshua Breitbart - City of New York, Director of Broadband

4:15 - 5:00pm - Closing Session: Rachael Bender, Legal Advisor to Chairman Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission | Location: Majestic

5:00 - 6:30pm | Closing Reception | Sponsored by: Mobilitie | Location: Olympic/Terrace