2017 MTA Spring Convention: March 27-29

The annual MTA (Minnesota Telecom Alliance) conference is coming up – March 27-29 in Minneapolis. It’s also a big and great show with topics ranging from policy, to technology, marketing, industry new and business management. The trade show alone is a fun look at what folks are doing.

Here’s a peek at the agenda

Monday, March 27

Breakout Sessions (3:00 – 3:50 pm_

Enabling Faster Speeds at the Network Edge – Karthik Kailasam, Emerson Network Power

Automation and You: Automating Everyday Life and Business Tasks – Shaun Carlson, Arvig
Selling Ethernet Transport in a Tariff Environment – Iris Carrasquillo, NECA

Breakout Sessions (4:00 – 4:50 pm)

Evolving Broadband Privacy Requirements – Shannon Heim, Dykema Gossett

Achieving High Availability with NFV – Mike Gates, REDCOM

There Has to Be an Easier Way! – Gwen Schaffer, Olsen Thielen CPAs

Opening Reception at Hyatt (5:00 – 6:30 pm)

Tuesday, March 28

Breakout Sessions (9:30 – 10:20 am)

5G: Embracing the Opportunities – Ben Humphrey, Finley Engineering Company, Inc.

Leading Millennials – Debbie Johnson, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
How “Big Data” Can Support Revenue – Andy Rangen, 7Sigma Systems, Inc.; Aaron Hautala, RedHouseMedia

Breakout Sessions (10:30 – 11:20 am)

Fiber Indexing for Multi-Use – Erik Gronvall, CommScope

Building a Profitable Modern Video Offering – Mark Chambers, NeoNova; Terry Kucera, NeoNova

Culture Branding: The HR + Marketing Connection – Jenna Monse, Cooperative Network Services; Christine Castagneri, Cooperative Network Services

Breakout Sessions (11:30 am – 12:20 pm)

Personal Cyber Security: A Clear and Present Danger – Jon Brown, Vantage Point Solutions

Make World-Class Wi-Fi Your Differentiator: How to Optimize Carrier Class Wi-Fi in Your Subscriber’s Home – Ben Chan, Calix

Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law Under the New Administration – Tom Revnew, Seaton Peters & Revnew

Issues Update Lunch (12:30 – 1:30 pm)  – Ron Kresha

Exhibits Open – 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 29


Keynote – John Kriesel

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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