Agenda

The Great Lakes Technology Showcase offers large floor space featuring some of the most innovative products in the broadband industry. Attendees will also be able to attend technical training sessions designed to increase their productivity and knowledge of next generation technologies. The 2018 Showcase will be held on August 14 - 16 in Columbus, OH.

The 2018 agenda is below:

Tuesday, August 14

1:30 p.m. Welcome
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. General Session Panel 1
What makes a Smart Community? Urban and Rural applications
- Governor John Kasich, State of Ohio (Invited)
- CenturyLink CEO
- Shirley Bloomfield, Chief Executive Officer, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
- Liz Brown, Columbus City Council
2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. General Session Panel 2
Procedures and practical applications, Best Practices
- Mike Stevens, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Columbus
- Indiana Rep.
- Michigan Rep.
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Opening Reception and Vendor Time
7:00 p.m. Columbus Clippers Baseball @ Huntington Park

Wednesday, August 15

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. General Session
8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Ohio Congressman Bob Latta
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. FCC Chairman Pai (Invited)
10:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Everyday uses of Wi-Fi in a 5G World
- Moderator
- Nokia - Fayyaz Patwa
- Zyxel, Partrick Moreno
- Company Rep.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Capitalizing on Enterprise Digital Transformation
Accedian - Marc Matthews
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Time
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions - 45 minute session, each repeated

(1) Take Control - Managed Process and Workflow
Lake Stockdreher, Mapcom

(2) When is the right time to build a FTTH network? Pros and Cons
Gordon Caverly - Mid-State Consultants

(3) Potential Applications for Li-Lon for Telco Standby Powering
David Michlovic - Vertiv
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception @ Convention Center

Thursday, August 16

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Smart City Experience Center
12:00 p.m. Adjournment