WISPAPALOOZA 2018 Agenda

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Last update: 06/21/18

 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018     (MASTER MONDAY)  
Time Track   Session Title Room
8:30am - 9:00am     Coffee & Pastries  
MORNING SESSION
9:00am - 12:00pm Technical   BATTERY BACK UP / OFF GRID ELECTRIC / ELECTRICAL & GROUNDING Room
Business   TRACTION Room
Marketing   CREATING AN ONLINE BRAND Room
12:00pm - 1:00pm     Mid-Day Break  
AFTERNOON SESSION
1:00pm - 5:00pm Technical   RF DESIGN Room
Regulatory   CBRS Room
Human Resources   EMPLOYEE BENEFITS & POLICIES Room

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018  
Time Track   Session Title Room
8:00am - 9:30am     BREAKFAST Served Until 8:15 | OPENING REMARKS | SPONSOR INTROS  
9:30am - 9:45am     Intermission (15 min)  
9:45am - 10:45am     STATE OF WISPA  
10:45am - 11:00am     Intermission (15 min)  
11:00am - 12:30pm     SPEED DATING  
12:30pm - 3:00pm     EXHIBIT HALL / LUNCH  
SESSION 1
3:00pm - 4:00pm Technical   INSTALLER TRAINING Room
Business   WISPs IN THE CLOUDS / UCaaS MARKET AND HOW WISPs CAN CAPITALIZE Room
Regulatory   SPECTRUM UPDATE Room
Fundamentals   YOU ARE RUNNING A BUSINESS FIRST AND A NETWORK SECOND Room
Advanced Tech   NETWORK AUTHENTICATION OPTIONS (PROS AND CONS) Room
Vendor Spotlight   WINNCOM TECHNOLOGIES Room
4:00pm - 4:30pm     Intermission (30 min)  
SESSION 2
4:30pm - 5:30pm Technical   MicroPOP BACKHAUL Room
Business   BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS (BI) - HOW TO EASILY MONITOR KPIs Room
Regulatory   LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Room
Fundamentals   SCAILING A WISP FROM 0 TO 1500 Room
Advanced Tech   COMING SOON Room
Vendor Spotlight   MIMOSA NETWORKS Room
5:30pm - 7:00pm     EXHIBIT HALL  
 
7:30pm - 10:00pm     ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER (Purchase at checkout $30)  

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018  
Time Track   Session Title Room
         
SESSION 3
8:00am - 9:00am Technical   TRANSITIONING FROM A BRIDGED TO ROUTED NETWORK Room
Business   SCAILING YOUR COMPANY FROM 2,000 TO 10,000+ CUSTOMERS Room
Regulatory   COMPLIANCE 101: WHAT REGULATORY ISSUES DO WISPs FACE Room
Marketing   ENTERPRISE SALES - HOW TO DO IT EFFECTIVELY Room
MDU   MBC PRESENTS: WHY MDU?  IS BIGGER REALLY BETTER? Room
Vendor Spotlight   MICROSOFT Room
9:00am - 9:15am     Intermission (15 min)  
SESSION 4
9:15am - 10:15am Technical   INSTALLER TROUBLESHOOTING Room
Business   EFFECTIVE DISPATCHING / SCHEDULING OF YOUR TECHS Room
Regulatory   WHAT IS CONGRESS THINKING? A VIEW FROM CURRENT STAFFERS Room
Marketing   MEASURING ROI - MARKETING CAMPAIGNS / TRACKING ANALYTICS Room
MDU   MBC PRESENTS: HOW DO YOU WIN IN MDU? Room
Vendor Spotlight   TOWERCOVERAGE.COM / LINK TECHNOLOGIES Room
10:15am - 10:30am     Intermission (15 min)  
SESSION 5
10:30am - 11:30am Technical   LTE - IS IT RIGHT FOR ME? Room
Business   INVENTORY CONTROL 101 Room
Regulatory   WHAT IS THE FCC THINKING? A VIEW FROM CURRENT STAFFERS Room
Marketing   MARKETING TOOLS ON A LIMITED BUDGET Room
MDU   MBC PRESENTS: CREATING MEANINGFUL MDU RELATIONSHIPS Room
Vendor Spotlight   POWERCODE Room
11:30am - 11:45am     Intermission (15 min)  
11:45am - 12:30pm     KEYNOTE  
12:30pm - 3:00pm     EXHIBIT HALL / LUNCH  
SESSION 6
3:00pm - 4:00pm Technical   IoT DEPLOYMENT, DRONES, AND RELATED APPLICATIONS Room
Business   BUSINESS CASE FOR LTE vs TRADITIONAL FIXED WIRELESS vs FIBER Room
Regulatory   EFFECTIVE STATE ADVOCACY Room
Marketing   DO'S AND DON'T OF EFFECTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA / TO RESPOND OR NOT TO RESPOND TO ONLINE REVIEWS Room
MDU   MBC PRESENTS: WHAT TYPE OF BUILD WORKS BEST IN TODAY'S MDU? Room
Vendor Spotlight   RF ELEMENTS Room
4:00pm - 4:30pm     Intermission (30 min)  
SESSION 7
4:30pm - 5:30pm Technical   CONNECTIVITY AS SEEN THROUGH YOUR CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS Room
Business   MANAGING YOUR CUSTOMERS THROUGH CRM Room
Regulatory   EFFECTIVE FEDERAL ADVOCACY Room
Marketing   ADVANCED MARKETING CLASS: SPEAKING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS. WAYS TO CROSS PROMOTE B2B & B2C CHANNELS Room
MDU   MBC PRESENTS: NETWORKING RECEPTION WITH MDU VENDORS/SPONSORS (4:00PM - 5:30PM) Room
Vendor Spotlight   BICOM SYSTEMS Room
5:30pm - 7:00pm     EXHIBIT HALL RECEPTION  
7:00pm - 8:45pm     WISP PAC EVENT  
9:00pm - 12:00am     CEO ROUNDTABLES  

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018  
Time Track   Session Title Room
         
SESSION 8
8:00am - 9:00am Technical   DEALING WITH SUBSCRIBERS' (home) WiFi/Router Room
Business   IPTV - TO DO OR NOT TO DO Room
Regulatory   SITE ACQUISITION PROCESS (ZONING, LEASES, EASEMENTS, ETC.) Room
Human Resources   BYOD AND CORP COMPUTER POLICIES / CYBER SECURITY Room
Finance   TAX CUTS & JOBS ACT - WHAT COMES NEXT? Room
Vendor Spotlight   KP PERFORMANCE ANTENNAS Room
9:00am - 9:15am     Intermission (15 min)  
SESSION 9
9:15am - 10:15am Technical   IPTV NOC SETUP Room
Business   NEXT STEP IN TRACTION Room
Regulatory   3.5 GHZ / CBRS UPDATE / WHAT'S NEXT? Room
Human Resources   HIRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE / INTERVIEW BEST PRACTICES / INTERVIEW 101 Room
Finance   ACCOUNTING/FINANCING 101 Room
Vendor Spotlight   BILLMAX BILLING SOLUTIONS Room
10:15am - 10:30am     Intermission (15 min)  
SESSION 10
10:30am - 11:30am Technical   NETWORK DOCUMENTATION Room
Business   WHEN TO INSOURCE YOUR OUTSOURCED STAFF Room
Regulatory   NET NEUTRALITY NOW: ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE AFTER TITLE II Room
Finance   FINANCE Room
Advanced Tech   NOC & DATA CENTER DESIGN Room
Vendor Spotlight   RADWIN Room
11:30am - 11:45am     Intermisson (15 min)  
11:45am - 12:30pm     KEYNOTE  
12:30pm - 3:00pm     EXHIBIT HALL / LUNCH  
SESSION 11
3:00pm - 4:00pm Technical   THE TECH OF FIBER Room
Business   MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS Room
Regulatory   WHAT FORMS MUST I BE FILLING OUT? Room
Human Resources   DEVELOPING/BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE MANAGER Room
Advanced Tech   NETWORK MONITORING: MORE THAN JUST UP/DOWN Room
Vendor Spotlight   STILL AVAILABLE: Contact Gary Helmers Room
4:00pm - 4:30pm     Intermission (30 min)  
4:30pm - 5:00pm     CLOSING SESSION  
 
9:00pm - 12:00am     TECHNICAL ROUNDTABLES  

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018     (FIBER FRIDAY)  
Time Track   Session Title Room
         
SESSION 12
8:30am - 9:30am Fiber   COMING SOON Room
Fiber   COMING SOON Room
Fiber   COMING SOON Room
9:30am - 9:45am     Intermission (15 min)  
SESSION 13
9:45am - 10:45am Fiber   COMING SOON Room
Fiber   COMING SOON Room
Fiber   COMING SOON Room
10:45am - 11:00am     Intermission (15 min)  
SESSION 14
11:00am - 12:00pm Fiber   COMING SOON Room
Fiber   COMING SOON Room
Fiber   COMING SOON Room
12:00pm - 12:15pm     Intermission (15 min)  
12:15pm - 1:45pm     LUNCH & CLOSING  

 

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