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2017 LATAM Conference Schedule of Events

Note: schedule is tentative, and is subject to change.

Tuesday, 28 March

19:00 – 21:30 Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, March 29

8:30 – 9:00 Opening Remarks

Presented by:
  • Heather Burnett Gold, President and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association
  • Eduardo Jedruch, President, Fiber Broadband Association LATAM Chapter
9:00 – 9:30 Keynote Presentation from Argentina National Entity for Communications (ENACOM)

Presented by Miguel de Godoy, President, ENACOM
9:30 – 10:30

Panel Presentation: Architectures and Topologies for Deploying FTTH Networks

Presented by:

  • Claudio Cipriani, Lead FTTH Engineer, Telecom Argentina
  • Richard Navarro, Network Manager, Tigo Paraguay
10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 – 12:00

Keynote Presentation by ARSAT

Presented by Rodrigo de Loredo, President, ARSAT

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Panel Presentation: 5G: The New Paradigm of Networks FTTH's Role in the Infrastructure Layer

Presented by:
  • Adrian Di Meo, Chief Technology Officer, Telefonica Argentina
  • Lucas Gallitto, Public Policy Director, GSMA LATAM
  • Martin Wessel, Manager of Technology Evolution, Telecom Argentina
14:15 – 15:45 Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
15:45 – 16:30 Panel Presentation: FTTH Early Adopters in Latin America

Presented by:
  • Erich Rodrigues, Vice President, ABRINT
  • Patricio Seoane, Vice President, CABASE
  • Carlos Wilson, President, WITEL
16:30 – 17:15 Keynote Presentation: Taking on the Incumbents: Lessons in Broadband Deployment

Presented by John Burchett, Head of Public Policy and External Affairs, Google Fiber
17:15 – 19:00 Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, March 30

8:30 – 9:00 Opening Remarks

Presented by:
  • Heather Burnett Gold, President and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association
  • Eduardo Jedruch, Chairman, Fiber Broadband Association LATAM Chapter
9:00 – 9:45

Panel Discussion: FTTH Around the World

Presented by:

  • Heather Burnett Gold, Fiber Broadband Association (North America)
  • Wataru Katsurashima, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific
  • Roland Montagne, FTTH Council MENA
  • Mariana Rodríguez Zani, Convergencia Research & Convergencialatina
9:45 – 10:30 Panel Presentation: Drivers for a Successful FTTH Business Case

Presented by:
  • Roberto Falconi Cardona, Director, PuntoNet
  • Karina Feola, Division Manager, External Plant Operations, ANTEL Uruguay
  • Thiago Nassif Costa Silva, Market Planning Manager, Vivo Brazil Senior 
10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 – 12:00 Panel Presentation: Smart Cities/IoT/Future of Smart: Trends, Challenges, and Impact

Presented by:
  • Hector Moreno, Sales Director, CALA, EXFO
  • Ignacio Perrone, Latin America Digital Transformation Manager, Frost & Sullivan
  • Nick Wilcox, Chief Strategy Officer, Beamfly, ETI Software
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Panel Presentation: FTTH Innovations

Presented by:
  • Mario Quaroni, FTTH Engineering Leader, TASA
  • Cristian Szpigun, FTTH Engineering Leader, Telecom Argentina
  • Juan Vela, Senior Direcotor, Solutions Marketing, Calix
14:15 – 14:30 FTTH Carrier and Professional of the Year Awards Presentation
14:30 - 16:00 Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
16:00 - 16:30 Keynote Presentation: Ministry of Communications

Presented by Oscar Aguad, Minister of Communications, Ministry of Communications of the National Executive Power of Argentina
16:30 – 17:15

Keynote Presentation: FTTH LATAM Panorama

Presented by Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst, IDATE

17:30 – 19:30 Closing Reception

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Webinars

We offer members a variety of learning opportunities through our webinar series, which are open to the public unless otherwise specified. If you are interested in presenting a webinar for FTTH Council Americas, please visit our Webinars Page for more information.

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Gimme Fiber Day

On November 4th we celebrate Gimme Fiber Day to showcase how fiber has positively impacted communities across the world and what policymakers around the globe can do to help advance the roll-out and take-up of fiber optics. The date is the birthday of Professor Charles Kao.

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