Managed Wi-Fi: Why It's Never Been More Important

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
 
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Subscribers want two things: reliable Wi-Fi and continuous coverage for all of their connected devices. To get this, many customers will purchase third-party Wi-Fi routers and gateways from their local consumer electronics retailer. And while these may work, the data shows that most subscribers usually call their service providers when they experience service or security issues with these third-party systems.

It doesn't have to be this way. By offering a managed Wi-Fi solution, service providers can avoid the pain of trying to resolve issues caused by these consumer-grade routers and offer a solution that delivers their subscribers the ultimate Wi-Fi experience – while also generating new streams of revenue.

Join us for this webinar to understand:

  • What is managed Wi-Fi and why you should consider using it
  • How the Wi-Fi 6 standard impacts managed Wi-Fi
  • How subscribers can benefit from managed Wi-Fi

Speakers
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading | bio Greg Owens, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Calix | bio
 

Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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Greg Owens has 25 years of telecommunications and ICT industry experience, with the last several years focused on Customer Experience Management (CEM). As Senior Director, Product Marketing, for the Premises portfolio at Calix, Greg drives all aspects of marketing — from strategy, positioning and messaging development to market launch and campaign leadership.

Prior to joining Calix, Greg was Senior Director of Global Marketing for the Motive portfolio of CEM Solutions at Alcatel-Lucent. During a span of 15 years with Alcatel-Lucent, Greg also held positions in solutions marketing, customer marketing, media/analyst relations, and marketing communications.

Greg is currently serving his third consecutive term on the Board of Directors for the Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association (BMMA). He was also elected to three consecutive terms between 2008-2010.

Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario (Canada) and a Master’s degree from the University of Ottawa. Greg has presented at dozens of conferences and industry forums internationally, including Mobile Asia Expo, CTIA, 4G World, NXTComm, IBC, RCA, Broadband Services, and TelcoTV.

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Clarence Filsfils, a Cisco Systems Fellow, has a 25-year expertise leading innovation, productization, marketing and deployment for Cisco Systems.

Trusted and respected by key decision makers across major WEB/OTT, SP’s and large Enterprises, Clarence enjoys working with these operators to listen to their needs and requirements, and then get things done from product design to deployment.

He invented the Segment Routing Technology (over 50 patents) and is leading its productization, marketing and deployment at record execution speed. For this contribution, he and his team received the Pioneer Award - Cisco's most prestigious award honoring innovative engineering. The award celebrates engineering contribution that brings growth in new markets, redefines current markets, and provides game-changing improvements to engineering productivity.

Previously, Clarence invented and led the Fast Routing Convergence Technology (over 30 patents) and was the lead designer for Cisco System’s QoS (20 patents) and large-scale IP/MPLS deployments.

Clarence is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences. He holds over 195 patents and is a prolific writer, either in academic circle (Sigcomm 2015), or standard (25 RFC’s) or books.

Clarence holds a PhD in Engineering Science, a Masters of Management from Solvay Business School and a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Liege.

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It’s my 10th year with Cisco. Been an amazing journey so far. Part of automation group from day 1. Helped many SP and large enterprise customers setting up Cisco automation solution(‘s) and e2e integration with OSS/BSS systems.

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Joe Mocerino oversees solutions strategy and marketing for the Fujitsu 1FINITY, Smart xHaul Transport and FLASHWAVE Packet Optical Portfolio. He has written numerous whitepapers and served in speaking roles for telecom and CATV forums, currently focusing on Mobile xhaul Optimization and service delivery. He has a 30-year track record in product line management, marketing, business development, sales, engineering and manufacturing. Joe's technology expertise includes Packet ONP, OTN, CPRI, SONET/SDH/PDH, DSL, WAN/mesh networks, packet networking and CATV headend optics platforms.

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Clarke is Principal Architect of emerging technologies at Shaw Communications. In this role, he analyzes emerging technologies and works with senior executives to develop product strategy. Prior to Shaw, Clarke spent over a decade at CableLabs analyzing and developing new technologies for the cable television industry. He is a public speaker on the Internet of Things (IoT) and a board member of Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an international IoT standards organization. He has occasionally been a judge for the CES Innovation Awards. Clarke served on the board of directors of Universal Plug-n-Play Forum (UPnP), chaired the Technical Committee, and led the Internet of Things task force until UPnP was acquired by OCF. He currently chairs the developer tools group in OCF. He has also chaired various task forces related to video and television in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He has developed key technologies for the delivery of IP video and other cable services through the web. In general, Clarke relishes developing connected services as they cross traditional product boundaries.

Over his career Clarke has worked in engineering, research, product management and strategy around digital media and communications at Shaw, CableLabs, MediaOne, SonicBlue and Qwest. He built the world’s largest subwoofer and holds over twenty issued patents (and dozens not yet issued). In his spare time, he designs and builds home recording studios, theaters and other custom home improvements. He holds MSEE degrees from Brigham Young University and Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

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