BCBC 2019 Presentation

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration Opens Vendor Exposition Open
  • 9:00 AM - BC Broadband Conference 2019 Opens
  • 9:00 AM– 9:15 AM - Opening remarks from the Master of Ceremonies - Chris Allen, President – AB Communications
  • 9:15 AM– 9:25 AM - Welcome Address/Introduction of the Keynote Speaker - Bob Allen, President – BC Broadband Association
  • 9:25 AM - 9:45 AM - Keynote Speaker - Chris Seidl, Executive Director - Telecommunications - CRTC
  • 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM: Connectivity and Connected Communities BC - Susan Stanford, Assistant Deputy Minister, Information Communication Technologies Ministry. of Citizens’ Services and Howard Randell, Exec. Director, NetworkBC, Ministry. of Citizens’ Service
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Coffee Break & Vendor Exposition
  • 10:45 AM – 11:20 AM: De-Mystifying Artificial Intelligence in the CX Space - Jim Radzicki, TELUS International
  • 11:20 AM – 12:00 PM: Elevating the Customer Experience: Best Practices from around Nother America - Pam Ferguson, AVP Product Marketing Cloud and Premises - CALIX
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:Lunch & Vendor Exposition
  • 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM: The Next Level of Customer Experience - Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty - Elya McLeave, Founder of Elya McCleave Consulting and Innovorg
  • 1:40 PM – 2:25 PM: Annual Legal and Regulatory Update -Chris Allen, President – ABC Communications / Christian Tacit, Barrister & Solicitor
  • 2:25 PM – 2:40 PM: Coffee Break & Vendor Exposition
  • 2:40 PM – 3:15 PM: ISED Canada Spectrum Program Updates - Michael Fu, Regional Director Western Region – ISED Canada
  • 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Why and How to Peer at VANIX - Tom Samplonius, VP Technology - Urban Communications
  • 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM: Exhibitor Blitz 5-Minute Product Presentation from 6 of our Exhibitors
  • 4:15 PM– 4:30 PM: Closing Remarks - Chris Allen, President- ABC Communications
  • 4:30 PM– 7:00 PM: Welcome to Reception and Vendor Exposition – Mike Faddoul, Senior Director Bell Canada (President Ballroom and Pre-function area)
  • 7:00 PM: Conference Dinner (President Ballroom)
    • Dinner Speaker - Mark Buell, Regional Bureau Director - North America - Internet Society
  • 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM: Hospitality Reception (Richmond Room)

Wednesday, May 1st , 2019

  • Breakfast for BCBA members attending the AGM at the Cambie Room will be served at 7:15 AM
  • Breakfast for Conference Attendees at the Pre-function Area will be served at 8:00 AM
  • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: BCBA Annual General Meeting (Cambie Rooms 1&2)
  • 8:30 AM -9:00 AM: Vendor Exposition Opens (President Ballroom)
  • 9:00 AM Day 2 - BC Broadband Conference 2019 Opens President Ballroom Opening remarks -
    Chris Allen, President – ABC Communications
  • 9:10 AM – 9:40 AM: Connected Coast Project - Collaboration and Update - Donovan Dias, VP Sales and Project Management - CityWest and Victoria Smith, Manager - Strategic Initiatives - Strathcona Regional District
  • 9:40 AM–10:20 AM: Fibre Optic Valuation for Assessment Purposes - Barton Bourassa, Senior Appraiser - BC Assessment
  • 10:20 AM– 10:45 AM: Coffee Break & Vendor Exposition
  • 10:45AM – 11:15 AM: WI$P Business Requirements, Wireless NW and RAN Evolution - Bing Wu, Director of Product and Solution - Huawei Canada
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Connecting the Future “Using self-organizing mmWave to deliver 5G services” - Jonathan Brady, Sales Director - Cambridge Communications Systems
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch & Vendor Exposition
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Cyber Security: A Multi-Player Co-op - Colin Belcourt, Director - Risk Mitigation Programs - Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
  • 1:40 PM – 2:15 PM: The Challenge! Build Gigabit Fibre Network in Rural BC- Tim Ryan, Board of Director - Kaslo Infonet Society and BCBA
  • 2:15 PM – 2:50 PM: Network Security and Ownership Autonomy for SMEs - Nader Kashani, Founder of Solimedia Technology Inc.
  • 2:50 PM – 3:15 PM: Coffee Break& Vendor Exposition
  • 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Advances in Underground Construction Methodologies - Scott Grant, VP - Global Sales - LiteAccess Technologies
  • 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM: An Introduction to How Spectrum Auctions Work - Brenda Bouchette P. Eng. - ABC Communications
  • 4:15PM – 4:30 PM: Conference Closing - Chris Allen, President- ABC Communications