BCBC 2019 Program

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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:NetworkBC Project Update - 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: TELUS Presentation Speaker TBD
  • 11:20 AM – 12:00 PM: Challenges and Issues in deploying Fibre in Kaslo, BC - Tim Ryan, Board of Director –Kaslo Infonet and BCBA
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:Lunch & Vendor Exposition
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Rogers Presentation Speaker TBD
  • 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM: Annual Legal and Regulatory Update -Chris Allen, President – ABC Communications / Christian Tacit, Barrister & Solicitor
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Coffee Break & Vendor Exposition
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Canada Spectrum Program Updates - Michael Krenz,Director – Coastal Offices, Spectrum Management Operations Branch, ISED
  • 3:45PM – 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: Reception and Vendor Exposition – Bell Canada (President Ballroom and Pre-function area)
  • 7:00 PM: Conference Dinner (President Ballroom)
  • 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM: Hospitality Reception (Richmond Room

Wednesday, May 1st , 2019

  • 7:15 AM: Breakfast *(to be served at the Pre-function area) Breakfast for BCBA members attending the AGM will be served at 7:15 AM and Conference Attendees willbreakfast 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: Speaker TBD
  • 9:40 AM–10:20 AM: BC Assessment Presentation Barton
  • 10:20 AM– 10:45 AM: Coffee Break & Vendor Exposition
  • 10:45AM – 11:15 AM: Huawei Presentation Speaker TBD
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Connecting the Future “Using self-organizing mmWave to deliver 5G services” - Jonathan Brady, Broadnet Telecom
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch & Vendor Exposition
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Calix Presentation Speaker TBD
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Solimedia Presentation - Nader Kashani, Managing Director – Solimedia Network
  • 2:00PM – 2:30 PM: Lite Access Presentation - Scott Grant, VP-Global Sales – Lite Access Technologies
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Coffee Break& Vendor Exposition
  • 3:00PM – 3:30 PM: Speaker - TBD
  • 3:30PM – 4:00 PM: BCBA - ISED Spectrum Update - Brenda Bouchette P. Eng. - ABC Communications
  • 4:00PM – 4:30 PM: Conference Closing - Chris Allen, President- ABC Communications