You're invited to an executive "Jam"...
The TIA Connectivity Jam 

Join us for a highly interactive and outcomes-focused invitation-only event. This is where senior executives and technologists collaborate to solve the connectivity industry’s tough challenges. Experience the spontaneity of a musical jam as peers with diverse perspectives contribute their expertise debating, discussing and resolving practical next steps for their businesses and for the industry to tackle.

Who's Jamming?




(Retired) President, Supply Chain and Fleet Management


mike poth


FirstNet - First Responder
Network Authority

Dr. Tassu Shervani

Professor, Cox School of Business

Southern Methodist University

don szczepaniak

EVP, Sensory Solutions Group

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company


Future of TV Panel

Transforming the Connectivity Infrastructure is one of three main themes at the Connectivity Jam. Join the Jam's opening day keynotes to hear media executives from Disney, Fox, Imagine Communications, Microsoft, ONE Media and Viacom as they discuss their infrastructure challenges in this "Future of TV" keynote panel.

Charlie Vogt (Moderator)


Imagine Communications

Richard friedel

EVP & General Manager

FOX Networks Engineering & Operations

Kevin Gage

EVP, Strategic Development & CTO

ONE Media

David Kline



Brad Wall

SVP, Network Operations

Disney/ABC Television Group


Jamming with the Analysts

susan schramm (moderator)

Chief Marketing Officer,
SVP Membership


Ghassan Abdo

Research Vice President


john jackson

Research Vice President 


john jacobs

Vice President, Market Intelligence
& Research


carrie Macgillivray

Vice President, Mobility & IoT




Engage in One or More "Streams"
that Fit Your Business Priorities

The next few years promise a whirlwind of change in the way information and data move from one place to another. TIA offers paths to preparing for the new 5G environment, while at the same time managing legacy systems.

  • Licensed/Unlicensed Spectrum
  • 5G, 3G and XG
  • NFV, SDN
  • Backhaul
  • DAS & Small Cells
  • Cloud & Data Centers
  • Towers and Antennas
  • Fiber and Cabling
  • Streaming Media

Optimize end-to-end service delivery to enhance the efficiency, interoperability, and monetization of current and next-gen networks. TIA orchestrates collaboration to build successful operational models that meet established system performance requirements.

  • Addressing Complexity
  • Open Source & Standards
  • Supply Chains
  • Operationalizing Virtualized Environments
  • Workforce
  • Assessments & Metrics
  • Benchmarking
  • Service Chaining
  • Integrating Legacy & New
  • Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Intelligence

Building a world of true interactivity among people and the devices they use promises to remake every aspect of the supply chain and everyday life. The potential for a massive impact on end-users makes IoT the hottest area of interest in the industry.

  • Smart Communities
  • Connected Vehicles, Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Smart Homes
  • Energy, Oil & Gas
  • e-Retail, eHealth
  • Edge Devices

Cutting across all three streams are ROI, SECURITY, and VIRTUALIZATION - topics everyone cares about. Key takeaways will be captured in the post-Jam Outcomes Reports.

Thanks to the TIA Advisory Group!

These industry leaders were instrumental in helping to define the critical connectivity issues and challenges that their companies and customers are facing. Their participation in the TIA Advisory Group was invaluable in organizing these issues in the three streams of infrastructure, operations and Internet of Things. Find out more about participating by contacting Taly Walsh, VP, Marketing & Networking, TIA

Accelerate Your Business Success ... Join the Jam
Why it's Worth Your Time

  1. The Jam nurtures an intimate setting with lots of dedicated networking time.
  2. Jam and exchange ideas and experience with other invited peer business and tech executives.
  3. Carriers, mobile operators, data center executives, decision makers for enterprise, analysts, hardware, software, cloud and solutions providers come together to explore 360-degree views of pressing challenges.
  4. IDC, TIA's Official Industry Analyst Firm for the Jam, will moderate and capture key takeaways from the discussion.
  5. The Smart Cities Breakfast, Chief Security Officer Roundtable, and Startups Competition add extra excitement.


How Will You "Play"? Check Roles


Raise your hand as a "Table Leader", a "Customer Panelist", a Stream Sponsor, or a "Table Player".

Here's what that means.

Get Invited to Lead


Get ready. Bring your mind. Bring your tools. Bring yourself. And your team!

Submit Request to be a Leader


Peer to Peer Connectivity


Listen to Some of Last Year's Conversations at the TIA NOW Studio