Kick-Off Reception: Dallas Tech & Innovation

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Monday, June 5, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Tech Titans, Tech In Motion Dallas, and others from the burgeoning technology and innovation centers across Dallas join TIA and conference attendees to kick-off the Connectivity Jam with great music and festivities. 

To attend just the Dallas Tech & Innovation Kick-off Reception, please Register Here for a free pass. 


Chief Technology Officer


susan johnson

Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain




Jazz Jam Reception

Tuesday, June 6, Reception: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Wind down with light music, after a day of interacting with your colleagues, at the Tuesday Reception.



Smart Communities Breakfast

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Wednesday, June 7, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Cities and towns, both urban and rural, in growing numbers are taking steps to digitize their communities.  Some are well advanced. Others are just beginning. Some have a strong communications infrastructure in place. Others are still working to get fundamental connectivity. All want to better the living environment of their citizens by providing services, while at the same time streamlining the delivery and operations of those services. City and town councils differ in how they operate, the list of their priority objectives, and the rules, regulations and laws that guide their operations. City officials, CIOs and long-time city partners of communities at different stages of digitization will discuss what communities are trying to achieve, frustrations, needs, paths to forward growth, how to work with them, and best practices they have learned thus far.  TIA will also provide an update as the lead on the U.S. National Committee (USNC) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Systems Committee on Smart Cities.

rebecca hunter

External Affairs, Corporate Development & Strategy

Crown Castle

Trey Bowles

Co-Founder & CEO

Dallas Entrepreneur Center

kate garman

Innovation Analyst

City of Kansas City, MO

Nuray Gokalp


Global Tech City

Bruce high

Chief Information Officer

Harris County, TX


Hodgen Mainda

Vice President, Community Development

Electric Power Board

dileep srihari

Director, Legislative & Government Affairs



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Wednesday, June 7, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join Us for the 5th Annual Startup Challenge brings together innovators in the connectivity and communications industry to showcase their breakthrough technologies. The Challenge is now open and soliciting applications. Five finalists will present on center stage during the Jam. 


Vice President, Integrated Command & Control Solutions

Motorola Solutions


Bob AZZi

TAP Growth Group

adam drobot


ketan patel

NexStar Partners

Rod randall

Siris Capital

gabriella Draney Zielke

Tech Wildcatters



Co-Founder & Vice President, Technology



Founder & President



Founder & CTO

maria schnider

Co-Founder & CEO




Security Roundtable

Sponsored By: 

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Wednesday, June 7, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The exponential increase in cyberthreats has heightened awareness for holistic security strategies that don’t just protect legacy and new virtualized telecom infrastructure, but devices, nodes, and data storage connected to it. Senior executives representing the telecommunications, transportation, and energy industries, as well as public sector security officers, will discuss the critical need to defend today’s commercial and public infrastructure, while preparing tomorrow’s security operations centers to handle ever-evolving security threats. The panel will discuss process, protocols, and standards that are advancing a new cyber protection framework that is integral infrastructure architectures. Further, they’ll discuss how to expand security perimeters to authenticated end-point devices through software-defined network capabilities that are more capable of adapting to emerging attack vectors.

Brenda Boehm

Chief Strategy Officer
EVP, Technology & Products


chris drake

Chief Technology Officer


Matt mackie

Cybersecurity Engineer


Brian sanders

Network Intrusion Response Agent

United States Secret Service

jeff schilling

Chief Security Officer


jeff shaffer





Lean Forward Diversity Reception

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Wednesday, June 7, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

TIA, GENBAND, Women in the Channel, and others who encourage diversity in the technology space, invite you to an evening of conversation and camaraderie, capping off the Connectivity Jam. Lean forward as we highlight trends in training, workforce needs, and ways to collaborate in seeking equal opportunity for all.


Chief Strategy Officer
EVP, Technology & Products


tanis cornell


EWF International

tina hampton

Founder & CEO

Tina Hampton Consulting Group

betty manetta

President & CEO

Argent Associates



Telecom Brokers


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