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Upcoming Webinars

Advancing the All-IP Transition of Public Safety Related Applications

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET


A critical challenge facing the public safety community is ensuring that existing public safety applications function as expected in light of the sunset of PSTN systems and the evolution of legacy copper networks. The ATIS IP-Transition of Public Safety Related Applications Task Force (PSRA-TF) was formed to explore the critical applications that will be impacted due to dependencies on legacy PSTN technologies. Its findings, ATIS Public Safety Related Task Force Report, is now available.

In this webinar, you will learn about what the all-IP Transition means for technologies as diverse as alarm circuits to local fire and police departments, FAA circuits to towers and alarms, circuits monitoring railroad crossings, as well as those for sensors at gas and power company locations. The new ATIS findings provide an overview of the state of the art in critical migration issues in the North American evolution to the new all-IP network.

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Panelists

Michael Clancy
Vice President
Operations Compliance
Comcast

Michael Clancy, Vice-President Operations Compliance - Comcast Cable Finance, has 45 years of experience in the communications industry. In his current position, Mr. Clancy is responsible for implementing product policies, operationalizing regulatory and legal requirements, managing industry relationships, and managing business compliance in close coordination with Legal, Regulatory and Government Affairs. Mr. Clancy has experience in telecommunications operations, engineering, and industry relations. Throughout 2008 and 2009, Mr. Clancy collaborated with the Security Services Industry and related stakeholders to update NFPA 72 to reflect the current state of telecommunications infrastructure and to assure the objectives of the Code continued to be met.

Mike Nawrocki
Director - Wireline Standards
Network & Technology
Verizon

Mike Nawrocki is Director – Wireline Standards in Verizon’s Network & Technology organization. He has over 30 years with Verizon and his experience includes Verizon labs, network planning, network engineering and marketing support. His current team manages standards development across areas like optical access, transport, video & Internet services, home networks and SDN. Mike has a BSEE from Johns Hopkins University and a MSEE from George Washington University. Mike has chaired several ATIS groups dealing with network transformation and multimedia standards.

Earthquake Early Warning System Notifications:
Leveraging the Power of the Commercial Cellular Network

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET


While full realization of the system may be years away, the goal of the California Earthquake Early Warning System is to provide the critical few seconds to tens of seconds warning prior to ground shaking. ATIS has recently completed a major feasibility study evaluating the techniques to distribute Early Earthquake Warning notifications to the general public through cell phones via the cellular network as a way to complement the California Integrated Seismic Network. This webinar explains the study’s major findings and how the commercial cellular network can best be integrated into this important initiative to reduce damage, costs and casualties when an earthquake strikes. The webinar will also introduce the California Office of Emergency Services and provide an overview of its planned EEWS system.

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Panelists


Brian Daly
Director - Core Network & Government/Regulatory Standards
AT&T.

Brian K. Daly – Director, Core Network & Government/Regulatory Standards, manages the strategic standards engineering team focusing on 4G LTE evolved packet and IP multimedia subsystem, NfV/SDN, cybersecurity, small cells, machine-to-machine, regulatory topics including wireless emergency alerts, SMS to 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1, stolen handsets, public safety broadband, and the PSTN transition. Brian is leading AT&T’s research into 5G use cases, requirements, and technologies. Brian co-led the 4G Americas project developing an America’s view on 5G requirements.

Brian holds several industry leadership positions, including co-chair of the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council Advanced Sharing and Enabling Technologies working group and the Mobile Device Theft Prevention working group. Brian also co-leads a working group under the FCC’s Communication Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council investigating Wireless Emergency Alert enhancements. Brian is Chair of the North American Fraud Forum and Security Group under the GSM Association’s North American Regional Interest Group which developed guidelines for Stolen Handsets and the use of the GSM Association’s Global IMEI Database, and is on the CTIA’s Cybersecurity Working Group.

Brian holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University with an emphasis in electromagnetic engineering (antennas and microwaves) and communication systems. Brian holds over 100 patents in the telecommunications field.

Mark Johnson
Branch Chief, Earthquake and Tsunami Program
Office of Emergency Services
California Governor's Office

Mark R. Johnson is the Branch Chief of the Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness Program for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Mr. Johnson and his staff work with government agencies, educational institutions, voluntary organizations and the private sector to promote earthquake and tsunami preparedness throughout the state. Key efforts include the earthquake early warning initiative, statewide earthquake preparedness program, the state’s tsunami preparedness program and administrative support for the California Integrated Seismic Network. Mr. Johnson has 40 years of city, county, and state emergency management experience, beginning as a professional firefighter in 1973. He holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Fire Administration from Cogswell Polytechnical College, in Sunnyvale, California.


Dr. Farrokh Khatibi

Director of Engineering
Qualcomm

Dr. Farrokh Khatibi joined Qualcomm in 1990 to help design and build the first CDMA Forward Link Cell Demodulator system. In 1992 he started a research project which led to Qualcomm’s commercial packet based Infrastructure. This innovative design shared many characteristics with today’s so called “All IP” architecture.

Dr. Khatibi is a member of Qualcomm’s Standards and Industry Organizations, and currently leads ATIS activities in Qualcomm. He has been involve with 3GPP for over 15 years, and he was one of the editors of the first 3GPP Common IMS spec (TS 23.228). He was also the Rapporteur for ITU-T’s Mobility Management activities, and participates in 3GPP, IEEE, SGIP, and a number of other standards fora.

Moderator


Steve Barclay
Director - Global Standards Development
ATIS

WEBINARS ON DEMAND

Sync in an NFV World

The webinar is now available for on-demand viewing. You can also download a copy of the presentation slides.

Network functions virtualization (NFV) has the potential to transform the way operators offer services. While it brings with it flexibility to enable operators to offer customizable services that can deliver great value to the end user — or as a leading carrier describes it, a “user-defined network” — it can also complicate network operations.

With network functions being replaced by virtualized software agents, what happens to functions such as synchronization that are tied into the physical layer? Implementing NFV could threaten the continuity of services that depend on dedicated hardware. However, it also provides opportunities for a makeover in the way synchronization is delivered.

Some of the concerns over sync and NFV are already being addressed in the data center world. Take, for example, in large financial trading houses where synchronization is tightly coupled into the software architecture to provide microsecond-level time-stamping to trades. The webinar Sync in an NFV World examines the new options for synchronization as it relates to NFV — and what it will take to enable accurate synchronization over a virtual network.

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Panelists

Pat Diamond
Patrick Diamond

Principal
Diamond Consulting



Patrick Diamond Ph.D is the Founder and Principal of Diamond Consulting a specialty consultancy focusing on Synchronization technology and techniques for Telecommunications, Industrial and Financial networks. Pat is an early pioneer and evangelist of 1588 packet timing technology starting in 2003. Previously Pat was the Senior Director of Systems Engineering for Semtech Corp and lead development of the first and most highly integrated 1588 SoC solution for Telecom equipment. In excess of 1.5M of these devices are installed today. Pat has been active in many standards organizations including IEEE and ITU. Pat is currently Co-Chair of the Maintenance sub-committee of the P1588 Working Group.

Tim Frost
Tim Frost

Strategic Marketing Manager
Calnex Solutions



Tim Frost joined Calnex in the summer of 2013. He has several years of experience in next-generation synchronisation techniques, having worked with both Symmetricom and Zarlink Semiconductor on packet synchronisation technologies. He has been active in the ITU Network Synchronisation question (Q13/SG15), the Small Cell Forum, where he was editor for their Synchronisation white paper, and also in the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), where he was the editor for their circuit emulation standards.

Tim has over 20 years experience in the electronics and telecommunications industry, having worked in areas such as the design of embedded CPU cores for ASIC devices, and in railway signaling systems. Tim has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds, and an MSc. from the University of Manchester. He is a Member of the IET and a Chartered Engineer.

Moderator

Andrew White
Andrew White

Vice President Technology and Standards
ATIS



Andrew White oversees the strategic work of ATIS’ Technology and Operations Council, its CIO Council and the global standards development activities of the organization’s committees. expand for more.

He is a 20-veteran of the information and communications technology industry, and is a founding member of ATIS Cloud Services Forum. Prior to joining ATIS, White served as a Principal Consultant for Nokia Siemens Networks, Technical Director at Qwest and as a Battalion Signal Officer for the U.S. Army. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and was commended as a Distinguished Graduate from the U.S. Army Signal Course.

Spotlight on the All-IP Transition: The Numbering Impacts


The webinar is now available for on-demand viewing. You can also download a copy of the presentation slides.

ATIS is seizing the opportunity the All-IP transition brings to advance solutions to help our numbering system innovatively adapt to the future—now. As the evolution to the All-IP network advances, numbering will continue to play a vital role in important transactions related to customer service, billing, repair, account inquiries, network routing and network provisioning. To ensure our numbering system is ready for an All-IP future, ATIS’ work is covering dynamic new territory such as nationwide 10-digit dialing, a numbering testbed, large-scale rate center consolidation, and more. This webinar provides insight into this work, and also informs on the critical dialogue taking place with the FCC on the evolution of numbering in the All-IP transition.

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Panelists

Dyan Adams
Co-Chair, ATIS Industry Numbering Committee (INC)
Specialist - Network Engineering & Operations
Verizon Communications

Dyan has been employed by Verizon and its predecessor company (Bell Atlantic) for the past 16 years, holding management positions in Network Operations and Network Engineering. Since 2010, Dyan has been involved in supporting Verizon’s number resource optimization efforts as a member of Verizon’s Wireline Network Operations. She is also a member of Verizon’s Code Administration team, responsible for managing and reporting on Verizon’s numbering resources. Dyan currently represents Verizon on ATIS’ Industry Numbering Committee, holding a co-chair position since June of 2013.

Prior to her current position, Dyan held the position of Staff Consultant in which she was responsible for project managing Verizon’s area code relief projects.

Dyan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Becker College, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

Shaunna Forshee
Co-Chair, ATIS Industry Numbering Committee (INC)
Network Project/Program Manager
Sprint

Shaunna has been employed by Sprint for the past 14 years, holding management positions for the Network Number Management  organization which has included managing the wireless and wireline Code Administration team and the number administration activity during the build out of the CLEC network for Sprint’s Cable Partners.  She also has had responsibility for project managing Sprint’s area code relief projects, and a host of MVNO partnership projects over the last 12 years.  Since 2010, Shaunna has been Sprint’s representative for ATIS Industry Numbering Committee, holding a co-chair position since June of 2013.

Shaunna earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Union College.

John Manning
Director, North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA)
Neustar, Inc.

Mr. Manning has served as the Director of the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) over the past 11 years and is responsible for the overall success of the NANP administration. NANPA maintains overall responsibility for the neutral administration of NANP numbering resources, subject to directives from regulatory authorities in the countries that share the NANP. NANPA's responsibilities include assignment of NANP resources, and, in the U.S. and its territories, coordination of area code relief planning and collection of utilization and forecast data.

Mr. Manning also serves as Neustar’s Corporate Neutrality Officer. He oversees Neustar’s Neutrality Compliance Program and ensures the company conforms to its Neutrality Code of Conduct.

Prior to joining Neustar in April 1999, Mr. Manning worked for the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and Bell Atlantic. He has participated in the North American Numbering Council (NANC), a federal advisory committee to the FCC, since its inception in the mid-90s.

Moderator


Andrew White
Vice President Technology and Standards
ATIS

Andrew White oversees the strategic work of ATIS’ Technology and Operations Council, its CIO Council and the global standards development activities of the organization’s committees. expand for more.

He is a 20-veteran of the information and communications technology industry, and is a founding member of ATIS Cloud Services Forum. Prior to joining ATIS, White served as a Principal Consultant for Nokia Siemens Networks, Technical Director at Qwest and as a Battalion Signal Officer for the U.S. Army. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and was commended as a Distinguished Graduate from the U.S. Army Signal Course.

Spotlight on the All-IP Transition: New Wireless Opportunities


The webinar is now available for on-demand viewing. You can also download a copy of the presentation slides.

The transition from the PSTN to the All-IP network is one of the most significant evolutions in ICT history. This “transition within a transition,” occurs as the industry leverages the power of LTE. Ensuring its success means recognizing the opportunities that new LTE-enabled wireless capabilities bring and how the All-IP transition will advance them. This ATIS webinar covers the critical questions that must be answered in order to progress the All-IP transition in light of the power of LTE:

  • What is the current state of our networks in terms of progress toward All-IP?
  • What PSTN services are being transitioned to wireless?
  • What new services/capabilities will be offered in the next five years as carriers continue their LTE deployment?
  • How reliable and resilient are these wireless networks?
  • What can we expect from the longer-term future—what will 5G bring and when?
  • How must the new networks perform for both the industry and consumers to consider the transition a success
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Panelists


Brian Daly
Director - Core Network & Government/Regulatory Standards
AT&T.

Brian K. Daly – Director, Core Network & Government/Regulatory Standards, manages the strategic standards engineering team focusing on 4G LTE evolved packet and IP multimedia subsystem, NfV/SDN, cybersecurity, small cells, machine-to-machine, regulatory topics including wireless emergency alerts, SMS to 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1, stolen handsets, public safety broadband, and the PSTN transition. Brian is leading AT&T’s research into 5G use cases, requirements, and technologies. Brian co-led the 4G Americas project developing an America’s view on 5G requirements.

Brian holds several industry leadership positions, including co-chair of the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council Advanced Sharing and Enabling Technologies working group and the Mobile Device Theft Prevention working group. Brian also co-leads a working group under the FCC’s Communication Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council investigating Wireless Emergency Alert enhancements. Brian is Chair of the North American Fraud Forum and Security Group under the GSM Association’s North American Regional Interest Group which developed guidelines for Stolen Handsets and the use of the GSM Association’s Global IMEI Database, and is on the CTIA’s Cybersecurity Working Group.

Brian holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University with an emphasis in electromagnetic engineering (antennas and microwaves) and communication systems. Brian holds over 100 patents in the telecommunications field.


Dr. Farrokh Khatibi

Director of Engineering
Qualcomm

Dr. Farrokh Khatibi joined Qualcomm in 1990 to help design and build the first CDMA Forward Link Cell Demodulator system. In 1992 he started a research project which led to Qualcomm’s commercial packet based Infrastructure. This innovative design shared many characteristics with today’s so called “All IP” architecture.

Dr. Khatibi is a member of Qualcomm’s Standards and Industry Organizations, and currently leads ATIS activities in Qualcomm. He has been involve with 3GPP for over 15 years, and he was one of the editors of the first 3GPP Common IMS spec (TS 23.228). He was also the Rapporteur for ITU-T’s Mobility Management activities, and participates in 3GPP, IEEE, SGIP, and a number of other standards fora.

Moderator


Steve Barclay
Director - Global Standards Development
ATIS


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