March 13 - 15, 2018

ADTRAN Headquarters
901 Explorer Boulevard
Huntsville, AL 35806

ADTRAN Headquarters
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ISE Expo
TUESDAY, March 13, 2018

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks by Chairman
Jim Pelegris, Business Development Specialist, ITW Linx

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Keynote Address:
Kent Darzi, Vice President of Quality, ADTRAN, Inc.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

NEC Review of Proposals Impacting the Communications Industry and GR-1089 CORE
and EMC Updates

Ernie Gallo, Director – Network Infrastructure Solutions, Ericsson

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) Update
Trevor Bowmer, Senior Analyst, Telcordia/Ericsson

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Overview of UL1449, 4th Edition of the Safety Standard for Surge Protective Devices
Joseph Degregoria, Principal Engineer, UL LLC

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) Operation in Ethernet Protection
Tatjana Gazivoda-Nikolic, Field Application Engineer – Communications Segment Europe, ICT Standards Manager, Bourns

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

5G Protection Considerations
Mick Maytum, ICT Surge Protection Expert

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

DSL/G.fast Reverse Powering is Here
Jim Wiese, Senior Compliance Engineer, ADTRAN

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

IEEE Guide for the Protection of Communication Installations from Lightning Effects and What the Guide Doesn’t Mention
Ernest Duckworth, President, LPGI & Affiliates

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Networking Break/Exhibits

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Mesh Bonded vs Isolated Bonded Grounding Network
for Indoor Grounding

Rohit Narayan, Director, ERICO Telecommunication, Pentair ERICO

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Achieving Network Reliably with Proper Application
of Bonding and SPDs

Joe Pfau, President, Quality Power
Ron Hotchkiss, Executive Vice President, Engineering
Surge Suppression Inc.

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Modern Methods of Exothermic Welding at Telecommunications Site, Standard IEEE837 2014
Jeff Regan, Telecom Market Manager, ERICO

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Equipment Failure Prevention with Torque Tools
Lee Herron, Director Specification Engineering, Burndy, LLC

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Structure of Powering
Tim Ardley, Compliance Engineer, ADTRAN

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Lightning Protection for PoE Powered Ethernet
Radio Systems

Dan Ashton, Senior Engineer Electrical Protection, CenturyLink

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Understanding Alien Crosstalk in LANs and Methods
for Mitigating It

Russ Gundrum, Principal Consultant, Telecom Problem Solvers

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

ATIS Sustainability in Telecom: Energy and Protection Committee (STEP) Update
Ernie Gallo, ATIS STEP Chair

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Surge Protection for DC Power: Things to Consider
Vincent Crevenat, Director of Engineering, CITEL

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Open Mic

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Estimated Effects of Nearby Lightning:
Too High or Too Low?

Al Martin, Retired Engineer

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Effects of Current on Human Beings and Livestock –
Part 2: Special Aspects

Mick Maytum, ICT Surge Protection Expert

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

IEEE Wire-Line Subcommittee Update
John Fuller, Principal-Network Design Engineer, AT&T

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Powering Over Communications Cables – POE and Reverse Powering Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ernie Gallo, Director, Ericsson
Panelists:
Dan Ashton, Sr. Engineer Electrical Protection, CenturyLink
Trevor Bowmer, Senior Analyst, Telcordia/Ericsson
Mick Maytum, ICT Surge Protection Expert
Jim Wiese, Senior Compliance Engineer, ADTRAN

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist
University of Alabama Huntsville

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

**Professional Development Hours awarded to all PEG Conference attendees.