March 14 -16, 2017

Location: AT&T Headquarters
308 South Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75202

AT&T Dallas Headquarters
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PEG Conference Agenda

 

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017

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: Accelerating AT&T’s
Network Transformation

Amy Wheelus, Assistant Vice President
Advanced Technology Realization, AT&T Services

8:30 - 9:10 a.m.

National Electrical Code (NEC) Update
Ernie Gallo, Director – Network Infrastructure Solutions, Ericsson

9:10 - 9:50 a.m.

New Secondary Network Protection Elements
Russ Gundrum, Principal Consultant
Telecom Problem Solvers

9:50 - 10:05 a.m.

Networking Break

10:05 - 10:45 a.m.

Voice Protection for ONTs Using ECL and Crowbar Devices
Victor Wong, Field Application Engineering Manager, Communications Segment, Bourns, Inc.

10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

Surge Protective Device Application
Ron Hotchkiss, Executive Vice President, Engineering
Surge Suppression Inc.

11:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

The So-Called IMAX or Surge Rating
Vincent Crevenat, Director of Engineering, CITEL

12:05 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 - 1:40 p.m.

Polarization Activity Monitoring of an Aerial Fiber Link
in a Live Network

Daniel Peterson, Technical Staff Member
Network Infrastructure Planning, Verizon

1:40 - 2:20 p.m.

Isolated Down-Conductors Improved Lightning Protection for Rooftop or Outdoor Telecommunications Equipment
Rohit Narayan, Director of Sales, ERICO

2:20 - 3:00 p.m.

Integration of High Voltage Insulated (HVI) Down Conductors into a Turnkey Isolated Lightning Protection System Solution
Richard Chadwick, Senior Applications Engineer, DEHN, Inc.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Demonstrations

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Press Box Grill, 1623 Main Street

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Activities of the Surge Protective Devices Committee
of the IEEE PES

Ron Hotchkiss, Executive Vice President, Engineering
Surge Suppression Inc.

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Dealing With Induction
Dan Ashton, Senior Engineer Electrical Protection, CenturyLink

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

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

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Effect of Multiple Lightning Surges on Clamping SPDS,
with Focus on MOVs
Al Martin, Retired Engineer

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Field Study on the Efficiency of Lightning
Protection Systems

TJ Gaines, Global Product Manager, Lightning Protection, PENTAIR ERICO

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Case Study: Road Equipment Facing Surges in
Rough Environment

Vincent Crevenat, Director of Engineering, CITEL

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Survey of RF Surge Protection Technologies – Increasing the Reliability of Your Wireless Network
Robert Cid, Global Product Manager, Smiths Microwave

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Comparing Circuit Protection Technologies for 48 V DC in High Surge Environments
Tim Howell, Staff FAE - Communications Market Segment
Bourns, Inc.

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Engineering Grounds for Bonding Grounds: Techniques solidly grounded in science (and experience)
Dan McMenamin, Dan McMenamin and Associates

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Roundtable / Open Mic
THURSDAY, March 16, 2017

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Ethernet Surge Protective Device (SPD) Electrical
Design Considerations

Mick Maytum, ICT Surge Protection Expert

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

PoE and Similar Technologies: Navigating Your Way Through the Recent Changes in Articles 840 and 725
of the 2017 NEC

Jim Wiese, Senior Compliance Engineer, ADTRAN

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

IP Transport Communications for Power Stations and Other High-Reliability Locations- Challenges and Protection
John Fuller, Principal-Network Design Engineer

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

DC Powering Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Ernie Gallo, Director – Network Infrastructure Solutions, Ericsson
Panelists: John Fuller, Principal - Network Design Engineer, AT&T
Mick Maytum, ICT Surge Protection Expert
Jim Weise, Senior Compliance Engineer, ADTRAN

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

**Schedule Subject to Change

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