March 13 - 15, 2018

Location: ADTRAN Headquarters
901 Explorer Boulevard
Huntsville, AL 35806

ADTRAN Headquarters
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PEG 2018 Conference Agenda

**Schedule Subject to Change


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:

ADTRAN

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

National Electrical Code (NEC) and 1089 Updates
Ernie Gallo, Director – Network Infrastructure Solutions, Ericsson

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

UL 144 Updates
Jim Pelegris, Business Development Specialist, ITW Linx

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

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

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.

TBD
Jim Wiese, Senior Compliance Engineer, ADTRAN

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Mesh Bonded vs Isolated Bonded Grounding Network for
Indoor Grounding

Rohit Narayan, Sales Director, Telecom Global, Pentair ERICO

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Networking Break/Exhibits

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

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

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Achieving Network Reliably with Proper Application
of Bonding and SPD's

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.

TBD
Tim Ardley, Compliance Engineer, ADTRAN

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Lightning Protection for Ethernet Radio Systems Powered Using PoE Technology
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 - 3:15 p.m.

TBD

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Roundtable / 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 - 10:15 a.m.

TBD

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Panel Discussion

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Distinguished Lecturer

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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