Keynote & General Sessions:  
 

 

IUB Modernization Efforts,
Geri Huser, Chair, Iowa Utilities Board,
Tuesday, March 6th at  9:00 AM
Room 304
 

IUB Board member Geri Huser will discuss current hot topics as Iowa’s top communications industry regulator, including:

  • IUB focus as a result of LEC deregulation
  • Dual Party Relay program funding changes
  • IUB assessments to communications providers
  • IUB records, filings and billing modernization
  • Customer service complaint authority

 

Moving from Regulated Operations Toward Broadband and other “Less Regulated” Services
Tuesday, March 6th at 9:00 AM
Room 304

  • Brent Christensen, President/CEO, Minnesota Telecom Alliance
  • Scott Stevenson, President, Telecommunications Association of Michigan 
  • Dave Duncan, CEO, Iowa Communications Alliance
 

In Iowa and many other states, policymakers are reducing regulation of traditional LEC services.  Many states are changing their focus toward broadband buildout incentives.  What is the impact of these changes on communications carriers?  On consumers? Join the State Association leaders from Minnesota, Michigan and Iowa for their perspectives on “lessons learned” on the impact of LEC deregulation and state efforts to promote broadband buildout.  

 

WHY CARE ABOUT ALL THE TURMOIL IN DC?

  • Mike Romano, NTCA
  • Derrick Owens, WTA
  • Larry Thompson, Vantage Point Solutions
  • Dave Duncan, ICA

Wednesday, March 7th at 8:30 AM

Room 304

  This customized keynote takes a thought-provoking look into the near future of your industry. It helps leaders recognize important trends and technologies that are reshaping the industry, and provides new approaches to anticipating the opportunities and challenges that these advancements could create. Topics to be covered include the impact of generational trends, workforce and workplace trends, and a variety of important emerging technologies. Lastly, you will learn specific actions and next steps that you can take right away to make your organization more future-resilient
 

Emerging Opportunities: Recognizing the Technologies and Trends Transforming Your Industry

Simon Anderson
Wednesday, March 7th at 3:15 PM
Room 304

 

Join Futurist Simon J. Anderson as he guides you through a thought-provoking look into the near future of telecommunications and connectivity. This entertaining, informative, and actionable presentation helps leaders in rural telecom recognize important emerging trends and technologies that are reshaping their industry, and provides new approaches to anticipating the opportunities and challenges that these changes could create. Lastly, learn specific actions and next steps you can take right away to better position your organization for the future.