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Speaker Schedule

Marc Gittleman

CEO, 5X5 Telecom

Brian Higgins

CEO, Aditum

Paul Fettuccia

President & General Manager, Advanced Network Services

Advanced Network Services


Mark Horinko

President, Airwavz

Bobby Brown

Telecom Coordinator, City of Ft. Lauderdale

City of Ft. Lauderdale


Gary Gray

Telecom Systems Manager, City of Ft. Lauderdale

City of Ft. Lauderdale


Eduardo Zaldivar

Sales Engineer, Comba Telecom

Art King

Executive Director Enterprise Services, Corning

Shane Rubin

VP Operations, CTS

Jarrett Bluth

President, In-Building Site Development & Operations, Diamond Communications

Diamond Communications


Marc Ganzi

CEO, Digital Colony

Steven Sonnenstein

Managing Director, Digital Colony

Digital Colony

Steven Sonnenstein is a Managing Director at Digital Colony. Mr. Sonnenstein is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and management of new digital infrastructure investments, with a particular focus on Europe and North America. He has more than 20 years of experience in global mergers and acquisitions, asset management, and operations.Prior to joining Digital Colony, Mr. Sonnenstein was a Senior Director at PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, where he created a telecommunications infrastructure asset class within the broader infrastructure group. He can be credited with completing PSP’s first direct investment in the telecommunications infrastructure space. He was also responsible for PSP Infrastructure’s inaugural direct investments in France, India, and Turkey.Before joining PSP, Mr. Sonnenstein worked for Brookfield Asset Management in their Private Equity and Infrastructure Groups, focusing on investments in South America. Prior to that, he spent several years working in mergers and acquisitions and distressed advisory.Mr. Sonnenstein holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a post-graduate in Chartered Accountancy.


Greg Spraetz

GM Enterprise Solutions Group, Extenet

Jim Benson

Head of Alliances & Marketing, Intelligent Environments, GE Current, a Daintree Company

GE Current, a Daintree Company

Jim Benson is the Head of Strategic Marketing & Alliances for GE Current’s Intelligent Environments business. In this role Jim partners with building & city leaders to deploy end-to-end IoT platforms that go beyond lighting control and build applications that save money, increase revenue, and offer new services that improve energy efficiency, citizen safety, space utilization, productivity, and user experience. His passion is driven by the possibilities an interoperable IoT platform, that captures real-time ubiquitous data can deliver. He believes by building an ever-expanding ecosystem of partners and engaging the innovative developer community, thousands of applications can be built to drive desired outcomes for buildings and cities.Before this role Jim ran Marketing and Business Development for GE’s Commercial Lighting business and was a key member of the founding intelligent Cities startup inside of GE that lead to the creation of GE Current’s CityIQ™ platform. Jim has gained valuable experience working with its GE’s Power, Energy, Appliances and Lighting businesses. He has more than 20 years of experience leading solution development and commercial teams at both GE and The Hoover Company. He was also a GE Ecomagination steering committee member and has lead multiple GE leadership training development programs. Jim is a member of the Smart Cities Council and on various committees and represents GE as a Platform Partner for US Ignite and NIST’s Global Cities Team Challenge. Jim has degrees in finance and economics from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program, Experience Financial Management Program and Northwestern University’s Executive Marketing Program. A native of Canton, Ohio, Jim and his wife Robyn have five children.


Jim Jacobellis

VP of Partners & Business Development, Geoverse

Kevin Hanson

Business Development, Wireless Services, Google

Tom Shircliff

Co-Founder, Inteligent Buildings

Ron Victor

Founder & CEO, IoTium

Min Kyriannis

Cybersecurity Technology Business Development Lead, JB&B

John Deskurakis

Global Product Security Program Leader, Johnson Controls

Karl May

Founder & CEO, Join

Sandy Jacolow

CIO, Meridian Capital

Chuks Agba

VP Technology, Neutral Path

Joe Schmelzer

VP, Marketing, Nextivity

Brent Barbara

SVP of Business Development,

Laurie Caruso

Founder & CEO, Safe Fi Tech

Doug Bierbower

Director Marketing, SOLiD

Luke Lucas

Sr Manager, T-Mobile 5G Smart & Indoor Coverage

T-Mobile 5G Smart & Indoor Coverage


Ken DiScipio

SVP Business Development & Sales, Tavistock Development Company

Tavistock Development Company

Ken joined Tavistock Development Company (TDC) in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Sales overseeing all business development functions at the company. He brings extensive experience in corporate and tenant representation and business development, responsible for completing transactions with a total consideration value of over $3 billion during his 20+ year career. Prior to joining TDC, Ken was Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, based in the firm’s Palo Alto office. Ken had primary responsibility for Cushman & Wakefield’s Tenant Representation & Corporate Services platform for the western region and managed teams that coordinated multi-market transactions and integrated services across multiple geographies. Previously, Ken served as Managing Director of Grubb & Ellis’ Corporate Services Group, where he oversaw the Western U.S. region, and spent five years as the Managing Director for CBRE in Australia/ New Zealand, responsible for day-to-day operations of the Wellington, New Zealand office and CBRE’s Corporate Services Group for the region. Prior to that, he spent nine years with CBRE in New York managing relationships with major corporations.


Tony Balletta

Director RF Engineering, TEC Systems

Mike Doranian

Executive VP of Engineering & Business Development, Telnet

Jonathan Flaherty

Senior Director, Sustainability & Utilities, Tishman Speyer

Darlene Pope

VP, Global Head, Smart Buildings & Digital Workplace Experience, WeWork


Darlene Pope is Vice President and Global Lead for Smart Buildings and Digital Workplace at WeWork. Ms. Pope is a smart building industry veteran with more than 28 years of experience in commercial real estate, technology, and smart building consulting. Prior to WeWork, Ms. Pope served as EVP and Global Practice Lead for JLLs Smart Building Program. She expanded the program into a global service line, focusing on driving value to clients through the integration of intelligent building systems and smart workplace applications. Ms. Pope has developed and delivered smart building master plans for numerous global clients, and led groundbreaking smart building projects, including the McDonalds HQ project in Chicago, and MetLifes District Center in Washington, DC. Ms. Pope was the founder and CEO of CoR Advisors, a woman-owned smart building consulting business, which she sold to JLL in 2015. She has a long career history of executive level positions at leading CRE technology firms such as Broadband Office, OnSite Access, and Realcomm. Ms. Pope was awarded Visionary of the Year in DC for her work advancing smart building solutions, the Presidents Award for Excellence at JLL, the DaVinci Award for innovation at JLL, Bisnows Power Woman in CRE award, and is among the Top 10 Women to Watch in Connectivity and Technology for 2020.


Todd Christner

VP Market Development, WIN

Walter Cannon

VP Business Development, ZenFi Networks

ZenFi Networks

As the Vice President of Business Development for ZenFi Networks, Walter leverages over 30 years of technology sales and executive management experience in the wireless, wholesale and enterprise markets to lead sales teams in efficient delivery of network solutions that enable customers to grow their businesses more effectively. Prior to ZenFi, Walter served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Metro|NS, where he effectively developed sales strategies that delivered results. Before Metro|NS, Walter was the Director of Enterprise Sales for Lexent Metro Connect, where he was responsible for growing Lexent’s core business. Walter has held senior management positions in Sales, Marketing and Business Development focused on start-ups and emerging technologies. He received a degree in Liberal Arts with a focus in Engineering and Mathematics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.


Moderator List

Tim Moynihan (Moderator)

Industry Consultant,

Jennifer Fritzsche (Moderator)

Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities

Wells Fargo Securities

Jennifer Fritzsche is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities where she has focused on the Telecommunication Services and Tower sectors since 1999. Jennifer started in telecom equity research in 1996 with EVEREN Securities, where she was promoted to senior analyst after serving two years as an associate analyst on the telecom research team. In 2000, she tied for second in the “Best Up and Comers” category in Institutional Investor’s annual vote. In 2006, Forbes magazine recognized Jennifer as one of the top ten stock pickers from a universe of 4,500 sell-side analysts across all industry sectors. In May 2011, Jennifer was recognized as the No. 1 earnings estimator for wireless telecommunication services by Financial Times/StarMine, a leading provider of objective ratings of equity securities analysts. Jennifer was recognized by StarMine and received the 2014 No. 3 stock picker ranking for the diversified telecom services sector. In June 2017 Jennifer was again ranked the No. 3 stock picker in the diversified telecommunication services sector in the Thomson Reuters’ StarMine analyst awards. Jennifer ranked as a Runner Up in the 2017 Institutional Investor annual rankings in the Communication Infrastructure sector. Jennifer makes numerous media appearances and has often been a guest on Bloomberg and CNBC. She also speaks at many of the industry and trade conferences and often is asked to participate in many Washington, D.C. regulatory telecom seminars and events. Jennifer earned a BA in history from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where she graduated summa cum laude.