The Future of Mobility

Cost savings, revenue enhancements, cyber-threats and new market opportunities
May 14, 2015 – Globecomm, 45 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge NY 11788

Today, there are 3.4 billion mobile subscribers worldwide using nearly 7 billion SIM-connected devices. A billion of them became subscribers in just the past four years. Mobility is challenging key assumptions about how media is consumed and produced, how devices connect, how businesses operate and the value of being connected itself. Finding the right answers will determine the success of mobile carriers and create significant new markets in B2B and B2C services.

Techforum 2015 is dedicated to The Future of Mobility. It will guide customers and partners in getting the best out of innovation in the world’s fastest-moving technologies. It includes presentations, panel discussions, tech demonstrations and a tour of Globecomm’s high-tech facilities.


8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Introduction and Welcome

CEO Keith Hall and Andrew Silberstein, Senior Vice President/General Manager Commercial Solutions

9:15 am

Opening Keynote

Patrick Schwerdtfeger. Mr. Schwerdtfeger is a regular on Bloomberg TV and author of the award-winning book, Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley. Recognized as a leading authority on global business trends including Big Data, demographic forecasting and social media, Patrick delivers motivational speeches at conferences and business events around the world.

10:00 am


Video As A Growth Driver: Mobility Opportunities in OTT, Enterprise, & Origination
Content Demand, Mobile Applications, and Larger Smartphone Screens have established an environment where video consumption will drive growth in the mobility market. This session explores the market opportunities presented by Over-The Top (OTT) video delivery, enterprise applications, and cellular contribution solutions. Thought leaders from each of these segments will participate in a panel discussion focused on streaming media use cases and the market opportunities they present. Moderated by Ed Behan, Vice President, Enterprise Services, Globcomm.

  • Mike Savello, Vice President, Sales, LiveU
  • Ramiro Banderas, Director, Rollins Global Learning Network
  • John Payley, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Viacom
11:15 am


Network Extension for Mobile Networks: Gaining Revenue, Reducing Costs
From 2G to 4G and beyond, we live in a fast-paced world with an increasing need for faster and easier access to information. This demand is being driven by customers seeking more bandwidth and greater performance than ever before. A range of technologies can provide network extension; network hybridization and services hosting that generate new revenues at a fraction of traditional deployment costs, while creating a flexible forward path for growth. How can mobile carriers take advantage? Moderated by John Geasa, Director of Solutions Engineering, Globecomm

  • Jorge Forero, Account Manager, Taqua
  • Mary Richart, Broadband Network Specialist, Indigo Wireless
  • G.S. Sickand, Chief Technology Officer, Regional Service Providers


1:00 pm


Dual-Mode Machine-to-Machine Solutions for Global Reach
The year 2015 is the year when dual-mode M2M is coming into its own. Dual-mode systems combine terrestrial SIM-based mobile with satellite connectivity to extend M2M services just about anywhere, giving users and customers the “always on” connectivity mobile services they depend on.. What new opportunities does this trend create for service providers and their customers? Moderated by Medhat Mahmoud, Director, M2M Solutions, Globecomm

  • Polina Braunstein, Chief Executive Officer, Quake Global
  • Chuck Moseley, Director, M2M Sales, Inmarsat
  • Tim Last, Vice President, M2M & Strategic Solutions, Iridium Communications
1:45 pm


Cybersecurity for an Always-Connected World
The importance of effective cybersecurity is increasingly important for wireless network operators and users, especially in critical infrastructure such as utilities (power grids) and the energy sector. The data and networks leveraged by enterprises and consumers are increasingly dependent on a wide array of access and transport technologies. How are mobile carriers and their customers responding to their evolving roles in protecting data while in transit? What are the industry standards and regulatory policy mandates? What happens when governments step in? How and what emerges will have a profound impact in networks as securing commerce and privacy in our always on, always connected world becomes a top priority. Moderated by Brett Calder, Director of Wireless Sales, Globecomm

  • Alex Benitez, Cybersecurity Director, Commsource (a Globecomm company)
  • Subhojit Goswami, Director, Security, Privacy and Risk Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Mike Walls, Managing Director, Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWare
3:00 pm


Mobility Transforms B2B: Challenges, Needs and Revenue Generation
Mobile technologies and connectivity have drastically transformed the enterprise. More and more employees work from the road, from customer locations and from satellite offices or home. Keeping them connected and integrated into the organization is a challenge, and companies are responding with content streams and interactive applications designed to keep a mobile workforce motivated and informed. What impacts is this having on the companies providing services and connectivity? Moderated by Hayri Barutcu, Globecomm.

  • Joseph McGuire, Senior Manager, Business Partner Solutions, T-Mobile US
  • Pat Welsh, Product Innovation Manager, Sprint Wholesale Solutions
  • Krishna Rallabhandi, Managing Partner, MAK Business Solutions
3:45 pm

Closing Keynote

Envisioning the Mobile Future
Steven Berry, President & CEO, Competitive Carriers Association. Mr. Berry came to his position with more than 20 years of experience as an attorney on Capitol Hill and at the Department of State. He also spent several years working for the CTIA as its senior vice president of government affairs. Berry's background made him the perfect candidate for reinvigorating the Rural Cellular Association - now the Competitive Carriers Association - a long-time trade group that catered to smaller U.S. operators, those with less than 10 million subscribers. Since Mr. Berry took over in 2009, the CCA has morphed into a powerful trade group championing several key initiatives such as data roaming, 700 MHz interoperability and more.

4:00 pm

Closing Reception