TIA: Annual Conference to Explore Tech & Telecom Sustainability [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, said that a major focus of its flagship conference will be on initiatives to drive down energy use and create greater sustainability within the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.
According to a release, TIA 2013 - which will bring executives, thought leaders, technologists and policymakers to Washington, D.C. on October 7-10 for highly interactive discussions on the industry's most important issues - will feature an entire educational track dedicated to ICT sustainability.
In addition, the TIA noted:
The ICT sector plays a critical role in enabling savings by driving down the cost of energy in all sectors. TIA 2013 will highlight emerging technological advances, the regulatory environment, and best practices in energy efficient data centers, smart buildings, fuel cell deployment in critical infrastructure, green procurement (EPEAT), the SEC's conflict mineral rule, and more - helping network operators and equipment suppliers bring increased energy efficiency to their operations.
TIA 2013 will feature conference-wide keynotes on sustainability by Thierry Van Landegem, VP of Global Operations, Bell Labs and Chairman of GreenTouch, and Dr. Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies for China Mobile Research Institute. The TIA 2013 Sustainability & ICT Track will feature intensive and interactive sessions along with presentations by dozens of industry- leading scientists, analysts and executives, including:
-Steve Bruny, Executive Vice President, GENBAND
-Steven Cheng, Principal Design Engineer, Telecommunications & Cabling Infrastructure, Facebook
-Jim Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon
-Gary Hall, Chief Technology Architect, Federal Intel Operation, Cisco
-Thierry Klein, Head, Green Research, Bell Labs
-RJ Meyers, Data Center Product Manager, US EPA, ENERGY STAR Program
TIA 2013 will also include presentations by more than 250 other ICT executives, with additional keynotes from acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, members of Congress, and the leadership of AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, CenturyLink, GENBAND, Frontier, Neustar, Samsung Mobile, Amazon Web Services, Sprint, Verizon and The Weather Company.
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
TIA 2013: The Future of the Network
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
Sponsors of TIA 2013: The Future of the Network include the Host Sponsor, GENBAND, along with ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Ascom, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Goodman Networks, Henkels & McCoy, IHS Global, ILS Technology, Integra Networks, Intel, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Panasonic, Power & Telephone Supply, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, TE Connectivity, Tellabs, Telmar, Verizon, Walker and Associates, and ZTE.
TIA 2013 also has the support of a number of industry organizations, including: BICSI, ChannelVision, Connected Nation, Consumer Electronics Daily, Convergencia Latina, Communications Daily, Current Analysis, Dark Fiber Community, DirectTrust, FierceMarkets, GigaOM, GlobalVision, GreenTouch, InfoComm, Inside Networks, IPSO Alliance, IT-AAC, Light Reading, MEF, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), QuEST Forum, SDNCentral, Small Cell Forum, State Telephone Regulation Report, TelecomHub, Telecom Review, Via Satellite, Washington Internet Daily, Wi-Fi Alliance, and others.
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