TIA's 2014 summer keynoters include former Apple, Google exec, plus Verizon, AT&T chiefs

TIA's "Network of the Future" conference to be held June 3-5 in Dallas, TX.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) announced that Canva's "Chief [Technology] Evangelist" Guy Kawasaki will keynote the TIA 2014: Network of the Future conference, to be held June 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. The former Apple and Google executive will join a roster of distinguished industry leaders to set keynote presentations for the conference, including AT&T CTO Krish Prabhu, and executives from Verizon, CenturyLink, Kaiser Permanente, Ericsson and Panasonic.

Kawasaki and Greg Manganello, senior vice president of services at Fujitsu Network Communications, will both provide keynote presentations during the conference’s annual VIP dinner, held Wednesday, June 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Fujitsu, the dinner will also recognize the winners of TIA’s Disruptors Competition, which features startups that are pushing the benchmark of innovation within the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

Prior to joining Canva, an innovative online graphic design service, Kawasaki was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google, where he was responsible for creating the Google+ mobile device community. Previously, he was chief technology evangelist for Apple. Kawasaki is also a founder of Alltop, an online service which aggregates top headlines, and is an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. He has published 12 books on subjects ranging from Google+ to business advice, book publishing and more.

In addition to Kawasaki, TIA’s Network of the Future Conference will feature the following keynote speakers:

Krish Prabhu, President, AT&T Labs & CTO, AT&T
Ed Chan, SVP, Network Infrastructure Planning, Verizon
Dr. John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Jonathan King, VP of Cloud Strategy & Business Development, Savvis/CenturyLink
Todd Rytting, CTO, Panasonic N. America
Vish Nandlall, Head of Strategy, Marketing, & CTO, Ericsson

TIA’s summer conference will also include a special State of the Industry session featuring the following industry leaders and executives:

Fraser Pajak, CEO, QuEST Forum (Speed to Market Carrier Panel)
Tim Harden, President, Supply Chain, AT&T (Speed to Market Carrier Panel)
James Feger, VP, Network Strategy & Development, CenturyLink (Speed to Market Carrier Panel)
Vish Nandlall, Head of Strategy, Marketing & CTO, Ericsson (Policy Picture)
Grant Seiffert, President, TIA (Emerging ICT Value Chain)
Thierry Klein, Head, Green Research, Bell Labs (State of Energy and ICT)
Dr. Tassu Shervani, Marilyn & Leo Professor, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University

The conference will include a CTO Roundtable Luncheon and a Disruptors’ Competition. The overall event is centered on three educational tracks: Wireless & 5G Networks, Big Data & Privacy, and Software Defined Networks (SDN). In addition, TIA’s Network of the Future Conference will be accompanied by an invitation-only AT&T Supplier Conference highlighting AT&T’s vision of "the User-Defined Network Cloud."

Sponsors for the TIA 2014: The Network of the Future conference include the Host Sponsor, Ericsson, along with ADTRAN, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, GENBAND, Goodman Networks, Henkels & McCoy, IGATE, ILS/Telit, InterDigital, Juniper Networks, Panasonic, Power & Telephone, Tallac Media, Tarana Wireless, Telmar Network Technology, JDSU and Wipro.

For a complete schedule of keynote and State of the Industry presentations, visit: http://tia2014.org/attend/keynotes-plenaries.

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