TIA 2015's Call for Speakers opened October 21, 2014. Proposals are due by February 4, 2015 and will be selected on a rolling basis.
Today, every company is a digital company and every consumer is an end-point. From ordinary consumer products such as toothbrushes and running shoes to heavy industry machinery such as excavators and oil drakes – everything is digitally connected and relies on the network to stay connected. However, the delivery of such connectivity is complicated at best.
The growing convergence of networks dictates a shared responsibility among manufacturers, integrators, network operators, enterprises and over-the-top service providers to provide users with the highest levels of security, privacy, reliability, Quality of Service, and Quality of Experience. Within this new network paradigm, TIA 2015 is the conference to attend to discuss the new technologies, business models, and a dynamic regulatory environment that will shape the network over the next three to five years.
We invite proposals on the following topics. Additional topics are listed in the Submission Form.
- Enterprises leveraging digital platforms and communications networks to discover new ways to connect with customers, increase revenues and identify new profit pools
- Innovations and thought leadership in next-generation wireless networks, e.g. technology that will shape the future of mobile communications over the next six to ten years
- Case studies on unleashing the power of the network – e.g. how network operators and service providers can leverage their networks to become a platform for innovation and provide a broad range of Value-Added Services.
- Backbone, backhaul network infrastructure and the new economics of data delivery – e.g. Content Delivery Networks, Edge Computing, Energy Efficient Data Center Design, Data Center Inter-Connect, and Virtualization
- Lecture, Case Study, Roundtable Discussion or Workshop on one of the following technology deployments: IoT, Cybersecurity, Big Data, eHealth, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Connected Car, Network Virtualization, e.g. Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization, and User-Driven Network Applications
- The intersection of communications Networks and Robotics / Artificial Intelligence
- Macro political, economic, social or technology (PEST) trends impacting the future of digital communications
- Training seminars, courses, certification programs for communications professionals
Proposal Requirements & Timelines
- Proposals featuring original thought-leadership or highly regarded speakers in addition to speakers from enterprise end-users (industry), network operators, or over-the-top service providers will receive favorable consideration.
- Proposals that promote a company's products or services will not be accepted; however, proposals that educate attendees on the underlying technologies that are revolutionizing digital communications will be considered.
- Proposals will be selected on a rolling basis. TIA must receive your submission before February 4, 2015.
- Proposals are reviewed based on relevance to the conference's target audience.
- TIA reserves the right to include additional speakers, edit titles and descriptions, and replace moderators as deemed necessary for the success of the session and conference. All modifications will be reviewed with each submitter.
- All submitters will be notified no later than the week of March 11, 2015 of the status of their submission via E-mail to the address provided on the submission form.
- All speakers will be required to register themselves for the conference and provide a speaker photo upon their acceptance by TIA. Speakers will receive a code that will exempt them from the conference registration fee.
Types of Submissions
Formats for Speaker/Session Submissions may include:
- Keynote or Lecture – Solo speaker, suitable for consideration as conference keynote.
- Panel Discussion – Moderator-led panel featuring experts discussing a particular topic. TIA limits all panels to no more than five panelists and a moderator for these sessions.
- Round Table Discussion – Facilitator-led round tables featuring dynamic interaction with attendees discussing a variety of topics related to industry trends, technologies, or vertically-specific markets, e.g. eHealth, Connected Car, etc.
- Workshop – Structured education presented within a two-hour time window. Typically, TIA hosts pre-conference workshops the day before the conference begins. Workshops may also be held in the mornings as a breakfast during conference days.
- Case Study – Industry-led success story around a particular solution or implementation. TIA expects that all case study submissions include participants from the end user as well as the suppliers, integrators and partners that aided in the deployment of the solution or implementation.