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Demystifying 5G: What the Transition to Next Gen Connectivity Means for Consumers and Organizations

The next generation of mobile connectivity is expected to launch around the world by 2020.  Why all the hype?  Experts say the improvement in speed and capacity will be exponential, with significant impact on both consumers and organizations. Experts from leading organizations and companies will explain and discuss what the 5G rollout will mean.

Date and Time

Thursday, May 30
8:00 am - 11:00 am


8:00 am Registration / Networking / Exhibits / Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am  Welcome

Brooks Raiford - President + CEO, NC TECH

Trey Rabon - President, AT&T North Carolina

8:40 am Keynote Presentation

Demystifying 5G

Gerard Hayes, President & CEO – Wireless Research Center of North Carolina

9:00 am Panel One 

Building the 5G Ecosystem

10:00 am Panel Two 

Why 5G is the Cornerstone of the Digital Revolution

Panelists for both discussions are from a mix of the speakers below.

Gerard Hayes
President & CEO
Wireless Research Center of North Carolina

Jean Davis
President & CEO

Jeffrey Sural
Director, Broadband Infrastructure Office
NC Dept of Information Technology

Manager of Government Affairs
Crown Castle 

Tom Snyder
Executive Director

Trey Rabon
AT+T North Carolina

Tariq Bokhari
Founder Carolina Fintech Hub
Charlotte City Councilman

Rep. Jason Saine (NC House)
Senior Chairman, Appropriations Committee
Co-Chair, Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on IT

Sergei Mislevy
Executive Director of Network Assurance

11:00 am Adjourn / Networking / Exhibits  


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201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, NC  27513
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