Quality Assurance Best Practices for the Supply Chain

12 - 15 November 2019

Hyatt Regency North Dallas
701 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, Texas
Hotel Registration Link for OS Dallas – Reduced rates in effect through Tuesday, October 22, 2019 :

For questions concerning the conference contact:
Leigh Ann Perkins



Tuesday, November 12
7:00 am Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am General Session Welcome and Opening Remarks
by:Dave Stehlin, TIA CEO
8:15 am Keynote Presentation: AI, 5G, Edge Computing, Quantum Computing, Virtualization of the Network
8:45 am Executive Presentation: Smart Buildings – Buildings as Service 
by: Harry SmeenkTIA
9:30 am Executive Presentation: Imagine Big Data at the Speed of Your Curiosity
by: Venkat Krishnamurthy OmniSci
10:45 am TL 9000 and the IAF: Working Together to Increase Confidence in the Supply Chain:
by: Sheronda JeffriesIAF
11:30 am SME Presentation: Utilizing the ‘Process Approach’ to Ensure Continual Improvement
by: Jeff BostowSector Supply
12:00 pm SME Presentation: PMO Reinvention, Evolving from Project Management to Portfolio Management
by: Terry L. Fisher Fujitsu Network Communications
12:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm Keynote Presentation: Anatomy of the SamSam Ransomware Attack: What Are the Lessons of Cyberattacks Past, Present and now with the Future of 5G and IOT
by: Carlos SolariSolaris Consulting Group
2:15 pm SME Presentation: Network Product Quality Assurance Process Challenges in the ICT Innovations Wave
by: Katsuyuki Tada,Fujitsu Limited Japan
2:45 pm SME Presentation: Software Supplier Scorecard
by: Ray FannonAT&T
3:45 pm Panel: The Attainability of Sustainability: from the Lens of Experts in the ICT Industry; Integrating Sustainability Principles into Business Improvement and Performance
by: Annie BevenSuperior EssexTom ErkensiQor
Nancy PattersonTeltech Group
5:00 pm Day 1 Adjourned

Wednesday, November 13

7:00 am Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am Reconvene & Welcome
8:05 am Keynote Presentation: Strategic Positioning for Next-Gen Operations, 
by: Sankaran RamanathanVerizon Wireless
8:50 am SME Presentation: Integrating Sustainability Principles into Business Improvement and Performance, 
by:Tom ErkensiQor
9:20 am SME Presentation: Value Creation in 5G Era Ecosystem – Monetize C$, 
by: Mani VannanAnalyticsWise
10:20 am SME Presentation: Metrics Automation: From Product Performance to Organizational Best Practice, 
by: Drena FertettaCiena
10:50 am Executive Presentation: Cybersecurity: Recent Challenges Being Tackled & the Solutions Being Discovered,
by: Dr. Arnab RoyFujitsu
11:20 am SME Presentation: Culture of Quality,
by:Surekha YenpureJuniper Networks
11:50 am Networking Lunch
12:50 am SME Presentation: Servce Performance Reliability in Next Generation Networks,
by: Jacques FluetTIA
1:20 am Executive Presentation
by: Patrick OstiguyAccedian
1:50 am Panel: High Reliability in Next-gen Networks: Challenges and Opportunities, 
by: Jacques FluetTIARobert FittsEXFOWayne HickeyCiena, Katsuyuki TadaFujitsu
3:15 pm Panel: How to Move from Technical KPIs to Subjective, 
by: Stephen ChoyIfineraPhil ViethNOKIA, Ashok Dandekar, Fujitsu; John Wronka, Juniper, Ken Koffman, TIA;  Maciej LebedowiczMetrinomics
4:25 pm Software Excellence Touchstone,
by: Venkat Ramaswamy, Wipro
4:55 pm SME Presentation: What is the Value Behind the Products and Services?
by: Yasushi Kojima, Chuo Engineering
5:30 pm Conference Adjourned

Thursday, November 14

Working Groups Day 1

Friday, November 15

Working Groups Day 2

Registration Fees
Member Fees US $399.00
Non-Member Fees US $599.00
Networking Reception Fees US $50.00   per person for the reception

Note: Registration fees includes Networking Reception on Tuesday evening.

Registration Dates
Open Date 04 October 2019
Close Date 15 November 2019

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