Education

With the ICT landscape changing at warp speed, soon there could be the expectation your compensation will be tied to your continuing education.  Why?  Because many believe the telecom business is at a critical point and people need to take charge of their professional development in order to keep up.

Each year, ISE EXPO offers over 30 educational seminars tailored for you. Our educational sessions cover the network solutions and topics you need to stay on top of your game. Review the full list of 2018 Seminars and Workshops. Registration opens Mid- April.

 

 

2018 Seminars and Workshops

For Track Descriptions please scroll to bottom. 

DayTimeSeminar TrackSeminar LevelSeminar TitleCompany Name
Tuesday9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWorkshopETA – 3 CECThe Professional Project ManagerMission Critical Training
Tuesday9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWorkshopBICSI – 3 CEC, ETA – 3 CECFTTx Outside Plant Design Short CourseLight Brigade
Tuesday1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWorkshopBICSI – 2 CEC, ETA – 3 CECConverging Wireless Fronthaul/Backhaul and FTTH NetworksCommScope
Tuesday1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWorkshopBICSI – 3 CEC, ETA – 3 CECFiber to the Antenna Challenges and Best PracticesLight Brigade
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy NetworksBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
New Technology for Making Fiber Optic Facilities Locatable Without Using Tracer Wire3M
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy NetworksBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Upgrading Legacy Networks to Next Generation TechnologiesFujitsu Network Communications
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy NetworksIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Wi-Fi: Everyday Uses for Everyday ApplicationsZyXel Communications
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx NetworksIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
Addressing the Diverse Deployment Challenges of Gigabit Broadband for Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs)ADTRAN, Inc.
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx NetworksBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
How to Address New Fiber Technologies with an Aging Fiber PlantFiberStory
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering for Network ReliabilityBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Fusion Splicing Basics - Do it Right the First Time!Greenlee Communications
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering for Network ReliabilityBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
How Telcos Save Millions with Superior Remote Monitoring & ControlDPS Telecom
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 4: Wireless & Wireline TransformationBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
The Futility of Growing Your Data Capacity While Ignoring Your Power RequirementsAltergy
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation: SDN/NFV/Data CentersBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
The Impact of SDN and NFV on Fiber Connectivity and CapacityCommScope
Wednesday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation: SDN/NFV/Data CentersBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
How Evolutions in LTE networks and Fuel Cell Power Have Changed the Site ParadigmPlug Power
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy NetworksIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Deploying Gigabit Connectivity to the MDUCalix
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy NetworksBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Solving the Elusive Problem of Alien Crosstalk in LANsTelecom Problem Solvers LLC
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx NetworksIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
The 7 Deadly Sins of FTTx EngineeringBiarri Networks
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering for Network ReliabilityIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
The Link Loss ParadoxFiber Insight LLC
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering for Network ReliabilityIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Fully Integrated FTTx Deployment - Lessons LearnedFresnel Software
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering for Network ReliabilityBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Surge Protection for AC Power and Communications LinesITW LINX
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 4: Wireless & Wireline TransformationIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
Harvesting Solar to Power your Network DevicesESPi
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 4: Wireless & Wireline TransformationIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Exploring the Synergies Between Wireless and Wireline 5G PlanningComsof
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation: SDN/NFV/Data CentersBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Supply Chain Role in NFV Solution Integration - Getting to the "Easy Button"KGPCo
Wednesday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMDemo Zone
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy NetworksIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
The Internet is Slow! - Effectively Finding the Root Cause of Poor QoERVW, Inc.
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy NetworksBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Service Deployment Requires Understanding of Enforced Codes - NEC and NESCTelcordia/Ericsson
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx NetworksIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
The Last Mile: Navigating the Unpredictable FTTx TerrainClearfield, Inc.
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx NetworksBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Panel Discussion: Broadband Deployment Challenges – The Way ForwardKGPCo
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering for Network ReliabilityBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Using Data to Improve Productivity and Efficiencies for Telecommunications TechniciansServato
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering for Network ReliabilityBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Efficient, Compliant & Visible Network Testing With Field Test Process Automation & AnalyticsEXFO
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 4: Wireless & Wireline TransformationBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Small Cell ConcealmentCharles Industries
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 4: Wireless & Wireline TransformationBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Wavelength Coexistence across Broadband NetworksAmphenol Broadband Solutions
Thursday8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation: SDN/NFV/Data CentersBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Optimized Multi-Layer Protection in Transport SDNBell-Labs-Consulting, Nokia
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy NetworksBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Strategies to Extend the Life of Your Legacy Telecom Investment by Fighting ObsolescenceZT Technologies
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 1: Core/Legacy NetworksIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC
Modernize the Network - Collapsing Class5 Switches and Migrating to Fiber Based Replacement SolutionsTellabs
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx NetworksIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Re-Architecting Fiber Connectivity Layer at NG COs and DCsGo!Foton Inc
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx NetworksAdvanced
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Best Practices for Fast, Efficient MDU DesignCorning
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 2: FTTH/FTTx NetworksIntermediate
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Remote Powered and IMA (T1) Fed DSLAM Site MaintenanceVernon May Solutions
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering for Network ReliabilityBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
The Role of IoT in Powering the Critical FacilityAlpha Technologies
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering for Network ReliabilityBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC
Panel Discussion: Creating the Telecom of the Future With GISEsri
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 3: Construction & Engineering for Network ReliabilityBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Grounding and Ground Testing for Outside PlantMegger
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 4: Wireless & Wireline TransformationBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Preparing the Workforce to Meet Today’s Wireless Deployment DemandsTechnical Rescue Systems LLC on Behalf of NATE
Thursday9:15 AM - 10:15 AMTrack 5: Network Transformation: SDN/NFV/Data CentersBasic
BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC
Preparing for High Performance Cloud Native Data PlaneIntel Corporation

 

TRACK DESCRIPTIONS


Track 1: Core/Legacy Networks

Service providers are constantly looking for ways to increase rate and reach across the aged copper plant.  This requires tools and techniques to test, troubleshoot and maintain the core network. Seminars must share strategic and tactical solutions to help streamline core upgrades, reduce truck rolls and address aging equipment.

Sample topics:

•    G.Fast Realities
•    Gigabit Challenges/Solutions
•    Renewing Copper’s Life
•    New Strategies to Improve Rate and Reach
•    OTT Pressure and Solutions


Track 2: FTTH/FTTx Networks

Fiber networks require creative and cost-effective aerial and underground installation techniques and workforce strategies that reduce cost and improves ROI.  Seminars will share improved fiber deployment strategies to help providers get the promise of fiber in the hands of their customers – faster and more cost-effectively.

Sample Topics:
•    Improved Fiber Deployment Practices
•    Efficient FTTx Construction Practices
•    Micro-Technologies for a Congested Underground Environment
•    Disaster Readiness and Emergency Restoration
•    GPON’s Evolution


Track 3: Construction & Engineering for Network Reliability

Whether it’s fiber or copper or wireless, there will always be a demand for better and more cost-efficient ways to plan, deploy, monitor and maintain it.  Creating intelligent and simplified networks, improving GIS systems with predictive modeling or revamping field tech productivity systems can all  better the bottom line.

Sample Topics:
•    Power & Sustainability
•    GIS and Digital Imagery
•    Testing Strategies to Reduce OpEX
•    Technician Troubleshooting and Improvements
•    Network Management and Monitoring
•    Reducing the Network’s Environmental Footprint


Track 4: Wireless and Wireline Transformation

The demand for real-time data, video, IoT and M2M applications continue to increase overall data traffic. More than ever, providers are looking for ways to increase network performance and agility while decreasing CAPEX and OPEX across the wireless and wireline networks.

Sample topics:
•    Densification, Small Cells and DAS Network Best Practices
•    Preparation for 5G Networks
•    CRAN Design and Future Considerations
•    Offload, Backhaul and Fronthaul Improvements
•    Data Center & CORD Solutions to Meet IoT/M2M Demands
•    Remote Powering and Back Up Power Strategies


Track 5: Network Transformation: SDN/NFV/Data Centers

Network automation, SDN and NFV, Cloud and Data Center technologies are critical to standardize and simplify today’s networks.  In addition, providers are looking for ways to improve their powering techniques, while reducing their energy, cooling and data center/CO infrastructure costs.

Seminars in this track will arm attendees with best practices and new solutions for their current and future infrastructure challenges.   Think SDN and NFV; the latest way to ramp from 100G to 400G or Hybrid Cloud Environments

Sample Topics:
•    Network Simplification and Standardization
•    SDN and NFV in the Real World
•    Cloud/Data Center and Infrastructure Management
•    Virtualization of Power for Data Centers
•    Optical Network Transformation for a Simpler Network