Keynote Lineup set for ISE EXPO 2019

September 24 – 26, Fort Worth, Texas U.S.A.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#5G–ISE, the most trusted educational resource for professionals across the ICT industry, introduces its keynote lineup for ISE EXPO 2019 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tony Thomas, President & Chief Executive Officer, Windstream, will lead off as the opening keynote speaker at ISE EXPO on Wednesday, September 25. Mr. Thomas has more than 20 years’ experience in the communications industry. During his 5-year tenure as Windstream’s CFO, Thomas played an integral role in its expansion by completing 7 acquisitions totaling more than $5.6 billion in transaction value. In addition, he has deep capital market expertise, having led almost $10 billion in debt transactions. In 2014, Thomas was instrumental in the development of Windstream’s REIT spinoff, serving as president of real estate investment trust operations.

“We are honored to have Tony present on the importance of network transformation and its role in expanding customer-centric services,” said Sharon Vollman, Editorial Director, ISE magazine.

In his opening address, Thomas will share how network transformation is at the core of delighting customers. By expanding edge cloud services, software-defined networks and AI, telecom providers will be more customer-centric and help them expand smart manufacturing, smart health, smart cities and smart IoT.

ISE EXPO 2019 will again be hosting its Tech Talk series. Join these network visionaries as they share their passion and problem-solving strategies for the always challenging, wireless and wireline network evolution. Be in the front row and get ready to be inspired. Thursday, September 26, at 10:30 AM.

Tech Talk Presenters:

Art Nichols

Vice President of Architecture and Technology


George Karatzis

Director of Fiber Access Engineering


George Riggins

Vice President, Core Network Engineering


Mattias Fridström

Vice President and Chief Evangelist

Telia Carrier AB

ISE EXPO 2019 Highlights

  • Commanding keynotes and interviews from A-list industry leaders
  • More than 30 accredited seminars and workshops
  • Live Demo Zone
  • Exhibit floor with 200 ICT vendors and distributors
  • Happy Hour
  • Attendee Vacation Giveaway
  • Key decision makers from 175 provider companies
  • International audience from more than 30 countries

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