On March 19, 2014, Kelley Drye will host a free, half-day workshop, at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2014 Convention & EXPO in Las Vegas, NV. The workshop is designed to help service providers identify new opportunities as changes in technology, the marketplace, and the regulatory environment continue to disrupt existing business plans. Entitled “The Next Big Thing: Capitalizing on Emerging Trends at the Intersection of Public Policy and Business,” the workshop will feature in-depth discussions with leading industry executives, mini-sessions focused on key regulatory issues led by Kelley Drye subject-matter experts and a wrap-up session with COMPTEL’s policy team.
In this new workshop format, Kelley Drye will interweave discussions and presentations with seven snapshot mini-sessions covering topics such as IP trials; Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and text marketing; privacy and data security; 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) obligations; and essentials for E-rate, Lifeline, and rural broadband. In-depth discussions will include an open panel discussion among wireline, wireless and satellite executives, who will forecast trends, examine business strategies, and identify the new opportunities; and another featuring service providers working within the various USF funds, who will talk about the challenges they’re facing. The workshop will conclude with a coffee-talk style conversation with members of COMPTEL’s policy team, including CEO Chip Pickering, Chief Advocate and General Counsel Angie Kronenberg, and Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Alan Hill. Kelley Drye Telecommunications practice chair John Heitmann, partners Steve Augustino, Hank Kelly and Tom Cohen will act as moderators.
“The Next Big Thing” workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., March 19, in Pinyon 3 at the Aria Resort & Casino. The full agenda and confirmed speakers can be found in the COMPTEL PLUS agenda. To register to attend the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2014 Convention & Expo, please click here.