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The New York State Wireless Association - Wireless Forum 2019
Chelsea Piers - Pier Sixty
23rd Street & West Side Highway
New York City, NY 10011
United States
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:30 PM to Friday, June 21, 2019, 6:30 PM EDT
Category: Industry Event

Please Join
The New York State Wireless Association for our WIRELESS FORUM 2019


June 20 & 21
New York City

The New York State Wireless Association is proud to announce Wireless Forum 2019, on June 20 - 21 in New York City. NYSWA is excited to present an all-star line-up of events including some unique networking opportunities.

Early Bird Ticket = $295 (purchased by April 30, 2019)*
Individual Ticket = $350 (purchased after April 30, 2019)*
NEW! Private Meeting Rooms = $100 per hour
Sponsorships = Click here to see descriptions and pricing
* Refunds given on an individual basis until April 30, 2019. No refunds after April 30, 2019

JUNE 20th (Thursday)
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Kick-off the event with a Special Event/Site Tour

6:30pm – 10:00pm: Connect with Colleagues at the Opening Reception at the DL Club (Rooftop bar) – 95 Delancey St., NY, NY (

JUNE 21st
8:30am - Registration and Exhibit Hall Open | Location: Pier Sixty

9:00 - 9:45am - Breakfast, Opening Remarks, and Keynote Address | Sponsored by Tectonic Engineering
Speaker - Commissioner Samir Saini
New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT)

10:00 -11:00am - Educational Session 1
Finance: Financing the Deployment of 5G and Wireless Infrastructure

Moderator: David Bronston, Special Counsel, Phillips Lytle
Presenter: Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities

  • SherAfgan Mehboob, Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
  • Jerry Sullivan, CEO, Strategic Wireless Infrastructure Fund
  • Rory Hunter, Investment Professional, iCon Infrastructure
  • Madonna Park, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
  • Brian Goemmer, President, Allnet Insight & Analytics

11:00 -11:15am - AM Break – Exhibits Open | Sponsored by: Pyramid Network Services | Location: Olympic/Terrace

11:15am-12:15pm - Educational Session 2
Regulatory: Law and the FCC Orders, New York Pushes Back

Introductory Remarks: Jonathan Adelstein, President & CEO, WIA
Moderator: Rob Gaudioso, Partner, Snyder & Snyder, LLP

  • Jonathan Adelstein, President & CEO, WIA
  • Marian Vetro, Principal Corporate Counsel, T-Mobile
  • Teddy Adams, Vice President of Litigation, Crown Castle
  • Jason Caliento, Executive Vice President, Mobilitie
  • Joshua Breitbart, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, New York City
  • Andrea Caldini, Vice President Network Engineering East, Verizon Wireless

12:15 - 1:30pm - Luncheon Keynote Address | Sponsored by Cuddy & Feder
Speaker: Commissioner Michael O' Rielly
Federal Communications Commission

1:45 - 2:45pm - Educational Session 3
Public Safety: Keeping the Big Apple Protected

Moderator: Rich Berliner, FifthGen Media

  • David Cook, Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority covering the states of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
  • John Foley, General Manager, Safer Buildings Coalition
  • Dominic Villecco, President, V-COMM
  • John Bagdonas, Market Manager State of New York, AT&T 
  • Najuma Thorpe, External Communications Manager, Verizon Wireless
  • Steven K. Miller, National Security & Public Safety Director, Verizon

2:45 - 3:00pm - PM Break – Exhibits Open | Sponsored by: Ford Law Firm | Location: Olympic/Terrace

3:00 - 4:00pm - Educational Session 4
Technology: The Innovations That Will Bring 5G to New York

Moderator: Rick Heilbrunn, President & CEO, AGL (Above Ground Level)

  • Jim Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, ExteNet Systems
  • Ray LaChance, President and CEO, ZenFi Networks
  • Alexander P. Gamota, Senior Vice President & General Manager
  • Information & Communication Technologies, Bigbelly
    • Christopher Levendos, Vice President Network Engineering & Operations, Crown Castle

4:15 - 5:00pm - Closing Session & Keynote Address | Sponsored by Nokia
Speaker: Mike Murphy
Nokia, Chief Technology Officer - North America

5:00 - 6:30pm | Closing Reception | Location: Olympic/Terrace



Contact: Tom Marciano and Paul Eisenberg, Event Co-Chairs [email protected]