What is the 5G Congress?
DASpedia’s 5G Congress is focused on emerging in-building wireless technologies such as 5G, CBRS/Private LTE, IoT, and Wi-Fi 6 and how they will affect Commercial and Corporate Real Estate markets.
5G Congress is co-located with Realcomm/IBcon 2019 and will be participated by wireless and network infrastructure professionals. Realcomm/IBcon 2019 will be attended by over 2000 commercial and corporate real estate professionals.
Realcomm/IBcon 2019 is the world’s leading conference focused on technology, innovation, and automation for the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate and Facilities industries. IBcon has rapidly become the world’s most comprehensive and leading-edge discussion on the next generation of smart, connected, high-performance, green, sustainable, intelligent buildings. These annual events bring together thousands of creative, forward-thinking, and insightful commercial and corporate real estate professionals from around the world. This event will facilitate discussion and debate over how technology, automation and innovation continue to impact how we use, transact and operate real estate.
We at DASpedia strive to provide professional development and networking opportunities for wireless technology professionals while promoting excellence in our industry. Our goal is to furnish highly effective regional & national events for wireless professionals.
Let’s Learn, Share, and Prosper!
Come to DASpedia’s 5G Congress to learn about opportunities and implications for professionals involved in cellular wireless network infrastructure.
As Mayor of Nashville, it’s an honor and a pleasure for me to welcome attendees to DASpedia’s 5G Congress, and Realcomm/IBcon 2019. Welcome to keynote and panel speakers, participants and guests. We are pleased Nashville was chosen as this year’s conference city. Please enjoy yourselves as we convene at the beautiful Music City Center for a time of informative programming, fellowship, relaxation and fun.
VP of 5G - Sprint
Global Head of Facility Mgt Svs - WeWork
Sr. Mgr of Engineering BD - T-Mobile
SVP & CIO - Boston Properties
VP, IT - Macerich
VP, Corp Tech - Deutsche Bank
Dir of Technology - Music City Center
SVP - Vornado Realty Trust
SVP & GM - ExteNet Systems
Global Dir of BD - Commscope
VP of Marketing - SOLiD
VP, Carrier Solutions - Federated Wireless
Distinguished Technologist - Hewlett Packard
VP, BD - JMA Wireless
VP, Market Development - Corning
Maureen Ehrenberg is the Global Head of Facilities Management
for WeWork’s Powered by We segment. Upon joining in 2018,
Maureen launched WeWork’s Global Facility Management
Services offering for Powered by We, a full-service Strategy,
Services and Technology solution for enterprise companies. In her
role, she oversees WeWork’s growing presence in the global IFM
market, and implements new, breakthrough models and solutions
for the company’s clientele.
Luke manages the Build Your Own Coverage (BYOC) program for T-Mobile USA. His focus is on enterprise and in-building coverage, furthering the role of wireless in buildings as a 5th utility-like service. In his role, Luke is involved with smart building and smart city technologies, 5G wireless and the relationship between enterprises installing infrastructure and the connection to T-Mobile signal source and backhaul.
James Whalen serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Boston Properties where he is responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications. Prior to joining the Company in March 1998, he served as Vice President, Information Systems of Beacon Properties. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a recipient of the New York City Urban Fellowship. Mr. Whalen is a current trustee and past President of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and serves on the Realcomm Advisory Council, TechHire Boston and Boston Private Industry Council.
Brian Schwartz is responsible for Smart Building Infrastructure at over 50 centers portfolio wide. He oversees the installation and support for CCTV, Wi-Fi, Energy Management, shopper counting, and DAS. Brian also supports digital marketing initiatives including digital signage and property websites.
Rudy Reagin is the Global Programme Lead for Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Services. With more than thirty years of experience in IT, Rudy is currently responsible for the application architecture that supports lease administration, facilities management, space management, security operations, and a wide range of business services. In recent years, Rudy has driven a data warehousing and BI project that successfully integrates information from a range of sources to facilitate performance monitoring and decision support.
Eric Blouin is the Director of Technology for the Music City Center and has been with the organization for 18 years. Eric provides strategic direction, leadership, and oversight of the organization’s network infrastructure and network service delivery. He is also responsible for overseeing Information technology improvements, contracts and system/infrastructure design. Prior to joining the MCC, Blouin served as an Intelligence Analyst in the United States Marines Corps.
Mr. Stello is currently the SVP of Information Technology for Vornado Realty Trust, one of the nation’s
largest commercial real estate investment trusts. He has been principally responsible for successfully
forecasting, promoting and executing all phases of Vornado’s strategic technology plan in supporting the
company’s significant growth. He is a seasoned and well‐rounded Real Estate Information Technology
executive who possesses leadership and vision amassed from working in a broad spectrum of corporate
Greg Spraetz joined ExteNet Systems in January 2018, and is a senior executive with 20+ years’ experience across sales, marketing, operations, and management in the telecom infrastructure and service provider domains. As head of the Real Estate Solutions group for ExteNet, Greg overseas sales, business development, and strategic functions dedicated to serving the in-building markets with the latest in infrastructure and service solutions. Prior to joining ExteNet, Greg was the EVP of Sales and Marketing for Conterra Broadband, a regional fiber and microwave solutions provider serving wireless, government, enterprise, and carrier customers
Darla Braun has nearly two decades of experience in the in-building wireless business. In her current role, she is responsible for driving and executing distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cell business development initiatives globally for CommScope for enterprises, neutral hosts, and mobile network operators. This includes go-to-market strategies and the establishment of effective partnerships for CommScope’s award-winning DAS, C-RAN antenna system, and small cell solution portfolio.
At SOLiD I am responsible for worldwide strategic marketing initiatives to support profitable growth and market share expansion. SOLiD helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites.
Paul Anuszkiewicz is the Vice President for Carrier Solutions at Federated Wireless, with over 30 years of technology planning, network engineering and operational experience in the telecommunications market. Prior to Federated Wireless, Paul served as Vice President of Spectrum Planning and Technology at CTIA, representing the spectrum concerns of the wireless telecommunications industry.
Stuart Walker Strickland is a Distinguished Technologist in the Office of the CTO at Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, with a focus on strategic planning for Wi-Fi in the context of 5th Generation cellular networks. He represents Aruba’s interests in 3GPP, WFA, IEEE, and WBA on issues relating to spectrum allocation, Wi-Fi/cellular coexistence, and integrated network architectures.
Rachel Rea is a well-recognized technology leader with over twenty years of wireless leadership experience. She currently serves as the Vice President, Business Development at JMA Wireless. Her role is focused on the expansion of JMA’s 5G ecosystem and supporting mobile network operators. She launched the women’s leadership program at JMA Wireless and is a strong advocate for promoting women choosing careers in STEM. Prior to JMA, Rachel held a number of leadership positions at Verizon Wireless, in engineering, operations, site development, asset management, and implementation.
John Dulin is a 30+ year global telecom and enterprise executive and has held senior positions in product management, marketing and sales in the areas of fiber optics, wireless and new technology development. Currently with Corning, John is focused on introducing its fiber optic and wireless innovations to the commercial real estate market.
Who, When, Where?
The combined attendance of DASpedia’s 5G Congress and Realcomm/IBcon 2019 is approximately 2500+. The attendee list will include:
Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Customers
Enterprise and Facilities Industry Professionals
US Mobile Network Operator (MNO) Local and National Teams
Wireless Technology Solution Providers
Date: June 12, 2019 | Time: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Location: Davidson Ballroom – Music City Convention Center – Nashville, TN
- 5G Congress by DASpedia Agenda, June 12, 2019
- Realcomm/IBcon 2019 Preliminary Agenda, June 13-14, 2019
WEDNESDAY | JUNE 12,2019
8:30 am – 10:00 am: C-Level Invitation-Only Roundtable Breakfast
10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Exhibits Open
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Networking Luncheon
1:00 pm – 1:15pm: Opening by DASpedia
1:15 pm – 1:55 pm: Keynote Addresses
Mishka Dehghan, Vice President, 5G Development, Sprint
Maureen Ehrenberg, Global Head of Facility Management Services, WeWork
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm: Emerging Wireless Technologies – Panel Discussion
Wireless technologies are an ever-growing focus for enterprise companies playing catch-up to the dramatic changes in provided services and business opportunities. Our panel of experts share their wisdom in navigating the convergence of 5G, CBRS/Private LTE, IoT, and WiFi 6 connectivity. They will discuss how successful businesses can adapt to and embrace the benefits of smarter homes, buildings, and cities.
3:00 pm – 3:55 pm: Networking/Vendor & Refreshment Break
4:00 pm – 4:40 pm: In-Building Wireless Technology – Panel Discussion led by Vornado Realty Trust
For the first time in the history of In-Building Wireless Technology events, delegate customers and end-users will have the unique ability to ask questions directly of technology solutions providers. This panel is moderated by Nicholas Stello, SVP of Vornado Realty Trust and comprised of technology solution executives. Nicholas will analyze the products and solutions offered by in-building wireless technology providers with the intent to solve cellular coverage issues experienced by end-users.
4:50 pm – 5:30 pm: End-User Perspective – Panel Discussion led by T-Mobile
With the myriad of technologies available today, it is often difficult for end-users to determine the best course of action when issues arise. Our impressive executive panelists, leading commercial and corporate real estate corporations including Boston Properties, Deutsche Bank, Macerich, and Music City Center, will tackle these issues and more with moderation from T-Mobile’s Luke Lukas. Attendees will learn directly from a major wireless carrier how the enterprise domain should tackle connectivity issues and learn what steps are being taken to minimize obstacles.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Networking Reception
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Invitation Only Top Influencers/Executive Dinner Reception at Oak Steakhouse – Westin Hotel in Nashville, TN
THURSDAY | JUNE 13,2019
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Networking Reception at L27 Rooftop Lounge – Westin Hotel in Nashville, TN
WEDNESDAY | JUNE 12,2019
10:30 am – 7:00 pm: DASpedia 5G Congress and other Pre-Conference Events
THURSDAY | JUNE 13,2019
8:30 am – 10:15 am: Keynote Session/ Conference Kickoff
10:30 am: Exhibit Hall Opens
11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Morning Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch/ Exhibit Hall Break
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions
5:30pm – 7:30 pm: Networking Reception & Digie Awards in Exhibit Hall
FRIDAY | JUNE 14,2019
8:00 am – 10:30 am: Smart Buildings Showcase
10:30 am: Exhibit Hall Opens
10:45 am – 11:45 am: Morning Breakout Sessions
11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Lunch/ Exhibit Hall Break
1:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions
3:00pm: Exhibit Hall Closes