Execs from HBO, AT&T and T-Mobile top speakers’ list at 2016 Wireless Infrastructure Show

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PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association has announced that the 2016 Wireless Infrastructure Show in Dallas May 23-26 will feature keynote speeches from a dynamic group of thought leaders from the converging worlds of technology, telecommunications and entertainment.

The show, which will take place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, attracts more than 3,000 leaders and innovators from across the wireless infrastructure ecosystem. The annual event serves as the premier forum for infrastructure owners and operators, carriers, investors, government officials, equipment manufacturers and service providers, and others integrally involved in shaping the future of the wireless industry.

Keynote Speakers at the 2016 Wireless Infrastructure Show include:

  • Diane Tryneski, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Technology at Home Box Office (HBO)
  • Susan Johnson, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain at AT&T
  • Dave Mayo, Senior Vice President-Technology Strategy, Finance & Development at T-Mobile
  • Jose Mas, Chief Executive Officer of MasTec
  • Rod Smith, Fellow and Vice President, Emerging Technologies at IBM

“We are pleased to bring together such an incredible group of business leaders to share their stories and their insights on the role wireless infrastructure plays in shaping the future for us all,” said Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of PCIA.  “Wireless infrastructure is the foundation of all mobile communications – from connecting with friends on social media to reliable public safety to watching your favorite television show. Wireless infrastructure keeps us connected and improves our lives at work, at home and on the go.”

As Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President at HBO, Diane Tryneski is responsible for all aspects of technology for the network – including strategy, digital products (HBO Go and HBO Now), engineering, distribution, and software development. Tryneski will discuss the important role wireless infrastructure plays in her organization’s digital strategy today and how it will impact the network’s operations going forward.

AT&T’s Susan Johnson is responsible for all supply chain functions within AT&T including strategic sourcing, purchasing, supplier diversity, supply chain logistics and distribution. She currently leads a team that is actively engaged in AT&T’s initiative to move towards an operating model based on software-defined networks.  Johnson will discuss how AT&T is engaging with a diverse supplier community and the advantages the practice brings to the telecommunications company.

“The Wireless Infrastructure Show continues to provide the ideal forum for forward-thinking organizations to connect and share valuable intelligence,” said Tim House, Executive Vice President of PCIA. “We are absolutely committed to providing attendees, exhibitors and sponsors with the best possible experience. It is exciting to deliver such engaging programming from visionary business leaders who operate within the wireless ecosystem.”

T-Mobile’s Mayo is responsible for more than $6 billion in capital and operating costs, and for developing and driving strategic initiatives for the wireless carrier. He will share his insights into T-Mobile’s ongoing efforts to deliver services to today’s mobile consumer.

As CEO of one of the largest infrastructure services firms in North America, Mas brings a unique perspective to the Wireless Infrastructure Show. He was the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011 and currently serves on the Board of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

IBM’s Smith, who leads a team of technology innovators, will discuss the intersection of enterprise cloud computing and mobile technologies.

In addition to speeches, panels and other workshops, PCIA has partnered with major wireless carriers, infrastructure providers and other industry leaders to host a Supplier Diversity Summit at the show on May 25. The summit is a dedicated day-long event developed to connect a more diverse group of businesses with the companies that invest tens of billions of dollars into deploying and maintaining wireless infrastructure each year.