Please Note: The schedule below will be updated daily, and is subject to change.
6:00 am – 7:00 am
Early Morning Yoga
North Lawn (weather permitting)
7:30 am – 9:00 am
Exhibits Open – Networking Breakfast
Networking breakfast for exhibitors and attendees inside the Exhibit Hall – Breakfast open to all at 7:30 am
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Diversity and Inclusion Panel
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Leadership, Culture & Community
Panelists-industry professionals–will share their insight and experience on how D&I has evolved in their organizations. They will discuss challenges encountered along the way, established best practices, and the future of D&I.
Kamilah A’Vant / Chapter President, NAMIC New England
Debra Poirier Cornish / VP, Human Resources, Cox Communications
Janet Uthman / VP, Inclusion and Multicultural Marketing, Comcast NE Division
8:00 am – 9:00 am
State Regulatory & Legislative Update Panel
A final roundup of legislative and regulatory leaders who will review the list of topics discussed throughout the conference with an eye to predicting key topics to be taken up in 2017 legislative sessions and regulatory dockets.
Moderated by Chris Hodgdon / VP, State Government Affairs, Comcast
Representative Richard Barry / State of New Hampshire
Laura Hoydick / Representative, State of Connecticut
Vincent Mauro / Senator, Democrat Chief of Staff, State of Connecticut
Carol Miller / Director of Broadband Technologies, State of New Hampshire
Franklin Perry / House Democratic Leadership Staff, State of Connecticut
Peter Pescosolido / PURA Chief of Utility Regulation, State of Connecticut
Jim Porter / Director of Advocacy, Department of Public Service, State of Vermont
Clay Purvis / Director of Telecommunications, Vermont Department of Public Service
Matthew Ritter / Representative, House Majority Leader, State of Connecticut
Gregory Smith / Representative, Science, Technology and Energy, State of New Hampshire
Samuel Young / Representative, Vice Chair, Committee on Ways and Means, State of Vermont
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Keynote Speaker – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
“A View from Washington”
A discussion on Leadership, Innovation, and Cybersecurity.
Moderated by Alison King / Political Reporter, NECN
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Blue Ribbon Panel: The Big Picture
Our Industry’s ‘State of the Union’ Panel
Moderated by Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst of Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG), the panel will be a wide ranging, free form discussion of the state of our Industry and will explore everything from the health of our basic business to consumer behavior, shifting distribution models, competition, as well as a peak into the future from industry leading executives. Don’t miss this must attend session.
Moderated by Bruce Leichtman / President, Principal Analyst, Leichtman Research Group, Inc.
James Brown / SVP Content Distribution, REVOLT
Kevin Casey / President, Northeast Division, Comcast
Paul Cronin / SVP, Field Operations & Customer Experience, Cox Communications
Jane Rice / SVP, Distribution, A+E Networks