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Annual Convention Sessions & Speakers

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General Session
Wednesday, May 24

Broadband Funding & Policy – 2023 & Beyond

Mike Romano, NTCA

Financial Market Update
Jeff Johnston, CoBank
Hunter Hook, CoBank

Keynote: Amplify Employee Engagement | Capitalize on Passion, Focus and Commitment
Mike Evans,

In these tremendously ultra-competitive and turbulent times, how do you cultivate an environment where employees at all levels are engaged, energized and flourish? How do you effectively tap into the enormous wealth of creativity, innovation, passion, energy and commitment of employees that is often left idle? Much different than "job satisfaction" (there are a lot of highly paid miserable people who are satisfied with their job) – engagement is about passionate, focused and committed employees contributing daily to help achieve what matters most.

Breakout Sessions 
Wednesday, May 24

Beat the Competition With a Subscriber Acquisition Strategy

Tara Young, Calix

Onboarding for Employee Retention

Brian Blahnik, B Squared Consulting

Empowering Broadband Consumers through Transparency Order

Teri Kessler, NECA

Enable Support for Wi-Fi 6 & 6E Technology to Deliver an Exceptional Subscriber Experience

Dennis Budke, Calix
Matt Glosson, Calix

Work Smarter Not Harder: Ways to Leverage AI in Marketing

Autumn Ricke, Pinnacle Marketing Group

Cyber Security Preparedness

Facilitator: Jordan Roberts, Telcom Insurance Group
Panelist: Wendy Danielson, Norvado

Panelist: Shawn Walmer, 3RT

What's Hot on the State and Federal Regulatory Front for 2023

Eric Pulvermacher, Forvis

Mobile Apps for Today’s Telecom Operations

Lindsay Randazzo, Innovative Systems

Marketing Roundtable
Facilitator: Melissa Lease

The Importance of Staying Sharp
Steve Meltzer, JSI

Technology Roundtable
Facilitator: Shane McCann

General Session
Thursday, May 25

Internet for All Wisconsin: A Federal and State Overview
Carah Koch, NTIA
Alyssa Kenney, PSC

2023 Broadband and Video Report on Rural America and Executive Peer Panel
Facilitator: Scott Meyer
Panelists: William Eckles, BEVCOMM; Justin Huebner, Solarus; Scott Nyman, Cirrinity

Team Esports
David Lockstein, 
Watertown School District
Mike Dahle, Wisconsin High School Esports Alliance

Panelists: Michael Culp, Jaylyn Palenshus, Logan Zipp


Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association

1502 W Broadway, Suite 102

Monona, WI 53713

Phone: 608-256-8866

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