• Sign up for this year’s special 10th Anniversary NFOC and benefit from a wide range of activities and events.
• Attend learning sessions conducted by industry professionals.
• Meet with top manufacturers who will showcase their newest products and technologies.
• Participate in live product demos.
• Attend networking sessions, where you can explore business opportunities with company officials and fellow attendees.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Datacom & Telecom Professionals - Learn about new
cabling technologies relating to LAN, MAN and WAN
Network Contractors - Gain insight into emerging markets and new business opportunities.
Technicians - Discover new tools and techniques that will help you work faster and more efficiently.
Purchasing Managers - Learn about products that you will be sourcing in the coming months.
Network Administrators - Should you upgrade your legacy network or build new? The NFOC can help you make informed business decisions.
Educators - The NFOC is a great way for teachers and students to gain an understanding of communication technology and the career opportunities it affords.
The Turning Stone Resort Casino offers all the glitter
and excitement of a Vegas convention center, but
without any of the hassles.
World Class Facilities - Spacious exhibit area, comfortable meeting facilities, fine restaruants, entertainment, golf and more. The Turning Stone is one of the nation’s leading conference destinations. No-Hassle Travel - Easy access from Syracuse airport and plenty of parking at Turning Stone if you’re driving in.
Saves Time - NFOC’s back-to-back education sessions enable you to learn a lot within a short period of time. You’ll spend less time away from family and work.
Ongoing Educational Support - Once you return home, you’ll begin receiving your FREE subscription to WaveLengths Magazine. Each edition provides a wealth of “how-to” articles for network contractors and technicians.
Special Room Rates - If you are planning an overnight stay at the hotel, please contact Turning Stone direct and mention “NFOC 2017” for a special room rate. Area motels are also available in every price range.
NFOC 2017 offers a wide variety of educational
sessions presented by industry professionals. Here are a
Wireless for First RespondersPresented by Al Tompkins, Nu-tronics
Wednesday, September 13
11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Cypress Room B
This seminar explains what’s driving the rapid expansion and adoption of wireless and “DAS” communications technology by First-Responders across the globe. The session will explain how and why network-based wireless communication systems have rapidly become an essential reality.
Topics To Be Discussed:
• Why Wireless?
• Communication Speed
• Communication Range
• Communication Security
• Equipment Considerations
Who Should Attend:
• Installation Contractors and Technicians
• Law Enforcement Professionals
• Public Works Managers
• Codes Enforcement Officers
• Government Leaders
This seminar is lead by Al Tompkins, Nu-tronics, who has more than 35 years experience working specifically with First-Responder agencies on the implementation and effective utilization of wireless technologies as a means of enhancing public safety communication efficiency. No prior communications technology experience is needed to benefit from this special seminar.
Fiber To The XPresented by Jim Fasano, FIS Director of Strategic Accounts
Wednesday, September 13
11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Cypress Room A
This presentation provides the attendee with introductory knowledge and basic familiarity with FTTx architecture, network design, deployment technology, and some operational skills. It is intended for fiber and broadband professionals involved with, or planning to be involved in deploying and maintaining FTTH and FTTB networks.
Jim Fasano has over 30 years of combined experience in both the Telephony and Cable Communications industry. He is a past recipient of Telephony’s Rain Blain award for his achievements in FITL (Fiber In The Loop), which helped bring fiber closer to the home. Jim previously held managerial positions at Bell Atlantic, assignments at AT&T, held an executive position at ARRIS Corporation developing optical fiber solutions, and recently with Hitachi Communications Technology managing sales of key products.
Jim’s product specialties include Fiber In The Loop, OSP Network Design & Construction, Optical Connector and Management Technologies, Optical Fiber Splicing and Testing, FTTx Design and Installation.
The ‘Open Office’Impact and Opportunities for contractors, installers, managers and marketers.
Presented by Steve Hodgens, Senior Marketing Manager Advance Media New York
Wednesday, September 13
9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Cypress Room A
Better connectivity in Open Office spaces is changing more than routines. It’s changing culture, from how employees interact with each other to how they solicit and serve customers. NFOC attendees will learn how one digital media company is using their Open Office space to change the way they serve their clients.
Wireless devices are facilitating a new type of “open office” architecture in which there is a noticeable lack of walls, cubicles and filing cabinets. Employees are free to sit at any work table they choose, using their laptop computers and smart phones to accomplish their tasks. Since there are no walls to separate people, communication flows freely in this highly collaborative work environment.
Fiber Optics, Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) can all be integrated to provide seamless data and cellular coverage throughout the work area. Network contractors and industry professionals at every level who gain an understanding of end user needs will have a competitive advantage in the emerging “open office” market, and an edge in understanding how this new environment impacts marketing best practices in the fiber optics eco-system.
Advance Media New York’s Experience
In their presentation, Advance Media New York will share their experiences as end users of the open office concept. In addition to pioneering this movement, the company is at the leading edge of Digital Communications. Their presentation will reveal ways to market your company’s expertise as new markets unfold.
Building Management, Location & Intelligence; How Knowing Fiber Inventory = Higher Profits and Lower Costs.Presented by Ben Edmond, Connected2Fiber
Wednesday, September 13
12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Cypress Room B
Ben Edmond is the CEO and Founder of Connected2Fiber. He has 20 years of experience in the fiber, telecom and networking industries, encompassing broad expertise in the areas of executive leadership, strategy, customer experience, sales, marketing and operations.
In his session, Mr. Edmond will address:
• How network operators and their suppliers gain more revenue by understanding that “Location Matters.”
• How network connectivity opportunities are changing everything.
• How to accelerate growth by identifying and connecting to resources available in your market.
Prior to founding his company, Mr. Edmond served as the Chief Revenue Officer at Global Capacity, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s customer “Go-To-Market” strategy and execution.