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FCC's Tom Wheeler and Mignon Clyburn Set to Open and Close CCA

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CCA today announced the keynote line-up for its Annual Convention set to take place September 7-10 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Keynote speakers will include a wide array of industry thought leaders from government agencies, device manufacturers, infrastructure companies and wireless carriers.  

"CCA's Annual Convention keynote program brings our industry's top thinkers together to discuss the trends, policy issues, and technology innovations that are moving the mobile industry forward," said Steven K. Berry, president and CEO of CCA.  "We are very excited to kick off Super Mobility week with an address from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, and to feature the hottest thinkers, and most innovative competitive carrier CEOs throughout the Convention."

On Monday, September 8, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will open Super Mobility Week at CCA with his unique perspective on the trends and policies before the FCC that may impact competitive carriers and the wireless industry as a whole.

Tuesday, September 9 opens with four keynote addresses beginning at 8:15 a.m. featuring:

  • John Dow, VP Business Development, Americas Wireless Bureau, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Mary Clark, CMO, Syniverse
  • Charles Ding, Corporate SVP, Huawei Technologies USA
  • Gowton Achaibar, COO, Head of Operations, Ericsson North America

On the final day of CCA, Wednesday, September 10, speakers will focus on regulatory issues and carrier strategies, featuring:

8:30 a.m. – FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

9:00 a.m. - The Regulatory Landscape: Updates and Hot Issues in Washington, a panel discussion including:

  • Brendan Carr, legal advisor, Wireless, Public Safety and International, Office of Commissioner Ajit Pai, FCC
  • David Goldman, senior legal advisor, Office of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC (invited)?
  • Renee Gregory, legal advisor, Engineering and Technology, Wireless, and Incentive Auction, Office of Chairman Wheeler, FCC
  • Erin McGrath, legal advisor, Wireless, Public Safety and International, Office of Commissioner O'Rielly, FCC (invited)?
  • Louis Peraertz, legal advisor – Wireless, International, and Public Safety, Office of Commissioner Clyburn, FCC
  • Paul Kirby, senior editor, TR Daily, moderator?

10:00 a.m. – Competitive Carrier CEO Roundtable featuring:

  • Stephen Bye, CTO, Sprint?
  • Jay Ellison, EVP, Sales & Customer Service, U.S. Cellular?
  • James Hyde, president & CEO, nTelos?
  • Hu Meena, president & CEO, C Spire Wireless
  • Kevin Fitchard, senior writer, GigaOM, moderator

About CCA Events
CCA events bring the decision-makers in the competitive mobile ecosystem together for networking, learning and sharing best practices. CCA's 2015 Global Expo takes place in Atlanta, March 25-27.

About CCA
CCA is the nation's leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA's more than 100 members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.competitivecarriers.org

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