Explore network monitoring, define #WhatIsCALEA, understand the latest on Robocalls, and learn how implementing marketing impacts the bottom line.
10:30 a.m. - Welcome to Carrier Technology Day
10:35 a.m. - NOC - Not just another summer DIY project
11:15 a.m. - Network Monitoring - Simplified!
11:45 - Lunch
12:10 p.m. - Digital Marketing - Methods that get results
12:45 p.m. - CALEA - #WhatisCALEA
1:25 p.m. - Robocalls — Effective problem management
1:55 – Closing
Carrier Access Manager, Nex-Tech
Doug Kuntz began his career in the telecommunications industry in 1997 when 128K was more bandwidth than you could ever use. Doug is the Carrier Access Manager for Nex-Tech and provides fiber transport and carrier solutions across the United States. He anxiously awaits his first 100 Gig opportunity. Doug is a volunteer fireman, hack golfer, and lover of craft beers.
Carrier Representative, Nex-Tech
Seth Ritter has deep roots in Rural Northwest Kansas and offers a unique perspective on the telecommunications industry having served in various capacities at Nex-Tech. As a CALEA compliance expert, he works with hundreds of broadband service providers throughout the United States. Seth holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and as a small-town city council member, he understands the challenges rural America faces and its need for good broadband services.
Advertising Solutions Representative, Nex-Tech
Maggie Basgall works as an Advertising Solutions Representative for Nex-Tech. She has a rich 15-year history in telecom having worked in public relations and community development activities as well as having supervised frontline residential sales staff. Maggie is a graduate of Fort Hays State University where she attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a certificate of Leadership. She’s a recent transplant from northwest Kansas to rural California and is reveling in the adventure that is life.
William E. Mathews, III (Bill)
Director of Cordell, A Division of Nex-Tech located in LA Verne, CA
Bill Mathews is the Director of Cordell, a division of Nex-Tech located in La Verne, CA. Cordell is a leading provider of network solutions for alarms management, engineering, and network operational management. Prior to the Nex-Tech acquisition, Bill served over 38 years as president and CEO of Cordell.
NOC Supervisor, Nex-Tech
Sara Kuhl is the Network Operations Center Supervisor for Nex-Tech and manages NOC clients in eight states. An industry veteran, Sara has worked in telecommunications since 2000. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and is CCNA and MEF-CEP certified. Sara is a Western Kansas native and is a mother of six kids. She's passionate, driven and always up for a challenge.
Director of Sales
Steve Riat has been a featured speaker for companies such as Intel, Microsoft and SonicWALL for his unique ability to bring to life the integration between business and technology. Steve leads two Kansas Technology Peer Groups and two national Technology Peer Groups. An entertaining and motivating speaker, Steve speaks and facilitates seminars on technology business growth and culture.