SVP of Product Marketing & Government Affairs Geoff Burke to explore optimal solutions and architectures for delivering superior broadband experience and sustainable operational success
DALLAS, Texas, USA, March 15, 2023 – DZS (Nasdaq: DZSI), a global leader of access, optical and cloud-controlled software defined solutions, today announced that Senior Vice President of Product Marketing & Government Affairs Geoff Burke will be a featured speaker at the upcoming BEAD Success Summit hosted by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), April 19 -20, in Arlington, VA. Burke has led a distinguished multi-decade career in the broadband industry, acting as CMO for Broadband Forum and leading corporate marketing at both Calix and Motorola/Next Level before joining DZS in 2020.
DZS is a Platinum Sponsor of the Summit which will bring together the public and private stakeholders for the $42.5 billion Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program. The single largest government sponsored initiative ever enacted to drive comprehensive, world-class broadband access in one country, the BEAD Program is chartered with closing the digital divide in America.
The TIA BEAD Success Summit is designed to give key broadband industry stakeholders a chance to share their perspectives on how to drive maximum success for the program with government agency policymakers and administrators, as well as provide education and networking opportunities to prospective awardees and the ecosystem that will support this initiative. Participants will include communications service providers, technology companies as well as federal and state government leaders who will come together to discuss in workshops BEAD program requirements, necessary resources, and latest network architectures and alternatives.
Other featured speakers will include Virginia Senator and key Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) architect Mark Warner, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce Kevin Gallagher, with multiple breakout sessions led by industry experts in technology and policy such as DZS Key Account and Government Affairs Manager William Marx.
“The BEAD Success Summit is unique in that it is designed to bring together all of the key BEAD Program stakeholders in one venue to discuss how we can maximize this once-in-a-generation opportunity,” said Burke. “The objective of the BEAD program is ambitious, and it is going to require a great deal of education for aspiring awardees and other participants as well as coordination across the ecosystem to ensure its success. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) will have the opportunity to be in the same room with the state broadband offices, federal government officials and solutions providers to learn more about the unique requirements of the BEAD grant rules.”
“Leading communications technology providers like DZS and their service provider customers – large and small – will play a crucial role in ensuring the BEAD Program accomplishes its objective of bringing high speed digital connectivity to all Americans,” said David Stehlin, CEO, TIA. “We are delighted to have DZS as a Platinum Sponsor for this important event and look forward to their team sharing key insights on the role that next-generation networking and software technology will play in the success of the BEAD Program with our attendees.”
Burke added, “Because of our extensive experience delivering open, standards compliant cutting-edge communications technologies to hundreds of service providers and being a trusted U.S-based partner, DZS is extremely well-positioned to support entities seeking to leverage this historic program, and we are committed to helping drive BEAD success. Our future-ready innovations like the DZS Velocity access portfolio, DZS Helix subscriber edge technology, Saber metro optical transport solutions and Cloud orchestration, assurance and experience software, are all ideally suited for driving long-term success for BEAD grant awardees.”
DZS innovations that will be key for BEAD success include:
To register or find out more about the BEAD Success Summit, visit beadsuccesssummit.com.
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