We welcome acclaimed astronaut, NFL player, scientist, TV personality and author, Leland Melvin, to our general session stage at Calix ConneXions 2018 as a featured keynote speaker. Hear his fascinating story of perseverance and how he ultimately traveled off-planet twice on Space Shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station. Leland is the only person drafted into the National Football League to have flown in space.
Author, radio host, and marketing guru Terry O’Reilly will deliver a keynote presentation at Calix ConneXions 2018, highlighting two full days of marketing focused sessions. In his recent book, This I Know: Marketing Lessons from Under the Influence, Mr. O’Reilly shares the fundamental strategies required to build relationships that turn good marketing into great results, regardless of budget. Mr. O’Reilly will bring his insights from 30+ years of experience to the Calix ConneXions main stage, and kick-off breakout sessions and activities where attendees will explore and exchange marketing best practices.
Experience the Amazing ConneXions 2017 Conference
Calix ConneXions is where pioneers and thought leaders come to debate, collaborate and learn about the latest innovations that winning service providers are using to evolve their business models. At ConneXions we celebrate our customers’ successes, announce new products and services, and build community. But more than that, with new and ongoing partnerships and ecosystems, this shared experience will enable you to take your business to the next level.
Last year, we asked you to imagine no limits, and we announced the coming of EXOS. This year, we will share how what was once imagined has become reality.
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Saturday, October 27
Sunday, October 28
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Opening Reception
8:30 AM – 3:45 PM Training
Monday, October 29
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Stream Keynotes
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Evening Entertainment
Tuesday, October 30
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM General Session
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions
Capturing the Smart Home and Business Opportunity
The Transofrmative Power of Software Defined Platforms
Perspectives on Emerging Markets, Industry Programs and Regulations
Best Practices in Going to Market
Business, support, product and marketing teams
Network architects, planners and operations personnel
Business leaders and network operators
New or established business, marketing, and support teams
Explore all aspects of the smart home and its impacts on a Service Providers’ business: revenue, subscriber care, operations and solution offerings.
Learn options to simplify the network and the operation of the network to meet subscriber demands, reduce time to revenue as well as the overall cost to operate the network.
Hear from industry analysts and thought leaders on the forces shaping the content service provider market, the important regulations to understand and the emerging business opportunities to capture.
Learn go-to-market best practices from industry experts and peers in wireline, cable, municipality and electric utility markets.
The Smart Home has arrived, your business future is here
Building on the glimpse into the future of the customer premises that we provided last year, this year we present our new premium platform that will set you apart from the competition.
How do you collapse the CO, when the network is decentralized?
Remote and low-density locations in the network create many challenges one of which is that the CO can be miles away. Learn how you can simplify your network and collapse functions into fewer network elements while still meeting the demands of a challenging subscriber base.
AXOS Enables You Realize up to 80% in TCO savings
Learn the details behind the extensive total cost of ownership (TCO) savings realized when employing the AXOS platform, software modules and E-Series systems. This session will also explore real-world examples of how these incredible savings can be achieved.
Software Defined PON for Cable Operators
An in-depth solution overview of why AXOS based solutions are ideally suited for next generation cable architectures. This is a can't miss session if you're considering updating a cable network or exploring the benefits of a software defined networking strategy.
Don't let your community get left behind
A critical component of Community Development is having a robust information/communication infrastructure to support a municipality or utility's goals for economic development. Just as important, it’s also the basis for long-term vitality and growth of the community. This track will explore key challenges like funding options, operation models and how to extract the most value from your network in today’s IoT world. If you are considering a broadband initiative in your community, you must attend this session.
Calling Electric Cooperatives: Underserved Areas in America Need You Again
When rural America needed electricity and nobody else would build this critical infrastructure, Electric Cooperatives stepped up. Today, Electric Cooperatives are uniquely positioned to elimiate the digital divide and deliver critical broadband service to their members. A single fiber network can run Smart Grid applications, enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the electric plant and also deliver faster internet speeds to members. This session will explore Funding options, best practices in FTTH construction for utilities and Smart Grid/Smart Meter applications that leverage a fiber infrastructure.
Ask the Experts: Public-Private Partnerships
Today's business climate requires inventive methods for entering or growing new markets. We explore the dos and don'ts of public-private partnerships from a panel of experts that have ventured into the practice as a creative means to deliver broadband solutions in underserved markets.
Best Practices: How to Become a Successful Data-Driven Marketer
Learn how Service Providers are uncovering new revenue opportunities and tailoring their marketing efforts to individual subscribers, with access to the right data at the right time.
Does your manager need some persuading to send you to ConneXions? Let us help you prepare for the discussion by providing you with a business case letter designed to help you identify, define, and articulate the tangible benefits of attendance to ConneXions for your company.
Register before September 24th and enjoy our early bird pricing.
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Now - September 23
Full Price Dates:
September 24 - Event
Full Conference Access - Sunday training sessions and entertainment, Monday and Tuesday Main Tent sessions, breakouts, entertainment, expo
Conference Entertainment (Sunday and Monday evening), Meals
Golf / Spa
Golf or Spa on Saturday
Company Pass Program
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$540 each (10% off early bird price)
ConneXions is a powerful opportunity for sponsors to position themselves as leaders.
As a future ConneXions sponsor, we look forward to helping you:
GLDS offers best-of-suite customer management, billing and service delivery for broadband. Fully-automated provisioning of services/devices across all Calix platforms, directly from the billing system.
Mapcom Systems is the developer of M4 Solutions - a visual operations platform for managing communications networks, including outside and inside plant at the physical and logical levels.
Ryan Hamilton, one of “Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch,” will be performing just for ConneXions attendees at the Wynn on Monday evening, October 29.
Ryan recently released his first stand-up special. The one-hour Netflix original Happy Face, follows a wealth of television appearances and a non-stop headlining tour. Armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene, he’s one-of-a-kind. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch, and recent appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and opening spots for Jerry Seinfeld as well as Gad Elmelah at Carnegie Hall. Ryan is endearing stand-up lovers, and his future is bright.
Join the growing number of Calix-trained engineers and technicians in the 20+ training sessions led by Calix experts, complimentary on-site Test Your Knowledge assessments to earn Calix Academy learning badges, and hands-on labs.
Who should attend: Network Operations
AXOS Sandbox Basics
In this session, you will learn about some applications for using a Sandbox and how to deploy an AXOS Sandbox. Configuration of the AXOS Sandbox including applying the license, management IP and establishing a connection to an SMx server are also covered.
AXOS Gfast Turn Up and Transport
In this session, customers looking to deploy MDU/DPU solutions will learn the basics of the Calix Gfast solution including how it works, deployment models, deployment considerations and best practices. The process for turn-up and provisioning in the SMx will also be covered.
AXOS SMx, the Services Management Connector is the next generation service and network management platform for managing Calix AXOS-based systems. In this session, learn about the key features of SMx and how to use to add subscribers, nodes, manage ONTs and workflows to perform configuration tasks.
Calix NGPON Basics
In this session, you will gain the basic knowledge required to design passive optical networks (GPON and NG-PON2). Starting with PON concepts and the advantages and disadvantages of various PON architectures, the evolution towards NG-PON2 including the benefits of wavelength mobility is also discussed.
Introduction to Layer 3 in the Access Network
This session will cover the application and deployment of Layer 3 Routing and subscriber management in the new access network edge. The AXOS Subscriber Management Module (SMm), the Routing Protocol Module (RPm) and use cases related to their deployment will be discussed.
Introduction to AXOS E9-2 Operations
In this session, you will learn the basics of the Calix E9-2 solution including hardware components and the types of services it delivers. You will also see how system activation as well as basic management and configuration tasks are performed using the CLI (Command Line Interface).
AXOS E9-2 Turn Up and Transport
In this session, you will learn how to interconnect E9-2 shelves, turn up an E9 system, use SMx to view E9-2 system data, manage E9-2 configuration files, and how to provision an E9-2 uplink.
AXOS E9-2 anyPON Triple Play
In this session, you will learn how to provision the policies, profiles, and templates that are needed to support E9 layer 3 triple-play services. You will also learn how to provision and verify functionality of E9 layer 3 triple-play services.
AXOS E3-2 Turn Up and Transport
The E3-2 Intelligent PON built with AXOS extends the reach of the data center by providing access and service edge functions in one node located in the outside plant. In this session, you will learn the basics of the Calix E3-2 solution including how it works as well as deployment models and the Layer 2 or enhanced Layer 3 services it supports.
AXOS E7-2 Turn Up and Transport
This session provides an overview of the basic skills you need to deploy the E7 AXOS Ethernet services access platform including turn-up and provisioning a single-port uplink, LAG, g.8032v2 and ERPS rings. The use of SMx to add nodes and view system data will also be covered.
AXOS E7-2 anyPON Triple Play
In this session, you will learn how to provision the policies, profiles, and templates that are needed to support E7 layer 2 triple-play services. You will also learn how to provision and verify functionality of E7 layer 2 triple-play services.
Who should attend: Network Operations, Technicians, Customer Service Reps
Ensuring Successful Home Wi-Fi Deployments
This session provides an overview of the different types of EXOS devices and how to use Calix Support Cloud to effectively deploy and maintain EXOS devices. This session focuses on leveraging the Gigaspires for automatic detection and walks you through the required service provisioning.
Nerds of a feather: Network Programmability Session
Are you a scripting guru? Have you hacked your refrigerator to tell Alexa when you’re out of milk? Come learn how to harness the power of Calix APIs to control and monitor your network. See NETCONF, AXOS Sandbox with SMx, and Cloud APIs in action.
Managing Carrier Class Wi-Fi
In this session, you will learn about Wi-Fi standards including the latest, 802.11ax. We will see how 11ax and 8x8 MIMO combine to improve Wi-Fi performance and range. Finally and most importantly, with the advent of Calix mesh-enabled access points and EXOS Wi-Fi optimization we will see how EXOS reduces or eliminates the need for manual troubleshooting altogether.
Putting Calix Marketing Cloud Data to Work
Want to know how to use Marketing Cloud like a pro? Join our session with the product experts to learn how to get the data you need for the most effective campaigns. You’ll come away with knowledge to execute targeted campaigns for additional revenue, proactively address subscribers at risk of churn, and understand the insights about your subscribers in Calix Marketing Cloud.
Supporting Subscribers using Calix Support Cloud
In this session, you will learn how to use the features of Calix Support Cloud to obtain better visibility and control of the home network in order to maximize customer satisfaction and ensure quality of service. Want to know how to use CSC (EME) like a pro? Join our session with the product experts to learn how to navigate, execute use cases, create reporting, and utilize SmartChecks to provide your customers excellent in-home Wi-Fi support experience. You’ll be able to resolve more issues, reduce Truck Rolls, and reduce average talk time by becoming more familiar with Calix Support Cloud.
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Executives, Marketing, Technicians
Municipalities, Electric Co-ops, Cable Operators and more
Attendee Appreciation: Golf and Spa
Training, Specialized Breakouts and Summits
Calix Mainstage, Breakout sessions, Monday Night Entertainment
Calix Mainstage, Breakout Sessions