Infosys’ Avi Kulshrestha and NTCA’s Shirley Bloomfield to share their insights on building ecosystems of value
SAN JOSE, CA – September 26, 2018 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that Infosys senior vice president and industry head Avi Kulshrestha and NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield will deliver keynote presentations at Calix ConneXions 2018.
Avi Kulshrestha heads the business for Communications, Media, Entertainment in Europe and OEMs globally for Infosys. Infosys is developing and delivering new software modules for the AXOS ecosystem. With these new capabilities, service providers can reduce the cost of operating their networks, improve network intelligence and deliver improved subscriber experiences. As a core member of the Calix AXOS ecosystem, Avi will share his insights on taking a software defined networking approach to the access network. As the CEO of NTCA (The Rural Broadband Association), Shirley Bloomfield is active in driving strategic partnerships among rural telecom companies, their larger counterparts, other rural utilities, and federal agencies. She will share best practices around identifying and expanding business ecosystems to better engage unserved and underserved communities.
“Avi Kulshrestha and Shirley Bloomfield are terrific examples of leadership at the types of forward-thinking organizations driving the expanding ecosystems featured at Calix ConneXions,” said Matt Collins, Chief Marketing Officer at Calix. “Both of these senior executives bring a wealth of business development and partnership expertise to the main stage.”
Shirley Bloomfield brings a wealth of experience to her position as the CEO of NTCA, where she works with nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. With more than 30 years of experience representing the country’s smallest independent telecom operators, she is an expert on the role of federal communications policies in sustaining the vitality of rural and remote communities and the benefits broadband networks bring to the national economy. She also spent time as a senior executive at both Verizon and Qwest.
Registration is now open for Calix ConneXions, the industry’s premier Innovation and User Conference, taking place October 27-30, 2018 at the Wynn in Las Vegas. The conference hosted 2000+ attendees—91 percent of whom would recommend the event to a colleague. Learn more here about the keynote presentations, conference tracks with over 65 breakout sessions, networking events, training classes and an evening of entertainment with comedian Ryan Hamilton. Register today!
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