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2015 MTA Fall Conference
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10/1/2015 to 10/2/2015
When: October 1–2, 2015
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive North
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota  55428
United States

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Thank you, Sponsors


Bader Comunications

Olsen Thielen



BEC Technologies, Inc.

Dakota Supply Group

National Information Solutions Cooperative

TelCom Construction, Inc.

Cooperative Network Services, LLC
Interstate Telcom Consulting, Inc.
Power and Tel
SourceOne Solutions

Badger Communications
BEC Technologies, Inc.
Corero Network Security
National Information Solutions Cooperative
Vantage Point


Thursday, October 1, 2015

12:30-1:00 pm


1:00-1:05 pm

Welcome, Steve Katka, MTA Chair

1:05-1:20 pm

E911 Update, Dana Wahlberg, MN DPS

1:20-2:00 pm

USAC Perspective, Geoff Feiss, USAC Board Member

2:00-2:45 pm

FCC Update, Shannon Heim, Dykema

2:45-3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:15-4:00 pm

WTA’s Perspective On All Things DC, Derrick Owens, WTA

4:00-4:45 pm

Cyber Security; When Do You Need to Be Covered? Laura Iten, Travelers Insurance; Karen Johnson, Travelers Insurance

5:00-6:30 pm

Networking Reception

Friday, October 2, 2015

7:30-8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:10 am

Morning Welcome, Dave Wolf, MTA Vice Chair

8:15-9:00 am

Video Breakout: Cyber Security, Credit Card Fraud, Etc. – Mark Lantermann, Computer Forensic Services
IT Breakout: Making SDN Consumable, Jairo Pinilla, Brocade

9:10-9:55 am

Video Breakout: Good, Bad, & Ugly for CATV Operators, Panel: Patrick Haggerty, CenturyLink; Jim Beattie, Bevcomm; Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications; Jason Atwater, CTC; Paul Solsrud, Cooperative Network Services
IT Breakout: DDoS, A Service Provider Opportunity, Stephen Gates, Corero

10:05-10:50 am

Video Breakout: Case Study: Managed Broadband Video & OTT Trends, Kurt Gruendling, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom; Chris Beatson, Neonova
IT Breakout: Making a Business Case for Protecting your Network, Paul Rolfe, Damballa; Jay Opperman, Damballa

11:00-11:45 am

Keynote Speaker, Dusty Johnson, Vantage Point Solutions



Registration Rates

Register by September 18, 2015 to receive the early bird rate.







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Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice received by September 10, 2015, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Cancellations after September 10 are non-refundable. Notices of cancellation must be faxed to the MTA office at 651-290-2266. No-shows will not receive refunds.


Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Dr N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

$139.00 single/double per night
Reservations cut off is September 9, 2015
Book your reservation online or call 1-877-303-1681 or 763-536-8300.

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