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Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association Brings the Wireless and Wireline World Together with Its San Francisco Symposium

WASHINGTON, D.C., and NEW YORK – September 21, 2017 – The Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS), a consortium of in-building wireless solution providers, today announces the agenda for the NEDAS San Francisco Symposium, taking place October 17, 2017 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

The NEDAS San Francisco Symposium, being collocated with The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017, will offer a full day of educational panels with the industry’s best-known thought-leaders and influencers. The event will open with an inspiring Women’s Networking session featuring breakfast and a coffee bar for the attendees.  At 9 a.m., Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS; Don MacNeil, Chief Operating Officer for FiberLight; Kevin Smithen, Partner at Digital Bridge; and Ray La Chance, President and CEO of ZenFi will appear on the panel “Executive Insights: The Truth Behind Converged Network Solutions.”

After lunch, the Small Cell Synergies panel will feature speakers including Brian Proffit, Vice President of Business Development and Smart Cities Infrastructure at Adtell; Chris Parra, Vice President of Small Cell Networks at Uniti Fiber; Drew Mullin, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for Lightower Fiber Networks; and Ken Schmidt, President of Steel in the Air and Partner in SteelTree Partners, LLC.

The day will continue with the panel “Network Solutions Implemented to Enable Ubiquitous Connectivity,” featuring Ilissa Miller, founder and CEO of iMiller Public Relations and President of the Northeast DAS and Small Cell Association; Theresa Caragol, CEO of Achieve Unite; and Lori Blair, Customer Sales Director at Ericsson.

“For any industry stakeholder looking to keep his or her finger on the pulse of what’s happening across both the wireless and wireline sectors, The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017 featuring the NEDAS San Francisco Symposium is undoubtedly the must-attend event of the year,” says Miller.  “The first-ever westward expansion of NEDAS, collocated with The INCOMPAS Show, is a major milestone in the organization’s growth. This year’s Women’s Networking session and the many provocative panels on tap will offer valuable insights from some of the industry’s foremost thought-leaders.”

Following a break, there will be short, 10-minute sessions called Hot Tech Highlights, which will explore new, forward-thinking solutions bridging the gap between wireline and wireless technologies. To end the day, Randall Schwartz, Analyst at Wireless 20/20, will moderate the panel, “The Edge for Tomorrow: How the Edge will Continue to Re-Shape the Network,” featuring Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation at EdgeConneX®; Doug Wiest, CEO of NextEdge Networks; and Jim McCulloch, Vice President of Real Estate of Vertical Bridge.

To register for The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017, please click here or visit to learn more about the event.

If you would like to register for the NEDAS Symposium, please click here or visit to learn more about the association.

NEDAS expresses its appreciation for the support of our event sponsors, Perfect-10 Wireless and ZenFi.

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About Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS)

Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS) is a grassroots wireless telecom association whose mission is to create a positive, nonpartisan and invigorating environment in which local industry professionals can learn, discuss, debate, socialize, collaborate with their peers, and encourage networking, public outreach and education about the DAS and Small Cell industries. 2017 Platinum Sponsors include AnritsuJMA Wireless, PCTEL, SOLiDTESSCO, Westell and ZenFi Networks; Annual Gold Sponsors are ADRF Technologies and RF Industries; and the Silver Sponsor is Corning. For more information, visit For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @dasandsmallcell.


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