News | May 11, 1999

Global Office Building Theme of BICSI Summer Conference

Source: BICSI: A Telecommunications Assoc.
BICSI: A Telecommunications Assoc.ate Release

Contact:Jean Caldwell, Marketing Manager

TAMPA, FL, USA – "The Global Office Building: Expanding Human Collaboration through Technology" is the theme of the 1999 <%=company%>Summer Conference, to be held June 7-10 in Nashville, TN, USA.

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"This conference offers opportunities to learn from, and network with, telecommunications experts," said industry co-sponsor Dan Silver, 3M Telecom Systems Division. "Industry leaders will present new information, and a panel discussion will bring diverse views to attendees. This promises to be an exciting educational event."

Seventeen different presenters will address issues of communications infrastructure, grounding, computerized management tools, fiber optics, cable testing and performance, standards updates, and more. Tom Koulopoulos, The DELPHI Group, will present the keynote presentation, "Building the Connected World." More than 130 exhibitors will showcase the latest industry products and information and <%=company%>will premiere its latest publications, the Customer-Owned Outside Plant Design Manual, the LAN and Internetworking Applications Guide, and the new edition of the Lan and Internetworking Design Manual. <%=company%>design courses will also be held both before and after the conference.

For further details, or to receive a conference announcement, contact <%=company%>at its Tampa, FL, USA, headquarters at 800-242-7405 or 813-979-1991, or visit the Web site at


<%=company%>Summer Conference Presentations

"The Global Office Building: Expanding Human Collaboration through Technology"

"Building the Connected World," Tom Koulopoulos, The DELPHI Group – Keynote Presentation

"Maximizing Communications Infrastructure to Accommodate All Building Needs," David W. Zember, P.E., RCDD, EDI Ltd. Consulting Engineers

"Resolving the Challenges of Cabling and Electronics in Mixed-Speed Networks," Theron (TJ) Roe, RCDD, Garrett Communications

"Overview of BICSI's Customer-Owned Outside Plant Design Manual," David Cranmer, RCDD, The Highlands Group

"The Importance of a Well-Designed Grounding System," Jim Moravek, P.E., RCDD, HGA

"Division 17: Bridging the Gap between the Technology Industry and the Construction Industry," Tom Rauscher, Archi-Technology

"Utilizing the Benefits of Computerized Infrastructure Management Tools," Timothy Thompson and Dave Sligting, Peregrine Systems

"Understanding Bandwidth in Fiber Optic Networks," Peter Pilon, SpecTran Communication Fiber Technologies

"Innovations in Fiber Optic Connector Tools," Charles Mansfield, 3M Telecom Systems Division

"Using an Intranet to Succeed in the Internet Economy," Sean Maguire, RCDD, DataStar Computer Systems, Inc.

"Internet Security," James Steinwand, RCDD, US West !nterprise !nteract

"Premises Wiring and Cable Concerns," Dwayne Natwick RCDD, ALLTEL Supply

"Cabling System Performance and Testing," Jerome Le Bourgeois, Anixter International-France

"Technology and Standards Updates" Donna Ballast, RCDD, Standards Representative, BICSI; University of Texas

"Distance Training: Keeping Current without Having to Travel," Scot Lowry, EDS

Others to be announced.