TPx and AT&T
Kevin Leonard (right), vice president of alternate channels for AT&T, and Dick Jalkut (middle), president and CEO of TPx Communications, answered questions from Sandler Partners' Paul Seeley. The men shed interesting light on how TPx
and the AT&T Alliance Channel
have each evolved their services and brand over the last decade. Jalkut explained how TPx plans to expand nationally and answered questions about possible M&A. We recapped the panel in our write-up from the summit.
Sandler Partners invited a host of SD-WAN and networking providers on stage to take part in a lightning round. Eric Beller, senior vice president of sales, rattled off a long list of yes-or-no product questions, and the representatives raised their company logo if they checked the box on specific product features.
Comcast, T-Mobile, QoS Consulting, GeoLinks, New Business Development, Telstra, SolEx, Cox Communications, Windstream and Birch all squeezed onto the stage.
Security Compliance Panel
Three experts shared what partners need to do to navigate compliance measures and legal liabilities that surround cybersecurity. Telecom/IT lawyer Charles Carr moderated a panel featuring Danny Pehar, president of Cyber Insurance Education
; Dominique Shelton, partner at Alston & Bird
; and Boeing Shih, special agent in the FBI Los Angeles Cyber Crime Task Force.
Sandler Partners hosted the invite-only agent event at the Crown Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina. The hotel is just a few blocks away from the Pacific Ocean, and attendees coming from out of state got to enjoy a rare walk on the beach.
Game two of the World Series had already started by the time evening festivities got underway. Plenty of attendees went to the bar to steal a glance at the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. If you took a walk outside, you could easily hear the groaning of Los Angeles fans as Houston closed out a dramatic victory in the 11th inning.