bg_header_leftDon’t worry; the new “edge”, Big Data, Over-The-Top (OTT) content and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be there, too.  Metro Connect USA 2016, taking place January 26-27 in Miami, is the meeting point for strategic conversations among 480-plus U.S. communications and fiber infrastructure players from over 200 companies. The event will feature panels and presentations by industry thought-leaders and influencers who will explore the above-mentioned topics as well as share their insights into 2016 M&A activity, the impact of game-changing technologies, and the convergence of dark fiber and data centers.

Zayo Group Chairman and CEO Dan Caruso will kick-off the conference with his take on bandwidth and predictions that will shake the market in 2016 and beyond.  Day 1 will continue with CEO Interviews, a metro market financial analysis, 2016 M&A forecasts, and discussions regarding small cells and fiber demand.  Day 2 agenda highlights include a panel on data center investment and a Data Center Summit hosted by Bank Street and Schneider Electric.

Other featured presenters include:

  • Hunter Newby, Founder and CEO, Allied Fiber
  • Grant van Rooyen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cologix
  • Anthony Rossabi, Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Digital Realty
  • Randy Brouckman, Chief Executive Officer of EdgeConneX®
  • Kevin B. Coyne, Co-Founder, President and CFO, FiberLight
  • Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity
  • Gil Santaliz, Founder and Managing Member of NJFX
  • Ray La Chance, President and CEO, ZenFi
  • And more!

In addition to educational panels and presentations, Metro Connect USA 2016 will feature both formal and informal networking opportunities with the leaders of the biggest companies in the metro market.  On Monday, January 25, Zayo will share its challenges and successes one year post IPO during the Zayo Think Tank, taking place in the Key Biscayne Room at 4:30 PM.  Following the Zayo Think Tank at 7 PM in the Ocean Garden will be the Beer and Barbecue Evening, sponsored by Time Warner Cable Business Class.  On Tuesday, the Metro Connect USA 2016 evening reception, taking place from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, will be followed by the Dark Fiber Community Social at Hyde Beach inside the SLS Hotel.

Secure your place at Metro Connect USA 2016 today!