The 2021 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition
is Coming to Life on Your Computer Screen!

Join global experts and industry leaders in the online space to learn and network. The virtual portion of this hybrid conference is an immersive digital experience designed to give you an up-close and personal look at today’s new and emerging information & communications technology (ICT) innovations.

Some topics include:

Passive Optical LAN I Data Centers I Power Over Ethernet I AV Learning Systems I Hybrid Powered Fiber and PoE Trends I Green Building I Analytics I Public Safety Deployments I Wi-Fi 6 vs. 5G I Artificial Intelligence I Smart Building Systems Integration I Wi-Fi I Edge Computing I Sound Masking I Fiber Optics I Wireless I Structured Cabling I Optical Network Design I Cellular Solutions

Interactive Features:

Why Attend?

  • ICT technology is evolving, and this knowledge is critical to furthering your career.
  • Digital learning enables you to gain new perspectives from a more diverse global audience.
  • Interact with exhibitors and view revolutionary products and technology in action.
  • Virtual networking offers multiple formats to connect with fellow professionals wherever they live.
  • You do not have to go anywhere—no travel or time away from the office.
  • PLUS! Longer access to conference presentations, up to 30 days post-conference, so you can see it all!



BICSI 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference & Exhibition (All times are in PDT)

Tuesday, 24 August

08:30 AM – 10:45 AM


08:30 AM – 08:45 AM

Conference Call to Order and Opening Remarks

08:45 AM – 09:45 AM


Tom Smith, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE – ASCE – Reston, Virginia, USA

Todd Taylor, RCDD, NTS, OSP, BICSI President – Enfinity Engineering, LLC – Nashville, Tennessee, USA
09:45 AM - 10:45 AM

ICT Field of Vision Presentation
“Exploring Connectivity Requirements Supporting Financial and Trading Markets”

Joshua Seawell
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave – Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


“Shielded, Unshielded, Category 6A, Oh My! Audiovisual System Wiring Requirements”

Roger Takacs
Atlona, a Panduit Company – San Jose, California, USA
Frank Straka
PANDUIT Corp. – Tinley Park, Illinois, USA

Ahead of the Curve: New High-Density and Dust Insensitive Fiber Optic Connector Technology Innovations”

Sean Kelly, RCDD
Light Brigade – York, Pennsylvania, USA
Brian Teague
Senko Advanced Components – Columbia, South Carolina, USA
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Women in BICSI Presentation – Virtual Only “Born to be Fabulous”

Denise Pappas
Valcom – Roanoke, Virginia, USA
12:00 PM – 06:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open – In Person & Virtual

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM



If You Thought Ribbon Was for Data Centers Only – Think Again!

Lucas Mays
AFL – Duncan, South Carolina, USA

What’s Best for The Enterprise: Wi-Fi 6 or 5G?

Dr. Rajesh Pazhyannur
CommScope – Sunnyvale, California, USA
02:30 PM – 03:30 PM


Post-COVID Office Acoustics and the Importance of Sound Masking

Shannon Geronimo
Biamp Systems – Beaverton, Oregon, USA

Choosing the Right Fiber for Your Enterprise and Data Center Network

John Kamino, RCDD
OFS – Norcross, Georgia, USA

Raising the Bar on Public Safety Deployments

Dennis Burns
Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. – Burbank, California, USA
Jim Bowen
Windy City Wire – Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA
Scott Clay
Radio Frequency Systems – Meriden, Connecticut, USA
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Installing AV Learning Spaces for Streaming and UC Platforms in the New Normal

Karl Rosenberg
Extron – Anaheim, California, USA

PON LAN Testing – Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Mature FTTH Deployments

Romain Tursi
EXFO – Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Remote Powering 5G Small Cells Over Hybrid Powered Fiber and PoE

Joe Cook
Optical Cable Corporation – Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Wednesday, 25 August

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Twisted AV

Eric Marshall
E.R.I.C. Low Voltage Services – Modesto, California, USA

Driving the Customer Conversation – How To Talk Wireless With Your Client

Mark Niehus
RCDD – Connectivity Wireless Solutions – Duluth, Georgia, USA
Scott Rahim
Connectivity Wireless Solutions – Duluth, Georgia, USA

From 100G to 800G

James Young
CommScope – Sunnyvale, California, USA
09:30 AM – 01:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open – In Person & Virtual

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Network-Based Power Delivery to Connected Devices – Options, Options, Options

Arvind Patel
AEM – Singapore, Singapore

Getting Unstuck – Why and How It’s Time to Transform Your On-Prem Data Center

Gary Bernstein, RCDD
SIEMON – Watertown, Connecticut, USA
McKenzie Hughes, RCDD
SIEMON – Watertown, Connecticut, USA
Darryl Cox
QTS Data Centers – Suwanee, Georgia, USA
Steve Gunderson
TDS – Westborough, Massachusetts, USA

Are You Getting What You Paid For? How to Read Cable Certification Test Results

Jim Davis
Fluke Networks – Everett, Washington, USA

Increasing Cabinet Quantity in the Data Center by Means of Improving Wire and Air Distribution

William Collier
Interstitial Systems, Inc. – Esterel, Quebec, Canada
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM


Mastering the Art of Smart Building Systems Integration

Todd Boucher, RCDD
Leading Edge Design Group – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA
Bill Moten
Leading Edge Design Group – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA

Data Center Debut: 400G Takes Center Stage

Mike Connaughton, RCDD
Leviton Network Solutions – Bothell, Washington, USA

Seismic Best Practices for the ICT Industry

Matt Peterworth, RCDD
Henderson Engineers – Lenexa, Kansas, USA
02:30 PM – 03:30 PM


Enabling the Sustainable Intelligent Building Through 90W PoE and Beyond!

Brian Ensign, RCDD, NTS, OSP, RTPM
Superior Essex – York, Pennsylvania, USA
Don Schriner
Cisco – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Bob Cicero
Cisco – New York, New York, USA
Luis Suau
Sinclair Digital – Miami, Florida, USA

Cloud Transformation of Enterprise Networks

G. Mabud Choudhury
OFS – Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Guy Swindell, RCDD
OFS – Norcross, Georgia, USA

5G: What it Means from the Cellular Networks to the Data Center

Art King
Corning Optical Communications – Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Juan Penaranda
Corning Optical Communications – Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

How I Decided Which Technologies/Solutions to Promote on Billion Dollar Scale Health Care Projects

Kevin Cheong, RCDD
MKC Engineering Corp. – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Cyber Security Safeguards for Integration in the Intelligent Building Enterprise

Mission Critical Inc. – Goodlettsville, Tennessee, USA

Are You Ready for 5G Data Centers?

Jacques Fluet
Telecommunications Industry Association – Arlington, Virginia, USA

Qualification vs. Certification – How to Ensure Network Performance Without Busting Your Budget

James Kahkoska
NetAlly – Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Single-Pair Ethernet – Use Cases, Applications and Field and Laboratory Testing

Harshang Pandya
AEM – Singapore, Singapore

Thursday, 26 August

08:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

ICT Field of Vision Presentation
Change Creates Challenges - Challenges Need Innovation

Brian Davis, RCDD
Corning Optical Communications – Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

ICT Field of Vision Presentation
Is It Time for Fiber? Horizontal Fiber Architectures for Buildings and Campuses

Ronna Davis
CommScope – Hickory, North Carolina, USA
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Closing Keynote Speaker

Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey, USMC (Ret.)
NECA - Washington, D.C.
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

BICSI Cares Presentation and Drawing

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Conference Wrap-up, Closing Video and Door Prize Drawing

Frequently Asked Questions


BICSI is hosting this conference both in-person in Las Vegas and online through vFairs. During the registration process, you can choose to register either for in-person or online. Please note, all in-person registrations will also include access to the vFairs platform for 30 days post conference.

These FAQ’s relate to the virtual portion of the conference. For more information on the in-person portion of the conference, please click here.

Yes, you will need to register for the 2021 BICSI Fall Hybrid Conference & Exhibition as either an in person attendee or a virtual attendee. Each registation type will receive a unique username and login to enjoy all Virtual Conference & Exhibition features. Click here to register for the full conference. For the exhibit hall only access click here.
Yes, you can register as a virtual exhibit hall visitor at no charge. This will allow you access to the exhibit hall to view exhibit booths, have live chats with exhibitors, and gather information and files in a swag bag. Please click here to register for exhibit hall only access.
Yes. Similar to a “cart”, you will be able to add documents to your “Swag Bag” and then email them to yourself.
A swag bag is a virtual briefcase where you can save documents from a booth. You can access files in your Swag Bag for 30 days after the event and email them to yourself or others.


No, it is all hosted online on your browser. You will only need access to the internet.
We recommend Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge. We also recommend downloading the Zoom app prior to the event.
Good internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming.
Yes, but the iPad Pro is not recommended.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event beginning 1 March.
The on-demand content will be hosted for 30 days following the event.

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