USTelecom Leadership Summit

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SAVE THE DATE:  The 2020 USTelecom Leadership Summit will take place June 24 to 26 at the St Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder, CO.  

Join fellow broadband, ISP, wireless and ICT executives for this invitation only, forward-looking event bringing together broadband technology leaders to explore new opportunities in business and technology, discuss partnership strategies, and plan for the growth and success of their businesses.

The Summit’s interactive approach emphasizes deeper conversation, engagement, and outcomes on issues driving success across business strategy, technology, and operational transformation. With presenters offering important insight on how to prepare for and excel in today’s highly competitive, rapidly evolving communications sector, you will walk away with new tools and strategies to lead and grow your businesses.

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Schedule Overview 

Sunday, June 23

6 to 9 PM
Welcome Reception and Dinner at the St Julien Hotel
Welcome: Anand Vadapalli, President & CEO, Alaska Communications Systems and USTelecom Board Chair
Congressman Joe Neguse, Colorado (D-CO)
Location:  Redgarden Terrace (outdoors)

Monday, June 24

6:30 to 7:15 AM
Morning Boost
Scenic Fun Run with Jonathan, Kristine + Mike
Sunrise Yoga with Allison

7:30 AM
Guests welcome – breakfast will be served until 9 AM
Room:  Redgarden Terrace (outdoors)

8:30 AM
Opening Session
Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom

Campfire Chat: Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General
With Kathy Grillo, SVP, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Verizon
Room:  Xanadu Ballroom

9:15 AM
Campfire Chat: CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan
With Anand Vadapalli, President & CEO, Alaska Communications Systems
Room:  Xanadu Ballroom

10 AM   Break

10:15 AM
Growth through the Core: A Discussion on the Opportunities and Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on the Broadband Sector
Dan Hays, TMT Corporate Strategy Leader, PwC
Roger Wery, Global Advisory TMT Industries Leader, PwC
Room:  Xanadu Ballroom

11:15 AM
5G + IoT: Wired Wireless Business Cases
John Godfrey, Senior Vice President – Public Policy, Samsung
Joan Marsh, EVP, Regulatory and State External Affairs, AT&T
Dan Milano, IT Fellow – Connected Strategy, General Motors
Doug Smith, President & CEO, Ligado Networks
Facilitator:  Tony Thomas, President & CEO, Windstream
Room:  Xanadu Ballroom

12 to 1 PM
Lunch + Learn
Pick a table featuring experts leading a group discussion.
Private Equity + Broadband
Andrew Rein, CFO, Hargray
Michael McKenzie, Managing Director, Grain Management
Chad Crank, Managing Director, Grain Management
5G + the Cloud:  Accelerating Growth Opportunities Everywhere
Travis Russell, Director, Cybersecurity, Oracle Communications
Room:  Redgarden Terrace (outdoors)

6 PM
Reception + Dinner at the Flagstaff House
Transportation provided between the hotel and restaurant

9:15 PM
Bourbon + Brews at the St Julien
Room:  Lobby bar patio (outdoors)

Tuesday, June 25

7:30 AM
Guests welcome – breakfast will be served until 9 AM
Room:  Redgarden Terrace (outdoors)

8:15 AM
Goliath’s Revenge: How Incumbents are Turning the Table on Digital Disruptors
Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow – The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Partner, Digital and Innovation – Heidrick & Struggles, and Co-author of Goliath’s Revenge
Introduction: Rusty Moore, GM & COO, Big Bend Telephone, and USTelecom Leadership Committee Chair
Room:  Xanadu Ballroom

9 AM
The View from Wall Street
Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
Frank Louthan, Managing Director, Raymond James Financial
Facilitator: Bob Udell, President & CEO, Consolidated Communications, and USTelecom Board Vice Chair
Room:  Xanadu Ballroom

9:45 AM   Break

10 AM
Broadband Futures: An Interactive Strategy Workshop on how the Broadband Sector can Successfully Adopt 4IR
Travis Sheppard, Director, PwC Experience Center
Room:  Xanadu Ballroom

11:30 AM
Casual Lunch
Enjoy lunch on the terrace or take with you to the airport
Room:  Redgarden Terrace (outdoors)

To learn more about registering and hotel reservations please contact Zac Carr at or 202 326 7272

About the St Julien Hotel & Spa

St Julien

St Julien Hotel & Spa provides a distinctive ‘Boulder’ experience. Featuring luxurious accommodations, and a warm, friendly staff, and easy access to activities, the St Julien offers the best of both worlds, all in a casually elegant atmosphere.

Located in the heart of Boulder’s historic downtown, St Julien Hotel & Spa is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, entertainment plus miles of hiking and biking paths not to mention easy access to outdoor activities from kayaking to rock climbing. Boulder’s beautiful setting, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and majestic Flatiron rock formations, creates a breathtaking backdrop visible from numerous rooms at St Julien Hotel & Spa.


> Denver International Airport (DEN): approximately 45 minutes from the St Julien
> Boulder Municipal Airport:  private planes only

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To learn more about registering, hotel reservations or sponsorships please contact Zac Carr at or 202 326 7272


Boulder, located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is perfect for exploring. To the west, the trail-lined Flatirons are craggy rock formations overlooking the city. Downtown’s pedestrian Pearl Street Mall includes art galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The University of Colorado Boulder campus is home to the Fiske Planetarium and the Museum of Natural History, with zoology and anthropology exhibits.

The St Julien Spa – Receive a 20% discount for Spa or Salon services Monday through Thursday when booked through our Assistant Spa Manager, Terrance Burger.

Explore Boulder & Denver
The Museum of Boulder
Explore the University of Colorado Campus
Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours
Visit Historic Boulder
Shop at the Pearl Street Market
Boulder Brews & Views Tours
Tour of Denver

Take Advantage of the Great Outdoors
Guided Canoe Tours
Kayaks, Paddleboards, Canoes and Pedal Boat Rentals
Walk, Bike or Jog the Boulder Creek Path
Hiking and Biking Trails in Boulder County

The Flatirons Golf Course
Fossil Trace Golf Course
Golf Club at the Omni Interlocken