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Join ECSite at BICSI Winter Conference for 2 Sessions

Are you attending the 2023 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition in Tampa, FL February 5-9? If so, we’ve got some fantastic news for you – ECSite’s CEO Subbu Meiyappan is presenting at two sessions at the event! Subbu will present at “From Hyperscale To Edge – Emerging Innovations and Enabling Deployment of Tomorrow’s Data Centers” and “Layer 1 Intelligent Build – Construction Digitization and Passive Infrastructure,” each giving telecom infrastructure builders insight into how to make creative decisions when developing or expanding projects.

Whether it’s through embracing new technology or uncovering Intelligent Build Solutions, learn about ways to use best practices that deliver results with confidence! With decades of experience as both an executive-level manager and entrepreneur under his belt, Subbu guarantees attendees valuable information from each session. Don’t miss your chance to benefit from his expertise at this premier industry gathering – mark your calendar and join us there!

Pre-Conference Masterclass: From Hyperscale To Edge – Emerging Innovations and Enabling Deployment of Tomorrow’s Data Centers

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 8:30 AM -12:00 PM

Subbu Meiyappan
– Co-Founder/CEO | ECSite
Sean Adam – VP, Marketing Strategy & Innovation | AFL
Lucas Mays – Product Manager, Splicers | AFL
Manja Thessin – Market Manager, Enterprise | AFL

Hyperscale and the emerging edge are driving innovation across the optical landscape and defining a new level of challenge in network deployment. We stand at a point of convergence of technology and societal trends and capabilities.

Data has become the lifeblood of our modern society as we quest to digitize the world. Our daily lives require access to high-speed broadband to enable work-from-home, remote healthcare, and E-Education. At the very heart of this vast fabric stands the modern data center.

To enable the transformative applications of tomorrow, the data center landscape will need to continue to evolve and transform itself as well. These emerging applications will require a near-instantaneous response, driving data centers even closer to the “user edge”.

From the “hyperscale” data centers built by Cloud Content Providers to “nano” data centers standing on the street corner in support of autonomous vehicles, the keys to success are founded not only in the optical infrastructure you choose but also in the processes and tools you use to deploy successfully.

This masterclass will guide you in (1) understanding the latest innovations in optical infrastructure impacting the data center landscape; (2) how these innovations provide both opportunities and challenges in getting the most out of your Data Center Site; and (3) how to improve speed and consistency in deployment and help your workforce be more effective through making the right infrastructure, process, and tool choice.

The panel will also discuss the drivers behind the emerging “edge” and how it creates a continuum of data centers from the edge-of-the-cloud to the edge-of-your-street.

Pre-Conference Masterclasses require an additional registration fee and receive additional CECs.


Layer 1 Intelligent Build – Construction Digitization and Passive Infrastructure

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 2:30 PM -3:30 PM

Subbu Meiyappan
– Co-Founder/CEO | ECSite
Sean Adam – VP, Marketing Strategy & Innovation | AFL

Enabling the fast, consistent, and accurate deployment of networks requires a complete life-cycle solution – a solution that addresses the key infrastructure deployment challenges. The construction industry has lagged behind many others in leveraging technology to improve efficiency and accuracy. It is estimated that over $800B is spent globally on rework – over a third is caused by poor, inconsistent data and communication. On average large deployments overrun the budget by 80%, and the average delay for construction projects can be on the order of 20 months or more.

Now, more than ever, it is critical that a full end-to-end solution be embraced to enable network deployment. To truly address this challenge, an Intelligent Build Solution is needed, which connects the individual silos of data – combining passive infrastructure, the construction process, and mobile and cloud technology – to create a single, integrated, interactive source of data for layer 1 builds. Intelligent Build Solutions can bring benefits to end customers, contract installers, general contractors, and suppliers.

A true cradle-to-grave solution enables greater efficiency and accuracy in build, supports sustainability and environmental goals, improves overall productivity, and brings labor savings. An ecosystem of tools is coming into existence that can be woven together into an optimized solution to address everything from manufacturing to network turn-up and activation.

This presentation presents how bringing together: (1) Intelligent Passive Infrastructure; (2) Construction Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Platforms; and (3) the automation and digitization of equipment (splicers, test) can aid in addressing many of the challenges and inefficiencies in the deployment of optical networks.

Visit the BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition website for more sessions and to register.