Past Events & Speakers

The HUB has been hosting events since 1999 and we have been fortunate to feature some of the industry's and the DC area's best speakers, including legends, experts, and personalities in various disciplines.

Here is a sampling of speakers & events from recent years:

Past Speakers:

  • Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman, former President and CEO, CTIA; former Managing Director of Core Capital
  • Senator Mark Warner, former Governor of Virginia, former Managing Director of Columbia Capital (an early investor in Nextel)
  • Vint Cerf, "Founding Father of the Internet" and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google
  • Steve Largent, former President and CEO, CTIA-The Wireless Association ®
  • Ted Leonsis, Vice Chairman Emeritus, AOL and Owner, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics, Verizon Center and Chairman or SnagFilms, Clearspring Technologies and Revolution Money
  • Paul Singh, former Chairman and CEO, Primus Telecommunications, CEO, Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group,
  • Carl Grivner, former President and CEO, XO Communications
  • Mike Daniels, Chairman Emeritus, SAIC, former Chairman, Network Solutions
  • Rob Pegoraro, technology journalist, commentator & speaker
  • Rodney Joffe, founder, Ultra DNS and Senior Technologist, Neustar
  • Pete Erickson, Director of Innovation, Disruptathon, founder of MoDev
  • Dr. Tom Love, Cofounder and CEO, ShouldersCorp, Co-Creator of Objective-C
  • Jeff Ganek, former President, CEO and Chairman, Neustar, CEO of Ganek Ventures
  • Raul Fernandez, Chairman & CEO, ObjectVideo
  • Kathleen Abernathy, former FCC Commissioner
  • Johnathon Adelstein, former FCC Commissioner
  • Rob McDowell, former FCC Commissioner
  • Dan Glickman, former Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America
  • Morgan O'Brien, former Chairman, CEO and Founder, Nextel
  • Gary Parsons, Chairman, Sirius XM Satellite Radio
  • George Newstrom, former Secretary of Technology, State of Virginia
  • Brian Thompson, former Chairman and CEO of LCI International, Executive Chairman of GTT
  • Bill Schrader, co-founder and former CEO, PSINet
  • Michael Chasen, co-founder and former CEO of Blackboard
  • Serge Matta, CEO, comScore

Past Events:

  • A Look at FirstNet: Building a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
  • An Evening Reception and Book Signing featuring Mike Daniels, Former Chairman, Network Solutions and NVTC
  • Big Data Analytics: Business Intelligence ROI
  • CEO Roundtable: Capturing Telecom Opportunities Around the Beltway and Beyond
  • Charting Your Organization's Strategy in Uncertain Times
  • Cloud Ready: Data Centers on Demand
  • Combatting New Cybersecurity Threats: From Drones and Robots to Smart Cars and Medical Devices
  • Competition and Innovation: A Virtuous Cycle
  • Cybersecurity Preparedness: Is a Zero Day Threat Looming?
  • Data Demands: Making a Strong Comeback
  • Enterprise Cloud Solutions: From Assessment to Implementation
  • Entrepreneur Series: Michael Chasen Shares Five Pieces of Unconventional Wisdom/Lessons Learned from Building a $2 Billion Business
  • Exclusive Member/Sponsor Event featuring Dr. Gerald L Gordon from FCEDA
  • Ho Ho HUB Holiday Mixer!
  • HUB Talks: NextGen Thinking
  • HUBEx: Invitation Only Event for CXO’s
  • In Touch: Large Corporations Using Mobile & Social to Connect Globally to Internal and External Stakeholders
  • Industry Legend H. Brian Thompson Discusses His Book: "The Red Thread - My Fortunate Life in Telecommunications"
  • Industry Legends Series featuring Morgan O'Brien
  • Innovation Regulation: Powering the Internet of Things
  • Inside Job: Protecting Networks Against A Cyber Security Breach
  • Legends in Tech & Telecom: Bill Schrader on War Stories from the Internet Trenches
  • M2M: The World of Connected Devices
  • Michele Woodward Speaks on Discovering the "Secret" Job Market
  • Outlook Program: Interoperation, Mobility, Privacy and Security
  • Profiting from the New Telecom & Tech Paradigm of Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and Social Technologies
  • Redefining eCommerce: The Future of Mobile Payments
  • Rural Broadband: Opportunities in the Digital Divide
  • SEVEN REVOLUTIONS: Assessing the Impact of Global Revolutions on Commerce and Technology
  • Silicon Valley Newsmaker: Jeff Bonforte of Xobni
  • Spring Fling Mixer featuring author Marissa Levin
  • Striking Telecom Gold (According to Columbia Capital) featuring John Siegel
  • Telecom and Technology Branding: Securing and Sustaining Dominance
  • Telecom and Technology Hot Summer Mixer!
  • Telecom Innovation or Disruption? How DC Startups Impact the Industry
  • Telecom Outlook: Capitalizing on the Market Trajectory
  • Telecom Outlook: Impacts of a Platform Shift to Mobile and Cloud
  • The Agile Hybrid Cloud: Fast, Fierce & Flexible
  • The Election and the Outlook: Growth, Investment and M&A in the Telecom & Internet Sectors
  • The Past, Present, and Future of Disruptive Communications Technologies
  • Trusted Partners: Cyber and Cloud Security Innovation Breakfast
  • Why Businesses Must Maintain a Culture of Engagement, featuring author, writer, & TV personality Marissa Levin
  • Your Dream Car: The Ultimate Connected Device