ICT Direct Winter 2023: On-Demand ICT Education to Grow Your Professional Development

Join global experts and industry leaders in this online space as they update you on today’s new and emerging information & communications technology (ICT) innovations. For 30 days, click and watch at your convenience as you earn 12 CECs.

Some topics include:

Intelligent Buildings I Smart Cities I IoT and Power over Ethernet I Data Centers I ICT Professional Development I New & Emerging Applications I Audiovisual I Optical Fiber & PON I Wireless & Distributed Antenna Systems I Augmented Workforce I Backup Strategies I Cybersecurity I Fault-Managed Power I Federal Technology & Broadband Funding I Legal Issues in ICT Contracts I 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E I Public Safety Communications

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.
  • You do not have to go anywhere – no travel or time away from the office.
  • You have 30 days to access all the educational sessions and motivational keynote presentations, on demand, at your convenience.


On Demand Sessions

BICSI ICT Direct 2023 Winter


Conference Call to Order, Opening Remarks and Opening Keynote Speaker: “Making the Most of This Infrastructure Moment”

Shirley Bloomfield
Chief Executive Officer,
NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association

ICT Field of Vision Presentation: Sponsored by CommScope “Living on the Edge!”

Ronna Davis

ICT Field of Vision Presentation – Sponsored by CommScope


BICSI Annual Business Meeting

Mid-Week Keynote Speaker: “A Small Man in a Big Man’s Game”

JJ Birden
Former NFL Player

ICT Field of Vision Presentation

BICSI Cares Presentation and Door Prize Drawing, Closing Keynote Speaker: “Compose Your World” and Conference Wrap-up, Closing Video and Door Prize Drawing

Kai Kight


Track 1 – Audiovisual

“Designing Low Voltage Infrastructure for Technology Spaces”

Glenn Collinge
FSR, Inc.

“Understanding USB”

Joe Schauder
Crestron Electronics

Mark Pellegrino
Crestron Electronics

Zachary Shearer
Crestron Electronics

“Next Level AV Infrastructure Designs for Esports in Education”

Karl Rosenberg

“Speech Privacy and Sound Masking in Modern Architectures”

Shannon Geronimo –
Biamp Systems

Track 2 – Data Center

“Transceiver Port Breakout Economics and Cabling Implications”

David Hessong
Corning Optical Communications

“All About Next-Generation Single-mode Applications and the Need for Designing With Ultra-Low-Loss Cabling Systems”

Gary Bernstein, RCDD, CDCD
The Siemon Company

“The Data Center Multiverse: Diverging Migration Paths”

Mike Connaughton
RCDD – Leviton Network Solutions

“Data Center Energy Optimization with Zero Compromise on IT Payload”

Imran Latif
Brookhaven National Laboratory

“Understanding Uses of BIM, Construction Simulation, Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Generative Design, and the Metaverse for Advanced Data Center Design and Construction”

Vello Ehvert
Ehvert Mission Critical

Track 3 – ICT Professional Development

“Educating the Current and Future Generations in the ICT Industry”

Trevor Kleinert
RCDD, DCDC, NTS, TECH, CT – Kleinert Consulting Group Services

“RIP Low Bid Awards – A Better Process”

Rod Gould, RCDD, NTS, OSP
INFOmotion Design & Consulting LLC

“Six ‘Pretty’ Easy ‘Cybersecurity’ Pieces”

Jim Walters
RCDD, DCDC, OSP, RTPM, CISSP, Net+, Sec+, PMP – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Louisville, Kentucky, USA

“Let’s Get ALL Technology Coordinated!”

Heather Callaway
RCDD – APG Technology

“Stop, Drop and Roll into Global Cable Fire Ratings”

Mike Good
Berk-Tek, a Leviton Company

“Estimating and Efficient Workflow”

Gene Conway
RCDD – Tricomm Services Corp

Track 4 – Intelligent Buildings / Smart Cities / IoT

“Leading Change Through Innovation – Neom Saudi Arabia Case Study”

Richard Morrison

“Hospitality or Hospitals: Healthcare Technologies for the ICT World”

Joseph Ford
RCDD – BALA Consulting Engineers

Spencer Gallo
RCDD - BALA Consulting Engineers

“Industrial Internet of Things Oil & Gas”

Harvey Roth
RCDD – Chevron Oil & Gas

“Pushing Past 100M: The Need for Beyond Standards Testing, Verification and Validation”

Andrew Jimenez

Dave Kiddoo
Communications Cable and Connectivity Association

Jim Davis
Fluke Networks

Jason Reasor

“Smart Building Planning, Network Design and Best Practices”

Todd Harpel
RCDD – Berk-Tek, a Leviton Company

Track 5 – New & Emerging Technologies

“The Real Impact of High-Power PoE on Your IP Network”

Amir Sekhavat
Superior Essex

“Introduction to Class 4 – Fault-Managed Power Systems, Cables and Equipment”

Paul Vanderlaan
UL Solutions

Anthony Tassone
UL Solutions

“Level 1 Intelligent Build – Construction Digitization and Passive Infrastructure”

Sean Adam

Subbu Meiyappan

“Artificial Intelligence, Examples of How AI-Based Analytics are Shaping the IT, IoT Industry”

Shaheer Shaaban
RCDD – Axis Communications

“Building De-Carbonization Using a Fiber-to-the-Edge Network”

Aislin Sullivan
Corning Optical Communications

Gayla Arrindell
Corning Optical Communications

Tommy Zakrzewski
Corning Optical Communications

Track 6 – Optical Fiber & PON

“Scalable Passive Optical LAN Cabling for Retrofit Applications”

John George
OFS Fitel

“Outside Plant Emerging Fiber Applications and Trends”

Sean Kelly
RCDD – Light Brigade

Mark Kazes
RCDD, OSP, RTPM, TECH – Light Brigade

“Tales From the Field: Top 10 Mistakes We See and How to Avoid Them”

Rob Gilberti

Robert Reid
Panduit Corp.

Sean Kelly, RCDD
Light Brigade

Tiger Ninomiya
Senko Advanced Components

Vincent Racine

Tribal Broadband & Workforce Development: Fiber, Wireless & DAS Systems and Where They Fit Within Indigenous Communities”

Forest James
EnerTribe, Inc.

“When to Use an OTDR and How to Use it Correctly”

Jim Davis
Fluke Networks

Track 7 – Power over Ethernet

“Powering the Future of Commercial Buildings”

Frank Straka
Panduit Corp.

Mahmoud Ibrahim
Panduit Corp.

“Verification of a Modeling Toolkit for the Design of Building Electrical Distribution Systems”

Anay Waghale
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Michael Poplawski
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

“PoE for Data Centers and Warehouses: It Just Makes Sense”

Hannah Walker
RCDD – Sinclair Digital LLC

Kim Johnson
MHT Lighting

Track 8 – Wireless & Distributed Antenna Systems

“ERRCS (Emergency Responder Radio Communications System)”

James Ryan
RCDD, OSP – 2020 TDC

Stanley Sekerke
RCDD, NTS – Daswave Inc.

“Cellular 5G/6G vs. Wi-Fi 6/6E/7: The Emerging Revolution in Wireless Communications”

Ernest Schirmer
RCDD, NTS – WSP USA, Transportation & Infrastructure, Aviation Planning

“Private Wireless Networks: What Are They and How Can You Benefit”

Eric Toenjes
– Graybar Electric

“What Are Converged Wireless Networks and Why Are They Gaining Momentum?”

Jim Lilienfeld
Advanced RF Technologies

Frequently Asked Questions


BICSI is hosting ICT Direct Winter 2023 as the virtual option for the 2023 Winter Conference & Exhibition. This event will be held online from 22 February – 22 March 2023.

ICT Direct Winter 2023 will include all educational presentations which occurred at the in-person Winter Conference as on demand, plus additional bonus presentations. ICT Direct Winter 2023 will not include an exhibit hall or pre-conference masterclasses.

These FAQs 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 BICSI ICT Direct Winter 2023 as a virtual attendee. Each registration type will receive a unique username and login to enjoy all virtual conference features. Click here to register for the full conference on-demand event.
BICSI ICT Direct – Winter 2023 is being held 22 February – 22 March 2023. Click here for more information.
Click here to view a complete list of CECs earned, per credential by attending BICSI’s ICT Direct – Winter 2023 virtual conference. Attendance at this event fulfills the conference attendance requirement for RCDD renewal.
CECs will appear on your transcript approximately 30 business days after the event closes.
Corporate Elite and Corporate Elite Plus members receive a predetermined number of complimentary conference registrations as a benefit of their corporate membership. To take advantage of this benefit, the corporate representative or primary contact must send and email to membership@bicsi.org with the individual's name and BICSI ID#. The Corporate Member must be reflected on the individual's profile. The membership team will follow up with additional details.
Please contact the Meeting Services department at +1 800.242.7405 x 841 (USA & Canada toll-free) or +1 813.979.1991 or via email at bicsiwinter@bicsi.org.
Please contact the Meeting Services department at +1 800.242.7405 x 841 (USA & Canada toll-free) or +1 813-979-1991 or via email at bicsiwinter@bicsi.org.
Please contact the Meeting Services department at +1 800.242.7405 x 841 (USA & Canada toll-free) or +1 813.979.1991 or via email at bicsiwinter@bicsi.org.


No, it is all hosted online on your browser. You will only need access to high-speed internet.
We recommend Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge. We do not recommend Microsoft Internet Explorer.
High-speed internet connectivity will ensure high-quality video streaming.
Yes, but the iPad Pro is not recommended.
Your login details will be included in your registration confirmation e-mail. You can use these details to access the online event beginning, Wednesday, 22 February at 7:30 a.m. EST.
The on-demand content will be hosed from 22 February – 22 March.

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