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

General Sessions and Keynotes

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

Opening Keynote Speaker | Shirley Bloomfield
NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association

ICT Field of Vision Presentation: Sponsored by CommScope - Location, Location, Location Part 1 - Architecture Solutions to Meet Future Network Demands

Ronna Davis

ICT Field of Vision Presentation: Sponsored by CommScope - Location, Location, Location Part 2 - Using Architecture and Location to Improve the Sustainability of Data

Ronna Davis

Kenneth Hall, RCDD, NTS

Eric Ballard
Digital Realty

Mid-Week Keynote Speaker - "Seize Your Opportunities"

JJ Birden

ICT Field of Vision Presentation: How Do We Eliminate the Dividing Line of Power? A Discussion About Line-Voltage and Low-Voltage Workforce Convergence


Farukh Aslam
Sinclair Digital Services, Inc.

Charles Hume

Gary Menzies
Trico Electric

Risk Mitigation in ICT Infrastructure - Know Your Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Paul Stathis
BICSI South Pacific


Kai Kight

Track #1: Audiovisual

Designing Low Voltage Infrastructure for Technology Spaces

Glenn Collinge
FSR, Inc.

Understanding USB

Joe Schauder
Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Mark Pellegrino
Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Chris Waters
Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Next Level AV Infrastructure Designs for Esports in Education

Karl Rosenberg

Speech Privacy and Sound Masking in Modern Architectures

Mark Cook

Track #2: Data Centers

Transceiver Port Breakout Economics and Cabling Implications

David Hessong
Corning Optical Communications

All About Next-Generation Singlemode Applications and the Need for Designing With Ultra-Low-Voltage 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

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, PMP
INFOmotion Design & Consulting LLC

Six "Pretty" Easy "Cybersecurity" Pieces

Jim Walters, RCDD, DCDC, OSP, RTPM
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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 vs. 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 and Gas

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

Andrew Jimenez

David Kiddoo
Communicaitons Cable and Connectivity Association

Jim Davis
Fluke Networks

Ronna Davis

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 Communications

Jason Finnegan

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

Paul Vanderlaan
UL Solutions

Anthony Tassone
UL Solutions

Layer 1 Intelligent Build - Construction Digitization and Passive Infrastructure

Sean Adam

Subbu Meiyappan
ECSite, Inc.

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

Shaheer "Sean" Shaaban, RCDD, PSP, PMP
Axis Communications

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

Gayla Arrindell
Corning Optical Communications

Matthew Srygler
Corning Optical Communications

Dr. Tommy Zakrzewski
HKS, Inc.

Track #6: Optical Fiber & PON

Scalable Passive Optical LAN Cabling for Retrofit Applications

John George

Outside Plant Emerging Fiber Applications and Trends

Sean Kelly, RCDD
Light Brigade

Light Brigade

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

David Tanis

Robert Reid
Panduit Corporation

Sean Kelly, RCDD
Light Brigade

Brian Teague
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Kevin Peres

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 Corporation

Mahmoud Ibrahim
Panduit Corporation

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

Anay Waghale
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PoE for Data Centers and Warehouses: It Just Makes Sense

Hannah Walker, RCDD
Sinclair Digital Services, Inc.

Kim Johnson
MHT Lighting

Rebecca Gilstrap

Track #8: Wireless & Distributed Antenna Systems

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

Ernest Schirmer, RCDD, NTS

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

Eric Toenjes
Graybar Electric

James Jacobellis

Mark Brant

Raymond "Marc" Knapp
Centerline Communications LLC

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

Jim Lilienfeld
Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF)

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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