Don MacNeil and Phill Lawson-Shanks to Present at PTC’17 in Honolulu, HI

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – January 11, 2017 – EdgeConneX®, the leader in global infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief technology officer, Don MacNeil, and chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will present at PTC’17: Changing Realities, the annual conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).  The event is taking place January 15-18, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.

On Sunday, January 15 at 3:30 p.m., Mr. MacNeil will join executives from Aqua Comms, Microsoft and Digital Realty for a roundtable panel titled, “Key Business and Legal Issues Associated With Delivering Content to the Edge.”  The panel will explore contracting best practices that content providers, data center operators, carriers, internet exchange operators, content delivery networks and other parties should consider when entering into strategic relationships.  Mr. MacNeil will discuss strategies for working with content and communications providers to create a localized ecosystem within metro areas that can reduce costs and increase network performance, while increasing the quality of the end user experience.

On Monday, January 16 at 3:30 p.m., Mr. Lawson-Shanks will join senior executives from Webair, GTT Communications, Megaport and Level 3 for the topical session titled, “Cloud/Networking: Digital Transformation in the Changing IT Reality.”  On this panel, he will discuss how to determine the right connectivity and support model for cloud-based applications and services to optimize performance, agility and security for the enterprise.

On Tuesday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m., Mr. MacNeil will join industry peers from INCOMPAS, CenturyLink and Facebook for the panel, “The Global Network Challenge: How to Build and Connect the Networks of the Future.”  During this panel, he will examine strategies that can expand capacity and increase speed by bringing content closer to the user.

“Today’s streaming content, mobile and next-gen cloud applications require partnerships to ensure that all necessary back-end and front-end elements meet provider and customer requirements,” explains Mr. MacNeil.  “Along with Phill Lawson-Shanks and my esteemed industry colleagues, I look forward to educating attendees about forming partnerships to create network and content assets to best deliver mobile, cloud-based and enhanced Internet of Things applications, and other critical considerations when delivering content to the Edge.”

EdgeConneX specializes in providing purpose-built, power dense and edge of network Edge Data Centers® (EDCs) and wireless solutions to enable the fastest delivery of content to end-users.  EdgeConneX has created a new Edge of the Internet by designing and deploying facilities that are strategically positioned nearest to network provider aggregation points, ensuring the lowest latency data delivery with an improved quality of service.

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