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Connect the Dots……with Windstream Wholesale
25 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
E24: Industry Trends and Investments: With Bill Cook
Bill Cook, CEO of Cook Consulting Group and venture partner for Columbia Capital, joins the program to discuss his career journey and shares his thoughts on recent long-haul investment systems that are happening in the marketplace. Discover the types of customers that are driving the need for increased bandwidth and the importance of leveraging partnerships. Bill also shares his perspective on what he likes about Windstream’s long-haul routes.
16 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
E23: Akamai Technologies: Innovating at the Edge
Steve Schecter, Director of Network Architecture at Akamai Technologies, joins the program to discuss why Akamai has been referred to as the "WD-40 of the Internet", why Akamai decided to partner with Windstream, and how that partnership fits into Akamai's internet ecosystem. Discover where Akamai has been focusing its expansion efforts, the next technologies that they are looking to embrace, and how Akamai is working with its partners to expand deeper into their networks.
19 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
E22: Expanding the Dots: Windstream and Telxius Partnering to Provide Ultra-High Capacity International Access
Enrique Valdes, Vice President Sales, North Region for Telxius, joins the program to discuss Telxius’ partnership with Windstream and how that collaboration is providing customers with ultra-high connectivity and diversity options throughout the U.S, Latin America, and beyond. Enrique reveals the verticals that are drivers of growth, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for organizations to support their IT infrastructure development. He also shares his thoughts about why Windstream’s commitment to being fast and flexible makes them an ideal strategic partner for Telxius.
21 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
E21: Ziply Fiber: Building and Expanding an Advanced Fiber Network
Brian Stading, Chief Operating Officer of Ziply Fiber, joins the program to provide an overview of his company and reveals why their partnership with Windstream is crucial to Ziply’s growth. Discover how Ziply differentiates itself from other competitors in the marketplace and their plans for expansion. Brian also reveals the companies that are driving market demand in the Northwest.
23 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
E20: How Windstream Wholesale Differentiates Itself in the Marketplace
John Nishimoto, Vice President Product Management and Marketing @ Windstream Wholesale, joins the program to discuss how Windstream Wholesale differentiates its products from others in the marketplace and the three core pillars that set WW apart. John shares his perspective on network expansion and the key areas of growth in the U.S. and abroad. Discover the factors that enable Windstream Wholesale to develop meaningful partnerships, innovate creative solutions, and be the fast and flexible provider for their customers.
24 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
E19: How Marcatel is Meeting the Ever-Growing Demand for Bandwidth
Gustavo Mario de la Garza Flores, CEO of Marcatel, joins the program to provide an overview of his organization and discuss how Marcatel is now offering low-latency, high-capacity data center interconnect (DCI) services at speeds up to 600Gbps across long distances. Gustavo reveals what he looks for when cultivating business partnerships and the benefits of partnering with Windstream. Discover what makes Marcatel stand out in the marketplace.
20 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
E18: Windstream’s Partnership with EdgeConneX: Advancing Digital Transformation
Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer at EdgeConneX, joins the program to discuss how his company differentiates itself in the marketplace and shares his thoughts about innovation in the data center space. Discover the importance of sustainability and the geographic areas where EdgeConneX is looking to expand. Phillip also discusses the future of in-person conferences in 2021 and beyond. You’ll also discover how EdgeConneX’s partnership with Windstream has allowed for increased capacity options for customers, and meaningful digital transformation.
25 minutes | May 19, 2021
E17: Investing in Innovation and Technology Trials: Windstream’s Partnership with Colt
This episode features a conversation with Vivek Gaur, Vice-President of Engineering at Colt Technology Services, and Art Nichols, Vice-President of Architecture and Technology at Windstream. Discover how Windstream and Colt recently partnered to conduct a successful 400G managed spectrum trial test. You’ll also learn why Colt chose Windstream as a partner, and what this partnership means for future collaboration, as both Colt and Windstream pursue innovation and investment in technology trials. Art also reveals some of the upcoming innovation customers can expect from Windstream.
30 minutes | May 5, 2021
E16: How PCCW Global Is Delivering On-Demand, Flexible Connectivity
This episode features an interview with Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global, as he discusses PCCW Global’s position in the marketplace, the features and benefits of the Console Connect portal and the company’s key priorities over the next couple of years. Marc reveals network and market expansion strategies and the benefits of their partnership with Princeton Digital Group. You’ll also hear about how Windstream has evolved to increase sustainability and flexibility and meet customer needs.
23 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
E15: Windstream’s Partnership with NJFX: Expanding Capacity to Major Data Center Markets
This episode features an interview with Gil Santaliz, Founder and CEO of NJFX. Tune in as Gil discusses the vision for his company, and why NJFX chose to partner with Windstream, as well as the benefits of that partnership for NJFX and customers. Gil also reveals the efforts that NJFX makes to keep pace with growth and demand in the marketplace and why flexibility is essential. Discover how NJFX addresses power issues and the importance of diversity from a customer perspective.
24 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
E14: Seaborn Networks: Pioneering Change Through Connectivity and Technology Innovation
Steve Orlando, CEO of Seaborn Networks, joins the program to discuss his vision for Seaborn over the next five years, and their core areas of focus. Steve also reveals the qualities that Seaborn looks for when forging partnerships, as well as their plan for network expansion. Discover the importance of technology leadership, and Windstream’s recent groundbreaking optical networking trials. Steve also shares his thoughts about why Seaborn chose to partner with Windstream.
21 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
E13: Windstream’s Partnership with Acacia: Creating Record-Setting Solutions in Optical Networking
This episode features an interview with Tom Williams, Vice President of Acacia Communications, and Art Nichols, Vice President of Architecture and Technology at Windstream. Discover the details about an exciting partnership with Cisco, as well as Windstream Wholesale’s successful live network trial, which successfully deployed 400 gigabits per second single-wavelength transmission over 1,027 kilometers across Windstream’s long-haul network between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Tom also shares his thoughts about why Acacia chose to partner with Windstream, and the benefits of that partnership for customers.
30 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
E12: Bulk Infrastructure: Bringing Sustainable Solutions to a Global Audience
This episode features an interview with Peder Naerboe, Founder and Owner of Bulk Infrastructure Group, as he discusses how his company helps to create sustainable solutions. Peder shares details about a new fiber cable system that Bulk is building between Norway and Denmark and reveals the value of partnering with Windstream. Discover the unique value proposition that Windstream brings to the market, some of the vertical sectors that Bulk is looking to do business with, and the benefits of sustainability for customers.
27 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
E11: Fast and Flexible: How Windstream is Positioned to Meet Market Demands in 2021 and Beyond
This episode features an interview with Bill LaPerch, board member at Windstream. Bill shares his predictions about the technology deployments and advancements coming in 2021, as well as the evolution of the cloud. He also shares his thoughts about the two big demand drivers that will influence investments. Discover why Windstream is in a particularly good position when it comes to making the necessary investments to remain a leader in the technology space, and the benefits of Windstream’s partnerships for customers.
23 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
E10: Flexential's Partnership with Windstream: Providing Route Diversity and Meeting Increased Network Demand
Tim Parker, Senior Vice-President of Network Strategy at Flexential, joins the program to discuss some of their exciting growth opportunities, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the need for global connectivity solutions. Discover why Flexential partners with Windstream, and how they leverage that partnership to provide high-quality connectivity solutions for customers. Discover the importance of route diversity, and how Windstream's National Converged Optical Network (NCON) will help meet growing network demand.
19 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
E09: How Windstream Supports Diversity in the Marketplace
Kristi Moody, General Counsel for Windstream, joins the program to discuss the role that diversity plays in Windstream’s core values and beliefs. Discover how diversity contributes to creating a stable workforce and an enhanced customer experience. Kristi also reveals some of the diversity and inclusion initiatives within Windstream, and awards that Windstream has won for their diversity efforts.
17 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
E08: Investments in Technology and Telecom: Transactions, Trends, and the Impact of the Pandemic
Richard Lukaj, co-founder and senior managing director of Bank Street, a leading investment bank focused on the communications, media and technology sectors, joins Joe Scattareggia, EVP of Wholesale Solutions at Windstream, to provide his perspective on investments in the technology industry. Richard shares his thoughts about some of the investments that Bank Street has made this past year, how the investment community puts a value on technology leadership when assessing a company, and the view from the investment community regarding the current state of the pandemic. He also shares his thoughts about the positive impact of Windstream's recent restructuring.
23 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
E07: Transforming the World Through the Power of Connectivity: A Conversation with Keri Gilder, CEO of Colt
Keri Gilder, CEO of Colt, joins the program to discuss what it’s been like to lead her organization during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their network expansion strategy. Discover how Colt is utilizing SDN to provide on-demand bandwidth solutions into the cloud, and how partnering with organizations like Colt enables Windstream to be a technology leader. Keri also reveals how technology, leadership and engineering fit into Colt’s strategy and corporate vision.
20 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
E06: MDC Data Centers: How Neutrality Provides Freedom of Choice and Improved Service Quality
This episode features an interview with Juan Salazar, CEO of MDC Data Centers, as he discusses the benefits of MDC's partnership with Windstream, and what he appreciates most about that partnership. Discover how MDC helps customers get connectivity from their international fiber crossings to other key data centers in the U.S., and a digital tool that MDC created that helps match customers with the right service provider. Juan also reveals the importance of neutrality, and a unique value proposition that MDC provides to customers.
27 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
E05: Telxius and Windstream: Partnering to Provide a New Level of Connectivity Options
Gerardo Bonilla, Head of Sales at Telxius, joins the program to provide an overview of the innovative services that his organization is providing, and discusses the partnership between Telxius and Windstream Wholesale in Virginia Beach. Discover how this partnership will provide Windstream Wholesale customers with unprecedented high-speed network connections in Europe, South Americe, the Caribbean and multiple points nationally across the U.S. Gerardo also reveals some upcoming projects that Telxius has in development, and the growing demand for diversity among vendors and clients.
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