SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- OSP® magazine, the leader in telecom network education, today announced Tom Maguire, Verizon’s Senior Vice President – National Operations Support, and Chris Levendos, Verizon’s Vice President – Network Transformation, Strategic Initiatives & Performance Management, as opening co-keynote speakers at OSP EXPO® 2014. OSP EXPO is taking place September 30 – October 2, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Chris Levendos, Verizon's Vice President - Network Transformation, Strategic Initiative and Performance Management (Photo: Business Wire)
Tom is responsible for the processes and systems that support Consumer and Mass Business customers, used by 35,000 technicians and their management teams across the nation. He is charged with improving overall customer satisfaction, driving productivity and reducing operational expense as it relates to field operations. Additionally, Maguire champions the migration of customers from antiquated copper networks to newer alternatives, including Verizon’s fiber network and Verizon’s latest wireline product, Voice Link.
Chris’ organization manages wireline network planning and capital expenditures to leverage new and emerging opportunities that strengthen and grow the company’s Consumer and Mass Business services. A current focus of Chris’ team is Network Transformation, a program to expand fiber optic network access to business corridors in select wire centers within Verizon’s service territory.
"When it comes down to it, there is no telecom network without the human network. Tom and Chris have a long-standing family legacy with Verizon. Their fathers worked together in the field,” says Sharon Vollman, OSP’s President and Editorial Director. “Tom and Chris’ keynote presentation will build on the legacy and tradition they embrace as they evolve wireline and wireless networks for the next generation. To have this Verizon legacy team as our keynote speakers strongly demonstrates the art of human networking in today’s telecom landscape. I can’t think of a better way to kick-off OSP EXPO 2014.”
Prior to their current responsibilities, both Maguire and Levendos held numerous positions within Verizon. Maguire, a 2013 recipient of the Verizon Chairman’s Credo Award, was appointed to SVP/COO for the East Coast Area in 2010. He was President of the Mid-Atlantic Area for Verizon Telecom in 2008, and during October 2007, Maguire was appointed Senior Vice President of Verizon Telecom Region Operations Support with responsibility for Core Voice, High Speed Internet and FiOS technical support call centers.
Previously, Levendos was Vice President of National Operations Support, responsible for planning and management of Verizon’s FiOS and Fiber to the Cell (FTTC) networks’ expansion initiatives. He held several operational and engineering department positions before being promoted to Director of New York City Engineering for Verizon.
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The OSP EXPO 2014 exhibit floor is already almost 80% sold. Over 54% of OSP EXPO attendees are armed with purchasing authority or influence, making OSP EXPO 2014 the must-attend telecom tradeshow for everything network related.
For complete information about OSP EXPO 2014, visit http://www.ospmag.com/expo.
About OSP EXPO
OSP EXPO is owned by Practical Communications Incorporated (PCI), a world-class publisher of technology information resources, dedicated to advancing technology businesses with niche magazines and trade shows. OSP EXPO, will bring together OSP professionals from the ILEC, IOC and CLEC communities delivering the latest OSP technologies and seminars offering attendees the opportunity to receive continuing education credits from BICSI, ETA and BCSP. The Network Solutions Marketplace, OSP EXPO 2014, will take place September 30 – October 2 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, visit www.ospmag.com/expo. A WBENC certified company, adding diversity to your supply chain.