Yohannes Cramlet PMP SPP, Manager, Business Development, Boingo Wireless
Yohannes is responsible for implementing Boingo’s DAS and small cell network strategy in the southwestern region of U.S. by identifying partnership opportunities with venues that require mobile reliability including office, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, and professional sports locations. Yohannes has over two decades of experience in negotiating real estate partnerships in both the wireless and commercial real estate industries.
Prior to joining Boingo, Yohannes served as a Regional Program Manager for T-Mobile. His responsibilities there include overall accountability for large-scale regional network enhancements that included macro, in-building (DAS), and Wi-Fi networks.
Yohannes earned his degree in Business Administration from Sacramento State Clinic and is an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP) and Strategic Planning Professional (SPP).
Tracy Ford, Director, HetNet Forum at PCIA
Tracy Ford is director of the HetNet Forum at PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association. As Director of the HetNet Forum, Ford works with its members on strategies and programs to continue to advance DAS and other small-cell solutions as a viable complement to traditional macro-cell sites and a solution to the deployment of wireless services in challenging environments. She is responsible for outreach to important DAS target markets and organizes HetNet Forum conference programming.
Ford has spent more than two decades covering the rapidly changing wireless industry. She started her technology journalism career at RCR Wireless News. She is a winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors Silver Award, for both trade show and government coverage. A graduate of the Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Ford holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on public relations.
David Tanis, Director of Strategic Marketing, Enterprise, CommScope
David Tanis is director of strategic marketing, Enterprise, for CommScope, responsible for the global positioning, content and strategic messaging for the company’s data center and intelligent building solutions organization.
Dave has nearly 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He joined AT&T Network Systems as a product engineer and later assumed the role of Europe, Middle East and Africa technical manager for Optical Fiber and Cable within Lucent Technologies. Dave advanced to the role of EMEA technical director for OFS before joining CommScope in the same capacity.
Dave has published several papers in various industry trade journals and is a regular presenter at industry conferences. He holds a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont and a master degree in business administration from Boston University.
Aaron Walker, Senior Director, Product Management, Comcast
Aaron Walker brings more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industries to his role as Senior Director Business Operations- Carrier Services. He is responsible for managing the business operations, performance management and pre and post sales engagement activities for Comcast’s cell backhaul, carrier Ethernet and small cell customers.
In this role, he oversees the customer support and sales support teams that comprise the carrier services portfolio at Comcast. The team also manages all customer facing activities and the contractual relationships.
Before joining Comcast in 2009, Aaron held director level deployment, operations and project management positions at FiberTower, Innerwireless and Velocitel, Inc. He also served as the sales and operations VP/GM for Winstar’s Florida Branch and as a Regional Vice President there from 1998-2001.
Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Urban Planning from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.