ISE EXPO 2021 — For the Tele-Everything World

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ISE Columnist Sharon Vollman

We each had our own experiences with COVID-19 — the good, the bad, and the unforgettable. Now we’re told it’s post-pandemic. Time to move on and learn. Clearly, that’s easier for some to do than for others.

In terms of business, the telecom industry was lucky in many ways. It was deemed essential. So much so that the result was new federal and local funding to close The Digital Divide and get customers the high-speed broadband connections they need. 

As a result, it’s not “back to normal” for the ICT industry. It’s full steam ahead! Improve, grow, and serve, at breakneck speed (literally and figuratively). 

That’s why you’re at ISE EXPO 2021! Learning is essential to providing the best service and technology to connect us professionally and personally. School, work, troubleshooting networks, mapping out new fiber, improving upstream and downstream speeds — I could go on and on. 

You’re here — IN REAL LIFE (#IRL) — to find solutions, share stories, and learn from each other. You’ve invested in the great education, keynotes, and exhibits. You deserve it — after making everyone else a priority during the last year.

We thank you for joining us to rejuvenate your career while you’re helping your company. 

Stay safe. Be well. And take advantage of everything ISE EXPO 2021 has to offer IRL.



Janice Oliva


P.S. If you aren’t here in person, all registered attendees can take advantage of our post-event, on-demand education. Go to for more details.

Survey Says!

Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center asked some 915 innovators, developers, business and policy leaders, researchers, and activists, what the future holds as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. They shared, “a nearly universal view that people’s relationship with technology will deepen as larger segments of the population come to rely more on digital connections for work, education, health care,
daily commercial transactions and essential social interactions. A number describe this as a ‘tele-everything’ world.” 


About Janice Oliva

Janice Oliva is President and Publisher for ISE magazine and ISE EXPO. Email: