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Grow your Business Securely With Insights From Shark Tank Star and Cybersecurity Entrepreneur Robert Herjavec at Calix ConneXions 2021

Technology trailblazer, cybersecurity expert, and best-selling author Herjavec will share inspirational insights into leadership and the importance of security for broadband service provider growth at ConneXions live in Las Vegas this October

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that entrepreneurial marvel, star of “Shark Tank”, and bestselling author Robert Herjavec will close Calix ConneXions 2021 with a keynote address on Tuesday, October 19. Herjavec is the founder and CEO of Herjavec Group, a global cybersecurity firm that is also a long-time trusted partner helping Calix to tackle some of the most pressing security challenges facing the broadband industry. This keynote will provide practical, inspirational advice to help broadband service providers (BSPs) grow and secure the value of their businesses and services to their communities. Herjavec will cap a week of addresses from high-profile personalities such as award-winning comedian Gerry Dee and female leadership advocate Sally Helgesen as this premier annual industry event returns to a live stage. ConneXions runs from October 16-19 at the Wynn Las Vegas; attendance is limited and filling up fast.

Herjavec is a dynamic entrepreneur who has become one of North America’s most recognizable and respected business leaders. In 2003, he founded Herjavec Group, which was recently named a market leader in managed security services by Cyber Defense Magazine. Prior to this, Herjavec built and sold several technology companies. His books Driven, The Will to Win, and You Don’t Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success, have all made bestseller lists. Herjavec is often recognized for his role as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning show “Shark Tank” and as a participant in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

“Robert is one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs of our generation,” said Michael Weening, president and chief operating officer at Calix. “With cybersecurity being top of mind for so many in our industry, he is the perfect leader to deliver the closing address at ConneXions 2021. His personal success story—from the time he arrived in North America on a boat to escape Communism in Eastern Europe to his meteoric rise in the business world building a world class security company that Calix leverages to ensure our platforms and processes put security first—will inspire attendees to apply what they learned in Las Vegas to their broadband businesses as they return to their communities to deliver experiences that excite their subscribers and drive sustainable business growth.”

ConneXions 2021 will feature two new initiatives. A Leadership Experience will personalize learning for attendees based on their job function, and the inaugural Women in Telecom Summit will feature a keynote by Sally Helgesen, international bestselling author of several books on female leadership including How Women Rise. Attendees will also learn from the successes of industry-leading BSPs and will have the opportunity to participate in Whiteboarding Sessions, Circles of Success, and Funding Consults. As always, attendees can experience firsthand the latest and greatest technologies, platforms, solutions, and services from Calix and its growing partner ecosystem at the Innovation Showcase and Expo.

Calix is committed to creating a safe environment at ConneXions and has developed a COVID-19 health and safety plan that follows the latest science and adheres to all current state and local health regulations. Attendees will also be required to observe safety precautions put in place by the Wynn Las Vegas. All Calix employees are required to be fully vaccinated to attend.

Register now for ConneXions 2021 and learn more about this premier industry event.

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

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