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Tuesday, 4 December 2012
10:00 - 12:00
IF7: Executive Forum: New Technologies to Watch

It is easy to see that the communication industry continues to evolve and change. New technologies, novel processes and innovative tools make bandwidth broader, production easier, cost lower and friendlier to end-users. This session is aimed to look at the future and impact of new communication technologies.

During the panel, the executives will explore various emerging technologies and address questions important to the future of our communication industry.

Invited Guest Speakers:
Glenn Wellbrock, Director, Optical Transport Network -Architecture, Design & Planning, Verizon, USA
Emerging Technologies That Will Shape Our Future
Chen Chang, Founder & CEO, BeeCube, USA
So Many Users, So Many Opportunities, So Little Spectrum, So Little Time
Patrick Diamond, Founder, Patrick Diamond Consulting, USA
Techniques for Precise Time Transfer over Optical Networks
Yong Kwan Park, CEO & President, OE Solutions, Korea
Intelligent Optical Transceivers for Efficient Telecom Network Operation
Dean Sirovica, VP, Business Development, Huawai Technologies, China (Keynote)
New Technologies & their Impact
Glenn Wellbrock         Chen Chang  Patrick Diamond  Yong Kwan Park  Dean Sirovica                     

Glenn Wellbrock, Director, Optical Transport Network -Architecture, Design & Planning, Verizon, USA
Glenn Wellbrock is the director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning at Verizon, where he is responsible for the development and deployment of new technologies for both the metro and long haul transport infrastructure. Prior to this position, Wellbrock ran the advanced technology lab, established evaluation criteria and set engineering guidelines for all backbone transport equipment as well as various positions within network operations. In addition to his more than 20 years at Verizon (1984-2001 and 2004-present), Wellbrock was responsible for product architecture within the U.S. optical networks group at Marconi and product planning at Qplus Networks with a specific focus on developing alternative modulation techniques.

Chen Chang, Founder & CEO, BeeCube, USA
Dr. Chang is the Chief Executive Officer at BEEcube Inc.–an innovative computer hardware and software startup in Fremont, California. Previously he served as Chief Technology Officer at BEEcube where he led the development of the BEE3 product. Dr. Chang was the Chief Architect of the Berkeley Emulation Engine (BEE) project at the University of California in Berkeley, leading the design and implementation of three generations of FPGA-based emulation and computing systems, as well as unified FPGA/ASIC design environment using high-level descriptions from Mathworks Simulink environment. His research interests include large-scale FPGA-based real-time computer systems; digital systems design automation and hardware emulation; and wideband antenna array signal processing systems. Dr. Chang is a young entrepreneur who co-founded BEEcube in 2006 with professors from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2009, as a leading expert in VLSI design automation and computer architecture; Dr. Chang joined the FPGA Conference reviewers committee. He also participates actively in assisting many of the world's universities in FPGA-related research projects and academic exchanges. Dr. Chang holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.

Patrick Diamond, Founder, Patrick Diamond Consulting, USA
Patrick Diamond is a Telecom and Semiconductor industry veteran with a history of innovation and unique system architecture and design ideas. Patrick has a Ph.D. in Computer Science with undergraduate BSEE and BSCS degrees. Patrick is the Principle Investigator and Consultant for Diamond Consulting and past Senior Director of Systems Engineering for Semtech Corp. Patrick is pioneer and evangelist in Precision Timing systems most notably with IEEE 1588-2008. In the past 10 years, he has shepparded into mainstream Telecom timing architectures.

Yong Kwan Park, CEO & President, OE Solutions, Korea
Yong Kwan Park (Y.K.) is the co-founded of OE Solutions in 2003 and also serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, Dr. Park has held numerous technical leadership positions in the area of optical networking including Senior Director and Head of Engineering at NanoOpto Corporation, Director of Optical Transponder Development at Agere Systems, and Technical Manager for FTTH PON development at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories. A 15 year veteran from Bell Labs, he set numerous technical milestones including the first 1.7Gb/s 360km coherent communication field trial in 1989, breaking the 300km repeater less transmission barrier in 1992, and the world’s first 10Gb/s field trial in 1994. He received his B.S. in Physics from Sogang University and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University. He has 12 patents granted and 70 papers published in the area of optical networking, and was named IEEE fellow in 2004.

Dean Sirovica, VP, Business Development, Huawai Technologies, China
Dean Sirovica is VP of Business Development for Huawei R&D USA. He is responsible for positioning Huawei as a technology leader, Partnerships with the local ecosystem, and M&A. Dean is a member of the Band of Angels, helping entrepreneurs grow their business. Previously, Dean was Managing Director of Vodafone Group R&D USA, leading Vodafone’s R&D activities outside of Europe including Vodafone Ventures. Dean was founding President and Chairman of the Mobile Wireless Internet Forum. Prior to Vodafone, Dean cofounded Malibu Networks, a pioneering developer of wireless DSL. Prior to Malibu Dean was Director with Sprint PCS where he deployed Sprint’s CDMA network in Southern California & Nevada. Prior to Sprint Dean was Director of Wireless Engineering at USWEST. Dean spent several years in academic research on communications and distributed systems. Dean holds a BSEE and Ph.D. from the University of Sussex, UK, and MBA from Golden Gate University,

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
19:00 – 20:30

IF15: Dialogue with Industry Leaders
Chairs: Hamid Ahmadi, VP & Head, Advanced System Engineering Lab, Samsung Information Technology America, USA

Glenn Wellbrock, Director, Optical Transport Network -Architecture, Design & Planning, Verizon, USA

This roundtable will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to participate in cutting-edge discussions and unmatched peer-to-peer networking as they hear real world solutions from various industry leaders that will help better manage their business.

Joe Berthold, VP, Network Architecture, CIENA Corporation, USA
Dean Sirovica, VP, Business Development, Huawai Technologies, USA
Yong Kwan Park, CEO & President, OE Solutions, Korea
Pat Diamond, Founder, Patrick Diamond Consulting, USA
Geoffrey Mattson VP, Architecture, Platform Systems Division CTO, Juniper Networks, USA
Flavio Bonomi, VP & Head, Advanced Architecture and Research Organization, Cisco Systems, USA
Steve Gray, CTO, CSR, USA
Mahbubul Alam, Head of M2M/IoTs, ITS Infrastructure and Auto Manufacturing Connected Industries Group, Cisco, USA

Hamid Ahmadi Glenn Wellbrock

Joe Berthold Dean Sirovica Yong Kwan Park Pat Diamond Geoffrey Mattson Flavio Bonomi Steve Gray Mahbubul Alam

Wednesday, 5 December 2012
10:00 – 12:00

IF16: Executive Forum: Data Infrastructure and Services

With traffic continuing to grow due to mobile, video and cloud services, carriers face significant challenges on how to upgrade and re-architect their networks. In this panel, the executives will discuss network architecture approaches, transport systems and the component trends that will enable the industry to achieve cost-effective, high flexible and high bandwidth data infrastructure and services 

Invited Guest Speakers:
Joe Berthold, Network Architecture, CIENA Corporation, USA
Christoph Glingener, CTO, Adva, Germany
From Static to Software Defined Optical Networks
Wupen Yuen, SVP, Product & Technology Development, NeoPhotonics, USA
Software-Defined Optical Networks Enabled by Photonic Integrated Circuits
Hamid Ahmadi, VP & Head, Advanced System Engineering Lab, Samsung Information Technology America, USA (Keynote)
Geoffrey Mattson, VP Architecture, Juniper Networks, USA
   Joe Berthold Christoph Glingener  Wupen Yuen Hamid Ahmadi Geoffrey Mattson

Joe Berthold, VP, Network Architecture, CIENA Corporation, USA
Joe Berthold is currently vice president of network architecture at CIENA Corporation, where he has worked since early 1997. He contributes to the understanding of future network architecture directions, network service concepts, the definition of CIENA''s networking products, and is responsible for the coordination of CIENA''s work in industry standards. Mr. Berthold served as the Technical Committee Chair of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) from its formation in 1998 until 1991 and is currently chairman and president of the OIF Board of Directors. He has been a long-term contributor to the Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC), was the Technical Program Co-chair for OFC 2001 and will be the General Co-Chair for OFC 2003. He is also an IEEE COMSOC representative on the OFC Steering Committee.

From 1984 until 1997, Mr. Berthold worked in the Applied Research Area of Bellcore, where he was responsible for the management of research programs related to broadband network systems, and was the program manager and chairman of the Technical Management Committee for the Multiwavelength Optical Networking Consortium (MONET). He managed previous Bellcore research programs in high-capacity protocol processing, high-speed electronic switching and high-speed multiplexing. Before his tenure at Bellcore, Mr. Berthold spent six years with Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, where he was responsible for a semiconductor device technology development group. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University in 1976, and did postdoctoral research at Cornell University from 1975-1977.

Christoph Glingener, CTO, Adva, Germany
From Static to Software Defined Optical Networks
Christoph Glingener held leading positions at Marconi communications (now Ericsson) and Siemens (now Nokia Siemens Networks). Since 2006 he is with ADVA Optical Networking and as Chief Technology Officer responsible for all global engineering activities at sites in Europe, the United States and China. In addition to research and engineering Christoph also leads ADVA Optical Networking’s product management and strategic materials management teams.

Wupen Yuen, SVP, Product & Technology Development, NeoPhotonics, USA
Software-Defined Optical Networks Enabled by Photonic Integrated Circuits
Dr. Wupen Yuen is NeoPhotonics’ SVP of Product and Technology Development. Previously he has served as VP of Product Development and Engineering and Director of Business Development since joining NeoPhotonics in January 2005. From August 2002 until December 2004, Dr. Yuen served as Chief Technology Officer of Bandwidth9, Inc., a telecom tunable laser company. Dr. Yuen holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University.

Hamid Ahmadi, VP & Head, Advanced System Engineering Lab, Samsung Information Technology America, USA
Dr. Ahmadi, an IEEE Fellow, has over 30 years of research, development and management experience with solid technology  background in the areas of wireless and IP networking, mobile communications and  systems software in both enterprise IT and telecommunications industries. He functioned in a variety of roles with strong drive for innovation and technical solution creation.

Currently, He is Vice President and Head of Advanced System Engineering Lab at Samsung America in Silicon Valley. His organization is responsible for technology innovation in the areas of system engineering and performance optimization of next generation embedded systems and highly interconnected smart computing devices. He has maintained affiliation as visiting scholar with the Center for Networked Systems, University of California at San Diego since June 2009.

Dr. Ahmadi, served most recently as Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation at Huawei America R&D Center. Before joining Huawei, Dr. Ahmadi served as Motorola’s first Chief Architect and Senior Fellow where he led strategic hardware and software architecture planning across all Motorola businesses and R&D. In addition he led Motorola’s Wireless Infrastructure, Software and Solutions Systems Technology Research Group.
Dr. Ahmadi has held various leadership roles at AT&T Labs including Vice President of the Global Network and IP Services organizations and Vice President and Chief Technology Architect for Internet and Networking Systems and at IBM including Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Global Communications Sector at IBM and as Director of Security and Networking Research at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
Dr. Ahmadi received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University, NY, respectively.

Geoffrey Mattson: VP Architecture, Platform Systems Division CTO,  Juniper Networks
Geoffrey Mattson is VP of Architecture of Juniper’s Platform Systems Division CTO, responsible for technical strategy, innovation and next generation product development for Juniper’s portfolio of routing, switching, branch products, as well as emerging technology.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Mattson served as Chief Technology Officer and VP of Huawei’s Network Product Division where he was responsible for technology and product strategy and development of Huawei’s IP router, data center switching, optical transport, fixed/wireless access and management products. He was also responsible for company-wide technology initiatives such as co-leading the carrier SDN program including strategy, product planning and standards development organizations such as IEEE, IETF and ONF.

Mr. Mattson led engineering and product development in several tier-1 funded startups. He served as Engineering VP in Caspian, a core and metro routing company, backed by over $300 million in venture funding and Corona Networks, a startup making edge and subscriber management routing system with over $100 million in backing.  He founded and served as CTO of Sable Networks, building ASIC-based routing and high-performance DPI platforms for fixed and wireless networks that have been deployed in major service provider networks in Asia.

From 1991 until 2002, Mr. Mattson served at Wellfleet Networks which, after going public, became Bay Networks. He led the development and standards effort of the BNX product line, a broadband routing solution deployed in global tier 1 carriers. After Nortel acquired Bay Networks, Mr. Mattson led Nortel’s IP and Optical R&D effort including architecture, development and product definition. Mr. Mattson holds Masters and Bachelors degree in Computer Science and has several patents granted and in process relating to IP, optical, wireless and data center networking.

Thursday, 6 December 2012
10:00 – 12:00

IF24: Executive Forum: IT Transformation: Clouds, Security, Mobility and Computing

According to the latest market research report, over one third of the world’s 7 billion population are now active Internet users. New business drivers such as cloud computing, virtualization, security, mobility and business social networking are driving the increased consumerization of IT services in much faster and cheaper manner. Clouds, big data and analytics, workforce mobility are among the key priorities for many large corporates. In this panel, the executives will explore the opportunities and challenges of IT and network transformation and provide insight on how communication will change the way we work, live, play and learn. 

Invited Guest Speakers:
Flavio Bonomi, VP & Head, Advanced Architecture and Research Organization, Cisco Systems, USA (Keynote)
Steven D. Gray, CTO, CSR, USA
Kaushik Arunagiri, Managing Partner, Communications Media & Entertainment, EMC Global Services at EMC, USA
Steve Alexander; Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Ciena
Mahbubul Alam, Head of IoT/M2M, ITS and Auto Mfg, Connected Industries Group, Cisco, USA

Flavio Bonomi Steven D. Gray      
Kaushik Arunagiri       
Steve Alexander Mahbubul Alam

Flavio Bonomi, VP & Head, Advanced Architecture and Research Organization, Cisco Systems, USA
Flavio Bonomi is a Cisco Fellow, Vice President, and is the Head of the Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems, in San Jose’, California. He is co-leading (with JP Vasseur) the vision and technology direction for Cisco’s Internet of Things initiative. This broad, Cisco-wide initiative encompasses major verticals, including Energy, Connected Vehicle and Transportation, Connected Cities. In this role, with the support of his team, he is shaping a number of research and innovation efforts relating to mobility, security, communications acceleration, distributed computing and data management.

Before joining Cisco in 1999, Flavio Bonomi was at AT&T Bell Labs, between 1985 and 1995, with architecture and research responsibilities, mostly relating to the evolution of the ATM technology, and then was Principal Architect at two Silicon Valley startups, ZeitNet and Stratum One.
Flavio Bonomi received a PhD Electrical Engineering in 1985, and a Master or Electrical Engineering in 1981 from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He received is Electrical Engineering Degree from Pavia University in Italy.

Steven D. Gray, CTO, CSR, USA
Dr. Steven D. Gray is CTO for CSR (www.csr.com), a leading supplier of Bluetooth, location (e.g., GPS), FM, Wi-Fi, audio, TV, printer, video, and camera technologies.  As CTO he is responsible for creating advanced technologies, expanding CSR into new business areas and in developing the core IP required for CSR future products. A key focus for Dr. Gray in 2012 is to create a new business in Location-as-a-Service leveraging CSR’s world-class technologies for indoor location.

Prior to joining CSR in November 2011, he was Vice President for Huawei Technologies where he created strategic work programs to architect the next generation content-oriented networks, media-oriented collaboration tools for next generation telepresence and a IT cloud services platform. Prior to Huawei, Dr. Gray held positions with Marvell Semiconductor, Intel and Nokia.  Dr. Gray’s was CTO of the Cellular and Handheld Group originally part of Intel’s Mobility Group that was sold in 2006 to Marvell Semiconductor.  While with the Cellular and Handheld Group, Dr. Gray was GM of the Convergence Products for smart phones and Director of Advanced Development leading 3G-modem and Next Generation Application Processor development. Dr. Gray held several positions during his 10 year tenure with Nokia including GM and Vice President of Corporate R&D US and Head of the Radio Communications Lab.  While at Nokia he lead the modem design for Nokia’s first IS-95 CDMA handset, started RAN LTE R&D, drove the adoption of WiFi in Nokia’s mobile phones and invented Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Dr. Gray is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and is a member of the honorary engineering societies ETA Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi.  He has published numerous journal papers, contributed to two books and been a keynote speaker at multiple international conferences on cloud computing, future internet and mobile communications.  He holds 12 US patents related to transceiver design and future wireless communication systems.

Kaushik Arunagiri, Managing Partner, Communications Media & Entertainment, EMC Global Services at EMC, USA
Kaushik Arunagiri leads the EMC Consulting Communications, Media and Entertainment practice. He came to this role from a variety of executive positions within EMC Consulting, working with clients to help them develop strategies, enhance profitability, reengineer operations, and assess technologies. He and his team are responsible for driving growth by delivering industry solutions across cloud, big data and trust to improve client cost structures and help them accelerate their time to market. He has over 15 years of experience in providing strategy and advisory services to clients in multiple industries spanning: communications, media and entertainment, high-tech, financial services and life sciences.

Stephen B. Alexander; Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Ciena, USA
With more than 20 years of telecom experience, Mr. Alexander is currently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Ciena. Mr. Alexander has held a number of positions since joining the Company in 1994, including General Manager of Ciena's Transport & Switching and Data Networking business units, Vice President of Transport Products and Director of Lightwave Systems.

From 1982 until joining Ciena, Mr. Alexander was employed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he last held the position of Assistant Leader of the Optical Communications Technology Group. Mr. Alexander is a member of the Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Council, has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Lightwave Technology and was a General Chair of the conference on Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) in 1997.

Mr. Alexander received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mahbubul Alam, Head of IoT/M2M, ITS and Auto Mfg, Connected Industries Group, Cisco, USA
Mahbubul is an experienced and innovative executive, with passion for creating new businesses and organizations. He is an industry-wide recognized leader with proven track record spanning product management, business development, gap analysis and marketing strategy, in multi-service router, switches, WLAN, IEEE 802.15.4 wireless communications protocols, cellular technologies such as 2G, 3G and 4G LTE, Femto-/Small- Cell, M2M, GPS, Connected Vehicle and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Over 15 years of tenure in senior leadership positions with continually increasing responsibility and profit & loss accountability while leading successful endeavors including entrepreneurial roles at Cisco.  He demonstrated success in creating integrated, synergistic, growth focused organizations including developing strategic collaborations with diverse sets of eco-partners in commercial, academic, and international organizations.

Prior to Cisco he was with Siemens Netherlands where he led Pan-European 3G Tiger team, GSM Railway project and advised Dutch law makers on cellular 2.5G/3G on mobile data privacy, parental control and lawful interception.

With more than 10 publications in referred journal and conference proceedings, and numerous invited talks, panel participation, and keynote speeches.  His blogs can be found at http://www.myconnectedsociety.com.

He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, specialized in mobile and radar communication from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. 














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