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Tuesday, 4 December 2012 • 08:00 - 09:15

Henry Samueli

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer
Broadcom Corporation

Connecting Everything: Dream Becomes Reality

Twenty years ago Broadcom’s tagline, ’Connecting everything’ was just a dream, but thanks to dramatic advances in technology, that dream has now become reality. The semiconductor industry is the primary technology enabler for this connected universe, demonstrating profound and sustained impact on the entire equipment and services value chain. Our insatiable thirst for rich multimedia content is driving explosive demand for bandwidth over our global communications networks. From broadband access networks to the home, to corporate enterprise networks, to global infrastructure networks, we are seeing capabilities improve by leaps and bounds. Today we also recognize that mobility is central; our smart devices are always on and always with us, perform non-stop, and are expected to adapt to the context and locations in which we are using them. This talk will cover some historical perspectives on how communications technology has evolved to where it is today; will review the current state-of-the-art, and will also give some conjectures on where it might take us in the future.

Biography: Dr. Samueli has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of communications systems engineering and digital signal processing. Since co-founding Broadcom, he has also served as Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Board and Vice President of Research and Development.

Since 1985, Dr. Samueli has been a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he has supervised advanced research programs in broadband communications circuits and digital signal processing, and he has published more than 100 technical papers in these areas. He has been on a leave of absence from UCLA since 1995. Dr. Samueli is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Samueli was the Chief Scientist and one of the founders of PairGain Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the digital subscriber line (DSL) industry, and he consulted for PairGain from 1988 to 1994. From 1980 until 1985, Dr. Samueli was served in a variety of engineering management positions in the Electronics and Technology Division of TRW, Inc., where he was responsible for the development of military broadband communications systems.

Dr. Samueli received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a named inventor in 68 U.S. patents. In December 2011 the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) named Dr. Samueli as the winner of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award for his exceptional contributions to the semiconductor industry. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 • 08:00 - 09:30

Vinton Cerf
Vice President &
Chief Internet Evangelist

Internet Challenges 2012-2020

Security, Scale. Internet(s) of Things, Privacy. Reliability, Frameworks for international business, law enforcement and provision of safety in online environments are some of the topics to be addressed during this keynote talk.

Biography: Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf is an American computer scientist who is the "person most often called 'the father of the Internet'. His contributions have been recognized repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Cerf has worked for Google as its Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist since September 2005. In this role he has become well known for his predictions on how technology will affect future society, encompassing such areas as artificial intelligence, environmentalism, the advent of IPV6 and the transformation of the television industry and its delivery model.

Krish Prabhu
President, AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer

Connected Life: the Future of Global Communications

Advances in mobile broadband, the cloud, smart devices, user interfaces, and insights are coming together to fundamentally change the nature of the way applications are developed and used. This talk presents a vision of a "Connected Life" and describes work that is underway in AT&T's Labs to realize this vision. To cope with massive growth in network data traffic, mobile broadband networks are evolving into heterogeneous networks that seamlessly knit together multiple network technologies. To enable an ideal customer experience from anywhere at any time, and to better adapt to demand, services will be dynamically offered from a ubiquitous cloud infrastructure. Finally, innovation in devices and user-interfaces will deliver powerful new personalized experiences, providing users more ease, flexibility, and enjoyment.

Biography: Krish has extensive background in innovation and industry experience from his time at AT&T Bell Laboratories and executive roles at Tellabs, Alcatel USA and Tekelec. He also previously served as a partner at Morgenthaler Ventures, where he assisted in developing information technology and communications start-ups, advised industry-leading telecommunications and semiconductor companies and has also served on several boards.

Krish earned a B.S. in physics from Bangalore University, an M.S. in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, where he is a member of the Board of Visitors at the School of Engineering. Krish is a life member of the Development Board of the University of Texas at Dallas.

Thursday, 6 December 2012 • 08:00 - 09:00

Hossein Eslambolchi
Chairman & CEO
2020 Venture Partners

The Power of Technology to Transform the Future

In this talk, Dr. Eslambolchi will present how the power of technology will transform the future. He will describe what he views on the top technology trends over the next several years. He will discuss how these technologies will transform the world and our daily lives. He will present the evolution and future direction of Information Communication integral to every aspect of society: Digital Government, Commerce, Health Care, Education, Security, Military, and Arts & Culture. Dr. Eslambolchi will explore the resulting challenges and research opportunities for academia, industry, business, and society.

Dr. Eslambolchi will also cut through digital clutter and describe what he views as the top technology trends over the next two decade.
He will also show how these major trends are already impacting the communications industry in 21st century.

Biography: Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi is chairman of 2020 Venture Partners, which provides technology and operations consulting to private equity firms, service providers, enterprise customers, venture capitalists, start-ups and publicly traded companies in the area of telecommunications technology, operations, business transformation and content distribution including wireless and all IP communications.

Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi is recognized in the scientific community as one of the foremost thought leaders and technological scientists of the high-tech age and 21st century. He is often compared by industry experts to leaders such as Jack Welch of GE for his leadership in business transformation in the communications industry worldwide and to Thomas Edison for his significant scientific contribution in the field of IP.

Dr. Eslambolchi is a well known scientist known worldwide for his technical work on IP technologies and has a number of innovations in various fields supporting communications and worldwide IP infrastructure, technologies and applications. He has over 1000 patents in various stages under his name - issued, pending and preparation. These have earned him the respect and admiration of fellow scientists worldwide and have gained him visibility amongst influential marketplace ‘pundits’ who acknowledge his ability to influence how private and public sector leaders must think if they expect to compete in a global economy.

In his recently published book ‘2020 Vision’, Dr. Eslambolchi has set the foundation for the communications industry over the next two decades and he now predicts “broadband wireless will eat IP” and micro applications will dominate the industry. In his ‘keynote’ presentations to business, scientific and technology focused audiences across the world, Dr. Eslambolchi advances a 21st Century agenda that has become the transformational plan for global communications technology.

Stephen B. Alexander
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

The Performance-on-Demand Application Ecosystem: The Next Phase of Telecom Infrastructure

Today’s communication networks are in an intense state of evolution. The explosion of high-bandwidth consumer and enterprise applications as well as the exponential increase in the number of network-connected devices has created a critical need to tightly and seamlessly align computing, storage and connectivity resources together in a single, converged platform that can deliver any service or application when the user demands it.

As a result, the network is taking a more specific and valuable role than ever before. While computing and storage resources have been virtualized for some time, the ability to connect these functions with high-performance network resources that also are virtualized represents the next phase of network modernization: the performance-on-demand application ecosystem.

To achieve this, operators must think of their network not so much in terms of the traditional geographic domains, but as more flexible functional domains that connect users to content and also connect content to content, regardless of location or device. Creating that network means building a programmable infrastructure – with exponential scale at lower cost and software-enabled orchestration and automation – on which applications run to deliver a high-value and superior user experience.

This transforms the economics and utility of networks – turning it into highly strategic business asset for value creation, not just a necessary evil in the race to deliver the next “killer app.”

This talk will discuss this next phase of network modernization, ways that operators can achieve it and what it means to the future of telecommunications.

Biography: 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.













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