Telco 2.0™

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Co-located with
IMS Services Forum Industry Brainstorm 2006
Telco 2.0™
re-thinking the strategic role of the operator in a world of IP-based convergence

NEW! Scorecard for Managing in an IP World - Unveiled at the event

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Speakers

Confirmed stimulus presenters (at 18/9/06). Watch this space and the Telco 2.0™ Blog for updates...

Tomi AhonenTomi Ahonen
3G Author, Consultant

Tomi T Ahonen is a bestselling author and independent consultant in the emerging areas of next generation wireless. He lectures at Oxford University and is seen annually at about 20 telecoms/IT conferences on six continents. His expertise includes the business, applications, services, partnering and marketing of wireless technologies such as 3G (UMTS, W-CDMA, CDMA2000, IMT2000, EDGE & TD-SCDMA), 2.5G GPRS, W-LAN, WiMax as well as HSDPA and 4G, and related wireless technologies including GSM/SMS, WAP and Bluetooth and RFID.

Previously Tomi set up and headed Nokia's Global 3G Business Consultancy Department, which provides business modelling, market research and other management consultancy to practically all major mobile operators/wireless carriers. Prior to that he worked for Elisa Corporation and then in IT and finance. Tomi currently lives in London. Tomi is “the world's leading authority on making money with advanced wireless services”. He is currently writing a book about ‘Digital Korea’. Tomi will be ‘analyst-in-residence’ for the Voice & Messaging 2.0 workstream at the event.

Fredrik BacknerFrederik Backner
Director Messaging & Enabling Services, TeliaSonera

Fredrik heads up TeliaSonera’s team responsible for group-wide product management for Mobile services such as Messaging, Location Based Services, Device Management and IMS-oriented services. He has worked in the IT/Telecom field for 10 years, where he has held several managerial positions in Development, IT- Management, and Product Management. Previously to TeliaSonera Frederick as a consultant in IT-development in San Francisco and New York. He holds an M.B.A. and M.Sc. in Computer Science.

Chris Barraclough Chris Barraclough
Director, STL

15 years experience in strategy, marketing and finance; 7 years in TMT. Previously SME Marketing Director at MCI Europe and interim Marketing Director for Orange – responsible for new proposition development and delivery. Former Director of Cambrian – niche strategy and marketing consultancy specialising in TMT. Additional consulting experience (employed and freelance) with Bain, Gemini Consulting, Oxford Strategic Marketing, Burlington. MA, Oxford University.

David BeckemeyerDavid Beckemeyer
Founder and CEO, TelEvolution Inc

As founder and CEO of TelEvolution Inc., David sets corporate strategy and oversees all operations including developing the patent-pending PhoneGnome technology and business model. He secured TelEvolution's strategic relationship with Linksys/Cisco and retail distribution of PhoneGnome and most recently he led the successful deployment of PhoneGnome around the globe, including the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Prior to founding TelEvolution, David engineered and established EarthLink's service in 1994 and served the company for ten years as Vice President Engineering and Chief Technology Officer. David has authored several papers on large-scale Internet services. David founded BDT.COM, an early pioneering Internet company in the San Francisco bay area, in 1985.

Stuart CollingwoodStuart Collingwood
Vice President, Europe, Sling Media

Stuart joined Sling Media in June, 2006 and has responsibility for all of the company’s European operations including partnerships, country and territory expansion and strategic planning. For the previous three years Stuart advised pay TV providers, digital media companies and technology start-ups on the launch of new digital platforms and technology. He also served as Vice President EMEA for Liberate and spent eight years at Fujitsu-ICL. In his spare time Stuart enjoys cycling long distances and composing music.

Rainer DeutschmannDr Rainer Deutschmann
Vice President, Head of Strategy Development, Deutsche Telekom AG

Rainer is responsible for DTAG’s worldwide corporate strategy development including fixed line, wireless, and business customer strategic business areas. He joined DTAG in October 2005 after working with McKinsey from 2001.  At McKinsey he was member of the global Business Technology Office (BTO), the BTO TIME (Telecommunications, IT, and Media) leadership team, and the OET (Operations Excellence in Telecoms) team within the European telecoms practice, where he had a special focus on mobile telecommunications, strategy, technology and architecture, operations, and profitability enhancement.  Rainer has a Ph.D. "Summa cum laude" in experimental physics from the University of Technology in Munich, after studying physics and electrical engineering in Munich, at the California Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, and at the University of Ulm.  In his spare time he studies Mandarin in preparation for his next trip to China.

Ken DucatelKen Ducatel
Member of Cabinet, European Commission

Ken holds a PhD in economic greography from Bristol University and an MSc in transport policy from Cranfield University in the UK. He has worked on information society policy for twenty years during.  He was a member of the faculty of University of Manchester for 14 years. His first experience in the European Commission was in DG Employment in 1995, when he worked in the secretariat to the High Level Group on the Information Society led by Professor Luc Soete. From 1997 to 2003, he worked at the European Commission's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies in Seville, where he led the institute's flagship "Futures Project." At the end of 2003 he moved to DG Information Society to become head of sector for eEurope. In Novermber 2004 he was invited to join Commissioner Reding's Cabinet.

Alan DuricAlan Duric
Co-Founder and CTO, Telio AS

Alan Duric is co-founder and CTO at Telio AS, the fastest growing Nordic Broadband Telephony/Multi-Modal service provider. Alan is an early pioneer of VoIP with almost a decade of active contribution, through software development and standardization work (co-author and/or contributor to number of IETF, ETSI and ITU standards).

As a developer and senior systems architect at Ericsson, Alan took part in the early deployment and development of the world's largest VoIP networks including Deltathree. At Global IP Sound (creators of Skype´s audio) Alan steered standardization efforts and was responsible for iLBC (internet Low Bitrate Codec), an IETF and CableLabs standard codec for VoIP. Alan is also Co-founder of Sonorit/Camino networks until it was acquired by eBay/Skype in April 2006. He currently serves as Director of Sipfoundry.org and is an Advisor at XTEN´s and Kayote´s Board.

James EnckJames Enck
Chief Telecoms Analyst, Daiwa Securities

James is an analyst and part-time troublemaker, who has tirelessly tracked telecom disruption through his blogs, particularly www.eurotelcoblog.blogspot.com. As we’ll as presenting, James will be ‘analyst-in-residence’ on Day One of the event and for the Broadband Connectivity workstream on Day Two.

Paul ExcellPaul Excell
Director Operations, BT Group Technology Office

In Paul’s current role he is responsible for ensuring BT’s Innovation, Technology and Venturing programmes deliver customer-centric solutions which in turn drive a 21st Century customer experience/perception, revenue growth and cost reduction.

Paul recently completed a successful secondment as BT’s Director, Mobility and Convergence Development responsible for Mobility (and Convergence) solutions, BT’s ground breaking relationship with Vodafone on products, services and technology, evolution to BT’s 21st Century Network platform, and setting up an Engineering organisation ready to deliver £1Billion in incremental revenue.

Previous to his current role, Paul was Vice President, BT Global Services with end-to-end responsibility for BT’s Internet, Data and Voice Services and Solutions, generating revenues in excess of €3 Billion. Paul passionately believes that technology can be a ‘force for good’ by opening up opportunities for everyone.

Bill GajdaBill Gajda
Chief Marketing Officer, GSM Association

Bill Gajda is chief marketing officer of the GSM Association.  In this role he is responsible for the global marketing, communications and member services strategies and activities for the Association.  Mr. Gajda also takes a leading role in collaborating with operators and vendors within the wireless industry.  His first career was in the Canadian public service where he directed the communications on constitutional and international trade issues.  Before coming to the GSMA Mr. Gajda was the Global Director, Brand and Marketing Communications for Ericsson in Stockholm.  He has held other executive positions elsewhere in the telecom sector, including Vice President, Corporate and Marketing Communications for TELUS Corporation, Canada’s second largest telecom operator, and Vice President, Communications for Bell Canada International, an international wireless investor and operator.  He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Matteo GattaMatteo Gatta
Group Strategy Director, Belgacom

Matteo was recently appointed Group Strategy Director at Belgacom which covers Fixed Line Services, Mobile Communication Services (Proximus), ICT (Telindus) and International Carrier (Belgacom ICS).

Previously Matteo was Marketing Director at Belgacom’s International Carrier Services (BICS), the world’s 8th largest voice and data transit operator. Matteo was a key part of the team that transformed BICS from single product regional player (voice) into leading international carrier, voted the “Best Wholesale Carrier” in 2003 and 2005 at the TotalTelecom World Communications Awards.

Prior to Belgacom, Matteo worked for GTS Ebone (later KPNQwest) as Director of Product Development and at Infostrada and Telecom Italia Mobile. He has been a  contributor to several industry fora, most recently the GSMA Interworking Group (IWG) and IP Interworking Initiative (IPI).

Martin GeddesMartin Geddes
Chief Analyst, STL

Martin is one of the industry’s foremost thinkers, well known for his Telepocalypse telecom strategy weblog, cited by Business Week, Forbes and Wall Street Journal. He was an author of the Telco 2.0™ Report. He has a background in large systems development with Oracle Corp and in product strategy at Sprint in Kansas. He has a Masters degree in Mathematics from Oxford University.

Judy GibbonsJudy Gibbons
Venture Partner, Accel

Judy Gibbons has over 25 years experience in the computer industry with a focus on software, internet and consumer technologies.

Before joining Accel, Judy was Corporate Vice President of MSN Global Sales and Marketing at Microsoft Corp managing the business across 40 markets worldwide. Judy joined Microsoft in 1994 to launch MSN in the United Kingdom, and went on to manage MSN Europe. She was promoted to run MSN International covering Asia-Pacific and Japan and then also took on responsibility for US Sales & Marketing.

Prior to Microsoft Judy held various product development and marketing positions at Hewlett Packard, where she spent two years in Silicon Valley, and at Apple Computer where she was involved in the company’s early work in interactive multimedia and PDAs.

Judy has been ranked among the top 20 most influential European business women by the Wall Street Journal Europe for two successive years.

Colby GoffColby Goff
Senior Vice President – Network Strategy and Business Development, Boingo

In his current role Colby is responsible for creating roaming partnerships with public space Wi-Fi infrastructure providers, structuring software license agreements for telcos and developing strategic partnerships with handheld device manufacturers. In addition, Colby is responsible for strategic initiatives and partnerships with manufacturers of access control devices, WLAN gear, chipsets and switching solution providers targeting Wi-Fi enabled handheld consumer electronics devices. Prior to joining Boingo, Colby was a member of the business development team for eCompanies and charged with sourcing new investments and managing existing portfolio companies. Colby received his BA in economics from Stanford University.

Gordon GraylishGordon Graylish
Vice President of Intel EMEA, Intel Corporation

Prior to his current role Gordon was co-Director of Marketing for Intel in EMEA. He joined Intel in Canada in 1982 where he held a number of sales and management positions. In 1994 he moved to Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California, holding a variety of marketing management roles. In 1998, Gordon became director of Intel architecture marketing for EMEA where he was responsible for developing and executing strategic marketing plans as Intel moved into many new markets and product areas. Since 2004 he has been responsible for Intel’s Communications business, driving the sales and marketing of communications silicon products and solutions to wireless handset, network infrastructure, and embedded computing customers. Before joining Intel, Graylish held a number of positions in systems marketing for both Burroughs and IBM. Graylish has a degree in eastern European history from the University of Toronto.

Abdul GueforAbdul Guefor
Managing Director, EMEA, Intel Capital

Abdul is one of two Managing Directors for the EMEA region which stretches from Russia to Portugal.  His responsibilities include setting investment strategy, reviewing proposals and deal structuring.  The EMEA investment team is made up of 20 professionals in seven countries.  Investment focus areas include wireless communications, digital content and software. Before joining Intel in 1999, Abdul spent 7 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Support.  Before PwC, Abdul was a design engineer at Plessey Semiconductors and Ikerlan research centre, Spain. Abdul is a Chartered Accountant and holds an honours degree in Electronic Engineering.

Jim HoldenJim Holden
Director of Global Partnerships, Google

Jim’s experience spans 20 years and includes a wide range of innovative transactions around the globe, incorporating wireless and fixed line telecommunications and the internet.

Having held senior roles in business development and corporate development, Jim was formerly at Excite@Home where he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of @Home Benelux. He also held a number of senior investment banking positions at Salomon Brothers, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Jim began his career with five years of corporate law practice at White & Case, and he remains an active member of the New York Bar. A native of Washington, DC, Jim has for the past 15 years lived in London.

David KingDavid King
Chief Technical Officer, LogicaCMG Telecoms

David’s expertise focuses on the convergence of technologies in the telecoms and media sectors, and the resulting new business models.  He joined LogicaCMG in 2004 as Chief Technology Officer in the global Telecoms group, where he is responsible for the technical direction and strategy of the group’s products and services and for driving LogicaCMG’s strategy and solutions for the media and telcoms sectors for all platforms serving the dynamically converging world of “triple play” and the rapidly growing mobile TV market.

David was formerly the CTO at the BBC where he was responsible for digital TV development, a partner and CTO for KPMG Consulting, and an independent industry consultant.

Mitch LazarMitch Lazar
Vice President Business Development, Yahoo! Inc

Based in London, Mitch is responsible for the company’s “Connected Life” business development, driving distribution partnerships with European mobile operators, broadband providers and digital home companies, and encompassing Yahoo!’s broadband, mobile, digital home and PC client businesses.

Mitch joined Yahoo! in 2005, after 12 years at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a subsidiary of TimeWarner.  As VP, Wireless and Emerging Technology at Turner, he was responsible for the company’s global wireless strategy for CNN, Cartoon Network and TCM, among other Turner channels and worked in parallel with AOL. In 1998, he pioneered and launched CNN Mobile, partnering with more than 125 mobile carriers and equipment manufacturers worldwide.  In 1995 he was one of the founders of CNN.com.Mitch began his career as a journalist in local TV in the US and then moved to South Korea, serving as anchor, producer and editor for the English language service of the Korean Broadcasting System in Seoul. Mitch is a native of Miami, Florida, and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism at Columbia.

Norman LewisDr Norman Lewis
Director of Technology Research, Orange Home, UK

In addition to his role at Orange Home (previously ‘Wanadoo’ and Freeserve.com), Norman is an Executive Board member of the MIT Communications Futures Programme – a global research partnership between industry and six laboratories at MIT, Cambridge Mass. USA. At present he is engaged in developing an integrated Telco approach to the emerging Web2.0 ecosphere.

Prior to joining Freeserve he was head of research at one of the UK’s leading Web integration companies, cScape Ltd. Norman has acted as a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organisation on issues related to the Digital Divide.

He is currently jointly writing a book with leading UK sociologist, Professor Frank Furedi on the subject of ‘digital children’ and their encounter with innovation in a risk-averse culture.

Richard M MarshallDr Richard M Marshall
CEO, ad360

A Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, Richard has a background in technology and solutions development from concept through to market acceptance. Focusing on the importance of the user experience, he invented ad360's key mobile advertising delivery technology that enables ‘zero avoidance’ without annoying users. Richard is a founder of Rapid Mobile Media Ltd and inventor of ThinkPhoneTM and the Active ProvisioningTM system. These underpin the ability to rapidly design, develop and deploy innovative mobile software solutions. Read Richard's blog at www.richard-marshall.com.

Malcolm MatsonMalcolm J Matson
President, The OPLAN Foundation

Malcolm is an entrepreneur in the telecoms and IT sectors. In the early 1980’s he was a pioneer of the UK cable TV industry and eventually sold his interests to the US RBOC, Pacific Telesis.  He then formed COLT Telecoms and managed the business through to it being granted the third UK telecoms license and becoming Europe’s first all-fibre public network.  Malcolm served for many years on the UK Parliamentary Information Technology Committee, has had significant input to IT public policy and since the mid 1980s has developed the concept of the OPLAN (open public local access network) as the “4th Utility”. In 2005 he set up the OPLAN foundation (www.oplan.org) as a not-for-profit body promoting the ‘open access’ concept and acting as a meta-community for OPLANs around the world.  The OPLAN Foundation has undertaken a major advisory project for the World Bank on the relevance of the ‘local open access’ model for the developing world.

He was educated at the University of Nottingham, Trinity College of Music and the Harvard Business School (MBA ‘72).  He is an advisor to various European cities developing their own OPLAN strategy and has written widely on the topic for bodies such as the Institute of Economic Affairs (of which he is a patron) and the Technical University, Delft, Netherlands.

Ole ObermannOle Obermann
Vice President, Digital Business Development, Europe, Sony BMG

Ole took on his current role in January, 2006, responsible for the general oversight of Sony BMG’s European digital business. Prior to joining Sony BMG, he served as Vice President & General Manager, Liquid Digital Media, where he oversaw all aspects of Liquid’s digital music commerce activities, including the operation of Walmart’s digital music store, one of the largest digital music offerings in the United States.  Prior to that, he spent 3 years at Walmart.com, where he was responsible for the launch and management of the music, video, book, and video game categories.  He began his career at BMG, serving as the Marketing Manager for BMG Classics between 1994 and 1998.  He also has management consulting experience with McKinsey.

Patrick ParodiPatrick Parodi
Chairman, Mobile Entertainment Forum

Patrick has over 15 years of experience in the wireless and interactive media industries in over 20 markets worldwide, working for Alcatel, PacketVideo, Diveo Broadband Networks, Skytel, Teleworx and TVAnswer (Eon Corporation) and has recently been appointed the Chief Marketing Officer of Amobee set up to deliver innovative advertising impressions to mobile users.

In his last role at Alcatel, Patrick managed the P&L for it’s Mobile Video & Music business unit, where he was responsible for  commercial successes with T-Mobile, Orange, DoCoMo and Sony Network Services.  In 2004 Patricki was elected Chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (www.m-e-f.org).

Alessandro PetazziAlessandro Petazzi
Director, IPTV Marketing and Content, FASTWEB

Alessandro joined FASTWEB at the beginning of 2000, a few months after the startup,in the Strategic Planning Department, where he was involved in the Company’s IPO. From 2004 to 2005 he was responsible for the creation, pricing and marketing of FASTWEB's IPTV services, which include broadcast TV channels (free, Pay TV and Pay-per-View), and unicast services such as VOD and interactive services (network PVR, games, etc.) both through FTTH or ADSL. Since March 2006 Alessandro has full responsibility for rights acquisition and content management. FASTWEB can currently boast the highest IPTV ARPU in the world (at over 300 EUR/year from TV services alone) and the second highest penetration of IPTV services on a broadband customer base. Prior to joining FASTWEB, Alessandro was a strategy consultant with Bain & Co.

Kennet RådneKennet Rådne
Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Products & Services, TeliaSonera

Kennet has 25 years of experience of the IT and Telecom industry previously working for companies like CapGemini and Ericsson in senior management positions covering both IT services, fixed and mobile communications. Kennet joined TeliaSonera in 2001. In his present position he has groupwide responsibility for TeliaSonera’s product & services management, including strategy, roadmaps and portfolio management for the full TeliaSonera portfolio including mobile services, fixed and broadband services, content distribution and managed Services.

John RiordanJohn Riordan
Senior Consultant Manager, Swisscom

John Riordan has worked for the last eight years at Swisscom Innovations, their main R&D centre and has more than 15 years of experience in communication and Internet conceptualization, development and implementation.

He was technical leader for the development of the Software clients for the Swisscom Mobile Mobile Assistant product range, of the video chat service, the friendZone project (the first location-based mobile Instant Messaging services), and for surfcall, Switzerland’s first PC-to-phone solution. He also played a key role in Swisscom’s initial Internet development, building the first email and web site for the company. John is currently working on Swisscom’s new, FMC person-to-person communication strategy, which looks at how Swisscom customers can use comms services to build ‘communities’. Based on his research he has over 10 patents pending. John holds a BSc. in computer science from University College Dublin and is based in Bern, Switzerland.

Steve Shine
SVP and General Manager EMEA, Sybase

Barry Shrier
Barry Shrier,
Chief Executive, Liberty Europe

Barry Shrier is the Founder and Chief Executive of The Liberty Europe Network (www.libertyeurope.net), a group of businesses focusing on Wireless Internet expansion throughout the EU. Previously, Barry was hired by Deutsche Bank to launch Paybox, the world’s first international mobile payment system. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Barry worked for several strategic marketing consultancies where he developed his expertise in the application of cognitive psychology to understand consumer behaviour. He managed various international projects for Unilever, Guinness, Procter & Gamble, Mars & Nestle. Barry is a passionate supporter of entrepreneurial innovation. He is also a Board Member of the Wi-Fi Group, Europe’s leading business organisation promoting future Wireless Technologies. Barry has an MSc in Philosophy from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Politics from Middlebury College, Vermont, USA. Barry will be 'Analyst-in-Residence' for the Broadband Connectivity workstream at the Telco 2.0™ industry brainstorm.

Gordon  SmillieGordon Smillie
Director, Group Portfolio Strategy, BT Plc

Currently Gordon is responsible for leading BT’s global portfolio strategy across all customer segments from consumer to large corporate customers. This involves determining what the group sells and the roadmap for services to be offered in the future. Gordon also heads Business Development for Web21C, the group-wide programme to open up BT’s platform for applications and services.

His previous role was MD, ICT for BT group. ICT now accounts for 25% of group turnover. Prior to joining BT in 2004, Gordon spent ten years with Microsoft Corporation. His last role was UK Group Executive Director responsible for the Enterprise and Partner Group. Before Microsoft, Gordon spent ten years with IBM, leaving as Industry Director, in the Government, Utilities and Telecommunications industry group. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the Technology Leadership Group of the Princes Trust.

Rory SutherlandRory Sutherland
Executve Creative Director & Vice Chairman, OgilvyOne Worldwide

Rory Sutherland was born in Usk, Monmouthshire, in 1965 and educated at the local Haberdashers’ school and at Christ’s College, Cambridge.

He joined OgilvyOne as a graduate trainee and spent thirteen months spent as the world’s worst account man. After a spell in Planning, Rory joined the creative department and was promoted to Head of Copy in 1995 and Creative Director in 1997. Rory likes Indian food, Chicago, Cars, Vancouver, New Mexico, Bach and claims to have invented the Internet in 1992!

Berit  SvendsenBerit Svendsen
Vice President, Fixed Division, Telenor Nordic

Before taking up her current role with P&L responsibility for Telenor’s Nordic fixedline business, Berit was Executive Vice President and CTO of Telenor Group and the Chairman of Telenor R&D. Prior to that she ran Telenor’s FMC project in 1999-2000, starting her career as a research scientist in Data Technology and Telematics.

She has sat on the Boards of various Telenor companies, and since February 2002 has been a member of the European Commission / IST Advisory Group.

Berit’s special areas of interest are convergence of telecommunication and Internet, industrial development and innovation, cooking and swimming.

Simon TorranceJose Luis Alonso Talamillo
Director of Content, Telefonica

Jose Luis Alonso is a senior Product Manager responsible for the Innovation products inside the Contents Direction. He has more than 8 years of experience in the telecom sector, working in different international companies such as Ericsson and Teleca.

He was also working on the launch project of the Spanish UMTS greenfielder Xfera, the fourth operator in Spain before joining Telefónica Móviles.

The different roles in these companies cover responsibilities as Project Manager in Ericsson, Manager of the 3rd generation mobile applications project office in the Contents Direction at Xfera and Account Manager in Teleca Spain.

Simon TorranceSimon Torrance
CEO, STL

Simon has worked in strategy and market innovation for the last 16 years. He is an adviser to major Telco, Media and IT companies. He specialises in intra- and inter-enterprise collaboration and innovation. His earlier career was in advertising, brand development nd marketing consulting with various WPP and Omnicom companies. He has an MA in History from Cambridge University.

Anton VisserAnton Visser
CTO, Close the Gap

Anton Visser has a degree in computer sciences and has been working in the IT industry for more than 20 years. He is specialized in Database, ERP, EAI and Document Management systems and worked for companies including Ingres, PeopleSoft, Documentum and Ariba in various management and technical roles worldwide. Currently he is responsible for the technical realization and implementation of projects initiated by Innoventia/Close the Gap in Nuenen, the Netherlands. Innoventia/Close the Gap is a community building company which aims to improve the living conditions of the community by creating innovative services on top of a glassfiber network which vary from healthcare and entertainment to security in and around the house. www.closethegap.nl

Dr John WaclawskyDr John Waclawsky
Chief Software Architect, Motorola

John joined Motorola in August of 2005 as Chief Software Architect. He is responsible for leading Motorola's Software Group in concert with the Motorola Business Units, Labs and the CTO organization in constructing unified software architecture for Seamless Mobility. He has an extensive telecommunications background with broad skills and practical experience with most LAN and WAN architectures as well as project management and systems management disciplines.

Prior to Motorola, John defined the next generation IOS software for Cisco Systems and served as a technical leader for the Mobile Wireless Group at Cisco Systems. Before that he spent more than 20 years at IBM.

He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and holds thirty-eight US patents with over a dozen pending. John was the Technical Plenary Chair of the Mobile Wireless Internet Forum and a member of the Open Mobile Alliance board as well as editor of the WiMAX Network Working Group.

Herman WagterHerman Wagter
Managing Director, Glasvezelnet (FTTH) Amsterdam

Herman Wagter is Managing Director of “Glasvezelnet Amsterdam CV”, the entity that builds and exploits a Fibre to the Home network in Amsterdam. He was previously project leader of Citynet, the business development project which has resulted in Glasvezelnet Amsterdam, and director of Cyburg, a research project targeted at the usage of abundant bandwith in the Municipality of Amsterdam. Herman has a Masters Degree in Electronics.

Maggie WarbrickMaggie Warbrick
CEO, Packetmobile

Maggie has more than fifteen years' experience in business leadership, working in markets as varied as New Zealand, Singapore, the USA and Europe. Maggie's past roles include working as chief executive of Edelman Public Relations in Singapore, running PR3, her own PR company in London and acting as executive director for the Acumen Group in Auckland, New Zealand. Her track record in leadership and consulting boasts multi-industry experience with a focus on the Telecom sector.

John WatlingtonJohn Watlington
Principal Research Scientist, France Telecom

John Watlington is a Principal Research Scientist at France Telecom's Boston laboratory, working on services to the home. Until recently, he served as co-chair of the MIT Communications Futures Program Broadband Working Group. Previously at Ucentric Systems (now part of Motorola), he managed hardware development of Residential Gateways/Media Servers, and was part of the system architecture team. Prior to Ucentric, he spent decades as a researcher at the MIT Media Lab concentrating on architectures for media systems and object-based video coding. John received his BS and MS from MIT.

Falk Wöhler-Moorhoff
Senior Business Consultant, Innovation, Detecon Consulting

Having completed his degree in business studies Falk worked for a German company in Singapore for three years and then spent two years with a start-up company before joining Diebold/Detecon in 2001. He has substantial experience in national and international telecommunications projects. His main consultancy themes are business development, innovation management and portfolio management. He will be talking on Day Two of the event about some new projects around P2P TV.

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