Each day of the show, NXTcomm08 delivers a star-studded lineup of industry visionaries who share their insight into where communications is headed and how you can take advantage of the opportunities and changes along the way.
Tuesday, June 17
Randall L. Stephenson Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer AT&T Inc.
As chairman and CEO of AT&T, he’s seen it all, done it all, and he’s
sharing lessons learned at NXTcomm08. As the largest telecom company in the
world, it hasn’t always been easy, but when you listen to Stephenson, you’ll
learn it’s been very, very interesting.
Solomon Trujillo CEO Telstra
He’s been a key player in the world of communications from the very start of
his career. His policy, trade and economic views are sought from domestic as
well as international markets and he has the distinction of being named “the
nation’s first digital telecom CEO.” Mr. Trujillo is the first native born
Hispanic-American to serve as CEO of a Fortune 150 company.
ATIS TechThink Keynote: Transforming the Network, Transforming the
Chris Rice Executive Vice President for Shared
Mark A. Wegleitner SVP Technology Verizon
Pieter Poll CTO Qwest
Moderator: Susan M. Miller President &
Wednesday, June 18
Denny F. Strigl President and Chief Operating Officer Verizon
As President and Chief Operating Officer of Verizon
Communications, Strigl is credited with creating one of the top performing
companies in the communications industry. His ability to recognize trends before
they become technology tidal waves is legendary and the basis to much of his
Dan Hesse President and Chief Executive Officer Sprint Nextel
Scott McNealy Chairman and Co-Founder, Sun
Microsystems Chairman of Sun Federal, Inc. Sun Microsystems, Inc.
His dedication to constant innovation in open, network computing is world
renown and his vision and business acumen have made him one of the most
influential and widely respected leaders in the IT industry. As he moves into
the telecom sphere, he brings the same level of commitment and expertise and his
tenacity and willingness to address tough issues head on has earned him respect
Broadband in the Local Loop Panel
Moderator: Vishesh Kumar Wall St. Journal
Jack Cassidy President and CEO Cincinnati Bell
Carl Grivner CEO XO Communications
Ibrahim Gedeon CTO Telus
Thursday, June 19
Dr. Richard R. Green President and Chief Executive
Jagdeep Singh President, CEO and Founder Infinera
He’s been called a “polarizing force” with an outstanding track record,
having established his reputation early on by creating a uniquely successful
company in the midst of a telecom recession. He is credited with the rare
combination of technical know-how and keen business mind, and has played a
pivitol role in Infinera’s development as well as the industry as a whole.
Mark Burnett Hollywood Producer and Creator of “Survivor” and
He meshes entertainment and technology and has paired
the two into an overwhelmingly successful career. His take on content creation
and technology innovations is inspiring and informative. Burnett offers his
audience a mix of Hollywood-insider stories with a good dose of technology
know-how from having done it himself.