Keynote Speakers Announced

Thursday Evening Keynote Speaker
Dr. W. David Sincoskie, Group Senior Vice President

Telcordia Technologies

Dr. Sincoskie is Group Senior Vice President of the Network Systems Research Laboratory at Telcordia.  The laboratory consists of over 100 researchers involved in many aspects of Internet and broadband networking.  Major areas of activity in the lab are Internet network management, mobile and ad-hoc Internet, wireless communications, and optical network management.

Dr. Sincoskie currently serves on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Board on Army Science and Technology (BAST), the NAE's Computer Science and Engineering Peer Committee, and the University of Delaware's Engineering College and Electrical Engineering Advisory Committees.  Prior service includes DARPA's Information Science and Technology (ISAT) committee, and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

Dr. Sincoskie was Executive Director of the Computer Networking Research Department at Telcordia (formerly Bellcore) from 1990 through 1996.  He managed a group working on the AURORA gigabit testbed, IPv6, IP over ATM, NSFNET, and broadband service control.

During 1990-1992, working with a consortium of computer vendors, he co-authored the first specifications for Local ATM, which were later adopted by the ATM Forum. 

From 1986-1990, he managed the Packet Communications Research Department.  Members of the department proved in the use of packet switching technology for use in broadband networking, and invented ATM over SONET. 

From 1983-1986, Dr. Sincoskie was District Manager of the Computer Communications Research group, where he worked on Internet telephony and invented the Virtual LAN.  While at Bell Laboratories from 1980-1983, Dr. Sincoskie performed research in distributed computing, computer networking, and operating systems, and installed the first Ethernet LAN. 

Dr. Sincoskie is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the IEEE.  He was inducted to the University of Delaware's Alumni Wall of Fame in 2006, and received the Distinguished Electrical Engineering Alumnus award in 1994.  He received the Bellcore President's award in 1993.  In 2003, he received the IEEE Fred W. Ellersick prize paper award.  He is also an adjunct Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Friday Morning Keynote Speaker
Ray Sokola, Chief Technology Officer
Motorola, Inc. Connected Home Solutions

Ray Sokola is chief technology officer (CTO) for Motorola's Connected Home Solutions business. In this position, Ray leads technology and innovation leadership, intellectual property creation and timely integration of new technologies that create new business opportunities.

A 25-year Motorolan, Ray previously held the position of corporate vice president and chief technology officer of the Integrated Electronics Systems Sector of Motorola.

Prior to that role, he was general manager of Motorola's Telematics Group, which supplies the in-vehicle equipment for OnStar and other security and information services for drivers. In addition, he was general manager of the ceramic filter business, and spent his first 10 years at Motorola developing cellular mobile and handset technology.

Ray holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware. A recipient of 16 patents, he has been awarded three Motorola Patent of the Year Awards and received Motorola's Distinguished Innovator Award.

Friday Evening Keynote Speaker
Michail Bletsas, Chief Connectivity Officer
One Laptop Per Child

Michail Bletsas is OLPC's (One Laptop Per Child) Chief Connectivity Officer.  In that capacity he is responsible for integrating the software, hardware and service provider agreements needed for the laptops to be connected together and to the Internet after deployment. He is a research scientist (on leave) from MIT, where he was the Director of Computing at the Media Laboratory for over a decade. He designed and deployed most of the internet network infrastructure systems at the Media Lab. His research involves experimenting with wireless networks that are implemented using off-the-shelf, low-cost components to provide broadband Internet access to underserved areas. He has taught seminars on Computer and Network Security at MIT. He has lectured internationally on a variety of Internet subjects and has been the keynote speaker in a number of international conferences.

Before joining the Media Lab, he was a systems engineer at Aware, Inc., where he designed and wrote high-performance software libraries for Intel's distributed-memory parallel supercomputers, and was involved in the development of one of the first ADSL Internet-access test beds.

With over 20 years of professional experience, he has consulted for a number of companies and has served on various governmental committees. Currently he sits on Mayor Thomas Menino's (City of Boston) WiFi task force and on Greece's Ministry of Development Competitiveness Program Committee.

He has served as an advisor to a variety of high tech startup companies. He is a founder of Velti S.A., a successful Greek software company which focuses on the telecom and banking sectors.

Besides his professional engagements, he has been involved with various NGOs. In 1995, he was a founder and the technical director of the HR-Net project which at that time operated the largest news aggregator website for the Balkan region. He currently serves on the board of directors of Access2Democracy.

He holds a diploma in electrical engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an MSc in computer engineering from Boston University.

Saturday Banquet Keynote Speaker
Are You Stealing Content!
Multimedia Security: The Good,
The Bad, and The Ugly
Edward J. Delp
Video and Image Processing Laboratory
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Edward J. Delp was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received the B.S.E.E. (cum laude) and M.S. degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University. In May 2002 he received an Honorary Doctor of Technology from the Tampere University of Technology in Tampere, Finland.

From 1980-1984, Dr. Delp was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since August 1984, he has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

In 2002 he received a chaired professorship and currently is The Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

His research interests include image and video compression, multimedia security, medical imaging, multimedia systems, communication and information theory.

Dr. Delp has also consulted for various companies and government agencies in the areas of signal, image, and video processing, pattern recognition, and secure communications. He has published and presented more than 300 papers.

Dr. Delp is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the SPIE, a Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2004 he received the Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for his work in image and video compression and multimedia security.