TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS PANELS
The Convergence of the Broadband Home: from networks to devices to
January 11, 2007
The integrated broadband home is not yet a reality even though the
availability of fast Internet access and other online services. The
panel will discuss about obstacles and opportunities for the wide
adoption and the convergence of the broadband home. Who will play
an active role in the entire end to end food chain: Telcos, Service
Providers, Content Providers, Consumer Electronics and IT vendors or
will there be a market push from the customers? What is the role of
standards in this convergence: too many? too few? too far away from
Chief Technology Officer, Home Gateway Initiative
holds a degree in Physics (M.S.) from the University of Torino,
ITALY, and a Master in Telecommunications and Information Technology
from COREP/SSGRR, Italy.
He is currently on
leave from Telecom Italia to cover the challenging role of Chief
Technology Officer and Chief Business Officer of the Home Gateway
For his current
activity he relies on his experience ranging from the design of
optoelectronic devices to the design of broadband access network
architectures and advanced residential/SOHO broadband networking and
He managed several
national and international projects in the broadband home networking
domain and he is author of papers about the broadband home and
speaker to several international conferences.
Chairman, Board of Directors, Digital Living Network Alliance
Scott Smyers serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors of the
Digital Living Network Alliance and as President of DLNA
Aside from his DLNA duties, Mr. Smyers is also Vice President of the
Network and Systems Architecture Division of the Platform Technology
Center of America at Sony Electronics. Mr. Smyers' particular area
of focus is system architecture, system I/O and interfaces.
Through his leadership as chairman of the 1394 Trade Association's
AV Working Group over the course of seven years, Mr. Smyers has
served a pivotal role in bringing about a suite of standards that
define consumer device discovery and control.
Smyers now also serves as the Chairman of the CE Linux Forum
Steering Committee, and has in the past served as CTO and member of
the Board of Directors of the 1394 Trade Association and on the UPnP
Smyers holds a B.A. in Physics and Philosophy from Cornell
Managing Director, WiFi Alliance
Frank Hanzlik is
Managing Director of the Wi-Fi Alliance, the worldwide trade
association for the Wi-Fi industry. With close to 20 years of
experience in the wireless and communication industries, he is
responsible for leading strategy, business development and
operations for the organization and driving worldwide growth in the
$5 billion per year Wi-Fi industry.
Prior to the Wi-Fi
Alliance, Frank was Vice President of Marketing and Product
Management at Mobilian Corporation, a fabless semiconductor start-up
company. As an early member of the executive team, he built the
marketing and sales organization, successfully positioning Mobilian
as an early leader in multi-standard wireless chipsets, and
launching the world's first chipset to support the simultaneous
operation of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Mobilian, Frank was a senior manager at Dell Computer Corporation,
where he built a communications product marketing organization to
support Dell's $11 billion dollar consumer and small business
product lines. There, he launched several market leading products
in wireless, home networking, and broadband, including the company's
first Wi-Fi product in 1999, an industry first.
Prior to Dell,
Frank spent 11 years at Motorola in a variety of positions of
increasing responsibility in the sales and marketing of cellular and
land mobile radio products. There, he drove the definition and
implementation of the world's first digital land mobile radio
product. Later, he ran the product management organization for
Motorola's Intelligent Network business, which delivered enhanced
voice and data services to cellular operators worldwide.
Frank holds an MBA
from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg School of Management and
an undergraduate in Business Administration from the University of
serves as a member of the steering committee for the Austin Wireless
Alliance and the wireless advisory board for the Austin Technology
Incubator. An avid adventure seeker, he has trekked to the base camp
of Mt. Everest.
President, OSGi Alliance
Moyer is Executive Director and strategic research program manager
in the Applied Research area of Telcordia Technologies, where he has
worked since 1990.
Recently, he has
led research and business development activities related to digital
content services and home networking. On these and other topics,
Stan has been a frequent speaker at events such as the IEEE's
Consumer Communications and Network Conference (CCNC), IETF, The
Broadband Home conferences, IEEE's International Conference on
Communications (ICC), and other technical workshops.
In the past he has worked on ATM switch hardware, broadband network
architectures and protocols, middleware, Internet network and
application security, Internet QoS, and voice over IP.
Stan is currently
a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Communications
Society. He is a
member of the board and treasurer for the IEEE Communications
Society, vice-chair of the IEEE CCNC steering committee, and past
co-editor of the Consumer Communications and Networking series in
IEEE Communications Magazine.
Panel SP- 2:
The Quad Play- what's it all about?
January 11, 2007
With the increased proliferation of broadband to the home and in
the home, network operators, content providers, and equipment device
vendors are eyeing Quad Play as perhaps the 'next big thing' and
opportunity. Quad Play adds mobile to voice, data, and video
services, fits into the convergence trend, and radically expands the
value chain and landscape in the home and in the network. But is it
going to be the next big thing or will it be like Quadraphonic
sound? This panel will look at the enabling wired and wireless
technologies, the bundled telephony / data/TV offerings being
introduced and contemplated, the players in Quad Play, and consumer
demand factors to provide a view into the future of Quad Play
CEO, Global Inventures
Deepak Kamlani founded Global Inventures as Interprise Ventures
after the company he worked for, Centex Telemanagement, Inc. was
acquired by MFS Communications in 1994. At Centex, he was
responsible for marketing and during his tenure Centex's revenue
grew from $40M to $216M. His experience is exclusively in the
technology sector and includes P & L management, and marketing,
product development, and management, strategic programs and business
development for leading US, European, and Japanese companies.
Deepak began his career with Standard Telephones and Cables, Ltd.,
then a division of ITT Corporation in the U.K. (and later ICL and
Northern Telecom), where he worked with senior management to develop
new corporate strategies following telecom market liberalization. He
then moved to GTE Corporation in the U.S., where he supported a
corporate development team involved in the acquisition of Sprint
Communications, managed direct sales operations for the large PBX
and private network division, and helped develop and introduce the
F9600 Broadband PBX for the U.S. market for Fujitsu GTE Business
Systems (FGBS). Following this, Deepak was responsible for marketing
for Toshiba America's Telecommunications Systems Division. He was
Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Votrax, Inc., a supplier
of integrated CTI equipment, and led business development,
technology transfer, and strategic ventures for NTT America, Inc
before moving to Centex.
Deepak graduated with an Honors degree in Physical Chemistry from
University College, University of London, in 1979, and a M.S. in
Management from The Imperial College, also in the University of
London, in 1981. He serves on the advisory board of start-ups,
provides advisory services to venture capital firms, and is a
frequent speaker at technology seminars and shows around the world.
Dr. Dave Marples,
Chief Scientist, Telcordia Technologies
Panel SP- 3:
Digital Rights Management ¡ª a necessary evil?
Date and Time:
January 12, 2007
Content rights holders are strong proponents of digital rights
management technology for ¡°protecting¡± their digital content.
However, many variants of DRM are deployed and consumers are
struggling to understand the differences between them, how
interoperable they are, and the restrictions/limitations that are
imposed on them by the variety of mechanisms.
Prof. Edward Delp,
Panel SP- 4:
What will be the next RingTone Boom?
Date and Time:
January 12, 2007
The download ringtone market grew by over 500% between 2000 and 2005
as short reproductions were made of everything from chart hits to
television theme tunes. The success of the Ringtone business caught
many people by surprise and is still somewhat of a mystery. In the
world of digital content (e.g., Blogs, YouTube, Myspace) and
location based personal services (e.g., Meet Moi) can we expect a
similar boom? The panel will debate what it will take both
technically and in the market to allow for a new multi billion
dollar killer up to emerge.
Chief Scientists, Telcordia Technologies
Shoshana Loeb, Ph.D., is an executive, a leader, an inventor and an
entrepreneur with a proven track record in creating, operating and
growing innovative technology organizations and businesses.
Currently, she is an Executive Director at Telcordia Technologies in
Piscataway, NJ in the Applied Research organization leading efforts
focused on the creation of new innovative business models (including
partnerships), new products and new business opportunities for next
generation mobile phone applications including location based
services and media and video based cell phone applications that
address IMS SDP and the long-tail of e-commerce.
2004-2005 Dr. Loeb was an Executive in Residence with Murex
Investments, an early stage venture capital firm. Her contribution
was in identifying and evaluating new investment opportunities in
high tech products and services companies, developing portfolio
management models, providing strategic operational assistance to the
portfolio, and managing investments as a member of the board. Also,
she has designed and taught an executive level course on IT Strategy
at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Loeb holds a B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from the Hebrew University,
Jerusalem, Israel, a M.Sc. in Chemical Physics, and an
award-winning Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from The Weizmann
Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. She held a Post-Doctoral
Fellowship in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at Yale
University and was a Computer Science Professor at the State
University of New York, where she received several NSF and DoT
grants and contracts. Dr. Loeb has completed several Executive
Training and Leadership programs at Wharton, Stanford, MIT, and
Harvard Business Schools. She holds three US patents, authored over
fifty scientific, technical and business publictions and appeared in
media and industry events. She was showcased by NPR as a
distinguished woman and Science and Technology.
Loeb is married and lives in Philadelphia with her family. Her
hobbies include long distance bike riding, predominantly for
charity, and in 2004 she completed the ¡°Ride for the Roses¡± with
Lance Armstrong in Austin, Texas.
Vice President, Panasonic Technologies
CEO, Global Inventures
CEO, Meet Moi
IPTV ¡ª Hype or Reality
Date and Time:
January 13, 2007
For the past several years there have been lots of announcements
about IPTV technologies and trials. While there have been some
small-scale trials and experiments, the number of large-scale
deployments is still small. A number of issues related to
performance, scalability and operations have been uncovered during
trials. This panel will provide insight into key blocking issues,
their resolution, and the prognosis for widespread IPTV deployment.
Dave Waring, Chief Scientist, Telcordia Technologies
Dr. Alan Kaplan,
Department Head, Panasonic Research
Dr. Anton Monk,
Chief Technology Officer, Entropic
David C. Gibbon,
Technology Consultant, AT&T Labs
Panel SP- 6:
Short Range Wireless- where's it going?
Date and Time:
January 13, 2007
In recent years, short range wireless has dominated the headlines
and provoked some intense political battles. The technologies
incorporated in short range wireless include ZigBee, WiMedia (UWB),
Bluetooth, Wireless USB, and many other variations. While each
technology offers a clear value proposition, is the multiplicity of
options too much of a good thing? What are the key consumer
applications each supports and where does each fit best? Do they
play well together and complement or are they substitutes? What
linkage is there to wired technologies? This panel will bring
together subject matter experts from the technology community, and
the business world, to offer perspective and answers.
Deepak Kamlani, CEO, Global Inventures
Dr. John Barr,
Chairman of the Board, Bluetooth SIG and Director of Standards
Chairman, ZigBee Alliance and CTO, Appairent Technologies
President, WiMedia Alliance and Technology Strategist, Intel