Executive Research Engineer, 4K/8K HEVC, NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories, Japan
Akihito Akutsu received his masters degree in Engineering from Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University. Since joining NTT in 1990, he has been engaged in R&D of video indexing technology based on image/video processing, and man-machine interface architecture design.In 2001, he received his Ph.D. degree in Natural Science & Technology from Kanazawa University, Japan. From 2003–2006, he worked at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation ("NTT EAST"), and engaged in managing a joint venture between NTT EAST and Japanese broadcasters. In 2008, he was appointed Director of NTT, Cyber Solutions Laboratories. He was engaged in the R&D project of the broadband and broadcast services. From October 2013, he was appointed Executive Producer of 4K/8K HEVC in NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories.He received the Young Engineer Award and Best Paper Award from IEICE in 1993 and 2000, and is a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE).
Director, Marketing, Submarine Networks, Ciena, Australia
Colin is marketing director for global submarine systems at Ciena. Colin has 25 years' experience in sales & marketing, engineering, and business development roles in the subsea and terrestrial telecommunications markets. In his career, he has been involved in the bidding and construction of many significant subsea cable networks - including Southern Cross Cable Network, Japan-US Cable Network, AAG, SEA-ME-WE 4, and FNAL/RNAL - as well as the upgrade of many networks including AJC, Southern Cross, KJCN, PPC-1, Japan-US, AAG, EIG, TGN, Unity & APCN-2.Colin was Program Chairman for SubOptic 2010 held in Yokohama Japan in May 2010, and is a past member of the SubOptic Executive Committee. He holds BSc and MBA degrees, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets Corporation, USA
Jonathan is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets. His focus areas include telecom services, telecom infrastructure, wireless, satellite, Internet, hosting and colocation providers. The Financial Times has ranked Jonathan as the No. 1 and No. 3 stock picker in the telecom and wireless service sectors.Previously, Jonathan held equity research positions with Alex.Brown and Toronto Dominion covering telecom services. Prior to his capital markets career, Jonathan worked in corporate strategy at Daimler-Benz and was a policy analyst with the U.S. Congress.Jonathan has an MBA from Columbia University and BS/MS degrees from Stanford University. He is a two-time finisher of the Ironman triathlon.
President & CEO, Eutelsat, USA
David Bair is the President and CEO of Eutelsat America Corp (EAC), the Washington, DC based subsidiary of Eutelsat.David previously served as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at the Eutelsat parent company headquarters based in Paris where he oversaw all engineering and operations related to the satellite fleet and teleport infrastructure.Prior assignments include serving as Senior Vice President for Space Programs and Operations at EchoStar / Dish Network in Denver, CO and Vice President of Engineering at Lockheed Martin Telecommunications in Sunnyvale CA, to list a few.David also served in the US Navy as a nuclear submarine qualified officer and as a staff officer for the Commander, Submarines Pacific. Following active duty, he served as a Naval Reservist, including units working in Space Operations and Intelligence, Naval Research and Development and submarine security. He holds the rank of Captain, USNR (Ret).
CEO, Global Cloud Xchange, Hong Kong SAR China
A veteran of the telecommunications industry, Mr. Barney’s career spans more than 15 years in Asia. Mr. Barney was appointed CEO of Global Cloud Xchange (formerly Reliance Globalcom) in January 2014.Earlier, Mr. Barney served as CEO of Pacnet for 10 years leading the company's successful acquisition of regional ISP, Pacific Internet, which operationally merged with Asia Netcom and re-launched as Pacnet in January 2008.Prior to Pacnet, Mr. Barney served as Asia Pacific President and CEO for MCI Worldcom (Verizon) where he led the company through a three-digit growth phase.Across the telecom and technology sectors, Mr. Barney has been an advocate for regulatory and industry change and a major proponent of Cloud Computing and Open networks. His leadership also extends to 6 years on the Board of Governors for the Pacific Telecommunications Council.Mr. Barney received his MBA from Columbia University in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.
Partner, Bell Labs Advisory Services and, Senior Director, Alcatel-Lucent , USA
Mark Bass is a Partner in the Bell Labs Consulting Business Unit. Previously, Mark was the Head of the Bell Laboratories Business Modeling Center where he led a multidisciplinary team of consultants with technical, business analysis, operational, marketing, and analytical expertise. In that role, Mark worked with service providers and enterprises to examine their specific business and network issues to recommend solutions that meet their business objectives. Mark has more than 25 years of experience with Bell Laboratories, with previous experiences in Business Reengineering, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Transmission Systems Engineering, and Switching Systems Forecast Management. He graduated from Cornell University with both a Masters and Bachelors degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. He also holds a Certificate from the Wharton School for the completion of their Executive Development Program.
VP, Strategy, TeleGeography, USA
Stephan Beckert is VP of Strategy at TeleGeography. Stephan oversees all of TeleGeography’s marketing efforts and remains deeply involved in the company's research activities, including directing TeleGeography’s international voice research. He has been actively involved in producing or shaping most of TeleGeography’s research services. Stephan serves on the Board of Governors of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), and co-chaired the PTC Program Committee from 2008 to 2012. Stephan has more than 15 years of telecom market research and consulting experience. Prior to joining TeleGeography, he directed the Wireless Data practice at The Strategis Group, a telecom research and consulting firm. He holds a B.A. from Trinity University and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
Head, Communication and Networks Unit, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines
Shishir Belbase is Head of the Communication and Networks Unit for the Asian Development Bank where he is responsible for the architecture, planning and deployment of ADB’s internal worldwide voice, video and data networks. In addition to managing ADB’s internal communication infrastructure, he has also been involved in various ICT development projects in the Asia Pacific. Prior to his position at the ADB, Shishir has held various engineering and managerial roles at VeriSign, iBasis (KPN), and Verizon.Shishir’s academic work includes serving as an adjunct faculty at Boston University Metropolitan College in the Computer Science Department. He is currently the Vice Chair for the PTC Special Interest Group on Development.
Chief Customer Officer, Telstra, Hong Kong SAR China
Martijn Blanken is the Chief Customer Officer of Global Enterprise & Services, a new $5.5 billion revenue business unit operating as a global scale, industry-based telecommunications services and solutions business. He is responsible for Telstra's relationship with and sales activities to multinational corporations and international carriers across Asia, EMEA and the Americas. Martijn has extensive experience across sales, product management, service delivery and service management and is also a member of the Executive Committee of Telstra Corporation. Prior to joining Telstra, Martijn was the General Manager and Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan for Openwave Systems. He has also held several senior positions at KPN Royal Dutch Telecom, most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Managed Services and Outsourcing Division, and held non-executive directorships for several KPN Royal Dutch Telecom joint ventures. Martijn holds a MBA from the University of Groningen (Netherlands).
Chief Scientist, Telstra, Australia
Hugh S. Bradlow is Chief Scientist at Telstra Corporation in which capacity he acts as advisor to the CEO and the Board on longer term technology directions and technology disruption. Prior to becoming Chief Scientist he was Chief Technology Officer and Head of Innovation, responsible for investigating the future technologies that will impact Telstra's business.Before joining Telstra in September 1995, Professor Bradlow was Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Australia and Professor of Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems) at the University of Cape Town.Professor Bradlow is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1973 and received the D.Phil. degree for research in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford. He was listed in the 2010 Global Telecom Business Power 100 rankings (at number 32) and was named by Smart Company as one of the 12 most influential people in Australian ICT.
CMO, Level 3, USA
Anthony Christie is chief marketing officer for Level 3 Communications, responsible for worldwide marketing, product management and customer experience. Previously, Mr. Christie was chief technology and information officer for Global Crossing, where he was responsible for global technology, operations, IT strategy, customer experience and business process. Prior to that, Mr. Christie was managing director of Global Crossing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in the United Kingdom. He also served as Global Crossing's chief marketing officer. Prior to joining Global Crossing, Mr. Christie was VP of business development and strategic planning for Asia Global Crossing in Hong Kong. Mr. Christie also held key positions with AT&T Solutions and with AT&T's Asia Pacific International Operations Division in Seoul Korea and Hong Kong.
VP, Strategic Research, Salesforce, USA
Peter Coffee joined Salesforce in 2007 after 18 years at eWEEK. He has 29 years experience in application development tools and practices; he has spoken at technical events throughout the Americas and in Australia, India, East Asia and Western Europe. Peter previously served as manager of PC integration at The Aerospace Corporation. Before that, he held project management roles for Exxon from Florida to northern Alaska. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University; he is the author of How To Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs.
CEO, O3b, Netherlands
Steve Collar is Chief Executive Officer of O3b Networks. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Collar was Senior Vice President Market Development at SES WORLD SKIES. Steve Collar led the division’s efforts to expand its satellite and service portfolio, including the design of new spacecraft and products. In addition, he oversaw the company’s long-range strategic planning activities. He was responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions and was responsible for SES’ acquisition of ProtoStar 2, among other things.Mr. Collar was intimately involved in SES’ investment in O3b Networks; he was on the Board of Directors for the company and now serves as CEO. Mr. Collar originally joined New Skies Satellites (now SES WORLD SKIES) in 1999.
CTO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
David Conrad is a long-time and active participant in Internet infrastructure, development, and operations. Highlights of his career include leading the team that developed one of the first TCP/IP packages for the original IBM PC, helping to start one of the first commercial Internet Service Providers in Japan, establishing and becoming the first Director General of APNIC, founding and being the CTO and co-VP of Engineering at Nominum, Inc., and performing a number of roles at ICANN, including General Manager of the IANA, Vice President of IT and currently, CTO.
CEO, Huawei Marine Networks, Peoples Rep. of China
Mr. Constable's career spans more than 20 years in the submarine cable industry, having led the development and implementation of numerous cable systems throughout the globe.Prior to Huawei Marine Networks, Mr. Constable served as Corporate Development Director at Global Marine Systems Ltd where he led the strategic development of Global Marine's group of companies. Earlier Mr. Constable worked in senior strategic and commercial management positions with start-up Pacific Fibre Ltd. and leading telecoms providers Pacnet Ltd. Singapore and Global Crossing Ltd. USA. A seasoned industry professional, Mr. Constable also held commercial and project management roles while at Alcatel Submarine Networks in the United Kingdom. He received his MBA from Henley Management College, United Kingdom in addition to an undergraduate degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
President, 89Degree Networks, LLC, USA
Mr. Robert “Bert” Crinks is one of the founding partners of Polar Star Consulting, LLC. Polar Star was created to provide solutions eliminating network and information systems constraints to enable new managed services critical to the client. Bert has extensive experience in program acquisition, program implementation, and technology insertion. His experience spans over 30 years on major communications systems utilizing terrestrial, undersea and satellite systems. Bert has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and an MS in Systems Engineering from George Mason University. Bert is a member of IEEE, AFCEA, INCOSE, and the PTC Advisory Council.
President and CEO, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
John Curran is the President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for leading the organization in its mission of managing the distribution of Internet number resources in its geographic region. He was also a founder of ARIN and served as its Chairman from inception through early 2009. John’s experience in the Internet industry includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications. Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications, and was integral in leading the organization's technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company’s nationwide network. Mr. Curran also served as CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where he was responsible for the organization's strategic technology direction. He led BBN’s technical evolution from one of the earliest Internet Service Providers through its growth and eventual acquisition by GTE.
Chairman, Viasat, USA
Mark Dankberg is a co-founder of ViaSat Inc. and has served as CEO and Chairman of the company since its inception in 1986. Under his leadership, ViaSat has consistently been one of America’s fastest growing technology companies. Mr. Dankberg is an acknowledged industry expert in aerospace, defense, and satellite communications, and is the leading visionary for a new generation of high-capacity satellite systems. He has co-authored several military standards on satellite networking, and was a founding member of the San Diego Telecom Council (now CommNexus), and served on the San Diego County Regional Economic Advisory Board. Mr. Dankberg began his career with the Collins Radio Division of Rockwell International, and at Linkabit Corp in San Diego, where he held positions in engineering, technical management and business segment management.He earned BSEE and MEE degrees from Rice University and is a member of the Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Hall of Fame.
CEO, Telx, USA
Chris has over 22 years of experience in the finance and communications industries. From June 2007 to August 2013 Chris served as President and CFO of Telx. Prior to Telx, Chris was responsible as CFO, COO and ultimately Principal Executive Officer for leading the finance, operating and corporate strategy for Motient Corporation, a leading satellite services company developing expansive communications platforms in North America. Before Motient, he served in varying financial and operational consulting capacities for communications client as part of Communications Technology Advisors (CTA). Before CTA, he was a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer for a competitive telecommunications company, BroadStreet Communications. Prior to his operational roles, Chris spent 10 years in investment banking executing corporate finance transactions in the communications sector at Daniels & Associates, LP and Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. He holds an MBA from New York University and a BA from Dartmouth College.
Chief Commercial Officer, O3b Networks, USA
John Finney leads O3b’s global sales, product and marketing efforts. Prior to joining O3b Networks, Mr. Finney served as Regional Managing Director for Ciena Corp, where he was responsible for Northern Europe, Russia and the Middle East.Before this, Mr. Finney held a number of International Vice President positions from 2004 to 2007 with Alcatel-Lucent, including responsibility for the Vodafone business unit. He later served as Vice President of International Accounts for the Northern Europe region. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Finney served as a founding member of Huawei Technologies’ European team. During this time, he secured major contracts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as the company’s Vice President of Mobile Solutions for the EMEA region.Early in his career, Mr. Finney worked for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and T-Mobile UK.
Business Head - US and Europe, Bharti Airtel Limited, USA
Eric Gillenwater is Business Head – US and Europe for Bharti Airtel. He is responsible for sales and client facing activities for Airtel’s business initiatives in the United States and Europe which serve Telecom Service Providers, OTT Providers, Internet Service Providers along with Application Service Providers.Mr. Gillenwater has spent more than 15 years in the telecommunications industry. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for CENX. He has held other management positions including those with Telstra International and MCI WorldCom (legacy MFS) Emerging Markets division. He has consistently been recognized for over achievement throughout his career with multiple awards and acknowledgments. Mr. Gillenwater earned a MBA from Fordham University concentrating on International Business. He completed undergraduate studies at Monmouth College (IL) earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
Chairman and Founder, AJH Communications, LLC, USA
Andrew Haire has more than 30 years of experience and has been associated with some of the industry's most successful telecom initiatives. His work in over 40 economies and jurisdictions primarily focused on industry policy, market growth, strategy, the sector's direction, technical opportunities, and economic structure. He was responsible for policy that included seminal work in privacy, data protection, and property rights. He has been responsible for architecting major policy frameworks in the telecoms, technology, and postal sectors, as well as serving as regulator for 10 years at Singapore's iDA soon after its inception in the year 2000. Previously, his experience included integral senior management roles with regulatory and public policy portfolios at one of the world’s largest telecom operators. Mr. Haire graduated with honors in engineering in the United States, attended the advanced management program at Harvard University, and at American University’s (Washington D.C.) Graduate School of Public Administration.
CEO, Thuraya, United Arab Emirates
Samer Halawi was appointed as Thuraya's Chief Executive Officer in January 2011. Drawing upon his extensive experience in ICT and the global satellite communications industry, Samer is responsible for leading Thuraya’s strategic positioning and driving its growth as a prominent global mobile satellite operator. Before joining Thuraya, Samer played a leading role in starting-up and growing a new venture involved in the digital space and focusing on mobile content, IPTV, mobile advertising, and web management. Prior to that, Samer spent eight-years at Inmarsat holding various positions involved including global strategy and running operations for the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in the U.S.
CEO, APTelecom, USA
Eric Handa is an experienced telecommunications executive with expertise spanning global management, sales, and leadership roles. With over 15 years of ICT experience, he brings practical and structured guidance to APTelecom, integrating best-in-class technology with the tactical and strategic needs of enterprise and wholesale firms. Prior to founding APTelecom, Eric worked for AT&T, Tyco Telecommunications, Tata Communications and Bharti Airtel in a number of senior operations, research, and sales assignments covering the primary and emerging markets of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Eric graduated with honors from Bryant University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He later completed the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Executive MBA program in Hong Kong and Chicago at DePaul University. Handa was named the 2013 Young Alumni Leadership Award winner, and serves on the board of the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University.
Chair, PTC Board of Governors and, CEO, CITIC Telecom CPC, Hong Kong SAR China
Mr. Stephen Ho is the CEO of CITIC Telecom CPC ("CPC") and the President of China Enterprises Communications Limited. Mr. Ho carries with him more than 30 years of extensive industry experience. Prior to joining CPC, Mr. Ho held senior positions at Cable and Wireless Systems Ltd, Hongkong Telecom CSL Ltd, Hong Kong Telecom Ltd and iAdvantage Ltd.Mr. Ho serves as the President &Chair of the US Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) and Chairman of the Communications Association of HK (CAHK). Mr. Ho has been named to several leaderships awards, including "The CEO of the Year 2007" by Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium and "Outstanding Entrepreneurship Awards 2011 & 2012" by Enterprise Asia.Mr. Ho holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, with honors, specializing in digital communications from McGill University, Canada.
Managing Director, Oppenheimer & Co., USA
Tim Horan is Managing Director and Senior Analyst of Oppenheimer's Communication and Cloud Services team. He joined Oppenheimer in 1998 and has covered the sector since 1994. Tim researches communications and cloud companies, focusing on infrastructure and emerging services. The cloud computing industry is driving a convergence of several industries into one with a fundamental realignment of communications to a horizontal structure. Prior to 1998, Tim was an analyst at Smith Barney, a group that was ranked number two among wireline services teams. He has been awarded both the Greenwich Associates Institutional Survey and Wall Street Journal All Start Analysts.
Principal Consultant, Asia-Pacific Electronic Media Communications, LLC , USA
Dr. Hukill is founder and leader of an international consultancy practice that provides strategic insight and analysis in telecommunications policy, systems and services, convergent broadcast and media systems, travel information systems, and telecoms/ICT conference content development. He was previously a professor, administrator, and media labs facilities designer and programs start-up developer at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and has served as Senior Advisor to the Pacific Telecommunications Council.
Head, Planning & Coordination Division, NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories, Japan
Toru Imai received his B.E. degree in electrical engineering in 1987 and his Ph.D. degree in information and science in 1999 from Waseda University. He joined Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) in 1987. Since 1990, he has been researching speech recognition for live closed-captioning at Science and Technology Research Laboratories (STRL). In 1996 he was a visiting scientist of BBN in Massachusetts. Since 2012, he has been engaged in standardization of digital broadcasting and ultra high definition television. He is currently a head of Planning & Coordination Division of NHK STRL. He is a member of ASJ, IEICE, ITE and IEEE.
Chairman, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Japan
Yuji Inoue was born in 1948 in Fukuoka, Japan. He received his B.E., M.E. and Ph. D degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1971, 1973 and 1986, respectively, and was made an Honorary Professor of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology in 1999. He joined NTT Laboratories in 1973 and served there for 34 years. While he was in NTT, he was active in ITU-T standardization on ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network), SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and TNA (Transport Network Architecture) during 1982 – 1992. After new business development in NTT Data, he was a board member of NTT in 5 years as CTO and the head of NTT group’s R&D with 6000 researchers and engineers. He moved to The Telecommunication Technology Committee, TTC in 2007 as the President and CEO, then to Toyota Info technology Center Co. Ltd, as the Chairman of the Board. He is a fellow of IEICE and IEEE. He wrote and edited many technical books.
Head, US Office, Euroconsult, USA
Susan Irwin is President of Irwin Communications, Inc., a consulting firm which she founded in 1985. She also heads the U.S Office of Euroconsult, a global research and consulting firm headquartered in Paris. For more than 35 years, Ms. Irwin has been researching and analyzing industry trends and developments in satellite communications. She began her career as a telecommunications policy analyst for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.Ms. Irwin has been the conference chair of SATCON, a major satellite industry conference that takes place in New York annually. Ms. Irwin is a co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Society of Satellite Professionals International, a Director Emeritus of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, on the Board of Governors of the Pacific Telecommunications Council, and Vice President and a Director of the American Astronautical Society. In 2013, Ms. Irwin was inducted into the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Satellite Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements in the industry. She holds a Masters of Arts degree from San Francisco State University.
Director, Global Coordination Division, Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center, Japan
Yurie Ito is Director of Global Coordination Division for the Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC). She has previously served 7 years as Technical Director for the organization and also served as a Director of Global Security Programs for ICANN from 2009-2011. She has led a number of international collaborative efforts and currently serves as the Chair of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT). She has been an active member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), and served as a Board Member of FIRST for 6 years from 2004-2010. Her Master's thesis at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, was on Managing Global Cyber Health and Security through Risk Reduction. Her recent publications; A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012, Jason Healey Editor, Japan’s Cyber Security History (Ito, Rattray and Shank), Making the Internet Clean, Safe and Reliable (Ito).
CTO, BTI Systems, Canada
Dr. Robert Keys brings over 20 years of communications engineering and leadership experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining BTI Systems, Robert served as Chief Engineer for Bookham (now Oclaro), defining the company's technical roadmap and strategic investment requirements. Prior to Bookham, Robert held various influential roles in the development organization at Nortel, where he was responsible for the successful delivery of multiple optical products to market. Robert is a well-known authority in the optical industry, and is a frequently sought-after speaker. He has more than 12 patents granted in the area of optical communications. Robert has a Ph.D & M.Sc in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and a B.Sc in Physics from the University of Glasgow.
Editor, IP Carrier and Carrier Evolution
Gary Kim has been an industry analyst for more than 25 years and is editor-in-chief of IP Business Magazine and blogs daily for TMC.net, IP Carrier and MetaSwitch. He also is a consultant to service and application providers.He recently served as director of strategic research for Convergent Communications, an Englewood, Colorado based company active in both premises and wide area networking. He was also strategy VP for Cachestream, a streaming media company. Prior to starting his own firm, he was Senior VP with Probe Research, where he anchored Probe's cable TV and competitive carrier practice.He is a member of Mensa, the international group for people with IQs in the top two percent.
VP, Cloud Strategy & Business Development, CenturyLink Technology Solutions, USA
Jonathan H. King is Vice President, Cloud Strategy and Business Development for CenturyLink. In this role, Jonathan leads cloud strategy, business development, alliances, and M&A for CenturyLink. Prior to Savvis, Jonathan was SVP of WW Business Development at Joyent. Before Joyent, Jonathan held various leadership positions with Verizon Business leading teams designing complex hosting, managed services and outsourcing solutions for commercial and government customers. Jonathan holds a B.A. in History from Miami University, a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from Washington University School of Law. Jonathan recently co-authored with Professor Neil Richards The Three Paradoxes of Big Data (Stanford Law Review Online 2013), Big Data Ethics (Wake Forest Law Review 2014) and Big Data and the Future For Privacy (Forthcoming 2015).
Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
Nir Kshetri is Professor at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and research fellow at Kobe University. Nir is the author of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South (Palgrave 2013), The Global Cyber-crime Industry: Economic, Institutional and Strategic Perspectives (Springer-Verlag 2010). He has published about eighty journal articles and given lectures or presented papers in forty five countries. He won the Best Paper Awards at The Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference (2013) and the International Conference on Information Systems and Economic Intelligence (2012). He received Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence in 2013 and 2010 and Meheroo Jussawalla Research Paper Prize in 2010 and 2008. He participated as lead discussant at the Peer Review meeting of the UNCTAD’s Information Economy Report 2013. The Russian language publication, computerra.ru has described him as one of the world’s leading experts in cybercrime.
President & Interim CEO, Kymeta Corporation, USA
Nathan Kundtz, PhD., is President and Interim CEO of Kymeta Corporation. Dr. Kundtz is an inventor and innovator in the area of metamaterials and microwave devices. His work at Duke University in this field is highly sited and focused on the use of novel design techniques such as transformation optics to meet real-world needs. His work in meta-materials at Duke led to his recruitment by Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue, WA, where he pioneered the application of meta-materials technologies in electronic beam-forming applications. The success of this technology at Intellectual Ventures ultimately led to the spin-out of Kymeta Corporation in August 2012. Kymeta is now in the process of commercializing the innovative meta-materials-based antenna for satellite communications. Mr. Kundtz was a recipient of the Puget Sound Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" in 2013 and serves as an adjunct assistant professor of electrical engineering at Duke.
President Director, Biznet Networks, Indonesia
Adi Kusma is President Director of Biznet Networks, the leading fiber optic operator in Indonesia, providing telecommunication & multimedia services such as Internet, Data Center and Cable TV. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer from Oregon State University. He founded Biznet in year 2000 to offer Broadband Internet Service for business market. And starting year 2012, Biznet launched the largest Green Data Center in Indonesia called Biznet Technovillage and max3 Cable TV service.
President, International Mobile/Fixed and Carrier Business, Hutchison Global Communications Limited, Hong Kong SAR China
Mr. Andrew Kwok is currently the President, International Mobile/Fixed and Carrier Business of Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited. Since joining the Company in 2002, Mr Kwok has been the Head of the International Business Division, and presently spearheads the strategy, development and management of the Company’s international business including carrier voice and data business, international corporate business, international mobile business and overseas partners co-operation. Prior to joining HGC, Mr Kwok was the Vice President and Managing Director (Asia) of Teleglobe, managing its operations in more than 25 countries in Asia. Furthermore, Mr Kwok held various management positions at MCI International in Asia, Hong Kong Telecom International and Cable & Wireless (HK). Mr. Kwok was awarded the Executive of the Year – Company leadership at the Capacity Global Carrier Awards 2013.
President, University of Hawaii, USA
David Lassner has served as President of the University of Hawaii System since September, 2013. Prior to that he served as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) with statewide IT responsibility for all public higher education in Hawaii. A PTC participant since the 1980s, Lassner served on and chaired the PTC Board of Governors. He has played an active leadership roles in numerous ICT organizations including: chairing the Hawaii Broadband Task Force, leading education initiatives for the Internet Society, and serving on the Board of Directors of Internet2. Lassner holds university degrees in Economics, Computer Science, and Communication & Information Sciences.
CTO, Pacnet Global (HK) Limited, Hong Kong SAR China
Based in Hong Kong, Andy Lumsden leads efforts to maintain Pacnet’s technology leadership with next generation network platforms and infrastructure for managed services. He previously served as Pacnet’s Vice President of Engineering and was responsible for developing Pacnet’s submarine cable network architecture. Andy has over 20 years of telecom technology experience and has held positions including Managing Director for APAC at Xtera, Director of Engineering at Asia Netcom and Senior Project Manager at Global Crossing.Andy began his career at British Telecom and also spent a number of years at UK cable TV operator Telewest.
VP, Solutions Management Lab, SAP Visual Enterprise, New Zealand
Michael co-leads the IoT GCO organization focused on Internet of Things and Network transformation. He joined SAP in late 2011 as part of the acquisition of Right Hemisphere Inc, where he held the position of CEO. He is a successful software executive who helped grow 7th Level from 20 employees to a $70 million IPO. Michael has produced over thirty award winning Internet, education, enterprise and entertainment software products for Learn2.com, Disney, Real Networks, IBM, Microsoft and Sony. As CEO, Michael has transformed Right Hemisphere from a tools provider for graphics to the global leader in Enterprise Visualization software for Global 1000 manufacturers. Closed funding from Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, NVIDIA, and completed the sale to SAP in 2011. Michael attended the Manhattan School of Music where he studied Opera.
Research Director, TeleGeography, USA
Alan Mauldin is a Research Director at TeleGeography. Since joining the company in 2000, Mr. Mauldin has served as a principal analyst in many areas of TeleGeography’s research, including international Internet infrastructure, submarine cable systems, and bandwidth demand modeling. Mr. Mauldin heads TeleGeography's Global Bandwidth Forecast and Global Internet Geography research services. He holds a degree from Baylor University.
SVP, Product & Business Strategy, Tata Commmunications, Canada
Christian Michaud is the Senior Vice-President of Product and Business Strategy in the Global Voice Solutions Business Unit for Tata Communications, responsible for developing the Business Unit overall strategy as well as leading the product management and business development. Christian Michaud has over twenty years of experience in international telecommunications, including twelve years with Teleglobe, which was acquired by VSNL. Prior to his appointment as Senior Vice-President, Product and Business Strategy, he held a number of senior positions in Sales, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs and was a key member of the team that positioned Teleglobe in international markets. Mr. Michaud is a member of Steering Committee of the i3 Forum. He also actively participates in a number of international forums including the Pacific Partnership Meeting and the International Marketing Forum.Christian Michaud holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in economics from the Université de Montréal.
Director General, International Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan
Kiyoshi Mori is Director-General for International Affairs, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) since 2014. In his current position, he promotes international cooperation and international dialogue on both a bi-lateral and multi-lateral basis in the ICT field.After joining the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI, current abbreviation is METI) in 1986, he mainly dealt with trade issues and energy issues for over twenty years as Deputy DG, Bureau of Trade and Economic Cooperation, METI. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and an LL.B. from Department of Law, University of Tokyo.
CEO, Strattam Capital, USA
Mr. Morse is CEO of Strattam Capital, LLC, a private equity firm based in San Bruno, California. Strattam focuses on the core enterprise IT and services sector. Previously, Mr. Morse spent more than 12 years with Oak Hill Capital Management, where he served as a Partner, Head of the Technology Vertical and Member of the Executive Committee. He has served on the board of numerous technology and communications companies. Mr. Morse has also worked at Morgan Stanley’s Merchant Banking Division, and at GCC Investments, a growth private equity firm in Boston. Mr. Morse is a graduate of Princeton University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Head, Executive Office & Senior Strategist, UHDTV & Smart TV Services, NexTV Forum Japan, Japan
Mr. Motohashi is the head of secretariat for the NexTV Forum Japan, formed by Japan's public service broadcaster NHK. The forum was first established back in in May 2013 by 21 Japanese companies across various TV-related industries, as a promotional consortium for UHDTV and advanced smart TV services.Mr. Motohashi has more than 20 year experience in establishing NHK’s strategies for developing and improving digital media services and international TV services. He began his career with NHK as a news reporter and also producer for educational programs for kids. Mr. Motohashi graduated from Keio University in 1982, with a degree in Political Science.
Dean and Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan
He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science, Keio University in 1987, majored in Computer Science, Computer Network and Computer Communication. He developed the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET) in 1984, established WIDE Project in 1988 and is currently the Founder.He is a member of the Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society (IT Strategic Headquarters), chairs and serves on many other governmental committees, and is active in numerous international scientific associations. He is known as the "Internet samurai" and, in Japan has also been called "the father of the Internet in Japan".He was a Member of Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from 1993-1995, Board of trustee of Internet Society (ISOC) from 1997-2000, Board of Director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from1998-2000. He was inducted into The 2013 Internet Hall of Fame/ 2011 IEEE Internet Award / 2005 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award.
Director of the Board and Senior EVP, SkyPerfect JSAT, Japan
Mr. Nito is Director of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President and Group President of Corporate Planning and Strategy Group of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of SKY Perfect Communications (present SKY Perfect JSAT) from 2006 until 2008. Nito served as a director of SKY Perfect Communications since 1997.Nito joined JSAT in 1989 as a manager of corporate planning division. He participated in planning the multi-channel pay TV business in Japan, which is now SKY PerfecTV!Nito began his career at Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. where he worked for 8 years as an engineer of hull form design.
Founder & CEO, SecEon Networks, USA
Chandra Pandey is Founder and CEO of SecEon Networks. SecEon Networks is developing Intelligent Platform for Cybersecurity to fight against constantly evolving cyber threats in Data Center and Cloud. Previously Chandra was VP of Platform Solutions at BTI, where he led the creation of market leading BTI 7800 "Intelligent Cloud Connect" Platform to enable innovative service delivery by web 2.0 and CSP to customers. Chandra joined BTI from Juniper Networks where he led the global Solutions Engineering and Architecture team working with service providers, large enterprise, and data center customers, as well as OEM partners. Chandra has over 19 years of networking industry experience designing ASICs, carrier grade systems, and network architectures/solutions for delivering innovative services. He also has leadership experience with Ciena/IPI, Ascend/Lucent, 3Com/USRobotics.Chandra holds a BS in Electronics Engineering from K.N.I.T, Sultanpur, India, an MBA in High Tech and Finance from Northeastern University and Executive Leadership training from Cornell University.
Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, USA
Patricia Paoletta is a partner with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, where she specializes in telecommunications, trade and technology policy. Ms. Paoletta provides advice on regulatory, trade and legislative policy to clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Administration. Her clients include providers of cloud, mobile broadband, VoIP, international telecommunications, small cells, cognitive radio, and security solutions. She serves on Advisory Boards for several entities engaged in information services, communications and technology (ICT) and speaks regularly on spectrum policy. Ms. Paoletta has accrued considerable experience with telecommunications trade and policy in the public sector. She was senior advisor to the International Bureau Chief and Office Director at the FCC. Ms. Paoletta subsequently served as Director of Telecommunications Trade Policy in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, where she worked on a number of trade agreements covering ICT.
VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco, USA
Robert Pepper leads Cisco's Global Technology Policy team working with governments across the world in areas such as broadband, IP enabled services, wireless and spectrum policy, security, privacy, Internet governance, and ICT development.He joined Cisco in July 2005 from the FCC where he served as Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development where he led teams developing policies, promoting the development of the Internet, implementing telecommunications legislation, planning for the transition to digital television, and designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions.Pepper received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Co-founder, Cloud Security Alliance, USA
Nils Puhlmann is a Co-Founder and member of the Board of the Cloud Security Alliance, a community to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing. Puhlmann was the CTO of Endgame, where he developed the commercial vision for the company and led Engineering, Architecture, TechOps. Data Acquisition, Data Science and PMO. Prior to Endgame, he was the Chief Security Officer of Zynga and led the converged security department, managing all security risks for the company and chairing the Security Risk Committee.Puhlmann also held senior positions at Nortel Networks and START Amadeus, and was an independent security consultant with clients such as the State of California and other foreign Governments. He is considered a visionary in the field of converged security risk management and information security and his advice is frequently sought after by corporations and government entities.
EVP, Global & Wholesale, Telekom Malaysia, Malaysia
Rozaimy is from the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Apart from Malaysia domestic wholesale, he is given the responsibility of leading Telekom Malaysia (TM)’s Global businesses and TM Regional offices in the United Kingdom, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Prior to TM, he served AT&T as its Global Wholesale’s Sales Director, before joining TM in 2006 as the General Manager of Product Marketing. Rozaimy's more than 18 years of experience has created value for Telekom Malaysia in telecommunication commerce.
VP PLM, Packet Optical Solutions, ADVA Optical Networking, USA
Niall has spent more than 24 years in the telecommunications industry and has worked at all levels of the food chain from service provider to component provider. Specializing in moving cutting edge technology from the lab to the network he's held roles in MCI/Worldcom's Advanced Technology group, Nortel's optical research team and Oclaro's high speed optical modules group. During his tenure at these companies he worked on a wide range of technologies, from terrestrial and submarine optical amplification solutions to 100Gb/s transmitters and receivers. Niall is now ADVA's Product Line Manager for Packet Optical Solutions, focusing on enhancing ADVA's existing multi-layer network optimization solutions with the benefits of Software Defined Networking.
VP, Global Software Center, GE, USA
Mr. William Ruh is vice president of GE Software. He joined GE in 2011 to lead a renewed focus on software and analytics and to drive the global strategy, direction, operations and portfolio of software-based services that harness streams of customized performance data for reaching new levels of productivity.As part of this charter, GE Software is creating an ecosystem of strategic partnerships, developing a common software platform—PredixTM—for powering Industrial Internet offerings, and establishing a portfolio of shared services, from data science to cloud to cyber security, for building more sustainable and safe products.Prior to joining GE, Mr. Ruh was vice president at Cisco. Before that, he served as founder and chief technology officer of Concept Five Technologies and served as the chief technology officer of Software AG. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a master’s degree in computer science from California State University, Fullerton.
Co-chair, PTC'15 Program Committee and, Board of Directors, DOCOMO CS, Inc., Japan
Masaaki joined the NTT group in June, 2013 as a board member of DOCOMO Service which has now merged to DOCOMO CS. Sakamaki left the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in 2009 after serving as the Director General of Chugoku Bureau of Telecommunication and began advising the private sector and Members of the Diet. He held Directorship in the government, which included Private Secretary to the Minister, Director for International Policy, Information and Communications Policy, Internet Policy, Digital Broadcasting Policy, etc. He was also appointed to the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance as a Member by the UN Secretary General. He holds MPA from Harvard University.
CEO, Growth Ventures & Service Provider Group, Tata Communications, USA
Rangu Salgame is Chief Executive Officer, Growth Ventures & Service Provider Group at Tata Communications, part of the $103B global conglomerate Tata Group. Rangu leads a multi-billion dollar diverse portfolio of global businesses in carrier services, mobility, data center, cloud and media. He has spent over 20 years working in more than 30 countries connecting new markets to existing markets, partnering with government and business leaders in diverse cultural environments around the world.Rangu has a history of seizing big moments to create change, from building the Internet Business Group at Verizon (now known as Verizon Business) back in the late 1990’s, to establishing Cisco as a major player in India and other emerging markets in the early 2000s, to recognizing the global need for cyber-security at scale in 2008.Rangu holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also has MS and BE degrees in Engineering.
Senior EVP, Multinet Pakistan Private Limited, Pakistan
Mr. Rashid has more than 28 years of experience in technical, manufacturing, telecom green field projects, economic & strategic telecom analysis, business & project development and an extensive consulting track record with skills spanning in telecom business management and operations. As SEVP and CSO he currently heads the International and Domestic Carrier Business units and also looks after both strategic and regulatory affairs at Multinet Pakistan. He is a graduate of HBS Advanced Management Program. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from UET, a Master's degree, split program in Electrical Engineering from NUST (Pakistan) and Michigan State University East Lansing (USA).
Partner, Deep Water Point, and Former CIO, NRO, USA
Ms. Jill Tummler Singer recently completed 27 years of federal service, including assignments as chief information officer for the National Reconnaissance Office, deputy chief information officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, and director for the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service for the United States Department of State. She is now a partner at Deep Water Point and the Chief Executive Officer of Tummler Singer Associates, LLC, She advises clients on transformation, strategy, leadership, and technology. She is an outside director and advisory board member to several companies operating in the intelligence and defense spaces. Ms. Singer serves as an Executive-on-Grounds for the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and is co-chair of the AFCEA International Cyber Committee. She is an award winning professional, accomplished speaker, and published author.
Senior Fellow, Korean Internet & Security Agency (KISA), Republic of Korea
Dr. Sir is a senior fellow of KISA. He has experiences in Cyber Security & .KR Domain name. He is on the Statistics & Policy Research Team, International Affairs Team, and on the board of DOTAsia. He served as an arbitrator of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, and a President of HwaShin CompuGraphic Company. He has a professional engineer (P.E.) certification in Korea, a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Hanyang University, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Soongsil University.
CEO & President, Equinix, USA
Stephen M. Smith joined Equinix in 2007 from Hewlett-Packard Co., where he served as Senior Vice President of HP Services. Prior to joining HP, Mr. Smith served as Vice President of Global Professional and Managed Services at Lucent Technologies. He has also held various management and sales positions during his 16 years with Electronic Data Systems Corporation, including Chief Sales Officer, President of EDS Asia-Pacific, and President of EDS Western Region. At EDS, his roles spanned sales, business development, operations, acquisition-driven integration, and the management of international growth. Mr. Smith also had a successful eight-year career in the U.S. Army where, among other roles, he was aide-de-camp to the office of the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific. Mr. Smith graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a B.S. in Engineering.
Associate VP, IT Technology & Deputy CIO, University of Hawaii, USA
As the University of Hawai'i's Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Steve Smith is responsible for supporting academic and administrative computing; distributed learning technologies; and voice, data, and video telecommunication. He directs operations for Information Technology Services, which provides technology support to the UH Manoa campus and addresses statewide needs of the UH System.Smith joined UH as Associate Vice President and Deputy CIO in June 2011. Prior to that, he served as Chief Information Technology Officer for the 16-campus University of Alaska System. He has over 30 years of progressively responsible professional and managerial experience in information technology, including various roles in broadcasting, IT, and libraries.Smith holds a bachelor's degree in broadcasting/film from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in communications, with an emphasis in telecommunications, from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.
VP, Global Cloud Practice, Cisco Consulting Services, Cisco, USA
Manjula Talreja is a 25-year IT industry veteran with extensive experience in general management, business strategy consulting and operations. She has spent the majority of her career at Cisco, guiding teams through many crucial inflection points. Currently a vice president in Cisco Consulting Services, Talreja is playing a dual role in leading the Global Cloud Practice and the Global Service Provider (GSP) Geo group. For cloud, she is guiding enterprise and cloud provider customers in transforming their businesses to take advantage of the Internet of Everything (IoE) economy, leveraging cloud as the delivery model. She is also helping global service providers accelerate successful business outcomes by readying their operations for digital transitions and creating new monetization offers resulting from mobility, cloud and video. Talreja is on the Advisory Board for The Fabric, a cloud investment firm, and is a member of the UC Berkeley Haas Institute of Business Innovation (IBI) Chief Innovation Officer Leadership Forum.
Deputy Director, Institute of Information and Social Development Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Peoples Rep. of China
Ms. Tang Lan is the Deputy Director of Institute of Information and Social Development, China Institutes of Contemporary of International Relations (CICIR). She focuses on the strategic and policy research about cyber-security and issues related with e-development, and has also published lots of papers on cyber-security, norms of behavior in cyberspace, cyber-terrorism.
Professor, Neely Chair & Center Director, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC), USA
Gerard J. Tellis (PhD Michigan) is Professor, Neely Chair of American Enterprise, and Director of the Center for Global Innovation, at the USC Marshall School of Business. He is also Distinguished Professor of Marketing Research, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, a Director of Research at the Judge Business School, and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, UK. Dr. Tellis is an expert in innovation, advertising, pricing, new product growth, emerging markets, global market entry, and quality. He has published 5 books and over 100 papers (http://www.gtellis.net ) that have won over 20 awards, including the Long Term Marketing Science, Frank M. Bass, William F. Odell, Harold D. Maynard (twice), and Converse award for lifetime contributions to research. His Google Scholar cites are over 12,000. He is Vice President of External Affairs of ISMS and an Associate Editor of Marketing Science and Journal of Marketing Research. Previously he was a Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute, Treasure of ISMS, and Sales Development Manager at Johnson and Johnson.
Director, Network Architecture and Strategy, Netflix, USA
Tasked with designing and building the Netflix Open Connect Content Delivery Network, Mr. Temkin oversees the team responsible for designing, deploying, and operating terabits of network and server capacity to deliver movies and TV shows to over 50 million customers. Mr. Temkin also presently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Open-IX association, is on the Board of Directors of NANOG and Children of Bellevue.
EVP, Data Center Technology, Switch, USA
Mark Thiele's responsibilities at Switch include evaluating new data center technologies, developing partners and providing industry thought leadership. Mark’s insights in to the next generation of technological innovations, and how these technologies speak to client needs and solutions are invaluable. He shares his enthusiasm and passion for technology and how it impacts daily life and business on local, national and world stages. Mark has a long history of IT leadership specifically in the areas of team development, infrastructure, and data centers. Over a 20 plus year career, he’s demonstrated that IT infrastructure can be improved to drive innovation, improve efficiency and reduce cost and complexity. Mark is President & Founder of Data Center Pulse, is an advisor to venture firms and start-ups, and is a globally-recognized speaker at premier industry events. He is listed as a "Top 100 Cloud" and "Top 10 Data Center" blogger. His SwitchSCRIBE blog is an industry go-to resource.
Professor, Keio University, and Visiting Scholar, East-West Center, Japan
Motohiro Tsuchiya is a professor of Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance in Japan, and a visiting scholar at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Prior to joining the Keio faculty, he was an associate professor at the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan. He is interested in the impact of the information revolution and international relations; regulations regarding telecommunications and the Internet; and global governance and information technologies. He served as an expert member of the Information Security Policy Council of the Japanese government from 2009 to 2013. He authored Intelligence and National Security (Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2007, in Japanese), Cyber Terror (Tokyo: Bungei Shunju, 2012, in Japanese), and four other books in Japanese, and co-authored more than 20 books in English and Japanese. He earned his BA in political science, MA in international relations, aand Ph.D. in media and governance from Keio University.
CTO, Level 3, USA
Jack Waters is chief technology officer for Level 3 Communications, focused on global network technology, architecture, engineering, process and security, which are critical for Level 3 to deliver solutions needed by its customers. Mr. Waters joined Level 3 in 1997 and has held numerous roles within the company spanning operations and engineering. Prior to his current role, Mr. Waters led Level 3's global operations team. Before joining Level 3, he served as an executive staff member for MCI Communications, Inc., with responsibility for network architecture, design and implementation. In that role, he was also an original member of the team responsible for InternetMCI, the company's initial Internet service. Prior to MCI, Mr. Waters worked as director of engineering and operations for SURAnet, the Southeastern University Research and Academic Network.
Director, Technical Marketing, Infinera, USA
Wayne Wauford is the Director, Technical Marketing at Infinera, a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, where he is responsible for market development and product marketing activities. Mr. Wauford has been an industry leader in IP and optical transport technologies for over 20 years, and has worked for both leading carriers and equipment vendors. Prior to Infinera, Mr. Wauford held executive engineering and marketing positions at Ciena, Cisco, Bell Communications Research, and Pacific Bell. He holds a degree in Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Caltech as well as an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
VP, Service Provider Marketing, Cisco, USA
Doug Webster is the Vice President of Service Provider Marketing for Cisco. In this capacity, he is responsible for overall thought leadership, messaging, launch, content, and program development for the company's service provider strategy and priorities. The highly regarded Cisco Visual Networking Index forecasts are developed under Doug's guidance.Doug graduated from Yale University with a degree in economics, served four years as a decorated officer in the US Air Force, and performed as an elected member of the Board of Directors of one of the largest credit unions in the United States.
CTO & Co-Founder, Cyan, USA
Steve West is responsible for Cyan's overall technical direction.Steve has a track record of telecom development innovation with Cyan as his third communications systems start up. He was previously a member of the founding team at Turin Networks, Inc., where he was responsible for product architecture. Steve was also an early employee at Advanced Fibre Communications Inc. (AFC) where, as the Director of Engineering, he was responsible for development of all international features.Prior to arriving in the US, Steve developed ASICs for use in telecommunications and mining blasting. Steve has an MSc (Engineering) and BSc (Engineering) (Cum Laude) from The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
Paul Wilson has twenty-five years' involvement with the Internet, and over fifteen years as the head of APNIC, and Regional Internet address Registry for the Asia Pacific. In his current role, he contributes expertise to many regional and global forums related to the development and governance of the Internet. In 2012 he was also selected to the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Previously as CEO of Pegasus Networks, the first private ISP in Australia, Paul worked with the International Development Research Centre, helping to establish many early Internet services in developing economies of the region.
Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation, Singapore
Jeffrey Yan is Director of Technology Policy at Microsoft where he is part of a global team examining long-term, disruptive technology trends with associated policy implications and societal impacts. He had over 20 years of technology, business and policy experience in telecom and ICT industry. Jeffrey joined Microsoft in 2006 and has held various senior positions in the Entertainment & Devices Division, Legal & Corporate Affairs group, and the Technology Policy Group. He represents Microsoft in many international technology and policy forums such as ITU, IGF, IIC, and ICANN. He currently co-chairs the Singapore White Space Pilot Group, an industry consortium that spearheads TV White Space commercial pilots in Singapore. Prior to that, he spent 13 years of career with Nortel Networks, where he held various senior positions Jeffrey graduated from Dalhousie University, Canada, with an honor degree in Computer Science. He also did post-graduate studies in Software Engineering and Business Management.
Deputy Director, Mobile/DTV Research Team Company, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), Technical Research Institute, Republic of Korea
Yim Zungkon joined KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) in 1996. From 1996 to 2000, he researched the OFDM system and Eureka-147 DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) system. From 2000 to 2001, he researched the ISDB-T system in NHK STRL as a visiting researcher sponsored by ABU research award program. Since 2002, he has been working at the KBS TRI and researched the digital mobile service system of T-DMB (terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting).His current research issues are MIMO technology and UHDTV transmission system. He had been a member of national delegation of ITU-R for Korea from 2006 to 2009. He currently covers the transmission part of the terrestrial 4K UHDTV experimental broadcasting in KBS.
CEO, Appcara, USA
John Yung is CEO at Appcara. John leads the vision of driving efficiency and agility for enterprise applications in the cloud. All software should transition to a usage-based consumption model with point-n-click user interface. Prior to Appcara, he was Vice President of Cloud Computing Business Solutions at SAVVIS. John led Symphony VPDC business and technology development. Prior to leading the Symphony VPDC initiative, he was Vice President of Hosting Operations. Before joining SAVVIS, John held various executive positions in technology development and operations. He spent four years at Equinix as Vice President of Technology. At Equinix, John led product engineering, technical operations and M&A integrations. Additionally, John was Vice President of Engineering at Nonstopnet and Vice President of Network Operations at Engage Technology and PointCast. John holds an M.B.A. for Executives at University of San Francisco and BS in Computer Science.
Director, Information Resources Division, Bureau of Information Development, Cyberspace Administration of China, Peoples Rep. of China
Zhang Xiao is the Division Director of the State Internet Information Office of the People’s Republic of China. She graduated from Renmin University of China with a master degree in public policy and successively worked in the State Council Informatization Office (SCITO) and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).With over 10 years experience in informatization policy, she has participated in national policy-making and top-level design in informatization strategy and planning, ICT development, Internet governance and Internet economy etc.She had served in the Development Gateway Foundation for a year.