Leading Viewpoints on IMS, IPTV and Broadband Featured at ATIS TechThink Technology Conference

TechThink at NXTcomm 2007 Draws Leading Service Providers and Vendors into Dialogue on Key Issues Shaping the Future of Entertainment Technology

NXTcomm 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ATIS TechThink Technology Conference, to be held June 1920 in Chicago in conjunction with NXTcomm 2007, will feature chief technology officers and senior executives from the communications industrys leading service providers and vendors who will engage in a broad-ranging dialogue on the technologies that will deliver Next Generation communications and entertainment networks. TechThink is sponsored by AT&T, Verizon, Cisco, Nokia Siemens, Tellabs, Qwest, and Telus.

“Security for the Rapidly Evolving Broadband Network”

Todays converged network landscape gives users more control than ever over what they want to experience, when they want to experience it, and through which medium. Revolutionary changes in technology are altering the user experience in ways never expected, said Susan Miller, president and CEO of ATIS. TechThink offers a unique value at NXTcomm. Through dynamic, interactive panel discussions, TechThink will provide an understanding of the advanced networks of the future and the emergent technologies shaping the user experience.

By way of example, the ATIS TechThink session entitled Security for the Rapidly Evolving Broadband Network will present the views of leading equipment vendors and software companies with regard to the current network security landscape one that is evolving in response to advancements in IP networks and growing bandwidth. Perspectives will be offered on the direction of security solutions, highlighting key challenges service providers should anticipate as they migrate to Next Gen applications and services.

The session is designed to be highly interactive and get to the root security issues impacting operators and customers today, said panel moderator Barry Greene, Chief SP Security Architect, Cisco. Expect an energetic discussion which will expose the added security risk which comes with convergence. Our goal is to expose the realities all operators should be considering as they migrate their networks.

Panelists in the Security for the Rapidly Evolving Broadband Network session include Kim Perdikou, Executive Vice President, Infrastructure Products Group, Juniper Networks; William C. Boni, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Motorola Information Protection Services; Aaron Sipper, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Reef Point; Carlo Solari, Vice President for Security Solutions and Director, Bell Labs Security Solutions; and Peter Tosto, Business Line Manager, Telecom Security Solutions for IBM.

Among the 16 other expert panel sessions to be held at TechThink are those covering:

  • Successful Delivery of IPTV Services: Architecture, Interoperability, Network and Device Requirements. This presentation sheds light on how service providers and the entire industry will groom and advance IPTV technology beyond the initial deployment phase. It features Tim Schmidt, Executive Director, Technology and Service Requirements, Verizon; Paul Connolly, Vice President, Transmission Marketing, Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company; Ray Savona, Vice President of Field Marketing, Calix; Brook Longdon, Director of Solutions Sales Management IPTV, Nokia Siemens Networks; and Rod Naphan, Vice President of Planning, Fujitsu. The session will be moderated by Danny Briere, CEO, TeleChoice, Inc.
  • Launch Strategies for IMS Service Offerings. This session includes analysts and senior executives from the vendor community, who share their perspective on how to make the IMS investment a most profitable one. Panelists include Arun Sobti, Chairman of the Board, IP Unity Glenayre; Vikram Saksena, Chief Technology Officer, Sonus Networks; Mike Cooper, Director, Marketing & Strategy, Converged Core Solutions, Bell-Labs, Alcatel-Lucent; P.K. Prasanna, Partner, Global Business Services, Communications Sector, IBM; and Ali Kafel, Vice President of Telecommunications, Stratus. Paula Bernier, Editor-in-Chief, XChange Magazine moderates this session.
  • The Final Frontier: What to Do With All That Fiber to the X? In this session the industrys leading technology futurists, vendors and innovators offer their views on the future of broadband, and share what services and products are sure to follow. The session features George Breen, President, SeaChange Interactive; Dr. Henry Marcy, Vice President, Food Stream Solutions, Whirlpool; Tony Bates, SVP and General Manager, Service Provider Technology Group, Cisco; and Peter Barrett, CTO and General Manager of Engineering for Microsoft. The session will be moderated by Jonathan Hurd of AltmanVilandrie & Company.

ATIS TechThink Conference registration is priced at $895, with discounts on the registration available to employees and executives of ATIS member companies, as well as member organizations of USTelecom and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). The TechThink registration package includes admission to 16 different ATIS TechThink sessions; all NXTcomm General Plenary Sessions and Keynotes; and the NXTcomm exhibition hall from June 1921, 2007.

About ATIS TechThink

ATIS TechThink brings you the future of telecommunications technology straight from the minds that shape it. Register today for the ATIS TechThink Technology Conference at www.techthink.org. Enjoy thought-provoking discussion and debate from the industrys most senior technology executives and visionaries the thought leaders who will reveal their perspective on the direction of communications technology. Gather intelligence on IPTV, IMS, Broadband Service Deployment Strategies, 3G, WiMAX and more. Get the knowledge you need to guide your product development decisions for the Next Generation Network. TechThink is brought to you by ATIS, the leader in industry standards and solutions that support the deployment of exciting and new communications services and products. ATIS TechThink Corporate Sponsors include Cisco and Media Sponsors include Telephony Magazine and Telecommunications Magazine.

About ATIS

ATIS is a leading standards development and technical planning organization committed to rapidly developing and promoting technical and operations standards for the communications and related information technologies industry worldwide using a pragmatic, flexible and open approach. Participants from more than 300 communications companies are active in ATIS 22 industry committees, Incubator Solutions Program, and other activities. www.atis.org


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