Plenary Session
Tuesday 30 November 2004 • 8:30 - 10:00
Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi
President, Global Networking Technology Services, CTO, CIO, AT&T
Presentation on Future Directions in Networks

Hossein Eslambolchi is President of AT&T’s Global Networking Technology Services (GNTS), AT&T’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He is responsible for the corporation’s strategic technology direction, network operations, research and development, information technology systems and processes, and advises the chairman and senior leaders on technology issues. Hossein is a member of AT&T’s Executive Committee, the company’s governing executive panel led by AT&T Chairman and CEO David W. Dorman.

As GNTS president, Hossein leads all network development, engineering and operations, as well as the CIO and CTO organizations including AT&T Labs.

As CTO, Hossein oversees the formulation and implementation of a strategic vision to advance technology in conjunction with AT&T’s business objectives. He is the President of AT&T Labs and leads some of the world's best scientists and engineers in the development and creation of new services, tools and capabilities for next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) networks to give AT&T and its customers a competitive edge.

As CIO, he provides the leadership to reengineer AT&T’s business processes and the underlying information technology (IT) infrastructures -- improving productivity and the value of information within the organization. He leads the direction and alignment of IT to support AT&T’s business planning, applications development, architectural design, sourcing, strategic partnerships, technology transfer, and customer satisfaction.

Abstract: Dr. Eslambolchi will address the lessons for the technical community derived from AT&Tís campaign to transform from its multiple legacy networks to one global IP / MPLS network. He will discuss the technical challenges that must be overcome to achieve his vision of an Application-Aware Network that adapts itself to business usersí needs for server processing power, storage and bandwidth. Finally, he will examine what AT&T has learned from current activities to automate wherever possible and the technical developments necessary to achieve the desired end state of a Cybernated Network that will automatically configure itself to provide robust and secure new capabilities.

Dr.Henry Samueli
Founder of Broadcom
Presentation on Future Devices for Broadband Systems

Dr. Henry Samueli is Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Broadcom Corporation. The Office of the CTO is responsible for driving the vision of Broadcom's research and development activities as well as helping coordinate corporate-wide engineering development strategies. Dr. Samueli has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of communications systems engineering and digital signal processing.

Dr. Samueli has served as CTO since the Company’s inception in August 1991. He served as Co-Chairman from August 1991 until May 2003 and Chairman since May 2003. He also served as Vice President of Research & Development from August 1991 until March 2003. Since 1985 Dr. Samueli has been a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he has supervised advanced research programs in broadband communications circuits and digital signal processing, and he has published more than 100 technical papers in these areas. Dr. Samueli has been on a leave of absence from UCLA since 1995.

Dr. Samueli received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a named inventor in 21 U.S. patents. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Abstract: "Wireless in Everything: Life in a Fully Connected World"
The communications IC industry is experiencing explosive growth as a result of the emergence of highly integrated, very low cost, system-on-a-chip solutions that enable virtually every electronic device to be connected to a network. The pace of innovation in wireless, whether it be 802.11, Bluetooth, Cellular, or Ultrawideband is nothing short of astounding. The total number of wireless data connections already far surpasses wired data connections, and even if we restrict ourselves to IEEE 802 based protocols, we expect that over the next few years there will be more 802.11 connections then 802.3 connections, as 802.11 finds its way into consumer devices including cell phones, cameras, camcorders, printers, game systems, portable phones, PDAs and the like. This talk will explore both the historical and future technology and
business trends that provide the basis for everything being wireless.