Global Market & Regulatory Trends

Tuesday, 30 November 2004 • 14:00 – 15:30

Peter Ewens, McKinsey & Company, USA
Abstract: Global Market & Regulatory Trends
This panel session will focus on the economics and market trends in the deployment of next-generation network infrastructure. Panelists will discuss the economics of network upgrades from a carrier perspective, and how these economics vary across major markets. In addition, the session will highlight the impact of national telecommunications regulatory policy on carrier deployment decisions.

Bio: Peter Ewens is a Principal in McKinsey & Company's Dallas Office and has been a consultant with McKinsey for 14 years. Over the past dozen years, Peter has served several of North America's leading telecommunications carriers and equipment providers on corporate and business unit strategy issues, as well as operations effectiveness. Recently, Peter has led McKinsey's Practice in Telecom Operations in the Americas.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Peter Ewens spent 2 years with Northern Telecom's research and development subsidiary. Peter has a M.Sc. in Management from M.I.T., and a M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.
Speaker: Christopher Fine, Goldman, Sachs & Company, USA

Bio: Christopher Fine
, Vice President, works in the Global Investment Research division of Goldman, Sachs & Co., based in New York. Chris's research coverage centers on the Communications Equipment and Data Networking sectors. Prior to joining Investment Research, Chris worked as an Investment Banker and IT Professional at Goldman Sachs. Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from New York University.

Talk Title:   Financial markets perspective on Next Generation Network Investment
Speaker:   Reed Hundt
, McKinsey & Company, USA

Bio: Reed E. Hundt
is a senior advisor on information industries to McKinsey & Company. His work with McKinsey has focused on helping senior management and boards address a wide range of strategic and other leadership challenges. Mr. Hundt serves on the board of directors of Intel, Pronto Networks, Tropos Networks, Polyserve, Megisto, and Entrisphere. He is a special advisor to Blackstone Group, a New York-based private equity firm. He serves as a member of the advisory committee at the Yale School of Management, Mr. Hundt served four years as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), from 1993 to 1997.

Mr. Hundt is the author of, "You Say You Want A Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics." (Yale University Press, 2000). He is Co-Chairman of The Forum on Communications and Society at The Aspen Institute.

Mr. Hundt is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale College, earning a Bachelor of Arts with Exceptional Distinction in History (1969). He is also a graduate of Yale Law School (1974) where he was a member of the executive board of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for the late Chief Judge Harrison L. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and California bars. Prior to his position as Chairman of the FCC, Mr. Hundt was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Latham & Watkins, a national and international law firm.

Talk Title: The telecommunications act of 2005: purpose, proposals, and practical likelihood
Speaker: Chandru Krishnamurthy
, McKinsey & Company, USA

Bio: Chandru
is a Principal in McKinsey's Atlanta office. Chandru is the Southern Office leader for McKinsey's Business Technology Office. He has primarily served telecommunications and technology clients, as well as some industrial and not-for-profit institutions. Chandru has served these clients on issues of corporate business unit and technology strategy, organization redesign, operations, cost reduction and productivity, pricing, sales and customer care effectiveness and customer loyalty and retention.

Chandru is also a leader of McKinsey's North American Telecom Practice. Chandru's work experience prior to McKinsey includes three years as a software engineer designing expert systems for FMC Corp in Silicon Valley, and a year designing digital switching and call processing software for C-DOT, an Indian telecom company. Chandru has an MBA from The Wharton School, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Talk Title: Carrier economics perspective on Next Generation Networks