October 20, 2010, Washington, D.C – The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) is pleased to announce a partnership with CTIA–The Wireless Association® to produce an educational conference at International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011, March 22-24, in Orlando, Florida.
ATIS’ Today’s Technology Leaders, Tomorrow’s Networks Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March, 23, 2011. As a global technical planning and standardization leader, ATIS is uniquely well-positioned to address the industry’s growing technological opportunities and challenges.
Featuring timely and topical programming, ATIS’ Summit will comprehensively address the industry’s evolving network and infrastructure. Areas of programming will include: the impact of exploding data volumes on existing and future infrastructure, the role of traffic and policy management in containing network cost and enhancing user QoE, the latest thinking on network transformation, increasing network virtualization, cloud computing’s revolutionary capabilities, and more.
The Summit will open with a keynote address by ATIS’ Chairman of the Board – and AT&T Chief Technology Officer – John Donovan. Following that keynote, Mr. Donovan will participate on a Service Provider Executive Panel featuring: George Nazi, BT’s President 21CN, Global Networks & Computing Infrastructure; Pieter Poll, Qwest’s Chief Technology Officer; Mathew Oommen, Sprint’s Vice President/Chief Technology Officer; and Tom Sawanobori, Verizon Communication’s Vice President, Technology Planning.
Following Tuesday’s Service Provider CTO Panel, Wednesday will feature a moderated Vendor CTO Panel, including Marcus Weldon, Alcatel Lucent’s CTO; Paul Mankiewich, Juniper’s Chief Architect – Mobility Solutions; and Robert McIntyre, Cisco’s CTO, Service Provider Business. This Panel will explore the changing realities facing vendors in this new communications ecosystem. Like the Service Provider event on the preceding day, this panel will convene the global vendor community’s leading minds to explore those issues shaping their business now and in the future.
Multiple industry visionaries and leading technology executives have already agreed to present conference programming. Speakers are confirmed from the following companies: Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, BT, Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu, GENBAND, Nokia Siemens Networks, Qwest, TELUS, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, and more.
The event is also garnering substantial industry support, with the following companies agreeing to sponsor the event: Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu and Nokia Siemens Networks. Connected Planet and FierceTelecom will be Media Sponsors.
“The ICT ecosystem is moving and changing with incredible speed,” said Susan Miller, ATIS’ President and CEO. “Today’s Technology Leaders, Tomorrow’s Networks Summit at International CTIA WIRELESS 2011 will examine those technologies enabling that evolution, and provide timely insights necessary to maintain a competitive edge in this hyper-competitive environment.”
“International CTIA WIRELESS brings together all of the key ecosystem players to address issues impacting the mobile industry,” said Robert Mesirow, CTIA Vice President and Show Director. “ATIS will bring an important perspective to the event that will complement our mission to provide an end-to-end converged marketplace.”
For more information on this event, please visit www.atispresents.com
ATIS is the leading technical planning and standards development organization committed to the rapid development of global, market-driven standards for the information, entertainment and communications industry. More than 250 companies actively formulate standards in ATIS’ 18 Committees, covering issues including: IPTV, Service Oriented Networks, Home Networking, Energy Efficiency, IP-Based and Wireless Technologies, Quality of Service, Billing and Operational Support. In addition, numerous Incubators, Focus and Exploratory Groups address emerging industry priorities including “Green”, IP Downloadable Security, Next Generation Carrier Interconnect, IPv6 and Convergence.
ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio and Telecommunications’ Sectors, and a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, please visit www.atis.org.
About CTIA Shows
CTIA shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011 takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, March 22-24. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2011 takes place in San Diego, October 11-13. Visit www.ctiashow.com. CTIA–The Wireless Association® is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Visit www.ctia.org.