Samueli is a co-founder of Broadcom Corporation and has served
as Co-Chairman and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) since the company's
inception in 1991. As CTO he is responsible for all research and development
activities for the company. Dr. Samueli has over 25 years experience
in the fields of digital signal processing (DSP) and communications
systems engineering. He is widely recognized as one of the world's
leading experts in the field of broadband communications circuits,
having published more than 100 technical papers on the subject. Dr.
Samueli also co-founded PairGain Technologies in 1988 and served as
Chief Scientist of the company until 1994. He was the principal architect
of PairGain's high bit-rate digital subscriber line (HDSL) transceiver.
Since 1985, Dr. Samueli has been a professor in the Electrical Engineering
Department at UCLA, where he supervises advanced research programs
in DSP and broadband communications circuits. He has been on leave
of absence from UCLA since 1995. From 1980-1985, Dr. Samueli held
various engineering management positions in the Electronics and Technology
Division of TRW, where he was responsible for the hardware development
of various military satellite and digital radio communications systems.
Dr. Samueli received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
from UCLA in 1975, 1976 and 1980, respectively.
Communications, Intel Corp.
Mr. Arditi is
responsible for all Intel Capital investments & portfolio and M&A
in the wireless communications area. Arditi joined Intel in November
1999 as part of the DSPC acquisition negotiated by Intel. Prior to
joining Intel, Arditi was the CEO and co-founder for CTP Systems,
a company specializing in satellite and low-mobility wireless systems
and Editor in Chief, Red Herring
B. Perkins is the chairman and editor in chief of Red Herring
Communications. Ranked by Adweek's Technology Marketing magazine as
one of the top ten technology/business journalists, Mr. Perkins is
an active editorial contributor across all of Red Herring's platforms,
writing the magazine's lead editorial, "The Angler" each month and
a weekly column for Red Herring Online. In 1999, Mr. Perkins co-authored
the international best-selling book, "The Internet Bubble: Inside
the Overvalued World of High-Tech Stocks." In September of 2001, Mr.
Perkins released a revised and completely updated edition the book,
"The Internet Bubble II: The Inside Story On Why It Burst-And What
You Can Do To Profit Now." Mr. Perkins is also an active editorial
commentator for national and international media outlets. He regularly
appears on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, recently did a segment
on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and is a regular on-air
commentator for CNN, CNBC, BBC, and Bloomberg television. His public
activities include serving as a member of the George W. Bush for President
Information Technology Advisory Council, and as founding chairman
of the Churchill Club in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Perkins is also
a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the Graduate School of
Management at the University of California, Davis. Prior to launching
Red Herring Communications in 1993, Mr. Perkins was the founder and
CEO of Upside Publishing and was vice president of business development
at Silicon Valley Bank.
Texas Instruments Wireless Networking
Heegard is Chief Technology Officer for the Texas Instruments
Wireless Networking and Home Networking Business Units. He co-founded
and served as CEO of Alantro Communications, a company specializing
in WLAN semiconductor technology, which was acquired by TI in September
2000. Heegard is an IEEE Fellow and co-inventor of PBCC, the
high-performance option to the 802.11b standard. Among his many patents
and inventions are several related to the ITU J83.b Digital Video
and Cable Modem Standard (IEEE 802.14/DOCSIS).
of Carrier Relations, QUALCOMM Internet Services
Davidson is vice president of carrier relations for QUALCOMM Internet
Services (QIS). QIS is the QUALCOMM division chartered with driving
development of next-generation wireless data applications and services,
and is responsible for developing QUALCOMM's BREWTM (Binary Runtime
Environment for WirelessTM) solution, a complete technical and business
ecosystem for wireless devices, and QChat™, a push-to-talk VoIP technology
for 3G CDMA networks. Davidson works closely with wireless service
providers throughout the world to establish business opportunities
based on QUALCOMM's wireless data technology and service offerings.
Davidson leads a seasoned team of wireless industry business and technical
professionals who work closely with carriers to initiate and deploy
BREW- and QChat-based services. Prior to joining QUALCOMM in 2002,
Davidson served as senior vice president of corporate affairs and
carrier relations at Aether Systems, where he acted as a liaison between
the company and wireless carriers, negotiated network carrier contracts
and formed joint marketing agreements. While with Aether Systems,
Davidson worked closely with financial and industry analysts, and
participated in investor conferences and analyst briefings. Davidson's
more than 16 years in the telecommunications industry also included
valuable experience at Bell Atlantic Mobile, as vice president of
wireless data sales and marketing. An industry veteran, Davidson has
also held positions at Bell Atlantic Network Services, GE Capital
and New Jersey Bell. Davidson possesses extensive knowledge of cellular
digital packet data, gateways, CDMA, TDMA, GSM and landline telephony.
He has served as secretary of the board of the Wireless Data Forum
and as a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Wireless
Internet Caucus within the Cellular Telephone Industry Association.
In addition to being regularly quoted as an expert in industry publications,
Davidson has appeared on CNBC's "The Edge" and "The Weekly Business
Report" for PBS.
Business Marketing & Product Development, Cingular
Krom has national responsibility for developing and executing
marketing programs to the business segment including Fortune 1000,
large/medium corporate and small business customers. In addition,
he has national responsibility for development of voice, data and
internet products and services for the consumer and business markets.
Krom previously served as Vice President - Wireless Data with national
responsibility for Cingular's data services marketing, data services
development and internet services management, including Cingular.com;
Vice President of Marketing for SBC Wireless, Inc. with national responsibility
for product development, product management, wireless data strategy,
merchandising and customer communications; and as Vice President of
Marketing for SBC's Pacific Bell Wireless operations in Los Angeles,
California, the largest wireless market in the country.
Krom began his SBC career in 1995 as Director of Product Marketing
in Pleasanton, CA. Before joining the SBC family of companies, Krom
directed product marketing for EO, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up
company that brought the first wireless Personal Digital Assistant
(PDA) into the United States in 1993.
A 1986 graduate of Carnegie
Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Krom received a bachelor's
degree in information services. Krom and his wife Sarah reside in
Corporate Marketing, Hughes Network Systems
Slekys is vice president of Corporate Marketing for HNS. In this
position he is responsible for development of strategic business relationships
on a global basis, and for managing HNS corporate communications and
Previously, Dr. Slekys served as vice president of the Wireless Networks
Division at HNS and was responsible for the TDMA networks product
line business comprising the AIReachÔ family of cellular mobile,
wireless loop, wireless data (CDPD) and wireless office systems.
His long affiliation with the wireless industry began at NovAtel Communications,
Ltd. There he served as senior vice president responsible from the
company's inception for establishing product research and development
and spearheading its success worldwide in the small cellular systems
Slekys began his telecommunications career more than 25 years ago
at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he worked as a digital
communications research engineer, developing deep space network and
pulsar tracking systems. He later joined Bell Canada and subsequently
Bell Northern Software Research, managing switched-network related
systems development and advanced technology programs.
He holds a bachelor of applied science degree in electrical engineering
from the University of Toronto, a master's degree from the University
of Illinois, and a doctorate in computer and communications engineering
from UCLA. He is co-author of a founding patent for CDPD (cellular
digital packet data) systems and is a frequently published author
on wireless communications.
Mobile Products and Services Division, Oracle Corp
Ahad, Vice President of
Development for Oracle's Mobile and Wireless Products, is responsible
for mobile architecture and features of the Oracle 9i Application
Server. Mr. Ahad joined Oracle Corporation in 1997 as Director of
Development and Architecture responsible for the design and development
of the Oracle8i Lite product for offline mobile computing. In 1989,
Mr. Ahad was at Hewlett-Packard Company where he was responsible for
the development of the Odapter and Depot/J products. Prior to that,
he was Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland at College
Park where he taught graduate level courses in Database Systems, Data
Communications, and Management Information Systems and was a systems
programmer at the Universities Computer Center in Rangoon, Burma.
Mr. Ahad graduated from Rangoon University, Burma, with a BS in Physics
in 1973 and an MS in Computer Science in 1975. He also holds a variety
of advanced degrees including an MS in Computer Applications from
The Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand and a Ph.D. in
Computer Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Services, Sony Pictures
Caraeff is responsible for developing and distributing new mobile
specific entertainment applications, games and services featuring
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) properties for current and emerging
wireless technologies and platforms. Additionally, Rio will work closely
with wireless carriers, device manufacturers and infrastructure providers
on a worldwide basis and manage the Wireless Services Group's mobile
In his new role, Caraeff will apply a solid business development background
centered on technology, telecommunications strategy, financial transactions
and emerging business models in music, film, television and gaming.
Rio comes to SPDE after resigning his post as managing partner and
co-founder of consultancy firm Fabric, whose client list included
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Miller Brewing Company, and Music Match.
Prior to founding Fabric, Rio served as vice president of business
development and investments at Sony 550 Digital Media Ventures. At
550, Rio was responsible for identifying, evaluating and negotiating
acquisitions in the wireless, telecommunications and digital media
infrastructure sectors. He also established and secured partnerships
with wireless network operators and infrastructure providers, consumer
electronics device manufacturers and application middleware developers
to facilitate the distribution of Sony content and services worldwide.
Caraeff's past involvement with Sony also includes a position as senior
director of new technology business development for Sony Music Entertainment
(SME). While at SME, Rio oversaw the identification and evaluation
of technology investments, acquisitions and partnerships for the second
largest record label group in the world. In addition, developed several
online ventures to distribute music and video electronically to consumers.
Previous postings for Caraeff included Capitol Records Group, Propaganda
Films/Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Generator Digital Post, and Crunch
Lee Kedrie has
been in the telecommunications industry since 1979 and a business
owner for 17 years in the Interconnect and consulting industry. Lee
joined Hewlett Packard's Network and Service Provider consulting practice
in 2001 as a Senior Solution Architect and Corporate Evangelist. He
is specialized in the convergence of voice data and multi-media technologies
and unified communications to support advanced business processes
in a virtual global society. His experience includes networking architecture,
infrastructure design, call center design, computer telephony, Internet
telephony, unified messaging and wireless communications. His designs
incorporate a virtual unified "work anywhere, work anytime, use
the "right device" model that changes how a company conducts
business, improves their bottom line and improves their employees
lifestyles. Lee is an energetic, requested speaker who will entertain
you by blending technical field experience and first hand know-how
with many years of practical business ownership. His design trademarks
are "user of the madness" and "practice what you preach".
Lee has served as a Director on the board of the Society of Telecommunications
Consultants speaking in the US and Internationally.
Steven R Watts is
responsible for managing executive relationships for higher education
and entertainment and media Fortune 100 clients for Hewlett-Packard
Consulting. His primary area of focus and subject matter expertise
is in developing next generation strategy and technology solutions
around the wireless, broadband, and rich media space.
Manager, Service Providers and Mobile Solutions,
McGowan is responsible for the customer transformation program,
which engages with large HP customers to help them use emerging Internet
technologies and business models to generate new business opportunities.
He is also responsible for the HP Cooltown demonstration centers around
As head of customer transformations, McGowan and his team lead customers
through an advanced discovery process to look for breakthrough
opportunities caused by the environmental changes that stem from new
technology. This process leads to the development of a custom prototype
environment that can be shown to management, other employees and focus
groups. Finally, pilot and production projects are defined and implemented.
McGowan has recently completed building the next-generation HP Cooltown
demonstration center in Palo Alto. Later this year, he will replicate
this facility in Asia and Europe. The purpose of the centers is to
demonstrate leading-edge technologies in the areas of mobile computing
and advanced information appliances. Additionally, these centers will
demonstrate the way these capabilities can transform how people work,
commute and play. Attached to each center will be a laboratory to
build customized versions of Cooltown for specific industries and
Before moving to current position in 2000, McGowan was responsible
for HP Corporate Yahoo! As head of the HP Corporate Yahoo! effort,
he was responsible for the HP-Yahoo! alliance and the development,
marketing and ongoing enhancement of this information portal solution.
In 1998, Secretary of Commerce William Daley appointed McGowan to
the Presidents Export Council Subcommittee on Encryption. The
committee makes encryption export policy recommendations to the president
and other members of the administration. These recommendations played
a major role in the recent relaxation of encryption export from the
In 1996, McGowan founded the VerSecure Operation dedicated to finding
solutions for the export of strong encryption products. The Operation
developed the first technology to be granted a license for broad export
of strong encryption on a worldwide basis. In 1993, McGowan moved
to California where he became the R&D manager for the Grenoble
Networks Division. In this position, McGowan was responsible for building
new business opportunities. He began HPs smart-card initiatives
and formed an alliance (The Imagine Card) between HP, Gemplus and
In 1990, McGowan relocated to Germany where he started a European
R&D function responsible for delivering customer-specific products
to large companies across Europe.
McGowan joined HP in 1978 where he held a variety of engineering and
management positions in the computer business R&D organizations.
McGowan holds a masters degree in computer science from the
University of California, Berkeley and a bachelors degree in
math and physics from the University of Michigan.
& Chairman, Nomadix Inc.
Kleinrock is considered a father of the Internet, having laid
down the basic principles of packet switching a decade before his
Host computer at UCLA became the first node ever to connect to the
Internet in September 1969. He also serves as a Professor of Computer
Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
VP, Business Development
Moviso LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Vivendi Universal Net USA)
Biniak is Executive VP, Business Development. Moviso LLC -Vivendi
Universal Net USA. Prior to
joining YourMobile/PWS, acquired in Q4 2001 by Vivendi-Universal,
Biniak was the CEO for Taipei-based MusicZone, Inc., a mobile music
solutions provider serving telecommunication network and network providers,
device manufacturers, and ICPs in greater China, Korea, and Japan.
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