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12 September

  10:15am – 11:45am Panel 1 - The New Internet: IPv6 Worldwide Applications and Deployments
    Panel 2 - Next Generation Enterprise Communications Services: The New Model for Success
  2:30pm – 4:00pm Panel 3 - Enterprise Security Models: Mobile Perspectives and End User Needs
  4:15pm – 5:45pm Panel 4 - Broadband Intranet Infrastructures for Real-Time Enterprise Service

13 September

  8:30am – 10:00am Panel 5 - IMS: Enabling Network/Service Evolution or Revolution?
    Panel 6 - IPTV - The Wave of the Future in Content Distribution, Here Today
  10:15am – 11:45am Panel 7 - The Broadband Access Revolution: What's Next?

EntNet 2006 features seven Technology Panels that are free of charge to all attendees holding an "Exhibits Plus" pass for IEC's Broadband World Forum-Americas. Registration for Broadband World Forum Americas is available at:

Panel 1
Tuesday Morning, 12 September 2006, 10:15am - 11:45am
The New Internet: IPv6 Worldwide Applications and Deployments

Chair: Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President

IPv6 has been designed to cater to many deployment scenarios, starting with extension of the packet technology and therefore supporting IPv4 with transition models to keep IPv4 working forever, and then to cater to new uses and new models that require a combination of features that were not tightly designed or scalable in IPv4, including IP mobility, end-to-end connectivity (i.e. not seeing the exhaustion of the IPv4 address space), end-to-end services, ad hoc services, the extreme scenario where IP becomes a commodity service enabling lowest cost deployment of large scale sensor networks, RFID, IP in the car, and any imaginable scenario where networking adds value to commodity. This is called social progress if one believe our lives are interrelated to technology, which the IPv6 Forum does believe. Attend this panel discussion to get a first-hand view of the new applications that will be made possible by IPv6.

Latif Ladid is the President of the IPv6 FORUM, the Chair of the European IPv6 Task Force, a member of the IPv6 Ready Logo Program Board, an Emeritus Trustee of the Internet Society, a Researcher on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects, and an Independent International Consultant. He is also the project initiator of the first IPv6 Security & Privacy project called Security Expert Initiative (SEINIT) and project initiator of the first European Security Task Force project SecurIST. He is a member of IEC Executive Committee and a member of the ITU-T Informal Forum Summit.

Panel 2
Tuesday Morning, 12 September 2006, 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Next Generation Enterprise Communications Services: The New Model for Success

Chair: Keith Chappell - Managing Vice President, Communications Applications Practice, Lucent Worldwide Services

The purpose of the panel is twofold: (i) To pave a way to a standard-based solution that can meet most of requirements of real-time services over intranet; and (ii) To push the industry leaders to speed up the development of still missing features in the infrastructure. In an overwhelmingly VoIP environment, where designers are limited to mostly proprietary choices, the panelists describe viable alternatives. New service infrastructures must support the existing videoconferencing and voice services by providing universal SBCs (both H.323 and SIP voice and videoconferencing) while achieving the highest possible level of compliance with the other actual requirements such as the network security (IEEE 802.1x), call encryption (key distribution), call prioritization (scheduled/ad-hoc as combined with conference/point-to-point calls), and multimedia collaboration (H.239). Attend this panel discussion to learn about cutting edge solutions to enterprise VoIP, VoD, and other future real-time services.

Keith Chappell
has led the Global Communications Applications Practice for Lucent Worldwide Services Professional Services since November 2004. In this capacity, Chappell draws on his extensive experience in network convergence, mobility, and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) applications to provide communication applications consulting, integration and custom development to service providers around the world. Prior to his current role, Chappell served as Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Lucent. Before joining Lucent eight years ago, Chappell was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Chappell had previously worked at KPMG Peat Marwick and at the NASA Johnson Space Center.

Panel 3
Tuesday Afternoon, 12 September 2006, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Enterprise Security Models: Mobile Perspectives and End User Needs

Chair: Rodney Petersen, Policy Analyst and Security Task Force Coordinator, EDUCAUSE

The Internet is perceived as not being secure, nor does it protect privacy. What steps should be taken to improve security and privacy and by whom? Compared to where we were ten years ago, the Internet is far more secure. There has been steady improvement in the technological solutions available and the number of different choices for consumers. Unfortunately, as the value of mobile transactions taking place over the Internet has increased, the Internet has become a more attractive target for criminals and organized crime. And while security technologies are improving, many consumers and companies are not using the solutions that are available. Many consumers don't know which proprietary technologies to purchase. Here again, wider adoption of open standards and open source solutions could help accelerate the spread of better security tools. Attend this panel discussion to find out the latest viable techniques for Internet and Enterprise security, as well as new techniques just around the corner.

Rodney Petersen is a Policy Analyst with EDUCAUSE and the Coordinator of the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force. He was formerly the Director of IT Policy and Planning in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Maryland where he was the founder of Project NEThics - a group whose mission is to ensure responsible use of information technology through user education and enforcement of acceptable use guidelines. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University. He also received a certificate as an Advanced Graduate Specialist in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland. He writes and speaks regularly on topics related to higher education law and policy. He is the co-editor of a book in the EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategy Series entitled "Computer and Network Security in Higher Education". He is also a founding member of the Association of College and University Policy Administrators and the author of "A Primer on Policy Development for Institutions of Higher Education" and "A Framework for IT Policy Development".

Panel 4
Tuesday Afternoon, 12 September 2006, 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Broadband Intranet Infrastructures for Real-Time Enterprise Services

Chair: Hajrudin Beca, Lead Information Officer, Information Solution Group – Global Connectivity Solutions, The World Bank

With the advent of next generation IP networks and IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) technology, service providers will be able to offer their enterprise customers a range of new services and capabilities well beyond todayís basic voice and data connectivity. The new services will primarily focus on networksí applications layer, and include such options as IP centrex, voice VPN, and multimedia conferencing. Members of this panel will address the transition from low-margin connectivity services to content-rich enterprise applications and two questions that it raises for service providers:

  • Which new applications will provide the most real utility and value for business end users
  • What is the quickest, most cost-effective way to bring these applications services to market?

Hajrudin Beca
spent the last fifteen years with the World Bank Global Communications designing and implementing business communications systems. Since 1996 he managed the development of one of today’s most extended Global Videoconferencing Services over IP networks. He has a special interest in designing Infrastructures for Real-Time Services over Convergent Enterprise Networks. He has extensive experience in teaching communications courses at European and US universities.


Panel 5
Wednesday Morning, 13 September 2006, 8:30am – 10:00am
IMS: Enabling Network/Service Evolution or Revolution?

Chair: Bhumip Khasnabish, Distinguished MTS, Verizon

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is being standardized for signaling and control plane of the emerging New Generation Network (NGN) for converged mobile and fixed-to-wireless services. The transport network of the NGN is based on version 6 of the Internet protocol addressing scheme (IPv6). Interconnection with legacy PSTN and IPv4 transport systems are supported by using appropriate border or gateway functions. The functional entities (FEs) in the IMS layer interacts with the Applications and feature/services layer FEs to provide advanced or enhanced service to the endpoints. However, the challenges of reliability/availability, security/privacy, and service protection/regulation need to be addressed adequately in addition to seamless support of mobility and quality of service. Experts from Service provider, and Equipment manufacturer, and Industry Analysis domains will be in the panel to dissect these issues, and present cost-effective and operable solutions.

Bhumip Khasnabish
, Ph.D., is a distinguished member of technical staff at Verizon Laboratories, Waltham, Massachusetts. He works on various next-generation network architecture projects related to delivering enhanced voice and data services to business and residential customers. Khasnabish has authored and co-authored more than 130 patents, books, chapters, technical reports, and articles for various International archival journals/magazines, and referenced conference proceedings. His recent book entitled, „Implementing Voice over IP‰ [ISBN: 0-471-21666-6] is currently in second printing. He is also a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Network and Systems Management, and an adjunct faculty member of Brandeis University and Bentley College.

Panel 6
Wednesday Morning, 13 September 2006, 8:30am – 10:00am
IPTV -- The Wave of the Future in Content Distribution, Here Today

Chair: Daniel Minoli, Capital One Financial, USA

IPTV services are rapidly becoming an important technology and business component in next generation media services. IPTV services enabling advanced content viewing and navigation by consumers at large are rapidly emerging and now becoming commercially available. These services enable traditional carriers to deliver Standard and High Definition video to their customers in support of their Triple Play strategies. This session discusses the basic IPTV technology, approaches, and mechanisms. Content capture, transcoding, encryption, national broadcast, local reception, and injection into a t elco environments are discussed. Also covered are: Conditional Access Management, Set-Top Box technologies and issues, and advanced services (e.g., VoD, PDR, etc.) In addition, the session covers delivery of video to cellphones and other advanced wireless technologies.

Daniel Minoli has many years of technical-hands-on and managerial experience in Enterprise Architecture, IT, telecom, and networking for financial companies and global carriers. His work in Enterprise Architecture covers a number of layers of the TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) model. He has done work in secure data centers, disaster recovery, business continuity, storage area networks, broadband communications, bandwidth-on-demand, and on-demand computing. He is the author of the well-received 2005 Wiley book: A Networking Approach to Grid Computing. Mr. Minoli has also written columns for ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, and Network Computing.

Panel 7
Wednesday Morning, 13 September 2006, 10:15am – 11:45am
The Broadband Access Revolution: What's Next?

Chair: Benny Bing, Associate Director, Georgia Tech Broadband Institute

Next-generation access networks will offer telecommunications, broadcasting, and Internet access from a wide variety of devices. However, network operators have a difficult choice among competing technologies - DSL, cable, optical, powerline, terrestrial wireless (mesh WiFi, WiMax, 3G cellular), and satellite. Key considerations to the choice include deployment cost and time, service range, and performance. This panel will bring together representatives from key stakeholders in a stimulating discussion of the various technology options, governmental regulations, and business models. It will provide a critical assessment of emerging broadband access solutions and study the issues related to seamless convergence for wireless and wireline access networks.

Benny Bing is an associate director of the Georgia Tech Broadband Institute. In early 2000, his book on wireless LANs was adopted by Cisco Systems to launch the Cisco-Aironet Wi-Fi product. He is currently an editor for the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, and has also guest edited for the IEEE Communications Magazine and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications. In addition, he was featured in the MIT Technology Review in a special issue on wired and wireless technologies as well as the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the IEEE Spectrum. His research interests include broadband access, wireless LANs, cognitive radio, and mobile TV.

EntNet 2006 features seven Technology Panels that are free of charge to all attendees holding an "Exhibits Plus" pass for IEC's Broadband World Forum-Americas. Registration for Broadband World Forum Americas is available at: