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Thursday, November 29, 2007      
  2:0 0 – 3:45 Panel 1: Empowering the Enterprise with State–of–the–art Voice Communication Services
Monroe West/Concourse Level
    Panel 2: Enterprise Wireless/Mobility Applications: Empowering People
International Ballroom Center/Concourse Level
  4:15 – 6:00 Panel 3: Ethernet and IP Service Delivery over Copper T1 Access Networks
Monroe West/Concourse Level
    Panel 4: Empowering the Enterprise with Integrated services: Fact or Fiction?
International Ballroom Center/Concourse Level
Friday, November 30th, 2007
  8:00 – 9:30 Panel 5: Securing the Global Enterprise
Georgetown East/Concourse Level
    Panel 6: Virtualizing the Global Enterprise
Georgetown West/Concourse Level
  10:00 - 11:45 Closing Plenary: Migrating the Global Enterprise to IPv6
Georgetown East/Concourse Level
Thursday, November 29, 2007
2:00 – 3:45  

Panel 1: Empowering the Enterprise with State–of–the–art Voice Communication Services

· What constitutes state-of-the-art voice communication service? (CallerID, CallFwd) è (FMC, VM Screening, Presence/Proximity based call routing)
· What are the challenges? – Deployment, Operations, Economics, etc.
· What are the end results? – Improve Productivity/Efficiency, Presence/Reachability, etc.
· What’s next?

Chair: Bhumip Khasnabish, Verizon

- Leonid Burakovsky, Juniper Networks
- J-Ch. Grégoire, INRS-EMT 
- Cristian Constantinof, Nortel Networks 
- Arata Koike, NTT Labs.
- Gary E. Smith, SOA Networks  

Bhumip Khasnabish , SM-IEEE, PhD, is a distinguished member of technical staff at Verizon Laboratories, Waltham, Massachusetts.   He works on various NGN projects related to delivering enhanced voice, data, and video services to business and residential customers. Previously Bhumip worked in Bell-Northern Research (BNR) Ltd. designing, implementing, and leading implementation of trunking and traffic management software modules for Passport® multi-service switch.   Dr. Khasnabish has authored/co-authored more than 150 patents, books, chapters, technical reports, Industry Standards contributions, 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.   Previously he co-edited "Multimedia Communications Networks: Technologies and Services" [ISBN-10: 0890069360, ISBN-13: 978-0890069363]. Bhumip 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.
2:00 - 3:45  

Panel 2: Enterprise Wireless/Mobility Applications: Empowering People

Mobile and wireless applications are emerging at a phenomenal rate as hand-held devices are becoming more powerful, and wireless network coverage is becoming ubiquitous. These applications promise to empower people as business professionals, citizens, and individuals, as they are able to be on-line anytime and anywhere. With such exciting possibilities in mind, this panel is going to ask and answer the following questions:
· What is exciting (and perhaps scary) about the state of the art in mobile and wireless (M & W) applications?
· What are the emerging M&W applications in m-Commerce?
· Which are the key enabling technologies for the M & W applications of tomorrow?
· For enterprise network architects and managers, what are the lessons learned from (or trends predicted by) mobile consumers?
· What are the M & W market forces and disruptive technologies to watch closely?
· What will M & W applications look like in three years? In ten years?

Chair: David Yates, Bentley College

- Edy Almer, Independent Consultant, http://www.sandisk.com/
- Nick Forgues, Sprint, http://www.sprint.com/
- Jeff Lee, ioGlobal, http://www.io-me.com/
- Jonathan Turner, Mobile Satellite Ventures, http://www.msvlp.com/

David Yates is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Bentley College. Yates's expertise includes computer networking, data communications, sensor networks, embedded systems, operating systems, and computer architecture. Before joining Bentley, David held positions at the University of Massachusetts and Boston University. His work on topics such as sensor networks, content management & distribution, multimedia & streaming media, networked servers, network security, wireless & mobile computing, and scalable Internet architectures has been published and presented at international symposiums and conferences, and appeared in refereed journals. With various colleagues, he holds several U.S. patents for processes and equipment related to computer networking, content management, and mobile computing. He has given numerous invited talks and tutorials, and is a consultant to several companies developing Internet and sensor technologies. In the corporate arena, David was a co-founder and vice president of software development at InfoLibria - a startup that grew to become a leading provider of hardware and software for building content distribution and delivery networks. The company also won product and engineering awards from Network magazine, Data Communications magazine, and the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council before its 2003 acquisition by Certeon. Active in several professional organizations, David has been a referee for submissions to journals and conferences for the ACM and IEEE. He holds a PhD and MSc from the University of Massachusetts. He also holds a BSc from Tufts University.
4:15 – 6:00  

Panel 3: Ethernet and IP Service Delivery over Copper T1 Access Networks

T1 circuits are the most ubiquitous access network technology for business voice and data networking in the U.S. An enterprise can obtain a T1 circuit at any of their locations, but less than 14% of enterprises in the U.S. have access to fiber. Ethernet over copper T1s has emerged as a viable technology for delivering broadband data services to enterprises and enabling enterprises to build Ethernet-based WAN networks. Legacy T1 circuits are now being repurposed to provide Ethernet connectivity to the enterprise to access new IP or Ethernet Layer 2 VPN services. There are several technologies that can deliver Ethernet and IP services over copper access networks. Key considerations to the choice include deployment cost, time to circuit activation and provisioning, distance of site from carrier facilities, service manageability, and bandwidth options. This panel will bring together representatives from key stakeholders in a stimulating discussion of the various technical and architectural options. It will also provide a critical assessment of Ethernet over copper solutions and study the business and technical considerations associated with their deployment for enterprise WAN connectivity and managed services.

Chair: Jim Pizzirusso, Systems Engineering, Turin Networks

Randolph C. Nicklas
, Chief Technical Officer, XO Communications
Ralph Santitoro, Director of Carrier Ethernet Solutions, Turin Networks

Jim Pizzirusso has been in data communications for the last thirteen years working in Network Architecture, Network Engineering, Network Planning, Service Development, and Systems Engineering. Currently, he is a Systems Engineer at Turin Networks' - a leading supplier of carrier Ethernet and IP optimized metro service edge network equipment. Prior to Turin, Pizzirusso has spent time at technology startups developing carrier class network architectures for service providers, wireless networks, and triple play deployments leveraging Ethernet, RPR, and MPLS. He also held Management positions in Engineering and Operations positions and AT&T, CERFnet, and Teleport Communications Group (TCG) and System Engineering positions at Packet Design and Luminous Networks.
4:15 – 6:00  

Panel 4: Empowering the Enterprise with Integrated services: Fact or Fiction?

There is now a global interest by all the telcos in Europe, Asia, and North America to enter the IPTV and DVB-H market in order to replace revenues that have eroded to Cable TV companies and wireless providers. Nearly all the traditional telcos worldwide are looking into these technologies at this juncture. Telcos need to compete with cable companies, and IPTV and DVB-H is the way to do it. This panel provides an up-to-date review of the technology, approaches and protocols to support integrated triple play services.

Chair: Daniel Minoli, SES Americom

- Daniel Minoli,
SES Americom (IPTV Technology, Approaches and Protocols)
- David Yates, Bentley College (DVB-H Technology, Approaches and Protocols)

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.
Friday, November 30th , 2007
8:00 – 9:30  

Panel 5: Securing the Global Enterprise

Everything is Vulnerable:
Well-documented recent studies show that cyber attacks continue to remain a substantial threat to organizations of all types. In 2006, there were more than 8,000 new vulnerabilities discovered and the number is expected to continue to rise in the coming years. Considering that with each vulnerability that is discovered there is the potential to
disrupt or bring a company's business to a complete halt, organizations must take risk assessment seriously and determine how each risk will be handled.

All too often companies and security professionals misplace their faith and reliance on technology. Even the latest technology, protecting the wrong assets, provides a company little security. Understanding business operations and the company's exposure to risk is the first step in selecting the 'right' technology to establish real information security.

This panel discussion will explore the need for security professionals to shift their focus away from reactive technical solutions to
operational, asset value-based technology implementations tied to a continuous risk assessment methodology.

Chair: Jake Kouns, President, Open Security Foundation

- Justin Morehouse, Director of Security Assessments, Fishnet Security
- Barry Kouns, Principal, SQM Advisors
- Scott Montgomery, VP of Product Management, Secure Computing

Jake Kouns is a business-focused technology and information security executive with an extensive knowledge base and international experience.   Kouns is currently the Director of Security and Network Services for a specialty insurance company.  Prior to his current role he was Senior Network Security Manager for Capital One, a fortune 200 financial institution.  He holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Security from James Madison University. He also holds numerous certifications including ISC2's CISSP, ISACA's CISM and CISA.   Jake is also co-founder and President of the Open Security Foundation which oversees the operations of the Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB).  The goal of the OSVDB project is to provide accurate, detailed, current, and unbiased technical information on security vulnerabilities.   Kouns' primary focus is to provide management oversight and define the strategic direction the project.
8:00 – 9:30  
Panel 6: Virtualizing the Global Enterprise

– SOA advancements and SOA Networking
– Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF, etc.)
– XML, Web Services, and SOA Networking
– Network Architecture Framework Enterprise applications of the latest data center virtualization technologies
– Server technology and virtualization; Linux
– Storage virtualization; SANs
– Network virtualization and network–based computing

Chair: Gary E. Smith, SOA Networks

Gary Smith graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1979 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and major in Computer Science. In 2000, he received a Diploma in Programming in Object Oriented Software Technologies from the University of Alberta. Gary has worked in a variety positions including R&D, product development, and product management and various roles for the following companies: VeriSign, Illuminet, MessagingDirect, TELUS Communications, and Nortel Networks. Products and applications he was responsible for included: Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) applications, secure email messaging applications, Electronic Bill Presentation and Payment (EBPP) applications, Telephone Systems, Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) applications, and a variety of Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions. Gary writes articles, blogs and speaks on Service-Oriented Networking and related topics. He manages a series of web sites and blogs: THE SOA NETWORK and provides consulting on SOA Networking: interoperability, management, governance, security, and identity. Presently he is gesmith@soanetworks.com
10:00 - 11:45  
Closing Plenary: Migrating the Global Enterprise to IPv6


- ARIN Posts Warning on IPv4 Address Exhaustion

The available IPv4 resource pool has now been reduced to the point that ARIN is compelled to advise the Internet community that migration to IPv6 is necessary for any applications that require ongoing availability from ARIN of contiguous IP number resources.
- 5 Telcoms Win GSA Contract

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2007 -- AT&T, Level 3, MCI, Qwest and Sprint were awarded telecommunications contracts worth up to $20 billion over 10 years by the US General Services Administration (GSA), the agency announced Thursday.

The Department of Commerce released the first independent study of the fast emerging IPv6 market space, with focus on the ROI when transitioning to IPv6. The reports concludes that IPv6 will create a services market of 25 Billion dollars over the next quarter century generating 10 Billion dollars of cost savings EVERY YEAR. Every dollar invested returns 10 dollars in cost savings. The press however went ranting with sensational headlines that the move to v6 will cost 25 M$ over the next 25 years. Either people cannot do the math or some people do not want to take strong stances. In both cases, an excellent report got wasted missing a major opportunity to show leadership.

Again, the IT industry is called for action. IT professionals are always seduced in the end by simplicity when they have pushed complexity to its extreme and the last code line won't make it. The return to end to end will blow fresh oxygen into design of new superior networks and end to end applications.

IPv6 will be largely driven by technology refresh and technology/business case. The perception that IPv6 will replace IPv4 is incorrect since IPv6 was designed to cater for many deployment scenarios, starting with extension of the packet technology and therefore supporting IPv4 with transition models to keep IPv4 working even for ever and then to cater for new uses and new models that require a combination of features that were not tightly designed or scalable in IPv4 like IP mobility, end to end connectivity, end to end services, ad hoc services; to the extreme scenario where IP becomes a commodity service enabling lowest cost deployment of large scale sensor networks, RFID, IP in the car, to any imaginable scenario where networking adds value to commodity.

This session will address the technical and business issues at stake when designing an IPv6 strategy for a large ISP, for a corporate enterprise and for an SME.

The following topics will be debated:

-  IPv4 Address Space Count Down by end of 2009 (Internet Y2K in the making):
-  Technology Transition Plan of IPv6
-  Worldwide Deployment of IPv6
-  New Business Opportunities
-  3 case studies:
                  - Corporate Enterprise business case: Bechtel
                   - Large ISP Business case: NTT-Verio
                   - SME Business Case: Consultant
- Vision & Roadmap

Chair: Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 Forum

- David Rubal, Cisco
- Fred Wettling - Bechtel Fellow, Technology Strategy Manager, Bechtel Corporation;
Executive Director, IPv6 Business Council;
Chairman, Network Applications Consortium
- Cody Christman, Director of Product Engineering, Global IP Network, NTT America
- Junaid Islam, CTO, Piano Networks

Chair: Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 Forum

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.


Panelist: Fred Wettling - Bechtel Fellow, Technology Strategy Manager, Bechtel Corporation
Executive Director, IPv6 Business Council

Chairman, Network Applications Consortium
Network World's "Most Powerful People in Networking"#19

Fred Wettling manages technology standards and strategies for Bechtel Corporation, one of the world’s premier engineering, construction, and project management companies. Wettling is one of 18 Bechtel Fellows out of a population of 40,000. He is sponsoring the enterprise IPv6 initiative within Bechtel. Fred is active within and outside of Bechtel promoting standards-based technology interoperability that support global enterprise business needs. Wettling is a member of the North American IPv6 Task Force and Executive Director of the IPv6 Business Council. He has been active in the Network Applications Consortium (NAC) since 1997 and has served as the NAC’s chairman for the past four years. Network World selected Fred as of the 50 most powerful people in networking in 2003, 2004, and 2005. He is a senior member of Cisco’s Enterprise and Federal Technical Advisory Boards.

Panelist: Junaid Islam
CTO, Piano Networks

Junaid Islam has played a leading role in the development and commercialization of many data networking technologies. Junaid played a major role in the development of Frame Relay at StrataCom as well as VoIP and MPLS at Cisco. Junaid has multiple inventions and patents to his credit including the industry's first Gigabit speed deep packet inspection platform which is the foundation of Bivio Networks and the PIANO mobility protocol. Junaid also shares patent for the distribution of live HDTV over IP infrastructure with Emmy award winning producer Don Mischer.

Panelist:David Rubal
Cisco’s US/Canada Federal Partner Systems Engineering Lead

David Rubal is Cisco’s US/Canada Federal Partner Systems Engineering Lead. His team is responsible for providing innovative solutions with Federal partners to US Government agencies.

An accomplished executive with more than 27 years in telecommunications, technology standardization and complex enterprise architectures, David’s leadership and vision has guided commercial, enterprise, service providers, and Federal government agencies
through the challenges of service oriented, multi-layer IP-centric networking.

A thought leader in partner strategies, David is also a leader in Cisco’s Worldwide IPv6 Task Force where he has specific responsibility for US/Canada Channels. He and this team of business, product and technology leaders are guiding Cisco through the global IPv6 opportunity. In the industry, David is recognized as a global thought leader in IPv6 and next generation Internet and communications strategies. He is an active member of the IPv6 Forum as well as the North American and Mid-Atlantic IPv6 Task Force bodies. As a subject matter expert, David is regularly featured as a speaker and panelist in public IPv6 and next generation Internet conferences.


Panelist: Cody Christman
Director of Product Engineering
NTT Communications | NTT America

As director of product engineering, Cody Christman directs a team of senior engineers in designing products to meet strategic business objectives for the NTT Communications Global IP Network.

Christman is a published IPv6 and network security expert.  He leads an engineering team on the development of managed security products, Service Level Agreements, IPv6 access products, L2VPN services, DDoS Mitigation products, and backbone QoS research. Prior to working at NTT Communications, Christman held systems engineering positions with both American Management Systems and U S WEST.

Christman earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University, and a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, Boulder.







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