DISINGUISHED EXPERTS PANEL
During the last two decades of the 20th Century, we have
witnessed a profound alteration in the way we live, work, entertain, and
inform ourselves. The eras of interactive broadband multimedia products
and services have invoked competition in the marketplace, altered business
strategies, and created competition between companies and between countries.
We have entered the Digital Revolution at the approximate
turn of the millennium with all the rich symbolism that entails. Vaguely,
we begin to see the future on the other side of the divide and hope that,
somehow, this new technology can be the catalyst for change. It is full
of excitement, promise, and hope. There truly is something exhilarating,
even liberating, about navigating around the Internet. The sensation is
akin to what a child might feel entering an overstocked candy store without
adult supervision, and realizing that everything in sight is free! The
Internet has offered a fully functioning Information Highway. As
such, it has provided an extraordinary opportunity to test out new and
emergent forms of media and entertainment, community and politics, trade
and commerce. In effect, the Internet has become the principal R&D lab
of the Digital Revolution itself, a sort of planet-wide petri dish in
which key genetic strands of twenty-first-century society are already
This panel session, consisting of distinguished member of
the telecom industry from all over the world, will bring the NOMS audience
the vision of the future and a broad multi-dimensional picture of the
changes that will guide us beyond the twenty first century, with special
focus on Internet Beyond the New Millennium.
Telcordia Technologies , Red Bank, NJ USA
Christian Rad is a Senior Scientist at Telcordia Technologies where
he is working on the Service Level Assurance and the dynamics of Service
Level Management. Before joining Telcordia, Christian was a Senior Member
of Technical Staff at AT&T and a major participant in the AT&T's ATM/SONET
Infrastructure Initiatives. His contributions have been in transport provisioning,
maintenance and restoration with the development of solutions for multivendor
networking and automated transport provisioning. He has made major contributions
to AT&T's FASTAR, Transport Self Identification Plan, and ATM/SONET transport
network deployment. His concept in fragmenting the network into identifiable
and manageable segments known as Service Path and Section is providing
solutions for automating the AT&T transport and SONET network provisioning
Christian Rad received his Ph.D. in 1973 in Nuclear Physics
from Texas A&M University, with postdoctoral work at the University of
California at Berkeley. Prior to joining AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1984,
Christian was on the MIT Physics faculty (1975-1980) and the scientific
research staff at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory .
Christian is an active member of IEEE and has served as
the technical program chair of Committee on Network Operations and Management
(CNOM) 1996-1998, and he is currently the vice chair of CNOM.
Vice President of Transport Systems Group, Fujitsu Ltd.
Masayoshi Ejiri is the Vice President and Chief Scientist of Transport
Systems Group at Fujitsu Ltd. He is responsible for telecommunications
management business/technology strategy for Fujitsu group's global activities.
Masayoshi, upon his graduation from the University of Tokyo, began his
professional career in 1967 at NTT. He was actively involved in transmission
systems development, visual communication systems development, nation-wide
digital transmission network planning and management. Prior to his departure
in 1995, as executive manger at NTT he was responsible for strategic planning
of service/network operations as well as management systems development.
Masayoshi has been an active member of ITU-T (formerly known
as CCITT) representing NTT on SG4. He is a regular writer and speaker
on telecommunications management and has been the keynote speaker at NOMS
'94, ISINM '95 (International Symposium on Integrated Network Management)
and IS&N '99 (Intelligence in Services and Networks). He served on the
international symposia and conferences as general co-chair of NOMS '96,
co-chair of ICC '97 GII Work Shop and general chair of APNOMS '98 (Asia-Pacific
NOMS). He also had been a chairman of Telecommunications Management Committee
in IEICE, Japan and Board member of TeleManagement Forum. Currently he
is a vice chair of IEEE Enterprise Networking Committee and Advisory Board
member of international symposia.
Director of Technology, Telstra Research Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia
Hugh S. Bradlow is Managing Director of Technology Strategy and
Research for Telstra. In this role he is responsible for developing Telstra's
strategy with regard to new technology and also for directing Telstra
Prior to joining Telstra in September 1995, Dr. Bradlow
was Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong
in Australia. During his time at the University of Wollongong (from 1987
to 1995), he directed the Center for Information Technology Research (CITR)
and was Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He also took leave of absence from his University duties for 4 years to
be Foundation Director of the NorTel Technology Center, an R&D facility
established on the campus of the University of Wollongong, by Northern
Before coming to Australia in 1987, Dr. Bradlow was Professor
of Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems) at the University of Cape
Town and a Control Systems Engineer at ICI Plastics Division in the United
Kingdom. D.r Bradlow is a graduate in electrical engineering from the
University of Cape Town in 1973 and received the D.Phil. degree for research
in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford. He is a
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering,
an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong and a Professorial
Fellow of the University of Melbourne.
Senior Director of Strategic Planning at MARCONI Communications,
Veli Sahin, Senior Director of Strategic Planning at MARCONI Communications,
has been working in communications networks for over 20 years. He spent
several years in distinct areas of communications systems such as transmission,
switching, packet switching, wireless communications, management systems,
and strategic planning working on as a Planner, Strategist, and Developer.His
current interest includes end-to-end integrated planning of DWDM, SDH/SONET,
ATM, IP, and Wireless Development of TMN based management systems for
multi service Products/Platforms/Networks, integrated management of technologies/products,
and planning and development of National/Global information Infrastructures
for the 21st century.
Veli received his Ph.D. in Multi Hop Packet Radio Networks
from Polytechnic University, and before joining MARCONI Communications
in April 1999, he was with Bell Labs/Bellcore, NEC America, and SAMSUNG
Telecommunications. He has over eighty internal and external publications
and co-author of a book entitled "Network Management into the 21st Century,"
IEEE Press, 1994. He has been active in organizing IEEE Conferences/Symposiums/Workshops.
Currently, he is the Chair of IEEE ComSoc technical Committee on Network
Operations and Management (CNOM), member of Journal on Network and Systems
Management (JNSM) Advisory Board and international Journal on Communications
Network (JCN) Editorial Board.
Veli is Co-Founder and first chair (12/95-6/98) of the newly
formed IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure (TCII);
NOMS'98 General, and Group Leader & IEEE ComSoc representative for 1998
Second International Conference on Information Infrastructure (ICII'98).
Director - Marketing and Communications, CSELT, Telecom Italia, Turin,
Roberto Saracco graduated in Computer Science and Mathematics.
During the seventies he was involved in Software Design for the first
Italian SPC systems. And, during the eighties he actively participated
in standardization activities at CCITT in the area of Formal Description
Since mid eighties he led research activities in Telecommunications
Management in CSELT. He has been directly or indirectly participating
in a number of international standardization organizations including CCITT,
OSI, ETSI and T1M1. He chaired the group at EU level for planning European
research activities in the area of software technologies and the EURESCOM
group designing the framework for European co-operation on TMN. He has
led the EURESCOM group on Information modeling for Pan European Services
and Network Management. He's a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal
on Network and Systems Management, and an active member of IEEE where
he chaired the Committee on Network Operations & Management in 1994-1996
and the Committee on Enterprise Networking in 1996-1998. He is currently
Secretary of the Technical Affair Council. During 1996-97 he was the chairman
of the Visionary Group on Super Intelligent Networks to steer the cooperative
research at EU level beyond year 2000. Since 1994 he has been the head
of the Marketing & Communications area in CSELT.
Director Ð Technology, British Telecom
After a period in BT's Research Labs in the UK, Tom Rowbotham went
to Intelsat, Washington DC to lead the Communications R&D. He returned
to the UK to head the undersea optical fiber system research, and took
charge of the BT R&D Laboratories in 1994. He became a member of the executive
team that set up Concert, a joint venture with MCI of USA. He was a Board
member of Fulcrum, the joint venture between BT and Fujitsu. He is now
Director of Technology at BT, a Group wide function responsible for the
technical research, strategy, standards and architecture of the company.
He is non-executive Vice Chairman of Flomerics plc, a specialist
in heat flow computer simulation, and is Chairman of KCC Ltd., a specialist
in electromagnetic computer analysis.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the
founding President of the TINA consortium, and founder of the FSAN consortium.
He is also a member of IEEE Foundation Board, the Deputy Chairman of the
IEE Electronics and Communications Divisional Board, and currently the
General Chairman of WTC 2000, and PIMRC 2000.
He is a visiting Professor at Kings College, London and
has written one-book and over 50 papers.
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