The State of Telecom--A Trans-Atlantic Dialogue

Columbia University
New York, NY
October 20, 2006
9:00am-5:00pm · 142 Uris Hall

The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) and Institut de l'Audiovisuel et des Télécommunications en Europe (IDATE) will link their respective annual reviews of the North American and European telecommunications and information industries.

o What is the relative health of the telecom, cable, and internet communications industries in Europe and North America?

o Are multiple broadband infrastructures sustainable?

o How are technology trends shaping the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industries in Europe and North America?

o How are telecom consumers (individuals and businesses) doing and how will consumers shape the regulatory and business environment?

o What are the trends in Europe and North America regarding regulation and public policy in the era of convergence, particularly network neutrality and open access.
Public Sector Speakers

o GABRIELLE GAUTHEY, Board Member, French Electronics Communication Regulatory Authority

o MATTHIAS KURTH, President, German Federal Network Agency

o STEFANO MANNONI, Commissioner, Italian Communications Authority

o HAROLD FURCHTGOTT-ROTH, former COMMISSIONER, Federal Communications Commission

o JACK GOLDBERG, Vice Chairman, Connecticut Board of Public Utility Control

Private Sector Speakers:

Alcatel Olivier Baujard – Chief Technical Officer
France Telecom Jacques Champeaux – Exec. Vice President

AT&T Brent Olson, Asst. Vice President
IBM Joe Ziskin, VP Strategy, Global Telecom Industry

Balhoff & Rowe Robert Rowe, Senior Partner
Lagardere Philippe Camus, Chairman

Bell Canada Lawson Hunter - Exec. Vice President
Merrill Lynch Gene Campbell, Analyst

BT Americas Dwight C. Rees, Head of Sales
Motorola Tony Zona, VP Strategy and Business Development

Cisco Robert Pepper, Sr. Managing Director
Telecom Italia Andrea Camanzi

Deutsche Telekom Klaus-Peter Statz, CEO and President
Verizon Business Randy Milch, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel

Fibernet Jon DeLuca, President & CEO
Vodafone Richard Feasey, Director-Group Public Policy


Register online at Corporate rate: $200. Columbia faculty and staff: $50. Columbia students: free, without lunch, $10 with lunch. Please contact Ben Bloom at 212-854-4222 for special registration arrangements. See for agenda and additional information.