The Communication Revolution – The Future is Almost Here, or Is It?

Date(s) - November 11, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Why is this ATP year-ending event so important for your calendar? Our networks are undergoing the most rapid change we’ve ever seen, which will open major opportunities for us all, as well as some risks. Consumers and businesses have ever-growing demands for data services and richer communications. As our partners in the event, GSMA, share: “The strategic importance of IP-based solutions is clear; having all-IP based infrastructure and services enables operators to deliver a broader, deeper communications portfolio – incorporating voice, data, video and other rich communication services. Embracing the all-IP future solution is vital for operators if they are to retain customer relevance.”

You won’t want to miss the networking and discussion with leading communication technology experts; what are their companies and teams doing to prepare for the communication technology NETWORKS of the future.

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Val RahmaniVal Rahmani, Teradici

Val Rahmani, has over 30 years of customer-driven business and technical leadership. Val served as General Manager of IBM’s Internet Security Systems (ISS) division after IBM’s $1.3 billion acquisition of the company. At ISS, she was responsible for the strategic direction, growth and integration of all ISS products, services and research into IBM’s overall security offerings. Prior to ISS, Val held several general management roles within IBM, including multi-billion dollar hardware, software and services businesses. Her IBM experience includes UNIX, mainframe, telco, utilities, global wireless and media markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She also ran a strategy unit, where she focused on emerging markets, global alliances and services business models. Val was born in the United Kingdom and first came to the United States as Executive Assistant to Lou Gerstner, soon after he became Chairman and CEO of IBM. Val is an accomplished speaker, keynoting security industry events such the RSA conference in 2008. Val holds an MA and a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University in England, and is a member of the British aerobatics team.


Ron Hutchins – CTO & Associate Vice Provost

Georgia Tech

Ron Hutchins is Associate Vice Provost for Research and Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Office of Information Technology, at Georgia Institute of Technology and heads the Academic and Research Technology Department in OIT. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science at Georgia Southern College. His current fields of interest and development are centered on computer networking, but are divided into four primary facets: production network management; educational collaboration technologies; high-speed large-scale network design and management; and mobile and nomadic computing.

Since 1991, Dr. Hutchins has overseen operations and development of the Georgia Tech computer network, one of the largest academic campus networks in the Southeast. He is technical lead for the Southern Crossroads project, an aggregation of 22 universities, state education networks and research labs in the southeast. Dr. Hutchins has developed innovative collaborations with area schools and learning centers to utilize technology to enhance the learning process. Nomadic computing and remote access are the core of his doctoral research.

Michael PoffenbergerMichael Poffenberger – Global Director, Corporate Business Development


Michael Poffenberger currently acts as a Global Director of Corporate Business Development for the GSMA. Prior to the GSMA, Michael has worked primarily in executive product and strategy roles in the technology and telecommunications sector for Cox Communications, BellSouth (AT&T), Computer Associates and Navteq (Nokia). Most recently, Michael was responsible for Cox Communications’ Wireless Product Management and Strategy focused on their JV, MVNO, MNO and Targeted Metro WiFi initiatives. Additionally, Michael has 16+ telecommunications related patents and patent applications.

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