WASHINGTON, Thursday, May 23, 2013 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will co-sponsor VCXC‘s (Voice Communication Exchange) June 12, 2013 “Start!Forum” at Wiley Rein, 1776 K Street NW in Washington, DC.
Use promocode “BBBC” for free registration at http://vcxc.org/june12th .
The VCXC Start!Forum marks the first annual meeting of the telecom industry’s historic transition to all-IP networks. The VCXC Start! Campaign speeds the transition by facilitating industry dialogue and engaging the public during briefings, beta testing, and webinars. The clock started for a six year all hands on deck transformation of telecom to HD voice and all-IP networks at VCXC’s June 15, 2012 IP Transition as Grand Challenge event. The day covers three themes addressing the breadth of the issues driving the transition to all-IP networks – IP Communications as a new force shaping geopolitics, Moore’s Law and software innovation driven networks and services, and the coming transformation of communication policy. The event provides a unique networking opportunity for the diverse groups working to realize a bright future for the communication industry and communicating public.
Telecommunications experts, policy-makers, journalists, government officials and others following the transition to all-IP networks are invited to attend this event.
Richard Wiley, Partner, Wiley Rein . Mr. Wiley heads the firm’s 80-attorney Communications Practice, the largest in the nation. As Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), he advocated increased competition and lessened regulation in the communications field. Mr. Wiley played a pivotal role in the development of HDTV in this country, serving for nine years as Chairman of the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service. He represents a number of major communications- oriented organizations, including Verizon, AT&T, Newspaper Association of America, Motorola, Viacom/CBS, Sirius Satellite Radio, LG and Toshiba. Mr. Wiley also is a frequent author and lecturer on telecommunications and information law.
Peggy Johnson, President Global Market Development, Qualcomm. Ms. Johnson is responsible for commercializing new business opportunities and developing strategic relationships for the company. Notably, she oversees Qualcomm Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. that serves as an incubator focused on launching new businesses and products, as well as exploring new market segments for Qualcomm technologies. Johnson also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.
George Gilder, Publisher, Gilder Technology Report. George Gilder is chairman of Gilder Group, Inc. and a senior fellow at Seattle’s Discovery Institute, where he directs Discovery’s program on high Technology and Democracy. Gilder is a contributing editor at Forbes, a frequent writer for major business publications and the author of several books on society, politics, and economics. His books on emerging technologies and technology sectors, including Microcosm, Life After Television, Telecosm, and The Silicon Eye.
The event will take place at the Wiley Rein Conference Center, 1776 K St. NW, Washington, DC, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Registration required via http://vcxc.org/june12th
The Broadband Breakfast Club schedule can be viewed at http://broadbandbreakfastseries.eventbrite.com .
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