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Broadband Year 2000 is co-sponsored by:
Cahners In-Stat Group     Alcatel     The Phillips Group
The Executive Summit is sponsored by:
Yankee Group
Broadband Year 2000 Sponsors

America's Network

America's Network brings you a unique, well-organized package of original, independent reporting and business analysis of telecommunications technologies for today's public network. America's Network provides readers with a benchmark of what technologies and strategies make the best business sense, which solutions work and which remain unproven. America's Network also publishes Telecom Investor, Competitive Carrier, Wireless Americas and Network Reliability written for specific segments of the telecom market.

ASP Connection is a daily news and information resource for application service providers that host software on their own servers. Daily industry news, product updates, and events are just a few of the tools available. is geared toward managers and executives who need up-to-the-minute information in a quick-read format.

The ATM & IP Report

THE ATM & IP REPORT is a monthly newsletter on ATM and IP convergence, including products, services, markets and applications. This report covers the latest developments in ATM, DSL, IP and MPLS.

BROADBANDWORLD explores the success stories of recent broadband applications including wireless, cable DSL and ATM/IP convergence. The latest issue also includes a special report on DSL and the Enterprise.

bitpipe is an online daily news magazine focusing exclusively on these companies offering two-way cable telephony services. is updated throughout each business day with important information for owners, managers and competitors of these progressive cable systems. is an online daily news magazine that targets call center managers and decision makers worldwide. Our readers look to as an efficient and reliable news source to help them stay competitive.

CED is an online daily news magazine targeting decision makers at Competitive Local Exchange Carriers worldwide. Additionally, reaches thousands of CLEC professionals in consulting, agencies, associations, human resources, products and services.

Communication News

A monthly magazine serving Communications/MIS/
Network Managers, System Integrators and other business executives who buy and manage bandwidth and technologies for moving information through enterprise and service provider networks. Featuring case histories on the successful implementation of emerging technologies. Free subscriptions available onsite or online. is a online resource targeted towards DSL service providers. With daily updated news, a directory of telecom providers offering DSL services, a products and services directory, and an events calendar, is the single source of competitive information for busy telecom executives.

Global Knowledge Network

Global Knowledge, the world’s largest independent IT trainer, incorporates the latest Broadband technologies and equipment in four real-world formats: hands-on classroom training, hands-on on-site training, e-learning, and self-paced instruction. We offer training on Broadband, DSL, Frame Relay, ATM, and other High-Speed Networking courses.

Internet Industry Directory

The Internet Industry Directory is the most comprehensive resource guide serving ISPs and Internet professionals. The IID contains informative articles that explore ISP developments; interviews with industry professionals and ISP CEOs and presidents; as well as a complete directory of the products and services that Internet professionals rely on.

Visit us online at to order your free copy of the IID and to read the latest news regarding the ISP industry. a complete online source of information on emerging,facilities-based IP service providers throughout the world. A daily news site, includes technological, financial and regulatory news items on IP carriers, as well as a searchable IP directory to help you network within the industry. is a leading worldwide market intelligence provider, offering more than 6000 reports, newsletters, directories and databases from 250 top-tier partners. Our industry experts and high-information web site sift through the clutter to help clients define their questions and find the right products to answer those questions. We integrate strategic insights into key planning forums and onto the client desktop, helping Fortune 1000 executives, entrepreneurs and professional service firms make better decisions faster.

Women in Technology International


An organization for technology professionals in the financial industry.

The WSTA provides an educational and networking forum for information management and telecommunications technology professionals in the financial industry. Over 1,200 professionals (165 firms) participate via seminars, conference/trade fairs, the bi-monthly newsletter (the Ticker), emerging technology/market data user group meetings and social events.

The Broadband Year 2000
Program Advisory Committee
Berge Ayvazian Berge Ayvazian
President & CEO
Yankee Group
Eric Martineau Eric Martineau
US West !nterprise Network
Doug Barney Doug Barney
Executive Editor, News
John Morency John Morency
Executive Vice President
of Consulting
Sage Research

Dave Beering

Dave Beering
Infinite Global
Infrastructures, LLC

Fred Sammartino

Fred Sammartino
IP Marketing
Lucent Technologies

Gerry Kaufhold

Gerry Kaufhold
Principal Analyst,
Digital Television
Cahners In-Stat Group

Dennis Sullivan

Dennis Sullivan
Executive Director,
Corporate Marketing
Stellar One Corporation
Tim Kraskey
Tim Kraskey
Founder &
General Partner
Mentor Group, LLC
David Wright

David Wright
Full Professor
University of Ottawa

The Broadband Year 2000
Regional Advisory Council
The Regional Advisory Council plays an important role in the development of the Broadband Year event. The most significant contribution is the sharing of ideas. This relationship ensures that the event will feature all the technologies, products, conferences and seminars that are of interest to you and your co-workers, and that the event creates a link to the local technical community. The prestigious group is made up of the regions' top professionals - VPs, CTOs, IT Directors, System Engineers, Network Managers/Engineers, Strategic Planners and Technical Architects. So you're guaranteed to get a top-notch technical education!
Steve Blumenfeld
VP Private Networks
  Steve Hightower
Chief Technology Officer
Lockheed Martin Aerospace
Mike Matheson
VP Provisioning
First Family Internet access
   Jorge Villegas
Technical Director of Educational Technical Services
D'Anza College
Mike Wilson
Director Internet Content
  Abe Beggin
Chief Technology Officer
D'Anza College
Lloyd Rochon
Network Manager
Pacific Bell Internet Services
  Victor George
Chief Technology Officer
Innetix Inc.
Mark Bijok
Network Administrator
Pacific Bell Internet Services
  Grace Ge
Technical Advisor
Gil Leano
Network Administrator
Pacific Bell Internet Services
  Dan Bustillos
Dialup Systems Admin.
Richard Wade
VP of Professional Services
Preferred Computer Sol.
  Steve Wilder
Andy Davis
VP of Sales and Marketing
Preferred Computer Sol.
  David Rand
Chief Technology Officer
Abovenet Communications
M.G. Gaston
Dir. Career/Comm. Svcs.
DeVry Institute
  John Keagy
Chief Technology Officer
InReach Internet
Bill Massey
Professor of Computer Science
DeVry Institute
  Nina Wilcox
Director of Systems Administration
Red Shift Internet Services
Keith Nesson
Network Architect
FSC End 2 End Prof. Services
  Karl Van Lear
Red Shift Internet Services
Benny Ng
Product Manager
Hurricane Electric
  Bill Nance
Associate VP Instruction Research Services
San Jose State University
Kevin Lauf
Product Manager
Hurricane Electric
  Mark Weisler
Senior Director of Network and Telecommunication Services
San Jose State University

Mark Kerstein
VP of Research
Cahners In-Stat Group














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