Show Overview

Conference Keynotes

Opening Keynote
Wednesday, June 28, 2000
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Leo J. Hindery   

Leo J. Hindery, Jr.
Chief Executive and Director
Global Crossing

While broadband technology has progressed a great deal within the last few years, the industry is still very much in its infancy. Voice and data communications technology are progressing at a record pace. Where is the industry heading? Is there a broadband silver bullet? Leo J. Hindery, Jr., CEO, Global Crossing, will address where the industry has been and where the future of broadband technology lies in this exciting opening keynote.

DSL: Move at Lightning Speed
Wednesday, June 28, 2000
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Robert Knowling, Jr.    

Robert Knowling, Jr.
Chairman, CEO and President
Covad Communications

For many years, DSL has been spoken of as an up and coming service that would provide lightning fast, "always on" access to the internet. Now DSL has come in to its own. Listen to the challenges encountered, the lessons learned and what the future of DSL is from Robert Knowling, Chairman, CEO and President of Covad Communications, a leading national broadband services provider of high-speed Internet and network access utilizing DSL technology.

The Challenges of Life in the Fast Lane
Thursday, June 29, 2000
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

   John Sidgmore 

John W. Sidgmore
Vice Chairman, MCI WorldCom
Chairman, UUNET

With demand for Internet bandwidth growing at unprecedented rates, today's telecommunications companies are facing challenges on every level - from quality of service to scaling capabilities and beyond. John Sidgmore, Vice Chairman of MCI WorldCom and Chairman of UUNet, will discuss the changes and developments that are under way to help further the growth, reliability and expanded capabilities on Internet technology. He’ll cover developments in broadband access; breakthroughs in Internet access and management; and future trends in Internet and telecommunications convergence. Don’t miss this relevant and rousing keynote.

Jini Technology: Fasten Your Seatbelt
Thursday, June 29, 2000
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Greg Popodopolous   

Greg Papadopolous
Sun Microsystems

Broadband technology is all about connections; faster connections from the home as well as the business and connections that enable people to provide and receive information in real time. Enter Jini Technology. Join Greg Popodopolous, Chief Technology Officer for Sun Microsystems, Inc. as he discusses the future of Jini technology as it relates to broadband's future and details how ease of use and connectivity will revolutionize the services we receive and provide in the future.

Access! Access! Access!
The Great Access Debate Keynote Panel
Friday, June 30, 2000
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

It’s a hot button issue which everyone wants to hear the latest regarding new technologies, new development strategies and new offerings to the home and business. Attend this keynote panel where industry vanguards will provide answers to your most pressing questions. As a unique feature, submit your access questions prior to Broadband Year 2000 to ensure that your questions will be addressed. Submit your questions via email to


Peter Manetti
US West Wireless

Mark O’Leary
SVP - Commercial Services

Conference Synthesis & Conclusions
Friday, June 30, 2000
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Over the course of Broadband Year 2000, there will be a great deal of information shared and knowledge gained. You’re invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on the event’s most important findings. Your questions and insights are welcome.

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