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Reed E. Hundt

Reed Hundt is the CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital, a non-profit corporation, as well as Principal of private advisory firm, REH Advisors. He is on the board of directors of Intel Corporation and Kno, Inc., and also three non profit organizations, the United Negro College Fund, the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority of Connecticut, and the Advanced Energy Economy Institute. In addition, he is on the advisory board of the Yale School of Management, Peek Inc., Mytonomy and e-Access. Reed also serves on the Audit Committee of the Climate Reality Project and was Chairman of the Aspen Institute’s International Digital Economy Accord (IDEA) Project. Reed Hundt was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 1993-1997. Previously he was a partner at Latham & Watkins, an international law firm. He is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

Reed graduated from Yale College (1969) with a B.A. in History magna cum laude and honors with exceptional distinction in history. He graduated from J.D. Yale Law School (1974) where he was member of the executive board of the Yale Law Journal.


Nediljko Bilić

Nediljko Bilic is currently an independent consultant. Previously, he was the Ambassador for Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Czech Republic and Republic Slovakia, based in Praque. Prior that engagement, he was professor of electrical engineering on both the Traffic and Communications and Economics faculties in Sarajevo, where he taught digital and mobile telecommunications, wireless network access, and computer science for business applications. For about 40 years he also held senior executive positions at Energoinvest, Elektroprivreda B&H, and PTT BiH in Sarajevo, both in an advisory and management capacity.

Nediljko holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Belgrade University, an MSc from Sarajevo University, and a PhD in Electrotechnics and Management from Sarajevo University.


Dave Burstein

Dave Burstein has been editor of DSL Prime & Fast Net News since its inception in 1999. He’s working on a book, Gigabit Wireless: 5G, 4G, and Beyond. He wrote DSL: A Tech Brief (Wiley) and Web Video: Making It Great, Getting It Noticed (Peachpit). His analysis of the industry has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York and Los Angeles Times, the Wall StreetJournal, and government studies. He chaired three Fast Net Futures conferences, which featured the first public demonstrations of 100 megabit DSL.


Jim Chiddix

Jim Chiddix is a cable and technology industry veteran who spent fifteen years as CTO and chief engineer at Time Warner Cable. He and his team pioneered the use of optical fiber technology in cable systems, a transforming change in architecture that enabled two-way and streaming services, including video-on-demand and high-speed broadband access. Jim accepted a Technical Emmy Award for this work in 1994.

Jim also served as CEO at OpenTV Corp. in San Francisco, a provider of operating system and application software for video set-tops. Jim currently serves on the boards of telecom equipment maker Arris and 5G fixed-wireless service provider STARRY. He previously served on the boards of Virgin Media, Symmetricom and Dycom. Jim has also served on a number of other boards, including the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board at the National Research Council, and the boards at the Cable Center, the Society of Cable Television Engineers, N2Broadband, BigBand Networks, and CV-21 in Japan. Jim was inducted into the Cable Television Pioneers in 1991 and the Cable Hall of Fame in 2007.


Axel Clauberg

Axel Clauberg joined Deutsche Telekom in September 2011. Within the Group Headquarter Strategy & Technology Innovation team, Axel was responsible for Deutsche Telekom’s IP End to End and Infrastructure Cloud Architecture. Since the beginning of 2019, Axel is responsible for the Strategic Portfolio Management in the Telecommunication Services unit at T-Systems. He has more than 35 years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry and is known as an innovation leader in the Internet and Cloudification space. Before joining DT, he had various international leadership roles at Cisco Systems.

Axel represented Deutsche Telekom on the Boards of ONF, MEF and Linux Foundation Networking Fund. Axel is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board for the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).


Jean-Paul Cottet

Jean-Paul Cottet started his career in France Telecom/Orange in 1980 leading Network Operations Division of South of France. In 1982 he was in charge of launching the new telematics service Minitel. After a short period of time as policy officer/chargé de mission at Commissariat Général au Plan reporting to the Prime Minister, then as special advisor at Poste et Télécommunications Minister Office, he was appointed head of the “Seine et Marne” operations division. From 1992 to 1995, he was in charge of the France Sales Division, then he built-up the SOHO/SME Division. In 1996, he led the IPO of France Telecom at Paris and New-York Stock Exchange. Appointed to the Executive Committee of the group as General Secretary in charge of Public Relations, Communication and Regulation, in 2003 he became head of the International Division of France Telecom/Orange, and also CIO of the Group. From 2006 to 2008, he was in charge of the Field Interventions and Networks Division in France and then led the French B2B market division. In 2010, he was appointed to France Telecom/Orange Group Executive Committee, as Senior Executive VP for Group Marketing & Innovation, and Contents Activities. In 2013 he became Personal Advisor of Stephane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange. At the same time he was Chairman or Board member of several group companies abroad. Retired from Orange in 2016, he is now advisor for small and medium technology companies.

Jean-Paul is a graduate from Ecole polytechnique, Telecoms ParisTech. And Mines ParisTech, He is “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite”.


Luis Lada Diaz

Luis Lada Diaz was Telefónica CTO in the 1980s, managing director of AMPER, chairman of Telefónica Móviles and Telefónica de España, and a board member of many other technology companies. He is currently the non-executive chairman of Banco Inversis and Gamesa by Ence, and serves on the boards of Indra and Gamesa. Luis is a telecommunication engineer from the Madrid Polytechnic University and a Fellow of Spain’s Royal Academy of Engineering.


Giuseppe (Beppe) Donagemma

Beppe Donagemma is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in the information and communications technology industry and has an extensive background in global account management and international corporate leadership. Currently, he is the senior vice president of the European telecom division of Samsung. Previously, he was chairman of Electro Power Systems, a fuel cells producer. He is also a board member of E-blink, a wireless front-hauling company, and Linko, an application software innovator, and serves as an advisor to several other venture capital and private equity companies. Prior roles include vice president for Mobile Networks at Nokia with global responsibility, and executive vice president/general manager for the Nokia Siemens Networks European region. Beppe holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, as well as a non-degree Executive Masters in Strategy and Leadership.


Gerhard Fettweis

Gerhard P. Fettweis earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr’s supervision from RWTH Aachen in 1990. After one year at IBM Research in San Jose, CA, he moved to TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, with 20 companies from Asia/Europe/US sponsoring his research on wireless transmission and chip design. He coordinates the 5G Lab Germany, and 2 German Science Foundation (DFG) centers at TU Dresden, namely cfaed and HAEC. Gerhard is the CEO of the newly founded Barkhausen Institute – the German IoT Platform Institute.

Gerhard is a IEEE Fellow, a member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and the German Academy of Engineering (acatech). He has received multiple IEEE recognitions as well has the VDE ring of honor. In Dresden, his team has spun-out sixteen start-ups, and setup funded projects in volume of close to EUR 1/2 billion. He co-chairs the IEEE 5G Initiative, and has helped organizing IEEE conferences, most notably as TPC Chair of ICC 2009 and of TTM 2012, and as General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014.


Mike Galvin

Mike Galvin is a telecommunication engineer and specialist in broadband networks with 32 years of experience in BT. Mike has been a leader in providing the internet in the UK for the last 20 years and has extensive experience in leading large technology programms and working with both customers and the public sector. He has been responsible for the design, deployment, and management of some of the largest broadband networks in the UK. Mike was central to the rollout of “Broadband Britain” in the early 2000’s and a number of internet child protection initiatives.

Mike has held a number of Managing Director positions in BT plc, including overall responsibility for the rollout of BT’s fibre network, the delivery of the co-funded BDUK initiative with the public sector to deliver superfast internet to rural areas and management of BT’s Research Division. With over 15 years of experience working at a board level in technology research and innovation and in telecommunications, Mike has a wealth of experience in both fixed and mobile networks. Mike has an MSc in Telecommunication Engineering, and is a member of the IET and Fellow of the ITP. He formerly held non-executive positions with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and with Nominet.