K. Goyal (GTE, U.S.A.)
- Network and Service Management - The Next Generation
Dr. Shri K. Goyal is the Program Director in Operations Systems Laboratory of GTE Laboratories in Waltham, Massachusetts. He has been with GTE over twenty years and has led the research and development on Intelligent Systems . His major contributions have been in conceiving and applying advanced technologies for the development of Intelligent Operation Support Systems. Dr. Goyal has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the North Carolina State University in Raleigh and a Masters degree from Allahabad University in India. He has published extensively and has made contributions to two books. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Expert Systems with Applications (Pergamon Press) and Journal of Network and Systems Management (Plenum Press). Dr. Goyal actively participates in various professional activities. He is a Member of Program Committee IM and was Technical Chair NOMS' 94 and General Co-Chair NOMS' 96. He was CNOM Chair 1996-1998 and is the current EntNet Chair. In recognition of his contributions, Dr. Goyal has received many awards, including GTE's most prestigious Leslie H. Warner award for developing applications within GTE and an Invention Promotion Board award in India. He holds a US patent and two patents in India. He is a member of AAAI and an IEEE Fellow.
Elizabeth K. Adams (NMF Managing Director, U.S.A.)
- Exploiting Common Ground
Elizabeth K.(Beth) Adams is Managing Director and chief operating officer of NMF, an international consortium of more than 240 service providers, computer and communications systems suppliers, and private network operators. NMF provides industry leadership in the area of management system integration, platform standardization and service management automation. Its work allows communications providers to achieve service quality improvements and cost savings. Adams, an independent consultant, is a recognized expert in the area of service management, with over 25 years of experience. She has authored or edited numerous guidebooks, papers and articles on the subject, and co-authored The Lean Communication Provider published by McGraw-Hill. She has been a featured speaker at conferences held throughout North and South America, Europe and Pacific Rim. Prior to the NMF, Adams held a variety of positions within AT&T and former Bell System, including managing central office switching operations, developing service provisioning processes to meet divestiture requirements, and leading the development and operational management of two multibillion dollar switched services. Adams holds a BA in English from Marietta College and MBA from Rutgers University.
Mario Campolargo(EC DGXIII, EU)
- Management - a key enabler for global communications
- The work of the European R&D Programme ACTS -
Mario Campolargo is a Principal Scientific
Officer with the European Commission DG XIII, co-ordinating the work on
Service Engineering and Communications Management within the ACTS Programme,
the European R&D Programme in advanced telecommunications. Mario Campolargo
has 20 years of experience in the telecommunication field; he spend 12
years of its carrier in the R&D Center of Portugal Telecom where he
was responsible for Software development and later, in 1990, he joined
the European Commission. Mario Campolargo has a Degree in Electrical Engineering
by University of Coimbra – Portugal, has aMSc Degree in Computing Science
by the Imperial College – London, has a Post graduate Diploma in Management
by the Ecole de Commerce de Solvay – Brussels and received a “Diplome d’Etudes
Europeennes” by Universite Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve - Belgium.
Nobuo Fujii (NTT, Japan)
- Multimedia Business and Service Operations
FUJII joined NTT electrical communications
laboratories in 1979 after finishing the master course of engineering at
the graduate school of OSAKA University. He has been working on R &
D of operations system for NTT's transmission networks that include SDH
and ATM. He moved to NTT multimedia promotion headquarter in 1996 from
NTT Optical Network System Laboratories in order to develop the networked
visual communication services and business. He was a key member to establish
NTT Phoenix Communications Network, Inc. He is a member of IEICE and IEEE.
Shoichi Noguchi (President of Aizu
- New Network Technology and its Impact to Future Society
Shoichi Noguchi, born in Tokyo on March 5th, 1930, received his B.E., M.E. and D.E. degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai. He joined the Research Institute of Electrical Communication at Tohoku University in 1960. A Professor at the same University from 1971 to 1993. Dr. Noguchi had been Director of the Computer Center, Tohoku University from 1984 to 1990 and Director of Research Center for Applied Information Science from 1990 to 1993, Tohoku University. He had been professor of Nihon University, Faculty of Engineering from 1993 to 1997. Dr. Noguchi was President of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) from 1995 to 1997. He is President of the University of Aizu since April 1997. His main area of interests is information science theory and computer network fundamentals. He has also been active in the area of parallel processing, computer network architecture, and knowledge engineering fundamentals.
Hyun-Woo Kim (Vice President of Korea
-Toward Interoperable Telecommunications Network Management
Hyun-Woo Kim has over 32 years of experience in the telecommunications fields. He is currently a Vice President of Network Management Technology Lab(NMTL)/Korea Telecom responsible for the research of telecommunications network management architecture and systems. Prior to joining Korea Telecom in 1984, he worked for Ministry of Communications from 1966 to 1978. And also he was served as a Principal researcher for ETRI(Electrotechnology & Telecommunication Research Institute), leading the digital switching system development project from 1978 to 1983. He received BS and MS from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, in 1967 and 1969 respectively. He is a board member of KICS and IEEK of Korea.