2007 Keynote Speakers
The SubOptic 2007 program will cover virtually every aspect of the undersea telecommunications industry. These presentations will also be strongly relevant to related fields. The presence of Mr. Lanier, Ambassador Gross and Mr. Karlgaard will enliven and enlighten the entire audience of conference attendees.
About Keynote Speakers:
Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, visual artist and author. The recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lanier has a regular column, Jarons World, in Discover Magazine and holds several advisory positions, including his membership on the Science Board of the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center. He was named one of the top 100 remarkable people of the Global Business Network.
David Gross has served in his current position since August 2001 as the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. He began his career in communications more than 25 years ago, specializing in communications and telecommunications law. Since joining the State Department, Amb. Gross has led delegations to the U.N.s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperations (APEC) Telecommunications Working Group forum, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He has also served as a member of the United Nations Information and Communications Technologies Task Force. During his tenure, Amb. Gross has conducted bilateral discussions at senior levels with representatives from more than 70 countries and advocated for the creation of enabling legal and regulatory environments around the world.
Richard Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes Magazine the worlds most popular business and financial magazine. He is a speaker and author of the twice-monthly column, Digital Rules. He also is the author of the book, Life 2.0 How People Across America Are Transforming Their Lives by Finding the Where of Their Happiness. Karlgaard has co-founded two companies (Garage Technology Ventures, in 1997; and Upside Magazine in 1988) and one civic organization (the 5,500-member Churchill Club in 1985).