Date: Monday, November 15th, 2010, 12:30 pm, SB 111
Title: Titan Against Titan: What Technologies Will Win?
Speaker: Dr. John Waclawsky
We will discuss innovation and technology trends that are driving the world from one of heavily centralized Telco/Cableco control to increasingly decentralized Internet and Web environments. The presentation will provide some important background material regarding innovation/technology trends and directions that have lead to the current technology mix and resulting "political" situation. We will also explore both future technology possibilities (as well as the technology impossibilities) and will outline opportunities for the edge and core networking areas. Because of the decentralized shift, companies are lucky if the Internet is not just disrupting their activities, because in most cases the Internet through decentralized communications is re-defining markets. The Internet and associated technologies have become an integral part of business and are now progressing as a vital part of the very fabric of society. Artifacts of centralized core networking environments will be discussed, compared and contrasted to the technology emerging in the decentralized Internet and World Wide Web environment.
Dr. John Waclawsky recently spent 3 years as Chief Software Architect for the Motorola Software Technology Groups. His software architecture role was to guide the development of reference components that strategically leverages software assets and promote their large-scale re-use. John was also responsible for Motorola services architecture and governance and spent one year as the Chief Services Architect. John has an extensive telecommunications background with broad skills and practical experience with most LAN and WAN architectures. Dr. Waclawsky has a prior work history with services and consulting tenure at IBM and development at Cisco Systems. John holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics from Drexel University, a Master's degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.