ICC2007 Opening Ceremony, CEO Forum and IEEE/ComSoc Awards Ceremony

Clyde AuditoriumVenue: Clyde Auditorium
Time: 09.00 – 12.30hrs (Monday 25th June)

The Opening Ceremony and CEO Forum will be held in the elegant Clyde Hall of the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC). Available as a webcast <click here>.

Opening Ceremony

The Conference will be opened by a Welcome Address to be given by a senior dignitary from the Scottish government, followed by an Opening Presentation by Arun Sarin, CEO of the Vodafone Group, who is the General Chair for ICC2007.

0900 Introduction (Tariq S Durrani Executive Chair iCC-007)
0905 Welcome Address (Senior Dignitary, Scottish Executive)
0920 Opening Remarks (Arun Sarin, General Chair ICC-007 & Chief Executive Vodafone Group)
0940 CEOs Forum (Chair: Arun Sarin)
The future of Convergence in the Communications Industry’

Presentations by keynote leaders sharing their visions of the industry’s future
0940 Ben Verwaayen - Chief Executive BT
1000 David Brown - Chairman Motorola
1020 Refreshment Break  
1045 Pat Russo - CEO Alcatel Lucent
1105 Nikesh Arora - President of EMEA Operations (Google)
1125 Steve Ballmer - CEO Microsoft – (video presentation)
1130 Discussion  
1200 IEEE ComSoc Awards Ceremony  
1230 End  

CEO Forum

Chaired by Arun Sarin (CEO of Vodafone), the ICC2007 CEO Forum brings together under one roof, a panel of senior and respected executives from all parts of the Telecommunications and Networks domain to share their wisdom and experience, and their visions of the future with presentations and discussions addressing the key topic: ‘The future of Convergence in the Communications Industry’.

Participating in the ICC2007 CEO Forum are:

Arun Sarin: (CEO Vodafone Group plc). View Biography
Pat Russo: (CEO Alcatel Bell Labs). View Biography
Ben Verwaayen: (Chief Executive BT). View Biography
Niklas Zennstrom: (CEO Skype). View Biography
Sir David Brown: (CEO Orange). View Biography
Steve Ballmer: (CEO Microsoft) - video presentation. View Biography

The ICC2007 CEO Forum represents an exciting and unique opportunity to hear the views of and interact with the key players who both individually and on behalf of their organizations shape and drive forward our industry.

IEEE/ComSoc Awards Ceremony

At ICC each year, the IEEE Communications Society conducts an award ceremony to honour the recipients of IEEE ComSoc Paper Awards. ICC2007 has the pleasure and the privilege of holding the IEEE/ComSoc Awards Ceremony as part of the plenary programme in Clyde Auditorium. Before an audience of peers and invited guests, the achievements of the individual recipients who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of communications systems and technologies, and who have contributed significantly to the growth and success of their subjects will be acknowledged.

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