Chris Bowick is a respected technical leader in the cable and telecom industries. He served as an Interim Chief Technology Officer of Charter Communications in 2011 and was the Senior Vice President of Engineering and the Chief Technical Officer of Cox Communications from 2001 to 2009. Earlier he served as Group Vice President/and CTO for Jones Intercable and as Vice President of Engineering with Scientific Atlanta.
Nicolas Demassieux leads the research of Orange Labs defining the research strategy and coordinating major research initiatives. He started his career teaching at Telecom ParisTech, where he headed the Electrical Engineering department from 1991 to 1997. He joined Motorola in 1997 to create and head a new research centre in Paris, before moving to the management of Morotola European research, and later on, of Motorola global broadband Wireless research. In 2007, he became one of the 9 Motorola fellows.
Francisco Gíl Díaz is currently the regional chairman of Telefónica -México and Central America, the second largest mobile telecom company in México. He was Mexico's Treasury Secretary up to 2006. He teaches economics at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico and is on the board of Universidad Iberoamericana, of the Anderson School of Business at UCLA and of the PhD program at Rand.
Colin Holland represents more than 30 years of experience in the North American telecommunications industry, with 25 years dedicated to the wireless segment. Most recently he served as the CTO and Senior Vice President at Leap Wireless. He began his wireless career building the West region for Rogers Cantel in Canada, and has also held senior management positions with AT&T Wireless and Nextel.
Greg Horowitt is Founding Partner of T2 Venture Creation and a co-author of ‘The Rainforest: the Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley’. He is a consultant to development organizations including the World Bank, OECD, USAID, Aspen Institute, and the National Academies of Science. He is a Kauffman Fellow and served as an executive with a Berkshire Hathaway operating company for nearly twenty years.
William Markey is the Founder and President of Relevant C Business Group (RCBG). Prior to RCBG, he was a Co-Founder of Ucentric Systems, acquired by Motorola. Previously he held executive positions in Motorola, Pacific Telesis (acq by AT&T), 3Com, and Preview Media (acq by Travelocity). His more than 20-years of industry experience include market strategy for global telecom and technology companies. He is a graduate of Georgetown, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins universities.
Alvin Roth is the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the Gund Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business Administration at Harvard University where he taught for 14 years. His research has been focusing on the design of complex markets. Professor Roth was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for this work in 2012. He has been an Alfred P. Sloan fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Risto Siilasmaa is the Chairman of the Board of Nokia Corporation. He joined the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation in 2008 and became Chairman of the Board in May 2012. In addition, he served as an interim CEO of the company during September 2013 - April 2014. He is also the founder of F-Secure and served as the President and CEO of the company until November 5, 2006. Since then he has held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Member of the Board of Directors of The Confederation of Finnish Industries, as well a Member of European Roundtable of Industrialists.