Wireless Influencers 2006 speakers confirmed

Rutberg & Company have confirmed speakers for Wireless Influencers 2006, being held
November 5-7, 2006 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point,

The annual Wireless Influencers conference has been called the most
important meeting globally for senior executives in the media,
entertainment, and communications industries.

Specifically, the Wireless Influencers 2006 speaker roster features over
90 global senior executives representing all elements of the mobile value
chain. This multidisciplinary approach and the great variety of speaker
perspectives will ensure relevant and insightful discussions on key
industry uncertainties. Confirmed speakers include:

Hamid Akhavan, CTO, T-Mobile
John Stratton, CMO, Verizon Wireless

Takanori Utano, CTO, NTT DoCoMo

Nancy Tellem, President, CBS Paramount Television Network

Ira Rubenstein, EVP, Sony Pictures Digital

Alex Zubillaga, EVP, Strategy and Business Development, Warner Music

Jamie Montemayor, CIO, Frito-Lay

David Watson, CTO, Kaiser Permanente

David Sprosty, SVP, Customer Centricity Operations, Best Buy

Vernon Irvin, EVP and GM, Communications Services, VeriSign

Gaylon Howe, EVP, Consumer Product Platforms, Visa International

Chris Vein, CIO, City of San Francisco

“Similar to last year, the diversity of expertise of the participants at
Wireless Influencers will provide a tremendous foundation for a truly
meaningful and highly differentiated industry dialogue,” states Tom
Wheeler, Partner, Core Capital Partners; former CEO, CTIA and NCTA; and
Wireless Influencers 2006 Board Member.


“At last year’s event, I was particularly impressed with the caliber and
number of senior executive attendees who were willing to openly engage
about such critical industry issues,” says Tero Ojanpera, CTO, Nokia, and
Wireless Influencers 2006 Board Member.