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  • Camera-Ready: 15 August 2008
  • 2-Night Stay Giveaway:
    19 September 2008

  • Advance Registration Ends:
    31 October 2008

  • Hotel Deadline: 7 November 2008







Nancy Victory
Wiley Rein

Ms. Victory has extensive experience in communications policy. She advises a broad cross-section of the industry on the business implications of regulatory policy and represents these entities before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and the Administration.

Professional Experience

• Chair, FCC Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks (January-June 2006). Named by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin to head the panel reviewing the impact of the hurricane on telecommunications and media infrastructure and make recommendations to the Commission regarding ways to improve disaster preparedness, network reliability and communication among first responders.

• Chair, FCC Advisory Committee for the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference (2003-Present). Named by FCC Chairman Michael Powell to head efforts to assemble U.S. industry positions on spectrum use issues in preparation for the conference.

• Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (2001-2003). Appointed by President Bush to serve as his advisor on domestic and international communications policy and manager of the federal government´s use of spectrum. Managed 250-person agency comprised of policy staff,grant administrators, spectrum engineers and lab facilities.

Achievements included:

- Launch of comprehensive spectrum management reform effort, including Presidential memorandum calling for recommendations to improve spectrum management and historic memorandum with the FCC for closer coordination and use of spectrum.

- Addressed spectrum needs of new technologies by devising plans to make 90 MHz available for advanced (3G) wireless services and 255 MHz available for unlicensed wireless use.

- Contracted with private sector companies for management of .us and .edu top-level domains and assisted with legislation signed by the President creating a safe space for children on the Internet (.kids.us).



Dr. Paul V. Mockapetris
Inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS)

Dr. Paul V. Mockapetris is the inventor of the Domain Name System, the naming system for computers, services, or any resource participating in the Internet. In 1983, he proposed a Domain Name System (DNS) architecture in two companion documents: Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFCs 882 and 883. Paul had recognized the problem in the early Internet (then ARPAnet) of holding name to address translations in a single table on a single host, and instead proposed a distributed and dynamic DNS database: essentially DNS as we use it today.

Professional Experience

Paul received two bachelor's degrees (in Physics and in Electrical Engineering) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1971, and his PhD in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine in 1982.

In 1978, Paul joined ISI, where he later created the first Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) email server. In 1981, he published an article in EE Times, in which he correctly predicted that widespread deployment of multitasking operating systems would be a prerequisite for the widespread use of computer networks.

After writing RFCs 882 and 883, he wrote the first DNS implementation (called "Jeeves") for the TOPS-20 operating system in 1983. Paul coordinated the first three DNS servers, which were at ISI and SRI. His implementation of DNS was running on all the Internet DNS root servers by 1986.

He served as chairman of the IETF (1994 ˆ 1996) after having chaired several IETF working groups, and has also chaired the Research Working Group of the U.S. Federal Networking Council. He was a member of the Defense Messaging System Advisory Council, and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

Paul has also worked as the program manager for networking at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense (1990 ˆ 1993), and for the Internet-related companies @Home (1995 ˆ 1997), Software.com (1997 ˆ 1998) (now OpenWave), Fiberlane (now Cisco) / Cerent / Siara (now Redback Networks) (1998 ˆ 1999), Urban Media (1999 ˆ 2001), NU Domain (from 1999), and Nominum (from 1999) where he is now board chairman.

In March 2003, he rejoined ISI as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Postel Center for Experimental Networking (PCEN) Computer Networks Division.


Paul received the 1997 John C. Dvorak Telecommunications Excellence Award "Personal Achievement - Network Engineering" for DNS design and implementation, the 2003 IEEE Internet Award for his contributions to DNS, and the Distinguished Alumnus award from the University of California, Irvine. In May 2005, he received the ACM SigComm lifetime award.

Wednesday 3 December 2008

ENTNET 2008: Enterprise Solutions for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

10:00 – 10:45

EntNet Opening: Daniel Minoli, ENTNET TPC & Latif Ladid, ENTNET Keynotes Chair 

Keynote 1 : Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning: Lessons From Katrina
Dr. Nancy Victory, Chair FCC Katrina Report

10:45 – 12:00

Panel 1: Emerging Communication Services for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (DR) Planning,
Chair: Bhumip Khasnabish, Verizon Network and Technology, Waltham, MA, USA

  • Amador Lucero, “QWEST Approach to DR”, VP of Network Operations, QWEST
  • Bob Desiato, “AT&T Approaches to DR”, AT&T - Director, Network Disaster Recovery
  • Dr. Magdy A. Bayoumi, “DR Approaches at Universities”, Director of The Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana
  • Bon Sellars, “Practical on-the-ground Wireless DR Solutions in Critical Situations”, President, Mobile Systems Inc.

12:00 -13:30


13:30 -14:15


Keynote 2: “DNS Revolutions & Evolutions”
Dr. Paul Mockapetris, Inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS)


Panel 2: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications for Network Services
Chair:  Daniel Minoli, SES Engineering

  • Walter Falk, “SOA Directions in the Networking World”, IBM Global Services
  • Sriram (Sri) Ramanathan, “SOA Technologies in Networking Applications”, Chief Architect, Wireless & Emerging Technologies Team, Global Business Services, IBM Corporation
  • Josephine Micallef and Francesco Caruso, “SOA for Service and Network Management”, Telcordia.


Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:45

Panel 3: Communication Advances for the Oil, Gas, and Energy Industries
Chair: David Yates, Bentley University

  • Darryl d'Aquin, “Next Generation Telecommunication Needs for Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities”, President, CommTech Industries
  • Loy Evans and Scott Kirby, “Network Extension Across the Oil Field”, Cisco Systems
  • Kim Jovanovich, “From Energy Exploration to Business Intelligence: Networked Applications for the Oil and Gas Industry”, President, Omni Technologies Inc.
  • Dr. Rajgopal Kannan, “Flexible and Reliable Communication Architectures for Oilfield Systems”, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Dr. Raife F. Smith II, “Security Optimization for the Digital Oilfield”, Professor, Southern University

17:45 – 18:00

EntNet Closing, Daniel Minoli, ENTNET TPC & Latif Ladid, ENTNET Keynotes Chair