Date:  Thursday, February  16, 2005

Time:  6:30 to 9:00 pm
Location:  Avaya Auditorium, University of Texas Campus
Topic:  Triple Play Networks
Speaker:  Gary Southwell -
VP CIENA Corporate Segment Marketing and VP Metro Ethernet Forum


Most triple play network designs under consideration are destined to never turn a profit.  Ciena has been successfully deploying video and triple play networks in Cable MSOs for years.  In this presentation, Ciena will share its expertise in building profitable converged networks.  Come see advances in Triple play that are intended to improve both the top and bottom lines by allowing the service provider to charge more, lower its up-front and ongoing costs, streamline its service deployment model, offer more content selection, and all the while offering a high quality video service required to compete with both MSOs and telcos.

Speaker Bio:
Gary Southwell has served the industry for over 20 years and has been an active leader in development of routing technology, ATM and Optical Ethernet solutions.  Gary's career includes early work on data voice technologies at Motorola, followed by developing routing solutions at Wellfleet Communications.  Work at Bay Networks included leading efforts to bring its ATM and L3 switches to market, establishing them as market share leaders.  At Nortel, Gary led efforts to bring MPLS routing solutions to market, and then created a new solution category know as optical Ethernet.  He was instrumental in driving Nortel leadership in this space.  Gary subsequently went on to take over marketing at Internet
Photonics where he helped establish the company as the leading provider of optical Ethernet solutions in the Cable Market.  Gary currently serves as VP of Segment Marketing at CIENA, focusing on the successful development and adoption of new solutions.  Gary has served with the Metro Ethernet Forum since its founding and currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer.