Government Officials, Executives, Researchers to Speak at Wireless Telecommunications Symposium

Government Officials, Executives, Researchers to Speak at Wireless Telecommunications Symposium

Wireless Internet. 3G cell phones. Wireless company mega mergers. Electronic eavesdropping. New communication technologies are changing the face of business and culture. The latest issues and trends in the industry will be discussed by industry executives, researchers, FBI cyber security representatives and educators at the university?s Wireless Telecommunications Symposium. Faculty and staff are invited to attend the event on May 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Kellogg West Conference Center.

This year focusing on the government?s role in wireless communications, the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium features major government and industry leaders including:

  • Michael D. Gallagher, acting assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information and administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration
  • John Muleta, chief of the wireless telecommunications bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Ross Ireland, senior executive vice president and chief technical officer, SBC Communications Inc.
  • Richard J. Lynch, executive vice president and chief technical officer, Verizon Wireless
  • Michael Zastrocky, vice president and research director, Gartner Research
  • Robert Kellison, supervisory special agent of cyber branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • George Rittenhouse, vice president of wireless research, Lucent Bell Laboratories
  • Gang Wu, senior vice president and exec. director, NTT DoCoMo Labs (USA)

Executive presentations and a keynote address by Muleta are scheduled Friday, May 14. The day?s activities will close with an evening reception at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace featuring a keynote address by Gallagher. Saturday, May 15, will be highlighted by a tutorial on wireless network security and a panel discussion and presentations on future directions in wireless telecommunications research.

This symposium, now in its third year, was developed after the colleges of Business Administration and Engineering agreed that an ongoing exchange of up-to-date information between industry and the academic community in the fields of telecommunications and computer networking is important.

For more information about the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, visit, e-mail Steven Powell, professor in Computer Information Systems, at or call (909) 869-3831.