Hossein Eslambolchi


Supernova 2005
31 minutes, 14.2mb, recorded 2005-06-21
Hossein Eslambolchi
Does intelligence reside at the edge or in the core of the network? Are smart devices connecting to dumb networks or dumb devices to intelligent networks? The truth is that in the 21st century the edge and the core are converging and providing a new set of challenges, opportunities and revenue models. Hossein Eslambolchi, President of AT&T's Global Networking Technology Services, describes the IP evolution and the wireless, on-demand, collaborative network of the not to distant future.

The convergence of the edge and the core of the network is facilitating new partnerships between applications and IP providers to establish an intelligent service network. Hossein talks about the importance of Web Services and how they hide the complexity of the the network while providing a platform for collaboration within and between businesses. The growth of telecommuting and wireless technology is significantly shaping the future of this intelligent service network.

Telecommunication companies,such as AT&T, are moving up the software stack to meet the challenges of a secure, reliable and on-demand network.

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Hossein Eslambolchi is President of AT&T's Global Networking Technology Services (GNTS) and AT&T Labs, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He is responsible for the corporation's strategic technology direction, network operations, research and development, information technology systems and processes, and advises the chairman and senior leaders on technology issues.

As GNTS president, Hossein leads all network development, engineering and operations, as well as the CIO and CTO organizations including AT&T Labs. He is responsible for the design, development, engineering, operations and reliability of AT&T's global network. As CTO, Hossein oversees the formulation and implementation of a strategic vision to advance technology in conjunction with AT&T's business objectives. He is the President of AT&T Labs and leads some of the world's best scientists and engineers in the development and creation of new services, tools and capabilities for next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) networks to give AT&T and its customers a competitive edge.

Hossein holds over 600 worldwide patents; issued, pending, and in preparation, and was named "Inventor of the Year" by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 2001.


This program is from the Supernova 2005 series.

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