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VORTEX 2003: The New Leaders is coming up May 18-20 at The Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel Dana Point, California. I find conferences like this to be an excellent chance to connect with the people, markets, and technologies that are leading the next wave of growth in the information technology industry. Over the years I have gotten to know quite a few revolutionary thinkers, investors, researchers, and consultants who play a key role in the future of the technology business. The agenda for this year’s Vortex conference is of particular interest to me because of what is going on with WiFi — and I’ll be speaking about it at the conference. There promises to be some other hot topics too.

  • An assessment of the major opportunities–and likely winners–in all of the major networking markets
  • An evaluation of just how disruptive 802.11 wireless LAN technology will be
    • Whose business plans will be trashed?
    • Where will money be made?
  • The status of digital entertainment
    • Technology and Hollywood solutions to the obstacles that are crippling broadband entertainment

There is a long list of confirmed speakers (including yours truly). I apologize for not taking the time to add hyperlinks for all the names and companies.

Berge Ayvazian, Vice Chairman, The Yankee Group
Craig Barrett, CEO, Intel
Jeffery Binder, CEO, Broadbus Technologies
Jeff Blumenfeld, Partner, Gray Cary
Scott C. Cleland, Founder & CEO, The Precursor Group
Todd Dagres, General Partner, Battery Ventures
Greg Deprez, Vice President, Encore Media Group
J. Scott Dinsdale, EVP, Digital Strategy, Motion Picture Association
Frank Dunn, President & CEO, Nortel Networks
Tom Evslin, Founder, Chairman & CEO, ITXC
Charlie Giancarlo, SVP & GM, Technology Development, Cisco Systems
Bill Huang, CTO, UTStarcom
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, EVP & President, Wireless & Internet Group, QUALCOMM
Ted Julian, Founder & Chief Strategist, Arbor Networks
Scott Kriens, Chairman & CEO, Juniper Networks
Pankaj Manglik, Founder & CEO, Aruba Networks
John F. McHale, Chairman & CEO, TippingPoint Technologies
Tom Nolle, President, CIMI Corp.
Dan Nova, Managing General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
Kevin J. O’Hara, President & CEO, Level 3 Communications, Inc.
John Patrick, President, Attitude LLC
James Ramo, CEO, Movielink
Dave Roberts, Co-founder & Vice President, Inkra Networks
Jay A. Rolls, Vice President, Data Engineering, Cox Communications
Stratton Scalvos, Chairman, President & CEO, VeriSign, Inc.
Dan Scheinman, SVP, Corporate Development, Cisco Systems
Tony Scott, CTO, Information Systems & Services, General Motors
Ivan Seidenberg, CEO, Verizon Communications
Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
Alex St. John, CEO & Co-Founder, WildTangent, Inc.
Joseph Tucci, President & CEO, EMC Corporation
Dan Warmenhoven, CEO, Network Appliance

To register for Vortex click here.

Vortex Platinum Sponsors are Battery Ventures and Cisco Systems, the media sponsor is Business 2.0 and the PR Sponsor is Chen PR