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The former CTO of AT&T is well-known throughout the technology world for his bold and futurist ideas. His strategies and implementations during his time at AT&T undoubtedly changed the way the company operate, and by doing this, strategically transformed the future of the network. As the keynote speaker at the summit, his technical presentation focused on the future trends in services and applications that will be implemented over the next decade.   Eslambolchi's insight into his futuristic world of communication sparked the tone for the rest of the week amongst the industry figureheads. A brutally honest debate lead by Courtney Munroe from IDC, touched on the concept of the ‘consumer', their needs and what they are willing to pay for. Heated discussions and opposing views occurred between Neil Cox, Qwest, Ibrahim Gedeon from Telus, Christian Jorg from The Island De... (more)

Confessions of a Ulitzer Addict

John Funnel on Ulitzer Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated. I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance or was it Devine intervention? She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is on it’. She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted from the... (more)

GDS International TOP 10: "The Board that You Could Never Afford"

GDS International has built up quite a reputation amongst the fortune 500, the world-wide media giant has had double figure growth every year for the last five years and has offices in almost every continent. They now boast the fastest growing news source amongst the executive community in the world increasing its reach by 200,000 across all verticals every month through their new digital initiatives. Because of this the worlds Business leaders are queuing up for an opportunity to work with GDS International, below is the top 10 executives that have played a major part in the co... (more)

What Are the Business Benefits of Social Networking?

You may already know, MTB was originally just for finance executives and received fantastic exposure owing to the ‘credit crunch’ with substantial backing from all the major financial institutions including the FT, CNN Money, WSJ. MTB hit the broadsheets when usage went up 66% the morning before Lehman Brothers collapsed. – MTB became an indicator of Financial news. Now the site has expanded into other verticals and it has become the executives ‘secret’ online community/business tool. A place that is 100% business focused, with no salesman, Press or recruiters. ‘Social networking ... (more)

HNWIs Meettheboss For Wealth Advice

On a larger scale, investors are feeling the strain as their trust in banks and other corporations continue to fade. Last year investors were forced to ‘help out' banks as the crisis widened, only to be let down by a series of disappointing products companies claimed would create balance and make money. Many feel that there have been too many broken promises, tax payers losing their faith in an industry which was once thought of as ‘dependable.' It comes as no surprise investors are looking elsewhere for advice. However it seems that instead of choosing the standard face to face me... (more)