Five more notable individuals from the communications sector have been inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals, both the famous and the infamous, who have made a notable contribution to the global telecom sector. Among those inducted in previous years are Steve Jobs, Bob Metcalfe, Martin Cooper, Irwin Jacobs, Niklas Zennström, Edward Snowden, and Bernie Ebbers. (Guess which of these were deemed to be infamous...)
So, who made it this year?
Larissa Herda, tw telecom
Glen F. Post III, CenturyLink
Kris Rinne, AT&T
Brian Roberts, Comcast
Stephen Elop, Microsoft
Find out more about them, and why they've been inducted into the Hall of Fame, in the following pages.
Yep, pure coincidence Ahh, how nice it is to be redirected to some bits of Nokia history right after the culmination of its 150th anniversary.
I also believe it was an extraordinary sequence of events those during Elop's reign. I believe, too, he was always a Microsoft man, even when not at Microsoft.
Re: post tw telecom? Level 3 released its management team list and -- no surprise -- she's not on it. But I think that means one of two things: She's stepping away or we'll see her at the top of another company very soon.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.