President of Bell Labs and CTO for Lucent Technologies will offer luncheon address at SUPERCOMM 2001 on Wednesday, June 6

March 20, 2001

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Arun Netravali, president of Bell Labs, and chief technology officer and chief network architecture for Lucent Technologies, will address industry professionals at the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) Information Industry luncheon presentation at SUPERCOMM 2001, on Wednesday, June 6, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., event organizers today announced.

"Over the years, we have seen the power of the Internet change the way people do business at work and at home, driving the need for tomorrow's next-generation networks," said Matthew Flanigan, president of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). "SUPERCOMM is pleased to welcome Dr. Netravali, one of the industry's most renowned players at the center of this Internet revolution.”

Netravali, responsible for research and development across all of Lucent, is a pioneer in the field of digital technology and led the research and development of Bell Labs' high-definition television (HDTV) technology.

Netravali is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and has received numerous awards and honors for his scientific and management achievements. In 1991, IEEE awarded Netravali the most prestigious medal for communications, the Alexander Graham Bell medal. In 2001, he will be awarded the most prestigious medal for signal processing, the IEEE Jack Kilby Medal. Netravali also received an Emmy award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1994 for his work on HDTV.In 1991, he was inducted into the United States National Academy of Engineering, in which America's most accomplished engineers provide the leadership and expertise for numerous projects that are initiated by the President.

Prior to joining Bell Labs in 1972, Dr. Netravali worked on problems relating to filtering, guidance and control of space shuttles for NASA. He has authored more than 170 technical papers, co-authored three books and holds more than 70 patents in the areas of computer networks, human interfaces to machines, picture processing and digital television.

"I'm looking forward to presenting at SUPERCOMM 2001, which has become the leading annual conference of communications professionals and a showcase for the latest developments in technology," said Arun Netravali. "I'm honored by the opportunity to present the IEC's keynote address, which will focus on my vision of the future of networking and how Bell Labs' continues to make advancements in the field of communications technology."

SUPERCOMM 2001, the premier annual communications and information technology exhibition and conference, will be held June 3-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome in Atlanta. For information on attending SUPERCOMM 2001, call (800)-2-SUPERC (278-7372) or outside the U.S., call (312)-559-3327. Visit the official SUPERCOMM 2001 Web site at for up-to-the-minute information.

SUPERCOMM, the premier annual communications and information technology exhibition and conference, is presented jointly by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA),, Arlington, Va. and the United States Telecom Association (USTA),, Washington, DC.

For more information on Supercomm 2001, please visit the Light Reading Supercomm 2001 Preview Site.

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