Tony Rutkowski, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Standards at VeriSign, Inc. Will Speak at The Global Knowledge Congress' Teleconference on “Understanding CALEA”
The Global Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Tony Rutkoswki, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Standards at VeriSign, Inc., will speak at the upcoming teleconference on “Understanding CALEA” scheduled on October 3, 2006 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EDT).
In May 2006, the FCC adopted a "Second Report and Order". Since then, the legislation has come under fire with some groups claiming that it would stifle the VoIP industries’ ability to operate and innovate and in some cases dangerous. The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a fair and balanced panel to help analyze this critical legislation.
About Tony Rutkowski
Mr Rutkowski is Vice-President for Regulatory Affairs and Standards at VeriSign, Inc. He deals with development, articulation, and implementation of its regulatory and standards strategies domestically and internationally for IP-Enabled Next Generation Networks. He also participates significantly in diverse law enforcement and security related forums, including several leadership positions.
Activities include the White House National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), keynoter at the biannual industry Intelligence Support Systems (ISS) conference where he gives the State of the Industry overview, and in almost every relevant domestic and international standards forum. For the past year, he has served as the rapporteur for the international Retained Data Handover Interface standards committee. In the FCC IP-Enabled services CALEA proceeding, he introduced the Commission to the trusted Third Party architecture to lower industry provider costs and filed eighteen documents in the docket.
He is a prominent engineer-lawyer whose career has spanned more than 40 years in industry and government in the U.S. and abroad - focusing primarily on pursuing cutting edge business and technology developments. Beginning with leading design projects for Apollo launch support communications and control systems at Kennedy Space Center. Over the past several decades, he has been a corporate and government technology strategist, public official, organization leader, consultant, lecturer, publisher, and author of several books, agency proceedings, and scores of articles in the Internet, telecom, mass media, and aerospace worlds.
He has enjoyed commercial business positions with SAIC Network Solutions, General Magic, Sprint International, Horizon House, Pan American Engineering, General Electric, and Evening News Association; government and elected positions with the Federal Communications Commission, the International Telecommunication Union, and Cape Canaveral City Council; and educational positions with the Internet Society, MIT, and NY Law School.
At the FCC, he dealt primarily with strategic technology developments and the articulation and development of the Commission's key domestic and international policies and rules in its Office of Science and Technology. At the ITU, he was Chief of International Telecommunication Regulations and Relations Between Members, Counselor to the Secretary-General, and headed the Secretariat at the International Telecommunication Regulations treaty conference.
For fun, he enjoys long distance road biking, mountain climbing, photography, writing, and perfecting his skills as a barista.
More extensive information can be found at http://www.ngi.org/rutkowski.html
About VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign has vowed to serve and protect network interactions. The company provides telecom carriers and other enterprise customers with a variety of digital commerce and communication products and services. Its service offerings address billing and payment, clearing and settlement, content delivery, domain name registration, Internet security, network connectivity and interoperability, and network databases interactions. VeriSign's operations are organized into two business units: Internet Services Group and Communications Services Group. The company sells directly and through resellers, systems integrators, and affiliate businesses.
For more information on Tony Rutkowski and VeriSign, Inc., please visit: www.verisign.com
About The Global Knowledge Congress
The Global Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.”
Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
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