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Internet 2.0: Creating The Next Generation Internet
Johna Till Johnson
President and Senior Founding Partner
Johna Till Johnson is President and Senior Founding Partner of Nemertes Research, where she sets research direction and works with strategic clients. She has decades of experience in IT structure, processes, and organizations and has worked closely with senior IT executives at leading organizations across a broad range of industries. A widely regarded expert, Ms. Johnson regularly speaks at numerous trade shows, conferences, and seminars, and writes an insightful weekly column in Network World. Ms. Johnson relates to the challenges senior executives face, as she’s managed large technology operations. Before founding Nemertes, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Greenwich Technology Partners, a $60 million infrastructure consulting and engineering firm. At GTP, she secured $5 million in funding, managed strategic technology investments, partnerships, and acquisitions, and ran the technology practices to which GTP’s consultants and engineers belonged. She also managed the laboratory services, oversaw training, and performed consulting for strategic clients.
Prior to joining GTP, she headed the $12 million Global Networking Strategies Service business unit of META Group, where she advised Global 2000 IT organizations, vendors, and service providers. As Senior Technology Editor of Data Communications magazine, Ms. Johnson managed the lab-testing program, and in the early ‘90s was one of the first experts to accurately predict and justify the rise of the commercial Internet. Ms. Johnson also has designed and developed security, speech-synthesis, and free-space laser products at companies including Mosler Security Systems and Digitus Corp. She holds a BSEE (CS) from The Johns Hopkins University, has conducted graduate work in nuclear and particle physics at the University of Rochester, speaks three languages, and published a science fiction novel in 1995.
Networks, Ethernet, IPv6, Cloud; Building Blocks for Next Generation Networks
Executive Director, VPN Strategy
Tom Siracusa is an Executive Director at AT&T Laboratories with over 20 years of experience in data network design and performance analysis at AT&T. Tom currently works on AT&T's VPN Strategy with an emphasis on IP, MPLS and Class of Service/Quality of Service issues that support Voice, Video and Data.
Tom spends a large amount of time with customers, presenting on AT&T's networking goals and strategy and in helping customers design their data and IP networks.