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San Clemente, CA, United States, 2007/06/21 - Following a successful inaugural event, the MVA will take its Ecosystem Conference to the Bay Area on March 11 and 12, 2008 with keynotes from the CTO's of Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Network.
The MVA, a consortium of open specification organizations in the communications industry, is excited to welcome Mr. Håkan Eriksson, CTO with Ericsson and Mr. Stephan Scholz, CTO, Nokia Siemens Networks as the Opening Keynote speakers at the 2008 event set for the South San Francisco Conference Center. The MVACEC is an annual conference and exhibition that brings together suppliers and customers at all levels of the supply chain from the entire commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) ecosystem.
In addition, the MVA is pleased to announce four industry leaders as its technical co-chairs of the event: Timo Jokiaho, Head of Platform Industry Initiatives at Nokia Siemens Networks; Magnus Karlson, Expert in Open Systems Software Architecture at Ericsson AB; Mark Kent, Head of Technology Strategy with British Telecom; and Paul Steinberg, Chief Architect of Motorola’s telecommunications wireless infrastructure products.
“MVACEC ’08 is an important conference focusing on the issues surrounding the evolution of COTS implementations in the telecommunication and wireless infrastructure. It will address both the business and technical issues of adopting COTS-based systems and is the only conference that brings together all the players in the communications infrastructure ecosystem to discuss the adoption of open specifications based equipment,” said Mark Kent, Head of Technology Strategy for BT.
In a statement from Jorge Magalhaes, Motorola’s Director of Marketing, Embedded Communications Computing summing up the inaugural event, “We were most impressed by the broad spectrum of service providers, network equipment providers and communications vendors represented by both the speakers and on the associated panels. There was a high level of engagement in the breakout sessions, which significantly contributed to the overall experience.”
The Mountain View Alliance members include: the Communications Platforms Trade Association (CP-TA), the Linux Foundation (LF), Open Communication Architecture Forum (OCAF), Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), PICMG, RapidIO, SCOPE Alliance, and the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum).
About the Mountain View Alliance
The Mountain View Alliance mission is to accelerate the adoption of platforms and building blocks based on the specifications of its member organizations. The goal of the MVA is to optimize the effectiveness of its member organization through coordinate marketing activities including joint trade show participation, joint meetings, and outreach activities. As the need arises, the MVA (mountainviewalliance.org) will also facilitate multi-faceted co-operation between its member organizations. Through such activities, the MVA aims to promote a diverse and thriving ecosystem of open-specification based components and platforms. Mountain View Alliance, MVA, and Communications Ecosystem Conference and MVACEC are trademarks of the Mountain View Alliance.
About the RTC Group
The RTC Group (rtcgroup.com), in conjunction with the Mountain View Alliance, is the producer of the MVACEC. RTC has been producing effective, quality industry events for over 20 years. In addition, the company publishes four trade magazines, RTC and COTS Journal, both standard-bearers in the industry, PKG and Portable Design magazines, now in distribution. RTC provides marketing and design services plus scalable custom event programs worldwide. The RTC Group is an international marketing services organization with corporate offices in Southern California.