Previous notes for this event: Tuesday, Day 1

Wednesday, 10th of June, 2009

8:40 Rod Drury

Talking about Google, Microsoft and Apple mostly. A bit of Xero advertising and demoing. Showcasing how AJAX and other web technologies bridged the user and browser to fully-featured online apps. Thin-client model. Lobbying for government to help providing high capacity backbone network capabilities in the country. Short discussion.

9:25 Dr. Michael Peeters “Copper futures:

Next Generation Broadband from Alcatel Lucent perspective. About crosstalk cancellation, and copper length estimation. Lots of talking about how to use copper networks, especially for DSL.

Really fast paced technical presentation.

10:25 Paul Teal, Canterbury, broadband Research in UC

The team: prof. Peter Smith, Dr. Mansoor Shafi

Physical deployment of DLS cables, 40km underground cabling, FPGA-based algorithms deployments for crosstalk cancellation.

10:30 Question and Answers for the morning session.

10:35 coffee break

11:00 Christopher A White “Idea propagation in organisation”

Alcatel Lucent

Quantitative model for goals and idea propagation. Hierarchical Simulation tools and examples,
GYRUS Simulator.

Ideas analysis:
– infeasible
– wrong team
– inadequate resources
– ip issues
– late to market
– and only really few lead to dsruptive innovation

Standard modelling technique:
active blocks with input and outputs
composition of active blocks (agents)
behaviour of agents coded as state-machine

combining knowledge model, topology, and simple agent behaviour (as
state machine).

Grand Challange Challange select a challange that can be worked on
within 5 yeor timespan, that would be a sound business proposition and
that would be inspiring for the neighbours and benefit society.

idea -> resources -> market -> feedback to idea again -> -> innovation

11:45 Peter Komusarczuk, Victoria University

NGNs, Graduate and undergraduate -> industry
summer of code, summer projects for students in industry

Current collaborations:
GrowWellington, TechNZ, Computer Society Inc.
Community: Silicon Welly, Unlimited Potential, CreativeHQ,

12:10 QA

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Workshop – Applications

Comments about the slides: Take it beyond the middleware and switching technology, and more into application enabler space,where academia, telcos and application developers are working in a unified ecosystem.

Existing enablers:
– OoS
– authantication
– billing
– messaging (MMS, SMS, e-mail)
– call control, conferencing,
– lecation
– presence
– subscriber profiles

Open APIs
– ease of access
– ease of use
– publicity

Business Models:
– subscriptions
– per lookup/message
– per event (notification)

Discussion about standards, and standarizing APIs
outsourcing the ecosystem building and community building to outside

– e-home, and home automation
– health apps
– energy research

Aggregation and randomisation as a possible revenue generator.

15:00 Coffee break

15:25 Summary

Copper futures:
– signal grooming, noise cancellation, local loop unboundling
– cable plans, trial sites,
– vectoring

Idea propagation:
– should look to progress Chris’s work across NZ Unis to establish any common grounds in Research
– Potential to take Telecom’s existing work in qualifying ideas and feeding into Chris’s work to extending capability looking to develop predictability

– forming a community of interest, building a Wiki/DB with ideas and who is doing what
– stimulating the process of establishing and grooming ecosystem. Focus on developers.
– develop demos and apps that are key to NZ (health, food, land use, tourism)
– application challange – run a nation-wide challange for everyone
– with the help of Bell Labs, industry and academia try to look into the future and come up with potential future apps/technologies/enablers

– Trial Wireless Network Guardian
– managing E2E service quality
– guarding against DoS attacks
– efficient resource utilisation
– Application Testbed
– future customer demands
– in home services, apps
– e-health
– Physical layer
– Cognitive networks/Radio
– Dynamic pricing mechanisms, spot market pricing
– mechanisms to aid resource allocation, self-organisation, capacity,
spectrum, energy
– Remote/Rural coverage
– Network Coding (Bell Labs/Massey)
– Network optimisation

15:50 Closing speech by Frank Mount

What matters for me (in NZ). Symposium in NZ for NZ.

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