San Antonio, Texas – (The Hosting News) – December 13, 2006 – AT and T Inc., will be represented at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January, on seven different panels, featuring six AT and T executives.
will share views on the latest in AT and T integrated services and the impact of changing technology on the communications, entertainment and advertising industries.
Rick Welday, Chief Marketing Officer, AT and T Consumer remarked, ”We are delivering on our promise to bring new integrated, Internet Protocol (IP)-based services to the market. AT and T executives will share their perspectives how new integrated services and content, as well as new technologies, will transform how consumers communicate and enjoy entertainment services.”
Speaking at a variety of panels at CES, AT and T speakers will share their insights on some of the company’s most watched services, including AT and T U-verse(SM) TV, content partnerships and Internet-Protocol-based advertising.
Featured speakers include: — Abha Divine, president and CEO, AT and T Knowledge Ventures — ”Who’s Minding Your Media IP: Taking an Enterprise-wide View to Managing and Securing Your Intellectual Property” (Monday, Jan. 8, at noon, LVCC North Hall-N264). Mr. Divine will discuss how AT and T maximizes the value of its intellectual property and how the industry has been affected by the convergence of content, technology and services. Divine is responsible for management and commercialization of AT and T’s worldwide intellectual property portfolio of patents, trademarks, and other related assets.
— Michael Grasso, assistant vice president, U-verse Consumer Marketing — ”IPTV: Television Over the Internet” (Monday, Jan. 8, 3:00 pm, LVCC North Hall-N254). Mr. Grasso will discuss AT and T U-verse, its features and functionality, and how it offers consumers a viable competitor to cable. Mr. Grasso is responsible for the marketing and branding of AT and T U-verse services.
— Kieran Nolan, vice president, Data and Video Products — ”User-Generated Media: An Internet, Communications and Advertising Transformation” (Monday, Jan. 8, 10:30 am, LVCC North Hall-N259). Mr. Nolan will share his insight on how technology is revolutionizing the traditional models of advertising, communications and entertainment. Nolan is responsible for video and data product development and delivery.
— Karl Spangenberg, vice president, Integrated Advertising and Commerce — ”TV and Interactivity — Evolving Content and Business Models: Content, Commerce and Branded Entertainment” (Tuesday, Jan. 9, 3:00 pm, LVCC North Hall-N256). Mr. Spangenberg will share the company’s insights on the impact of IP on traditional advertising models, as well as what possibilities are in store for increasing the interactivity and relevance for traditional and new advertisers. An advertising and marketing industry veteran, Spangenberg recently joined AT and T to develop the advertising platform and opportunities for the company’s IP-based suite of services and other AT and T assets.
— Jeff Weber, vice president, Product and Strategy for U-verse — “Telco TV: What’s the Big Deal?” (Monday, Jan. 8, noon, LVCC North Hall-N258). Weber will share the company’s insights to bringing completely IP-based TV service to the mass market and how an all-IP platform promises newer features and functionalities than what exists today. — Jeff Weber, vice president, product and strategy for U-verse — “Ubiquitous Video to the Consumer — the Technology Enablers — Broadband, IPTV, Mobile and TV” (Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m., LVCC North Hall-N256). Mr. Weber will discuss how consumers are continually time-shifting and location-shifting video consumption. As more video becomes mobile, ensuring that the programming is device-neutral is becoming increasingly important. With more than 20 years of experience at AT and T, Weber is responsible for defining and bringing to market the U-verse TV service including its state-of-the-art electronic program guide (EPG), video on demand (VOD), gaming and other interactive applications.
— Dan York, executive vice president, content, AT and T Entertainment Services — “Hollywood and the Digital Consumer” (Monday, Jan. 8, 1:30 p.m., LVCC North Hall-N259). Mr. York will share AT and T’s content acquisition strategy, including how AT and T is acquiring content to work across the three screens that consumers use most — the TV, the PC and the wireless phone. York is responsible for video content strategy and acquisition for AT and T U-verse TV, AT and T Homezone, content to enhance the AT and T broadband consumers’ experience and other company initiatives. AT and T will showcase its latest and future integrated IP-based consumer services at its exhibit booth.
In addition to live demonstrations of AT and T U-verse TV, AT and T Homezone and AT and T Yahoo! High Speed Internet, AT and T will showcase the company’s latest-and-greatest technology and content offerings including AT and T blue room, Remote Monitoring and AT and T CallVantage service. The AT and T CES exhibit will be located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth No. 9817.
AT and T Inc. is one of the world’s largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT and T brand, AT and T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high speed Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT and T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with 55.8 million wireless customers.
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