Plenary Session
Monday 22 March 2004, 13:30 15:00

Keynote Presentation: Alan Harper, Group Strategy Director, Vodafone Group Plc, UK
Topic: Wireless Technology and Customer Propositions

Alan Harper is the Group Strategy Director of Vodafone Group Plc. He was appointed to this position on 1 July 2000.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of Vodafone Group, responsible for overall strategy for the business, for the Group Public Policy activities and for the Group R&D. He is also a member of the Investment Board of Vodafone Ventures, a Trustee of the Vodafone UK Foundation, and a member of Vodafone D2 GmbH Supervisory Board.

Prior to taking up his current post, Alan was Managing Director of Vodafone Ltd., the UK network operator. He was also Chairman of Vodafone Paging and Vodafone Value Added & Data Services.

Alan is also a Board member and leads the Strategy Committee of the GSM Association.

Prior to joining Vodafone, Alan was Strategy Director of Unitel PCN (which became One2One and subsequently T-mobile UK) from its creation in 1989 until 1995. Before this he held a variety of marketing and business development positions with BBC Enterprises, Infotec, Mercury Communications and STC Telecommunications.

Alan lives in Newbury, Berkshire and is married with a daughter and two sons.

Keynote Presentation: David Hagan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Boingo Wireless Inc.
Topic: The Role of Public Wireless Lans

Dave comes to Boingo with extensive general management, marketing and sales experience in the telecommunications and Internet space, and is responsible for overseeing and building the sales, marketing and business development functions for Boingo. Dave has over 15 years experience in senior management roles in the telecommunications industry with Sprint in the U.S. and Canada and served as division president and executive vice president for Sprint Canada. He is responsible for launching the consumer business under the Sprint Canada brand, which grew to be a $600 million business, the largest alternative long distance company in Canada. Dave is also responsible for launching an ISP service in Canada under the Sprint brand, called The Most Online, which was the second largest ISP in Canada.

Before Boingo, Dave served as CEO for FirstSource until its assets were acquired by Computers4Sure in 2001. Prior to joining FirstSource, he served as the President/Chief Operating Officer of Ticketmaster Online CitySearch.

Dave holds an MBA from Baker University as well as a BS from the University of Kansas.

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Program at a Glance (PDF)
Global Network Evolution
Business Application Sessions
Technical Sessions