HR Hosts Links 2006

LR will also announce the winners of its Leading Lights Awards during a Gala Dinner at the unique two-day networking event and conference

NEW YORK -- Heavy Reading ( the prestigious market research division of Light Reading, today announces that Heavy Reading's Links 2006 Executive Summit – taking place November 15-16 in Santa Barbara, Calif. – will be this year's premiere communications networking event for telecom, media, and content executives.

Heavy Reading's Links 2006 Executive Summit – sponsored by Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM – is a unique two-day colloquium that will bring together top-level executives from across the telecommunications and digital media value chains. The first day (November 15) will include a golf tournament and a Gala Dinner. The second day (November 16) will consist of a high-level executive conference focused on the future of telecommunications and digital media, entitled The New Communications Order.

The Links 2006 Executive Summit also boasts an unprecedented speaker lineup, including:

  • Robert E. Ingalls Jr., Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon Communications
  • Ira Rubenstein, Executive Vice President, Sony Pictures Digital
  • Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix
  • Dan York, Executive VP Programming, AT&T Project Lightspeed
  • Brian Levy, VP & CTO, Communications, Media, and Entertainment, Hewlett-Packard
  • Robert C. McIntyre, CTO, Scientific Atlanta (A Cisco Company)
  • Richard B. Anderson, General Manager, IBM Global Media & Entertainment

These exceptional presenters will also be joined by speakers from NBC Universal, Real Networks, Microsoft TV, BT, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon.

Light Reading will also announce the winners of its 2006 Leading Lights Awards during the Gala Dinner on November 15. The Leading Lights, established in 2004, are an important annual industry awards program, through which top public and private companies and their executives are recognized for their outstanding achievements in the telecom industry.

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Sterling Perrin, Conference Chair for Heavy Reading's Links 2006 Executive Summit and Senior Analyst for Heavy Reading notes: "This is an unprecedented time in history, as the worlds of communications, digital media, and content are colliding like never before. Typically, these topics of 'industry convergence' have been debated in closed circles, within the narrow confines of each industry. The goal of the Executive Summit is to bring together, under one roof, the leaders of these very different but increasingly interdependent industries, to produce a better understanding of the key issues, challenges, and opportunities."

To register for Heavy Reading's Links 2006 Executive Summit, please visit:

Registration for press and analysts is free. To receive your free pass, please contact:

Amy Averbook
Director of Marketing
Light Reading Inc.
[email protected]
212-925-0020 x112


About Heavy Reading
Heavy Reading is an independent market research organization offering quantitative analysis of telecom technology to service providers, vendors, and investors. Its mandate is to provide the comprehensive competitive analysis needed today for the deployment of profitable networks based on next-generation hardware and software.

About Light Reading Inc.
Founded in 2000, Light Reading Inc. ( is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, and operates as a unit of CMP Technology.

About CMP Technology
CMP Technology ( is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.