The Telecommunications Industry Association was in Geneva last week along with AdvaMed, the Consumer Electronics Association, the Entertainment Software Association, the Information Technology Industry Council, the Liquid Crystal Polymer Coalition, the Motion Picture Association of America, and the Semiconductor Industry Association. This coalition of high-tech companies represents a broad spectrum of manufacturers and service providers in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.
Jobs – the lack of them and the plans to create them – are the focus of the public, the press and the one or two real political contenders in this primary season. New York Times columnist Tom Friedman argues in his Sunday December 11 column that broadband infrastructure and connectivity is a key component of job creation, especially for anyone hoping to make a living in the global information age in which we live.
Security management is a growth industry, and not just for spooks and hackers. Network operations folks are fully aware, or should be, of the growing risk in critical infrastructure protection. At TIA 2012, we will focus on these foundational issues relative to security, risk and vulnerability.