Ericsson CFO and appointed CEO Hans Vestberg to keynote at the Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 in Paris

CHICAGO – 31 August 2009 – The The Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 will premiere Mr. Hans Vestberg, the chief financial officer and appointed chief executive officer of Ericsson, as one of its keynoters at the event this month.

Mr. Vestberg joins other World Forum keynoters, including Jean-Phillip Vanot, senior executive vice president of Innovation and Marketing for Orange; Mika Vehviläinen, chief operating officer of Nokia Siemens Networks; Stefano Pileri, chief technology officer of Telecom Italia; Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette, president of the NBC Universal Digital Distribution division at NBC Universal; and Adolfo Hernandez, president of EMEA, Alcatel-Lucent.

"Mr. Vestberg's outstanding leadership at Ericsson is highly respected, and the opportunity to learn of his vision for one of the world's top suppliers will be a highlight of our world-class programming," commented IEC President John Janowiak.

Mr. Vestberg's keynote address will take place at 14:00 on opening day, 7 September 2009.

It serves as one of the Broadband World Forum Europe 2009's 50 educational sessions, which will be presented by more than 250 of the world's best industry experts.

Top sponsors of the event include Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE Corporation, ADVA Optical Networking, AVM, Motorola, NEC, Thomson and more.

All industry professionals are invited to attend with any conference package available at

All accredited members of the media are entitled to full and complimentary access to the entire three-day event by registering at

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About the Broadband World Forum Europe
For nearly a decade, the annual Broadband World Forum Europe> conference and exhibition has grown significantly, hosting more than 6,000 of the industry's elite and offering a wide range of information and communication technologies topics under the large umbrella of broadband.
Themed "Delivering the Promise," this year's Broadband World Forum Europe will feature more than 250 speakers in more than 50 breakout sessions, keynote addresses, plenary panels, and workshops. Seventy-seven percent of BBWF Europe attendees are expected to be at a manager-level and above (averaged from the last three years). The event will also draw more than 100 carrier companies. One hundred top vendors from around the globe will make up the high-caliber exhibition and display the latest broadband technologies, equipment, applications, solutions, and services needed to meet the ever-increasing customer demand for innovative solutions.
When last in Paris in 2006, the Broadband World Forum Europe received the "Best in Congress" KRéA Award with the CNIT La Défense and was honored as the best professional conference in all of France. Last year, the event helped generate the #1 industry news story of 2008 according to Total Telecom.
This year, the World Forum will present six tracks: (1) Mass Market, (2) Enterprise, (3) Software Enablers, (4) Core, (5) Access, and (6) Broadband Ecosystem Evolution. The prestigious InfoVision Awards will also take place again at the event. With the support of Official Host Sponsor Orange, the IEC expects thousands of industry professionals from approximately 100 countries to the CNIT La Défense this 7-9 September. For complete information, visit
About the IEC
A nonprofit organization, the IEC is dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high—technology industries and their university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high—quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students.
In conjunction with industry—leading companies, the IEC has developed an extensive, free, on—line educational program. The IEC conducts industry-university programs that have substantial impact on curricula. It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences, and technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges of the information age.
More than 70 leading high—technology universities are IEC affiliates, and the IEC handles the affairs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association and Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for electrical and computer engineers. Please visit