LR Names Movers & Shakers

Light Reading ranks the Top 10 figures influencing next-gen communications in the telecom industry

April 17, 2007

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NEW YORK -- Light Reading (, the premiere information resource for next-generation communications, today announced its latest list of the Top 10 Movers & Shakers in the telecom industry. Light Reading is an operating unit of CMP Technology.

Light Reading's new Top 10 list can be found at:

The list, compiled by the editors of Light Reading, ranks figures in the telecom industry based on their performance in the preceding months and the likelihood that they'll have considerable influence on the industry's direction in the months to come. Those eligible for the list include executives from systems vendors, components manufacturers, and service providers, as well as venture capitalists, market analysts, and entrepreneurs.

"This list has seen an amazing turnover in just one year's time," says Phil Harvey, Light Reading's Managing Editor. "Last time around, there were two carrier CTOs and one high-ranking technologist from AT&T. This time, that's not the case.

"While we never count out the big telcos, we certainly can't say they were as cutting edge in terms of content delivery and IP communications as a lot of the folks on our list today."Light Reading's new Top 10 list reflects the significant shift in power that has occurred within the industry recently, with the inclusion of six new names, the triumphant return of Joost founder Niklas Zennstrm (who hasn't made a Light Reading list since 2003), and a new No. 1 Mover & Shaker: Charlie Giancarlo, Chief Development Officer at Cisco Systems.

The latest list of Movers & Shakers comprises:

  • Charlie Giancarlo, Chief Development Officer, Cisco

  • Matt Bross, CTO, BT

  • Carl-Henric Svanberg, CEO, Ericsson

  • Paul Sagan, CEO, Akamai

  • Basil Alwan, President of IP, Alcatel-Lucent

  • Jagdeep Singh, CEO, Infinera

  • Kevin Martin, Chairman, FCC

  • Niklas Zennström, Founder, Joost

  • Robbie Bach, President, Entertainment & Devices Division, Microsoft

  • Silvio Scaglia, Chairman, Babelgum

Since launching the first Top 10 Movers & Shakers list in February 2000, Light Reading has acquired a reputation for forecasting fame and misfortune for individuals on the list, well ahead of the curve.

Amy Averbook
Director of Marketing, Light Reading
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212-925-0020 x112
212-925-3324 (fax)

About Light Reading
Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( 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 (

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