David G. Belanger
Title: Three Screens: Evolution of Devices, Services, & Networks (Slides)
The desire to provide services and content seamlessly across the three dominant classes of screens, Mobile, PC, and Television, is driving many changes in the devices and services, and some in the network. This combines with the ever-increasing proportion of rich media content on the Web, to create exciting trends in technology, and even more exciting trends in services anywhere, anytime, on any device. Interesting mixes of edge and network technologies are producing capabilities well beyond current services. AT&T is aggressively pursuing a Three-Screen strategy both in current service plans and in advanced research projects.
David Belanger is currently the AT&T Labs Chief Scientist, and the Vice President of Information & Software Systems Research at AT&T Labs in Florham Park, NJ. As Chief Scientist, he is responsible to the AT&T Labs CEO for: identifying pre-product technology important to the future of AT&T, evaluating technology, building alignment within AT&T on technology directions, and serving as AT&T liaison to external technical communities, specifically universities, government agencies and industrial laboratories. The Information & Software Systems Research Lab conducts research in: large scale and real time information mining related to operations of a (communications) service business; interactive, information visualization; scaleable, reliable software systems; and new, information based, communications services. It is also responsible for delivery and operations of very large scale (e.g. >300TB) near real time service management capabilities to AT&T and its customers.
Dave joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1979 working in the area of database support for economic analysis for product lifecycles. This was followed by research on large scale data and information systems, and program generation for data manipulation systems. He has subsequently led research efforts in software systems and engineering, and information mining, and visualization.
Prior to joining AT&T, Dave was on the Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty at University of South Alabama, a consultant for a variety of organizations, and co-founder/VP of Gulf Coast Data Systems (a computing services company). He received his B. S. from Union College (NY) in Mathematics, and an M. S. and Ph.D., also in Mathematics, from Case Western Reserve University.
In 1998, Dave was awarded the AT&T Science and Technology Medal for his contributions in very large scale information mining technology. In 2006, he was named an AT&T Fellow for "lifetime contributions in software, software tools, and information mining".
Senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Research Collaborator – Princeton University, 2002 – 2003
Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) Board of Directors – 2004