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Roundtable Forum: Data Networking

WILLIAM R. BECKLEAN is Senior Vice President of Tucker Anthony, Inc. and was prev-iously associated with Kidder Peabody. Mr. Becklean earned his Bachelor's degree from Yale University and his M.B.A. from Harvard University. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he is a member of the NYSSA. Mr. Becklean is married, has two children as well as two step-children. Among his personal interests are rowing and skiing. Profile
GEORGE KELLY is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley where he covers the data networking and telecommunications equipment industries. Previously, he was associated with IBM, AT&T and A.G. Becker Paribas. Mr. Kelly is an engineering graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Profile
FARROKH BILLIMORIA is a Senior Technology Analyst-Communication & Networking Technologies at Hambrecht & Quist. Previously, he was associated with Unterberg Harris, Bankers Trust, Merck & Co., Timeplex, and Graphic Scanning Corp. Mr. Billimoria is a member of the IEEE and has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Computer Science. He has been a member of the ATM Forum since 1993. His knowledge of LANs, WANs, ATM, switching, routing, networking management, and test equipment has made him a regular speaker at various conferences and industry shows such as Comnet and John McQuillan's Next Generation Networks and ATM Conferences, IBF and SUN World Expo. In addition, Mr. Billimoria has been quoted in various trade magazines and journals. Profile
CHRISTOPHER T. STIX is a Managing Director of Cowen & Company. Previously, he was President of Ron & Grow, Inc. and a Consultant for Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Stix earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, his M.B.A. from Harvard University and is a member of the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council. Mr. Stix is married, has three children and among his personal interests includes hiking and bicycling. Profile
TWST: Chris, will you give us a background for the data networking


Mr. Stix: In the mid-'80s, as PCs were deployed widely, technology was

developed to connect PCs to printers and