John Chambers, the controversial and revered chief executive officer of Cisco Systems, will be the featured speaker at SuperComm 2002 June 2-6 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Chambers is viewed by many officials in the telecommunications networking industry and in government as being a visionary in the world of telecom. But some Cisco shareholders thought otherwise in 2001 when they questioned Chambers about moves he made with the company that resulted, among other variables, in Cisco’s stock price plummeting from a high of about $70 to around $10 per share.
Cisco was the first public company to visibly begin staggering from the hangover effects of the late 1990s telecom boom.
In a prepared statement, William McCormick, listed as a co-owner of SuperComm, said: “Mr. Chambers is a well-respected leader in the high tech sector and around the world. He brings a unique perspective to this year’s SuperComm and we are fortunate to have him as one of our keynote speakers.”
Officials at SuperComm gave no word regarding the topic of Chambers speech.