The Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) has announced the keynote speakers for its upcoming CTIA Wireless 2004 event, from Cisco CEO John Chambers to DefJam Records Founder Russell Simmons.

“This year’s keynote stage at CTIA Wireless 2004 has something for everyone…from the intricacies of wireless infrastructure to the glitz and glam of mobile entertainment,” said CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent. “CTIA has an all-star lineup to address the hottest topics in wireless. We kick off with the foremost authorities on networks and innovation, then move onto advances in wireless consumer products. We’ll wrap up with a power roundtable of wireless carriers discussing how far the industry has come in the past year, and the challenges that lie ahead.”

On the first day of the event, March 22, speakers include Chambers, who also serves as president of Cisco Systems; Scott McNealy, chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems; and Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Speakers on March 23 include Simmons, also chairman and CEO of Rush Communications; Juno Cho, president of LG InfoComm; Jay Samit, senior vice president of Sony Corporation of America; and Edward Zander, chairman and CEO of Motorola.

Rounding out the three-day event on March 23 are Timothy Donahue, president and CEO of Nextel Communications; Alltel President and CEO Scott Ford; Len Lauer, president and chief operating officer of Sprint; T-Mobile USA Chairman John Stanton; and Denny Strigl, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless.

CTIA Wireless 2004 is billed as the world’s largest wireless trade show. This year, the show will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. For more details, log on to .