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Michael Harris
Founder and Principal Consultant
Kinetic Strategies, Inc.

Michael is founder and principal consultant of Kinetic Strategies, Inc., a consultancy providing market analysis, technical education, and content development services for the broadband communications industry. Michael has more than 15 years of experience as a strategist, research analyst, journalist, public speaker, and entrepreneur. Current and recent client engagements include the business services division of a leading U.S. cable operator, the developer of automotive telematics products in the mobile M2M market, and a top cell site management firm for mobile carriers.

In 1996, Michael founded Cable Digital News (CDN) and served as the online publication's publisher and chief analyst for a decade. In June 2006, Michael sold CDN to Light Reading, the world largest telecommunications industry publication and a subsidiary of London-based United Business Media. He then served as a chief analyst at Light Reading's Cable Digital News until June 2009.

From 1996 to 2006 at Kinetic, Michael consulted and authored research reports focusing on the broadband infrastructure and services market. His research clients included Verizon, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Alcatel, HP, Motorola, Samsung, Telcordia, Tellabs, Toshiba, and others.

Additionally, Michael advised several technology start-ups, including RiverDelta Networks (acquired by Motorola), Ucentric Systems (acquired by Motorola), and Narad Networks (acquired by Ciena).

Through the years, Michael's insights have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes and BusinessWeek. Additionally, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) utilized Michael's research in reports on the broadband market.

Michael has been a speaker at key industry events, including the BusinessWeek Telecom Summit, Forbes Telecosm, Pulver’s Voice on the Net (VON), and Vortex.

Michael first became interested in networking in 1994 while working for Virginia-based Media General Cable (later acquired by Cox Communications). At the time, Media General was conducting one of the world’s first trials of cable modem technology in a pilot program with the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Prior, Michael served with Zynyx Multimedia, a full-service marketing firm, where he managed programs for a national client base.

Michael graduated from Penn State University in 1990 with a Broadcasting/Cable B.A.

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