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Leo Wrobel

Leo A. Wrobel has 25 years of experience with a host of firms engaged in banking, brokerage, heavy manufacturing, telecommunications services and government. A noted author and technical futurist, Leo is responsible for many technological firsts, including the first microwave "bypass" shot in Dallas (1985). He was also the first person in Dallas to run T1 telephone traffic over a cable television system in an agreement he pioneered in 1985. Leo also served ten years as an elected Mayor and City Councilman of a Dallas suburb (but says he is "better now").

A sought-after speaker, Wrobel has lectured throughout the United States and overseas in Israel, South America, and other locations, as well as appearing on several television news programs, including KLRU's "Austin at Issue." A knowledgeable and effective communicator, he has combined his political and technical savvy in repeated engagements in order to get things done, even at the highest policy levels.

Leo Wrobel served as President and CEO of Dallas-based Premiere Network Services Inc. from 1986 until 2005. Prior to this he was Director, Network Planning and Engineering for Lomas and Nettleton and held technical positions at AT&T in its former Long Lines subsidiary. Leo is a Vietnam Era Veteran (Sgt. U.S.A.F.) and holds degrees in Electronic Systems Technology and Telecommunications Systems Technology and from Los Angeles City College as well as in Business and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Dallas. Leo is a member of the I.E.E.E., Independent Telephone Pioneers of America, Southwestern Bell Pioneers, and other noteworthy organizations.

An active author and technical futurist, he has published ten books and over 300 trade articles on a wide variety of technical subjects, including: Understanding Emerging Network Services, Pricing, and Regulation (© Artech House Books), Managing Emerging Technologies for Competitive Advantage (© 1995 Computer Economics), the Definitive Guide to Business Resumption Planning, (© Artech House Books) and The MIS and LAN Managers Guide to Advanced Telecommunications (© I.E.E.E. Books).

1.
What Will 100 Gbps Broadband Satellite Technology Mean to You?
Nov 6, 2013
2.
Can Today’s Technology Survive a Major Solar Event?
Aug 6, 2013
3.
Financial Restitution for Cable Cuts and Other Buried Facility Disruption? It May Be Closer Than You Think
Feb 5, 2013
4.
Hurricane Sandy and Widespread Telecom Outages: How Poor Disaster Recovery Measures Made the Aftermath Even Worse
Nov 9, 2012
5.
What the Failed AT&T / T-Mobile Merger Means for You
Jan 12, 2012
6.
The AT&T / T-Mobile Merger: So What Happens Now?
Dec 2, 2011
7.
Communication Tips for Technology Professionals
Sep 29, 2011
8.
AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Let's Call It What It Is, Part II
Sep 14, 2011
9.
AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Let’s Call It What It Is
Sep 5, 2011
10.
The Scariest (Disaster) Book I Have Ever Read, Part III
Aug 17, 2011
11.
The Scariest (Disaster) Book I Have Ever Read, Part II
Aug 10, 2011
12.
The Scariest (Disaster) Book I Have Ever Read, Part I
Aug 4, 2011
13.
The Japan Quake: Could It Happen Here, and Is Your Organization Prepared?
May 24, 2011
14.
Internet Discrimination: Impending Threat to Technology Growth? Part 3 of 3
May 10, 2011
15.
Internet Discrimination: Impending Threat to Technology Growth? Part 2 of 3
May 3, 2011
16.
Internet Discrimination: Impending Threat to Technology Growth? Part 1 of 3
Apr 27, 2011
17.
Near Field Communications Holds Big Promise for Retailers, But New Headaches for the Contingency Planner
Mar 15, 2011
18.
No, I Don’t Want to Update
Feb 2, 2011
19.
Think You’re Out of the Woods on an Influenza Pandemic? Think Again.
Dec 27, 2010
20.
Retaining a Business Resumption Planning Expert Witness, Part 3
Dec 16, 2010
21.
Selling Your Business Resumption Plan to the “Top Dogs:” It’s Not as Tough as You Think, Part 2
Nov 8, 2010
22.
Selling Your Business Resumption Plan to the “Top Dogs:” It’s Not as Tough as You Think, Part 1
Nov 3, 2010
23.
Retaining a Business Resumption Planning Expert Witness (Part 2 of 2)
Aug 27, 2010
24.
Retaining a Business Resumption Planning Expert Witness (Part 1 of 2)
Aug 24, 2010
25.
Planning Considerations for Wireless Phones (Part 2 of 2)
Jun 15, 2010
26.
Disaster Planning Considerations for Wireless Phones (Part 1 of 2)
Jun 8, 2010
27.
Ready or Not: Disaster Preparedness in the Workplace
May 5, 2010
28.
Up Close and Personal: Leo's Office Disaster
Apr 20, 2010
29.
Selecting the Right Outbound Notification and Emergency Communications System (Part 2 of 2)"
Feb 15, 2010
30.
Selecting the Right Outbound Notification and Emergency Communications System (Part 1 of 2)
Feb 11, 2010
31.
Disaster Preparedness: It's Not Just for the Work Place Anymore
Sep 7, 2009
32.
10 Steps to Employment Security - and Securing Your Employment
Jul 16, 2009
33.
Avoiding Telecom Sabotage, Part 2 of 2
Jun 22, 2009
34.
Avoiding Telecom Sabotage, Part 1 of 2
Jun 15, 2009
35.
The Hidden Costs of Not Planning for Disasters
May 12, 2009
36.
Are Private-Sector Organizations Responsible for Failing to Plan for Natural Disasters? (Part 3 of 3)
Mar 31, 2009
37.
Are Private-Sector Organizations Responsible for Failing to Plan for Natural Disasters? (Part 2 of 3)
Mar 23, 2009
38.
Are Private-Sector Organizations Responsible for Failing to Plan for Natural Disasters? (Part 1 of 3)
Mar 16, 2009
39.
Managing Computer Room Disasters with “First Alert” Procedures and “4Ci”
Dec 1, 2008
40.
Using Telecommunications Collocation Providers for Disaster Recovery Support
Nov 18, 2008
41.
What is the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Part 2
Oct 3, 2008
42.
What is the National Incident Management System (NIMS)?
Sep 26, 2008
43.
Getting Your Disaster Recovery Plan Funded - with an Awesome Business Impact Analysis, Part 3
Jul 11, 2008
44.
Getting Your Disaster Recovery Plan Funded - with an Awesome Business Impact Analysis, Part 2
Jun 16, 2008
45.
Getting Your Disaster Recovery Plan Funded - with an Awesome Business Impact Analysis, Part 1
May 20, 2008
46.
4Ci Update: More Solutions for Command, Control, and Communications in Time of Disaster
Apr 21, 2008
47.
Disaster in Paradise? Even the Sweetest Dreams Can Become Nightmares without Adequate Information and Preparation, Part 3 of 3
Apr 15, 2008
48.
Disaster in Paradise? Even the Sweetest Dreams Can Become Nightmares without Adequate Information and Preparation, Part 2 of 3
Mar 7, 2008
49.
Disaster in Paradise? Even the Sweetest Dreams Can Become Nightmares without Adequate Information and Preparation
Dec 28, 2007
50.
Protecting and Diversifying Critical Telecommunications Services
Nov 9, 2007
51.
Forming Disaster Recovery and Emergency Response Teams: Communicating With Recovery Teams
Oct 19, 2007
52.
Forming Disaster Recovery and Emergency Response Teams: Team Duties and Responsibilities
Aug 31, 2007
53.
Assessing Tools for Maintaining Command and Control in a Disaster
Aug 10, 2007
54.
Legal Requirements for Disaster Recovery Planning: Common Facts and Misconceptions
Aug 3, 2007
55.
Forming Disaster Recovery and Emergency Response Teams
Jul 27, 2007
56.
Using Wireless Technology to Augment Network Availability and Disaster Recovery
Jul 13, 2007
57.
Using Satellite Communications for Disaster Recovery, Part 3
Jun 1, 2007
58.
Using Satellite Communications for Disaster Recovery, Part 2
May 25, 2007
59.
Using Satellite Communications for Disaster Recovery, Part 1
May 18, 2007
60.
Rate Your "Relationship" with Your Disaster Recovery Plan
Feb 9, 2007
61.
How Sarbanes-Oxley Affects Your Disaster Recovery Planning
Dec 29, 2006
62.
Operating and Security Standards for Mainframes, Open Systems, and Telecommunications (Part 3 of 3)
Dec 22, 2006
63.
Operating and Security Standards for Mainframes, Open Systems, and Telecommunications (Part 2 of 3)
Oct 6, 2006
64.
Operating and Security Standards for Mainframes, Open Systems, and Telecommunications (Part 1 of 3)
Sep 29, 2006
65.
The Worried Executive's Guide: Preventing the Telephone Company's Disasters from Becoming Yours (Part 3 of 3)
Sep 15, 2006
66.
The Worried Executive's Guide: Preventing the Telephone Company's Disasters from Becoming Yours (Part 2 of 3)
Jul 21, 2006
67.
The Worried Executive's Guide: Preventing the Telephone Company's Disasters from Becoming Yours (Part 1 of 3)
Jun 9, 2006
68.
The Worried Executive's Guide: Disaster Recovery Planning for Mixed-Hardware Environments
Apr 7, 2006
69.
Business Resumption Planning in Small and Medium-Sized Offices
Feb 17, 2006

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