Inside Capellas Crystal Ball: VOIP
Focal points in Capellas' future will be data and voice convergence, interoperability, Web services, multi-tier security, grid computing, XML and SANs.NEW YORKMCI may be in the midst of a major executive house cleaning, and it may be diligently adhering to the financial rules imposed on it by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, but you wouldnt have known the company was in any corporate distress from hearing company CEO Michael Capellas speak at the inaugural CeBIT America technology conference here Wednesday morning. Capellas, who spoke rapid-fire and virtually non-stop for about an hour, rifling through dozens of power point slides along the way, made no mention of the companys announcement yesterday of recording $2.05 billion in revenue and an operating income of $114 million for the month of April. The company is required to report such financials to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Southern New York as part of its bankruptcy obligation. Nor did he spend any time on the companys internal executive investigation announced 10 days ago or the resignations of the companys general counsel or treasurer.
Instead, Capellas, who joined MCI in the wake of corporate scandal and an executive overhaul, spent his time here looking into the technological crystal ball. But what he saw didnt surprise.