The Future of Telecommunications - Sold Out

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

June 23, 2014: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lawrence Harris '78 will discuss trends in telecommunications, including new services, technologies, competitive factors, and financial returns.


University of Chicago NYC Office/Conference Room
1420/14th Floor
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York

Driving Directions:

The University of Chicago NYC Office is located in office building 10 Rockefeller Plaza (part of Rockefeller Center). Entrance to 10 Rockefeller Plaza is on the north side of 48th St. between 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.

Event Details

Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a revolution in telecommunications technology, as wireless communications, access to the Internet, video streaming, social networking, and E-commerce have become popular on a global basis. This presentation will highlight some of the achievements over the past two decades, as well as new services likely to be introduced over the next decade. This talk will also discuss profit margin, cash flow, and market share trends, the impact of regulatory policy, and M&A activity, involving carriers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Sprint. The presentation will also include some ideas as to how to stimulate growth in the smartphone segment.


$10 per person (includes admission and light snacks)


Register Online

Deadline: 6/22/2014


6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation and Discussion

Speaker Profiles

Lawrence M. Harris '78 (Speaker) '78
Private Investor

Lawrence Harris is a private investor. Previously, he spent 25 years as an equity analyst covering companies in the aerospace, telecommunications equipment, and information technology sectors. He worked for a number of investment banks and rersearch firms, including Kemper Securities, Bear Stearns, and Oppenheimer. He was twice named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Best on the Street analysts for stock selection in communications technology.

The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Barron's, Fortune, and BusinessWeek have cited his investment views. He has also appeared on CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg Television. He has spoken at a number of public forums, including the UCLA Business Forecasting Conference, the annual UCLA Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium, and the Mobile Entertainment Forum.

Mr. Harris has also worked for AT&T, Rockwell International, and Arthur D. Little.

He earned an AB in Economics from Lafayette College in 1976 and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1978.


Lawrence Harris '78