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Dr. Paul Polishuk, President and CEO
IGI Consulting

Dr. Paul Polishuk,
President and CEO
Information Gatekeepers Inc.
Dr. Paul Polishuk is President and Chairman of the Board of the IGI Group of Companies, which includes IGI Consulting Inc., Information Gatekeepers Inc., IGICom and twelve overseas offices. Information Gatekeepers Inc., the original company of the Group, was founded in 1977. All companies are involved in providing information and analysis of fiber optics and telecommunications markets and technology trends worldwide. He is a worldrenown expert on fiber optics technology and markets.

Since 1977, Dr. Polishuk has been involved in analyzing, studying, lecturing and promoting the fiber optics industry around the world. He has been and is involved in numerous studies involving the design of fiber optics networks, markets for submarine fiber optic cable, plastic fiber optics, SONET/SDH, video-on-demand, ATM and the application of fiber optics in such industries as the electric utilities. A number of his recent assignments have involved acquisitions, transfer of technology, joint ventures and new fiber optic start-up ventures. Dr. Polishuk has traveled extensively and has lectured on fiber optics in China, Russia, Eastern Europe and Africa. He has advised governments on technologypolicy with regard to fiber optics, such as the United States, Russia, India and Bermuda.Finally, he was responsible for the design of a data network for Korea which resulted in DACOM.

Information Gatekeepers is the largest publisher and consultant in the fiber optics field worldwide. It publishes eight newsletters on the field, an International Fiber Optics Yellow Pages and over 100 different publications in the fiber optics and related fields.

Dr. Polishuk founded Horizon House International in February 1976 and within two years doubled the sales of the company as to compared to its parent company, which had been in business for 20 years. He left Horizon House in November 1977 to form Information Gatekeepers Inc. after successfully organizing the first International Telecommunications Exposition to be held in the United States.

In August 1971, he joined the Office of Telecommunications, US Department of Commerce, as Deputy Director. He was Director of the organization's Policy Support Division, which was responsible for Telecommunications Policy Development for the White House. Dr. Polishuk became Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Telecommunications in August 1972 and served in this capacity until February 1976 when he left Federal service. From June 1968 to June 1970, Dr. Polishuk was the first Director of Planning for the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and was Senior Research Scientist at the Laboratory from October 1956 to June 1968.

He received a B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Ohio State in 1962 and 1964. In 1971, he received and S.M. in Management from MIT, after spending a year as a Sloan Fellow.

About IGI Group
The Information Gatekeepers Group, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, is an internationally recognized publisher, trade show organizer, consultancy and information service provider in the fields of fiber optics, optical networks, WDM, ADSL, ATM, Internet, high-speed Local Area Networks (LANs), Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN), wireless, telecommunications, and the emerging telecom markets, such as China, Brazil, India, South America, Mexico, Asia-Pacific and Russia. IGI publishes over 45 newsletters in the telecommunications field and over 20 market studies a year. Supporting the IGI Group outside the United States are 14 offices and/or agents in key telecommunications markets that perform both sales and data collection functions.

Founded in 1977, the IGI Group now consists of four divisions: Information Gatekeepers Inc. (IGI), IGI Trade Shows and Conferences, IGI Com, a public relations
company, andIGI Consulting (IGIC), each of which produces unique information products and services for the telecommunication industry