AT&T Executive Joins Planet Zanett Board of Directors.Business Editors
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 2001
L. Scott Perry, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, AT&T Solutions has joined the Board of Directors of Planet Zanett, Inc. (INCU), a NASDAQ NASDAQ
in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on listed company established to form a commonwealth of businesses in the IT sector.
At AT&T (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : T) Mr. Perry's responsibilities focus on building and refining the business strategy of AT&T and creating growth by planning new businesses and directing the alliance, investment and acquisitions of software technology and networking services firms. He and his team led the 1998 acquisition of IBM's Global Network business and its assimilation into AT&T. The same team also worked on the implementation of the global Venture with BT and the first investment by NTT in a non-Japanese based services firm in Japan.
In a prior assignment at AT&T, Mr. Perry served as Vice President for Advanced Platform Services where he developed new sources of technology and services partnerships. Before working at AT&T, he spent 16 years at IBM (NYSE: IBM) where he held a number of marketing and general management positions.
Claudio Guazzoni, President of Planet Zanett said, "In our strategy of building a confederation of profitable IT companies, we will draw on Mr. Perry's proven ability to manage relationships with computer software and professional service firms. Mr. Perry and the entire Board of Directors will play a vital role in the development and management of Planet Zanett's IT Commonwealth."
Mr. Perry is the recently retired Chair of the Information Technology Association of America See ITAA. . He serves on the Board of Directors of INEA INEA Istituto Nazionale di Economia Agraria (Italian: National Institute of Agricultural Economics)
INEA Instituto Nacional de Educación para los Adultos (Spanish: National Institute for Adult Education; Mexico) , a private e-analytics software company; SMARTSERV ONLINE, an online information services company; AONET, a networking services start-up; and Network Planning and Policy Advisory Council for UCAID (University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development, Washington, DC, www.ucaid.edu) The non-profit consortium founded in 1997 that began the development of Internet2. It started with 34 universities in late 1996 and grew so large in one year (more than 100 universities and 20 (the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development) - which runs the Internet2. Mr. Perry holds a Bachelor of Science Noun 1. Bachelor of Science - a bachelor's degree in science
bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies degree in civil engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree in management from Stanford University. He was also a Sloan Fellow at Stanford in 1983.
About Planet Zanett, Inc. (www.planetzanett.com)
Planet Zanett is an industry consolidator led by a group of investment professionals who, since 1991, have formed and consolidated businesses around cutting-edge internet, wireless, optical, and telecom technologies. Planet Zanett partners with the owners of profitable companies to identify highly fragmented markets and then orchestrate a platform for consolidations.
Planet Zanett's management team has been instrumental in the success of a number of young technology companies including Robotic Vision Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: ROBV), SmartServ Online (NASDAQ: SSOL SSOL Student Services On Line
SSOL Space Station Operation Language
SSOL Smooth Stylez Of Life (band) ), YouthStream Media Networks, Inc (NASDAQ: NETS), and FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc (NASDAQ: FTGX FTGX Fibernet Telecom Group, Inc (NASDAQ) ).