University of Southern California

Current Members


In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. That was the foundation of the company that would become AT&T — a brand that has become synonymous with the best, most reliable telephone service in the world. Today, AT&T is bringing it all together for our customers, from the revolutionary iPhone 4 to next-generation TV services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. Our strategy is simple – we mobilize everything: Web sites, video, music, social networks, business apps – everything.

AT&T is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands.

The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.


CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber-optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.


Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco provides end-to-end networking solutions that customers use to build a unified information infrastructure of their own, or to connect to other networks. Cisco IOS® software provides network services and enables networked applications; expertise in network design and implementation; and technical support and professional services to maintain and optimize network operations. The company has grown into a global market leader that holds the No. 1 or No. 2 market share in virtually every market segment in which it participates. Since shipping its first product in 1986, Cisco's annual revenues have increased from $69 million in 1990 to $12.2 billion in fiscal 1999.


The Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT) Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group consists of the TMT practices organized in the various member firms of DTT. It includes more than 7,000 member firm partners and senior professionals dedicated to helping their clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions.

There are dedicated TMT member firm practices in nearly 45 countries in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. DTT’s member firms serve 92 percent of the TMT companies in the Fortune Global 500. Clients of Deloitte member firms’ TMT practices include some of the world’s top software companies, computer manufacturers, semiconductor foundries, wireless operators, cable companies, advertising agencies and publishers.

20th Century Fox

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX finished the 2008-2009 season at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year – a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the mid-1990s – while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics.

FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.

Global Foundries

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world's first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as the second largest foundry in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 160 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company's three 300mm fabs and five 200mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by Mubadala Development Company. For more information, visit


PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. Additionally, in the US, PwC concentrates on 16 key industries and provides targeted services that include — but are not limited to — human resources, deals, forensics, and consulting services. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities.

TDS logo 3

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a diversified telecommunications company which provides high-quality telecommunications services in the telephone, cellular telephone, portable communications, and radio paging industries. TDS is a Chicago-based Fortune 500 telecommunications corporation founded in 1969 with established wireless and local wireline businesses. Through its strategic business units, U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom, TDS provides wireless and local telephone service to customers in rural and suburban markets around the country. The company employs approximately 11,500 and serves 6.1 million wireless and local telephone customers in 36 states. TDS's business development strategy is to expand its existing operations through internal growth and acquisitions and to explore and develop other telecommunications businesses that management believes utilize TDS's expertise in customer-based telecommunications.

TELUS Corporation is one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies, offering a full range of telecommunications products and services, including local, long-distance, and wireless phone services; high-speed data networks; advanced data, Internet, and e-business solutions; and multimedia, advertising, mapping, and information services. TELUS is the number one Internet service provider in Western Canada, and the largest private sector employer in Western Canada, employing more than 23,000 Canadians. The company was created in January 1999, when Alberta-based TELUS Corporation and British Columbia-based BC TELECOM joined in a merger of equals.

Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is the largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues.

Walt Disney Co. logo

In the wonderful world of entertainment, Walt Disney's kingdom is one of the biggest. Based in Burbank, California, The Walt Disney Company is the second-largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world (behind AOL Time Warner), with operations encompassing movies, broadcasting, the Internet, and theme parks. Walt Disney Studios produces a wide variety of movies through such banners as Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, and Miramax. Its broadcasting units (nearly 40% of sales) include the ABC network (#3 behind NBC and CBS) and cable channels such as the Disney Channel, ESPN (80%-owned) and A&E Television Networks (38%). ABC also owns 10 TV stations and nearly 55 radio stations. Its Walt Disney Studios produces films through imprints Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, and Miramax. Walt Disney has a 50% stake in entertainment magazine US Weekly, while its Walt Disney Internet Group (formerly oversees the company's network of Web properties.