2018 Speakers

Plenary Keynote Speakers Schedule

 

Day Speaker Presentation
Monday Opening Remarks:
Sanjay Jha, Roshmere, Inc., General Chair
Ashutosh Dutta, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs, Co-Chair
Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum, University of Luxembourg, Co-Chair
Peter Vetter, Nokia Download (PDF)
David Lu, AT&T Download (PDF)
James Kimery, National Instruments Download (PDF)
Michael Ha, FCC Download (PDF)
Lee Chen, A10 Networks
Tuesday Chih-Lin I, China Mobile
Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University Download (PDF)
Jin Bains, Facebook
Monisha Ghosh, NSF Download (PDF)
Adam Drobot, OpenTechWorks Download (PDF)
Wednesday Geoff Mulligan, Skylight
Egil Gronstad, T-Mobile Download (PDF)
Constantine Polychronopoulos, VMWare
Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University Download (PDF)

 

Plenary Keynote Speakers


Jin Bains
Facebook

Lee Chen
A10 Networks

Adam Drobot
OpenTechWorks

Monisha Ghosh
NSF

Andrea Goldsmith
Stanford University

Egil Gronstad
T-Mobile USA

Michael Ha 
FCC

Chih-Lin I 
China Mobile

James Kimery
National Instruments

David Lu
AT&T Labs

Geoff Mulligan
Skylight

Constantine Polychronopoulos
VMware

Henning Schulzrinne
Columbia University
   
Peter Vetter
Nokia

Session Keynote Speakers


Mauricio Aracena
Ericsson
Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era

Gaurav Bansal
Toyota InfoTechnology Center
Automotive Intelligent Transport

Ilaria Brunelli 
Ericsson
Standards and Deployment

Jeff Cichonski
NIST
5G Security and Privacy

Christopher Daley-Watson
Patent Law Lawyer
Start-up Forum

Klaus Doppler
Nokia Technologies
Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era

Farooq Khan
PHAZR
Start-up Forum

Geoff Mulligan
Skylight
Start-up Forum
 
Anand Prasad
NEC Corporation
5G Security and Privacy
 
Henning Schulzrinne
Columbia University
Policy and Regulation in the 5G Era

Bill Snow 
Open Networking Foundation
5G Cloud Native Design Workshop 

Anthony Soong
Huawei
Automotive Intelligent Transport

Jin Yang
Verizon
Standards and Deployment 
    
Diego González Zúñiga
Samsung
Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era

Session Speakers


Sassan Ahmadi
Xilinx
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds 

Mahbubul Alam 
Movimento
Start-up Forum

Hamed Al-Raweshidy
Brunel University London
5G Networks and the Deployment of UHD TV with High QoS and QoE

Mihai Banu
Blue Danube Systems
5G Design, Test, and Measurement Challenges

Heinz Bernold 
Boston Consulting Group
Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session

Jean-Pierre Bienaimé
5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA)
Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session

Tom Bilotta
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Amina Boubendir
Orange Labs France
5G Workshops

Fred Brathwaite
Visual and Musical Artist
5G Networks and the Deployment of UHD TV with High QoS and QoE

Jonathan Brims
Immersive Robotics (IMR)
Start-up Forum

Chen Chang
National Instruments
5G Design, Test, and Measurement Challenges

Kumardev Chatterjee 
Unmanned Life
Start-up Forum

Jason Chen
Huawei
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Wanshi Chen 
Qualcomm Research
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Stanley Chia 
Vodafone
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
5G vRAN Over Less than Ideal Backhaul

Larry Chu
Stanford Medicine X
E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks

Tom Coughlin
Coughlin Associates
5G Applications

Gary Croke
Aviat Networks
5G vRAN Over Less than Ideal Backhaul

Haitham Cruickshank
University of Surrey
5G Satellite Integration

Michael Daum
Microsoft
Policy and Regulation in the 5G Era

Charles Despins
École de Technologie Supérieure
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Sudhir Dixit
Basic Internet Foundation &
Wireless World Research Forum
Tutorials

Paul Dixon
Laird
5G Design, Test, and Measurement Challenges

Ashutosh Dutta 
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session

David Easwaran
Alston & Bird
The Evolving Patent Law Landscape and its Effect on 5G Innovation

Aly El Gamal
Purdue University
Tutorials

Jaafar Elmirghani
University of Leeds
Standards and Deployment
 
Jared Everett
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory
Standards and Deployment

Igor Faynberg
Stevens Institute of Technology
Standards and Deployment

Ramon Ferrús
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
5G Satellite Integration

Frank Fitzek
TU Dresden Germany
5G Workshops

Michael Foegelle
ETS-Lindgren
5G Design, Test, and Measurement Challenges

Russel Fralich
HEC Montreal
Start-up Forum

Amitava Ghosh
Nokia Networks
5G Trials and Testbeds Panel

Abhimanyu Gosain
Northeastern University
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Natasha Greer
City of Sacramento
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Keith D. Grzelak
Wells St. John PS
The Evolving Patent Law Landscape and its Effect on 5G Innovation

J. Josh Guevara
City of San José
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Praveen Gupta
Mobilestack, Inc.
Start-up Forum

Vinay Gupta
Polaris Networks
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Ronny Hadani
University of Texas
Start-up Forum

Ranny Haiby
Nokia
5G Applications

Petri Hautakangas
Tupl
Start-up Forum

Gerry Hayes
Wireless Research Center
E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks

Paulo Sergio Rufino Henrique
Spideo
5G Networks and the Deployment of UHD TV with High QoS and QoE

Evan Hirsch
Engine Co. 4
E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks

Mohsen Hosseinian
InterDigital Inc.
5G Satellite Integration

Yun Chao Hu
Huawei
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Andjela Ilic-Savoia
Keysight Technologies
5G Design, Test, and Measurement Challenges

Pranav Jha
IIT Bombay
Tutorials

Ron Johnson
Cisco Systems
5G Optics

Adam Kapovits
Eurescom
5G Satellite Integration

Abhay Karandikar
Indian Institute of Technology
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds
Tutorials

Aniruddha (Ani) Karmarkar
Lockheed Martin
5G Satellite Integration

Alex Katko 
Pivotal Commware
Start-up Forum

Joe Kochan 
US Ignite
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds 

David Kravitz
Crypto Systems Research
5G Security and Privacy
 Dilip Krishnaswamy
Dilip Krishnaswamy
Reliance Jio Infocomm
Standards and Deployment
 
Anurag Kumar
Indian Institute of Science
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Pamela Kumar
Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India
Standards and Deployment
Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session
 
Joy Laskar
Maja Systems
Start-up Forum

Yasir Liaqatullah
A10 Networks
5G Applications

Paul Littlewood 
Ciena
5G Optics

José Maria Pereira Lopes
TV Cultura
5G Networks and the Deployment of UHD TV with High QoS and QoE

Tim Ken Mackey
University of California San Diego
E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks

Richard Maiden
Intel Corporation
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Narendra Mangra
GlobeNet
5G Applications

Scott Mansfield
Ericsson
Tutorials

Daren McClearnon
Keysight Technologies
Tutorials
 
Earl McCune 
Eridan Communications
Standards and Deployment

Luciano Leonel Mendes 
Inatel
Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session
 
Narayan Menon
Fon
5G Applications

Suzanne Michel
Google
The Evolving Patent Law Landscape and its Effect on 5G Innovation
 
Susan Miller
ATIS
Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session

Luis Mirabal
Qualcomm
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Tetsuya Nakamura
CableLabs
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar
 InterDigital Communications
Standards and Deployment

Morgan O’Brien
pdvWireless
Policy and Regulation in the 5G Era

Helen Ojha
Collinear Networks
5G vRAN Over Less than Ideal Backhaul

Emil Olbrich
PrimeLine
Policy and Regulation in the 5G Era

Lyndon Ong
Ciena
Tutorials

Matthew Osborne
InterDigital
The Evolving Patent Law Landscape and its Effect on 5G Innovation

Chris Pearson
5G Americas
Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session

Benoit Pelletier
Ciena
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Ari Pouttu
University of Oulu
5G Satellite Integration

Krishnamurthy Raghunandan
MTA / New York City Transit
Tutorials

Purva Rajkotia
E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks

Ajay Rajkumar
Nokia Bell Labs
5G vRAN Over Less than Ideal Backhaul

Clarke Ryan
Spirent Communications
5G Design, Test, and Measurement Challenges

Joseph J. Salvo
GE Global Research
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Ashwin Sampath
Mixcomm, Inc.
Start-up Forum

Vinay Sathe
Patent Attorney
Start-up Forum

Diogo de Brito Sales
Actor – Game of Thrones
5G Networks and the Deployment of UHD TV with High QoS and QoE

Durga Satapathy
Sprint
Standards and Deployment

 Kohei Satoh
NTT
Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session

Tom Sawanobori
CTIA
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Puneet Sharma
Hewlett Packard Labs
Start-up Forum

Takayuki Shimizu
Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA
Automotive Intelligent Transport

Rajeev Shorey
TCS Innovation Lab
5G Applications

Antonio Skarmeta
University of Murcia
5G Security and Privacy

Ida Sim
University of California San Francisco and Open mHealth.org
E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks

Rabindra (Rob) Singh
SSL
5G Satellite Integration

Richard Soley
OMG
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Tom Strasser
Nistica
5G Optics

Tommy Svensson
Chalmers University of Technology
Automotive Intelligent Transport

Balaji Sundaram
Verizon
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr.
QUALCOMM
Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session

Nora Tofigh 
Colla Netrix, Inc
5G Applications 
 
Tom Tofigh
AT&T
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Kevin Turner
United States Patent & Trademark Office
The Evolving Patent Law Landscape and its Effect on 5G Innovation

Farrukh Usmani
Airgain
Start-up Forum

Jari Vikstedt 
ETS-Lindgren
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds

Tarun Viswanathan
Intel
5G Security and Privacy
 
Andreas Vogel
SAP
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Serdar Vural
University of Surrey
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds
 
Li-Chun Wang
National Chiao Tung University
Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session

Larry Williams
ANSYS
5G Design, Test, and Measurement Challenges

David Witkowski
Joint Venture Silicon Valley
NIST
Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds
  
Christopher Witteman 
Communications Attorney
Policy and Regulation in the 5G Era

Ian Wong
NI
5G Trials and Testbeds Panel
 
Byung K. Yi 
Visiting Scholar at UCSD
Standards and Deployment

Osman N. C. Yilmaz
Ericsson Research
Tutorials

Brian Zahnstecher 
PowerRox, LLC
5G Applications
Tutorials

John Zao
National Chiao-Tung University and OpenFog Consortium
Standards and Deployment

Jim Zou
ADVA Optical Networking SE
5G Optics

Session Panelists


Rhys Bowley
National Instruments
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Igor Faynberg
Stevens Institute of Technology
5G Security and Privacy

Nada Golmie
NIST
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Junaid Islam
Vidder
5G Security and Privacy
  
Joe Jarzombek
Synopsys, Inc. 
5G Security and Privacy
 Dilip Krishnaswamy
Dilip Krishnaswamy
Reliance Jio Infocomm
5G Security and Privacy

Ulf Lindqvist
SRI International
5G Security and Privacy

Radovan Miucic
Changan US R&D Technical Center
Automotive Intelligent Transport 
 
Amruthur Narasimhan
Global 5G Tutorial Coordinator/Chair
5G Security and Privacy
Tutorials

Gabor Orosz
University of Michigan
Automotive Intelligent Transport 

Shailesh Patil 
Qualcomm
Automotive Intelligent Transport 
 
Sunil Sheriker
Intel
Automotive Intelligent Transport 
  
Linus Thrybom
ABB Corporate Research
5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
    
Drew Van Duren
OnBoard Security, Inc. 
5G Security and Privacy

Xiaoyi Wang
AT&T Labs
Automotive Intelligent Transport 


Keynote Speaker: Jin Bains, Head of Connectivity, SCL, Facebook

As the Head of the Connectivity Lab, SCL, Jin oversees and directs key aspects of Facebook’s efforts to increase access to affordable connectivity across the globe, including the use of low-altitude, high-altitude, and satellite systems.Before joining Facebook, Jin spent over ten years at National Instruments, where he served as the Vice President of R&D, RF and Wireless Products, managing a global R&D organization of engineers and driving innovation with internal experts and key outside partners. Jin began his career as an RF Engineer and R&D manager for Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies.Jin holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and Stanford, respectively.

Title: Expanding Connectivity: The Path Forward

Abstract: About 60% of the world’s population remains unconnected to the Internet today. Facebook’s mission has expanded from “make the world more open and connected” to “build communities and bring the world closer together.” We believe that a more connected world is going to be necessary to take on the greatest opportunities and challenges for the next generation. This talk will share how Facebook is developing technologies and tools and working with partners to achieve this bold mission.


Banquet Speaker: Dr. Adam T. Drobot is a technologist with over forty years of experience in industry, the public sector, and in research. Today his activities include strategic consulting, start-ups, and participation in industry associations and government advisory bodies. He currently chairs the IEEE IoT Activities Board that oversees the multi-society IEEE IoT Initiative. He is the Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks, Inc. a company specializing in open source software and strategic consulting services. Previously he was the Managing Director and CTO of 2M Companies in Dallas, TX, from 2010-2012, and President of the Applied Research and Government Business Units at Telcordia Technologies as well as the company’s CTO, from 2002 to 2010. Prior to that, he was at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC now Leidos), from 1975 to 2002 holding a progression of roles. This included management of the Advanced Technology Group, and eventually as the Senior Vice President for Science and Technology.

Adam has been the principal in the development of several large, scientific code systems and software for managing the design, manufacture, and life cycle support of complex industrial products. He has published more than 100 journal articles, and is a frequent contributor to industry literature. He currently holds 26 patents. Adam is the 2007 recipient of IEEE’s Managerial Excellence Award. He is currently a member of Several Corporate Boards, and he is a member of the IEEE Awards Board and also Chairs the Awards Recognition Council for the IEEE. He is a member of the FCC Technological Advisory Council and has recently Co-Chaired the Working Groups that addressed: “Sun-setting the PSTN”, “Technology Futures”, and most recently “Broadband Deployment Technology Challenges”. Adam is on the Board of the Telecommunications Industry Association where he Chairs the TIA Technology Committee. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a PhD. in Plasma Physics from the University of Texas.

Title: 5G and the Digital Revolution


Keynote Speaker: Monisha Ghosh, NSF

Dr. Monisha Ghosh joined NSF as a rotating Program Director in September 2017, in the Computer and Network Systems (CNS) division within the Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE). She manages wireless networking research within the Networking Technologies and Systems (NeTS) program of CNS.  Dr. Ghosh is a Research Professor at the University of Chicago, with a joint appointment at the Argonne National Laboratories, where she conducts research on wireless technologies for the IoT, 5G cellular, next generation Wi-Fi systems, coexistence and machine learning for predictive oncology. Prior to joining the University of Chicago in September 2015, she worked at Interdigital, Philips Research and Bell Laboratories, on various wireless systems such as the HDTV broadcast standard, cable standardization and on cognitive radio for the TV White Spaces. She has been an active contributor to many industry standards and was recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation for her outstanding contributions to IEEE 802.22. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.

She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991, and her B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) in 1986.

Title: What’s next for wireless research: problems, partnerships and platforms

Abstract: Wireless networking has made unprecedented advances in the past decade, with fundamental contributions from both academia and industry. The National Science Foundation has played a pivotal role from the very beginning in nurturing research ideas from conception to reality. In this talk we will discuss new initiatives that will fuel the next generation of advances in wireless networking, focusing on emerging problems, the role of academic-industry partnerships and large scale platforms.


Keynote Speaker: Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University

Andrea Goldsmith is the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She also serves on Stanford’s Presidential Advisory Board, University Budget Group, and Faculty Senate. She previously served as Chair of Stanford’s Faculty Senate and as a member of Stanford’s Commission on Graduate Education, Commission on Undergraduate Education, Committee on Research, Planning and Policy Board, and Task Force on Women and Leadership. She co -founded and served as Chief Technical Officer of Plume WiFi (formerly Accelera, Inc.) and of Quantenna (QTNA), Inc. She has also held industry positions at Maxim Technologies, Memorylink Corporation, and AT&T Bell Laboratories, and she currently chairs the Technical Advisory Boards of Interdigital Corp., Quantenna Communications, Cohere Communications, and Sequans. In the IEEE Dr. Goldsmith served on the Board of Governors for both the Information Theory and Communications societies. She has also been a Distinguished Lecturer for both societies, served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2009, founded and chaired the student committee of the IEEE Information Theory society, and chaired the Emerging Technology Committee of the IEEE Communications Society. She currently chairs the IEEE TAB committee on diversity and inclusion, and the Women in Technology Leadership Roundtable working group on metrics.Dr. Goldsmith is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the IEEE and of Stanford, and has received several awards for her work, including the IEEE ComSoc Edwin H. Armstrong Achievement Award as well as Technical Achievement Awards in Communications Theory and in Wireless Communications, the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecture Award, the IEEE ComSoc and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the WICE Technical Achievement Award, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. She is author of the book “Wireless Communications” and co -author of the books “MIMO Wireless Communications” and “Principles of Cognitive Radio,” all published by Cambridge University Press, as well as an inventor on 28 patents. Her research interests are in information theory and communication theory, and their application to wireless communications and related fields. She received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.

Title: What’s beyond 5G?

Abstract: Wireless technology has enormous potential to change the way we live, work, and play over the next several decades. Future wireless networks will support 100 Gbps communication between people, devices, and the “Internet of Things,” with high reliability and uniform coverage indoors and out. New architectures that incorporate “fog” optimization and edge computing will drastically enhance efficient resource allocation while also reducing latency for real-time control. The shortage of spectrum will be alleviated by advances in massive MIMO and mmW technology, and breakthrough energy-efficiency architectures, algorithms and hardware will allow wireless networks to be powered by tiny batteries, energy-harvesting, or over-the-air power transfer. Finally, new communication systems based on biology and chemistry to encode bits will enable a wide range of new micro and macroscale applications. There are many technical challenges that must be overcome in order to make this vision a reality. This talk will describe what the wireless future might look like along with some of the innovations and breakthroughs required to realize this vision.

Keynote Speaker: Egil Gronstad, T-Mobile USA

Egil Gronstad is the Senior Director of Technology Development and Strategy for T-Mobile USA. In this role, Egil is leading all Advanced Radio Technology Planning, Innovation and Development activities, Spectrum evaluations and strategies and radio related standards activities to secure long term alignment between business objectives and spectrum/technology availability and ecosystem.

Egil has more than 25 years of experience in product marketing, product development and technology management in the mobile wireless industry, and has worked for multiple Mobile Network Operators and Vendors. He has a proven track record in defining, introducing and developing new technologies for the wireless telecommunications market.

Egil is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Title: Plotting the course to Nationwide 5G Deployment

Abstract: T-Mobile was the first Mobile Broadband Operator in the US to commit to rolling out 5G nationwide. In this session we will discuss the opportunity, challenges and plans for how to achieve this commitment.


Keynote Speaker: Michael Ha, FCC

Michael Ha is the Deputy Chief of Policy and Rules Division, Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission. Since joining the Commission in 2010, he has been engaged in various proceedings on spectrum allocations for wireless broadband services, mobile/fixed satellite services, public safety services and unlicensed services. Michael’s recent focus has been on Spectrum Frontiers where mmW band spectrum above 24GHz is being made available for 5G services. He is also focusing on the terahertz spectrum in the Spectrum Horizons’ proceeding, as well as the mid-band spectrum in 3-7GHz band. Michael serves as the FCC’s liaison to the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) where federal/non-federal spectrum sharing discussion takes place with federal agencies.

Michael held various technology and management leadership positions in R&D, Technology Development, Corporate Strategy and Product Management through his private wireless industry career. Prior to joining the Commission, he served as the Director of Device Management at Sprint-Nextel, where his team was responsible for the WiMAX device development and portfolio strategy.

Michael received a Sc.B degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, San Diego and Masters of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Title: FCC Spectrum Activities: Fueling the Internet of Things

Abstract: For the past decades, spectrum demand for licensed and unlicensed services has continued to grow and the Commission is actively working with industries to provide additional spectrum for 5G/IOT and other services that market demands. This keynote speech will present the key FCC spectrum initiatives and proceedings in low/mid/high frequency spectrum.


Keynote Speaker: Chih-Lin I, China Mobile

Chih-Lin I received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She has been working at multiple world-class companies and research institutes leading the R&D, including AT&T Bell Labs; Director of AT&T HQ, Director of ITRI Taiwan, and VPGD of ASTRI Hong Kong. She received the IEEE Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award, is a winner of the CCCP National 1000 Talent Program, and has won the 2015 Industrial Innovation Award of IEEE Communication Society for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks. In 2011, she joined China Mobile as its Chief Scientist of wireless technologies, established the Green Communications Research Center, and launched the 5G Key Technologies R&D. She is spearheading major initiatives including 5G, C-RAN, high energy efficiency system architectures, technologies and devices; and green energy. She was an Area Editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. NET, an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of the ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, and Founding Chair of the IEEE WCNC Steering Committee. She was a Professor at NCTU, an Adjunct Professor at NTU, and currently an Adjunct Professor at BUPT. She is the Chair of FuTURE 5G SIG, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member of WWRF, the ComSoc Rep of IEEE 5G Initiative, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF. Her current research interests center around “Green, Soft, and Open”.

Title: From ‘Green & Soft’ to ‘Open & Smart’

Abstract: As 3GPP has completed the phase one of 5G new radio specification, the commercialization effort of 5G is speeding up on a global scale. To many, an interesting yet important question is, “Will 6G and future generations possibly come around in 2030 and beyond, and what would be their outstanding features?” This keynote will highlight China Mobile’s 5G R&D themes “Green & Soft” that led to an E2E Soft 5G architecture, and how it has been well reflected in the 5G NR specifications. The journey had started with a series of “Rethink the Fundamentals”. Now, an adventure with “Open & Smart” themes of future wireless communication systems will be shared. Here, ‘Open’ embraces open architecture, open interface, white-box hardware, and open source etc., while ‘Smart’ refers to embedded intelligence in RAN with wireless big data and machine learning. Rethinking of our Ecosystem, SDO Operation, System Model and Algorithms have emerged as essential. Preliminary exploration of artificial intelligence and associated reference architecture will be introduced. The progression from Green&Soft to Open&Smart is expected to bring forth the necessary transformation of our ecosystem amidst a true and deep ICDT convergence.


Keynote Speaker: James Kimery, Director of Marketing, National Instruments

James Kimery is a Director of Marketing for National Instruments SDR and Wireless Research initiatives.  In this role, James is responsible for company’s 5G strategy encompassing both research and business initiatives.  James also leads NI’s RF and Communications Lead User program which works with leading researchers across the world to accelerate the transition from theory to prototype and deployment.  James also manages the company’s software defined radio business including the Ettus Research subsidiary acquired by NI in 2010.  In 2014, James chaired the IEEE Globecom industry committee which was held in Austin, Texas.  Prior to joining NI, James was the Director of Marketing for Silicon Laboratories’ wireless division. As Director, the wireless division grew revenues exceeding $250M (from $5M) and produced several industry innovations including the first integrated CMOS RF synthesizer and transceiver for cellular communications, the first digitally controlled crystal oscillator, and the first integrated single chip phone (AeroFONE).  AeroFONE was voted by the IEEE as one of the top 40 innovative ICs ever developed.  James also worked at National Instruments before transitioning to Silicon Labs and led many successful programs including the concept and launch of the PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation (PXI) platform.  James was a founding member of the VXIplug&play Systems Alliance, VISA working group, and PXI System Alliance.  He has authored over 60 technical papers and articles covering a variety of wireless and test and measurement related topics.  James holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (MBA) and Texas A&M University (BSEE).

Title: Evolving 5G and Beyond

Abstract: With the release of the first 5G draft in December 2017, what is next? The 3GPP addressed many key objectives for 5G with the initial specification. Although the milestone was an achievement, there is much work left to do to fulfil the promise of 5G. Anticipated challenges include commercialization, testing and enabling application ecosystems beyond 4G. In addition, wireless research enters a new phase; one that is not tied to conventional mobile access key performance objectives. 5G opens up new research vectors by further evolving the physical layer, upper layers and even network topologies to deliver on the vision of a truly connected world. This talk will review the road to 5G, the challenges ahead, and introduce possible research areas necessary to advance wireless communications into the next decade.


Keynote Speaker: David H. Lu, Vice President, D2 Platform & Systems Development, AT&T Labs

David Lu, Vice President, D2 Platform & Systems Development, is currently responsible for development and engineering of AT&T next generation ECOMP platform and Open ECOMP (ONAP) to enable the AT&T network virtualization (SDN) and target OSS/BSS transformation including API, micro-services, policy control & orchestration, hyper-automation, and advanced data analytics. He leads an organization with more than 2,000 people across the globe.

David is a well-respected leader in large scale and real time software architecture and engineering, network performance and traffic management, work flow and policy controlled automation, large databases and big data implementation/mining/analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, software reliability and quality, and network operations process engineering. Examples of his achievements include large scale platforms he has led and engineered that process annually: 347 Trillion network performance events and 168 Billion alarms with 99.99%+ automation; 60 Million dispatches with 14.4 Billion automated manual steps; and over 90 Billion API transactions.

Since joining AT&T Bell Labs in 1987, he has served in various leadership positions at AT&T. He has led multiple extreme automation initiatives in AT&T that resulted in Multi-Billion Dollars savings in the past 15 years and won AT&T CIO 100 Awards in 2010. He holds 43 patents and has frequently appeared as a guest speaker at technical and leadership seminars and conferences throughout the world. He received numerous industry awards including the 2015 Chairman’s Award from IEEE Communication Society for Network and Systems Quality and Reliability and 2017 CIE AAEOY (Asian America Engineer of Year) Award. He has also been very active in community organizations and activities including AT&T APCA, DFW-CIE, and DFW Asian American Chamber of Commerce. He was recognized by AT&T APCA with the 2015 Corporate Leadership Award.

He was accepted to the world-renowned Shanghai Conservatory of Music and came to the U.S. to complete his college education. He has an undergraduate degree in music, majoring in cello performance and graduate degree in Computer Science.

Title: 5G Innovation and Challenges

Abstract: The speed of technology advancement and disruptive technology impact to global economy in the past decade has been truly impressive. Mobile Broadband and Mobile Apps have changed the world we live in today in a very dramatic way. With 4G/LTE deployment just behind us not long ago, 5G is rising as one of the leading disruptive technologies for the next decade. Why 5G is so hot all of a sudden? Will 5G deliver most of expected changes in speed, coverage, and latency? This talk will provide an industry perspective in its key use cases, the technology innovation, investment strategy, and operation challenges.

Keynote Speaker: Geoff Mulligan, Skylight 

Geoff Mulligan is a consultant, developer and speaker on the IoT, Privacy and Security, as well as a co-founder of Skylight. He has served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and as US representative to the UN ISO Smart and Sustainable Cities Project. While serving as a Presidential Innovation Fellow working on Cyber-Physical Systems and IoT for the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he co-created and launched the SmartAmerica Challenge. Mr. Mulligan was the founding Chairman of both the LoRa Alliance, growing it to over 500 members, and the IPSO Alliance, making it the global voice for open standards for the IoT. Skylight is a digital consultancy focused on the confluence of Micro-Services, open API design, Internet of Things and lean/agile innovation.

Previously, Geoff helped create and deploy the Arpanet and numerous IP technologies, including the design of IPv6, the creation and standardization of 6LoWPAN, the formation and founding of the Zigbee Alliance, and has been instrumental in many key aspects of the embedded Internet – in fact, Vint Cerf called Geoff the “Father of the Embedded Internet”. As an entrepreneur, he founded start-ups focused on email security, next generation Internet technologies, wireless systems and protocol design. He holds over 15 patents, wrote a book on combating SPAM and testified before Congress on electronic commerce and computer security.

Title: Making Your Best Choice for IoT Connectivity

Abstract: New communication technology is being deployed with bombastic marketing pitches. No single connectivity solution can be all things to all problems – there is no single universal “best” answer. It is critical that engineers understand the trade-offs to be made and select a technology based on needs, availability, usability, maintenance, security and privacy. During this talk, we’ll take a look at 5G, LPWans, WiFi, and others with a view toward open standards and adoption of IPv6.


Keynote Speaker: Constantine Polychronopoulos, Vice President and CTO of Telco/NFV business unit, VMware

Constantine Polychronopoulos is Vice President and CTO of the Telco/NFV business unit at VMware driving the company’s innovations in the NFV, SDN and telco cloud infrastructure domains. Previously, he served as Vice President and CTO, at Citrix Systems responsible for the Bytemobile product line, the SDN/NFV strategy, and for the expansion of the Netscaler ADC, into the service provider markets. In 2000 he founded Bytemobile, Inc., the global leader in wireless network optimization and data services, which he grew to about 350 employees and over 160 mobile network operator customers, before it was acquired by Citrix Systems in 2012. At Bytemobile he served on the BOD and was the CTO, responsible for all products (establishing and leading development teams in four sites), expansion strategy, M&A, go-to-market planning and led sales in several strategic accounts. Among his many innovations were the first streaming video optimization platform, deployed in more than 100 operator networks world-wide, novel analytics solutions, and a framework that enabled Bytemobile to optimize encrypted traffic. Before founding Bytemobile he was Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and director of the Center for Supercomputing R&D, where he directed the research of more than 70 PhD and MS students, and conducted research that produced novel solutions for compilers, operating systems and networking protocols, including the first cloud computing platform in 1999, the Computational Network Federations. Dr. Polychronopoulos’ research results have been used in commercial software and hardware systems by Intel, Cray, Silicon Graphics, Convex, HP, and other high performance software and networking system vendors.

He holds 10 patents and has published more than 160 research papers on multithreading compilers, OS, distributed and cloud computing, wireless networks and mobile computing. Seven of his publications have received “Best Paper” awards at ACM and IEEE conferences.  He has consulted extensively for many software and hardware companies including Intel, IBM, Silicon Graphics, HP, Kubota, NKK etc.

Dr. Polychronopoulos has received various awards and recognitions including the 1989 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award by President George Bush, the 1998 Bodossaki Foundation Award in Engineering, and was named a Pascal Chair at the University of Leiden in 2000 and a Fijitsu Endowed Professor at the University of Tokyo in 1992. In 2015 he was named one of the 50 innovators of the Computer Science Dept. of the University of Illinois, and in 2010 was named among the “Power 50” in wireless industry by Wireless Today magazine in the UK.

He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, his MS in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and his BSc in Math/CS from the University of Athens.

Title: 5G and Network Slicing: The New Era of Networking

Abstract: 5G and IoT are two key tenets of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – the promise of ubiquitous Internet connectivity and pervasive Internet “intelligence” that will turn every aspect of our lives into smart, reactive and adaptive environments and will heavily impact every aspect of the global economy. In this presentation, we will expand on the concept of Network Slicing and explain why it is the key catalyst in the realization of 5G services and, specifically, in enabling IoT applications over cellular networks. We shall outline our programmatic approach to the four key phases of implementing or modifying virtual network slices (design-build-deploy-verify) as well as another innovative aspect of our research, which is the concept of Elastic Network Slices that adhere to prescribed QoS even when the underlay network is oversubscribed.

 


Keynote Speaker: Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University

Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was an MTS at AT&T Bell Laboratories and an associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University. He served as chair of the Department of Computer Science from 2004 to 2009, as Engineering Fellow, Technology Advisor and Chief Technology Officer at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2010 to 2017.

He has published more than 250 journal and conference papers, and more than 70 Internet RFCs. Protocols co-developed by him, such as RTP, RTSP and SIP, are used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications.

He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, has received the New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, the VON Pioneer Award, TCCC service award, IEEE Internet Award, IEEE Region 1 William Terry Award for Lifetime Distinguished Service to IEEE, the UMass Computer Science Outstanding Alumni recognition, and is a member of the Internet Hall of Fame.

Title: 5G and IoT: Cousins, not Siblings


Keynote Speaker: Peter Vetter, Head of the Access Research Lab, Nokia Bell Labs

Peter Vetter is Head of the A-Lab (Access research lab) at Nokia Bell Labs and Bell Labs Fellow. He is leading an eminent global team with the mission to invent game changing innovations that define the future of mobile and fixed access.

Under his leadership, he and his teams have realized several world-first system demonstrations in access and successfully transferred industry leading concepts into product. He was also co-founder of an internal venture that produced the first FTTH product in Alcatel.

He received the degree of Physics Engineer from Gent University (Belgium) in 1986 and a PhD with Prof. H. Pauwels in 1991. After a post-doctoral fellowship with Prof. T. Uchida at Tohoku University (Japan), he joined the research center of Alcatel (now Nokia) in Antwerp in 1993. Since 2009, he works at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

During his professional career, his broad range of research interests included liquid crystal displays, optical interconnections, optical access, access platforms, access network architectures, energy efficient access networks, copper and cable access, wireless access, and indoor networks.  He has authored or co-authored over a hundred international papers, including invited and tutorials.

Title: 5G Future X Network and the Next Industrial Revolution

Abstract: This keynote will discuss how a new digital era, in which the digitization and connection of everything and everyone will allow for automating much of life and maximizing the efficiency of everything we do. Toward development of this future vision, the talk will present information on the Future X network, a network combining high-capacity 5G New Radio, core and SDN-controlled transport designed to provide a complete set of network capabilities for commercial 5G.  This vision of the future network requires extraordinarily low-latency and very precise automation to reach full potential.


General Chair: Sanjay Jha

Sanjay Jha is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Roshmere, Inc. Sanjay has a successful track record of senior executive experience in the technology industry, most recently as the CEO of GlobalFoundries, the second largest contract semiconductor manufacturer in the world, Sanjay invested in the development of FDSOI, RFSOI technologies to support the growth low power, connected, intelligent, client devices, as well as 7nm for high performance computing, the network processors, AI and server class devices. Prior to that, Sanjay was the Chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility, which was spun out as an independent public company from Motorola Inc. in early 2011. During this period, Motorola Mobility was comprised of the Mobile Devices and Home (set-top box and cable infrastructure) businesses, as well as Motorola Mobility Ventures. He joined Motorola as co-CEO in 2008, while serving simultaneously as CEO of Motorola’s Mobile Devices Business. Prior to Motorola, Sanjay held multiple senior engineering and executive positions during his 14 years with Qualcomm, ultimately serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Qualcomm Inc. from 2006 to 2008. As COO, Sanjay oversaw corporate research and development and as well as Qualcomm Flarion Technologies (QFT). Beginning in 2003 upon his appointment as President of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), he led Qualcomm’s semiconductor business and oversaw the development of five generations of modem and cell site chipsets, both digital baseband and radio frequency (RF), as well as system software. Sanjay also led the formation of Qualcomm Technologies & Ventures, where he managed both the technology investment portfolio and the new technology group as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Earlier in his career, Sanjay held lead design engineering roles with Brooktree Corporation in San Diego, and GEC Hirst Research Centre in London. Sanjay was awarded a D.Sc. (h.c.) from Strathclyde University, Scotland in 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Strathclyde University, Scotland and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from University of Liverpool, England. Earlier this year, Sanjay was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering.