Start-up Forum 2018
Date: Tuesday July 10
Time: 11:00 – 6:30
This initiative is meant to actively promote the engagement of start-ups and new businesses in pioneering innovation in 5G. The 5G challenges are pretty well known by now such as latency and reliability, something of a holy grail. Shaving latency down to 1ms for a host of applications from virtual reality games to tele-medicine will be another one of the toughest challenges of 5G. Start-ups are invited to showcase their innovation in this track.
|11:00||Keynote: Farooq Khan, CEO, PHAZR|
|Session 1||Platform and Applications
Session Chair: Sudhir Dixit, Basic Internet Foundation
|14:00||Keynote: Essential Patent Strategies for 5G Startups, Christopher Daley-Watson, Founder/Co-Chair, 5G Industry Group, Perkins Coie|
Session Chair: Titus Lo, Consultant
|16:30||Keynote: 5G, Open APIs and Government Innovation, Geoff Mulligan, Skylight|
|Session 3||Radio and Network Technologies
Session Chair: Anand Prasad, NEC Corporation
|18:30||Demo – Exhibition by Start-ups|
Intrigued by early cell phones in the 1980s, Farooq Khan decided to turn his curiosity for “what makes them tick” into his career. And ever since, he has never doubted he made the right choice. Now, after three decades, Farooq is the leading authority on mobile technology and envisions a world where an Internet of connected people and things will make us more aware of humanity as a whole, creating a shared wisdom to solve the world’s greatest challenges.
Farooq Khan is currently CEO of PHAZR, a 5G Millimeter wave radio network solutions provider. Previously, he was the President and Head of Samsung Research America, Samsung’s US-based R&D unit, where he led high impact collaborative research programs in mobile technology. He holds over 200 U.S. patents, has written 50 research articles and a best-selling book, and presented over 100 speeches at professional forums worldwide.
“Named Seattle “Patent Law Lawyer of the Year” 2018 by Best Lawyers, Christopher Daley-Watson is known for advising companies on patent protection and patent enforcement strategies as well as for transactional counsel during high tech companies’ corporate financings and M&A transactions. His deal counsel includes patent valuation, due diligence, third-party patent analysis and preparation of S-1, merger, and patent sale and licensing documents. Christopher has particular practice depth in managing wireless-related patents and patent applications, and he has represented global market leaders on significant acquisitions to preserve market competitiveness. He is the founder and co-chair of the firm’s 5G Industry Group, which includes not only cutting-edge cellular wireless technologies, but also Internet of Things technologies.”
Talk title: Essential Patent Strategies for 5G Startups
Abstract: Startups must protect the intellectual property (IP) in their technology to meet several needs: protecting their R&D investments, converting R&D expenditures into company assets, attracting investor capital, inhibiting copycats, and so forth. Mr. Daley-Watson’s talk will focus on patent and trade secret protection, and will begin by discussing how patent valuation is being shaped by recent patent litigation cases and patent transactions to understand where money should be spent to protect IP, and where companies can avoid unnecessary expenses. Since 5G technology often overlaps with wireless standards, his talk will address obligations imposed by Standards Setting Organizations (SSO’s), and discuss strategies related to not only obtaining standards-essential patents (SEPs), but also strategies for defending against such patents. Finally, the talk will discuss protecting IP by employing an optimal strategy that: 1) ensures trade secrets are preserved, and 2) pursues patent protection in a way that optimizes (i) the quantity of patents pursued internationally, and (ii) the quality of those patents, while also (iii) minimizing cost.
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”. After graduating from the Air Force Academy, he served in the Air Force and worked for Digital Equipment, Sun Microsystems, and Invensys. 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.
Talk title: 5G, Open APIs and Government Innovation
Abstract: 5G and Innovation go hand in hand but there are still many potholes in this super-highway. Ensuring that your startup isn’t chasing the latest shiny bright thing and instead focused on core competencies is imperative for success. Lets talk about embracing lean/agile and open systems along with Government innovation programs and projects.
Mahbubul Alam is an international entrepreneur, technology and business executive with broad management experience. A frequent author, speaker and multiple patent holder, he currently holds the position of CTO/CMO at Movimento, a Delphi company, reinventing the company’s technology and strategy. He has been honored with the ‘2016 Bay Area CIO of the Year’ award finalist by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times. Alam was brought to Movimento in early 2015 to reinvent technology and strategy, leading a transformative era in which the company will help shepherd the auto industry through the biggest changes since the days of Henry Ford. Prior to joining Movimento, Alam spent 14 productive years as a groundbreaking technologist and strategist at Cisco on two continents. He began in the mobile technology arena, later working in a variety of business development and market intelligence capacities in Cisco’s Netherlands operation. Having developed a solid name in the company for far-sighted winning strategies, he was brought to the Silicon Valley to lead Cisco’s Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) platforms in 2012.
Talk title: 5G: Key to Unlocking the Next Transportation Disruption
Abstract: The talk will focus on the types of innovation and the difference between innovation and disruptive innovation in the transportation industry. We are at the cusp of the next disruption which will be catalyzed by 5G, in addition to artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and sensor technologies, for the acceleration of commercial deployment of robo-taxis, robo-micro transit, robo-X. 5G brings many benefits – high uplink and downlink speed, ultra-low latency, and network slicing but above all high reliability with safety over a wireless network for the first time. Because of it, a new set of 5G enabled services for operation, safety and management of autonomous vehicles at scale will be possible.
Jonathan Brims is the Chief Strategy Officer for Australia and Palo Alto based Immersive Robotics (IMR). IMR has developed a proprietary codec specifically for streaming VR video wirelessly and is a leader in the VR industry, conducting a world first POC of streaming VR video over 4.5G last year with an infrastructure partner. Since joining IMR, Jonathan has expanded the footprint of the company through North America and Europe, engaging key partners in the Consumer, Enterprise and 5G markets and speaking about CloudVR at VR/AR related events. VR & AR are key applications for 5G network stakeholders; a premium VR/AR experience over 5G can be monetized, which is essential for Infrastructure and Operator partners to commit the capital to implement the MEC infrastructure required for 5G VR/AR. IMR’s solution is uniquely suited to 5G networks as it addresses the problem initially from the perspective of ultra low latency and cable-equivalent image quality, both of which are key requirements for a premium VR experience.
Talk title: VR/AR over 5G: Quality Considerations for Effective Monetization
Abstract: 5G will enable VR/AR to deliver on the hype by enhancing the user experience, multiplying human connectivity, and lowering user barriers to entry. Current 5G VR/AR codec discussion is focused on network feasibility. Equal consideration must be paid to the 5G user experience. This talk will address the unique technological challenges of VR/AR and how 5G will change VR/AR system design and user interaction. It will also present IMR’s differentiating VR/AR video codec technology, and approach to providing the necessary 5G user experience to ensure effective monetization for 5G stakeholders.
Kumardev is a highly regarded, EU and INTEL awarded Young Innovation Luminary,Serial Tech Entrepreneur, currently Founder and CEO of 3 companies in the EU and US, New York Times published Thought Leader, Expert on Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum and European Commission appointed Tech Expert. Kumardev started as an entrepreneur at 14 with a social business and built his first tech company at 19.
Kumardev has been invited to speak and present at leading institutions across the world including the UN (New York), US State Department (Washington), European Parliament (Brussels and Strasbourg), European Commission (Brussels and multiple cities), Office of Angela Merkel (German Federal Chancellery, Berlin), State of Europe high-level roundtable (Brussels), London School of Business (London), Standford University (Palo Alto) and major conferences and forums including Websummit (Dublin), WEF (Davos), Mobile World Conference (Barcelona and Shanghai), Slush (Helsinki), South Summit (Madrid), Startup Grind (London and San Francisco), Techcrunch (London and San Francisco) and CeBIT (Hannover).
Kumardev’s vision, opinions and views have been published by the New York Times, World Economic Forum, European Commission, European Business Summit, Boao Forum Review and leading tech media across Europe. He is one of the 50 global thought leaders and experts invited to write a chapter for the European Commission’s “Digital Minds for a New Europe” alongside experts and leaders like Eric and Vint Cerf: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Minds-Europe-Vint-Cerf-ebook/dp/B00PKGV2D8
In recognition of his Innovation leadership and the high-impact achievements, the European Commission and INTEL awarded Kumardev as an Innovation Luminary – Young Innovation Champion. He is the youngest Innovation Luminary, a group that includes Sir Richard Branson. Similarly, the World Economic Forum has appointed him as an Expert on Entrepreneurship.
Kumardev is currently Founder and CEO of Unmanned Life, the world’s foremost Autonomy-as-a-Service company, a multi-industry multi-award winnning 2 year old startup which has just been awarded the UK’s Best Disruptive Innovation 2017, is valued over 20 M GBP and in scaling-up across the world. Unmanned Life’s Autonomy-as-a-Service concept is now an Industry standard: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/autonomy-as-a-service
Kumardev is also Founder and Chairman of the European Young Innovators Forum, the leading foundation for youth innovation in Europe, reaching in excess of 500,000 young peoplea cross memebr states, that was launched with EU support and works closely with EU and US governments and other leading institutions to encorage youth innovation and entreprneurship in Europe. Kumardev holds a MSc. in Computer Science from University College London, as a British Chevening Science Scholar.
Talk title: 5G and Autonomy-as-a-Service: Enabling the Future of IoT and IoFT
Abstract: The basis of the Autonomous Economy is the promise of Autonomous services such as fleets of Autonomous vehicles, Autonomous drone swarms, and Autonomous robot workers. This vision is driving the future of IoT using 5G and is a tantalising prospect for both end–users, enterprise customers, MNOs and IoT platform providers as a step-change in value-creation as well as a rapid monetization of the heavy 5G investments by suppliers and providers. However, significant challenges exist today that are preventing potential users from embracing Autonomous services built over IoT platforms and delivered over networks, both 4G and 5G.
Russell Fralich is Guest Professor of Strategy in the Department of Management at HEC Montreal, where he teaches strategic management, researches how social judgments of top executives affects their strategic choices, and supports executives from international and local companies across many industries in tackling their strategy definition and execution challenges. Prior to academia, he had a range of executive, managerial and technical roles for numerous 2G and 3G cellular products for LM Ericsson AB in Canada, Germany and Sweden. He was also an antenna engineer on several space-qualified microwave satellite payloads at Spar Aerospace Ltd. (now MDA). He has a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from HEC Montreal as well as a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics, both from McMaster University.
Talk title: Scaling your 5G start-up
Abstract: You are not the first to launch a high-tech start-up. From those who have ventured before, what traps can you avoid? What determines how fast you should grow? You often say “yes,” but when should you say “no”? How can you control the chaos? I present some important management challenges that high-technology, such as 5G, start-ups often face in scaling up their businesses and how to resolve them.
Praveen Gupta is a founder of Mobilestack Inc, a 5G startup, developing innovative Multi-edge solution by combining NFV/SDN, data science AI/ML and blockchain technology. He has deep background in wireless technology with 8+ patents. He has worked in 1G for Hughes, 2G for Qualcomm, 3G for Ericsson and 4G for Verizon. Now, doing 5G as a startup to create 5G Enterprise and hotspot solution and enable Enterprise market for MNO.
Talk title: Private Network Monetization
Abtract: For faster growth of CBRS and Multifire based Private Networks, opportunity to improve monetization of private networks should improve. Mobilestack is working on solving this problem. In this presentation, Mobilestack would like to propose architecture and solution for solving this important issue to improve B2B relationship for MNOs with potential of building 5G network at lower cost.
Ronny Hadani is an associate professor in the Mathematics Department of the University of Texas at Austin. Before that, he was a Dickson postdoctoral fellow in the Mathematics Department of the University of Chicago. He holds a PhD in pure mathematics from Tel-Aviv University under the direction of Prof. Joseph Bernstein and a Master degree in applied mathematics from The Weizmann Institute of Science under the direction of Prof. Achi Brandt. He also serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Cohere Technologies
Talk title: OTFS a novel modulation scheme addressing the challenges of 5G
Abstract: In this talk I will introduce a novel modulation scheme referred to as OTFS (Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space) which is based on multiplexing information QAM symbols on localized pulses in the delay-Doppler signal representation. I will explain the mathematical foundations of OTFS, emphasizing how the underlying structure establishes a conceptual link between communication and Radar theory. I will show how OTFS naturally generalizes conventional time and frequency modulations such as TDM and FDM. I will also discuss the unique way OTFS waveforms couple with the wireless channel which allows the coherent combining of all the time and frequency diversity modes of the channel to maximize the received energy. Finally, I will explain the intrinsic advantages of OTFS over multicarrier modulation schemes in the context of various 5G use cases such as MU-MIMO equalization and precoding, communication under high Doppler conditions (V2X and V2V) and communication under strict power constraints (such as in IoT).
Petri Hautakangas joined Tupl on October 1st 2015 from Nokia. Petri is well known in the telecom industry across various continents, having worked in executive and senior positions in Japan, USA, China, Mexico, Brazil and Finland. In Japan, most recent position held was Nokia CTO for Japan & APAC markets. During earlier stint in Japan, Petri was instrumental in growing Nokia’s mobile network business six-fold from 2008 to 2011, reaching well over 1BUSD sales. Petri also worked in Greater Seattle area as CTO from Nokia towards T-Mobile, orchestrating new mobile network solution that millions of T-Mobile users are now enjoying. Prior to Japan and USA, Petri worked in Nokia Brazil to help build business from near zero to biggest Nokia operations in Latin America. During his time, Brazil office grew from less than ten people to over 300. Petri holds a MSC in Technology from Helsinki University of Technology.
Talk title: Operations Automation by AI in Massive Scale
Abstract: 5G brings 10-fold complexity increase, hence extreme Automation is mandatory prerequisite. In fact, one of the key focuses need to be not only 5G and related automation, but also freeing existing organizational resources to concentrate on 5G. Tupl will show how with practical examples, providing results far superior compared to legacy way of doing things.
Alex Katko is the Director of Product Engineering at Pivotal Commware. He oversees and manages Pivotal’s product development, delivering low-cost and high-performance antenna and radio systems to the market. Alex also leads Pivotal’s standardization efforts and is a regular delegate at 3GPP. As one of the inventors of Holographic Beamforming™, Alex works closely with Pivotal’s customers to bring beamforming to the forefront of radio access networks. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University, and his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Talk title: Beamforming in the 4G to 5G Evolution: Enabling Use Cases
Abstract: The key enabling technology for 5G networks at a RAN level is the ubiquitous application of beamforming. The inclusion of beamforming in 5G has important consequences throughout a wireless network – from the transport network to the base station architecture, from the coverage planning to the customer premise equipment, beamforming has an important impact at all points. This talk will present Pivotal’s beamforming technology and discuss how omnipresent beamforming leads to new use cases for mobile network operators, illustrating how beamforming can transform solutions for wireless transport and in-building wireless access.
Joy Laskar received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (with Physics and Math Minors) from Clemson University and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Laskar is a co-Founder and CTO/SVP for Maja Systems. Dr. Laskar’s technical expertise contributions are at the intersection of Radio Frequency Electronics, Analog Electronics and Electromagnetics. Dr. Laskar has co-founded 4 companies, co-authored 5 textbooks, published more than 600 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, 60 patents (issued or pending) and graduated 41 Ph.D. students (while holding various tenured faculty positions at the University of Hawaii and Georgia Tech). He has helped pioneer the development of integrated high efficiency integrated Power Amplifier (PA) technology in both GaAs (co-founder of RF-Solutions and the primary PA solution for the Intel Centrino Platform) and CMOS PA technology (incorporated into Qualcomm’s RF360 LTE Platform) and has investigated aggressive mixed-signal communication architectures resulting in Quellan. Most recently he has helped pioneer the development of low power millimeter wave gigabit wireless circuits which has resulted in the founding of Maja Systems which is providing gigabit wireless connectivity and sensor products for Enterprise Connectivity, Data Center, Automotive ADAS and emerging 5G platforms. Dr. Laskar is an IEEE Fellow.
Talk title: Solving the 5G Data Transport Layer Problem with mmW CMOS Products
Abstract: Since the first demonstration of mmW wireless connectivity in 1895, there has been much interest and promise in the future of mmW gigabit wireless technology. It has been only recently, with the emergence of CMOS based technology and its capacity for low-cost monolithic single-chip integration that one can envision a new class of systems and applications for low delay and high throughput connectivity, which
forms the foundation for the 5G revolution. In this presentation, we focus on recent breakthroughs at Maja Systems with its Air Data TM product line enabling customers for data center, autonomous vehicles, enterprise connectivity, and mobile 5G.
Mr. Usmani has served as Airgain’s Vice President of Engineering since January 2018. Prior to Airgain, Mr. Usmani held several high profile engineering positions at Qualcomm, where he most recently served as a vice president in the consumer technologies, ASIC system test, reference design and Atheros divisions, and spearheaded new technologies and product development processes. With over 20 years of executive management experience, Mr. Usmani is responsible for the company’s global engineering team, oversees all research and development initiatives across the organization, and drives the company’s technology roadmap and development of next-generation wireless technologies.
Talk title : 5G for Fixed Wireless Connectivity
Abstract: 5G Enhanced Mobile Broadband Opportunities for Fixed Wireless In-Home Coverage.
Ashwin Sampath is currently Vice President of Product Management at Mixcomm Inc., a millimeter wave startup based in Chatham, NJ, where he oversees product systems engineering and customer engagements. Ashwin has over 20 years of industry experience in wireless technology research, standardization and product development. Prior to joining Mixcomm, he was Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Flarion Technologies, NJ. At Qualcomm, he founded the millimeter wave research project within the R&D division and led the project from inception through the prototype phase, while also overseeing channel measurements/modeling and system design. He led Qualcomm’s over-the-air performance optimization of millimeter wave systems as well as millimeter wave modem architecture. Prior to Qualcomm, from 2003-2005, he was with Texas Instruments, and before that, was Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies from 1997-2003 working on WCDMA systems. He has over 100 issued patents on a range of topics in wireless communications. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.
As an engineer with training in signal processing, Vinay especially enjoys his patent prosecution work in the areas digital communication, including 5G technologies. Vinay’s patent prosecution practice also includes a range of other electrical and computer technologies, including semiconductor devices, artificial intelligence, software technologies, and consumer electronics. A large part of his practice includes helping clients with patent valuation. Vinay has helped several clients perform due diligence for buying or selling patents related to wireless, video communication and encryption technologies. His patent practice also includes preparing and filing inter partes review (IPR) in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent Office.
Vinay received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from California Institute of Technology, and his Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, all with specialization in signal processing. During his 15+ years of engineering career, he was variously involved in projects including standardization of U.S. broadcast high definition television transmission, MoCA home networking and OpenCable standards. Vinay’s previous engineering work includes designing IC and software products for wireless communication, and digital video encoding/decoding platforms for digital cable and digital satellite networks. Vinay is a member of IEEE and enjoys keeping up with communication technology in his spare time.
Talk title: Vinay’s Tips for Patent Prosecution in 5G Ecosystem
Abstract: Much like the changing nature of technology on which the 5G ecosystem is based, best practices in patent prosecution have changed over the years, largely shaped by court decisions and changes to statutes, but also based on commercial activity in the wireless marketplace. The talk provides basic information and practice tips about patents that every inventor and CxO should know: including issues to be aware of about international collaboration, public disclosure of ideas, patentable subject matter, and ways of challenging competitor’s patents.
Puneet Sharma is Head, Networked Systems Group and Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs. He leads research on Edge2Core Infrastructure, software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), cloud and datacenter networks, applied machine learning, IoT, mobility, and network monitoring. Prior to joining HP Labs, he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and a B.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has delivered Keynotes at various forums such as NFV World Congress 2016 and IEEE LANMAN 2014.
Puneet has also contributed to various Internet standardization efforts such as co-authoring UPnP’s QoS Working Group’s QoSv3 standard and the IETF RFCs on the multicast routing protocol PIM. He has published close to 100 research articles in various prestigious networking conferences and journals (Transactions on Networking, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM HotNets, USENIX NSDI, IEEE INFOCOM, etc.). His work on Mobile Collaborative Communities was featured in the New Scientist Magazine. He has been granted 30+ US patents. Puneet has been named Fellow of IEEE in 2014 for contributions to the design of scalable networking, software defined networks and energy efficiency in data centers. He was also recognized as a Distinguished Member of ACM for contributions to computing research.
Talk Title: 5G Core Considerations
Abstract: Communications Service Providers are embarking on transformation of their core networks for 5G initiatives. Cloudification, virtualization and programmability are key pillars of this transformation. There is imminent need for automated resource flexing technologies for realizing an elastic and agile core network to meet the 5G demands. This presentation discusses considerations for 5G core including orchestration challenges. It will also articulate some architectural choices for service orchestration and resource allocation.
Basic Internet Foundation &
Wireless World Research Forum
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