5G and Public Safety Communications – Road to implementation

Date: Tuesday October 1
Time: 11:00 – 18:30
Room: Conference Room 1

11:00 – 11:45 5G for Tactical and First Responder Networks – Ashutosh Dutta (Johns Hopkins APL, USA), Fabrizio Granelli (U. Trento, Italy)

11:45 – 12:30 Emergency Management and Public Safety Networks 2025: How 5G will change the face of preparedness and response

14:00 – 15:00 FirstNet & Assured Wireless & Public Safety Network (Upkar Dhaliwal)

15:00 – 17:45 Panel Discussion – Q&A


Upkar Dhaliwal

Upkar Dhaliwal is an engineer, system architect, entrepreneur founder & CEO at Future Wireless Technologies; a Consultancy with over 25 years of hands on wireless and internet experience undertaking Strategy, Architect, Application, Intellectual Property, Business Development and Technical advisor support for Present and Future Wireless Technologies and product development for 10+ Start-ups, OEMs, US National Policy, Regulatory, private equity and Market Leaders customers

A Professional Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council UK, he is a Wireless & RF System Architect/Executive industry expert serving on numerous industrial/technical bodies like OMA, NIST, IEEE 802.11, .16, .15, .22, .24, IEEE COMS Globecom, MTTS IMS, RWS and ICUWB, with specialized knowledge and technical leadership in the design and development of state of the art wireless circuits and systems doing technical business developments with Start-up and the investment community. Key is a collaborative partnering contacts in a huge broad multi-discipline network.

Ashutosh Dutta

Ashutosh Dutta is currently Senior Wireless Communication Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs (JHU/APL). Most recently he served as Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs in Middletown, New Jersey. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless at a Cybersecurity company NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist in Telcordia Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 90 conference and journal publications, three book chapters, and 30 issued patents. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design,Evaluation and Application,” published by IEEE and John & Wiley that has recently been translated into Chinese Language. Ashutosh served as the chair for IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, Industry Relation Chair for Region 1 and MGA, Pre-University Coordinator for IEEE MGA and vice chair of Education Society Chapter of PCJS. He co-founded the IEEE STEM conference (ISEC) and helped to implement EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) projects in several high schools. Ashutosh currently serves as the Director of Industry Outreach for IEEE Communications Society and is the founding co-chair for IEEE 5G initiative. He also serves as IEEE Communications Society’s Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2018. He was recipient of the prestigious 2009 IEEE MGA Leadership award and 2010 IEEE-USA professional leadership award. Ashutosh obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from NIT Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from NJIT, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne. Ashutosh is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.

Roman Mateyko

Roman Mateyko has worked in the telecommunications industry in both management and engineering roles in the private and public sector. After moving to Victoria in 1988 he joined the Government of British Columbia where he worked in engineering, service management, contract management, planning and strategy. During his tenure as a Network Planning Manager he was responsible for the planning and engineering of the Provincial Learning Network, which connected 2000 schools to SPAN/BC – the province’s data network. He is currently Executive Director Strategic Initiatives, ICT in the Ministry of Citizens’ Services. Before joining government, Roman worked in the cellular industry and for a common carrier. His experience includes: negotiations, contract management, service management, engineering, planning, implementation and operations of large-scale physical and logical networks. Roman has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, is a Professional Engineer, a member of the IEEE and is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Victoria

Ivan Rincon

Ivan Rincon, B. Eng., MBA, CISA, PMP is a professional project and program manager with over 27 years of experience. Mr. Rincon has worked for large organizations like Telefonica, IBM, HP, and EDS, as well as independent consultant. Currently, Mr. Rincon is working in initiatives related to emergency management, public safety and environmental research in his role as Executive Director of Project Management for the Ministry of Citizens’ Services in British Columbia, Canada. He has been a speaker at multiple global events as well as industry events all over the world, and he is an active volunteer with several professional organizations like PMI and ISACA. He is also an instructor at Universities in Colombia and Canada.

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