Gerhard Fettweis
Technical University of Dresden
Adrian Scrase
Henning Schulzrinne
Columbia University
Rahim Tafazolli
University of Surrey
Robert Kahn
Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
Magnus Frodigh
Head of Ericsson Research
Sumedha Limaye
Sr. Director, Server Networking Products, Intel India
Matti Latva-aho
6G Flagship Program
Univ. Of Oulu, Finland 

Peter Vetter
President of Bell Labs Core Research
Shen Jia


Keynote Speaker: H. Vincent Poor

H. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor at Princeton University, where his interests include information theory, machine learning and network science, and their applications in wireless networks, energy systems and related fields. He also has held visiting appointments at a number of other universities, including most recently at Berkeley and Cambridge. Among his publications is the book Machine Learning and Wireless Communications, tpublished by Cambridge University Press this year. Dr. Poor is a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society and other national and international academies. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2017 IEEE Alexander Graham Medal, and honorary doctorates from several universities in Asia, Europe and North America.


Keynote Speaker: Robert Kahn

Robert E. Kahn is Chairman, CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), which he founded in 1986 after a thirteen year term at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). CNRI was created as a not-for-profit organization to provide leadership and funding for research and development of the National Information Infrastructure.
In his recent work, Dr. Kahn has been developing the concept of digital object architecture as a key middleware component of the NII. This notion is providing a framework for interoperability of heterogeneous information systems and is being used in many applications such as the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). He is a co-inventor of Knowbot programs, mobile software agents in the network environment.
Dr. Kahn is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of AAAI, a Fellow of ACM and a Fellow of the Computer History Museum. He is a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, a former member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, a former member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine and the President’s Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure.


Keynote Speaker: Magnus Frodigh

Dr. Magnus Frodigh has been Vice President and Head of Ericsson Research since 2018. Dr. Frodigh was Research Area Director for Network Architecture and Protocols at Ericsson Research from 2007 to 2018 with responsibility for driving long-term technology leadership research in the areas of network architecture and protocols comprising radio, transport and core networks, including network management. Dr. Frodigh joined Ericsson in 1994 and has since held various key senior positions within Research & Development and Product Management, focusing on 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G technologies, and expanding collaborations between with both academia and industries. He holds 29 patents. Dr. Frodigh was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1964. He holds a Master of Science degree from Linköping University of Technology, Sweden and earned his Ph.D. in Radio Communication Systems from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr Frodigh is adjunct Professor at Royal Institute of Technology in Wireless Infrastructures since 2013.

Topical/Vertical Keynote Speaker: Sumedha Limaye

Sumedha did her Electronics & Communication Engineering from IIT-Roorkee and has 27+ years of Industry experience working across companies like Intel, Texas Instruments & ST.
She is currently Sr. Director at Intel India and Leading Development programs for Next Gen Xeon Server SoC, Networking SoC and 5G ASICs from Intel India. Her experience ranges from building and leading teams to developing differentiated products spanning across SoCs, Digital IPs, CAD/EDA, Design Flows and Process initiatives.
Sumedha has led Intel India D&I initiatives, led the TI India gender diversity forum for multiple years and has driven multiple other key initiatives within the organization. She was awarded the Global D&I Hero of the year 2018 for her efforts.
She has been a keynote speaker and panelist at multiple industry forums including WITI-2021,5GWF-2020, VLSI-2019. She chaired the IEEE-WINTECHON 2019 and has been featured in EET & TOI. She has a deep passion for people development and has been a certified ICF MCC ICF coach.


Matti Latva-aho
Matti Latva-aho is a Director for 6G Flagship Program in Oulu, Finland, and serves as an Academy Professor in the University of Oulu, where he has worked on wireless communications research since early 1990s. He was a Director of Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu during the years 1998−2006, and a Head of Department of Communication Engineering until 2014. Prior to his joining the CWC, Matti worked as a Research Engineer at Nokia Mobile Phones in Oulu, Finland. Matti completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland in 1998. His research interests lie in the area of wireless radio data communications, and currently his research group focuses on 6G systems research ranging from theory to design and implementation. He has worked so far with all the generations from 1G to 6G of mobile networks. Matti has published close to 500 conference or journal papers in the area of wireless communications. He has received a several awards, including Nokia Foundation Award in 2015 for his achievements in wireless communications research.


Peter Vetter

Peter Vetter has recently been nominated President of Bell Labs Core Research and leads an eminent global research organization with the mission to create game changing innovations that define the future of networks and insure portfolio leadership for Nokia’s core business.

During an international career of more than twenty-five years in research leadership in fixed and mobile networks, he and his teams have realized several world-first system demonstrations and successfully transferred industry leading concepts to the business groups.

He is a Bell Labs Fellow and recognized as an expert in the industry with more than hundred peer- reviewed publications.


Shen Jia

Dr. SHEN Jia graduated from Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, and then received his Ph.D in Electronics degree from University of York, UK. Dr. SHEN joined in 4G standardization from 2005, and was a key contributor to TD-LTE standards. Since 2009, he has been the chairman of Testing and Specification Group of IMT-Advanced Promotion Group, MIIT of China, and responsible for the specifications and test result analysis in China’s 4G large-scale trial. Dr. Shen has been working with OPPO as a principal researcher of telecommunication standard, and joined in 5G NR standardization and 6G research since 2016. He served as 3GPP Feature Leads on 5G NR-PUCCH and URLLC (Ultra Reliable and Low-Latency Communications) enhancements. Dr. Shen has been the rapporteur of “AI/ML Model Transfer (AMMT) in 5GS” requirements Study/Work Item in 3GPP SA1 since 2019. He is the first author of books ”3GPP Long-Term Evolution (LTE): Technical Principle and System Design ” and “5G NR and Enhancements: From R15 to R16”, and is the inventor of over 100 patents.


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