2021 Brooklyn 6G Summit Speakers
Andre is Executive Vice President and ChiefTechnology Officer at AT&T Services. He oversees the globalmobile and fixed networktechnology direction for AT&T,which includes the design of the company’s 5G infrastructure, AT&T’s software-defined networking (SDN) initiative, protecting and monetizing AT&T’s intellectual property portfolio, and network software automation platforms.READ FULL BIO
Andrea Goldsmith is the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She co-founded and served as Chief Technical Officer of Plume WiFi and of Quantenna (QTNA), and she currently serves on the Corporate or Technical Advisory Boards of Crown Castle Inc. (CCI), Sequans (SQNS), Quantenna (QTNA) and Cohere.READ FULL BIO
Colin is currently the chairman of the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association. He has detailed knowledge and experience of the telecommunications industry having worked directly or indirectly with many of the major players over a 28-year period. The roles have included software developer, technical consultant, technical marketing, standardization and management. In addition to line manager roles, he has participated extensively in standardization activities at ETSI, ITU-T and 3GPP, includingREAD FULL BIO
Daniel W. Bliss is a Professor at Arizona State University and Director of ASU’s Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures (WISCA). Dan received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at San Diego (1997), and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from ASU (1989). Dan is a Fellow of the IEEE and received the 2021 IEEE Warren D. White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering.READ FULL BIO
Dr. Arogyaswami Paulraj
Paulraj is an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University and a pioneer of MIMO, which is the core technology in all broadband wireless systems.
His recognitions include the US Govt. Patent and Trademark Office – National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Marconi Prize, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, and National Awards from the Govts. of India and PR China.READ FULL BIO
Dr. John E. Smee
Dr. John E. Smee is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds over 75 U.S. Patents, and has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems such as CDMA EVDO, IEEE 802.11, 4G LTE, and 5G. His work involves taking advanced system designs and signal processing techniques from theory through design, standardization, implementation, and productization.READ FULL BIO
Frank H. P. Fitzek is a Professor and head of the “Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks” at TU Dresden coordinating the 5G Lab Germany. He is the spokesman of the DFG Cluster of Excellence CeTI.READ FULL BIO
Gerhard P. Fettweis, F’09, earned a Ph.D. under H. Meyr at RWTH Aachen. After a postdoc at IBM Research, San Jose, he joined TCSI, Berkeley. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden. Since 2018 he is founding director of the new Barkhausen Institute. 2019 he was elected into the DFG Senate.READ FULL BIO
Responsible for the roadmaps for AT&T’s converged wireless and wireline access, as well as the overall roadmap for emerging technologies, Fixed Access Network Architecture, Radio Access Network Architecture and the Devices that connect to the network.
Gordon Mansfield is an accomplished, highly innovative thought leader currently responsible for AT&T’s converged access and device technology direction.READ FULL BIO
Karri Kuoppamaki is the Vice President of Technology Development and Strategy for T-Mobile USA. In this role, Karri is responsible for Radio Access related technology development activities, including device development, as well as ensuring alignment between T-Mobile USA Network Technology and the regulatory environment, specifically in the area of radio technology and spectrum policy.READ FULL BIO
Dr. K. Halkiotis has joined Deutsche Telekom Group Technology in 2013 as Vice President in Mobile Access. His primary function wasto definethe strategy, architecture, innovation and blueprints for Mobile Access Networks in Deutsche Telekom Group.As of the beginning of 2016 he is also responsible for the architecture of the fixed networks within Deutsche Telekom Group Technology.READ FULL BIO
Dr. Guangyi Liu, received his PhD. from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2006. He joined China Mobile since 2006, now he is the leading specialist and 6G director of China Mobile Group. Before he joined China Mobile, he has worked for Shanghai Bell and Siemens (Now Nokia) for 3 years. He has led the standardization and industrialization of 4G and 5G in China mobile from 2007 to 2019. Now he is leading the 6G R&D.READ FULL BIO
Matti Latva-aho serves currently as Academy of Finland Professor and is Director for National 6G Flagship Programme (2018-2026). His research interests are related to mobile broadband communication systems and currently his group focuses on 6G systems research. He has published over 500 conference or journal papers in the field of wireless communications. He received Nokia Foundation Award in 2015 for his achievements in mobile communications research.READ FULL BIO
Michael Ha is the 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.READ FULL BIO
Mikael Höök joined Ericsson in 1994 and has held various positions targeting the research and standardization of 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G. He is currently Research Area Director for Radio-research within Ericsson Research and based in Kista, Stockholm. The responsibility covers research on air-interface design, advanced signal processing, multi-antenna systems, radio network performance and propagation.READ FULL BIO
Nada Golmie (email@example.com) received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. Since 1993, she has been a research engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She is a NIST Fellow and is currently the chief of the wireless networks division in the Communications Technology Laboratory.READ FULL BIO
Nishant is a global leader with broad experience in strategy and technology development and portfolio management, as well as in having significant profit and loss responsibilities across the telecom and enterprise sectors. He has been intimately involved in bringing cutting-edge products to market across industry domains and has a deep understanding of the silicon, software and system requirements necessary for innovation.READ FULL BIO
Peter leads the GSMA Intelligence business, driving its content strategy, commercial strategy, and research agenda. Working with the market’s leading communications service providers (fixed and mobile, large and small), and the broader mobile industry, Peter is responsible for building an understanding of the key trends and technologies driving the market… and translating those insights into actionable intelligence.READ FULL BIO
Phil Solis is Research Director for IDC’s Enabling Technologies team for wireless and mobile connectivity technologies and semiconductors, as well as the semiconductors inside smartphones. Mr. Solis’ core research area includes the evolution of wireless and mobile connectivity technologies and semiconductors, especially 5G, 6G, Wi-Fi, and UWB.READ FULL BIO
Ray Ozzie is a software entrepreneur with a particular passion for communications software and infrastructure. Having created numerous products over the years including Microsoft Azure and Lotus Notes, his early career was shaped by his work on Lotus 1-2-3, Symphony, and VisiCalc. He was CTO and chief software architect of Microsoft, is currently CEO of Blues Wireless, and also serves as a director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Balena, and Safecast – a global citizen science initiative foundeREAD FULL BIO
Robert W. Heath Jr. received the Ph.D. in EE from Stanford University. He is the Lampe Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University and co-director of 6GNC. From 2002-2020 he was with The University of Texas at Austin, most recently as Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering and Director of UT SAVES.READ FULL BIO
Shinji Fukui is Executive Officer of technology development in Industrial Automation sector of OMRON, where he leads innovations of automation for manufacturing using the latest technologies such as AI, Robotics and IOT. His focus is the edge side of computing, one of the latest activities is implementing machine learning and embedded database into machine controller.READ FULL BIO
As Vice President of Technology Development, Sidd Chenumolu leads DISH’s wireless technology and architecture team and supervises the design and architecture of the company’s end-to-end 5G network. In his current role, he advises executives on wireless strategy, spectrum, cloud, regulatory and technology, and works to advance the company’s goal to pioneer the first cloud native, intent based automated stand-alone 5G network in the United States.READ FULL BIO
Mr. Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990. He is now SVP and General Manager of the 6G-IOWN Promotion Department in NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
Mr. Nakamura has been engaged in R&D and the standardization activities for advanced radio and network technologies of W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced, 5G and 6G.
Theodore S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor at New York University (NYU) and holds faculty appointments in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the Courant Computer Science Department, and the NYU Langone School of Medicine. He founded NYU WIRELESS, a multidisciplinary research center, and the wireless research centers at the University of Texas Austin (WNCG) and Virginia Tech (MPRG).READ FULL BIO
Dr. Thyaga Nandagopal is the Deputy Division Director of the Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) Division in the Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation. In this role, he oversees the division’s investments in the theory and foundations of computing systems and communications technologies, with an annual budget of nearly $200M.READ FULL BIO
Tommi is passionate about developing mobile broadband networks and seeing his customers thrive as
they deliver ever better mobile customer experience and create the Internet of Things. As the head of Nokia’s Mobile Networks Business Group, Tommi is shaping not only our industry, but society itself by bringing 5G to the market.