Presentations 2017

08:00  Registration and refreshments

09:00  Welcome remarks from the Chair
Joe Madden, Founder and Principal, Mobile Experts

09:05  Analyst panel: Setting the scene for tomorrow’s network infrastructurePanel discussion, no slides
Moderator: David Witkowski, Exec. Director, Wireless Communications Initiative, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Earl Lum, President, EJL Wireless Research
Joe Madden, Founder and Principal, Mobile Experts
Stefan Ponegratz, Principal, Dell’Oro
Sue Rudd, Director Service Provider Analysis, Strategy Analytics
Dean Bubley, Founder, Disruptive Analysis

09:40  Building the RAN from the ground up
John Baker, Senior Vice President Business Development, Mavenir

10:00  Virtualizing the network, whatever the transport
Richard Mackenzie, Principal Researcher, BT

10:20  5G & Beyond: Why next gen applications demand a new wireless waveform
Dr Anton Monk, VP, Strategic Alliances & Standards, Cohere Technologies

10:40  Refreshments and networking break

11:10  WG1: Antenna technology and Massive MIMO
Moderator: Joe Madden, Founder and Principal, Mobile Experts
Ozgun Bursalioglu, Senior Research Engineer, Docomo Innovations
Keith Radousky, CTO – Americas, Quintel and President, Radvisory5G, LLC
Amitav Mukherjee, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Verizon

WG2:  SON
Moderator: Stefan Ponegratz, Principal, Dell’Oro
Ali Imran, Director, BSON LAB and Assistant Professor, The University of Oklahoma
Brandon Le, E2E Performance Engineering, T-Mobile
Jin Wang, Director, AT&T Labs

WG3:  C-RAN
Moderator: Earl Lum, President, EJL Wireless Research
Yvon Rouault, Technology Advisor, CTO Office, EXFO
Mustafa Ergen, Chief Technology Advisor, Turk Telekom and 5GPP

12:30  WG4: Virtualization
Moderator: Sue Rudd, Director Service Provider Analysis, Strategy Analytics
Raj Singh, Vice President and General Manager, Cavium
Mustafa Ergen, Chief Technology Advisor, Turk Telekom and 5GPP

WG5:  Backhaul
Moderator: Earl Lum, President, EJL Wireless Research
David Spencer, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Qulsar Inc.

WG6:  Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)
Moderator: Dean Bubley, Founder, Disruptive Analysis
Shashi Mariputtana, Delegate, ETSI MEC ISG

14:30  Carrier keynote: Fireside chat with Sinan Akkaya, Director of RAN Engineering, AT&TFireside chat, no slides
Led by: Stefan Ponegratz, Principal, Dell’Oro

15:00  Panel discussion: Network optimizationPanel discussion, no slides
Moderator: Earl Lum, President, EJL Wireless Research
Sinan Akkaya, Director of RAN Engineering, AT&T
Brandon Le, E2E Performance Engineering, T-Mobile

15:40  Panel discussion: The business models and technologies driving tomorrow’s radio access technologiesPanel discussion, no slides
Moderator: Sue Rudd, Director Service Provider Analysis, Strategy Analytics
Christos Kolias, Principal Research Scientist, Orange Silicon Valley
Yoshiaki Tanaka, Director of Business Development, SoftBank Telecom America

16:20  Closing comments

16:30  End of RAN USA