12th October, 2016
Welcome Reception at the NGMN IC&E 2016 Exhibition
kindly sponsored by Huawei
Welcome and Opening
Future Use-cases and the Vision for the Enabling 5G Platform
kindly sponsored by Huawei
5G Vertical Services, IoT and the Impact on Technology & Architecture
Developing the 5G Ecosystem: Regulation, Spectrum, Market
NGMN 10-year Anniversary Celebration
At the beginning of this very special panel session we will welcome the „NGMN Initiators“
They were CTO’s of DTAG, Vodafone and E-Plus and had a genius idea several years before NGMN was officially inaugurated.
NGMN IC&E Dinner
13th October, 2016
5G Technology and Architecture: Development, Milestones, Challenges and Implementation
kindly sponsored by ZTE
Trial, Testing, Proof of Concept
kindly sponsored by ZTE
Developing the 5G Ecosystem: IPR
kindly sponsored by ZTE
Development and Standardization: Relevance, Roadmap and Co-operation of Open Source & Standards in 5G
Security, Privacy and Identity in 5G: Strategies and Measures
End of conference
After completing his studies in Electrical & Telecommunications engineering, Martin Arend started his professional career at Atlantik Networxx in the area of bluetooth technology.
Martin joined BMW Group in 2003 as Automotive Specialist for telephone and telematic systems, moving into the role of heading CE Connectivity Group. Between 2014 and 2015, he worked as Head of Sensors and Algorithms for ADAS before he took over the department E/E Architecture and Technologies at BMW Group Research and Technology Munich as General Manager.
His research interests include the Internet of Things and its application to the Connected Car and its architecture, as well as M2M connectivity, 5G, security and privacy.
Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos is responsible for product marketing in Amdocs Network Solutions, leading the definition and marketing of productized RAN and cross-domain network offerings. Konstantinos is also heading 5G thought leadership marketing, and providing expert input into the definition and positioning of all RAN/network solutions, including services.
Konstantinos has been focusing on mobile networks for more than 20 years through academic and professional roles. His experience covers diverse areas, from antenna array systems research and mobile network planning/optimization consultancy to the development, management and marketing of innovative software solutions. These solutions have supported automated network optimization, customer experience geo-location, network simulation based device interoperability and acceptance testing, service assurance and network operations, and network analytics. Konstantinos holds a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London, has presented at tens of conference and webinar events, and has authored several articles, blogs and white papers on mobile network topics.
In 1993 Olaf entered the telecommunications industry at E-Plus in Germany and became, after holding of several management positions, member of the management board, responsible for network development. During this period, he joined in 2005 the initiating team of NGMN as the KPN representative.
In 2007 he was co-founder of P3 communications GmbH and is as managing director responsible for the international business development.
Eric is senior manager technology in KPN’s CTO Office. Eric started his career at KPN in 1992 with research and development of software tools for the planning and optimization of broadband and mobile networks. Since then Eric has held various leadership positions in corporate strategy, innovation and enterprise architecture. Prior to his current role, Eric headed the KPN team in the multi-band mobile frequency auction in The Netherlands in 2012. Eric holds a MSc in Applied mathematics from Twente University and a Ph.D. in Econometrics from the Free University Amsterdam.
Mr. Michael Atlass is Sr. Director and Legal Counsel for Qualcomm. His focus is on Standards, Open Source, and Intellectual Property rights policies, laws, rules and regulations. He has provided counsel for the past ten years advising on the intersection of these areas of law in the development, distribution and use of proprietary and Open Source licensed software, and in the creation of and participation in Open Source community projects. Currently involved in 5G standards work in this position.
Mr. Atlass serves as Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Open Source Sub-Committee of its Standards and Open Source Committee.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Atlass represented large corporate clients as in-house counsel and in-house patent counsel, providing years of service to Control Data, Honeywell, Digital Equipment, Medtronic, and Unisys.
Graduated from University of Miami, School of Law, and University of Miami, with a BS in Computer Studies, Mr. Atlass has been admitted to practice Law in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota and is a registered US Patent Attorney, practicing as registered in-house counsel in San Diego, California.
Garrett Lees is currently the Sr. Director of Keysight Technologies’ Operator Industry Solution Vertical. In this role, he leads a cross functional team that develops and markets solutions for mobile network operators and their ecosystems. Prior roles include Agilent Technologies’ director of marketing for mobile broadband products, director of product management for signal source and analysis applications and several other leadership positions in both sales and marketing covering wireless, digital and services businesses at Agilent and Hewlett-Packard.
Mr. Lees holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, an MBA from the College of William and Mary and has taken executive education coursework at Harvard Business School.
In 2003, Dr. Horst Lennertz, then CTO of KPN Mobile in the Netherlands, initiated, together with his former colleague Hamid Akhavan, then CTO of Deutsche Telekom, the first “round table meetings” with CTO`s from other mobile operators. Idea of these meetings was to share technical experiences between operators, to jointly discuss the future of mobile technology and to form the expectations towards 4G. In 2006 he was founding member of NGMN.
In 1992 Horst Lennertz was initiator, cofounder and CTO of E-Plus Mobilfunk, the third mobile operator in Germany. Before his career in the mobile Telco business, he acted for more than ten years as a Member of the Board for the German Energy providers PreussenElektra (now E.ON) and ÜNH (now EWE-AG). He was member of various Supervisory, Advisory and Associations Boards.
The doctorate degree was granted by the RWTH Aachen University before the start of his professional career in the energy distribution business in 1973 at ABB Germany.
Arnaud Vamparys has been working three years as “Seamless Wireless Access” Group Strategic Program Director for Orange. Inside Conquest 2015, the strategic program objective is to become number one in mobile internet customer experience for Europe and AMEA. His previous position was Orange Labs Mass Market VP and in charge of the group historical R&D site of Issy-Les-Moulineaux – a position he took up in 2007.
Arnaud Vamparys, 43 years old, a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (X-Télécom), joined the Group in 1995 to work for the new mobile operator Itineris. He then worked in a number of positions in France, in the Netherlands and in Spain, within the mobile, internet and business markets.
As chief of engineering, he built a new mobile network in the Netherlands Dutchtone between 1998 and 2000. From 2000 to 2003, he was CTIO for Spanish ISP Wanadoo which became number two on his market after Terra (Telefonica). From 2003 to 2007, he was the VP Technology for Orange Business Services (France Telecom, Transpac and Equant) creating the Orange Business Livebox a new multimedia router product line used today by more than 70% of the French business sites.
Erik Guttman is a telecommunications and networking standardization expert employed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. He currently serves as chairman of the 3GPP Service and System Aspects Architecture working group. This working group is responsible for standardization of new system features for ongoing development and maintenance of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and interworking with other access systems. Previously active in the IETF, Erik Guttman served as Working Group Chairman for the SVRLOC and ZEROCONF working groups. In the past decade, Erik has also led and coordinated engineering teams developing advanced development of requirements and products for automatic configuration, software deployment and IT infrastructure automation.
Mr. Akhavan is currently a Partner at Long Arc Capital, a growth oriented, Private Equity firm based in New York City. Prior to joining Long Arc, he was the CEO of Unify Inc. (now part of ATOS), a global software and services company serving more than 75% of the largest global brands in over 150 countries. His extensive international experience encompasses an array of senior positions in the broader Telecom-Media-Technology space, including CEO of T-Mobile International, COO of Deutsche Telekom, and CTO and CIO of Teligent Inc., a publically listed wireless Competitive Local Exchange Carrier based in Virginia, USA. He began his carrier at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a Mission Telemetry Engineer, followed by management positions at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) and Bell Atlantic (now Verizon). Mr. Akhavan is currently a member of the Board of Directors at InContact Inc. (USA), Servion Inc. (India), and is the Chairman of the Board at BlackPoint Cyber (USA), in addition to holding a number of other prominent advisory positions.
Mr. Akhavan holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and an MS degree in the same fields from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Gabriel leads mobile network research for Heavy Reading. Starting from a system architecture perspective, his coverage area includes RAN, core, and service-layer platforms. Key research topics include 5G, LTE Advanced, software-based mobile core, and the application of cloud technologies to mobile networking. Gabriel has more than 15 years’ experience as a mobile network analyst. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, he was Chief Analyst for Light Reading’s Insider research service; before that, he was editor of IP Wireline and Wireless Week at London's Euromoney Institutional Investor.
Eric Siow is Director of Strategic Industry Initiatives at Intel Corporation where he is responsible for driving the company’s strategic 4G and 5G IPR eco-system initiatives.
Since joining Intel in 2006, Eric has travelled extensively around the globe working on strategic wireless IP and technical standards related issues. He was instrumental in promoting and driving the formation of the Open Patent Alliance (OPA) and successfully enrolled the participation of 19 global companies in the formation effort of the WiMAX Patent Pool. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) 5G IPR Forum where he leads the industry’s exploration of a potential patent pool framework for 5G technologies.
Prior to Intel, Eric was Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank where he worked with a wide range of emerging technology companies in both debt and equity financings. Eric also served as CFO and SVP of Business Development of a W-CDMA baseband company. He played a key role in helping the company close several million dollars in equity financing and the successful sale of its patent portfolio. He has been a featured speaker for finance and IP related topics in various industry and academic forums.
Eric holds 4 patents in wireless communications. He graduated with an M.B.A in International Business and Marketing and Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Finance from the University of Oregon.
Stefan Engel-Flechsig is practicing lawyer admitted at the bar in Cologne/Germany. His special focus of work is with ICT regulation, standardization and strategy in the global networked economy. He has over 25 years specialized experiences in computer science, law and mobile commerce. He has held various leading positions in the German Federal Government and in the wireless as well as the IT security industry. With his specialized legal expertise he supports global industry organisations in the ICT area. He is supporting the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance since its launch in 2006 in all legal issues.
Mr. Chaobin joined Huawei in 1998 to work on UMTS signal processing algorithms. In 2000, he was named Head of Huawei Wireless Research, where he contributed to the WCDMA/HSPA/LTE evolution.
He is the founder of Huawei’s Mobile Innovation Center, which invented the pioneering SingleRAN solution. From 2008 until 2011, he served as Head of Huawei’s LTE Product Line and Huawei’s R&D center in Sweden.
From 2012 to date, his responsibilities have included strategy, planning and marketing for radio access and PS core network products. He received a Masters in Telecommunications from the University of Science and Technology of China.
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has been Director of Technology at Telekom Deutschland GmbH since April 2010. In addition, he is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Deutsche Telekom AG, a position he has been holding since February 2012.
Since 1989, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has held various managing positions at Deutsche Telekom AG. From 2002 to 2007, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn was a member of the management team in his capacity as Managing Director of Technology, IT, Procurement and, until 2004, Customer Service at T-Mobile Netherlands in The Hague. At the same time, he headed the International Service Management unit at T-Mobile International.
Subsequently, he was a member of the management team and Managing Director of Technology, IT and Procurement at Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa in Warsaw until June 30, 2009. Since July 1, 2009, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has been responsible for Technology (both mobile and fixed network) in Germany.
Huang Yuhong, graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) and got her master degree in Digital Mobile Communications. She has been working for China Mobile since 1996. Huang Yuhong has been responsible for the technology introduction strategy of GSM900/1800 dual band network, GPRS, CMNeT, IP dedicated network and 3G, some specifications and trials as well as other key projects. Currently her work mainly focuses on radio technology study and standardization work related to wireless access network. In addition she is Board Alternate of NGMN
Ulf Ewaldsson is a Swedish businessman and the current Chief Strategy and Technology Officer of the telecommunications company Ericsson.
Ewaldsson holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the Linköping University of Technology, Linköping.
Ewaldsson has worked at Ericsson for most of his professional life and was appointed to his current position in 2012.
As a CTO at Ericsson, Ewaldsson leads the technology strategy and has operational responsibility for the Ericsson product and technology development process (R&D and Product management). His role also includes engaging with customers, industry regulators and industry standardization groups.
Previously, Ewaldsson was Head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson’s Business Unit Networks. In this position, which he held from January 2007 until February 2012, he was instrumental in helping to create some of the products that reflect Ericsson’s technology leadership, such as HSPA and LTE in the radio- access network; the multi-standard RBS 6000; and the antenna-integrated radio unit.
Ewaldsson also serves on the board of ASSA ABLOY, KTH Royal Institute of Technology as well as the board of the Telecom Management Forum. He is involved in the European strategic work regarding ICT and Telecom, taking part in the European Cloud Partnership Steering Board and the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC) headed by the European Commission in Brussels. Ewaldsson is the Chairman of Ericsson’s Research Board and a member of the Ericsson LG Board in Korea, as well as many other internal Ericsson boards. He has more than 20 years of experience in product management, industry development and customer relations, which has taken him to leadership positions at Ericsson in China, Japan, Hungary and Sweden.
Ewaldsson was selected as the 47th most powerful person in the global telecoms business by the magazine Global Telecoms Business in September 2014. He has launched a number of global concepts such as Service Provider SDN and “50 bn Connected Devices by 2020”, which has won global recognition. He has revamped and structured Ericsson's technology management, including partnership strategies as well as the architecture and execution of development projects. Ewaldsson has taken thought leadership and created a leadership position for Ericsson for the next generation mobile systems, called 5th generation, or 5G.
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2 billion subscribers.
We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2011 the company had revenues of SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm, and NASDAQ, New York, stock exchanges.
Seizo Onoe was named Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President and a Member of the Board of Directors in June 2012. Mr. Onoe became a Senior Vice President and General Manager of the R&D Strategy Department in June 2008. He was a Vice President and took positions as General Manager of the Radio Access Network related development departments from July 2002 to June 2008.
He has been responsible for leading initiatives in the research and development of the analog cellular system, the digital cellular system, W-CDMA/ HSPA, LTE, LTE-Advanced and 5G. He is working on the research and development of radio access networks, core networks, consumer devices and cloud services. He has worked for NTT and NTT DOCOMO since 1982, acquiring more than 30 years of experience. Mr. Onoe has a master’s degree in electronics from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering.
An inventor and technology visionary, Hossein leads long-term technology evolution and drives transformational innovations for the Mobile Networks businesss group. Having held several management positions in BT, T-Mobile and Sun Microsystems over the last 25 years and as an active adviser and board member of several technology start-ups, he brings in-depth technology expertise, customer focus and innovation to Nokia. Hossein joined Nokia in 2010
After completing his studies in Electrical & Telecommunications engineering, Alfons Pfaller started his professional career at Carl Zeiss in the area of signal and image processing.
He moved to Siemens Semiconductor in early 1996, where he worked mainly in the field of chip design.
At the end of 1997, he joined Ericsson's Cellular Radio division to work as Software and System Architect, designing and developing the first UMTS cellular systems. In 2000, Alfons Pfaller took over the lead of several software groups in the field of UMTS base station product development.
In mid-2003, he moved on to Audi Electronics Venture GmbH. Working in the field of strategic engineering, he the focused on setting up the in-house software development for Audi.
In 2005, he took over the lead of the Infotainment System Applications group, where he in charge of project management for all Audi infotainment systems worldwide.
Alfons Pfaller has been the head of Infotainment Development since April 2014.
Chris Cheeseman is responsible for BT Group’s spectrum and future wireless strategy. He has in-depth experience with international spectrum work in the ITU, CEPT and other groups.
Chris serves as BT’s Deputy Board Director of NGMN and co-leads its spectrum activity. In the UK, he chairs the Steering Board of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum and regularly deals with Ofcom and the government on a wide range of spectrum and regulatory issues.
During his career with BT, he has gained over 30 years of experience in wireless communications since graduating from Queen Mary College (London University) in 1985.
Chris is a UK Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the UK Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Alain Maloberti graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, 1977) and from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Télécom Paris, 1979).
He joined France Telecom in 1979, and has since 1983 been involved in studies and the development of digital cellular networks, notably as Chairman of the technical committee SMG2 of ETSI (definition of the radio aspects of the GSM system) from 1985 to 1995.
He was Director of the Technical Development of the France Telecom mobile network in France from 1994 to 2003, and then headed up network development at the corporate level of the Orange Group (the mobile subsidiary of the France Telecom Group).
In 2006, mobile and fixed operations of the FT Group where merged both at the national and corporate levels, and Alain Maloberti is currently Senior VP Network Architecture and Design for the fixed, broadband and mobile networks of Orange.
Paul Mankiewich is responsible for the future architecture of all of Cisco’s Service Provider products, driving the alignment across all of the businesses. Also, he has overall responsibility for Cisco’s 5G programs with a specific focus on ICN (Information- Centric Networking), addressing the future technology of the Internet.
Previously he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Mobility at Cisco. In this role, he oversaw Cisco’s mobility technology strategy and solutions that address service provider challenges of network reach and network intelligence. Additionally, he drove thought-leadership and next generation mobility architectures for service provider customers and broadly in the industry.
Mankiewich has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and networking industries, with a focus on networking and wireless. He has expertise in converged solutions as well as individual network elements with extensive experience in the application space. An industry veteran, Mankiewich has held leadership and key technology positions throughout his career.
Prior to Cisco, Paul served as Global CTO for Service Provider at Juniper Networks. In that role, Paul was responsible for end-to-end network vision and architecture across all of Juniper’s products and their insertion into service provider networks. Prior to that, Paul spent over ten years in various CTO roles for Mobility and Service Provider at Alcatel-Lucent. In these roles, he was responsible for end-to-end technology strategy and solutions, and received numerous awards for product innovation. In addition, Paul served as Senior Vice President of Networking Research at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel’s innovation engine.
Paul has also made significant contributions to the mobile industry and has authored well over 100 technical papers related to wireless, networking and devices. Additionally, he has been an active spokesperson and member of key industry organizations including the FCC TAC, ATIS Executive Board and Board of Directors, Chair of the TOPS Council, and a Board member of 4G Americas.
Mankiewich holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.
As Vice President, General Manager of CTO Group, Sean Cai is responsible for innovation, new technology development, as well as global marketing strategy. He leads a team of end-to-end technical experts in the United States and Europe, working closely with global operators to provide the latest solutions in ICT transformation. Sean regularly participates in various industry forums. He has been a key contributor to the development of leading 4G solutions, such as TDD / FDD LTE, multiple-antenna technologies, Small Cell, virtualization of network functions and solutions, and next-generation technologies such as 5G.
Sean has over 20 years of professional experience in telecommunications industry, specializing in advanced wireless products research and ICT network solutions development. Prior to joining ZTE in 2002, he held various senior positions in infrastructure system development with AMCC, STMicroelectronics, and Nortel, and has been awarded multiple international patents in telecommunications.
Gabriel Kerner leads strategy and execution for Amdocs' OSS division, which develops comprehensive solutions to evolving operational challenges in delivering services on today’s and tomorrow’s networks. He also helps shape Amdocs’ vision and strategy for managing network operations in the NFV arena, combining in-depth understanding of the telecom market with network technologies expertise.
Previously, Gabriel helped define strategic network evolution with service providers across the world, with a focus on end-to-end network management. His experience spans business management and development, strategy, product management and engineering. Before joining Amdocs, Gabriel worked with Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks. He holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in physics, is the recipient of several prestigious academic awards, and co-authored numerous articles in professional journals.
Tom is responsible for the architecture, design, and delivery of AT&T’s mobility network and the wireless device requirements and certification.
Tom and his team also lead the architecture development for AT&T’s access technologies.
Tom serves as the Chairman of the 5G Americas Board of Governors and sits on the Board of the Next Generation Mobile Networks organization.
Previously, as Vice President -Service Realization, Tom was responsible for the delivery of the video architecture and platform supporting the evolution of the UVerse service.
He was also responsible for the design and delivery of the mobility packet core as well as the transition of that platform to the user-defined network cloud.
Tom has 31 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and served in a number of leadership roles in AT&T, Cingular, Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems, Cellular One, and Southwestern Bell Telephone.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Missouri, in Rolla, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.
He also holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Kyungwhoon Cheun received his B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University in 1985. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1987 and 1989, respectively.
He served as a Professor at the University of Delaware from 1989 to 1991 and then at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) from 1991 to 2014. While at POSTECH, he headed the national ITRC center for Broadband OFDM Multiple Access (BrOMA), an eight-year research program supported by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy.
Aside from his academic achievements, he has contributed to many break-through innovations as an engineering consultant in diverse industry areas of wireless communications and audio signal processing. He was on leave at Witechs and NSystems in San Diego, where he developed efficient receiver algorithms for WLANs and WCDMA.
From 2004 to 2011, he served as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Pulsus Technologies Inc., taking the lead in developing sound processing algorithms and sigma-delta modulation-based full digital audio amplifier SoCs. Since 2012, he has been with Samsung Electronics, leading research and development for next generation cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
Currently, he is an Executive Vice President of the Next Generation Communications Business Team.
Mr. Seong-Mok Oh is Senior Executive Vice President and the Head of Network Group at KT Corporation. He has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunication field covering practically all aspects of KT’s wireless network, with a specific focus on the network design. His major responsibilities include the provisioning of the company’s best-in-class broadband network, incorporating both wire-line and wireless infrastructure.
Under his leadership, KT was able to successfully commercialize the most innovative technologies such as LTE Advanced tri-band carrier aggregation for the first time in the world. KT’s untiring efforts to make cutting-edge technologies quickly available for end-users resulted in two prestigious accolades in MWC 2014, ‘Outstanding LTE Contribution’, and ‘Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology.’
Prior to his current position, as the Head of Mobile Network Business Unit he played a crucial role in the world-first commercial deployment of centralized radio access network (C-RAN) architecture for 3G and LTE network. It was recognized as “The Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator” with an LTE Award 2012.
He serves as the board member in a number of domestic and international industry organizations. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Steering Committee for Global TD-LTE Initiative. Also, in 2014, he was appointed as a Director on the‘5G Strategy Promotion Committee’ that supervises all relevant 5G-related activities led by the Korean government. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Electronics Engineering.
Mr. Chiung-Jang Chen has been with Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories since 1995 and now is the senior manager of B4G/5G research project. He is responsible for radio standards and pilot trials of emerging technologies to support Chunghwa Telecom's network migration planning. He received his Ph.D. degree in Communication Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in 2005, and won the CIEE outstanding young electrical engineer award in 2006 and the IEEE Taipei section best impact award in 2010. He has been Chunghwa Telecom's representative to NGMN since 2015.
Sandro Dionisi graduated cum laude in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza.” Sandro has over 25 years of experience in various telecommunication fields. He started working for Telecom Italia (previously SIP) in 1983, where he has been involved in several network divisions covering different levels of responsibilities.
In 1999, he was nominated Head of Fixed Access and Transport Network and in 2002 he was responsible for the Regional Network Territory in Italy. In 2003, Sandro was in charge of coordinating the international network infrastructures and operations of Telecom Italia for both fixed and mobile services, including Europe and Latin America.
Sandro Dionisi has been an active member of several international fora and standardization bodies within the ITU and ETSI. In February 2008, he was appointed Director of Telecom Italia Lab, where he is in charge of research, innovation and engineering for both fixed and mobile networks within the Telecom Italia Group.
Dr. Shahbaz is currently Chief Network Officer Western Europe, where he is mainly responsible for emerging technologies and networks, eco-system and regulation aspects. He has been working in telecommunication industry over 20 years, including leadership roles in fixed and mobile operator companies and responsibilities in engineering, technology strategy, standards and industry alliances. In addition from 2005 to 2014, he has been contributing to NGMN objectives in various roles, e.g., editor of NGMN white paper, chairman of NGMN Technical Working Group Steering Committee, and chairman of NGMN Executive Device Workshop, NGMN OC member, alternate board member, and finance committee member.
Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI, has more than 20-years’ experience in the telecommunications sector. At ETSI he has initiated a global standardization partnership for Machine to Machine communications, oneM2M, has overseen the rapid development of ETSI’s Industry Specification Group on Network Functions Virtualization, and has driven the implementation of the ETSI Long Term Strategy, an ambitious plan to prepare the institute for the future. He is now positioning the institute to take a leading role in 5G standardization through the 3GPP global partnership project and through initiatives such as ETSI’s Mobile Edge Computing Millimetre Wave Transmission and Network Functions Virtualization groups. Previously he has held diverse Director positions in Spain, Morocco and Mexico, predominantly with Telefonica. As Global Director for International Roaming and Standards, and Director of Innovation and Standards, he oversaw Telefonica's participation in global standardization activities, and participated directly in the work of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance and in the GSM Association (GSMA). Before joining ETSI in July 2011, he held the position of Director General of Innosoft and was also a partner and board member of Madrid-based Innology Ventures.
Ibrahim Gedeon is one of the global telecommunications industry’s most colorful and respected executives. He has carved out an international career by combining tremendous insight and skill as an applied scientist with a lighthearted and thoroughly non-conventional approach to leadership. As Chief Technology Officer for TELUS, a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, he is responsible for technology strategy, service and network architecture, service delivery and operational support systems, as well as service and network convergence, and network infrastructure strategies and evolution. Under his leadership the TELUS wireless broadband network has become one of the best in the world.
Within the industry, Ibrahim has held leadership roles and chaired many events in the IEEE and received the IEEE Canada's Outstanding Canadian Engineer Award in 2001.He serves on the board of the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and the Institute for Communication Technology Management. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Master’s in Electronics Engineering from Carleton University. In 2010, Ibrahim received a Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia. In 2014, he was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of engineering. He has been named five times to the Global Telecoms Business magazine’s “GTB Power 100,” a list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in the telecoms industry
Claus Dietze is Director of Innovation within the R&D organization of Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, a position he has hold since January 2014. In this position, he is responsible for defining a strategy for “5G security” at Giesecke & Devrient.
Since 1996, Claus Dietze has held several positions at Giesecke & Devrient, including Product Manager Payment and Project Manager within the telecommunications domain. In 2002, he joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute in France, supporting standardization committees dealing with smart card technology and 3GPP smart card applications until 2003. From 2009 to 2013 he was Director and Head of embedded development for mobile devices and software security.
Paul Bradley is Gemalto's 5G Strategy Director and has held various consulting and product management roles in the digital security field since joining the company in 1999. Prior to his current role, Bradley was Technical Director for the North America region and led technical teams deploying innovative, pioneering security solutions for some of the world’s first LTE networks. Bradley has a BSc. in Applied Science (Computer Science & Software Engineering) from Trinity College / Dublin Institute of Technology.
Linus Thrybom is manager of the Industrial IoT team in ABB Corporate Research, Sweden, and coordinates the industrial communication research performed within Corporate Research globally. He joined ABB Corporate Research in 2008, working as Principal Scientist and project leader in the area of industrial communication. Linus has authored or co-authored several publications and IP filings. He recently led the 5GPPP Whitepaper on Energy & 5G. Between 1998 and 2008, he worked as project leader at Bombardier Transportation on train communication and control systems, and between 1992 and 1997, he worked at ABB Industrial Systems as HW/SW design engineer of embedded systems and communication devices, and thus has 20+ years of R&D experience in this domain. Linus received his MSc degree in Computer Science from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
Josef Hausner is responsible for the architecture evolution of Intel’s cellular modems covering wireless standards ranging from GSM, 3G, LTE, Cellular IoT standards like NB-IOT, to 5G. Josef joined Intel in 2011 with the acquisition of Infineon’s Wireless division where he was Vice President Concept Engineering defining cellular and connectivity products including algorithms, chip architectures, as well as complete SoCs and platforms. In 2004 Josef became a Full Professor for Integrated Systems at Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, researching on Integrated Systems and Circuits for Multi-Standard Wireless Communications, speaking and chairing sessions and symposia at conferences as well as at technical and industrial fora.
Josef holds a Dr.-Ing. degree in the field of microwave technology from the Technische Universität in Munich. He is a member of the IEEE, VDE, and the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG), serves as curator of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) and is elected board member of the ITG Germany.
Chris Pearson is the President of 5G Americas. In his executive role, he is responsible for the overall planning of the organization and providing management for the integration of strategy and operations in the areas of technology, marketing, public relations and regulatory affairs. As President of 5G Americas (formerly called 4G Americas), Mr. Pearson represents the organization’s Market Representation interests within the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) organization.
Mr. Pearson led the organization from its inception in 2001 as the 3GPP family of technologies market share grew from 10 percent in 2001 to more than 90 percent in North, Central and South America. Mr. Pearson came to the organization from the Universal Wireless Communications Consortium (UWCC), where he served as Executive Vice President in charge of the strategic executive management of the global TDMA wireless technology consortium. Prior to joining the UWCC, Mr. Pearson held several senior technical and marketing positions at AT&T Wireless and GTE.
With more than 28 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Pearson is a recognized spokesperson in mobile wireless and 5G technology trends and has spoken at technology conferences throughout the world including CES, Mobile World Congress, CTIA Super Mobility, LTE World, 5G World North America, and 5G Forum USA.
Mr. Pearson earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in Marketing and Finance from the University of Washington.
Professor Youngnam Han received his B.S./M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University. He earned Ph.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
He has worked as a researcher, engineer and scholar, as Section Head of a government- sponsored research institute, ETRI, as Principal Engineer at Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, Dean at the School of Engineering, as Dean of Academics and Student Affairs at ICU, Korea, an as Professor at KAIST.
He published over 200 papers, including IEEE transactions and conference proceedings. He was TPC Chair for IEEE VTC Spring 2003, a General Chair for IEEE VTC Spring 2014, and served as a TPC member of many conferences such as IEEE ICC, Globecomm, VTC, and the like. He is currently serving as Co-Dean of CLKIP, Chong Qing, China.
He is a member of Korea's 5G Strategic Committee of MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning).
Anton Messmer, born in 1958, has been working since 1989 for Mobile Radio T&M Products at Rohde & Schwarz in Munich. Currently, he is Vice President Mobile Radio Testers.
Anton Messmer studied electrical engineering and in 1989, he joined Rohde & Schwarz as Product Manager Mobile Radio T&M Products. Before assuming his current position of Vice President, he was appointed Head of Product Marketing and Director Mobile Radio Testers. He significantly contributed to the success of Rohde & Schwarz by introducing the R&S CMW500 Wideband Radio Communication Tester, which is the world's most widely used T&M platform for development, production, and service.
Prior to joining Telia Company in 2014 Mats Svärdh has held several international senior executive positions with top companies in our industry such as Vodafone, Eircell, Song Networks, and Oracle. Most recently he was the Global Director Devices and Technology at Vodafone and before that he has held roles such as CTIO Vodafone Ireland, CTIO Song Networks, Director Telecom Oracle EMEA and CTO Eircell. Mr Svärdh is well known in the industry and active at board level at a number of industry fora such as NGMN, GSMA PSMC.
Mr Svärdh holds a Master of Science, Engineering Physics (M.Sc. Eng.Phys.) from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Kevin Shatzkamer is the CTO Mobile Networking at Brocade in charge of strategy and architectural evolution at the intersection points of network technologies, cloud platforms, and mobile devices. Mr. Shatzkamer’s responsibility in these areas encompasses industry trend analysis, business strategy, and technical architecture and infrastructure evolution.
Mr. Shatzkamer works directly with customer CTOs and their organizations on aligning their long-term technology investment strategy to emerging trends. For mobile carriers, these architectures are in line with next-generation business models, including mobile + cloud, Network Functions Virtualization, Software-Defined Networking, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data analytics, and digital media distribution and delivery.
Mr. Shatzkamer’s ecosystem-wide, experience-centric approach to working with customers allows for the identification and exploitation of synergies between disparate organizations to derive new technology and business models for the mobile industry.
Mr. Shatzkamer joined Brocade in 2014 after 15 years at Cisco, where he served as Distinguished Systems Engineer for the US service provider market, working closely with mobile carriers, digital media providers, CDN providers, and cloud providers to deliver mobile solutions to customers.
Mr. Shatzkamer holds 50+ issued/pending patents related to all areas of work. He has earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree (University of Florida) and has a Masters of Business Administration (Indiana University) as well as a Masters of System Design and Management (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
Mr. Shatzkamer is a regular speaker at tradeshows and industry forums and has published two books discussing the architectures, technologies, and protocols shaping the future of the mobile Internet, from RAN to services. He is also active on a number of Advisory Boards related to his industry experience.
Chaesub Lee, PhD, is the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau. He took office on 1 January 2015. Dr Lee has been involved in the telecommunication and ICT standardization field for 27 years, specializing in areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), integrated services digital networks (ISDN), global information infrastructure (GII), Internet protocol, next-generation networks (NGN), Internet protocol television (IPTV) and cloud computing.
He started his professional life in 1986 as a researcher at Korea Telecom. After 17 years he took up a role at the country's Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), where he stayed for the next eight years.
Most recently he worked at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and as a senior advisor to the Korean Ministry, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP).
Within ITU, Dr Lee served as Chairman of the ITU Next-Generation Networks (NGN) Focus Group to address the growing need for global standards for NGN, including service requirements, functional architecture and mobility, security and Quality of Service (QoS). He was also Vice-Chairman of the ITU IPTV Focus Group which works to coordinate and promote the development of IPTV standards.
He acted as Vice-Chairman of the ITU-T Study Group 13 'Future Networks and Cloud' from 2001 until 2008, becoming Chairman of that group in 2009. Study Group 13 works to develop standardization solutions for NGNs, future networks and cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile telecommunications to ensure their smooth international deployment in the coming years.
Eduardo Esteves is a vice president of product management in Qualcomm’s Research group. He currently leads the team responsible for market strategy, technology adoption and industry collaboration.
Dr. Esteves has contributed to the evolution of satellite and wireless communications for more than 20 years. His areas of expertise include 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and wireless modem design.
Dr. Esteves received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. He also obtained an executive management certificate from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, an MS from Pontifica Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) and BS from Instituto Militar de Engenharia (Brasil). Dr. Esteves holds more than 30 patents related to wireless communications.
Dr. Osvaldo Gonsa is Director of the Wireless Signal Technologies group by Continental AG in Frankfurt. He has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Yokohama National University in Japan (1999) and holds an MBA from Kempten School of Business in Germany.
Dr. Gonsa has a long carrier with telecom equipment manufacturers and operators, and worked in standardization in the areas of core and radio access network. He is holder of numerous patents and is co-author of several books. Since 2015, Dr. Gonsa leads Continental’s effort in the area of mobile communication for Connected Car and Autonomous Driving.
Bill Geary is Vice President of Business Development at MPEG LA, where he is responsible for creating and launching new patent pools for worldwide nonexclusive licensing. The pools cover industry standard technologies consisting of thousands of patents owned by hundreds of leading companies and universities. He has been involved in the formation and operation of patent pools in a wide variety of technologies for more than 20 years, including electronics, mobile communications, consumer products, computers, semiconductors, displays, software, multimedia, streaming, audio, video, content protection, cybersecurity, solar electric panels, batteries, chemicals, gene patents, and biotechnology.
The MPEG LA patent pools address standards patent licensing and royalty stacking using an innovative and proven model that received approval from the U.S. DOJ and international regulators, balancing risk and reward for technology innovators and users.
Before joining MPEG LA, Mr. Geary was General Patent Counsel in the Samsung Electronics Washington, DC office where he handled worldwide patent licensing and litigation for eleven years and negotiated hundreds of patent license agreements and directed dozens of litigations in the U.S. and overseas.
Mr. Geary is a registered patent attorney and he graduated from Tulane University (BS Electrical Engineering), Washington & Lee University (JD), Florida Institute of Technology (MBA), and did post-graduate work in electrical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Henry joined the GSMA in December 2013, and will be responsible for the delivery of the Network 2020 programme, a key pillar of the GSMA’s strategic focus.
Previously he worked for the SingTel Group and has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, both in Networks and IT portfolios and has been involved in the deployment of mobile networks in over 10 operations across 10 different countries. Henry designed and built Optus’ 3G + LTE mobile network, all IP network and managed the product development transformation. He is the creator and board member of the network sharing Joint Venture between Optus and Vodafone Networks Pty Ltd (Australia).
Henry has represented SingTel Optus as a board member and Chair of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and previously held an Executive Management Committee position in the GSMA, representing the SingTel Group's interest.
He lives in the English Lake District with his wife and two children prior to 15 years working across the southern hemisphere. He has a lifelong passion for coaching and supporting Rugby Union.
Adrian Howes is a Senior Legal Counsel at Nokia where he has been since November 2014. At Nokia he works on IPR related issues including policy, standards, arbitration, litigation and general advice. Prior to joining Nokia he worked at a US pharmaceutical company and the law firm Bird & Bird on IP-related matters. He is an English qualified lawyer and has degrees in Law and Chemistry from the Universities of Cambridge and Durham, respectively.
Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990. He is now VP and General Director of 5G Laboratory in NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
Mr. Nakamura has been working for research and development of the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced, 5G and Connected Car technologies.
He has been engaged in the standardization activities for the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G at ARIB in Japan since 1997. He is currently the leader of 2020 and Beyond Ad Hoc(20B AH) in ARIB and Acting Chairman of the Strategy & Planning Committee in 5G Mobile Communication Promotion Forum(5GMF) in Japan.
He has been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since1999. He had contributed to 3GPP TSG-RAN as a vice chairman during March 2005 to March 2009 and as a chairman during April 2009 to March 2013.
Dr. Ir. Serge Raes has been responsible for the coordination between Intellectual Property and Standardization for the Orange (formerly France Telecom) Group since 2003.
He also serves as Rapporteur on Patent Issues at the ITU, chairing the IPR Ad Hoc Group to the TSB Director since 2004 and has been ETSI IPR Special Committee Vice-Chair since 02/2010. He is one of the two NGMN IPR Forum Co-Chairs.
He was Professor in Radio Communications for 12 years at the Belgian State University of Liège (Montefiore Institute) and has gained wide experience in corporate standardization and intellectual property from the manufacturer, operator, SDO and Patent Pool perspectives over the past 30 years.