AT&T's Innovation Platform, Palo Alto Foundry and Wireless Network Infrastructure

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: Alan Weissberger
Organizer: Alan Weissberger

Session Abstract:Jacob Saperstein and Shiyama Clunie will describe the mission and purpose of AT&T's Palo Alto Foundry and its role in the Silicon Valley ecosystem. A progress report and use cases will also be presented. AT&T's Innovation Platform will be defined and related to the Foundry.

Michael Caniglia will review AT&Ts wireless network infrastructure and recent deployments in the Bay Area. AT&T invested nearly $7 Billion in California between 2010 and 2012 and is expected to invest in the range of $21 billion nationwide in 2013. The crux of this investment is the newly announced Velocity IP Plan to expand and enhance wireless and wireline broadband networks over the next three years. Michael will outline AT&Ts Wireless Network infrastructure, in particular the components of the network and the design and deployment of 4G LTE and HSPA+. In particular, he will focus on the Bay Area and discuss the preparations for Americas Cup as an example of planning for high volume usage.

Speaker: Jacob Saperstein

Bio: Jacob Saperstein is the Director of Strategic Innovation Alliances for AT&T Public Affairs. In this role, Jacob works with start-ups, venture capitalists, trade groups and the rest of the technology ecosystem on innovation programming and public affairs. Prior to joining AT&T, Jacob was the Chief Operating Officer for Ground Floor Public Affairs, where he worked for political campaigns and corporations throughout the Bay Area. He has an MBA from UC Berkeley and Bachelors Degree from Stanford University.

Speaker: Shiyama Clunie

Bio: Shiyama Clunie is an Area Manager for AT&Ts External Affairs department, covering Santa Clara County and Southern San Mateo County. She has been with AT&T for 12 years, and has enjoyed a variety of roles at the company. As Area Manager, External Affairs, Shiyama is charged with creating and sustaining a positive public policy environment for AT&T, connecting AT&T with technology initiatives and communities that align with its innovation and growth goals, maintaining AT&T's position as a good corporate citizen in the communities it serves, and partnering with internal business units to meet their objectives in the communities they serve. Shiyama holds a B.A. in Sociology from UC San Diego and a J.D. from U.C.L.A.

Speaker: Michael Caniglia

Bio: Michael Caniglia has been working for AT&T Mobility for the past 15 years in the Radio Frequency group, Northern California. He has worked domestically for AirTouch and internationally for Omnitel Pronto Italia - the first private cellular network in Italy. He currently leads the San Francisco RAN design department. He holds MBA and BSEE degrees.