6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Dr. Ali Sadri
Bio: Dr. Sadri is Sr. Director of mmWave and advanced technology at Intel corporation. After successfully leading the WiGig Alliance and creating the first commercialized 60 GHz wireless standard, Ali is extending the mmWave technology beyond WPAN. His current responsibilities include advanced technology development and prototyping of the future mmWave systems. Those systems include the next generation WiGig technology for access and backhaul as well as the next generation mmWave capable cellular systems (5G). Dr. Sadri has more than 25 years of experience in academia and industry starting with teaching at Duke University and working in engineering management at IBM leading the communications standards at ITU and TIA. His expertise are in Wireless Communications theory, channel modeling, power control, beamforming, and adaptive modulation techniques. He holds more than 100 issued and pending patent applications in communications and wireless technologies. Dr. Sadri has published numerous conference and journal articles and provided many key note speeches in the area of mmWave systems and challenges of enabling 5G network densification.
Title: Convergence of mmWave Backhaul and access to enable 5G densification
Speaker: Dr. Steven Glapa
Bio: Steven Glapa, who leads UI development and marketing for Tarana, has 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley telecommunications innovation, with prior stints at Ruckus (where he led business and channel development that drove 10x revenue gains over 4 years and a $1b IPO), Zhone, ArrayComm, Lucent, and a couple startups you’ve surely never heard of. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, a BA in Physics from Carleton College, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from George Washington University.
Title: Overcoming Inherent Challenges in High-Capacity Last-Mile Wireless