6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Dr. Sassan Ahmadi
Bio: Dr. Sassan Ahmadi is a Director and Principal Wireless and RF Systems Architect with Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, CA USA) and a cellular standards expert with 30 years of experience in signal processing, system engineering and communication system design as well as cellular systems standards development. Previously, he held senior positions at Apple, Intel and Nokia. He has authored two recent books on wireless communications, LTE-Advanced, A Practical Systems Approach to Understanding 3GPP LTE Releases 10 and 11 Radio Access Technologies, Academic Press, 2013 and Mobile WiMAX, A Systems Approach to Understanding IEEE 802.16m Radio Access Technology, Academic Press, 2010 and over 50 patents. He has taught graduate courses at Stanford University since 2014 and University of California, San Diego between 2000 and 2003. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (Signal Processing and Communication Systems) in 1988, 1990, and 1997, respectively.
Title: Future of Wireless Networks: SDN/NFV, MEC and Network Slicing
SDN, NFV, MEC and generally cloud technologies enable networks to be detached from their underlying physical infrastructure so that they can programmatically provide network and connectivity as a service. Cloud RAN as a promising architecture exploits a combination of virtualization, centralization and coordination techniques with separation of control and user planes. In C-RAN architecture, network functions in core network and access network can be close, even on the same platform, which helps reduce latency and improves QoE. An alternative approach known as mobile edge computing architecture places computing resource at the edge of access network near the base stations and mobile users. Network slices can be configured to meet the needs of broad range of applications supported by various device types, whether they require low latency, minimal power consumption or wide area coverage. Slicing can therefore provide the necessary support for differentiated service offerings.
In this talk, we will discuss the fundamental concepts, implementation, and limitations of new wireless network architectures and how they can address the increasing variety and demands of new applications/services.
Speaker: Patrick Nolan
Bio: Patrick Nolan is a Sr. Manager of Engineering & Operations at T-Mobile who has been in the Telecommunications industry for over 20 years. He has worked for and consulted to companies such as Sprint, AT&T Wireless, and T-Mobile. His most extensive experience is in the design, deployment and performance optimization of the Radio Access Network. He holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada
Title: Understanding Drivers of Change within a Wireless Operator
Speaker: Tom Tofigh & Mingeun Yoon
Bio: Tom Tofigh: Tom is currently a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the AT&Ts Domain 2.0 architecture and planning Labs at AT&T. He has been working with On.lab on AT& specific use cases for CORD projects. He holds over 30 patents awarded and many more pending.
Title: On.lab Mobile CORD Initaitive