Speaker List

6Harmonics Inc

Robert Wu, Ph.D

Robert Wu, Ph.D
Founder and CEO

Dr. Wu has over 20 years experience working in wireless technologies including senior positions with multiple wireless companies and 10+ years as a full professor with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has a strong background in wireless systems design and implementation, applied mathematics, data compression, encryption and wireless routing. He has filed over 60 patents for 3G/4G systems and published over 50 papers.

6Harmonics Inc., founded by top talents from multiple wireless companies, is developing cost effective cognitive wireless systems for spectrum re-farming and AAA network solutions.
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Adaptrum

Darrin Mylet

Darrin Mylet
Business Operations

Mr. Mylet joined Adaptrum, a Silicon Valley-based startup exploring the applications of proprietary implementations of cognitive radio for use in wireless services and applications, in 2009.

Mr. Mylet joined Cantor Fitzgerald in 2003 and left in Dec 2008. Mr. Mylet had been worked globally with both the public and private sectors in facilitating the management and trading of radio spectrum frequency. Started the Cantor Spectrum Exchange, the first real time spectrum management and trading exchange. Co-developed the business and technology platform for Cantor Gaming, the first commercial mobile wireless at Venetian Casino Hotel in Las Vegas in 2009. Issued (3) Patents on applying wireless to existing or emerging applications, location based services and alerts with several other patents pending (#7534169, #7860778 & #7637810).

Prior to joining Cantor-Fitzgerald, Mr. Mylet was with Radiant Networks, a U.K. based pioneer in “physical mesh” broadband wireless equipment vendor, where he was VP Sales & Marketing-Americas from 2000-2003.

Prior to this position, Mr. Mylet was an executive with MFS/Worldcom/MCI from 1997 to 2000. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Mylet was with GTE Corporation (now Verizon).

Mr. Mylet served two Terms (2010/11-Obama) and (2009/10-Bush) for the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee administered by NTIA and was Chairperson of the Spectrum Transparency Subcommittee. NTIA advises the White House on Spectrum and Broadband Policy.

Mr. Mylet has been serving an Advisory Role with Full Spectrum, a Menlo Park CA based company focused on Licensed Broadband Wireless For Intelligent Infrastructure using Software Define Radio since its inception in 2007. Mr. Mylet serves as an advisor to SpectrumEvolution.org.

B.A. Economics Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
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Carlson Wireless

Jim Carlson

Jim Carlson
CEO & President

James Carlson is an engineer and hands-on CEO who has been in the business of rural wireless communications since 1986. In recent months, he was among the key industry partners working directly with the FCC to free up TV white space for the next generation of rural communication devices, the first of which is a software-defined radio from Carlson Wireless Technologies. This radio, like the others that will evolve for this new spectrum, is free from the constraints of line-of-sight positioning. Mr. Carlson looks forward to the opportunity to offer practical insight about deploying this exciting new technology.

Mr. Carlson’s background demonstrates his innovation and commitment to remote connectivity. In 1990 he invented the Optaphone, a point-to-point UHF radio that delivered quality wireless signals for standard telephone service to isolated areas. It succeeded so well in that, in only a few years, thousands of units were in operation around the globe, from Peruvian jungle villages to Antarctic research stations.

In 1999, he founded Carlson Wireless Technologies to carry on developing rural wireless equipment for voice and data. This work led to the development of radio products that now serve communities worldwide in a variety of mission-critical sectors in industry and public safety, for fire and police work applications and other public functions.

Mr. Carlson majored in electrical engineering and computer science at Grand Rapids Community College in 1977 and received certification in application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design from Oregon Center for Advanced Technology Education in 1996.
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Federal Communications Commission

Julius Knapp

Julius Knapp
Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology

Julius P. Knapp II is the chief of the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) Office of Engineering Technology (OET). OET is the Commission’s primary resource for engineering expertise and provides technical support to the Chairman, Commissioners and FCC Bureaus and Offices.

Mr. Knapp was named Chief of OET in October 2006, succeeding Ed Thomas who left the previous year, although he was the acting chief for some time before that. He became the Deputy Chief of OET in May 2001. Prior to that he was the Chief of the Policy & Rules Division where he was responsible for FCC frequency allocation proceedings and for proceedings amending the FCC rules for radio frequency devices. Mr. Knapp was Chief of the FCC Laboratory from 1994–1997 where he was responsible for the FCC’s equipment authorization program and technical analyses.

Mr. Knapp received a Bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York in 1974. He is a member of the IEEE EMC Society and is a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. He was the 2001 recipient of the Eugene C. Bowler award for exceptional professionalism and dedication to public service and received the FCC’s Silver and Gold medal awards for distinguished service at the Commission.
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Gartner Dataquest

Akshay Sharma

Akshay Sharma
Research Director - Carrier Network Infrastructure, Converged Infrastructure

Akshay Sharma is a research director in the Carrier Network Infrastructure group of Gartner Research, leading the Research Agenda for Converged Infrastructure Worldwide. Current research interests include mobile infrastructure (radio and core), mobile broadband, cloud-based Telco 2.0 initiatives, LTE, WiMAX/Wi-Fi, White-Fi, PacketCable, VoIP, IMS, FMC, and trends in core network distributed softswitch architectures.

Mr. Sharma joined Gartner from Calypso Wireless, where he held the position of CTO and spearheaded the implementation of Calypsos patented technology on a Wi-Fi/GSM-GPRS VoIP smart cellular phone for fixed mobile convergence (seamless voice, video, data session continuity) applications. He has 20 years of experience in the telecom industry, where he has held multiple leading vendor and carrier positions in R&D, product management, application development and business development, always focusing on next-generation technologies, signaling and applications. At Siemens Mobile, now Nokia-Siemens Networks, Mr. Sharma was instrumental in Siemens putting together the UMTS, IMS solution with Cingular, and was awarded an Outstanding Contribution Award for work on Alcatels Spatial Softswitch and Tekelecs Media Gateway. He helped win the Cingular GGSN switch deal with Cisco, as the Siemens chief architect for the Core UMTS 3G project and UMTS Core rollout. He also was the chief architect who defined the mobile enterprise solutions converging the Siemens IMS platform with the Siemens Openscape Enterprise platform. He has worked as a manager of Networks Engineering - Bell Canada, worked for SDS-WindRiver (now Intel), and Telelogic (now IBM).
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Google

Aparna Sridhar

Aparna Sridhar
Telecom Policy Counsel

Aparna Sridhar serves as Telecom Policy Counsel for Google, Inc. in Washington, DC. At Google, she represents the company on telecommunications and media policy matters in Congress and before the FCC and other administrative agencies. She previously served in a similar role at Free Press, a national nonprofit nonpartisan organization dedicated to media reform. Aparna received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her A.B. from Harvard University. She also clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, who sits on the United States Court Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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iconectiv

John P. Malyar

John P. Malyar
Chief Architect Interconnection Solutions

John has been a leader at iconectiv, in the development and deployment of telecommunications systems solutions for more than 30 years. Currently he is responsible for iconectiv’s Dynamic Spectrum business portfolio including the TV Bands geo-location database solution. John is a sought after speaker on dynamic spectrum access database solutions. The teams John leads are also responsible for iconectiv’s Number Management System (NMS), ENUM and Number Portability (NP) Solutions. Prior he led the Telcordia’s Managed Service solution architecture supporting MVNOs and Tier 1 Wireless Carriers prepaid deployments. He has contributed to various standards/Industry organizations throughout his career including North American Numbering Council, Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions and the Internet Engineering Task Force. John is also an innovator who has been awarded patents in Intelligent Network and Number Portability applications. He was named a Telcordia Fellow in 2003 for his continued contribution in Network and Operations Support Systems Solutions. John has a post graduate degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.
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Inside Digital Media

Phil Leigh

Phil Leigh

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Kolodzy Consulting

Paul Kolodzy

Paul Kolodzy

Dr. Paul Kolodzy has 25 years of experience in technology development for advanced communications, networking, electronic warfare, and spectrum policy for government, commercial, and academic clients. He is currently a Communications Technology Consultant in Advanced Wireless and Networking Technology based near Washington DC. Current areas include advanced technology development for communications, electronic warfare, and ISR with DARPA, the radio and policy for broadband radio access, 700 MHz commercial and public safety spectrum policy and interference mitigation technology, Advanced Wireless Service (AWS), TDD/FDD Coexistence, Fourth Generation (4G) radio technology inclusive of intelligent antenna and adaptive spectrum resource allocation. He is active in technology development for wireless components and new wireless networks and architectures as well as spectrum policy as impacted by new technology. Prior to being a consultant, Dr. Kolodzy has been: at Stevens Institute of Technology; during 2002, the Senior Spectrum Policy Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Director of Spectrum Policy Task Force; Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA); Director at Sanders, A Lockheed Martin Company; and a Group Leader/Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
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Microsoft

Paul Garnett

Paul Garnett
Director, Technology Policy

Paul Garnett is Director, Technology Policy in Microsoft’s Technology Strategy and Policy group, where he focuses on promoting higher-bandwidth, more efficient and ubiquitous spectrum-based broadband connectivity. Paul also supports Microsoft’s Mobile Business on various business- and policy-related activities.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Paul spent 17 years in Washington, DC, where he focused on telecommunications law and policy. Paul was Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, at CTIA-The Wireless Association®, where he represented the U.S. wireless industry before the Federal Communications Commission and the United States Congress. Paul also worked at the Federal Communications Commission in its Wireline Competition Bureau leading complex rulemakings developing universal service and intercarrier compensation regulations. Paul was an Associate in Swidler Berlin’s telecommunications practice representing telecommunications and broadband start-ups. In addition, Paul was a Consultant at Price Waterhouse advising on the privatization of state-owned telecommunications and utility monopolies.

Paul earned his bachelors degree in political science at Union College and his law degree at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
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Motorola Mobility LLC

Rick Whitt

Rick Whitt
Global Head for Public Policy and Government Relations

Richard S. Whitt is the new Global Head for Public Policy and Government Relations at Motorola Mobility LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google Inc. In that capacity Rick oversees all aspects of MMI’s interactions with government policymakers around the world. Rick moves over to MMI after spending five and a half years with Google, covering a variety of public policy issues in its D.C. office. In his most recent stint he served as director and managing counsel for federal policy, overseeing strategic thinking on privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, Internet governance, free expression, international trade, and telecom and media issues. From January 2007 to December 2011, Rick was Google’s chief telecom and media counsel, developing and implementing strategy and advocacy on all wireline, wireless, and media matters before the Federal Communications Commission, other Federal agencies, the U.S. Congress, and international bodies. Prior to joining Google in 2007, Rick founded and headed NetsEdge Consulting, a public policy consulting firm that provided legal analysis, regulatory strategy, and advocacy counsel to Google and other Web companies.From 1994 to 2006, Rick worked in the legal department at MCI Communications, where he most recently served as vice president for federal law and policy. Rick previously spent over five years as an associate attorney in the communications practices of two large Washington, D.C.-based law firms.Rick is a 1988 cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, and a 1984 magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University. He is a resident of Washington, D.C. with his wife Cathy and three well-maintained felines.
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New America Foundation

Michael Calabrese

Michael Calabrese
Director, Wireless Future Project

Michael Calabrese directs the Wireless Future Project at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C. He develops and advocates policies to promote ubiquitous broadband connectivity and more efficient spectrum use, including the reallocation of more prime spectrum for shared and unlicensed access. Mr. Calabrese has served since 2009 as an appointed Member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). He also served as an Invited Expert on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) spectrum reform working group during 2011-2012.
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Nokia

Ilkka Niva

Ilkka Niva
Director, Compatibility and Industry Collaboration at Nokia CTO office.

Ilkka Niva has over 20 years of experience with various positions in a high-tech cell phone industry. Mr. Niva is currently the Director of Nokia CTO Office in Sunnyvale. He is responsible for a strategic technology programs and industry collaboration. He is a member of a number of industry organizations in his company role and is a Board Member of the WiFi Alliance. He was nominated to serve in an Advisory Council for Mobile Alert System under FCC. Previously in Nokia, he was the Director of Technology Planning and Management in San Diego CA, serving a key role in Nokia’s mobile phone business in the Americas and Asia. Mr. Niva has extensive and global experience in wireless industry and leading international product teams in Finland, UK, Japan, China and US. In his home country of Finland, he started off in a Cell Phone Product Line Management role in Helsinki. Mr. Niva holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oulu in Finland; and MBA degree from St. Mary’s in Moraga California. He has published several conference and research papers, and holds a number of patents for essential inventions in wireless communication systems.
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NTT MCL

Yutaka Kuno

Yutaka Kuno
Associate Technical Director

Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1964

Graduated Tokyo University, Mathematical Engineering, Master of Engineering

Entered NTT(Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) 1990

Involved in research and development of digital mobile communication system, Personal handy phone system, Wireless LAN

(IEEE 802.11a)

Involved in ITU-R and WRC-2000 and WRC 03 mainly on the frequency allocation in the 5GHz band, and also the regulation of Japanese internal technical conditions regarding the sharing criteria with radar.

Since 2008, as a manager of NTT Communications Inc, involved in service incubation in FMC, IPTV.

Since 2010 to now, working on service incubation and technical investigation to video distribution and streaming for FMC devices.
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Pacific Capital Group

Ben Goodman

Ben Goodman
Investment Professional

Benjamin Goodman is with Pacific Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private investment firm that actively partners with companies involved in disruptive and innovative solutions. The firm provides capital, strategic direction and operational expertise to businesses in a broad range of sectors, including technology, software, media, and telecommunications. Over the last 25 years, Pacific Capital Group has created more than $75 billion in value for investors.

Prior to joining Pacific Capital Group, Mr. Goodman was with Shackleton Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based investment firm focusing on distressed and deep value acquisitions. His activities included completing financial, technical and competitive due diligence, and supporting portfolio companies by providing operational and strategic analyses. Mr. Goodman began his career as an engineer with Textron, Inc., focusing on lean transformation across the enterprise. At Textron, he earned his Six-Sigma certification and led value-stream re-engineering projects targeting cost reduction and increased productivity. Mr. Goodman received his MBA, with a concentration in Finance, from the Graziadio School at Pepperdine University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
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Public Knowledge

Harold Feld

Harold Feld
Legal Director

Before becoming Legal Director at Public Knowledge, Harold Feld worked as Senior Vice President of Media Access Project, advocating for the public interest in media, telecommunications and technology policy for almost 10 years. Prior to joining MAP, Feld was an associate at Covington & Burling, and clerked for the D.C. Court of Appeals. Feld also writes Tales of the Sausage Factory, a progressive blog on media and telecom policy (available at http://www.wetmachine.com). In 2007, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin praised Feld and his blog for “[doing] a lot of great work helping people understand how FCC decisions affect people and communities on the ground.”
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Rini Coran, PC

Steve Coran

Steve Coran
Partner

Mr. Corans practice focuses on the representation of fixed wireless, mobile wireless and satellite clients, serving their transactional, strategic, licensing and operating needs. He also represents financial institutions in connection with public and private investment offerings. In addition, Mr. Coran has extensive experience in negotiating complex, multi-party transactions for the purchase, sale and financing of established and start-up communications businesses. Mr. Coran is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on a wide variety of regulatory, legislative and communications industry issues.
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Rock Solid Internet & Telephone

Shane Mitchell

Shane Mitchell
President

Mr. Mitchell has a long history of entrepreneurial business ventures that tread off the path of traditional concepts. In the mid ‘70’s he worked with Jr. Food Mart, a 400 unit chain of convenience stores, where he helped to develop the Creole Fried Chicken/MorningFresh Bakery concept, a precursor to todays incorporation of fast food giants such as KFC, Taco Bell, and Mc Donalds into convenience store operations. He was the first to introduce video game consoles into convenience stores in 1978, creating a new profit center for these businesses.

Upon selling his convenience store chain, he founded a field service company for repair of Wang Laboratories minicomputers, and was one of the first in the United States to break Wang Labs’ monopoly on their field service contracts which were quite expensive.

Mr. Mitchell is currently the President of Rock Solid Internet & Telephone, a rural provider of broadband and digital telephone (VOIP) services near San Antonio TX. He serves as a member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce/City of San Antonio IT Committee, and has served on the boards of the Mississippi Salvation Army and Independent Wang Service Provider Association. He has had the privilege of serving as a guest speaker or panelist for the National Association of Convenience Stores, Wireless Internet Service Provider Association (WISPA), and the Independent Wang Service Provider Association.
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Samsung Telecommunications America

Tim Wagner

Tim Wagner
Vice President & General Manager

Tim Wagner joined Samsung Mobile in 2010 as Vice President and General Manager of Business to Business (B2B) Sales. Mr. Wagner’s responsibilities include the management and growth of Carrier, Channel and Direct Sales of Samsung’s Enterprise Solution Portfolio (Smartphones, Tablets, Accessories and Vertical Applications) in the United States. He is also responsible for the evaluation, evolution and marketing of Samsung’s Enterprise Solutions, now called SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise), with both internal Samsung Development Organizations as well as Strategic Partners.

Mr. Wagner joined Samsung from Research In Motion (RIM), where he was responsible for Business Solution Sales in North America. During his tenure at RIM, he was responsible for creating, managing and growing overlay solution sales and support teams for RIM’s Carrier Business Units, Direct Sales Organization and Channels Organization. Prior to his work at RIM, Mr. Wagner was responsible for Sales at Ascendent Systems which was acquired by RIM in March of 2006. Mr. Wagner has held senior leadership positions at several other high-tech companies such as Watch Hill Partners (acquired by MasterCard Advisors) and GreenPages Technology Solutions.

Mr. Wagner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont’s Kalkin School of Business with a double concentration of International Business and Management Information Systems (MIS).
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SenseAware powered by FedEX

Chris Swearingen

Chris Swearingen
Manager Marketing - Vertical Market Development

With more than 20 years experience in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and International Marketing, Chris Swearingen is currently leading the SenseAware effort for FedEx. In his role, Chris oversees the US domestic and global rollout of SenseAware.

He has spent the last seven years at FedEx fulfilling a multitude of roles. Chris was hired by FedEx to launch its entry into NASCAR. In 2007, he was asked to move to the Innovation Department to utilize his start-up experience on the SensAware project. He was responsible for prototyping various business models, customer deployment and the day-to-day business operations of SenseAware.

Chris’ duties were recently expanded to include overseeing the SenseAware strategic direction including product development, customer experience, User-Interface design and market expansion.

His career has been eclectic with a mix of entrepreneurial, corporate and agency experience. He has worked with McDonald’s and various other Fortune 100 companies. He owned multiple Play It Again Sports stores and was the President of 360¬¬? Sports Marketing. Roush Racing acquired the agency and Chris went on to work as a senior member of the race team.
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Spectrum Bridge

Peter Stanforth

Peter Stanforth
CTO & Co-Founder

As CTO and co-founder of Spectrum Bridge, Mr. Stanforth is responsible for managing intellectual property development and aspects of Product Development and Operations. Prior to co-founding Spectrum Bridge, Mr. Stanforth was co-founder and CTO of MeshNetworks, Inc, where he was responsible for managing the strategic business and technical aspects of product development and operations. MeshNetworks owns 100 patents on ad-hoc and broadband wireless technologies, of which he authored 20, and has over 100 pending applications.
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Spectrum Bridge

Peter Stanforth

Peter Stanforth
CTO

As CTO and co-founder of Spectrum Bridge, Mr. Stanforth is responsible for managing intellectual property development and aspects of Product Development and Operations. Prior to co-founding Spectrum Bridge, Mr. Stanforth was co-founder and CTO of MeshNetworks, Inc, where he was responsible for managing the strategic business and technical aspects of product development and operations. MeshNetworks owns 100 patents on ad-hoc and broadband wireless technologies, of which he authored 20, and has over 100 pending applications.
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Sprint

Paget Alves

Paget Alves
Chief Sales Officer

Paget L. Alves is the President of the Business Markets Group (BMG) for Sprint Nextel. He is responsible for all of Sprints sales and marketing to enterprise, general business and public sector customers. The Business Markets Groups portfolio of services includes IP, international wireless and wireline and domestic 3G and 4G wireless. As part of his BMG responsibilities, Paget also oversees the development of strategic alliances for Sprint.

Prior to his current position, Alves was the President of Sales & Distribution for Sprint Nextel. Previously, he served as President - South Region for Sprint, with responsibility for managing the P&L, all sales and distribution channels and local marketing programs in an 11-state region.

Alves has more than 20 years of experience with technology companies. In addition to his Sprint career, he has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Internet telephony services provider PointOne Telecommunications, Inc., President & Chief Operating Officer of Centennial Communications and Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Murata Business Systems, Inc. He began his career as an attorney with IBM.

His business and professional affiliations include his current role as a member of the Board of Directors of Herman Miller, Inc., a global provider of office furniture.

In November of 2008, Alves was recognized for his leadership and success in business and community endeavors with the CareerFOCUS Eagle Award, presented by the National Eagle Leadership Institute.

Alves holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School.
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tw telecom

Michael A. Rouleau

Michael A. Rouleau
Senior Vice President - Business Development and Strategy

Michael A. Rouleau serves as Senior Vice President – Business Development and Strategy and has been with tw telecom since November 1999. His extensive experience in the telecom and data communications industries resulted in the successful implementation and delivery of many advanced and innovative products. In his current position, Mr. Rouleau is responsible for developing tw telecom’s strategic direction and integrating new services and technologies over the next several years. Prior to joining the company, he spent 15 years with US WEST where he was responsible for the development, deployment and management of data, Internet, and DSL businesses.
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VistaBeam

Matt Larsen

Matt Larsen
CEO

Matt Larsen has been deploying wireless infrastructure for ISP operations since early 2000 and is experienced in the design of data networks, NOC operations, wireless deployments, voice over IP implementation, business development and overall management of ISP operations. In 1995, Larsen was part of the volunteer group that launched FortNet, the first ISP in Fort Collins, Colorado. After moving to Scottsbluff, Nebraska in 1997, he started Scottsbluff Networx, an ISP that provided competitive dialup Internet access in the Panhandle of Western Nebraska. Scottsbluff Networx was the first non-ILEC company to offer DSL in Nebraska, turning its first DSL customers on in the summer of 1998, and later gained CLEC status in the state of Nebraska. Frustrated with the bureaucracy of dealing with the phone companies to deliver DSL service, Matt turned to wireless as an alternate way to deliver high speed Internet to his customers. In February 2000, Scottsbluff Networx started offering wireless broadband access in to several towns in the Nebraska Panhandle, bypassing the phone companies completely. In November 2000, Larsen sold Scottsbluff Networx to Airwave Wireless, a company that held LMDS and cellular licenses for the Scottsbluff area. From November 2000 through October 2003, Larsen worked on ISP operations for Airwave, and concentrated on business development and the deployment of unlicensed wireless broadband systems. In October 2003, Larsen left Airwave to pursue opportunities in wireless broadband access and established Vistabeam. Vistabeam has deployed wireless broadband systems covering approximately 40,000 square miles and maintains over 2000 miles of wireless backbone across Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska. Matt Larsen is one of the innovators in the wireless broadband industry and has been featured in the Washington Post and Wireless Tech Radio. Matt has also been a speaker at WISPCON, ISPCON, WISPAPALOOZA, EC-Expo, FCC Wireless Broadband Access Task Force, The Broadband Expo, WISPA and the Tom Osborne Leadership Conference; received the 1999 Visionary Rising Star Award from the Scottsbluff/Gering Chamber of Commerce; received the WISP Consultant of the Year Award at the Spring 2004 WISPCON, received the WISPA Operator of the Year Award for 2010 and serves on the Board of Directors for WISPA, the Wireless Internet Service Provider Association. Larsen also publishes the Wireless Cowboys blog at http://www.wirelesscowboys.com/ which features commentary on the WISP industry and profiles of wireless ISP operators.Mr. Larsen lives in Mitchell, Nebraska with his wife Monique and son Diego.
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Wesley Clover

Terry Matthews

Terry Matthews
Founder and Chairman

Sir Terence Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover, an investment vehicle and holding company. Terry has either founded or funded over 80 companies since 1972 including Newbridge Networks, a company he founded in 1986 and which became a leader in the worldwide data networking industry. In 1972, before launching Newbridge, Terry co-founded Mitel, a world leader in the design and manufacture of enterprise communications solutions. Wesley Clover now has interests in a broad range of next-generation technology companies, real estate, hotels and resorts.

In addition to being the Chairman of Wesley Clover, Terry is also Chairman or Director of a number of private and publicly traded companies.

Terry holds an honours degree in electronics from the University of Wales and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in the 2001 Queens Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Knighthood. In 2011, he was appointed Patron of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute.
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White Space Alliance

Apurva Mody Ph. D

Apurva Mody Ph. D
Chairman, WhiteSpace Alliance Chair, IEEE 802.22 Standard Working Group

Dr. Apurva N. Mody (apurva.mody@WhiteSpaceAlliance.org) is the Chairman of the Whitespace Alliance (www.WhiteSpaceAlliance.org). He is also the Chairman of IEEE 802.22 Working Group (WG) on Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRANs) (www.ieee802.org/22). Under Dr. Mody s leadership, the IEEE 802.22 WG is the recipient of the IEEE SA Emerging Technology Award. Dr. Mody received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research was based on Receiver Implementation for Multiple Input Multiple Output Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Systems. Dr. Mody was granted five patents through his Ph. D. research. Dr. Mody has contributed to the field of Machine Learning based Cognitive Communications in White as well as Gray Spaces, feature based spectrum sensing, signal classification, co-existence techniques, security for CR based systems, information fusion, game theoretical decision making, policy based management etc. Dr. Mody has played a pivotal role in growing the expertise and market share for his company on CR, Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) related programs. Dr. Mody has been a key contributor on many programs and invited speaker at many Government and commercial events. Dr. Mody has published more than 50 conference and journal publications and is an author of more than 15 US and international patents. Dr. Mody is the Senior Member of the IEEE, President s Fellow while at Georgia Tech, Member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu Honor Societies.
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WhiteSpace Alliance

Dan Lubar

Dan Lubar

Dan Lubar, an engineer by training, brings decades of communications technology & network infrastructure experience to Internet & Spectrum policy matters.

As the Managing Partner of RelayServices--an independent Wireless Standards Consultancy based in Boulder, Colorado--Dan has been directly involved in wireless Standards development projects, and has contributed to industry via the IEEE 802 Standards Group. Dan contributed to US 3650 Band Standard--a band which, once used only by military applications, is now widely used commercially for broadband backhaul.

Dan is also a founding board member of the WRAN Alliance--a new International Trade Group that initially will support the market use and adoption of the IEEE 802.22 TVWS Standard. As such Dan keeps very close to TVWS Standard developments that have finished and are still in progress.

Dan also is co-Vice Chair of IEEE-USAs Committee on Communications Policy(CCP) in Washington DC. CCP is one of a number of policy committees run by IEEE-USA in Washington DC that helps to inform law makers on technology policy related issues & legislation.
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WISPA FCC

Rick Harnish

Rick Harnish
Executive Director

Mr. Harnish has been an entrepreneur throughout his career of 28 years. He has owned and managed a large farming enterprise in Northern Indiana. This business was instrumental in rounding out his skills in many areas of business including mechanical, technology, accounting and logistical planning. Having managed up to 130 part time employees starting at the age of 16, he understands how important employee relations are to business. He sold the farming business in November, 2003 to devote all of his energies to his broadband venture, OnlyInternet Broadband & Wireless, Inc. Mr. Harnish earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University.Mr. Harnish was a Founding Board Member of the Wireless Internet Service Provider’s Association. WISPA became a legal Not-for-Profit 501c6 corporation on April 13th, 2005. Mr. Harnish was a two term President and is now the Executive Director. He has also held offices of Secretary and Vice President. The trade association has nearly 500 WISP and Vendor members from all over the United States as well as some from other countries. WISPA is a grassroots effort which aggregates the common interests of the fixed wireless broadband industry to efficiently and effectively lobby the FCC, Congress and other agencies. He has spoken at WISPNOG, ISPCON, FISPA, Mikrotik Mum, WINOG, Wireless Without Limits and has participated in the Software Defined Radio Forum, Progress Freedom Foundation, Digital Cities Convention, Animal Farm, the US Broadband Coalition Effort which published its National Broadband Plan in Sept. 2009, WISPA Regional Meeting and most recently the Broadband Expo. Mr. Harnish is currently organizing a FISPA/WISPA Spring Conference in Orlando in March, 2011. Mr. Harnish has also been active in the community as a member of the Wells County Economic Development Board, Wells County Chamber of Commerce Board and has held offices of President, Vice President and Treasurer of the local Dollars for Scholars Program. This organization has awarded over $720,000 in scholarships to approximately 1000 graduating seniors since Mr. Harnish became involved twelve years ago. Mr. Harnish is also a member of Life Community Church. Mr. Harnish has been married for 26 years to his wife Sandi and have three daughters; Haley, Kelsey and Emily, who have graduated from Ball State or presently attend Purdue University.
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xG Technology, Inc.

Rick Rotondo

Rick Rotondo
Vice President of Marketing

Rick Rotondo is Vice President of Marketing at xG Technology, Inc., a developer of a broad portfolio of intellectual property – including cognitive radio networks – that is designed to enhance wired and wireless communications. These cognitive radio network solutions enable communications providers to deliver robust, revenue-generating mobile services using licensed and/or unlicensed spectrum.

A frequent speaker at wireless industry seminars and events, Rick has over 20 years of extensive telecom and wireless experience from such companies as Motorola, MeshNetworks, Lucent and Nortel. Prior to joining xG Mr. Rotondo was co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Spectrum Bridge, Inc. where he was responsible for planning and implementing the company’s marketing and communications strategy. Through successful thought-leadership programs and events, he successfully positioned the company as the acknowledged leader in multiple areas of spectrum policy and technology including secondary market trading, TV white spaces, database driven architectures and dynamic spectrum allocation solutions. Previously, Rick was VP of Marketing for MeshNetworks, which he established as the ad hoc networking brand leader before the company was acquired by Motorola in late 2004.

Prior to that, Rick served as VP of Marketing for the Open Platforms Group at Lucent Technologies, where he was responsible for all Marketing and Business Development initiatives for this business unit.

Rick earned a BS in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Masters of Telecommunications from the University of Dallas.
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Marty Stern (Moderator)

Marty Stern (Moderator)

K&L Gates LLP
Partner

Marty Stern is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates LLP, an international law firm with nearly 2000 lawyers, and offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Marty is co-chair of the firm’s Telecom, Media and Technology practice, and provides strategic, commercial, and policy advice to telecommunications, information technology and media firms in the United States, Asia and elsewhere in the world. He assists telecom and broadband providers on all aspects of network build–out and operations, including in connection with the roll-out of next-generation networks involving both wireless and wireline technologies. He also handles complex regulatory issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions, financings and restructuring activities of telecom, broadband and media companies, and represents these entities on policy and regulatory matters before the Administration, Congress, and the FCC. Marty is the former deputy chief of the Competition Division at the FCC, and served as a trial attorney in the Communications and Finance Section of the U.S. Justice Departments Antitrust Division. He also produces and appears on BroadbandUS TV (www.broadbandustv.com), an Internet TV channel covering the broadband industry sector. He received a BA and MBA from the University of Rochester, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
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Barlow Keener (Moderator)

Barlow Keener (Moderator)

Keener Law Group
Principal

Barlow Keener is an attorney with Keener Law Group. He specializes in communications law and development for over 15 years and is an authority on wireless and wired matters related to telecommunications, wireless, White Spaces, CALEA, femtocells, WiFi mesh networks, and fiber optic networks. He represents telecommunications providers in state and federal regulatory matters. He has served as lead telecom regulatory counsel in connection with numerous RBOC, VoIP, CLEC, conference calling, voicemail, and collocation projects. Barlow delivers guidance to communications providers and systems integrators related to defining telecommunications and non-telecommunications services. He also provides strategic and policy advice to telecommunications, information technology and media firms in the United States, Asia and Europe. He was formerly General Counsel at CSA and a General Attorney at BellSouth Telecommunications. He holds a J.D. from Emory University, a M.A in American History from North Carolina Central University, and a B.A. from the University of the South.
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Barlow Keener (Moderator)

Barlow Keener (Moderator)

Keener Law Group
Principal

Barlow Keener is an attorney with Keener Law Group. He specializes in communications law and development for over 15 years and is an authority on wireless and wired matters related to telecommunications, wireless, White Spaces, CALEA, femtocells, WiFi mesh networks, and fiber optic networks. He represents telecommunications providers in state and federal regulatory matters. He has served as lead telecom regulatory counsel in connection with numerous RBOC, VoIP, CLEC, conference calling, voicemail, and collocation projects. Barlow delivers guidance to communications providers and systems integrators related to defining telecommunications and non-telecommunications services. He also provides strategic and policy advice to telecommunications, information technology and media firms in the United States, Asia and Europe. He was formerly General Counsel at CSA and a General Attorney at BellSouth Telecommunications. He holds a J.D. from Emory University, a M.A in American History from North Carolina Central University, and a B.A. from the University of the South.
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Steve Coran (Moderator)

Steve Coran (Moderator)

Lerman Senter Law
Of Counsel

Mr. Corans practice focuses on the representation of fixed wireless, mobile wireless and satellite clients, serving their transactional, strategic, licensing and operating needs. He also represents financial institutions in connection with public and private investment offerings. In addition, Mr. Coran has extensive experience in negotiating complex, multi-party transactions for the purchase, sale and financing of established and start-up communications businesses. Mr. Coran is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on a wide variety of regulatory, legislative and communications industry issues.
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Richard Shockey (Moderator)

Richard Shockey (Moderator)

SIP Forum
Chairman

Richard Shockey is an internationally recognized expert on Data Communications, Voice over IP [VoIP] Technology, VoIP Interconnection, Signaling and the principal of Shockey Consulting a private firm advising telecommunications companies and the investment community on any number of issues related to Next Generation Networks.

Mr. Shockey is also Chairman of the Board of Directors and Technical Working Group Chair of the SIP Forum, an industry organization with members from over 40 leading IP communications companies with a mission to advance the adoption of products and services based on SIP [RFC 3761]. SIP is THE means by which global carriers are deploying real-time communications over IP networks. Mr. Shockey is also chairing the SIP Forum SIP Connect task group that has produced a new comprehensive specification of how SIP based IP-PBX’s can interconnect with Service Providers. http://www.sipforum.org/.

Mr. Shockey has spoken countless times at industry events on SIP, ENUM and Next Generation Networks and led the architecture and design of several commercial products based on ENUM. ENUM [ RFC3761 ] has been frequently mentioned in the media as a key enabler in the convergence of the PSTN and VoIP and the principal technology service provider’s are considering for VoIP Network to Network Interconnection, VoIP peering and SS7 avoidance.

Mr. Shockey is a founder and is still Co Chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force ENUM Work Group and is an author of several IETF RFC’s Active in IETF affairs since 1998 he also participated in numerous other IETF WG including FAX, SIP, SIPPING, SPEERMINT, SIMPLE and its management nominating committee NOMCOM. He has also been the co-chair of the IETF working group DRINKS on the provisioning of data for VoIP Peering Federations. Among his current interests are White Space Databases.
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