Speakers


We are in the process of putting together a great event for Super Wi-Fi 2015 in Miami, January 27-30, 2015. In the meantime check out who spoke at Super Wi-Fi 2014 in Las Vegas below!

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AARP

Terry Bradwell III

Terry Bradwell III
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Terry Bradwell is a 10 year veteran of AARP, now serving as Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, focusing on innovation, technology and business strategy. In this role, Bradwell, a visionary, is “running IT as a business” - fundamentally transforming the IT organization from being a “cost center” to a “value center.” He leverages technology to drive business optimization, enabling high performance from the workforce. Bradwell has held a number of senior leadership positions and has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience in information technology development, delivery and management. Prior to joining AARP, he worked as a Principle for IBM’s Media and Entertainment practice, with a primary focus of turning around troubled IT projects & corporate change management initiatives.
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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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All Traffic Solutions

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson
CEO & Co-founder

13 years ago, Scott co-founded All Traffic Solutions. For the last 8 years he has focused on transforming its original manufacturing footprint to one of solution provider by leveraging connectivity. He is the inventor of a key, patented, data management technology and architect of the accompanying business strategy. This experience generated insights into connectivity’s pivotal nature on overall business strategy, as well as the internal and external obstacles related to executing such a connected-product strategy.
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American Cancer Society

Jay Ferro

Jay Ferro
CIO

Jay is currently Chief Information Officer for the American Cancer Society (ACS), a nationwide, community---based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Cancer Society has more than 900 local offices nationwide and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Jay is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the Global Information Technology organization. Prior to joining ACS in 2012, Jay served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AdCare Health Systems, a rapidly growing and recognized innovator in health care facility management. Jay spent the previous 7 years at AIG (American International Group), most recently as VP and CIO for AIG Aerospace, a leading global aerospace insurer. At AIG, Jay implemented numerous improvements that have delivered substantial value to the organization while managing significant organizational change in a turbulent market environment. In addition to his role as AVP of Information Technology with AIG Personal Lines, Jay was selected as CFO for Operations and Systems in 2006 and led multiple global IT Finance and Governance Standards initiatives that resulted in millions of dollars in savings for the organization. Jay continues to be a thought leader in the Information Technology arena and is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and Nationwide. He’s been featured in multiple publications, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and CIO Magazine. In recognition of his accomplishments, Jay was selected as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as Chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In 2007, he founded the non---profit group, Priscilla’s Promise, in honor of his late wife, which raises funds for cervical cancer education and research. In 2011 he was elected to the Board of Directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta---based nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community, and in 2013 was named Board Chair. Jay earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Georgia. Jay continues to be involved with his alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the Alumni Board of Directors for the Terry College of Business. Jay lives in the Metro Atlanta Area with his 3 sons: Trey, Connor and Alex.
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Arent Fox

Ross Buntrock

Ross Buntrock
Practice Group Leader

Ross Buntrock is practice group leader of the firm’s Communications, Technology & Mobile practice and is nationally recognized for his work in communications, media, and technology law. With nearly 20 years of experience representing all segments of the industry, Ross is nationally recognized for his work in communications, media, and technology law. He advises mobile and wireline carriers, technology companies, mobile-content providers, mobile payment companies, app and platform developers, and trade associations on all aspects of communications and trade regulation.
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AT&T Business Solutions

Michael Troiano

Michael Troiano
Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions

Michael Troiano leads the development and implementation of holistic mobility strategies, encompassing mobile device management, application creation, bring-your-own-device solutions and Machine-to-Machine communications. His responsibilities include overseeing AMS strategy and product management to help equip businesses with the right mobile applications and services that can untether employees from their offices. Mr. Troiano aims to position AT&T as the leader in helping people to work virtually anywhere and anytime, while giving them the tools to accomplish tasks faster and more effectively.
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Broad Comm Inc.

Louis Libin

Louis Libin
President

Louis Libin is a technology expert in wireless, new product development, IP (voice and video) and media. Louis works internationally in strategic development for advanced television for developing nations, most recently, Myanmar and Paraguay, as well as in Central American; Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Libin is well known as a professional advisor, educator and speaker in the spectrum, television, telecom, software and communications industries. Libin has advised clients on spectrum and FCC issues for over two decades and has filed hundreds of FCC applications. Libin provides workshops on equipment and technology to international regulatory agencies such as Ofcom in the UK and Industry Canada. Libin is the wireless coordinator for New York. Libin has been profiled in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times. Louis founded, Broad Comm, a technology consulting group. Louis is the executive director of the advanced television broadcasting alliance, a group with seven hundred television stations.
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Broadcom

Gabriel Desjardins

Gabriel Desjardins
Product Marketing Manager

Gabriel Desjardins is a Product Marketing Manager with Broadcom Corporation’s Mobile and Wireless Group. He launched Broadcom’s 802.11ac Wi-Fi mobile connectivity product line and is responsible for future smartphone connectivity technology including TV White Spaces and 60 GHz. He began his career as a circuit designer at two successful start-ups and developed products for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, GSM and wireless audio. Prior to joining Broadcom, he worked as a statistical and financial analyst in professional sports. He has written for a number of publications including the Wall Street Journal, co-authored several books on sports analytics and has been a frequent radio guest. He has an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
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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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Crossfire Media

Carl Ford

Carl Ford
Partner and Community Developer

Carl has become known throughout the Communications community for his ability to connect people (and, thus, businesses); be it in formal conference settings or through the well-planned serendipitous encounter. Carl’s diverse experience in technology spans the areas of Costing, Operations, Marketing, Regulatory, and Product Management. Carl’s technology experience along with his expertise in building a relevant, thought provoking conference program, makes him an invaluable asset to Crossfire Media. As CEO of the company, Carl directs the programs and services offered by Crossfire Media. As Community Developer he looks to facilitate discussions about advances in technology, market drivers and business obstacles.
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Digium

Mark Spencer

Mark Spencer
Founder & CTO

Mark Spencer founded Digium, Inc., in 1999 as Linux Support Systems while still a computer engineering student at Auburn University. When faced with the high cost of buying a PBX for the company, Spencer simply used his Linux PC and knowledge of C code to develop his own PBX. This was the beginning of the worldwide open source phenomenon known as Asterisk.As Asterisk gained in popularity, Spencer shifted his business focus from Linux support to supporting Asterisk and opening up the telecom market. Mark renamed the company Digium and transformed the fledgling upstart into the leading open source telecommunication provider in the world today.As the Chairman and CTO of Digium, Mark Spencer continues to drive the strategic vision and technology direction of the company as well as focus on the development and growth of the Asterisk Community at large.Spencer is widely regarded as the pioneer of open source telephony and gives frequent keynote addresses to large technology audiences.
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DISH

Alison Minea

Alison Minea
Director and Senior Counsel of Regulatory Affairs

Alison Minea serves as Director and Senior Counsel of Regulatory Affairs for DISH. She has responsibility for the companys advocacy before the Federal Communications Commission on spectrum, media, and satellite issues, and has testified for DISH before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ms. Minea has been with DISH since February 2010, after spending three and a half years practicing communications law in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Ms. Minea has a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law (2006) and graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. degree in Philosophy from Bryn Mawr College (2002). She is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and is currently finishing a 3 year term as a Trustee for the FCBA Foundation. She resides with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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FairSpectrum

Heikki Kokkinen

Heikki Kokkinen
CEO & Founder

Dr. Heikki Kokkinen is the founder and CEO of Fairspectrum.Fairspectrum is a Finnish startup, which provided the geolocationdatabase service for the Europe’s first TV White Space radio licencebased on a geolocation database and the repository service in theworld’s first Licensed Shared Access (LSA) 2.3 GHz field trial. Heikkiis devoted to marketing, R&D, financing, system integration, andpiloting of spectrum sharing technologies. Heikki is a requestedspeaker in spectrum sharing events globally. He is the chairman of thesteering group in the internationally recognized TV White Spaceproject WISE. He is a co-author of the chapter TV White Spaces inEurope in the recently published book TV White Space SpectrumTechnologies: Regulations, Standards, and Applications. He holds adoctoral degree in Computer Science, an academic entrepreneur degreefrom Aalto School of Business, licentiate degree in telecommunicationsand industrial economics, and Master’s degree in electronics.
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Google Access

Dr. Preston Marshall

Dr. Preston Marshall
Spectrum Access Technology

Dr. Preston F. Marshall is responsible for spectrum access technology for Google Access. He is active in research and development of evolving networking concepts, wireless, cognitive radio and networking technologies, and spectrum policy and technology. He is heavily involved in the wireless technology and policy, including participation in the 2012 PCAST Spectrum Study, serving as the technical witness during the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearings on the PCAST recommendations, rapporteur for the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program roundtables on spectrum, and as an expert in wireless and spectrum issues with governmental, non-governmental and industrial organizations. Before joining Google, he was Deputy Director of the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, and a Research Professor at USC’s Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.For seven years, he was Program Manager with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for many of the DARPA Wireless, Cognitive Radio, and networking programs. These programs include development of the XG Dynamic Spectrum Access technology, the Wireless Networking after Next (WNAN) cognitive radio, and the Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking programs. Dr. Marshall has written many articles, book chapters and conference presentations on the subject of cognitive radio and spectrum issues. He is author of the recently released “Quantitative Analysis of Cognitive Radio and Network Performance” (2010) by ARTECH House and the just released “Scalability, Density, Decision-Making in Cognitive Wireless Networks” (2013) by Cambridge University Press.
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Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc

Toh Keat Beng

Toh Keat Beng

Dr. Toh is currently representing Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. in the IEEE 802 standardization body, serving as a voting member of IEEE 802.22 Working Group. He is actively contributing to the development of IEEE P802.22b (standard proposal and other technical studies), actively contributing to the development of world’s first TVWS prototype based on IEEE 802.22 and actively engaging in the TVWS technology trials. Dr. Toh is a technology enthusiast with more than 10 years of professional experience in research and development activities with expertise in radio access techniques (OFDMA, CDMA), spread spectrum communication systems, ultra wideband systems, MIMO systems, digital signal processing, coding theory, error correcting code and adaptive equalization techniques. Dr. Toh received his M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunications engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata, Japan, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. In April 2008, he joined the Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. as a wireless system R&D researcher in the Research and Development Center, Communication and Video systems Laboratory. He has been working closely with the development of MIMO technology prototyping and digital signal processing technology prototyping.
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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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iRobot

Karl Dahlin

Karl Dahlin
VP Business Development

Its 10am and youre walking the manufacturing floor in Brazil with the local team to inspect the new drive assemblies. At noon you join the operations managers at a plant in Mexico for a tour of the packaging facility. At 3pm you roam through the executive offices in San Jose to catch up with colleagues, and at 4pm you jump to Tokyo to review production statistics with supervisors along the line. Is this science fiction, or a really fast corporate jet? Today, Video Collaboration Robots allow employees to instantly teleport to locations anywhere in the world and move around the space and collaborate with co-workers as if they were actually there. This presentation explores the new business models and competitive advantages created when Telepresence extends beyond the meeting room to connect the entire business.

Karl Dahlin drives sales and business development for iRobots commercial products division, developing and implementing strategies to grow the market and leading sales of video collaboration robots. In this role, Karl works closely with partners like Cisco Systems to help industry leading companies transform their business by leveraging technology to enable new ways of working in the modern enterprise. To help iRobot and its customers succeed, Karl draws from 25 years of senior leadership experience with global technology companies including Ericsson, Polycom and Hewlett-Packard.
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JAB Wireless

Jeff Kohler

Jeff Kohler
Co-Founder, Director and Chief Development Officer

Jeff Kohler is Co-Founder, Chief Development Officer and a Director of JAB Wireless, Inc. JAB is the largest fixed wireless service provider in the United States providing data and voice services to residential and commercial subscribers across 14 states. Jeff is responsible for all merger and acquisition and corporate development activities and JAB has acquired 97 wireless ISP’s under Jeff’s oversight. Jeff has over 18 years of experience in the wireless industry. Previous to starting JAB, he was an investment banker with GVC Capital where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital formation within the wireless industry; he was the founder & CEO of a venture-funded wireless software company, and spent a number of years with AT&T Wireless & McCaw Cellular. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Wireless Communications Association in Washington D.C.
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Mediatak

EJ Chang

EJ Chang
Marketing Director

As marketing director of Wireless Connectivity and Networking BU for MediaTek, EJ leads team responsible for Wi-Fi related product management and marketing. With more than two decades of experience in technology industry, EJ has worked across various products and market segments with profound industry experience. Before joining Mediatek, EJ served as the product marketing director for Ralink, marketing director for PGC, senior technical marketing manager for NXP and assistant researcher for NSPO (National Space Program Office at Taiwan). EJ holds a bachelor degree in EE from FengChia University, and earned his master degree in EE from Cleveland State University (US), Ph.D candidate in EE from Colorado State University (US) & EMBA from NCTU (Taiwan).
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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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Microsoft

Michael Daum

Michael Daum
Technology Policy Strategist

Michael Daum is a Technology Policy Strategist with Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group in Redmond, Washington. He joined Microsoft earlier this year after serving for nearly a decade as Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, focusing in the areas of Information and Communications Technology Policy and Aviation Policy. Issues he worked on include spectrum policy, broadband access, media ownership, and low power FM. Previous experience includes managing public-private technology projects at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which led to policy assignments at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s policy office and the White House National Economic Council. He began his career designing, building, testing, and evaluating laser and electro-optic prototypes and systems. He has a B.S. Optics and a M.B.A. both from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
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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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Pillsbury Law

Bruce D. Jacobs

Bruce D. Jacobs
Partner

Mr. Jacobs focuses on counseling companies developing new technologies that are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Mr. Jacobs is regulatory counsel to LightSquared, which launched the first domestic mobile satellite services system and is a leading proponent of reusing satellite spectrum to operate terrestrial facilities to enhance satellite coverage. He was regulatory counsel to XM Satellite Radio Corporation, a pioneer in and the largest provider of satellite radio service, from its founding through its growth to more than 10 million subscribers. Other satellite clients include Pegasus Development Corporation and Spectrum Astro, on whose behalf he helped obtain licenses in the Ka FSS and BSS bands and the V band. Mr. Jacobs is founding counsel to the Voice on the Net (VON) Coalition, a trade association of companies active in the development of Internet voice applications and services.
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Qualcomm

Dean Brenner

Dean Brenner
Sr. VP, Government Affairs

Dean Brenner is Senior Vice President, Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated. He directs Qualcomm’s global spectrum acquisitions and strategy and is responsible for the Company’s global technology policy. He represents Qualcomm before the Federal Communications Commission and other agencies of the United States and Canadian governments responsible for spectrum and telecommunications policy and interacts with spectrum regulators around the world. He also leads Qualcomm’s policy initiatives relating to mobile healthcare.Mr. Brenner led Qualcomm’s bidding team in spectrum auctions in India (the 2.3 GHz band), the United States (the 700 MHz band), and the United Kingdom (the L Band). In addition, he was responsible for obtaining the regulatory approvals for Qualcomm’s sale of Lower 700 MHz spectrum to AT&T in 2011. In 2006, he obtained the regulatory approvals to launch FLO TV, a mobile TV service. He has spoken at conferences on spectrum policy in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Belgium, Great Britain, and elsewhere around the world. He joined Qualcomm in November 2003.Mr. Brenner received his A.B. degree, magna cum laude with distinction in public policy studies, from Duke University in 1982. He won a prize for the best paper on communications policy, and he was a recipient for four years of a CBS Scholarship. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1985. He is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the D.C., Third, and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.Mr. Brenner is a member of the Federal Advisory Board for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, & Timing, which advises the Executive Branch on policy matters impacting the Global Positioning System. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of 4G Americas, the Board for Jewish Life at Duke University, and the Board of Trustees of the Field School.
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Schmooze Com Inc.

Philippe Lindheimer

Philippe Lindheimer
Vice President

Among his many VP Executive functions, Philippe has been the Project Leader and primary Developer of FreePBX since 2006. Philippes interest in telecom began in the early 1990s when he worked at Hewlett Packards European Headquarters helping leading telephone companies re¬architect their Business Support Systems. For almost three decades he has worked in the Engineering industry in a range of technical consulting roles with Fortune 500 Companies and has helped grow FreePBX into the worlds most widely deployed Open Source PBX. Philippe has been involved in creating and presenting numerous technical training events on a worldwide basis and has spoken at many past Astricon developer conferences and Asterisk World. He is co-founder of the popular Open Telephony Training Seminar series focused on real word Asterisk/FreePBX technical and marketing/sales training.
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Spectrum Evolution

Gregory J. Herman

Gregory J. Herman
President

Mr. Herman is a broadcast television company executive, operating both Class A and Low Power Television facilities with locations throughout Oregon and Central Washington. WatchTV, Inc. was the first television broadcaster to provide foreign language programming in the State of Oregon. Mr. Herman is recognized as a leader in developing and utilizing innovative solutions to achieve enhanced efficiencies in the operation of Class A and Low Power Television stations. Mr. Herman is also a Past President of the Community Broadcasters Association.From January 1990 to August of 1995 Mr. Herman served as a founding Director of OneComm a National wireless communications company, which ultimately merged with Nextel. From January 1991 to February 1993, Mr. Herman served as President and Director of SMR Network, a mobile communications company with seventy-two transmitting facilities serving Oregon, Washington and Idaho. During the same period, Mr. Herman also served as founding Director of Northwest Antenna Site Services, a company constructing and operating antenna sites throughout the Pacific Northwest. He was Vice President and General Manager of SMR Network from March 1989 until January 1991, and prior thereto, served as Operations Manager.
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State of Nevada

David Gustafson

David Gustafson
CIO

David is the appointed State of Nevada Chief Information Officer where he is responsible for enterprise IT operations of the government including: the management of the State data centers, mainframe computing, wide area networking, microwave technology, server hosting, and DBA and programming support for more than 18,000 users. He received a BSBA degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and has been a Nevada resident for over 19 years. He has held numerous IT leadership roles over his career and is a certified project manager with the Project Management Institute. Prior to joining the State government, he worked in leadership positions at prominent private sector organizations.
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State of Washington

Bill Schrier

Bill Schrier
OCIO

Bill Schrier is Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) at the State of Washington. In this capacity he chairs the State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC), serves as the primary point of contact for the FirstNet effort in the State, and evangelizes open government through efforts like data.wa.gov. Schrier retired in May, 2012, after over 8 years serving as Chief Technology Officer (CTO - also CIO) for the City of Seattle. Schrier writes a blog about the intersection of information technology at www.digitalcommunitiesblogs.com/CCIO/.
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Texas Instruments

Peter Flynn

Peter Flynn
Product & Program Manager

Peter Flynn currently serves as a program and product manager on Texas Instruments’ Multicore Processors business, focused on emerging technologies in multimedia and networking markets. He has over 20 years of experience developing network solutions covering the spectrum of voice communications, core network infrastructure, QOS validation systems and wireless infrastructure. Prior to joining TI, Peter served in several technology roles including Director of R&D for a successful startup company, Engineering Manager and System Architect for telecom test equipment manufacturers. Peter has a BS in applied math, engineering and physics from the University of Wisconsin, a MS in applied physics from Cleveland State University and a MS in telecommunications and computer systems from George Washington University.
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Texas Instruments

Hardik Gandhi

Hardik Gandhi
Director, System Architectures

Hardik Gandhi is currently a Director of Systems Engineering and a Chief Technologist at Texas Instruments, focused on defining and driving development of silicon and system solutions for emerging communications technologies, including wireless backhaul and small-cells/HetNets. Hardik has over 13 years of multifaceted experience in developing 2G/3G/4G technologies at TI, with a primary focus on reducing the cost and environmental footprint of telecom infrastructure using novel signal processing techniques. Hardik has held various R&D and design management roles over the last decade, and has driven innovation and end-to-end execution for over 10 ASICs/SoCs for these markets, which have been deployed in vast networks across the world. A technologist at heart, Hardik has architected many complex engineering solutions for broadband digital radios and modems, has authored over 12 patents, and presented numerous papers at conferences and industry forums. Hardik has an MS in EE from University of California, Davis, and a BE from College of Engineering, Pune, India.
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The IVR Voice.com

Allison Smith

Allison Smith
CEO/Voice Goddess

Allison Smith -- aside from being the Voice of Asterisk since its inception -- is one of the most prevalent and often-heard telephone voices working today. She has voiced platforms for Verizon, Qwest, Bell Canada, Vonage, and ShoreTel, as well as many clients such as Marriott Hotels, Home Depot, Pfizer, 3M Victorias Secret, and EBay, to name a few. Allison appreciates the wide variety of prompts she gets to voice for Asterisk, and looks forward to many more years of recording Asterisk prompts!
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Truphone

James Tagg

James Tagg
CTO

Both an inventor and an entrepreneur, James has over 20 years of experience bringing new mobile telephony and other technologies to market. In 1989 James founded Moonstone Technology, which developed touchscreen technology now found in products throughout the world. Following this successful venture, he founded Truphone to address the issues which limit international communication. James studied Engineering and Management at Cambridge University, and has a BSc in Physics and Computer Science from Manchester University.
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UNLV

Dr. Lori Temple

Dr. Lori Temple
Vice Provost for IT

Dr. Lori Temple is currently the Vice Provost for Information Technology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a position she has held since 1998. Over 95 full-time employees and 125 student employees in Dr. Temple’s office support UNLV’s help desks, computer facilities, network development and engineering, server administration, security, and enterprise applications, such as email and online course management tools. Temple has led UNLV through many successful change initiatives, including an IT Master Plan project currently underway. The IT Master Plan is a blueprint to enhance the current service catalog and create new technology services that are innovative, secure, environmentally sound, and cost effective. Before leading the Office of Information Technology, she was an Associate Professor of Psychology at UNLV and did research on the effects of aging on driving ability. She came to UNLV in 1984 from Brown University where she earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology.
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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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Wimax Forum

Dr. Mohammad Shakouri

Dr. Mohammad Shakouri
Chairman

Dr. Mohammad (Mo) Shakouri, Chairman of WiMAX Forum, has over 20 years of experience in bringing to market complex wireless network solutions and building global partnerships. During 11 years with Alvarion, Dr. Shakouri held a senior executive position responsible for driving innovation, strategy and positioning the corporation as an industry leader by driving marketing, WiMAX standardization and 4G international market developments. At Lucent, Dr. Shakouri was responsible for managing, building and developing network solutions for European and South American broadband wireless markets. He also spent 14 years in technical and management positions with Hewlett-Packard developing microwave and fiber optic communication components and systems. He co-founded the wireless systems division, where he was responsible for the engineering team’s development of low-cost residential digital wireless systems for U.S. and Asian markets. Dr. Shakouri earned his doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University on Subpicosecond GaAs Wafer Probe Systems. Dr. Shakouri is also on advisory board of Wireless Communication Alliance and an IEEE MTT-SCV 2004 Chairman.
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WISPer Ventures, LLC

Bill MacNamara

Bill MacNamara
Managing Partner

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Yealink

Wei Tang

Wei Tang
VP Business Development North America

Wei Tang is a highly-experienced and acknowledged expert in the international telecommunications industry and is now Yealink Network Technology’s VP Business Development & Key Account Sales for North America. He began his career with a BSc degree from Beijing University, followed by an MSc from the University of Virginia - both in Electrical Engineering. He has accumulated more than 15 years of varied telecommunication industry experience. This ranges from UC&C applications to 4G wireless infrastructure, mobility and security software and telecom OSS/BSS systems. Moreover, he has also worked extensively for startups and multinational companies in US, China and Korea in engineering, marketing, business development and sales positions.Among his achievements, Wei Tang led the development of the world’s first P2P Mobile-IP secure communication system. He was also at the helm during the design of a small cell product for MSO and throughout successful trials with major cable operators, such as Comcast and TWC. He currently leads key projects and manages strategic partnerships in the US.
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Moderator List

Armand Musey (Moderator)

Armand Musey (Moderator)

Goldin Associates
President and Founder

J. Armand Musey is the president and founder of Summit Ridge Group LLC. Armand specializes in the satellite, media and telecommunications industries. He has a unique blend of 16 years of equity research, investment banking and consulting experience. Armand has completed dozens of financial valuation, strategic analysis, business development, corporate governance and business plan creation assignments in the communications industry and has experience working on numerous financing and M&A transactions. His involvement with a wide breadth of companies has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of a range of media and telecom issues and the complex web of relationships underlying the sector’s competitive dynamics and associated regulatory issues.

Armand holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a JD (cum laude) from its Law School. He also has an MA from Columbia University and and a BA (with honors) from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association. Armand is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts where he chaired the Corporate Governance Committee from 2007-2009.

Armand is also an extensive reader of continental philosophy, a member of the board of directors of the Riverside Symphony, (2008-2011) and the formerly treasurer of the board of directors of the Foucault Society, (2004-2009) a non-profit organization devoted to providing philosophy educational events.
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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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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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