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Dr. Satwant Kaur

Dr. Satwant Kaur
"First Lady of Emerging Technologies"

Dr. Satwant Kaur is hailed as the “First Lady of Emerging Technologies®” in Silicon Valley, Media, and the industry worldwide. She is the author of Amazon’s bestseller, “Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments: A journey through evolving technologies”. Dr. Satwant Kaur has more than 20 years of proven success and innovation in the emerging technology arena. She currently serves as the Chief Technologist - Innovation for HLS in the office of the CTO for the Hewlett-Packard Company.Her professional positions have included: Strategist at the Office for the CTO at EMC ; Platform Strategist in Intel Architecture Group at Intel; Director of Development at Symantec; Chief Architect (Allstate) at Computer Associates (CA Technologies); Chief Technology Architect at Quest Software (part of DELL) ; Chief Technology Officer for TIBCO and Management Consultant. Dr. Kaur has also served on the Board of Panacea Software and Expert Consultant for Thomson Reuters.She was also Electrical Engineering Faculty Member at Idaho State University and Computer Science Faculty Member at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT) Hundreds of Radio Shows have broadcast her interviews. Her live Radio Show segment, “First Lady of Emerging Technologies” on “Computers 2 Know” earned thousands of live audience. She has been interviewed by CBS, Huffington Post and her interviews have been broadcast on hundreds of CBS sites.She is a sought after keynote speaker on emerging technologies at IEEE conferences on Consumer Electronics, IEEE embedded system workshops, Connected World Conference, and pan IIT conferences,She is the author of IETE bi-monthly column “Pushing frontiers with the first lady of emerging technologies”. Dr. Kaur has been featured on front cover of “Mobile Development and Design”, “Fierce Smart Grid”, “Government Security News”. She has been saluted as “Women of M2M” by the Connected World magazine on their annual list.She received her doctorate in Mobile IP technologies from Oakland University in Oakland, Michigan. She also holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India.
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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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Alcatel-Lucent

Mike Lambert

Mike Lambert
Solutions Director for Advanced Business Communications

Mike Lambert is the Solutions Director for Advanced Business Communications based in Murray Hill, NJ. In this position, Mike leads product strategy and execution for Alcatel-Lucent’s webRTC, video and enterprise VoIP solutions in the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) portfolio. Mike has over 15 years experience in the telecom industry with deep technical and market understanding of IMS, VoIP, video, unified communications and wireless technologies for consumer and enterprise market segments. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent in 2010, Mike was Senior Director of Marketing at Ditech Networks in Mountain View, CA where he was responsible for product management and marketing as well as outbound marketing. In this role Mike conceived and launched a new communications service, toktok, which leveraged speech recognition and web technologies to web enable voice conversations. Prior to Ditech Networks, Mike held product management, sales, software engineering and support positions with Nortel Networks in USA and United Kingdom. Mike holds a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
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Amerisys, Inc.

Ivan Reede

Ivan Reede
President

Ivan graduated in from the Ecole Polytehcnique de Montreal, a division of the Univeristy of Montreal with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization options in Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetism.From 1976 to 1991, Ivan worked for firms in Military and Civil Electronics, namely, Shefford Electroincs (Radio Direction Finders, Sonar), Spar Areospace (IntelSat, Space-shuttle Canadarm), Novatel Corp (Cell Phones), Mux Lab (Networking). In 1991, he founded AmeriSys Inc where he has worked mainly on contract for Cabletron Systems, France Telecom, Nortel and Nordex/CDT as well as OTAR and national security projects. Over the years, AmeriSys Inc has become a specialist and manufacturer of electronics goods in the field of governmental radio-based security electronics. In of 2007, AmeriSys began operation of a WISP, RuralConnection.ca. This project has grown into a full-fledged division of AmeriSys, growing in size year after year.For approximately 25 years, Ivan has participated in IEEE802 starting from the conversion from coax to 10BaseT, in 802.5 starting from the conversion of 802.5 from STP to UTP, as founding member and lead editor of the 802.14, founding member of 802.15, particiapnt in 802.11, 802.18, and founding member of 802.22. Ivan is also vice chair of 802.19 since 2008. Ivan is currently the president and CEO of AmeriSys Inc. Ivan is vice-president of the WhiteSpace Alliance and AmeriSys is a board and promoter member of the Alliance. Ivan and his reasearch team are currently leading state of the art research projects on cognitive radio applied to WhiteSpace spectrum, namely GERDCS, a WhiteSpace specturm allocator that aims at mitigating unlicensed spectrum interference issues and WhiteSpace-Pro, a familly of Smart WhiteSpace Radios with cognitive abilities.
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Cal.net

Ken Garnett

Ken Garnett
Chief Technology Officer

Ken Garnett is the Chief Technology Officer for Cal.net, a major Wireless Internet Service Provider (“WISP”) in the mountainous areas of northern California. With over 30 years of experience in high-technology executive management, product management, technology marketing, embedded systems design, and software development, Ken has developed products and services in industries ranging from Internet telecommunications, mobile multimedia and streaming video, computer graphics hardware, and mechanical computer-aided design (“MCAD”) software. Over the course of his career, Ken has participated in the early stage development of three technology start-up companies in Silicon Valley and two in Boulder, Colorado. In the 1980’s, Ken devised one of the MCAD industry’s first computer codes to allow computer graphics to display independently of the hardware display platform. In the early 1990’s Ken worked with a national consortium (“PEX”) to standardize 3-dimensional computer graphics code, and in the mid 1990’s developed one of the first commercial MPEG digital-video display products. In the early 2000’s Ken worked to bring motion video display capability to mobile phones, long before most people envisioned any practical use for the technology. Upon learning that millions of rural Americans still had no access to high-speed Internet, Mr. Garnett came to Cal.net in 2005 knowing that technology now made it possible to effectively reach these disenfranchised residents and businesses. Immediately launching fixed-wireless Internet connectivity services, the low-hanging fruit was quickly harvested. But with tens of thousands of local rural households still unable to receive broadband by more traditional means due to extremely rugged terrain and thick forests, in April 2013 Ken led Cal.net to become the first WISP in the country to roll out a commercially-feasible large-scale trial of TV White Space broadband technology to three communities in its service area, under an FCC Special Temporary Authority. With the availability of FCC-certified TVWS products, the company is now aggressively deploying TVWS broadband services throughout its territory.
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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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Carlson Wireless

Bill Narin

Bill Narin
Principal

Bill Narin has been bringing broadband innovations to market since 1994 when joined Virata, an early leader in the supply of DSL chips and software, to establish their licensing program. Since 2001 he has been contributing to the development of the IT sector in Vietnam, when he co-founded a software outsourcing firm in Hanoi. Since then he has played a key role in several large technology projects in Vietnam, most recently leading an in depth study of the DSL infrastructure in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Mr. Narin began his career in New York working in sales for IBM and Tandem. He has a masters degree from the MITs Sloan School of Management and graduated with honors from Dartmouth College.
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Carnival Cruise Lines

Ramon Milan

Ramon Milan
VP & CIO

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Comsearch

Mark Gibson, Sr.

Mark Gibson, Sr.
Director, Business Development

With over 28 years of spectrum management experience, Mark is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for Comsearch. In addition to leading Comsearch’s business development efforts for AWS, 700 MHz and TV Whitespace products and services, he has led efforts to address spectrum sharing between Federal government and commercial users. A member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, he co-chairs the Spectrum Management Improvements Working Group. He also led Comsearch’s 1.9 GHz PCS spectrum management efforts including the development of spectrum sharing analysis protocols and sharing criteria, as well as development of Comsearch’s engineering services and software products. He has led Comsearch’s efforts in working with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering as their technical partner for WMTS frequency coordination. He has authored several papers on spectrum sharing and relocation and has advised numerous wireless participants in their system design. Mark has spoken worldwide on Spectrum Management and related issues, and is currently responsible for identifying and developing opportunities for Comsearch in several areas including government, wireless telecom, and healthcare. He received his BSEE from the University of Maryland.
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Digital Village

Donald Means

Donald Means
Founder and Principal

With over 25 years experience in the ICT industry, Means is co-founder and principal of Digital Village, a consulting enterprise founded in 1994 that focuses on transformative socio-economic impacts of ICT and community telecom infrastructure development. In 2012, Digital Village launched the Gigabit Libraries Network (GLN), a global collaboration of tech savvy, innovation libraries to join in the exploration of emerging technologies in the service of educational, civic and cultural objectives. GLN’s current project is the “Libraries WhiteSpace Pilot”, the first national scale trial of TVWS technology in the US. In 2003-04, Means served as Senior Political Advisor to Meetup.com, a community-building Web service with millions of members that provides an organizing tool for like-interested people, enabling them to gather off-line in localities anywhere in the world. Means is also chairman of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition. He has served as an appointed member of the state Information Technology Commission of California; as advisor to the Librarian of Congress on digitalization strategy; and as a member of TechNet, the preeminent bipartisan political network of CEO’s and seniors executives promoting the growth of technology-led innovation where he has worked on normalizing trade relations with China, education restructuring in California, and national broadband policy. Means lives in Sausalito, CA with his wife, Dominique.
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DISH Network

Jeff Blum

Jeff Blum
Senior VP and Deputy General Counsel

Jeffrey H. Blum is the Senior Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel of DISH Network, overseeing litigation and government affairs in Washington, DC. He has been with DISH -- which leads the pay-TV industry in technological breakthroughs and has approximately 14 million TV subscribers -- for over 8 years. Before coming to DISH, Jeff was a partner at the Los Angeles firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, where his practice focused on copyright, First Amendment and anti-piracy litigation. At Davis Wright Tremaine, Jeff co-represented a class of songwriters and music publishers in the Grokster P2P file sharing case, which was decided by the United States Supreme Court in favor of Jeff’s clients. The Grokster decision established a new basis for secondary copyright liability, called inducement liability. Jeff was a part-time lecturer at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Journalism from 2003-2005, where he taught Media Law. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA), and Co-Chair of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG). Jeff also serves on the board of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA).Jeff graduated summa cum laude and first in his class at Boston University School of Law, where he was a Note Editor of the Boston University Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from McGill University, with a B.A. in History and Classics. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Joseph Tauro of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.
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FairSpectrum

Heikki Kokkinen

Heikki Kokkinen
CEO & Founder

Heikki Kokkinen is the Fairspectrum CEO and co-founder. Fairspectrum is a Finnish startup offering radio frequency management services for White Space and wireless microphone industries. With other Fairspectrum colleagues, he is a co-author of the chapter TV White Spaces in Europe in the recently published book TV White Space Spectrum Technologies: Regulations, Standards, and Applications. He holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science, licentiate degree in telecommunications and industrial economics, and Master’s degree in electronics. Heikki Kokkinen is an eager promoter of new technologies.He standarized, developed, and tested the first cablemodems in 1995, he installed a WiFi network and service infrastructure to Japanese trains in 2001, he has innovated various smart phone Internet Apps since 2003. His current interest is in finding balance between TV broadcast, wireless microphones, and TV White Space devices on TV UHF frequencies.
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Federal Communication Commission

Rebecca Hansen

Rebecca Hansen
Senior Advisor, Broadcast Spectrum

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Globalstar, Inc.

Barbee Ponder

Barbee Ponder
General Counsel & VP of Regulatory Affairs

L. Barbee Ponder IV was named General Counsel and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Globalstar, Inc. in July of 2010. Mr. Ponder has previously served as Senior Regulatory Counsel for BellSouth Corporation in Washington, D.C. where he provided representation before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and the White House on issues concerning 1996 Telecommunications Act, deregulation of broadband services and tax issues concerning the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining BellSouth, Mr. Ponder practiced with the Jones Walker law firm in New Orleans, where he specialized in commercial litigation including class action defense. Mr. Ponder is responsible for all of Globalstar’s legal and regulatory matters, including those with the FCC and other international communications regulatory agencies. Mr. Ponder holds a law degree (Juris Doctor with distinction) from the Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA and a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
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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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IBM Software Group

Dr. Angel Luis Diaz

Dr. Angel Luis Diaz
Vice President of Open Technology & Cloud Performance Solutions

Dr. Angel Luis Diaz is IBM’s champion for open technology. As the Vice President of Open Technology & Cloud Performance Solutions for IBM Software Group, Dr. Diaz has lead IBM’s & the IT Industry’s transformation toward a Next Generation Enterprise Software Platform that delivers accelerated client value through interoperability & portability, based upon standards & open source at scale. Passionate about the art-of-the-possible, Dr. Diaz leads a global team that works across open source communities, international organizations & standards consortia to foster development of the next generation of open technologies & to help clients realize their potential by innovating upon an open architecture. Additionally, Dr. Diaz’s Cloud Performance Solutions team works with leading customers on enterprise infrastructure, application architecture/platform & workload optimization.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Diaz has served in a range of leadership positions. His time in IBM Software Group was marked by his growing of IBM’s Business Process Management & Messaging footprint, his leadership of a multi-billion dollar development organization, the establishment of a brand around Service Oriented Architecture & capitalization upon the market opportunity it presented.

As a senior member of IBM’s research staff, Dr. Diaz lead the development of several standards that continue to be key to how the Internet functions today. In addition to advanced technology projects related to HTML, XML & Web Services, he co-authored many of the standards upon which the WWW has been composed.

Dr. Diaz received his Ph.D. in computer science (distributed computing, programming languages & computer algebra) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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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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imediaReach

Gary Bonner

Gary Bonner
Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer

Gary Bonner has been a pioneer of mobile technology for more than two decades. An advertising and marketing leader, he believes that timely, targeted delivery of clients messages to customers is vital to the success of any marketing campaign. Garys focus is leading the imediaReach® creative team, integrating cutting edge tools and techniques to help clients cultivate winning strategies.Gary brings 22 years of wireless leadership experience from AT&T Mobility, Cingular Wireless and BellSouth Cellular Corporation. He led award winning advertising, marketing, and sales departments, spearheaded production of countless advertising and marketing campaigns, plus oversaw market introduction of hundreds of wireless products and services ranging from the first portable cell phones and SMS, to todays smart phones and digital services. Gary orchestrated the market branding for the introduction of Cingular Wireless and the new AT&T brands and hallmark mobile marketing campaigns including American Idol®, NCAA®, NASCAR® and many more. He developed and launched innovative multi-channel, multi-market customer referral and retention programs, combining state of the art CRM platforms with proven successful sales and customer service practices to assure measurable client loyalty improvements.As Co-Founder and CMO of imediaReach®, Gary believes in integrating the full-range of mobile solutions, with digital media and compelling messaging to generate extraordinary customer growth and retention, driving healthy ROI for clients. Combining many innovations in mobile marketing, with patent pending imediaRewards™ mobile loyalty rewards, custom mobile applications, CRM systems, imediaLink™ Wi-Fi marketing systems andwhite space products such asimediaCast™ Mobile TV, imediaReach® stands alone as a full service marketing company, engineering mobile technology, to promote, advertise, expand and retain business.Gary earned a BSBA from the University of Florida, an MBA from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College and is a graduate of multiple leadership organizations. He has served on numerous community boards and organizations and was elected as District Three Commissioner for the City of Winter Springs, FL, in November, 2008. Gary is married to his Co-Founder and business partner Leslie, and they have two adult children. He is frequently a guest presenter on wireless marketing to colleges and organizations, and believes in balancing career achievement with community service and always putting family first.
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Institute of Finance Management (IFM)

Faith J. Shimba

Faith J. Shimba

Faith J. Shimba works with the Institute of Finance Management (IFM) in Dar es Salaam Tanzania since 2007. At IFM Faith, has been working as a lecture in the Information Technology Department teaching various subjects including Networks and Systems Security, Software Engineering, Decision Support Systems, Mobile Application Development and Business Computing. Administratively he has been the Coordinator of IT department, and currently Coordinator for the Center of ICT Research and Innovation (CIRI). He is currently attached to the World Bank Project “STHEP” as the E-Learning specialist in the E-learning pilot project and the Acting Director of Information and Documentation at Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) Faith’s working experience range from training to consultancies in various areas of IT security, E-learning Platforms and ICT asset Management. As assistant coordinator for CIRI, I am responsible for organising various research activities, and establishment of strategic partnership that will benefit the centre and the Institute. As the coordinator for CIRI, I work towards ensuring that the dividends of ICT reach all sections of Society, in particular the disadvantaged. Some of the key activities under the CIRI have focused on developing and implementing ICT applications which would impact the different stakeholders at IFM and the country. One of the solutions that have been the results of this is the e-learning platform that has been implemented and used at the Institute and the knowledge sharing platform that is being used by the ICT4D research group at the Institute of Finance Management. As the E-learning specialist I am responsible for ensuring smooth implementation of the elearning pilot project involving six selected universities. Also, conducting stakeholders meetings, report preparation of the project status, monitoring and evaluation of the consultant work contracted to carry out the implementation. As the Director of Knowledge Management at Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), I am responsible in ensuring smooth running of the Directorate and coordination of different donor funded projects running under the directorate. These projects include the STHEP project which has four different components i.e E-library, Education management systems (EMIS) Last Mile Connectivity, and E-learning. Also other projects funded by InfoDev and other donors.
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ITS America

Steve Bayless

Steve Bayless
Director of Telecommunications and Telematics

Steven H. Bayless is the Director of Telecommunications and Telematics at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). He is responsible for providing guidance to ITS America’s Board of Directors and senior staff on matters involving new technologies, wireless services and evolving automotive platforms, intelligent transportation infrastructure, operations and customer services. Steven previously served as staff advisor and Presidential Management Fellow in the Secretary of Transportation’s policy office at US DOT headquarters. Steven had cabinet-level lead in policy related to research and development, spectrum management and telecommunications policy. As a detailee to the White House, he assisted in formulation of several presidential directives on aerospace policy, focusing in particular on satellite navigation. He also advised the State Department and the Federal Aviation Administration in negotiations on space and aviation cooperation with the European Union, the Russian Federation and Japan. In the surface transportation domain, Bayless supported secretarial policy initiatives regarding the reorientation of federal research and development, highway safety, and transportation infrastructure finance reform. Steven’s career also includes tenure as a management consultant with American Management Systems (now CGI) in Washington DC, and as a Project Coordinator for DuPont Europe in Budapest, Hungary. Steven holds a specialized masters degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in International Security Studies and Business. His bachelor degree is in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He has also completed graduate work at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge Massachusetts, and at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.
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JAB Broadband

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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KTS Wireless

Andy Mancone

Andy Mancone
Director of Sales and Marketing

Andy Mancone has championed the first to market Agility platform of software defined radios in testbed and production networks worldwide. Mr. Mancone joined the company in 2011 and has helped develop the Telemetry Plus philosophy for white space spectrum.Mr. Mancone has served in sales and marketing roles for companies such as Adaptec, Bay Networks, Netgear, D-Link and Fujitsu Computer Products of America in roles from enterprise to consumer market focused responsibilities.
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LightSquared

Jeff Carlisle

Jeff Carlisle
Executive VP, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy

Jeff Carlisle is Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy for LightSquared, where he is responsible for all domestic and international regulatory and policy matters including those at the FCC, Congress, the Executive Branch, the ITU, and in foreign markets.Before joining LightSquared, Jeff served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for SkyTerra Communications. Before joining SkyTerra, he served as Vice President, International Public Policy and Government Relations of Lenovo, the global computer manufacturer. Jeff headed Lenovos Washington office from 2005 until 2008.From 2001 to 2005, Jeff served as Deputy Chief and then Chief of the FCCs Wireline Competition Bureau. At the FCC, he managed the development of the Commissions policies on broadband and competitive entry into the local exchange market, and he was the architect of the Commissions policies on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and bankruptcy of common carriers. From 1995 to 2001, he practiced law at OMelveny & Myers and independently, starting as a transactional attorney and then specializing in broadcast and telecommunications law. He represented numerous telecommunications investors and service providers.Jeff has spoken at numerous events on telecommunications, trade and security policy issues. He received a B.A. in History, magna cum laude and with honors, from UCLA; a J.D. from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley; and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School.
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Miami Dolphins

Tery Howard

Tery Howard
Senior VP, CTO

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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 is Director of the Wireless Future Program at the New America Foundation, a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C. As part of the Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, he focuses on developing policies that promote ubiquitous and affordable Internet access, including spectrum policy reform, mobile market competition, wireless broadband deployment and IT investment and innovation policy more broadly. For more than a decade he has been a thought leader in shaping policies that open more prime spectrum for shared and unlicensed use.Since 2009 Mr. Calabrese has served 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 (2011-2012). Mr. Calabrese has previously served as General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as Vice President of the New America Foundation and as a clerk to California Supreme Court Justice Allen E. Broussard. He is a graduate of Stanford Business and Law Schools, where he earned a JD/MBA degree; and a graduate of Harvard College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and Government. He is the co-author of three books and his commentary appears regularly in leading outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly and Slate.
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NICT

Dr. Hiroshi Harada

Dr. Hiroshi Harada
Director, Smart Wireless Laboratory

Dr. Hiroshi Harada is director of Smart Wireless Laboratory at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). He joined the Communications Research Laboratory, Ministry of Posts and Communications, in1995 (currently NICT). Since 1995, he has researched Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio, Dynamic Spectrum Access Network, smart utility network, and broadband wireless access systems on VHF, UHF, microwave and millimeter-wave bands. H He has served currently on the board of directors of SDR Forum (currently Wireless Innovation Forum), White Space Alliance, and Wireless Smart Utility Network Alliance (Wi-SUN alliance) and has been the chair of IEEE Dyspan Standards Committee (former IEEE 1900.x, IEEESCC41) since 2009 and the vice chair of IEEE P1900.4, IEEE P802.15.4g, TIA TR-51, and IEEE P802.15.4m since 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2011, respectively.He is a visiting professor of the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, and is the author of Simulation and Software Radio for Mobile Communications (Artech House, 2002).
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Nokia Solutions and Networks

Seppo Yrjola

Seppo Yrjola
Principal

Seppo is currently Principal Innovator at the Nokia Solutions and Networks. Seppos been with Nokia for 25 years. First a couple of years in the cable industry which was a backbone of Nokia for many years before wireless challenge took over. During the next nine years at Nokia Mobile Phones and Industrial Electronics (LK-Products) his passion was to make radios happen for the 1st and 2nd generation mobile systems holding a variety of positions from researcher to R&D and business management. Around 15 years ago high technological challenge and opportunities in 3G networks inspired him to join Nokia Networks R&D were he recent years headed wireless technology research. During the Nokia Siemens Networks merger he took a new challenge in NSNs Innovations team to scout for the best technology-driven business adventures and help turn them into NSN success stories. His current focus is innovating in the area of Future Radios with Cognitive Radio Business opportunities and potential disruptions as an important aspect to scout. Seppos current mission is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees - Discovering, transforming, incubating and accelerating into new NSN businesses. He holds a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oulu and has done his post graduate studies in the area of telecommunication and radio technology. He holds several patents in the area of radio technology and enjoys discussing with the research community through lecturing and project collaboration.
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Rent-A-Center

Herman Nell

Herman Nell

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Republic Wireless

Anders Brownworth

Anders Brownworth
VP of R&D

Anders Brownworth has developed disruptive technologies in the in the telecom space for the past 10 years. Most recently, he has helped develop Republic Wireless, a $19 per month unlimited hybrid WiFi / cellular service. Previously he developed Phonebooth, a cloud based IP PBX, built a high volume origination / termination platform for Bandwidth.com and guided the companys early technical direction as CTO. He is currently based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is researching software defined radio and interested in whitespace and unlicensed spectrum issues
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SES

Gerry Oberst

Gerry Oberst
Senior VP, Global Regulatory & Governmental Strategy

Gerry Oberst is Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory & Governmental Strategy, for the satellite operator SES. Today, SES operates a global fleet of 55 geostationary satellites that enable satellite capacity for numerous services to the media, enterprise and government & institution sectors. Before taking this position with SES, Gerry was a partner with an international law firm advising numerous clients on communications and media issues, including the European Commission on spectrum trading, the digital transition and international licensing of communication infrastructure. Gerry recently moved back to Washington, DC, after living over 20 years in Brussels and Luxembourg. While in Europe, he was for several years the chairman of the European Satellite Action Plan Regulatory Group. Gerry has participated in numerous spectrum management and communication industry conferences, including moderating sessions of the Cambridge White Spaces Trial Summit in 2012 and presentations for the space law programs at the Universities of Leiden and Luxembourg. He has published widely on communications issues and for many years wrote the regulatory column for Via Satellite magazine.
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Sesame Workshop/Sesame Street

Shadrach Kisten

Shadrach Kisten
VP of IT

Shadrach Kisten serves as Vice President of Information Technology for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. In this role, Kisten has strategic and tactical oversight of the design, implementation, and support of network and systems engineering, business systems, media asset management systems, and desktop infrastructures. Additionally, he manages the technological needs of the organization, keeping the Workshop functioning in optimal environments, and aligning the organization’s goals with technologically appropriate solutions. Kisten came to the Workshop in 2011 as Vice President of Information Technology Operations. Since joining the Workshop, he has been successful in stabilizing the organization’s network and backend infrastructure, improving data management and overseeing the tech support group. Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, Kisten spent nine years at NBC/MSNBC. He held the role of Network Manager, Head of IT within the Engineering and Information Technology department, where he was the main architect in the design and implementation of the IT/IP infrastructure of MSNBC IT production, news gathering, acquisitions, creations, editing, newsroom, play out and distribution systems. He also served as Director of Production Systems at NBC Universal. While there, Kisten was the recipient of the National Broadcast Engineering excellence award for IPTV design and deployment, and obtained numerous company recognitions as “top talent”. He was awarded the GE Green Belt Certification for process and project management. Kisten has also had multiple consulting positions leading large scale infrastructure and software development and deployment projects. Kisten earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from City College, School of Engineering, City University of New York. He obtained his Masters in Computer Science with distinction from Long Island University, New York, and also earned a professional certificate in finance from New York Institute of Finance.
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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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The Brattle Group

Giulia McHenry

Giulia McHenry
Associate

Dr. Giulia McHenry is an associate at The Brattle Group whose primary areas of expertise are telecommunication and media, as well as antitrust litigation. She has consulted on economic research related to telecommunication matters, and prepared numerous expert reports related to spectrum management and valuation, broadband deployment, regulatory proceedings, Universal Service Fund, and competition policy. Her work has included advising on nearly all aspects of the upcoming FCC Incentive Auction, from predicting market-by-market prices for TV broadcast licenses and estimating wireless broadband license values, to identifying the implications of key auction rules.Prior to joining Brattle, she was a senior economist at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where she conducted economic analysis related to U.S. international policy, including trade and trade promotion, global financial linkages, and international development. Dr. McHenry received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland in 2009, and her BA from Wesleyan University in 2001. She enjoys the art of cooking, reading about tech policy, and translating economics into human language.
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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@ieee.org) is the Chair of IEEE 802.22 Working Group (WG) for Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRANs) (www.ieee802.org/22). He is also the Chair of the Whitespace Alliance (www.WhiteSpaceAlliance.org). Primary aim of the IEEE 802.22 WG is to create commercial wireless standards that will use TV Whitespaces to enable regional and rural broadband wireless access serving more than 3.5 Billion people. Primary aim of the WhiteSpace Alliance is to create an eco-system for development and deployment of standards based products and services in White Spaces. WhiteSpace Alliance will not only support IEEE 802.22 but also other standards such as 3GPP / LTE to complement the offering and offload disparate market applications. Under his leadership, the IEEE 802.22 WG is the recipient of the IEEE SA Emerging Technology of the Year Award. Dr. Mody received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Since June 2005, he has been working at the BAE Systems Technology Solutions. Dr. Mody has played a pivotal role in growing the BAE Systems expertise and market share on Cognitive Radio (CR), Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) related systems. He has been a key contributor on many DoD programs and invited speaker at many DoD and commercial events. 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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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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Moderator List

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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Michael Calabrese (Moderator)

Michael Calabrese (Moderator)

New America Foundation
Director, Wireless Future Program; Sr Research Fellow

Michael Calabrese is Director of the Wireless Future Program at the New America Foundation, a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C. As part of the Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, he focuses on developing policies that promote ubiquitous and affordable Internet access, including spectrum policy reform, mobile market competition, wireless broadband deployment and IT investment and innovation policy more broadly. For more than a decade he has been a thought leader in shaping policies that open more prime spectrum for shared and unlicensed use.Since 2009 Mr. Calabrese has served 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 (2011-2012). Mr. Calabrese has previously served as General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as Vice President of the New America Foundation and as a clerk to California Supreme Court Justice Allen E. Broussard. He is a graduate of Stanford Business and Law Schools, where he earned a JD/MBA degree; and a graduate of Harvard College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and Government. He is the co-author of three books and his commentary appears regularly in leading outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly and Slate.
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Bruce D. Jacobs (Moderator)

Bruce D. Jacobs (Moderator)

Pillsbury Law
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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Gary Kim (Moderator)

Gary Kim (Moderator)

PTC Spectrum Futures
Contributing Editor

Gary Kim has been a communications industry analyst and journalist for more than 25 years. In addition to active industry writing on six content sites, he is working on a couple of wireless development projects related to emerging markets.

He recently was cited by Forbes as a Power Mobile Influencer globally, ranking second in the world among those who cover the mobile business from a strategic perspective.

He recently has been co-chairman the Pacific Telecommunications Council conference and chair of the Mobile Payments Conference.

He graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in history and management and is a member of Mensa, the international organization for people with IQs in the top two percent.
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Armand Musey (Moderator)

Armand Musey (Moderator)

Summit Ridge Group,LLC
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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