Strategic Infrastructure Advisor, City of London Corporation
Steven BageStrategic Infrastructure Advisor, City of London Corporation
Steven is leading the City of London’s Gigabit City Programme which includes the roll Wi-Fi and small cell infrastructure across the Square Mile and preparing the City of London to become one of the UK’s first 5G cities. Steven works alongside property developers, utilities and communications operators to ensure that the network infrastructure supporting the built environment in the Square Mile is world class. He has facilitated the delivery of utilities and telecoms services to over 10 million sq ft of new office floor space in the Square Mile, (including high profile developments such as Bloomberg, London Wall Place and many of the new developments within the Eastern City Cluster). He has influenced planning policy (including the London Plan) around infrastructure delivery, and developed and promoted award winning initiatives to improve connectivity and infrastructure distribution in dense urban areas.
Director of Spectrum Engineering, Ofcom
Armelle BoissetDirector of Spectrum Engineering, Ofcom
Technology leader heading the Spectrum Engineering teams at UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom, delivering expertise in technology, market and international developments across the wireless spectrum. Further interest in transport systems evolution in ITS & Rail.
Electrical engineering background with over 25 years working in the telecommunications sector, with extensive operational delivery capabilities complemented by a strategic perspective and commercial mindset. Broad experience in building and developing strong cross functional relationships, and managing local and remote teams. Proven ability to build successful relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and to engage and influence at senior levels.
Strong communications skills and keen advocate of STEM [Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics] careers. Fluently bilingual English and French.
Specialties: Stakeholder engagement and relationship management; Project and programme management; Network strategy and transformation; Due diligence review, procurement, bid management and commercial negotiation; New product introduction, migrations and end-to-end system integration; LTE, Small Cells, 5G, GSM-R, GNSS, OSS/BSS integration.
Founder, Disruptive Analysis
Dean BubleyFounder, Disruptive Analysis
Dean Bubley is the Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm. An analyst with over 20 years’ experience, he specialises in wireless, mobile, and telecoms fields. He is one of the leading analysts covering Mobile Networks, Service Provider business models, The Future of Voice and WebRTC. As @disruptivedean on Twitter and through articles on the Disruptive Wireless blog & LinkedIn, he gives informed, contrarian commentary on the telecoms & IT industries, as well as policy and regulation. He speaks at 30+ events per year & is regularly quoted in the media He also works collaboratively with a number of other leading experts & consultancies. In addition, he advises clients on a broad spectrum of technology industry research & futurism topics.
Head of Product Management, Small Cells & 5G mmWave, Nokia
Randy CoxHead of Product Management, Small Cells & 5G mmWave, Nokia
Randy serves as Head of Product Management for Small Cells and 5G mmWave within Nokia. He is responsible for the Small Cell and mmWave strategy, product portfolio and driving business development for small cells at Nokia. In this role, he works closely with Nokia’s customers and regional teams around the world to ensure the product portfolio meets our customer’s needs and enables new business with small cell technology.
Prior to leading the Small Cell Product Management team, Randy’s product management responsibilities included leading 4G Business Development globally for both Nokia Networks and previously at Motorola Networks prior to the acquisition by Nokia Siemens Networks in 2011. Before this, he served as Director, CDMA Program Management Office for the Motorola CDMA Systems Division. Prior to joining Motorola, he was part of the development team at Tellabs Inc.
Randy has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and throughout his career has held various leadership roles, including software development, system integration, program management, business development and product management.
Randy earned a BSEE from Marquette University.
Partner & Co-Chair, Spectrum Access, Use and Value Group, UK Spectrum Policy Forum
Peter Curnow-FordPartner & Co-Chair, Spectrum Access, Use and Value Group, UK Spectrum Policy Forum
Founder of Viatec Associates, Growth Innovators Group & has held Non-Exec roles with many SMEs, been a board Advisor to SMEs and AIM listed companies and mentored many startup CEOs. Viatec assists organisations with decision making in the cellular, satellite & wireless infrastructure and device space, on investment, key operational and technology trends and 'our view' of the wireless landscape including spectrum use and acquisition, tower (cell site) development and funding, public safety & homeland security, handsets and cellular back haul including small-cell strategies. I am Exec Chairman of Growth Innovators Group which is focused on delivering Accelerated Sales Revenue Growth and Marketing Support to Innovative SMEs and AIM Listed companies. In addition we facilitate management teams with their funding aspirations. I have held Non-Exec roles in Plasma Antennas, Eisar, Bluenowhere, Safetipay, etc and am currently Board Advisor to Dahl Mobile Technology AB and Advisory Board Member to newmedia2.0. Viatec is focused on the Cellular, Mobile, WiFi, LTE Satellite and general wireless markets in the UK, EU, US & Canada, Africa and Asia. With active involvement in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan with technology and OEM/ODM manufacturers. It works with companies (entrepreneurs, executives and investors) to build and grow business to deliver maximum return and value in technology focused organisations in the Telecoms and Wireless space. Many years experience building European operations for EU and US organisations in the cellular device, infrastructure and wireless markets. Specialties: Mentoring, Leadership, Funding, Investment, Business Planning, Merger & Acquisition, Management Team Building, Governance, Wireless Market knowledge, Sales, Marketing, Operations. Member of Institute of Directors (IoD) & IoD Advance - Leader (Top 2%) at The Council of Telecomms Advisors at Gerson Lehrman Group - Logica Alumni - De Montfort University Alumni.
DMTS, Bell Canada
Javan ErfanianDMTS, Bell Canada
In his role within Wireless Network at Bell Canada, Javan primes the wireless technology strategic direction, while working with the global industry, various forums, and the research community. In particular, he has been contributing to the work programs through NGMN, most recently the 5G initiative, for which he has been the Co-Lead, and the 5G White Paper Chief Editor. He also led the work on NGMN Verticals requirements. Javan has taught many academic programs, particularly at University of Toronto, with research publications and many citations. He has been an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker for many years, and a recipient of the IEEE Millennium Medal. Javan is a Steering Board member of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF).
Co-Founder and Research Director, Rethink Technology Research
Caroline GabrielCo-Founder and Research Director, Rethink Technology Research
Caroline co-founded Rethink Technology Research in 2002 to focus on emerging mobile technologies and their impact on operator business models. She has been analyzing and reporting in the hi-tech industries since 1986 and has a huge wealth of experience of technology trends and how they impact on business models. She started her career as a technology journalist and then took senior roles in online publishing and research before focusing full time on wireless industry research and consultancy. At Rethink her role has been to head up the wireless side of the business, leading the creation of research, newsletters and consulting services focused on mobile platforms and operator models. In this role, she has become a highly recognized authority on 4G systems such as LTE, and carrier network strategies such as HetNet, and a prolific speaker at industry events. Consulting and research clients come from major mobile operators, the wireless supply chain and financial institutions. Previously Caroline spent much of her journalistic and media career at VNU Business Publishing, the leading European publisher of technology news and magazines. While there, she held the position of Publishing Director for the launch of VNU’s pan-European Online Content Services, and then of European Editorial Director. She then made the move from publishing into technology market analysis and consulting, and in 2002 co-founded Rethink Technology Research with Peter White.
Director, Small Cells Business Development – Europe CommScope
Stuart HollyoakDirector, Small Cells Business Development – Europe CommScope
Stuart Holyoak is director of small cells business development in Europe. Stuart joined CommScope in 2017 to drive adoption of the CommScope OneCell solution with mobile network operators across Europe. In this role, Stuart helps operators, neutral hosts and end customers understand the value of the CommScope solution with a focus on operator acceptance, evolving new business cases and architectural and deployment benefits.
Stuart previously worked at another small cell vendor, ip.access for 7 years as global head of technical sales, T-Mobile UK for 14 years in numerous engineering, deployment and customer facing roles including managing T-Mobile’s 2G Small Cell network. He started his career in telecommunications by serving in the British Army Air Corps for 7 years.
5G Project Manager, City of Amsterdam
Burcu Kuzlak5G Project Manager, City of Amsterdam
Burcu Kuzlak is currently project manager of the 5G project at the City of Amsterdam. She is also part of Big Data Value Center. She is a member of the 5G PPP Trials Working Group. Within the 5G Trials Working Group she leads the 5G EURO 2020 Trial. Burcu also oversees engagement on 5G as multimedia, public security, and automated driving. Between 2014 and 2017 she was a project manager for research and innovation projects where she has been particularly active in the fields of Smart Cities, Data Protection, and Privacy. In May 2015, she received the award for the best woman in technology by The Ministry of Science and Technology in Turkey.
Group Director of Spectrum, Ofcom
Philip MarnickGroup Director of Spectrum, Ofcom
Philip is Group Director of Spectrum at Ofcom, where he is responsible for setting and implementing the strategy for managing spectrum including clearing, awarding and licensing it. Philip has over 27 years' experience within the wireless communications industry. He has held senior executive positions covering technology, operations and strategy. Philip has worked for UK Broadband, O2, Orange, BT, J-Phone in Japan (now Softbank Mobile), Extreme Mobile and SpinVox (now Nuance).
Corporate Development and Strategy Crown Castle
Mark ReudinkCorporate Development and Strategy Crown Castle
Mark Reudink is currently Director of Product Development at Crown Castle. Mark is responsible for defining business initiatives, evaluating emerging technologies and creating awareness and bringing to market solutions that leverage Crown Castle’s tower, fiber and small cell assets. Prior to joining Crown Castle, Mark has held leadership roles in Engineering and Operations with major service providers and several startups. Mark holds a BS in Engineering-Physics from Pacific Luther University and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University. He has been granted 16 patents and has authored over 20 technical papers and presentations.
Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
Puneet SethiSenior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
• 15+ years of progressive experience in roles across engineering, product management and business development for wireless device and infrastructure products including GSM, UMTS, C2K, LTE, 5G, IoE/IoT, Wi-Fi and others
• Drove cross-functional teams from product inception to volume production; Negotiated supply and buy side terms with vendors and customers
• Bootstrapped the business from scratch to self-sustaining mode; Over multiple years, improved P&L exceeding YoY targets
• Understanding of cellular ecosystem and built relationships across software providers, OEMs, ODMs and service providers
Director, Technology and Solution Development (4G, 5G & MEC Solutions) at Reliance JIO
Ravi SinhaDirector, Technology and Solution Development (4G, 5G & MEC Solutions) at Reliance JIO
- Versatile R&D Executive serving leadership roles in wireless industry with expertise in strategic planning, business analysis, M&A assessments, product development and technology strategy that will enable organizations to achieve its long-term objectives.
- Always at the forefront of innovation in the mobile, telecommunications and Sensor industries for the past 20 years with Director and Chief Architect roles at leading public and private companies.
- Leading innovation teams responsible for evaluating and managing emerging technologies. Product Development and Deployment of multiple 4G (LTE) and 5G (mmWave), WiFi (802.11AC/AX) Small Cell combo platforms as well as Stand Alone Carrier Grade and Enterprise Cloud based WiFi NW solutions with unified SoN platform for a country wide deployment.
- NW migration to 4.5G(LWIP/LAA/ IoT NW) platform based on popular SoC platforms (Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom, Realtek & Cavium).
- Vast Product Development exposure of a flexible vRAN Platform suitable for 4G and 5G solutions (Intel, Xilinx, Altera, ADI and TI based RaaS) and NFV/ SDN Platform with ONAP based Orchestrator.
- Executed multiple projects on traditional IoT platforms based on Qualcomm IoT Gateway platform combined with MQTT, CoAP, SNMP, KAFKA based solution. New projects on NB-IOT solution co-existence on Small Cell platform.
- Current areas of focus: Evolving Unlicensed spectrum based small cell projects (MulteFire and CBRS offerings at 3.5 GHz), MEC, 60GHz mmWave Xhaul solution and NR 5G Radios.
- Active contribution to the most popular working groups in small cell and virtualization domains (Small Cell Forum, m-Cord (Stanford), TIP-Facebook ).
- Specialties: Technological Strategy and Planning, Evaluating Emerging Technologies and business models, Network Architecture, Mobile Internet , Broadband Wireless Communications, SaaS, Product Development, IPR Management, Global Outsourcing, Corporate Restructuring, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Senior Vice President of Technology Programs, TIA
Harry SmeenkSenior Vice President of Technology Programs, TIA
Harry Smeenk has over 30 years of industry experience in wireline, wireless and IP network design, development, deployment and integration. He has led product development, business development, engineering, installation, and field service organizations across the United States working in start-up and medium-size wireless construction and deployment companies, as well as larger corporations such as Nortel Networks, Goodman Networks and others. At TIA, Harry leads the Technology Community’s initiatives focused on smart buildings, Edge Data Centers, virtualization, central office to data center transition and network service assurance. These Programs solve unique challenges, shape solutions and develop strategic guidance and frameworks to enable next-generation communications products and services across a variety of vertical markets spanning real estate, automotive, industrial IoT 4.0, telehealth and more. He has provided IoT and next-generation networking and wireless consulting expertise to numerous companies, started and sold 3 wireless construction and maintenance companies, and has held various executive-level leadership positions across the information and communications technology industry. Mr. Smeenk earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina (UNC) – Chapel Hill, NC and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Management from St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. Find him on Twitter at @HarrySmeenk.
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