As the President of AT&T Labs and the CTO, Andre Fuetsch is responsible for delivering the architecture and design of AT&T’s future network. Fuetsch is an AT&T veteran; he joined the company in 1995. Fuetsch holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. He also completed core coursework for the Computer Science Master’s program at Stanford University.
Andrea Little Limbago is the Chief Social Scientist at Virtru. Her writing has been featured in numerous outlets, including Politico, the Hill, Business Insider, and Christian Science Monitor. She also presents at a range of security, government, and academic conferences, covering cybersecurity topics ranging from norms to bots to attack trends. She previously worked in academia and at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC). While at JWAC, Andrea received the Reginald Gray Award, the Command’s top award for technical excellence for her analytic support across the Department of Defense. Andrea holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she taught international relations and foreign policy courses, and a Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.
As Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, Ann Johnson oversees the go-to-market strategies of cybersecurity and compliance solutions for one of the largest tech companies on our planet.
As a recognized thought leader on cybersecurity, Johnson is a sought-after global speaker and digital author specializing in cyber resilience, online fraud, cyberattacks, compliance and mobile security.
Prior to joining Microsoft, her executive leadership roles included CEO of Boundless Spatial, President and COO of vulnerability management pioneer Qualys, Inc. and Vice President of World Wide Identity and Fraud Sales at RSA Security, a subsidiary of EMC Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Weber State University with a dual major in political science and communication. She has completed the majority of the required coursework toward her MBA with a concentration in statistics.
Dedicated to giving back to her community, Johnson currently serves on the boards and as a board advisor of the Security Advisor Alliance, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Executive Women’s Forum, HYPR (a biometric security firm) as well as the Executive Sponsor of the Microsoft Women in Security Group and co-executive sponsor of Microsoft GLEAM. In addition, Johnson dedicates her philanthropy – in terms of time and fundraising – to animal and youth causes.
As President and CEO, Biju Nair is responsible for the execution and strategy of HYLA’s global business. He leads the company’s expanding effort to grow the company’s global strategic vision, with a focus on bringing new technology solutions and new business opportunities to the forefront. He is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the company’s short and long-term goals are realized and that the corporate strategy is secure and engaged.
Bringing more than 20 years of experience to his role, Biju is a recognized entrepreneur and technology industry leader. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Strategy Officer for Synchronoss, where he was responsible for leading the technology direction and strategic vision of the company as well as investor relations.
Prior to joining Synchronoss, Biju was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sapience Knowledge Systems, Inc., a venture-backed wireless software company that was acquired by Synchronoss Technologies in 2011. Previously, he held the position of Senior Vice President and GM of the Connectivity and Security Group at Smith Micro Software and Corporate Vice President and GM and founder of Mobility Solutions Group at PCTEL, Inc. which was acquired by Smith Micro in 2008. In addition, Biju has held senior executive positions at SAFCO Technologies and Agilent Technologies.
Biju has a Master of Science Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Politechnika Warszawska and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Roberta (Bobbie) G. Stempfley joined the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute as director of the SEI’s CERT Division in June 2017. Stempfley previously served as director of cyber strategy implementation at MITRE Corp. and as acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security. In addition to her work at DHS, Stempfley previously worked in the DoD as CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency and as chief of the DoD Computer Emergency Response Team, which she established.
Stempfley received her bachelor’s degree in engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree in computer science from James Madison University. A recipient of many awards, she was recognized by CyberScoop as among the Top Women in Cybersecurity, by Federal Computer Week in the Fed 100, and by Information Week as one of the Top 50 Government CIOs.
Chetan Sharma is CEO and founder of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executives of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Chetan is the author or co-author or editor of 12 best-selling books on mobile and over 200 articles related to mobile. He has been serving on the advisory boards of Telefonica, Ericsson, Kymeta and other stealth startups.
Chris Penrose is president of AT&T’s internet of things (IoT) organization. Chris is responsible for leading AT&T’s global internet of things initiatives across industry verticals. This includes auto, agriculture, manufacturing, fleet management, asset tracking, healthcare, drones, energy, smart cities, retail and consumer electronics.
From connected cars to connected cities, Chris has led AT&T to become recognized as one of the leading IoT companies in the world. Chris has also been recognized for championing innovation. He spearheaded the creation of the AT&T Drive Studio for connected vehicles, the AT&T Healthcare Foundry and the AT&T IoT Foundry, all which focus on making it easy for developers and businesses to create and implement IoT solutions.
With 27 years of experience at AT&T and its predecessor companies, Chris has leadership expertise in strategic planning, business development, sales, marketing, distribution planning and customer service.He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. Chris and his wife Anne live in Atlanta and have two children in college.
Dina Bass is the Seattle Bureau Chief at Bloomberg. She has been a technology reporter for Bloomberg News, covering Microsoft since 1999. Dina also writes about storage, cloud, artificial intelligence and Seattle startups for Bloomberg, as well as authoring articles for Bloomberg Businessweek.
As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Communications, Doug Suriano is responsible for managing strategic planning, product development, sales, service, and support for Oracle Communications products. He joined Oracle in 2013 as Vice President of Products for Oracle Communications following the Tekelec acquisition where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. Prior to Tekelec, Suriano was the Vice President of Engineering at dynamicsoft, Inc. and Chief Information Officer for QAD, Inc. Before QAD, he managed the information technology division for the United States Marine Corps.
Durga Malladi is Senior Vice President and General Manager, 4G/5G in Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Durga joined Qualcomm in 1998 as a Senior Engineer. Over the past 20 years, he has worked on 3G and 4G technologies, and was the Project Engineer of 4G LTE-Advanced in Qualcomm Research from 2008-15, responsible for features such as mobile broadband, Carrier Aggregation, HetNets, Relays, Dual Connectivity, Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), Internet of Things (eMTC, NB-IoT) and Cellular V2X.
From 2015-18, he oversaw the 5G and Wi-Fi Wireless R&D projects, spanning Sub6 and Millimeter Wave bands, with applications in enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Integrated Access and Backhaul systems, Unlicensed / Shared Spectrum Access, Massive IoT (mIoT), Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), Industrial IoT, 5G based Vehicular Communications (C-V2X) and evolution of Wi-Fi beyond 802.11ax. The responsibilities spanned system design, standardization, prototype testbeds, pre-commercial vendor inter-operability tests and trials.
As SVP & GM 4G/5G, he is responsible for cellular modem and location businesses, baseband and transceiver modem technology roadmap, features, software products, and infrastructure and operator commercial engagements. He drives the overall 5G roadmap and solutions across business units, spanning Mobile, Industrial, Enterprise and Automotive segments. He is the recipient of Qualcomm’s IP Excellence Award, Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership and Upendra Patel Achievement Awards for Outstanding Contributions to HSPA and LTE.
Durga holds a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an M.S and Ph.D. from UCLA. His research interests include Signal Processing, Communication Theory and Artificial Intelligence. He is a member of IEEE and holds 440 U.S. patents.
Eugene Chung is CEO and Founder of Penrose Studios. Previously, he was Director, Film & Media at Oculus VR. Prior to that, he was an investor and filmmaker based in New York City. He was with TechStars and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), where he focused on venture capital and seed investments in technology companies. Prior to NEA, Eugene worked in film production at Pixar Animation Studios. Earlier in his career, Eugene was a private equity investor at Warburg Pincus and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. He earned his BS degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.
Dr. Ganesh Sundaram is founder and CEO of AlefEdge and is a leader in wireless technology with over 20 years of rich experience in technology creation and has worked extensively with operators globally. Prior to founding the Company, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and lead multiple secure wireless solutions initiatives at Bell Labs, New Jersey. He has developed several foundational technologies, leading to new standards, products and deployments, and has authored over 50 patents relating to mobile data networking, architecture, security, cryptography, resource management and mobility management. He was named a Bell Labs Fellow in 2012, inducted into the Alcatel-Lucent technical academy 2009, and is a recipient of two Bell Labs president’s awards. Dr. Sundaram has PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University and Master of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Glenn Lurie serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Synchronoss Technologies. Glenn joined the Synchronoss team in November, 2017 with nearly 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications and wireless industries.
Prior to joining Synchronoss, Glenn was President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T’s Mobility and Consumer Operations where he successfully grew the nation’s leading wireless and consumer business. During this time Glenn managed sales and distribution, customer care, operations, home entertainment and video services. Glenn and his team were also responsible for the integration of AT&T’s Direct TV and the company’s digital business.
After starting his career in the early days of the wireless industry at McCaw Cellular, Glenn helped usher in the modern smartphone era by leading AT&T’s negotiations with Apple to introduce the first iPhone and iPad. He built three groundbreaking business for AT&T: IoT business – bringing wireless connectivity to tablets, cars and consumer electronics; Digital Life – AT&T’s home automation and security business, and finally the launch of Aio Wireless – now Cricket Wireless, the companies’ industry leading prepaid flanker brand.
In 2014, Glenn was named as one of just 10 “MobileGameChangers” by Russell Reynolds Associates for his mobile-first approach to developing innovative services that enhance the way people live. Glenn was named to the Global Telecom Business “Power 100” multiple times, awarded Wireless Week’s Telecom Leadership Award in 2010, and presented the Atlanta Telecom Professional of the Year Award in 2009 from the Atlanta Telecoms Professionals Association.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Marketing from Seattle Pacific University. An avid soccer player, Glenn was a three-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) National Champion at Seattle Pacific University. He was also a 1st Round Draft pick in the Major Indoor Soccer League and went on to play professionally for teams in Cleveland, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Portland.
Hank is President of Connected Solutions at Aptiv, a leading technology company in the automotive space. Mr. Skorny has extensive experience in the mobile software and services industry as well as in PC software for 30 years. Prior to joining Aptiv, Mr. Skorny served as SVP – IoT at Neustar and the VP of Software & Services Group and GM of the Intel Services Division at Intel Corporation. Prior to that he was Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of RealNetworks, Inc., and President CEO of mobile messaging startup, Thumbspeed,Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Skorny was executive at AOL, Adobe Systems, Microsoft and Apple Computer.
Ina Fried is a Chief Technology Correspondent, where she covers a wide range of technology issues. Before helping launch Recode, Ina covered mobile at All Things Digital where she also co-produced the D: Dive Into Mobile conference. She spent a decade at CNET where she covered, among other things, Microsoft and Apple. Prior to joining CNET in May 2000, she covered chips for Bridge News and was a writer at the Orange County Business Journal and Orange County Register. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio.
Jay Green is a reporter focused on technology coverage in the Pacific Northwest. He has BA in English from Macalester College and MS in Journalism from Columbia University. Before joining The Post, Greene was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, covering Microsoft and the cloud-computing businesses of Amazon and Google. He spent 10 years as the Seattle bureau chief for BusinessWeek and has covered Amazon and Microsoft for the Seattle Times. He also wrote “Design Is How It Works,” a book on design and innovation. His Honors & Awards include, McGraw Fellowship at City University of New York, Graduate School of Journalism; US-Japan Journalism Fellow at Japan Center for International Exchange; Immigration Journalism Fellowship at French-American Foundation, and Best in Business Award for Explanatory Journalism from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Jeff Bradley is currently an advisor to early stage and mature companies on product roadmap and go to market strategy.
Jeff ended his tenure at AT&T with responsibility for west retail sales and distribution. Prior he was responsible for the industry’s leading portfolio of mobile devices during its meteoric evolution; AT&T’s network product services including NumberSync, Call Protect, and Advanced Messaging; and providing mobile developers and creators with tools, events, and best practices. He joined AT&T Wireless from Lante Corporation, a leading internet consulting firm, where he was Managing Director and a member of the senior leadership team. Jeff began his career at IBM initially in enterprise sales and then in consulting practice management. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University where he was also a two-time Pac 10 champion wrestler.
John Baker is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Mavenir. A veteran of the mobile industry, board member for 5G Americas, and sought-after industry speaker, John Baker leads the 5G team at Mavenir, intent on disrupting the market by transforming operator network economics.
A visionary and driving force behind Mavenir’s business strategy, John is at the forefront of the company’s drive to change operator views on wireless infrastructure deployment—promoting a software-focused approach to innovation, with no ties to supporting legacy hardware.
Prior to joining Mavenir, John held senior positions with leading wireless companies, including:
John also contributed significantly in the development of the GSM standards. He graduated with an Honors Degree in Electrical Electronic Engineering from Loughborough University in Leicestershire, UK. John is frequently quoted in major wireless industry publications including Wireless Week, Fierce Wireless, Light Reading, SDX Central, RCR Wireless and Mobile World Live.
John Saw, Ph.D., is chief technology officer at Sprint, responsible for technology development, network planning, engineering, deployment and service assurance of the Sprint network. Prior to this he was chief network officer.
Saw has more than 20 years of wireless industry experience. Before Sprint’s acquisition of Clearwire, he was CTO of Clearwire Corp. He joined Clearwire as its second employee in 2003 and was instrumental in scaling the company’s technical expertise and organization. In 2009 and 2010, he led the Clearwire team that built the first 4G network in North America, covering more than 130 million people.
Before Clearwire, Saw was senior vice president and general manager of Fixed Wireless Access at Netro Corp. (now SR Telecom) after Netro’s acquisition of AT&T Wireless’ broadband wireless group in 2002. He initiated the rollout of Netro’s broadband wireless products in Europe as part of Telefonica de Espana’s TRAC Migration project to bring high-speed internet and voice to suburban and rural Spain. He was chief engineer and vice president of Engineering at AT&T Wireless, and was instrumental in the development and rollout of AT&T Wireless’ Digital Broadband wireless service from 1997-2002 (one of the earliest OFDM-based wireless systems ever deployed and foundational to the subsequent development of OFDM-based 4G standards for WiMAX and LTE).
Saw has a doctorate in electrical engineering from McMaster University, Canada. His dissertation on low-loss surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices is recognized as pioneering work that has helped enable a new generation of RF signal processing elements used in all mobile phones today. He has also published more than 15 technical papers and has six U.S. patents in wireless technologies. In April 2017, Saw was appointed to the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai.
Kartik Tiwari is the CTO and co-founder of Starsky Robotics, a driverless truck startup which aims to make roads safer and allow truck drivers to work closer to home. Starsky Robotics began moving freight on the highway in early 2017, and one year later became the first company to take the safety driver out of a truck when it drove fully unmanned for seven miles on a closed road in Florida. In June 2019, Starsky did the first ever fully unmanned test on a public highway with live traffic. Kartik has a background in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Marwan Fawaz is an executive advisor at Google. Prior to that he was chief executive officer of Nest, an Alphabet company. Prior to Nest, Marwan was executive vice president of Motorola Mobility where he served as the CEO of Motorola Home, overseeing vision, strategy and operations. During his time there, he repositioned the business to streamline products and services and in 2013, he led the transaction process to divest of the business unit to Arris for $2.35 billion.
Before joining Motorola, Marwan was executive vice president – strategy and chief technology officer of Charter Communications. Earlier in his career, he served as senior vice president and CTO of Adelphia Communications, where he was responsible for the company’s overall technology development and deployment.
Marwan currently serves on several public and private company boards/advisory boards. Full board roles include Synacor (SYNC), CSG International (CSGS), and SCTE Foundation. Advisory boards include ADT, Liberty Global International (LGI), CenturyLink (CTL), Guavus, and Benu Networks.
He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering and MS degree in telecommunications, specializing in satellite communications.
Mohamed Kande serves as the Advisory Leader. Previously he was PwC’s US and Global Advisory Leader for the technology, media, telecoms, and hospitality industry sectors. His expertise spans the areas of operational strategy, technology development, mergers and acquisitions, and operations management.Before joining PwC in August 2011, Mohamed was the managing partner of PRTM Management Consultants’ Europe, Middle East and South Asia business. Prior to joining PRTM, Mohamed worked for Motorola in Chicago, and for DTI Telecom in Canada deploying and launching telecommunications networks in the USA, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa.He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Montreal, and a BS in electrical engineering from Ecole Supérieure d’IngénieursenGénieElectrique in France.
Neville R. Ray is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile USA. Mr. Ray joined T-Mobile USA (then VoiceStream) in April 2000 and since December 2010 has served as its Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the national management and development of the T-Mobile USA wireless network and the company’s information technology services and operations. Prior to joining T-Mobile USA, Mr. Ray served as Network Vice President for Pacific Bell Mobile Services. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance. Mr. Ray is an honors graduate of City, University of London and a member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Nick Desai is an accomplished and visionary entrepreneur who has started and led four venture funded start-ups over the last 18 years. Nick is the Co-Founder and CEO of Heal, an on-demand doctor house call app available in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco / Silicon Valley, and San Diego.
For Nick, Heal is more than a company – it’s a mission to fix the broken $3trillion healthcare system. Nick’s previous start-ups have been innovative leaders in technology-enabled fitness and weight loss, social media and mobile applications, and the web’s first self-updating address book.
Nick earned his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine, where he is in the Engineering Hall of Fame, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Nick is on the board of the UC Irvine Alumni Association and the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Heart Association.
Sarjoun is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Bossa Nova Robotics. He is responsible for the development of Bossa Nova technology, from long-term robot autonomy to data analytics and AI. He has spent the last twenty years bringing robots to people’s lives, from commercializing half a million robotic toys to deploying robots that navigate retail aisles alongside shoppers. Sarjoun holds a PhD and a Masters in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut. He holds multiple patents and has received awards including the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Western Pennsylvania (2011), the FEA Distinguished Young Alumni (2011) and the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Top 50 in Tech (2009).
Shawn Edwards serves as both the Chief Security Officer of RSA as well as Dell’s Head of Business Unit Security Organization. As CSO, Shawn holds key operational responsibility for cybersecurity incident response management, managing digital risk and partnering with business leaders across Dell to achieve their goals while balancing security and resiliency. Edwards’ primary vision, ensuring security & resiliency as a competitive differentiator, is achieved by enabling business opportunities while protecting customers and company. Shawn and his team are the conduit between the lines of business & the Security & Resiliency Organization.
Before joining Dell, Shawn served as the Vice President and Head of Cyber Defense at Visa. Shawn was instrumental in the transformation of Visa’s Global Cyber Security program into an industry leader. He led key innovations in the areas of attack surface management, intelligence-driven cyber response, threat intelligence and counter threat and provided leadership in designing the overall cyber program. Shawn owned global operational responsibility for defending the enterprise which processes 65 billion transactions amounting to a total volume of $7.3 trillion annually. Shawn was a primary public speaker for Visa on maturing cybersecurity and managing related risk.
Edwards holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and several industry certifications.
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