6GSymposium Fall 2022 Roundup
November 1, 2022
12:00 PM EDT
6GSymposium Fall 2022 Roundup
October’s 6GSymposium brought together more than 50 speakers from across the telecoms ecosystem and beyond to address how we move from ‘visions for 6G’ to implementation. Under the theme of “Building the 6G Experience” they covered everything from the state of play with 6G initiatives, through defining and imagining the experiences co-created with emerging phenomena such as robotics and the metaverse; progress on fundamental building-blocks such as research, testbeds and spectrum; the role of AI, software-based and disaggregated networks in generating new business models alongside new technical capabilities; and how to build in the demands of other industries and society into the development process. Alongside the conference, an array of technology demonstrations highlighted some of the most advanced research in this field.
If you don’t have 20 or so hours to spare watching the session videos (available free on the 6GSymposium website), join us for a one-hour digest of the key ideas and controversies, set in a wider context by some of America’s leading 6G experts from organizing partners Next G Alliance, Keysight, Northeastern University and InterDigital. We’ll also take time to answer your questions.
SPEAKERS & MODERATOR
Abhimanyu (Manu) Gosain is a Technical Program Director for PAWR and Director of Industry Engagement for Institute of Wireless Internet of Things at Northeastern University. In this role, he is in charge of setting strategic goals and the research agenda for a $100 million public-private partnership for the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program and $25M DARPA Colosseum program. His numerous professional publications and experience exemplify use-inspired basic research in the field of networking technologies such as LTE, 5G, dispersed computing, edge computing and Internet of Things. He is an IEEE Senior Member and serves as a board member for the OpenAirInterface Alliance. He received his M.S. degree from Tufts University and M.B.A. from Boston University with High Honors.
Doug is a Senior Director of Research and Innovation responsible for Technology Evolution and Prototyping. He manages a team of innovators, systems designers and implementation engineers who identify, design and prototype concepts for next generation wireless systems (5G & 6G). The results of Doug and his team’s work can be found at Mobile World Congress, Brooklyn 5G Summit, and numerous publications in the InterDigital Vault. Doug Castor has more than 25 years of experience in wireless system innovation, analysis, design and implementation. Since joining InterDigital in 2000, he has been developing and delivering next generation technology for the mobile wireless industry. His work has been incorporated into 3G (WCDMA and HSPA), 4G (LTE Advanced), and his recent research is targeted for 5G (NR) and 6G systems. Doug has directed departments as large as 35 employees within InterDigital’s Research and Innovation organization where he has both administrative and technical planning responsibilities. He is currently directing a development team aiming to bring gigabit data rates, extreme low latency and ultra low power to next generation mobile devices. Key technologies of interest to Doug include millimeter wave (mmWave) and terahertz frequencies applied to small cell access and backhaul, and multi-access edge computing. Doug’s work has resulted in demonstrating InterDigital’s EdgeHaul platform - the world’s first WiGig-based mmWave mesh backhaul system that can wirelessly transport multi-gigabit-per-second data to small cells. He is the inventor of 14 granted patents with many additional patent applications pending. Doug also has prior experience working for Lockheed Martin in satellite communications systems where he developed wireless performance analysis software and validated system designs prior to launch.
Roger Nichols’ 36 years of engineering and management experience in wireless test and measurement at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, and Keysight spans roles in marketing, manufacturing, research, and development. He has managed projects, programs, and departments beginning with analog cellular radio, evolving to 6G, and on every standard in between. He has been directing Keysight’s 5G program since 2014, and Keysight’s 6G program since 2019. He is also the director of Keysight’s work in wireless standards.
Roger holds a BSEE from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
As Vice President of Technology and Solutions, Mike Nawrocki focuses on strategic initiatives to advance ATIS members’ business and technology priorities.
Bringing extensive telecommunications strategy experience and a service provider perspective, Mike provides ATIS direction on emerging technology trends as well as next generation technologies and networks. Before ATIS, he served as Director – Standards for Verizon Technology, and previously, as principal technologist in Verizon’s CTO organization. His extensive career with major service providers includes working in network planning and engineering positions at Verizon and AT&T Bell Labs. Mike has previously served on the MoCA Board of Directors and participated on FCC working groups, including the Technological Advisory Council, CSRIC and Network Reliability Council. At ATIS, he serves as a key policy interface with the FCC and other agencies.
Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering – Communications from the George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.