6GSYMPOSIUM FALL 2022

Building the 6G Experience

11-12, October 2022 • Live Event

Hotel Washington • 515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Agenda – Day 1

Tuesday, October 11th

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9:00 - 9:30 AM EDT

Registration & Networking

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9:30 - 11:00 AM EDT

Opening Keynote Session

As government and industry start to clarify what 6G could or should deliver on a national and global level, keynote speakers help us understand some of the issues we face in making those visions reality and the crucial next steps to take.

Featuring

  • Doug Castor, Senior Director, Research & Innovation, InterDigital
  • Ray Dolan, CEO, Cohere Technologies
  • Milind Kulkarni, VP and Head of Wireless Lab, InterDigital
  • Tommaso Melodia, William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor, Northeastern University
  • Thyaga Nandagopal, Directorate of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP), National Science Foundation
  • Mike Nawrocki, Managing Director, Next G Alliance & VP Technology, ATIS
  • Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, ORPC
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11:00 - 11:30 AM EDT

Networking Break

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11:30 - 12:00 PM EDT

The Next G Society: Can We Get What We Want?

Previous generations of technology have shaped society and the economy. For the first time, societal goals will determine the technology and business models for future telecoms. What impact does this have on the incentives, ideation and delivery process for future networks, and what oversight is needed to get where we want to go?

Featuring

  • Dean Brenner, Chairman, FCC Technological Advisory Council, FCC
  • Chris Boyer, VP Global Public Policy, AT&T
  • Colleen Josephson, VMware & Chair, Social & Economic Needs Working Group, Next G Alliance
  • Alex Lawrence, Managing Editor, 6GWorld
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12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Access All Areas? Future of the RAN

The visions for future access architectures, including Open RAN and Non-Terrestrial Networks, are clear – creating efficient, widely available connectivity. How do we go about turning those visions into something concrete and coordinated? Join thought leaders wrestling with this challenge

Featuring

  • Paul Challoner, Vice President, Network Product Solutions, Ericsson North America
  • Sidd Chenumolu, VP Technology Development, Dish
  • Greg Ewert, VP, Intelsat; VP & Treasurer, HAPS Alliance
  • Ravi Pragada, Sr Principal Engineer, InterDigital
  • Balaji Raghothaman, Chief Technologist, Network Solutions, Keysight
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1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Networking Lunch

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2:00 - 3:15 PM EDT

The Next G Experience

Beyond-5G networks will serve as a crucial building block of future services and experiences, but as part of a broader context. This session explores how 6G relates to other emerging technologies and trends to re-imagine how government, defence, industry and consumers live and work.

Featuring

  • Ken Figueredo, Founder, More with Mobile
  • Cathy Hackl, Chief Metaverse Officer & Founder, Journey
  • Venkatesh Ramaswamy, Chief Technologist, MITRE Labs
  • Mari Silbey, Sr Director, Outreach & Partnerships, US Ignite
  • Chris Sherrick, Sr Product Manager, New Business Incubation, Verizon Robotics
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3:15 - 4:10 PM EDT

Building Blocks of the Experience: Research

If North America is to be a leader in 6G, it has to be a leader in early research today. In this session we explore the different kinds of research – from theoretical, to applied, to industrial collaborations – to understand where we are today and what needs to be done.

Featuring

  • Eric Burger, Technical Programme Office Director, Next G Alliance & Professor, Virginia Tech
  • Nick Laneman, Center Director, SpectrumX, University of Notre Dame
  • Tom Marzetta, Professor, NYU
  • Tommaso Melodia, William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor, Northeastern University
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4:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

Networking Break

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4:40 - 6:10 PM EDT

Building Blocks Of The Experience: Spectrum and Testbeds

While there are many areas of technology’s future direction which are outside the remit of government, there are critical areas where the right approaches will help define the success of America’s Beyond-5G programmes. It will need careful coordination and joined-up thinking to connect government and industry initiatives. What has been done so far and where do we go from here?

Featuring

  • Manu Gosain, Senior Director – Technical Programs (PAWR & WIoT), Northeastern University
  • Joe Kochan, Executive Director, National Spectrum Consortium
  • Roger Nichols, 6G Program Director, Keysight
  • Andreas Roessler, Principal Engineer, Rohde & Schwarz
  • Manish Singh, CTO Telecom Systems Business, Dell
  • Andrew Thiessen, MITRE Corporation & CHair, Spectrum WG, Next G Alliance 
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6:30 + PM EDT

Evening Cocktail Social

Agenda – Day 2

Wednesday, October 12th

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9:00 - 9:30 AM EDT

Registration & Networking

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9:30 - 11:00 AM EDT

The Convergence Of Computing & Communications

The USA is uniquely positioned with strength in internet, computing and communications. The final outcome seems to be a fabric of compute and storage all the way to our devices; but how do we get there and how does that affect America’s three digital industries?

Featuring

  • Martin Rowe, Editor, 5G Technology World
  • Paul Hart, EVP & GM RF Power, NXP
  • Vinay Kanitkar, CTO, Global Carrier Strategy & Akamai Fellow, Akamai
  • Clara Li, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel
  • Stephen Rose, GM, Global Telco, Media, Entertainment & Distribution, IBM
  • Chonggang Wang, Principal Engineer, InterDigital
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11:00 - 11:30 AM EDT

Networking Break

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11:30 - 1:00 PM EDT

What Should We Do With Intelligent Networks?

There is a growing understanding that machine learning and AI will be increasingly pervasive, culminating in AI-native networks. Can telecoms players leverage this to create new business models and revenue opportunities? What would they look like, and what new risks need to be faced?

Featuring

  • Roger Entner, Founder & Chief Analyst, Recon Analytics
  • Antonio Forenza, SVP & Head of R&D, Rakuten Symphony
  • Rittwik Jana, Principal Wireless Network Engineer, Google
  • Marc Price, CTO, Matrixx Software
  • Rajarajan Sivaraj, Head of ORAN Architecture & Standards, Mavenir
  • Tracy Van Brakle, Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
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1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Networking Lunch

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2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

Next G Technology – The Air Interface

The physical (PHY) layer is being put to the test under planned performance requirements for 6G. With hardware and computing already reaching limitations set by physical laws, incremental changes are not going to deliver the outcomes demanded. What new directions should we pursue that can support delivery not just on performance, but on commercial viability? Industry leaders share their ideas here.

Featuring

  • Tingfang Ji, VP Engineering, Qualcomm
  • Josep Jornet, Professor, Northeastern University
  • Ali Khayrallah, Global CTO Office, Ericsson
  • Jennifer Manner, SVP Regulatory Affairs, Echostar
  • Tim O’Shea, CTO, Deepsig
  • Prakash Sangam, Founder & Chief Analyst, Tantra Analyst
  • Ian Wong, CTO Office, Viavi
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4:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

Networking Break

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4:30 - 6:00 PM EDT

Supporting Industry Sectors: The Impact on the Core & Service Layer

It is no secret that different enterprises and especially different sectors have very distinct requirements for current and future services. With a spread of private networks, V2X, public safety elements and more, the traditional core network and service layer will need to undergo some drastic changes to a service-based architecture that successfully supports the needs of industries. This session underlines the latest thinking on this issue and what needs to be done to support industries effectively.

Featuring

  • Jesse Alton, Founder, Angellxr & Co-Chair, OMI (Open Metaverse Interoperability) group
  • Amit Ganjoo, CEO, ANRA & Board Director, GUTMA (Global Uncrewed Traffic Management Association)
  • David Krauss, Principal Network Architect, Advanced Architectures, Office of the CTO, Ciena
  • Dan Shey, VP, ABI Research

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