Paving the way for North America
Beyond 5G

September 21 – 22, 2021 • virtual Event

Why 6G Symposium Fall?

What comes after 5G will be very different from what has gone before. The forces driving its creation include unprecedented social and environmental factors, while the economic opportunity from getting it right could be revolutionary. The complexity of unifying telecoms, cloud, enterprise OT, AI and more in a way that’s agile, usable and secure is daunting… and is being tackled by some of the best minds in the region.
The 6GSymposium will bring together key stakeholders from across government, academia, the telecoms industry and beyond, to help build a strong North American position in the technology, business and policy environment beyond 5G and answer the changing needs of the region in the coming decades. Join us to learn and engage with the transformational process that the development of 6G in North America represents.

Thought Leaders Across Industry, Government and Academia Include

Amanda Toman

Head of Innovation Fund, NTIA

Head of Innovation Fund, NTIA

Igal Elbaz

ATIS Chair & Network CTO, AT&T

Igal oversees the global mobile and fixed network technology direction for AT&T, which includes the design of the company’s 5G infrastructure, AT&T’s software-defined networking initiative, protecting and monetizing AT&T’s intellectual property portfolio, and network software automation platforms. His responsibilities include network architecture, standards, planning, development, testing and certification of infrastructure and device technologies.
Igal previously served as senior vice president of Network Engineering and Operations where he led the engineering and operations of AT&T’s mobility and voice core networks; common IP backbone network; transport and cloud engineering as well as global monitoring of AT&T’s network; tier 3 advanced technical support; business continuity planning and AT&T’s Global Technology Operations Center, which provides centralized command operations.
He also served as senior vice president of Wireless and Access Technology where he was responsible for wireless and wireline access network architecture design and the technology roadmap. Igal also led ecosystem and innovation through AT&T’s Foundry and his focus on understanding and utilizing the startup community. Through his many assignments, Igal brings strong leadership and key experiences to deliver advanced access technologies and innovative products and services with speed and agility.

Igal serves as Chairman of the board for the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). Igal also serves on the boards of GSMA, 5G Americas, the O-RAN Alliance and the American Heart Association Dallas.
Igal has an MBA from the College of Management Academic Studies and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Management from Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two sons.

ATIS Chair & Network CTO, AT&T

Alex Choi

Chairman, O-RAN Alliance

Dr. Alex Jinsung Choi is Chairman of the O-RAN ALLIANCE and Senior Vice President, Group Technology and Head of T-Labs, which is the central Research & Development division of Deutsche Telekom. In addition, he is member of the Technology & Innovation management board, where he has responsibility for several strategic topics.

Dr. Choi has been a thought leader for over 20 years in the mobile telecommunication industry & consumer electronics by driving forward key strategic and research topics in Telco and AI.

Dr. Choi was the first Chairman of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and previously served as CTO for SK Telekom. With the introduction of “NUGU”, the first AI- based virtual assistant in Korea, Dr. Choi was influential in the development of AI solutions.

Chairman, O-RAN Alliance

Ed Knapp

CTO, American Tower

Ed Knapp is our Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining American Tower in 2017, Mr. Knapp served as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm, where he was responsible for their New Jersey Corporate Research Center. Mr. Knapp has more than 40 years of communications technology experience and has spent more than 30 years invested in the development of the global wireless industry. He joined Qualcomm after its acquisition of Flarion Technologies. Prior to that he served as Chief Technology Officer of PacketVideo Corporation, co-founded NextWave Telecom, Inc. and served as its Chief Technology Officer, and was Executive Director of Technical Services for Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Mobile (Verizon Wireless).

Mr. Knapp serves on the Board of Directors of AST SpaceMobile and the Center for Automotive Research, as well as the Rutgers University Industry Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Outthinker Strategy Network. Mr. Knapp currently has five granted U.S. patents and one pending application. He earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University (NYU) in New York and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Stony Brook University.

CTO, American Tower

Anne Neuberger

Deputy National Security Advisor, The White House

Ms. Neuberger is the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies in the White House. Previously, she served at the National Security Agency (NSA) for over ten years in a variety of senior intelligence and cybersecurity roles. Most recently, she served as director of NSA’s Cybersecurity organization and deputy director of NSA’s intelligence operations, leading an organization of over 20,000 people globally. In both these roles, she drove major change initiatives across operations and technology. She also served as NSA’s first Chief Risk Officer building NSA’s enterprise risk management program and Director of NSA’s Commercial Solutions Center, which leads its private sector outreach. Prior to NSA, she served as the Department of the Navy’s Deputy Chief Management Officer and a White House Fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

In 2020, Ms. Neuberger was awarded DoD’s and NSA’s highest civilian awards, the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award, and NSA’s Distinguished Service Medal. In 2017, Ms. Neuberger was awarded a Presidential Rank Award.

Before her government service, Ms. Neuberger was Senior Vice President of Operations at American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, where she directed technology and operations. Ms. Neuberger is a graduate of Columbia University, where she earned an MBA and Masters of International Affairs.

Deputy National Security Advisor, The White House



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