6GSymposium Fall – Recap & Highlights
6GSymposium Fall – Recap & Highlights
The 6GSymposium on 21-22 September brought together over 60 leading figures in the US government, industry and research for over 14 hours of analysis and discussion. They addressed a wide range of topics to take positive steps from today to a leading position in 6G; grand strategy and policy, service delivery, security, evolutions from today’s technologies, and intersections with others.
This webinar is designed to help all those who were unable to attend the whole event, providing an overview of the most significant points, key themes and highlights.
SPEAKERS & MODERATOR
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.
Alex Lawrence is Managing Editor at 6GWorld. His mission is to bring together stakeholders from across industries, countries and disciplines to make sure that, as technology evolves in the coming decade, it’s meeting the changing demands of society, government and business.
Before 6GWorld Alex worked at the GSMA for 9 years, researching and arranging the agenda for events such as MWC in Barcelona and Shanghai as well as specialised regional conferences. He has been involved as a professional nosy person in the telecoms sphere since 2004, with short detours through industrial O&M and marketing.
If you’d like to talk to Alex about your ideas or projects he’d love to hear from you. @animalawrence or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tommaso Melodia is the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. He is also the Founding Director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Director of Research for the PAWR Project Office. He received his Laurea (integrated BS and MS) from the University of Rome - La Sapienza and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award. He was named a College of Engineering Faculty Fellow in 2017 and received the Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award in 2018 - the highest research award in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University.
Prof. Melodia is the Director of Research for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office, a $100M public-private partnership to establish 4 city-scale platforms for wireless research to advance the US wireless ecosystem in years to come. The PAWR Project Office is co-lead by Northeastern University and US Ignite and is overseeing the overall deployment and operation of the PAWR Program. Prof. Melodia’s research on modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of Internet-of-Things and wireless networked systems has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory the Office of Naval Research, DARPA, and the Army Research Laboratory.
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.
Michael O’Rielly was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama on August 1, 2013 and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on October 29, 2013. He was sworn into office on November 4, 2013. On January 29, 2015, he was sworn into office for a new term, following his re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate and served through December 11, 2020.
Prior to joining the agency Commissioner O’Rielly served as a Policy Advisor in the Office of the Senate Republican Whip, led by U.S. Senator John Cornyn, since January 2013. He worked in the Republican Whip’s Office since 2010, as an Advisor from 2010 to 2012 and Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director from 2012 to 2013 for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl.
He previously worked for the Republican Policy Committee in the U.S. Senate as a Policy Analyst for Banking, Technology, Transportation, Trade, and Commerce issues from 2009 to 2010. Prior to this, Commissioner O’Rielly worked in the Office of U.S. Senator John Sununu, as Legislative Director from 2007 to 2009, and Senior Legislative Assistant from 2003 to 2007. Before his tenure as a Senate staffer, he served as a Professional Staff Member on the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the United States House of Representatives from 1998 to 2003, and Telecommunications Policy Analyst from 1995 to 1998.
He began his career as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Tom Bliley from 1994 to 1995.
Commissioner O’Rielly received his B.A. from the University of Rochester.