October 22-23/2019

FierceWireless Executive 5G Panel Series at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles 2019

Los Angeles Convention Center / 403B, Concourse Hall Level 2 (C2)

About

Join FierceWireless during Mobile World Congress Los Angeles 2019 with a 2-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with speakers and panelists, expand their knowledge on wireless systems and the wireless industry, and network with past and present colleagues. 

Event Overview:
October 22, 2019 / 7:30AM-9:30AM / The Road to 5G: Exploring the Business Models
October 23, 2019 / 7:30AM-9:30AM / The Road to 5G: Urban Densification and Taking 5G Indoors

Register now to secure your spot - last year featured a sold out event!

Speakers

Bevin Fletcher

Associate Editor / FierceWireless
Bevin Fletcher is associate editor of FierceWireless. She previously served as senior reporter for Wireless Week and CED Magazine, covering the wireless industry on a variety of topics including regulation, technology, and business. She has also worked as a journalist at life sciences and finance news publications, covering biotech and corporate bankruptcy, respectively. Bevin can be reached at [email protected].

Kevin Gray

Publisher / FierceWireless
Kevin Gray is the publisher of FierceMarkets’ Telecom group publications, and in this role oversees the editorial, operations, and sales functions of the group. He has been with the organization since 2010, previously serving as an associate publisher, managing the sales team for FierceTelecom, FierceCable, and FierceOnlineVideo. Kevin has a B.A. in Business Administration from Methodist University, and lives in Springfield, Virginia with his wife, son and daughter.

Ian Hood

Chief Technologist, Global Service Provider / Red Hat
Acting as a catalyst and trusted advisor, Ian Hood brings a wealth of industry and open source community insight to help telecommunications companies flourish in the digital transformation era.

Prior to Red Hat, Ian managed global service provider architecture at Cisco, leading their SDN/NFV vision and business transformation strategy. With his extensive background in system engineering, product management and business, Ian has proven expertise in helping organizations navigate and succeed in today’s fast-paced, competitive environment.

Hari Kannan

Head of Strategy & Commercial Management / Ericsson North America
Hari Kannan is the Head of Strategy for Ericsson North America. In this role, he guides strategy development and execution, drives commercial innovation, and engages with operators on monetizing their technology investments.

Prior to Ericsson, he worked in the McKinsey Technology, Media and Telecom strategy practice, advising high-tech multi-national corporations, global telecom operators and private equity firms.

Kannan holds an MBA from Wharton and has a master’s degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Karri Kuoppamaki

Vice President, Radio Network Technology Development and Strategy / T-Mobile
Karri Kuoppamaki is the Vice President, Radio Network Technology Development and Strategy for T-Mobile USA.  Karri is responsible for Radio Access related technology development activities, including device development, as well as ensuring alignment between T-Mobile USA Network Technology and the regulatory environment. Karri also drives the strategic long term technology strategy activities both internally as well as towards external stakeholders.

Kishen Mangat

Vice President & General Manager, Service Provider Mobility & Automation / Cisco
Kishen Mangat is Vice President and General Manager for Mobility and Automation in Cisco’s Service Provider Business. His passion is to make networks programmable, portable and service-oriented.

Kishen came to Cisco through its acquisition of Broadhop in 2013, a next-gen policy management solutions company he co-founded.

A frequent industry speaker, Kishen serves on the Board of Trustees of Colorado College, where he earned his bachelor’s in Economics. He and his family live in Boulder, Colorado.

Ron Marquardt

Vice President of Technology / Sprint
As VP of Technology at Sprint, Dr. Marquardt is responsible for Sprint’s long-term technology strategy and architecture, and the company’s advocacy in global industry forums and standards bodies. Prior to Sprint, Dr. Marquardt held roles as VP of Technology Development at Clearwire Corporation, and as CTO at Covad Communications. He holds an S.B. in Physics from MIT, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Chris Pearson

President / 5G Americas
Chris Pearson is the President of 5G Americas. In his executive role, he is responsible for the overall planning of the organization and providing management for the integration of strategy and operations in the areas of technology, marketing, public relations and regulatory affairs. As President of 5G Americas (formerly called 4G Americas), Mr. Pearson represents the organization’s Market Representation Partner interests within the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) organization.

Mr. Pearson led the organization from its inception in 2001 as the 3GPP family of technologies market share grew from 10 percent in 2001 to more than 93 percent in North, Central and South America. Mr. Pearson came to the organization from the Universal Wireless Communications Consortium (UWCC) where he served as Executive Vice President in charge of the strategic executive management of the global TDMA wireless technology consortium. Prior to joining the UWCC, Mr. Pearson held several senior technical and marketing positions at AT&T Wireless and GTE.

With more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Pearson is a recognized spokesperson in mobile wireless and 5G technology trends and has spoken at technology conferences throughout the world including CES, Mobile World Congress, CTIA Super Mobility, LTE World, 5G World North America, and 5G Forum USA.

Mr. Pearson earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in Marketing and Finance from the University of Washington.

Derek Peterson, Ph.D.

CTO / Boingo Wireless
Derek Peterson, Ph. D., is chief technology officer at Boingo Wireless. He is responsible for the company’s technical vision and strategy. Under his leadership, Boingo is pioneering the adoption and deployment of the latest wireless network technologies including 5G, Passpoint, Wi-Fi 6, CBRS, network virtualization and convergence. He is directly responsible for building and operating Boingo's core technologies and systems. 

Dr. Peterson is a Wireless Broadband Alliance, CBRS Alliance and MulteFire Alliance board member, and a founding member of the Wireless Infrastructure Association's Innovation & Technology Council. 

Sanyogita Shamsunder

VP - 5G Labs and Innovation Ecosystem / Verizon
Sanyogita Shamsunder is the Vice President of 5G Labs and Innovation at Verizon. Previously, she was Director of Advanced Wireless and Mobile Technology Planning, and has led the 5G network planning and Device Technologies teams at Verizon. Sanyogita has directed and managed teams in all areas of the wireless business, including silicon, and network technology development, marketing, planning and strategy. 

Sanyogita received an MBA from The Wharton School, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Math from The University of Virginia.

Agenda

The Road to 5G: Exploring the Business Models
October 22, 2019 | 7:30AM-9:30AM
The first steps down the road to 5G took a few years, slowed down by the need to set standards and develop architectural designs. But now, finally, the pace is quickening. Major wireless carriers have begun to roll out commercial 5G networks across the globe. And their focus is expanding from technology challenges to business use cases. They’ve acknowledged that simply providing faster speeds and lower latency for smartphones is only the beginning. What will be the first “killer” app for 5G? And in terms of technology, to what extent will 5G really have the ability to replace wired broadband? And how is 5G giving carriers an opportunity to rethink the RAN?

Agenda: 
7:30AM-8:00AM // Registration, Networking, and Breakfast Buffet
8:00AM // Keynote
8:20AM // Sponsor Keynote
8:35AM-9:30AM // Panel Discussion and Q&A

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Kevin Gray (Moderator)

Publisher / FierceWireless

Ian Hood

Chief Technologist, Global Service Provider / Red Hat

Hari Kannan

Head of Strategy & Commercial Management / Ericsson North America

Karri Kuoppamaki

Vice President, Radio Network Technology Development and Strategy / T-Mobile

Kishen Mangat (Sponsor Keynote)

Vice President & General Manager, Service Provider Mobility & Automation / Cisco

Ron Marquardt

Vice President of Technology / Sprint

Sanyogita Shamsunder (Keynote)

VP - 5G Labs and Innovation Ecosystem / Verizon

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The Road to 5G: Urban Densification and Taking 5G Indoors
October 23, 2019 | 7:30AM-9:30AM

Carriers often talk about urban densification when they explain their 5G deployment plans. They’re adding network capacity in urban areas with technologies such as massive MIMO and millimeterWave antennas. In addition to providing better coverage for cell phones, this urban densification opens up new opportunities to get cellular inside buildings. Will carriers be able to leverage urban densification to obtain more enterprise business? And what about the challenges of these technologies: such as interference with so many radio technologies in close proximity, and zoning issues with cities and counties?

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7:30AM-8:00AM // Registration, Networking, and Breakfast Buffet
8:00AM // Keynote
8:20AM // Sponsor Keynote
8:35AM-9:30AM // Panel Discussion and Q&A

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Bevin Fletcher (Moderator)

Associate Editor / FierceWireless

Chris Pearson

President / 5G Americas

Derek Peterson, Ph.D.

CTO / Boingo Wireless

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Pricing

These events are part of the FierceWireless 2-event breakfast series at MWC Los Angeles 2019. Registered attendees will also receive complimentary access to MWC Los Angeles with a Silver Pass.

Early Bird Rate:
One event: $109
Both events: $189

Standard Rate (after 10/4):
One event: $129
Both events: $209

Are you a service provider? Email Ashley Secondini to qualify for a discounted pass to attend.

location

FAQ

The Los Angeles Convention Center can accommodate 5,600 vehicles. There are 12 EV charging stations available for electric cars - six in South Hall Parking Garage and six in West Hall Parking Garage.

Yes, a full breakfast will be served from 7:00AM-7:30AM.

Attendee substitutions may be made on or before October 18, 2019. Please submit a written request by email to [email protected].

Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to process refunds. Attendee substitutions may be made on or before October 18, 2019. Please submit a written request by email to [email protected].