4G/5G Summit

October 22 - 24, 2018
Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

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Agenda

 

Overview

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is continuing to bring together global manufacturers and operators, along with software and hardware technology vendors, to strategize and discuss industry trends and technology developments.

Mark your calendars for this 3-day event highlighting 5G, connectivity, AI, IoT and so much more.

This year's summit promises to be one of the best ever, featuring wireless leader keynotes, breakout sessions, multiple exhibits and networking events, all showcasing the latest technology, and much more.

Monday, October 22

Matchmaking

Monday, October 22, will be focused on matchmaking. In 2017, we had over 600 networking and business meetings between OEMs and operators. Please contact your Qualcomm Technologies representative to schedule or discuss opportunities for this year.

In addition to Monday’s meetings, we are pleased to announce that we are hosting two events including the Global Wearables Ecosystem Summit (GWES) and the Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology Summit. For more information please contact 4g5gsummit.external@qti.qualcomm.com

 

Tuesday, October 23

Main Hall


Keynote

Mobvoi: Dr. Zhifei Li, Founder / CEO

Dr. Zhifei Li

Founder and CEO
Mobvoi

Zhifei Li, founder and CEO of leading Chinese Artificial Intelligence company, Mobvoi. Expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
In 2004, Zhifei Li pursued his PhD at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Language and Speech Processing, where his research focused on intelligent machine translation. During his time there, Zhifei Li developed the open-source machine translation software Joshua, which has become one of the world's two major machine translation softwares, used by world renowned research institutions such as Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to name a few. After obtaining his PhD, Zhifei Li joined Google headquarters as a research scientist, where he engaged in machine translation research and development and created Google’s mobile offline translation system. 

In 2012, Zhifei Li received angel investments from Sequoia Capital and ZhenFund. He left Google headquarters in the U.S. and returned to China, where he founded Mobvoi. , Zhifei Li recruited engineers from Stanford, Maryland, MIT, Tsinghua University, Peking University and other universities at home and abroad, forming Mobvoi’s core founding team. After close to a year of AI technology research and development, Mobvoi built its core technology comprising of speech recognition, semantic understanding, dialogue management, vertical search, computer vision and robot SLAM.

In order to achieve the goal of weaving AI technology into our daily lives, Zhifei Li and the Mobvoi team have applied its core AI technology to smartphones, wearables, automobiles, smart home and other smart devices.

In October 2015, under the leadership of Zhifei Li, Mobvoi completed Series C backed by Google, marking the start of a strategic partnership between the two companies. In April 2017, Mobvoi received US$180 million in a Series D funding by Volkswagen Group China that will promote the application of its AI technologies in the automobile market. In total, Mobvoi has undergone a total of 6 rounds of financing, with cumulative investments amounting to US$255 million.

Keynote

NTT DOCOMO: Mr. Takehiro Nakamura, VP and General Manager of 5G Lab

Mr. Takehiro Nakamura

SVP and General Manager, 5G Laboratories
NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Mr. Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990.  He is now SVP and General Manager of the 5G Laboratories in NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Mr. Nakamura has been engaged in the standardization activities for the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G at ARIB in Japan since 1997. He has been the Acting Chairman of Strategy & Planning Committee of 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum(5GMF) in Japan since October 2014.

Mr. Nakamura has also been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since1999, including as a contributor to 3GPP TSG-RAN as chairman from April 2009 to March 2013.

He is also very active in standardization of C-V2X/Connected Car in ARIB and ITS Info-communications Forum in Japan. He is now a leader of Cellular System Application Task Group of ITS Info-communications Forum.

Keynote

SKT: Mr. Jin-Hyo Park, CTO, EVP and Head of ICT R&D Center

Mr. Jin-Hyo Park

Chief Technology Officer
Head of ICT R&D Center
SK Telecom

Mr. Jin-Hyo Park is currently serving as CTO, Executive Vice President and Head of the ICT R&D Center at SK Telecom. In this role, Mr. Park leads the development of next generation 5G communications technologies as well as the latest advanced technologies in media, security, data analytics and autonomous driving.

Having been at SK Telecom since 1997, Mr. Park has had a variety of roles in his 20+ years including managing R&D strategy and successfully overseeing the commercialization of WCDMA and HSDPA/HSUPA networks. As leading the Access Network Lab, he is also credited with helping SK Telecom to be the first to commercialize LTE in Korea and the world’s first multi-carrier/HD Voice(VoLTE). For the last 5 years when he served as Senior Vice President and the Head of Network R&D Center, he has actively contributed to world-leading LTE-A, 5G, connected car, quantum cryptography communications technologies.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Information & Communications Engineering from Korea University.

Keynote

MTS: Mr. Kirill Dmitriev, Chief Sales and Service Officer

Mr. Kirill Dmitriev

Chief Sales and Service Officer
MTS

Kirill was born in 1978. He graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in 2000. From 2000 to 2007, Kirill held several management positions in FMCG companies in Russia and Ukraine. Prior to his appointment in May 2016 to the position of Chief Sales and Service Officer at MTS, Kirill Dmitriev worked as Director of Moscow macro-region of MTS PJSC from 2014; from 2011, he headed MTS North-West macro-region. In 2009-2011, Kirill headed the Western Territorial Department of MTS Ukraine.

Keynote

Honeywell: Mr. Suresh Venkatarayalu, CTO

Mr. Suresh Venkatarayalu

VP & CTO, Safety and Productivity Solutions
Honeywell

Suresh Venkatarayalu is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Safety & Productivity Solutions (SPS). Suresh is responsible for driving New Product Introduction, Innovation, Technology Roadmaps, Mid-segment Offerings, Internet of Things, and fueling Breakthrough Initiatives.
Most recently, he was VP & Chief Technology Officer, Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) leading global technology and engineering organization fueling growth & innovation. Prior to leading technology agenda for ACS, Suresh was President, Honeywell Technology Solutions (HTS), leading more than 50% of Honeywell’s global technology design centers across India, China, and Czech Republic.
Suresh has 23 years of technology & IT leadership experience, beginning his career in the aerospace industry with India’s Aeronautical Development Agency. At Honeywell, he contributed to number of avionics products & platforms in Aerospace; strategically applied his business and technical expertise across businesses turning IT into a transformational growth driver; managed technology development and engineering driving and impacting Honeywell businesses and their customers globally
He received Honeywell’s 2009 Senior Leadership Award and the 2011 Aerospace Leadership Award for his outstanding and exceptional contributions to the organization. A graduate in Computer Science Engineering from Bharathidasan University (India), he has completed his post-graduation in General Management from IIM (Indian Institute of Management), Kozhikode (India).

Keynote

SAMSUNG: Dr. Woojune Kim, SVP, Global Sales & Marketing, Networks Business

Dr. Woojune Kim

Head of Products and Business Strategy, Network Business Unit
Samsung Electronics

Woojune Kim is currently Senior Vice President, Head of Products and Business Strategy, Networks Business Unit at Samsung Electronics.

He has worked extensively in the telecommunications industry during the transition over the last 20 years from traditional telephony to IP and wireless networks, covering engineering and business roles, He started as a systems engineer at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs (Murray Hill), working on the first ATM PON/FTTH networks.

In 1999, he joined Samsung and helped develop the first commercial CDMA2000 3G system in the world. Later he joined Airvana Inc, Boston, where he became Vice President of Technology and CTO of Femtocells. In this role, he led marketing and development teams to develop new and innovative wireless products related to 4G LTE RAN, smallcells, and security and access gateways.

Since 2011 he has been with Samsung Networks, working in various roles, including Head of Global Product Management and Technical Sales, and Regional GM for North American Networks business. More recently he has focused on bringing the advanced 5G mmWave technology developed by Samsung’s R&D teams into commercial deployments including the first 5G trials in the world.

He obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea.

Keynote

13:00 to 13:20

China Telecom: Mr. Tongqing Gao, EVP, Marketing, Sales & Channel, Terminal, Online, Satellite, Cloud

Mr. Tongqing Gao

Executive Vice President | China Telecom

Mr. Gao graduated from the Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications with a major in telecommunications engineering and received a doctorate degree in business administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. Gao served as Deputy Director General of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Posts and Telecommunications Administration, Deputy General Manager and General Manager of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Telecom Company, General Manager of China Telecom Jiangsu branch. He is also a Vice President of China Telecommunications Corporation. Mr. Gao has extensive experience in management and telecommunications industry.

Keynote

13:20 to 13:40

Verizon: Mr. Ed Chan, CTO Architect and Planning

Mr. Ed Chan

Senior Vice President, Network Infrastructure Planning | Verizon

Ed Chan is the senior vice president of Network Infrastructure Planning for Verizon, a position he has held since 2013. Ed is responsible for the strategic technology evolution of the Verizon wireless and wireline networks where he oversees long-term planning to meet future traffic demand.

Previously, Ed was vice president of Core Network Infrastructure Planning, where he directed strategy of the core network infrastructure including the optical long haul transport, packet core MPLS/IP, voice/VoIP, video/CDN and advanced network architecture such as SDN.

Prior to that, Ed was vice president of National Network Operations for Verizon Wireless, responsible for the operation of centralized national network infrastructure including the backbone IP network and commercial data systems. He also had responsibility for the Network Operations Center and technical Network Repair Bureau, which supports both consumer and enterprise customers.

Ed started his career as an engineering intern in the Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems wireless lab in 1992. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including direction of network engineering, operations and performance for southern New Jersey, Delaware and central and eastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia; network implementation supporting new products and services; and oversight of the convergence of legacy wireless data networks into a common network for data and voice communications.

Ed earned his master’s degree in Management of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Keynote

Xiaomi: Mr. Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director

Mr. Manu Jain

Vice President
Xiaomi

Manu is the Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director of Xiaomi India. He spearheads Xiaomi’s business in India. He started Xiaomi’s operations in India in 2014, and is responsible for all functions based in the country. He is responsible for driving the India team to a raging success in such a short time.
He started his career with McKinsey & Company as an engagement manager and went on to co-found a leading e-commerce portal called Jabong.com in 2012. At Jabong, he was responsible for driving sales and marketing for the company. Manu, along with the other cofounders were responsible for revolutionizing the Fashion e-commerce industry in India.
He graduated from IIT Delhi in 2003 where he got a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received his post graduate degree in business management from IIM Calcutta in 2007. Manu is a doting father, loving husband, amateur cartoonist, passionate marketer a dreamer. He is passionate about new ideas and finds inspirations in everyday routines. All his spare time is dedicated in babysitting his son Jordan and spending time with his wife.

Awards and Recognitions:
• Asia One’s Most Influential Indians Under 50, 2017
• LinkedIn Power Profile: August 2017, August 2016
• Fortune 40 Under 40: March 2018, March 2017, March 2016, March 2015
• The Economic Times 40 under 40: September 2016
• GQ India Most Influential Young Indian: September 2015
• Business Today’s India Top Executives Under 40: June 2015

Keynote

GoPro, Inc: Dr. Sandor Barna, CTO & SVP

Dr. Sandor Barna

SVP & CTO
GoPro, Inc

Sandor Barna is GoPro’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he oversees all efforts related to GoPro technology including GoPro’s hardware and software engineering teams – who are responsible for making GoPro’s world-class products. Prior to GoPro, Barna served in senior leadership roles at Aptina Imaging, Micron Technology’s Image Sensor Group, and Photobit Corporation. Dr. Barna holds a Ph.D. and an MA in Physics from Princeton University, and a BS in Physics from Yale University.

Keynote

Sony Mobile Communications Inc.: Mr. Kazuo Murata, Senior General Manager, Head of Advanced Technology

Mr. Kazuo Murata

Senior General Manager, Head of Advanced Technology
Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Murata has 20+ years of experience in global product and platform development within wireless telecommunications.

He joined the Sony Corporation in 1999 and after that he has had a number of different management positions in Germany, China and Japan.

Currently, Murata is working as a Head of Advanced Technology in Sony Mobile.

Keynote

Naver Labs: Mr. Chang Song, CEO

Mr. Chang Song

CEO
NAVER LABS

Chang is the CTO of NAVER and CEO of NAVER LABS, and is renowned for his technology leadership in Korea.  He began as an engineer at DEC in 1997, and later built a successful software engineering career at HP, Microsoft and Apple.  In 2008, he joined NAVER where he assumed the role of R&D Head to advocate technology innovation within the company.  In this capacity, he pioneered its core technologies such as speech recognition, speech synthesis, machine translation, computer vision, mVoIP, and web browser engine.  
In 2015, Chang assumed the role of CTO of NAVER, where he continues to be in charge of driving the next wave of innovation in developing and implementing strategic initiatives for NAVER, the single most used search engine in Korea.  While holding the role, he also launched NAVER D2 Startup Factory through which he has facilitated tech startups with accelerator programs.  More recently, in 2017, he founded NAVER LABS to actualize his technology inspiration on Ambient Intelligence in the fields of autonomous driving, robotics, AI and such pursuant to his vision.  He also founded NAVER LABS EUROPE by acquiring XRCE (Xerox Research Centre Europe) and established a branch office in Shenzhen, expanding the company’s presence in the global market

 

Wednesday, October 24


09:00 to 09:45

Developing Edge AI Solutions with Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform and Microsoft Azure IoT

Qualcomm® Technologies, Inc. and Microsoft have collaborated together to offer a vision AI developer kit. Quickly create IoT solutions like home monitoring cameras, enterprise security cameras , industrial cameras and smart home devices that use on-device vision artificial intelligence (AI) in retail, manufacturing, logistics applications and more.

The kit is intended to combine the hardware and software required to deliver advanced video analytics at the edge along with integration of Azure Machine Learning and Azure IoT Edge. It uses the Qualcomm Visual Intelligence Platform and Azure Machine Learning to support advance AI capabilities right to the camera, all while being centrally managed from Azure.

Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

09:00 to 09:45

Preparing the Ecosystem for 5G

Mr. Sunil Patil

Sr Dir, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

2019 promises to be an exciting year of 5G network and device launches, ushering in an era of new user experiences. Join us to learn how Qualcomm Technologies has been making progress and solving challenges making 5G commercialization a reality. The ecosystem will soon be in a position to take advantage of high data rate, high capacity and low latency 5G networks to create new user experiences and transform industries.

09:00 to 09:45

Snapdragon Premium Technologies and User Experiences

Mr. Keith Kressin

Senior Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Keith Kressin is currently senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI). He is responsible for Snapdragon roadmap planning, including setting competitive feature, schedule and cost targets for all Qualcomm Snapdragon products. He leads product management for all core AP technologies which include GPU, CPU, camera, video, memory and audio. Kressin collaborates closely with product management, engineering, and procurement teams across the organization to ensure Qualcomm’s AP and MSM roadmaps are industry leading. He also has responsibility for market research and competitive analysis, and provides invaluable support to adjacent business units, including automotive, IoE, and computing.

Kressin has worked in a number of engineering, marketing, and strategic planning roles within semiconductor companies for nearly 20 years. Before joining Qualcomm in 2008, Kressin worked at Intel, leading several marketing and planning teams within Intel’s desktop, chipset, WLAN, and laptop groups. Kressin led teams responsible for the introduction of Intel’s first chipsets with integrated graphics, first Wi-Fi products and the launch of Intel’s first thin and light laptops. Prior to Intel, Kressin worked in several hardware and software design engineering roles at Texas Instruments.

Kressin holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.  He is the author of the text "Understanding Mathematics: From Counting to Calculus" and lives in San Diego with his wife and three children.

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform is synonymous with cutting-edge technologies that will pave the way for the future. In fact, the future is already here, as key technology areas such as 5G, AI, and XR are gaining global momentum at a rapid pace and are all interlinked as we march forward.  As mobile devices are an integral part of our everyday lives, the continued innovation of new technologies and designs is critical. This session delves into the latest advancements across these technologies, covering key milestones for 5G, AI, and XR/Gaming.

09:00 to 09:45

AI in the mobile world

Mr. Gary Brotman

Director
Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Gary Brotman is an award-winning product management and marketing executive with broad experience leading teams responsible for product management, marketing, business creation, and customer engagement in mobile, media, Internet of Things, and machine learning-focused companies that push the boundaries of technology. He is director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., leading the commercialization of Qualcomm’s mobile artificial intelligence software and hardware initiatives. While at Qualcomm, he has established multiple wireless media product lines and led teams in Qualcomm Atheros, Labs and Global Market Development group.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Brotman had a varied career in the music industry. He was the head of artist services and marketing for Santa Monica-based Topspin Media, head of product marketing at Yahoo! Music, and director of ecommerce and corporate communications for Musicmatch. Brotman was an account supervisor in the LA office of Golin/Harris responsible for developing launch and communications strategies within the digital music space for clients such as Amazon.com, Creative Labs, Texas Instruments, Musicmatch and Forrester Research.

This session will provide an update on AI on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile processors and how Qualcomm Technologies drives the global AI on device ecosystem.

09:45 to 10:30

Superior sounding audio accessories, Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive Audio and the evolving demands for wireless Bluetooth audio

The landscape for premium and Bluetooth wireless audio has changed significantly over the last 20 years. Our aptX technology has helped drive first the acceptance of Bluetooth as a viable solution for wireless audio transmission, then the widespread adoption of Bluetooth in consumer audio, and even the acceptance of Bluetooth for truly wireless headphones and high resolution audio applications. Now the aptX ecosystem spans billions of devices including more than 300 mobile phone models. Today there are more demands than ever for robust, high quality wireless audio over Bluetooth. We will discuss these evolving demands, from use cases like gaming and video to the need for improved user experiences across multiple devices with differing standards, and how, with aptX Adaptive, we are looking to help Bluetooth audio meet the wireless needs of the future yet again.
Qualcomm aptX is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

09:45 to 10:30

Solving RF Complexities in 5G Handsets

Mr. Alberto Cicalini

Senior Director, Product Management

mmWave and sub-6GHz have presented new challenges in designing 5G smartphones due to a significant increase in RF complexity. Join us to learn about how Qualcomm Technologies’ advanced mmWave capabilities and comprehensive systems approach help address these RF design challenges for 5G handsets.

09:45 to 10:30

Global Update on Spectrum for 4G & 5G

Mr. Dean Brenner

Senior Vice President
Spectrum Strategy & Technology Policy,
Qualcomm Inc.

Dean Brenner is Senior Vice President, Spectrum Strategy & Technology Policy for Qualcomm Incorporated. He directs Qualcomm’s global spectrum strategy and its other global technology policy initiatives. He represents Qualcomm before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other agencies of the United States and Canadian governments responsible for spectrum and telecommunications policy and oversees Qualcomm’s spectrum regulatory work elsewhere. He regularly interacts with spectrum regulators around the world, leaders in the wireless industry developing and deploying new technologies, and analysts and reporters covering the wireless industry.
For the past 15 years, he has lead Qualcomm’s successful efforts to win regulatory approval for many new wireless technologies, including: the world’s first deployments of 4G in unlicensed spectrum, known as LTE-U and LAA; the world’s first deployments of supplemental downlink, aggregating paired and unpaired spectrum, to deliver faster downloads using 3G and later 4G; the world’s first mobile video network deployed on 700 MHz spectrum before the digital TV transition; and, the allocation of numerous spectrum bands by the FCC and other spectrum regulators for 3G, 4G, and 5G.
Mr. Brenner has unique expertise in spectrum auctions. He led Qualcomm’s bidding team in auctions in India (the 2.3 GHz band), the United States (the Lower 700 MHz band), and the United Kingdom (the L Band). He headed the regulatory team which obtained the approvals to sell Qualcomm’s spectrum licenses in all three countries. He was responsible for obtaining the regulatory approvals for Qualcomm’s $1.925 billion sale of Lower 700 MHz spectrum to AT&T in 2011.
Mr. Brenner has testified at hearings on spectrum policy before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation and the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications & Technology. He has spoken at spectrum policy conferences in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Belgium, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and Israel. He joined Qualcomm in November 2003.
Mr. Brenner received his A.B. magna cum laude with distinction in public policy studies from Duke University in 1982. He won the prize for best paper on communications policy, and he received a four-year CBS Scholarship. He received his J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University in 1985. He is admitted to the Bars of the DC, Maryland, & the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the DC, Third, & Eleventh Circuits, & the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Brenner is a member of the United States Federal Advisory Board for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, & Timing, which advises the United States Executive Branch agencies on policy matters impacting the Global Positioning System. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of 5G Americas and the Duke University Library Advisory Board.

Spectrum is essential for the continued rollout and proliferation of Gigabit LTE, as well as for the commercial launches of 5G.  This session will provide an update on spectrum for 4G and 5G around the world.

09:45 to 10:30

Snapdragon Mobile Platforms: Mobile Device Solutions from Entry to Premium

Mr. Kedar Kondap

VP, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

There are Snapdragon Mobile Platforms available to meet an ever-expanding array of design choices, from top of the line flagship smartphones, to feature-rich mid-and entry-level offerings. With so many platforms to choose from, how is one distinguished from another? Today you will gain a deeper understanding of the Snapdragon mobile platform tiers with a focus on the newest product additions. Join Kedar as he delves into the robust mobile roadmap.

09:45 to 10:30

AI in the Internet of Things

This session will discuss current IOT products utilizing artificial intelligence from Qualcomm Technologies.

10:30 to 11:15

Transforming the In-vehicle Experience with Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Rasmus Hellberg

Senior. Director, Technical Marketing
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Rasmus Hellberg joined Qualcomm in 2006 and leads the corporate technical marketing team that drives the Company’s visions for future technologies, such as the wireless evolution, the path to 5G and the evolution of mobile computing. 
Rasmus has spent 20 years in the wireless industry and started his career in product management, working on the Japanese PDC system, the first commercial WCDMA products, and later on CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO focusing on radio access network products. 
Rasmus holds a Ph.D. in electromagnetic wave propagation and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

 

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems become more efficient and optimized for automotive use cases, they are expected to become standard in new vehicles and will revolutionize every aspect of the car of the future. These optimized on-device AI systems will redefine the in-vehicle experience, enhance Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and pave the road to autonomous driving.

In this presentation, you will learn about:

  • Why optimized on-device AI is essential for automotive.
  • Specific examples of how AI will redefine the in-vehicle experience.
  • How Qualcomm is unlocking the potential of on-device AI to revolutionize the vehicle of the future.

10:30 to 11:15

The next generation of smart, voice-enabled wireless consumer audio

Consumption of audio today is largely driven by streaming media, and users are increasingly making the shift away from wired devices as they seek increased freedom and more connected, intuitive experiences for their audio products. These trends have implications throughout the connected audio ecosystem and are helping drive the proliferation of voice user interface through many consumer audio categories, as all devices are getting smarter. We will discuss the current state of wireless and Voice UI features within the connected audio ecosystem and how the future looks for these technologies. We will also talk at the high-level about the technology requirements needed to support the next generation of smart, voice-enabled wireless audio on-the-go, and the new user experiences and applications this could drive.

10:30 to 11:15

Best Practices for Optimizing 5G Outdoor Network Deployments

Mr. Manish Tripathi

Senior Director of Technology for Network Engineering (ESG)
Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

As Senior Director of Technology for the Engineering Services Group (ESG), Manish Tripathi oversees a team of network engineers that provides consulting services to wireless operators across the globe, including technology evaluation, design, rollout and performance troubleshooting of wireless networks based on 3G/4G/5G/Wi-Fi technologies.

Since joining Qualcomm in 1998, Tripathi has held a variety of technical and management roles that have been instrumental in expanding Qualcomm’s operator relationships. He’s designed a portfolio of engineering services to help operators ensure optimal network performance and deliver the best possible mobile experience. His technical expertise also extends to satellite communication systems, in-vehicle telematics solutions and wireless electrical vehicle charging.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Tripathi worked with Hughes Software Systems to develop operation & management systems for cellular networks.

Tripathi holds a Masters Degree in systems architecture & engineering from University of Southern California and a Bachelors Degree in electrical engineering from University of Delhi.

With 5G commercial deployments around the corner, Qualcomm Technologies has been collaborating with operators worldwide to develop deployment strategies and ensure optimal network performance. This session will cover Qualcomm Technologies best practices for 5G NR sub6 and mmWave network deployments, including insights on coverage expectations with different bands, implications of site density, active antenna systems considerations, interference mitigation, and migrating from NSA to SA deployments.

10:30 to 11:15

Mobile Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for the 5G Era

Mr. Dino Bekis

Vice President and General Manager
Mobile & Compute Connectivity
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Dino Bekis serves as the Vice President and General Manager of the Mobile & Compute Connectivity Business Unit for Qualcomm Technologies Inc., (QCT). As a senior leader and technologist, he delivers and executes business strategies to turn core technologies into long-term sustainable franchises.

Prior to this role, Dino was the Vice President of Marketing for the IP Group in Cadence, where he was responsible for product marketing, business development, collateral and program management for Cadence’s entire commercial IP product portfolio.

Throughout his years of enterprise, networking and consumer market experience, Dino has shown agility in taking a combination of new markets and new technologies and turning them into high-velocity businesses with Broadcom, PMC-Sierra and IBM. At the forefront of several commercial technology introductions from low-power Wi-Fi, NFC, 60GHz, and advanced metro-optical architectures, he also was part of the small core leadership team that led IBM to become one of the largest merchant semiconductor players.  

Dino earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer & Systems Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration from Marist College.

Just like its cousin in cellular, Wi-Fi is taking advantage of sub-6 and mmWave spectrum to usher in a new era of mobile user experiences, but with an unlicensed twist. Whether it’s harnessing the performance, capacity and efficiency at range of 802.11ax in 5 GHz (unlicensed sub 6), or unleashing the power and imperceptible latencies of 60 GHz Wi-Fi (unlicensed mmWave), the underlying foundation of Wi-Fi will continue to fuel innovation.  Coupled with the expanding scope of Bluetooth technology advances, these together will help drive new, and enhance existing connected user experiences. Join this session to gain insight into Qualcomm Technologies' wireless connectivity vision, the latest advances in connectivity technologies and experiences, and key considerations in selecting the right solutions.

10:30 to 11:00

Growing the Snapdragon powered Always On, Always Connected PC Opportunity

Mr. Sanjay Mehta

Senior Vice President, Compute Products
Qualcomm International, Inc.

Sanjay Mehta leads Qualcomm Technologies’ (QTI’s) compute and extended reality businesses. In this role, Mehta manages the Qualcomm Snapdragon portfolio of products for always on, always connected devices as well as augmented reality and virtual reality devices and applications.

Previously, Mehta served as president of Qualcomm Technologies China, overseeing all direct and indirect commercialization activities for the company’s chipset business in China. From FY16 to FY18, Mehta helped drive double-digit growth in both share and revenues in the region. 

Mehta joined Qualcomm in 2004 and has been a key member of the Qualcomm Technologies leadership team. During his tenure, he has held various roles in finance, including the position of CFO of the chipset business, and has served as the chipset business operations lead. Mehta has made several significant contributions to this business including driving customer growth, establishing a global pricing strategy, and providing key support for the integration of several acquisitions as well as the implementation of the business unit structure.

Mehta has more than 25 years of leadership experience and a strong history of building business collaborations and delivering results. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mehta held management positions in Nortel Networks and PwC Canada.

Mehta holds a Bachelor of Commerce along with a major in Economics from the University of Toronto. He was also qualified as a Chartered Accountant earlier in his career.

Mr. Miguel Nunes

Senior Director, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Miguel Nunes is senior director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he leads Qualcomm Technologies’ Windows strategy and products, driving multifunctional teams around the world.

Miguel has 20 years of experience working in the semiconductor industry including Intel and Qualcomm. In his 8 years at Qualcomm, Miguel has been a critical member of the product management team collaborating with Microsoft on various technologies and products including mobile devices, mixed reality and now Windows on Snapdragon. Miguel’s experience from traditional PCs at Intel and mobile at Qualcomm is helping drive the transformation of the PC into a true mobile computing device with all the benefits of the mobile phone.

Over the past year, Windows 10 PCs running on the Snapdragon platform have gone from concept to commercially available products enabling a whole new class of user experiences and creating a new opportunity for the PC and mobile ecosystems.  Come learn about the latest developments in the Windows on Snapdragon product path to 5G, ecosystem momentum, and how the business model for the Always On, Always Connected PC is growing.

11:00 to 11:30

eSIM expansion from Mobile to Always Connected Computing and into the IIoT

Mr. Reiner Klement

VP, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

After decades of connecting devices around the world with traditional (removable) SIM cards, the embedded SIM (eSIM) has arrived. With eSIM, you can acquire new subscribers, reduce customer attrition and fulfillment costs, create a superior user experience, and open up new revenue streams with the IoT.
With Qualcomm’s innovation in 4G and 5G technology and the new GSMA e-SIM specification extending beyond the companion device, there is now even greater demand and opportunity for connectivity at the touch of a button. Come learn how Qualcomm is accelerating the eSIM ecosystem to quickly roll out cellular enabled consumer, enterprise and IoT devices by providing a complete solution “as-a-service”. 

11:15 to 12:00

Vivo: On Device AI

Mr. Zhou Wei

Vice CTO
VIVO

Zhou Wei, the Vice CTO of Vivo, President of Vivo Global AI Research Institute, has been working in smart terminals software developing for over 15 years with considerable insight in sorts of Linux based Open Source Projects of smart terminals. After years of endeavor in the field of smart terminals, Zhou Wei is well aware of customer pain points and has an insightful view of the future development of smart phones.

Join us as Vivo talks about what they are doing with AI in mobile and how Qualcomm Technologies has helped them with their AI efforts. 

11:15 to 12:00

Industrial IoT

The benefits of IoT for large, complex enterprises and industries are beyond dispute. The challenge is architecting an implementation that fits the precise needs of individual end customers. The industrial IoT (IIoT) and enterprise space is massive, when viewed in aggregate, but it is highly fragmented and, in many cases, requires solutions that are customizable, such as in payment, asset tracking, logistics, warehousing, robotics and many more.  Today, smart platforms using wireless mobile technology are taking central role in addressing the challenges of the IIoT and Industry 4.0.  For instance, LTE IoT devices and networks are helping track and monitor valuable shipments in-transit, and mobile hardware and operating systems are providing reliable on-demand content for signage or improving workflows for backroom inventory management or delivery. Similarly, artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge is enabling numerous applications with machine vision and analytics. Through comprehensive end-to-end systems, including wireless technologies, computing, security, software and cloud integration, the mobile ecosystem is now able to support the specific needs of industries and enterprises alike and will become the building blocks of the industrial revolution in the next decade.

11:15 to 12:00

Evolving Network Designs to Deliver 5G-enabled Experiences Indoors

Mr. Alex Holcman

Senior Vice President, Corporate Engineering
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Alex Holcman is senior vice president of Corporate Engineering (QCES) for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.  In his current role, Holcman leads a centralized organization that provides end-to-end engineering services to accelerate the cost effective development and commercialization of Qualcomm technologies. With more than 1,300 engineers, QCES provides services to Qualcomm Technologies’ internal businesses and external customers.

Holcman has held a wide variety of engineering and management positions within Qualcomm since joining the company more than 20 years ago. Previously within QCES, Holcman led ESG, an engineering team that colloborates with operators around the world to optimize and evolve their wireless networks. Prior to joining QCES, he served as lead systems engineer for the Globalstar Mobile Satellite System, and was also responsible for some of the company’s core network infrastructure products.

Possessing significant expertise in wireless network technology, Holcman helped Qualcomm to pioneer 3G/CDMA technology by contributing to 3G cellular and 3G/CDMA/IS-41C intersystem operations standards, and developing software for the first AMPS/CDMA dual-mode mobile phone.

Holcman holds more than 24 patents, as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of Illinois, and a master’s degree in telecommunications from the Australian Telecom Research Institute.

5G promises low latencies and enhanced mobile broadband, enabling several new use cases. While the current focus is on outdoor deployments, enterprise venues such as malls, stadiums, airports, convention centers, etc. are prime locations for indoor 5G deployments. Leading brands are eager to utilize mmWave and XR technologies to create unique, highly immersive experiences indoors, which will require increasingly complex, hyper-dense network designs.  In this session, we’ll share our experience planning mmWave 5G networks in event venues and buildings, including network designs and performance findings.

11:15 to 12:00

The Changing Landscape of Carrier Wi-Fi

Mr. Irvind Ghai

Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Irvind Ghai serves as Vice President for the Connectivity Business Unit of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, he oversees product management and business development for Wi-Fi, mmWave 11ad and 4G/5G Small Cell solutions for Enterprises and Carriers.

Mr. Ghai has played a key role in driving the wired and wireless infrastructure networking business. He has led double-digit growth by working across technologies to offer the best connectivity approach across unlicensed and licensed spectrums, arriving at the most optimal answer for enterprise verticals that include education, hospitality and healthcare. Mr. Ghai joined Qualcomm through the Atheros acquisition in 2011. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Texas Instruments, where he worked with Service Providers to define product market strategies for DSL, DOCSIS, Video and VoIP platforms. During his career with Texas Instruments, Mr. Ghai has had a proven track record of developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth and leading strong engineering and marketing teams.

Irvind Ghai holds an MBA from University of St. Thomas, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Calvin College.

Integration often goes hand-in-hand with progress in the telecom world. As services mature, advancing technology invariably affords carriers the opportunity to bundle discrete capabilities into a single, integrated device. That can lower costs, simplify customer choice and reduce inventory headaches. Carriers today find themselves confronting a new twist to this rule of thumb, in that the once stable options that drove this model are changing due to the explosion of innovation in both broadband access and in-home networking technology. This session will help the audience identify sign posts that signal further change and offer guidelines to help them better respond to consumers’ needs and emerging competition.

11:30 to 12:00

PANEL: Windows on Snapdragon: Enabling the Future of the Modern Workforce

Mr. Don McGuire

Vice President, Product Marketing
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Don McGuire is currently the vice president of global product marketing for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for leading all global product marketing strategy, planning and execution across QTI’s businesses including mobile, IoT, voice and music, connectivity and automotive.

McGuire has helped redefine Qualcomm’s strategic approach to product marketing for the past 7 months, recently joining Qualcomm from Intel Corp. At Intel, McGuire lead the end user product marketing team in support of Intel’s Client Computing business. He has served in several additional leadership positions prior to his current role and has over 20 years’ marketing and sales experience.

Previously, he was a founding member of a marketing strategy consulting firm with a client roster that included Intel, NBC Universal, Dell, Motorola, Cricket and many others.  McGuire lead the firm’s technology engagement practice. Before that, McGuire was the chief marketing officer of Amp’d Mobile, the vice president of global marketing for Kyocera, the vice president of sales and marketing for Leap Wireless and the vice president and general manager for Sprint PCS. McGuire began his career as a sales and marketing executive at McCaw Cellular Communications.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University in business administration and has attended an executive master’s program at Stanford University’s Schwab School of Business.

With the rise of Windows on Snapdragon powered Always On, Always Connected PCs with Gigabit LTE connectivity and amazing battery life, the convergence of PC and mobile is accelerating and the opportunity for SMBs and the enterprise is starting to take shape. In this session you will hear from the ecosystem players that participated in a recent pilot program to to better understand the demands of the enterprise and how Windows on Snapdragon devices will change the future of the modern workforce and PC as a service.

12:00 to 12:30

Consortiums Driving Snapdragon powered Always On, Always Connected PC Adoption

Mr. Sanjay Mehta

Senior Vice President, Compute Products
Qualcomm International, Inc.

Sanjay Mehta leads Qualcomm Technologies’ (QTI’s) compute and extended reality businesses. In this role, Mehta manages the Qualcomm Snapdragon portfolio of products for always on, always connected devices as well as augmented reality and virtual reality devices and applications.

Previously, Mehta served as president of Qualcomm Technologies China, overseeing all direct and indirect commercialization activities for the company’s chipset business in China. From FY16 to FY18, Mehta helped drive double-digit growth in both share and revenues in the region. 

Mehta joined Qualcomm in 2004 and has been a key member of the Qualcomm Technologies leadership team. During his tenure, he has held various roles in finance, including the position of CFO of the chipset business, and has served as the chipset business operations lead. Mehta has made several significant contributions to this business including driving customer growth, establishing a global pricing strategy, and providing key support for the integration of several acquisitions as well as the implementation of the business unit structure.

Mehta has more than 25 years of leadership experience and a strong history of building business collaborations and delivering results. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mehta held management positions in Nortel Networks and PwC Canada.

Mehta holds a Bachelor of Commerce along with a major in Economics from the University of Toronto. He was also qualified as a Chartered Accountant earlier in his career.

In 2018, Qualcomm Technologies introduced Always On, Always Connected Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 850. Top tier OEMs such as Lenovo, HP, Samsung, and Asus have entered the category and a growing number of Retailers, Online merchants, and Operators across the globe are now selling these devices. Yet, there is an untapped opportunity growing with a cross-section of ecosystem partners. Join us to hear from a consortium of collaborators driving new adoption of these devices in emerging segments.

 

Panel

13:00 to 13:45

How 5G and on device AI processing could work together in the future.

This session will talk about the convergence of 5G and AI and interesting use cases that could emerge.    

13:00 to 13:45

How mobile XR will transform the home viewing experience

Mr. Hugo Swart

Sr Dir, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Hugo Swart serves as senior director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s consumer electronics business including go-to-market, product positioning and marketing, and P&L responsibilities for Snapdragon platforms across adjacent markets, including virtual and augmented reality, drones, robotics, TVs, etc.

Swart joined Qualcomm in 2003 as a technical marketing manager in charge or promoting wireless data technologies to operators worldwide. He has held roles of increasing responsibility since that time. He has led several successful projects from idea inception to customer adoption in the wireless space as well as novel business models for content delivery.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Swart served as sales engineer for Lucent Technologies and Telecom Italia.

Swart received his bachelor’s (1999) and Master of Science (2004) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Campinas, Brazil. In addition, he received a Master of Business Administration (2008) from San Diego State University.

Discover why mobile operators and cable providers should adopt mobile XR solutions today to secure their business future. The increase in content on-demand via smartphones and tablets alike, coupled with the popularity of YouTube and Netflix episodic content, has fostered a new generation of viewers who are no longer turning to TV for their primary infotainment at home.

Thanks to advances in XR technology, devices and streaming services, consumers will start viewing news, entertainment and gaming content in more mobile and engaging ways both inside and outside the home especially with the coming of 5G. In this session, you will learn how consumers will benefit from the freedom to see, move, hear, and interact intuitively with content they choose and about the latest Qualcomm Mobile XR platforms that are driving the innovations to deliver these experiences.

13:00 to 13:45

Accelerating Wearables: The New Connected Family

Mr. Pankaj Kedia

Senior Director
Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Pankaj Kedia is Senior Director, Product Management and business Lead for the Wearables Segment at Qualcomm Technologies. In this role, Pankaj is responsible for leading Qualcomm’s efforts to establish and grow its presence across the wearables segments including smart eyewear, smart watches, kid/elderly watches, smart bands, smart headsets, smart clothing, and wearable accessories. Under Pankaj’s leadership, Qualcomm has enabled its customers to ship 100+ products in 30+ countries over the last 2 years. Pankaj joined Qualcomm in late 2013 in a new business development role and has led its efforts to incubate the wearables segment at the company.

Previously, Pankaj was the director of business development and innovation at Intel Corporation where he was responsible for winning, nurturing, and launching mobility products and technologies. Pankaj launched the Intel Atom processor and led the company’s early efforts to establish its presence and momentum in the tablet, mobile Internet device, and smartphone categories. Earlier at Intel, Pankaj played an instrumental role in accelerating the deployment of Notebook PCs in the industry by defining and implementing the company’s product/marketing strategies and launching a range of products including Centrino, Pentium 4 and Pentium III processors. Pankaj joined Intel in 1996 and held a series of executive advisory, strategy, marketing, planning, ecosystem, and business development roles across the company. He holds one of the early/defining patents around implementing low power sub-systems in mobile devices.

Prior to Intel, Pankaj was in the management consulting industry for five years leading projects in strategy, management, and information technology. Pankaj is an avid TED follower and has spoken at multiple TEDx events about the impact of mobile technologies around the world. He is frequently sought after as a speaker at industry events in the area of mobile, wearable, wireless, and Internet, and has been extensively quoted in mainstream publications.

Pankaj holds a Master of Business Administration from Wharton, a Master of Science from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science from the Indian Institute of Technology.

The Smart Wearables segment continues to grow at a torrid pace with strong innovation and investment in the industry. At Qualcomm, we are pursuing the full range of personal devices from head-to-toe – smart headsets to smartwatches to kid watches to smart shoes to pet trackers – and targeting the breadth of demographics – from 4-year old children to teens and millennials to adults and elderly and to pets. Pankaj will outline how the market is segmenting, lay out Qualcomm’s wearable vision, and discuss how Qualcomm is collaborating with customers and partners to bring unique wearables experiences for the new connected family.

13:00 to 13:45

Panel Session: Ubiquitous 5G Experiences with Small Cells

Mr. Irvind Ghai

Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Irvind Ghai serves as Vice President for the Connectivity Business Unit of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, he oversees product management and business development for Wi-Fi, mmWave 11ad and 4G/5G Small Cell solutions for Enterprises and Carriers.

Mr. Ghai has played a key role in driving the wired and wireless infrastructure networking business. He has led double-digit growth by working across technologies to offer the best connectivity approach across unlicensed and licensed spectrums, arriving at the most optimal answer for enterprise verticals that include education, hospitality and healthcare. Mr. Ghai joined Qualcomm through the Atheros acquisition in 2011. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Texas Instruments, where he worked with Service Providers to define product market strategies for DSL, DOCSIS, Video and VoIP platforms. During his career with Texas Instruments, Mr. Ghai has had a proven track record of developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth and leading strong engineering and marketing teams.

Irvind Ghai holds an MBA from University of St. Thomas, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Calvin College.

Small Cells will be a driving force for indoor/outdoor 5G experience continuity, delivering 5G’s incredible speed and ultra-low latency befits to end-users, virtually wherever they are.  Join this panel to hear from industry experts about what to expect from Small Cells as part of dense 5G network deployments, in both mmWave and sub-6GHz.

Panel

13:45 to 14:30

ISVs and the role they play in on device AI

Mr. Gary Brotman

Director
Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Gary Brotman is an award-winning product management and marketing executive with broad experience leading teams responsible for product management, marketing, business creation, and customer engagement in mobile, media, Internet of Things, and machine learning-focused companies that push the boundaries of technology. He is director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., leading the commercialization of Qualcomm’s mobile artificial intelligence software and hardware initiatives. While at Qualcomm, he has established multiple wireless media product lines and led teams in Qualcomm Atheros, Labs and Global Market Development group.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Brotman had a varied career in the music industry. He was the head of artist services and marketing for Santa Monica-based Topspin Media, head of product marketing at Yahoo! Music, and director of ecommerce and corporate communications for Musicmatch. Brotman was an account supervisor in the LA office of Golin/Harris responsible for developing launch and communications strategies within the digital music space for clients such as Amazon.com, Creative Labs, Texas Instruments, Musicmatch and Forrester Research.

AI Developers play a crucial role in driving product features to commercialization in the AI ecosystem.  Join key Qualcomm Technologies AI software collaborators to learn more about their view of the AI segment, and how developers can participate in the our ecosystem.  

13:45 to 14:30

Mobile Charging Evolution: Fast charging and power management innovations

Mr. George Paparrizos

Senior Director, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

George Paparrizos, Senior Director, Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. runs product management for the stand-alone power management products and Qualcomm Quick Charge technology. Mr. Paparrizos has co-authored several patents and numerous articles for industry publications.

He holds an MSEE degree from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany (RWTH) and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

In today’s world of powerful, feature-rich mobile devices, there are many charging options. 2017 was an inflection point for fast charging and Type-C, with more consumer devices supporting fast charging technology than ever before. Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ technology has been at the forefront in innovating convenient, fast charging, building one of the largest fast charging ecosystems in the mobile industry. Join us as we discuss how we are addressing new industry challenges and how Quick Charge is now the one charging solution for all. We’ll also reveal significant milestones and what the future of fast charging looks like. 

13:45 to 14:30

Developing for IoT with Android Things

One of the shortest paths to IoT development is through Android Things, where you can leverage the power of the Android development and HW solutions based on Qualcomm® SoCs. Each platform is built on Android Things and includes a development board, system-on-module (SoM) and reference designs. With this software-hardware combination you can build edge computing features into your products for voice UI and deep learning, including processing sensor data, camera feeds and media. Enable connected devices for a wide variety of consumer, retail, and industrial applications with the convenience of Google Assistant, and a growing array of their cloud-based services like Google Cast, Google Duo, Google Maps and more.

13:45 to 14:30

Transforming the Wireless Edge to Deliver More Intelligent and Secure Experiences on 5G Devices

Mr. Eduardo Esteves

Vice President, Product Management

As 5G connects virtually everything, a diverse array of devices will continually communicate and sense, generating massive amounts of data.  Traditionally, artificial intelligence (AI) comes from processing this data in the cloud; however, creating 5G experiences with new levels of immersion, immediacy, personalization and privacy will require intelligence be distributed to devices at the wireless edge.  Combining connectivity and sensing with on-device processing is designed to reduce latency and keep sensitive data on the device in order to remain private and secure. Join us to learn how shifting intelligence to the wireless edge will transform industries by enabling new AI-driven experiences in automotive safety, healthcare, immersive XR, personal assistants and more.

14:30 to 15:15

New business opportunities for 5G NR spectrum sharing

Dr. Rasmus Hellberg

Senior. Director, Technical Marketing
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Rasmus Hellberg joined Qualcomm in 2006 and leads the corporate technical marketing team that drives the Company’s visions for future technologies, such as the wireless evolution, the path to 5G and the evolution of mobile computing. 
Rasmus has spent 20 years in the wireless industry and started his career in product management, working on the Japanese PDC system, the first commercial WCDMA products, and later on CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO focusing on radio access network products. 
Rasmus holds a Ph.D. in electromagnetic wave propagation and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

 

3GPP has initiated a study item to develop forms of 5G NR designed from the ground-up to operate in unlicensed/shared spectrum, both with a licensed anchor (similar to LAA), and standalone operation in unlicensed/shared spectrum without an anchor in licensed spectrum. These approaches are more evolutionary and referred to as NR unlicensed (NR-U). But what is possible if we would take a more revolutionary approach and explore the spatial domain, new sharing paradigms, also targeting greenfield spectrum. This session will explore the business opportunities for public and private networks, such as for the Industrial IoT, what benefits these new techniques brings, and what is possible for different unlicensed/shared spectrum options.

Wednesday, October 24


09:00 to 09:45

Preparing the Ecosystem for 5G

Mr. Sunil Patil

Sr Dir, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

2019 promises to be an exciting year of 5G network and device launches, ushering in an era of new user experiences. Join us to learn how Qualcomm Technologies has been making progress and solving challenges making 5G commercialization a reality. The ecosystem will soon be in a position to take advantage of high data rate, high capacity and low latency 5G networks to create new user experiences and transform industries.

09:45 to 10:30

Solving RF Complexities in 5G Handsets

Mr. Alberto Cicalini

Senior Director, Product Management

mmWave and sub-6GHz have presented new challenges in designing 5G smartphones due to a significant increase in RF complexity. Join us to learn about how Qualcomm Technologies’ advanced mmWave capabilities and comprehensive systems approach help address these RF design challenges for 5G handsets.

10:30 to 11:15

Best Practices for Optimizing 5G Outdoor Network Deployments

Mr. Manish Tripathi

Senior Director of Technology for Network Engineering (ESG)
Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

As Senior Director of Technology for the Engineering Services Group (ESG), Manish Tripathi oversees a team of network engineers that provides consulting services to wireless operators across the globe, including technology evaluation, design, rollout and performance troubleshooting of wireless networks based on 3G/4G/5G/Wi-Fi technologies.

Since joining Qualcomm in 1998, Tripathi has held a variety of technical and management roles that have been instrumental in expanding Qualcomm’s operator relationships. He’s designed a portfolio of engineering services to help operators ensure optimal network performance and deliver the best possible mobile experience. His technical expertise also extends to satellite communication systems, in-vehicle telematics solutions and wireless electrical vehicle charging.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Tripathi worked with Hughes Software Systems to develop operation & management systems for cellular networks.

Tripathi holds a Masters Degree in systems architecture & engineering from University of Southern California and a Bachelors Degree in electrical engineering from University of Delhi.

With 5G commercial deployments around the corner, Qualcomm Technologies has been collaborating with operators worldwide to develop deployment strategies and ensure optimal network performance. This session will cover Qualcomm Technologies best practices for 5G NR sub6 and mmWave network deployments, including insights on coverage expectations with different bands, implications of site density, active antenna systems considerations, interference mitigation, and migrating from NSA to SA deployments.

11:15 to 12:00

Evolving Network Designs to Deliver 5G-enabled Experiences Indoors

Mr. Alex Holcman

Senior Vice President, Corporate Engineering
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Alex Holcman is senior vice president of Corporate Engineering (QCES) for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.  In his current role, Holcman leads a centralized organization that provides end-to-end engineering services to accelerate the cost effective development and commercialization of Qualcomm technologies. With more than 1,300 engineers, QCES provides services to Qualcomm Technologies’ internal businesses and external customers.

Holcman has held a wide variety of engineering and management positions within Qualcomm since joining the company more than 20 years ago. Previously within QCES, Holcman led ESG, an engineering team that colloborates with operators around the world to optimize and evolve their wireless networks. Prior to joining QCES, he served as lead systems engineer for the Globalstar Mobile Satellite System, and was also responsible for some of the company’s core network infrastructure products.

Possessing significant expertise in wireless network technology, Holcman helped Qualcomm to pioneer 3G/CDMA technology by contributing to 3G cellular and 3G/CDMA/IS-41C intersystem operations standards, and developing software for the first AMPS/CDMA dual-mode mobile phone.

Holcman holds more than 24 patents, as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of Illinois, and a master’s degree in telecommunications from the Australian Telecom Research Institute.

5G promises low latencies and enhanced mobile broadband, enabling several new use cases. While the current focus is on outdoor deployments, enterprise venues such as malls, stadiums, airports, convention centers, etc. are prime locations for indoor 5G deployments. Leading brands are eager to utilize mmWave and XR technologies to create unique, highly immersive experiences indoors, which will require increasingly complex, hyper-dense network designs.  In this session, we’ll share our experience planning mmWave 5G networks in event venues and buildings, including network designs and performance findings.

Lunch

12:00 to 13:00

Lunch

Please join us for a light lunch and networking opportunities.

13:00 to 13:45

Panel Session: Ubiquitous 5G Experiences with Small Cells

Mr. Irvind Ghai

Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Irvind Ghai serves as Vice President for the Connectivity Business Unit of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, he oversees product management and business development for Wi-Fi, mmWave 11ad and 4G/5G Small Cell solutions for Enterprises and Carriers.

Mr. Ghai has played a key role in driving the wired and wireless infrastructure networking business. He has led double-digit growth by working across technologies to offer the best connectivity approach across unlicensed and licensed spectrums, arriving at the most optimal answer for enterprise verticals that include education, hospitality and healthcare. Mr. Ghai joined Qualcomm through the Atheros acquisition in 2011. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Texas Instruments, where he worked with Service Providers to define product market strategies for DSL, DOCSIS, Video and VoIP platforms. During his career with Texas Instruments, Mr. Ghai has had a proven track record of developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth and leading strong engineering and marketing teams.

Irvind Ghai holds an MBA from University of St. Thomas, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Calvin College.

Small Cells will be a driving force for indoor/outdoor 5G experience continuity, delivering 5G’s incredible speed and ultra-low latency befits to end-users, virtually wherever they are.  Join this panel to hear from industry experts about what to expect from Small Cells as part of dense 5G network deployments, in both mmWave and sub-6GHz.

13:45 to 14:30

Transforming the Wireless Edge to Deliver More Intelligent and Secure Experiences on 5G Devices

Mr. Eduardo Esteves

Vice President, Product Management

As 5G connects virtually everything, a diverse array of devices will continually communicate and sense, generating massive amounts of data.  Traditionally, artificial intelligence (AI) comes from processing this data in the cloud; however, creating 5G experiences with new levels of immersion, immediacy, personalization and privacy will require intelligence be distributed to devices at the wireless edge.  Combining connectivity and sensing with on-device processing is designed to reduce latency and keep sensitive data on the device in order to remain private and secure. Join us to learn how shifting intelligence to the wireless edge will transform industries by enabling new AI-driven experiences in automotive safety, healthcare, immersive XR, personal assistants and more.

14:30 to 15:15

New business opportunities for 5G NR spectrum sharing

Dr. Rasmus Hellberg

Senior. Director, Technical Marketing
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Rasmus Hellberg joined Qualcomm in 2006 and leads the corporate technical marketing team that drives the Company’s visions for future technologies, such as the wireless evolution, the path to 5G and the evolution of mobile computing. 
Rasmus has spent 20 years in the wireless industry and started his career in product management, working on the Japanese PDC system, the first commercial WCDMA products, and later on CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO focusing on radio access network products. 
Rasmus holds a Ph.D. in electromagnetic wave propagation and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

 

3GPP has initiated a study item to develop forms of 5G NR designed from the ground-up to operate in unlicensed/shared spectrum, both with a licensed anchor (similar to LAA), and standalone operation in unlicensed/shared spectrum without an anchor in licensed spectrum. These approaches are more evolutionary and referred to as NR unlicensed (NR-U). But what is possible if we would take a more revolutionary approach and explore the spatial domain, new sharing paradigms, also targeting greenfield spectrum. This session will explore the business opportunities for public and private networks, such as for the Industrial IoT, what benefits these new techniques brings, and what is possible for different unlicensed/shared spectrum options.

Wednesday, October 24


09:00 to 09:45

Snapdragon Premium Technologies and User Experiences

Mr. Keith Kressin

Senior Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Keith Kressin is currently senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI). He is responsible for Snapdragon roadmap planning, including setting competitive feature, schedule and cost targets for all Qualcomm Snapdragon products. He leads product management for all core AP technologies which include GPU, CPU, camera, video, memory and audio. Kressin collaborates closely with product management, engineering, and procurement teams across the organization to ensure Qualcomm’s AP and MSM roadmaps are industry leading. He also has responsibility for market research and competitive analysis, and provides invaluable support to adjacent business units, including automotive, IoE, and computing.

Kressin has worked in a number of engineering, marketing, and strategic planning roles within semiconductor companies for nearly 20 years. Before joining Qualcomm in 2008, Kressin worked at Intel, leading several marketing and planning teams within Intel’s desktop, chipset, WLAN, and laptop groups. Kressin led teams responsible for the introduction of Intel’s first chipsets with integrated graphics, first Wi-Fi products and the launch of Intel’s first thin and light laptops. Prior to Intel, Kressin worked in several hardware and software design engineering roles at Texas Instruments.

Kressin holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.  He is the author of the text "Understanding Mathematics: From Counting to Calculus" and lives in San Diego with his wife and three children.

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform is synonymous with cutting-edge technologies that will pave the way for the future. In fact, the future is already here, as key technology areas such as 5G, AI, and XR are gaining global momentum at a rapid pace and are all interlinked as we march forward.  As mobile devices are an integral part of our everyday lives, the continued innovation of new technologies and designs is critical. This session delves into the latest advancements across these technologies, covering key milestones for 5G, AI, and XR/Gaming.

09:45 to 10:30

Snapdragon Mobile Platforms: Mobile Device Solutions from Entry to Premium

Mr. Kedar Kondap

VP, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

There are Snapdragon Mobile Platforms available to meet an ever-expanding array of design choices, from top of the line flagship smartphones, to feature-rich mid-and entry-level offerings. With so many platforms to choose from, how is one distinguished from another? Today you will gain a deeper understanding of the Snapdragon mobile platform tiers with a focus on the newest product additions. Join Kedar as he delves into the robust mobile roadmap.

10:30 to 11:00

Growing the Snapdragon powered Always On, Always Connected PC Opportunity

Mr. Sanjay Mehta

Senior Vice President, Compute Products
Qualcomm International, Inc.

Sanjay Mehta leads Qualcomm Technologies’ (QTI’s) compute and extended reality businesses. In this role, Mehta manages the Qualcomm Snapdragon portfolio of products for always on, always connected devices as well as augmented reality and virtual reality devices and applications.

Previously, Mehta served as president of Qualcomm Technologies China, overseeing all direct and indirect commercialization activities for the company’s chipset business in China. From FY16 to FY18, Mehta helped drive double-digit growth in both share and revenues in the region. 

Mehta joined Qualcomm in 2004 and has been a key member of the Qualcomm Technologies leadership team. During his tenure, he has held various roles in finance, including the position of CFO of the chipset business, and has served as the chipset business operations lead. Mehta has made several significant contributions to this business including driving customer growth, establishing a global pricing strategy, and providing key support for the integration of several acquisitions as well as the implementation of the business unit structure.

Mehta has more than 25 years of leadership experience and a strong history of building business collaborations and delivering results. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mehta held management positions in Nortel Networks and PwC Canada.

Mehta holds a Bachelor of Commerce along with a major in Economics from the University of Toronto. He was also qualified as a Chartered Accountant earlier in his career.

Mr. Miguel Nunes

Senior Director, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Miguel Nunes is senior director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he leads Qualcomm Technologies’ Windows strategy and products, driving multifunctional teams around the world.

Miguel has 20 years of experience working in the semiconductor industry including Intel and Qualcomm. In his 8 years at Qualcomm, Miguel has been a critical member of the product management team collaborating with Microsoft on various technologies and products including mobile devices, mixed reality and now Windows on Snapdragon. Miguel’s experience from traditional PCs at Intel and mobile at Qualcomm is helping drive the transformation of the PC into a true mobile computing device with all the benefits of the mobile phone.

Over the past year, Windows 10 PCs running on the Snapdragon platform have gone from concept to commercially available products enabling a whole new class of user experiences and creating a new opportunity for the PC and mobile ecosystems.  Come learn about the latest developments in the Windows on Snapdragon product path to 5G, ecosystem momentum, and how the business model for the Always On, Always Connected PC is growing.

11:00 to 11:30

eSIM expansion from Mobile to Always Connected Computing and into the IIoT

Mr. Reiner Klement

VP, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

After decades of connecting devices around the world with traditional (removable) SIM cards, the embedded SIM (eSIM) has arrived. With eSIM, you can acquire new subscribers, reduce customer attrition and fulfillment costs, create a superior user experience, and open up new revenue streams with the IoT.
With Qualcomm’s innovation in 4G and 5G technology and the new GSMA e-SIM specification extending beyond the companion device, there is now even greater demand and opportunity for connectivity at the touch of a button. Come learn how Qualcomm is accelerating the eSIM ecosystem to quickly roll out cellular enabled consumer, enterprise and IoT devices by providing a complete solution “as-a-service”. 

11:30 to 12:00

PANEL: Windows on Snapdragon: Enabling the Future of the Modern Workforce

Mr. Don McGuire

Vice President, Product Marketing
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Don McGuire is currently the vice president of global product marketing for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for leading all global product marketing strategy, planning and execution across QTI’s businesses including mobile, IoT, voice and music, connectivity and automotive.

McGuire has helped redefine Qualcomm’s strategic approach to product marketing for the past 7 months, recently joining Qualcomm from Intel Corp. At Intel, McGuire lead the end user product marketing team in support of Intel’s Client Computing business. He has served in several additional leadership positions prior to his current role and has over 20 years’ marketing and sales experience.

Previously, he was a founding member of a marketing strategy consulting firm with a client roster that included Intel, NBC Universal, Dell, Motorola, Cricket and many others.  McGuire lead the firm’s technology engagement practice. Before that, McGuire was the chief marketing officer of Amp’d Mobile, the vice president of global marketing for Kyocera, the vice president of sales and marketing for Leap Wireless and the vice president and general manager for Sprint PCS. McGuire began his career as a sales and marketing executive at McCaw Cellular Communications.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University in business administration and has attended an executive master’s program at Stanford University’s Schwab School of Business.

With the rise of Windows on Snapdragon powered Always On, Always Connected PCs with Gigabit LTE connectivity and amazing battery life, the convergence of PC and mobile is accelerating and the opportunity for SMBs and the enterprise is starting to take shape. In this session you will hear from the ecosystem players that participated in a recent pilot program to to better understand the demands of the enterprise and how Windows on Snapdragon devices will change the future of the modern workforce and PC as a service.

12:00 to 12:30

Consortiums Driving Snapdragon powered Always On, Always Connected PC Adoption

Mr. Sanjay Mehta

Senior Vice President, Compute Products
Qualcomm International, Inc.

Sanjay Mehta leads Qualcomm Technologies’ (QTI’s) compute and extended reality businesses. In this role, Mehta manages the Qualcomm Snapdragon portfolio of products for always on, always connected devices as well as augmented reality and virtual reality devices and applications.

Previously, Mehta served as president of Qualcomm Technologies China, overseeing all direct and indirect commercialization activities for the company’s chipset business in China. From FY16 to FY18, Mehta helped drive double-digit growth in both share and revenues in the region. 

Mehta joined Qualcomm in 2004 and has been a key member of the Qualcomm Technologies leadership team. During his tenure, he has held various roles in finance, including the position of CFO of the chipset business, and has served as the chipset business operations lead. Mehta has made several significant contributions to this business including driving customer growth, establishing a global pricing strategy, and providing key support for the integration of several acquisitions as well as the implementation of the business unit structure.

Mehta has more than 25 years of leadership experience and a strong history of building business collaborations and delivering results. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mehta held management positions in Nortel Networks and PwC Canada.

Mehta holds a Bachelor of Commerce along with a major in Economics from the University of Toronto. He was also qualified as a Chartered Accountant earlier in his career.

In 2018, Qualcomm Technologies introduced Always On, Always Connected Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 850. Top tier OEMs such as Lenovo, HP, Samsung, and Asus have entered the category and a growing number of Retailers, Online merchants, and Operators across the globe are now selling these devices. Yet, there is an untapped opportunity growing with a cross-section of ecosystem partners. Join us to hear from a consortium of collaborators driving new adoption of these devices in emerging segments.

 

13:00 to 13:45

How mobile XR will transform the home viewing experience

Mr. Hugo Swart

Sr Dir, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Hugo Swart serves as senior director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s consumer electronics business including go-to-market, product positioning and marketing, and P&L responsibilities for Snapdragon platforms across adjacent markets, including virtual and augmented reality, drones, robotics, TVs, etc.

Swart joined Qualcomm in 2003 as a technical marketing manager in charge or promoting wireless data technologies to operators worldwide. He has held roles of increasing responsibility since that time. He has led several successful projects from idea inception to customer adoption in the wireless space as well as novel business models for content delivery.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Swart served as sales engineer for Lucent Technologies and Telecom Italia.

Swart received his bachelor’s (1999) and Master of Science (2004) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Campinas, Brazil. In addition, he received a Master of Business Administration (2008) from San Diego State University.

Discover why mobile operators and cable providers should adopt mobile XR solutions today to secure their business future. The increase in content on-demand via smartphones and tablets alike, coupled with the popularity of YouTube and Netflix episodic content, has fostered a new generation of viewers who are no longer turning to TV for their primary infotainment at home.

Thanks to advances in XR technology, devices and streaming services, consumers will start viewing news, entertainment and gaming content in more mobile and engaging ways both inside and outside the home especially with the coming of 5G. In this session, you will learn how consumers will benefit from the freedom to see, move, hear, and interact intuitively with content they choose and about the latest Qualcomm Mobile XR platforms that are driving the innovations to deliver these experiences.

13:45 to 14:30

Mobile Charging Evolution: Fast charging and power management innovations

Mr. George Paparrizos

Senior Director, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

George Paparrizos, Senior Director, Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. runs product management for the stand-alone power management products and Qualcomm Quick Charge technology. Mr. Paparrizos has co-authored several patents and numerous articles for industry publications.

He holds an MSEE degree from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany (RWTH) and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

In today’s world of powerful, feature-rich mobile devices, there are many charging options. 2017 was an inflection point for fast charging and Type-C, with more consumer devices supporting fast charging technology than ever before. Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ technology has been at the forefront in innovating convenient, fast charging, building one of the largest fast charging ecosystems in the mobile industry. Join us as we discuss how we are addressing new industry challenges and how Quick Charge is now the one charging solution for all. We’ll also reveal significant milestones and what the future of fast charging looks like. 

Wednesday, October 24


09:00 to 09:45

AI in the mobile world

Mr. Gary Brotman

Director
Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Gary Brotman is an award-winning product management and marketing executive with broad experience leading teams responsible for product management, marketing, business creation, and customer engagement in mobile, media, Internet of Things, and machine learning-focused companies that push the boundaries of technology. He is director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., leading the commercialization of Qualcomm’s mobile artificial intelligence software and hardware initiatives. While at Qualcomm, he has established multiple wireless media product lines and led teams in Qualcomm Atheros, Labs and Global Market Development group.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Brotman had a varied career in the music industry. He was the head of artist services and marketing for Santa Monica-based Topspin Media, head of product marketing at Yahoo! Music, and director of ecommerce and corporate communications for Musicmatch. Brotman was an account supervisor in the LA office of Golin/Harris responsible for developing launch and communications strategies within the digital music space for clients such as Amazon.com, Creative Labs, Texas Instruments, Musicmatch and Forrester Research.

This session will provide an update on AI on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile processors and how Qualcomm Technologies drives the global AI on device ecosystem.

09:45 to 10:30

AI in the Internet of Things

This session will discuss current IOT products utilizing artificial intelligence from Qualcomm Technologies.

10:30 to 11:15

Transforming the In-vehicle Experience with Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Rasmus Hellberg

Senior. Director, Technical Marketing
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Rasmus Hellberg joined Qualcomm in 2006 and leads the corporate technical marketing team that drives the Company’s visions for future technologies, such as the wireless evolution, the path to 5G and the evolution of mobile computing. 
Rasmus has spent 20 years in the wireless industry and started his career in product management, working on the Japanese PDC system, the first commercial WCDMA products, and later on CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO focusing on radio access network products. 
Rasmus holds a Ph.D. in electromagnetic wave propagation and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

 

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems become more efficient and optimized for automotive use cases, they are expected to become standard in new vehicles and will revolutionize every aspect of the car of the future. These optimized on-device AI systems will redefine the in-vehicle experience, enhance Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and pave the road to autonomous driving.

In this presentation, you will learn about:

  • Why optimized on-device AI is essential for automotive.
  • Specific examples of how AI will redefine the in-vehicle experience.
  • How Qualcomm is unlocking the potential of on-device AI to revolutionize the vehicle of the future.

11:15 to 12:00

Vivo: On Device AI

Mr. Zhou Wei

Vice CTO
VIVO

Zhou Wei, the Vice CTO of Vivo, President of Vivo Global AI Research Institute, has been working in smart terminals software developing for over 15 years with considerable insight in sorts of Linux based Open Source Projects of smart terminals. After years of endeavor in the field of smart terminals, Zhou Wei is well aware of customer pain points and has an insightful view of the future development of smart phones.

Join us as Vivo talks about what they are doing with AI in mobile and how Qualcomm Technologies has helped them with their AI efforts. 

Lunch

12:00 to 13:00

Lunch

Please join us for a light lunch and networking opportunities.

Panel

13:00 to 13:45

How 5G and on device AI processing could work together in the future.

This session will talk about the convergence of 5G and AI and interesting use cases that could emerge.    

Panel

13:45 to 14:30

ISVs and the role they play in on device AI

Mr. Gary Brotman

Director
Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Gary Brotman is an award-winning product management and marketing executive with broad experience leading teams responsible for product management, marketing, business creation, and customer engagement in mobile, media, Internet of Things, and machine learning-focused companies that push the boundaries of technology. He is director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., leading the commercialization of Qualcomm’s mobile artificial intelligence software and hardware initiatives. While at Qualcomm, he has established multiple wireless media product lines and led teams in Qualcomm Atheros, Labs and Global Market Development group.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Brotman had a varied career in the music industry. He was the head of artist services and marketing for Santa Monica-based Topspin Media, head of product marketing at Yahoo! Music, and director of ecommerce and corporate communications for Musicmatch. Brotman was an account supervisor in the LA office of Golin/Harris responsible for developing launch and communications strategies within the digital music space for clients such as Amazon.com, Creative Labs, Texas Instruments, Musicmatch and Forrester Research.

AI Developers play a crucial role in driving product features to commercialization in the AI ecosystem.  Join key Qualcomm Technologies AI software collaborators to learn more about their view of the AI segment, and how developers can participate in the our ecosystem.  

Wednesday, October 24


09:00 to 09:45

Developing Edge AI Solutions with Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform and Microsoft Azure IoT

Qualcomm® Technologies, Inc. and Microsoft have collaborated together to offer a vision AI developer kit. Quickly create IoT solutions like home monitoring cameras, enterprise security cameras , industrial cameras and smart home devices that use on-device vision artificial intelligence (AI) in retail, manufacturing, logistics applications and more.

The kit is intended to combine the hardware and software required to deliver advanced video analytics at the edge along with integration of Azure Machine Learning and Azure IoT Edge. It uses the Qualcomm Visual Intelligence Platform and Azure Machine Learning to support advance AI capabilities right to the camera, all while being centrally managed from Azure.

Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

09:45 to 10:30

Superior sounding audio accessories, Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive Audio and the evolving demands for wireless Bluetooth audio

The landscape for premium and Bluetooth wireless audio has changed significantly over the last 20 years. Our aptX technology has helped drive first the acceptance of Bluetooth as a viable solution for wireless audio transmission, then the widespread adoption of Bluetooth in consumer audio, and even the acceptance of Bluetooth for truly wireless headphones and high resolution audio applications. Now the aptX ecosystem spans billions of devices including more than 300 mobile phone models. Today there are more demands than ever for robust, high quality wireless audio over Bluetooth. We will discuss these evolving demands, from use cases like gaming and video to the need for improved user experiences across multiple devices with differing standards, and how, with aptX Adaptive, we are looking to help Bluetooth audio meet the wireless needs of the future yet again.
Qualcomm aptX is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

10:30 to 11:15

The next generation of smart, voice-enabled wireless consumer audio

Consumption of audio today is largely driven by streaming media, and users are increasingly making the shift away from wired devices as they seek increased freedom and more connected, intuitive experiences for their audio products. These trends have implications throughout the connected audio ecosystem and are helping drive the proliferation of voice user interface through many consumer audio categories, as all devices are getting smarter. We will discuss the current state of wireless and Voice UI features within the connected audio ecosystem and how the future looks for these technologies. We will also talk at the high-level about the technology requirements needed to support the next generation of smart, voice-enabled wireless audio on-the-go, and the new user experiences and applications this could drive.

11:15 to 12:00

Industrial IoT

The benefits of IoT for large, complex enterprises and industries are beyond dispute. The challenge is architecting an implementation that fits the precise needs of individual end customers. The industrial IoT (IIoT) and enterprise space is massive, when viewed in aggregate, but it is highly fragmented and, in many cases, requires solutions that are customizable, such as in payment, asset tracking, logistics, warehousing, robotics and many more.  Today, smart platforms using wireless mobile technology are taking central role in addressing the challenges of the IIoT and Industry 4.0.  For instance, LTE IoT devices and networks are helping track and monitor valuable shipments in-transit, and mobile hardware and operating systems are providing reliable on-demand content for signage or improving workflows for backroom inventory management or delivery. Similarly, artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge is enabling numerous applications with machine vision and analytics. Through comprehensive end-to-end systems, including wireless technologies, computing, security, software and cloud integration, the mobile ecosystem is now able to support the specific needs of industries and enterprises alike and will become the building blocks of the industrial revolution in the next decade.

Lunch

12:00 to 13:00

Lunch

13:00 to 13:45

Accelerating Wearables: The New Connected Family

Mr. Pankaj Kedia

Senior Director
Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Pankaj Kedia is Senior Director, Product Management and business Lead for the Wearables Segment at Qualcomm Technologies. In this role, Pankaj is responsible for leading Qualcomm’s efforts to establish and grow its presence across the wearables segments including smart eyewear, smart watches, kid/elderly watches, smart bands, smart headsets, smart clothing, and wearable accessories. Under Pankaj’s leadership, Qualcomm has enabled its customers to ship 100+ products in 30+ countries over the last 2 years. Pankaj joined Qualcomm in late 2013 in a new business development role and has led its efforts to incubate the wearables segment at the company.

Previously, Pankaj was the director of business development and innovation at Intel Corporation where he was responsible for winning, nurturing, and launching mobility products and technologies. Pankaj launched the Intel Atom processor and led the company’s early efforts to establish its presence and momentum in the tablet, mobile Internet device, and smartphone categories. Earlier at Intel, Pankaj played an instrumental role in accelerating the deployment of Notebook PCs in the industry by defining and implementing the company’s product/marketing strategies and launching a range of products including Centrino, Pentium 4 and Pentium III processors. Pankaj joined Intel in 1996 and held a series of executive advisory, strategy, marketing, planning, ecosystem, and business development roles across the company. He holds one of the early/defining patents around implementing low power sub-systems in mobile devices.

Prior to Intel, Pankaj was in the management consulting industry for five years leading projects in strategy, management, and information technology. Pankaj is an avid TED follower and has spoken at multiple TEDx events about the impact of mobile technologies around the world. He is frequently sought after as a speaker at industry events in the area of mobile, wearable, wireless, and Internet, and has been extensively quoted in mainstream publications.

Pankaj holds a Master of Business Administration from Wharton, a Master of Science from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science from the Indian Institute of Technology.

The Smart Wearables segment continues to grow at a torrid pace with strong innovation and investment in the industry. At Qualcomm, we are pursuing the full range of personal devices from head-to-toe – smart headsets to smartwatches to kid watches to smart shoes to pet trackers – and targeting the breadth of demographics – from 4-year old children to teens and millennials to adults and elderly and to pets. Pankaj will outline how the market is segmenting, lay out Qualcomm’s wearable vision, and discuss how Qualcomm is collaborating with customers and partners to bring unique wearables experiences for the new connected family.

13:45 to 14:30

Developing for IoT with Android Things

One of the shortest paths to IoT development is through Android Things, where you can leverage the power of the Android development and HW solutions based on Qualcomm® SoCs. Each platform is built on Android Things and includes a development board, system-on-module (SoM) and reference designs. With this software-hardware combination you can build edge computing features into your products for voice UI and deep learning, including processing sensor data, camera feeds and media. Enable connected devices for a wide variety of consumer, retail, and industrial applications with the convenience of Google Assistant, and a growing array of their cloud-based services like Google Cast, Google Duo, Google Maps and more.

Wednesday, October 24


09:45 to 10:30

Global Update on Spectrum for 4G & 5G

Mr. Dean Brenner

Senior Vice President
Spectrum Strategy & Technology Policy,
Qualcomm Inc.

Dean Brenner is Senior Vice President, Spectrum Strategy & Technology Policy for Qualcomm Incorporated. He directs Qualcomm’s global spectrum strategy and its other global technology policy initiatives. He represents Qualcomm before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other agencies of the United States and Canadian governments responsible for spectrum and telecommunications policy and oversees Qualcomm’s spectrum regulatory work elsewhere. He regularly interacts with spectrum regulators around the world, leaders in the wireless industry developing and deploying new technologies, and analysts and reporters covering the wireless industry.
For the past 15 years, he has lead Qualcomm’s successful efforts to win regulatory approval for many new wireless technologies, including: the world’s first deployments of 4G in unlicensed spectrum, known as LTE-U and LAA; the world’s first deployments of supplemental downlink, aggregating paired and unpaired spectrum, to deliver faster downloads using 3G and later 4G; the world’s first mobile video network deployed on 700 MHz spectrum before the digital TV transition; and, the allocation of numerous spectrum bands by the FCC and other spectrum regulators for 3G, 4G, and 5G.
Mr. Brenner has unique expertise in spectrum auctions. He led Qualcomm’s bidding team in auctions in India (the 2.3 GHz band), the United States (the Lower 700 MHz band), and the United Kingdom (the L Band). He headed the regulatory team which obtained the approvals to sell Qualcomm’s spectrum licenses in all three countries. He was responsible for obtaining the regulatory approvals for Qualcomm’s $1.925 billion sale of Lower 700 MHz spectrum to AT&T in 2011.
Mr. Brenner has testified at hearings on spectrum policy before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation and the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications & Technology. He has spoken at spectrum policy conferences in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Belgium, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and Israel. He joined Qualcomm in November 2003.
Mr. Brenner received his A.B. magna cum laude with distinction in public policy studies from Duke University in 1982. He won the prize for best paper on communications policy, and he received a four-year CBS Scholarship. He received his J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University in 1985. He is admitted to the Bars of the DC, Maryland, & the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the DC, Third, & Eleventh Circuits, & the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Brenner is a member of the United States Federal Advisory Board for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, & Timing, which advises the United States Executive Branch agencies on policy matters impacting the Global Positioning System. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of 5G Americas and the Duke University Library Advisory Board.

Spectrum is essential for the continued rollout and proliferation of Gigabit LTE, as well as for the commercial launches of 5G.  This session will provide an update on spectrum for 4G and 5G around the world.

10:30 to 11:15

Mobile Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for the 5G Era

Mr. Dino Bekis

Vice President and General Manager
Mobile & Compute Connectivity
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Dino Bekis serves as the Vice President and General Manager of the Mobile & Compute Connectivity Business Unit for Qualcomm Technologies Inc., (QCT). As a senior leader and technologist, he delivers and executes business strategies to turn core technologies into long-term sustainable franchises.

Prior to this role, Dino was the Vice President of Marketing for the IP Group in Cadence, where he was responsible for product marketing, business development, collateral and program management for Cadence’s entire commercial IP product portfolio.

Throughout his years of enterprise, networking and consumer market experience, Dino has shown agility in taking a combination of new markets and new technologies and turning them into high-velocity businesses with Broadcom, PMC-Sierra and IBM. At the forefront of several commercial technology introductions from low-power Wi-Fi, NFC, 60GHz, and advanced metro-optical architectures, he also was part of the small core leadership team that led IBM to become one of the largest merchant semiconductor players.  

Dino earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer & Systems Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration from Marist College.

Just like its cousin in cellular, Wi-Fi is taking advantage of sub-6 and mmWave spectrum to usher in a new era of mobile user experiences, but with an unlicensed twist. Whether it’s harnessing the performance, capacity and efficiency at range of 802.11ax in 5 GHz (unlicensed sub 6), or unleashing the power and imperceptible latencies of 60 GHz Wi-Fi (unlicensed mmWave), the underlying foundation of Wi-Fi will continue to fuel innovation.  Coupled with the expanding scope of Bluetooth technology advances, these together will help drive new, and enhance existing connected user experiences. Join this session to gain insight into Qualcomm Technologies' wireless connectivity vision, the latest advances in connectivity technologies and experiences, and key considerations in selecting the right solutions.

11:15 to 12:00

The Changing Landscape of Carrier Wi-Fi

Mr. Irvind Ghai

Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Irvind Ghai serves as Vice President for the Connectivity Business Unit of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, he oversees product management and business development for Wi-Fi, mmWave 11ad and 4G/5G Small Cell solutions for Enterprises and Carriers.

Mr. Ghai has played a key role in driving the wired and wireless infrastructure networking business. He has led double-digit growth by working across technologies to offer the best connectivity approach across unlicensed and licensed spectrums, arriving at the most optimal answer for enterprise verticals that include education, hospitality and healthcare. Mr. Ghai joined Qualcomm through the Atheros acquisition in 2011. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Texas Instruments, where he worked with Service Providers to define product market strategies for DSL, DOCSIS, Video and VoIP platforms. During his career with Texas Instruments, Mr. Ghai has had a proven track record of developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth and leading strong engineering and marketing teams.

Irvind Ghai holds an MBA from University of St. Thomas, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Calvin College.

Integration often goes hand-in-hand with progress in the telecom world. As services mature, advancing technology invariably affords carriers the opportunity to bundle discrete capabilities into a single, integrated device. That can lower costs, simplify customer choice and reduce inventory headaches. Carriers today find themselves confronting a new twist to this rule of thumb, in that the once stable options that drove this model are changing due to the explosion of innovation in both broadband access and in-home networking technology. This session will help the audience identify sign posts that signal further change and offer guidelines to help them better respond to consumers’ needs and emerging competition.

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