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Enterprise IoT Summit: 5G in 5 years

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Panel: 5G in 5 years

Moderator Brenda Boehm, Chief Strategy Officer at the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is joined by a panel of experts including Kevin Robinson – Vice President, Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance; Dr Rashmi Misra, WW GM Digital Video Services, Communications and Media Solutions, HPE; Chuck Parker, Global Lead, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Beyond Limits and Anders Svensson, Principal Solution Manager 5G, Ericsson North America to discuss the outlook for 5G technologies.

Brenda Boehm, Chief Strategy Officer, is responsible for the overall strategic direction and provides the technology and product leadership for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Brenda’s deep industry expertise is based upon her successful leadership roles at both the executive and board levels with various innovation-focused technology companies from entrepreneurial start-ups; Starent Networks, Tango Networks, and Cyphre to Fortune 100 leaders; Cisco, Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. This uniquely broad set of experiences and skills have equipped her with the insight to create a market vision that recognizes industry disruption, an ability to harness change for innovation, develop global market reach and ensure the most successful operational best practices.

Most recently Brenda’s focus has been on developing company infrastructure and operational transformation; driving virtualized, dynamic, secure networks that can connect to everything, everywhere. She recognizes that this new architecture and operational transformation will bring further efficiencies, agility and an ability to truly manage the new Internet of Things.

Brenda Boehm holds a Masters of Science (MS) from SMU’s School of Engineering in Telecommunications and a Bachelors (BA) in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from the University of Louisiana. She also attended Stanford’s prestigious Graduate School of Business Executive Program, recently completed the Advanced Computer Security Certification Program.

 

Kevin Robinson is Vice President of Marketing for Wi-Fi Alliance, where he oversees branding, communications, market development, program marketing, and public relations for the organization. In addition, Kevin is responsible for driving the development of Wi-Fi Alliance corporate strategy.

Kevin speaks worldwide about Wi-Fi’s impact on applications, devices, and users. He is charged with promoting the technology and the Wi-Fi Alliance collaboration forum worldwide, and is one of its leading ambassadors, working with Wi-Fi Alliance’s 600+ member companies.

Before joining Wi-Fi Alliance in 2008, Kevin enjoyed working with early stage technology startups on business strategy consulting and technology market research. Kevin is a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a Captain in the Infantry. Kevin holds a BS in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA with a specialization in Entrepreneurship from The University of Texas at Austin. He lives with his family in Austin, Texas.

 

Rashmi Misra has worked in the telecom industry for 23 years, managing network applications, cloud, OSS, IoT and M2M businesses for HPE. She previously led Motorola’s worldwide System Integration practice deploying multiple E2E IPTV systems. During this time, she has been at the forefront of telecom and IP media, owning six international patents for optimization and monetization of traffic on telecom networks. Rashmi has spent her career in the fast-evolving technology market and service provider business, achieving a reputation for delivering innovation, growth and business transformation. She has a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence from Exeter University, UK and an MBA from Warwick University, UK.

 

Charles Parker is Global Lead at Beyond Limits. With more than 20 years of Large Data, Healthcare and Telecommunications IT experience, he has led several research and for-profit initiatives. Most recently as a lead for Beyond Limits, a commercial startup bringing forward application of NASA developed Artificial Intelligence for the application in intelligence driven human interfaces in healthcare and telecommunications. Prior, he served as the Executive Director of the Continua Health Alliance – a membership-driven company focused on developing an eco-system of interoperable IoT personal health devices – Chuck has been active in leading the industry in the Personal Connected Health IoT area for the past 7 years through leadership in Continua, OneM2M, IEEE and the Bluetooth SIG.

Mr. Parker has collaborated internationally with governments, payers, providers and vendors. Through working with Standards bodies and industry experts, he has worked to instill standards built upon international device criteria from IEEE, HL7, Bluetooth, USB, and others. In 2012, Denmark and Singapore began collaborating with Continua to require all personal connected health devices used in their national telemedicine programs were Continua Certified to ensure convenient and secure collection, communication and access to personal health data for its citizens.

Mr. Parker’s experiences include healthcare and telecommunication technology, Large data analytics and warehousing, data security, policy, regulation, and the strategic design of evaluation and measurement strategies. He has led national programs for practice transformation and has served on more than 20 national and international boards and committees for industry technology.

Mr. Parker holds a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Informatics from Northeastern University. He earned his BA in Communication Studies and Business Management at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

 

Anders Svensson, Principal Solution Manager for Ericsson North America, works in the Network Products group. Based in Plano, Texas, he is responsible for driving 5G and Network Evolution in North America.

Prior to his current role, Svensson worked as CTO and Principal Solution Manager in one of Ericsson’s Tier 1 Customer Units. Svensson has also served as Product Line Manager for Ericsson CDMA solutions. Before moving to the U.S., he worked in Sweden in System Management of Ericsson’s packet core products.

Svensson holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Physics from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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