2019 WInnComm Speakers

Wednesday, 20 November


"Modular Radio Architecture – Enabling Commercial Technology for DoD Open Systems Architecture Platforms"
Mr. Mathew D. Guerrieri, Deputy Director, Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC)

Mr. Mathew “Mat” D. Guerrieri assumed the duties of Deputy Director of the Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC) in October 2018. He is the principal advisor to the JTNC Director in the development of policies, procedures, and effective management in all areas of risk, compliance, communications, governance, process improvement, and strategic oversight of the organization. He provides JTNC leadership and direction in satisfying all assigned mission requirements while managing and coordinating all JTNC staffing requirements, internal and external communications, and policy development.

Previously, Mr. Guerrieri served as an Assistant Program Manager for Engineering (APM-E) with Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) 5.0. Mr. Guerrieri’s experience in acquisition and program management began at the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) where he served as the Assistant Capabilities Manager for Sensor Processing at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He also served as the Brigade Integration and Technology Officer for the 407th Army Field Support Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas. Soon after, he was selected as a RAND Fellow with service in Santa Monica, California. After completing the fellowship, Mr. Guerrieri served in the Army’s Global Positioning Systems Division for Program Executive Officer, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors at Los Angeles Air Force Base. Mr. Guerrieri’s final service tour was with the Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) as the product manager for networking waveforms.
Mr. Guerrieri was born in Long Beach, California and grew up in western Colorado. He attended the United States Military Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Environment Engineering and was commissioned in 1993. Mr. Guerrieri served on active duty for 21 years as an Engineer and Army Acquisition Corps officer and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2014.

Mr. Guerrieri has also earned a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida, and is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), is Level III certified in Program Management and Engineering, and earned a professional certificate in Model Based Systems Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


"Scarcity to Abundance: Fueling the 5G Wireless Ecosystem"
Michael Calabrese, Director of the Wireless Future Project, New America 

Michael A. Calabrese directs the Wireless Future Program at New America’s Open Technology Institute, a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C.  He develops and advocates policies to promote ubiquitous, fast and affordable wireless broadband connectivity, including the reallocation of more prime spectrum for unlicensed access, next generation Wi-Fi, and dynamic spectrum sharing.

Calabrese has served on the U.S. Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) since 2009 and as an Invited Expert on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) spectrum reform working group during 2011-2012.  In 2018 the WinnForum presented Calabrese with the organization’s Vanu Bose Award for Leadership in Wireless Innovation.

Calabrese has previously served as Vice President of New America (2003-2010), General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, director of domestic policy at the Center for National Policy, and as a counsel at the national AFL-CIO.  He is a graduate of Stanford Law and Business Schools (JD/MBA) and of Harvard College.

Keynote abstract:

The FCC is on pace to auction a record amount of spectrum for 5G, with nearly all of it fashioned to meet the business model of very wide area mobile carriers. However, as CBRS is demonstrating, there is demand by a wide variety of market entrants and individual enterprises for localized spectrum access on both a licensed (interference protected) and unlicensed basis. As CBRS takes off, it will become increasingly clear that the technical and policy groundwork is in place to unlock capacity in many other underutilized bands – and to extend CBRS itself. Automated frequency coordination, sensing and a broad “use-it-or-share-it” approach to dynamic spectrum sharing are on the cusp of turning the perception of scarcity into a far greater abundance of wireless bandwidth for mobile, fixed and end-user driven IoT networks.

"National Policy for Spectrum Sharing"
Scott Patrick
, Executive Director, Office of Spectrum Management, NTIA

Scott Patrick helps NTIA’s work on national and international spectrum policy issues as well as management of federal agency spectrum.  OSM is responsible for frequency assignment, certification, and other strategic planning functions, including development of approaches to spectrum sharing.

Before joining NTIA last month, Patrick was a telecom and technology attorney at the law firm of Baker Hostetler, counseling wireless, cable, broadcast, and broadband companies.  Prior to that, he had been an attorney in the FCC’s Wireless Bureau.  He has a master’s degree in electrical engineering, and his first job was at the Naval Research Lab where he helped develop fiber optic electromagnetic field sensors.

Invited Presentation

"Impact of Interference Avoidance Strategies on Offload Network Aggregate Capacity"
Preston Marshall, 

The traditional approach to wireless interference avoidance is to ensure that there is adequate interference to noise ratio at all of the devices, and service areas. This approach is necessary when networks are the sole, or primary method of serving devices. However, as network and coverage plans are more complex, and have multiple tiers of support, this approach may be unnecessary in networks that are intended for offload, or have backup to a higher tier, more reliable service. Ensuring reliable service to all devices within the offload network may result in significantly reducing the capacity of the offload network significantly, while only improving performance of several devices or regions; which could have been services through other network tiers. In this paper we consider multiple access points which the service areas are within interference range of each other. We examine the aggregate capacity provided by the offload network as the primary metric for performance, and vary these through a range of network separation, from separions that ensure no mutual impact, to ranges that cause significant disruption to services within each networks service area. This analysis enables the examination of different interference avoidance, or coexistence strategies on the primary role of offload networks, which is to provide aggregate capacity. Excursions considered in this analysis include the propagation environment, the degree of protection that is provided to client devices and access points, duty cycle of the interfering node, and offload maximization strategies.The results of this are highly applicable to the consideration of coexistence and interference avoidance strategies for the shared spectrum bands that are emerging. For analysis purposes, LTE 3GPP interference standards will be utilized, and the interference regions will be mapped into LTE Signal Quality Indicators (SQI) in each region. The overall signal quality across the communications channel will be considered, so the results will be more pessimistic that if "Smart" strategies that vary resource block usage and other LTE strategies were applied, but the results are fully applicable to individual resource blocks.

Thursday, 21 November


"5G in Midband Spectrum"
Milo Medin, Vice President of Wireless Services, Google

Milo Medin has been part of the Internet development community for more than 25 years. He is currently the vice president of wireless services at Google.

Prior to joining Google in 2010, he was founder and CTO of M2Z Networks, a company that sought to deploy a national broadband wireless network system, and before then he was cofounder and the Chief Technology Officer of Excite@Home, where he led the development of the company's national infrastructure, and helped deliver the first large scale residential broadband access service in partnership with major cable operators, 

including the development of the DOCSIS cable modem standard.

Earlier, Milo worked at NASA's Ames Research Center, where he developed the first peering point between backbone networks, and managed primary west coast interconnect for the Internet, and architected and managed the global NASA Science Internet, including the deployment of the first Internet connections to a number of countries around the world. 

Milo majored in computer science at UC Berkeley. He has participated in a number of public policy forums, including two National Academy of Sciences panels, given testimony in Congress and before the Federal Communications Commission on Broadband technology policy, and served on the PCAST working group on Spectrum Sharing. He holds several patents in the field of network access technology, and sits on the FCC’s Technical Advisory Committee.

He has been married to his wife Catherine for 14 years, and has 4 small children, and lives in Redwood City, CA.

5G and 6GHz Industry Perspective
Anupam Upadhyaya, Senior Director of Product Management, Cisco Enterprise Wireless

Anupam Upadhyaya is Senior Director of Product Management for Cisco Enterprise Wireless and is responsible for Cisco Enterprise Wireless access points, Controllers and platform software.  Prior to this he was responsible for the product roadmap and rollout of Cisco’s Access switching portfolio which generates $6B annually. He has been instrumental in launching the catalyst 9K switching and wireless platforms including Catalyst 9300,9800 and the 9100 11ax Aps and moving the Enterprise business to a recurring software business. Anupam has a diverse background, with 20 years of experience spanning product management, engineering and market strategy in diverse technologies such as wireless, switching and routing. Anupam joined Cisco from Aerohive where he drove the Cloud and Branch on Demand strategy for Aerohive, leading to successful IPO. Prior to Aerohive Anupam led Aruba’s wireless branch strategy and brought Aruba Instant to market. Prior to that Anupam help multiple product management and engineering positions at Cisco and Wipro. Anupam has an MBA in marketing and finance from SCU, and a Bachelors in Computer Science from IIT, Varanasi.

6 GHz Incumbent Perspective
George Kizer, Technical Committee Chairman, FWCC

George Kizer is an independent telecommunications consultant. Over his forty plus years in the Telecommunications industry, George’s roles have included Systems Engineer, Project Manager and Product Manager with Collins Radio, Rockwell International and Alcatel as well as consulting with the major telecommunications operators and vendors.

He has authored two microwave books and contributed to another. He is Editor for Wiley IEEE Series on RF and Microwave, President, National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA), Chairman, TIA TR-45 Working Group for Microwave Systems, former Chairman, TIA Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Section and currently chairman of the Technical Committee of the Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition (FWCC).

George and his wife Anne reside in Plano, Texas, with their two dogs, Jax and Zoey. George and Anne have two children and two grandchildren. Outside interests include tennis, reading, writing and travel.

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