Presenters

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Please Note: All times are PST/EST

Richard Bernhardt (WISPA)
30 November, 10:00 am/1:00 pm Updates on the 3 GHz Band 

Richard Bernhardt, who currently serves with the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) as their National Spectrum Adviser. He is also the chairman of the Spectrum Sharing Committee (SSC), Operations Working Group (WG5) for the Forum, serving also on the group's Steering Committee and chair of the marketing function. WInnForum's SSC is the principal standards development organization for the telecom and wireless industries Citizens Broadband Radio Network (CBRS). Mr. Bernhardt is also the co-chair of the Fixed Wireless Access task group of the Business Wireless Group of the CBRS Alliance and the liaison representative for WISPA. Prior to these roles, he served as the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Streakwave Wireless Inc., a global wireless VAD for the wireless industry; and previously in a variety of senior roles in technology and start-up companies. Mr. Bernhardt has also served since 2006 on the board of directors and as chair of the executive board of the humanitarian organization, Bangla Hope, an orphanage and school system for destitute and orphaned children in need, located in Bangladesh. Mr. Bernhardt is married with one son. He attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA and holds a Juris Doctorate degree as well as dual bachelor's degrees in communications and political science from the University of California, Davis.

Tom Brinkoetter (RadioSiteTest)
2 December, 6:00/9:00 am The Wireless World of Drones and Beyond

BrinkoetterMr. Brinkoetter has over 40 years of RF test and measurement engineering and marketing at Hewlett Packard, Tektronix, and Anritsu and is now a consultant on drone-based test and measurement applications. He earned his BSEE, High Honors from the University of Illinois and an MSIE from Stanford University. He holds patent # 10,063,328 RF Antenna Supported on a Drone, has an FAA 107 sUAS Pilot License and is a regular speaker at wireless test conferences.

John Chapin (National Science Foundation)
2 December, 12:00/3:00 pm Endnote: Spectrum Projects at the NSF

Dr. Chapin serves as NSF program officer and advisor to NSF leadership on electromagnetic spectrum strategy, to assure that spectrum-dependent science is still vibrant 50 years from now. Sponsor research programs in spectrum management and sharing. Engage with federal mission agencies, the regulatory community, the commercial sector, and others.

Andy Clegg (Google)
30 November, 11:00 am/2:00 pm  Methods of Sharing
1 December, 11:00 am/2:00 pm  Protection of Passive Services in Radio Spectrum
2 December, 11:00 am/2:00 pm  Top Ten Most Wanted Wireless Innovations

Andrew Clegg GoogleAndrew Clegg is Spectrum Engineering Lead for Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL). He is currently focused on shared spectrum opportunities in mid-band spectrum, among other things. He was previously program director for spectrum management at the U.S. National Science Foundation, where he was the creator of a $60 million research program to support enhanced access to the radio spectrum. Prior to NSF, he was lead member of technical staff for Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Mobility), a senior engineer at Comsearch, and a research scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory. He holds a PhD in radio astronomy from the University of Virginia.

Mark Gibson (CommScope
30 November, 10:00 am/1:00 pm Updates on the 3 GHz Band 
30 November 11:00 am/2:00 pm  Methods of Sharing

Mark Gibson CommScopeWith almost 35 years of spectrum management experience, Mark Gibson is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for Comsearch. In addition to leading Comsearch’s technical and business development efforts numerous wireless and spectrum-related products and services, he has led efforts to address spectrum sharing between Federal government and commercial users. He leads CommScope’s CBRS efforts on the Spectrum Access System/Environmental Sensing Capability. He is on the board of the Wireless Innovation Forum and is a co-chair of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, where he has also co-chaired working groups related to spectrum sharing and data exchange issues. He has led Comsearch’s spectrum management efforts including the development of spectrum sharing analysis protocols and sharing criteria, as well as development of Comsearch’s engineering services and software products. He has led Comsearch’s efforts in working with the American Hospital Association as their technical partner for WMTS frequency coordination. He has authored several papers on spectrum sharing and relocation and has advised numerous wireless participants in their system design. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Kevin Gifford (University of Colorado - Boulder)
1 December 11:00 am/2:00 pm Session 5: Protection of Passive Services in Radio Spectrum

 

John Glossner (Optimum Semiconductor Technologies)
30 November, 11:00 am/2:00 pm Methods of Sharing
1 December, 8:05/11:05 am WInnForum Updates
2 December 10:00 am/1:00 pm  The Wireless World of Drones

Dr. John Glossner is CEO of Optimum Semiconductor Technologies, Inc. dba General Processor Technologies, the China-based Hua Xia General Processor Technologies. He also serves as President of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation (HSAF). Prior to joining OST, Dr. Glossner co-founded Sandbridge Technologies and served as EVP & CTO. Prior to Sandbridge, he managed both technical and business activities in DSP and Broadband Communications at IBM and Lucent/Motorola’s Starcore. Dr. Glossner received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from TU Delft in the Netherlands, M.S. degrees in E.E. and Eng. Mgt. from NTU, and holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Penn State. He has more than 120 publications and 38 issued patents.

David Hagood (Cynosure)
2 December, 6:05/9:05 am SDR Standards II

 

Ira Keltz (FCC OET)
30 November, 8:25/11:25 am Keynote: The FCC Vision for Spectrum Sharing

Mr. Keltz has totaled over 25 years at the FCC spanning two separate stints. In addition to positions in OET, he has held various positions in the Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Mr. Keltz has also worked for the law firm DLA Piper as well as Loral Advanced Projects and LSA, Inc. He earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Chuck Linn (L3Harris)
1 December, 6:05/9:05 am SDR Standards I

 

Col. Andrew P. Martin (USAF)
30 November, 8:50/11:50 am Keynote: Spectrum Scheduling System (S3)

Col MartinColonel Andrew P. Martin is currently serving as a Senior Analyst, Spectrum Policy & Programs Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington D.C. In this role, he provides leadership and strategic oversight in the implementation of Department of Defense polices for the management and use of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Colonel Martin was commissioned in 1997 through Air Force R.O.T.C. at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln after graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He earned a Masters degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Nebraska – Omaha.  He is a Senior Cyber Operations Officer who commanded at the squadron level, deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Qatar, and his staff assignments include Air Combat Command, Headquarters Air Force, and United States Transportation Command.

Prakash Moorut (Shure)
2 December, 8:05/11:05 am International Regulatory Panel

Prakash Moorut ShureMr. Prakash Moorut has over 23 years of experience in spectrum research, strategy, regulation, standardization and industry activities. He is the Chief Regulatory Officer of the Wireless Innovation Forum and on the Board of the OnGo Alliance. He previously chaired the WInnForum Spectrum Sharing Committee Working Group 3 which developed the protocols specifications for the CBRS Spectrum Access System. He was part of the US delegation for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference and is a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Advisory Committee for the 2023 World Radiocommunication Conference. Before joining Nokia, he worked for Motorola where he created and led a customer facing spectrum engineering group located in USA, France, and China. He has several publications and patents related to spectrum usage and received his MSEE degree from "Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité" (SUPELEC) in Paris, France.

Eric Nicollet (Thales)
2 December, 6:05/9:05 am SDR Standards II

Eric Nicollet has 20 years of experience in the area of embedded SDR with Thales Communications and Security, France, committed to better realize the SDR promises down to the heart of radio products: baseband and radio processing.

He initiated the WInnF Transceiver Facility and Time Service Facility, contributed actively in elaboration of SCA 4.1, and has served many years as co-chair of the WInnF committee on International SDR Standards. Eric was instrumental in definition of the portability-focused ESSOR Base Waveform methodology.

He was awarded the WInnF 2009 International Achievement Award for the first Transceiver Facility specification, and the 2014 President’s Award for his work in support of SCA 4.1 development for better support of resource constrained processors.

Scott Patrick (NTIA)
30 November, 8:00/11:00 am Keynote: NTIA Vision of Spectrum Sharing

Scott Patrick helps lead NTIA’s work on spectrum policy issues as well as management of federal spectrum.  NTIA’s Office of Spectrum Management is responsible for frequency assignment and strategic planning functions, including development of approaches to spectrum sharing.Before joining NTIA, Scott 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.

Kevin Richardson (MITRE)
1 December, 6:05/9:05 am SDR Standards I

 

Martha Suarez (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance)
1 December, 8:30/11:30 am Keynote

Dr. Martha Suarez is President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance and has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. She spent over three years as General Director of the National Spectrum Agency in Colombia, where she was responsible for promoting the efficient use of spectrum having originally joined the ANE in 2013. Suarez is an electronics engineer, with a master degree in high frequency communication systems and is Doctor in electronics.

Dave Wolter (AT&T Labs)
30 November, 10:00 am/1:00 pm Updates on the 3GHz Band

Dave is responsible for driving the assessment, development, and evolution of AT&T’s advanced radio technologies and architectures including 5G and beyond, unlicensed systems, and Fixed Wireless Access technologies. Focused on the 1.5-5 year time frame, his team conducts analysis, simulation, prototyping and Proof of Concept testing.  His team developed AT&T’s 5G testbed and conducted some of the world’s first 5G friendly user trials.  Dave’s responsibilities also include providing technical contributions to global standards, driving Open RAN architecture, and providing technical support on spectrum issues and strategy.

Dave has been with AT&T Labs since 1991.  Prior to this he was with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company, holding various technical and management positions in applied research, where he performed avionics, communication, and reconnaissance systems simulation and led a team in the analysis and specification of advanced stealth aircraft communication systems.  Dave holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

 
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