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Making the WorldSafe: The 5G Opportunity

Monday 03 June 2013, 08:00–10:00 (Saal 1+2)

Len Pagano (Founder of Safe America Foundation)

The Safe America Foundation, a non-profit located in the southern United States, and its WorldSafe initiative focus on emerging health and safety issues that present societal challenges and concerns both nationally and globally. In his presentation, Mr. Pagano, Safe America Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, will discuss the social benefits of 5G, how personal information is used by the Private Sector and how it can be used to do harm; health and safety issues related to 5G and what role Safe America and WorldSafe will have, in addressing the challenges of 5G. The presentation will define the need for a Global Task Force and will identify Safe America's plan to be a force in mitigating the potential challenges and risks of this new generation of wireless communication.

Len Pagano is a ‘social entrepreneur’ who has spent over 30 years developing communication programs that address key issues across North America.

As President, CEO and founder of Safe America, Mr. Pagano launched the 501(c) 3 organization with a $1 million grant from the Travelers Insurance Foundation.
In its early days, Safe America focused on highway safety issues with Operation Baby Buckle, a child protection program that has distributed over 150,000 infant/child car seats to disadvantaged families across the United States.
Mr. Pagano then organized a ‘Safe Team Coalition’ that was recognized by General Motors (GM) for its work. Innovative safety education programs followed which addressed emerging issues. These included initiatives in teen driver education, water safety, cyber-safety, homeland security, youth safety and disaster readiness.

Through Len’s leadership, the Safe America Foundation has developed educational and practical safety and preparedness programs for businesses and communities. These include safety product distribution, national youth programming, international travel security, and advocating that non-profit organizations screen volunteers (to avoid predatory activities by adults). His accomplishments include raising over $30 million for injury prevention initiatives and engaging organizations including Porsche North America, the Woodruff, Motorola and UPS Foundations along with the National PTA, Allstate, Wal-Mart, Chevrolet, Verizon, State Farm, NBC/Comcast, USA TODAY, Sprint, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a variety of public safety and government agencies at state and national levels.
Before launching Safe America, Mr. Pagano worked in broadcasting as an on-air television anchorman and reporter. Following his broadcast career, he was a Chamber of Commerce executive in Atlanta and Miami. Mr. Pagano consulted in over 20 American communities and now leads a national Board of Directors and staff from Safe America's suburban Atlanta headquarters. Mr. Pagano graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia.

The Road to 1000x Data Capacity in Wireless Networks

Tuesday 04 June 2013, 10:30–12:00 (Saal 1+2)

Durga Prasad Malladi (Vice President, Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)

Mobile data traffic has been growing exponentially in recent years, placing a significant demand on wireless broadband network capacity. In this talk, we will analyze three different dimensions for network capacity growth (frequency, space, network topology), highlight the problems being solved and show how a combination of techniques from LTE-Advanced pave a path towards 1000x data capacity growth over the next decade. These techniques include Carrier Aggregation, MIMO, Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) with macro and small cells, Advanced receivers in devices, Interference Management in network, Self-organizing capability, Coordinated multipoint processing and Interworking with WiFi. In addition, we will analyze licensed spectrum sharing concepts using Authorized/Licensed Shared Access (ASA/LSA) paradigm, that enable an efficient licensed usage of underutilized spectrum while ensuring predictable QoS.

Durga Prasad Malladi is vice president of engineering for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. As the Qualcomm Research project engineer for LTE-Advanced, he is responsible for LTE-A design, standardization, prototype implementation, pre-commercial operator trials and inter-operability tests with vendors.

Malladi joined Qualcomm in 1998 as an engineer. His contributions include system
design, implementation, and standardization for programs such as the Globalstar satellite based mobile voice and data system, 3G HSPA and 4G LTE.

He is the recipient of Qualcomm’s IP Excellence Award, Qualcomm’s Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership and the Upendra Patel Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to HSPA and LTE. Also, he is a member of the IEEE and holds more than 100 patents.

Malladi holds a Ph.D. (doctoral dissertation in adaptive filtering techniques) and Master of Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Technology in from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Enabling the Wireless Cloud through Software-Defined Networking

Wednesday 05 June 2013, 10:30–12:00 (Saal 1+2)

Andrea Goldsmith (Professor of EE at Stanford University)

The wireless industry is at a tipping point. Cellular networks are struggling to keep up with the explosive demand for data. While the upgrade to LTE has boosted cellular performance somewhat, these improvements are not sufficient to meet expected demand given the limited availability of licensed spectrum. Small cells will be the dominant mechanism to boost capacity of cellular networks, but they introduce challenges of their own, including interference management between macro and small cells as well as the need for self-configuration. In addition to addressing the spectrum crunch through small cells, the unlicensed spectrum must also be tapped via WiFi. However, WiFi networks suffer from unmanaged interference, unreliable performance, and poor quality-of-experience for the end user. The solution to all these challenges is software-defined wireless networking, whereby cheap wireless hardware (e.g. small cells and WiFi access points) are extensively deployed, with cloud-based software dynamically optimizing the overall network performance and providing intelligent seamless mobility between WiFi and LTE networks. We will discuss the vision of this wireless cloud, how it is enabled by software-defined wireless networking, and some of the challenges associated with making this vision a reality.

Andrea Goldsmith is the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She was previously on the faculty of Electrical Engineering at Caltech. She co-founded Accelera, Inc., which develops software-defined wireless network technology, and Quantenna Communications Inc., which develops high-performance WiFi chipsets. She has previously held industry positions at Maxim Technologies, Memorylink Corporation, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Goldsmith is a Fellow of the IEEE and of Stanford, and she has received several awards for her work, including the IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society joint paper award, the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecture Award, the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. She is author of the book ``Wireless Communications'' and co-author of the books ``MIMO Wireless Communications'' and “Principles of Cognitive Radio,” all published by Cambridge University Press. She received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.

Dr. Goldsmith is currently on the Steering Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and has previously served as editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, the Journal on Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory and in Networks, the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. Dr. Goldsmith participates actively in committees and conference organization for the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies and has served on the Board of Governors for both societies. She has been a Distinguished Lecturer for both societies, served as the President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2009, founded and chaired the student committee of the IEEE Information Theory society, and currently chairs the Emerging Technology Committee and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee in the IEEE Communications Society. At Stanford she received the inaugural University Postdoc Mentoring Award, served as Chair of its Faculty Senate, and currently serves on its Faculty Senate and on its Budget Group.

Looking Ahead to 100 Years – Platform Engineering

Wednesday 05 June 2013, 10:30–12:00 (Saal 1+2)

James Joseph Truchard (Co-Founder, President and CEO of National Instruments)

Each new generation of wireless communication technology sets new benchmarks for size, power, data bandwidth and cost. These advancements not only increase the availability of wireless communication to a broader audience but also networks and network capacity must also evolve to meet the rising demand for data. The ubiquity of wireless communications further creates opportunities to apply these newly accessible and capable technologies to new applications and also to enable previously “mute” devices. Our interconnected world now extends beyond people to people communication. Machines can communicate autonomously to other machines such as appliances, electrical fixtures and even automobiles in a number of different ways. As the communication devices, applications and systems evolve, inevitably design complexity increases. Design approaches that embrace software re-configurability with an accelerated path to prototyping can expedite the design, exploration and deployment of these technologies in new and exciting ways. Dr. Truchard will discuss his perspectives on the history of design, prototyping, test, and measurement, onto future of system level design for RF and microwave systems with a tightly integrated software and hardware tools.

Dr. James Truchard is the co-founder and current president and CEO of National Instruments (NI). NI provides an integrated hardware and software platform to simplify systems for measurement and control. It is a pioneer in the concept of “virtual instrumentation”.
James Truchard earned a B.S. and an M.S. in physics, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
After two years of working as a managing director of a research lab, Dr. Truchard realized that there was little room for promotion unless one of his coworkers retired. As he often remarks, he “didn’t see a job I wanted [in Austin] – so I created one!”. In 1976, working in the garage at Dr. Truchard’s home, he co-founded National Instruments along with Jeff Kodosky and Bill Nowlin and began designing an interface board. In 1986, in conjunction with Kodosky, Dr. Truchard played a pivotal role in the development of the LabVIEW graphical development software, which allows scientists to quickly build solutions for their measurement and automation needs.
The graphical programming interface that LabVIEW provides have revolutionized the way engineers and scientists work. Today, National Instruments is a global company with over a billion dollars in sales.

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