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5G Wireless Technologies - A Carrier's View

Monday 15 September 2014, 9:00–9:45 (Salon DEF)

Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, TELUS

Ibrahim is the CTO for TELUS, a leading national telecommunications company in Canada. He is responsible for technology strategy, service and network architecture, service delivery and operational support systems, as well as service and network convergence, and network infrastructure strategies and evolution. Under his leadership TELUS deployed the largest LTE cellular network to Canadians to meet the exponential data traffic growth, offering faster speeds to more than 80% of Canadians. Combined with 97% HSPA+ coverage, the TELUS wireless broadband network is one of the best in the world. In 2014, TELUS began the roll out of 4x2 MIMO multi-antenna technology, bringing technology innovation and user experience to the next level. He has held numerous leadership roles in the IEEE and has received the IEEE Canada's Outstanding Canadian Engineer Award, and serves on the board of a number of industry associations, including the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and the Institute for Communication Technology Management. He has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Masters' in Electronics Engineering from Carleton University. In 2010, he received a Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia

5G Wireless Technologies - A Manufacturer's View

Monday 15 September 2014, 9:45–10:30 (Salon DEF)

Wen Tong, Wireless CTO, Huawei

Wen Tong is the Head of Wireless Research, the Communications Technologies Laboratories, and the Huawei 2012 Lab and is a Huawei Fellow. Prior to joining Huawei in March 2009, Dr. Wen Tong was the Global Head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel and the Nortel Fellow. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and 1993 and joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995 in Canada. He has pioneered fundamental technologies in wireless with 210 granted US patents. Dr. Tong was Nortel’s Most Prolific Inventor. Dr. Tong has conducted the advanced research work spanning from 1G to 4G wireless at Nortel. He had been the director of Wireless Technology Labs from 2005 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Tong was the head of Network Technology Labs, responsible for Nortel’s global strategic technologies research and development. In 2007, Dr. Tong was inducted as Nortel Fellow. Since 2010, Dr. Tong is the vice president and head of Huawei wireless research leading one of the largest wireless research organizations in the industry with more than 700 research experts. In 2011, Dr. Tong is appointed the Head of Communications Technologies Labs of Huawei 2012 LAB, a corporative centralized next generation research initiative. In 2011, Dr. Tong was elected as Huawei Fellow. Dr. Tong serves as Board of Director of WiFi Alliance and Board of Director of Green Touch Consortium.

Automated, Connected and Electric Vehicles: Three Technologies That Will Change the World

Tuesday 16 September 2014, 8:30–09:15 (Salon DEF)

Barrie Kirk, Exec. Dir., Canadian Automated Vehicles Center of Excellence

Barrie Kirk's current positions and responsibilities include:
 Executive Director, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE); Chair, Autonomous Vehicles Task Force, ITS Canada; Partner, Globis Consulting; Member, Canadian Advisory Committee for ISO / TC204 (Intelligent Transportation Systems); Member, Connected Vehicle Technical Committee, ITS Canada.

 He has worked in the technology industries in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S., including senior management positions at Ottawa-area companies.

Barrie has been a consultant since 1982 specializing in the management and engineering aspects of information and communications technologies, especially ITS, transportation, telematics, telecommunications and satellite communications. His projects over the last few years have focused on autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, automotive infotainment, traveller information services, real-time traffic information, and vehicle use surveys. Barrie received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications and Electronics) from Coventry University, U.K. He is a Professional Engineer licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario.

The Internet of Everything and Its impact on the Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

Tuesday 16 September 2014, 09:15–10:00 (Salon DEF)

Barry Einsig, Global Transportation Executive, Cisco Systems, USA

Barry Einsig is the Global Transportation Executive for Cisco’s Connected Industries Group, responsible for two market categories: Transportation and Public Safety Communications. With a broad experience in the Transportation market, Barry has been in the industry for over 11 years serving in a variety of roles providing wireless communications networks, video, security and life safety systems for Transportation networks. Some of the authorities Barry has worked with include the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, MTA Maryland, SEPTA, AMTRAK, DART, PA Turnpike, Penn DOT as well as others. He is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association, Association of American Railroads Wireless Communications Committee, and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Within APTA, he is Wireless Communications Committee Chair and the Research and Technology Communications Subcommittee Past Chair. Barry is also active in the Transportation Sector Coordinating Council, APTA Security Standards development, and the Committee on Public Safety. He earned a BA in Environmental Biology from Juniata College and has written for many industry publications. Barry has presented at International Conferences such as IWCE, APCO, ITSA, APTA, and ITS World Congress, on topics including security, wireless communications networks and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 8:30–9:15 (Seymour Room)

Lee Stogner, President, Vincula Group & Chair, IEEE TEI

Lee Stogner is the President of the Vincula Group, a consultancy business in energy management, transportation solutions, systems integration and project management. Lee has over 30 years of design, consulting, project management and business development experience across a range of industries. Lee has driven growth at companies that include Digital Equipment, Fluor Corporation and Rockwell International. Customers around the world have benefited from Lee's expertise and leadership. Throughout his working career, Lee has been active in both local and international professional activities. Lee is the Chair of the Carolinas' Engineering Cluster and a past Director of the IEEE Board of Directors. Today, Lee is active in promoting the development of advanced transportation through his participation in the IEEE Smart Grid Initiative, the IEEE Energy Policy Committee, the IEEE Internet of Things Initiative and as Chair of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative.

Can Versus Should: Creating Meaningful and User-centered Automotive Experiences

Sunday 17 September 2017, 9:15–10:00 (Seymour Room)

Teaque Lenahan, Executive Director, Innovation Strategy, frog, USA

Teaque is passionate about helping clients create real growth, build conviction, and harness change via research, strategy, design, and technology. Over twenty years, he has helped diverse B2C and B2B clients innovate their strategies, products, services, brands, and organizations. As the Executive Director of Innovation Strategy, he is responsible for driving frog’s clients’ growth, and is the co-lead of frogLabs. He is a frequent lecturer on design + innovation at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, teaches the “Customer Relevance” course at CEDIM in Mexico, and has spoken at industry conferences and graduate schools of business and design on diverse topics such as healthcare, consumer products, sustainability, and financial services. Prior to frog, he was at innovation consultancy gravitytank, crafted brand strategies at Prophet Brand Strategy, and designed processes and organizations while at Andersen Consulting (Accenture). He holds a BA cum laude from Middlebury College and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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