IEEE ComSoc International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop
16-18 April 2019 // Naples, Florida, USA

Tuesday Speakers


Opening Keynote: Internet Service and Disaster Response in Rural America
Bill Poellmitz
ClearSky Technologies
Chief Executive Officer

Segment Chair – Technology For Tomorrow
Bob Lesnewich
Perspecta Labs
Director – Emerging Technologies
Session 1 – 5G-Capabilities to Meet User Needs
Jose de Francisco Lopez (Chair)
Nokia Software Group
Senior Design Director
Sue Monahan
Small Cell Forum
Jonathan Brady
Cambridge Communication Systems, Ltd.
Director of Sales – North America
Andy Purdy
Huawei Technologies USA
Chief Security Officer

Technical Papers Session #1 – 5G Mobile
Chikara Ohta (Technical Program Co-Chair)
Kobe University
Kai Zeng (Technical Program Co-Chair)
George Mason University
Norihoro Fukumoto
KDDI Research, Inc.
Research Engineer
Carolyn Johnson
AT&T Labs

Session 2 – The Emergence of Edge Computing
Ian Hood (Chair)
Chief Technologist – Global Service Provider
Rob Wilmoth
Chief Architect – North America Telco & MSO
Peter Fetterolf
ACG Analytics
Chief Technology Officer
Volker Tegtmeyer
Akamai Technologies
Sr. Manager – Product Marketing

Technical Papers Session #2 – Network Service
Hidenori Nakazato
Waseda University
Gandhimathi Velusamy
University of Houston
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Executive Panel – 5G; Separating Hype from Reality
Kelly Krick
Solution Manager III – MANA Packet Core and Communication Services
Abby Knowles
Verizon Wireless
Vice President
Geoff Hollingworth
Mobile EdgeX
Chief Marketing Officer

Session 3 – Emergency Response Capabilities
Carol Davids (Chair)
Illinois Institute of Technology
Professor and RTC Lab Director


Paul Brillaud
Sales Director
Harry Smeenk
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Sr. Vice President – Technology Programs
Jeff Carl
AT&T FirstNet
Director of Product Management, Public Safety Solutions