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Cellular-V2X Commercial Readiness
Date / Time: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 11:00 a.m New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Stephen Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Nakul Duggal, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies

Jim Misener, Senior Director, Technical Standards, Qualcomm Technologies

Durga Prasad Malladi, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies

Jovan Zagajac, Connected Vehicle Technology Manager, Ford Motor Company

As automotive technologies continue to advance and vehicles become increasingly connected and autonomous, cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) is becoming an important technology enabler for the connected car of the future. With a strong evolutionary path that brings 5G-NR enhancements, C-V2X will enable the transportation industry with enhanced V2V, V2I, V2P and V2N wireless capabilities, including extended communication range, improved reliability and NLOS performance to enable vehicles to talk with each other and the environment around them. 3GPP C-V2X Release 14 specifications were completed in March 2017, numerous trials have been announced globally and several collaborations between the automotive and telecom industry have been forged. C-V2X traction and broad ecosystem support exists and will enable C-V2X to be commercialized quickly and economically.

Join our automotive experts for this webinar to learn more about:

  • The important role C-V2X will play in improving safety and supporting autonomous cars
  • How the ecosystem is coming together to support the commercial reality of C-V2X
  • How Qualcomm is further accelerating the readiness of C-V2X technology
  • The economic benefits of C-V2X as seen from the automaker



 

Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Steve's coverage at Heavy Reading includes the Internet of Things (IoT) and related technologies, focusing on the evolution of the mobile Internet and its impact on digital life. Steve joins Heavy Reading with more than two decades of experience as a strategy, marketing and technology advisor, analyst, speaker and commentator on the mobile Internet and the emerging IoT space. He previously worked with Motorola in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S., where he led technology roadmapping, strategy, product and business development teams that developed 2G, 3G and 4G cellular devices for the global market. In addition, Steve is an entrepreneur who has founded two companies: KeySo Global LLC, an analysis and advisory firm specializing in strategy, marketing and innovation, with a focus on mobile technology; and My City Tag LLC, a digital city services platform with an initial market focus on parking. Steve holds a First Class B.A. Honors degree in Business from Kingston University, England.

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Nakul Duggal, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies
Nakul Duggal is responsible for Qualcomm's automotive strategy, automotive semiconductor and software portfolio, ecosystem development and customer relationships. His responsibilities include focused development expansion into connected car and autonomous driving, oversight over product management, roadmap execution, customer focused business development and applications engineering. Duggal has worked in Qualcomm Automotive since 2011 and most recently, has been instrumental in building the automotive portfolio, including the Snapdragon Automotive infotainment solutions. He joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer focused on the company's commercial base station and infrastructure business. Over the course of his career, he has held engineering and management positions in the development and commercialization of CDMA, UMTS and LTE technologies. He led the Open Market Handset (OMH) initiative, an industry-wide effort to expand CDMA device distribution into the open market.

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Jason Ellis, Director, Business Development, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies
Jason Ellis is responsible for 3G/4G/5G cellular communications for the connected car, including telematics, Cellular-V2X and the automotive aftermarket. He previously led efforts in Internet of Things/Machine-to-Machine connectivity, including smart energy and smart cities. Previously, he focused on non-cellular wireless communications encompassing Bluetooth, WiFi, Ultra Wideband and other emerging modem technologies. Ellis has spent more than 20 years helping to regulate, standardize and commercialize wireless technologies for multibillion dollar industries while working at both Fortune 100 companies and venture capital funded start-ups. Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2007, he was Director of Business Development and Marketing for UWB pioneer Staccato Communications. Previous experience includes leading business development for the General Atomics Advanced Wireless Group, working on wired/wireless architectures for Raytheon Systems and as an electrical engineer for the City of San Diego. He has also served on a number of coalitions and industry working groups.

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Jim Misener, Senior Director, Technical Standards, Qualcomm Technologies
Jim Misener leads automotive standards activities for Qualcomm. In this role, he participates externally in many standards forums, including as immediate past Chair and current Vice Chair of the SAE DSRC Technical Committee and participation as US ISO TC204 expert and with IEEE 1609 and LTE technologies 3GPP. Recently, he was instrumental in founding and is on the board of the 5G Automotive Association, with other founding members Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel and Nokia. This year, Jim founded a new SAE standards committee, the SAE C-V2X Technical Committee. As part of his daily activities, he also provides broad internal consultation and support with automotive and transportation matters on emerging technologies, standards, deployment and spectrum issues. He was an early pioneer in vehicle-highway automation and vehicle safety communication at the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) at UC Berkeley, beginning in the mid 1990s. He has served as the PATH Executive Director, Executive Advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton and an independent consultant with clients ranging from Silicon Valley startups, the automotive industry and Federal and State government agencies.

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Durga Prasad Malladi, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies
Durga Prasad Malladi joined Qualcomm in 1998 as an engineer. Over the past 19 years, he has worked on 3G and 4G systems and was the Project Engineer of 4G LTE-Advanced in Qualcomm Research from 2008 until 2015, responsible for design, standardization, prototype implementation, pre-commercial operator trials and inter-operability tests with vendors. Currently, he oversees the 5G and 4G cellular projects in Qualcomm Research, spanning Mobile Broadband Communications, Millimeter Wave based Backhaul and Access systems, Shared Spectrum Access, Internet of Things (IoT), Mission Critical Services and Cellular Vehicular Communications (C-V2X). In addition, he heads the Systems Engineering department in Qualcomm Research. He is the recipient of Qualcomm's IP Excellence Award, Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership and Upendra Patel Achievement Awards for Outstanding Contributions to HSPA and LTE.

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Jovan Zagajac, Connected Vehicle Technology Manager, Ford Motor Company

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