With 5G here now, what’s next for the Internet of Things?
Date / Time: Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 12pm New York/9am Pacific
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Today, we are only in the early phases of 5G deployment, yet we are already seeing unprecedented proliferation of technology adoption and consumer demand for 5G. While 3GPP Release 15 established a solid technology foundation and focused on enabling enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) use cases such as the smartphones, Release 16 and beyond, building upon this foundation, will expand into new applications across industries. To fully realize the 5G vision, we are working with the ecosystem to further evolve 5G with a focus of addressing the requirements of expanded IoT use cases. After all, 5G is an innovation platform for this decade that will deliver unified connectivity for virtually everything around us.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • Why AI, edge cloud computing, and 5G are essential for the IoT expansion in the information age
  • How 5G is poised to transform almost every industry and what new use cases 5G will bring
  • How 5G technology is evolving to meet a diverse set of IoT requirements
  • How Qualcomm is leading the industry to deliver on the 5G vision of connecting our world

Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading

Dr. John Smee, Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Tingfang Ji, Senior Director, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.


Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading
Gabriel leads mobile network research for Heavy Reading. He covers system architecture including RAN, core, and service-layer platforms. Key research topics include 5G, LTE Advanced, software-based mobile core, and the application of cloud technologies to mobile networking. Gabriel has more than 15 years’ experience as a mobile network analyst. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, he was Chief Analyst for Light Reading’s Insider research service; before that, he was editor of IP Wireline and Wireless Week at London's Euromoney Institutional Investor.

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Dr. John Smee, Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Dr. John E. Smee is Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., where he is the 5G R&D lead responsible for overseeing all 5G research projects including end-end systems design and advanced RF/HW/SW prototype implementations in Qualcomm’s wireless research and development group. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds over 100 U.S. Patents, and has been involved in the design, innovation, and productization of wireless communications systems such as 5G NR, 4G LTE, 3G CDMA, and IEEE 802.11. He also leads Qualcomm’s companywide academic collaboration program across technologies including wireless, semiconductor, multimedia, security, and machine learning. John was chosen to participate in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering program and received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University and also holds an M.A. from Princeton and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Queen's University.

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Dr. Tingfang Ji, Senior Director, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Ji joined Qualcomm in 2003 and is currently a senior director of engineering in Wireless R&D. From 2003 to 2014, he made instrumental technical contributions towards the development of LTE and LTE-Advanced technology and served as a vice chairman of the radio working group (RAN4) of 3GPP. Since 2014 he has been responsible for the systems group and later all engineer groups of the first Qualcomm 5G research project, which is the main research engine behind Qualcomm's 5G NR air interface design/standardization efforts, sub6 GHz multi-vendor pre-commercial 5G NR IODT/trials, and the 5G use cases/technologies experimental macro networks. Before joining Qualcomm, Tingfang was a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs. As an inventor, he has more than 800 US patent applications. Tingfang received his Ph.D degree in E.E. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2001, and also holds a B.Sc. from Tsinghua University.

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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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