What Is the Role of AI in the 5G Future?
Date / Time: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
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Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is delivering enhanced experiences and new capabilities to our society in more ways than ever. AI not only provides the ability for our devices to perceive, reason and act intuitively, but also changes how we approach and solve technical challenges. At Qualcomm Technologies, we are making AI ubiquitous through a system-level approach that optimizes efficiency across hardware, software and algorithms.

At the same time, we’re kicking off the 5G Advanced evolution (3GPP Release 18 and beyond). To accelerate 5G innovations, novel machine learning techniques can bring broad benefits to the table, fueling advancements across a wide range of technology areas. Looking forward, we are exploring the natural synergies of 5G and AI, as well as working with the entire mobile ecosystem to drive wireless innovations forward.

Join this webinar to:

  • Learn why 5G and AI, the essential ingredients of the connected intelligent edge, will fuel future use cases
  • Understand why machine learning is key to solving many difficult wireless communication challenges
  • Find out how machine learning can bring continuous enhancements to the 5G system
  • Discover the areas of AI research we are focusing on that will drive the 5G Advanced evolution
  • See our latest 5G technology demonstrations that adopt machine learning techniques

Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading | bio Tingfang Ji, Senior Director, Engineering - Wireless R&D, Qualcomm | bio

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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Tingfang 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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Peter has spent over a quarter of a century involved in both Mobile Infrastructure and 3GPP related solutions and devices such as Fixed Wireless and IoT. Previously having held roles at Ericsson and NetComm Wireless (prior to its acquisition by Casa Systems in 2019), Peter is currently Technical Director for Europe in Casa Access Devices, helping to steer the Casa Systems product portfolio to meet the demands of the European market. As a technologist Peter has been involved in the evolution of networks and solutions through several generations (2G to 5G) across the EU. Peter is also the lead of the Fixed Wireless Access Catalogue working group within the newly formed GSA 4G/5G FWA Forum.

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Liam Bresnahan is the Senior Director of Product Management for Footprint at TiVo. With more than 12 years of experience in product management and technology, Liam drives success in creating products and partnerships for PayTV Operators that results in next-generation solutions for easily accessible content across multiple device platforms. Previously, Liam worked within Ericsson and Microsoft where he was responsible for Solution Architecture in EMEA, focused on Mediaroom, Mediaroom Reach and Mediafirst.

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Jean Macher is Business Development Director of SaaS Solutions for Harmonic where he drives the marketing effort for next-generation video solutions in the Americas. Macher joined Harmonic as part of the acquisition of Thomson Video Networks, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in MPEG-related solutions and digital television implementation. Macher holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Institut Supérieur d'Électronique in Paris.

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Dean Stoneback is the Senior Director of Engineering and Standards at SCTE•ISBE and is responsible for the development of standards and operational practices for the broadband communications industry. Specific targets include reducing energy usage through the Energy 2020 program; assuring that networks are ready for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments; enabling advanced and IP video services and digital advertising; developing Internet of things (IoT) deployment methods; and supporting the migration of networks from coax to fiber delivery.

Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE in 2014, Dean spent 26 years with the Jerrold division of General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS. As a senior manager with ARRIS, he most recently was responsible for systems analysis and architecture development for transmission products for the cable industry, including optics, RF, Ethernet and PON products. During his career he has focused primarily on fiber optic, RF and PON transmission systems and has experience in systems engineering, hardware design, and system integration and test.

Dean was editor of and a contributor to the Third Edition of the NCTA Recommended Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems in 2002 and the secretary and a contributor to the SCTE Measurement Recommended Practices for Cable Systems, Fourth Edition in 2012. He co-authored a book on the return path entitled, “Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks.” A longtime participant in the SCTE Standards Program, he was the recipient in 2012 of the SCTE Excellence in Standards award. Dean received a B.S.E.E. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in 1988 and his M.S.E.E. degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 1993.

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