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Building Powerful End-to-End 5G Private Networks
Date / Time: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m. New York/ 3:00 p.m. London
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5G delivers enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable low latency, and massive machine-type communication, enabling various innovative applications. More than previous mobile technologies, 5G is predicted to be enterprise-driven, meaning that expansion and monetization opportunities lie within providing enterprise-oriented solutions.

To maximize the benefits of 5G, vendors such as QCT are designing 5G private network end-to-end solutions to drive fundamental changes in the way enterprises plan, deploy and manage their infrastructure.

This webinar will discuss 5G and its value in enhancing the buildout of private networks. Key topics to be addressed include:

  • Customer case studies of how 5G technology can be applied in smart manufacturing and smart agriculture
  • The other benefits private 5G solutions deliver to enterprise customers
  • A demonstration of QCT's Private 5G OAM system

Speakers:
Jim Hodges, Research Director – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading | bio Rachel Shih, Associate Manager of Product Management, QCT | bio
Ashley Hu, Product development manager, QCT | bio
 

Jim leads Heavy Reading's research on the service assurance and security impact of the virtualized cloud on the control plane and application layers, both in the fixed and mobile core and at the enterprise edge. Jim focuses on the security impacts that cloud-based technologies such as 5G introduce from a cyber-threat detection perspective, as well as billing and service assurance transformation implications. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Rachel Shih is the associate manager of product management at Quanta Cloud Technology, responsible for the end-to-end product ownership of private 5G solutions. She has been successfully rollout the private 5G to empower the diversified verticals on industrial digital transformation journey with worldwide strategic partners and alliances.

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Ashley Hu is the product development manager at Quanta Cloud Technology, responsible for the product ownership and global product marketing of private 5G solutions. Driven by customers' requirements, she takes pride in providing strategic thinking regarding directing a product and creating the vision for a product. In addition to her primary job functions, Ashley has been recognized by customers and strategic partners for her extraordinary commitment to deliver pre-integrated end-to-end private 5G solutions and accelerate global enterprises digital transformation journey.

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Proven technical leader with 30+ years of expertise in driving innovation and new product launches with advanced network technologies which enable new services that establish revenue generation and produce cost reductions. Focused on maximizing value of technology, utilizing SDN automation including virtualized network platforms and cloud native ecosystems for service providers. Leverage emerging technologies to improve service performance and the customer experience. Able to attract and retain industry leading engineers, leading to successful new product launches, many of which were first in the telecommunications industry.

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Robert leads the Cox access engineering team that manages the technical deployments for Cox FTTH builds for both residential and commercial customers. Robert previously led the Cox commercial services engineering that built a national Cox Business services backbone and metro access network. He started his career at BellSouth and later AT&T. He was part of the product management team that launched DSL services as well as the initial fiber-to-the-cell site builds. He is a former board member and treasurer of the Metro Ethernet Forum.

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Tom Williams is Chief Technology Officer with Schurz Broadband Group. Tom began his career in the cable industry as an R&D engineer at Scientific-Atlanta developing and deploying the first digital set-top boxes. He moved into consulting with KPMG and later joined Comcast as the Regional Director of Engineering where he was first to deploy new technologies for the company including the VOD, HD-DVR, CHSI, HDTV and more. In 2006 Tom joined ARRIS as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, where he won 2 AMY awards and implemented a company-wide brand transformation and management strategy. Tom returned to consulting, as a Managing Partner with Brightset Consulting specializing in global marketing and communications strategies for technology companies. He joined the Schurz Communications leadership team in 2016 where he drives technology strategy for the company.

Tom is a long-standing member of SCTE, CTAM, NCTC and WICT. He enjoys mentoring young people interested in technology and advanced video related careers. He has served as a Board member on the Baltimore County Technology Council and the Technology Board for the University of Maryland driving technology solutions to serve students and faculty of the college. Tom was inducted into the prestigious Cable TV Pioneers in 2019.

An active participant in his hometown of Atlanta, he enjoys coaching youth sports teams, serving on community technology boards and supporting local and military-owned business growth. Tom is a member of the American Legion and a United States Marine Corps veteran. He is a member of the Marine Corps Memorial Association that educates and connects others on the history of the Corps and the sacrifices of those who serve.

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