4.9G and 5G Private Wireless Networks Accelerating Digital Transformation Across Industries
Date / Time: Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Nokia and our leading-edge partners such as DoubleRadius are creating state-of-the-art 4.9G and 5G Private Wireless networks that bring together the world’s people, machines, and devices sensing and acting in real-time and at massive scale. Our critical networks deliver “carrier-grade” quality performance providing high availability and resilience – they are also intelligent, autonomous, flexible, and agile enough to serve enterprise customers wherever they are, on demand. Join this session to learn more about how Nokia and DoubleRadius are providing Enterprises such as manufacturing, utilities, transportation, public sector with enhanced operational efficiencies while enabling new ways of working.

Key Topics Include:

  • How can 4.9G & 5G private wireless networks meet the demands of Industry 4.0?
  • Ease of deploying a private wireless network
  • Types of private wireless solutions

Gabriel Brown, Senior Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading | bio Mark Brant, Head of North American Manufacturing, Logistics & Retail, Nokia | bio
Gerry Ford, President, Double Radius | bio Katie Heyl, Director of Business Development, Double Radius | bio

Gabriel leads mobile network research for Heavy Reading. Starting from a system architecture perspective, his coverage area includes RAN, core, and service-layer platforms. Key research topics include 5G, LTE Advanced, virtual RAN, 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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Mark Brant heads the North American sales vertical overlay team for the Industrial Sectors including Manufacturing, Logistics, and Retail within Nokia Enterprise. He is responsible for the strategy, identification, and development of new business opportunities, application of Nokia’s vast technology portfolio, and evangelizing Private LTE/5G for the Industrial environment. In his previous role with FedEx, he served as the Chief Engineer in wireless systems development helping propel FedEx to the forefront of innovation by using wireless technologies to solve business problems. In the course of a 20+ year career, he maneuvered FedEx through an ever-changing landscape of wireless technologies from the early adoption of emerging 802.11 standards through all generations of GSM, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and private wireless. Mark Brant is a native of Memphis, TN, and has a BSEE from Christian Brothers University with a focus on wireless communications. Mark enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

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Gerry Ford, is an experienced executive with 20 plus years of designing and operating next-generation cable, fiber, and wireless networks and teams. After spending two decades working for and with Tier 1 service providers, Gerry now is President of DoubleRadius, a leading North American fixed wireless distributor based in Charlotte, NC. He is a native Southerner, a father of two, and the husband of his college sweetheart.

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Katie Heyl is the Director of Business Development at DoubleRadius, headquartered in Charlotte North Carolina. She is responsible for managing all vendor relations, assessing new products and new technologies, and aligning DoubleRadius with vendors to support new business demands. Prior to her role at DoubleRadius, she held a business development position with Baicells Technologies, helping grow business in new markets for the North America team.

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Winston Caldwell received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University and his Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California with over twenty-five years of electrical engineering experience. He is the Vice President of Advanced Engineering at Fox Corporation. In the past, he has served as a Systems Engineer in the servers and storage industry with EMC Corporation and as a Senior Engineer in the aerospace industry with the Boeing Company.

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Madeleine Noland is the President of the Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc. Widely respected for her consensus-building leadership style, she chaired the ATSC technology group that oversees the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast standard before being named ATSC President in May 2019. Previously, she chaired various ATSC 3.0-related specialist groups, ad hoc groups and implementation teams since 2012.

A 15-year industry veteran, Noland held key technology management and standards roles at Backchannelmedia Inc., Telvue Corp. and LG Electronics. She received TV NewsCheck's "2019 Futurist" Women in Technology Award and was named one of 2018's "Powerful Women in Consumer Technology" by Dealerscope magazine. In 2016, she received the ATSC’s highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. She graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts .

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Ralph Brown founded Brown Wolf Consulting LLC after retiring from CableLabs® where he was CTO and responsible for leading CableLabs’ Research and Development staff in delivering innovative technology to the cable industry. In this role, he led research and development in a broad range of areas, including: Hybrid Fiber-Coax, Optical, and Wireless Network Technologies, as well as Open Source Software, Security, and Technology Policy. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading opportunities for convergence across all of CableLabs programs. During this period he also served on the Board of Directors for SCTE/ISBE, the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), and Kyrio®.

Prior to CableLabs, Mr. Brown worked for [email protected] as Chief Architect, Set-top Systems where he worked on broadband applications for set-top terminals and entertainment devices. Before joining [email protected], he worked for Time Warner Cable as Chief Software Architect in their Advanced Engineering Department where he worked on the Orlando Full Service Network and was a key contributor the Time Warner Cable Pegasus Program.

Mr. Brown earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His Master’s thesis was in the field of Speech Recognition. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from North Carolina State University.

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