Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 6G
(But Were Afraid to Ask)
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Location: Zoom and LinkedIn Virtual Event
About this event:
The first phase of 5G deployments is almost complete in many leading markets, and the global expansion is continuing. The standardization process of the next phase of 5G, called 5G Advanced, is picking up pace. Amidst all this, 6G discussions are starting up.
As happens during the conceptualization stage of any new generation of technology, the focus is now on creating the “6G wish list” based on the feedback of different parts of the ecosystem.
The discussion is around what should be the defining vectors of 6G, whether it will be similar to the previous generation, like performance and capabilities, or will they be more societal benefits such as addressing the digital divide and universal connectivity.
The panel will debate whether 6G requires a new radio interface, what new spectrum bands such as TeraHertz (THz) will be enabled, role of satellite connectivity, sensing networks, open architectures and more. Of course, what new use cases, applications and services will be always an interesting question.
Join us to hear from our panel of experts about all the challenges, opportunities, and prospects of 6G
Format: Round Table Discussion
Agenda and Flow:
09:00 AM – 09:10 AM PT: Event Introductions and Acknowledgements – Moderator Introduction
09:10 AM – 10:40 AM PT: Panel Discussion
10:40 AM – 10:45 AM PT: Raffle
10:45 AM – 10:50 AM PT: Vote of Thanks
Prakash Sangam (Moderator) Founder/Principal Tantra Analyst and WCA BoD
Prakash has more than 20 years of global experience in engineering, marketing and business development of cutting-edge wireless technologies and products, including 5G, 4G, IoT, Wi-Fi, CV2X, and cloud/edge services. Prakash has worked for leading wireless companies including Qualcomm, Ericsson, and AT&T, serving many key engineering and marketing roles
Michael Marcus Marcus Spectrum Solutions LLC
Experienced in both wireless technology and the practical aspects of spectrum policy through almost 25 years at FCC, exchange posting at its Japanese counterpart, and consulting for the European Commission on spectrum issues. IEEE Fellow.
Accomplishments included proposing and then implementing FCC unlicensed spread spectrum rules in the early 1980s that form the basis for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, most of the cordless phones sold in the US, and a variety of other niche products. Similarly, pioneered rules for civil use of spectrum above 60 GHz.
Alexander Lawrence Managing Editor – 6G World
Alex Lawrence is 6GWorld’s Managing Editor. He brings together stakeholders from across industries, countries, and disciplines to ensure that technology improves in the following decade to fulfill society, government, and corporate needs. Alex spent 9 years at the GSMA researching and planning events including MWC in Barcelona and Shanghai and regional conferences before 6GWorld. Since 2004, he has been a telecoms snoop, with brief stints in industrial O&M and marketing.
Ben Coffin Solutions Marketing Manager Advanced Wireless Keysight Technologies
Ben Coffin is Keysight Technologies’ 6G Solutions Marketing Manager. After working in the test and measurement sector for the previous ten years, Ben has held positions in business development, product management, and systems engineering in the wireless communications sector. Ben is passionate about sharing the stories of how wireless technology is developing and how the cutting edge takes hold thanks to research, commercial partnerships, and academic cooperation. Ben graduated from Auburn University with a degree in wireless engineering.
Dan Warren Director, Advanced Network Research at Samsung R&D UK
Samsung Research UK Advanced Network Research Director Dan Warren. He supervises Beyond 5G, 6G, and AI-enabled mobile telecoms research. Dan’s technical, commercial, strategic, and regulatory expertise steers Research toward meaningful and commercially feasible solutions. Dan chairs the European Commission 5G-PPP Steering Board, the 6G-IA Board, and various academic research project External Advisory Boards. Before Samsung, Dan oversaw Capita, GSMA, Vodafone, and Nortel. Dan is a noted telecoms specialist, having been selected Global Telecoms Business Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” for three years and Capacity Magazine’s “20 Innovators to Watch” in 2018. Dan has a Brunel University Ph.D.in Applied Mathematics.
Dr. Ian C. Wong Director, RF and Wireless at VIAVI Solutions
Dr. Ian C. Wong is in VIAVI’s CTO office and co-chairs the O-RAN Alliance’s Test and Integration Focus Group (TIFG) and Next-Generation Research Platforms research stream.. He handles RF and wireless technology strategy, designs, and standards. He represented VIAVI in NextG Alliance steering groups. He managed NI’s 3GPP wireless standards and IP strategy as Section Manager of Wireless Systems R&D from 2009 to August 2020, developing real-time end-to-end 5G wireless test and prototype systems. IEEE Globecom 2014 Industry Program Chair. IEEE Communications Society Industry Communities Director 2016–2019.