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CTIA to focus on education at Supermobility in Las Vegas

Steve Rogerson
August 10, 2016
This year’s CTIA Super Mobility in September in Las Vegas will include four educational tracks providing an open-dialogue programme to gain insight into technical intelligence, best business practices and the key issues driving the next generation of wireless technology.
The Mobile Intelligence Conference will comprise 40 sessions with more than 100 speakers from companies throughout the mobile ecosystem addressing the most pressing topics, such as 5G, industrial and consumer IoT, enterprise services, and public policy issues.
"CTIA's Mobile Intelligence Conference sessions will engage speakers and attendees in course-charting discussions to keep the wireless industry moving forward," said CTIA show director Heather Lee. "With more than 200 dedicated learning hours for technology professionals via educational sessions, keynotes, show floor programmes and partner events, this is the must-attend conference of the year."
In the track looking at taking networks to 5G, technologists, entrepreneurs and business insiders will discuss the evolution from 4G to 5G and the global race to identify and harmonise additional spectrum to support next generation wireless networks. Speakers include: Tom Keathley, SVP at AT&T Services; Glenn Laxdal, CTO at Ericsson; Aicha Evans, corporate VP at Intel; Ron Marquardt, VP at Sprint; Karri Kuoppamaki, VP for T-Mobile; Adam Koeppe, VP at Verizon; and Lixin Cheng, CEO for ZTE.
In the smart city and smart consumer track, experts will discuss smart city strategies, deployment and consumer innovations ranging from wearables and connected cars to adtech, mobile video and retail. Speakers include: Vijay Raghavan from Cisco; Brian Wong, CEO at Kiip; Tamara Casey, CTO at Ligado Networks; Kiva Allgood, president of business development at Qualcomm; Yong Jin Lee, SVP at Samsung Electronics; Mike Bell, president of Silver Spring Networks; and Nichole Mace, VP at Zipcar.
Enterprise and IT professionals in the 5G use cases track will discuss business plans that increase 4G capabilities and leverage emerging 5G use cases, from industrial IoT and cyber-security to virtual reality and predictive analytics. Speakers include: Matt Roberts, head of marketing at Amdocs; Cindy Christy, president of Asurion; Kevin Petersen, president of AT&T Digital Life; Chris Drake, CTO for Iconectiv; Bryan Darr, president of Mosaik; Scott Kerr, executive director of Time; and Sumit Dhawan, SVP for VMware.
Leaders driving national communications policy will discuss how government actions in issues such as cyber-security, privacy and spectrum policy shape how the mobile broadband industry evolves in the USA. Speakers in this track include: Mignon Clyburn, Michael O'Rielly, Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel, commissioners at Federal Communications Commission (FCC); Edward "Smitty" Smith, legal advisor at FCC; Julius Knapp, chief of engineering and technology at FCC; Jon Wilkins, chief of the wireless telecommunications bureau at FCC; Glenn Reynolds, chief of staff in the office of the assistant secretary for communications and information at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration; and John O'Connor, assistant deputy director at the US Department of Homeland Security.
The Mobile Intelligence Conference will be presented by Accenture, Ericsson, Iconectiv and Ligado Networks.
CTIA Super Mobility 2016 takes place September 7-9, 2016 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.