IEEE ComSoc International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop
16-18 May 2017 – Naples, Florida, USA

Day 2 Speakers

Keynote Speech
Nilmini Rubin
Tetra Tech
VP for International Development

Executive Panel – In Home Experience
Mike Ryan (Chair)
Head of Global Engineering
Mike Talbert
Manager – In Home Network Planning
Vaughn Rhodes
Greenwave Systems
Global Vice President, Product Management


James Chen
Quantenna Communications
Sr. Director – Product Marketing


Jay Opperman
Consumer Technology Evangelist
Kishore Jotwani
Sr. Director – Marketing and Business Development, Connected Home Division

5G Rollout Segment Chair
Vikas Arora
Chief Technology Officer
Yvon Rouault (Segment Chair on site)
Advisor, Office of CTO
5G Session 4 – Security & Trust
Mike Stauffer (Chair & Speaker)
Palindrome Technologies
Director, Security Testing & Compliance
John Kimmins
Chief Security Architect
Carlos Romero
Business Development and Innovation, LATAM

CQR Technical Committee Meeting
Scott Porestsky
Allot Communications
CQR Technical Committee Chair


5G Session 5 – Technology Architecture and Standards
Kirk McBean (Chair)
Cisco Systems
Chief Architect
Ranjit Cavatur
vRAN Software Engineering Lead
Sue Monahan
Small Cell Forum
Masud Kibria
Cisco Systems
Customer Solutions Architect

5G Session 6 – Trials & Testing
Dr. Amitava Ghosh (Chair)
Nokia Bell Labs
Nokia Fellow and Head of Small Cell Research
Ian Wong
National Instruments
Sr. Group Manager – Advanced Wireless Research
Mike Elford
Director: Environmental, Outside Plant, and Wireless | Strategy & Development
Bob D’Eletto
Keysight Technologies
Business Development Manager

Operations Panel – Science and Statistics of Better Legacy Network Reliability
Chris Mayer (Chair)
Solstice Technical Consulting
Mike Dazio
ZT Technology Solutions
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Pohland
United States Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity
Lead – Physics of Failure
Mike Plumb
Precision Electronic Repair Service
Director of Operations
Martin Guldberg
Verizon Wireless
Director – Operations, Great Plains Area