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October 15-16, 2019
GUIRR Members' Meeting

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The fifth generation of wireless networks and technology—collectively labeled 5G—present significant opportunity to transform connectivity. Improvements in bandwidth, latency, coverage, reliability, and security can enable an array of enhanced and new applications. This workshop will examine the state of research, development, and deployment of 5G technologies; the challenges of securing 5G networked devices and infrastructure; and the global landscape of competition on 5G deployment. Priorities for cross sector collaboration and coordination between government, universities, and industry to advance the nation’s leadership in wireless communication will be discussed.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
3:00-5:00 pm GUIRR Council Meeting (closed session) - Keck 100
5:00-6:30 pm Networking Mixer - Keck Atrium

6:30-8:30 pm


Dinner and Keynote Address - Keck Atrium

  • Ellen Purdy, Director of Initiatives and Analysis in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • Moderator: Laurie Leshin, GUIRR University Co-Chair and President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
8:00-8:15 am 

Welcome Remarks - Keck 100

  • Al Grasso, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair and Past President and CEO of MITRE Corporation
8:15-8:45 am The Role of Standards and Measurements in 5G
  • Nada Golmie, Chief of the Wireless Networks Division in the Communication Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
8:45-9:45 am 

5G Applications and Use Cases

  • Steve LeFrancois, Chief Technology Officer for Verizon's Public Sector Division
  • Chris Smith, Vice President of Shared Services at AT&T Business
9:45-10:15 am Networking break
10:15-11:00 am Multi-Access Edge Computing
  • Tom Bradicich, Vice President and General Manager for Servers and IoT Systems at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
11:00 am-12:15 pm Beyond 5G: Advanced Wireless Research and Testing
  • Ted Rappaport, Founding Director of NYU WIRELESS
  • Carl Kutsche, Chief Technologist for Critical Infrastructure Security Resilience at Idaho National Laboratory
  • Thyagarajan Nandagopal, Deputy Division Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-2:45 pm Global Competition and the Future of Advanced Wireless
  • Carolyn Bartholomew, Chair of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission
  • Kelsey Guyselman, Senior Policy Counsel in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • John Smee, Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm
2:45-3:00 pm GUIRR Activity Updates
Webinars, Federal Demonstration Partnership, and International Research Collaborations Working Group
3:00 pm