O-RAN ALLIANCE plans to hold its next industry event on February 28, 2023 from 15:30-16:30 CET at MWC Barcelona 2023, hosted by Deutsche Telekom at Hall 3 Stand 3M31. The event will include:
- Keynotes by Alex Jinsung Choi, Chairman of the O-RAN ALLIANCE andStefan Engel-Flechsig, O-RAN ALLIANCE’s COO
- Views on open RAN testing & integration and security by CSPs from Asia, Europe and Americas
- Industry panel discussions on regional development (deployments and trials), security, ecosystem maturity and energy efficiency by key CSPs and vendors from the O-RAN ecosystem
Industry Summit June 2022
TIME TO START
February 28, 2023
23:00 (d-1) Pacific DT
02:00am Eastern DT
08:00am Central European ST
11:30am India ST
14:00 China ST
15:00 Japan ST
O-RAN ALLIANCE Update by Chief Operating Officer
Alex Jinsung Choi
Chairman of the O-RAN ALLIANCE
Opening by Chairman of O-RAN ALLIANCE
O-RAN ALLIANCE’s COO
February 28, 2023
23:20 (d-1) Pacific DT
02:20am Eastern DT
08:20am Central European ST
11:50am India ST
14:20 China ST
15:20 Japan ST
Masafumi Masuda, Director, Radio Access Network Development Strategy, NTT DOCOMO
Wayne Zhang, General Manager and Product Line Manager, Baicells
Matti Hiltunen, Lead
Ye Ouyang, CTO and Senior Vice President, AsiaInfo Technologies
Arnaud Vamparys, SVP Radio Networks at Orange Innovation
Tong Li, Distinguished Researcher and Executive Director, Lenovo
O-RAN Testing & Integration
Sameh Yamany, CTO,
Kalyan Sundhar, VP and General Manager of 5G Edge to Core Group, Keysight Technologies
LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION– 60’
00:25am Pacific DT
03:25am Eastern DT
09:25am Central European ST
12:55 India ST
15:25 China ST
16:25 Japan ST
Accelerating industry adoption for large-scale commercialization:
- Testing, Integration, Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTIC)
Team director, China Telecom
Head of PLM/Engineering
Global Open RAN CoE, NEC
Rong Huang, China Unicom
Petr Lédl, VP Network Trials and Integration Lab, Deutsche Telekom
Arnaud Vamparys, SVP Radio Networks and 5G group champion, Orange
Senior System Expert of CTO office of New H3C Group
Vikas Dixit, AVP New Product Introduction, Reliance Jio
Daniel Lynch, Senior Market Director for FlexRAN, Intel
Giovanni Romano, Coordinator for Radio Standards, TIM
Dr. Alex Jinsung Choi
Dr. Alex Jinsung Choi is Chief Operating Officer of the O-RAN Alliance and SVP of Strategy and Technology Innovation (STI) and Head of T-Labs, which is the central Research & Development division of Deutsche Telekom. In addition, he is member of the Technology & Innovation management board, where he has responsibility for several strategic topics.
Dr. Choi has been a thought leaderfor over 20 years in the mobile telecommunication industry & consumer electronics by driving forward key strategic and research topics in Telco and AI.
Dr. Choi was the first Chairman of the TelecomInfra Project (TIP) and previously served as CTO for SK Telekom. With the introduction of "NUGU", the first AI- based virtual assistant in Korea, Dr. Choi was influential in the development of AI solutions.
Dan Lynch is the Senior Market Director responsible for driving the business, silicon, software and platform strategy for FlexRAN.
The FlexRAN reference platform enables a cloud native and open platform at the very edge of the wireless network for all for 5G RAN deployment types enabling much greater network and business innovation, automation and flexibility.
Dan joined Intel in 2005 and has held a range of technical and marketing roles mainly focused on networking segments playing a number pivotal roles in NFV market transformation and Cloudification of the RAN.
Matti has over 20 years' experience in the telco industry as a researcher with focus on distributed and fault tolerant systems. He has been involved with the near-real time RAN Intelligent Controller (near-RT RIC) project since its inception and has designed many of the RIC platform services and their interactions with the xApps. In O-RAN Software Community (OSC), Matti was the first Project Technical Lead (PTL) for the RICAPP project that is responsible for open source xApps. During this time, he grew the community around xApps from just one company (AT&T) to five organizations and even though he handed the PTL role to HCL in 2021, he is still active in the community and encouraging new companies and universities to participate. Currently Matti is the AT&T voting member for O-RAN WG-3 working on new E2 Service Models and the RIC architecture and APIs for xApps. At AT&T, Matti has been extensively involved in the design and execution of trials on O-RAN technology. Matti has a M.Sc from University of Helsinki and PhD from University of Arizona, both in computer science.
Dr. Lei Zhou
Dr. Zhou has been engaged in telecom area for over 17 years. He is charge of research on 5G/6G ICDT standards related to working areas on CUPS/DETNET/URLLC/Redcap/WIFI and 5G/6G key technologies such as Positioning/MIMO/ Channel coding/HARQ/Relay/Full duplex/AI. He is involved in multiple SDOs including O-RAN, 3GPP, IETF, BBF, IEEE (802.11/802.16), CCSA, IMT-2030 and ITU-T. Dr. Zhou held 60+ patents, 10 papers related to Journal & conference and 170+ standard related contributions.
Vikas Dixit received his M.Tech in Computer Science from BITS Pilani (India) and B.Tech in Computer Science from AMU Aligarh (India). He is working as Assistance Vice President with Reliance Jio in New Product Development team. He has around 22 Years of Telecommunication Product Development Experience. Previously, he worked in Bluetooth, 3G, 4G and 5G (NR) technologies and product development. He is currently participating and contributing in O-RAN nGRG, WG1, WG2, WG3, WG10, MVP-C and SFG (WG11). He has contributed in O-RAN Whitepapers, Specifications, Use cases. He is working as co-rapporteur of WG3 Test Specifications. He is contributing in Small Cell Forum as WI lead and reviewer of SCF specifications and papers.
Vice President and General Manager of 5G Edge to Core Group - Keysight Technologies
Tong Li is Distinguished Researcher and Executive Director at Lenovo, where he leads the 5G network product line. Prior to Lenovo, he was a CPU architect at Intel for the Core and Xeon lines of microprocessor products. He is the recipient of three best paper awards for his work on computer architecture and operating systems. Tong holds a PhD in Computer Science from Duke University.
Arnaud Vamparys, 49 years old, a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (X-Mines), joined the Group in 1995 to work since in a number of positions in France, in the Netherlands and in Spain, within the mobile, internet and business markets.As chief of engineering of Dutchtone, he built a new mobile network in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2000. From 2000 to 2003, he was CTIO for Spanish ISP Wanadoo which became number two on his market after Terra (Telefonica).From 2003 to 2007, he was the VP Products and Services Development for Orange Business Services (France Telecom, Transpac and Equant) creating the Orange Business Livebox a new multimedia router product line used today by more than 75% of the French business sites.His next position was Orange Labs Mass Market VP and in charge of the group historical R&D site of Issy-Les-Moulineaux near Paris.Arnaud Vamparys has been working three years between 2011 and 2014 as “Seamless Wireless Access” Group Strategic Program Director for Orange executive committee. The strategic program objective was to become leader in mobile internet customer experience for Europe and Middle East Africa.Since 2014, Arnaud Vamparys is our Senior Vice President for Radio Networks inside Orange Innovation. He is as well our 5G group champion since October 2017 coordinating different customer value creation initiatives on this new mobile network generation.
Chih-Lin I is CMCC Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies. She received Ph.D. EE from Stanford University. She has won 2005 IEEE ComSoc Stephen Rice Prize, 2018 IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 7th IEEE Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award, and 2015 IEEE Industrial Innovation Award for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks.
She is the Chair of O-RAN Technical Steering Committee and an O-RAN Executive Committee Member, the Chair of FuTURE 5G/6G SIG, the Chair of WAIA (Wireless AI Alliance) Executive Committee, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member and Vice Chair of WWRF, a Steering Committee member and the Publication Chair of IEEE 5G and Future Networks Initiatives, the Founding Chair of IEEE WCNC Steering Committee, the Director of IEEE ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, a Senior Editor of IEEE Trans. Green Comm. & Networking, an Area Editor of ACM/IEEE Trans. Networking; Executive Co-chair of IEEE Globecom 2020, IEEE WCNC 2007, IEEE WOCC 2004 and 2000; a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF.
She has published over 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conferences and holds over 100 patents. She is co-author of the book “Green and Software-defined Wireless Networks -- From Theory to Practice” and has also Co-edited two books: “Ultra-dense Networks -- Principles and Applications” and “5G Networks -- Fundamental Requirements, Enabling Technologies, and Operations Management”. She is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of WWRF. Her current research interests center around ICDT Deep Convergence: “From Green & Soft to Open & Smart”.
Giovanni Romano is currently coordinating TIM activities on technical standards related to radio access and spectrum. In October 2016 Giovanni was nominated Alternate Board Director, representing TIM in NGMN. Since 1996 Giovanni has been active in several international standardisation fora and he is currently attending 3GPP RAN and NGMN. He is the 3GPP appointed coordinator for the exchange of information between 3GPP and ITU-R and coordinated the submission of 3GPP “5G” towards IMT-2020.Giovanni served as Vice-Chairman of 3GPP Technical Specification Group RAN for the period 2013-2017. Until 2005, Giovanni was project leader of several activities within the R&D center of Telecom Italia, including UMTS performance evaluation, quality of service verification, standardisation, field trials and testing.
Dr. Sameh Yamany
Dr. Sameh Yamany is the CTO of VIAVI Solutions, where he drives innovation and execution of the company-wide technology roadmap and vision. He was the CEO and President of Trendium (acquired by JDSU in 2013), a market disruptor in Customer Experience Assurance.
Dr. Yamany's industry experience also includes his senior executive role at Tektronix Communications (acquired by Netscout), where he set the vision and development of the Iris wireless and wireline monitoring and troubleshooting suite of applications. Dr. Yamany worked as an assistant professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia and has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Louisville, USA. He has authored several patents and more than 50 journals, conference publications, and book chapters in artificial intelligence, telecommunications, and biomedical engineering.
Andre oversees the global mobile and fixed network technology direction for AT&T, which includes thedesign of the company’s 5G infrastructure, AT&T’s software-defined networking (SDN) initiative, protectingand monetizing AT&T’s intellectual property portfolio, and network software automation platforms. Hisresponsibilities include network architecture, standards, planning, development, testing and certification ofinfrastructure and device technologies.
Since joining AT&T in 1995, Andre has led various organizations including Product Development, AT&T Labs,IT, Engineering, Operations and Strategy. He is currently a board member of the Linux Foundation, MagicLeap, Open Networking Foundation and founded and chairs the Open Radio Access Network Alliance.
Andre earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at U.C. Berkeley andcompleted his graduate coursework in Computer Science at Stanford University. He holds seven patents inthe fields of network traffic optimization and distributed systems.
Dr. Ye Ouyang
Dr. Ye Ouyang is Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at AsiaInfo Technologies. He is primarily responsible for the R&D & innovations at AsiaInfo.
Dr. Ouyang has distinguished experience spanning scientist, researcher, innovator, R&D manager & thought leader. His most recent research lies in the interdisciplinary area of telecommunications, IT, AI, and data science, with a focus on the innovation and commercialization of 5G network intelligence, telecom AI, network slicing, MEC, 5G OSS & BSS convergence, 5G in verticals, network intelligent optimization, network QoE, cloud & network convergence etc.
Dr. Ouyang received many awards in industry & academia in the past years. He also serves various roles in telecom standard bodies and for many journals & conferences.
Dr. Ouyang authored 40+ papers, 50+ patents, 50+ standards & 11 books. He obtained a PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, a Bachelor of Engineering from Southeast University in Nanjing, China, a Master of Science from Tufts University in Medford, MA, and a Master of Science from Columbia University in the City of New York.
As the Director of Radio Access Network Development Strategy at NTT DOCOMO, Inc. leading 5G and open RAN development strategies and activities including 5G Open RAN Ecosystem (OREC).
20+ years as a senior technology executive in the mobile telephony industry with deep and far-ranging experience in network development and operations.
3 years as Chief Technology Officer of DOCOMO PACIFIC, Inc., responsible for defining its technology strategy, managing its whole technology division and directing Capex / Opex budgets.
15 years as Manager and Engineer of R&D Radio Access Network Development Department in NTT DOCOMO, Inc. As the Manager responsible for R&D Strategy oversaw training and professional development and defined strategy for Capex / Opex budget.
He is responsible for Baicells's OpenRAN solution and system integration, working with the MNOs, O-RAN alliance, TIP and ecosystem partners in many open RAN projects. Meanwhile, he has been working in different roles, marketing, customer requirements and innovation R&D PM, led the 5G AI RIC, opened FH 7-2, and cloudification. The RIC and vRAN were two of his projects which have been presented in the Shanghai MWC in 2021 and O-Ran 3rd plugfest. Wayne Zhang has worked in Intel and Alcatel-Lucent many years, with extensive telecom work experience in 3G/4G/5G integration and verification areas. “Connect More with Less” is Baicells vision to make affordable wireless broadband connections accessible to everyone from everywhere.
Jon has over 30 years experience in industry, covering product development, system engineering and solution testing programmes. In his current role as the Head of Engineering for NEC’s 5G Centre of Excellence, located in the UK, Jon leads the quality assurance and test teams validating Open RAN solutions for Tier 1 operators. This includes responsibility for the state of the art 5G Open RAN lab NEC has built in the UK to help accelerate the adoption of open technology for RAN.
Team director of 6G research center of China Telecom Research Institute, and focusing on the study of 6G network architecture.
Petr Lédl is VP of Network Trials and Integration Lab and chief architect of Access Disaggregation program. His main responsibility is identification, prototyping and technical evaluation of future mobile network technologies and related concepts (mainly 5G, LTE-A/Pro, Managed connectivity, etc.) and defining and implementing DTAG disaggregated RAN architecture based on O-RAN principles. He studied Electrical Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague between 1995 and 2004. Since 2003 he has been working on different positions in Technology organizations of Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic.
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