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Very famous Professor of IPR Law, Stanford Law School - Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, and the Director of Stanford's LLM Program in Law, Science and Technology. He teaches intellectual property, computer and internet law, patent law, and antitrust. He is the author of seven books (most in multiple editions) and 133 articles on these and related subjects, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust. His works have been cited 140 times by courts, including seven United States Supreme Court opinions, and over 9,500 times in books and law review articles. He has published 9 of the 100 most-cited law review articles of the last twenty years, more than any other scholar, and a 2012 empirical study named him the most relevant law professor in the country. Speaking time slot: 9:40am - 10:10am, Day One
Very famous Inventor in Mobile Cloud IP and Open Wireless IP - Willie Lu came to United States from Germany as a specially talented immigrant in the field of mobile and wireless technology. He is chief inventor and chief architect of Mobile Cloud IP and Open Wireless Architecture (OWA) IP widely utilized in the mobile industry including mobile devices and mobile chipsets. Based on his global technical leadership of the field, Willie founded World Wireless Congress in 2000, expanded to Global Mobile Congress to foster global collaboration of research, education and development of next generation mobile and wireless technology and applications. Visit http://Willie.LU for more. Speaking time slot: 8:40am - 9:00am, Day One
Vice President of Architecture and Technology, Juniper Networks - Parviz Yegani is currently the Vice President of Architecture and Technology at Juniper Networks. He has 20+ years of experience in telecom and networking industries with a very strong track record in technology innovation and product research. He worked at IBM (1990-1994), Qualcomm (1994-1999), Ericsson (1999-2000) and Cisco (2000-2008). In his tenure at Cisco (for about 9 years),he was the lead architect of next generation mobile networks and helped set the strategic direction and mobile vision for the company. Speaking time slot: 9:00am - 9:20am, Day One
Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems - Senior Vice President Doug Merritt is responsible for product, solutions and industry marketing at Cisco. Among his areas of expertise, Merritt speaks passionately about what’s necessary to realize the potential of the rapidly emerging Internet of Things. Prior to joining Cisco, Merritt led Silicon Valley startup Baynote through a period of significant investment and rapid growth within the emerging personalization and digital marketing optimization industry. Previously he was Executive Vice President (EVP) of Global On Demand Applications at SAP, where he accelerated the rate of new customer acquisition by over six times in less than one year. His tenure at SAP also included positions as EVP Premier Customer Network and EVP Business User Applications. Speaking time slot: 9:20am - 9:40am, Day One
CTO, Wireless Networking Business Unit, Cisco Systems - Bob Friday is Chief Technology Officer for the Wireless Networking Business Unit, part of Cisco's Network Services Technology Group. He manages strategic wireless initiatives for the fast-growing Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) and WiMAX broadband (wireless WAN) businesses. Friday's career has been focused on developing unlicensed wireless networking technology and products. He came to Cisco as the Chief Scientist and cofounder of Airespace, the wireless LAN leader acquired by Cisco in 2004. Friday has been awarded 13 patents. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University. Speaking time slot: 9:20am - 9:40am, Day One
President & CEO, NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc. - Masaaki Maeda is currently President & CEO of NTT DOCOMO USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, Japan's leading mobile telecommunications company. He concurrently holds the title of Associate Senior Vice President in NTT DOCOMO and oversees new business development in the Americas. Currently, Mr. Maeda is spearheading the development of strategic partnerships with US hightech companies with an aim to introduce innovative products and business models into the Japanese wireless market.He received an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management in June 2002. Speaking time slot: 10:30am - 10:50am, Day One
Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson N.A. - Vish Nandlall is Head of Strategy, Marketing and Chief Technology Officer for Ericsson’s North American region. He is responsible for identifying Ericsson's long-term vision, defining the overall company strategy and driving business value creation for Ericsson’s customers in North America. Nandlall has led architecture and standards direction for product portfolios ranging from GSM, CDMA, WiMAX, LTE, metro DWDM, carrier routing and switching and carrier VoIP portfolios. Speaking time slot: 10:10am - 10:30am, Day One


Vice President, Cloud Strategy, Ericsson N.A. - Steve Bourgeois is an experienced Cloud and Telecommunications executive who joined Ericsson in 2012 to lead the Cloud Strategy Growth Initiative in North America. He is responsible for creating and leading a Cloud strategy and go to market plan that positions Ericsson as the premier Cloud products and services provider. Bourgeois holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Speaking time slot: 10:10am - 10:30am, Day One
Very famous Professor of Mobile Technology, Beijing Univ. of Post and Telecom - Ping Zhang is Director of Key Lab. of Universal Wireless Communications of Ministry of Education, Director of Wireless Technology Innovation Institute (WTI) of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). He is an Executive Associate Editor-in-chief on information sciences of Chinese Science Bulletin, a Member of next-generation broadband wireless communication network in National Science and Technology Key Project, a Member of the 5th Advisory Committee of National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Chief Scientist of “973” National Basic Research Program of China and a Member of the 11th Beijing Municipal Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress. His main research interests are the theories and applications in wireless communication area, especially in converged open wireless architecture. Speaking time slot: 9:00am - 9:40am, Day Two
Normal Keynotes or Featured Panel Speakers
Abhi Ingle, Vice President, Ecosystem and Innovation, AT&T Services  - Abhi is in charge of the Ecosystem and Innovation organization at AT&T whose charter is to sharpen AT&T’s focus on innovation both internally and externally, with an emphasis on speed, agility, and working with external ecosystems such as venture capital firms, start ups, and developers. Abhi is responsible for driving innovation at AT&T incorporating employee ideas from one of the world’s largest crowd-sourced employee innovation program – The Innovation Pipeline (TIP). His organization is also responsible for operating the global network of AT&T Foundries where a combination of design thinking, open collaboration and agile development can bring ideas to life rapidly. VIP for New Mobile Wireless Technology Executive Panel: 11:00am - 12:15pm, Day One
Geng Lin, CTO of Corporate Networks, Google - Dr. Geng Lin is CTO of Corporate Networks at Google. In this role, he leads the transformation of enterprise networking architecture to support the cloud-based IT service model both within Google and with Google cloud customers. Prior to Google, he was CTO of Networking Business and a Dell Fellow at Dell Inc where he had the overall responsibility for technology strategy, system architecture, product innovation, and partnership and acquisition of key technologies, for Dell's networking business. Before that, he was CTO of IBM Alliance at Cisco Systems. VIP for New Mobile Wireless Technology Executive Panel: 11:00am - 12:15pm, Day One
Yangbin Wang, CEO of Vobile, Inc - Yangbin Wang is founder and CEO of Vobile, the leading global provider of content identification, analytics and management services. Prior to founding Vobile, Yangbin was the CTO of Onewave Technologies following the acquisition of the IPTV business of YZTECH by Onewave. He was founder and CEO of YZTECH, a leading IPTV technology provider in China famous for the landmark deployment of its IPTV platform by Hangzhou Netcom/WASU. It was the first and largest commercial IPTV service offering in China. Before that, Yangbin was founder and CEO of EnjoyWeb, which pioneered the time-shift delivery of video contents via broadband Internet. Previously, Yangbin was director of software architecture at Oak Technology's Broadband Consumer Group. Yangbin earned BS degree from Zhejiang University in China and MSEE degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He completed executive education program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mobile Applications and Mobile Services Panel: 1:20pm - 2:30pm, Day One
Seema Ghanekar, Head, Telecom & Hi- Tech vertical of L&T Technology Services - Seema leads the strategic business unit of Larsen & Toubro with focus in the engineering services space, partnering with many of the Fortune 500 companies globally. She brings with her a proven-success record spanning over 23+ years in Industry, which includes extensive experience in embedded systems development for different industries like Telecom, Process control and Automation. Her responsibilities include operations and customer delivery management, strategic planning, giving business directions based on latest industry and technology trends. She has experience of handling multiple Offshore Development Centers and multi-year engagements with multiple Telecom semiconductor companies, OEMs, ODMs & ISV clients across various geographies like US, Japan, Europe. A visionary, Seema has been responsible for work in the areas of enterprise Mobility, cloud enablement for product solutions, handset reference designs as technology initiatives for the group. VIP for New Mobile Wireless Technology Executive Panel: 11:00am - 12:15pm, Day One
Ronny A. Haraldsvik, Chief Marketing Officer, SpiderCloud Wireless - Ronny Haraldsvik rejoined SpiderCloud Wireless in June 2012 as SVP/CMO, having formerly served as VP Marketing July 2008 through mid December, 2010. Prior to, Mr. Haraldsvik was the SVP/CMO at BelAir Networks (acquired by Ericsson in April, 2012). Prior to BelAir Networks, he was VP of Global Marketing at Bytemobile, Inc. (acquired by Citrix). Previous roles include VP of strategy and marketing for mobile broadband at Qualcomm and VP of marketing at Flarion Technologies (a company acquired by Qualcomm). Before Flarion, Mr. Haraldsvik was the VP of marketing with Nortel Networks' Shasta IP Services BU (Shasta was acquired by Nortel) and director of North American field marketing with Bay Networks (acquired by Nortel Networks). VIP for New Mobile Wireless Technology Executive Panel: 11:00am - 12:15pm, Day One
Charles Fan, Senior Vice President of R&D, VMware - Dr. Fan is Senior Vice President of R&D at VMware, leading the global R&D team of VMware's Application Storage and Data products. Charles and his team are responsible for the software-defined storage and big data strategy and execution at VMware, a leader in cloud infrastructure. Prior to this role, Charles was the founder and leader of both the VMware China R&D Center, and the EMC China Center of Excellence. Today, Over 2000 engineers work in those R&D Centers, and both centers are among the most respected R&D groups in China. Prior to his China roles, Charles was a co-founder and CTO of Rainfinity, which was acquired by EMC in 2005. He led the creation of Rainfinity's industry leading file virtualization and high availability products. Charles is an expert in distributed systems and network storage technologies. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union. VIP for New Mobile Wireless Technology Executive Panel: 11:00am - 12:15pm, Day One
Hossam Salib, Vice-President of Edge Technology, Comcast - Hossam Salib is Vice-President of Edge Technology in Comcast, with focus on new and competitive access technologies. He is a communication Technology executive with background in system and silicon development. Salib started his career in engineering developing navigation and signal processing electronics and ASICs for communication satellites after which he moved to developing wireless silicon used in 900Mhz phones & GSM phones. Mr. Salib holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University of New York. VIP for New Mobile Wireless Technology Executive Panel: 11:00am - 12:15pm, Day One
Muddu Sudhakar, VP & GM of Cloud Services and Big Data Analytics, VMware - Dr. Muddu is currently VP & GM of Cloud Services and Big Data Analytics at Vmware. Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas which was acquired by VMware in 2012. Muddu was CEO and Founder of Kazeon acquired by EMC in 2009. At EMC Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor for Information Management group and VP/GM of Cloud Information Services. Before co-founding Kazeon in 2003, he was co-founder and President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 2000 and was acquired by McData in 2003 and McData was acquired Brocade. VIP for New Mobile Wireless Technology Executive Panel: 11:00am - 12:15pm, Day One
Jin Yang, Fellow, Verizon Communications - Dr. Yang is currently a Fellow at Verizon Communications, responsible for wireless technology and strategy. She is leading next generation wireless network architecture and technologies, including heterogeneous network, Self-Organizing Network, LTE-advanced, NLOS wireless backhaul, and Device-to-Device communications. She has played a key role in development and commercialization of LTE network in 2010 and various CDMA network developments since 1995 at Verizon, Vodafone and AirTouch Communications. VIP for New Mobile Wireless Technology Executive Panel: 11:00am - 12:15pm, Day One
Kuochun Lee, CTO, Oplink Security - Dr. Lee is the CTO of Oplink Security, a Mobile Interactive Business Unit of Oplink Communications, Inc. since October 2012. Dr. Lee joined the company in January 2010 as the Senior Director of Business Development. From 1997, Dr. Lee was the CEO of Oridus, Inc., a Real-time Collaboration software-based company. From 1991 to 1997, Dr. Lee was a Senior CAD Manager with Cirrus Logic, working on design methodology and physical implementation of VLSI. Dr. Lee received his M.S. from Institute of Electronics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan and PhD from Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Lee has published more than 50 technical papers in IEEE journals and conferences with the areas of parallel computing and Neural Networks. He also holds more than 13 U.S. Patens in the area of design engineering. Mobile Applications and Mobile Services Panel: 1:20pm - 2:30pm, Day One
Devkhumar Gandhi, Founder and CEO, Reliable Coders - Dev spent 10 years as a leader at Sprint/Nextel. In 2006 he founded Nexage, a mobile advertising exchange doing 40 billion impressions every month, where he served on the board until 2012. Dev raisied $25 million in funding from Blackberry Partners, Hearst Interactive, Singtel ventures and GrandBanks Capital. In 2011, Dev founded Reliable Coders, a web and mobile development studio. Dev holds several patents in the mobile space and continues to push his companies forward into the leading edge of the mobile frontier. Mobile Applications and Mobile Services Panel: 1:20pm - 2:30pm, Day One
Mamoun Abu-Samaha, Co-founder, MobiWee Inc. - Mamoun Abu-Samaha is currently the co-founder of MobiWee Inc., a security, SMS routing and cloud file management advanced solutions provider. Mamoun brings over 20 years of enterprise R&D, Innovation and IT expertise to his work. In his role, Mamoun applies his wealth of knowledge and technical expertise of enterprise mobility IT requirements, needs, and capabilities to deliver well-reasoned business and technology strategies to benefit to his customers. In the past, Mamoun led Motorola Enterprise Mobility Strategy – Google company- and prior to that he led Hewlett Packard wireless and mobility strategy as HP wireless & Mobility CTO. Mamoun’s significant work with mobile device, Phones, Tablets, corporate IT, mobile applications, network architecture, mobile security, synchronization, consumerization of IT, the future workplace, authentication, PKI, Certificates and IT mobile risk management, has established him as subject matter expert in edge of the network and end-to-end connectivity. Mobile Applications and Mobile Services Panel: 1:20pm - 2:30pm, Day One
Khurram P. Sheikh, former CEO, Powerwave Technologies - Khurram P. Sheikh was most recently the Chief Executive Officer at Powerwave Technologies, Inc. Previously Mr. Sheikh was the Chief Technology Officer & President,Global Business Units where he lead product development, engineering, R&D, business development and global product/business units for the company. Mr.Sheikh was ranked in the Top 10 CTOs for 2012 by ExecRank for his leadership in the wireless and Internet industry. Mr. Sheikh received advanced graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering with specialization in wireless communications from Stanford University. He also completed an executive development course in product development from the Harvard Business School. Mobile Cloud and Mobile Enterprise Panel: 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Day One
Peter A. Howley, Chairman, Howley Management Group - Peter is a serial entrepreneur with unprecedented successful experience in building high growth disruptive technology and service companies in a broad array of industries including telecom, mobile, healthcare, social media and various internet sectors. As Chairman of The Howley Management Group he works closely with Entrepreneurs, CEO’s and Boards to turn good ideas into great fast growing sustainable businesses. He has the unusual reputation, even in Silicon Valley, for making good things happen fast. Speaking time slot: 9:40am - 10:00am, Day Two
General Panelists
Peter Su, Counsel, Dentons US LLP - Mobile IPR Strategy Panel: 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Day One

Peter Su has been one of the foremost patent strategists in driving US and international trends toward strategic patent portfolio development. His lifelong practice empassses all aspects of intellectual property law in Silicon Valley for more than a decade, advising technology clients on high-stake patent portfolio creation, transactional monetization, inter partes reexamination, and patent litigation in federal courts involving mobile, cloud computing, social media, web search engines, integrated circuits, networking, medical systems, and optics. Mr. Su has conducted industry-wide smartphone patent risk analysis in the US, Japan, Europe, South Korea and China across major players and key enabling technologies. During this career, he has practiced patent law with several luminaries and preeminent law firms in Silicon Valley.

Joshua Mcguire, Senior Patent Counsel, Head of Strategic Android/Mobile Patents, Google - Mobile IPR Strategy Panel: 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Day One

Joshua McGuire is a Senior Patent Counsel at Google. Joshua is responsible for strategic patent issues for Google's Android and mobile business. While at Google, Joshua has been intimately involved in some of the most significant patent-related events that have occurred in the mobile space over the last decade, including the Nortel patent auction, the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google, and the mobile patent wars. He has extensive expertise in IP threat mitigation, complex patent acquisitions, patent-related mergers, IP licensing, and portfolio management. .

Jason A. Oglesby, Director of Mobile Market Development, SAP mobile - Mobile Security and Mobile e-Commerce Panel: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Day One

Jason A. Oglesby is Director of Mobile Market Development responsible for SAP’s mobile consumer technologies. In this global role, he is responsible for driving SAP’s mobile platform strategy for mobile consumer engagement and Business-to-Consumer applications. He is responsible for delivery of mobile roadmaps and market requirements for all aspects for SAP mobile consumer business. In addition he is responsible for strategic market development, mobile strategy and overall business planning. His team supports SAP partners and customers to become better-run mobile enterprises.

Jonathan LeBlanc, Head of N.A. Developer Evangelism, PayPal - Mobile Cloud and Mobile Enterprise Panel: 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Day One

Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O’Reilly book "Programming Social Applications", and the head of Developer Evangelism (North America) at PayPal. Specializing in user identity concepts and data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric web.

Nicholas Brown, Senior VP of Strategy & Solution management, SAP Mobile apps &  platforms - Mobile Networking and Open Wireless Panel: 10:30am - 11:30am, Day Two

 Nick Brown is senior vice president of strategy and solution management for SAP’s mobile applications and mobile platforms. In this global role, he is responsible for driving SAP’s mobile platform strategy for MEAP, MCAP and MDM, and managing the portfolio of mobile Business –to-Enterprise & Business-to-Consumer applications across all SAP Lines of Business and Industry focus areas. Nick and his team are responsible for delivery of mobile roadmaps and market requirements for all aspects for SAP Mobile business. In addition he is responsible for strategic market development, mobile strategy and overall business planning. His team supports SAP partners and customers become better-run mobile enterprises.

Naresh Soni, former CTO of InterDigital - Mobile Cloud and Mobile Enterprise Panel: 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Day One

Naresh Soni joined InterDigital’s Technical Advisory Council in 2013. Through March 2013, Mr. Soni served as InterDigital’s Chief Technology Officer, where he was responsible for InterDigital’s technology strategy and roadmap, university and industry relationships, and providing guidance on merger and acquisition opportunities as well as new research and development initiatives. He joined the company as Vice President of Strategic Engineering in July 2009. Prior to InterDigital, Mr. Soni founded Exemplar Technologies, a consulting firm that provides innovative services and product development strategies to clients. Previously, he served as chief technology officer for Streamezzo, a venture-funded provider of interactive rich media solutions for some of the world’s leading handset manufacturers and wireless operators. Mr. Soni’s previous experience includes research and innovation-focused positions at STMicroelectronics, AT&T Bell Labs, and IBM, as well as the position of vice president of Computing Architecture Research Lab at Nokia.

Daniel Gurrola, Vice-President of Strategy and Business Development, Orange - Mobile Networking and Open Wireless Panel: 10:30am - 11:30am, Day Two

Daniel is responsible for defining, driving and articulating the Orange group’s consumer mobile strategy and business priorities across its 35 international operations. He joined Orange in 2005 and has over 18 years professional experience bringing together strategic thinking and operational hands-on delivery. He has strong telecommunications industry experience covering wide ranging topics.

Vikash Varma, President & CEO, Stoke, Inc. - Mobile Security and Mobile e-Commerce Panel: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Day One

Vikash Varma brings 18 years of multi disciplined experience to Stoke. Vikash has a successful track record of building businesses from the early stages to market leadership. Vikash was most recently the President - Worldwide Sales, Marketing & Field Operations at CloudShield Technologies. Vikash helped establish CloudShield as a leader in the multi-function service control and security market, operating in over 35 countries.

Scott A. Snyder, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Mobiquity - Mobile Applications and Mobile Services Panel: 1:20pm - 2:30pm, Day One

Dr. Snyder is a leader in delivering innovative wireless solutions for enterprises. He has over 25 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning, and technology management for both Fortune 500 companies and start-up ventures. Dr. Snyder has held executive positions with several Fortune 500 companies including GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin, has been the CEO of a leading strategic planning firm, Decision Strategies International, and has also started business ventures in software including OmniChoice, a CRM/Analytics applications provider and Strategic Radar, a software-based solutions company focused on monitoring changes in the strategic environment. .

Henry Wong, Partner, Garage Technology Ventures - Mobile Security and Mobile e-Commerce Panel: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Day One

Henry Wong has dozen of years of experience in Silicon Valley. From a Serial Entrepreneur to a Venture Capitalist, Henry is in a unique position where he can fully utilize his operational experience, investment talent and his heritage to help and build companies with a global vision. Henry is currently with Garage Technology Ventures, which was founded by the famed Apple Evangelist Guy Kawasaki. In his VC Career, Henry founded Diamond TechVentures and worked for Crystal Ventures. In 2002, Wong was the finalist to receive the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”. Henry holds a B.Sc. in Business fromUniversity of Utah and a MBA in Telecom Management from Golden Gate University. He is also a Mentor in the Stanford Business and Engineering School. .

Paul M. Saraceni, Senior VP and Chief IP Officer, RPX Corporation - Mobile IPR Strategy Panel: 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Day One

Paul Saraceni joined RPX as Chief Intellectual Property Officer in September 2008, bringing more than 15 years of intellectual property law experience, from both the private practice and in-house perspectives. At RPX, he is responsible for all IP legal matters, and leads the team that handles all membership and patent license, acquisition, and divestiture agreements, other intellectual property counseling, and management of RPX’s global patent and trademark portfolio, including prosecution. He is also responsible for antitrust strategy and counseling, and defense of third-party subpoenas.

Krishna Subramanian, CMO, Velti - Mobile Security and Mobile e-Commerce Panel: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Day One

Krishna is the Chief Marketing Officer of Velti and co-founder of Mobclix, a Velti company (acquired in 2010). Krishna has spent most of his career growing and nurturing businesses in the advertising technology industry, and innovating entirely new categories like the Mobclix real-time bidding mobile ad exchange. Prior to founding Mobclix and joining Velti, Krishna was co-founder and General Manager of new business for BlueLithium, the world's largest behavioral targeted ad network that was acquired by Yahoo! for $300 million. Prior to that, Krishna was co-founder of Burrp!, a localized review and recommendation internet portal for metropolitan India (acquired by media conglomerate TV18). Krishna was also Founder and CEO of conceptK, a successful internet design services and web content development firm for mobile devices that was acquired by an offshore web development company.

Sanjay Prasad, Principal, Prasad IP - Mobile IPR Strategy Panel: 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Day One

Sanjay Prasad, Principle at Prasad IP; Formerly Head of Acquisitions & Strategy, Software & Communications Business Unit at Intellectual Ventures and Chief Patent Counsel at Oracle Corporation.

Kevin Jakel, CEO and Founder, Unified Patents - Mobile IPR Strategy Panel: 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Day One

Kevin Jakel is the CEO and founder of Unified Patents Inc., a defensive venture designed to deter NPE activity from strategic technologies. Prior to Unified, Kevin served as Intuit’s Head of IP Litigation. Kevin was a patent litigator with Kaye Scholer LLP and Howrey LLP and before that he began his career in IP as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Timothy D. Jasionowski, Vice President, iconectiv - Mobile Security and Mobile e-Commerce Panel: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Day One

Timothy is Vice President, Interconnection Solutions at iconectiv, an Ericsson Company, responsible for product management and strategy for iconectiv’s registry and device clearinghouse solutions. Timothy has extensive experience in developing next generation communication and Internet services. Prior to joining iconectiv, formerly Telcordia Interconnection Solutions, Timothy was Principal Technologist for Contextual Services at Nokia, responsible for technology strategy in Nokia's Social Networking, Identity, Real-Time Communications and Location-based Services portfolios, and Director of Emerging Business Technologies for Nokia’s Enterprise Solutions organization. " .

Jamie Hagget, Global Manager, Trend Micro - Mobile Security and Mobile e-Commerce Panel: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Day One

Jamie Haggett is a Global Solutions Manager with Trend Micro focused on Consumerization and Mobile Security. Mr. Haggett has years of experience in the security space. Prior to his current role, he was a solutions architect at Trend Micro. Before that, Mr. Haggett was a Security Practice Manger at Compugen, where he provided in depth security analysis in various small, medium, large and government organizations. Mr. Haggett is an accomplished speaker/facilitator and volunteers in his free time with various law enforcement agencies to help prevent both cybercrime and property crime. .

Kris Alexander, Chief Strategist, Akamai - Mobile Cloud and Mobile Enterprise Panel: 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Day One

As Chief Strategist focused on Connected Devices and Gaming at Akamai, Kris is responsible for the company’s strategy for connected consumer electronics, mobile and gaming and interactive entertainment software. This is only exacerbated by an increasingly mobile and global world, one that is plagued with security concerns. He could explain how companies can leverage both public and hybrid cloud infrastructures without sacrificing security or control. .

Miguel Oliveira, Vice President of Business Development, WildTangent - Mobile Applications and Mobile Services Panel: 1:20pm - 2:30pm, Day One

As VP of BD at WildTangent, Miguel works closely with mobile network operators (MNOs), and handset, tablet and PC manufacturers (OEMs) to provide the best possible cross-platform games service that offers superior differentiation, increased monetization and improved user experience. Miguel has held various positions in strategy, planning, product management and sales in the airlines, automotive, games, and software industries. He founded two startups: GameBubbles, a game publisher, and Bluefish Media, a German digital games distributor. "

Kris Kolodziej, VP of Location Services, Aisle411 - Mobile Security and Mobile e-Commerce Panel: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Day One

Kris is VP of Location Services at Aisle411, that lets retailers, app publishers and brand advertisers leverage indoor location data and searchable indoor maps to monetize and enhance the mobile user shopping experience. Kris Kolodziej has been in the mobile, location services, and geospatial field for over a decade, during which he was responsible for product development and business innovation for startups as well as large companies. Before joining Aisle411 he was the CTO of Spime Inc, which was acquired by Trimble Navigation. He was also part of the Verizon Wireless product leadership team related to Cloud and Location Services.

Jeff Glueck, CEO, Skyfire - Mobile Security and Mobile e-Commerce Panel: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Day One

Jeff Glueck has served as CEO of Skyfire since July of 2009. Glueck has grown Skyfire to win multiple Tier One wireless operator infrastructure and CMS customers, and led Skyfire to develop carrier-grade optimization solutions that elastically boost bandwidth capacity by 60% across smartphones, tablets and laptops. Skyfire's Rocket Optimizer and Skyfire Horizon products are deployed or are in deployment with 3 Tier One North American carriers, all leveraging Skyfire's cloud technology.

Peter Cranstone, CEO, 3PMobile - Mobile Networking and Open Wireless Panel: 10:30am - 11:30am, Day Two

Mr. Cranstone has founded four technology companies since he vacated the captain’s seat at American Airlines in 1989. His focus has consistently been on internet communications technologies, with 10 years focused in the areas of security and privacy – and of course, mobility. Prior to founding 3PMobile, Mr. Cranstone founded Secure64, winner of the 2007 Entrepreneurial Innovation Award from the Itanium Solutions Alliance; Remote Communications and The James Group. He led these organizations as CEO, chief evangelist, technical innovator, and Chief Solutions Architect. He has a successful track record of delivering innovative technologies that solve big problems. He co-invented and managed the release of Mod_Gzip with Mr. Kevin Kiley. Mod_Gzip has since become the de facto standard for Internet content acceleration.

Darya Trushkina, VP of Business Development, Game Insight - Mobile Security and Mobile e-Commerce Panel: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Day One

Before joining Game Insight and NARR8, Darya Trushkina obtained master's degrees in economics from the Kharkiv University of Humanities public policy and management from the University of Southern Maine. Ms. Trushkina previously worked as an independent investment consultant. In 2010, Ms. Trushkina joined Game Insight and began building strong partnerships with the world's largest publishers, social networks, and telecom service providers and operators, and joined NARR8 in 2013. She has since brought both companies’ products to international social and mobile gaming markets including USA, Europe, Canada, Latin America, Korea, and Japan .

Itay Rokni, VP of Marketing, StartApp - Mobile Security and Mobile e-Commerce Panel: 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Day One

Itay is the VP Marketing at StartApp, in charge of the company’s marketing, recruiting, PR and business development activities. His past positions includes: Director of online marketing at SweetIM, founder and CEO of Rosh Creative Ltd., private investor and manager of an entrepreneurs club G10. He holds MBA Entrepreneurship & Finance from Tel Aviv University and BSc., Industrial Engineering & Management from Ben Gurion University.

Alvaro del Castillo, CEO, TAPTAP Networks - Mobile Networking and Open Wireless Panel: 10:30am - 11:30am, Day Two

With over 13 years experience in interactive media and e-commerce, Alvaro has cofounded and successfully managed startups in the US and Europe. Upon graduating from Boston College Alvaro joined Bowne & Co. in the financial industry sector in New York City and left after 1 year to found, an ecommerce startup focused on the consumer wireless sector in Boston that was bought by Everything Wireless in 2002. After his experience in the US, Alvaro moved to Madrid and joined Spanish media agency powerhouse Media Contacts and helped to successfully grow the interactive unit of Havas (then MPG) by directly managing over 40% of the company´s gross income with clients like Vodafone and Orange.

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VIP Keynotes
Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt, Senior Vice President & Senior Advisor to CEO, Ericsson Group

Dr. Uddenfeldt has been with Ericsson since 1978, in various positions like head of Research in Radio Systems, Vice President of Global R&D and in 1998, he was appointed Chief Technology Officer for Ericsson. Since 2004, Dr Uddenfeldt has held the position as Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor, Technology to the CEO. In his current position, he is responsible for Technology Strategies and chairing Ericsson Research Board and the Ericsson Standardization Board. He is also responsible for handling Technology Alignment with leading operators worldwide.

Hakan Eriksson, CTO & President, Ericsson Silicon Valley

Mr. Eriksson was appointed Vice President and General Manager for Research and Development at Ericsson on April 14, 2003, and was responsible for development activities carried out in Ericsson’s Core Network Development, Radio Network Development and Service Network and Applications, as well as for Ericsson Research. Prior to this, Mr. Eriksson served for five years as head of Ericsson Research. Mr. Eriksson graduated with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and in 2005 was awarded an Honorary Ph D, both from Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 1985.

Shailesh Shukla, VP & GM, Mobile Access, Routing and Services Business Unit, Cisco

Shailesh is Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Mobile Access, Routing and Services Business Unit, with several product lines focused on the service provider and enterprise access and edge including Cisco’s DPI and mobile backhaul solutions. Prior to joining Cisco, Shailesh was at Juniper Networks for 3 years and Redback Networks for 7 years as Vice President in Marketing, Strategy and Business Development functions. Prior to his Silicon Valley career, Shailesh worked in the management consulting (Mercer, Booz Allen) and the service provider (Sprint) business. He has a BSEE from BITS Pilani, India, an MSEE from University of Kansas and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Pouya Taaghol, CTO of Mobile Wireless Group, Intel

Dr. Pouya Taaghol is the CTO of Intel’s Mobile Wireless Group overseeing wireless technology innovation, standardization, and global ecosystem strategy. Prior to Intel, Pouya was a founding member and Chief Architect of a Silicon Valley startup (Azaire Networks). Pouya also worked in various senior technical disciplines (research, development, network architecture, and standardization) at Motorola and NEC affiliation. Pouya has been an active member of 3GPP from its inception and has led development of world’s first 3G systems. Pouya received his PhD in Mobile and Satellite Communications from University of Surrey, England and B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 1993 and 1998, respectively.

Willie W. Lu, Chief Architect & Chief Government Representative, China 4G/5G Int'l Lab & Chairman and Founder, World Wireless Congress

Willie was former professor of Stanford University, chief architect of Infineon Technology with expertise in advanced wireless and mobile communications. He is worldwide well-known for his invented Open Wireless Architecture (OWA) core technology which is being widely used in mobile handheld devices and portable devices by Fortune 500 companies. He founded many world-class technology events including World Wireless Congress, Global Mobile Congress, 4G Mobile Forum and 4G Summit with over 100,000 global wireless professionals involved in his events. Willie was heading the China 4G/5G R&D teams in Shanghai area with over $5B investment from the governments & privates, focusing on 4G & 5G global IPRs & Innovations.

Arpit Joshipura, Vice President, Strategy & Market Development, Ericsson

Arpit moved to Ericsson from Redback where he was the VP of Product Management, Marketing, Standards and Solutions (CTO/CMO Role), responsible for the strategic success of Redback’s flagship SmartEdge router family and its acquisition through Ericsson. Prior to Redback, Mr. Joshipura was the Vice President of Portfolio Management CIENA/ONI focusing on Metro Ethernet and Optical Architectures. He has also held senior leadership positions in Engineering at Caspian Networks and Nortel Networks.

Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Corporate VP and GM, Wireless Broadband Access Solutions and Software Operations, Motorola Networks

Sudhakar Ramakrishna is responsible for directing Motorola’s Wireless Broadband (WiMAX and LTE) Development and Software Operations teams across the globe. Sudhakar’s responsibilities include the design, development, and deployment of 4G products and solutions for operators worldwide. Sudhakar’s teams are also responsible for creating and driving revenue growth with innovative software solutions that enable media mobility.

Bill Payne, Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Networks

Bill Payne is Vice President of the Wireless Broadband Systems and Technologies (SAT) team and Chief Technology Officer of Motorola’s Networks business. His team is responsible for systems engineering and technology development for Motorola Networks’ LTE and WiMAX product lines. System engineering aspects include the development of system requirements, specifications, system architecture documents, and functional and performance validation. Technology aspects include algorithm and initial PHY/MAC implementations of IEEE 802.16e/WiMAX and LTE (FDD and TDD), along with system development for technology trials.
Derek Kuhn, Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent

Derek Kuhn is Vice President of Emerging Technology & Media for Alcatel-Lucent and is based in Canada at Alcatel-Lucent’s Ottawa, Ontario Campus. As a global business lead, Mr. Kuhn is responsible for next generation user experience and partnership ecosystem surrounding emerging technologies like 4G mobile connectivity and wireline broadband. Mr. Kuhn was VP Strategy of the Americas Region in the office of the CTO/CMO and led business and technology strategy across all lines of Alcatel-Lucent products and services.
Ari Virtanen, Executive Vice President, Elektrobit

Ari is an executive vice president of wireless solutions in Elektrobit (EB), and member of the corporate executive board since 2008. Prior to EB, he was vice president of Nokia in charge of networks, IP services core, network platforms and mobile packet core as well as MSC & HLR business.

Elliot Broadwin, VP of Strategic Marketing, SanDisk

With a background in Engineering, Marketing and General Management, Elliot Broadwin has been building industry-leading consumer products and emerging technology businesses for over twenty years. In February 2008, he joined SanDisk and now serves as VP, Strategic Marketing in the Company’s Mobile Network Operators division, developing advanced service delivery solutions for Mobile Operators around the globe.
Mohammad Shakouri, Vice President, Alvarion

Dr. Shakouri, corporate vice president, strategy, for Alvarion, has 22 years of experience in wireless system, microwave and fiber optic networks. Previously, during three years at Lucent, Dr. Shakouri was responsible for managing, building and developing network solutions for European and South American broadband wireless markets. He also spent 14 years in technical and management positions with Hewlett-Packard developing microwave and fiber optic communication components and systems.

VIP Panelists & General Panelists
Ramesh Rao, Professor, UCSD

Prof. Rao is the director of the University of California, San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). In 2004, he was appointed the first holder the QUALCOMM Endowed Chair in Telecommunications and Information Technologies in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, where he has been a faculty member since 1984.

Kevin Shatzkamer, Chief Architect, Mobile Networks, Cisco Systems

Kevin Shatzkamer is a Customer Solutions Architect at Cisco with responsibility for long-term strategy and architectural evolution of mobile wireless networks. He has worked at Cisco and in the mobile wireless industry for ten years, focusing on various technologies ranging from GSM/UMTS to CDMA networks, packet gateway, networkbased services and security, video distribution, Quality of Service, and end-to-end design theory. Kevin has 25 pending patents related to all areas of work. Kevin holds a bachelor's in engineering from the University of Florida and a master's of business administration from Indiana University.

Jong-kae Fwu, Senior Wireless Architect, Intel

Dr. Fwu is currently working as a Senior Wireless Systems Architect of Wireless Standards at the Mobile Wireless Group in Intel Corporation. He is a member of the IEEE 802.16 and WiMAX Forum. He presently serves as vice-chair of IEEE 802.16 Task Group m (TGm), a task group focusing on defining next generation WiMAX for mobile internet evolution. He actively contributes to IEEE 802.16m and the WiMAX Forum in various areas such as PHY Structure, UL Control, multicast/broadcast services and multicarrier operation. He holds several patents on communication system designs.

Hung Song, VP of Global Marketing, Samsung

Dr. Song is currently responsible for worldwide marketing and business development of Samsung’s Mobile WiMAX and Fixed Mobile Convergence solutions. He joined Samsung Electronics in 2000 and worked in strategic marketing, business development, and global business management roles for the fixed and mobile communications network systems division. Dr. Song has more than 20 years of international management experience in telecommunications industry and has held a number of technical and marketing roles in telecommunications service and communications companies including U S WEST, Bellcore and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Michael Manzo, Chief Marketing Officer, Openet Telecom

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Manzo oversees all aspects of marketing and product management. Prior to joining Openet in July 2006, Michael worked in the Enterprise Solutions group at Nokia, where he consulted on M & A integration and marketing of enterprise mobility solutions. Michael has also held executive positions at Traverse Networks (acquired by Avaya), Omnisky (acquired by EarthLink), Telocity (acquired by Hughes DirecTV), and Notify Technology Corporation.

Kay Johansson, CTO, MobiTV

Kay Johansson serves as the Chief Technology Officer at MobiTV, Inc. driving the creation, development and deployment of video and TV technologies on hundreds of mobile handsets on all major device platforms. In this capacity, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s technology plan and has been instrumental in scaling MobiTV’s end-to-end video and TV delivery infrastructure to meet the increasing consumer demand of entertainment on mobile handsets and devices.

Jay Pabley, Director Voice/Data Services, Sprint

Jay has been with Sprint Nextel since 1998, in various roles in Technology Development, Network Engineering and most recently in Network Development. He is Director, Voice and Data Services Development, and is responsible for all network related development for Text Messaging, Multimedia Messaging, WAP services, LBS, E911, Audio and Video services, Voicemail systems and Call Tones/Ringback Tones. This responsibility is from concept to field deployment and is for iDEN, CDMA and WiMax.

Jay Iyer, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems

Jay Iyer is a distinguished engineer at Cisco Systems, working in the Mobile Internet Technology Group. He is currently responsible for setting Cisco's mobility products technology strategy. He has over 16 years of experience in designing and developing products in routing, switching, wireless and service aggregation. He holds numerous patents in the area of network and wireless convergence. Jay holds a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a Masters from Ohio State University.

Chris Steck, Head of Advance Technology, RealLabs of RealNetworks

Chris Steck is Head of Advance Technology, for RealNetworks’ RealLabs where he oversees programs for Strategic Analysis, Standards & Industry Relations, Innovation Prototyping, and New Product Incubation. Chris also served concurrently as the CTO and a board member of the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC). In the past Chris has architected CTI call control software for Interactive Voice Response and worked on networking and communications protocols and APIs at Microsoft including TAPI, WinSock II and RSVP.

Gaurav Garg, Partner, Sequoia Capital

Gaurav is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital focusing on systems and services investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2001, Gaurav was a Founder and Senior Vice-President of Product Management at Redback Networks (RBAK). Earlier, Gaurav held various engineering positions at SynOptics and Bay Networks. Gaurav has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

Pankaj Kedia, Director Mobile Internet Devices, Intel

Pankaj Kedia is the Director of Ecosystem Programs in the Corporate Technology Systems Labs at Intel Corporation. In this role, Pankaj is responsible for leading lab-to-lab engagements with premier companies and industry players in the Compute and Communications ecosystem. Prior to this role, Pankaj held a range of senior business development, strategy, planning, and marketing positions in the Server, Mobile PC, and Handheld groups at Intel over a 8 year period.

Jahangir Mohammed, CEO, Jasper Wireless

Jahangir founded Jasper Wireless in 2004 and serves as the company’s chief executive officer. Prior to founding Jasper Wireless, Jahangir founded and served as the CEO of Kineto Wireless. Kineto pioneered the convergence of WiFi and Cellular technologies. Kineto’s technology has become a GSM standard.

Ron Resnick, President and Chair, WiMAX Forum

Ron is employed by Intel as an executive member of the Mobile Wireless Group. In June 2002, Ron launched and became general manager of Intel’s Broadband Wireless business startup focused on developing a baseband modem for last mile broadband access based upon WiMAX technology. Ron managed technology commercialization efforts within Intel’s labs and concurrently served as an Investment Director within Intel's New Business Initiatives, an internal venture fund of Intel Capital established to launch and incubate new business efforts internal to Intel.

Sean Cai, Deputy General Manager of WiMAX Product, ZTE

Sean Cai serves as Deputy General Manager of ZTE WiMAX Product Line. Cai is responsible for the development of advanced WiMAX technologies, as well as strategic marketing and technical support for business development. Cai leads a team in ZTE USA that regularly participates in the Working Groups of various standards, and has been an active contributor to the development of IEEE 802.16 and WiMAX Forum standards.

Mark Cudak, Senior Technologist, Motorola Networks

Mark Cudak is a senior technologist with the Motorola Networks Wireless Broadband Access Solutions Business. He manages a research group working on next generation WiMAX technologies and has been a member of IEEE 802.16 since 2003. Mark joined Motorola in 1990 and has been working on wireless data systems for over a decade. Mark has made significant contributions to several wireless data standards including GRPS, WCDMA, HSPA and IEEE 802.16. Mark holds 37 patents and is a Motorola Dan Noble Fellow.

Masoud Olfat, Senior Manager, Global Standards & Ecosystems, ClearWire

Dr. Olfat received the M.S. and PhD degrees both in electrical engineering from University of Maryland, College Park, and continued Post-doctoral studies at the same University. He joined Nextel Communications in 2003, and ever since he has been actively participating in the development of IEEE802.16 standard and mobile WiMAX technology. He is currently in charge of Clearwire technical Standard Development, and is primarily responsible for the company’s involvement in WiMAX, IEEE, ITU, 3GPP, etc.

Randy Cavaiani, VP marketing, Novarra

Randy Cavaiani is the VP of global marketing & Americas/Asia business development for Novarra. Previously, he was EVP for First International Digital (FID). At FID Randy developed & marketed Java & BREW client/server solutions for mobile multimedia, pre-installing apps on millions of handsets & deploying at China Mobile & Verizon Wireless. As VP of marketing & sales at National Semiconductor, he led teams focused on the wireless, telecom, networking & computing markets growing the business to $400 million.

Chandra Tekwani, VP of Mobile Operations, Cloudmark

Chandra Tekwani is a mobile networking and security thought leader with 19 years of experience securing 2G, 2.5G, 3G and 4G networks. As VP of mobile operations at Cloudmark, he’s responsible for leading the mobile carrier business, product architecture, strategy and management. Prior to joining Cloudmark, Tekwani founded Core Mobile Networks, Inc. He has also held senior positions at Juniper Networks, NetScreen, Telsima and Nokia, and additional positions at Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, AT&T Bell Labs, HarrisStratex Networks and Unisys.

Monica Paolini, President, Senza Fili

Senza Fili has in-depth expertise in financial modeling, market research, business plan support, business development, RFPs and vendor selection support, due diligence, white paper preparation, and training. Clients are international and span the entire value chain: they include fixed and mobile operators, ISPs, greenfield operators, vendors, solution providers, system integrators, investors, and industry associations. Monica has a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego, an MBA from the University of Oxford, and a BA/MA in Philosophy from the University of Bologna (Italy).

Mohan Sadashiva, Senior VP of Marketing, FusionOne

As Senior Vice President of Marketing, Mohan Sadashiva brings to FusionOne a deep experience in the telecommunications industry, as well as experience in managing multiple large-scale licensed software and software-as-a-service products through the product life cycle. Before joining FusionOne, Mohan was the Vice President of Products at Trimble where he was responsible for a $100 million on-demand field force solution. Mohan has also served as the Chief Product Strategist at Openwave Systems, where he led engineering, product management and product marketing for platform products, and has held leadership positions at Schlumberger and Nortel.

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