Webinar March 2022 Open RAN Challenges and Opportunities for Future Wireless Networks

IEEE Future Networks Webinar SeriesIEEE Future Networks Webinar:  Open RAN - Challenges and Opportunities for Future Wireless Networks

Wednesday 16 March 2022 | 11:00am ET

Ashutosh Dutta, Brian K. Daly, Manish Singh and Michele Polese


About the Webinar

In the world of mobile communications, we are seeing more and more wireless network operators embracing the concept of an open ecosystem. Two primary goals of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) are to stimulate innovation and reduce costs in telecommunications by introducing competition, interoperability, and intelligence in an open ecosystem. Since initial trials and deployments, the Open RAN community has also come to the view that harmonization among different standards and specifications is crucial to realize the new paradigm's full potential. What is Open RAN’s “killer app” and what is driving Open RAN research and deployment? In this webinar panel, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities as well as future directions for an open ecosystem of wireless networks.


About the Presenters

Michele Polese's research focuses on the design and evaluation of next-generation wireless networks from a system-level perspective. I am interested in the design of algorithms and architectures for mmWave cellular networks, in the application of machine learning techniques to self organizing networks, and in the full-stack, end-to-end performance evaluation of complex networks. I collaborated with several academic and industrial research partners, including Intel, InterDigital, NYU, AT&T Labs, University of Aalborg, King's College, Northeastern University and NIST.

Ashutosh Dutta is currently Chief 5G Strategist and Sabbatical Fellow at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs (JHU/APL), USA. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless at cybersecurity company NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist in Telcordia Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. Ashutosh is author of more than 100 technical papers and 31 issued patents. He currently serves as the founding co-chair for IEEE Future Networks Initiative and Chair for IEEE SA Open RAN Industry Connections activities. Ashutosh is a Distinguished Alumnus of NIT Rourkela with BS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Computer Science from NJIT, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne. Ashutosh is a Fellow of IEEE and Distinguished member ACM.

Manish Singh is a well-respected industry leader with over 20 years of experience and specializes in Wireless Networks. Manish currently supports the OpenRAN and Open Core Network Project Groups in TIP (Telecom Infra Project). For three consecutive years, he served on the Board of Small Cell Forum. Manish is a Thought Leader with good balance of technology depth and business acumen. Before joining Meta, Manish was VP of Network Services at Tech Mahindra. And prior to that Manish served as Radisys’ CTO where he spearheaded the company’s strategic initiatives in SDN, NFV and VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE). Prior to Radisys, Manish was the VP of Product Management at Continuous Computing, where he led the startup’s spectacular growth in Small Cells and DPI. During the course of his career Manish held various Management and Architect positions at Intel, Trillium Digital Systems and C-DOT.

Brian Daly is an AT&T Fellow and Assistant Vice President for Standards & Industry Alliances for AT&T. Brian oversees AT&T’s strategy and leadership in global industry standards. Brian is engaged in programs with the DHS, DISA, and DoD, and is a leading contributor to the Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions (ATIS) Board, TOPS Council and Standards Committee initiatives, resulting in the implementation of key industry standards. Brian is on the Executive Committee of the National Spectrum Consortium and holds appointments to the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council (TAC) and Communications Reliability, Security, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). Brian also is a member of the FBI’s Infragard partnership. His industry leadership roles include Co-chair of the Next G Alliance Steering Group, co-chair of the O-Ran Alliance Standards Development Focus Group, Chair of the GSM Association’s North American Fraud Forum and Security Group, and former co-chair of the ANSI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative Critical Infrastructure & Environment working group.


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