Tuesday 21st May, 2013
2:45pm to 3:45pm
More and more is happening on the edge of our wireless networks. Wi-Fi formerly considered a foe is now a friend in dealing with the mobile data tsunami. Zigbee, NFC, Bluetooth, LTE-Direct are all engaging proximal services and relationships between people and things. This panel will cover the impact these technologies are having on all industry verticals and consider emerging business models.
Senior Vice President of Business Development, New Markets
Kanwalinder Singh is senior vice president of business development, new markets for Qualcomm. He is responsible for driving Qualcomm’s chipset business in the M2M space, with focus on Smart Automotive and Smart Energy domains. Singh is responsible for strategy, relationships and business development in these domains, solutions development with Qualcomm’s chipset customers and partners and chipset and reference design roadmaps.
Singh joined Qualcomm in 2004 as president, Qualcomm India and South Asia. He was instrumental in bringing a focus on emerging markets to enable affordable sub-$20 CDMA handsets and sub-$25 EV-DO/HSPA wireless broadband devices. 3G auctions in India, which led to WCDMA/HSPA deployments in 2010, was a highlight during his tenure. Under Singh’s leadership, Qualcomm made a winning bid in India’s BWA auction in 2010 to secure top markets including Delhi and Mumbai, and established LTE TDD as the compatible roadmap for EVDO and HSPA operators in India. He extended Qualcomm’s partnerships beyond operators to the Open Market and private brands in India, and championed commercialization of the CDMA Open Market Handset (OMH) initiative.
Singh completed a masters degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA and Ph.D. coursework in computer and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania.
Co-founder & CTO, Ruckus Wireless
A co-founder of Ruckus Wireless, Bill has extensive experience in developing networking systems, and brings loads of system and software architecture expertise to the table. He’s been on the front lines in developing 802.11, ATM, Ethernet, IP, SONET and optical DWDM networking equipment, and has the scars to prove it. Bill is also a subject matter expert in embedded software systems and software development. Before joining Ruckus, he was a member of the technical staff at Lightera/Ciena, and held principal engineering positions at Berkeley Networks and FORE Systems. Bill received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He climbs big rocks over and over for no reason.
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