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We’ve seen a huge leap forward in the global understanding of the role technology plays in our lives. Increasingly, people are recognizing the benefits; what would have taken 5, maybe 10, years has taken months.
The mobile ecosystem is in a position to deliver the 5G technology the world needs to become more resilient, for society’s benefit. In his opening keynote at this year’s virtual Qualcomm 5G Summit, President Cristiano Amon will share how innovation with 5G and the future of the network and the cloud will accelerate digital transformation.
This is a one-hour session, starting at the following times (all PT): 8am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 10pm, and 1am.
Keynote Guest Speakers
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Kyle Malady is executive vice president and chief technology officer. In this role he oversees the Global Network & Technology (GN&T) organization, responsible for building the Intelligent Edge Network (iEN), a fiber-based, multi-purpose network that serves all domestic Verizon customers, as well as the systems that support it. The iEN enables the country’s leading 5G and 4G LTE customer experience and the nation’s largest residential fiber broadband service. GN&T also supports Verizon’s global customers in over 145 countries through a vast international fiber network. Malady is also responsible for overseeing the execution of Verizon’s digital transformation of both customer and employee systems.
Previously, Kyle was head of the Core Engineering and Operations organization within GN&T. There he was responsible for the planning, design and operation of Verizon’s global voice, data and IP networks as well as the engineering and operation of the Intelligent Edge Network.
Kyle has also served as Verizon’s vice president of New Product Development, with responsibility for developing core technologies that enabled new products and services. Under his leadership, Verizon launched platforms such as VCast Music and Video, VZ Navigator, Push to Talk, VZ MobileWeb, the Verizon App Store and other platforms that served as the springboards for the next generation of wireless data services. He was instrumental in developing and commercializing 4G LTE.
Malady began his career in 1989 with NYNEX Mobile Communications, which became Bell Atlantic Mobile and turned into Verizon Wireless through mergers. During his tenure he has held a variety of positions in operations, planning, technology, engineering and finance.
SVP Technology Innovation
Deutsche Telekom AG
Arash is SVP Technology Innovation at Deutsche Telekom AG. In this role, Arash is focusing on end-to-end strategic partner management for Deutsche Telekom’s major technology partners and suppliers in both strategic technology evolution and operational aspects.
Prior to his current role, Arash was leading the strategic development and architectural evolution of the technology domains including OSS alongside technology innovation management, patent management and standardization.
Arash joined Deutsche Telekom in 2016 from Vodafone Group where he served for 15 years holding multiple international senior management roles both in technology and IT such as Chief Network Officer for Germany & Central Europe and Head of Global Applications.
President & Board of Directors
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited
Mathew Oommen, as President of Reliance, leads Jio’s Network, Strategy, and Service Platforms enabling India’s digital transformation to affordable and scalable broadband connectivity for the creation and adoption of digital services leveraging cloud centric open source platforms disaggregating hardware, software and services. Mr. Oommen has been part of Jio since the beginning of its ambitious green field all-IP network build. Mr. Oommen is a member of the board of directors for the GSMA, O-RAN Alliance, Netradyne, and Airspan.
At Reliance Jio, Mr. Oommen drives innovation for network, product and services, delivering cloud native infrastructure and solutions across Jio’s Network and Business Operations to more than 400 million customers. All of these platforms have become key building blocks in transforming the industry as a whole and have set the stage for India’s rapid inclusive growth in digital services adoption across verticals and segments.
Executive Vice President Global Head of Sales & Marketing Networks Business
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Woojune Kim is the Global Head of Sales & Marketing for the Networks Business at Samsung Electronics.
He has worked extensively in the telecommunications industry during the transition over the last 20 years from traditional telephony to IP and wireless networks, covering engineering and business roles, He started as a systems engineer at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs (Murray Hill), working on the first ATM PON/FTTH networks.
Since 2011, he has worked in various positions in Samsung, including Head of Global Product Strategy and Head of Next Generation Network Strategy, playing a key role in bringing the advanced 5G technology developed by Samsung’s R&D teams into the world. Recently he has focused on launching 5G commercial services globally with top tier mobile carriers including AT&T, KDDI, KT, NTT/Docomo, Orange, SK Telecom, Sprint, and Verizon.
He obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea.
Chief Executive Officer
Pat Gelsinger has been serving as CEO of VMware since September 2012, doubling the size of the company during his tenure. He brings almost 40 years of technology and leadership experience. Before joining VMware, Gelsinger led EMC's Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO.
A respected IT industry veteran, he was at Intel for 30 years becoming the company’s first CTO and driving the creation of key industry technologies including USB and Wi-Fi. He led Intel to be the dominant supplier of the microprocessor – while in the significant role as the architect of the original 80486 processor.
Gelsinger earned a master's degree from Stanford University in 1985, his bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983 (magna cum laude), and an associate degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, all in electrical engineering.
In 2008, he was named a Fellow of the IEEE and that same year awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from William Jessup University. He holds eight patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications.
Executive Vice President
As executive vice president of Microsoft Azure, Jason Zander leads the core teams building Microsoft’s intelligent cloud and intelligent edge – from silicon to cloud to the edge. This purview includes Azure strategy, product management, engineering and operations of cloud product lines including IaaS, PaaS, microservices, networking, storage, IoT, SQL Server, big data and analytics stacks, quantum computing, global expansion and more.
Zander is passionate about empowering customers and delivering end-to-end solutions that address their unique needs. Microsoft Azure has grown under his tenure to become a global leader in enterprise cloud computing, serving more than 95% of the Fortune 500. Zander grew revenue 5x from 2016 to 2018, and grew systems to handle millions of compute cores and exabytes of storage with a global fiber and data center footprint representing billions of dollars of annual capital expenditure.
Since joining Microsoft in 1992 Zander has worked on numerous products, most recently as corporate vice president of engineering for the Visual Studio team where he led the product to over a billion dollars in revenue. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Minnesota State University, and resides in the Seattle area with his family.
As part of Zander’s commitment to growing and empowering the next generation of technical leadership, he enjoys sponsoring Microsoft’s Early-in-Career and Manager Excellence programming. He also serves as the chief technical advisor of Titletown Tech in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft to build and fund early-stage high-growth business in the region.
Founder, Chairman, and CEO
NIO Co., Ltd.
Mr. William Li is the founder, chairman and CEO of NIO. In November 2014, Mr. Li founded NIO with the goal of building the first User Enterprise in the world and to redefine the whole car ownership experience. NIO was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on September 12, 2018.
Mr. Li is a serial entrepreneur. He established Bitauto Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: BITA) in 2000, where he serves as the Chairman of the board of directors. Bitauto is one of the biggest providers of online content and marketing services for China's automotive industry. Mr. Li is one of the first internet entrepreneurs in China. While he was still studying at Peking University, he founded Beijing Antarctic Technology Development Co., Ltd, one of the earliest internet companies in China. In 1997, he co-founded Kewen Books, which later developed into Dangdang. Mr. William Li has co-founded and invested in over 40 companies in the internet and automotive industries.
In January 2018, Mr. Li was recognized by Sina Finance, People’s Daily and Channel Wu as one of the “Top 10 Economic Personages of 2017.”
Mr. Li was named “GQ Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2017.
Mr. William Li was recognized by the China Automobile Dealers Association in 2008 as one of the top 10 most influential people in China’s automobile industry in the past thirty years.
Mr. William Li was born in Anhui, China. He received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Peking University where he minored in law.
Chief Technology Officer
Joe Levy joined Sophos as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in February 2015. In this role he leads the company’s technology strategy worldwide, driving product vision and innovation to both enhance and simplify IT security.
Joe brings more than 20 years of leadership and development expertise, focusing on information security. Prior to Sophos, Joe was CTO for Blue Coat Systems following the company’s May 2013 acquisition of security analytics pioneer Solera Networks, where he had served as CTO since 2008. Prior to Solera, Joe was CTO of SonicWALL (acquired by Dell), where he led research and development teams with concentrations in the areas of next-generation firewalls, deep packet inspection, cryptography and secure remote access.
Earlier in his career, Joe spent six years with the security-focused, value-added reseller OneNet, where he led product and service design and development, including managed services. Joe has participated in various industry certification and design consortiums, and he holds several security, networking database and virtualization patents. He has co-authored a book on the topic of wireless network security, covering many of the secure wireless innovations he and his architectural teams have designed. Joe holds a BA from Queens College, NY.