Never a dull moment in the world of wireless! This action-packed segment reveals the latest in the scuffle over LTE-U (the mobile industry's lingo for "Long Term Evolution" in the "Unlicensed" bands), and whether the recent adoption of "Listen Before Talk" to the 3GPP specification will ease its potential to disrupt the world's Wi-Fi connections -- as well as the status of proposed solutions like LWA and MulteFire. On the Wi-Fi front, see a new way for ISPs to make sure their customers stay connected to the best possible signal, of all available. Plus: Learn the latest in intelligent voice agents and user adoption. All this plus the latest trends and strategies in the FCC Spectrum Auctions, and how diversity in wireless innovation is making serious waves of change!
Dave Wright, Ruckus Wireless
"LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum: Proposal and What They Mean to MSOs"
Doug Fantuzzi, Amdocs
"An Imagine Park Exclusive: New Seamless Wi-Fi Traffic Steering - a Proof of Concept for MSOs to Provide Optimal QoE to On-the-Move Customers"
Scott Lippstreu, Deloitte
"Breaking Through in the Device Dominated, On Demand World"
"Diversity that Spurs Innovation"
Sam Vasisht, MindMeld
"Intelligent Voice for the Connected Home"
Leslie Ellis, Independent Technology Columnist, Ellis Edits Inc.
Leslie Ellis is owner of Ellis Edits Inc. and Translation-Please.com, a Denver-based analysis/writing firm specializing in the technologies used in cable, multichannel and broadband delivery systems. Her specific focus is "translating" the dense language surrounding the technologies and technology strategies of service providers, and particularly cable service providers.
Doug Fantuzzi is Vice President – Business Services and Wi-Fi Solutions (Amdocs Broadband Cable & Satellite group) and has over 30 years of experience in defining and executing business strategies for global service providers. Doug now leads the strategic development and implementation of Amdocs’ Mobility, Wi-Fi and Business Services Solutions for the North American cable market, and is responsible for formulating Amdocs’ vision, working directly with customers to provide them with strategic insights, and bringing Amdocs’ products, services and solutions to the cable market.
Dr. Rahsaan Harris is the President and CEO of the Emma L. Bowen Foundation, the nation’s leader in creating career opportunities for people of color within the media industry. The Emma Bowen Foundation, together with its 41 corporate sponsors from leading media outlets around the world, develop and manage programs that focus on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development for students of color students. Approximately 700 students have completed the Emma Bowen’s programs and many have pursued careers in the media industry.
Scott is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP in the US Strategy service line Monitor Deloitte. As a strategic advisor in the Pricing and Profitability Management practice, he leads the eastern US Media & Entertainment sector. Scott has more than 25 years of commercialization strategy experience, helping clients optimize sales channels and align pricing strategies to drive revenue and margin growth. His client network includes broadcast television, magazine publishing, radio, and cable companies.
Sam Vasisht is a hi-tech product and marketing executive, with more than 15 years of experience leading marketing and product management for businesses and organizations. He has helped numerous venture-backed digital media technology startups with market entry, growth, turnarounds and exits as a member of the management team and as an advisor. Prior CMO at MindMeld, Sam was the CMO and SVP of Marketing at Rovi (NASDAQ: ROVI) through the acquisition of Veveo, a semantic technology startup.
Dave Wright, Advanced Technologist with Ruckus Wireless, is responsible for discerning the near and longer term trends in the Public and Carrier Wireless markets and helping to guide and connect Ruckus’ technical innovations with those trends.