Open RAN Solutions Showcase

Federal Communications Commission

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 9:30am to Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 3:30pm
Time Zone: 
Virtual Event

The Showcase will give both fixed and mobile network operators an opportunity to hear directly from vendors whose interoperable, open interface, standards-based 5G network equipment and services will be ready and available for purchase and installation by January 1, 2022, if not sooner.  The Showcase should be of particular interest and value to network operators planning to participate in the Commission’s Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program.

Day 1 – July 14, 2021

9:30am Opening Remarks

  • Jessica Rosenworcel, Acting Chairwoman, FCC

9:45am Welcoming Remarks

  • Amit Mital, Senior Director for Cyber & Emerging Technology, NSC and Special Assistant to the President

9:50am Overview of Open RAN

  • Mariam Sorond, Chief Research & Development Officer, CableLabs

10:25am Session 1: Hardware Manufacturers and Equipment Suppliers

  • Peadar Forbes, Marketing & Applications Director, Analog Devices - Olli Andersson, SVP, Americas, Benetel
  • Ramesh Patat, Director of Systems Engineering, Blue Danube - Joe Marsella, VP, Routing & Switching Product Line Management, Ciena Corp.
  • Paul Challoner, VP, Network Product Solutions, Ericsson
  • Richard Colter, Head of Marketing, Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Dan Picker, CTO, Inseego

12:20pm Remarks by Commissioner Nathan Simington

12:25pm Lunchtime Fireside Chat

  • Monisha Ghosh, Research Professor, University of Chicago
  • Stephen Bye, EVP and CCO, DISH

12:55pm Remarks by Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

1:00pm Session 2: Hardware Manufacturers and Equipment Suppliers (continued)

  • Bob Everson, Senior Director of 5G Architecture, CISCO
  • Rahul Chandra, VP, Global 5G Business Development, NEC Corp.
  • Michael Murphy, CTO Americas, Nokia
  • Brian Deutsch, CEO, Pivotal Commware
  • Rajesh Gangadhar, CTO, Access Solutions, Sterlite Technologies Limited
  • Liam Madden, EVP and GM, Wired & Wireless Group, Xilinx

2:35pm Session 3: Cloud Providers and Software Innovators

  • Prem Sankar Gopannan, VP, Product Architecture & Software Engineering, Cohere
  • Rakesh Misra, Director, Research and Development Engineering, VMware
  • Tim O’Shea, CTO, Deepsig - Jeff Edlund, CTO, Communications Media & Solutions, Hewlett Packard
  • Mehran Hadipour, VP, Business Development & Tech Alliances, Robin
  • Raja Ijaz Haider, President/Principal Consultant & Shawaz Ahmad, GIS & Design Consultant, SIT Digital International Inc.

Day 2 – July 15, 2021

9:30am Welcoming Remarks

Evelyn Remaley, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, and Acting NTIA Administrator

9:45am Session 4: Mobile Operator Network and Systems Integrator

  • Sarvesh Sharma, Network Architect – Americas, Dell Technologies
  • Marisa Viveros, VP, Strategy & Offerings, Telecom, Media & Entertainment Industry, IBM

10:20am Session 5: End-to-End Open RAN Solutions

  • Abel Mayal, SVP, Technology & Marketing, Airspan
  • Anil Bhandari, VP, Product Management, Altiostar
  • Matt Melester, SVP, Office of the CTO, CommScope
  • Stephen Bye, EVP, CCO, DISH
  • Ishwar Parulkar, Technology Executive, Amazon Web Services
  • Todd Landry, VP, Product & Market Strategy, JMA Wireless

12:15pm Lunchtime Fireside Chat

  • Andy Thiessen, Head of 5G/xG Engagement, MITRE
  • Santiago Tenorio, Director of Networks, Vodafone Group

12:50pm Session 6: End-to-End Open RAN Solutions (continued)

  • Steve Papa, CEO & Chairman, Parallel Wireless
  • Chip Damato, EVP, Inland Cellular
  • Constantine Polychronopoulos, VP, 5G and Cloud Networking, Juniper Networks
  • John Baker, SVP, Business Development, Mavenir Systems
  • Ganesh Shenbagaraman, Head of Integrated Products & Ecosystems, Radisys
  • Azita Arvani, General Manager, Rakuten Mobile Americas
  • Alok Shah, VP, Strategy and Business Development & Marketing, Samsung

2:50pm Closing Remarks