Sanjeev Athalye

Sanjeev Athalye | Qualcomm

Product Management Leader
Sanjeev Athalye leads Product Management for Qualcomm Research’s WWAN projects. His career spans systems test, systems engineering, standards engineering and product management of cellular wireless systems and chipsets. Sanjeev has an MSEE from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Andy Berg

Andy Berg | Wireless Week

Editor In Chief
Andrew Berg has more than seven years of experience covering the wireless industry. He is Editor In Chief of Wireless Week
Wim Brouwer

Wim Brouwer | Alcatel-Lucent

CTO-Alcatel-Lucent's FirstNet Team
Wim has more than 30 years experience in telecommunications, and is responsible for the public safety LTE end-to-end architecture. In this role he works to assure Alcatel-Lucent products meet the needs of public safety. He works with FirstNet as well as public safety customers, NIST, and NPSTC to drive the nationwide public safety network forward. Wim was a subject matter expert on the FCC Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability. Heis also a member of APCO and serves on the APCO Broadband committee.
Jim Harper

Jim Harper | Elektrobit

Director/Business Development
Jim Harper is a Director of Sales and Business Development in Elektrobit’s wireless business area. Prior to joining Elektrobit, Jim was a Director of Technology Marketing at Renesas Mobile Corporation. During a 15-year career at Nokia, Jim worked in both the infrastructure and mobile device businesses. Prior to his career at Nokia, Jim held positions at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) and Lear Astronics Corporation. Jim holds MSEE and BSEE degrees from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Kelly Hill

Kelly Hill | RCR Wireless News

Reporter
Kelly rejoined RCR in 2013 after several years’ hiatus and covers infrastructure and testing. Kelly holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian, and The Canton Repository. Follow her on Twitter: @khillrcr
Russell Hoppenstein

Russell Hoppenstein | Texas Instruments

HSDC Application Manager
Russell Hoppenstein is currently the Applications Manager in the High Speed Data Converter group at Texas Instruments located in Dallas, TX. Russell has been supporting high performance RF and Data Converter semiconductor devices that service the communication and defense markets for over twelve years. Previously he designed transceivers and linear power amplifiers for the wireless infrastructure market. He holds five patents related to active antennas and linear power amplifiers. Russell earned his BSEE from University of Texas at Austin and his MSEE from University of Texas at Arlington.
Wilhelm Keusgen

Wilhelm Keusgen | Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

Deputy Head of Department
Wilhelm Keusgen received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.E.E.) and Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.E.E.) degrees from the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, in 1999 and 2005, respectively.

From 1999 to 2004, he was with the Institute of High Frequency Technology, RWTH Aachen University.

Since 2004 he is heading a research group for mm-waves and advanced transceiver technologies at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, Germany. His main research areas are millimeter-wave communications, measurement and modeling of wireless propagation channels, and compensation of transceiver impairments.
Paolo Marini

Paolo Marini | Prisma Telecom Testing

VP Business Development
Paolo Marini, Member of PRISMA Telecom Testing Board, has more than 20 years of experience covering design, testing and management positions in the mobile communications area. At PRISMA, Paolo Marini manages product oriented business development, both directly and through a network of distributors in Europe, North America and Asia.

He regularly delivers presentations to different international forums, on topics related to mobile networks validation and testing, with original content.

He is also author of a few international patents. Paolo holds an MSC degree in Electronics.
Vuk Marojevic

Dr. Vuk Marojevic | Virginia Tech

Vuk Marojevic obtained his MSc degree (Dipl. Ing.) from the University of Hannover, Germany, in 2003 and his PhD degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2009. Dr. Marojevic was assistant professor at UPC from 2008-2012. He joined Wireless@Virginia Tech in July 2013, where he is involved in indoor and outdoor cognitive radio testbed activities, waveform design for UAV communication, and LTE education and research, among others.
Emil Olbrich

Emil Olbrich | Signals Research Group

Co-founder
Emil Olbrich is one of the co-founders of Signals Analytics, LLC. His 20 years of telecom expertise have recently helped lead the efforts on evaluating VoLTE and Public Safety LTE for several SLIGP grantees. Prior to this he was head of LTE research, development, test and evaluation for the PSCR Program for NTIA. He was responsible for the specifying, deploying and maintaining the entire ecosystem of LTE which included devices, air interface, transport, radio access network, evolved packet core, IP networking, IMS core and application servers. He also led the team efforts, which include standards work, test case development and test case execution.
Keith Radousky

Keith Radousky | Quintel Solutions

CTO - Americas
Keith is responsible for assessing customer requirements and working with Product Management to create a responsive product roadmap leveraging and enhancing Quintel’s patented antenna technology. Keith's previous roles include: VP Sales & Marketing at Arieso, a leader in cell planning, geo-location mapping and SON products, NextG Networks as VP Biz Dev growing the DAS market, Powerwave as VP Technology and then Global OEM Sales, and Cingular Wireless (AT&T) as Executive Director Advanced Technologies and Engineering from 1984 to 2002. Keith also serves on several wireless High-Tech firms. Keith has 35 years in the Wireless Business.
Andreas Roessler

Andreas Roessler | Rohde & Schwarz

Technology Manager
Andreas Roessler is the Rohde & Schwarz Technology Manager focused on UMTS Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced. With responsibility for the strategic marketing and product portfolio development for LTE/LTE-Advanced, Andreas follows the standardization process in 3GPP very closely, particularly on core specifications as well as protocol conformance, RRM and RF conformance specifications for device and base stations testing. He graduated from Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, and holds a masters degree in communication engineering.
Michael Schwab

Michael Schwab | P3 Communications, Inc.

Director, Network Testing
Michael Schwab joined the P3 group more than 13 years ago. He graduated from RWTH Aachen University in 2001 with a Master of Science (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering. He served as Head of Network Measurement and Testing for the European market until 2010, when he moved to the USA to establish P3’s Network Testing Service in New Jersey. Today, he is Director of Network Testing at P3 Communications Inc. Besides benchmarking and mobile radio network testing, Michael focuses on interference hunting, a service that reduces external interference impacting the performance of a cellular network..
Jeff Shamblin

Jeff Shamblin | Ethertronics

Chief Scientist
Jeff Shamblin is Chief Scientist at Ethertronics, and is responsible for overseeing research and development projects for the corporation. Mr. Shamblin brings thirty-five years of experience in antenna engineering to this position.

Before joining Ethertronics, Jeff worked for two RFID companies, SCS Corp. and Claridy Solutions. At Claridy Jeff was manager in charge of antenna development and assisted in all aspects of RFID relating to antenna and scattering issues. Jeff also spent 20 years as a design engineer at Lockheed and Northrop, designing antenna systems for aircraft applications.
Olga Yashkova-Shapiro

Olga Yashkova-Shapiro | Frost & Sullivan

Program Manager
Olga Yashkova-Shapiro is an Program Manager with the Communication Test & Measurement Group at Frost & Sullivan. She leads a global team of analysts that conduct both syndicated and custom research on the various segments of this industry.

Olga joined the company in April 2004 and has since authored multiple studies covering various technologies such as LTE, Wi-Fi, Wireless, VoIP, IP Video, IPTV test and monitoring equipment markets, Network Performance Monitoring & Management, Service Assurance, CEM, Mobile Data Monitoring, LTE, LTE-A, M2M and many others in the communications test and measurement sector. She has also performed and managed consulting projects for companies of all sizes, supporting them in their product planning, strategic planning and market penetration efforts.

Olga regularly publishes articles in leading industry publications and Frost & Sullivan’s Test & Measurement portal and provides quotes to top publications as well as leading vendors. She is fluent in reading, writing, and speaking Russian and has some working knowledge of Spanish.
Phil Wala

Phil Wala | TE Connectivity

Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer
Phil Wala has more than 20 years’ experience in RF and cellular communications engineering. Prior to joining TE Connectivity, we was a staff scientist at ADC Telecommunications. He previously held engineering and engineering management positions with Waseca Technology and EF Johnson. He holds a BSEE from Michigan State University and an MS and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Charlie Zhang

Charlie Zhang | Samsung

Sr Director and Head of Wireless Communications Lab
Charlie Zhang is currently senior director and head of Wireless Communications Lab with Samsung Research America at Dallas, where he leads technology development, prototyping and standardization for Beyond 4G and 5G wireless systems. From Aug 2009 to Aug 2013, he served as the Vice Chairman of the 3GPP RAN1 working group and led development of LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies such as 3D channel modeling, UL-MIMO and CoMP, Carrier Aggregation for TD-LTE, etc. Before joining Samsung, he was with Motorola from 2006 to 2007 working on 3GPP HSPA standards, and with Nokia Research Center from 2001 to 2006 working on IEEE 802.16e (WiMAX) standard and EDGE/CDMA receiver algorithms. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison..

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