5GRoadShow – Seattle: 5G and Edge Computing

5GRoadShow – Seattle: 5G and Edge Computing

5G is here. The next decade will lead to unprecedented set of opportunities for each industry vertical. Network convergence is dominating business plans and the mobile industry is roaring ahead at a rapid pace. How can enterprises take advantage of these exciting new revenue and service opportunities, and what is expected down the road?

Chetan Sharma Consulting and GSMA are excited to launch a unique 5GRoadShow to have a series of conversations with experts in the field to explore applications and services and help you prepare for trends that will shape the global GDP. Hear from a panel of experts and decision makers about their vision for the ecosystem of the future and what to anticipate in the months to come.

Series Partners: AT&T, Qualcomm

Registration (first come, first served) – May 30th

5G and Edge Computing are the two of the most defining technologies of the next decade. The confluence will change how we think about applications and services in fundamental ways. We are delighted to have some of the foremost experts in the field to have a deeper discussion about what it means for our industry and the overall economy. And we are especially proud to launch is consequential series in Seattle. We will be going deep into the 5G strategic discussions that will help inform and inspire you. Hope you join us.

Dr. Ron Marquardt, VP – 5G Technology, Sprint

Caroline Chan, VP – 5G Architecture, Intel

Dr. Ganesh Sundaram, CEO and Founder, AlefEdge

Chetan Sharma, CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting (moderator)


Dr. Ron Marquardt is Vice President of Technology for Sprint and is responsible for Sprint’s long-term technology strategy and architecture, the industry relationships and investments enabling Sprint’s innovation and ecosystem development goals, as well as the company’s advocacy in US and global industry forums and standards bodies. Prior to Sprint, Dr. Marquardt was VP of Technology Development at Clearwire Corporation, responsible for that company’s technology strategy as well as the architecture, design, testing, and implementation of its mobile broadband 4G network, devices, and services. Dr. Marquardt has an S.B. in Physics from MIT, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Caroline Y. Chan is Vice President and GM of 5G infrastructure division at Intel Corporation. She has overall responsibility for Intel’s global network infrastructure strategy and solution development related to 5th-generation wireless technology. Chan and her team identify and develop use cases that incorporate IoT, innovation in wireless technologies and deployment models, such as mobile edge computing and alternative spectrums that will enable new service providers and enterprise networks. Before joining Intel, Chan had a 15-year career at Nortel Networks Corp. Chan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively. She serves on the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project and the xRAN organization. Her contributions in the area of virtualized wireless radio access networks earned Chan an Intel Achievement Award in 2016.

Dr. Ganesh Sundaram is founder and CEO of AlefEdge and is a leader in wireless technology with over 20 years of rich experience in technology creation and has worked extensively with operators globally. Prior to founding the Company, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and lead multiple secure wireless solutions initiatives at Bell Labs, New Jersey. He has developed several foundational technologies, leading to new standards, products and deployments, and has authored over 50 patents relating to mobile data networking, architecture, security, cryptography, resource management and mobility management. He was named a Bell Labs Fellow in 2012, inducted in to the Alcatel-Lucent technical academy 2009, and is a recipient of two Bell Labs president’s awards. Dr. Sundaram has PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University and Master of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Chetan Sharma is CEO of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. He is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 9 global mobile data operators. Chetan serves on the advisory boards of a number of fortune 100 and pioneering startups in the connected intelligence space. Chetan is the author or co-author of over 14 best-selling books on wireless and he has written over 200 papers and articles. His research work is widely quoted in the industry and is interviewed frequently by leading international media publications. Chetan is an advisor to CEOs and CTOs of some of the leading wireless technology companies on product strategy and Intellectual Property development and serves on the advisory boards of several companies. He has Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kansas State University and Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.