Wireless Broadband Alliance Reveals Speaker Programme for Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco

The Congress will feature speakers from City & County of San Francisco, City of San Jose, Primera Capital, Microsoft, Google, AT&T Foundry, Comcast, Broadcom and many more

Singapore – July 29th, 2014-TheWireless Broadband Alliance(WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today revealed the agenda and named the key sponsors of its Wi-Fi Global Congressthat will take place at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco from the 6-10th October 2014. The dedicated 2-day event will bring together over 500 key influencers from across the wireless ecosystem to discuss the future of Carrier Wi-Fi. Ruckus Wireless and Ciscohave been named as the Principal Sponsors; Devicescape is the Premier Sponsor; and Aptilo and Global Reach Technology are Associate Sponsors for this event.

The Alliance will be announcing the final agenda in the coming weeks but currently, the confirmed keynote speakers include:

·         Alan Norman – Principal Access Strategy, Google

·         Flavio Aggio – CTO & Deputy Director for Department of Technology, City & County of San Francisco

·         Vijay Sammeta – CIO, City of San Jose

·         Ori Sasson – General Partner, Primera Capital

·         Amer Hassan – Principal Program Manager, Partner Engineering and Industry Alliance, Microsoft

·         Mark Nagel – Executive Marketing Director, AT&T Foundry

·         Rahul Patel – Senior VP Broadband and Connectivity Group, Broadcom

·         Tom Nagel – Senior VP and General Manager for Wireless Services, Comcast

·         Miguel Gamiño – Acting CIO & Executive Director, Department of Technology, City & County of San Francisco

·         JR Wilson – VP Partnerships and Alliances for AT&T, Chairman ofWBA

·         Bjorn Thorngren – VP of International Markets – Boingo Wireless

·         Hyun-Pyo Kim – VP of Infrastructure Lab, Korea Telecom

·         Kelly Ahuja – Senior VP Mobility Business Group, Cisco

·         Chris BruceWBA Co-Chair and Director, International Sales & Consulting, BT Global Telecom Markets

·         Pramasaleh Hario Utomo -Executive GM Wireless Broadband, Telkom Indonesia

·         Selina Lo – CEO, Ruckus Wireless

·         Evan Kaplan – CEO, iPass

·         Chris Spencer -Vice President of Technology, Global Reach

·         David Fraser – CEO, Devicescape

·         Yoshiyuki Koseki – CEO, Biglobe

·         Tom Lookabaugh – Chief R&D Officer, CableLabs

·         Will Smith – Founder and CEO, Euclid

The congress will consist of a 2-day conference and the annual industry awards dinner, as well as playing host to WBA working sessions and executive meetings. It will provide an essential platform for operators, vendors and policy makers to examine critical success factors for the further development and deployment of this technology. For the full list of speakers, visit: http://www.wballiance.com/wi-fi-global-congress/sfo-2014-speakers. To see the full agenda, visit:http://www.wballiance.com/wi-fi-global-congress/sfo-conference-program

“We are delighted to announce the initial list of excellent speakers which features a number of major players from across the ecosystem such as AT&T, Broadcom, City & County of San Francisco, Google and Microsoft,” said Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the WBA. “Our events continue to unite the industry and provide a forum where organisations from across the world can showcase their Wi-Fi achievements, something that would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. The congress will help the industry to further accelerate the deployment of Carrier Wi-Fi worldwide.”

To find out more about how to get involved in the Wi-Fi Global Congress, to register as a participant or to become a media partner, please visit – http://www.wballiance.com/wi-fi-global-congress

About the Wireless Broadband Alliance

Founded in 2003, the aim of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to secure an outstanding user experience through the global deployment of next generation Wi-Fi. In order to make this a reality, the WBA is currently championing various initiatives in the Wi-Fi ecosystem including Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) trials, Wi-Fi Roaming and its Interoperability Compliance Program (ICP).Today, membership includes major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Time Warner Cable; seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Google and Intel. WBA member operators collectively serve more than 1 billion subscribers and operate more than 10 million hotspots globally. The WBA Board includes Arqiva, AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iPass, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Orange and Ruckus Wireless. 

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