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Day three covers today’s solutions with practical and actionable sessions on emerging network technology from satellites to low-cost networks as well as the augmented employee, and the future of work. Notable speakers include Michaël Trabbia, CTO & CIO, Orange Group; Anthony Levandowski, CEO & Founder, Pollen Mobile; Chris Ergen, Head of Wireless Innovation, DISH Network; and Scott Wisniewski, Chief Strategy Officer, AST SpaceMobile.
It’s time! Orange Silicon Valley’s annual Hello Show from November 15-17 brings together top executives, thought leaders, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs for three half-days of technology, innovation, and exploration. Join Orange leaders Christel Heydemann, Hugues Foulon, Philippe Ensarguet, and Michaël Trabbia plus notable guest speakers like Director of Global Business at NVIDIA Greg Jones, CEO & Founder of Pollen Anthony Levandowski, and Head of Wireless Innovation at DISH Network Chris Ergen.
Sessions: Day 3
Session 1Keynote: Anthony Levandowski, Pollen Mobile CEO & Founder, on building the people’s network together Description: Anthony Levandowski speaks about his new start-up Pollen Mobile, how it works, and why user-deployed decentralized infrastructure is the future of mobile networks.
Session 2Panel: Direct-to-mobile satellite networks Description: This panel will discuss the emerging market for direct connectivity to mobile devices from low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations. We will cover the state of the market; trends; the total addressable market; prospects for future growth; and what this technology means for digital equity and inclusion. Satellite connectivity will empower the underserved in remote areas of our planet with access to the internet and today’s digital world. Panelists include Jessy Asmar, Head of Orange Satellite Factory; Brian Pemberton, Chief Commercial Officer at Omispace; Scott Wisniewski, Chief Strategy Officer at AST SpaceMobile; and Daniel Dooley, Chief Commercial Officer of Lynk.
Session 3Panel: Building a low-cost cellular network Description: With the advent of network virtualization, traditional networking hardware is being replaced by lower cost commoditized hardware servers allowing for new players to compete in a previously closed market. What are the best practices and challenges today in using these new technologies (including OpenRAN) to build a better, lower cost mobile network from scratch? What tools are available to integrate different network functions from a wider range of vendors? Panelists include Antonio Forenza, SVP and Head of R&D at Rakuten Symphony; Puneet Sethi, SVP & GM, Radio Access Networks at Mavenir; and moderator John Benko, Principal, Technology Group at Orange Silicon Valley.
Session 4Panel: Evolving enterprise networks for the cloud era Description: In this cloud era, designing enterprise networks is a critical area of innovation for a wide range of industries. But how should networks evolve as enterprise environments grow more complex and chaotic? What capabilities should we expect from a Network as a Service (NaaS) solution? What are the ways to automate enterprise networks? This panel will explore these questions and more, with notable guest speakers including David Erickson, Co-Founder and CEO at Forward Networks, Joel Futterman, Chief Technology Officer at BeyondEdge Networks, and David Klebanov, Director of Partner Solutions Architecture at Alkira.
Session 5Fireside chat with Michaël Trabbia, Orange Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Description: Coming soon.
Session 6Presentation and demonstration: Augmented employees and immersive robotic teleoperations Description: Immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are starting to be adopted in remote and hybrid working environments. At the same time, multiple industries are demanding more and more robotics applications including manufacturing, transportation, retail, hospitality, and healthcare. The convergence between the two will lead to enhanced experiences, better productivity, and even entirely new use cases. In this session, we will cover the converging trends and demonstrate immersive robotic tele-operations.
Session 7Fireside chat: Metaverse workspaces for equalizing onsite and remote workers Description: Hybrid and remote working is the new normal for many businesses, but relationships among employees have weakened due to the shift to hybrid work. The metaverse is one solution for how workers can regain that in-person feeling without physically gathering in one place. Metaverse workspaces empower workers to collaborate effectively and equally regardless of whether they work onsite or remotely. In this talk, we will explore the pros and cons of metaverse workspaces and how they may impact the hybrid and remote working trend.
Speakers: Day 3
Chief Commercial Officer, Lynk
Dan Dooley is Chief Commercial Officer of Lynk. During his 30+ year tenure as an executive, both at public and privately owned companies of all sizes globally, Dan has built and managed teams that consistently achieved above industry standards in EBITDA and revenue. He served 5 years as CRO of TOMIA – A Vista Equity Partner Company and earlier spent 2 years founding TruMobility, a USA based MVNO. Prior, he was President and General Manager of Transaction Network Services leading their Telecommunications Service Division focused on Roaming.
He spent the bulk of his career at Sprint/Nextel as President leading their Wholesale, Wireline, and International Business Units. Prior to Sprint Nextel, Dan began his career with AT&T starting in Finance and culminating with an expatriate assignment in Brussels, Belgium as Managing Director of AT&T’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa Division. He has conducted business in over 100 countries.
Over the past two decades, Dan has been widely recognized for his industry leadership including being ranked #26 in the Global Telecom Business Magazine Power 100 list of the most influential global telecom executives.
Mr. Dooley received his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and BS from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
Founder and CEO, Forward Networks
David is a founder and has been the CEO of Forward Networks since its inception in 2013. David holds a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford. He is a past contributor to the OpenFlow specification and the author of Beacon, the OpenFlow controller at the core of commercial products from Big Switch Networks, Cisco, and others, and open source controllers such as Floodlight and OpenDaylight. His PhD thesis used Software Defined Networking to improve virtualized data center performance.
Chief Technology Officer / Chief Operating Officer, BeyondEdge
Joel has over thirty years of network architecture and product development leadership experience in switching, access technologies, fiber-to-the-home, and Software Defined Networking solutions. Joel’s career track includes multi-national corporate development activities as well as a proven success record in building innovative solutions within the startup business environment.
Director of Partner Solutions Architecture, Alkira
David Klebanov is a 20+ years networking industry veteran. Throughout his career David has engaged in architecting and building a multitude of multi-dimensional network solutions for a variety of Enterprise and Service Provider customers. His expertise extends across the wide area network, data center, and the cloud. David currently leads partner solutions architecture for Alkira, the company reinventing networking for the cloud era. Prior to Alkira, David led technical marketing at Viptela, a company that started a multi-billion dollars SD-WAN market and was acquired by Cisco in 2017. @DavidKlebanov.
Founder and CEO, Pollen Mobile
Anthony Levandowski is Co-Founder and CEO of Pronto and Founder and CEO of Pollen Mobile. Pronto is a commercial provider of autonomous driving systems that offers safe, cost-efficient, and productivity solutions. Pollen Mobile is a decentralized mobile network built on the Solana blockchain, initially born out of the need for secure and reliable connectivity in remote operating sites using Pronto’s AV technology. Levandowski has been recognized in the autonomous vehicle industry for his pioneering work and advancement efforts and is a frequent speaker for leading technology, business and industry events and publications highlighting his determination to bring self-driving technology to the market.
SVP and GM, RAN, Mavenir
Puneet Sethi currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Radio Access Network (RAN) Solutions at Mavenir. He has the overall responsibility for Macro and Small Cells product lines, including the respective P&L for the product lines, product roadmap, and product development.
In his current role, he is focused on accelerating the pace of innovation in radio access products by leveraging cloud technologies, automation, open interfaces, and AI/ML. Leading the Mavenir RAN business since 2020, he is driving the evolution Mavenir CU/DU portfolio to address the current and evolving needs of service providers and enterprises globally. Significantly expanding year over year, Mavenir RAN and Small Cells products today power nationwide 4G/5G service provider networks globally and hundreds of enterprise networks.
Prior to Mavenir, he was at Qualcomm, where he helped establish the Small Cells and RAN Infra Business from the ground up to its industry leading position in 5G. While delivering significant growth and profitability, he successfully evolved RAN products including baseband SoC, SW and RF through 3G/4G/5G industry transitions. Prior to that, he held other roles at Qualcomm including UWB business development and leading PHY software team responsible for Qualcomm’s first LTE UE modem launch.
He also brings a diverse set of telecom experiences from his prior roles at Ixonos, Radioframe Networks, Comneon, and Ubinetics.
Puneet earned his MBA with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and has a B.Tech. in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Guwahati.
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Orange Group
Michaël Trabbia is a graduate of École Polytechnique and Télécom ParisTech, and holds a Master’s of Advanced Studies in Industrial Economics.
In 2004, he was appointed Technical Advisor to the cabinet of the Minister for European Affairs, before joining the cabinet of the Minister for Regional Development as Advisor for “ICT and Europe” in 2005. Then, in 2007, he joined TDF (a French network and infrastructure operator) as Head of Strategy and Development.
In July 2009, he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister for Industry and Head of “Industrial Sectors Policy” before joining Orange in January 2011 as the Group’s SVP for Corporate Public Affairs. He then became Chief of Staff for the Chairman and CEO of Orange, and Secretary of the Group’s Executive Committee in July 2014. From 2016 to 2020, he served as CEO of Orange Belgium.
On 1 September 2020, Michaël Trabbia joined the Executive Committee as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for the Group, overseeing Orange Innovation division, with the chief ambition of strengthening data and AI at the heart of Orange innovation. Since September 2022, he has taken over the management of Orange Wholesale & International Networks on an interim basis, in addition to his current position.
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, AST SpaceMobile
Mr. Wisniewski oversees corporate development, treasury, investor relations and public relations at AST SpaceMobile. Previously, Mr. Wisniewski was Managing Director of Technology, Media & Telecommunications Investment Banking at Barclays, advising clients on raising capital and M&A for over a decade. While at Barclays, he advised AST SpaceMobile on the $110 million private investment in 2019 and the recently closed business combination transaction, which raised $462 million in gross proceeds. Earlier in his career he was a management consultant focused on supplier development and a mechanical design engineer. Mr. Wisniewski received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.