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2007 3G CDMA North America Regional Conference

CDG North America Regional Conference Showcases CDMA2000
Workshop: Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) and 700 MHz Business Opportunities
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
   
9:00

Welcome Remarks
Joe Lawrence, Vice President, Marketing, CDMA Development Group (CDG)

9:10

700 MHz Overview: Review of 700 MHz regulatory environment and spectrum band plan
Amy Zirkle, Senior Economic and Regulatory Advisor, TMG

9:40

Public Safety: First responder and emergency services
Jatin Kadakia, Chairman, Technical Specification Group, Project MESA
Robert LeGrande, President and Chief Executive Officer, LeGrande Technical and Social Services; Former Chief Technology Officer, District of Columbia

10:40 Coffee Break
11:10

AWS Overview: Review of AWS band plan and spectrum owners by geography, and service provider plans
Joe Lawrence, Vice President, Marketing, CDG

11:30

Evolution: Mobile broadband evolution path, chipset and software availability (AWS and 700 MHz)
Peter Carson, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Panel: AWS network infrastructure availability

Moderator: Egil Gronstad, Chair, CDG AWS SIG; Director, Technology Planning, Cricket Communications
Panelists:
David Nowicki , Vice President, Marketing, Airvana
Kathy O’Connell, CDMA Product Marketing Senior Manager, Alcatel-Lucent
Jane Wan, Wireless Marketing and Product Management, Huawei
Danny Locklear, Mobility Access Marketing, Nortel

1:45

Panel: AWS device availability

Moderator: James Person , Chief Operating Officer, CDG
Panelists:
Tim Forrester, Director, Hardware Architecture, Mobile Devices, Motorola
James Daurio, Vice President, Sales, UTStarcom
David Readman, Director, Business Development, ZTE

2:30

Deployment Scenarios: AWS service provider perspective
Egil Gronstad, Director, Technology Planning, Cricket Communications

3:00

Close of Workshop

 
Conference
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
   
9:00

Welcome Remarks
Perry LaForge, Executive Director, CDG

9:30

Keynote Session: The impact of mobile payments in the wireless world
Carol Realini, Chief Executive Officer, Obopay
Moderator: James Person, Chief Operating Officer, CDG

10:00

Keynote Session: The market for and future development of mobile gaming and entertainment
Bernard Kim, Head, North American Sales, Electronic Arts (EA)
John Smedley, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Online Entertainment
Moderator: James Person, Chief Operating Officer, CDG

11:00 Coffee Break
11:30

Keynote Session: New directions for mobile search and navigation
Jorey Ramer, Vice President, Corporate Development, JumpTap
Steve Andler, Vice President, Marketing, Networks in Motion
Moderator: Keith Mallinson, Founder, WiseHarbor

12:30

Lunch

2:00

Keynote: The future of wireless – What’s ahead for CDMA?
Paul Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, Qualcomm

2:30

Technology Evolution: Evolution from CDMA2000® 1X Rev. A, to Rev. B to UMB™ – Key characteristics and benefits

Moderator: Keith Mallinson, Founder, WiseHarbor
Panelists:
Vedat Eyuboglu, Chief Technology Officer, Airvana
Anil Barot, Director of Strategy and Portfolio Management, Motorola
Glenn Laxdal, Vice President, CDMA Product Management, Nortel

3:15

Network and Device Evolution: New advances in CDMA2000 networks and devices – Migrating to an IP-based world

Moderator: David Chamberlain, Principal Analyst, In-Stat
Panelists:
Ed Chao, Vice President, CDMA/ EV-DO Product Management, Alcatel-Lucent
Charlie Martin, Wireless Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Technologies USA
Varun Kapoor, Director, Technical Strategy, ZTE

4:00

Coffee Break

4:30

Operator Keynote: The strength and future growth of the wireless industry – Convergence
Ben Vos, Vice President, Core Technologies, Sprint Nextel

5:00

Discussion Session with CDMA CxO’s: Operator perspective on current and future opportunities and challenges

Moderator: James Person , Chief Operating Officer, CDG
Panelists:
Hideo Okinaka, Vice President and General Manager, Emerging Technologies and Spectrum Division, KDDI
SeHyun Oh, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SK Telecom
Bob Azzi, Senior Vice President, Field Engineering and Operations, Sprint Nextel
Paul Edwards, Chairman, Starcomms

5:45

Close of Conference
Cocktail Reception

   


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