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2009 3G CDMA Americas Regional Conference



*Speakers and panels for which no presentation is posted either did not present slides or did not give permission to post their slides.*
Tuesday, November 10 "Conference"
 
8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00

Welcome

9:30

Industry Keynote: The Future of Wireless
Len Lauer, COO, Qualcomm  

10:00

Morning break

10:30

Operator Keynotes: Future trends and outlook for the wireless marketplace

11:30 Discussion Panel
12:00

Lunch

1:30

Industry Keynotes: The Benefits of CDMA for M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Communications
Charles Gropper, Vice President, R&D, CardioNet
Steve Pazol, President, nPhase 

2:30

Maximizing 3G Returns Amid the 4G Buzz

  • Exploring the CDMA2000 evolution path
  • Current and forecasted demand for data network capacity
  • Spectrum considerations
  • Network upgrade decision factors
  • Using femto cells to offload capacity and improve your mobile broadband business
    Moderator: Dan Meyer, Editor, RCR Wireless News
    Panelists:
    David Nowicki, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, Airvana
    Kurt Eve, CEO, Bermuda Digital
    Patrick Riordan, President and CEO, Cellcom
    Masaaki Koga, Senior Manager, KDDI
    Prakash Sangam, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
    Drew Caplan, CNO, SkyTerra  
3:30

Afternoon Break

4:00

3G and 4G: Sharing the Same Sandbox

  • Update on LTE and Mobile WiMAX deployments and CDMA integration
  • eHRPD and other network considerations
  • Using femto cells to better build out 4G
  • Dual-mode device availability, hand-over challenges
  • Business models and factors for serving urban vs. rural areas
    Moderator: Jonathan Goldberg, Senior Analyst, Deutsche Bank
    Panelists:
    Asok Chatterjee, 3GPP Coordination Group Chair, 3GPP
    Jun Wang, 3GPP2
    Andy Germano, Vice Chairman, Femto Forum
    Jason Jacob, Director, Wireless Marketing and Product Management, Huawei
    Sushil Kumar, Director, Business Development, Motorola
    Manish Mangal, Director, Technology Development, Sprint
    Narothum Saxena, Senior Director, Advanced Technology, US Cellular  
5:00

Industry Roundtable: What the Future Holds for Wireless Networks

  • Operating systems which will win out or will they coexist?
  • Devices smartphones, netbooks, low-end models, OMH
  • Services what are consumers looking for in a wireless application, how do regional/socio-economic factors influence which services are hot?
  • 3G and 4G forecasted growth, which markets make sense for which solutions?
  • Moderator: James Person, COO, CDG
    Panelists:
    Tom Anderson, Head of Mobility Architecture, CTO Office, Wireless Networks Product Division, Alcatel-Lucent
    Ernesto Piedras, Director General, The Competitive Intelligence Unit
    Jonathan Goldberg, Senior Analyst, Deutsche Bank
6:00

Close of Day One     

6:30

Cocktail Reception and Presentation of 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Awards

 
Wednesday, November 11 "Embedded Wireless Services Focus Session and CDG M2M SIG Kick-off"
   
8:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast  

9:00

Welcome and Overview of CDG M2M Special Interest Group (SIG)
James Person, COO, CDG  

9:15

M2M Study Results
Sam Lucero, Practice Director, M2M Connectivity, ABI Research  

9:45

Enabling M2M via CDMA networks

10:45

Morning Break     

11:00

M2M Vertical Case Studies

  • Utilities, healthcare
    Dave Weber, Communication Services Architect, Sempra Energy  
11:30

Discussion, Next Steps for the SIG

11:45

Close of Conference

 


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