MI SIG: End to End Wireless From the Handset to The Backbone



  • in coordination with WCA, SDForum & the End to End symposium group produced by RevGen

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    Presentation Overview

    The Wireless Communications Alliance is sponsoring the first of two RevGen produced seminars to discuss the technical and business issues that inhibit the full deployment of wireless communications and networks, from the handset to the backbone.

    Why is voice and DATA wireless communication not yet end-to-end, from the handset to the backbone? What are the technical speed-bumps in deploying broadband wireless? What is the roadmap for secure, advanced, wireless data networks? What international issues surround wireless convergence? Five senior managers from Qualcomm, Nokia, Intel, 'TBD' company, and Alvarion will be panelists to answer your questions on:

    • Deploying 2.5G/3G Networks
    • Interoperability and Security
    • Deploying Advanced Wireless Networks
    • International Wireless Opportunities and Challenges
    • Deploying Wi-MAX Applications

    This seminar will be highly interactive and technology issues-focused; no company or product sales pitches. The second End to End Wireless seminars will discuss business issues. Watch for it in mid-July.


    About the Presenters

    Deploying 2.5G/3G Networks

    Clint T. McClellan, Qualcomm’s senior director of strategic marketing, holds responsibilities that include developing new opportunities in Europe. Prior to joining Qualcomm, McClellan was Dataquest's senior analyst in the Telecommuni­cations Group. He was also an anchor of the Good Morning San Jose show where he commented on news that affect high technology industries. Previously, McClellan was with Telephone House Nippo in Kobe, Japan. McClellan's accomplishments include projects with the Communications Minister of Australia and with a major Japanese cellular operator.

    McClellan received a bachelor of arts in political economics from the University of California, Berkeley and he is fluent in spoken Japanese.



    Qualcomm is a leader in digital wireless communications products and services based on its CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is traded on Nasdaq as QCOM.


    Interoperability and Security

    Haig Colter is a Senior Product Manager in Nokia’s Enterprise Mobility Group. Haig is responsible for the Nokia Message Protector — a secure content management appliance with enhanced spam prevention, content inspection and virus protection for email that circulate through the corporate network. His team is responsible for enabling enterprises to access information from anywhere on any Internet-enabled device.

    Haig joined Nokia in January 2001 from Network Associates (McAfee) where he held various positions managing people and products both domestically and in the UK.

    Nokia’s end-to-end solution offerings range from business optimized mobile devices to a portfolio of gateways: wireless email and internet, application mobility, message protection, virtual private networks, firewalls, and intrusion protection.


    Deploying Advanced Wireless Networks



    International Wireless Opportunities and Challenges

    Dr. Mohammad S. Shakouri, AVP of Business Development of Alvarion, has 20 years of experience in wireless systems, and microwave and fiber optic networks. When with Lucent, Shakouri was responsible for wireless network solutions for the European and South American broadband markets.

    Shakouri spent 14 years with Hewlett Packard where he co-founded the wireless systems division and led the engineering team to develop low cost residential digital wireless systems for US and Asian markets.

    Shakouri holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University and is a Board member of the WCAi and WiMAX Forum, and the Chairman of IEEE MTT-SVC.

    Alvarion is a leading producer of integrated broadband wireless point-to-multipoint access solutions for telecom carriers.


    Deploying Wi-MAX Applications

    Randall Schwartz, Strategic Planning Manager, Intel Wireless Network Group



    Mort Cohen is a principal of the RevGen Consulting Group and is expert at turning concepts into products, identifying the best fit markets, and bringing products to market in record time. Prior to co-founding RevGen, Mort’s combination of technical knowledge and business acumen distinguished him as the VP Marketing and Acting General Manager of Centerpoint, a well-funded optical/wireless startup. He has also held senior management positions at Fortune 1000 companies. He earned an MS in Engineering Administration and MBA from George Washington University, and BSEE from the City College of New York.

    The RevGen Group accelerates its clients’ time to revenue by managing all business aspects of product definition and development. Domain expertise include wireless communication, software and semiconductor equipment; and in diverse industries through a network of professional affiliates.


    Event Logistics


    HP Campus

    Building 48S, Oak Room Auditorium

    19091 Pruneridge Avenue

    Cupertino, CA 95014-0705


    3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, networking until 6:30 pm



    $10 for pre-registered guests, regardless of membership affiliations. Registration/More Information
    $12 walk-ins, CASH ONLY; please arrive before 4 PM