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Open RAN Solutions Showcase – Day 1

9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Online Only

The Federal Communications Commission is hosting an Open RAN Solutions Showcase via webcast on July 14-15, 2021.  This Showcase will give both fixed and mobile network operators an opportunity to hear directly from vendors whose interoperable, open interface, standards-based 5G network equipment and services will be ready and available for purchase and installation by January 1, 2022, if not sooner.  The Showcase should be of particular interest and value to network operators planning to participate in the Commission’s Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program.

The Open RAN Solutions Showcase will be available via webcast with open captioning on the Commission’s website at www.fcc.gov/live.  Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.  Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information.  Make your request as early as possible.  Last minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fill.  Send an e-mail to: FCC504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice).

For questions or more information please contact openranshowcase@fcc.gov.

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Day 1 – July 14, 2021

9:30am        Opening Remarks

  • Jessica Rosenworcel, Acting Chairwoman, FCC

9:45am        Welcoming Remarks

  • Amit Mital, Senior Director for Cyber & Emerging Technology, NSC and Special Assistant to the President

9:50am        Overview of Open RAN

10:25am      Session 1:  Hardware Manufacturers and Equipment Suppliers

12:20pm      Remarks by Commissioner Nathan Simington

12:25pm      Lunchtime Fireside Chat

  • Monisha Ghosh, Research Professor, University of Chicago
  • Stephen Bye, EVP and CCO, DISH

12:55pm      Remarks by Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

1:00pm        Session 2:  Hardware Manufacturers and Equipment Suppliers (continued)

2:35pm        Session 3:  Cloud Providers and Software Innovators

    Prem Sankar Gopannan, VP, Product Architecture & Software Engineering, Cohere
    Rakesh Misra, Director, Research and Development Engineering, VMware
    David Oberholzer, VP Business Development, Deepsig
    Jeff Edlund, CTO, Communications Media & Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Mehran Hadipour, VP, Business Development & Tech Alliances, Robin
    Raja Ijaz Haider, President/Principal Consultant & Shawaz Ahmad, GIS & Design Consultant, SIT Digital International Inc.

Day 2 – July 15, 2021

9:30am        Welcoming Remarks

    Evelyn Remaley, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, and Acting NTIA Administrator

9:45am        Session 4:  Mobile Operator Network and Systems Integrator

    Sarvesh Sharma, Network Architect – Americas, Dell Technologies
    Marisa Viveros, VP, Strategy & Offerings, Telecom, Media & Entertainment Industry, IBM

10:20am      Session 5:  End-to-End Open RAN Solutions

    Abel Mayal, SVP, Technology & Marketing, Airspan
    Anil Bhandari, VP, Product Management, Altiostar
    Matt Melester, SVP, Office of the CTO, CommScope
    Stephen Bye, EVP, CCO, DISH
    Ishwar Parulkar, Chief Technology Officer, Amazon Web Services
    Todd Landry, VP, Product & Market Strategy, JMA Wireless

12:15pm      Lunchtime Fireside Chat

    Andy Thiessen, Head of 5G/xG Engagement, MITRE
    Santiago Tenorio, Director of Networks, Vodafone Group

12:50pm      Session 6:  End-to-End Open RAN Solutions (continued)

    Steve Papa, CEO & Chairman, Parallel Wireless
    Chip Damato, EVP, Inland Cellular
    Arda Akman, Director of Software Engineering in the Office of CTO,  Juniper Networks
    John Baker, SVP, Business Development, Mavenir Systems
    Ganesh Shenbagaraman, Head of Integrated Products & Ecosystems, Radisys
    Azita Arvani, General Manager, Rakuten Mobile Americas
    Alok Shah, VP, Strategy and Business Development & Marketing, Samsung

2:50pm        Closing Remarks