The Silicon Valley 5G Summit Post


The Silicon Valley 5G Summit

Realizing 5G Through FWA and Beyond


Samsung Electronics, together with Samsung Research America, hosted the Silicon Valley 5G Summit at the Samsung Electronics America Campus on October 19th. . The summit brought together global telecommunications industry leaders from across the value chain to lay the foundation for an open end-to-end ecosystem for fifth generation (5G) networks.

More than 100 industry leaders gathered to discuss the opportunities and challenges involved in the commercialization of 5G technologies. The participants consisted of chip makers and other component manufacturers, telecom operators, universities, industry analysts, system vendors, investors, policy makers and measurement equipment vendors, representing a wide cross-section of interests and expertise.


Period Program Presenter
Opening 09:00 ~ 09:05
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Yongje Kim, EVP, Samsung Research America
Keynote Session 09:05 ~ 09:25
(20 min)
5G Spectrum & Government Enablement Julius Knapp, Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology
Session 1-1 09:25 ~ 10:25
(60 min)
5G Pioneer Opportunity 1
  • Laurie Bigler, AVP, AT&T
  • Thomas Bennett, Director, EE
  • Sanyogita Shamsunder, Senior Director, Verizon
Break (15 min)
Session 1-2 10:40 ~ 11:40
(60 min)
5G Pioneer Opportunity 2
  • Tibor Boros, Wireless Systems Technologist, Google
  • Hongbeom Jeon, EVP, KT
  • Luke Ibbetson, Vodafone Group R&D Director, Vodafone
Session 2 11:40 ~ 12:10
(30 min)
5G and Creating New Market Opportunities for Fixed Wireless Access Daryl Schoolar, Principal Analyst, Ovum
Lunch Time
Time: 12:10 ~ 13:30 (1 hour 20 min)
Session 3 13:30 ~ 14:25
(55 min)
Expanding 5G Ecosystem
  • Thomas Cameron, CTO, Analog Devices
  • Raj Singh, General Manager, Cavium
  • Curtis Ling, CTO, Maxlinear
  • Arun Iyengar, VP, Xilinx
Session 4 14:25 ~ 15:20
(55 min)
5G End-to-end Infrastructure Testing and Optimization
  • Satish Dhanasekaran, VP, Keysight
  • Jin Bains, VP, National Instruments
  • Alexander Pabst, VP, Rohde & Schwarz
  • Prof. Andreas Molisch, University of Southern California
Break (15 min)
Session 5 15:35 ~ 16:55
(80 min)
Aligning 5G Evolution Path & Key Technologies
  • Humberto J. La Roche, Principal Engineer, Cisco
  • Glenn Laxdal, CTO, North America at Ericsson
  • Pingping Zong, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel
  • Kanika Atri, Head of Customer Engagement, Nokia
  • Durga P. Malladi, SVP, Qualcomm
  • Wonil Roh, VP, Samsung
Closing 16:55 ~ 17:00 Closing comment Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, EVP, Samsung

* in alphabetical order of company name


Logo, Analog Devices

Analog Devices

Analog Devices, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a broad portfolio of solutions that leverage …

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Logo, Blu Wireless Technology Ltd.

Blu Wireless Technology Ltd.

Blu Wireless Technology is a System IP company providing millimetre wave technology for consumer and infrastructure …

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Logo, Cavium, Inc.

Cavium, Inc.

Cavium is a leading provider of Highly integrated semiconductor Products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise …

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Logo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise helps CSPs transform the way they do Business and grow in a fast-changing market – to become …

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Logo, Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks challenges the Status quo with innovative products, solutions and services Critical to businesses …

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Logo, Keysight Technologies Inc.

Keysight Technologies Inc.

Keysight is a brand new company with over 75 years of electronic design and test success under our belts …

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Logo, National Instruments

National Instruments

National Instruments provides platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering challenges …

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Logo, The Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement

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Logo, Xilinx


Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications …

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Luke Ibbetson

  • Vodafone Group R&D Director
  • Vodafone


Thomas Cameron

  • CTO of Communications Business Unit
  • Analog Devices


Arun Iyengar

  • VP of Global Market Group
  • Xilinx, Inc


Satish Dhanasekaran

  • VP/GM Wireless Test Wireless Devices and Operators
  • Keysight Technologies, Inc.


Jin Bains

  • VP
  • National Instruments


Alexander Pabst

  • VP
  • Rohde & Schwarz


Andreas Molisch

  • Professor
  • University of Southern California


Humberto J. La Roche

  • Principal Engineer
  • Cisco


Glenn Laxdal

  • CTO
  • North America Ericsson


Pingping Zong

  • Senior Principal Engineer
  • Intel


Kanika Atri

  • Head of Customer Engagement, Mobile Networks CTO
  • Nokia


Durga P. Malladi

  • SVP
  • Qualcomm


Wonil Roh

  • VP
  • Samsung