Yogaratnam Rahulan is the Chief Architect at the Home of 5G & 6G Innovation Centre, Institute of communications Systems, (ICS), University of Surrey. Rahulan leads the 5GIC & 6GIC Research and development team in the Centre, and designs 5G systems, satellite 5G Systems and manages the systems and software development activities, particularly the 5G core network and O-RAN software development and network Automation management centre activities. he works as a solution architect with many industrial mobile partners to integrate OTS software from Vodafone, EE, Telefonica, Huawei, Samsung, Fujitsu and other European universities etc. His career spans the cellular GPRS, UMTS and LTE generations where he has worked in R&D at Nokia, Accenture, Telefónica O2 and PPF.
Karma’s Chief Innovation Officer, is an accomplished executive from the connected automotive space. At Karma, Gudmundsson’s extensive international experience in connected car, infotainment and telematics plays a vital role in developing the company’s competitive roadmap; identifying strategic partners, innovative approaches and new product breakthroughs to help maximize Karma’s market potential.
Prior to joining Karma, Gudmundsson served as Senior Principal/Director, Global Automotive Market Development and Product Strategy at u-blox, a creator of wireless semiconductors and modules, where he brought strategic innovation to its product lines, Director of Technology & Operations at Hyundai AutoEver Telematics America, Project Management at Volvo’s WirelessCar, and Vice President, Technology at DRI Corporation.
Gudmundsson earned a Master of Science in Computer Science & Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is also a frequent connected car, telematics and M2M global speaker and writer, and holds multiple international patents in telematics.
Results oriented executive with a passion for leading Fortune 500 through change, revitalization and profitable growth. Proven history of developing, communicating and empowering organizations to execute on a clear and focused strategic vision. Led incubation & driving innovation around 5G, AI, ML in areas Industrial Automation, Autonomous Vehicles & smart Cities. Generated over $1B USD of new revenues over last 5 yrs - Market Share & Market Growth via Innovation
21+ years experience in Systems Engineering/Enterprise Engineering across Automotive/Aerospace/IOT domains with unique blend of Technologies, Management & Business acumen
Known for Strategic & Thought leadership - Established new practices (people ,competency, offerings) from scratch and taking them to much bigger scale of business
Built & managed highly technical competent global team for big accounts and grown in order of 3X-5X
After completing his Electronical engineering studies at Politecnico in Turin, Roberto worked for three years in the aerospatial area where he spent one year in Toulouse designing and developing SW for manned shuttles and satellites. Since then, Roberto has spent more than 25 years in Telecom Italia Laboratories focusing first on Network Management and then on Telco Services. In this last period Roberto was managing Programs on 5G Services and Technologies, Smart City, Industrial Internet (Industry 4.0) and Internet of Things. Roberto, in the TIM Innovation Department, was also the PM of a Telecom Italia IoT and smart city environment and platform called Smart City Control Room and Open Air Lab in Torino
Simon M Watts has worked in the telecommunications industry since graduation from Manchester University 1981, with the majority of his experience gained from within the satellite communications industry. Simon has extensive experience of satellite communications and network design having overseen deployment of major satellite networks for BT International and Hughes Network Systems.
Simon has worked with Avanti as a Principle Consultant from 2012 on multiple ESA, UK, and EC projects looking at the integration of satcom in to 5G. He has brought wide experience in the telecommunications and broadband network industries at a technical and commercial level to ensure technical and commercial direction. These projects have covered areas including the integration of satellite and terrestrial networks, 5G future satellite networks, modem/antenna design, cellular and Wi-Fi backhaul, and mobility. He was Hughes Network Systems Europe – Chief Engineer between 2001 and 2011. His career started at BT International initially helping to design and implement ground station systems before providing various VSAT systems.
Pramod Misra is a leading AI/ML practitioner & is currently working as Lead Data scientist with Vodafone His key responsibilities include developing deploying AI/ML models in digital transformation, customer engagement & in network automation . He is actively working in the area of building open source ML models for 4G /5G RAN (Radio Access Network) deployment & Open RAN. He has more than 18 years of work experience in analytics & machine learning models development. He. He had earlier worked with Novartis, Alghanim Group & Nuclear Power Corporation.
Head of Telemedicine Department, Clalit Health Services, Israel Graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and worked in Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem from 2007 until 2010. Joined Clalit Health Services in 2010, and for the last 4 years has been the head of the Telemedicine department which is in charge of a variety of services such as Pediatrics, Family Doctors, Dermatologists, Child Development Therapists, Nutritionists, Rehabilitation and more. Zohar has an international PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification from 2017. She has a lot of experience in HMO and hospital digital services.
I have been working in the healthcare IT industry from last 11 years . During this journey, I’ve worked in many segments & products of this industry such as Provider market, Payer market, Electronic medical records, Healthcare data warehouse, Interoperability solutions, Revenue cycle management, Radiology solutions, Natural languages processing in healthcare, Health Informatics & System integration.
I have enjoyed many roles throughout my career in Software Engineering, Product Management. Currently I'm working as a Technical Product manager for one of the modalities under GE healthcare digital. In this present role I’m helping my team to solve some of the Radiology workflow related problems using latest technologies such as AI, ML, NLP, 5G.
Product Management, Product Roadmap, Agile Software Development, Health Informatics, FHIR, System Integration.
M.Sc. - Electronics, University of Gauhati.
Kun Yang has 10+ years’ project experience on land-based maritime communications. He received his Ph.D from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Since 2014, he founded a Norwegian high-tech telecommunication startup, Super Radio AS, which is maritime 5G pioneer for ocean digitalization and autonomous ship. Since 2016, he is leading the world’s first maritime 5G project, MAMIME, funded by Norwegian Research council. His team invented a dedicated maritime 5G solution promoted in a top 5G blog, and provided 5G test solution for small-version yara-birkeland autonomous boat, which is regarded as the world’s first electric autonomous container ship. He was invited as a speaker by 5G world submit, Asia pacific maritime, Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium to give speeches on maritime 5G for the related vertical.
Maarit has an extensive expertise in telecoms, broadband and internet matters. She joined ETNO from the Internet Society, where she served as a Senior Manager Europe and where she has acquired strong experience of broadband policies as well as extensive links with internet and tech stakeholders.
Maarit also had direct experience of the telecoms business during her 6 years at Cisco and has developed a strong service-oriented, hands-on profile acquired in leading consultancies Interel and Schuman Associates.
She also has a strong European academic background from the College of Europe, LSE, King’s College and SciencesPo. Maarit is a Finnish national, she also speaks English and French.