Session 1: Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Session 2: Thursday, 25 February 2021
Insight on the technologies that will shape the wireless roadmap over the next several years.
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Senior Vice President of Products
Sakid Ahmed has over 20 years of experience in the wireless industry across many different technologies. Most recently, he has led the ePMP product line business driving affordable broadband solution adoption globally. Sakid is based out of Chicago and enjoys time with family as his key past time.
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President & CEO
Under Atul Bhatnagar’s leadership since early 2013, Cambium Networks has increased its global business footprint, expanded its addressable market, and worldwide market share through disruptive, innovative broadband wireless solutions. The company currently has millions of radios deployed in thousands of networks in 147 countries.
Cambium wireless connectivity solutions connect people, places and things – especially in developing communities, smart cities, industrial IoT, defense and other medium-size enterprises such as education and hospitality. By aggressively investing in new advanced technologies, Cambium has evolved its product lines to include the Massive MU-MIMO cnMedusa™ platform and the cnMaestro™ management system, which provides true end-to-end cloud-based management for all Cambium devices.
Under his leadership, Cambium Networks has received significant recognition in the industry:
To further extend its reach globally, Cambium offers an award-winning and innovative channel program. Cambium’s channel has expanded to include more than 3,300 partners worldwide, providing quality connectivity solutions for industrial, enterprise and residential customers.
Previously, Bhatnagar served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ixia, where he enabled strong revenue growth by pursuing high-growth adjacent segments such as LTE and Wi-Fi testing and simulation. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Nortel’s Enterprise Data Networks division and at Hewlett-Packard Company in several GM positions involving wireless network management and creating innovative internet appliances.
The University of New Mexico School of Electrical and Computer Engineering named Mr. Bhatnagar as their Distinguished Alumni for 2020.
Mr. Bhatnagar holds Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate from Stanford University, along with Corporate Governance executive education at Harvard Business School. He holds an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, India.
Vice President (India Engineering)
Biju has nearly 30 years of industry experience in building and managing technical teams in Wireless, Network Management, Networking, Security, Cryptography and Process Control Products. He joined Cambium in 2013 and has built a 200-strong Cambium India R&D organization, with all functional teams from scratch, recruiting top notch engineers from the industry to build the largest Cambium R&D centre, designing world-class products for the global market.
Prior to joining Cambium Networks, Biju held management positions at Motorola and Nortel. In 2010, he moved to Motorola India from Motorola US to build world class Wi-Fi Access Point and Network Management teams. During his career, he spent 10 years in the US, 4 years in Japan and has managed a large engineering team in China as well.
VP, mmWave Products
Antony Holmes leads the global hardware research and development team at Cambium Networks. Working out of the design centre in Ashburton, he has 25+ years of experience in developing FWA solutions. One of the founding members of Piping Hot Networks and Orthogon in 2000, he led the development of many platforms such as the PTP 6×0, 450, 450i and the 450m (Medusa). Among others, Antony Holmes is now responsible for Cambium’s move to mmWave including the Terragraph 60 GHz cnWave solution.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Connectivity & Networking
Rahul Patel serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Connectivity & Networking Business Unit for Qualcomm Technologies Inc., (QCT), where he leads the Wireless Infrastructure and Networking (WIN), Mobile, Computing and Connectivity (MCC), Wearables and Voice & Music (V&M) businesses.
Prior to this role, Rahul was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Wireless Connectivity in the Broadband and Connectivity Group at Broadcom where he managed the product roadmap, R&D engineering, market, business development and applications engineering organizations to expand Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS leadership across all market segments. During his 13 year career with Broadcom, Rahul has had a strong track record of developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth and developing strong teams.
Prior to Broadcom, Rahul worked at HIFN, Inc., Samsung Semiconductor, Tritech Microelectronics and EPSON/S-MOS Systems.
Rahul is a veteran of the semiconductor and telecommunications industry with more than 25 years of experience in engineering, product and business development for networking and wireless connectivity solutions.
Rahul holds an MBA from Santa Clara University in California, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Arizona State University in Tempe, and a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT in Warangal, India.
Director, Disruptive Analysis Ltd.
Mobile Technology & Futurism Analyst / Consultant
Dean Bubley (@disruptivedean, www.deanbubley.com ) is the founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm based in London. An outspoken analyst & futurist with over 25 years’ experience, he specialises in mobile / telecoms fields, with an eye on the broader technological and societal contexts into which they fit. He is one of the leading market observers and forecasters covering 5G, network infrastructure & software, IoT, telecom business models, voice/video communications and broadband/spectrum policy.
He is known as a contrarian and visionary, often with challenging opinions that go against industry consensus. Speaking at over 30 conferences and other events per year, and quoted by publications such as The Economist, FT & Wall Street Journal, he is an authority and provocateur. He regularly appears in technology industry videos, podcasts and blogs.
His clients include many of the world’s leading telecom operators, vendors, regulators and industry associations, conducting advisory projects & internal workshop exercises. He also acts as associate director in charge of Network Futures research for STL Partners. He provides clients with advice and analytical opinion on topics such as emerging trend “myth-busting”, business model validation, technology innovation and go-to-market strategies, “addressable market sizing”, planning and due diligence.
His present focus is on use-cases and hype/reality for 5G, evolution of Wi-Fi, spectrum policy, smart buildings & cities, eSIM, private & neutral-host cellular networks, the “future of voice and video”, mobile broadband, developer platforms, edge-computing and contextual communications. He also advises on wider trends in the evolution of cross-sector technologies like AI, IoT, automation and technology regulation/policy. A recent focus has been on the likely post-pandemic status of telecom, connectivity and building/campus networks.
Mr Bubley was formerly an equity analyst, covering communications stocks, with the UK arm of investment bank Robert W. Baird. Prior to that, he spent eight years at UK research firm Datamonitor, where he co-founded the company’s Technology business, managed the Internet & Networking area and custom consulting operations, with roles of Chief Analyst & Director of Consulting. He holds a BA in Physics from Keble College, Oxford University.
Raymond de Graaf
Raymond has a deep background in Operations in the high tech industry. He has led many transformational initiatives to create an enduring culture of people development, growth and high performance.
Prior to joining Cambium Networks, as Senior Vice President of Operations at Ixia, Raymond was instrumental in delivering on customer satisfaction while scaling the operations. He also served in different leadership roles at Flextronics where he built a global team focused on developing supply chain solutions for several high profile customers. In his career Raymond has managed M&A reviews, acquisition integrations, plants opening, facility consolidation and sophisticated technology transfers.
Raymond holds a Global Executive M.B.A from Duke University and B.S. in Logistics Engineering and Business Administration from NHTV International Hogeschool Breda.
Senior Vice President of Products
Vibhu Vivek has more than 20 years of experience building leading edge wireless, networking and security products for enterprises and service providers. Most recently, Vibhu served as vice president of engineering for the Enterprise Network and Communications Business Unit within Motorola Solutions. He was responsible for the vision, technology and product development of the company’s WLAN portfolio, successfully doubling the business for the WLAN product during his tenure.
Prior to joining Motorola Solutions, Vibhu held management positions at Nortel and Alteon WebSystems, where he developed high-performance security, WLAN and outdoor mesh products. Vibhu has also worked in various technology startups in Silicon Valley in the fields of imaging, document management and mobile applications.
Vibhu holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from IIT in Delhi, India, and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Maine.
Product Management & Planning
Scott has global responsibility for the planning, development and delivery of communications solutions for all markets.
Prior to this, Scott was Vice President of Global Partner Development, focusing on Cambium’s commercial relationships with radio access network providers, microwave transport manufacturers, and other partners with a trans-regional footprint.
Scott has worked in the Voice and Data Security, CRM Enterprise Software Application, and Wireless Broadband Data markets; and has sales, product management, marketing management, operations and business development experience.
Scott holds a BS in Economics from Iowa State University and a MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Founder and Principal Analyst
Maribel is the founder of Lopez Research, a market research and strategy consulting firm. She’s also the co-founder of the Emerging Technology Research Council, a community of business and technical leaders in Fortune 1000 companies focused on driving innovation and business value by leveraging emerging technologies. Currently her research includes technology topics such as mobility, cloud, IoT, and artificial intelligence. Her clients range from start-ups to global firms, including 10 of the Fortune 30.
Maribel is also the author of the John Wiley and Sons book “Right-time Experiences” a contributor to Forbes and host of the podcast Reimagine Hybrid Work. She’s currently researching and writing her next book on how to build successful employee and customer experiences in an age of distributed work.
In addition to Lopez Research, Maribel runs Data For Betterment, a non-profit that helps individuals understand and prepare for how their job will change as companies embrace new future of work technologies.
Prior to founding Lopez Research, Maribel gained her expertise by working at Motorola, International Data Corp., Shiva Corporation and Forrester Research. Follow her on Twitter @MaribelLopez and on Forbes.
SVP Global Sales
Bryan is a communications industry veteran with over 20 years of sales leadership experience in high growth areas focused on building world-class sales and global channel capabilities.
Prior to joining Cambium, Bryan led global sales for Aspect Software, a leader in contact center and customer engagement software applications serving a variety of vertical segments led by telecom, utilities and financial services. Previously, as Avaya’s vice president of sales responsible for service provider alliances, Bryan oversaw the integration of Nortel and Avaya channel programs. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president for applications sales at Alcatel-Lucent, following his success in building the global sales and customer service organizations at Telica, which was acquired by Lucent. He also led sales for AccessLan (now Tellabs), Wireless Sales for DSC (now Alcatel-Lucent) and Federal Sales for TTC (now JDSU).
Immediately after college, he served as a US Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer. Bryan earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and holds an MBA from George Washington University.