5G AMERICAS PRESENTS
ANALYST FORUM 2023
OCTOBER 11 – 12, 2023 | Richardson, TX
5G Americas 2023 Analyst Forum Speakers
AVP, Member Tech Staff
Adam Loddeke leads the forward-looking RAN Architecture team within AT&T. His focus is the enhancement of RAN roadmap to support RAN transformation on 3 domains – management, control, and user plane entities. He is responsible for defining the Cloud RAN solution and new technology introduction pipelines for RAN solutions with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) enablement, leveraging innovation from Open RAN for evolution of the RICs and other network elements. Adam has over twenty years of experience working various RAN architecture and engineering roles. He is based out of Dallas, TX.
Brian K. Daly
AT&T Fellow & Assistant Vice President
AT&T Services, INC.
As an AT&T Fellow and Assistant Vice President for Standards & Industry Alliances for AT&T, Brian oversees AT&T’s strategy and leadership in global industry standards. Brian is a technology visionary and thought leader with knowledge of the global standards industry landscape/leadership. Brian has a broad technology perspective including 5 to 10-year trends, with focus on emerging technologies for 5G and beyond including public safety/mission critical services for FirstNet; wireless emergency alerts and earthquake early warning; C-V2X and UAS/UAVs; cybersecurity, NSEP, and critical infrastructure protection.
AT&T Connected Solutions
Cameron Coursey, Vice President – AT&T Connected Solutions, leads product, engineering, and operations for AT&T’s IoT business. Along with managing AT&T’s current, industry-leading IoT business, AT&T Connected Solutions has a dedicated focus on creating future-oriented mobility capabilities from ideation to scale.
Cameron also acts as chief technical advisor for Internet of Things, providing the vision and direction for new network, provisioning, billing, application, SIM, and device capabilities. His prior leadership roles included developing and executing the strategy for transformational AT&T Business platforms and products including Mobility Network Services, 5G, Multi-Edge Compute, Private Cellular Networks, as well as portfolio simplification efforts and software-as-a-service implementations for all AT&T Business products.
Assistant Vice President
RAN Technology, Network CTO
Chad Archer leads AT&T’s RAN CTO architecture team. This includes feature roadmap planning for all RAN hardware and software. His organization also oversees the certification, testing, and technical development for RAN. Chad’s team is also engaged with RAN transformation projects like vRAN, O-RAN, and SMO.
Before this, Chad Archer led AT&T’s Long-Term Mobility planning including capital allocation. This included technical planning for RAN, transport, packet core, and voice core. In this role, Chad partnered with all of AT&T’s business units to optimize our network build and deployment.
Inventive Science, Network Analytics & Automation
Jennifer Yates is an Assistant Vice President of Inventive Science at AT&T Labs, heading the Networking and Services Automation Research organization. Her team is focused on inventing, prototyping, and driving new technologies and analytics that drive enhanced levels of Operational automation through AI/ML, provide critical business insights, enhance customer network experience and address complex cross-layer issues across AT&T’s network and applications. Partnering closely with internal AT&T teams, academia and broader industry partners, her team’s cutting-edge innovations are widely deployed and utilized across AT&T’s global networks and the broader industry.
Network Analytics & Automation
Jin Wang currently holds an Assistant Vice President position in AT&T CTO’s Network Analytics and Automation group, focusing on network analytics, network planning as well as the application of ML/AI in network. His team build key performance indicators for AT&T’s network and services, develop data-centric, AI powered network planning and optimizing solutions, and extract network intelligence for the architecture work of next generation communication network.
His past work experience includes network modeling and testing of xDSL/GPON system, development of AT&T’s IPTV network monitoring and optimization tools, AT&T field operations’ quality control program and AT&T mobility network reliability. In University of California, he conducted extensive research on optical fiber communication. Trained in the field of electrical engineering, he has been increasingly drawn to computer networking, statistics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
AT&T Connected Solutions
Matt Harden, AVP Business Development, is responsible for AT&T Connected Solution’s Connected Car team. His team is responsible for managing each of AT&T’s OEM relationships from RFx, to contracting, to deploying, and supporting after launch.
Matt joined AT&T as part of the Leadership Development Program in 2008. Since then, Matt has held positions in Network Operations, New Product Deployment, Business Solutions, and IoT Product Development.
Product Development & Management
Rob is responsible for all aspects of AT&T’s RAN architecture and infrastructure technical road maps for hardware and software, including baseband units, radios, antennas and all ancillary components. In addition, his team oversees certification and development for RAN hardware, software and features. This team drives our strategy and contributions to global standards and to technical industry and government organizations.
New Tech Product Development Engineering
Suja John is the Assistant Vice President in AT&T Network Operations leading the organization responsible for Global Network Intercarrier Services & Solutions Development, Network and Wholesale Operations, interfacing with 600+ operators in 200+ countries across 3G/ LTE/5G/WiFi technologies. Her team is also responsible for non-MNO Connectivity & Direct Satellite to Mobile Solutions.
Previously, Suja served as the head of the AT&T FirstNet Technology organization responsible for architecture, planning and design of the Dedicated FirstNet Network platform and Mission Critical services. Suja was a part of the original team that developed AT&T’s network solution & strategy and was integral in AT&T winning the award.
Access Construction and Engineering
Todd is Vice President of Wireless Engineering. His team owns national wireless access engineering standards, optimization, design, plan of record, traffic engineering/forecasting, performance, emerging technologies, and capital modeling.
Prior to his national wireless engineering role, Todd lead various teams of inter-carrier engineers, technologists in CTO as Director Member of Technical Staff Converged Access & Device Technology where his team owned wireless access architecture for 5G, LTE Advanced/Pro, IoT, FirstNet, Fixed Wireless, and Enterprise.
Chief Security Office
Amy Zwarico is a Cybersecurity Director in AT&T’s Chief Security office, specializing in 5G, software and open source security. She is an active security contributor to the O-RAN Alliance and to Linux Foundation Networking. Amy has worked in the telco industry for over 25 years, beginning with BellSouth and then with AT&T, where she developed web based integrations to BSS/OSS systems, architected Mobility systems, and for the past 20 years focused on mobility security, application security, cloud security, and applied cryptography.