5G AMERICAS PRESENTS

ANALYST FORUM 2023

OCTOBER 11 – 12, 2023 | Richardson, TX

5G Americas 2023 Analyst Forum Speakers

Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh

Nokia Fellow
Head, Nokia Standards and Strategy

Bio

Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh (F’15) is a Nokia Fellow and works at Nokia Standards and Strategy. He joined Motorola in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.  Since joining Motorola he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, cdma-2000, 1xEV-DV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX and 3GPP LTE. He has 60  issued patents, has written multiple book chapters and has authored numerous external and internal technical papers. He is currently working on 5G Evolution and 6G technologies. Recently, he was elected chair of the NextGA (an US 6G initiative) National Roadmap Working Group. His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing and wireless communications. He is the recipient of 2016 IEEE Stephen O. Rice and 2017 Neal Shephard prize, member of IEEE Access editorial board and co-author of the books titled “Essentials of LTE and LTE-A” and “5G Enabled Industrial IoT Network”.

Chad Gibbons

Vice President
Global Head of GSI Partner Sales

Bio

Dynamic and experienced technology sales leader with successful record of exceeding sales quota, generating net-new business, and developing and managing strategic partnerships. Collaborative, customer-focused leader who thrives in leading transformational sales initiatives in complex environments with endless focus on business impact and execution. Skilled in negotiating, selling disruptive technology, relationships, building international teams, strategic planning, and balancing between short and long term objectives.

Christopher Pickard

North American Digital Industries Leader

Bio

Christopher leads Nokia’s North American Digital Industries team focusing in the areas of Public Safety, Energy, Transportation, Manufacturing and Logistics.

 

In this role, he and his team of industry experts advance the adoption of technology to enable collaborative advancement in IR4.0 transformations. Leveraging Nokia’s broad and proven portfolio, Christopher applies key innovations in private-wireless connectivity, 5G, IoT, data analytics and AR/VR to create solutions for existing and emerging needs in the fast evolving world of Information and Communications Technology.

Dhruv Khanna

Head of Network Performance and Optimization
Pre-Sales, North America Market

Bio

As Head of Network Performance and Optimization, Pre-Sales, Dhruv is focused on providing guidance and support to the sales organizations and delivery units in the execution of a total Mobile Network Performance offering for Nokia’s customers in North America.

 

His previous role was Head of Sales for Radio Networks, North America , where he was responsible for sales and marketing activities for Radio Access Networks across Nokia’s Customers in North America. Dhruv has more than 2 years of international experience in network and transport infrastructure sales.

Fabiano Chaves

Head of Spectrum, Standardization

Bio

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Mark Bunn

Vice President
SaaS Business Operations

Bio

Mark Bunn is the Senior Vice-President of SaaS Business Operations for Nokia Cloud and Network Services. Mark joined Nokia from Oracle where he led Monetization and Orchestration Products for Oracle Communications Applications, focusing on Cloud development spanning digital service provider’s businesses and operations. He brings over 25 years of experience in product management and software development, and a passion for driving SaaS transformation.

Melody Fallah-Khair

Coming soon

Bio

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Niren Choudhury

Head of Business Development
Transportation, Aviation and Ports

Bio

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