5G AMERICAS PRESENTS

ANALYST FORUM 2022

OCTOBER 19 – 20, 2022 | Irving, TX

Deadline to RSVP: September 9, 2022

5G Americas 2022 Analyst Forum Speakers

David Kim

Director Enterprise Sales, Network Business
Samsung Electronics America

David leads Enterprise Sales for the Network Business and is focused on driving innovation and strategic growth for enterprise channels, partners, and programs. This includes expanding partnerships to architect transformative private network solutions that enable the ecosystem of devices and applications for Smart Cities.

 

David joined Samsung in 2009 and has broad experience with previous roles in corporate finance, supply chain management, and sales operation for in both Mobile and Network Divisions.

Gary Xu

Vice President, Research
Samsung Research America

Gary Xu is a VP of Research at Samsung Research America, where he leads the 6G RF and hardware prototyping development. His team demonstrated an end-to-end wireless beamforming test for 6G at sub-terahertz frequency in 2021. He also led the team and developed the world’s first commercially viable 5G FD-MIMO (massive MIMO) base station prototype in 2015. Before joining Samsung in 2012, he worked as a system engineer at Nokia Research Center, and later at Texas Instruments.

John Godfrey

Senior Vice President, Public Policy
Samsung Electronics America

John Godfrey is Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Samsung Electronics America, a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea.  Based in Washington, D.C., he leads Samsung’s public policy team in engagement with government and industry on communications policy, 5G wireless, the Internet of Things, digital television, health care, the environment, cybersecurity, privacy, product safety, international trade, and other areas.

Nivi Thadasina

Vice President, Engineering and Networks Business
Samsung Electronics America

Nivi has over 20-years of wireless telecommunications experience leading various projects in R&D and Systems Engineering. At Samsung, Nivi is in the Networks division, and responsible for radio access network solutions, including 5G/4G Macro, Micro and Small Cells technologies. He is currently working on an evaluation of 5G technologies in live market field trials with the goal of commercialization of 5G products. Previously, Nivi delivered the first commercial launch of 4G LTE service in the U.S., specific to Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to this achievement, Nivi filed several key technical patents to provide solutions for critical RF/Wireless challenges faced to commercialize Small Cells technologies. This work led to the commercial launch of World’s first femtocell by Samsung Electronics.

Sanjay Kodali

Head of Networks Technology
Networks Business
Samsung Electronics America

Sanjay has 22 years of wireless telecommunications experience leading various projects in 3G, 4G and 5G technologies. He recently joined Samsung Electronics America, Inc., as Head of Technology for Samsung Networks’ AT&T customer team. Before that, he worked more than 15 years in Samsung R&D, where, he led systems architecture, systems engineering, SW development, SW testing, and performance assurance, as well as Network support teams in the Radio Access Network technology solutions group. His work played a significant role in deploying Samsung CDMA/FDLTE/TDLTE Radio Access Network solutions in tier1 U.S. operator wireless networks.

Robert Kubik

Senior Director, Public Policy
Samsung Electronics America

Robert Kubik is Senior Director of Public Policy for Samsung Electronics America, a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea.  Based in Washington, D.C., he leads Samsung’s technical public policy formulation and engagement with government and industry, focusing on communications policy, wireless spectrum, broadband, accessibility, and other areas.

 

Dr. Kubik has contributed to ITU working groups related to Satellite and Terrestrial communications, and participated as a US delegate to the ITU-R WRC-00 and WRC-03 conferences. Domestically he played key roles in opening 5 GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi services as well as leading work on spectrum access for AWS spectrum that was shared with military users.