5G + IoT: Business and technical update from AT&T and Ericsson
Featuring Paul Challoner, VP Network Product Solutions, Ericsson North America and Jorge Matar, Lead Business Development Manager, IoT, AT&T
5G is the latest generation of cellular mobile communications that targets high data rates, reduced latency, energy savings, cost reduction, higher system capacity and fosters massive device connectivity. IoT is the connection of these objects, devices, vehicles, buildings, cities, etc. to the internet, enabling machine-generated data to be analyzed for insight and improvement. The promise of 5G and IoT will further transform how we live our lives with a steep increase in machine-to-machine communications to enable fuller, richer and more convenient lifestyles. We are pleased to have AT&T and Ericsson, both with long history in DFW, presenting at this event.
Ericsson, addressing the technology, will present a 5G technical update on how the technology currently enables IoT today and will do so in the future. AT&T will address the business end of IoT with focus on their global strategy, key target verticals, sample use cases and a high level view all the different network technologies AT&T brings to bear to deliver their future rich IoT solutions to customers. But questions remain...Can you have one without the other? Where are the profit pools expected to come from...business to business, business to consumer or a combination of both?
The intent is to provide some clarity to the synergy between 5G and IoT from two of the leading global wireless technology companies.
Paul Challoner is responsible for radio solutions including 4G, 5G & IOT. Prior to his current role, Challoner worked as Head of Product Line Wi-Fi and Head of Ericsson?s CDMA Product Line. Challoner joined Ericsson in 2010 from Nortel where he held executive roles leading the GSM product line, Intelligent Networks and Broadband Wireless businesses. He has global experience working in the US, Canada, France, India and the UK. With 20 years in the telecom industry he possesses extensive industry experience and has innovated bringing numerous radio products to market specializing in the field of wireless communication. He is a member of the CBRS Alliance and Wireless Innovation Forum board of directors. Challoner holds a Bachelor?s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Brunel University, London, UK.
Jorge Matar currently is a Lead Business Development with State Local and Education as well International Smart Cities opportunities for AT&T's Internet of Things (IOT) organization. He's responsible for ensuring tight coordination on Smart Cities opportunities with AT&T Mexico and AT&T USA and ensuring all the needs of IOT's are represented in these segments. He works closely with channel alignment and product. During his career in AT&T, Jorge has managed cross functional teams in Sales, Procurement, Product Development around the world. Prior to his current role Leading Business Development, Jorge was Associate Vice President responsible for Global Data Sales for 100+ International Carriers with Data services in the US. Jorge's experience includes, International, he lived in Madrid, Spain over 20 years. Started working for AT&T in Spain. Traveled extensively in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Negotiated contracts with Telecom carriers worldwide. Expert in Mexico, Central America and South America Telecom environment. While in Strategy and Business Development Jorge developed AT&T's International Voice strategy transitioning international carriers from legacy networks to all IP environment. A native of Cuba, grew up between Spain and the US. Jorge holds a B.S. and a MBA from St. Louis University.