5G And Beyond: The Future of Wireless Communications

March 23, 2021

6:00 pm



7:30 pm


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After years of hype about gigabit speeds, 5G finally became a reality in 2019. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Qualcomm all now have some form of 5G service available in the United States. And you can buy 5G phones that can take advantage of faster speeds on those networks today. But while 3G made internet surfing possible on our smartphones, and 4G allowed us to stream video in real time, what will this next generation of advanced communication technology give us? And when will the day arrive when we can affordably leverage these services in our everyday quest for increased productivity and content consumption?

Come join us for a highly engaging discussion with an expert in the emerging applications this next wave of communications technology will bring.

Our topics for the evening will include:

· Quick overview of 5G technology and fundamental improvements over earlier models

· Why is 5G so significant in terms of other emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, and the Cloud?

· How will the technology fully leverage the power of IoT devices?

· What are the implications for broadband equivalent speed content delivery via mobile networks?

· What are the implications for cloud-native, intelligent edge computing?

· How will 5G leverage AI for real world applications?

· What are the implications for Healthcare, Smart Cities, Agriculture, Logistics, Retail, and VR?

· Thoughts on 6G and beyond?

Thomas Marzetta, Ph.D., Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Thomas Marzetta is Distinguished Industry Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and an Associate Director of NYU Wireless.

Born in Washington, D.C., he received the Ph.D. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and 1972, and the MS in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania in 1973. Prior to joining NYU in 2017, he had three industrial research careers: petroleum exploration (Schlumberger-Doll Research, 1978 – 1987), defense (Nichols Research Corporation, 1987 – 1995), and telecommunications (Bell Labs, 1995 – 2017). At Bell Labs, he directed the Communications and Statistical Sciences Department within the former Mathematical Sciences Research Center, and he was elected a Bell Labs Fellow. He originated Massive MIMO, one of the cornerstones of fifth-generation wireless technology. He is lead author of the book Fundamentals of Massive MIMO.

Professor Marzetta was on the Advisory Board of MAMMOET (Massive MIMO for Efficient Transmission), an EU-sponsored FP7 project, and he was Coordinator of the GreenTouch Consortium’s Large Scale Antenna Systems Project. Recognition for his contributions to Massive MIMO include the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award, the 2015 IEEE Stephen O. Rice Prize, and the 2015 IEEE W. R. G. Baker Award. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2003, and he received an Honorary Doctorate from Linköping University in 2015.

Daniel O'Sullivan, M.Sc. is Vice Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum New York City and CEO of Gyst Technologies

Dan received his M.Sc. degree from New York University. After that, he joined Bell Labs to develop real time switching software and data transmission protocols for high speed digital networks. He is Vice Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum New York City and serves on the Board of the New York University Polytechnic Alumni Association.

Dan has been an Entrepreneur and CEO for over 20 years. He has received several patents for his innovations in speech technologies and software engineering. He started and successfully sold two software startups and is now working on his third. He is currently CEO of Gyst Technologies, a company specializing in the development of advanced user interfaces for speech technologies.

Dan's professional experience includes technology based innovation and intellectual property development, software architecture and design, telecommunications research, web and cloud-based software development, business development and corporate strategy.

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