IEEE Summit on Communications Futures
18 January 2020 // Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


IEEE Summit on Communications Futures





Time Speaker Name Talk Title
08:30-08:45 Dr. Doug Zuckerman, IEEE Future Directions (USA) Opening Remarks
Session 1: Lighting the Future 
08:45-09:20 Mr. Dmitriy Kovshr, Senior Director of System Design and Product Management, Subcom (USA) Subsea Communications
09:20-09:55 Mr. Loukas Paraschis, Senior Director, Infinera Cloud Transport (USA) Optical Networking
9:55-10:10 Coffee Break
Session 2: Earth, Wind, and Fire 
10:10-10:45 Prof. Jason Yi-Bing Lin, Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) Smart Agriculture Networks
10:45-11:20 Mr. Robert Shapiro, Chief Technology Officer, Intelligent Building Technology, Inc. (USA) Public Safety Networks and Critical Communications
Session 3: Man and Machine 
11:20-11:55 Dr. Tao Zhang, Senior Director of Technology and Industry Development, FutureWei Technologies (USA) AI in Fog Computing and Networking
11:55-12:30 Prof. Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Waterloo (Canada) Network Management and AI
12:30-1:30 Lunch
Session 4: Money isn’t Everything
1:30-2:05 Mr. Sichao Yang, Co-Founder and CEO, Nakamoto & Turing Labs (USA) Internet Economy and Blockchain
2:05-2:40 Prof. Ali G. Hessami, Innovation and R&D Director, Vega Systems Ltd. (UK) Technology Ethics Standardization
2:40-3:00 Coffee Break
3:00-4:30 Panelists:

Networked Smart Agriculture and Machine Learning
4:30-4:45 Dr. Doug Zuckerman, IEEE Future Directions (USA) Closing Session

*Program and speakers subject to change