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Wi-Fi Here and Now Event 2022:  Open Wi-Fi, HaLow, Wi-Fi 6e, and more

August 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am PDT

This event is brought to you by Newracom and NetExperience.

Newracom is the world’s leading fabless semi conductor company for Wi-Fi HaLow. We are partnered with numerous world leading semiconductor companies, consumer electronic device manufactures, and IoT/ M2M device manufactures to provide innovative Wi-Fi HaLow connectivity by customizing WLAN functionalities into business systems for high profitability while being cost effective. NetExperience Cloud platform allows service providers to integrate WLAN controller and management capabilities into their back office. The platform is compatible with the three key components of the Telecom Infra Project Wi-Fi architecture: CloudSDK, certified opensource Access Point software and compatible Access Point hardware. NetExperience is also a contributor and co-manager of the TIP opensource CloudSDK and Access Point software.

The WCA presents:
Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PT)
Webinar (Zoom) – worldwide
Wi-Fi Here and Now Event 2022:
Open WiFi, HaLow, Wi-Fi 6, and more

About this event:
Wi-Fi seems to be the perfect broadband connectivity option. Today’s session we will explore the latest in Wi-Fi innovations. Open Wi-Fi is gaining traction in the market, in part due to the Technology Infra-Project (TIP) led by Meta. Wi-Fi HaLow or 802.11AH is coming soon to smart door locks, security cameras, wearable devices, and wireless sensor networks near you. Despite the ubiquity of Wi-Fi 4/5/6, the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) has forced a rethinking of traditional Wi-Fi. The exciting new standard HaLow seems to have great promise.

The WCA invites you to listen in as the select panel of experts explore these latest Wi-Fi innovations, and answer your questions.

Agenda and Flow:
10:00 – 10:05 : Event Introductions and Acknowledgements – Moderator Introduction
10:05 – 11:15 : Roundtable Discussion and Q&A guided by Moderator
11:15 – 11:30 : Q&A Panel, thank you note and closure

Moderator and Panelists Bio:

Moderator – Prakash Sangam
Tantra Analyst

Prakash has more than 20 years of global experience in engineering, marketing and business development of cutting-edge wireless technologies and products, including 5G, 4G, IoT, Wi-Fi, CV2X, and cloud/edge services. Prakash has worked for leading wireless companies including Qualcomm, Ericsson, and AT&T, serving many key engineering and marketing roles.

Y. Zachary Freeman – VP, Marketing & Sales – Newracom

Zac is Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Newracom. Based in Lake Forest, California, Newracom is a leading developer of wireless connectivity technology and the first to market with Wi-Fi HaLow SoCs. Zac holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has more than 20 years of experience in embedded technology and wireless connectivity. Prior to joining Newracom, Zac was the Vice President of Silex Technology, leading the sales, marketing, and engineering organizations.

Bernard Herscovici – Founder & CEO NetExperience

A software platform to control, manage and automate disaggregated Wi-Fi networks compatible with Telecom Infra Project’s Open Wi-Fi architecture. Bernard has started and led as CEO several companies in the Wi-Fi industry, including BelAir Networks and KodaCloud and held executive positions in various companies such as Ericsson, Breezecom and Newbridge Networks. Bernard authored several patents in the wireless space. He has an MBA from University of Ottawa and a Master of Applied Science (Wireless) from University of Toronto.

Huw Rees – VP Business Development – NetExperience

Previously, VP sales at KodaCloud and prior to that, held senior leadership roles at 8×8, Inc., including VP of business development, VP of sales and marketing and CEO of Centile, Inc., a subsidiary of 8×8. He holds three patents in the cloud PBX and UCaaS technology field. He has a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Manchester (England), Institute of Science and Technology in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has an MBA from the University of LaVerne (USA).

Gabriel Desjardins – Director of Product Marketing – Broadcom

Gabriel Desjardins is a director of product marketing for the Wireless Communications and Connectivity division at Broadcom. He focuses on product management and marketing for  mobile connectivity devices, including Wi-Fi 6, 6E, 7, and Bluetooth product lines. He began his career as an RF circuit designer and also worked as a data scientist prior to joining Broadcom. He has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Queen’s University in Canada.

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