Keynote Speakers

David L. Tennenhouse

David L. Tennenhouse

Chief Research Officer, VMware

David Tennenhouse is VMware’s Chief Research Officer. He leads research & innovation activities that are accelerating and extending VMware’s technology leadership. These include: formation of a new VMware research group; a portfolio of advanced development and incubation activities; joint research projects with VMware’s technology partners, customers and relevant startups; and the VMware academic program of engagements with university researchers. David also leads global technology strategy activities related to the public sector. David has a strong track record of driving innovation, both in academia and industry. He joined VMware from Microsoft, where he was a Corporate Vice President and led their technology policy and environmental sustainability activities. David was previously a Partner at New Venture Partners, where he focused on the creation of spin-outs from corporate R&D teams. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Platform Strategy at Amazon and C¬¬¬EO of its A9.com subsidiary. Before Amazon/A9, David was Vice President and Director of Research at Intel Corporation where he pioneered an "open collaborative" approach to corporate research. This was, in part, based on his earlier work as DARPA's Chief Scientist and Director of its Information Technology Office. At both DARPA and Intel, Dr. Tennenhouse was involved in the strategic planning and execution of programs related to a wide range of technologies, including distributed/cloud computing, networking, computer architecture, wireless communications, machine learning, search/data mining, image processing, robotics, MEMs, healthcare, and nano/bio-technology. As a faculty member at MIT, he led research on high-speed networking, active networks, software radio and telecommunications policy. David holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the ACM, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the FCC’s Technology Advisory Council.

Cathy Pearl

Cathy Pearl

Head of Conversation Design Outreach, Google

Cathy Pearl is Head of Conversation Design Outreach at Google, and the author of the O'Reilly book, "Designing Voice User Interfaces". She's been designing and creating Voice User Interfaces (VUIs) for nearly 20 years and is passionate about helping everyone make the best conversational experiences possible. Past speaking engagements include Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity, O’Reilly Bot Day, and TechCrunch Disrupt. Previously, Cathy was VP of User Experience at Sensely, whose virtual nurse avatar helps people stay healthy. She has worked on everything from programming NASA helicopter pilot simulators to designing a conversational iPad app in which Esquire magazine's style columnist tells users what they should wear on a first date. She has an MS in Computer Science from Indiana University and and BS in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego.

Keynote Title: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Conversation Design but Were Afraid to Ask

Abstract: The term "conversational interfaces" is thrown around a lot these days, but what does it actually mean? Will we soon be having conversations with everything around us, like our toothbrushes and trash cans? What's the difference between a chatbot and a VUI? How do we build these highly interactive systems in the right way? This talk will tell you what Conversation Design is and some of the best practices to make sure we get it right.



Klaus Doppler

Klaus Doppler

Head of Connectivity Lab at Nokia Bell Labs

Klaus Doppler is heading the Indoor Networks Research group in Nokia Bell Labs. His research focus is on enabling ubiquitous Gigabit connectivity and on developing technologies for smart buildings, enterprises and factories. In the past, he has been responsible for the wireless research and standardization in Nokia Technologies, incubated a new business line and pioneered research on Device-to-Device Communications underlaying LTE networks. Klaus received several inventor awards in Nokia for 100+ pending and granted patent applications. He has published 40+ scientific publications, received his PhD. from Aalto University, Finland in 2010 and his MSc. from Graz University of Technology, Austria in 2003.

Keynote Title: Future Indoor Networks

Abstract: The Future Indoor Network will provide ubiquitous wireless Gigabit connectivity with low latency and high reliability. It meets the most stringent requirements of mobile gaming, immersive virtual reality workplaces and of cloud connected autonomous machines. In addition to traditional communication capability, we envision a Future Indoor Network with a 6th Sense. The network will be a learning infrastructure providing sensory information and insights to meet the physiological needs of occupants such as lighting, heating, health and to enable autonomous machines, robots and drones to safely operate next to humans. The keynote talk will introduce the future indoor network, its enabling technologies and will show latest research results.



Pascal Lorenz

Pascal Lorenz

University of Haute Alsace

Pascal Lorenz received his M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from the University of Nancy, France. Between 1990 and 1995 he was a research engineer at WorldFIP Europe and at Alcatel-Alsthom. He is a professor at the University of Haute-Alsace, France, since 1995. His research interests include QoS, wireless networks and high-speed networks. He is the author/co-author of 3 books, 3 patents and 200 international publications in refereed journals and conferences. He was Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine Editorial Board (2000-2006), Chair of Vertical Issues in Communication Systems Technical Committee Cluster (2008-2009), Chair of the Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee (2003-2009) and Chair of the Communications Software Technical Committee (2008-2010). He has served as Co-Program Chair of IEEE WCNC 2012, ICC 2004 and ICC 2017, tutorial chair of VTC 2013 Spring and WCNC 2010, track chair of PIMRC 2012, symposium Co-Chair at Globecom 2011-2007, ICC 2010-2008 and ICC 2014. He has served as Co-Guest Editor for special issues of IEEE Communications Magazine, Networks Magazine, Wireless Communications Magazine, Telecommunications Systems and LNCS. He is senior member of the IEEE, IARIA fellow and member of many international program committees. He has organized many conferences, chaired several technical sessions and gave tutorials at major international conferences.

Keynote Title: Advanced architectures of Future Wireless Networks

Abstract: Emerging Internet Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms are expected to enable wide spread use of real time services such as VoIP and videoconferencing. The "best effort" Internet delivery cannot be used for the new multimedia applications. New technologies and new standards are necessary to offer Quality of Service (QoS) for these multimedia applications. Therefore new communication architectures integrate mechanisms allowing guaranteed QoS services as well as high rate communications. The service level agreement with a mobile Internet user is hard to satisfy, since there may not be enough resources available in some parts of the network the mobile user is moving into. The emerging Internet QoS architectures, differentiated services and integrated services, do not consider user mobility. QoS mechanisms enforce a differentiated sharing of bandwidth among services and users. Thus, there must be mechanisms available to identify traffic flows with different QoS parameters, and to make it possible to charge the users based on requested quality. The integration of fixed and mobile wireless access into IP networks presents a cost effective and efficient way to provide seamless end-to-end connectivity and ubiquitous access in a market where the demand for mobile Internet services has grown rapidly and predicted to generate billions of dollars in revenue. This keynote covers to the issues of QoS provisioning in heterogeneous networks and Internet access over future 5G wireless networks. It discusses the characteristics of the Internet, mobility and QoS provisioning in wireless, IoT and mobile IP networks. This tutorial also covers routing, security, baseline architecture of the inter-networking protocols and end to end traffic management issues.



Chuck Easttom

Chuck Easttom

Computer Scientist

Dr. Easttom holds a doctorate in Cybersecurity along with three masters degrees including degrees in applied computer science and systems engineering. He is the author of 26 computer science books, including textbooks used at universities around the world. He has also authored over 45 research papers including several on cryptographic topics and is an inventor with 14 patented computer science inventions. Dr. Easttom is a frequent speaker at conferences all over the world. He travels extensively consulting and conducting training on cryptography, cybersecurity, secure software engineering, digital forensics, and similar topics.

Keynote Title: Quantum Computing and Lattice Based Cryptography

Abstract: This lecture provides an overview of the current state of quantum computing and what impact that will have on cryptography. Then cryptographic algorithms that are believed to be resistant to quantum computing are briefly explored. There is discussion of the current NIST efforts to standardize post-quantum cryptography. The focus will be on lattice based cryptographic solutions, both as a post-quantum solution, and as a potentially more robust to current asymmetric cryptography needs. The talk provides current research on post-quantum cryptography.