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The Wireless Leadership Summit Goes Virtual!

The Wireless Leadership Summit (WLS 2020) hosted annually by the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), is virtual this year. We welcome our members and leaders from across the land mobile radio industry to participate for three days of informative educational sessions and networking opportunities from October 13-15, 2020.

This year’s program explores new opportunities and trends in areas that affect the private land mobile radio industry such as cybersecurity and post-COVID-19 workforce strategies; broadband solutions being introduced utilizing 3.5 GHz CBRS and 900 MHz spectrum; as well as providing updates on critical Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule changes and policies that will affect virtually everyone involved in wireless communications. Our keynote speakers are world-class.

On behalf of the EWA Board of Directors and staff, we extend to you our cordial invitation to join us this October for a successful, productive, virtual Summit.

Mark E. Crosby
President and CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Schedule

All session times are tentative
All times are Pacific
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02:00 PM - 02:15 PM (ET)
Welcome from EWA President Mark Crosby and Board Chair David Reeves
02:20 PM - 03:05 PM (ET)
The Future of Wireless

Join EWA President Mark Crosby and Chris Guttman-McCabe, founder and Chief Executive Officer of CGM Advisors, for a wide ranging discussion of the future of wireless communications.

03:10 PM - 03:55 PM (ET)
Getting Access to 900 MHz Broadband

Strategies for businesses to access 900 MHz broadband for their businesses.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (ET)
Spectrum Sharing: A Technological Perspective

What are the technological and other challenges to future spectrum sharing? What bands are the next likely candidates for sharing? What new technologies now being tested hold the most promise for spectrum sharing? Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief of the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology will share his perspective on these and other questions. Mr. Keltz and the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology are on the front lines of the discussions that shape the spectrum policy of today and tomorrow.

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM (ET)
EWA Membership Meeting

The annual meeting of the membership will include an overview of advocacy efforts for the year and elections to the Board of Directors.

02:40 PM - 03:40 PM (ET)
Cybersecurity

EWA members not only face the potential of attacks on their own operations including customer data, but they are also often part of the cybersecurity team for their customer’s operations because wireless networks are at the core of utility grids, IoT, autonomous systems, and supply chains. Learn from experts who will discuss current threats and share best practices for fortifying and monitoring networks.

03:50 PM - 04:50 PM (ET)
The Transition from 5G to 6G and its Impact

Wireless Hall of Fame honoree Dr. Theodore (Ted) Rappaport will discuss the next big thing for wireless--6G (that's right--not 5G--6G).

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM (ET)
CBRS Applications—Today and Tomorrow

Experts in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) will discuss the “real-world” applications for this band, examining what is possible today—and what may be coming tomorrow. This session will also examine practical considerations of access to equipment and possible effects of this technology on attendee businesses.

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM (ET)
The Right Team

A post COVID-19 workforce may be very different without the requirement for everyone to office in a central location. This new reality gives rise to the possibilities of using remote employees, gig workers and subject-matter experts as work-from-anywhere employees. Retaining this fluid workforce will require new recruitment, retention, and management tools.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (ET)
Automation and the Future of Human + Machine Wireless Innovation

Digital anthropologist, futurist, and best-selling author Brian Solis will explore how the convergence of automation, AI, industrial IoT, 5G, and VR/AR will augment and revolutionize how we work. Additionally, he’ll review the role of technology and also how people collaborate with intelligent machines to unlock new applications.

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM (ET)
October 13 2020
Welcome from EWA President Mark Crosby and Board Chair David Reeves
02:20 PM - 03:05 PM (ET)
October 13 2020
The Future of Wireless

Join EWA President Mark Crosby and Chris Guttman-McCabe, founder and Chief Executive Officer of CGM Advisors, for a wide ranging discussion of the future of wireless communications.

03:10 PM - 03:55 PM (ET)
October 13 2020
Getting Access to 900 MHz Broadband

Strategies for businesses to access 900 MHz broadband for their businesses.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (ET)
October 13 2020
Spectrum Sharing: A Technological Perspective

What are the technological and other challenges to future spectrum sharing? What bands are the next likely candidates for sharing? What new technologies now being tested hold the most promise for spectrum sharing? Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief of the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology will share his perspective on these and other questions. Mr. Keltz and the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology are on the front lines of the discussions that shape the spectrum policy of today and tomorrow.

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM (ET)
October 14 2020
EWA Membership Meeting

The annual meeting of the membership will include an overview of advocacy efforts for the year and elections to the Board of Directors.

02:40 PM - 03:40 PM (ET)
October 14 2020
Cybersecurity

EWA members not only face the potential of attacks on their own operations including customer data, but they are also often part of the cybersecurity team for their customer’s operations because wireless networks are at the core of utility grids, IoT, autonomous systems, and supply chains. Learn from experts who will discuss current threats and share best practices for fortifying and monitoring networks.

03:50 PM - 04:50 PM (ET)
October 14 2020
The Transition from 5G to 6G and its Impact

Wireless Hall of Fame honoree Dr. Theodore (Ted) Rappaport will discuss the next big thing for wireless--6G (that's right--not 5G--6G).

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM (ET)
October 15 2020
CBRS Applications—Today and Tomorrow

Experts in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) will discuss the “real-world” applications for this band, examining what is possible today—and what may be coming tomorrow. This session will also examine practical considerations of access to equipment and possible effects of this technology on attendee businesses.

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM (ET)
October 15 2020
The Right Team

A post COVID-19 workforce may be very different without the requirement for everyone to office in a central location. This new reality gives rise to the possibilities of using remote employees, gig workers and subject-matter experts as work-from-anywhere employees. Retaining this fluid workforce will require new recruitment, retention, and management tools.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (ET)
October 15 2020
Automation and the Future of Human + Machine Wireless Innovation

Digital anthropologist, futurist, and best-selling author Brian Solis will explore how the convergence of automation, AI, industrial IoT, 5G, and VR/AR will augment and revolutionize how we work. Additionally, he’ll review the role of technology and also how people collaborate with intelligent machines to unlock new applications.

   

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Networking Breakout Rooms

Networking is very important to the Wireless Leadership Summit. This year, we’re going to go virtual for networking during specific times during the Summit. You will be able to chat with other attendees, participate in sponsored tables based on topics and you will be able to do video chats.

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