9th Annual Texas Wireless Summit

The 9th annual Texas Wireless Summit (TWS), co-hosted by The University of Texas at Austin’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) and Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), continues its tradition again this year as an interactive event for leaders in the wireless industry to discuss emerging technologies and new business models, changing the industry over the next few years.

Register to attend the event on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin at www.twsummit.com. The early bird special ends October 7, 2011. TWS 2011 is also still in need of sponsors. Review our sponsor program on our site and then contact ATI-Wireless and ATI-U Director Kyle Cox at kcox@ati.utexas.eduto start process.

Leading business and wireless technology execs, research academics, venture capitalists, corporate investors and high-potential startups will inform and engage attendees on disruptive innovations and trends in the wireless industry. TWS 2011 will also include the MobileMonday Austinshowcase, an interactive showcase of innovative mobile applications. Additionally, WNCG will host two break-out poster sessions to show their latest research in wireless innovation and answer audience questions.

“Austin is at the nexus of wireless: research and commerce, and so we are excited to once again co-host the 9th annual Texas Wireless Summit, bringing together the latest from industry and academia to explore and discuss trends affecting the industry,” said Kyle Cox, Director of ATI’s Wireless and University incubators.

The TWS 2011 keynote speaker is Roberto Padovani, Executive Vice President, Qualcomm, Inc. Others speakers include Dr. Jim Truchard, Co-Founder & CEO, National Instruments, Jerry Pi, Director, Samsung Telecommunications, Brian Modoff, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Tom Crowe, CEO, Virginia Diodes, Ted Rappaport, WNCG, Founding Director, NSF WICAT Center at UT Austin, Dr. Mike Knox, NYU Polytechnic, and Dr. Fa Foster Dai, Professor, IEEE Fellow, Assoc. Dir. of AMSTC, Auburn University. Topics to be discussed include, “Terahertz Wireless Devices”, “The Data Explosion Continues” and much more.

Dr. Bob Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation at UT Austin, will moderate the Venture Capital Panel. Panelists include Eric Zimits, Granite Ventures, Ned Hill, DFJ Mercury, Al Schuele, Sevin Rosen, and KP Wilska, BRV Ventures. Jeff Andrews, Director of WNCG, NSF WICAT Center at UT Austin, will moderate “The Rapid Evolution of Cellular Networks: Femto, Pico and all that” panel discussion. Panelists include David R. Wolter, AT&T, Amitava Ghosh, Nokia Siemens Network, Tingfang Ji, Qualcomm, and Phil Kelley, Crown Castle.

Jeff Andrews, WNCG Director said, “We are happy to continue to co-host the Texas Wireless Summit. The quality of the TWS 2011speakers, WNCG academic poster sessions, and the panel discussions forecasting the upcoming trends in the wireless industry and the challenges of today and tomorrow will make this year our strongest event yet.”

9th Annual Texas Wireless Summit