Speakers & Moderator
Executive VP, The Korea Institute of Communication and Information Sciences (KICS)
Chung G. Kang received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 1987 and the M.S. and Ph. D. degrees both in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. From June 1991 to May 1992, he was also with the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California, as a part-time member of technical staff (MTS). In 1993, he joined Rockwell International Inc. in Anaheim, California. Since March 1994, he has been with the department of radio communication & engineering and later, with the department of electrical engineering at the Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, where he is currently a full professor. In the academic year 2000-2001, he was a visiting associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, where he was jointly affiliated with the Center for Wireless Communications. His research interests include mobile radio communication system and wireless networks, with special emphasis on physical layer/medium access control layer design and performance analysis. His recent research is focused on 5G mobile systems, including the millimeter-wave band communication and ultra-reliable and low latency communication (URLLC). He has been a chair of 2.3GHz IMT-WiBro Project Group (PG702) in Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA), which is a standard development organization (SDO) of mobile communication in Korea. He also has served a chair of Mobile Communication Technical Activity Group in The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS). He is a member of IEEE COMSOC, IT, and VT, and KICS, currently serving as an executive vice president of KICS. He also serves as a chair of wireless technology committee in 5G Forum.
Dr. Chung G. KANG (Moderator)
KOREA, Republic of
Mr. Bernard BARANI
Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG CONNECT
After 11 years as Communication engineer in industry and then with the European Space Agency, Bernard Barani joined the European Commission in 1994 as responsible for implementation of research and policy issues in wireless communication. He is currently Deputy head of unit in the CONNECT Directorate General of the European Commission where he leads the definition and implementation of the 5G Public Private Partnership launched in 2013, as the flagship EC initiative to support 5G European R&D. His field of activities covers strategic R&D planning, standardisation, international cooperation, demonstration and pilot programmes. He is also involved in the implementation of the 5G Action Plan published by the Commission in 2016 to support early 5G deployment in Europe. He is also vice chairman of the Steering committee of the EUCNC conference, the main showcasing event for telecom research sponsored by the EU programmes. He has an engineering degree from the "Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne".
5G Initiatives in Japan
Director of New-Generation Mobile Comm. Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Mr. Nakazato started to work at Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in April 1995. He has mainly been working in the ICT field such as frequency planning and allocation, R&D advancement, and ICT use promotion. He has also worked at various organization, such as Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).
In July of 2017, he took office as the Director for New Generation Mobile Communications Office at Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC).
Mr. Gaku NAKAZATO
KOREA, Republic of
Mr. KwangSu KIM
Korea’s 5G Mobile Strategy
Director General, ICT Industry Policy Bureau, MSIT
Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Southern California
2017. 08~ Director-General of ICT Industry Policy Bureau
2015~2016 Director of ICT Policy Division
2014~2015 Director of ICT and Broadcasting Technology Policy Division
2011~2013 Director of Broadcasting Promotion Planning Division
Brazil 5G Policy
Director - Department of Science, Technology and Digital Innovation - MSTIC (Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications)
José Gontijo is the Director Science, Technology and Digital Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC). Graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Brasília (2002) with specialization in Public Management in Science and Technology (2009). He worked at the National Telecommunications Regulator (2003-2007), at the Secretariat of ICT Policy (2007-2009) and at the Secretariat of Technological Development and Innovation (2009- 2010) at MCTIC. He was also advisor for the digital inclusion at the Brazil President Cabinet (2010), Deputy Director in the Broadband Department (2011-2012) and Director of the Department of Industry, Science and Technology at the Secretariat of Telecommunications (2012-2016) at the Ministry of Communication.
Mr. José Sampaio Gustavo GONTIJO
USA (United States of America)
Ms. Nese GUENDELSBERGER
Senior Deputy Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC
Neşe Guendelsberger serves as the Senior Deputy Bureau Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Bureau formulates policies to facilitate access, innovation, and efficiency in the use of the radio spectrum, foster investment in the infrastructure for wireless networks, and encourage competition in the provision of advanced wireless services to consumers.
Ms. Guendelsberger joined the FCC in 2000 and has worked on wireless, wireline, and international issues in various capacities. Most recently, she served as the Acting Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and prior to that, she was the Deputy Bureau Chief in the International Bureau, leading the International Bureau’s numerous bilateral, regional, and multilateral initiatives. Before joining the FCC in 2000, Ms. Guendelsberger taught law at the University of Baltimore and the University of Ankara and was a consultant on international law matters.
Mr. Lidong CHEN
5G Progress in China
Deputy Director, Department of Information and Communications Development, MIIT
Lidong CHEN, deputy director-general of department of information and communications of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology(MIIT) of China. From 1995-2008, he worked as deputy consultant of department of planning of MIIT. From 2008-2011, he worked as deputy consultant of department of information and communications of MIIT. From 2011-2015, he worked as deputy director-general of department of information and communication administration of MIIT. From 2015, he works as deputy director-general of department of information and communications of MIIT.