ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES
Everything You Wanted to Know About 5G but Were Afraid to Ask
The fifth generation of technology for cellular networks, also known as 5G, is poised to change the way we connect and communicate: with other humans, with machines, and how machines communicate with each other.
Join moderator professor Catherine Rosenberg, and a panel of experts as they discuss the 5G network infrastructure required for this robust technology; how trillions of devices will be able to connect in new ways and how 5G will be applied practically, including how it will help narrow the digital divide that has become even more apparent during COVID-19. Everything from health concerns to crazy conspiracy theories, this session will give you the inside scoop on how 5G will reshape our future.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel of experts.
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Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet
Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Catherine Rosenberg is a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo where she holds the Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet (since 2010) and the Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems (since 2018). She started her career in ALCATEL, France and then at AT&T Bell Labs., USA. From 1988-1996, she was a faculty member at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada. In 1996, she joined Nortel Networks in the UK where she created and headed the R&D Department in Broadband Satellite Networking. In August 1999, Dr. Rosenberg became a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University where she co-founded in May 2002 the Center for Wireless Systems and Applications (CWSA). She joined University of Waterloo on Sept 1st, 2004 as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a three-year term.
Catherine Rosenberg was on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Orange Group (France-Telecom) from 2007 to mid 2015. She became its president from January 2013 to mid 2015. She is currently the president of the Scientific Advisory Board of the French IRT (Research and Technology Institute) BCOM on multimedia and networking (since 2014). She is also on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE.
She is an IEEE Fellow and was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2013. She has authored over 200 papers on wireless networking, traffic engineering and energy systems, and has been granted eight US patents.
BASc 1987, Electrical Engineering
President and CEO
Joe Natale joined Rogers as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2017. Previously, Mr. Natale was at Telus Corporation from 2003 to 2015 where he held a number of senior positions including President and CEO. Prior to 2003, Mr. Natale held successive senior leadership and Managing Partner roles within KPMG in Canada and globally. He joined KPMG after it acquired the consulting company he co‐founded in 1997. Mr. Natale serves on the board of The Hospital for Sick Children. Mr. Natale holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
PhD 1996, Mechanical Engineering
Canada Research Chair in Mechatronics Vehicle Systems
Senior NSERC/General Motors Industrial Research Chair in Holistic Vehicle Control
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Amir Khajepour is a professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Mechatronics Vehicle Systems and Senior NSERC/General Motors Industrial Research Chair in Holistic Vehicle Control. His research has resulted in over 28 patents, several technology transfers, and start-up companies. He is a recipient of the Engineering Medal from the Professional Engineering Ontario, a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering.
BASc 1998, Electrical Engineering
President, Corporate Development & Strategy
Anuj Kapur is president, Corporate Development & Strategy at SAP. Based in Palo Alto, Anuj works alongside SAP's Executive Board to drive the company's strategic and product direction. Anuj was previously the Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
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