Leading Executives, Researchers, Security Experts to Speak at Wireless Telecommunications Symposium


New wireless telecommunication technologies are changing the face of business and culture. The latest issues and trends in the industry will be discussed by industry executives, researchers, government leaders and educators at Cal Poly Pomona's Wireless Telecommunications Symposium. The event will be April 28-30 at the Kellogg West Conference Center.

This year's symposium, titled Next Generation Wireless Communications, features major government and industry leaders including:

  • Paul Mankiewiech, chief technology officer — Mobility Solutions, Lucent Technologies, and senior vice president, Networking Research, Lucent — Bell Laboratories 
  • Al Javed, vice president, Wireless Networks Technology, Nortel Networks 
  • Preston Marshall, program manager, Next Generation Communications and Connectionless Networking, advanced technology office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. Department of Defense 
  • Masaki Yoshikawa, managing director, Global Coordination Department, NTT DoCoMo 
  • George Rittenhouse, vice president — Wireless Research, Lucent – Bell Laboratories 
  • Rao Yallapragada, senior director, Technology Marketing, QUALCOMM 
  • David Wolter, executive director — Wireless Networks, SBC Communications Laboratories Inc. 
  • Thomas Phelps IV, director security and private practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers 

This symposium, now in its fourth year, was developed after the colleges of Business Administration and Engineering agreed that an ongoing exchange of up-to-date information between industry and the academic community in the fields of telecommunications and computer networking is important.

For more information about the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, visit www.cpp.edu/~wtsi, e-mail Steven Powell, professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) and co-chair of the event, at srpowell@cpp.edu or call (909) 869-3831.