Telecommunications Symposium Brings Industry Leaders To Campus

Telecommunications Symposium Brings Industry Leaders To Campus
WTS will be April 24-26 at Kellogg West Conference Center.
In 2006, Simon Aspinall, director of Internet Business for Cisco Systems, spoke at the WTS.

Once again leading academics, business executives, investment analysts and researchers from around the world will address the important issues facing wireless telecommunications at the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS).

WTS will be held April 24-26 at Kellogg West Conference Center. WTS has had a successful seven-year run at Cal Poly Pomona that has brought internationally known people from organizations such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, QUALCOMM, Google and the U.S. government.

This year's symposium will focus on global wireless telecommunications with discussion topics to include investing and new ventures, mobile wireless services and applications, and the future of wireless communications. Local business executives, investors, venture capitalists, researchers and anyone who has an interest in global wireless telecommunications are encouraged to attend WTS.  

The Cal Poly Pomona community also is invited to register for the event. Special discounted rates are available to faculty, staff and alumni as well as current students. Additional reduced fees are available to those who register on or before April 1.

This year's speakers will include:

  • Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, one of the fathers of the Internet.     
  • Marthin De Beer, senior vice president of the Emerging Technologies Group at Cisco Systems, Inc.     
  • Michael Walker, group research and development director at Vodafone.     
  • Dr. Kevin Kahn, Intel senior fellow and director of the Communications Technology Lab at Intel Corp.     
  • John Kneuer, former assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.     
  • Dr. William Webb, head of research and development for the United Kingdom's Office of Communications.    
  • Also participating in panel discussions, will be several representatives from major corporations including Qualcomm, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.     

WTS is hosted by the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering, and Students with an Interest in the Future of Telecommunications, Cal Poly Pomona's student chapter of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Communications Society.

For more information about the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, visit or e-mail Steven Powell, at To register for the event contact Kathleen Butikofer at or call (909) 869-2400.