Sudip Bhattacharjee, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Connecticut; Senior Research Fellow, US Census Bureau · University of Connecticut

Extensive research consulting experience with Fortune 100 and US govt on “Big Data” driven decision making in IT and operations.

Energy INformatics Operations Research Information Systems Economics Machine Learning Big Data

Steven W. McLaughlin

Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Dr. McLaughlin's research interests are in the general area of communications and information theory

Telecommunications Student Entrepreneurship Student Mental Health

Diya Soubra

Managing Partner · SCH Consulting

A speaker that is able to communicate the connection between the underlying technology and the business case

Cloud Based Services Business Model Design Broadband Technology

Lawrence Surtees

Research Vice President, Communications · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Over forty years experience following new technologies and trends and providing thought leadership on the Canadian communications market

Canadian Communications Policy and Regulatory Issues Canadian Communications Service Providers Wireless Communications Telecom Industry Structure and Trends Optical Network Technology

Johannes M. Bauer

Quello Chair in Media and Information Policy and Director, James H. and Mary B. Quello Center · Michigan State University

Expert in the digital economy, including digital innovation, information and media policy, Internet governance including net neutrality

Media Economics Media Policy Net Neutrality Information Policy Digital Economy

Andrew Ellis

Professor of Optical Communications/Deputy Director of the Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT) · Aston University

Professor Ellis researches optical superchannels and advanced passive optical networks for the delivery of Tbit/s class broadband.

5G Broadband Optical communications Photonics Signal Processing

Sascha Meinrath

PALMER CHAIR IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS, Telecommunications · Pennsylvania State University

Meinrath is a renowned technology policy expert and is internationally recognized for his work as a social entrepreneur and angel investor

Open Technology Public Interest Sector Internet of Things Civil Liberties Distributed Communications

Steve Palmer

Chair · CATAAlliance Public Safety Advisory Board

Steve Palmer is a Life Member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

Strategic Communications Public Safety Strategy Strategic Planning Security

Mark Jamison

Director/Professor · University of Florida

Mark Jamison’s current research interests include competition and regulation in emerging technologies.

Telecommunications Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency Network Effects Regulation

Pauline Barmby

Professor · University of Western Ontario

I use big data from the world's largest telescopes to figure out galaxies.

Space and Astrophysics Physics Astronomy Science Education Astroinformatics

Paul Gader

Professor · University of Florida

Paul Gader researches artificial intelligence systems that sense far beyond human senses.

Machine Learning Computer Algorithms for Artificial Intelligence Robust, Trustworthy AI Handwriting Recognition Speech and Ecological Acoustics

Sarah Prevette

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Named by Inc Magazine as one of the top entrepreneurs in North America & recognized as a futurist/early-supporter of emerging technology

Failism: the Art of Strategic Evolution Tech Startups The Entrepreneur Journey Entrepreneurial Networking & Collaboration Setting Direction and Strategy for Companies

Michael Prietula

Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Public Health & Technology Implementation Science AI Ethics AI-Human Collaboration Agent-based Organizational Modeling

Jonathan M. Lees, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences (EMES), College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Lees is an expert in fault zones, volcano imaging, explosive volcanism and geothermal imaging.

Geological Sciences Siesmology Volcanology Tomography of Fault Zones Regional Tomographic Inversion

Shubho Bandyopadhyay

Professor · University of Florida

Shubho Bandyopadhyay studies net neutrality, information systems, health informatics, information systems and public policy.

Information Systems and Operations Management Economic Consequences of Information Systems Information Systems and Public Policy Offshore Outsourcing of Services Net Neutrality

Ganesh Sitaraman

Associate Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in public law and policy, including presidential power, foreign relations, domestic regulation and institutional design.

Public Option Institutional design Regulation Foreign Relations Law Constitutional Law

Jon Arnold

Principal · J Arnold & Associates

VoIP and Beyond - Disruptive Communications Technology Perspectives

Voip Unified Communications Cloud Communications Smartphones Social Media

Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D.

Interim Senior Associate Dean, College of Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Erdem Topsakal received multiple degrees in electronics and communication engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul

Microwave Early Cancer Detection and Monitoring Microwave Hyperthermia and Ablation Wireless Medical Telemetry (Implantable and Body-centric) and E-Health Medical Applications of Microfluidics (Microfluidic Antennas and Sensors) Novel Microwave Antennas and Arrays

Grover Righter

Guerrilla Marketing Scientist · Lever10

Sheeple Antidote! At Lever10, developing creative and effective B2B marketing initiatives harness the evolving world of online media

Integrated Marketing Demand Generation Lead Generation Online Advertising Science-Based Marketing

David Bader

Distinguished Professor, Computer Science · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interests lie at the intersection of data science & high-performance computing, with applications in cybersecurity

Computational Genomics Applications in Cybersecurity Data Science High-Performance Computing Massive-Scale Analytics