Industry 4.0 represents a sea change characterized by reconfigurable factories, big data analytics, increased automation, predictive and preventative maintenance, mobility and more. To achieve this, robust connectivity for cloud computing, artificial intelligence, simulation, the Industrial Internet of Things and other smart industry technologies is paramount. However, the traditional connectivity toolkit is constrained by high costs, performance and security limitations, and a lack of scale and agility.
Private LTE networks enabled by emerging CBRS shared spectrum are poised to transform Industry 4.0. Join experts from the organizations that are leading the advancement of these exciting solutions including the CBRS Alliance, Cradlepoint, Geoverse, RF Connect and Ruckus Wireless (now part of CommScope) for a Tech Takeover discussion at Automation Alley aimed at identifying use cases, showcasing technology and business benefits, revealing results from early pilot programs and educating attendees on how to obtain Private LTE networks.
To access the livestream, visit automationalley.com/live on Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m.
Jeff Clark, Chief Innovation Officer, RF Connect
Jeff Clark is an industry veteran with more than 15 years of leadership positions at technology firms, where he introduced innovative technologies and growth initiatives. He has pioneered technologies in such diverse fields as terrestrial wireless broadband, multi-spectral scene simulation, night vision and military flight training. His technical foundation includes experience with artificial neural networks, robotics, physics-based simulation, computer graphics, systems engineering and parallel computing architectures. As chief innovation officer, Clark is tasked with researching the utility and efficacy of emerging communication technologies and evaluating whether they should be included among the technology solutions offered to clients. Clark has worked in technical and project management capacities at Accurate Automation Corporation, Hughes Aircraft, Raytheon, and L-3 Communications. Prior to joining RF Connect, he served as president of Renaissance Sciences Corporation. He graduated Upsilon Pi Epsilon from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
DeWayne Williams, Senior Solutions Engineer, Cradlepoint
DeWayne Williams is a senior solutions engineer who covers five states, including Michigan, for Cradlepoint. He handles both commercial and public sector accounts and has more than 20 years of industry experience on both the operations and sales side. He is also one of the first 200 (CWNE#199) Certified Wireless Networking Experts in the world. His extensive background in supporting, designing, analyzing and deploying wireless LAN networks has helped him understand the specific use cases for Private LTE and CBRS.
Dave Wright, President, CBRS Alliance; Director, Regulatory Affairs & Network Standards, CommScope
Dave Wright played an instrumental role in the formation of the CBRS Alliance, collaborating with other founding members to create a robust multi-stakeholder organization focused on the optimization of LTE and 5G services in the CBRS band. He served as the Alliance’s first Secretary from its launch in August 2016 and was elected as the president of the Alliance in February 2018. Wright leads CommScope’s policy and standards initiatives, ensuring the intersection of CommScope’s technology and product innovations with suitable regulatory environments and technical specifications. He is a spectrum champion, advocating for unlicensed, licensed, and dynamic sharing frameworks—recognizing the vital role that all spectrum management regimes play in our increasingly wireless world. Wright began his odyssey in networking/telecom/mobile/wireless in the early ‘90s while serving in the US Marine Corps. He then transitioned to the commercial sector as a systems engineer. In the intervening years he has spent much of his time in technical marketing, standards development and policy advocacy. He is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) Emeritus (#2062) as well as a Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).
James Jacobellis, Vice President, Partners and Business Development, Geoverse
James Jacobellis offers more than 25 years of experience as a telecom and wireless executive and entrepreneur. Most recently, he became vice president of partners and business development with Geoverse, a company focused on creating private cellular networks for the Enterprise. Prior to Geoverse, he worked at ip.access ltd. as vice president of sales for the Americas and has held executive positions at a variety of technology companies including Motorola. Jacobellis has also been an advisor to several in-building cellular and wireless LAN companies, assisting them with the development of their business plans, technology assessment and sales execution. Jacobellis holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin.