Serge is a veteran of the telecommunications industry having spent over 20 years working on both the manufacturer and service provider sides. He has played the roles of software developer and system architect before concentrating his energies on standardization and open source. With a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, Serge has always embraced new technologies while working at Nortel Networks, Huawei Technologies, and Sprint Corporation. Along the way, he has held numerous leadership or officer positions in organizations such as 3GPP2, WiMAX Forum, Open Networking Forum, and ETSI NFV. More recently as a Senior Technology Strategist for Sprint, he is focused on NFV and SDN where he helps drive Sprint’s technology plans for 3GPP core network standardization and open source software.
Mr. Sungho Jo, Director / Head of 5G Tech. Lab, is responsible for developing 5G and IoT network at Network Technology R&D Center, SK Telecom. He initially joined network operation division, SK Telecom in 1997.
From 2001, Mr. Jo, as head of Commercialization part at Access Network Lab, had contributed on commercialization of CDMA1X and EVDO, and WCDMA development of SK Telecom. His contributions and R&D activities led to many notable events including Korea-first LTE launch, the world-first, multi-carrier deployment, the world-first nation-wide HD Voice (VoLTE) commercialization, the world-first LTE-A (Carrier Aggregation) commercialization. Recently, Mr. Jo also led a successful LoRa IoT Network Commercialization in 2016.
Since 2015, Mr. Jo is the head of 5G Tech. Lab. His current interest mainly focuses on next generation communication system like 5G, SDN/NFV and LTE-A evolution, LPWA, IoT.
He received a Bachelor degree in the department of Electronic Engineering at Kyungpook National University (KNU) and received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Korea University.
Tetsuya Nakamura serves as Principal Architect, Strategy and Innovation Group at CableLabs. Tetsuya is leading CableLabs’ open source research efforts on NFV and SDN. Before joining CableLabs, Tetsuya worked at NTT for about 17 years. While at NTT DOCOMO, Tetsuya was in charge of NFV investigation for mobile networks, and actively involved in the ETSI NFV ISG as ISG Vice Chair, Vice Chair of Technical Steering Committee, and Chair of Software Architecture WG. Also, Tetsuya was a founder of OPNFV and the initial Board member for NTT DOCOMO. Tetsuya received B.S degree in Physics from Kyoto University and M.E degree in Engineering from The University of Tokyo.