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Mobile Broadband: LTE and Beyond

May 15, 2012

The Industry Leaders Series Presents…

Naresh Soni James Nolan

Naresh Soni
CTO, InterDigital

James Nolan
EVP, R&D, InterDigital 

Links to InterDigital’s Bandwidth Management and Spectrum Harvesting technologies: 

The need for mobile broadband grows every day, as enterprise use and various applications (especially video) drive demand for high-speed, low-latency data. Prompted by that increasing need, operators are working to roll out LTE, which enables higher peak data rates, lower latencies, better mobility and spectrum flexibility.In this presentation, InterDigital – whose 300 research engineers work to develop wireless technologies years ahead of market deployment – will offer unique perspectives on the transition to LTE and beyond. Hosted by the company’s two technology leads, the company will showcase spectrum harvesting, access management and other technologies that enable LTE and beyond from the infrastructure and device side, and applications that can be built on, or maximize the benefit of, high-speed networks.

At the event, InterDigital and Calit2 will be announcing the finalists of the InterDigital Innovation Challenge (I2C) one of the best-funded student engineering competitions in the world. More details at


Naresh Soni
CTO, InterDigital
Naresh Soni is responsible for InterDigital’s technology strategy and roadmap, university and industry relationships, and providing guidance on merger and acquisition opportunities as well as new research and development initiatives.  Mr. Soni joined the company as Vice President of Strategic Engineering in July 2009.  Prior to InterDigital, Naresh founded Exemplar Technologies, a consulting firm that provides innovative services and product development strategies to clients.  Previously, he served as chief technology officer for Streamezzo, a venture-funded provider of interactive rich media solutions for some of the world’s leading handset manufacturers and wireless operators.  Mr. Soni’s previous experience includes research and innovation-focused positions at STMicroelectronics, AT&T Bell Labs, and IBM, as well as the position of vice president of Computing Architecture Research Lab at Nokia.Mr. Soni holds several patents, has authored technical papers and has given keynotes at conferences in the areas of communications and computing.  Mr. Soni earned his Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.  Naresh has served on the board of University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Wireless Communications and is currently on the advisory board of the UCSD school of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

James Nolan
EVP, Research and Development, InterDigital

James J. Nolan is InterDigital’s Executive Vice President, Research and Development, responsible for directing the development of advanced wireless technologies, including the incubation of advanced wireless communication solutions and the evolution of standards based technologies, and the company’s participation in wireless standards bodies.Since joining InterDigital in 1996, Mr. Nolan has held a variety of engineering and management positions, most recently as Executive Vice President of Engineering responsible for technology and product development since 2006.   Prior to leading the Engineering organization he has led  technology and product development  of modems, protocol software and radio designs for multiple wireless standards. He also played a key role in business development activities around the world. Mr. Nolan came to InterDigital from the Northrop Grumman Corporation where he held technical and leadership roles on various engineering development programs. Mr. Nolan earned a BSEE from the State University of New York at Buffalo, an MSEE from Polytechnic University, and an Executive MBA from Hofstra University.

May 15, 2012

5:30PM Registration/Networking/Refreshments
6:00PM Program Begins
7:30PM Program Ends

Knobbe Martens
12790 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

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