VP & CTO of Wireless Initiatives, ViaSat
Dr. Anton Monk is Vice President and Chief Technology Office of Wireless Initiatives at Viasat. Most recently, Dr. Monk was President of Virtex Strategies, a 5G technology strategy company. Dr. Monk was also VP of technology strategy, business development and partnerships at XCOM Labs, which develops innovative wireless technologies in new 5G verticals such as industrial robotics & automation and multiuser AR/VR. Previously, he was VP of Strategic Alliances and Standards at Cohere Technologies, which developed a groundbreaking wireless modulation technique for next generation 5G cellular communications. He was a co-founder & held the roles of VP & CTO of Entropic Communications, a publicly traded semiconductor company that invented the MoCA home networking solution used by Pay TV service providers for multi-room DVR throughout the U.S. He holds more than 25 granted patents and has been an invited keynote speaker at global technology conferences. Prior to co-founding Entropic he was involved in the development of cable, satellite and wireless integrated circuits at Conexant and ComStream Corporation and was a researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He sits on various industry, advisory and academic boards, including the UCSD Jacobs School Dean’s Council of Advisors. Dr. Monk earned a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and B.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.