2021 DSA Global Summit Speakers

ASSIA’s John Cioffi and Telecom Advisory Services’ Dr. Raul Katz to speak at DSA Global Summit

As the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is preparing for our ninth annual Global Summit, we look forward to welcoming many established speakers from across the telecoms ecosystem. By highlighting spectrum sharing successes from the last year, the world’s eyes will be drawn to those leading in the area of spectrum sharing regulation, bridging the digital divide and providing connectivity to unserved and underserved communities.

John M Cioffi – CEO and Chairman of the Board – Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Incorporated (ASSIA)

We are excited to welcome John M Cioffi, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Incorporated (ASSIA) to the global summit this year. Cioffi will be representing ASSIA during session 1 on 8th June, to speak on a new Wi-Fi spectrum report. This session will focus on real world data which confirms such a need still exists and is growing for both enterprises and consumers.

Cioffi’s specific expertise is in the area of high-performance digital transmission, and he has won several awards for his contributions to the industry and has contributed to over 800 papers and over 150 heavily licensed patents.

Dr. Raul Katz – President – Telecom Advisory Services

In session 5 of the summit on 10 June will focus on the economic benefit of flexible spectrum framework. DSA President, Martha Suarez, will be joined by Dr. Raul Katz, President of Telecom Advisory Services. Dr. Katz has worked extensively on global projects, working alongside government and international organizations, focusing on management processes and best practices of telecommunications enterprises. He has also worked alongside governments and international organizations in the development of regulatory frameworks and policies, National Broadband Plans and National Technology Strategies, including supporting governments in Colombia and Brazil. Following previous roles of CEO of Adventis, and Lead Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, Dr. Katz is now the President of Telecom Advisory Services, advising clients in the interrelated fields of strategy and regulation.

At the 2020 DSA Global Summit, which was the first ever DSA Summit to be held virtually, the DSA released a brand new study in partnership with Telecom Advisory Services, assessing the economic value of unlicensed used of the 6 GHz band in Brazil. This followed similar studies assessing the economic impacts for Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. Following this study in Brazil, the DSA was thrilled to congratulate the board of commissioners of ANATEL on their decision to open the complete 6 GHz band for unlicensed access by restricted radiation devices. This year, following an overview of the topic by Suarez, Katz will cover his findings on the economic value of Wi-Fi worldwide and more specifically of unlicensed access to the 6 GHz band for economies.