Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Global Summit

London, England

May 1-3, 2018


The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance will head to London, for its Sixth Annual Global Summit. The 2018 Global Summit brings together policy makers, regulators, academia, and private sector leaders in spectrum management to discuss and debate spectrum sharing methods and models, from exclusive use licensing to unlicensed spectrum allocations.

The Summit will explore how various spectrum sharing regulatory regimes across a variety of complementary spectrum bands can be coordinated to lower the cost of broadband to allow 5G and Internet of Things deployments across the globe and connect the remaining 4 billion to the digital economy.

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Global Summit is the premier event for policy makers, regulators, and industry personnel to share.

For more information about the Summit, visit our media and awards page here
Feel free to contact admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org with any questions.


Day 1 | Tuesday, May 1st

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Regulator Workshop

(By Special Invite Only)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Evening Welcome Reception

Day 2 | Wednesday, May 2nd

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration and Refreshments

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Mr. Kalpak Gude, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) [CONFIRMED]

8:40 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Sessions and Keynote Addresses

The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts, House of Lords, United Kingdom Parliament [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Philip Marnick Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Brendan Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Mr. Ranveer Chandra, Principal Researcher, Microsoft [CONFIRMED]

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Networking Break

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

Challenges with the Current Spectrum Approach


Dr. Preston Marshall, Principle Wireless Architecture, Google [CONFIRMED]

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

Update on TVWS Technology


Haiyun Tang, CEO, Adpatrum [CONFIRMED]

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Reasons for Change: A Look at Shared Spectrum Use Cases


Dr. Héctor Huici, Secretary, Information Technology and Communications, Ministry of Communications Argentina

Mr. Bob Bailey, Executive Director, SOVA Innovation Center for TVWS Broadband Development [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Mark Wheeler, Director/Founder, Whitespace UK [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer, Boingo Wireless

Mr. Vibhu Vivek, Senior Vice President of Products, Cambium Networks

Mr. Louis Lambert, Vice President, Business Development, Redline Communications


Ms. Bunmi Durowoju, Senior Business Development Manager AI+Intelligent Cloud, Emerging Markets, Airband Initiative, Microsoft [CONFIRMED]

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Tiered Approaches for Spectrum Sharing


Mr. Oliver Chapman, Senior Policy Manager, GSMA

Ms. Lisa Roper, Head of Spectrum Sales , Ministry of Defence [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Brian Regan, Communications & Technology Attorney, Starry Inc. [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Jaime Fink, Chief Product Officer, Mimosa [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Chad Dewey, VP of Product, IgniteNet

Mr. Peter Anker, Senior Policy Advisor, Frequency Management, Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs


Mr. Dave Wright, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Network Standards, Ruckus Networks [CONFIRMED]

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Technology Innovation Through Better Spectrum Data and Management


Mr. Yael Maguire, Director, Connectivity Lab, Facebook

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Increasing the utilization of 6 GHz for broadband services through spectrum sharing


Mr. Chuck Lukaszewski, VP, Wireless Strategy & Standards, HPE [CONFIRMED]

Mr. David Marshack, Emerging Technologies & Telecommunications, RKF Engineering

Mr. Sami Susiaho, Head of Technology, Sky UK [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology, Federal Communication Committee (FCC)


Mr. Michael Calabrese, Director, Wireless Future Project, New America Foundation [CONFIRMED]

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Conference Dinner

Day 3 | Thursday, May 3rd

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Sessions and Keynote Addresses

Mr. Jonas Wessel, Director Spectrum Department; Chairperson, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS); Radio Spectrum Policy Group [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Mario Mankiewicz, Deputy Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Simon McCalla, Chief Technology Officer, Nominet [CONFIRMED]

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Is Technology the Best Manager of Spectrum?


Mr. Chris Woolford, Director of International Spectrum Policy, Ofcom

Mr. Ntsibane Ntlatlapa, Telecommunications and Media Technologies Research Manager, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Mr. Alex Buchan, Head of Wireless Technologie, DTG [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Andreas Geiss, Head of Unit, Radio Spectrum Policy, European Commission [CONFIRMED]

Mr. Sebastien Grimoud, Business Development Manager, ATDI [CONFIRMED]


Dr. William Webb, CEO, Weightless SIG [CONFIRMED]

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Smart Financing Fireside Chat


Mr. Kevin Dillon, Managing Partner, London, Atlantic Bridge Ventures

Mr. Martin Illner, Investment Director, Impact Accelerator, CDC Group

Mr. Alex Hadden, Director, Structured Finance & Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Mr. Rob Henley, Partner, Prescient


Mr. Frank McCosker, General Manager Affordable Access and Smart Financing, 4Afrika [CONFIRMED]

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Challenges to Universal and Affordable Connectivity


Mr. Richard Chisala, Chief Technology Officer, C3 [CONFIRMED]

Dr. Martha Liliana Suárez Peñaloza, Director, Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE)

Mr. Aurelian-Sorinel Calinciuc, Spectrum Manager, National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM)

Mr. Sebastien Soriano, Chairman, Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP)

Mr. Michael Armitage, Executive Chairman, Broadway Partners [CONFIRMED]


Mr. Chris Weasler, Director of Global Connectivity, Facebook [CONFIRMED]

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM – 4:35 PM

Unlicensed Economic Growth


Mr. Richard Thanki, PhD student, University of Southampton [CONFIRMED]

4:35 PM – 5:00 PM

The Potential of Dynamic Access in the Millimeter Wave Bands



5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Mr. Kalpak Gude, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) [CONFIRMED]



Hilton London Wembley

Address: Lakeside Way, Wembley HA9 0BU, UK
TEL: +44-20-81508090 

The DSA has secured a room block at the Hilton London Wembley, at a room Single Room Rate of £174 (approx. 230.47 USD ) per night. Located To book your stay visit the Hilton website here. Space is limited




Interested in sponsoring the 2017 DSA Global Summit?
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Sponsorship packages include, among other things, free passes, speaking and exhibitor opportunities,
and media advertisement throughout the event campaign.