Littleton, CO — March 25 - 27, 2014
The annual ATIS Protection Engineers Group (PEG), Professionals Educating Professionals Conference, promotes discussion on how basic electrical protection principles are applied to today’s network, and the changes that are needed to meet the challenges of providing voice, data and video services in more decentralized networks.
Visit the PEG Conference website to learn more about this event.
Denver, CO — May 5 - 9, 2014
ATIS Committee and Forum participants will convene in one location to hold committee meetings, conduct joint work programs, and collaborate on our industry's present and future standardization needs.
Visit the AMOC website to learn more about this event.
San Jose, CA — June 10 - 12, 2014
The NIST - ATIS Workshop on Synchronization in Telecommunication Systems features high-level industry discussion on the latest synchronization issues. This industry-neutral workshop addresses evolving sync requirements, as well as the roll-out of new sync systems and standards, and how this affects network operators and equipment manufacturers.
Visit NIST - ATIS WSTS website to learn more about this event.
The transition of the Public Switched Telecommunications Network (PSTN) to Internet Protocol (IP) technology presents challenges to the decision makers managing the many aspects of network evolution. Existing PSTN processes and regulations are based on time division multiplex (TDM) technology. Thus, in planning for the future, the industry must comprehensively evaluate the implications of the transition to IP.
ATIS’ PSTN Transition Focus Group developed the PSTN Transition Focus Group Assessment and Recommendations to help in this planning. The report overviews the current state of communication networks as well as the robust capabilities that the networks of the future will deliver. During this webinar, leaders of the ATIS PSTN Transition Focus Group discuss the Assessment and Recommendations report to offer insight and guidance to the industry as it manages the transition to IP-based services.
Director, Corporate Standards
Richard consults in the development of architecture and standards evolution plans for IP-based communications systems while currently focusing on WebRTC and the evolution of the PSTN.
Since joining AT&T in 1983, Richard has stayed with Lucent and then Alcatel-Lucent to the present, focusing primarily in wireless communications as systems engineer and then as a member of CTO. He has participated in multiple standards and industry organizations and has over 42 patents awarded, many of which are utilized in existing standards and products.
Richard has a PhD in CS from Northwestern University and a BSEE from the University of Michigan.
Senior Director, Technology and Planning
Office of the CTO
Carroll-Gray-Preston is responsible for leading the planning of GENBAND's technology strategy including management of standards and IPR development. With more than 20 years experience in real-time communications development, Carroll has a proven track record of successfully leading advanced technology initiatives to deliver products and solutions to meet customer needs across a global market. Prior to joining GENBAND, Carroll worked at Nortel, where she held a variety of leadership positions within Research and Development. Most recently, she was Director of Architecture for the Carrier VoIP and Applications Solutions business where she led development of voice and multimedia solution architecture for Fixed, Wireless, and Cable Service providers. Carroll holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate certificate from North Carolina State University, where she studied Computer Science.
Mike Nawrocki is Director – Wireline Standards in Verizon’s Network and Technology organization. He has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including technology development, network planning, engineering, and product evaluation. Mike’s current responsibilities at Verizon include standards strategy for video services, optical systems, cloud-based services, VoIP, network interconnection and in-home networks. Mike has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University.
Core Network & Government/Regulatory Standards
AT&T Labs - Network Technologies
Brian K. Daly – Director, Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, manages the team responsible for the strategic standards engineering for the 3GPP evolved packet system, the IP multimedia subsystem, femto cells, machine-to-machine system, regulatory aspects including emergency services, CMAS, SMS to 9-1-1, and CALEA, homeland security, public safety broadband, PSTN transition standards, and wireless-wireline convergence. Brian has a working knowledge of wireless security standards, homeland security aspects including citizen-to-citizen, citizen-to-authority, and authority-to-citizen communications, and regulatory aspects including public safety/law enforcement requirements. Brian is an appointee to the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council and the Emergency Access Advisory Committee, and was part of the Commercial Mobile Alert Service Advisory Committee where he led the Communications Technology Group, and was active in the development of industry standards for CMAS. Brian is a member of the FCC’s Communication Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council working groups for Transition to NG-9-1-1 and Next Generation Alerting. He currently is Chair of the North American Fraud Forum and Security Group and Emergency Services Task Force under the GSM Association’s North American Regional Interest Group.
Brian holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University with an emphasis in electromagnetic engineering (antennas and microwaves) and communication systems.
Free to use and extremely accurate, GPS and GNSS have become ubiquitous as sources of time and frequency in today’s technologies. Much of our critical infrastructure depends on these signals. Electrical power, financial systems, transportation and communications systems all contain aspects that depend critically on GPS time and positioning. And increasingly, new telecommunications standards are evolving that call for time synchronization for greater accuracy. Yet companies and organizations are often unaware of the extent of this dependence in embedded systems.
As reliance on GPS and GNSS increases, these systems are also growing more vulnerable because of problems such as jamming and spoofing. Managers must plan now for backup systems to GPS time and frequency. Holdover is becoming more important and stringent for maintaining the new time synchronization requirements. Yet issues of transferring accurate time through the network, alternative time transfer systems are developing. This webinar will address telecom systems’ dependence on GPS and GNSS, and provide insight into the options for backing up these systems using holdover and alternative time transfer techniques.
Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
University of Texas at Austin
Todd E. Humphreys is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin, and Director of the UT Radionavigation Laboratory. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. He specializes in applying optimal estimation and signal processing techniques to problems in radionavigation. His recent focus is on radionavigation robustness and security.
Martin Nuss, Ph.D.
Vice President, Technology and Strategy and Chief Technology Officer
Martin Nuss joined Vitesse in November 2007 as Vice President, Technology and Strategy and Chief Technical Officer. With more than 20 years of technical and management experience. Mr. Nuss is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a member of IEEE and a member of the ATIS Board of Directors. Mr. Nuss holds a doctorate in applied physics from the Technical University in Munich, Germany.
Dr. James Armstrong
Chief Technology Officer
James Armstrong serves as the chief technology officer at Symmetricom. Dr. Armstrong joined Symmetricom in 2006 as vice president of engineering and previously held the position of executive vice president and general manager of the Communications Business Unit. Prior to joining Symmetricom, Dr. Armstrong was president of Movidis, Inc., a privately held company that develops high-performance networking equipment for OEM and enterprise markets. From 1998-2002, he served as vice president of software development at DIVA Systems, a provider of interactive, on-demand television products and services. He is a member of ATIS and ATIS TOPS Council which brings together technology executives from leading ICT companies to solve the industry’s most pressing challenges. Together, members work to transform the market’s disruptive influences into solutions to advance long-terms, strategic, industry-wide priorities. Dr. Armstrong holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University.