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Announcements by John Glossner, Keynotes by Mark Rich (DARPA) and Rajendra Singh (World Bank)
Tuesday Afternoon Plenary
DARPA, Mark Rich, Rejendra Singh, Strategic Technology Office, World Bank
Regency Ballroom => Tue, Nov 29, 2011 (01:30 PM - 03:00 PM)
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13:30 Conference Announcements by John Glossner
13:40 Keynote: Mark Rich
About Mark Rich:
Mr. Mark Rich joined DARPA in 2010, as a Program Manager for the Strategic Technology Office. Mr. Rich's program thrusts involve distributed sensor and communication systems for ISR systems and heterogeneous communication technology. Incorporation of commercial technology and methods is a focus.
Prior to joining DARPA, Mr. Rich worked at Atheros Communications where he managed reference design and development teams for high volume commercial 802.11n semiconductor radios. Prior to Atheros, Mr. Rich developed distributed and heterogeneous communications system and protocols for military communications and sensing applications with Fantastic Data, LLC. He was cofounder and CTO of SkyPilot Networks where he developed the mesh architecture for commercial broadband wireless infrastructure services. Mr. Rich was also the laboratory director for SRI International's Communication and Signals Technology Laboratory where he contributed to satellite communications, software defined radio, terrestrial cellular communications, digital audio broadcast systems, meteor burst communications and acoustic signal processing programs.
Mr. Rich holds patents in digital audio broadcasting, polyvector modulation, mesh communications protocols and architectures and antenna systems. Mr. Rich has served on the Defense Science Board panel for tactical battlefield communications.
Mr. Rich received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, from Michigan Technological University, and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
14:20 Keynote by Rajendra Singh
About Rajendra Singh:
Rajendra Singh is a Senior Regulatory Specialist in The World Bank's ICT Policy Division, where he focuses on various policy and regulatory issues in telecom sector in various developing countries.
Prior to joining The Bank, Rajendra spent about 26 years with Government of India, where he focused on telecom industry, telecom networks, telecom policy and regulatory issues. Rajendra was Secretary, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( TRAI), where he was associated right from the beginning with the reforms and growth in telecom sector in India. Rajendra was Director( Signalling and Telecom) and various other positions in the Ministry of Railways, Government of India. Rajendra also worked with defence telecom equipment manufacturer, BEL, India.
Rajendra earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and IIT, Delhi, India and MBA at University of Delhi, India. Rajendra is Senior Member IEEE; Fellow IET; and Fellow IETE.