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Alexander Chumadin
Head of application engineering organization, Keysight Technologies Russia

Since joining Agilent Electronics Measurement Group in 2012 which transformed into Keysight Technologies in 2014, was focused on RF, uW and mmW test and measurement instruments and software. Main areas of expertise are wideband waveform generation and analysis, test automation.
Eldar Gayfutdinov
Head of Technological Partnership Department, Rostelecom
Eldar Gayfutdinov is head of technological partnership department. He has been working at Rostelecom for more than 5 years and engaged in the development of local R&D, Russian developments and their implementation on the infrastructure of Rostelecom. He completed his studies at the Moscow technical University of communication Informatics in the direction of Secure communication systems.
Andrey Koucheryavy
SG11 Chairman, SPbSUT/NIIR

After graduating from Leningrad University of Telecommunications in 1974, A. Koucheryavy joined Telecommunication Research Institute LONIIS, where he worked till October 2003 (from 1986 to 2003 as the First Deputy Director). Dr. A. Koucheryavy holds Professor position at the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SUT) since 1998. There, in 2011 he became a Chaired Professor in “Telecommunication Networks and data transmission” department. Dr. A.Koucheryavy was an advisor of the Central Science Research Telecommunication Institute (ZNIIS) from 2003 to 2010. Co-founder of the International Teletraffic Seminar (1993, 1995, 1998, 2002); founder of the model network for digital networks at LONIIS (1997); co-founder of the model network for packet networks at ZNIIS (2004); co-founder of the Internet of Things Laboratory (2012) and Quality of Experience and IPTV Laboratory (2014) at SUT. Chair of the Scientific school on teletraffic theory in LONIIS (1990 – 2003); Founder and scientific school chair “Internet of Things and self-organizing networks” in SUT (2010 up to now); Steering committee member of IEEE technically co-sponsored series of conferences ICACT and NEW2AN. SG11 ITU-T vice-chairman 2005 – 2008, 2009 – 2012. WP3/WP4 SG11 chairman 2006 – 2012, WP4 SG11 vice-chairman 2015-2016, Chairman of SG11 in Study period 2017-2020. Co-founder of International Testing Center for new telecommunications technologies at ZNIIS under ITU-D c​ompetence. Host and technical program committee member of the “Kaleidoscope 2014” at SUT. Honorary member of Popov’s society (2002).
Rakesh Lingappa
Professor, Jain Institute of Technology, India
Dr.Rakesh Lingappa received his Ph.D Degree in Computer Science from Magadh, University, Bodhgaya, India in 2014. He completed his post graduation, M.Tech in Software Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, India in 2001.He completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication. He is a member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, Singapore. He has exceptional 18 Plus years of experience. He has pioneered many Funded & live projects and Industrial consultancy. He has guided many National & International Students for Research. He has contributed to WSIS forum 2018, Geneva, Switzerland, Attended meetings of Focus groups FG-DLT, FG-ML and FG-DFS, Geneva Switzerland. He has contributed to UN-Habitat Cities 2030, Kulu-Lumpur.Presently he is working as a Professor and Head, Department in Computer Science & Engineering, Jain Institute of Technology, Davanagere, India. He has presented and published more than 30 research papers in various International, National conferences and Journals. His research interests are in IoT and Cyber Security, Intellectual Property to software Products, Formal Methods in Software Engineering, 5G-Wireless Communication, Mobile Computing, Internet Technologies and Artificial agents.
​Richard Li
FG NET-2030 Chairman and Chief Scientist, Futurewei Technologies, United States
Dr. Richard Li is Chief Scientist of Future Networks at Futurewei Technologies, USA, where he leads a senior research team to design and develop next-generation network architectures, technologies, protocols, and solutions. Before establishing the Future Networks Lab, Richard was Vice-President and Head of the Futuwewei’s Internet Technology Lab, where he spearheaded network technology innovation and development encompassing several areas of networking such as Routing and MPLS, Cloud and Virtualization, SDN, and Orchestration. Prior to joining Futurewei, he worked with Cisco and Ericsson in his various capacities, being a major contributor to their networking technologies, standards, solutions and operating systems. Richard serves as the Chairman of ITU-T FG Network 2030, the Vice Chairman of ETSI ISG Next-Generation Protocols, Co-Chairs of the Technical Program Committees for some international conferences and workshops. Richard is extremely passionate about advances in data communications, and challenges himself by solving problems in their entirety thus creating a bigger and long-term impact on future networks.
Luciano Leonel Mendes
Research Coordinator, Radiocommunication Reference Center, Inatel

Luciano Leonel Mendes received the BSc. and MSc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Inatel, Brazil in 2001 and 2003, respectively. In 2007 he received the Doctor degree in Electrical Engineering from Unicamp, Brazil. Since 2001 he is a professor at Inatel, where he has acted as the technical manager of the hardware development laboratory from 2006 to 2012. He has coordinated the Master Program at Inatel from 2010 to 2013 and he has led several research projects funded by FAPEMIG, FINEP and BNDES. From 2013 to 2015 he was a visiting researcher at the Technical University of Dresden in the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, where he has developed his post-doctoral program sponsored by CNPq under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Fettweis. Since 2015, he has acted as the Research Coordinator of the Radiocommunication Reference Center at Inatel, which is a research project aiming at addressing the main challenges for the Brazilian society regarding wireless, satellite and terrestrial communications. His main area of interest is solutions for the physical layer of the future fifth generation of mobile communication systems (5G), a research field where he has published several papers in the last years. He is a CNPq level 2 research fellow since 2016. In 2017 he was elected Research Coordinator of the 5G Brasil Project, an association involving industries, telecom operators and academia which aims for funding and build a ecosystem towards 5G, improving the discussions about the Brazilian needs for this network and how Brazil can contribute with the international standardization. He is the technical coordinator of the 5G-RANGE project, a Brazil - European Union joint project which is developing a new cognitive MAC and PHY layer to provide Internet access in remote areas.
​​Zha Min
Principal Research Engineer, HuaWei Technologies Co. Ltd.

Zha Min has 20 years of R&D experience in data communication networks, especially in ATM, Ethernet, IPv6, MPLS network architecture and solution. He is a principal research engineer in Network Technology lab, Central Research Institute, HuaWei Technologies Co. Ltd. He is now working on the research for forwarding techniques in future network.
Yutaka Miyake
Senior Manager, Technology Strategy Department, KDDI Corporation

​Dr. Yutaka Miyake has been engaged in the research on high-speed communication protocol and secure communication system at the KDD R&D Laboratories and KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc. He is currently a senior manager of Technology Strategy Department in KDDI Corporation, and is also a senior manager of Smart Security Laboratory in KDDI Research Inc. He began participating in ITU-T SG 17 in 2005 and has been actively contributing to its activities as information security experts. He is a vice chair of ITU-T SG17, and a chair of WP1/SG17 from March 2017.
Viliam Sarian
Scientific Research Institute for Radio, Russian Federation

Professor, Dr. Viliam Sarian -  Honored Worker of Communications of Russia, Science Consultant in Federal State Unitary Enterprise Radio Research and Development Institute (FSUE NIIR). Viliam Sarian is State Prize of Russia winner, has 2 prizes of the Russian Government in science and technology.  V. Sarian is professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) and the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics. Prof. V. Sarian was elected a foreign academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Republic Armenia. Area of scientific interest of  Prof. Sarian includes some sections of radiophysics, the theory of information management networks, the theory of ICT services, development of the model of limitations of the development of information and communication technologies, development of customized management in emergency situations, etc. Prof. V. Sarian actively participates in the work of such international organizations as ITU –T  in 13 SG and  20 SG , FG «ML & 5G» (is the Vice-Chairmen of this FG) and FG «NET-2030»; APEC TEL; ESCAP;  etc.
Leonid Semakov
Product Engineer, Rohde & Schwarz, Germany

Leonid Semakov has worked for the Rohde & Schwarz as Product Engineer in the Test and Measurement Division since 2017. Lecturer and engineer in the Department of Electrodynamics and Antennas - University of Telecommunications and Informatics (PSUTI). After the Telecommunications graduating, he got a job in EMF monitoring scientific research laboratory NILEM as a Research Associate. This Lab gave in-depth knowledge and engaged in innovative and topical tasks that are still relevant today. He was involved in development of EMF HVAC simulati​on and analysis software for high-voltage transmission line corridors (PKLEP, python); Development of medical, scientific system - EMF HVAC simulator; Development of RF anechoic chamber with Automated Measurement Systems; Design and characterization of EMF shielding composite materials and nanomaterials. He completed a huge project with tasks related to Electromagnetic Ecology and Electromagnetic Radiation Safety of digital signals and modulated fields for private and governmental customers, also participated in the project of measurement and analysis of EMF from electric transport systems.​ Changing position from engineer to Head of the fiber optics department, he worked in a certified service partner company, where he met with major manufacturers of equipment for testing and development. He was responsible for hardware and software maintenance of OTDR, spectrum analyzers, power meters, OS and measurement software restoration. He has established a new OTDR service department and upon successful completion of the company training, Leonid received a certificate "Service inc. repair and calibration", "Telecommunication Technology Expert". Due to the construction of new core networks he concentrated on tasks like RF over Fiber, 400 Gbps network verification, OTN core and metro network testing for providers with international capacity for telecom carriers. Later he works with traffic generation and performance analysis hardware and software systems, integration of solutions for testing the functionality and performance of L2-L7 Ethernet based networking products, systems for simulating real end user environment, IMAP, DDoS emulations for data centers. His primary task at the Rohde & Schwarz is to develop regional new product introduction (NPI), helps to make optimal decisions in renewing and improving their equipment. Furthermore, he guides his customers in defining and deploying automated hardware and software solutions to decrease test time and measuring complex device characteristics. Today, his spectrum of work includes wireless systems conformance, 5G, IoT, Ethernet compliance, mmW generation, and network performance tests. Apart from his engineering profession, he has been active in university programs and music instruments developing projects.
Dong-Hi Sim
Head of Global Standards and Ecosystem Development,  ICT R&D Center, SK Telecom

Dong-Hi Sim (a.k.a Donghee Shim) has been actively involved in the global standardization activities for more than 15 years including 3GPP, OMA, IEEE, ETSI and ITU-T. For the last 7 years, he has been with SK Telecom to research on emerging technologies to analyze future business landscapes and opportunities for strategic planning. He is now a head of Global Standards and Ecosystem Development in ICT R&D Center, SK Telecom.
Maria Torres Vega 
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Ghent University-imec, Belgium            
Maria Torres Vega is a Post-Doctoral researcher for immersive multimedia delivery at the Department of Information Technology, Ghent University-imec (Ghent, Belgium). She received her M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 2009. After 4 years working as an Embedded Systems and Signal Processing engineer in industry, she moved to the Eindhoven University of Technology to pursue a PhD degree in electrical engineer, which she completed in 2017. Her work has been published in over 30 scientific publications in international journals and in the proceedings of international conferences. Her research interests include quality of service and quality of experience in immersive multimedia systems, autonomic management of wireless networks and artificial intelligence.
Ivan Zaitsev
Director, Regulatory Affairs, CIS & Eastern Europe, OneWeb,

Ivan Zaitsev is a Director, Regulatory Affairs – CIS & Eastern Europe at OneWeb, where he works since 2017. Prior to joining OneWeb Mr. Zaitsev worked for 11 years at Veon and held various legal and regulatory management positions including Director Legal & Regulatory for International Wholesale Business of Veon and Chief Regulatory Officer – CIS. Mr. Zaitsev served at the Boards of CIS countries operating subsidiaries. Mr. Zaitsev’s experience in telecommunications regulation spans over 15 years of working as in-house and outside legal counsel on the matters of national telecommunications law and regulation of CIS countries including licensing, networks access, spectrum management, as well as on certain aspects of international public law, including ITU Radio Regulations. Ivan is a qualified attorney with 20 post-qualification experience and has also worked as a senior legal counsel at international law firms McGuireWoods and Salans serving anchor clients in telecommunications sector in CIS region. As a lawyer he has performed various comparative law and international law implementation studies in the field of telecommunications for his organizations and clients, including matters of market access, landing rights, spectrum authorization for foreign satellite systems, use of spectrum for maritime services in a cross-border context, allocation of spectrum for LTE, regulation of international roaming and mobile termination rates, use of centralized platforms for LTE-roaming in a cross-border context. He co-authored several drafts of resolutions and international treaties in CIS region. Mr. Zaitsev has been actively involved in the work of various working groups and taskforces at the Regional Commonwealth of Communications (RCC) and other regional bodies in CIS, including ITU-T Regional Study Group 3 RCC/CIS, International Working Group on Tariffs of RCC, International Working Group on Roaming of Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service, International Working Group on Harmonization of Telecommunications Regulations of Eurasian Economic Union. He also participated in the working groups of GSM Association with respect to wholesale international telecommunications and dealt with European Commission on telecommunications and antitrust matters. He is also knowledgeable in the matters of communications data lawful interception and data retention, electronic communications security and data privacy and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in European Union. Ivan Zaitsev is a graduate of Faculty of Law of Eastern Kazakhstan State University and has been awarded Jurisprudence Diploma with honors. He is also Edmund Muskie Fellow and holds Master of Laws from Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in the U.S.Ivan speaks English, Russian, Dutch and Portuguese.
Jingcheng Zhang
Research Engineer, HuaWei Technologies Co. Ltd
Jingcheng Zhang received the Ph.D. degree in communication electronics from Linköping University, Sweden, in 2014. He is currently a research engineer in Network Technology lab, Central Research Institute, HuaWei Technologies Co. Ltd. His research interest includes IoT, network congestion control protocols and communications.
Sophie Zhang
Senior expert of China Telecom Research Institute

​Senior expert of China Telecom Research Institute, and long-term research experience on core network, SDN/NFV and key technologies of future network. Act as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T FG NET 2030, Rapporteur of ITU-T SG13 Q2 Network Evolution based on SDN/NFV, Group leader of CCSA TC3 WG1(Network Group), Vice-Chairman of Communication Network Professional Committee of Beijing Communication Society, and Two-term Expert Members of Core Network Group of China Telecom Science and Technology Commission. In 2014, she won the honor of "Top Ten Promoters of International Standardization" selected by China Standardization Association.
Mohamed Faten Zhani
Associate professor with the department of software and IT engineering at l’École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS Montreal), Canada
Mohamed Faten Zhani's research interests include cloud computing, network function virtualization, software-defined networking and resource management in large-scale distributed systems. Faten has co authored several book chapters and research papers published in renowned conferences and journals including IEEE/IFIP/ACM CNSM, IEEE/IFIP IM/NOMS, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE transactions on cloud computing and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC).  He served as the general or technical program chair of several international workshops and conferences. He is also co-editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine series on "Telecom Software, Network Virtualization, and Software Defined Networks", associate editor of the IEEE Transactions of Network and Service Management, Wiley international journal of network management, and deputy managing editor of the IEEE softwarization newsletter. He is co founder and vice-chair of the IEEE Network Intelligence Emerging Technology Initiative and a cluster lead at the IEEE P1916.1 SDN/NFV Performance standard group. Faten recently received the IEEE/IFIP IM 2017 Young Researchers and Professionals Award as a recognition for outstanding research contribution and leadership in the field of network and service management. More details are available on hisweb page.
Yaning Zou
Research Manager, Vodafone Chair, TUD

Yaning Zou received her Bachelor Degree in communications engineering from University Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, in 2002, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in electrical engineering from Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. Then she works as an Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher in the TUT. In September 2015, she joined in Vodafone Chair Mobile Communication Systems Technical University of Dresden, Germany. Currently she works as a research manager and is in charge of all EU projects at the Vodafone Chair at the TUD, with topics ranging from the Tactile Internet, V2X, remote area network to mmWave/massive MIMO baseband modem design and international collaboration. So far, she has published 10+ journal articles and 30+ conference papers in international peer-reviewed scientific forums, as well as one book chapter. Her general research interests are the design of next generation wireless communications system and the related ICT strategies and policies.