The Wireless Innovation Forum, a non-profit international industry association dedicated to driving the future of radio communications and systems worldwide, today announced election by its membership of three new Board of Directors members: Steve Bernier of NordiaSoft, Andrew Clegg of Google and Prakash Moorut of Nokia.
Steve Bernier is responsible for providing the technical leadership enabling NordiaSoft to be among the most trusted partners for building software-defined products. Together with his team, he conducts pragmatic R&D that leads to innovative products and services for embedded software component technologies. Steve is a frequent speaker at the Wireless Innovation Forum conferences and he travels the world to mentor fellow research scientists and engineers on implementing software-defined radios, test instruments, radars, and more. Before co-founding NordiaSoft, Steve worked at the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) for 14 years where, together with his team, he made several key contributions to the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) specification. Prior to CRC, Steve worked for Lockheed Martin Canada where he developed message-oriented middleware for embedded real-time distributed systems. He will serve as Member at Large.
Andrew Clegg is Spectrum Engineering Lead for Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL). He is currently focused on shared spectrum opportunities in mid-band spectrum, among other things. He was previously program director for spectrum management at the U.S. National Science Foundation, where he was the creator of a $60 million research program to support enhanced access to the radio spectrum. Prior to NSF, he was lead member of technical staff for Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Mobility), a senior engineer at Comsearch, and a research scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory. He holds a PhD in radio astronomy from the University of Virginia. He will serve as Member at Large.
Prakash Moorut has over 20 years of experience in spectrum research, strategy, regulation, standardization and industry activities. He is currently the global Head of Spectrum Standardization for Nokia (NYSE: NOK). In this role, he is responsible for defining and executing Nokia's spectrum strategy and leading Nokia's engagement on spectrum standardization and policy work with customers, in industry groups and in regional/international groups such as ITU-R, CEPT, CITEL, APT and with national regulatory authorities such as the FCC, Germany’s BNetzA, China's MIIT, etc. He has earned various industry recognitions, including for the work he led to open 3.5GHz to mobility in Europe and more recently, as Chair of WInnForum Spectrum Sharing Committee Working Group 3 that defined the detailed protocols for data and communications across the various open interfaces within the Citizens Broadband Radio Service system. He was also the Technical Program Co-Chair of the 7th IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN 2014) and currently chairs the mmWave Coalition whose mission is to advocate for the use of spectrum above 95 GHz. Before joining Nokia, he worked for Motorola where he created and led a customer facing spectrum engineering group located in USA, France, and China. He has several publications and patents related to spectrum usage. He received his MSEE degree from "Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité" (SUPELEC) in Paris, France. He will serve as Member at Large.
The Forum would like to thank outgoing members Claude Belisle of NordiaSoft, Al Jette of Nokia, Preston Marshall of Google, and Paul Anuszkiewicz of CTIA for their service.
Individuals continuing on the Board include Manuel Uhm of National Instruments (NASDAQ: NATI) as Chair of the Board of Directors, Bruce Oberlies of Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) as Forum Chair/President, David Hagood of Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) as Forum Vice-Chair/Vice-President, John Glossner of Optimum Semiconductor Technologies as Secretary, Ken Dingman of Harris (NYSE: HRS) as Treasurer, Louise Lamont of CRC as Chief Technology Officer, Mark Gibson of CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) Company as Chief Regulatory Officer, Paul Challoner of Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) as Large Company Representative, Alberto Quintana of Indra Sistemas (OTCMKTS: ISMAY) as Medium Company Representative, Kurt Schaubach of Federated Wireless as Small Company Representative, and Marc Adrat of Fraunhofer as Government and Non Profit Representative. Members at Large include R. Muralidharan of Tata Power SED, Neeti Tandon of AT&T (NYSE: T), Doug Knisely of Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), Jean Philippe Delahaye of DGA, and Pierre Jean Muller of RED Technologies (OTCMKTS: RBTI).
Management and oversight of the Forum as a whole, including the Forum’s corporate affairs, is performed by the Forum Board of Directors. WInnForum members are dedicated to advocating for the innovative use of spectrum and advancing radio technologies that support essential or critical communications worldwide. Through events, committee projects and initiatives the Forum acts as the premier venue for its members to collaborate to achieve these objectives, providing opportunities to network with customers, partners and competitors, educate decision makers, develop and expand markets and advance relevant technologies. To learn more about the Forum visit http://www.WirelessInnovation.org.
About the Wireless Innovation Forum
Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum Version 2.0) is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to advocating for spectrum innovation, and advancing radio technologies that support essential or critical communications worldwide. Members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio (CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements. To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, visit www.WirelessInnovation.org.