IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2018 // Kansas City, MO, USA
Communications for Connecting Humanity

Keynotes

Keynote Speakers

James H. ThompsonJames H. Thompson

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

James H. Thompson serves as executive vice president, engineering for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and chief technology officer. In this role he is responsible for global research and development activities associated with all wireless chipsets in QCT, Qualcomm’s semiconductor business, as well as overseeing the companywide technical and product roadmaps across all business areas. Additionally, Thompson has oversight for CR&D and corporate engineering.

Thompson has overseen hardware and systems engineering activities in QCT since 2001 and all of QCT engineering since 2004. Prior to joining QCT, Thompson lead Qualcomm’s Globalstar engineering team and was also part of the team that developed the CDMA cellular standard. He has been a member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee since 2012.

Thompson received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering and is also a member of the Council of Advisors for the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

Nick McKeownNick McKeown

Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Nick McKeown (PhD/MS UC Berkeley ’95/’92; B.E Univ. of Leeds, ’86) is the Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield and Sequoia Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, and Faculty Director of the Open Networking Research Center. From 1986-1989 he worked for Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bristol, England. In 1995, he helped architect Cisco's GSR 12000 router. Nick was co-founder and CTO at Abrizio (acquired by PMC-Sierra, 1998), co-founder and CEO of Nemo (“Network Memory”),acquired by Cisco, 2005. In 2007 he co-founded Nicira (acquired by VMware) with Martin Casado and Scott Shenker. Nick is chairman of Barefoot Networks which he co-founded with Pat Bosshart and Martin Izzard in 2013. In 2011, he co-founded the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) with Scott Shenker; and the Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) with Guru Parulkar and Scott Shenker.

Nick is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), the IEEE and the ACM. He received the British Computer Society Lovelace Medal (2005), the IEEE Kobayashi Computer and Communications Award (2009), the ACM Sigcomm Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), the IEEE Rice communications theory award (1999). Nick has an Honorary Doctorate from ETH (Zurich, 2014). Nick's current research interests include software defined networks (SDN), network verification, video streaming, how to enable more rapid improvements to the Internet infrastructure, and tools and platforms for networking research and teaching.

Elisa BertinoElisa Bertino

Kleiner Perkins, Samuel Conte Term Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University and Director of the CyberSpace Security Lab, Cyber2SLab

Elisa Bertino is Samuel Conte Term Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, and serves as Director of the CyberSpace Security Lab (Cyber2SLab). Prior to joining Purdue in 2004, she was a professor and department head at the Department of Computer Science and Communication of the University of Milan. She has been a visiting researcher at the IBM Research Laboratory (now Almaden) in San Jose, at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, at Rutgers University, at Telcordia Technologies. Her recent research focuses on database security, digital identity management, policy systems, and security for web services. She is a Fellow of ACM, of IEEE, and AAAS. She received the IEEE Computer Society 2002 Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE Computer Society 2005 Kanai Award, and the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award. She is currently serving as EiC of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.