6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Mark Powell
Bio: Mark Powell is a wireless industry veteran and entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience in leadership positions at some of the industry's largest and most innovative mobile technology providers. Prior to joining the SIG in August 2012, he served as vice president of the client software business unit at Kineto Wireless, a company he co-founded in 2001 with the vision of using unlicensed spectrum to deliver cellular services.
Speaker: Kellan O'Connor
Bio: Kellan O'Connor is the Co-founder of Tetherboard, a consumer electronics startup in Los Angeles. Tetherboard develops app-enabled hardware that utilizes Bluetooth Smart for remote connectivity and control. Tethercell, Tetherboard's first product and the Overall Winner of the 2012 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards, is an app-enabled battery controller that allows anyone to connect to and control battery-operated devices from a smartphone or tablet. As a Co-Founder, Kellan leads Tetherboard's business development, software development and marketing efforts. Previously, he worked as a Propulsion Design Engineer at Space Exploration Technologies where he designed and developed fluid systems for the Falcon 9 booster engines and first stage. Prior to SpaceX, Kellan launched his career as a mechanical engineer, developing rocket engine hardware for the aerospace startup Exquadrum in Southern California. Kellan received his B.S. and M.S. from Northwestern University (Evanston, Il).
Speaker: Raja Banerjea
Bio: Raja Banerjea is the Sr. Director of Global Standards at CSR. In this role, Raja is a member and contributor of Bluetooth SIG, IEEE 802.11 and Wi-Fi Alliance. Raja received his Bachelors degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Masters degree from the University of Florida. Raja has over 15 patents in the area of Wireless communications. Previous to CSR, Raja was Principal Architect at Marvell Semiconductors where he worked on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, at Proxim where he worked on WiMAX and Lucent Microelectronics where he worked on Wireless technologies, ADSL, V.32 and V.90 modem technology.