New 5G networks are connecting consumers, businesses, and our critical infrastructure. Given the powerful role of 5G, the U.S. government is focused on ensuring maximum 5G security, resiliency and economic benefits for all. 

Within the past 18 months, the Secure 5G and Beyond Act and NTIA National Strategy to Secure 5G have set the stage by supporting 5G network rollouts, security assessments, and the development of more secure supply chains for the U.S. and its allies.

Congress is now considering other new legislation, including the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the USA Telecommunications Act and the United States Innovation and Competition Act, that are shaping the future of 5G networks, broadband access, national security and U.S. technological and economic leadership. 

This roundtable discussion brings together four U.S.-based 5G technology leaders and policy experts to examine the key challenges and solutions — and the important role that U.S. government can play.

Featured Speakers

Will Townsend - Moderator

Principal Analyst
Moor Insights & Strategy

Will Townsend serves as the principal analyst covering security, telecommunications infrastructure, carrier services, and enterprise networking. He has spent his diverse career in product management, product and channel marketing, business development, sales and strategic alliances. A risk-taking executive that has built businesses and participated in several start-ups, Will brings over 30 years of experience from technology leaders Dell, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard among others to Moor Insights & Strategy.

Dan Picker

Chief Technology Officer

Dan Picker has decades of experience in developing and deploying wireless infrastructure, software, applications and mobile devices, including strategic planning and global platform management for companies like Nokia and PureWave Networks. He has guided the wireless enablement of medical devices and helped pioneer the world’s first high-performance 4G small cell base stations. He holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S.E.E. degrees from UCSD and UCSB, and over 20 wireless patents and publications.

John Baker

SVP, Business Development

A mobile industry veteran and board member for 5G Americas and the Open RAN Policy Coalition , John Baker leads the 5G team at Mavenir, intent on disrupting the market by transforming operator network economics. A driving force behind Mavenir’s business strategy, John is at the forefront of the company’s drive to change operator views on wireless infrastructure deployment — promoting a software-focused approach to innovation, with no ties to supporting legacy hardware.

Özer Dondurmacıoğlu

VP Marketing

Özer is responsible for go-to-market efforts at Celona including channel programs, marketing operations, technical and product marketing. Before Celona, during his long year tenure at HPE Aruba, he held leadership positions for community management, product and solutions marketing, sales enablement and general management. He is an electrical engineer with degrees from Boston University and Middle East Technical University in Turkey.

Diane Rinaldo

Executive Director
Open RAN Policy Coalition

Diane Rinaldo is one of the country’s leading authorities on 5G, telecommunications supply chain security, privacy, and Internet governance. She served as Acting Administrator of the NTIA and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. At NTIA, she directed efforts on privacy, testified before Congress on 5G and Internet security issues and advised the White House and Congress on 5G and supply chain.