XCOM and 5G applications: Learn from San Diego’s most promising startup

April 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Knobbe Martens
12790 El Camino Real #100
San Diego, CA 92130
Anita Rusch
858-771-MIT1 (858-771-6481)

As 5G networks emerge, speculation is growing about what use cases are possible. In its peak hype cycle, 5G promises to be everything for everyone.  In reality, it offers three distinct capabilities: 1.) ultra-high speeds for enhanced broadband, 2.) ultra-low latency for mission-critical applications and 3.) massive internet of things (IoT) for billions of devices.

In the early phases of 5G, when it gets off the ground this year, cost-effective broadband data capacity will be its best use case. As the technology continues to evolve watch for vertical industries — healthcare, smart cities, automotive, entertainment, computing and manufacturing — to experience revolutionary changes.

At the forefront of this revolution is San Diego-based XCOM, a new idea from some of the brightest minds formerly at Qualcomm.  And make no mistake, their new company could be just as big as the one they left.

Hear directly from Anton Monk, responsible for Technology Strategy and Business Development at XCOM. Joining Dr Monk is one of XCOM’s use cases from David Pinn, VP Strategy, Brain Corp. We’ll also hear about Smart Cities applications from CUBIC’s head of Global Product Management, Erik Vlugt.

  Dr. Anton Monk – Technology Strategy & Business Development, XCOM

Dr. Monk is currently responsible for technology strategy, business development and partnerships at XCOM Labs, which is developing innovative wireless technologies for 5G and beyond. Previously, he was VP of Strategic Alliances and Standards at Cohere Technologies, which developed a groundbreaking wireless modulation technique for next generation 5G cellular communications. He was a co-founder & held the roles of VP & CTO of Entropic Communications, a publicly traded semiconductor company that invented the MoCA home networking solution used by Pay TV service providers for multi-room DVR throughout the U.S. He holds more than 25 granted patents and has been an invited keynote speaker at global technology conferences. Prior to co-founding Entropic he was involved in the development of cable, satellite and wireless integrated circuits at Conexant and ComStream Corporation and was a researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He sits on various industry, advisory and academic boards. Dr. Monk earned a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and B.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

  David Pinn — Vice President, Strategy, Brain Corp

David Pinn is a technology executive with a focus on finance, strategy, and corporate development. As Brain Corp’s Vice President of Strategy, David is responsible for building and implementing growth plans and partnerships for San Diego’s premier robotics company.

Before his time with Brain Corp, David was head of finance for Antenna79, a technology startup backed by L Catterton, the world’s largest consumer-focused private equity group.  He was a founder of Snaptracs, Qualcomm’s consumer electronics subsidiary, and he led a number of acquisitions and divestitures within Qualcomm’s Strategic Finance group. Prior to his career in finance, David was an electrical engineer designing test systems for cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth applications.

David received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and completed an MBA at UC Berkeley where he was a Mayfield Fellow.

  Erik Vlugt — Vice President, Global Product Management, Cubic Transportation Systems

Erik has responsibility for the company’s product strategy, including formulating product and technology outlooks, defining and executing existing customer technology roadmaps, and oversight of the CTS research and development portfolio. Under his leadership, CTS is building out team development, product vision, execution and product culture.

He has over 20 years in senior product management leadership roles within the payment and electronics industries and has a track record of building global teams, running multi-million-dollar product portfolios, and driving new growth and profitability.

In his former role, Erik was vice president, global product management for Verifone, where he led product management for a wide variety of payment solutions and emerging technologies.

Erik speaks regularly on payment related topics, including mobile, EMV, and NFC, at industry events, and in 2012, addressed the Congressional Financial Services Committee on the topic of emerging payment technologies. In 2014, Erik was appointed to the Smart Card Alliance’s EMV Migration Forum Steering Committee.

Previously, Erik also held consumer electronics product management and technical marketing positions at TDK Corporation and ShareWave, which was later acquired by Cirrus Logic.  He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and business from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

  MODERATOR: Seth Newberry, Executive Director, Open Mobile Alliance

Seth Newberry has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in Operations, Technical and Business Development roles. Presently, Mr. Newberry is the Executive Director of the Open Mobile Alliance, where he directs the operations of one of themost recognized worldwide specification setting bodies for mobile data applications and IOT.  OMA is comprised of companies from Europe, Asia, and the Americas and has developed a portfolio of over 200 software specificationsthat support a broad range of standardized mobile data applications.

Prior to his role at OMA, Seth was Vice President of Research for RHK, Inc. (now OVUM) a market research firm that developed telecoms industry research. Mr. Newberry holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Arizona.

5:30: Registration, Networking, food and drinks
6:30: Presentation
7:30: Audience Q & A
8:00: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

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