Future 5G Networks Panel

Future Networks & Applications Roadmap for Sustainable Cities/Societies

April 22 2:45 – 4:10 PM

Panel Moderated by Fawzi Behmann



5G is expected to contribute greater than $100B to the economy within the next ten years; yet there is too little understanding of what it is, what it can do, how it will be used, and what comes next. This IEEE Future Networks session will provide overview of the technical aspects of 5G, discuss the socio-economics of wireless telecommunications and its impact on life in the 21st century, and outline the methods and expected timelines for deployment as 5G initially co-exists with, and eventually replaces, existing 3G/4G networks.

The panel is intended to unveil some of the rich capabilities of future networks empowered by key technologies such as 5G, IoT, AI and others. The focus will be on highlighting some of network capabilities roadmap empowered building new classes of applications and services that result in scalable and sustainable and secure ecosystem solutions.

Key topics that will be addressed:

  • Key drivers for network evolution
  • Capabilities & features roll out driving enhanced/new applications & services
  • Key attributes of end-to-end Network performance: latency, QoS, Security, Management, Net Slicing
  • Network Reliability and sustainability

Other topics for consideration:

  • Mobile Edge computing/intelligence
  • Standards

Along with some walkthrough examples:

  • Public Safety
  • Health & Wellness
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Smart Cities

Panelists will provide short positioning statements followed by discussion and Q&A.

Panelist Bios:

Fawzi Behmann, DL, MBA, M. Comp. Sc., Author, is President of TelNet Management Consulting Inc.,, IEEE ComSoc NA Regional Director and BoG member.

Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author and contributor in advancing adoption of technology in serving humanity. Fawzi spent over 35 years in industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications & networks. Fawzi as a principle architect at Teleglobe International Carrier, championed the definition and development of nation-wide integrated IoT based network management solution complied to ITU TMN M3000. He was a senior product manager with Nortel Networks for enterprise broadband, carrier edge and core product releases. Fawzi, also served as the Director of Strategic Marketing with Motorola/Freescale for SoC networking & Communications product line in Austin. Fawzi founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering consulting services in the areas of technology trends, positioning and development of smart networking ecosystem solutions. Explore disruptive technology enablement such as IoT, 5G, virtualization, analytics and security across multiple markets. www.telnetmanagement.com

Fawzi is a senior member of IEEE, Distinguished Lecturer and IEEE ComSoc Regional Director for North America Board (2020-2021) and BoG member. Fawzi is chairing several society chapters (ComSoc, Signal Processing, Computer, EMB, Cons Elec.). Fawzi is the chair for WCNC 2022 and has organized several events such as smart city summit (2019), Blockchain for Healthcare (2018) and Greentech of Smart Cities (2018) and Advanced technologies in Healthcare (2017). Fawzi has been a keynote speaker at several conferences, distinguished lecturer at different domestic and international events and organized panel session at Globecom, ICC, Himss, BHI, Smart connected cities, Enterprise IoT, and others. He has several publications and co-authored book on “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business” published by Wiley.

Fawzi was the recipient several awards from Industry and IEEE. Freescale CEO Diamond Chip Award in 2008, and IEEE Communications Society Chapter Achievement and Chapter of the year awards in 2015, 2017 and 2019, Outstanding Region 5 member award for 2013, 2014 and 2015. Most recently, Fawzi received IEEE USA Regional Professional Leadership Award in 2018, Outstanding Large section and Section Visionary chair for 2018-2019 and Exceptional Service Award

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and Executive MBA from Queen’s University, Ontario Canada.


Narendra Mangra

Narendra Mangra, Principal at GlobeNet LLC, has consulted extensively within the wireless mobility ecosystem and network deployment lifecycle stages for academia, government, and industry. His interdisciplinary experience extends across the agriculture, commercial fixed and mobile broadband telecommunications, health care, public safety, and transportation domains. His IEEE leadership roles include the Future Networks International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR), Applications and Services WG, Young Professionals Education, P1950.1 Smart Cities Framework Standard Development, Public Safety Task Force, and the Telehealth Industry Connections Initiative. Narendra is also an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University.

Narendra has a blended consulting experience that include strategy development, roadmaps, spectrum rebanding, network design and optimization, large mobile and fixed network deployments, cellular and satellite systems integration and commissioning, operations & business support systems, system cutovers, international roaming, procurements, and program management. His interests include 5G and technology convergence, smart cities, and related ecosystems.


Ashutosh Dutta, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow

Ashutosh Dutta is currently senior scientist and 5G Chief Strategist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). He is also a JHU/APL Sabbatical Fellow and adjunct faculty at The Johns Hopkins University. Ashutosh also serves as the chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Engineering for Professional Program at Johns Hopkins University. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless for NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist and Project Manager in Telcordia Research, Director of the Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 100 conference, journal publications, and standards specifications, three book chapters, and 31 issued patents. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design, Evaluation and Application” published by IEEE and John & Wiley.

As a Technical Leader in 5G and security, Ashutosh has been serving as the founding Co-Chair for the IEEE Future Networks Initiative that focuses on 5G standardization, education, publications, testbed, and roadmap activities. Ashutosh serves as IEEE Communications Society’s Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2020 and as an ACM Distinguished Speaker (2020-2022) Ashutosh has served as the general Co-Chair for the premier IEEE 5G World Forums and has organized 73 5G World Summits around the world.

Ashutosh served as the chair for IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, Industry Relation Chair for Region 1 and MGA, Pre-University Coordinator for IEEE MGA and chair of Education Society Chapter of PCJS. He co-founded the IEEE STEM conference (ISEC) and helped to implement EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) projects in several high schools. Ashutosh has served as the general Co-Chair for the IEEE STEM conference for the last 10 years. Ashutosh served as the Director of Industry Outreach for IEEE Communications Society from 2014-2019. He was recipient of the prestigious 2009 IEEE MGA Leadership award and 2010 IEEE-USA professional leadership award. Ashutosh currently serves as Member-At-Large for IEEE Communications Society for 2020-2022.

Ashutosh is a Distinguished Alumnus and obtained BS in Electrical Engineering from NIT Rourkela; MS in Computer Science from NJIT; and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne. Ashutosh is a Fellow of IEEE and senior member of ACM.




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