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The IEEE Digital Reality Webinar Series explores the latest innovations and challenges in the realm of digital reality. Hear from leading technologists about AR/VR/MR, human augmentation, immersive and related technologies, how they are affecting industries today, and how they will impact our future tomorrow. Check out our upcoming and on-on-demand webinars to start learning:

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 IEEE Digital Reality Webinar Series — Upcoming Webinars

 
Powered by AI: AI/ML in the Era of 5G and Beyond • 26 January 2022 • 2 PM ET

PoAI Telecomm Portal ImageAI/ML and 5G are a perfect match sharing a mutually beneficial relationship. While 5G offers very high speeds for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), support for a massive number of devices (mMTC), and ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC). AI/ML complements the technology by learning from complex patterns to provide scope for autonomous network operations, transforming 5G into a scalable real-time network that is data-driven. To optimize performance, AI/ML is used across all layers — from disaggregated radio access networks (RAN), to integrated access backhauls (IAB), to the distributed cloud layer (Edge/Core). Just as AI/ML is useful for 5G network operations, 5G is useful for AI/ML by providing multiple points of presence for data collection & computing, control loops that can operate in multiple time scales to support distributed intelligence, deployment automation, and orchestration for the life cycle management of models. 

In this webinar, we will cover the role of AI/ML to support data-driven 5G operations to include slice management, fault prediction, security, the interplay of AI/ML with edge computing, how AI/ML is being leveraged for O-RAN, and opportunities for autonomous network operations. We will also share progress being made in the IEEE Future Networks Initiative's AI/ML working group, and the roadmap items being considered for 5G and beyond networks.

This webinar is a collaboration between IEEE Digital Reality and IEEE Future Networks. Future Networks dedicates an entire chapter to AI/ML in their roadmap project, the INGR (International Network Generations Roadmap). To access that and the other chapters of the INGR roadmap, visit https://futurenetworks.ieee.org/roadmap

 

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DeepakKataria2Featured Speaker: Deepak Kataria
Principal Solution Consultant for Ericsson

Deepak Kataria has over 25 years of experience in data networking, cloud computing, and telecom domains with the unique distinction of having worked in technical leadership and service delivery roles with telco operators (AT&T Bell Labs), system OEM vendors (Lucent Technologies, Fujitsu), silicon & software providers (Agere Systems, LSI), and system integrators (HCL America). He co-founded IPJunction Inc in 2009 consulting telco clients on new solution opportunities, target markets, key differentiators, product management consulting, and creating ecosystem partnerships for the successful execution of identified opportunities.

Currently, he serves as the Principal Solution Consultant for Ericsson and leads service delivery of complex, multi-domain solutions covering cloud-native, orchestration, networking, and RAN technologies for telco edge/core computing and emerging enterprise services use cases for AT&T and Microsoft projects. He holds 10 US patents and has several others in pending status and has published extensively in industry and IEEE publications. He serves as the Chair of IEEE Princeton Central Jersey Section (Region 1), has been the General Chair of IEEE Sarnoff Symposium since 2015, and leads the IEEE FNI working Group on AI/ML as a Co-Chair. He holds a B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering, and pursued M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, NJ. He has completed Harvard’s Emerging Leader’s professional program on virtual leadership covering strategy, customer focus, corporate governance, and innovation.

  


 IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series

IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast series, we’ll talk with industry leaders in virtual reality, augmented reality, XR, human augmentation, smart robots, and much more, keeping you at the forefront of advancements in these ever-growing immersive technologies.

Check out the first episode in our IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series. Our first guest, Conor Russomanno, Director of Advanced Interfaces at Meta and co-founder and CEO of OpenBCI, shared his views on the future of AR and VR, brain-computer interfacing, key challenges, and more! Listen to the podcast 

 

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Featured Podcast: Q&A with Dr. Tom Coughlin, Current President of IEEE-USA

In this podcast, The Investor's Podcast chat with Dr. Tom Coughlin, who is the Current President of IEEE-USA. Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. He is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, which is now on its second edition with Springer. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical and Business Consulting services. Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports. Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for Forbes.com and other blogs.

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Episode 9: Q&A with Nicholas Napp, co-founder of Xmark Labs LCC and IEEE Digital Reality Initiative steering committee member

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast, Nicholas Napp, co-founder of Xmark Labs LCC and IEEE Digital Reality Initiative steering committee member explores salient aspects of AI in gaming. He examines social and ethical implications for humanity along with perils, challenges, and opportunities in this realm.

Listen to Episode 9 (MP3, 25 MB)

NickNappSqNicholas Napp, Co-Founder of Xmark Labs, LLC and IEEE Digital Reality Initiative steering committee member

Episode 8: Q&A with Jeewika Ranaweera, Principal Hardware Engineer at Oracle and Steering Committee Member, IEEE Digital Reality Initiative

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast, Jeewika Ranaweera, Principle Hardware Engineer at Oracle and Steering Committee Member of the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative, shares her unique insights on numerous areas where immersive technologies can benefit humanity. From improved employee and professional training, to treating medical and mental disorders and improving the overall daily lives of individuals, Jeewika explores how virtual and augmented reality technologies can be employed for the betterment of society.

Listen to Episode 8 (MP3, 18 MB)

Jeewika RanaweeraJeewika Ranaweera, Principal Hardware Engineer at Oracle and Steering Committee Member, IEEE Digital Reality Initiative

Episode 7: Q&A with Bill Tonti, Senior Director for IEEE Future Directions

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast, Bill Tonti, senior director, IEEE Future Directions provides an overview on current IEEE roadmap activities and shares his insights on how they support IEEE’s efforts to drive innovation and advance the development of new technologies. Dr. Tonti also stresses the need for broad stakeholder and industry partner engagement to ensure roadmaps effectively address all relevant technology domains and industry ecosystems.

Listen to Episode 7 (MP3, 12 MB)

Dr. Bill TontiBill Tonti, Senior Director for IEEE Future Directions

Episode 6: Q&A with Bill Tonti, Senior Director for IEEE Future Directions

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast conducted at the Augmented World Expo (AWE), Bill Tonti, senior director, IEEE Future Directions shared his views on the relationship between spatial, or 3 dimensional (3D) computing, and the advancement of digital reality technologies that enabled new use cases for autonomous vehicles, remotely monitored medical home care, as well as retail and wearable applications. While personally holding ownership to more than 280 U.S. patents, Dr. Tonti helps foster new initiatives that represent various technologies and motivates IEEE and the general public to engage with these programs.

Listen to Episode 6 (MP3, 16 MB)

Dr. Bill TontiBill Tonti, Senior Director for IEEE Future Directions

Episode 5: Q&A with Nicholas Napp, Co-Founder of Xmark Labs, LLC and Mixed Reality Panelist at IEEE TTM 2018

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast. An IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast, Nicholas Napp, co-founder of Xmark Labs LCC, provides unique insights on emerging XR use cases, their benefits and explores potential issues related to wider adoption of Virtual reality, Augmented reality and Mixed reality technologies both by enterprises and individuals. An industry veteran who has worked with VR and AR systems since the early 1990s, and a member of the IEEE Digital Reality Steering Committee, Napp was a panelist for the Mixed Reality-focused panel at the IEEE Technology Time Machine 2018 Symposium.

Listen to Episode 5 (MP3, 25 MB)

Nicholas NappNicholas Napp, Co-Founder of Xmark Labs, LLC and Mixed Reality Panelist at IEEE TTM 2018

Episode 4: Q&A with Kathy Grise, Senior Program Director for IEEE Future Directions

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast, Kathy Grise, senior program director, IEEE Future Directions provides highlights of a panel discussion she moderated at the Augmented World Expo (AWE), discusses the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative’s charter, and gives an overview of focus areas where individual stakeholders can join the community and get involved in helping shape this exciting technology space.

Listen to Episode 4 (MP3, 25 MB)

Kathy GriseKathy Grise, Senior Program Director for IEEE Future Directions

Episode 3: Q&A with Raj Tiwari, Lead Co-Chair of IEEE Digital Reality

In this podcast, Raj Tiwari, lead co-chair of the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative and organizing committee member for IEEE’s Technology Time Machine 2018 (TTM 2018) symposium, explores Extended Reality (XR) and its potential for changing how we live, work, learn and share, and he discusses existing and future use cases for the technology. Raj also highlights the importance of the upcoming TTM 2018 and how it can help ignite the technologies of tomorrow and serve as a catalyst for compelling discussions of the emerging technological advancements that are impacting humanity today, tomorrow, and beyond. Raj is participating at the TTM 2018 as a speaker and panelist on the Mixed Reality-focused panel on Day 2, November 1st at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. Register now for TTM at http://sites.ieee.org/ttm/register/.

Listen to Episode 3 (MP3, 25 MB)

Raj TiwariRaj Tiwari, Lead Co-Chair of IEEE Digital Reality

Episode 2: Q&A with Kathy Grise, Senior Program Director for IEEE Future Directions

Kathy Grise, senior program director for IEEE Future Directions and organizing committee member for IEEE’s Technology Time Machine 2018 Symposium (TTM 2018) highlights the speakers and panelists rounding out this year’s event themed: Beyond Tomorrow. Held 31 Oct. and 1 Nov. at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa, TTM 2018 features top industry executives, leading technologists and noted experts from academia, and covers technology advancements in augmented and virtual reality, agriculture, neuroscience, robotics, technology entrepreneurism, and more. Listen in and see why IEEE TTM 2018 continues to draw broad interest as a networking opportunity for those concerned with the impact of future technologies on business and industry, the individual and society as a whole, as well as ethics and policy. Register now for TTM and avail of discounted early registration rates at http://bit.ly/IEEETTM-18

Listen to Episode 2 (MP3, 15 MB)

Kathy GriseKathy Grise, Senior Program Director for IEEE Future Directions

Episode 1: Q&A with Conor Russomanno, Director of Advanced Interfaces at Meta and Co-Founder and CEO of OpenBCI

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast series, we’ll talk with industry leaders in virtual reality, augmented reality, XR, human augmentation, smart robots, and much more, keeping you at the forefront of advancements in these ever-growing immersive technologies. We sat down with our first guest, Conor Russomanno, Director of Advanced Interfaces at Meta, and co-founder and CEO of OpenBCI, after his panel at the recently concluded Augmented World Expo in Silicon Valley. Conor shared his views on the future of augmented reality and virtual reality, brain computer interfacing, what he sees as some of the key challenges and opportunities that are driving the industry forward, and what keeps him up at night when it comes to the future of technology. Conor also discusses what he expects to learn at the upcoming 2018 IEEE Technology Time Machine symposium in San Diego, California on 31 October – 1 November 2018.

Listen to Episode 1 (MP3, 19 MB)

Conor RussomannoConor Russomanno, Director of Advanced Interfaces at Meta and Co-Founder and CEO of OpenBCI

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