5G + Internet of Things

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From immersive entertainment systems on self-driving cars to virtual reality telecommuting, training and supervising, 5G takes the world’s most innovative applications and makes them truly mobile – accessible on a global scale and constantly adapting and reacting to new environments. This panel will discuss the next wave of mind-blowing technologies that will get people even more excited about 5G. Peek into the imaginations of our panelist who are working on projects that will change the way we think about our connected world.


Nicol Turner-Lee, PhD
Fellow, Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings Institution
Dr. Nicol Turner Lee is a fellow in the program’s Center for Technology Innovation and a contributor to TechTank. She comes to Brookings from the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), a national non-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications, and broadband industries, where she served as vice president and chief research and policy officer. Read full profile…


Doug Brake
Director, Broadband and Spectrum Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Doug Brake is director of broadband and spectrum policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He specializes in broadband policy, wireless enforcement, and spectrum-sharing mechanisms. Read full profile…

Barry Einsig
Principal at CAVita
Barry Einsig is a Principal of CAVita, responsible for business development and execution of the strategic advisory programs. Einsig will work closely with Econolite President & COO and CAVita Principal Abbas Mohaddes, and CAVita Principal Peter Sweatman. Read full profile…

Sanyogita Shamsunder, PhD
Vice President, 5G Ecosystems & Innovation, Verizon
Sanyogita Shamsunder is the Vice President of 5G Labs and Innovation at Verizon. Previously, she was Director of Advanced Wireless and Mobile Technology Planning, and has led the 5G network planning and Device Technologies teams at Verizon. Read full profile…

Pete Tseronis
Founder & CEO, Dots and Bridges LLC
An accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and cybersecurity strategist with 28+ years leading myriad Cabinet-level and commercial entities, Pete maintains a passion for collaborating with government, industry, investor, and academic ecosystems to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization. Read full profile…