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Speaker Biographies

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Confirmed Speakers

Nigel Jefferies

Nigel Jefferies

Chairman, WWRF


Nigel Jefferies is a senior standards manager with Huawei Technologies and Chairman of the Wireless World Research Forum, a global partnership between industry and academia to develop a research agenda for mobile communications. Previously he was Head of Academic Relationships within Vodafone Group Research & Development and a Principal Mathematician at Racal Research Ltd. In the past he led the European-funded IST project SHAMAN, which studied the security of future mobile systems, and ran the Secure Applications Steering Group for Mobile VCE. Other collaborative research projects on various aspects of security for mobile communications include 3GS3 in the UK-funded LINK programme, and ASPeCT and USECA in the European ACTS programme. His research interests include cryptography, security of systems and applications of mathematics to telecommunications. He received a PhD in functional analysis from Goldsmith's College, London, and an MA in mathematics from the Queen's College, Oxford, and is a visiting professor at Kingston University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and a Chartered Mathematician.

Kohei Satoh

Kohei Satoh

Executive Manager on Standardization. ARIB, Secretary General of 5GMF and Chairman of APT Wireless Group, 5GMF


Dr. Kohei Satoh joined the Electrical Communication Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTT), Japan, in 1975, and transferred to NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. (NTT DOCOMO) in 1992. Since 1975, he has been engaged in the research on radio propagation for satellite communication systems, research and development of mobile satellite communications and mobile communications systems. After 1985, he has been also engaged in standardization activities of mobile satellite services in ITU-R and international alliance activities for IMT-2000.

In July 2002, he moved from NTT DoCoMo to the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB). He is now an Executive Manager on Standardization of ARIB, and his current job is to promote R&D and standardization activities for the 5th Generation Mobile Communications System. And, he is Chairman of APT Wireless Group and Secretary General of the 5th Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF).

Dr. Satoh is a member of the IEEE and the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan, and a Fellow of Wireless World Research Forum.

Hendrik Berndt

Hendrik Berndt

Vice Chair for Europe, Middle East, Africa, WWRF


Since 2014 Dr. Berndt has dedicated himself to positions as Senior Advisor to worldwide partners in Asia, the Americas and Europe to contribute to solutions for the bigger global societal ICT challenges.

He is advisor to the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) Japan and continuously appointed to support the European Commission for defining the next generation mobile system’s research directions.

As a founder of the 2015 established International Institute for Innovation Aysén–Patagonia, he has been supporting sustainable natural resource exploitation, by applying IoT to develop solutions for environmental issues within the uniqueness of the region of Patagonia.

He is board member of the IEEE ComSoc Industry Communities Board, and coordinator of its 5G activities. He is member of the European Technology Platform NetWorld 2020 Expert Group.

Berndt is member of the Strategic Advisory Board of TOUCAN, a large research endeavors, funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

From January 2001 until May 2014 Berndt held the position as Chief Technology Officer & Chief Science Officer of DOCOMO’s Communications Laboratories in Europe. From 2000 to 2010 he has been teaching concurrently as Visiting Professor at the Global Information and Telecommunication Institute, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Berndt was stationed from 1993 until end of 2000 in the USA, during these years he was working within Bellcore, Red Bank, NJ; as Executive Director of Advanced Technology for Global One in Reston, Virginia; as invited member of Sprint's Office of Network and Architecture Planning in Kansas and held the position as Chief Technology Officer of the TINA-C headquarters in New Jersey, USA.

Takehiro Nakamura

Takehiro Nakamura

SVP and General Manager of 5G Labs, NTT Docomo


Mr. Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990. He is now SVP and General Manager of the 5G Laboratories in NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Mr. Nakamura has been engaged in the standardization activities for the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G at ARIB in Japan since 1997. He has been the Acting Chairman of Strategy & Planning Committee of 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) in Japan since October 2014.

Mr. Nakamura has also been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since1999, including as a contributor to 3GPP TSG-RAN as chairman from April 2009 to March 2013.

He is also very active in standardization of C-V2X/Connected Car in ARIB and ITS Info-communications Forum in Japan. He is now a leader of Cellular System Application Task Group of ITS Info-communications Forum.

Takaharu Nakamura

Takaharu Nakamura

Principal Engineer, Network Business Strategy Office, Fujitsu Ltd


Mr. Takaharu Nakamura joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in 1983 and moved to Fujitsu Limited in 2003, where he was engaged in the development of mobile radio communications systems.

He has been participating in standardization activities for mobile communication systems of 3rd, 4th and 5th generation since 1998. In the meantime, he served as chairman of 3GPP TSG-RAN-WG4 from 2007 to 2011 and a vice chairman of 3GPP TSG-RAN from 2013 till 2017. He is appointed as a vice chairman of Mobile Partnership Subcommittee, Advanced Wireless Communications Study Committee of the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB), serving as an acting chairman of Technical committee, The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF), and a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan.

Anand R. Prasad

Anand R. Prasad

Chief Information Security Officer, Rakuten Mobile


Dr. Anand R. Prasad is the global executive for information and cyber security who has delivered security for 5G, 4G, network function virtualization, WiFi and mobile devices for secure connectivity towards a safer society. Anand has globally propagated the concept of security as the business driver with security being holistic as well as inherent to a system while considering business and architectural implications.

Anand is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Rakuten Mobile Network responsible of 4G, 5G and network security. Prior to joining Rakuten, Anand has over 20 years of experience in the mobile and wireless networking industry with key roles in NEC Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Genista Corporation, Lucent Technologies and Uniden Corporation. Anand is an innovator with over 50 patents, a recognized keynote speaker (RSA, Global Wireless Summit (GWS), MWC, ICT etc.) and a prolific writer with 6 books & over 50 peer reviewed publications.

Anand was the Chairman of 3GPP SA3 -the mobile communications security and privacy group- and governing council member of TSDSI. He is governing body member of GISFI, Fellow of IET, Fellow of IETE and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).



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