David K. Bain, Chairman
Mr. Bain is Executive Director of the Technology Integrity Council, a Washington, DC consortium for the development of advanced technologies in alignment with the ethical standards and sustainable best practices of free nations. He is a frequent speaker at universities and industry events worldwide on the topic of future technologies and their impact on society. Previously, he was the VP of Standards for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), where he led standards specialists developing and advancing the technology standards used worldwide for physical telecom infrastructure and smart cities systems. During his 25+ years as a publisher, entrepreneur, and standards executive in the telecom industry, he worked with client organizations including AT&T, Globalstar, Intelsat, Iridium, the FCC, Motorola, Nokia, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Qualcomm, Sprint, the State Department, Telenor, and the World Bank.
Mr. Bent is president of BGS Consulting and was a cofounder of Network24, which became a leading pioneer in Internet video webcasting & streaming and was acquired by Akamai. He developed TCP/IP protocol stack layers and applications, 802.11 Layer 2 & 3 products, object-oriented methods and tools, and led the development of UML and XML, two technologies that have since been adopted worldwide as cornerstones of modern software design.
Honorable Jay M. Cohen, Rear Admiral, USN (ret.)
Admiral Cohen served as the Chief of Naval Research from 2000 until his retirement from the Navy in 2006. He served as the Department of the Navy Chief Technology Officer and was responsible for the $2B+/year Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology (S&T) Program. Cohen coordinated investments with other U.S. and international S&T providers to rapidly meet war fighter combat needs. Unanimously confirmed by the US Senate, Cohen was sworn in and served as Under Secretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) from 2006 until 2009.
Dr. Cormac S.G. Conroy
Dr. Conroy has held multiple VP leadership roles at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. including oversight of the cellular RF, connectivity, and the entire GNSS/location portfolio. At Intel Corporation, as Corporate Vice President and GM, he led all of Intel's client/device wireless communications products, technology, and business, including 4G/5G modem, WiFi/BT, and GNSS/location solutions.
Mr. DelBianco is President and CEO of NetChoice and has provided expert testimony at 25 Congressional Hearings and been interviewed on CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report, CBS This Morning, and Marketplace Radio on matters of internet commerce and enterprise regulation. He also serves on ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) as the elected policy chair for the Business Constituency.
Charles Noh, CHA
Since 1989, Mr. Noh has served as Certified Hotel Administrator as being a Lifetime and Charter Member in the global hospitality industry. A recipient of management training at Hyatt International and a full scholarship from the Italian Foreign Ministry, Noh graduated with Con Lode from the Scuola Internazionale Di Scienze Turistiche Rome. He is recognized for major openings, repositioning, acquisition and development of new businesses including leading high-level projects exceeding $2 Billion in aggregate assets value. He also received the Asian Pacific Americans Heritage Award for Outstanding Business Leadership in 2010. In 2009, Mr. Noh was appointed Governor of the Space Tourism Society and currently leads a large infrastructure development project for IndoChina in partnership including 5G installations and establishment of e-Commerce platform for the region.
Mr. Pajak is the former CEO of QuEST Forum and COO of TIA, a global association of companies dedicated to impacting the quality and sustainability of products and services in the information and technology industry. Fraser has over 30 years’ experience in the Information and communications technology industry. Previously, Fraser was the VP of National Service Infrastructure Support for TELUS Communications where he directed a team of approximately 1,200 technical engineers.
Mr. Roderick is a law enforcement and media consultant who served with the Department of Justice (DoJ), US Marshals, with the DoJ as Deputy Director for the International Criminal Investigative Training Program (ICITP) and the Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) as Deputy Assistant Director.
Ms. Schramm is the founder of Go To Market Impact, LLC and formerly held roles as VP for Global Sales at VIAVI, SVP for Sales and Marketing, Carrier Networks at Siemens, and served as Nokia’s Head of Solutions, Global Portfolio Marketing.
Mr. Seiffert is VP of Workforce Development for the Wireless Infrastructure Association and previously served as the CEO of the TIA. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Nation and on the US Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) National Advisory Council.
Mariam Sorond is senior vice president and chief research and development officer at CableLabs, In this role, she leads research & development (R&D) for CableLabs’ members and the industry, partnering closely with CEO, Phil McKinney, on technical thought leadership, vision and strategy for the future of connectivity. An expert in mobile wireless, fixed, and satellite networks, Mariam previously held the position of Chief Wireless Architect for DISH Network and led the team focused on the 5G network. She was also responsible for spectrum technology and strategy, end-to-end technology development, creating the next generation network architecture and standards development. Mariam brings more than 26 years of technical and strategy experience in the telecommunications industry to CableLabs and has also held leadership positions both within start-ups and Fortune 500 enterprises, responsible for developing the technology vision, deploying networks, analyzing trends, guiding business investments and participating in regulatory and standardization processes. Prior to joining DISH, she worked for vendors such as Lucent Technologies (now Nokia), and several operators, including ICO, Nextel, and PrimeCo, where she began her career as an RF Engineer. Mariam has served as a member of the NTIA’s Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee since 2014. She has been awarded several patents, with others pending and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry forums. Mariam also is a member of the Board of Advisors of Saankhya Labs and COMSovereign.
Mr. Wiley is the Chairman and President of Widelity, Inc. He has over three decades of sales, professional services, and executive management experience in wireless technology-driven industries. The firm has fostered development of cutting-edge technologies such as flat panel phased array antennas, precision navigation and timing solutions, full-duplex wireless transmission, and multi-access edge computing (“MEC”). Widely respected in the federal space, Widelity developed national security impacting reports and plans for the ‘rip and replace’ program and also the ‘broadcast repack’ program, where it is charged with ensuring engineering and financial compliance for this FCC mandated multibillion-dollar program.