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Getting Connected: The Rise of Robotics & Cellular Connectivity

Getting Connected: The Rise of Robotics & Cellular Connectivity
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March 17, 2021
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Verizon & Oxford Robotics Group are teaming up to combine the power of 5G with connected, and in some cases fully autonomous, robotics Join us for a fruitful discussion on the future of cellular connectivity, the role it plays in powering larger robotic devices, and how the 5G network is key to building a more connected world.


Meet The Panelists:
Ajit Jaokar
Ajit Jaokar
Course Director on Cloud and Edge Implementations
Oxford University

Based in London, Ajit's work spans research, entrepreneurship and academia relating to artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT). He is the course director of the course: Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Implementations. Besides this, he also conducts the University of Oxford courses: AI for Cybersecurity and Computer Vision. Ajit works as a Data Scientist through his company feynlabs - focusing on building innovative early stage AI prototypes for domains such as cybersecurity, robotics and healthcare.

Chris Quick
Chris Quick
Founder & CEO
Realbotics

Chris is a robotics engineer.  He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, and Computer Vision, with a MS in Engineering Management from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  Chris spent six years at Alcoa as an engineer automating large production lines and designing new equipment, laying out entire projects but also getting dirty in the mechanics and software.  Chris' interests lie in Artificial Intelligence, Mechatronics, and Computer Vision. Chris is focused on extending tele-robotics to the masses through RealBotics, Inc.

Joshua Ness
Joshua Ness
Senior Manager
Verizon 5G Labs

Joshua Ness is a Senior Manager with Verizon's 5G Labs in New York City. He partners with enterprise, startups, and academic teams to drive innovation around 5G and co-create new 5G concepts that take advantage of complementary technologies like spatial computing, edge computing, and computer vision. Joshua sits at the intersection of the application of emerging technology and of the actual nitty-gritty under the hood that makes the technology work. He uses this to create compelling stories that use historical contexts combined with current and future technology advancements in order to educate, inspire, and connect the dots for individuals and businesses.

Dr. Nancy Li
Dr. Nancy Li
Director of Product, Mentor, PM Coach

Dr. Nancy Li is a Director of Product, a Mentor, a YouTuber, and was featured in Forbes. She moved to the US with $800 in per pocket, soon became the youngest engineering Ph.D. then transitioned to a product manager. Within 4 years, she was promoted to the Director of Product. She had held leadership roles at Verizon, COX Communications, and Shell Oil. She launched the first 5G Edge product at Verizon and was the Director of Edge Platforms at COX Communications.

Greta Knappenberger
Greta Knappenberger
Smart City & IoT Solutions Manager
Verizon

Greta drives the strategy, solution and technology advocacy for Verizon's IOT & Smart Communities transportation offerings, which provide modern approaches to cities’ traffic challenges including intersection safety, traffic analytics and traffic management. She is also focused on emerging technologies and next gen connectivity applications, such as C-V2X, 5G Edge, and Connected & Automated Vehicles. With nearly 20 years of experience in the IT industry—the last five of which have focused on smart cities in North America and Asia—Greta enjoys being at the intersection of innovation, transportation and sustainability at a time when the rise of technology in transportation is rapidly transforming urban mobility.

Our Partners:
Verizon 5G Labs

Verizon 5G Labs

Verizon's 5G Labs works with startups, academia and enterprise teams to build a 5G-powered world. We work on 5G trials, hackathons, industry partnerships, prototyping challenges and more.

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