Accenture’s Global 5G Lead
Jefferson is the lead author of the best-selling book, “The Future Home in the 5G Era,” the first book written with the user at the center of the 5G story. Jefferson is Accenture’s Global 5G Lead, focused on the convergence of business and technology. For over two decades, Jefferson has worked with network operators, original equipment manufacturers, content owners, and technology providers to create executable growth strategies through the end-to-end product lifecycle.
Jefferson builds businesses on his belief that success comes from big picture thinking mixed with detail-oriented execution. His ability to identify new patterns in technology helps his clients navigate constant change and uncertainty. He works with global leaders to break down complex problems into compelling stories, define a roadmap of use cases based on capabilities, create innovative business models and identify creative growth opportunities.
Fellow, Senior Technology Director, Automotive, Communications, and Aerospace Group
Since joining Analog Devices as a new college hire in 1985, Dave Robertson has worked in mixed signal data conversion circuits and system ASICs for defense, communications, consumer and automotive systems. He holds 15 US patents and more than a dozen published peer reviewed technical papers. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
As a business and technology fellow, Charles Schroeder works across the company on key business and technology-driven initiatives. Schroeder consults with executive leaders and department heads, including those from marketing, sales, and R&D, to drive the company’s strategic direction, development, and future growth. With a focus on long-term innovation best practices and processes, he currently leads NI’s efforts to find ground-breaking solutions to the test challenges introduced by the adoption of 5G cellular technologies.
Since joining NI in 1995, Schroeder has held various positions, including vice president of product marketing for RF and wireless communications and leadership roles across the RF, modular instruments, DAQ, and IMAQ Vision product lines. He is recognized for his excellent communication and presentation skills as demonstrated by his regular appearances on the NIWeek stage.
Schroeder holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association
Falan Yinug is director of industry statistics and economic policy at SIA. Responsible for managing SIA’s statistics and data program, Yinug represents SIA in the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) program, which maintains industry-driven monthly sales data for the global industry as well as sales forecasts. His work also entails supporting SIA’s advocacy efforts through economic research and analysis.