Art Prest has over forty years experience in the telecommunications
industry. Since 2004 he has been working with small and medium size wireless
carriers, vendors, and other industry participants on technical and
regulatory issues. He is presently representing the Rural Telecommunications
Group (RTG) on the FCC Communications Security, Reliability, and
Interoperability Council (CSRIC). He currently represents small
telecommunications carriers on the Board of Directors of the E9-1-1
Institute that supports House and Senate members of the United States
Congress with issues involving E-911. In 2008 he served as Chairman of the
E9-1-1 Institute. In the past Mr. Prest chaired the E9-1-1 Institute Issues
Committee on Wireless Rural E911 Issues. In 2006 he was elected to the Board
of Directors of IFAST (the International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards and
Technology) that manages the use of International Roaming Mobile
Identification Numbers worldwide. In the past he has represented the Rural
Cellular Association (RCA) on the FCC Commercial Mobile Service Alert
Advisory Committee (CMSAAC), the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry
Solutions Emergency Services Interconnection Forum (ESIF) and the FCC’s
Network Reliability and Interoperability Council (NRIC). He is a frequent
guest speaker and panel member for numerous wireless industry sessions at
the FCC, SuperComm, NENA, APCO, E9-1-1 Institute and RCA.
From 2000 until 2004 he was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for
Alpine PCS and RFB Cellular, two independently owned rural wireless
carriers. In 2003 and 2004 he served as a member of the Board of Directors
of RCA, the Rural Cellular Association.
From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Prest was Vice President for Science and Technology
at the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA). Prior to
1994 Mr. Prest worked in management and engineering roles at Telco Systems,
Polaroid, Western Electric and Bell Labs.
He received a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and an MBA with
Honors from Boston University.
Hall founded TelecomXchange International in December 2004 following 26
years of service to the telecommunications industry as a principal technical
member. His past 11 years have been with two of the leading
telecommunications associations in Washington , DC , CTIA and ATIS.
Prior to founding TelecomXchange International, Mr. Hall’s previous position
was with the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solution (ATIS), a
leading standards development organization (SDO), as the Vice President for
Technical Development. Prior to joining ATIS, Ed spent seven years at the
Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) starting in 1993
as Director for Network Operations overseeing integration of technology
innovations and network interoperability for the industry. He has provided
leadership, coordination and contributions for technical standards
committees developing network standards for ANSI-41 Interoperability and
Interworking, the Joint, Committee T-1 and TR45 Mobile and Personal
Communication Lawfully Authorized Electronic Surveillance (LAES), and
Enhanced Emergency Services (AHES). Ed has also planned and moderated, a
CTIA Technology Workshop series featuring the status of wireless location
technologies in response to FCC docket 94-102 Report and Order as well as
establishing and chairing the Industry’s TTY/TDD Over Digital Forum credited
with developing solutions for TTY signaling over various digital air
interfaces in use today by wireless service providers.
Lieutenant Colonel Ed Hall retired from the US Marine Corps after serving 24
years. He spent over 12 years in electronic communications and surveillance
systems, and Radio Frequency (RF) field experience and direction finding as
well as Commanding Officer for the Naval Security Group aboard US Naval
Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Col Hall was responsible for all electronics
surveillance and electronic intelligence support capabilities for the
Caribbean Theater of Operations.
career has included investigation, research, training, planning,
engineering, construction and operation of wireless and wireline networks.
Mr. Martinez is a published author in the areas of numbering, signaling,
antennas, satellites and wireless technologies. His book about Parabolic
Satellite Antennas set a sales record. Mr.
Martinez was co-granted a US Patent related with parabolic antennas for
communicating with any geostationary satellite.
has been involved in national and international regulatory bodies working to
define and publish recommendations and standards since 1987. He is author of
software models to design cellular networks which have been used to define
strategies related with spectrum auctions and selection of RF technologies
like CDMA and GSM. He was also involved in the planning and design of the
first CDMA network in Latin America . In 2008 was the Director of the
Portability project for IUSACELL Mexico, Portability was deployed in a
record time and first in Latin America . During 2010 was the director
of the GSM/HSPA+ core network deployment.
Martinez was a founder of IFAST, as well as the creator of the IRM concept
as a worldwide application. He currently works as a Director in the area of
Operations and Engineering for IUSACELL in
Mexico and IFAST Chairman .
Crowe has been involved with technical aspects of wireless standards since
1984, where he started by designing software for an early cellular MSC and
became involved in the development of technical standards in 1988. One of
the founders of IFAST in 1995, David now acts as International Roaming MIN
and System ID administrator for the organization. He is also chair of the
3GPP2 M2M numbering ad hoc group and editor of several CDMA2000 technical
specifications under contract to the CDG. He often advises operators around
the world on technical issues.
He has consulted for many major players in the cellular telecom industry and
has also been called as an expert witness in telecom-related court cases.
Bianco has been in the software engineering field for more than 25 years.
During that time, he’s been involved in the design and development of
real-time embedded applications for radar systems, solid-state recording
devices, and vehicle location systems. Joe has a degree in business and a
graduate degree in computer science from the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of
Syed Zaeem Hosain
Syed Zaeem Hosain is Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at
Aeris Communications, Inc., where he manages the development and deployment
of wireless data technologies and network services for Machine to Machine
(“M2M”) data transmissions in North America. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice
President of Engineering and is one of the founders of the company.
Mr. Hosain has 32 years experience in the semiconductor, computer and
telecommunications industries. He has held senior engineering and management
positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National and ESS
Technology. He has also consulted for various high-technology companies in
the San Francisco Bay Area on network/systems planning, CAD for analog and
digital integrated circuits, and project management methods. Software
architecture, development and product design and development, are among Mr.
Hosain’s areas of expertise. Mr. Hosain holds a bachelor’s degree in
Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of