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2009 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium
Mar. 30, 31 & Apr. 1, 2009, Nassau Inn in Princeton, NJ, USA

Sponsored by: IEEE

Co-sponsors: MTT     EDS     Princeton University    APS       


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Conference Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, March 31st, Prince William Ballroom

The 2009 Sarnoff Symposium Banquet will be held in the Senior Room followed by the Symposium Dinner. Network with top researchers and business executives from the telecommunications industry and enjoy the elegance of the Prince William Ballroom. Your full conference registration includes the reception and dinner. Additional tickets are available through the on-line registration or at the Registration Desk.


Keynote Presentation at Conference Banquet
Mobile Data - Fast and Furious
7:30 - 9:30, March 31, 2009 - Nassau Inn
Nicholas Karter

Nicholas Karter,
Senior Director of Global Business Development and Product Management at Qualcomm – Flarion Technologiesn.


The movement of data over wireless networks has grown exponentially in the last 5 years. As a result, network operators and OEMs are seeking new ways to maximize network performance and improve the user experience. Deploying advanced topology networks will bring the base station closer to the user and offer consumers an enhanced mobile experience while reducing costs for operators.


Short Bio.

Nicholas Karter is the Senior Director of Global Business Development and Product Management at Qualcomm – Flarion Technologies, a position he held at Flarion prior its acquisition by Qualcomm. In this role, he is responsible for establishing ecosystem relationships as well product planning and definition.   He is also responsible for OFDMA infrastructure relationships.  Prior to Flarion, he was the VP of Business Development at PacketVideo, the leading provider of multimedia software for handsets and devices. Mr. Karter was also a Management Consultant at Booz-Allen and Hamilton where he consulted on strategy with numerous clients including the Sprint/Cable communication consortia.

Mr. Karter started his career over 20 years ago at AT&T Bell Labs in systems engineering and eventually moved into sales and product managements roles at AT&T. In addition, he was responsible for marketing at Hughes Network Systems.  He holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.