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The Impact of 5G

January 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Impact of 5G: Panel Discussion

5G has arrived. Experts from AT&T, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Strategic Interests will explore its potential impact and applications in a panel discussion at NextCorps.

Join us to hear their perspectives on how 5G will:

  • Enhance healthcare and support telemedicine applications
  • Create communications and first responder/public safety advantages
  • Improve networks and capabilities in gaming and AR/VR
  • Help build Smart Cities

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. (One free drink ticket per guest, and cash bar.)


Osmund deSouza
Principal Architect, AT&T

Osmund deSouza is an accomplished network technologist with a sustained record of achievements in diverse roles spanning design, engineering, consulting, product management, sales, and business development. At AT&T, deSouza is immersed with leading enterprise accounts to craft innovative Mobility and Software Defined Networking solutions in support of their strategic business transformation initiatives.

Al Kinel
Founder and President of Strategic Interests, LLC

Al Kinel and Strategic Interests work with health systems, health plans, practices, long-term care providers, collaboratives, and vendors on strategies and initiatives to create a long-lasting, positive impact through the innovative use of IT. Kinel is a thought-leader, community activist, and catalyst who excels in Strategy, Population Health, Interoperability, Medical Imaging, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and other digital health solutions. He is active with associations such as HIMSS and TechRochester, on several boards, supports several startups, and provides leadership for our community’s effort to accelerate digital health venture activity. He received a BS in MIS from the SUNY at Albany, and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Andres Kwasinski, PhDnn
Professor & Graduate Program Director at the Department of Computer Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Before joining RIT, Dr. Andres Kwasinski was with the Wireless Infrastructure group at Texas Instruments, working on digital signal processors for LTE and WiMAX base stations. Dr. Kwasinski has co-authored more than ninety publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. He has also co-authored the books, “Cooperative Communications and Networking” (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and “3D Visual Communications” (Wiley, 2013). He is currently an Area Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and Chief Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Repository (SigPort). Dr. Kwasinski has been an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. Dr. Kwasinski is an IEEE Senior member.


January 22, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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260 E. Main St., Suite 6000
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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