Spectrum Expert Pierre de Vries to Keynote EWA’s Wireless Leadership Summit


The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), the national association and leading advocate for business enterprises that rely on private wireless communications systems, announced today that noted spectrum policy expert Dr. Pierre de Vries will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Wireless Leadership Summit. Dr. De Vries will share his analysis of next-generation wireless systems and the difficulties and opportunities these emerging technologies pose for spectrum policy and business development.

“The spectrum environment has become increasingly complex, but that does not have to put a cap on new technologies or entrepreneurial opportunities,” said EWA President Mark Crosby. “Sharing is the new norm, from the Federal Government to business enterprise users and from terrestrial to space systems. Understanding how to mitigate interference becomes crucial so that these systems can coexist and not compete. Addressing this problem is a key to the forward motion of our economy. Dr. De Vries has much to say of value on this topic.” 

Pierre de Vries is an Executive Fellow and Co-Director of the Spectrum Policy Initiative at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colrado, Boulder. His current work focuses on maximizing the value of radio operations by modeling and managing interference better. 

The 2018 Wireless Leadership Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. De Vries will speak on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 10:15 a.m., local time.  

The Wireless Leadership Summit provides decision makers in the private wireless industry an opportunity to reflect on current industry trends and what these changes mean for their ongoing success. In addition to a full agenda of sessions, the Summit affords opportunities for networking with exhibitors, strengthening relationships with industry peers and seeing the latest tech on the exhibit hall floor. As a new addition this year, EWA’s Private Wireless Education Council will offer certification training courses for anyone who designs, installs or manages a private wireless system for customers or their own organization.  


About EWA

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance is the leading national trade association and advocate for business enterprises, private carrier operators, equipment manufacturers, and service providers that support the private wireless industry. A frequency advisory committee certified by the Federal Communications Commission, EWA provides its members and clients with consulting services, frequency coordination, license preparation, spectrum management and associated business intelligence services. EWA is the market leader in Business/Industrial Land Transportation frequency coordination services and assists a significant percentage of public safety customers with their spectrum requirements. Learn more at www.enterprisewireless.org