Sudhir Dixit is a Senior Fellow and Evangelist at the Basic Internet Foundation in Oslo, Norway, and heads its US operations. Recently, he also began to contribute to the Academy of Finland Flagship Programme, 6Genesis, led by the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland. From 2015 to 2017 he was the CEO and Co-Founder of a start-up, Skydoot, Inc. From 2009 to 2015, he was a Distinguished Chief Technologist and CTO of the Communications and Media Services for the Americas Region of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services in Palo Alto, CA, and the Director of Hewlett-Packard Labs India in Palo Alto and Bangalore. Before joining HP, he held various leadership positions at BlackBerry, Nokia, NSN and Verizon Communications.
Sudhir Dixit has 21 patents granted by the US PTO and has published over 200 papers and edited, co-edited, or authored eight books. He has been a technical editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, and is presently a Board Member & Working Group Chair at the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). He is also on the editorial boards of IEEE Spectrum Magazine and Springer’s Wireless Personal Communications Journal. He is a Co-Chair of the Industry Engagement Committee and the DL Committee of the IEEE Future Network Initiative and is on its Industry Outreach Board (IOB). In 2018, he was appointed a Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Communications Society for a two year term. From 2010 to 2012, he was an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis, and, since 2010, he has been a Docent at the University of Oulu, Finland. A Life Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of IET and IETE, Dixit holds a Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. and an M.B.A. from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida.
Realizing wireless internet connectivity for all through 5G and B5G
The arrival of 5G mobile communications in 2020 will be a major factor in driving productivity and will be the key enabler for long-envisaged verticals including personalised healthcare, manufacturing, smart energy grids, smart cities, finance, and transportation. This new wave of technology will accelerate the digitalisation of economies and society, moving the world significantly closer to being a truly global, digital community. Unfortunately, 5G is likely to miss the billions of users from digital revolution, resulting in broadening of the digital divide. Therefore, this presentation deals with augmenting 5G with requirements and solutions to make it affordable and usable for the digitally disadvantaged users, especially those living in remote and rural areas. Thus, the talk focuses on (i) allocating and using spectrum that is low cost, (ii) backhaul that is flexible and economically viable, (iii) delivering content from the edge, (iv)usable human-computer interaction (HCI), (v) usable privacy and cybersecurity solutions that match with the capacity to absorb digital technologies, and (vi) novel business models. In short, this talk is about augmenting 5G and B5G for digital inclusion and thus paving the way toward 6G for all.