David WitkowskiExecutive Director of Civic Technologies, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

David Witkowski is a wireless and telecommunications industry veteran. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and earning his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of California @ Davis, he held managerial and leadership roles for companies ranging from Fortune 500 multi-nationals to early-stage startups. David is the Founder & CEO of Oku Solutions LLC and serves as the Executive Director of Civic Technology Initiatives at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. He serves as Co-Chair of the GCTC Wireless SuperCluster at NIST, on the Board of Expert Advisors for the California Emerging Technology Fund, as a Member of the Connected City Advisory Board, and is a Senior Member in both the IEEE and the Radio Club of America.

David is the author of “Bridging the Gap : 21st Century Wireless Telecommunications” (Joint Venture Silicon Valley – 2016), co-editor of “Public Wi-Fi Blueprint” (GCTC/NIST – 2017), lead co-author of “Evaluation of RF Network Testing” (Anritsu, Bird Technologies, CommScope, & Motorola – 2013), co-author of “Carrier & Public Wi-Fi” (Mobile Experts LLC – 2015), and co-author of “The HayWired Scenario – Telecommunications and Information Communication Technology” (U.S. Geological Survey, planned release April 2018). He has written feature articles for CQ Magazine, CIO Review, EETimes, IEEE Microwaves Magazine, Make: Magazine, MissionCritical Communications, QST, RCR Wireless, and Urgent Communications. David has presented and moderated panels at Alberta Wireless Connections, APCO, Broadband Live, CDX Global Forum, CTIA, DAS & Small Cells Congress, IEEE International Microwave Symposium, IWCE, League of California Cities Conference, Mobile World Congress – Americas, RCA Technical Symposium, SCWS Americas, State Of The Valley, TC3, and Wireless West.

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