IEEE Future Networks World Forum
12-14 October 2022 | Montreal, Canada + Virtual (Hybrid)

OGA6: 5G Wireless And Open-RAN Powered By The Open Grid

13 October 2022 // 16:00 – 17:30


The open grid offers shared, neutral host infrastructure capable of supporting 5G radio services, dramatically changing the economics of private 5G and public 5G densification.


  • Aaron Hinkle, Vapor IO
  • Alex Reznik, Dell
  • Patrick Ostiguy, Accedian


Aaron Hinkle is currently the Director of Solutions Architecture at Vapor IO. At Vapor IO, he is working to push the envelope in bringing colocation, interconnection, transport, and automation to the edge: enabling cloud and private wireless networks to be near the customer premises at an affordable cost structure. Aaron was previously a Systems Architect at Sprint, where he designed and deployed VoLTE, Chrysler’s Connected Vehicle, and the IoT core.  He was instrumental in the transition to a virtualized core and leveraging the public cloud for production traffic.


Alex Reznik is a Global Principal Architect in Dell Technologies Telco Solutions Business organization.  In this role he is focused on helping Dell’s Telco and Enterprise partners navigate the complexities of Edge Cloud strategy and turning the potential of 5G Edge transformation into the reality of business outcomes.  Alex is a recognized industry expert in the area of edge computing and a frequent speaker on the subject.  He is a co-author of the book “Multi-Access Edge Computing in Action.”  From March 2017 through February 2021, Alex served as Chair of ETSI’s Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) ISG – the leading international standards group focused on enabling edge computing in access networks.
Prior to joining Dell, Alex was a Distinguished Technologist in HPE’s North American Telco organization.   In this role he was involved in various aspects of helping Tier 1 CSPs deploy state of the art flexible infrastructure capable of delivering on the full promises of 5G.  Prior to HPE Alex was a Senior Principal Engineer/Senior Director at InterDigital, leading the company’s research and development activities in the area of wireless internet evolution.  Since joining InterDigital in 1999, he has been involved in a wide range of projects, including leadership of 3G modem ASIC architecture, design of advanced wireless security systems, coordination of standards strategy in the cognitive networks space, development of advanced IP mobility and heterogeneous access technologies and development of new content management techniques for the mobile edge.
Alex earned his B.S.E.E. Summa Cum Laude from The Cooper Union, S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He held a visiting faculty appointment at WINLAB, Rutgers University, where he collaborated on research in cognitive radio, wireless security, and future mobile Internet.   He is a Senior Member of IEEE.  Alex is an inventor of over 150 granted U.S. patents, and has been awarded numerous awards for Innovation at InterDigital.


Patrick Ostiguy founded Accedian Networks in 2004 and serves as president, chief executive officer and sits on the board of directors. With over a decade of pertinent telecom industry experience, Patrick is responsible for filing of several Patent Applications and has published dozens of industry conference proceedings and technology articles.
Prior to founding Accedian, Patrick was co-founder Avantas Networks and launched the industry’s first portable Ethernet and SONET field-services test-set. Avantas Networks was acquired for $100M by EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering and Patrick continued his role in product management and participated in several M&A activities at the executive level. Prior to Avantas, Patrick was part of the initial Positron Fiber Systems (PFS) team that commercialized the industry’s first Ethernet over SONET Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP). PFS was acquired by Reltec in 1997 for $200M, and subsequently by Marconi. Patrick is the recipient of the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in Quebec for recognition of his technology solutions, his exceptional leadership in driving growth, development and innovation in the industry. Patrick holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Sherbrooke.


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