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5G & Advanced Communications on the Battlefield: Industry Advances and Military Applications
For centuries the world’s militaries have incorporated new technologies in their battlefield strategies and tactical missions, from radar and photography to GPS and UAVs. But with a new technology as wide-ranging and cross-cutting as 5G, the potential applications can seem endless.

In this special, free webinar that serves as prelude to IEEE Future Networks’ 2021 5G Workshop on First Responder and Tactical Networks, moderator Brian Zahnstecher will sit down with Lockheed Martin Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Steve Walker and IEEE Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Steve Welby, to discuss just how revolutionary 5G wireless technology could be to military operations.

For a detailed look at 5G military applications, read the new feature article on IEEE Spectrum, "Why the World's Militaries are Embracing 5G" at: https://spectrum.ieee.org/lockheed-martin-5g

Dec 13, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Steve Walker
Vice President and Chief Technical Officer @Lockheed Martin Corp
Steven Walker is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin of Lockheed Martin Corp. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, in 2020, he held various engineering leadership roles during a 30-year career in the U.S. government, including director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), deputy director of DARPA, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering. A senior member of the IEEE, he began his career in the era of 2G wireless networks.
Steve Welby
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer @IEEE
Steve Welby is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Before joining IEEE, in 2015 Stephen was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this role, he served as the chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Defense, leading one of the largest and most complex research, development, and engineering organizations in the world. Stephen has more than three decades of government and industrial experience in technology and product development.