Published: Oct. 13, 2021

Keith Gremban & Mark SirangeloKeith Gremban
Research Professor, CU Boulder
Mark Sirangelo
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, CU Boulder
Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 4:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar

Join Mark Sirangelo as he welcomes Dr. Keith Gremban, one of the country’s leading experts in 5G and spectrum sharing, for a unique discussion and Q&A on the leading developments in 5G. Dr. Gremban has been working as a Program Manager on the DoD 5G Initiative, leading Tranche 1, which is deploying full-scale 5G testbeds at four military bases within the United States. Keith will discuss his views on 5G including:

  • What is the reality about 5G and its roll-out in the United States?  
  • How does the DoD 5G Initiative relate to the roll-out of 5G?
  • Is 5G really the major transformation that we hear about?
  • How will all the changes in spectrum and communications technology impact our lives for years to come?
  • What research, science & entrepreneurial opportunities will derive from the adoption of 5G?
  • Where does spectrum sharing fit into the future of telecommunications?
  • What are some of the research goals that the CU Boulder team should pursue as a university partner in the new $25M NSF SpectrumX Innovation Center?

Bios: Dr. Keith Gremban is the Co-Director of the Spectrum Policy Initiative at the Silicon Flatirons Center, and also a Research Professor in Aerospace at CU Boulder.  Keith has spent over 30 years in the defense industry as a software architect and systems engineer, with R&D experience in robotics, command-and-control systems, tactical communications, and spectrum science.  In 2011, Keith joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as a Program Manager in the Strategic Technologies Office, where he was responsible for a portfolio of programs in wireless communications and electronic warfare.  In 2015, Keith became the Director of the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) in Boulder, which is the research and engineering laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).  Keith received his PhD and MS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MS in Applied Mathematics and BS in Mathematics from Michigan State University.

Mark N. Sirangelo created and hosts the CU Future Insight Seminar Series as CU’s Entrepreneur-Scholar in Residence. He is the recent Chairman of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Board and the DoD’s Space Advisory Committee.  Previously he was Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator helping to develop NASA’s return to the Moon.  Mark was the founding executive and head of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems which has participated in over 300 space & aerospace missions to date.  He has served as the Chief Innovation Officer of Colorado and is the State’s appointee to the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory.