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May 2-5, 2010
Telus Convention Center
& Marriot Hotel
Calgary, Alberta,

Tutorial 1: Wireless Telecommunications Technology

Sunday Morning, May 2
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Marriott Hotel

Presented by

Luis Blanco - CognosEdge Education Inc.


This course provides a high understanding of end-to-end wireless communications engineering technology, with up-to-date substance from engineering, architectural, standards, operational, and management perspectives. It includes all layers and also technology evolution. It is recommended for senior engineers and managers who want to acquire a very high level of knowledge without major technical details. It provides comprehensive knowledge, end to end facets, and the 5 W's for wireless. It can used in preparation for the IEEE Communications Society's Wireless Communications Engineering Technology (WCET) examinations. Concepts covered relate to: Radio Engineering, Wireless Access Technologies & Standards, Networks & Service Architecture, Network Management & Security, Infrastructure, Agreements, Standards, Policies & Regulations, Relevant Engineering Concepts

Presenter's Biography

Luis is the President and founder of CognosEdge. CognosEdge is a leading provider of contracting and training services focus on Telecom multimedia applications and solutions running on top of the core and access networks. Luis has over 24 years of Telecom experience working in Canada, USA, and Spain. Prior to founding CognosEdge, Luis worked 12 years at Ericsson Canada. During the last four years Luis was the Director of Business Development for Multimedia systems integrations and solution in Canada. Other management positions held at Ericsson were Director of Product Management, Business Management, Strategy and Regulations of multimedia solutions. At Ericsson Luis was fully dedicated to the Canadian Telecom market. Before joining Ericsson, Luis was a Manager, Product Line Management, of international switching at Nortel Networks. Prior to that, with Nortel too, Luis held diverse positions such as Senior Technical Training Instructor, Product Marketing Manager and Test Engineer. With Nortel Luis worked seven years in Brampton, Canada and in Miami, USA. Prior to Nortel, Luis was employed five years in successive telecom engineering roles with Telefonica Spain in Madrid. Luis worked as a dimensioning engineer of Alcatel digital Switches and Network Designer Engineer of Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN). Luis holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electronics and M.Sc. in Telecommunications both from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. In addition to managing the company at CognosEdge, Luis develops and delivers courses for Canadian companies providing services in the Telecom Industry. Luis has more than 10 years of teaching and courseware developing experience including over 4 years as Senior Technical Training Instructor with Nortel, over 4 years at Humber College and with the University of Toronto as an Instructor for the Telecom Management Certificate. Luis volunteered for 5 years with the role of President of the Spanish School for Children in Toronto and managed all the aspect of running the school. The school provided all year around teaching of Spanish language with five teachers, an average of 80 students per year and eight member of the governing committee that Luis presided.

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