andy chang


brian modoff



Andy Chang
Andy Chang, Director of Product Marketing Americas, KUKA 

Andy Chang

Director of Product Marketing Americas, KUKA 

Andy Chang is the Director of Product Marketing Americas at KUKA.

In his role, Chang focuses on introducing cloud, web and mobile technologies that augment traditional robotics operating technologies.

Before joining KUKA in September 2015, Chang held various professional positions ranging from a controls engineer to a global program manager for academic research responsible for driving strategic partnership, product management, product strategy and field enablement.  Chang has written more than 100 scientific articles and publications.

Chang graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007 with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2006.

Brian Modoff
Brian Modoff, EVP, Strategy and M&A, Qualcomm

Brian Modoff

EVP, Strategy and M&A, Qualcomm

Brian Modoff is executive vice president of strategy and M&A for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Modoff will partner closely with the Executive Committee to help define Qualcomm’s strategic direction and long-term vision in order to ensure strong cohesion and alignment with all strategic planning efforts throughout the organization. Modoff also will have oversight of Qualcomm’s venture investment portfolio.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Modoff served as a technology analyst for Deutsche Bank covering the wireless networking and communications systems sector for more than 20 years. Modoff was an institutional investor, top ranked analyst for his sector over the past five years. He has advised investors and fund managers on how to best position their portfolios ahead of industry technology evolutions, identifying the best-positioned companies in the industry based on their technological edge, financial stewardship and managerial performance metrics. Prior to working at Deutsche Bank, he was a manufacturing supervisor in the defense electronics industry for seven years at Rockwell International. He also served in the United States Navy as a Communications Specialist.

Modoff holds a Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Glendale, Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from California State University, Fullerton.

Caroline Chan
Caroline Chan, GM 5G Infrastructure Division, Intel

Caroline Chan

GM 5G infrastructure Division Intel

Caroline Y. Chan is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the
group’s 5G infrastructure division at Intel Corporation. She has overall responsibility for
Intel’s global network infrastructure strategy and solution development related to 5th-
generation wireless technology. Chan and her team identify and develop use cases that
incorporate the Internet of Things, innovation in wireless technologies and deployment
models, such as mobile edge computing and alternative spectrums that will enable new
service providers and enterprise networks.

Since joining Intel in 2009, Chan has worked closely with telecommunications vendors,
operators and application developers to advance strategy and marketing in virtual RAN, mini
Cloud-RAN and mobile edge computing technologies. Before leading the 5G infrastructure
division, she spent six years as director of wireless technology and strategy. In that
position, Chan oversaw server CPU extension into Intel’s wireless infrastructure business, a
role that encompassed investment strategy, CPU adoption and modification, marketing, and
business development. Earlier in her Intel career, she led strategy and business
development for the WiMAX program office.

Before joining Intel, Chan had a 15-year career at Nortel Networks Corp., culminating in her role as director of 4G wireless product management.

Chan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively. She serves on
the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project and the xRAN organization. Her
contributions in the area of virtualized wireless radio access networks earned Chan an Intel
Achievement Award in 2016.

David Brenner
David Brenner, Event task group chair at open connectivity foundation, Intel

David Brenner

Event Task Group Chair at Open Connectivity Foundation, Intel 

David Brenner is director of wireless solutions business development at Intel Corporation where he is involved with IoT standards and ecosystems. He is a communications technology leader with extensive industry experience from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in engineering, marketing, sales, business development, product management, operations, customer service, and investment. With over 30 years of experience in communications and networking, Brenner has successfully led numerous teams through the changing business dynamic to meet the demands of today’s highly competitive technology environment. He has extensive experience driving communications industry standards including his work with the OCF, IEEE, IETF, Bluetooth SIG, Wi-Fi Alliance, WiMedia, USB-IF and others.

Brenner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University, and has partnered with universities on communications research and testing programs including the University of New Hampshire, Rice University and the University of Texas WNCG. He has published numerous business articles and technical papers as well as spoken at industry events including most recently for the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), where he serves as chairperson of the Liaison Group and Events Group as well as a key contributor to OCF marketing, ecosystem, strategy and membership efforts.

Jan Geldmacher
Jan Geldmacher, President, Sprint Business

Jan Geldmacher

President, Sprint Business 

Jan Geldmacher is President, Sprint Business. He joined the company in August 2016 and reports to CEO Marcelo Claure.

Jan leads Sprint’s national sales and service teams focused on delivering wireless, wireline and IoT solutions to large, global corporations along with small- and medium-sized businesses.

Before joining Sprint, Jan served as chief executive officer of Vodafone Global Enterprise, the London-based business unit responsible for defining the strategy and operational execution of Vodafone’s relationships with multinational corporate customers worldwide.

Jan also served as director of Vodafone’s Enterprise Business Unit, CEO of British Telecom Germany, Member of T-Systems' executive team and head of international networks and joint ventures with Bonn, Germany-based Deutsche Telecom. Prior to that Jan worked in various management and sales positions at European telecom companies. He started his career with AT&T Global Information Solutions (NCR Corp.).

Jan graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne.