special marketing seminar on 5G technology hosted at WT

Nov. 15, 2019

CONTACT: Dr. Syed Tariq Anwar, 806-651-2491, sanwar@wtamu.edu

Special Marketing Seminar on 5G Technology to be Hosted by WT

CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) in the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business has planned a special marketing seminar on the topic of “5G Technology, Cyber Security and Global Markets” from 1:30 - 2:45 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Senate Chamber.

Guest speakers for this useful seminar are:

  • Cyrus Driver, president and CEO, Simpatico Systems in Lubbock
  • Matt Carpenter, president and co-owner, AW Broadband in Amarillo

Driver started working at Perkin Elmer and Hitachi and has more than 29 years of experience in the telecom and high-tech industries. Driver served as vice president at Time Warner Cable, Vonage, Siemens, Nortel Networks, and Lucent Technologies and was also president of NTS, Lubbock. Driver has an MBA from WT and a BE from Bangalore University, India.

Carpenter has worked in the high-speed Internet and private wireless industry. AW Broadband, formerly Amarillo Wireless, provides high speed Internet and private wireless connections for up to 30 cities in the Panhandle of Texas. The company deploys and maintain cable, fiber, TV, and unlicensed wireless, licensed wireless as well as MMWave devices. Carpenter earned a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from American Intercontinental University and an associate degree in Computer Science from Amarillo College.

According to one estimate, 5G technology will add $12 trillion into the global economy by 2035.

Today’s fast developing 5G technology and its ultra-fast mobile and wireless devices are limited but will be available in the next 2-3 years. According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association and CNN, “the U.S. and China are now tied for first place in 5G readiness. Analysts don't expect to see widespread adoption in the U.S. until around 2020. Cyber security is equally important part of the Internet and its core areas encompass network security, cloud security, application security, Internet of things (IoTs) security, social engineering, etc.

According to Dr. Syed Tariq Anwar, professor of marketing and international business, “5G technology will have a great potential once its infrastructure and networks are taken care of globally. The cyber security industry is equally important and will continue to innovate and change in the coming years”.

The 5G and Cyber Security Seminar is another educational program which is planned and sponsored by WT’s collegiate award-winning chapter of the AMA. The seminar is free and open to students, faculty, staff and community. For more information, contact Anwar, co-chapter advisor, at 806-651-2491 or Turkan Kilic, primary advisor of the AMA chapter at 806-651-2506.



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