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Executive Director, Civic Technology Initiatives
David Witkowski is a wireless and telecommunication industry expert and leader who became Executive Director of Joint Venture's Wireless Communications Initiative (WCI) in 2015.
David's passion for technology and wireless began as a hobby during childhood and continued during his service in the US Coast Guard where he led deployment and maintenance programs for mission-critical radio, radar, and data networking systems. After earning his BSEE from University of California - Davis, with a study emphasis on modulation theory and RF/wireless design, he held managerial and leadership roles for companies ranging from Fortune 500 multi-nationals to early-stage startups. David is the CEO of Oku Solutions LLC, a leading professional services company specializing in business development, market entry strategies, business intelligence, and public policy for the wireless and telecommunications industries.
David is the author of "Bridging the Gap : 21st Century Wireless Telecommunications" (Joint Venture Silicon Valley, 2016), co-author of "Carrier & Public Wi-Fi" (Mobile Experts LLC, 2015), lead co-author of "Evaluation of RF Network Testing" (Anritsu, Motorola, Bird Technologies, & CommScope, 2013), and has written feature articles for IEEE Microwaves Magazine, CIO Review, MissionCritical Communications, EETimes, Make:Magazine, QST, Urgent Communications, and RCR Wireless. As a public speaker he has delivered presentations and moderated panels at Alberta Wireless Connections, APCO, Broadband Live, CDX Global Forum, CTIA, DAS & Small Cells Congress, IEEE International Microwave Symposium, IEEE 5G World Forum, IWCE, League of California Cities Conference, GSMA Mobile World Congress - Americas, RAN USA, RCA Technical Symposium, SCWS Americas, State Of The Valley, TC3, and Wireless West.
David serves as Chair of the 5G Deployment Working Group at IEEE, Co-Chair of the GCTC Wireless SuperCluster at NIST, on the Board of Expert Advisors for the California Emerging Technology Fund, and is a Senior Member in both the IEEE and the Radio Club of America.