The talk looks to our future of communications and where we are with 5G and where 6G might take us. A review of energy generation and usage is extended to discuss the energy used in the communication systems we have built and points to the challenges ahead. Additional mega-trends we see are outlined and some of the ways that electronics and computing, in general, can meet these while also sustaining our planet.
Mark Pierpoint is senior vice president of Strategic Innovation & Partnerships at Keysight Technologies and president of Keysight's Ixia Solutions Group, which provides network test and visibility solutions for validating, optimizing and securing networks. Before being named ISG president, Pierpoint served as vice president and general manager of the Internet Infrastructure business within the Communications Solutions Group at Keysight Technologies, where he was responsible for developing and delivering solutions across the commercial communications network from network access points to data centers and the cloud. Prior to this, he led Keysight's move in modular products, growing the business to over $150 million in FY15. Pierpoint joined the company in 1987, when it was still part of Hewlett-Packard. He has held multiple management positions in R&D, sales, marketing, and operations across various businesses within Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies in both the United States and Europe.
Pierpoint holds a Ph.D. in microwave engineering, and a B.Sc. in electrical & electronic engineering from the University of Leeds in the UK.