Upkar Dhaliwal

Upkar Dhaliwal



  • Member, TC-23 WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, Technical Committees**
  • Member, TC-27 CONNECTED AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, Technical Committees**


Upkar Dhaliwal, is an Parallel Entrepreneur and Wireless Technology subject matter expert on Mobility, He has hands on wireless and internet experience undertaking Application, Intellectual Property, Business Development and Technical advisor support on Present and Future Wireless Technologies and its product development for start ups, OEMs, private equity and with most of Market Leaders.

A Professional Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council UK, He is a Senior Wireless & RF System Architect Executive an industry expert serving on numerous industrial/technical/policy bodies with US National Policy influences and technical societies with specialized knowledge and technical leadership for many Start up and the investment community.

He has in the past 30 years worked at QUALCOMM for 8 years thru the 3G /4G CDMA/UMTS/LTE era, STMicroelectronics in a joint design team with NOKIA Mobile 4G LTE and HSPA, for SAMSUNG Telecom for early 2G – GSM, earlier years prior in Space & Defense Wireless.

At present, working on beyond 4G charting towards 5G in terms of Cognitive Radios, Distributed Mesh Sensor Radios and beyond LTE-Advance into the World of Big Data and Internet of Things IoT that will drive next generation of Internet. Volunteering in many IEEE roles. General Co-Chair, IEEE 5G SUMMIT San Diego 2019, IEEE TTM 2018 Local Arrangements, IEEE San Diego Section Chair, IEEE COM-SOC Region 6 NA Board Member, IEEE IOT-J Executive Steering Committee, SDN-I, 5G-I, CEO Future Wireless Technologies, Biz Dev: Cognition Systems, Phluido, AgShift, Big Data Federation and recently Technology & Strategy – Assured Wireless.

He grew up in West London England and studied for a Bachelors & Masters Degrees in Engineering from Leeds and University College London Universities respectively, leading to early career experiences & contributions in device modeling, circuit design and subsystem developments where he led World wide engineering teams in some World Class Firsts. Some new Firsts are still being implemented in MANET connected devices, Hybrid Cloud Services and Predictive Insight Big Data.

He is married with two children settled and with working practices in San Diego and London. He enjoys cooking, Red Wines, Whiskey and Bhangra Dances and Music. He has travelled, lived and worked in over 20 countries worldwide on 4 continents.

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