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David Witkowski

David Witkowski

Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

David Witkowski is a wireless and telecommunications industry veteran.  After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, and earning his BSEE from University of California - Davis, he held managerial and leadership roles for companies ranging from Fortune 500 multi-nationals to early-stage startups. David is Executive Director of the Wireless Communications Initiative at Joint Venture Silicon Valley (, and the CEO of Oku Solutions LLC (www.okuso  He serves as an Adviser to the Carnegie Institute of Technology Dean's Council, as a Member of the UC D avis Industrial Affiliates Council, as a Member of the CTIA Innovation Council, as a Member of the 21st Century Communications Infrastructure Committee of the Bay Area Council, and is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the Radio Club of America.

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), and co-author of "Evaluation of RF Network Testing" (Anritsu, Bird Technologies, CommScope, & Motorola - 2013).  A noted author and public speaker, David has writ ten feature articles for IEEE Microwaves Magazine, CIO Review, MissionCritical Communications, EETimes, Make:Magazine,  QST, Urgent Communications, and RCR Wireless.  David has spoken and moderated panels at the CDX Global Forum, APCO, I WCE, CTIA, TC3, ESC, IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Wireless West, IIT Bombay Heritage Fund, MIT Club of Northern California, Alberta Wireless Connections, RCA Technical Symposium, and ConnectivityWeek.


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