Whether you’re listening to the ABBA’s greatest hits or using Wi-Fi connectivity, you always expect a stellar performance. The Wi-Fi World Congress Europe 2022 in Stockholm will deliver that, and much more – on September 26-28, join the world’s top Wi-Fi experts, including our very own David D. Coleman, Director of Wireless and CWNE #4!
The Wi-Fi World Congress hosted by Wi-Fi NOW is the no. 1 congress event dedicated to showcasing and supporting the global Wi-Fi industry. Masterclass training sessions, keynote speeches, panel discussions, and on top of it all – a bustling expo with the world’s leading Wi-Fi technology vendors, including yours truly, showcasing their latest products and services. What more could you ask for?
Well, you’d probably appreciate a convenient location. As it happens, for the first time the event is bringing the world’s top Wi-Fi leaders to Stockholm, providing an exceptional opportunity for European, and especially Scandinavian, network professionals and organizations to join! After all, what better place to put up a show and discuss innovations and opportunities than the city of ABBA and Alfred Nobel, right?
Meet with David D. Coleman (CWNE #4)!
Speaking of performances, the Wi-Fi World Congress wouldn’t be the same without David D. Coleman (CWNE #4) – Director of Wireless in the Office of CTO at Extreme Networks and a global authority on Wi-Fi technology! David will be giving a speech on the third day of the event (September 28). As a warmup, we’ve asked him a couple of questions before to the event!
David, this year’s event will be zooming in on the current evolution of Wi-Fi and the massive new opportunities Wi-Fi 6E provides for enterprises and service providers, among others. Who do you think will be the biggest winners in the era of 6 GHz and why?
Wi-Fi 6E offers up to 1,200 MHz of new spectrum in the 6 GHz frequency band which is an enormous spectrum bonanza. Over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe, and APAC already have or are considering new regulations for Wi-Fi use in 6 GHz.
Quite frankly, every vertical wins with 6 GHz Wi-Fi! Anything you can do with Wi-Fi in the legacy bands, you will be able to do better in 6 GHz. I do foresee mission critical applications moving to 6 GHz due to pristine RF environment. And due to the bandwidth and latency enhancements available, over the next ten years, I expect all kinds of innovation for new wireless applications that can prosper in 6 GHz.
Wi-Fi 6E is the foundational generation of Wi-Fi that offers 6 GHz connectivity. Wi-Fi 7 will be the next generation that leverages 6 GHz and all other future generations of Wi-Fi will be built on the spectrum superhighway that has debuted with Wi-Fi 6E.
The upcoming Wi-Fi World Congress is not your first rodeo, so to speak. What are you most excited about this time?
The Wi-Fi World Congress, sponsored by Wi-Fi NOW, is always a great event because it brings together industry leaders. Claus Hetting always attracts great speakers! I am excited to hear the diverse perspectives of Wi-Fi 6E from a lot of very smart people and have some visionary conversations about the next-gen technology, Wi-Fi 7. Of course, I am also enjoying getting back in front of people again, as opposed to the virtual meetings of the past several years due to the pandemic. Also – Stockholm is awesome!
Who do you think will benefit the most from attending the event and your presentation? How would you convince someone who’s never been to any Wi-Fi World Congress to come and join the party?
This is a great "business of Wi-Fi" conference for analysts, executives, CIOs and techies. I have always liked the biz-dev aspect of the conference, however, anyone interested in Wi-Fi will learn a lot just by attending. Also, Extreme Networks is sponsoring an after-hours event at the ABBA museum... that only is worth the price of a ticket! 🙂
What’s your favorite ABBA song? 😉
The hit single from the year 1981, "Take a Chance on Me" – I am dating myself, but I was 21 years old when that tune was blasting on the radio.
The after party? Walk in, dance out!
All work and no play… Wi-Fi NOW social events are a big part of the Wi-Fi World Congress, where we can meet, laugh and refresh our passion for work among the industry thought leaders. This year Extreme Networks is overjoyed to invite everyone with a WWC 2022 ticket to a special social evening event at the one and only ABBA The Museum in Stockholm!
Meet all the other great folks for drinks and a private VIP tour of the museum where you can virtually try on ABBA’s costumes, sing, play, mix original music and become the fifth member of the band!
Wi-Fi World Congress Europe 2022
September 26-28 | Hotel Birger Jarl @ Stockholm, Sweden
About David D. Coleman
David D. Coleman is the Director of Wireless Networking at the Office of the CTO for Extreme Networks. David is a technology evangelist, public speaker and proficient author. David travels the world for both customer and channel partner engagements, speaking events and training sessions. He has instructed IT professionals from around the globe in Wi-Fi design, security, administration, and troubleshooting. David has written multiple books, blogs, and white papers about wireless networking, and he is considered an authority on 802.11 technology. Prior to working at Extreme, he specialized in corporate and government Wi-Fi training and consulting. In the past, he has provided Wi-Fi consulting for numerous private corporations, the US military, and other federal and state government agencies. David is also the 2020 recipient of the Wi-Fi Lifetime Achievement Award. When he is not traveling, David resides in Atlanta, Georgia and Chapala, Mexico. David is CWNE #4 and is the co-author of Sybex Publishing’s “Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) Study Guide – 6th Edition” and “Wi-Fi 6 and 6E for Dummies”