NEWSDR 2017 Keynote Speaker – Professor Dennis Roberson

roberson_dennis_205x235Dennis Roberson has been Vice Provost and Research Professor with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) since June 2003, where he established a new undergraduate business school, a wireless research center (WiNCom), IIT’s corporate relations initiative, and is currently responsible the latter two efforts and IIT’s Research efforts, strategic plan assessment, and its technology commercialization office and externally focused entrepreneurial efforts. Professor Roberson is also President, CEO and Member of Roberson and Associates, LLC, a technology and management consulting firm serving a variety of government and commercial customers since 2008. From April 1998 to April 2004, Professor Roberson was Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Motorola, Inc. From 1971 to 1998, he held senior executive positions with NCR Corporation, AT&T, Digital Equipment Corp. (now part of Hewlett Packard) and IBM. Professor Roberson is a Director of Advanced Diamond Technologies, Cleversafe, Caerus Institute, OnKol and SonSet Solutions. He also chairs the U.S. Federal Communication Commission’s Technology Advisory Council and serves on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). He has served as an invited expert for the development of the PCAST Spectrum Policy Report, the Board of Directors of FIRST Robotics, the National Advisory Council for the Boy Scouts of America, the Board of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research, and as an International Advisory Panel member for the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.