Director, Global Business Strategic Initiatives (GBSI); Connectivity and Telecom Practice Lead, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) – Purva Rajkotia is the Director of Global Business Strategy & Intelligence (GBSI) and the Connectivity and Telecom Practice Lead at IEEE SA. Prior to IEEE, Purva held leadership positions with Qualcomm, Samsung, and Disney in various capacities. Purva also held leadership positions in various standards organizations such as ITU, 3GPP, 3GPP2, CENELEC, etc. He has authored more than 100 patents granted by the USPTO (US Patent Office) and other worldwide patent organizations. He is one of the co-authors of the chapter on Powerline Communications in the book “MIMO Power Line Communications Narrow and Broadband Standards, EMC, and Advanced Processing” by CRC Press. He obtained his MSEE degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.