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Patrick Henkle
Director Software Systems at JMA Wireless


Pat has broad and deep experience in information technology and telecommunications ranging from sales and marketing to product management and product development. Pat joined JMA in 2016 as one of the inaugural team members tasked with establishing JMA’s XRAN product line, the industry’s first all software LTE base station. Prior to JMA Pat was the Director of Product Management at NEC’s where he was responsible for their virtualized Unified Communications software. Prior, Pat was with Sphere Communications (acquired by NEC) where he led the company’s product management team. Sphere Communications was awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for a “LAN Telephone system”, the precursor to VoIP systems which are commonplace today. Prior to Sphere Communications, Pat was responsible for managing a global portfolio of carrier class multi-media access gateways for Internet Access and Internet Telephony at 3Com Corporation and US Robotics Corporation (acquired by 3Com). Before joining US Robotics, Pat held a variety of positions ranging from software development, technical sales engineering and product management at Ameritech Corporation where his expertise involved the blending of broadband networking technologies and networked software applications for automated business workflows and decision support systems. Pat is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago where he studied Quantitative Methods and Information Decision Science.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Making the Most of CBRS