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Light Reading Network X Americas
May 21-23, 2024
Irving Convention Center at Las ColinasIrving, Texas

Joe Kochan
Executive Director at National Spectrum Consortium


Joe Kochan is the Executive Director of the National Spectrum Consortium, where he leads the 400-member coalition of technology companies and researchers to promote US leadership on advanced wireless technology. NSC provides a provide a forum for collaboration and helps fund and create breakthroughs in spectrum- and spectrum-dependent capabilities for the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.

Joe most recently served as the CEO and co-founder of US Ignite, responsible for leading the nonprofit organization in its mission to accelerate the smart community movement. He continues to volunteer as a member of US Ignite’s board of directors.

Prior to US Ignite, Joe worked as federal program officer in the Department of Commerce’s BTOP grant program, and before that, he was a co-founder of DigitalBridge Communications, a startup dedicated to bringing broadband wireless services to small, underserved markets nationwide.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel discussion: Spectrum needs, requirements and global learnings for 6G