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Interview with Ricardo Anaya

by | Apr 21, 2021 | Interviews,

Ricardo Anaya

Ricardo Anaya

Product Manager, Staff at Qualcomm

Key Topics:5G, IoT, LTE-A, LTE-A Pro, LTE-IoT, 5GNR, C-V2X, VR, AR, Wi-Fi
Location:México City, México

20 years of experience in the wireless industry: Carriers OEMS ( Device Manufacturers); Infrastructure vendors; Semiconductor Provider (Qualcomm;) Working in LATAM to take the next step on 4G (LTE, LTE-A,LTE-IoT: Cat M1 and NB-IoT:, VoLTE. LAA, C-V2X), 5G, 5GNR, NSA-5GNR, SA-5GNR, AI, ML, DL, AR/VR(XR); Academic at ISDI Public Relations

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

20 years of experience in the wireless industry: worked for a Carriers in Mexico in Network Planning; worked in the USA for an OEM in Software and product acceptance for LATAM and USA carriers; worked for Infrastructure vendors deploying WiMAx, UMTS and GSM networks. Now working for a Semiconductor Provider helping a lot of key players in LATAM to take next steps into 5G.

What topic areas are you most passionate about?

5G; New business Opportunities enabled by 5G; 5G Private Networks ;New Technologies; New Realities enabled by Tech: Virtual, Mix, Augmented or enhanced; IoT; Digital Transformation.

Which influencers influence you within those key topics?

Cristiano Amon, Durga Maladi, Alex Katuzian and John Smee.

Outside of key topics, who else influences you?

Futurists, entrepreneurs, bold and creative entrepreneurs.

How would you describe your offline influence?

Meeting with customers, speaking at events, both industry and academy.

What’s your best source of information for getting ahead of a story? What resource do you use to stay ahead of the trend?

Following key influencers. End to End Follow up. Follow key players in the entire value chain: Infra, OEM, Governments, big companies, attend diverse forums and industry events.

If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?

I am interested in podcasts; webinars; whitepapers; co-writing; speaking opportunities; product innovation, testing, validation; video interviews.

What brands have you worked with?

Qualcomm, Xiaomi, Oppo, Motorola, Samsung, LG.

Which non-paid activities would you be keen to take part in if the opportunity raised your profile or delivered value to your audience?

I would be keen to share or create a social post as well as to participate in a podcast, webinar or an online chat. I am also interested in creating video content, co-creating long form content, writing a product review, providing a quote for content or news article, speaking or attending an event, although these activities require approval.

What are your passions outside of work?

Tech for good use. Cycling, urban gardening, fitness (running, trial and Spartan races), baseball, gadgets, robotics.

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?

By email.