Dr. Necati Canpolat

Sr. Staff, Intel Communication and Devices Group

Intel Corporation

Dr. Necati Canpolat is a WBA Board of Director representing Intel.

Dr. Canpolat has been with Intel Corporation since 1997. He is a senior staff member of Intel’s Communication Group and he has been focusing on mobile communications research and development, product definition, path finding, industry engagement, standards development, forging partnership and ecosystem formation. Prior to joining Intel, he has worked at Qualcomm Inc.

Dr. Canpolat has over 20 years of experience in the communication industry. He has held a number of officer and leadership positions in various organizations including WFA, IEEE 802.11 and WBA, and he also participates in several GSMA groups.

He has been engaged with the WBA since 2009. He is currently focused on Wi-Fi 6, 5G and Wi-Fi, and developing new solutions for service providers to leverage their Wi-Fi investments. He has been involved in all aspects of Carrier Wi-Fi Vantage, Hotspot 2.0, Multiband Operations, and Optimized Connectivity Experience since their inceptions.

Dr. Canpolat holds a Ph.D. from Oregon State University and Master’s degree from Colorado State University.