Confirmed speakers 2019

Hear 70+ speakers from Europe, Asia and the USA
that have insights in the tech, business and science

Who, what, when?

See what’s happening at what times in the agenda below.
Full agenda also available as a PDF download

8:00
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9:00

Registration

9:00
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9:05

Opening Show & Setting the scene of Day 1

9:05
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9:25

Welcome Address

  • Krišjānis Kariņš, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia
  • Demonstration of drone BLOS flight by Latvian Mobile Telephone(LMT), Latvia 
  • Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Paula Lehtomäki, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
9:25
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9:50

Keynote

5G -HYPE OR HOPE FOR GLOBAL DIGITAL FUTURE
9:50
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11:00

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 1

HOW EUROPE CAN UPGRADE ITS LEADERSHIP SOURCE CODE

Moderator: Steve Hoffman, Captain & CEO, Founders Space, the USA

  • Roberto Viola, Director-General, Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Anders Ygeman, Minister for Energy and Digital Development, Sweden
  • Karol Okoński, Secretary of State, Ministry of Digital Affairs, Poland
  • Gabriel Solomon, Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe and Latin America, Ericsson AB - View presentation
  • Wassim Chourbaji, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy EMEA, Qualcomm  Incorporated
11:00
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11:20

Coffee Break

11:20
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12:30

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 2

THE GLOBAL TRIPLET OF IoT, AI and 5G WAS BORN

Moderator:  Will Townsend, ARInsights Power 100 Analyst, Contributor, Forbes, the USA

12:30
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13:30

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 3

ECOSYSTEMS AND PARTNERSHIPS ARE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL 5G COMMERCIALISATION

Moderator: Laszlo Toth, Head of Public Policy, Europe, GSMA

13:30
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14:30

Lunch

14:30
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16:15

Smart City

Moderator: Viesturs Celmiņš, Urban planner, Director at Vefresh innovation district, Riga

Welcome address: Juris Pūce, Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

14:35 Keynote: Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields: a public health perspective

  • Dr. Hans Kluge, Nominee for the position of Regional Director for Europe / Dr. Emilie van Deventer,Team Leader of the Radiation Programme, World Health Organisation (WHO) - View presentation

14:50 Keynote: How to build sustainable smart city using triplet: 5G, AI and IoT

15:10 Panel discussion: The role of smart cities in building a sustainable business environment for triplet 5G, AI, and IoT

14:30
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16:15

Smart Mobility

Moderator: Andrii Degeler, Senior Tech Journalist, Tech.eu, the Netherlands

Welcome address: Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia

14:40 Keynote: How smart, connected, shared and autonomous vehicles can bring social and economic benefits

15:00 Panel discussion: Are connected cars able to save millions of lives?

14:30
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16:15

Industry 4.0

Moderator: Marios Nicolaou, Senior Advisor, 5G & Digital Transformation, the UK

Welcome address: Ralfs Nemiro, Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

16:15
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16:45

Coffee Break

16:45
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18:00

Smart City - continuation

16:45 Keynote: Making cities smarter with 5G– a reality check

17:05 Panel discussion: The role of cities in the development of 5G networks

16:45
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18:00

Smart Mobility - continuation

16:45 Keynote: 5G on railways - current status and direction

17:05 Panel discussion: The opportunities of smart mobility to change business models of multi-modal transport corridors

17:45 5G use cases

From phones to drones

Port of Riga pilotprojects and 5G solution

  • Deniss Bičkovs, IT Project Manager,Freeport of Riga Authority, Latvia - View presentation
16:45
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18:00

Industry 4.0. - continuation

16:45 Keynote: 5G for the Industrial IoT

17:05 Keynote: How digitalizationand 5G can help SME’s to increase their competitiveness

17:25 Keynote: The Role of 5G for theManufacturing Industry

18:00
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18:15

Break

18:15
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19:00

Panel discussion

FROM PILOT PROJECTS TO INNOVATIVE PUBLIC PROCUREMENTS FOR FUTURE DIGITALISATION

Moderator: Marios Nicolaou, Senior Advisor, 5G & Digital Transformation, the UK

19:00
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21:00

SOCIAL EVENT

9:00
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11:00

Smart Media & Entertainment

Moderator: Mark E.Smith, Strategic MarketingConsultant, Telecoms, Media & Entertainment, the UK

9:05 Keynote: 5G will bring fans and their idols closer

9:25 Panel discussion: 5G will enable real-time globalization, localization and personalization in media

10:35 Keynote:"Silicon Valley and the Future of Hollywood"

9:00
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11:00

Smart Mobility

Moderator: Will Townsend, ARInsights Power 100 Analyst, Contributor, Forbes, the USA

9:00 Panel discussion: How to enable clouds of drones supervised by AI?

10:00 Panel discussion: Legal frameworks harmonisation in Baltic Sea region to enable C-ITS and connected cars

9:00
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11:00

Industry 4.0

Moderator: Christian Jose Pereira, SVP Sales & Operations, grandcentrix GmbH, Germany

9:05 Keynote: Factory of the future

11:00
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11:20

Coffee Break

11:20
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12:10

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 4

SHARE OR DIE - NEW TREND OF MOBILE NETWORK DEVELOPMENT

Moderator: Jonas Wessel, Chairman, Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG)

12:10
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13:00

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 5

CAN EUROPE SAVE THE 5G NEWBORN BY INTRODUCING AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH IN LEGAL FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT?

Moderator: Dr. Yung Shin Van Der Sype, Lawyer, Timelex, Belgium

  • Laszlo Toth, Head of Public Policy, Europe, GSMA - View presentation
  • Dr. oec. Juris Binde, President & Chairman of the Management Board, Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT), Latvia
  • Evita Feldberga, Director of Sectoral Policy Department, Ministry of Economics, Latvia
  • 1 more senior-level speakersTBC
13:00
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13:40

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 6

BALTIC SEA REGION - FROM STANDALONE 5G TESTBED TO POWERFUL REGION OF INNOVATIONS

Moderator: Marios Nicolaou, SeniorAdvisor, 5G & Digital Transformation, the UK

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