Enrico Salvatori is senior vice president & president ofQualcomm Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role Enrico is responsible forQualcomm’s EMEA strategy for ensuring that OEMs and operators drive new technologyadoption throughout all EMEA markets. Enrico also provides strategic directionand oversight for all Qualcomm business development and operational activitiesthroughout the region. His role overseas all areas of technology innovationincluding smartphones, automotive, IOT, connectivity and the transition to 5G.
Enrico joined Qualcomm in February 2002 as a member of theproduct marketing team in Europe for QCT where he was responsible for operatorrelationships in Southern Europe.
Prior to joining Qualcomm Enrico was the chief technologyofficer at TELIT, a handset manufacturer. He previously worked as a TechnicalDirector at Elsacom/Finmeccanica, a satellite service provision company distributingthe Globalstar communication service.
Enrico has a master’s degree in electronic engineering from theUniversity of Rome.
Qualcomm technologies havepowered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people for over 30years. Our technology is in virtually every smartphone in the world. Weinvented CDMA, pioneered 3G and 4G, and are leading the way to 5G and a new eraof intelligent, connected devices. We are revolutionizing industries, includingmobile, automotive, computing, IoT, health care and data center, across theglobe, and enable millions of devices to connect with each other in ways neverbefore imagined.
We engage in R&D, developing advancedtechnologies and products, and make those technologies broadly accessible tothe whole digital communications ecosystem, ultimately enabling applicationsand services that consumers depend on. This model -- which is fundamental tothe core mission, values and culture of Qualcomm -- has been in place since1995, and ensures the market grows and consumers continually benefit.
Roberto Viola is Director General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission.
He was the Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT, European Commission from 2012 to 2015.
Roberto Viola served as Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, as Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010. He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators) and Chairman of the European Regulators Group (ERG).
He held the position of Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM, from 2005 to 2012. Prior to this, he served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004.
From 1985-1999 he served in various positions including Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services at the European Space Agency (ESA).
Roberto Viola holds a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
DG CONNECT has been one of the pioneers and main actors in driving 5G technologies and their deployment throughout the last few years. This is in line with the Commission strategy for the Digital Single Market, which underlines the importance of very high capacity networks like 5G as a key asset for Europe to compete in the global market.
Against this background, the Commission has established the 5G Public-Private Partnership under Horizon2020 in 2014 to lead the global development of 5G technologies, standards and large scale experimentation in close cooperation with the other leading world regions. Moreover, the Commission launched the 5G Action Plan in 2016 setting ambitious targets for 5G deployment and ensure a coordinated introduction of 5G in Europe. The Commission has worked closely with the Member States to develop a common EU 5G spectrum roadmap and to establish national 5G roadmaps based on exchange of best practice and identification of common elements at EU-level.
DG CONNECT works with all stakeholders to seize the major opportunity of 5G services for verticals such as for automotive applications. In this regard, DG CONNECT initiated at the Digital Day 2017 in Rome the process to establish a pan-European network of 5G Corridors for Connected and Automated Mobility and has recently selected first large-scale cross-border trial projects.
In February 2018 DG CONNECT launched the European 5G Observatory to closely follow the progress of the 5G Action Plan and take the necessary action to fully implement it.
Chaobin Yang serves as President of 5G Product Line and is responsible for strategic planning, development and delivery of Huawei's 5G solutions, bringing the next generation of wireless technology to a hyper-connected society.
Prior to this position, Mr. Yang was Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line where he was responsible for strategic planning and marketing activities for Huawei's wireless product portfolio. Mr. Yang led the planning and R&D teams and collaborated with key industry partners worldwide to promote the healthy development of the industry chain and universal applications, accelerating the proliferation of 3G and 4G networks. He was also the founder of Huawei's Mobile Innovation Center, and inventor of the industry pioneering SingleRAN solution.
Mr. Yang joined Huawei in 1998, working on UMTS signal processing algorithms. In 2000, he became the head of Huawei Wireless Research, where he made significant contributions to the evolution of WCDMA/HSPA/LTE. From 2008 to 2011, He served as the head of Huawei's LTE Product Line and Huawei’s R&D center in Sweden.
Mr. Yang received a Master's Degree in Telecommunications from University of Science and Technology of China in 1998.
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.
Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services is both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all forms and sizes.
At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
Peter Karlströmer leads Cisco’s Global Service Provider sales organization for the EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia) region. The Global Service Provider segment represents one of the largest and most dynamic markets for Cisco. As web, cloud, media and communications providers are undergoing an historic transition, Peter’s organization is working closely with customers to help them transform their businesses and re-architect their networks, enabling them to become more agile and innovative, and to achieve sustainable growth.
Previously Peter led the Cisco Northern Europe organization where he and his team helped businesses in some of the world’s most advanced IT economies stay at the forefront of technology and productivity. Before joining Cisco in 2012, Peter was a partner with McKinsey & Company for fifteen years, assisting technology, software and telecommunications organizations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Peter holds a Master of Science degree in telecommunications and computer engineering and a Master degree in finance and business administration from Lund University in Sweden. He is married with two children.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in IP networking transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
Since its inception in 1984, Cisco has been at the forefront of multiple network innovations making the Internet work and helping society securely connect and avail of tomorrow's digital opportunity today. This tradition of IP innovation continues with the development of industry-leading products in the core technologies of routing and switching, along with integrated solutions that span network, data center, cloud, security technologies, collaboration and IoT. For over 30 years, Cisco has helped its customers build networks and automate, orchestrate, integrate, and digitize IT-based products and services. In an increasingly connected world, Cisco is assisting the transformations of businesses, governments, and cities worldwide.
Mr Maris Kucinskis is the current Prime Minister of Latvia, the most powerful member of the Government of Latvia, who presides over the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers. The Prime Minister determines the general direction of Government’s activities and ensures coordinated and purposeful work of the Cabinet of Ministers, leading the work of the Cabinet of Ministers and responsible before the Saeima (Latvian parliament). Mr Kucinskis was elected to the Parliament in 2014 from the Greens and Farmers Union and nominated as the Prime Minister by the Latvian president in February 2016. Since then, the Prime Minister has headed a successful three-party coalition in the Latvian government, overseeing steady economic growth.
Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia
The digitalisation is our present and our future. I see a great potential in the 5G ecosystem joint development in the Baltic Sea Region, based on innovative business models. Here in Latvia, we pursue the Data Driven Nation Concept, which implies the reliance on an unrestricted availability of public data, the society awareness rising and an involvement through open data for us to work on new innovative solutions. The Latvian scientists and businesses already produce world-class solutions in the quantum computing domains, computer vision and latest language technologies.
It is important to identify the national competitive advantages that form a contribution to the common EU system within the framework of the global innovation technique system. Latvia wishes to become a global innovation development and testing point, which ensures the availability, openness and opportunities of the infrastructure used for local and international partners.
The goal of the Latvian government is to attain a more rapid national economy transformation process. In cooperation with businesses, science representatives and foreign partners, the government must purposefully implement a series of measures aimed at increasing the labour productivity of economic entities and providing for a simple, reliable and quick receipt of public services, thus conducing the aspiration of the public to become involved in the provision of various economic and social values. Latvia is well placed to become a "magnet" for Northern European economic activities, developing sought-after solutions on the global market. In consideration of a rapid digitalisation development and its direct effect on the productivity, Latvia strives to achieve a higher rate of economic growth than the EU average level; therefore, a series of proactive measures must be taken in order to make Latvia open and capable to absorb the digitalisation challenges and, even more importantly, capable to use its own scientific potential and business capabilities to develop solutions that would be in demand for export to the global market.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Master of Business Administration (Sloan Fellow), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
· Senior Vice President Europe, Nokia 2015
· President, Greater China Region, Nokia Networks 2012-2015
· Head of Customer Operations, Greater China Region, Nokia Siemens Networks 2010-2012
· Global Head of Sales and Marketing, Radio Access Business Unit, Nokia Siemens Networks 2007-2009 Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy and Marketing, Siemens Mobile Networks 2005-2007
· Senior Vice President, Head of Global Customer Unit, Vodafone, Siemens Mobile Networks 2001-2005
Markus is currently Senior Vice President Europe at Nokia. In this role he leads all operations across Europe including sales, business management and delivery. Since 2016, Markus is also President of DIGITALEUROPE.
With more than 25 years of international experience in the telecommunications, IT and IT Services industries, Markus is a leader who is passionate about driving innovation, customer satisfaction, strategic breakthroughs and business turnarounds.
Prior to his current position, Markus served as President of Nokia Greater China. During this time, he managed to establish Nokia Networks as the leading non-Chinese LTE supplier.
Earlier positions include leading the worldwide sales and marketing activities of the Radio Access business unit in Nokia Siemens Networks from 2007 to 2009. As head of Strategy and Marketing in Siemens Mobile, he shaped the merger between the networks divisions of Nokia and Siemens from inception to completion.
Earlier in his career, Markus held various other leadership roles within Siemens in Europe as well as Singapore.
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