WE BUILT the most engaging virtual conference experience yet.

In 2020, the event brought together global practitioners of 5G to share experience and knowledge gained from implementing 5G so far. The forum saw 109 phygital sessions across two days, gathered 2053 participants from 107 countries, and the sessions and panels were led by 202 world-class speakers – 5G industry trailblazers and stakeholders.

We built the most engaging virtual conference experience yet, with two parallel streams of max. 30min long content designed to retain attention, combined with on-stage, on-site speakers and virtual audiences to deliver a multi-sensory experience to all participants. 

5G Techritory forum 2020 won two Amber Event Awards – for the Best Online Event of 2020 and the GrandPrix prize of 2020. It was recently announced the runner-up for the prestigious Virtual & Hybrid Conference Award.

Speakers 2020

Jānis Čupāns

PARTNER

Deloitte

Valdis Dombrovskis

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

European Commission

Caspar de Jonge

PROGRAM MANAGER DATA AND SERVICES

Viesturs Zeps

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Freeport of Riga Authority

John Martin Tully

CO-FOUNDER, CEO

MikroTik

Anne-Marie Sassen

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Alexander Tettenborn

FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AND ENERGY

Head of VIB3 "Development of digital Technologies"

Karin Thurberg

DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Huawei Technology Sweden AB

Petr Uhlir

SENIOR SPECIALIST

Wirelessinfo

Edward Zhou

VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Huawei

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Agenda 2020

08:00 - 09:00

Registration

Registration in the Forum’s online platform

09:00 - 09:10

Opening show

09:10 - 09:30

Opening

Opening remarks from:

Juris Puce

Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Paula Lehtomaki

Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers

Ivars Ijabs

MEP, European Parliament

Valdis Dombrovskis

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT, European Commission

09:35 - 10:20

OMEGA STAGE

The role of cellular network in drone flights

Mobile networks are uniquely positioned to improve the safety of drone operations and also to enable beyond visual line-of-sight applications. In this panel discussion we will review the role of mobile networks in drone industry, exchange the experiences and know hows.

Moderator:

Sebastian Babiarz

CO-PRESIDENT, GUTMA

Participants:

Gints Jakovels

INNOVATION LEAD (UAS / UTM DEVELOPMENT & SOLUTIONS), LMT

Thomas Neubauer

VP INNOVATIONS, TEOCO

Barbara Pareglio

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR CONNECTIVITY FOR AVIATION AND DRONES, GSMA

09:35 - 10:20

ALFA STAGE

Acceleration of 5G in Europe

5G is being deployed across Europe at different speeds and different strategies. At the same time, Europe is home to most companies innovating technologies that enable 5G networks and ecosystems. As we look at other regions such as Asia and North America, we see a faster deployment and more focusing on harvesting the benefits of 5G technology across society and the industry. This session will discuss what can be done differently across Europe to accelerate 5G deployment and ensure the diffusion of 5G across vertical sectors.

‍Participants:

Pearse O’Donohue

DIRECTOR FUTURE NETWORKS, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Timo Harakka

MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OF FINLAND, Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland

Morten Friis Møller

SENIOR ADVISOR, Nordic Council of Ministers

09:35 - 10:00

TECHFLIX STAGE

How to ensure European leadership in 5G

European Member States acknowledge the importance of developing 5G networks and dedicating further funding to boost Europe’s competitiveness and support its recovery. This keynote speech will identify how to accelerate Europe’s 5G rollout and ensure European Leadership in 5G.

Speakers:

Torsten Küpper

Senior Director Government Affairs, Qualcomm Europe Incorporated​

Marios Nicolaou

5G PROGRAM MANAGER, Wind

10:05 - 10:30

TECHFLIX STAGE

Leviathan or peace endeavoring: The role of state in digital transformation

The role of the state in digital transition. What the realm governments should be responsible for regarding 5G implementation and how smart specialization feeds into 5G developments in Latvia.

Speaker:

Reinis Azis

DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA)

10:25 - 11:10

OMEGA STAGE

European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs)

This discussion will take a look at various topics connected with European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) – what are the needs and current challenges of the digital transition and innovation, what is the expected role of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs), what are the European added value based on EDIH networking, and more. Therefore, this panel will take a closer look at the digital transformation – how to make it work for people, businesses, and the environment, the sectors and industries that will benefit from it the most, and the expected impact of 5G on digital innovation.

Moderator:

Salvis Roga

CEO, Green and Smart Technology Cluster (Green-Tech Cluster)

‍Participants:

Anne-Marie Sassen

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Āris Dzērvāns

DEPUTY STATE SECRETARY DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION (CIO OF LATVIA), Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

Ali Muhammad

SENIOR SCIENTIST, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Iveta Strupkaja

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, EXPORT, Investments and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA)

Petr Uhlir

SENIOR SPECIALIST, Wirelessinfo

10:25 - 11:10

ALFA STAGE

The 1st Year of 5G: The operators' view

For the first time large Mobile Operators will give their view on the 1st year of 5G deployment in the regions where they operate.

Moderator:

Laszlo Toth

Head of Public Policy, GSMA

Participants:

Claudia Selli

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EUROPEAN AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS, AT&T

Wolfgang Kopf

Senior Vice President for Public & Regulatory Affair, Deutsche Telekom AG

Dr. oec. Juris Binde

President & Chairman of the Management Board, Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT)

10:35 - 11:00

TECHFLIX STAGE

5G from space – E.T. is calling

5G and satellite are coming together in various ways and it’s creating exciting opportunities. Be present at this talk to hear the latest news in the particular field.

Speaker:

Anne Stephan

VICE PRESIDENT MARKET SEGMENT WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG

11:05 - 11:30

TECHFLIX STAGE

Beyond visual line of sight drones - experience and challenges

In September 2020 LMT successfully completed the first-ever cross-border drone flight conducted entirely over the mobile network. The drone was flown from Latvia to Estonia without losing mobile network connectivity. In this session LMT will exchange their practical experience about the flight and share their focus on future challenges.

Speaker:

Gints Jakovels

INNOVATION LEAD (UAS / UTM DEVELOPMENT & SOLUTIONS), LMT

11:15 - 12:00

OMEGA STAGE

On the road to 6G

Every new decade seems to bring a new G to the world. What are the latest thoughts on 6G and why will we need it in 10 years time? Join the discussion accompanied by a short presentation to hear what some of the best researchers in the world have to say about the 6G from today’s perspective.

Moderator:

Dr. Colin Willcock

Chairman, 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA)

Participants:

Takehiro Nakamura

SVP AND GENERAL MANAGER, NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Harish Viswanathan

HEAD, RADIO SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Nokia Bell Labs

Karin Thurberg

DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, Huawei Technology Sweden AB

11:15 - 12:00

ALFA STAGE

National Spectrum Strategies for the 5G

Different countries have different spectrum strategies – is it the reason for the uneven 5G deployments worldwide? This discussion will focus on the various national spectrum strategies around the globe, why some countries have enabled faster deployments, and what could be the reasons behind a slower deployment process for others, and, additionally, how are the vertical sectors engaged?

Moderator:

Martin Sims

MANAGING DIRECTOR, PolicyTracker

Participants:

Philip Marnick

GROUP DIRECTOR, SPECTRUM, Ofcom

Jonas Wessel

DIRECTOR, Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency

William Webb

CEO, Webb Search Ltd

11:35 - 12:00

TECHFLIX STAGE

5G unicorns

In this highly anticipated talk Dean Bubley will help us to understand the capabilities of 5G and to separate reality from a built hype. Is 5G a universal solution to all problems or is worthy only for specific applications?

Speaker:

Dean Bubley

DIRECTOR, Disruptive Analysis

12:05 - 12:30

TECHFLIX STAGE

5G status by Qualcomm

Find out from Qualcomm what is the state of play of the 5G roll out across the globe and how 5G and 6G deployment are expected to evolve in the coming years.

Speaker:

Luigi Ardito

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS EMEA, Qualcomm

12:35 - 13:00

TECHFLIX STAGE

Smart forest

Who knew that trees can become digital? This speech will present a remarkable use case at the bleeding edge of digitalisation of this valuable sector.

Speaker:

Ilga Bērzkalna

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT, Latvijas valsts meži (LVM) / Latvia's State Forests

13:00 - 13:45

OMEGA STAGE

How safe mobility will develop through advances of mobile connectivity and AI

The meaning of people-oriented mobility lies in having a safe, convenient, and reliable access to going to work, school, and other destinations daily, be it by public transport, private car, bicycle, or on foot. Is that today’s reality, something from the near future, or just a distant dream? This panel discussion will guide us through today’s main insights from technology deployment, legislation, and overall readiness for safe mobility.

Moderator:

Caspar de Jonge

PROGRAM MANAGER DATA AND SERVICES

Participants:

Arturs Lindenbergs

INNOVATION LEAD, HEAD OF MOBILITY INNOVATIONS, LMT

Ilkka Kotilainen

SPECIAL ADVISER, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom)

Peter Stuckmann

HEAD OF UNIT – FUTURE CONNECTIVITY SYSTEMS - DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, CONTENT AND TECHNOLOGY (DG CONNECT), European Commission

Dmitry Konyagin

ENTERPRISE BUSINESS TEAM LEADER, NVIDIA

13:00 - 13:45

ALFA STAGE

5G national strategies to boost verticals

5G for vertical sectors is noted as one of the hottest ways to enable digitalisation. In this panel session, we will discuss different national strategies – what’s working and what isn’t.

Moderator:

Ioannis Tomkos

PROFESSOR, University of Patras

Participants:

Konstantinos Masselos

PRESIDENT, Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission

Heidi Himmanen

CHIEF ADVISER, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

Luca Rea

Responsabile Area RETI, FUB – Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy

Neils Kalniņš

5G TECHRITORY PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Electronic Communications Office (ECO) of Latvia

13:05 - 13:50

TECHFLIX STAGE

Empowering vertical industries through 5G networks

In this interesting presentation we will see how 5G was used for 360º Media in Madrid Golf Open Championship providing an on-site immersive experience for fans.

Speaker:

Aurora Ramos

HEAD OF SMART NETWORKS AND SERVICES UNIT. ATOS RESEARCH, Atos

13:35 - 13:50

TECHFLIX STAGE

5G 360º immersive media golf open use case

In this interesting presentation we will see how 5G was used for 360º Media in Madrid Golf Open Championship providing an on-site immersive experience for fans.

Speaker:

Aurora Ramos

HEAD OF SMART NETWORKS AND SERVICES UNIT. ATOS RESEARCH, Atos

13:50 - 14:05

ALFA STAGE

Driving innovation: dealing with uncertainties and shaping the future

How often do we wish to know where the future will take us and how it will impact the things we have been working on? Technological development is a risky area – not only is it resource-intensive but also highly uncertain. Solutions that are demanded now can become obsolete tomorrow. Technology shapes the society and society shapes the technology. How to deal with this and how to leverage the risks? What can different organisations do and what their roles can or should be?‍

Speakers:

Lauma Muizniece

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Piret Tonurist

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, OECD

13:50 - 14:05

OMEGA STAGE

Use case: Plug&Play innovation for road safety using AI on the EDGE

Even though smart mobility technologies and AI are implemented with an aim to make things easier, the majority of traffic monitoring solutions require complex technical installation. Therefore, the Plug&Play innovation is one of the smart mobility approaches could change the way of enforcing road safety in many countries.

Speaker:

Karlis Vilcins

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP MANAGER, LMT

13:55 - 14:10

TECHFLIX STAGE

5G fighting the pandemic

China saw 5G as a key tool to fight Covid-19 crisis. This talk will look at the experience of implementing 5G to fight the pandemic and what have been the results of these actions.

Speaker:

Edward Zhou

VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Huawei

14:10 - 14:55

OMEGA STAGE

Private 5G networks – challenges and opportunities

Private 5G networks (also referred to as non-public networks) represent a major novelty that comes along with 5G. For the first time, enterprises can rely on local 5G connectivity, which is completely or at least partially decoupled from the conventional public networks. In this panel session, we will exchange different points of view on private 5G networks and discuss the latest developments as well as the challenges of this exciting area.

Moderator:

Dr. Andreas Mueller

Chairman of the Board, 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA)

Participants:

Linus Thrybom

R&D TEAM MANAGER, ABB AB

Ulrich Dropmann

HEAD OF STANDARDIZATION, Nokia

Aniruddho Basu

SVP & GM, EMERGING BUSINESS, Mavenir

Berna Sayrac

RESEARCH PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Orange

14:10 - 14:55

ALFA STAGE

The 1st year of 5G: the vendors' view

The telecommunication vendors will share their experience on the 1st year of 5G. The discussion will focus on regional deployment and the factors impacting the deployment speed.

Moderator:

Joe Barrett​

President, Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA)

Participants:

Peter Wennerström

Head of Strategy and Business Development, Nokia Europe

Patrik Cerwall

HEAD OF STRATEGIC MARKETING INSIGHTS, Ericsson

Kenneth Fredriksen

Executive Vice President, CEE and Nordic Region & CEO, Huawei

Paolo Campoli

Senior Director, EMEAR Service Providers, Cisco Systems Inc.

14:15 - 14:30

TECHFLIX STAGE

5G drones: the status and reality

We read in the news about a future full of drones which will make life easier and safer. Is that a future reality or a futuristic dream? And when will we see drones flying around our neighbourhoods? The Global UTM association will talk to us about the current status and the nearest future of drones.

Speaker:

Sebastian Babiarz

CO-PRESIDENT, GUTMA

14:35 - 15:00

TECHFLIX STAGE

5G investments

Spirent has a front seat when it comes to the current status of 5G and the directions of investments within the industry. They’ve agreed to share their point of view and a somewhat reality-check on the industry’s status.

Speaker:

Stephen Douglas

Head of 5G Practice, Spirent Communications plc

15:00 - 15:15

OMEGA STAGE

5G slicing for industry

5G slicing is a complex topic which is not for the faint-hearted. We’ll have the opportunity to hear the latest on technology and use cases within the industry from a leading company within this domain.

Speaker:

Vassilis Seferidis

CEO, Zeetta Networks

15:00 - 15:15

ALFA STAGE

5G efficient fiber deployment

This short talk will explore the innovative way used in several cities to pass fiber through the sewage pipes – able to fasten the deployment of fiber that is necessary for 5G densification.

Speaker:

Louise Keogh

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, nuron

15:05 - 15:20

TECHFLIX STAGE

The Portuguese–Spanish cross-border corridor

So far 29 European countries are committed to the development of large-scale testing sites of connected and automated driving on European motorways in the form of cross-border corridors. During this talk, we’ll have an opportunity to explore Portuguese–Spanish cross-border corridor linking Porto to Vigo with a particular focus on how to achieve continuity of time-critical services with 5G.

Speaker:

Jorge Pereira

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIFIC OFFICER, European Commission

15:20 - 16:05

OMEGA STAGE

Digital logistics

Digital logistics is one of the big promises of the 5G that comes with potentially great efficiencies and benefits. In this panel session we will discuss the various use cases from forests to ports and ships.

‍Moderator:

Catana Eusebiu

SENIOR MANAGER I&D, ERTICO-ITS Europe

‍Participants:

Ilga Bērzkalna

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT, Latvijas valsts meži (LVM) / Latvia's State Forests

Viesturs Zeps

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, Freeport of Riga Authority

Bugra Turan

PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER, Koc University Ford Otosan Automotive Tech. Lab.

15:20 - 16:05

ALFA STAGE

1st year of 5G: the chip designers' view

Hear from the leading chip designers on where we stand after the first year of 5G deployment. The discussion will focus on 5G’s regional uptake, the devices, and the expected impact on the 5G handset market.

Moderator:

Joe Barrett​

President, Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA)

‍Participants:

Sylvia Lu

Senior 5G Tech Lead, u-blox

Howard Benn

VP COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH, Samsung

Torsten Küpper

Senior Director Government Affairs, Qualcomm Europe Incorporated​

15:25 - 15:40

TECHFLIX STAGE

Supporting 5G innovations: lessons learned from Finland

Finland is a leader in 5G with amazing innovations to share. Join this talk to hear about the latest activities that the country has in store.

Speaker:

Heidi Himmanen

CHIEF ADVISER, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

15:45 - 16:10

TECHFLIX STAGE

How to shape mission critical broadband communication technology on a pan-European level?

There are exciting new possibilities with broadband communication in PPDR (public protection and disaster relief units) and CNI (critical national infrastructure operators). What are the latest ideas for pan-European mission critical communication networks? And what lessons for the particular field have already been learnt from the pandemic?

Speaker:

Günter Graf

VICE PRESIDENT NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, Frequentis AG

16:10 - 16:25

OMEGA STAGE

Case study: 5G and the composites manufacturing

In this “fireside chat” we will discuss the bleeding edge of technology of 5G and its application in aerospace from two leading organisations. The discussion will address the current status and real benefits which are already observed.

Speakers:

Vassilis Seferidis

CEO, Zeetta Networks

Marc Funnell

HEAD OF DIGITAL, DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION, National Composites Centre (NCC)

16:10 - 16:25

ALFA STAGE

5G and the future of operators

5G is an essential stepping stone to boost the national economy. Operators fast in deploying 5G not only create their own future but lead the way to a digital global economy.

Speaker:

Georg Löffelmann

HEAD OF MOBILE ACCESS, A1 Telekom Austria

16:15 - 16:40

TECHFLIX STAGE

Implementing 5G for good: does EMF matter?

ITU have performed an international study on EMF and the effect on health. Join them presenting their findings to the wider audience for the first time!

Speaker:

István Bozsóki

HEAD OF DIVISION, ITU

16:30 - 17:15

OMEGA STAGE

Ahead of the curve

During this discussion panelists will debate the importance of digital environment and governmental response to COVID-19 pandemic when considering business location decisions, as well as answer questions from companies that are considering relocation of their businesses.

‍Moderator:

Andris Rubins

CEO, MANAGING PARTNER, NORD DDB Riga

Participants:

Jānis Čupāns

PARTNER, Deloitte

Evita Feldberga

DIRECTOR OF SECTORAL POLICY DEPARTMENT, Ministry of Economics, the Republic of Latvia

Renate Strazdina

COUNTRY MANAGER, Microsoft

John Martin Tully

CO-FOUNDER, CEO, MikroTik

16:30 - 17:15

ALFA STAGE

E2E service delivery chaired by the ITU

Can we deliver End to End services in 5G? Join the standardization bodies’ discussion about the level of status of service delivery across network domains and industries!

‍Moderator:

Bilel Jamoussi

CHIEF, STUDY GROUPS DEPARTMENT, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Participants:

Alojz Hudobivnik

CHAIRPERSON OF THE TECHNICAL BOARD, SIST

Luca Pesando

STANDARD MANAGEMENT, TIM - Telecom Italia

Joann O’Brien

VICE PRESIDENT, 5G DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS, TM Forum

16:45 - 17:10

TECHFLIX STAGE

The strategy of Germany to enable 5G

Germany is a leading European country in the enablement of 5G networks and also vertical sectors. To achieve that they have established several initiatives and organizations. What are the activities that have provided Germany with this leader role?

Speaker:

Anne Beimann

HEAD OF DIVISION 14: EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE MATTERS

17:15 - 17:40

TECHFLIX STAGE

5G transforming the future

AT&T is a strong believer in 5G and a strong leader in the US market. In this talk they will give us their vision, their learnings and advice on how to be brave and succeed with 5G.

Speaker:

Edward Gillespie

SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, AT&T

17:20 - 18:05

OMEGA STAGE

Digital sea

An ungraspable sea of data, a digital sea, is exponentially growing, providing foundations for the many stakeholders in the transport domain. Whether you are a cargo owner, a shipping company, a train operator, or a port, there’s always a need to be informed by others in the self-organizing ecosystem of work. 5G offers unique opportunities to assure connectivity and data streaming. This session will discuss the technical options that 5G provides for the transport industry and its stakeholders.

Moderator:

Mikael Lind

SENIOR STRATEGIC RESEARCH ADVISOR, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)

Participants:‍

Olle Isaksson

DIRECTOR GLOBAL PARTNERING AND ECO-SYSTEMS, Ericsson

Päivi Haikkola

SENIOR ECOSYSTEM LEAD, DIMECC / One Sea

Ansis Zeltins

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Freeport of Riga Authority

Erik Christian Lund

HEAD OF IOT TRACKING DIVISION, Sony Network Communications Europe

17:20 - 18:05

ALFA STAGE

Mission critical networks

The old Tetra systems need to be replaced to serve the new needs of police, fire, and emergency departments. This panel discussion will focus on the various actions around the world of Mission Critical Networks and how these can be achieved best.

Moderator:

Rui Aguiar

PROFESSOR, Universidade de Aveiro, Networld2020 Steering Board

Participants:

Günter Graf

VICE PRESIDENT NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, Frequentis AG

Kennet Nomeland

RADIO SYSTEM ARCHITECT, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency

17:45 - 18:00

TECHFLIX STAGE

5GVIIMA: 5G for industry 4.0

5G VIIMA is one of the hottest European 5G projects where mobile technology is not only pushed forward to address the Industry 4.0 requirements but also is taking it to a practical experimentation in real environment of private networks, as well as is cutting some cables from industrial applications. This talk is going to explore the current reality and future of Industry 4.0 using the 5G applications.

Speaker:

Olli Liinamaa

ECOSYSTEM MANAGER AT NOKIA / 5GTN LEAD AT OULU UNIVERSITY, Nokia / University of Oulu

18:05 - 18:10

TECHFLIX STAGE

5G in United Arab Emirates

In this talk we will hear an update about situation in UAE, which is the first country in the Arab region and the fourth on a global scale to use 5G. What’s their strategy and what results have they achieved by now?Join this talk and you will find out!

‍Speaker:

Hanan Al Aleeli

AMBASSADOR, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Latvia

18:10 - 18:25

OMEGA STAGE

5G and future digitalization in Freeport of Riga

Freeport of Riga understands 5G importance and its tremendous potential to improve multiple areas in port as such. To identify those improvements it is working towards solutions for digitalising environmental, safety and operational aspects. The Freeport of Riga is already implementing a smart solution, therefore a lot of pilot tests are done to understand how artificial intelligence, integration, and automatization can be best used for operations port, for example, remotely and maritime autonomous surface ships. The Freeport strongly believes that 5G technology will bring many positive changes for the port.

Speaker:

Deniss Bickovs

IT PROJECT MANAGER, Freeport of Riga

18:10 - 18:25

5G strategies in Europe by the ITU

The Stocktaking Report on 5G Strategies in Europe with a focus on non-EU countries presented by the ITU.

Speaker:

Jaroslaw Ponder

HEAD OF ITU OFFICE FOR EUROPE, International Telecommunication Union

18:15 - 18:30

TECHFLIX STAGE

Silicon Valley: venture capital/investing climate

Do you want to be aware of the latest updates on the current investment climate in Silicon Valley? Join this session to learn the reality from a true insider!

Speaker:

Steven Hoffman

Captain & CEO, Founders Space

18:30 - 18:45

OMEGA STAGE

Practical applications of AI in 5G

This speech follows an important article on the topic of AI and the 5G which appeared in Forbes magazine. The author of the article, Will Townsend, is here to discuss the topic and explore four practical applications of AI and 5G specified in the article.

Speaker:

Will Townsend

SENIOR ANALYST/ CONTRIBUTOR, Moor Insights & Strategy/ Forbes

18:30 - 18:45

ALFA STAGE

5G implementation dynamics: Americas

The status and drivers for 5G deployment in the Americas provided by the ITU.

Speaker:

Bruno Ramos

AMERICAS REGIONAL DIRECTOR, International Telecommunication Union

18:35 - 19:00

TECHFLIX STAGE

Private LTE network basis of critical communications for Air France KLM

The airline industry is being discussed extensively as the key sector for 5G adoption. But what is the reality? Air France, one of the leading airlines in the world, will share their experience, readiness and requirements for adopting 5G.

Speaker:

Christian Regnier

ENTERPRISE TECHNICAL ARCHITECT IN CRITICAL WIRELESS, Air France KLM

18:35 - 19:00

ALFA STAGE

What are the megatrends influencing 5G?

Why is envisioning the future important and how can we think about it? How do we differentiate trends from noise? And whose voices speak the loudest? In this panel, three distinguished female leaders working in sectors with low female representation – 5G and energy – will share their understanding of the key megatrends that will be driving the 5G and digitalization spheres in the next 10-20 years. In addition to offering their future outlooks, the panel participants will also share their thoughts on the crucial steps that need to be taken to make the tech world more inclusive and diverse. The future of 5G is unimaginable without women!

Moderator:

Maija Kāle

ADVISER FOR DIGITALIZATION AND SUSTAINABILITY, Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia

Participants:

Sofia Elamson

ADVISER, Nordic Energy Research

Elina Lidere

5G INNOVATION LEAD, LMT

Leslie Shannon

HEAD OF ECOSYSTEM AND TREND SCOUTING, Nokia

18:30 - 19:35

OMEGA STAGE

5G vs Wifi – hosted by Disruptive Analysis

5G vs Wifi has lately become a burning question to address within the industry. In this panel we’re going to take a look at the ongoing reality and discuss several burning questions regarding the particular topic.

Moderator:

Dean Bubley

DIRECTOR, Disruptive Analysis

Participants:

Jussi Kiviniemi

WI-FI JANITOR, Juniper Networks

Karin Thurberg

DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, Huawei Technology Sweden AB

Nitin Madan

PRODUCT LINE MANAGER, Broadcom Inc.

19:00 - 19:25

TECHFLIX STAGE

5G Spectrum Strategy in the USA

How is the United States seizing the opportunities of 5G?  FCC Chairman Pai will discuss the FCC’s strategy to promote the development and deployment of next-generation wireless technology called the FCC 5G FAST (Facilitating America’s Superiority in 5G Technology) Plan. This Plan has three parts: freeing up spectrum, promoting wireless infrastructure, and modernizing regulations to encourage more fiber deployment.

Speaker:

Ajit Pai

CHAIRMAN, Federal Communications Commission

19:40 - 19:55

ALFA STAGE

Urban 5G: The case of private, public, partnerships in the deployment of wireless networks

Network densification in cities is an expensive exercise. Aesthetics, network capacity and Radio Coverage do not necessarily march in lockstep with planning and RF Engineering teams. We will review and suggest some alternate deployment approaches with the introduction of new aesthetically pleasing techniques and a brand new business model to achieve optimum coverage while accelerating deployment timeframes.

Speaker:

Dimitrios Lalos

CEO, Marquee Wireless Inc.