AGENDA

Venue
Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
Elizabetes street 55, Riga
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

OMEGA 1 + OMEGA 2 Hall

9:05
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9:25

Welcome Address

OMEGA 1 + OMEGA 2 Hall

9:25
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9:50

Keynote

5G -HYPE OR HOPE FOR GLOBAL DIGITAL FUTURE

OMEGA 1 + OMEGA 2 Hall

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
  • Marek Zagorski, Minister of Digital Affairs, Poland
  • Gabriel Solomon, Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe and Latin America, Ericsson AB
  • Wassim Chourbaji, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy EMEA, Qualcomm  Incorporated

OMEGA 1 + OMEGA 2 Hall

11:00
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11:20

Coffee Break

11:20
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12:30

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 2

GLOBAL TRIPLET OF IoT, AI and 5G WAS BORN

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

  • Nikolai Astrup, Minister of Digitalisation, Norway
  • Christian Leicher, Group President and CEO, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG
  • Wolfgang Kopf, Senior Vice President for Public and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Karim Lesina, Senior Vice President, International External & Regulatory Affairs, AT&T Inc.
  • Dr. Suncheol Gweon, Research Director, Institute of Convergence Technology at Yonsei University / Vice-Chair of Advisory Committee, 5G Forum Korea

OMEGA 1 + OMEGA 2 Hall

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

OMEGA 1 + OMEGA 2 Hall

13:30
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14:30

Lunch

14:30
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16:15

Smart City

Moderator: Viesturs Celmiņš, Urban planner, an anthropologist bringing human perspective to urban development, design and smart cities

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

14:40 Keynote: Public health concerns associated with 5G technology

  • Dr. Hans Kluge, Nominee for the position of Regional Director for Europe, World Health Organisation (WHO)

14:50 Keynote: The role of stakeholders in building a sustainable business environment for 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

  • Joacim Damgard, COO, Central and Eastern Europe, Microsoft Corp
  • Graham Trickey, Head of Internet of Things, GSMA
  • Peter Wennerstrom, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Nokia Europe
  • Tim Miller, Partner, Plum Consulting, the UK
  • Christian Guttmann, Vice President, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence & Data Science, Tieto Corporation

OMEGA 2 Hall

14:30
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16:15

Smart Mobility

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?

ALFA Hall

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

14:40 Keynote: Digital transformation as a key driver for the industry

15:15 Panel discussion: What are critical enablers for sustainable Industry 4.0?

ABSTRACT: The new evolution of the production and industrial process called Industry 4.0, and its related technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data analytics, and cyber–physical systems, among others, have created new opportunities and technologies.What can we do with it, why do we care and how to maintain it?

Topics:

- What is 5G? Why this is important for industry, services and daily life?

- Why do we care?

- How much faster does the pipe get?

- What can we do with a fatter pipe?

  • Bert Faesen, Head of Industry Associations & Knowledge Centers, Koninklijke Metaalunie, The Netherlands
  • Harri Nieminen, Director, Innovation Development & Research, FASTEMS Oy Ab
  • James Macaulay, Senior Director, Cisco Digitization Office, Thought Leadership
  • Stephen Mellor, Chief Technical Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium, USA

OMEGA 1 Hall

16:15
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16:45

Coffee Break

16:45
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18:00

Smart City - continuation

16:45 Keynote:The role of cities in the development of 5G networks

  • Joerg Koepp, Global Head of the Market Segment IoT, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG

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

OMEGA 2 Hall

16:45
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18:00

Smart Mobility - continuation

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

  • Andy Billington, Head of Innovation and Sustainability, RB Rail AS, Estonia

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

17:50 5G use cases

From phones to drones

  • Ingmārs Pūķis, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Member of the Management Board, Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT)

ALFA Hall

16:45
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18:00

Industry 4.0. - continuation

16:45 Keynote: Factory of the future

17:25 5G use cases

  • Sylvia Lu, Senior 5G Tech Lead, u-blox / UK5G Advisory Board Member
  • 1 more use case TBC

OMEGA 1 Hall

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
  • Dr. Tara Shirvani, Digital Lead for Disruptive Technologies, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Po-Wen Liu, Senior Economist the Digital Infrastructure Division, European Investment Bank
  • Reinis Bērziņš, Chairman, ALTUM, Latvia
  • Tony Sceales, Programme Development Lead, 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, GOV.UK

ALFA Hall

19:00
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21:00

SOCIAL EVENT

OMEGA 1+ OMEGA 2 Hall

9:00
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11:00

Smart Media & Entertainment

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

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

  • Mark E. Smith, Strategic Marketing Consultant, Telecoms, Media & Entertainment, the UK

9:20 Panel discussion: 5G will enable real-time globalization, localization and personalization in media

  • Florian Anton, Senior Expert on Global Network and Services Policy, EMEA Satellite Operator's Association (ESOA)
  • Seth Wallis-Jones, Principal Analyst, Telecoms and Consumer Platforms, Informa Tech (Ovum’s parent company), the UK
  • 2 more senior-level speakers TBC

10:10 Panel discussion: Changing the way the world sees sports or gaming

  • ‍‍Florian Anton, Senior Expert on Global Network and Services Policy, EMEA Satellite Operator's Association (ESOA)
  • Seth Wallis-Jones, Principal Analyst, Telecoms and Consumer Platforms, Informa Tech (Ovum’s parent company)
  • Clemens Kunert, Senior Research Engineer, Broadcast Technology Institute (IRT), Germany
  • 1 more senior-level speaker TBC

OMEGA 2 Hall

9:00
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11:00

Smart Mobility

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

9:05 Keynote: Is society ready for a new era of mobility?

9:20 Panel discussion: How to enable clouds of drones supervised by AI?

  • Hendrik Roreger, Head of Business Intelligence, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
  • Graham Trickey, Head of Internet of Things, GSMA
  • Ansis Zeltiņš, CEO, Freeport of Riga Authority, Latvia / Member of theBoard, Baltic Ports Organization​
  • 1 more senior-level speaker TBC

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

  • Bengt Nordström, Northstream (part of Accenture), Sweden
  • Stefano Vaccaro, Managing Director, Commercial Networks Europe, Viasat Inc., the USA
  • Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä, Vice President of Connectivity Research,  VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
  • 1 more senior-level speaker TBC

ALFA Hall

9:00
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11:00

Industry 4.0

Moderator: Māris Daija, Business Development Manager, Robert Bosch

9:05 Keynote: Industry 4.0 business model for an ageing society

  • Nancy Cruickshank, Senior Vice President of Digital Business Transformation, Carlsberg Group

9:35 Keynote: How digitalisation and 5G can help SMEs TP increase their competitiveness

9:55 Panel discussion: Will triplet IoT, AI and 5G increase efficiency or is it going to be just a new toy?

ABSTRACT: From fields to offices, factories, hospitals andtransportation systems, organizations are using internet of things (IoT)sensors and Artificial intelligence (AI) to collect massive amounts of data.Can all this information increase our efficiency? What’s the infrastructure andhow 5G impacts it?

Topics:

- What are 5G, IoT, AI, AR, and VR?

- Why do we care?

- How far are the driverless cars?

- How else can all this impact production, service and daily life?

OMEGA 1 Hall

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

Infrastructure, network and spectrum sharing

Best-practice spectrum and related infrastructure management, incl. reduction of spectrum scarcity

Moderator: Jaroslaw Ponder, Head of the ITU Office for Europe, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • Joe Barrett, President, Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA)
  • Jonas Wessel, Chairman, Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG)
  • Lasse Wieweg,  Director, Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson
  • Gintas Butenas, CTO, BITE Group, Lithuania
  • 1 more global or regional business leader TBC

OMEGA 1 + OMEGA 2 Hall

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
  • Dr. Juris Binde, President & Chairman of the Management Board, Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT), Latvia
  • Gabriel Solomon, Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe and Latin America, Ericsson AB
  • Aivo Lepp, Adviser for telecommunications and 5G, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
  • 1 more global or regional business leader TBC

OMEGA 1 + OMEGA 2 Hall

13:00
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13:30

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 6

BALTIC SEA REGION - FROM STANDALONE 5G TESTBED TO POWERFUL REGION OF INNOVATIONS
  • Harri Kulmala, CEO, Digital, Internet, Materials & Engineering Co-Creation (DIMECC), Finland
  • The Minister or Deputy Minister of Digitalization from the Baltic Sea Region TBC
  • 1 more global or regional business leader TBC

OMEGA 1 + OMEGA 2 Hall

13:30
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13:40

Forum wrap-up