*Time indicated in Central European Time (CET)
09:00 - 09:30
Director-General, European Commission
Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen
Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Secretary-General, Nordic Council of Ministers
Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Artūrs Toms Plešs
Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
09:35 - 09:50
Keynote. New European Funding for 5G and Digital Research
09:55 - 10:35
European 5G Strategies
Europe has placed 5G very high on it’s agenda towards a more connected, digital and sustainable continent. We see important policy being implemented, but also new funding instruments such as Horizon Europe and Digital Europe, as well as activities from the ESA. In this unique panel discussion, we will hear directly from the leaders on their vision, strategies, but also expectations for this new ambitious strategy.
Program Director, 5G Techritory
Michel Van Bellinghen
Head of Unit, European Commission
VP Strategy & Technology; President, Nokia; Digital Europe
Head of 5G Strategic Programme, European Space Agency
Head of Mobility and Digital Car, BMW AG
10:45 - 11:30
During 2021 we saw a tremendous update of private networks across regions and sectors. Most of these deployments are still under trial, but we’re starting to see some commercial applications. In this panel discussion, we will explore the status of such networks globally, along with success stories as well as challenges. Most importantly, we will explore lessons and explore if such networks bring real value to 5G.
President, Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA)
Market Unit Leader, Nordics, Baltics & Benelux, Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
General Chair of 5G-ACIA, 5G-ACIA / Robert Bosch GmbH
Vice President, CTO & Member of the Management Board, LMT
Director Consulting Services, CGI
11:35 - 12:20
6G: Preparing for the future!
6G design has already started and the biggest brains in telecom have turned their attention to the next generation of mobile networks. In this discussion, we are honored to gather some of the greatest minds working in this breakthrough field in order to discuss the status and vision of 6G.
SVP & GM of 6G Laboratories, NTT DOCOMO
6G Leadership, Chief Architect, Nokia, Bell Labs
Chief Information and Security Officer (CISO), Rakuten Symphony
Professor, Universidade de Aveiro, Networld Europe Steering Board
12:25 - 13:10
Mission Critical Networks
Europe has experienced tremendous challenges in 2021 ranging form the pandemic, to fires, crime, and illegal immigration. The Tetra networks are now old and they are can no longer serve the needs of our first responders. We see fantastic progress in various countries on PPDR networks but other European countries are lagging far behind. In this important panel discussion we will discuss the lessons, the business models, and how countries can start to redesign mission critical networks. Our focus will be on the real value that such networks bring to society and communities.
Coordinator of BroadWay, BroadGNSS and preparing for BroadNet, Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE)
CEO, INTERNET INSTITUTE Ltd.
CTO, Suomen Erillisverkot Oy
Jose Oscar Fajardo
CEO, NEMERGENT SOLUTIONS
Head of Funding and Innovative Programs, Police Forces & Homeland Security LoB, Leonardo S.p.A.
13:40 - 14:25
Use cases such as autonomous vehicles, robotics, and XR used to seem far from commercial application. However, with recent developments in cloud robotics, AA, and the metaverse, such applications are quickly becoming real, and they require significant processing power to be located at the network’s edge. In this fascinating panel discussion, our esteemed speakers will discuss the uses cases, the status, and the necessity of a cloud at the edge. Most importantly, we will see if this technology is ready to show the real value of 5G.
Director of Public Policy, GSMA
Dr. Johannes Springer
Director-General, 5G AUTOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION (5GAA)
Senior Manager, ERTICO ITS Europe
Dr. Juris Binde
President & Chairman of the Management Board, LMT
Chief Technologist - Global Telco, Red Hat, Inc.
14:30 - 15:15
Funding for 5G Ecosystems
5G and the digitalization of vertical sectors are necessary but also expensive. Recognizing the value, various funding organizations have a special focus to enable innovation and commercialization of the emerging digital technologies. In this panel, we gather some of these important stakeholders to explore their motivation, their ambition, and their requirements. Most importantly, we will explore where such experts see the real value of 5G.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, SEKEE - Hellenic Association of Innovative Applications Companies
Chairman of the Management Board, Development Finance Institution ALTUM
Executive Director, 5G Ventures SA
Director of MetaVerse & Immersive Technology, Creative M
Head of Technology Investments, European Investment Fund
15:20 - 16:05
Open RAN has been one of the most “hottest” 5G topics of 2021. We read weekly announcements across regions of major new deals, deployments and even acquisitions. During this exciting discussion, we will separate myth from reality and explore the benefits but also disruption potential of Open RAN. Most importantly, we will explore IF and HOW this technology brings real value to 5G.
Head of the ITU Office for Europe, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Chief Revenue Officer, Rakuten Symphony
SVP, Business Development, Mavenir
Vice President Market Segment Wireless Communications, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG
Vice President, Network Services, Elisa Oyj
VP Access Disaggregation, Deutsche Telekom
Digital Ecosystem Expert, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
16:10 - 16:55
The most unexpected development of 2021 have been the mega announcements in Cloud Native migrations in the US and Europe. This topic is generating significant discussion in terms of benefits and disruption, but also has brought security concerns to light. In this executive panel, we will have representatives across regions to capture the status but also to discuss if this migration has real value of 5G.
Principal Analyst Networking & Security Practices / Contributor, Moor Insights & Strategy / Forbes
Partner Software Engineer, Microsoft
CEO, DNA Oyj
Head of Unit – Cloud & Software, European Commission, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Emilio Calvanese Strinati
Smart Devices, Telecommunications and Security Innovation and Scientific Director, CEA Leti
17:00 - 17:45
5G is valuable but also expensive. One of the best ways to reduce the cost is to find synergies between players to share infrastructure for value and speed. In this panel discussion, we will hear the latest global trends on the new business models that are implemented to reap such benefits. A neutral host will be at the center of this discussion along with various other models.
Director, Disruptive Analysis
Global VP Product management 5G, NEC
Deputy Managing Director, Cellnex UK
Senior Architect, Colt Technology Services
Director of the Technology Department, Latvia State Radio and Television Center
17:50 - 18:05
Future of 5G in Europe
18:05 - 18:15