*Time indicated in Central European Time (CET)

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Ceremony

Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister Republic of Latvia (tbc)
Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, OECD Deputy Secretary-General
Paula Lehtomaki, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CONNECT, European Commission
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Telecommunication Development Bureau Director, International Telecommunication Union

09:35 - 09:50

Keynote. New European Funding for 5G and Digital Research

Colin Willcock, Chairman of the Board, 5G IA

09:55 - 10:35

European 5G Strategies

Moderator: Ioannis Tomkos, Professor, University of Patras
Speaker 1: Michel Van Bellinghen, Chairman, BEREC
Speaker 2: Peter Stuckmann, Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems,European Commission
Speaker 3: Hilary Mine, President, DIGITALEUROPE
Speaker 4: in progress

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.

10:45 - 11:30

Private Networks

Moderator: Joe Barrett, President, GSA
Speaker 1: Peter Wennerstrom, Head of Strategy, Business Development and Business Operations for Europe, Nokia
Speaker 2: Andreas Mueller, General Chair of the 5G-ACIA
Speaker 3: Gunārs Danbergs, Vice President Technology, Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT)
Speaker 4: in progress

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.

11:25 - 12:20

6G: Preparing for the future!

Moderator: Colin Willcock, Chairman of the Board, 5G IA
Speaker 1: Takehiro Nakamura, SVP & GM of 6G Laboratories NTT DOCOMO
Speaker 2: Volker Ziegler, 6G Leadership Nokia Bell Labs
Speaker 3: David Soldani, Chief Information and Security Officer, Rakuten Symphony
Speaker 4: Rui L. Aguiar, Professor, Instituto de Telecomunicações/DETI, Universidade de Aveiro

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.

12:25 - 13:10

Mission Critical Networks

Moderator: Moderator: David Lund, PSCE (Public Safety Communication Europe) / Coordinator of BroadWay, preparing for BroadNet
Speaker 1: in progress
Speaker 2: in progress
Speaker 3: in progress

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.

13:40 - 14:25

Edge Cloud

Moderator: Gary Healy, Director of Public Policy, GSMA
Speaker 1: Johannes Springer, Director General, 5G Automotive Association (5G AA)
Speaker 2: Johanna Tzanidaki, Director Innovation and Deployment, ERTICO
Speaker 3: Juris Binde, President & Chairman of the Management Board, Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT)
Speaker 4: Timo Jokiaho, Global Chief Technologist for Telco, Red Hat

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.

14:30 - 15:15

Funding for 5G Ecosystems

Moderator: Marios Nicolaou, 5G Techritory Program Director
Speaker 1: Salvator Levis,  Executive Director, 5G Ventures S.A.
Speaker 2: Reinis Berzins, Chairman of Management Board, ALTUM; Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund
Speaker 3: in progress

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.

15:20 - 16:05

Open RAN

Moderator: Jaroslaw Ponder, Head of the ITU Office for Europe, ITU
Speaker 1: John Baker, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mavenir
Speaker 2: Alexander Pabst, Vice President Market Segment Wireless Communications, Rohde & Schwarz
Speaker 3: Sami Rajamäki, Vice President, Network Services, Elisa
Speaker 4: Franz Seizer, Vice President “Core Network & PaaS” and lead for “Access Disaggregation”, Deutsche Telekom
Speaker 5: in progress

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.

16:10 - 16:55

Cloud Native

Moderator: Will Townsend, Principal Analyst Networking & Security Practices, Moor Insights & Strategy – Forbes Contributor
Speaker 1: Martin Taylor, Partner Software Engineer, Microsoft
Speaker 2: Jussi Tolvanen, CEO, DNA
Speaker 3: Pierre Chastanet, Head of Unit for Cloud and Software, European Commission
Speaker 4: in progress

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.

17:00 - 17:45

Infrastructure Sharing

Moderator: Dean Bubley, Founder of Disruptive Analysis
Speaker 1: Patrick Lopez, Global VP Product Management – 5G, NEC Corporation
Speaker 2: Alfonso Álvarez, Deputy Managing Director, Cellnex
Speaker 3: Marika Mentula, Head of Nordics, Baltics and Belenux, Nokia
Speaker 4: Edmunds Belskis, Chairman of the Board, Latvian State Radio and Television Center

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.

17:50 - 18:05

Future of 5G in Europe

Speaker: Fotis Karonis, Executive Vice President, Capgemini

18:05 - 18:15

Farewell session and wrap-up