*Time indicated in Central European Time (CET)

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Ceremony

Krisjanis Karins

Prime Minister

Roberto Viola

Director-General, European Commission

Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Paula Lehtomaki

Secretary-General, Nordic Council of Ministers

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

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

Colin Willcock


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.

Marios Nicolaou

Program Director, 5G Techritory

Michel Van Bellinghen

Chairman, BEREC

Peter Stuckmann

Head of Unit, European Commission

Hilary Mine

VP Strategy & Technology; President, Nokia; Digital Europe

Antonio Franchi

Head of 5G Strategic Programme, European Space Agency

Maik Boeres

Head of Mobility and Digital Car, BMW AG

10:45 - 11:30

Private Networks

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.

Joe Barrett

President, Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA)

Marika Mentula

Market Unit Leader, Nordics, Baltics & Benelux, Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy

Andreas Mueller

General Chair of 5G-ACIA, 5G-ACIA / Robert Bosch GmbH

Gunars Danbergs

Vice President, CTO & Member of the Management Board, LMT

Florin Trandafir

Director Consulting Services, CGI

Paolo Campoli

Vice President, Global Service Provider, Cisco

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.

Colin Willcock


Takehiro Nakamura

SVP & GM of 6G Laboratories, NTT DOCOMO

Volker Ziegler

6G Leadership, Chief Architect, Nokia, Bell Labs

David Soldani

Chief Information and Security Officer (CISO), Rakuten Symphony

Rui Aguiar

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.

David Lund

Coordinator of BroadWay, BroadGNSS and preparing for BroadNet, Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE)

Janez Sterle


Antti Kauppinen

CTO, Suomen Erillisverkot Oy

Jose Oscar Fajardo


Claudio Becchetti

Head of Funding and Innovative Programs, Police Forces & Homeland Security LoB, Leonardo S.p.A.

13:40 - 14:25

Edge Cloud

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.

Gary Healy

Director of Public Policy, GSMA

Dr. Johannes Springer


Nikolaos Tsampieris

Senior Manager, ERTICO ITS Europe

Dr. Juris Binde

President & Chairman of the Management Board, LMT

Timo Jokiaho

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.

Georgios Markatatos

Chairman of the Board of Directors, SEKEE - Hellenic Association of Innovative Applications Companies

Reinis Bērziņš

Chairman of the Management Board, Development Finance Institution ALTUM

Salvator Levis

Executive Director, 5G Ventures SA

Casie Millhouse

Director of MetaVerse & Immersive Technology, Creative M

Bjorn Tremmerie

Head of Technology Investments, European Investment Fund

15:20 - 16:05

Open RAN

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.

Jaroslaw Ponder

Head of the ITU Office for Europe, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Rabih Dabboussi

Chief Revenue Officer, Rakuten Symphony

John Baker

SVP, Business Development, Mavenir

Alexander Pabst

Vice President Market Segment Wireless Communications, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG

Sami Rajamäki

Vice President, Network Services, Elisa Oyj

Franz Seiser

VP Access Disaggregation, Deutsche Telekom

Valentina Stadnic

Digital Ecosystem Expert, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

16:10 - 16:55

Cloud Native

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.

Will Townsend

Principal Analyst Networking & Security Practices / Contributor, Moor Insights & Strategy / Forbes

Martin Taylor

Partner Software Engineer, Microsoft

Jussi Tolvanen


Pierre Chastanet

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

Paolo Campoli

Vice President, Global Service Provider, Cisco

17:00 - 17:45

Infrastructure Sharing

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.

Dean Bubley

Director, Disruptive Analysis

Patrick Lopez

Global VP Product management 5G, NEC

Alfonso Álvarez

Deputy Managing Director, Cellnex UK

Michael Ferris

Senior Architect, Colt Technology Services

Evijs Taube

Director of the Technology Department, Latvia State Radio and Television Center

17:50 - 18:05

Future of 5G in Europe

Fotis Karonis

Executive Vice President, Group Leader 5G & Edge , Capgemini

18:05 - 18:15

Wrap up - goodbye

Neils Kalniņš

5G Techritory Forum Director, Electronic Communications Office of Latvia