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Enrico Salvatori

Enrico Salvatori is senior vice president & president ofQualcomm Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role Enrico is responsible forQualcomm’s EMEA strategy for ensuring that OEMs and operators drive new technologyadoption throughout all EMEA markets. Enrico also provides strategic directionand oversight for all Qualcomm business development and operational activitiesthroughout the region. His role overseas all areas of technology innovationincluding smartphones, automotive, IOT, connectivity and the transition to 5G.

Enrico joined Qualcomm in February 2002 as a member of theproduct marketing team in Europe for QCT where he was responsible for operatorrelationships in Southern Europe.

Prior to joining Qualcomm Enrico was the chief technologyofficer at TELIT, a handset manufacturer. He previously worked as a TechnicalDirector at Elsacom/Finmeccanica, a satellite service provision company distributingthe Globalstar communication service.

Enrico has a master’s degree in electronic engineering from theUniversity of Rome.

Qualcomm Inc.

Qualcomm technologies havepowered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people for over 30years. Our technology is in virtually every smartphone in the world. Weinvented CDMA, pioneered 3G and 4G, and are leading the way to 5G and a new eraof intelligent, connected devices. We are revolutionizing industries, includingmobile, automotive, computing, IoT, health care and data center, across theglobe, and enable millions of devices to connect with each other in ways neverbefore imagined.

We engage in R&D, developing advancedtechnologies and products, and make those technologies broadly accessible tothe whole digital communications ecosystem, ultimately enabling applicationsand services that consumers depend on. This model -- which is fundamental tothe core mission, values and culture of Qualcomm -- has been in place since1995, and ensures the market grows and consumers continually benefit.

Enrico Salvatori
Senior Vice President & President of Europe, Middle East and Africa
Qualcomm Incorporated
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Roberto Viola

Roberto Viola is Director General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission.

He was the Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT, European Commission from 2012 to 2015.

Roberto Viola served as Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, as Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010. He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators) and Chairman of the European Regulators Group (ERG).

He held the position of Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM, from 2005 to 2012. Prior to this, he served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004.

From 1985-1999 he served in various positions including Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services at the European Space Agency (ESA).

Roberto Viola holds a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

DG CONNECT

DG CONNECT has been one of the pioneers and main actors in driving 5G technologies and their deployment throughout the last few years. This is in line with the Commission strategy for the Digital Single Market, which underlines the importance of very high capacity networks like 5G as a key asset for Europe to compete in the global market.

Against this background, the Commission has established the 5G Public-Private Partnership under Horizon2020 in 2014 to lead the global development of 5G technologies, standards and large scale experimentation in close cooperation with the other leading world regions. Moreover, the Commission launched the 5G Action Plan in 2016 setting ambitious targets for 5G deployment and ensure a coordinated introduction of 5G in Europe. The Commission has worked closely with the Member States to develop a common EU 5G spectrum roadmap and to establish national 5G roadmaps based on exchange of best practice and identification of common elements at EU-level.

DG CONNECT works with all stakeholders to seize the major opportunity of 5G services for verticals such as for automotive applications. In this regard, DG CONNECT initiated at the Digital Day 2017 in Rome the process to establish a pan-European network of 5G Corridors for Connected and Automated Mobility and has recently selected first large-scale cross-border trial projects.

In February 2018 DG CONNECT launched the European 5G Observatory to closely follow the progress of the 5G Action Plan and take the necessary action to fully implement it.

Roberto Viola
Director-General, Communications Networks, Content and Technology
European Commission
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Chaobin Yang

Chaobin Yang serves as President of 5G Product Line and is responsible for strategic planning, development and delivery of Huawei's 5G solutions, bringing the next generation of wireless technology to a hyper-connected society.

Prior to this position, Mr. Yang was Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line where he was responsible for strategic planning and marketing activities for Huawei's wireless product portfolio. Mr. Yang led the planning and R&D teams and collaborated with key industry partners worldwide to promote the healthy development of the industry chain and universal applications, accelerating the proliferation of 3G and 4G networks. He was also the founder of Huawei's Mobile Innovation Center, and inventor of the industry pioneering SingleRAN solution.

Mr. Yang joined Huawei in 1998, working on UMTS signal processing algorithms. In 2000, he became the head of Huawei Wireless Research, where he made significant contributions to the evolution of WCDMA/HSPA/LTE. From 2008 to 2011, He served as the head of Huawei's LTE Product Line and Huawei’s R&D center in Sweden.

Mr. Yang received a Master's Degree in Telecommunications from University of Science and Technology of China in 1998.

Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services is both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all forms and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

Chaobin Yang
President of 5G Product Line
Huawei Technologies
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Peter Karlströmer

Peter Karlströmer leads Cisco’s Global Service Provider sales organization for the EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia) region. The Global Service Provider segment represents one of the largest and most dynamic markets for Cisco. As web, cloud, media and communications providers are undergoing an historic transition, Peter’s organization is working closely with customers to help them transform their businesses and re-architect their networks, enabling them to become more agile and innovative, and to achieve sustainable growth.

Previously Peter led the Cisco Northern Europe organization where he and his team helped businesses in some of the world’s most advanced IT economies stay at the forefront of technology and productivity. Before joining Cisco in 2012, Peter was a partner with McKinsey & Company for fifteen years, assisting technology, software and telecommunications organizations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Peter holds a Master of Science degree in telecommunications and computer engineering and a Master degree in finance and business administration from Lund University in Sweden. He is married with two children.


Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IP networking transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

Since its inception in 1984, Cisco has been at the forefront of multiple network innovations making the Internet work and helping society securely connect and avail of tomorrow's digital opportunity today. This tradition of IP innovation continues with the development of industry-leading products in the core technologies of routing and switching, along with integrated solutions that span network, data center, cloud, security technologies, collaboration and IoT. For over 30 years, Cisco has helped its customers build networks and automate, orchestrate, integrate, and digitize IT-based products and services. In an increasingly connected world, Cisco is assisting the transformations of businesses, governments, and cities worldwide.

Peter Karlströmer
Senior Vice-President
Cisco
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Māris Kučinskis

Mr Maris Kucinskis is the current Prime Minister of Latvia, the most powerful member of the Government of Latvia, who presides over the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers. The Prime Minister determines the general direction of Government’s activities and ensures coordinated and purposeful work of the Cabinet of Ministers, leading the work of the Cabinet of Ministers and responsible before the Saeima (Latvian parliament). Mr Kucinskis was elected to the Parliament in 2014 from the Greens and Farmers Union and nominated as the Prime Minister by the Latvian president in February 2016. Since then, the  Prime Minister has headed a successful three-party coalition in the Latvian government, overseeing steady economic growth.

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia

The digitalisation is our present and our future. I see a great potential in the 5G ecosystem joint development in the Baltic Sea Region, based on innovative business models. Here in Latvia, we pursue the Data Driven Nation Concept, which implies the reliance on an unrestricted availability of public data, the society awareness rising and an involvement through open data for us to work on new innovative solutions. The Latvian scientists and businesses already produce world-class solutions in the quantum computing domains, computer vision and latest language technologies.

It is important to identify the national competitive advantages that form a contribution to the common EU system within the framework of the global innovation technique system. Latvia wishes to become a global innovation development and testing point, which ensures the availability, openness and opportunities of the infrastructure used for local and international partners.

The goal of the Latvian government is to attain a more rapid national economy transformation process. In cooperation with businesses, science representatives and foreign partners, the government must purposefully implement a series of measures aimed at increasing the labour productivity of economic entities and providing for a simple, reliable and quick receipt of public services, thus conducing the aspiration of the public to become involved in the provision of various economic and social values. Latvia is well placed to become a "magnet" for Northern European economic activities, developing sought-after solutions on the global market. In consideration of a rapid digitalisation development and its direct effect on the productivity, Latvia strives to achieve a higher rate of economic growth than the EU average level; therefore, a series of proactive measures must be taken in order to make Latvia open and capable to absorb the digitalisation challenges and, even more importantly, capable to use its own scientific potential and business capabilities to develop solutions that would be in demand for export to the global market.

Māris Kučinskis
Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia
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Markus Borchert

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University of Munich, Germany 

Master of Business Administration (Sloan Fellow), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States 

·      Senior Vice President Europe, Nokia 2015 

·      President, Greater China Region, Nokia Networks 2012-2015

·      Head of Customer Operations, Greater China Region, Nokia Siemens Networks 2010-2012

·      Global Head of Sales and Marketing, Radio Access Business Unit, Nokia Siemens Networks 2007-2009 Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy and Marketing, Siemens Mobile Networks 2005-2007

·      Senior Vice President, Head of Global Customer Unit, Vodafone, Siemens Mobile Networks 2001-2005

Markus is currently Senior Vice President Europe at Nokia. In this role he leads all operations across Europe including sales, business management and delivery. Since 2016, Markus is also President of DIGITALEUROPE. 

With more than 25 years of international experience in the telecommunications, IT and IT Services industries, Markus is a leader who is passionate about driving innovation, customer satisfaction, strategic breakthroughs and business turnarounds. 

Prior to his current position, Markus served as President of Nokia Greater China. During this time, he managed to establish Nokia Networks as the leading non-Chinese LTE supplier. 

Earlier positions include leading the worldwide sales and marketing activities of the Radio Access business unit in Nokia Siemens Networks from 2007 to 2009. As head of Strategy and Marketing in Siemens Mobile, he shaped the merger between the networks divisions of Nokia and Siemens from inception to completion. 

Earlier in his career, Markus held various other leadership roles within Siemens in Europe as well as Singapore.

Nokia          

We create the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

We adhere to the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social purpose, quality and integrity. Nokia is enabling the infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things to transform the human experience.

Markus Borchert
Senior Vice President for Europe at Nokia
President of DIGITALEUROPE
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Younes Allaki

Younes Allaki is the chief technology officer

of 1NCE, the provider of a revolutionary connectivity offering for IoT thatenables IoT applications and services to access connectivity on a buy once,flat rate fee for ten years.

Having held senior management positions withinthe mobile and M2M/IoT markets, Younes Allaki has a deep understanding of thechallenges of providing cost effective mobile connectivity and the specificrequirements of IoT applications. He has worked asproject manager at Telefonica and Vodafone GmbH creating and implementing newMVNO products within the mobile discounter market in Germany.

Immediately beforejoining 1NCE, which launched at MWC this year, Younes Allaki was vice presidentof M2M/IoT service development within the Group Innovation unit at DeutscheTelekom. In this role he was responsible for the plan, build and run ofthe M2M/IoT platform,addressing many verticals. In the past 7 months he and his team at 1NCEdeveloped a blueprint for a first 5G-platform core network which enables moreflexibility to integrate different virtual EPC provider and which will be IaaSagnostic.

1NCE

1NCE – a strategic Partner of Deutsche TelekomAG – offers advanced IoT connectivity solutions, specially designed for B2Bapplications in various sectors such as Smart City, Smart Mobility or Asset Tracking.Built on future proof technology, we provide seamless IoT connectivity acrossEurope (EU 28+2) and other geographies, including Russia, Belarus and theUkraine.

As an IoT-native company, 1NCE is a pioneerin the development of new network technology and innovations such as an IoTflat rate and the lifetime fee pricing model. The company is not only the firstMVNO worldwide to provide NB-IoT connectivity as a standard feature, it hasalso managed to develop a blueprint for a first 5G-platform core network –thereby laying the foundation for the 5G future and supporting IoT growth on amassive scale.

Younes Allaki
CTO
1NCE, Germany
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Cécil Ameil

Cécil is the chair of the regulatory working group in ESOA.  In this capacity, he represents the satellite sector for the development of electronic communications regulation in Europe,

Cécil Ameil works for the satellite communications operator SES. He’s now responsible for SES regulatory affairs (policy advocacy and operational licensing) in Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Cecil looks back at more than 20 years of experience in dealing with regulatory affairs, specialised in ICT regulations for media and telecommunications. His dedicated expertise covers the supervision and impact of telecoms legislations and spectrum policies, in a context of

As an active member of the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), Cécilis also contributing to the coordination of the satellite sector’s efforts todefend access to and usage of essential radio spectrum at regional and ITU levels(including for WRCs).

Cécil Ameil joined SES in 1998 to represent theLuxembourg-based satellite operator on public affairs and regulatory matterswith the European Union (EU), the CEPT, the Council of Europe and the ITU,under the responsibility of the SES General Counsel.

A French national living in Belgium, Cécil is marriedand the father of 3 boys. He performs theatre and music as amateur

ESOA

ESOA is recognised as the world’s leading satellite association beingdriven by its board of CEOs of 20 global and regional satelliteoperators. Established in 2002, the non-profit association promotes the commoninterests of its members and leads a coordinated response to global challengesand opportunities for the commercial satellite communications sector. (Attachedyou can find 2 pages with more information about ESOA).

5G is intended to be a network of networks, an ecosystem that relies onmultiple technologies working in concert with each other to support new usecases for users and verticals that require ubiquity, resilience, security aswell as high-capacity and low latency. Fixed and wireless infrastructure allhave a role to play - satellite, Wi-Fi, small cells, traditional mobilewireless networks, and even new emerging networks such as WiGig. Satellites areparticularly important given their reach and coverage of entire countries andso they complement the more limited availability of terrestrial networks.

ESOAmembers are individually involved in various initiatives with differentverticals - some are new such as automotive and others build on existingrelations such as aero-connectivity and maritime. They are also involvedresearch and demonstration projects with terrestrial networks organised both bythe European Commission and the European Space Agency. Sat5G, Satis5 and5G-VINNI are a few examples of these projects. Ultimately, innovation andcollaboration that drives new user-centric services are key for ESOA membersand these motivations also drive the vision and activities of the association.

Cécil Ameil
Chair of the Regulatory Working Group
EMEA Satellite Operators Association
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Pejvan Beigui

Prior to moving from Paris to London and joining a young company which became one of the largest hedge funds (NewFinance Capital, sold to Schroders) as their CTO, Pejvan worked for Apple as an evangelist in the Worldwide Developer Relations team. He went on to become VP of Technology in the financial markets divisions of several top-tier investment banks (JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital).

Pejvan returned to Paris after 10 years spent between London and Singapore and then joined the newly founded autonomous vehicle start-up EasyMile in 2014 as their CTO.

EasyMile

With 130+ employees and office in 5 different countries, EasyMile is now a major actor of the Mobility as a Service revolution with their EZ-10 autonomous shuttle sold to the largest transport operators in the world, and their vehicles have been deployed in more than 100 locations in 20+ countries, from Australia and Japan all the way to California.

Pejvan Beigui
CTO
EasyMile
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Martin Beltrop

In 2017 Martin Beltrop was appointed Head ofCar2X Business for Nokia Mobile Networks. In this role, he oversees Nokia’sconnected car business and the associated research and development activities.Nokia, as a founding member of the 5GAA, is heavily engaged in the definition,development and market making of connected car solutions for improved trafficsafety and highly autonomous driving.

Martin has 20 years of mobiletelecommunications experience. Before this assignment as Head of Car2X Martinheld various roles inside Nokia from Research and Development ProgramManagement and Head of Product Management to Head of Portfolio and Strategy foradvanced mobile network solutions serving various vertical markets likeTransportation (Automotive, Railways), Energy and the Public Sector. Martin ispassionate about digitalization, 4IR and the value of mobile network technologieslike 4G and 5G for industry and vertical businesses.

Martin holds a M.Sc. inTheoretical Physics from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. He livesin Düsseldorf, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany.

Martin Beltrop
Head of Automotive
Nokia Mobile Networks
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Jim Beveridge

Jim Beveridge works for ERTICO asthe Adviser to the CEO on Connectivity.

According to the OECD, the digitaltransformation of economic activities is creating significant opportunities foinnovation, convenience and efficiency. However, this transformation will require that all individuals, businesses andgovernments have reliable and affordable access to digital networks andservices. This requires a wide coverage of digital networks, and targetedmeasures for disadvantaged entities. ERTICO members are planning IntelligentTransportation Services that will rely upon wide network coverage, connectingnext generation transportation services to the cloud.

Jim has been working at the leadingedge of International Connectivity policy, working on the challenge ofconnecting the more remote regions of the globe.

Jim started his career in telecomsand security working for Motorola Semiconductors as an engineer oncommunication microcontrollers.

Hispassion for technology led him up the stack from semiconductors to the cloudwhere he spent many years working for Microsoft’s Azure Division.  Jim continues to contribute to cloud policydevelopment with his membership of ISO IST/038, Cloud Computing and DistributedPlatforms.

Jim hasa wide range of international experience in Telecoms. He participated in theOECD Going Digital Group, was a Steering Board member of the, Geneva based,Digital Video Broadcasting standards group and Chaired the, Brussels based,Digital Interoperability Forum.  

Jim has a passion for bringing internetconnectivity to the poorer regions of the world by reducing the cost ofbroadband, using AI, machine learning and software defined radios to reduce thecost of secure 5G/IOT connectivity.

ERTICO

The ERTICOinvolvement in 5G started in 2015 with the drafting of the 5G-PPP white paper “5Gempowering vertical industries”, where ERTICO led the drafting of theAutomotive vertical. ERTICO participated in the first “Öttinger round table”press conference at the Mobile World congress 2016, before launching theEuropean Alliance for Telecom and Automotive (EATA).

ERTICO developedjointly with EATA the CONCORDA project, dealing with the ITS-G5 and LTE-V2Xhybrid connectivity and the Mobile Edge Computing, under the Connecting EuropeFacility (CEF) EU funding instrument. In 2018, ERTICO started participating inH2020 5G actions, first with the 5G-DRIVE project that coordinates V2X trialsin cooperation with China and then and also the with 5G-MOBIX project withwhich, ERTICO takes the lead as project coordinator in a big Innovation actionabout 5G for Cooperative and Connected Automated Mobility (CCAM) with 58partners, including from Korea and China.

According to the ERTICO 5G roadmap in 2018-2019the development and integration of new innovative CCAM use cases are foreseen.In 2020 the roadmap will focus on trials and in 2021 on providingrecommendations relating to the creation of new CCAM business model with 5G,the EU deployment path and the regulations for 5G, including certification andtype approval.

Jim Beveridge
Adviser to the CEO on Connectivity
ERTICO - ITS Europe
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Dr. oec. Juris Binde

Since 1992 the President and since 2004 the Chairman of the Management Board of Latvijas Mobilais Telefons LLC, since 2017 a Professor at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences.

1987-1992 Senior Technologist and the Head of the Technological Department at the Scientific and Research Institute VEF; 1984-1987 Deputy Head of the Scientific and Technical Information Department and Head of the System Analyses Group. 1978-1984 progressed from engineer-designer to Deputy Senior Designer of Household Radio Equipment at the production association VEF.

In 1978 graduated from the Faculty of Radio Equipment and Communications of Riga Polytechnic Institute as an engineer designer-technologist of radio and electronic equipment (Dipl.ing, Mg.sc.ing). Has studied in Germany (1990), Institute of International Business in Stockholm (1995), and Columbia University in the USA (2000). Hon. Doctor of Riga Technical University (Dr.h.c.) (2006). In 2007 defended his doctoral thesis and graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Latvia with a PhD in Economics (Dr.oec.) and Business Management.

Juris Binde is the Vice President of the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK) and the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA), Member of the Advisory Convent of the University of Latvia and Riga Technical University, expert of the Latvian Council of Science.

Has received the following awards: in 1993 the award of engineer J.Linters, in 1998 a Certificate of Appreciation from the Cabinet of Ministers, in 2000 a Certificate of Appreciation from the Ministry of Transport, in 2001 the Order of the Three Stars of the Republic of Latvia (Fourth Class), in 2014 the  Swedish state award – the Order of the Polar Star (Knight 1st Class).

The Future is Mobile Only

LMT is a mobile telecommunications operator and market leader in Latvia, currently amongst the most efficient mobile data networks in the world. As a market leader, we bring our expertise to successful collaborations with the government, academic and startup ecosystem partners. We believe the future will be mobile only, and we build pioneering solutions based on cutting-edge wireless technology.

Dr. oec. Juris Binde
President and Chairman of the Management Board
Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT) SIA
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Louisa Bojesen

Louisa Bojesen has spent almost two decades (2000-2017) in front of the camera anchoring her live, daily, televised programmes for CNBC. She is a familiar and trusted face in business, and is known for her understanding of financial markets in the EU and beyond.

Career highlights include being the only anchor to have hosted four live shows, every day, for several years. For many years, she was also the youngest anchor, the only female anchor, and she was the only person to have single-anchored shows daily.

Bojesen has interviewed thousands of prominent industry experts, world leaders and CEOs. She has faced intense public scrutiny as an on-air personality; equally, she has put people in the hot seat as one of the most popular and well-known financial journalists of her generation. She intimately understands pressure points and vulnerabilities both on a personal individual level, and when dealing with business and media communications.

Live on-air during events ranging from the London 7/7 bombings to theLehman Brothers collapse and financial crisis, Bojesen’s handling of situations demonstrated her abilities as experienced and professional. She also regularly reported from hectic trading floors, including Bear Stearns before its demise.

Apart from her work in the studio, Louisa is equally active on the global business scene. She has a keen interest in the Middle East, and has moderated televised and private debates from the area, interviewing prominent figures in business and politics. Some of her work in the Middle East has been public (eg World Economic Forum); other work involves private coaching and support.

Bojesen’s unique experience and her insights have made her a sought-after speaker and moderator. Her list is diverse: Central Bank Stimulus, MarketThemes, Middle East Investing, Nordic Economy, Indian Financial System, Tech,Oil and Gas, Port Infrastructure, private Fireside Chats, and much more.

She is a Danish Goodwill Ambassador, has been named Career Woman of theYear, and is described as a trailblazer for women in business news. Middle East art and Levant history are passions. She is an active mentor to teens and twenty-somethings, and also volunteers weekly at an elementary school.

Bojesen graduated from Loyola University Chicago. In her early 20’s, she worked on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, trained at Merrill Lynch,and worked as a day trader. She then went to Medical School before startingwith CNBC.

Louisa Bojesen
Senior Financial Journalist
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Jakub Borkowski

Mr Jakub Borkowski is in charge of driving Huawei’s businessdevelopment across CEE & Nordic region. After defending his Doctorate inFinland, where he spent number of years, Jakub worked on cellular networksrollout projects for over ten years in various countries. Then, together withHuawei, he worked in presales and delivery management of large serviceoutsourcing projects in the UK. Past years Mr Borkowski and his team at Huaweihave been helping operators to modernize their networks to prepare for 5G andto take off with 5G trials and pre-commercial pilots.

Jakub Borkowski
Business Development Director in CEE & Nordic region
Huawei Technologies
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Matt Burgess

Matt Burgess is a leading expert on howtechnology is changing our lives and intersecting with the way we do business.As a senior editor at WIRED, Matt is frequently writing about, meeting, andcommissioning stories around the most innovative thinkers, scientists andpoliticians. 

He has widely reported on the impact ofartificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms on the world, how thetransportation and cybersecurity industries are changing business and Russianinterference in European politics. In 2015, Routledge published Matt's firstbook, which is a authoritative guide to the UK's right to informationlaws. 

He has experience as an event moderator andconference speaking and regularly interviews leading technology executives,CEOs and thought leaders from startups to large corporates. Matt also regularlyproducers and appears on WIRED's award-winning weekly technology podcast.

Matt Burgess
Senior Editor
Wired, UK
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Gintas Butenas

Gintas Butenas, CTO of BITE Group, more than 17 years of experience in mobile industry, starting from field engineering,continuing to roll-out management, radio network planning and optimization,network director and CTO roles. During carrier experienced transition of differenttechnologies – 2G to 3G, 3G to 4G and new network in Latvia setup in 2005. Hasstrong knowledge of main mobile technologies and directly dealing with leadingmobile network equipment vendors – Huawei and Ericsson. Main believer thattechnologies should be directionally oriented to improve customers live qualityby covering all digital needs (communication, media, work, IoT, etc.). Moderndigital services should be simple to use with exceptional quality andaccessible everywhere – what is possible only with mobile technologies.

BITE

BITE is one of the leading telecommunications operators in Lithuania andLatvia with 1.7m subscribers. It isa customer centric telecommunications operator offering products that aresimple to use and deliver great value to its customers.

With the acquisition of “Stream Networks” and “LATNET Serviss” BITE canoffer the most complete portfolio to its clients that cover versatile mobileand fixed solutions.

5G technology for BITE is the next evolutionary step for expanding thecurrent services quality and portfolio for the next decade.

Gintas Butenas
CTO
BITE Group, Lithuania
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Alan Carlton

Alan Carlton is Vice President, InterDigital and Head of InterDigital International Labs Organization spanning Europe and Asia. In these regions Alan is responsible for R&D activities in the areas of 5G and IoT. Alan has led his organization to over fifteen major collaborative project and testbed wins in these areas. He founded and led the UK oneTRANSPORT initiative, one of the largest Smart City projects in the UK to full commercial launch. In 5G, Alan’s research interests include next generation internet and advanced applications of NFV/SDN and Edge technologies. Alan has over 25 years wireless industry experience spanning every generation of wireless. Prior to InterDigital, he held senior positions at Nortel, Siemens and several wireless startups both in Europe and United States. Alan is an EEE graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and also holds a MSc. in Communications & Signal Processing from Imperial College, London. Alan holds many patents covering a diverse range of wireless technology areas. He is a regular invited speaker at major wireless industry events including Mobile World Congress in 2017 and 2018 and is also author of a wireless futures blog for Computerworld.

InterDigital

InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. The company solves many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index.

Alan Carlton
Managing Director & VP InterDigital Europe, Ltd.
InterDigital Communications
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Toni Cheng

Toni Cheng (Chinese Name, Ji Cheng), before joining Alibaba, he has been working for ICT industry.

Since 2007, he was based inEurope, he was the pioneer of Swiss market development and one of the foundersof Huawei Switzerland. Toni was the 1st CEO of Huawei Switzerland.

In 2012, he has been nominated as CEO ofHuawei Germany, developed my local team in Carrier, Enterprise and Consumerbusiness and reached the revenue target of 1 billion USD in 2014 as a greatmilestone for Huawei Germany.

Afterwards, he was Sengled EUCEO, focused on smart home domain.

Now his wife and one son joined him and theylive together in Germany.

Toni Cheng
General Manager of DACH & CEE Region
Alibaba Cloud
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Wassim Chourbaji

Wassim Chourbaji is Qualcomm’s Senior Vice President andHead of Government Affairs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He overseesQualcomm’s public policy, regulatory affairs and senior government relations inthe region. Mr Chourbaji leads a senior team responsible for technology,intellectual property, digital economy, spectrum, standardization, data and competitionpolicies. He has been appointed member of the UK’s Ofcom Spectrum AdvisoryBoard and is also the Chairman of TechUK Communication Infrastructure Council.Mr Chourbaji studied engineering and mathematics.

Qualcomm Inc.

Qualcomm technologies havepowered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people for over 30years. Our technology is in virtually every smartphone in the world. Weinvented CDMA, pioneered 3G and 4G, and are leading the way to 5G and a new eraof intelligent, connected devices. We are revolutionizing industries, includingmobile, automotive, computing, IoT, health care and data center, across theglobe, and enable millions of devices to connect with each other in ways neverbefore imagined.

We engage in R&D, developing advancedtechnologies and products, and make those technologies broadly accessible tothe whole digital communications ecosystem, ultimately enabling applicationsand services that consumers depend on. This model -- which is fundamental tothe core mission, values and culture of Qualcomm -- has been in place since1995, and ensures the market grows and consumers continually benefit.

Wassim Chourbaji
Senior Vice President, Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy EMEA
Qualcomm Inc.
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Anda Čakša

Anda Čakša graduated Latvian Academy of Medicine as a physician in 1999. After residency in Riga Stradins University she obtained a diploma of paediatrician with specialization in anaesthesiology and intensive care. In addition she acquired a MBA in health care management in Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration and graduated a programme "Psychodynamic psychotherapy" in Riga Stradins University. Anda Čakša worked as paediatrician in intensive care unit of Children's Clinical University Hospital (BKUS) in Riga, then in pharmaceutical companies Sanofi - aventis Latviaand Ewopharma AG/Allergan. In 2011 Anda Čakša became the Chairman of the Board of BKUS. Anda Čakša was appointed as a Minister of Health on 16 June 2016.

Anda Čakša
Minister for Health of the Republic of Latvia
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Miodrag Djurica

Dr. Miodrag Djurica received his PhD in 2000 from the Technical University of Delft with a thesis on design methods for low-power A/D converters. After that he joined KPN Research, where he worked on self-organizing sensor networks. In 2003 he joined the Dutch research organization TNO where he still works on the Internet-of-Things, 5G,virtualization of networks (SDN and NFV) and remote device management. His focus is on L2/L3 protocols, system design of networks and self-optimization. One example of those projects is the EU project on SDN-enabled WiFi–WI5 (www.wi5.eu). Miodrag is active in one M2M standardization on automotive related topics, and is active as editor and contributor in the Broad Band Forum on the topic of home network measurements and link and path performance. His main interest in both OneM2M and Broad Band Forum are protocols and end-to-end architecture. He was chief infrastructure site architect for the Dutch pilot site Brainport, which is a part of the EU LSP Autopilot (www.autopilot-project.eu), using IoT for enhancing autonomous driving.

Miodrag Djurica
Senior Research Scientist
Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
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Stefan Eriksson

As of 1 August 2017, StefanEriksson is the Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia.Mr Eriksson is a Swedish diplomat, who prior to taking up this post has beenworking in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1992. His latestassignment abroad was as Ambassador of Sweden to Belarus in 2008-2012, and hehas previously been posted at Sweden’s diplomatic missions in Moscow, Brusselsand Saint Petersburg. He has also been working with democracy issues inSweden’s foreign policy and development cooperation. Before starting hisdiplomatic career, Mr Eriksson worked for the Swedish Trade Council as a marketadvisor, which included responsibility for opening the Trade Council’s firstoffice in Riga in 1992. Mr Eriksson has a Degree in Economics from theStockholm School of Economics and Business Administration and has an excellentknowledge of English, Russian and Belarusian, and he is at the moment studyingLatvian.

Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia

The Nordic-Baltic collaboration on digitalisation is unique, and placesthe region firmly on the world map in terms of cross-border, integrated digitalsolutions. Our strengths are that we have much in common - a high level ofdigital maturity and a willingness to share knowledge. 

5G Techritory, which will be held on 27-28 September in Riga, is a goodexample of the strong collaboration between the Nordic and Baltic countries.The event offers a platform where ministers, leaders from digitalisationagencies, and the IT and telecom sector can meet.

The Nordic and Baltic countries share the goal of taking a leading rolein the “next leap” for wireless communication, by building on the 2017Nordic-Baltic Digital North Declaration with a common vision of being the firstand most integrated 5G region in the world. The Nordic Council of Ministers –the official body for intergovernmental Nordic cooperation - is in closecontact with Baltic countries preparing a comprehensive action plan for the 5Gcollaboration. We need to reduce the uncertainty for the governments and IT andtelecom industry by articulating the value of 5G and utilizing thepossibilities of 5G across the region. The key actions supporting the roll-outand use of 5G technology in the Nordic region are ensuring availability ofspectrum for 5G testing, coordinating 5G frequency bands as well as identifyingand utilizing synergies between Nordic and Baltic 5G test beds/testenvironments.

Stefan Eriksson
Director
Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia
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Prof. Andrejs Ērglis

Andrejs Erglis is Chief of Latvian Centre of Cardiology at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital (Riga, Latvia). He is also Professor of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine and Director of Instituteof Cardiology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Latvia. He is currently the President of Latvian Society of Cardiology and the Vice-President of Latvian Academy of Sciences.

He obtained his medical degree from Riga Medical Institute in 1989, obtained his PhD from the University of Latvia in 2006. He continuedhis training in interventional cardiology in USA, Australia, the Netherlands,Italy, Germany and France. Since 2005 he is Presidentof Latvian Society of Cardiology. He is Fellow of the American College ofCardiology and the European Society of Cardiology.  

He is a principal investigator and a member of the Steering Committees in several international multicentre trials. He is the author or co-author of more than 400 peer-reviewed articles. He has presented over 700 lectures/chairmanships at national and mostly international meetings. His major fields of scientific interest are interventional cardiology (cutting balloon, left main, structural heart disease), regenerative medicine, precision medicine and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease.

Prof. Andrejs Ērglis
Chief of the Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Paul Stradins Clinical University Hospital
Professor of the Faculty of Medicine and Director of the Institute of Cardiology and Regenerative Medicine
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Jennifer Esposito

Jennifer worked for over 13 years at GE Healthcare and is now General Manager of the Health and Life Sciences group at Intel Corporation. Jennifer believes that technologies like Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Computer Vision and VR/AR/MR have the power to accelerate the transformation of healthcare and to improve health, quality of life, safety and security worldwide. She works with companies, organizations and governments around the world to help make this digital transformation real, today.  With 20 years of experience, Jennifer brings deep healthcare, life sciences and biotechnology industry expertise along with a foundation in information and communication technology, and a view that spans across multiple other industries.  Jennifer advises start-ups focused on digital health, biotechnology, VR/AR/MR and artificial intelligence. She is active in policy initiatives on global health security and digital health, identifying unique ways technology can be used to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Jennifer has a graduate degree from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College where she focused on Epidemiology and Biostatistics and also spent several years working in academic medical research on skin and bladder cancer.  During her time at GE Healthcare she became a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and remains a full member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Jennifer received a patent for an industrial internet of things system and method for capturing radiation exposure data from medical imaging equipment and drove the development of industry-first products and capabilities that used advanced and predictive analytics.  Jennifer is the co-chair of the Global Health Security Agenda Private Sector Roundtable and chairs their Work Group on Technology and Analytics.  She is also the co-chair of the Work Group on Digital Health and Non-Communicable Diseases as part of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.  Jennifer sits on the boards of Digital Square and USA Healthcare Alliance.

Jennifer Esposito
General Manager, Health and Life Sciences
Intel Corporation
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Dr. Chirine Etezadzadeh

Prof. h.c. Dr. Chirine Etezadzadeh (economist) is the president of the SmartCity.institute (Stuttgart and Berlin), founder of SmartCityNews.global – the global smart city knowledge base –, and CEO of the German Federal Smart City Association (BVSC e.V.). Prior to focusing on smart city research, she worked for global leaders in the automotive industry and as a business consultant in the energy sector. Since the summer semester of 2014, Prof. Etezadzadeh has been holding university lectures on product development for smart cities at the Technische Hochschule Köln. In 2017 she was appointed an honorary professor at the Beijing Information Science & Technology University (BISTU). In November 2017 Prof. Etezadzadeh together with Messe Frankfurt organized the first Smart City Convention, "Blisscity," which has been recognized as very successful.

SmartCity.institute

The SmartCity.institute is a German institute located in Stuttgart and Berlin that conducts research on the development of smart cities, or cities of the future. Besides the institute’s research activities in the fields of energy, mobility, and city development, it deals with the cross-cutting issues of digitization, sustainability, and resilience. In addition, the institute provides consulting services for cities and industrial enterprises regarding their path to the future. The Core services of the institute are provided in the fields of vision and business development as well as in designing customer-focused products, and services for an urban context. Furthermore, the SmartCity.institute builds networks to promote the intersectoral exchange of knowledge and cross–industrial collaboration in order to support the creation of real smart city solutions.

Dr. Chirine Etezadzadeh
President and Founder
SmartCity.institue
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Rihards Gailums

TechEntrepreneur. Product Architect. Advocate of exponential technologies. Promoterof Silicon Valley ecosystem. Tech startup ecosystem advocate and mentor. Meetuporganizer.

Founder ofcouple tech startups, related NGOs and meetup groups.

Latestfounded startup is Portland, OR based ‘PILOT Automotive Labs’ developingtechnology for autonomous and connected vehicles.

Experiencein autonomy and self-driving project management in US, Asia- Singapore and HongKong and Europe. Maintaining partnerships with Infiniti Motors, Jaguar LandRover, Intel etc.

Passionateabout self-driving cars, robots, entrepreneurship, cryptocurrencies, computervision, parallel programming, machine learning, automotive applications.

Valuableexperience in MNO and MVNO business models, computer network architecture, techfinance modelling, corporate strategy development, cross-border relationshipsand market research.

Know-how intelecom regulatory issues and competition laws.

Widenetwork of technology and venture capital industry contacts in Silicon Valleyand Europe.

Pastjob experience includes global telco company Alcatel, creating of telco startupBeta Telecom and enterprise, governmental consulting company Nexus Consulting.

About PILOT Automotive Labs

PILOTAutomotive Labs Inc. is tech startup with the goal to make safer and moreefficient transportation to save time, costs and mitigating traffic bydeveloping affordable controllers for semi and fully connected autonomousvehicles.

Alumni ofJaguar Land Rover and Infiniti/Nissan accelerators, headquartered in Portland,OR with presence in Singapore, Hong Kong and Europe.

Coreproducts are Drive by Wire controllers for aftermarket, electrical andindustrial vehicles, drive by wire conversion services for aftermarket andindustrial vehicles, virtual rail applications, automotive connectivityapplications – real time teleoperation and autonomous driving data collectionand processing.

Autonomousand semi-autonomous vehicle Proof of Concept projects with one of the largestchipmakers and real estate developers in Hong Kong.

Rihards Gailums
CEO
PILOT Automotive Labs Inc., USA
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Kaspars Gerhards

Kaspars Gerhards was appointed as the Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia in November 2014. The Ministry is responsible for implementing policy in three areas - environment protection, regional development as well as information society and e-government.

Previously Gerhards held the positions of the Minister for Economics and the Minister for Transport and Communications; he also served as the State Secretary at the Ministry of Economics for 8 years.

Since 2008 Gerhards is a Member of one of the oldest political parties in Latvia – the National Alliance.

Gerhards was born in Jelgava in 1969. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Latvia. Gerhards has also studied at the Westphalia Wilhelms University and the Goethe Institute in Germany.

Kaspars Gerhards
Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
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Gaute Hagerup

Gaute Hagerup holds a master of organisation studies from University ofWarwick, UK, and an executive master of innovation from BI, Oslo.

Hagerup has 20 years+ of experience with assisting innovation and growth for SMEs and start-ups, and large multinationals. He is currently heading Innovation Norway’s work to promote the acceleration of smart city developmentin Norway and the Nordics. He is one of the founders of the network NorwegianSmart Cities, and is central in developing a common Nordic platform forcollaboration and promotion of smart city solutions. His starting point ofdiscussion when it comes to the development of Smart Cities is always to startwith the people. The needs of the citizens define the frames of a smartcity. Leadership, collaboration and organisational culture are what defines thesuccess of smart city implementation.

Hagerup has worked 3 years leading Innovation Norway’s office in Madrid.

Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. Innovation Norway’s programmes and services are intended to create more successful entrepreneurs, more enterprises with capacity for growth and more innovative business clusters.

Gaute Hagerup
Senior Vice President Smart Cities & Communities
Innovation Norway
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Dr. Andy Hudson

Andy Hudson has globalresponsibility for spectrum and regulatory modernisation at the GSMA, as wellas the public policy aspects of the organisation’s Future Networks, Internet ofThigs (IoT) and Mobile Identity programmes.

Previously, as Director ofSpectrum Policy at Ofcom he led the UK regulator’s mobile data strategy, whichincluded overseeing the release of public sector spectrum for consumer services,and the most recent 2.3 and 3.4 GHz UK spectrum auction. Prior to Ofcom, Andyspent 12 years at Vodafone, where he held various senior product development,corporate strategy and public policy roles. As Head of Spectrum Policy atVodafone, Andy was responsible for managing spectrum policy and auctions acrossthe Vodafone Group, during which time he managed the acquisition of spectrum inover 20 countries, equalling €9.5bn of investment.

In 2000, Andy was part of the senior managementteam responsible for launching an internet payments and encryption company,spun out of NatWest. He was formerly a management consultant and a researchscientist at Sharp Laboratories of Europe and Sony Corporation, based in Japan.Andy has a doctorate in Engineering Science from Oxford University and an MBA.

GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers,

Following the first launches thisyear, 5G will grow to networks in 111 markets and account for as many as 1.2billion connections by 2025. By then, 5G networks are likely to cover one-thirdof the world’s population. The impact on the mobile industry and its customerswill be profound.

Working closely with the mobile operators pioneering 5G, the GSMA is engaging with governments, and vertical industries including automotive, financial services, healthcare providers, transport operators, utilities and other industry sectors to develop business cases for5G and ensure that 5G is successfully standardised, regulated and brought to market by the mobile industry. This includes working with policymakers and regulators globally to make sure significant new widely harmonised mobile spectrum is available under the right conditions to meet future expectations for5G, and deliver the full range of potential capabilities.

Dr. Andy Hudson
Head of Policy
GSMA
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Milla Immonen

Milla Immonen received her MSc degree inapplied mathematics and information processing sciences from the University ofOulu in 2000 and has been working at VTT since 1998.

She currently acts as a Senior Scientist andProject Manager in Smart Health. She has an IPMA C -certificate for projectmanagement. She has also previously acted as a project coordinator ininternational AAL-Ageing in Balance –project, which was nominated for AAL Awardin 2014 and studied technologies supporting fall risk assessment and fallprevention.

Her research interests are in utilizingtechnologies and smart data in health care and disease prevention and insupporting the independent living of older adults. She has coordinated aninternational project preparation “Health^5G” for studying how the 5G willenable and help different health use cases, including hospitals and home care.The project will study and test health use cases in real 5G and health careenvironments in international cooperation with hospitals, health careprofessionals, companies and research institutes.

VTT Technical Research Centre ofFinland  Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organizationsin Europe.  VTT has a national mandate in Finland. We use our research andknowledge to provide expert services for our domestic and internationalcustomers and partners.  We serve both private and public sectors.

In Smart health area our developmentactivities focus on health monitoring, human data analysis and application andservice design. We develop tools and services that enable smarter decisions forhealth and wellbeing. Intelligent products help individuals and professionalsto better understand and manage individual health-related behavior. VTT hasstrong expertise in artificial intelligence, data analytics and sensortechnologies, and their application to the area of health and wellbeing.

In the future we envision, people areempowered to care for their own health and wellbeing. It's a world in whichpersonal health and clinical solutions are seamlessly integrated.

We help healthcare clients developpersonalized services that fit individual consumer needs. Our pragmaticapproach stems from a deep knowledge of the medical sphere combined withstate-of-the-art engineering competences. We are actively involved in currenthealth ecosystem projects and significant European innovation initiatives.

Milla Immonen
Senior Scientist and Project Manager of Smart Health
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
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Dr. Tim M. Jaeger

Dr. Tim M. Jaeger is Global Head, Diagnostics Information Solution (DIS) of Roche AG. Since early 2016, he has been leadinga new global organization which was created to develop an information-based solution portfolio in support of Roche’s Personalised Healthcare strategy. DIS utilizes data and analytics to differentiate R&D and to design new software products as well as to develop new business models. DIS also manages strategic collaborations and partnerships with external organisations in the field of healthcare IT and digital health.

Dr. Jaeger has a unique blend of medical, IT/technology and commercial experience, accumulated for over 20 years of his work at healthcare institutions. He started his career as a resident physician in 1997 at the University of Heidelberg, and began building on his medical skills in the roles focused on healthcare technology in the field of corporate health management.  Dr. Jaeger joined Roche Diagnostics in 2005 as Head of Medical and Scientific Affairs. In this role, he oversaw the development and business process management of divisional clinical information management systems. Alongside with this role, Dr. Jaeger was appointed “Personalised Healthcare” Project Leader by the Roche Corporate Executive Committee, assisting to lay the foundation of Roche’s group-wide Personalised Healthcare strategy. He initiated and oversaw the acquisition and integration of a number of information technology companies in the Diagnostics division before his appointment as Lifecycle Leader Virology, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, where he was responsible for all aspects of the virology business segment.

Roche and Roche Diagnostics Information Solutions (DIS)

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalized healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is also innovating rapidly and on a large scale to harness the data of today to create a better customer experience tomorrow. To concentrate efforts in the emerging field of healthcare information management in support of its ambition in digital Diagnostics and personalized Healthcare, Roche formed Diagnostics Information Solutions (DIS) in 2016. The goal is to redefine how data drives patient care and R&D to help ensure the right treatment reaches the right patient. DIS is headed by Tim Jaeger and coordinates many data-driven activities within Roche Diagnostics including the development of the digital product portfolio NAVIFY with clinical and research decision support solutions, provision of data services and analytics and management of interfaces to Roche’s healthcare technology partners.

Dr. Tim M. Jaeger
Global Head, Diagnostics Information Solution (DIS)
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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Harri Karjalainen

At Finavia since 2016.

Has been working as a CIO for more than 12 years: priorto Finavia at Lassila & Tikanoja (facility services and waste management)and at Glaston (machinery). Also, experience in internation paper industryassignments in several companies.

Active reformer of IT fuctions, IT-business integratorand digitalisation evangelist.

Finavia

Finavia is a Finnish airport operator that enablessmooth international flight connections through its national airport network.

Harri Karjalainen
CIO
Finavia Oyj
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Anne Lise Kjaer

Born in Denmark, Anne Lise Kjaer holds the honorary title of Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador. She is an entrepreneur who worked in design before embarking on a career in trend forecasting. In 1988 she founded the Ideas & Trend Management agency Kjaer Global, working with names including Amazon, BBC, Dell, O2, Huawei, Nokia, IKEA, Volvo, and Wired. As a leading trend agency, Kjaer Global has for more than 30 years provided global organizations with insights to drive new business models and innovation. In the 21st Century, only organizations that foster visionary thinking, fast-cycle learning and agility will be able to respond effectively to the challenges of tomorrow’s world and satisfy people’s real needs.

While Kjaer Global is an internationally recognized brand, so is Anne Lise – having built a reputation as a renowned futurist, speaker, and author of the Trend Management Toolkit – A Practical Guide to the Future. She speaks regularly at international conferences across the world and lectures at Cambridge University, LSE, MIT. She has delivered talks to more than 50,000 people since 1999.

As well as contributing to academic papers and publications, Anne Lise is a regular media commentator on trends and has featured on CNN, BBC and Aljazeera. In 2015 she was one of seven top futurists the Huffington Post featured with their predictions for the next decade in technology. She says: “It is time for fresh thinking and new models to drive more sustainable economic growth. Organisations and businesses already working with trends and scenario planning know that seeing the future in a new light is the only way to discover viable solutions and recognize untapped opportunities.”

Anne Lise Kjaer
World-Renowned Futurist
Kjaer Global
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Dr. Martin Klein

Martin Klein is the Global Vice President and Head of the Industry Business Unit for Public Sector at SAP, which includes SAP's Future Cities Program. He is responsible for SAP's end-to-end footprint in the Public Sector business, driving the company's overall strategy for this industry, overseeing the global business in the sector, directing product and solution roadmaps, and leading goes to market activities.

Martin joined SAP in 2002 and has served in several senior management roles in business development, corporate strategy and business operations. Before joining SAP he worked in consulting, strategy, and business development with Gemini Consulting and Lufthansa. He holds a master's degree in business administration and a doctorate in technology management from the University of Mannheim, incorporating studies in the UK, Norway and the US. Based in Walldorf / Germany, Martin lives near Heidelberg with his wife and two teenagers.

SAP

SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Based on market capitalization, we are the world’s third largest independent software manufacturer.

In 1972, five entrepreneurs in Germany had a vision for the business potential of technology. Starting with one customer and a handful of employees, SAP set out on a path that would not only transform the world of information technology but also forever alter the way companies do business. Now 46 years and more than 404,000 customers stronger, more than ever, SAP is fueled by the pioneering spirit that inspired its founders to continually transform the IT industry.

Our vision is the “Intelligent Enterprise”: an Intelligent Suite offering an integrated suite of intelligent cloud applications, Intelligent Technologies to sense and process information, and a Digital Platform including a next-generation data management, an industry-leading in-memory database and a best-in-class platform.

Dr. Martin Klein
Global Vice President and Head of the Industry Business Unit for Public Sector
SAP SE
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Dr. Alexander Lautz

Dr.Alexander Lautz is currently Senior Vice President 5G. In this role, he isresponsible for 5G from a business and technology part across all businessunits and is leading Deutsche Telekom´s 5G projects and initiatives.

Mr. Lautzjoined T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH in 2002, first as Head of Business Marketing,before taking over as Head of Consumer Marketing in 2004. When Deutsche Telekomlaunched congstar as its second brand in Germany in 2007, Mr. Lautz took overas Managing Director of the newly-founded company. In 2011, he moved to T-SystemsInternational GmbH, where he was responsible for implementing innovative B2B2Cproducts and solutions within the business units Connected Car and laterConnecting Customers. Prior to 5G Mr. Lautz he led the groupwide IoT/M2Mactivities of Deutsche Telekom from 2014-2017.

Beforehis career at Deutsche Telekom, Mr.Lautz held different managementpositions at both CNI GmbH and Mannesmann Arcor AG and was Managing Director ofan IP provider for business customers.

Dr. Alexander Lautz
Senior Vice President 5G
Deutsche Telekom AG
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Sami Luukkonen

Sami is responsible for strategic initiatives in Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) business group, and a member of Accenture’s Global Leadership Council. With over 25 years of experience in global Telco and HighTech industries, Sami is a recognized industry thought leader, representing Accenture in various international industry forums.

Sami has a strong technology background, with expertise in technology and service industry business strategy creation and execution, global business management, organization and talent transformation, ecosystem partnership creation and acquisitions, and sales differentiation. Through his endeavours with Accenture, Sami has lived and worked with organizations across Japan, Hong Kong, Finland, Norway, UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Singapore and Philippines.

Sami is currently based in Helsinki where he lives with his wife and five children. Outside of working life, Sami keeps busy with triathlon, hunting, reading and forestry.

Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of solutions in strategy,consulting, digital, technology and operations. Our 5G Acceleration Services empower the digital businesses of fixed, mobile, cable operators as well as software, high tech and other industries by capturing the promise of the Pervasive Network. Applying our end-to-end framework, we help companies realize immediate value from 5G, while building a defensible position for the future by untethering innovation across the organization and developing next-generation service portfolios based upon their unique strengths, the most promising use cases and ‘no regrets’ investments. Visit us at www.accenture.com/network.

Sami Luukkonen
Senior Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology
Accenture
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Goodarz Mahbobi

Dipl-Ing. Goodarz Mahbobi is chairman of the advisory & innovation board of the smart city project “Digital Bonn” as well as CEO and founder of the IT and management consultancy axxessio GmbH.

He started his career by studying computer science at the Technical University of Vienna and at UC Berkeley in the USA. Due to many years of experience as an independent operational IT-architect, strategic consultant and as a project and program manager, he has an extensive know-how especially in the areas of telecommunications, logistics and change processes. Before he founded the axxessio GmbH in 2006 he was active for the Generali Group Austria and the UNIQA Group Austria in Vienna. As independent consultant he led major projects with up to 150 employees.

In the fall of 2015 Goodarz Mahbobi started the initiative “Digital Bonn” together with the Lord Mayor of Bonn. Its aim is to bring together experts from the fields of science, business and politics, in order to jointly support the Bonn/Rhine-Sieg region on its path to digital transformation. So far the initiative achieved to found the so called “Digital Hub Region Bonn”, a center for startups, and to appoint the city’s first Chief Digital Officer. A working group is in the process of establishing an "IT Security Cluster" in the region.

Furthermore, Goodarz Mahbobi is a member of the board at IT FOR WORK – one of Germany‘s leading networks for SME’s in the field of information and communication technologies with particular focus on software development.

axxessio GmbH

axxessio GmbH is an independent, internationally active IT and management consulting firm that conducts forward-looking, strategic software projects. It was founded in 2006 and has offices in Bonn and in Darmstadt. The fast growing consultancy supports companies and public authorities in the conception and successful implementation of digital transformation processes and large IT systems. These included amongst others the first “Industrie 4.0” project in the state of Hesse as well as the co-initiation and project management of the Smart City project “Digital Bonn” of the Federal City of Bonn. axxessio creates innovative, future-oriented strategies with a special focus in the field of voice recognition. With the help of machine learning, methods are developed to automatically recognize and reproduce the spoken language. axxessio's customers include leading companies in the telecommunications, logistics, financial services and industrial sectors.

Goodarz Mahbobi
CEO
axxessio GmbH, Germany
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Anton Messmer

Anton Messmer, Dipl. Ing., born in 1958, has been working since 1989 for Mobile Radio T&M Products at Rohde & Schwarz in Munich. Currently, he is Vice President Mobile Radio Testers.

Anton Messmer studied electrical engineering and in 1989, he joined Rohde & Schwarz as Product Manager Mobile Radio T&M Products. Before assuming his current position of Vice President, he was appointed Head of Product Marketing and Director Mobile Radio Testers. In this time, he significantly contributed to the success of Rohde & Schwarz by introducing the R&S CMW500 Wideband Radio Communication Tester.

Rohde & Schwarz

Researchers all around the world are investigating possible concepts and technologies for the fifth generation of mobile networks (5G). Many use cases have been summarized in various white papers and reveal challenging requirements. The possible technologies and concepts under discussion to meet these requirements are quite diverse. Beyond doubt, there is a need to improve the understanding of potential new air interfaces at frequencies above current cellular network technologies, from 6 GHz right up to 100 GHz, as well as advanced antenna technologies such as massive MIMO and beamforming.

Rohde & Schwarz, a world leader in all areas of RF and microwave test and measurement equipment and massively involved in mobile radio since the first generation, is committed to supporting the wireless communications industry with the solutions needed to investigate, develop and standardize 5G.

Be ahead in 5G with T&M solutions from Rohde & Schwarz

Researchers all around the world are investigating possible concepts and technologies for the fifth generation of mobile networks (5G). Many use cases have been summarized in various white papers and reveal challenging requirements. The possible technologies and concepts under discussion to meet these requirements are quite diverse. Beyond doubt, there is a need to improve the understanding of potential new air interfaces at frequencies above current cellular network technologies, from 6 GHz right up to 100 GHz, as well as advanced antenna technologies such as massive MIMO and beamforming.

Rohde & Schwarz, a world leader in all areas of RF and microwave test and measurement equipment and massively involved in mobile radio since the first generation, is committed to supporting the wireless communications industry with the solutions needed to investigate, develop and standardize 5G.

Be ahead with Rohde & Schwarz in:

❙ 5G NR testing in the sub 6 GHz and mmWave range

❙ Over-the-air (OTA) antenna and transceiver characterization

❙ Network and mobile endpoint security

Discover the Rohde & Schwarz test solutions at www.rohde-schwarz.com/5G

Anton Messmer
Vice President Mobile Radio Testers
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG
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Dr. Tobias Miethaner

Dr. Tobias Miethaner has been Head of the Digital Society Directorate-General at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure since August 2014. Before that, he worked first as a legal advisor and head of the policy and party work unit of the Executive Committee of the Christian Social Union party (CSU). After graduating with a law degree from Regensburg and Aberdeen University in 2004, he completed a two-year practical legal training in Regensburg and Cape Town. From 2006 until 2008, Dr. Miethaner then did a doctorate. After completing his doctorate, he worked as a public prosecutor at the prosecutor's office München II from 2008 to 2011.

2011 – 2014         legal advisor and head of the department of policy at the Executive Committee of the Christian Social Union party (CSU)

2008 – 2011         public prosecutor

2006 – 2008         doctorate

2004 – 2006         legal clerkship in Regensburg and Cape Town

1999 – 2004         law studies in Regensburg and AberdeenMinistry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany

Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany

Facilitating the roll out of 5G in Germany is one of the current top policy priorities of the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. As one of the first countries in Europe Germany has developed a 5G Strategy in order to promote the roll out of networks, make available spectrum, support research activities and 5G trials and initiate a structured dialogue between network operators and vertical industries. The Ministry aims at creating the ideal framework for investment and development of 5G applications that will lead the way towards a gigabit society.

Dr. Tobias Miethaner
Digital Society Director-General
Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany
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Henrik Moberg

Henrik Moberg
Deputy Head of Group, Public Health and Health Care Division
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs​, Sweden
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Wilhelm Molterer

Wilhelm Molterer has been Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic
Investments (EFSI) since 1 November 2015.
He holds a Master's degree in Social Economics from Johannes Kepler University in Linz,
Austria. Afterhis University studies, he became an Economic Adviser at the
Austrian Farmers’ Association and an Adviser to the Regional Minister of Agriculture in
Upper Austria. He subsequently became an Economic Adviser to the Federal Minister of
Upper Austria. He subsequently became an Economic Adviser to the Federal Minister of
Agriculture and became Secretary-General of the Austrian Farmers Association.
From 1990 to 1994, Wilhelm Molterer was a Member ofthe Austrian Federal Parliament
and a Spokesperson for Agriculture and later becameSecretary-General of the
Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP). From 1994 to 2002, he was the Federal Minister of
Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management in Austria. From 2007 to 2008
he was Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance, while in the period from 2008 to
2011 he acted as the Parliament’s spokesperson for constitutional matters. From July 2011
until August 2015 he was Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and a
member of its Management Committee, a permanent collegiate executive body.

Wilhelm Molterer
Managing Director
European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
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Dr. Andreas Müller

Andreas Mueller is the Head of Communication and Network Technology in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. As part of this role, he is coordinating Bosch’s research activities in the area of future industrial connectivity infrastructures as well as the 5G-related activities for the industrial domain within the Bosch group. In addition to that, he is the Chairman of the Board of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA), which recently has been established in order to make sure that 5G for the industrial domain becomes a success. This is done by providing a global forum for discussing related technical, regulatory and business aspects and by bringing all relevant stakeholders together.

Prior to joining Bosch, Andreas was a Research Staff Member at the Institute of Telecommunications of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he was contributing to the further development of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution towards LTE-Advanced. Besides, he was working as a Systems Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, developing a novel software- defined radio based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) and an M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

The Bosch Group

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,000 associates worldwide. The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. In this respect, also 5G will be a crucial role in future as a powerful, flexible and ubiquitous connectivity fabric to optimally support the numerous IoT activities. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Dr. Andreas Müller
Head of Communication and Network Technology, Bosch Corporate Research / Chairman of the Board, 5G-ACIA
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Marios Nicolaou

Marios Nicolaou has 19 years experience in Telecom and Wireless strategy. He was a manager at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, and aSenior Director at Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Consulting. 

He is a pioneer on wireless strategy focusing on how to balance network, market, spectrum, and device strategies. He worked with several Tier-1 operators Globally assisting them to take informed decisions on the evolution of their networks as well as to recalibrate their market strategies. 

He holds a BSc in EE from the University of California Irvine and an MScin Management from the University of Southern California. He authored journal and white-papers on the evolution of networks and has presented atvarious conferences.

Marios Nicolaou
Management Consultant - Telecom Strategy / 5G Strategy Expert
5G-Courses.com / Former Senior Director, Bell Labs Consulting at Nokia
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Steen Noerby Nielsen

Steen Nørby Nielsen is the Nordic CEO for Siemens Mobility – the transport part of Siemens. He has worked in Siemens for more than 25 years, mainly in business areas linked to transportation.

One of his primary tasks the last few years has been to enhance the digital aspects of Siemens transportation portfolio in the Nordic region. His vision is a future where cities will be able to manage the complete ecosystem of integrated intermodal transport systems to achieve their mobility, pollution, safety and energy targets in the future.

Siemens AG

Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide.

Steen Noerby Nielsen
Head of Mobility in Scandinavia
Siemens AG
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Prof. Kyösti Oikarinen

Kyösti Oikarinen is the Chair of Oulu City Executive Board and a member of the City Council. Hence Mr. Oikarinen acts as a Political Mayor of City of Oulu, Finland – the fastest growing City in the Arctic Europe. 

 

Kyösti Oikarinen has a long career as an elected politician in the City of Oulu and Oulu Region. Between 2005 and 2012, he was a member of the City Council during which years he held several positions of trust e.g. the Chairman of the City Council and Chairman of the Merger Board of Oulu as well as the Chairman of the Board of Oulu  Region.  He was re-elected into the City Council in April 2017 and was appointed as the Chairman of the Oulu City Executive Board.  

 

Mr. Oikarinen is a trained dentist and professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His career includes altogether 25 years of  professorships in Finland and Kuwait and in addition shorter working periods in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. He was elected as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Oulu University in 2013 and  he retired from that position in 2017 to pursue his political career. During the time he was the Dean,  a unique, integrated health test and development environment OuluHealth Labs (http://ouluhealth.fi/labs/) was established as well as the Oulu 5G Hospital of the Future construction  started.  Simultaneously University of Oulu Medical faculty raised ICTHealth as one of its most important focus areas and has since  received national duties such as digitalization and harmonization of medical and dental undergraduate teaching in whole of  Finland. Mr. Oikarinen has played a key role in making City of Oulu into an internationally recognized HUB on Health and Wellbeing Technology andalso home to the innovative OuluHealth ecosystem (http://ouluhealth.fi/)

Prof. Kyösti Oikarinen
Chairman, Executive Board, City of Oulu / Former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Oulu
Chairman of the follow-up group, Social and Health Reform, Oulu Region
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Lorenzo Pengo

Oct 2015 – Today HealthcareIndustry Director – Microsoft Central Eastern Europe HQ

Lorenzo is part ofthe Worldwide Healthcare team at Microsoft Corporation with the responsibility tosupport the Microsoft Health Industry Strategy in the whole East EuropeanRegion that includes 33 Countries. During the last 20 years at Microsoft He heldseveral positions as ERP and CRM Lead in CEE, in EMEA as Manufacturing Lead andin the Italian Organization (in Large Enterprise business).

Prior to joinMicrosoft  Lorenzo worked at  Digital Equipment Corporation developing and marketingmanufacturing solutions in Corporate and European positions. Before that Lorenzodid work for Olivetti Corporate HQ in Product Development and Marketing. Duringthat time Lorenzo spent 3 years in US (Cupertino, CA and Chicago IL) developingseveral flavors of UNIX at Berkeley University and Bell Labs.

Lorenzo,studied at Turin University, holding a major in Computer Science.

Microsoft Healthcare

Improving patient outcomes and driving efficiencydoesn’t mean putting more technology between patients and providers—it’s aboutempowering the people that make healthcare work. Microsoft’s approach isfocused on enabling the healthcare industry’s move to the cloud and helpingthem use technology to improve the lives of people around the world. Throughintelligent feedback loops, AI-infused clinical workflows, and interactivehealth agents, providers can start to develop the foundations for precisionhealthcare. Microsoft platforms and services lay the trusted foundation forsolutions that improve patient and employee experiences, empower researchers,and enhance products and services.

Lorenzo Pengo
CEE Health Lead
Microsoft
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Bjoern Pistol

Bjoern Pistol (41) is Political Scientist (M.A.)and Industrial Engineer for Maritime Logistics. He worked as office manager in the German Federal Parliament and he was the chairman of the Green Party in the state of Schleswig-Holstein from 2001 to 2004. After he worked for one year with the Hamburg Port Authority he joined UNICONSULT Universal Transport Consulting GmbH as a management consultant for ports and logistics in 2008. He took over a new position at Siemens Wind Power as Global Head of Logistics Strategy in 2012. Bjoern was responsible for the continuous improvement of the worldwide transport and logistics processes and he managed the logistics related aspects of the merger between Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa in 2017. Bjoern started his job at the Hamburg Port Authority as Head of Port Strategy in September 2017. He is responsible for all topics related the strategic development of the Port of Hamburg with a special focus on digital development and sustainability.

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA)

Since2005 the Hamburg Port Authority has been providing future-oriented port management services offering one face to the customer. As an institution underpublic law, the HPA is in charge of paving the way for the efficient,resource-friendly and sustainable implementation of infrastructure projects inthe port. The HPA is the contact point for all kinds of questions concerningthe waterside and the landside infrastructure, the navigational safety ofvessel traffic, port railway facilities, port property management and the economic conditions within the port area. The HPA is a trailblazer also for 5G.This gi­gan­tic net­work is cur­rently be­ing of­fi­cially tested in the Hanseatic City of Ham­burg and in Turin by the 5G Mo­bile Net­work Ar­chi­tec­ture (MoNArch) re­search pro­ject funded by the EU. The fo­cus lies on lo­gis­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tions con­cern­ing traf­fic and in­fra­struc­ture con­trol.

Bjoern Pistol
Head of Port Strategy
Hamburg Port Authority
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Jaroslaw Ponder

Mr Ponder is Head of ITU Office for Europe at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) (Geneva, Switzerland). Within the last years, Mr. Ponder has been carrying out numerous projects, activities, and initiatives at national, regional and international levels. He has been taking the lead role in many international conferences and summits dealing with fostering ICT innovation and development of ICT ecosystem, information society, and advancements of the digital economy worldwide while setting strategies and ensuring their timely implementation.

Along the professional career, Mr. Ponder held official positions in the public sector and was a contributor to the legislative projects having the impact on the public policy. Since 2014 Mr. Ponder has been working for ITU, in Market, Economics, and Finance Unit (MEF/ITU), Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU/ITU), Project and Initiatives Department (PRI/ITU). From the year 2008 upon his former duties, he has acted as Europe Officer (EUR/ITU) as well as Project Manager for European Centres of Excellence Network (CoE-EUR). In August 2008 he was appointed as Coordinator for Europe. After successful recreation of the coordination for the region in February 2009 he moved to the General Secretariat becoming Strategy and Policy Coordinator and one year later Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor with the objective to lead the ITU activities on World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS; United Nation Process on ICTs) and its 10 year review, amongst the others successfully establishing prime platforms, i.e. WSIS Forum, WSIS Prizes, WSIS Stocktaking, and organizing WSIS+10 High Level Event (2014) that resulted in negotiated texts. In parallel, since October 2011 he has been working as Coordinator for Europe strengthening coordination and implementation mechanism. In July 2017 he became a Head of ITU Office for Europe, directing actions, projects, initiatives and experts groups targeting 45 countries.

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strives to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide. ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through its work, ITU protects and supports everyone's fundamental right to communicate. Today, ICTs underpin everything ITU does. They help manage and control emergency services, water supplies, power networks and food distribution chains. They support health care, education, government services, financial markets, transportation systems, e-commerce platforms and environmental management. And they allow people to communicate with colleagues, friends and family anytime, and almost anywhere. With the help of its global membership, ITU brings the benefits of modern communication technologies to people everywhere in an efficient, safe, easy and affordable manner. ITU membership reads like a Who's Who of the ICT sector. ITU is unique among UN agencies in having both public and private sector membership. So in addition to its 193 Member States, ITU membership includes ICT regulators, many leading academic institutions and some 700 tech companies. In an increasingly interconnected world, ITU is the single global organization embracing all players in this dynamic and fast-growing sector.

Jaroslaw Ponder
Head of Office for Europe
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
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Ingmārs Pūķis

Since 2009 Marketing and Business Development Vice President, Member ofthe Management Board of Latvijas Mobilais Telefons LLC.

2005-2009 owner and CEO of Exact Management LLC, 2006-2007 MarketingDirector at Exigen Services Latvia JSC. 2000-2004 progressed from MarketingManager to Director of Broadband Services Department at Lattelekom LLC. Duringhis studies in 1996-1997 Marketing Manager at Ionica LLC. Started carrier in1995 at NTV5 and PICCA TV as a Sales Representative.

In 2001 graduated from the University of Latvia with an MBM.

Member of the LatvianInternet Association, member of the State Administration Policy DevelopmentCouncil, as well as a national guard with the NG Student Battalion.

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

Mika Rantakokko is 6Genesis.org). Mika’s educational background is in planning geography, business and finance. Mika has a broad experience and expertise in innovation, digitalisation, future internet, smart cities, regional development,international collaboration, entrepreneurship, public financing and management.This expertise has been collected from positions in public and private sectors,including i.e. European Commission, Nordic Innovation Center, Technopolis Plc.,CyberLightning Ltd., Center for Internet Excellence, as well as coordinatinginnovation platform collaboration of Finland's 6 biggest cities. Mika is amongother things a member of the EU’s Open Innovation Strategyand Policy Group (OISPG), which unitesindustrial groups, academia, governments, andprivate individuals to support policies foropen innovation at the European Commission.ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/digital-transition).Mika’seducational background is in planning geography,business and finance. Mika has a broad experience and expertise in innovation,digitalisation, future internet, smart cities, regional development,international collaboration, entrepreneurship, public financing and management.This expertise has been collected from positions in public and private sectors,including i.e. European Commission, Nordic Innovation Center, Technopolis Plc.,CyberLightning Ltd., Center for Internet Excellence, as well as coordinatinginnovation platform collaboration of Finland's 6 biggest cities. Mika is amongother things a member of the EU’s Open Innovation Strategyand Policy Group (OISPG), which unitesindustrial groups, academia, governments, andprivate individuals to support policies foropen innovation at the European Commission.

EU Urban Agenda DigitalTransition Partnership

DigitalTransition Partnership is part of Urban Agenda, which represents a newmulti-level working method promoting cooperation between Member States, cities,the European Commission and other stakeholders in order to stimulate growth,liveability and innovation in the cities of Europe and to identify andsuccessfully tackle social challenges. The partnership consists of 20 differentorganisations, cities, Member States and European organisations, which arecollaborating to find ways how European policies and collaboration, as well asEuropean funding instruments could be used to provide better services forcitizens, to support European cities in exploiting the possibilities ofdigitalisation and to help European businesses to develop new innovations andbusinesses for global markets. The partnership has defined 15 actions toachieve these goals. These activities are targeted togeneralize and diffusedigital skills to everybody, to enable and implement citizen-centrice-government, to provide value through free and fair access toopen/public/personal data, to accelerate and adopt digital emergingtechnologies (such as 5G/6G) in cities, to adopt business model thinking todrive urban digital transition, and to strengthen the ability for cities to actwithin the digital transition. For more information: ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/digital-transition

Mika Rantakokko
Liaison Manager, 6Genesis, Finland / Coordinator, EU Urban Agenda Digital Transition Partnership
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Thomas Riedel

Thomas Riedel heads up Samsung Networks business in Europe. The scope of responsibility includes 4G and 5G market development, as well as seeking new business opportunities across the European region with the focus on FWA potentials, and other new 5G use cases and vertical markets. Recent activities include 5G FWA trials with Orange Romania and Telefónica Germany.
Thomas joined Samsung in 2011 when Samsung kicked off its operations in Europe.Since then he was mainly driving new business development with Deutsche Telekom,and took over European wide responsibility in 2016.
Thomas is Austrian native, born in 1966 in Vienna/Austria. He is living closeMunich, and is married with a six years old son. During his free time Thomasenjoys sports and outdoor activities such as skiing, mountain biking,windsurfing and triathlon.

Samsung Networks Business

Samsung Networks Business offers a pathway tomeeting the ever-growing demand for data in an increasingly connected world.The company’s advanced networking and wireless solutions – including SmallCell, 4G LTE and 5G technologies – are expected to drive the next wave ofmobile application development and Internet of Things, connecting billions ofdevices and accelerating low latency gigabit speeds for richer experiences.
Samsung holds a host of essential patents related to 4G LTEand new 5G standards. Additionally, Samsung acquired World's first governmentregulatory certificate from the US FCC for 5G End-to-End solutions, consistingof 5G Radio (Access unit), Next Generation Core, 5G Home and Outdoor Routers inthe 1st half of 2018.

Thomas Riedel
Senior Director, Head of Europe
Samsung Networks
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Jürgen Rigterink

Jürgen Rigterink oversees the Client Services Group which is comprised of the Banking and Policy & Partnerships departments.  He has overall responsibility for implementation of Banking and Policy objectives, ensuring that EBRD investments, policy engagement and advisory services deliver the maximum transition impact in EBRD’s countries of operations.

He chairs the Operations Committee which reviews all investment proposals (both debt and equity) before consideration by the Board of Directors and oversees the formulation of the Bank’s strategy to effectively and efficiently promote the transition of the countries of operations where the EBRD invests.

Before he came to the EBRD in 2018, Mr Rigterink was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of FMO, the Dutch Development Bank.

Before his time at FMO, he worked in the private sector at ABN AMRO where he ran the company’s activities in Kazakhstan and held a number of senior positions including Sector Head of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

EBRD

EBRD supports the development of the knowledge economy through investment and policy engagement. Since 2012, when the Bank’s Knowledge Economy Initiative was adopted, the EBRD has invested almost €1.5 billion by way of debt and equity in knowledge economy related projects. Since 2014, the Information and Communication Technologies team has invested €460 million in Poland and the Baltic states. These include investments in information systems such as high-speed, reliable fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure. Investments through our Venture Capital Investment Programme include early stage financing of growth companies in software, semi-conductors, communications technology, mobility and media and clean-tech, thereby helping to develop the local venture capital ecosystem and supporting the growth of applications which will drive demand for broadband networks in the future. Our policy engagement is supporting the development and implementation of national broadband plans, digital agendas and innovation policies, including improvements in the legal and regulatory environment and capacity building.

Jürgen Rigterink
First Vice President
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Aivar Riisalu

Aivar Riisalu, born in 1961, is a member of Tallinn City Government, holding the post of a Deputy Mayor since 2017. His areas of responsibility are business development, tourism, innovation and smart city issues.

During his term as a Deputy Mayor Mr Riisalu has been a strong advocate for implementing innovative technologies and procedures into the everyday urban life.

Mr Riisalu graduated from Tallinn Technological University in 1984 with a degree in economics. He was in transport and logistics business from 1994 to 2009 until he was elected to the Parliament of Estonia. Since then he has been active in politics, both on state and local levels. He is a member of the Centre Party.

Aivar Riisalu is an active member of Estonian Defence Union and Military Sporting Society “Erna” and has been rewarded with several medals of honour. He is also a well-known entertainer and singer.

City of Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital and the largest city of Estonia. It is located on Estonia's north coast to the Gulf of Finland, 80 kilometres south of Helsinki.  Tallinn occupies an area of 159.2 km2 and has a population of 450000.

Almost one-third of Estonia’s population lives in Tallinn and the city’s GDP covers more than 50% of the GDP of the country. The city has particular strength in information technology and tourism. We have the third bigger number of start-ups per capita in Europe.

The digital success story started in 1998 and today most of the 564 public services in Tallinn are paperless. We are #1 in the European Commission Digital Economy Index. According to Inc.com Tallinn is among 5 Global Cities of the Future and we were the runner-up for the title of European Innovation Capital 2017.

The first public live 5G network in Europe was created in the Port of Tallinn in September 2017.

Aivar Riisalu
Deputy Mayor
City of Tallinn, Estonia
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Adrian Scrase

Adrian Scrase is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI’s standards production activities.  He has more than 30 years experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 25 years of experience in standardization.

He played a central role in the creation of the “3rd Generation Partnership Project” (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPPs’ Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 20 experts who provide comprehensive support to the Project. 

He was also principally involved in the formation of the “oneM2M” Partnership Project and oversees ETSI’s support to that initiative.

ETSI

ETSI provides members with an open, inclusive and collaborative environment to support the timely development, ratification and testing of globally applicable standards for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services across all sectors of industry and society. We are a not-for-profit organization with more than 800 member organizations worldwide, drawn from 66 countries and five continents. Members comprise a diversified pool of large and small private companies, research entities, academia, government and public organizations. ETSI is one of only three bodies officially recognized by the EU as a European Standards Organization (ESO).

Adrian Scrase
Head of the Mobile Competence Centre, The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) / CTO, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
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Sami Seppänen

Elisa

Elisa (https://elisa.fi/) is a telecommunicationsand ICT company and Internet service provider which mainly operates in Finlandand Estonia. It has contracts with more than 6.2million private, businessand public-sector clients. Elisa offers environmentally friendly communicationsand entertainment services and equipment with which companies can transfertheir operations to a digital environment, thereby improving their productivity.As the market leader, Elisa is also a pioneer in the development of new networktechnology and innovations such as 5G. In partnership with companies likeVodafone and Telenor it is able to offer competitive services around the world.Elisa is listed on the NASDAQ Helsinki Large Cap stock exchange and hasapproximately 190,000 shareholders. Its sales revenue was 1.787 billion eurosin 2017, during which it employed 4700people. For more information see www.elisa.fi. Follow us on Facebook(@elisasuomi) and Twitter (@ElisaOyj).

Sami Seppänen
CEO
Elisa Eesti AS, Estonia
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Pekka Soini

Mr. Pekka Soini was appointed the Director General, CEO, of Business Finland from the position of Director General at Tekes. Prior to his position at Tekes, Pekka headed Corporate Development Office (CDO) at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and was a Country Director for Finland and a member of the Executive Management Team. He has also headed NSN Strategy and Business Development.

Pekka joined Nokia in 1987 and held several global business management position within Nokia Networks, such as the Head of Radio Networks Business Unit, and the Head of Broadband Wireless business alongside System & Business Development activities. Pekka has worked five years in the US where he was VP of M&S of Nokia Telecommunications, and two years in Paris, France, where he was heading the Nokia Telecommunications team in the European Cellular Consortium Program.

Mr. Soini is a member in several governmental and business councils and boards. He is a permanent expert to the Research and Innovation Council of Finland chaired by the Prime Minister and a board member of the Technology Academy Finland.

Pekka Soini was born in Finland in 1960. He holds a M.Sc. in Control Engineering from the University of Oulu.

Business Finland

Business Finland creates new growth by providing services for internationalization, innovation funding, investing in Finland and visiting in Finland. Our customers are companies and research organizations.

Business Finland was created on 1st January 2018 by the merger of two organizations: Finpro, which offered services for internationalization, investments and tourism promotion, and Tekes, which offered funding for innovation activities.

Pekka Soini
CEO and Director General
The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
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Dr.-Ing. Johannes Springer

Johannes Springer is responsible for the 5G Automotive Program at Deutsche Telekom in Group Technology and Innovation Headquarter.

Johannes studied Engineering, Mechanical and Production Engineering at Berlin Technical University. After his doctorate in 1992 he was in charge at Aachen University of Technology (RWTH) as head of department in the Institute of Ergonomics and Industrial Engineering. In 1998 he joined Deutsche Telekom Group in various management positions. From 2004 to 2010 he worked as CTO/COO for Toll Collect, the GNSS and mobile networks based electronic tolling operator for trucks in Germany. From 2011 to 2016 he was Vice President Technology and Solution Design within the Strategic Business Unit Connected Car in T-Systems.

5G Automotive Association (5GAA)

The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) is a global, cross-industry organisation of more than 90 companies from the automotive, technology, and telecommunications industries (ICT), working together to develop end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services.

Since its inception in September 2016 with just 8 major members, 5GAA has rapidly expanded to include key players with a global footprint in the automotive, technology and telecommunications industries. This includes automotive manufacturers, tier-1 suppliers, chipset/communication system providers, mobile operators and infrastructure vendors.

Diverse both in terms of geography and expertise, 5GAA’s members are committed to helping define and develop the next generation of connected mobility and automated vehicle solutions.

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Springer
Director General, 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) / Head of 5G Automotive Program, Deutsche Telekom AG
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Anne Stephan

Anne Stephan, born in Germany has been working since 2001 for Mobile Radio Test & Measurement in various roles at Rohde & Schwarz in Munich. Currently, she is Vice President Market Segment Wireless Communications.

Anne Stephan received a Master degree in computer science at the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbruecken in 2001 and joined Rohde & Schwarz as Software Engineer Mobile Radio Testers. Before assuming her current position of Vice President, she was appointed Director R&D and Senior Director Callbox Mobile Radio Testers. In this time, she significantly contributed to the success of Rohde & Schwarz by leading the development for the R&S® CMW500 Callbox.

Be ahead in 5G with T&M solutions from Rohde & Schwarz

Researchers all around the world are investigating possible concepts and technologies for the fifth generation of mobile networks (5G). Many use cases have been summarized in various white papers and reveal challenging requirements. The possible technologies and concepts under discussion to meet these requirements are quite diverse. Beyond doubt, there is a need to improve the understanding of potential new air interfaces at frequencies above current cellular network technologies, from 6 GHz right up to 100 GHz, as well as advanced antenna technologies such as massive MIMO and beamforming.

Rohde & Schwarz, a world leader in all areas of RF and microwave test and measurement equipment and massively involved in mobile radio since the first generation, is committed to supporting the wireless communications industry with the solutions needed to investigate, develop and standardize 5G.

Be ahead with Rohde & Schwarz in:

❙ 5G NR testing in the sub 6 GHz and mmWave range

❙ Over-the-air (OTA) antenna and transceiver characterization

❙ Network and mobile endpoint security

Discover the Rohde & Schwarz test solutions at www.rohde-schwarz.com/5G

Anne Stephan
Vice President Market Segment Wireless Communications
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG
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Peter Stuckmann

Peter is managing the Commission's policy on 5Gcommunication systems and the related research and innovation programme.

Before his appointment as Head of Unit he was managingthe office of the Director General of DG CONNECT, Roberto Viola, coordinatingthe Commission's digital policy initiatives. The portfolio included DigitalSingle Market, Broadband Policy, Telecoms, Media and Online Policy, theCopyright Reform as well as the EU ICT Research and Innovation Programme.

Between 2010 and 2014 he was Head of Sector"Spectrum Policy", was penholder of main elements of the Commissionproposal on the Telecom Single Market and the Roaming regulation, and wasresponsible for the implementation of the EU telecom rules in Germany andAustria.

Between 2005 and 2010 he coordinated the EU R&Dprogramme leading to the 4G mobile communications standards.

Before joining the European Commission in 2004 he hasoccupied several engineering and management positions in industry, academia andstart-ups. He holds engineering and doctoral degrees from RWTH AachenUniversity, Germany.

DG CONNECT

DG CONNECThas been one of the pioneers and main actors in driving 5G technologies andtheir deployment throughout the last few years. This is in line with theCommission strategy for the DigitalSingle Market, which underlines the importance ofvery high capacity networks like 5G as a key asset for Europe to compete in theglobal market.

Against this background the Commission has established the 5G Public-Private Partnershipunder Horizon2020 in 2014 to lead the global development of 5G technologies,standards and large scale experimentation in close cooperation with the otherleading world regions. Moreover the Commission launched the 5G ActionPlan in 2016 setting ambitious targets for 5Gdeployment and ensure a coordinated introduction of 5G in Europe. TheCommission has worked closely with Member States to develop a common EU 5G spectrumroadmap and to establish national 5G roadmaps based onexchange of best practice and identification of common elements at EU-level.

DG CONNECT works with all stakeholders to seize the major opportunityof 5G services for verticals such as for automotive applications. In thisregard DG CONNECT initiated at the Digital Day 2017 in Rome the processto establish a pan-European network of 5G Corridors for Connected and AutomatedMobility and has recently selected first large-scale cross-border trialprojects.

In February 2018 DG CONNECT launched the European 5GObservatory to closely follow the progress of the5G Action Plan and take the necessary action to fully implement it.

Peter Stuckmann
Head of Unit - Future Connectivity Systems
European Commission
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Gabriela Styf Sjöman

Ms. Styf Sjöman is Vice President Deputy Head of Global Services & Operations and Head of Group Networks, at Telia Company. In her role, she oversees overall Group Technology Strategy and Execution to enable Telia Company Transformation to New Generation Telco, as well as its Group Networks Strategy, Development, and Implementation. Before joining Telia Company in May 2017, she held the position of Vice President Engineering and TIM Labs for Telecom Italia Group. Ms. Styf Sjöman has an extensive international experience from having worked in eight countries across Asia, Europe and Americas. She has experience from a wide range of leadership positions, from start-ups to large multinationals, and in these held responsibilities such as Managing Director, Head of Business Area, to Head of Global Research & Development. Ms. Styf Sjöman holds a Master´s Degree in Business Administration.

Telia Company

We’re Telia Company, the New Generation Telco. Our approximately 20,000 talented colleagues serve millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected regions. With a strong connectivity base, we’re the hub in the digital ecosystem, empowering people, companies and societies to stay in touch with everything that matters 24/7/365 - on their terms. Headquartered in Stockholm, the heart of innovation and technology, we’re set to change the industry and bring the world even closer for our customers.

Gabriela Styf Sjöman
Vice President and Head of Group Networks
Telia Company
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Ola Svedin

Ola Svedin, CEO of Mobile Heights, a triple-helix cluster organization, is a passionate driver of the evolution of the mobile industry into the connected world and IoT. Ola has more than 25 years of experience from telecom, IT security, smart card, biometrics and space industries. He has lead large mobile phone and chipset development programs, and an inventor and R&D director of a world leading fingerprint tech startup, he was a pioneer in the biometrics industry.

Mobile Heights

Mobile Heights is a non-profit networking community promoting innovation and growth in the digital world by connecting business, academia and the society.

Mobile Heights was founded in 2009 by Sony Mobile, Ericsson, Telia Company, the Regional Council of Skåne and the universities of Lund and Malmö.

Today we have more than 100 members in southern Sweden and in the Greater Copenhagen area.

Our main focus areas are Future Digital Health and Future Digital Society.

Mobile Heights has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden.

Ola Svedin
CEO
Mobile Heights, Sweden
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Rene Tammist

Rene Tammist is the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of theRepublic of Estonia from 22 August 2018. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party.

From 2012 to 2018, Rene Tammist was a Member of the Board of the European Union’s Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators.

From 2011 to 2018, Tammist was the Head of The Estonian Renewable Energy Association.

From 2007 to 2009, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of Eesti Energia.

Tammist has worked as an adviser to the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the Committee on Industry, Research, and Energy of the European Parliament.

Born on 5 July 1978 in Tartu, Tammist graduated from the University of Tartu in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in ublic administration and from the University of Manchester in 2004 with a Master’s degree.

Ministry for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonia

During the 2017 Estonian Presidency, EU Member States agreed a 5G declaration and a roadmap was signed by the European ministers.

On 18 July 2017, EU Ministers signed a 5G declaration “Making 5G a success for Europe” confirming their willingness to position Europe as the global lead market for 5G. Following this strong political signal, the Estonian Presidency organised high-level group meeting in Tallinn with representatives from the Member States to discuss the possible establishment of a 5G roadmap to ensure the timely and predictable availability of the required spectrum. As a result, the EU Telecom ministers reached an agreement on the 5G roadmap.

The Government of the Republic of Estonia received the Government Leadership Award at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 2018. The judging panel highly regarded the policy approaches adopted by the Estonian government to support the deployment of mobile services, particularly in relation the provision of fibre backhaul in rural areas and the strong promotion and rapid development of 5G services.

The world’s first 5G phone call made in Tallinn.

Rene Tammist
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonia
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Edgars Tavars

Edgars Tavars (born 12 August 1982)is current parliamentary secretary at the Ministry of Transport of the Republicof Latvia, appointed to office in 2016.

Prior to becoming parliamentarysecretary, Mr. Tavars was also a parliamentary secretary at the Ministry ofEnvironmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latviafrom 2014 till 2016. Starting his career in 2001, Mr. Tavars has held variouspositions at different organizations, companies, such as procurist, member ofthe board, executive director, project manager. Mr. Tavars is also an activemember of public organizations. His record shows that he has been a member ofdifferent organizations, for example, Latvian Green Party, Latvian EnvironmentalProtection Club, Society "FOR GREEN LATVIA” etc.

Education:

Mr. Tavars earned Bachelor’s degreein Entrepreneurship and Business Management from Riga Teacher Training andEducational Management Academy and Master’s degree of Innovative Entrepreneurshipfrom BA School of Business and Finance.

Edgars Tavars
Parliamentary Secretary
Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia
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Prof. Dr.med. Christoph Thümmler

ProfessorThümmler is the Director of the Centre of Geriatric Medicine at HeliosPark-Klinikum, Leipzig, Germany and also Professor of eHealth at EdinburghNapier University.

ProfessorThümmler studied Medicine, Political Science and Education at HeidelbergUniversity where he also earned his PhD in Neurology. He completed specialisttraining in General Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine andGeriatric Medicine while working in several posts in Germany and the UnitedKingdom. Since 2004 he has been working with Edinburgh Napier University’sSchool of Computing where he became Full Professor in 2010. Christoph has beeninvolved in national and international research in the areas of the Internet ofThings, Cloud Computing and 5G over the last decade. He also served as anadvisor to the European Commission during the IoT round table discussions withChina on IoT and eHealth topics. Since the beginning of the European 5G-PPPprogram he has taken on rolls as convener of 5G-eHealth topics on behalf of5G-PPP and the European Commission. Christoph has worked with several companiesamong them Teva and Huawei on 5G topics and has co-authored several whitepapers in the 5G-health domain. He is a member of the standardization workinggroup of the German regulator for telecommunication Bundesnetzagentur and isalso an IEEE Senior Member.

Heliosis Europe’s largest private provider of Health services running around 150hospitals in Germany and Spain. Helios is a 100% daughter of Fresenius, a largemanufacturer of medical devices and also provider of health services in theUnited States. Connectivity and signal processing technologies are of greatinterest to these companies and as such 5G has become a major interest overrecent years.

EdinburghNapier University has set a focus on Cybersecurity and blockchain technology,two topics of major interest in the context of 5G application across thedifferent verticals from fintec over autonomous driving to health care.

Prof. Dr.med. Christoph Thümmler
Director, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Helios Park-Klinikum Leipzig, Germany
Professor of eHealth, Edinburgh Napier University, School of Computing, UK
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Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä

Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä is currently Vice President of ConnectivityResearch Area VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He is also the Directorof MilliLab, ESA external laboratory of millimetre technology. His R&D workis focusing to 5G telecommunication, satellite and 5G integration as well ascyber security. These technologies are applied for example to vertical segment including smart cities, industry, transportation as well as health and wellness.

VTT Technical Research Centre ofFinland  Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organizationsin Europe.  VTT has a national mandate in Finland. We use our research andknowledge to provide expert services for our domestic and internationalcustomers and partners.  We serve both private and public sectors.

In Smart health area our developmentactivities focus on health monitoring, human data analysis and application andservice design. We develop tools and services that enable smarter decisions forhealth and wellbeing. Intelligent products help individuals and professionalsto better understand and manage individual health-related behavior. VTT hasstrong expertise in artificial intelligence, data analytics and sensortechnologies, and their application to the area of health and wellbeing.

In the future we envision, people areempowered to care for their own health and wellbeing. It's a world in whichpersonal health and clinical solutions are seamlessly integrated.

We help healthcare clients develop personalizedservices that fit individual consumer needs. Our pragmatic approach stems froma deep knowledge of the medical sphere combined with state-of-the-artengineering competences. We are actively involved in current health ecosystemprojects and significant European innovation initiatives.

Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä
Vice President of Connectivity Research
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
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Dr. Joakim Wernberg

Dr.Joakim Wernberg is the Research Director atthe Megatrends Programme at the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum. He has abackground in engineering physics and a PhD in economic geography from LundUniversity. Joakim is affiliated with the Centre for Innovation,Researchand Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, and the LundUniversity Internet Institute (LUii). He has 10 years of experience fromworking with policy analysis and public affairs. His main research interestsare complex adaptive systems, technological progress and structural change.

Dr. Joakim Wernberg
Research Director
Swedish Entreneurship Forum
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Jonas Wessel

Jonas Wessel is the Chairman of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG). RSPG is a high-level advisory group that assists the European Commission in the development of radio spectrum policy. 

Jonas is also Director of the Spectrum Department at the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS). 

He holds a MSC from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Industrial Engineering and Management. Jonas started his professional career as a strategy consultant, working mainly with business development in the telecoms and IT-sector. In 2003, he joined the PTS as advisor on radio spectrum policy issues. After several positions within the Agency, including responsibility for auctions, he was assigned Director of the Spectrum Department in 2014. Jonas has been one of the driving forces behind the transformation of spectrum management in Sweden and has also been working with these issues internationally, mainly through the RSPG where he has been a delegate since 2004. He was Vice Chairman of the RSPG for the 2016-2017 period.

 

Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG)

The Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) is a high-level advisory group that assists the European Commission in the development of radio spectrum policy. 

The RSPG adopts opinions, position papers and reports, as well as issuing statements, which are aimed at assisting and advising the Commission at strategic level on: 

·       radio spectrum policy issues 

·       coordination of policy approaches and, 

·       harmonised conditions, where appropriate, with regard to the availability and efficient use of radio spectrum necessary for the establishment and operations of the internal market. 

 

The Members of the Group are senior representatives of the Member States and the official representatives of the European Commission. Delegations include representatives from both the regulatory authorities and the ministries having responsibility for radio spectrum related matters in each Member State. 

Jonas Wessel
Chairman
Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG)
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Dr. Thomas Wiegand

Thomas Wiegand is a professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and is jointly heading the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany. He was a visiting professor at Stanford University and co-founded several startup companies. For his research and publications, he received numerous awards. Thomson Reuters named him in their list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” as one of the most cited researchers in his field. He is a recipient of the ITU150 Award. He has been elected to the German National Academy of Engineering (Acatech) and the National Academy of Science (Leopoldina).

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI

The research at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI generates innovations for the digital society of the future. Fraunhofer HHI is a world leading research institution in the development of mobile and optical communication networks, machine learning as well as the processing and coding of video and 3D signals. Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works in the whole spectrum of digital technologies – from fundamental research to the development of prototypes and solutions. The institute is involved in the development of international standards for information and communication technologies and creates new applications as an industry partner.

Dr. Thomas Wiegand
Executive Director
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, Germany
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Dr. Colin Willcock

Colin Willcock is the chairman of the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association.  

Colin Willcock graduated from the University of Sheffield, UK, with a B.Sc in Physics in 1986, an MSc. In Astronomical Technology from the University of Edinburgh in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Parallel Computation from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1992. Dr. Willcock joined Nokia in 1999, and is currently Head of Radio Network Standardization. He has participated extensively in standardization activities at ETSI, ITU-T and 3GPP, and also has extensive experience of European research having led a number of European projects.

 

5G Infrastructure Association

In the 5G PPP, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) represents the private side and the European Commission the public side. The 5G IA is committed to the advancement of 5G in Europe and to building global consensus on 5G. To this aim, the Association brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and SMEs. The 5G IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation.

Dr. Colin Willcock
Chairman
5G Infrastructure Association
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Sini Wirén

Sini Wirén
Senior Adviser
Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland
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Markus Wissmann

Markus Wissmann is currently based in Germany, Düsseldorf. He has been with Cisco for more than 10 years working in various management roles leading internationalsales, go-to market and business developmentacross multiple segments. Today Markus runs Cisco´s Smart Cities business for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia and focuses together with his team on a large number of key urbanization engagements in more than 100 Cities. Markus has over 20 years of ICT sales and business development experience and started to gain smart cities expertise almost 10 years ago. He is also an experienced Realestate professional with hospitality subject matter expertiseand wide-ranging experience in sustainable real estateand green building developments. Priorto Cisco Markus led hospitality sales and business developmentfor Siemens Dubai where he lived for 5 years.

Markus Wissmann
Director Operations & Sales Smart+Connected Communities & Internet of Everything
Cisco
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