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Opening remarks from:
- Juris Pūce, Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia
- Paula Lehtomaki, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers
- Ivars Ījabs, Member of the European Parliament
- Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People, Trade Commissioner
Mobile networks are uniquely positioned to improve the safety of drone operations and also to enable beyond visual line-of-sight applications. In this panel discussion we will review the role of mobile networks in drone industry, exchange the experiences and know hows.
Moderator: Sebastian Babiarz, Co-President of GUTMA
- Gints Jakovels, Innovation Lead (UAS / UTM Development & Solutions) of LMT
- Thomas Neubauer, VP of Innovations at TEOCO
- Barbara Pareglio, Executive Director for Connectivity for Aviation and Drones at GSMA
5G is being deployed across Europe at different speeds and different strategies. At the same time, Europe is home to most companies innovating technologies that enable 5G networks and ecosystems. As we look at other regions such as Asia and North America, we see a faster deployment and more focusing on harvesting the benefits of 5G technology across society and the industry. This session will discuss what can be done differently across Europe to accelerate 5G deployment and ensure the diffusion of 5G across vertical sectors.
-Pearse O'Donohue, Director of Future Networks (Directorate E), DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission
- Timo Harakka, Minister of Transport and Communications of Finland
- Morten Friis Møller, Senior Adviser, Nordic Council of Ministers
European Member States acknowledge the importance of developing 5G networks and dedicating further funding to boost Europe’s competitiveness and support its recovery. This keynote speech will identify how to accelerate Europe’s 5G rollout and ensure European Leadership in 5G.
-Torsten Küpper, Senior Director of Government Affairs Europe at Qualcomm
-Marios Nicolaou, 5G Program Manager, WIND
The role of the state in digital transition. What the realm governments should be responsible for regarding 5G implementation and how smart specialization feeds into 5G developments in Latvia.
Speaker: Reinis Āzis, Deputy Director General, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA)
For the first time large Mobile Operators will give their view on the 1st year of 5G deployment in the regions where they operate.
Moderator: Laszlo Toth, Head of Public Policy for Europe at GSMA
- Claudia Selli, Head of European Affairs at AT&T
- Wolfgang Kopf, Senior Vice President for Group Public and Regulatory Affairs at Deutsche Telekom
- Juris Binde, President & Chairman of the Management Board at LMT
This discussion will take a look at various topics connected with European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) – what are the needs and current challenges of the digital transition and innovation, what is the expected role of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs), what are the European added value based on EDIH networking, and more. Therefore, this panel will take a closer look at the digital transformation - how to make it work for people, businesses, and the environment, the sectors and industries that will benefit from it the most, and the expected impact of 5G on digital innovation.
Moderator: Salvis Roga, MOB, Green-Tech Cluster
-Anne-Marie Sassen, Deputy Head of Unit, DG CONNECT/A2, European Commission
-Āris Dzērvāns, Deputy State Secretary on Digital Transformation, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
-Muhammad Ali, Senior Scientist at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
-Iveta Strupkāja, Deputy Director of Export, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
-Petr Uhlir, Senior Specialist, Wirelessinfo
5G and satellite are coming together in various ways and it's creating exciting opportunities. Be present at this talk to hear the latest news in the particular field.
Speaker: Anne Stephan, Vice President Market Segment Wireless Communications of the Rohde & Schwarz
In September 2020 LMT successfully completed the first-ever cross-border drone flight conducted entirely over the mobile network. The drone was flown from Latvia to Estonia without losing mobile network connectivity. In this session LMT will exchange their practical experience about the flight and share their focus on future challenges.
Speaker: Gints Jakovels, Innovation Lead (UAS & UTM) at the LMT
Every new decade seems to bring a new G to the world. What are the latest thoughts on 6G and why will we need it in 10 years time? Join the discussion accompanied by a short presentation to hear what some of the best researchers in the world have to say about the 6G from today's perspective.
Moderator: Colin Willcock, the Chairman of the Board of 5G IA
- Takehiro Nakamura, SVP and the General Manager of NTT Docomo
- Harish Viswanathan, Head of Radio Systems Research at Nokia Bell Lab
- Karin Thurberg, Director Product Management, Stockholm R&D Center, Huawei
Different countries have different spectrum strategies – is it the reason for the uneven 5G deployments worldwide? This discussion will focus on the various national spectrum strategies around the globe, why some countries have enabled faster deployments, and what could be the reasons behind a slower deployment process for others, and, additionally, how are the vertical sectors engaged?
Moderator: Martin Sims, Managing Director of PolicyTracker
- Philip Marnick, Group Director of Spectrum at Ofcom
- Jonas Wessel, Director of the PTS
- William Webb, CEO of Webb Search
In this highly anticipated talk Dean Bubley will help us to understand the capabilities of 5G and to separate reality from a built hype. Is 5G a universal solution to all problems or is worthy only for specific applications?
Speaker: Dean Bubley, Director of the Disruptive Analysis
Find out from Qualcomm what is the state of play of the 5G roll out across the globe and how 5G and 6G deployment are expected to evolve in the coming years.
Speaker: Luigi Ardito, Senior Director of Government Affairs EMEA at Qualcomm
Who knew that trees can become digital? This speech will present a remarkable use case at the bleeding edge of digitalisation of this valuable sector.
Speaker: Ilga Bērzkalna, Head of Development, Latvia's State Forests
The meaning of people-oriented mobility lies in having a safe, convenient, and reliable access to going to work, school, and other destinations daily, be it by public transport, private car, bicycle, or on foot. Is that today's reality, something from the near future, or just a distant dream? This panel discussion will guide us through today's main insights from technology deployment, legislation, and overall readiness for safe mobility.
Moderator: Caspar de Jonge, a representative of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands
- Arturs Lindenbergs, Innovation Lead of Business Management Department of LMT
- Ilkka Kotilainen, Special advisor, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
- Peter Stuckmann, Head of Future Connectivity Systems Unit at Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT)
- Dmitry Konyagin, Enterprise Business Team Leader at NVIDIA
5G for vertical sectors is noted as one of the hottest ways to enable digitalisation. In this panel session, we will discuss different national strategies – what's working and what isn't.
Moderator: Ioannis Tomkos, Professor of the University of Patras
-Konstantinos Masselos, President of the Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT), Greece
-Heidi Himmanen, Chief Adviser of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
-Luca Rea, Responsabile Area RETI, FUB – Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
-Neils Kalniņš, 5G Techritory Program Director, Electronic Communications Office of Latvia
5G for vertical sectors is one of the hottest topics with much excitement and hype. In this talk we will hear the latest from one of the authorities on the topic.
Speaker: Alexandros Kaloxylos, Executive Director of the 5G-IA
In this interesting presentation we will see how 5G was used for 360º Media in Madrid Golf Open Championship providing an on-site immersive experience for fans.
Speaker: Aurora Ramos, Head of Smart Networks and Services Unit. Research & Innovation at Atos
Even though smart mobility technologies and AI are implemented with an aim to make things easier, the majority of traffic monitoring solutions require complex technical installation. Therefore, the Plug&Play innovation is one of the smart mobility approaches could change the way of enforcing road safety in many countries.
Speaker: Karlis Vilcins, Business Partnership Manager at LMT
How often do we wish to know where the future will take us and how it will impact the things we have been working on? Technological development is a risky area – not only is it resource-intensive but also highly uncertain. Solutions that are demanded now can become obsolete tomorrow. Technology shapes the society and society shapes the technology. How to deal with this and how to leverage the risks? What can different organisations do and what their roles can or should be?
- Lauma Muižniece, Head of Technology Department, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
- Piret Tonurist, Senior Project Manager, OECD
China saw 5G as a key tool to fight Covid-19 crisis. This talk will look at the experience of implementing 5G to fight the pandemic and what have been the results of these actions.
Speaker: Edward Zhou, Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Huawei
Private 5G networks (also referred to as non-public networks) represent a major novelty that comes along with 5G. For the first time, enterprises can rely on local 5G connectivity, which is completely or at least partially decoupled from the conventional public networks. In this panel session, we will exchange different points of view on private 5G networks and discuss the latest developments as well as the challenges of this exciting area.
Moderator: Andreas Mueller, General Chair of the 5G-ACIA
-Linus Thrybom, R&D Manager at the ABB Corporate Research
-Ulrich Dropmann, Head of Standardization Bell Labs CT at Nokia
-Aniruddho Basu, SVP & GM Emerging Business at Mavenir
-Berna Sayrac, Wireless Networks Research Program Coordinator at Orange
The telecommunication vendors will share their experience on the 1st year of 5G. The discussion will focus on regional deployment and the factors impacting the deployment speed.
Moderator: Joe Barrett, the President of GSA
- Peter Wennerstrom, Head of Strategy, Business Development and Business Operations for Europe at Nokia
- Patrik Cerwall, Head of Strategic Marketing Insights at Ericsson
- Kenneth Fredriksen, Executive Vice President, CEE & Nordic European Region, Huawei
- Paolo Campoli, Vice President, Worldwide SP Segment Leader, CISCO
We read in the news about a future full of drones which will make life easier and safer. Is that a future reality or a futuristic dream? And when will we see drones flying around our neighbourhoods? The Global UTM association will talk to us about the current status and the nearest future of drones.
Speaker: Sebastian Babiarz, Co-President of GUTMA
Spirent has a front seat when it comes to the current status of 5G and the directions of investments within the industry. They've agreed to share their point of view and a somewhat reality-check on the industry's status.
Speaker: Stephen Douglas, Head of 5G Strategy at Spirent
5G slicing is a complex topic which is not for the faint-hearted. We'll have the opportunity to hear the latest on technology and use cases within the industry from a leading company within this domain.
Speaker: Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of the Zeetta Networks
This short talk will explore the innovative way used in several cities to pass fiber through the sewage pipes – able to fasten the deployment of fiber that is necessary for 5G densification.
Speaker: Louise Keogh, Commercial Director at NURON
So far 29 European countries are committed to the development of large-scale testing sites of connected and automated driving on European motorways in the form of cross-border corridors. During this talk, we'll have an opportunity to explore Portuguese–Spanish cross-border corridor linking Porto to Vigo with a particular focus on how to achieve continuity of time-critical services with 5G.
Speaker: Jorge Pereira, Principal Scientific Officer of the European Commission
Digital logistics is one of the big promises of the 5G that comes with potentially great efficiencies and benefits. In this panel session we will discuss the various use cases from forests to ports and ships.
Moderator: Eusebiu Catana, Senior manager of I&D at ERTICO
- Ilga Bērzkalna, Head of Development at the LVM
- Viesturs Zeps, Chairman of the Board at the Freeport of Riga
- Bugra Turan, Principal Researcher, Koc University Ford Otosan Automotive Technologies Laboratory
Hear from the leading chip designers on where we stand after the first year of 5G deployment. The discussion will focus on 5G’s regional uptake, the devices, and the expected impact on the 5G handset market.
Moderator: Joe Barrett, President of the GSA
- Sylvia Lu, Head of Technology Strategy at u-blox, Board member of 5G-ACIA
- Howard Benn, VP of Communications Research at Samsung
- Torsten Küpper, Senior Director of Government Affairs Europe at Qualcomm
Finland is a leader in 5G with amazing innovations to share. Join this talk to hear about the latest activities that the country has in store.
Speaker: Heidi Himmanen, Chief Adviser of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
There are exciting new possibilities with broadband communication in PPDR (public protection and disaster relief units) and CNI (critical national infrastructure operators). What are the latest ideas for pan-European mission critical communication networks? And what lessons for the particular field have already been learnt from the pandemic?
Speaker: Günter Graf, Vice President of New Business Development at Frequentis
In this "fireside chat" we will discuss the bleeding edge of technology of 5G and its application in aerospace from two leading organisations. The discussion will address the current status and real benefits which are already observed.
- Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of the Zeeta Networks
- Marc Funnell, Head of Digital and the Director of Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation at National Composites Centre
5G is an essential stepping stone to boost the national economy. Operators fast in deploying 5G not only create their own future but lead the way to a digital global economy.
Speaker: Georg Löffelmann, Head of Mobile Access at the A1 Telekom Austria
ITU have performed an international study on EMF and the effect on health. Join them presenting their findings to the wider audience for the first time!
Speaker: Istvan Bozsoki, Head of Telecommunication Networks and Spectrum Management Division, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU
During this discussion panelists will debate the importance of digital environment and governmental response to COVID-19 pandemic when considering business location decisions, as well as answer questions from companies that are considering relocation of their businesses.
Moderator: Andris Rubīns, CEO, Managing Partner, NORD DDB Riga
- Jānis Čupāns, Partner, Deloitte Latvia
- Evita Feldberga, Director of Sectoral Policy Department, Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia
- Renāte Strazdiņa, Country Manager Microsoft Baltics at Microsoft
- John Tully, CEO of MikroTik
Can we deliver End to End services in 5G? Join the standardization bodies' discussion about the level of status of service delivery across network domains and industries!
Moderator: Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of the ITU-T Study Groups Department at ITU
-Alojz Hudobivnik, Vice-Chair of Study Group 13 WP1/13, ITU-T
-Luca Pesando, Standards Coordinator, TIM, and the Chairman of the ISG F5G at ETSI
-Joann O’Brien, Vice President, 5G Digital Ecosystems, TM Forum
Germany is a leading European country in the enablement of 5G networks and also vertical sectors. To achieve that they have established several initiatives and organizations. What are the activities that have provided Germany with this leader role?
Speaker: Anne Beimann, Head of the Unit at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVi) of Germany
AT&T is a strong believer in 5G and a strong leader in the US market. In this talk they will give us their vision, their learnings and advice on how to be brave and succeed with 5G.
Speaker: Edward Gillespie, Sr. Executive Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T
An ungraspable sea of data, a digital sea, is exponentially growing, providing foundations for the many stakeholders in the transport domain. Whether you are a cargo owner, a shipping company, a train operator, or a port, there's always a need to be informed by others in the self-organizing ecosystem of work. 5G offers unique opportunities to assure connectivity and data streaming. This session will discuss the technical options that 5G provides for the transport industry and its stakeholders.
Moderator: Mikael Lind, Senior Research Advisor of the RI.SE
-Olle Isaksson, Director Global Partnering and Eco-systems, Ericsson
-Päivi Haikkola, Senior Ecosystem Lead at ONE SEA
-Ansis Zeltins, CEO of the Freeport of Riga Authority
-Erik Lund, Head of IoT Tracking Division at SONY
The old Tetra systems need to be replaced to serve the new needs of police, fire, and emergency departments. This panel discussion will focus on the various actions around the world of Mission Critical Networks and how these can be achieved best.
Moderator: Rui Aguiar, professor, 5GinFire
-Günter Graf, Vice President of New Business Development at Frequentis
-Kennet Nomeland, Radio System Architect at the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency
5G VIIMA is one of the hottest European 5G projects where mobile technology is not only pushed forward to address the Industry 4.0 requirements but also is taking it to a practical experimentation in real environment of private networks, as well as is cutting some cables from industrial applications. This talk is going to explore the current reality and future of Industry 4.0 using the 5G applications.
Speaker: Olli Liinamaa, Ecosystem Manager at Nokia; and the 5GTN Lead at Oulu University
In this talk we will hear an update about situation in UAE, which is the first country in the Arab region and the fourth on a global scale to use 5G. What's their strategy and what results have they achieved by now?Join this talk and you will find out!
Speaker: Hanan Al Aleeli, Ambassador of the UAE to the Republic of Latvia
Freeport of Riga understands 5G importance and its tremendous potential to improve multiple areas in port as such. To identify those improvements it is working towards solutions for digitalising environmental, safety and operational aspects. The Freeport of Riga is already implementing a smart solution, therefore a lot of pilot tests are done to understand how artificial intelligence, integration, and automatization can be best used for operations port, for example, remotely and maritime autonomous surface ships. The Freeport strongly believes that 5G technology will bring many positive changes for the port.
Speaker: Deniss Bičkovs, IT Project Manager at the Freeport of Riga Authority
The Stocktaking Report on 5G Strategies in Europe with a focus on non-EU countries presented by the ITU.
Speaker: Jaroslaw Ponder, Head of the ITU Regional Office for Europe of the ITU
Do you want to be aware of the latest updates on the current investment climate in Silicon Valley? Join this session to learn the reality from a true insider!
Speaker: Steve Hoffman, Captain and the CEO of the Founders Space
This speech follows an important article on the topic of AI and the 5G which appeared in Forbes magazine. The author of the article, Will Townsend, is here to discuss the topic and explore four practical applications of AI and 5G specified in the article.
Speaker: Will Townsend, Senior Analyst at the Moor Insights & Strategy and a Contributor at Forbes
The status and drivers for 5G deployment in the Americas provided by the ITU.
Speaker: Bruno Ramos, Regional Director for the ITU Regional Office for Americas of the ITU
The airline industry is being discussed extensively as the key sector for 5G adoption. But what is the reality? Air France, one of the leading airlines in the world, will share their experience, readiness and requirements for adopting 5G.
Speaker: Christian Regnier, Enterprise Technical Architect, Air France KLM
Why is envisioning the future important and how can we think about it? How do we differentiate trends from noise? And whose voices speak the loudest? In this panel, three distinguished female leaders working in sectors with low female representation – 5G and energy – will share their understanding of the key megatrends that will be driving the 5G and digitalization spheres in the next 10-20 years. In addition to offering their future outlooks, the panel participants will also share their thoughts on the crucial steps that need to be taken to make the tech world more inclusive and diverse. The future of 5G is unimaginable without women!
Moderator: Maija Kāle, Adviser on Sustainability and Digitalization at the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia
-Sofia Elamson, Advisor, Nordic Energy Research
-Elīna Lidere, 5G Innovation Lead at the LMT
-Leslie Shannon, Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting at Nokia
5G vs Wifi has lately become a burning question to address within the industry. In this panel we're going to take a look at the ongoing reality and discuss several burning questions regarding the particular topic.
Moderator: Dean Bubley, Director of Disruptive Analysis
- Jussi Kiviniemi, Wi-Fi Janitor at Juniper
- Karin Thurberg, Director Product Management, Stockholm R&D Center, Huawei
- Nitin Madan, Product Line Management at Broadcom
How is the United States seizing the opportunities of 5G? FCC Chairman Pai will discuss the FCC’s strategy to promote the development and deployment of next-generation wireless technology called the FCC 5G FAST (Facilitating America’s Superiority in 5G Technology) Plan. This Plan has three parts: freeing up spectrum, promoting wireless infrastructure, and modernizing regulations to encourage more fiber deployment.
Speaker: Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Network densification in cities is an expensive exercise. Aesthetics, network capacity and Radio Coverage do not necessarily march in lockstep with planning and RF Engineering teams. We will review and suggest some alternate deployment approaches with the introduction of new aesthetically pleasing techniques and a brand new business model to achieve optimum coverage while accelerating deployment timeframes.
Speaker: Dimitrios Lalos, CEO of the Marquee Wireless
- Kaspars Rozkalns, General Director of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA)
- Juris Binde, President and the Chairman of the Management Board of LMT
- Kenneth Fredriksen, Executive Vice President, CEE & Nordic European Region, Huawei
- Hilary Mine, VP and Market Unit Leader, Nordics, Baltics, and Benelux, Nokia / President, Digital Europe
5G is expensive to deploy and for this reason the speed of deployment is different around the world. This discussion will focus on different national and operators' strategies and the funding methods which can be used to accelerate 5G deployment.
Moderator: Simon Fletcher, the CTO of Real Wireless
-Mohammad Lari, Head of Cross-Government and International Coordination, The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
-Anne Beimann, Head of the Unit at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVi) of Germany
-HyeonWoo Lee, Deputy Executive Director of International Affairs of the 5G-Forum
-Jēkabs Krieviņš, Member of the Board, ALTUM
-Reinis Āzis, Deputy Director General, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA)
The AI is taking over everything. Is it safe? What are the boundaries and what are the governments planning to do about it all? Join this exciting discussion to find out!
Moderator: Renāte Strazdiņa, Country Manager Microsoft Baltics, Microsoft
-Takuya Izumi, Director for Information Policy Planning, Information Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Japan
-Alexia Fanfalone Gonzalez, Economist in Telecommunications
-Seung-Hun Hong, Associate Research Fellow, Division of Regulatory Innovation Research, Korea Institute of Public Administration
-Rolands Strazdiņš, Minister's advisor on the digital agenda, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
In this talk we will hear about topics concerning the architectural transitions and automation strategies that Cisco is driving inpartnership with their customers such that next generation mobile networks can drive revenue growth, are more cost effective to deploy and operate and are tamper resistantensuring trustworthy and secure infrastructure.
Speaker: Michael Beesley, VP/CTO, Mass Scale Infrastructure Group, CISCO
Horizon 2020 is almost finished and the 5G-IA has the best view on the results of this important program. In this keynote speech we will hear the status and results of the important project.
Speaker: Colin Willcock, Chairman of the 5G-IA
There are many digital ports but the Port of Oulu is one of the leaders of the maritime industry digitalisation. One of the port's main projects is PORT OULU Smarter that aims to create a digital twin of the port. This talk will provide the latest updates of this exciting project.
Speaker: Mira Juola, Port Digitalization Manager of the Port of Oulu
In enabling the 5G Era, Mark will share insights on the necessary steps operators and wholesalers alike need to take to provide connectivity that will fulfill present and future requirements.
Speaker: Mark Gilmour, Head of Mobile Connectivity Solutions at Colt
Dr. Ouzounis presentation will cover EU's effort in the area of 5G Security. More specifically, it will present the 5G toolbox and a few of its measures and draw conclusions about possible next steps.
Speaker: Evangelos Ouzounis, Head of Secure Infrastructure and Services, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)
What have we learned from creating first innovation districts in the Baltics? Is there a competitive advantage for smaller countries in their flexibility to enable testing and deploy new technologies in real urban environments?
Viesturs Celmins, Chairman of the Board of the VEFRESH
Ralf-Martin Soe, FinEst Twins Smart City Center of Excellence
This speech will give an update on South Korea’s Public Safety Mobile Broadband project, Safe-Net – a project that is PS-LTE (term by 3gpp rel. 13) based mission critical network, driven by Korea government. Speaker Steve Hwang will also share the case of 5G smart city PoC with 5G NSA technology. Join to hear everything about the state of deployment, the market drivers and the learnings from the leading nation of 5G – South Korea.
Speaker: Steve Hwang, Committee member of Safe-Net Forum/S. Korea Business Development director at Government & Cities APAC, NOKIA
Horizon 2020 is closed, long live Horizon Europe! Join this expert talk to sneak peak into the new coming research challenges and framework that everyone is waiting for.
Speaker: Rui Aguiar, Professor at the Universidade de Aveiro, Networld2020 Steering Board
The UK is a leader in 5G testbeds and trials in vertical sectors ranging from manufacturing, automotive, tourism and much more. In this session hosted by the UK 5G we will discuss the various lessons learned during the UK's experience with 5G.
Moderator: Rosalind Singleton, the Chair of the Advisory Board of the UK5G
- Ian Smith, 5G Testbeds & Trials Programme Director, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Geraldina Iraheta, Director of Business Development at Digital Catapult
- Ann Williams, Commissioning and Contracts Manager of the Liverpool City Council
- Matt Stagg, Director of Mobile Strategy at the BT Sport
Rail is a great use case for 5G. However, there are many steps towards a future reality of a 5G cross border enabled railway corridor. What is the current situation, the next steps and opportunities for the particular field?
Speaker: Andy Billington, Innovation and Sustainability Expert at the Rail Baltica
5G rollout will enable cities to collect and process huge amounts of urban data, but how can we ensure not only the quantity, but also the quality? The discussion will focus on the learnings from the Netherlands on what cities can and should do to ensure that their data practices are effective, reliable and non-discriminatory.
Moderator: Viesturs Celmins, Chairman of the Board at VEFRESH
-Mettina Veenstra, Research professor (lector) Smart Cities at Saxion
-Gatis Ozols, Head of Information Society Development department, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
Join an exciting talk by a leader on telecom Real Estate to learn the latest on neutral host fiber, neutral host indoor and outdoor small cell solutions, IoT, Smart City and Smart Building infrastructure solutions, as well as power-as-a-service and edge computing.
Speaker: Thomas Lebecque, SVP of Innovation at the American Tower
Each wave of technology cycle brings more industry consolidation. SAF Tehnika has seen it all as a carrier-grade Microwave Backhaul Point to Point radio manufacturer for over 20 years. For small and medium size companies the name of the game is “Innovate or die!”. In his speech Jānis will explore how SAF Tehnika has found its place in the 5G world with Aranet 4 Covid-19 safety CO2 Wireless Sensors and mobile phone size 5G Spectrum Analyzers “Spectrum Compact”.
Speaker: Jānis Bergs, VP Sales & Marketing at SAF Tehnika
Universities are very important players in technology transfer, however their role is narrowly understood merely as selling of intellectual property. In fact, the role of universities is broader - it is the competence of academic staff and the involvement of students (including doctoral students). Universities should find balance between the number of specific contract and future technology research. New tools need to be developed for technology transfer in the university innovation system. The focus should be on the skills of researchers and students to work with industry.
Moderator: Oskars Priede
-Tālis Juhna, Professor, Vice-Rector for Research, Riga Technical University, Latvia
-Sandis Spolītis, Senior Researcher, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Riga Technical University, Latvia
-Leo Seļāvo, Professor, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia, Latvia
-Atis Elsts, Senior Researcher, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science, Latvia
-Oskars Ozoliņš, Senior Scientist and Technical Lead on Optical Transmission, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
-Lauma Muižniece, Head of Technology Department, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA)
Manufacturing represents one of the most interesting and promising new application domains addressed by 5G. In this talk, we will receive an update on the status quo of the Industrial 5G from one of the leading players in this field as well as some insights on what else is yet to come with B5G and eventually even 6G systems in future.
Speaker: Andreas Mueller, Head of Communication and Network Technology of the Robert Bosch
The 5GAA is the leading authority on autonomous vehicles. In this session they will provide listeners with a global update on when and how we will start to see this technology appear in our lives.
Speaker: Johannes Springer, Director General of the 5GAA
Everything is changing, and when it come to asset ownership in mobile networks we see a fast transition to new business models. TowerCos and Neutral Hosts are some of the examples of the new order. In this panel session we will discuss the new 5G business models and what they mean to a network evolution and strategy.
Moderator: Simon Fletcher, the CTO of the Real Wireless
-Graham Payne, Executive Chairman, Freshwave Group
-Andrew Conway, Director of Engineering, BAI Communications
-Paolo Campoli, Vice President, Worldwide SP Segment Leader, CISCO
The panel will discuss the importance of diversification for securing the future of global telecommunications networks.
Moderator: Ieva Ilves, Adviser to the President of Latvia for Information and Digital Policy
-Kathryn Roe, Deputy Director, UK Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
-Ian Levy, Technical Director, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
-Poul Thorlacius-Ussing, Head of Department for Advisory and Standards, Danish Centre for Cyber Security
-Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Professor at Tallinn University of Technology
After the hype and expectation of 5G, what is the actual quality of experience delivered to subscribers? Rohde & Schwarz has been measuring and analyzing the performance and quality of network deployments around the world, join this session to learn the reality of commercial 5G!
Speaker: Florian Leeder, VP of the Market Segment Mobile Network Testing at Rohde & Schwarz
There is an amazing energy towards the digitalization of sectors all across Europe and across industries. One of the leading organizations that enables this transformation is here to provide us with the latest update on the particular process. Don't miss it!
Speaker: Hilary Mine, VP and Market Unit Leader of Nordics, Baltics, and Benelux at Nokia, and President of Digital Europe
Next generation of virtual assistants will have their own unique personality and character, will be embodied in 3D avatars, and will constantly learn and improve their skills. They will take into account local and broader context, and will be able to understand human emotions and react with emotional response (e.g., respond to good news with a smile and happy voice). They will talk to users in many languages and will enable multilingual meetings and conversations. What are the latest news in the field of virtual assistants?
Speaker: Kaspars Kaulins, Director of International Business Development at Tilde
The first 40 years of the cellular industry, Cellular 1.0, have seen centralized national-scale networks providing largely undifferentiated voice and data services to a national-scale audience. Cellular 1.0 reached a trillion dollars of industry revenue in 2011 and had flat-lined ever since, no matter what numeral is added before the “G”. Instead, the next trillion dollars of cellular industry revenues, Cellular 2.0, will come from millions of localized cellular networks connecting minds, machines and things – beginning with private 5G & LTE networks. As the center of gravity of the cellular industry shifts from public networks to private networks, how are you positioned for the move?
Speaker: Nanda Menon, Director of Corporate Development at Athonet
Best of both worlds - IoT connectivity & blockchain. 1NCE together with Ubirch boosted the 1NCE IoT Flat Rate by adding a blockchain security component to the IoT FlexSIM card. Now you can be even more secure in trusting the digital twins!
Jans Jelinskis, Technical Director of 1NCE
Dominik Lenarczyk, Director of Business Development & Sales at Ubirch
Sendai City in Japan is a fantastic example of how a modern city can apply technology for various use cases. In this talk we will hear how the city did it and what it's planning to do next.
Speaker: Barbara Noonan, Head of Government and Cities APAC, Nokia
As the technology becomes more accessible, 5G will not only benefit mobile handsets, it will also play a major role in improving the connectivity of laptops and wearables. In this talk, we will look at the benefits that 5G will bring to devices and its impact on important matters such as school and university education.
Speaker: Audrey Scozzaro Ferrazzini, Senior Director of Government Affairs Europe at Qualcomm
This talk will be discussing 5G as an alternative for fibre and a driver for innovation from the BEREC perspective. Additionally it will look at the cost of deployment and possible measures to reduce the cost, and the Cost reduction directive in particular.
Speaker: Dan Sjöblom, the Chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC)
Infratel will describe the exciting case of Italy in deployment of fiber for next generation communications and the enablement of 5G.
Speaker: Marco Bellezza, the CEO of Infratel
The European Technology Platform ALICE ("Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe") is set-up to develop a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation in Europe. In this speech we will hear how the platform members plan to utilize 5G technologies in order to support and assist this important vertical which is of strategic importance for Europe.
Speaker: Angelos Amditis, ICCS Research Director, ETP-ALICE Executive Group
OpenRAN is seen by many as the best way to reduce costs and vendor lock-in. In this panel discussion we will have an honest discussion on the status of OpenRAN, the international activities, and its role in the future of network evolution.
Moderator: Will Townsend, the Senior Analyst at the Moor Insights & Strategy and Forbes Contributor
- Diane Rinaldo, the Executive Director of Open RAN Policy Coalition
- Per Beming, VP & Head of Standards & Industry Initiatives at Ericsson
- Roland Doll, VP European Affairs at Deutsche Telekom
- Alexander Tettenborn, Head of VIB3 "Development of digital Technologies", Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) of Germany
Government regulators and city managers must decide whether and when to invest in 5G infrastructure; mobile and telecommunications operators must evaluate suitable business models; and citizens must find ways to realize the full benefits this technology can bring while ensuring the preservation of the community’s rights.
Moderator: Edmunds Beļskis, the Chairman of the Board at the Latvia State Radio and Television Centre
- Juris Binde, the Chairman of the Management Board and the President of the LMT
- Jurgis Poriņš, a Professor, the Dean of the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications of RTU
- Barbara Pareglio, the Senior Director of IoT Technology at GSMA
-Jacob Groote, Executive Vice President 5G at KPN
-Kaspars Rožkalns, Director General, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA)
Processes of digitization and robotization are impacting every industry around us, and the defense industry is no different. To support these processes, a fast and flexible digital network is a cornerstone to development. And 5G delivers just that. LMT has been working in close cooperation with various national defense communities to develop tangible solutions for defense applications, which bolster the development of smart defense solutions in mission-critical industries. With the growing capabilities of mobile technologies, and 5G in particular, it has become clear that the best outcomes for smart defense solutions will be a result of multi-stakeholder efforts. By combing mobile operator R&D and experience, 5G networks, and national defense communities’ on-the-ground input on requirements, it’s possible to achieve improved efficiency, reduced costs, and stimulated resilience.
Speaker: Ingmārs Pūķis, the Vice President, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, LMT
A presentation from Cisco on their architectural approach to 5G: open vRAN, innovation, automation, cloud solutions, and more. Additionally, the company is going to share their opinion on how to avoid vendor lock-in and share real case studies and customer stories.
Speaker: Paolo Campoli, the Vice President, Worldwide SP Segment Leader, CISCO
Cyber resilience is a hot topic in 5G. In this talk we will hear from a world leader in security about use cases and applications in 5G networks.
Speaker: Jean-François Rubon, the Director of Strategy at Thales
Mining is a great sector for private wireless networks where applications around the Globe from Australia to Europe to the Americas can be seen. In this exciting conversation the mining automation leader Sandvik and Nokia will share their partnership experience with enabling 5G solutions.
- Marc Jadoul, Strategic Marketing Director at Nokia
- Andreas Simoncic, Business Line Manager Automation at Northern Europe Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
Does spectrum have a strong social value? Using spectrum can enable various applications that can benefit society and bring valuable services to the citizens.
Speaker: Tim Miller, Partner at Plum Consulting
How media and telecom infrastructure companies jointly deploy the best products of large scale high quality video for consumers? In this chat we will hear from an operator and media representative who both are excelling in this domain.
-Gintas Butenas, the CTO of the BITE Group
-Christian Anting, the CEO of the TV3 Group
Augmented and virtual reality are the first hot applications of 5G that are promising new revenue. In this talk we will hear one of the market leaders on applications of XR in medicine, tourism, manufacturing, and more.
Speaker: Anthony Karydis, the Founder & CEO of the Mativision Limited
Uber has revolutionized several sectors and they are at it again with Urban Air Mobility. This will be an exciting talk on their activities and plans for UAM data communications.
Speaker: Greg Belaus, Network Infrastructure, Uber Elevate
Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) is a key technology which can simplify the initial 5G network deployment by utilizing existing spectrum. In this talk we will hear how Deutsche Telekom has managed to deal with the utilization it in order to achieve wide population/geographic coverage at relatively low costs.
Speaker: Konstantinos Chalkiotis, the VP of 5G Solutions / Access & Home Networks at Deutsche Telekom
London is a hot place for innovations and digitalisation process. In this talk we will hear from the Chief Digital Officer of the City on the many activities and plans of London.
Viesturs Celmins, the Chairman of the Board at VEFRESH
Theo Blackwell, the Chief Digital Officer of the City of London
5G should not be just a technology. It should look at the application and services on top of the network and identify where protecting controls could be added to allow customers more control of their data, therefore, when and how they use it. 5G could provide social networks with 360 degree tracking of individuals – who would benefit from that and where does ethics stand in all of this?
Moderator: Graham Thomas, the Global Head of Data Privacy & Ethics at Cognizant
-Mikko Niva, Global Privacy Officer at Vodafone
-Dario Betti, CEO of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum
-Eamonn O’Neill, Professor, Director, UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI, University of Bat
-Frank Wagnar, Vice President, Group Privacy - Business, Services & Infrastructure, Deutsche Telekom
In this exciting talk one of the leading European operators, KPN will discuss its recent launch in the Netherlands and its 5G strategy overall. KPN has announced interesting 5G services including a priority service for enterprise and public users. Therefore, the company has agreed to share its experiences and learnings with all of us in this talk.
Speaker: Jacob Groote, the Executive Vice President 5G at KPN
Open RAN offers a choice of vendors and flexibility to operators. It requires a system integrator to take an end-to-end role in building and deploying the RAN platform, therefore an open ecosystem enables multiple technology vendors to operate on a common cloud native platform providers. This requires a use of common tools and processes to on-board CNFs and to automate their operation and deployment. Edge computing allows operators to deploy new types of service, using the same common cloud native platform. Enterprise services like smart agriculture and video analytics and telecom services that manage cost and performance like CDN, video transcoding require operators to develop an ecosystem of application partners.
Moderator: Ioannis Tomkos, Professor, University of Patras
-Zygmunt Lozinski, Telecom Industry Technical Leader, IBM
-Rakshit Mehta, Industry Business Development Leader for Telecom, Media and Entertainment Industry, IBM
-Eugen Mikoczy, Telco Network /IT /Cloud Architect, IBM
5G gives possibility for vertical industries. But how can 5G be adjusted to military needs? In this talk the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency will share their view on the uses and applications of 5G within the particular field.
Speaker: Kennet Nomeland, a Radio System Architect at the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency
AI and 5G are becoming more and more interconnected in various ways. In this talk we will hear from an industry leader on how this is enabled and how it is impacting our lives in a positive way. The current status and plans for the future will also be part of the talk.
Speaker: Christian Guttmann, Executive Director, Global Head of AI and VP, TietoEVRY
Does true value of innovation districts lie in their marketing and ecosystem building capacity or do they actually contribute to solution commercialization? We turn to one of the oldest innovation districts in Europe to learn from their 20 years of experience and to see what can be applied to facilitating 5G innovations.
Speaker: Johanna Engman, the CEO of the Kista Science City
Join this talk to find out the latest info on trust models and the new Rel-16 feature of trusted access. The speech will also cover a brand new concept: devices having an access to the 5G core network over WLAN without support from of 5G NAS. Be there to get updated on the latest!
Speaker: Andreas Kunz, the Senior Researcher at Lenovo
We all are dreaming of 5G applications in mobility but perhaps we are missing the elephant in the room. Everyone wants revenue but who owns the liability if something goes wrong? The operator, the vendor, or the insurance company? In this session we will find out (hopefully).
- Andy Billington, an Innovation & Sustainability specialist at Rail Baltica
- Christian M. Theissen, a Partner at White & Case LLP
The 5th generation of mobile broadband network is based on the convergence between wireline and wireless technologies in access networks and is bringing significant changes to our lifestyles. These changes in the core of the networks will evolve with the introduction of new applications like connected vehicles and smart infrastructures involving AI/ML, AR/VR, etc. 5G requirements also pushes the cloud and large scale data center providers to change their connectivity architecture, which will increasingly rely on a robust optical network fabric. In this talk, we will discuss how 5G is acting as the catalyzer for the evolution of the optical infrastructures at the edge of the network – as predicted by many in the past.
Speaker: Claudio Mazzali, the SVP and the CTO of Optical Communications at the Corning Optical Communications
Car connectivity is no longer just about internet radio or telematics, it is becoming a core component of the vehicle. Tune in to this talk about how Volvo is using connectivity to make cars safer, to improve efficiency of electric vehicles, to provide new features over the air - and to create cars that can drive themselves.
Speaker: Martin Kristensson, VP Digital Business at Volvo Cars
One of the most exciting initiatives of the European Commission is Destination Earth which combines AI, IoT, and 5G to enable the Green Deal. In this timely talk we will hear from the Chief Scientist on the new program which will start from 2021 and last for several years.
Speaker: Stefano Nativi, Big Data Chief Scientist, Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission
With its diverse, adaptable environment and creative potential, Latvia is a great place to create, test and implement ideas. “Natural Playground” is one of three value propositions put forward in Latvia’s branding research phase. What is the role of 5G in creating the “Natural Playground”?
Jānis Nīgals, Director of Communication and Information Department, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
Ģirts Blumers, Director of Investment Project Department, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
5G now is mentioned by everyone. So is cybersecurity which is tied closely to 5G. Where is 5G coming from and where is it heading – and what is changing between these two points? Telecommunication, in a similar way as cybersecurity, is part of the tech evolution. Today 5G is the most secure telecom platform industry has made. But in order to understand the future platforms we need to understand how evolution is working and why 5G is providing the particular security assets. Joint this talk to explore a security journey going all the way from 1G to 5G and beyond!
Speaker: Mika Lauhde, Vice-President Cyber Security & Privacy, Global Public Affairs, Huawei
In this talk Orange will give an exciting talk on their experience of launching 5G and focusing on the market, technology and strategy. Join to hear about the company's learnings and recommendations for the future.
Speaker: Lorraine Chin, Smart City International, Orange Business Services
Speaker: Stephen Anderson, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Communication and Information Policy from the United States