AGENDA

Venue
Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
Elizabetes street 55, Riga
8:00
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9:00

Registration

9:00
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9:05

Opening Show & Setting the scene of Day 1

OMEGA Hall

9:05
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9:25

Welcome Address

  • Krišjānis Kariņš, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia
  • Demonstration of drone BLOS flight by Latvian Mobile Telephone(LMT), Latvia 
  • Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Paula Lehtomäki, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers

OMEGA Hall

9:25
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9:50

Keynote

5G -HYPE OR HOPE FOR GLOBAL DIGITAL FUTURE

OMEGA Hall

9:50
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11:00

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 1

HOW EUROPE CAN UPGRADE ITS LEADERSHIP SOURCE CODE

Moderator: Steve Hoffman, Captain & CEO, Founders Space, the USA

  • Roberto Viola, Director-General, Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Anders Ygeman, Minister for Energy and Digital Development, Sweden
  • Karol Okoński, Secretary of State, Ministry of Digital Affairs, Poland
  • Gabriel Solomon, Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe and Latin America, Ericsson AB - View presentation
  • Wassim Chourbaji, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy EMEA, Qualcomm  Incorporated

OMEGA Hall

11:00
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11:20

Coffee Break

11:20
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12:30

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 2

THE GLOBAL TRIPLET OF IoT, AI and 5G WAS BORN

Moderator:  Will Townsend, ARInsights Power 100 Analyst, Contributor, Forbes, the USA

OMEGA Hall

12:30
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13:30

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 3

ECOSYSTEMS AND PARTNERSHIPS ARE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL 5G COMMERCIALISATION

Moderator: Laszlo Toth, Head of Public Policy, Europe, GSMA

OMEGA Hall

13:30
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14:30

Lunch

14:30
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16:15

Smart Mobility

Moderator: Andrii Degeler, Senior Tech Journalist, Tech.eu, the Netherlands

Welcome address: Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia

14:40 Keynote: How smart, connected, shared and autonomous vehicles can bring social and economic benefits

15:00 Panel discussion: Are connected cars able to save millions of lives?

ALFA Hall

14:30
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16:15

Smart City

Moderator: Viesturs Celmiņš, Urban planner, Director at Vefresh innovation district, Riga

Welcome address: Juris Pūce, Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

14:35 Keynote: Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields: a public health perspective

  • Dr. Hans Kluge, Nominee for the position of Regional Director for Europe / Dr. Emilie van Deventer,Team Leader of the Radiation Programme, World Health Organisation (WHO) - View presentation

14:50 Keynote: How to build sustainable smart city using triplet: 5G, AI and IoT

15:10 Panel discussion: The role of smart cities in building a sustainable business environment for triplet 5G, AI, and IoT

OMEGA 2 Hall

14:30
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16:15

Industry 4.0

Moderator: Marios Nicolaou, Senior Advisor, 5G & Digital Transformation, the UK

Welcome address: Ralfs Nemiro, Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

14:40 Keynote: Digital transformation as a key driver for the industry

ABSTRACT: After the industrial age it will now be necessary to invest in people, their health, networking and education. The relative shortage of one production factor gives the direction for innovations, new jobs and new markets. We work with information now more than ever. The information productivity leads the discussion of the future topics and information infrastructure - 5G – is the main basic need for information society.

• Economy will grow when the way we work becomes more productive. Now in information age working means handling with information. So we have to think about what productivity in information age depends on.
• In the future, we will have far more work than we will be able to handle. In information age, there are no limits to growth.

15:15 Panel discussion: What are critical enablers for sustainable Industry 4.0?

Topics:

- What is 5G? Why this is important for industry, services and daily life?
- Why do we care?
- How much faster does the pipe get?
- What can we do with a fatter pipe?

ABSTRACT: The new evolution of the production and industrial process called Industry 4.0, and its related technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data analytics, and cyber–physical systems, among others, have created new opportunities and technologies.What can we do with it, why do we care and how to maintain it?

OMEGA 1 Hall

16:15
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16:45

Coffee Break

16:45
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18:00

Industry 4.0. - continuation

16:45 Keynote: 5G for the Industrial IoT

17:05 Keynote: How digitalizationand 5G can help SME’s to increase their competitiveness

17:25 Keynote: The Role of 5G for theManufacturing Industry

OMEGA 1 Hall

16:45
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18:00

Smart City - continuation

16:45 Keynote: Making cities smarter with 5G– a reality check

17:05 Panel discussion: The role of cities in the development of 5G networks

OMEGA 2 Hall

16:45
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18:00

Smart Mobility - continuation

16:45 Keynote: 5G on railways - current status and direction

17:05 Panel discussion: The opportunities of smart mobility to change business models of multi-modal transport corridors

17:45 5G use cases

From phones to drones

Port of Riga pilotprojects and 5G solution

  • Deniss Bičkovs, IT Project Manager,Freeport of Riga Authority, Latvia - View presentation

ALFA Hall

18:00
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18:15

Break

18:15
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19:00

Panel discussion

FROM PILOT PROJECTS TO INNOVATIVE PUBLIC PROCUREMENTS FOR FUTURE DIGITALISATION

Moderator: Marios Nicolaou, Senior Advisor, 5G & Digital Transformation, the UK

ALFA Hall

19:00
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21:00

SOCIAL EVENT

OMEGA Hall

9:00
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11:00

Smart Mobility

Moderator: Will Townsend, ARInsights Power 100 Analyst, Contributor, Forbes, the USA

9:00 Panel discussion: How to enable clouds of drones supervised by AI?

10:00 Panel discussion: Legal frameworks harmonisation in Baltic Sea region to enable C-ITS and connected cars

ALFA Hall

9:00
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11:00

Smart Media & Entertainment

Moderator: Mark E.Smith, Strategic MarketingConsultant, Telecoms, Media & Entertainment, the UK

9:05 Keynote: 5G will bring fans and their idols closer

9:25 Panel discussion: 5G will enable real-time globalization, localization and personalization in media

10:35 Keynote:"Silicon Valley and the Future of Hollywood"

OMEGA 2 Hall

9:00
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11:00

Industry 4.0

Moderator: Christian Jose Pereira, SVP Sales & Operations, grandcentrix GmbH, Germany

9:05 Keynote: Factory of the future

9:30 Keynote: The disruptive potential of 5Gtechnology in the era of the ecosystem

9:55 Panel discussion: Will triplet IoT, AI and 5G increase efficiency or is it going to be just a new toy?

Topics:

- What are 5G, IoT, AI, AR, and VR?
- Why do we care?
- How far are the driverless cars?
- How else can all this impact production, service and daily life?

ABSTRACT: From fields to offices, factories, hospitals andtransportation systems, organizations are using internet of things (IoT)sensors and Artificial intelligence (AI) to collect massive amounts of data.Can all this information increase our efficiency? What’s the infrastructure andhow 5G impacts it?

OMEGA 1 Hall

11:00
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11:20

Coffee Break

11:20
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12:10

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 4

SHARE OR DIE - NEW TREND OF MOBILE NETWORK DEVELOPMENT

Moderator: Jonas Wessel, Chairman, Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG)

OMEGA Hall

12:10
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13:00

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 5

CAN EUROPE SAVE THE 5G NEWBORN BY INTRODUCING AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH IN LEGAL FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT?

Moderator: Dr. Yung Shin Van Der Sype, Lawyer, Timelex, Belgium

  • Laszlo Toth, Head of Public Policy, Europe, GSMA - View presentation
  • Dr. oec. Juris Binde, President & Chairman of the Management Board, Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT), Latvia
  • Evita Feldberga, Director of Sectoral Policy Department, Ministry of Economics, Latvia
  • 1 more senior-level speakersTBC

OMEGA Hall

13:00
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13:40

Panel presentation of Plenary Session 6

BALTIC SEA REGION - FROM STANDALONE 5G TESTBED TO POWERFUL REGION OF INNOVATIONS

Moderator: Marios Nicolaou, SeniorAdvisor, 5G & Digital Transformation, the UK

OMEGA Hall