5G – First Experience, Evolution & Innovation

7th November 2018, 09:00 – 12:00
Pre-Conference Session

Join us in a pre-conference session on highly relevant and challenging topics led by NGMN’s cooperation partners.

Moderator: Caroline Lewko (CEO, WIP Factory)

9.00 Communication systems beyond 5G – Organised by WWRF
Starting off with a stream of presentations organised by Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) addressing research on future communication systems (from full realisation of 5G vision to beyond 5G), with emphasis on requirements, gaps and enabling technologies.

Moderator: Sudhir Dixit (WWRF)

10.00 Canadian Entrepreneurs and Start-ups – Organised by WIP together with EDC and NRC-IRAP
Followed by a round of pitches given by some of the brightest Canadian entrepreneurs and start-ups working in the area of IoT, Virtualization, AI & Analytics and Security invited by our cooperation partner WIP together with EDC and NRC-IRAP.

Moderator: Caroline Lewko (CEO, WIP Factory)

11.00 The Future of 5G Standards – Organised by ETSI
The first release of 5G specifications has already been delivered and a more complete set is on target to be completed by the end of 2019. But how will these specifications evolve over the next 5 to 10 years? How can we be sure that we satisfy the requirements of those new industry sectors that are beginning to engage with standards bodies and work at a pace commensurate with their needs?

Moderator: Christian Toche (Member of the ETSI Board)

12.00 kindly sponsored by Rogers – Speaker: Rick Sellers

  • Rick Sellers (President Rogers, BC Region)

7th November 2018

5G Business & Strategy
14.15 5G Value Proposition, Use Cases, Applications, Services
Keynotes in this session will cover the opportunity 5G enables for the broader mobile ecosystem including business perspective, market demand, cyber security, and spectrum regulation.

Moderator: Caroline Lewko (CEO, WIP Factory)

  • Eros Spadotto (EVP Technology Strategy, TELUS)
  • Jeff McElfresh (President of Technology & Operations, AT&T)
  • Marc Levesque (VP CRC, Canadian Government)
  • Scott Jones (Head-designate, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security)

16.00 Coffee Break
16.30 5G Platform Delivery
Strategies for migration from 4G to 5G, enabling platforms, roadmaps, and deployment strategy from operator as well as equipment vendor perspective will be covered in this session.

Moderator: Safdar Mahmood (Managing Director, Accenture)

17.50 5G Applications for Vertical Industries:
Technical challenges and requirements of 5G to enable new services for Vertical Industries, focusing on 5G automotive and Smart Cities.

Moderator: Luis-Jorge Romero (Director General, ETSI)

Evening Event kindly sponsored by Huawei – Speaker: Peter Zhou

  • Scott Bradley (SVP Corporate Affairs, Huawei Canada)

8th November 2018

Architecture & Technology
9.00 Building Blocks for 5G Architecture
5G Presents the industry with an opportunity to go in a different direction. Speakers in this session will present some of the building blocks to make this happen: Antenna Systems, Small Cells, Chipsets, Service Based Architecture.

Moderator: Hossein Moiin (CEO, Virafon)

11.35 Key 5G Component – Security
Security Requirements, the importance of end to end security solutions, policies, and MEC security will be presented and discussed by speakers in this session.

Moderator: Ibrahim Gedeon (CTO, TELUS)

13.20 Lunch Break kindly sponsored by Bell – Speaker: Javan Erfanian

Experience from Test, Trials & First Deployments

14.40 5G Test & Measurement Equipment:
With the mobile industry at the threshold of 5G acceleration and commercialization, mobile operators are addressing new technical requirements to realize the full potential of 5G. End-to-end 5G tests need to be executed to validate complex multi-vendor interoperability test scenarios, network architecture and functional splits. Speakers will look at at both sub 6GHz and cm-/mmWave spectrum, 5G NR technology, and testing impact from vertical industries.

Moderator: Chris Pearson (President, 5G Americas)

16.00 Lab Trials, Field Trials, First Deployments and User Experience
Focus of this session featuring NGMN operator partners from Asia, Europe and North America will be updates on lab trials, field trials, user trials and testing. Expect fantastic news and feedback from first live deployments.

Moderator: Philipp Deibert (Principal, Oliver Wyman)

17.50 Farewell

18.00 End

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