Conference Programme

Below is the conference program from London 2017. We will be announcing the schedule for New York 2017 shortly so check back regularly for updates.
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CONFERENCE DAY 1 – 10 May: Innovating The Wireless Ecosystem

Session Moderator: Mike Short, CEO Airedale Advisors and former Vice President – Telefonica


Conference Opening
JR Wilson – Chairman, Wireless Broadband Alliance


Convergence, Co-existence and Service Innovation
Gerry McQuade, CEO Wholesale & Ventures, BT


Louis “Sam” Samuel, Cisco Mobility CTO, SP Mobility Group


Welcome Address
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO, Wireless Broadband Alliance


Coffee/Tea Break


Smart Nation, Smart Citizens: Connectivity in a Digital Economy
Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant CEO Development, IMDA Singapore


Fireside Chat:
Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates and Chris Bruce, Co-Chair, Wireless Broadband Alliance


Enrique Farfan, COO, Director of WiFi Solutions, Fon


Lunch Break


5G Beyond the Hype

Moderator: Keith Dyer, Editor, The Mobile Network

Making a Connected City Smart

Moderator: Steve Andrews, CEO, AbbeyBarn Consulting


Dan Warren, Director of 5G Research, Samsung

WiFi4EU Programme

Hervé DUPUY, Acting Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content & Technologies, European Commission


Yes, We Need 5G — Our Hands-On Experience So Far

Mischa Dohler, Professor King’s College London, Fellow IEEE & RSA, Co-Founder Worldsensing

Smart City Strategy: Platform, Data, People

Jin-Hyeok Yang, Senior Manager Global Alliance Team, KT


Fireside Chat & Panel Discussion: 5G Services and Use Cases & Role of Unlicensed in 5G

Mischa Dohler, Professor King’s College London, Fellow IEEE & RSA, Co-Founder Worldsensing

Dan Warren, Director of 5G Research, Samsung

Tiago Rodriguez, Senior Director Programs and Membership, WBA

Panel Discussion: Connected Transport – Wireless Infrastructure Challenges

Jaap Groot, Board of Directors LoRa Alliance and VP Semtech Systems Business Development

Shane Rooney, Executive Director IoT, GSMA

Shadi Mahassel, VP Product, Veniam


Coffee/Tea Break


The MulteFire Business Appeal

Moderator: Randall Schwartz, Founder, Wireless 20/20

Integrating IoT Platforms and Services in Cities

Moderator: Steve Andrews, CEO, AbbeyBarn Consulting


MulteFire and a Balanced Approach to Wireless

Dr. Derek Peterson, CTO at Boingo

Panel Discussion

Rao Yallapragada, Director, Intel

Nanda Menon, Director Corporate Development, Athonet

Asimakis Kokkos, Head of Industry Environment Strategy, Nokia

Panel Discussion

Geoff Snelson, Milton Keynes

Eldar Tuzmukhametov, Head of Smart City Lab, City of Moscow

Tengku Mohd Azrul Bin Tg Azhar, Cyberview Malaysia

Ron Malenfant, Cisco


Networking Cocktails


Nicola Millard – BT Futureologist


Tracy Hopkins, LoRa Alliance Marketing Committee and Chief Commercial Officer of everynet Ltd


Accelerator Sessions

CONFERENCE DAY 2 – 11 May: Sustainability and Disruption

Session Moderator: Reza Jafari, CEO, e-Development Ltd.


Opening Remarks
Chris Bruce – Co-Chair, Wireless Broadband Alliance


Mansoor Hanif, Director of Converged Networks & Innovation, BT


Edgar Figueroa, CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance


David Pleasance, Chairman TM Forum, Partner Strategic Relationship Management Group, Deloitte

Coffee/Tea Break


Nick Watson, VP Sales and Business Development, Ruckus Wireless


Fireside Chat
Sir Terry Matthews, Chairman, Wesley Clover International and Steve Andrews, CEO, Abbeybarn Consulting


WBA Juniors Panel
Moderator: Dr. Derek Peterson, CTO, Boingo


Lunch Break


Spectrum – Optimizing Spectrum Usage

Moderator: Roberto Ercole, Director, Spectrum Telecoms and Consulting Ltd

Next Gen Wireless – What’s Next in Monetization 

Moderator: Adlane Fellah, Maravedis

Rolf de Vegt, Senior Director Technical Standards, Qualcomm

Gavin Sheldon, VP Connectivity, Liberty Global

Edgar Figueroa, CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

Rolf de Vegt, Senior Director Technical Standards, Qualcomm

Edgar Figueroa, CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance

Sudhir Gupta, Secretary TRAI, GOI

Steve Blythe, Group Spectrum Office, Orange

Kishore Raja, VP of R&D, Boingo Wireless

Paul Mikkelsen, CEO, Aptilo Networks

Enrique Farfan, COO and Director of Wi-Fi Solutions, Fon

Andrea Calcagno, CEO & Co-Founder, Cloud4Wi


Coffee/Tea Break


Wi-Fi Roaming: Delivering Business Benefits in Retail Offerings

Speakers and Panelists include:

Suzanne Hellwig, AVP Global Alliances, AT&T

Dhiraj Wazir, Head of Interconnect & International Enablers, BT

Carleen Chou, Head of Business Development and Sales, FON

Samuel Keurmeur, Mobiles Roaming Product Manager, Orange

Dr. Angelos Mavridis, Senior Manager WiFi-Roaming, Deutsche Telkom