Conference Programme

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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

09:00am

Conference Opening
JR Wilson – Chairman, Wireless Broadband Alliance

09.15am

Keynote Addresses
TBC

09.30am

Convergence, Co-existence and Service Innovation

Gerry McQuade, CEO Wholesale & Ventures, BT

10.00am

Welcome Address
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO, Wireless Broadband Alliance

10:30am

Coffee/Tea Break

11.15am

Smart Nation, Smart Citizens: Connectivity in a Digital Economy

Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant CEO Development, IMDA Singapore

11.45am

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

12.15am

Enrique Farfan, COO, Director of WiFi Solutions, Fon

12:45pm

Lunch Break

14:00pm

5G Beyond the Hype

Moderator: Keith Dyer, Editor, The Mobile Network

Making a Connected City Smart

Moderator: Steve Andrews, CEO, AbbeyBarn Consulting

WiFi4EU Programme

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

14:10pm

Dan Warren, Director of 5G Research, Samsung

Smart City Strategy: Platform, Data, People

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

14:30pm

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

TBC

14:50pm

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

Panel Discussion: Connected Transport – Wireless Infrastructure Challenges

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

Dan Warren, Director of 5G Research, Samsung

Dr. Derek Peterson, CTO, Boingo Wireless

Tracy Hopkins, CCO, Everynet Ltd. – LoRa Alliance

Shane Rooney, Executive Director IoT, GSMA

Shadi Mahassel, VP Product, Veniam

15:30pm

Coffee/Tea Break

16:00pm

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

Geoff Snelson, Milton Keynes

Tengku Mohd Azrul Bin Tg Azhar, Cyberview

Ron Malenfant, Cisco

Andrey Belozerov, City of Moscow

17:30pm

Networking Cocktails

18:00pm

Accelerator Sessions

CONFERENCE DAY 2 – 11 May: Sustainability and Disruption

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

09.00am

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

09.15am

Mansoor Hanif, Director of Converged Networks & Innovation, BT

09.30am

Edgar Figueroa, CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance

10.00am

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

Coffee/Tea Break

11.15am

TBC

11.45am

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

12.15am

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

12.45pm

Lunch Break

14:00pm

Spectrum – Optimizing Spectrum Usage

Moderator: Roberto Ercole, Director Regulation & Policy, Samena Telecommunications Council

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

Alex Roytblat, Senior Director of Worldwide Regulatory Affairs at Wi-Fi Alliance

Panel Discussion

Simon Saunders, Google

Julian McGougan, Head of Technology, techUK

Panel Discussion

Kishore Raja, VP of R&D, Boingo Wireless

Paul Mikkelsen, CEO, Aptilo Networks

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

15:30pm

Coffee/Tea Break

16:00pm

CWSC Workshop

Wi-Fi Roaming: Delivering Business Benefits in Retail Offerings

17.30pm

Technical Workshop(s)