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

09.10am

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

09.40am

Louis Samuel, Cisco Mobility CTO, SP Mobility Group

10.10am

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

12.15pm

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

14:10pm

Dan Warren, Director of 5G Research, Samsung

WiFi4EU Programme

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

14:30pm

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

14:50pm

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

Panel Discussion: Connected Transport – Wireless Infrastructure Challenges

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

16:00pm

MulteFire and a Balanced Approach to Wireless

Dr. Derek Peterson, CTO at Boingo

Panel Discussion

Rao Yallapragada, Director, Intel

Dirk Lindemeier, Nokia

Nanda Menon, Director Corporate Development, Athonet

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

17:30pm

Networking Cocktails

18:00pm

Nicola Millard – BT Futureologist

18:10pm

Tracy Hopkins, CCO, Everynet Ltd. – LoRa Alliance

18:30pm

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

09.45am

Edgar Figueroa, CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance

10.15am

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

Coffee/Tea Break

11.15am

Nick Watson, VP Sales and Business Development, Ruckus Wireless

11.45am

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

12.15pm

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

12.45pm

Lunch Break

14:00pm

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

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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

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