Wi-Fi: Powering Innovation Series 2021

Please click on each day below to see the full agenda for the Working Sessions and Conference Programme.
ALL WGC Webinars will commence at 08:30 am (Pacific Time – PT) – 16:30 pm (British Summer Time)

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3rd June
10th June
17th June
24th June
30th June
8th July

17th June

Where next for Carriers: Wireless Innovation, Operation and Customer Experience
Delivering a gold standard public Wi-Fi experience, emerging opportunities for business models and monetization, and new developments in testing performance and optimization monitoring – this is just a glimpse of the capabilities that the future of wireless networks needs to offer. This session will also explore the role that emerging technologies such as Wi-Fi 7 will play, and how Wi-Fi 6E, 5G, and OpenRoaming will play their part on the road to convergence.

08:30am (PT)

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Sarah Kolmer, WBA

08:35am (PT)

Fireside Chat: Moderated by Chris Bruce
Wi-Fi & 5G – future of convergence and what it means for operators
Ravi Sinha, Director, TechDev and Solutions – Reliance Jio

Paul Crane, Converged Network Research Director – BT

08:55am (PT)

Smart scheduling: the key to optimizing your network
Andy Davidson, Senior Director Technology Planning, Qualcomm Technologies

09:10am (PT)

Broadband Operator Implications for Wi-Fi/5G convergence & OpenRoaming
Metin Taskin, Co-Founder & CTO, Airties

09:25am (PT)

Wi-Fi 6/6E Time Sensitive Networking (TSN)
Malcolm Smith – Cisco, Carlos Cordeiro – Intel

09:40am (PT)

Panel: Moderated by Chris Bruce

Metin Taskin – Airties

Kevin Robinson – Wi-Fi Alliance

Ravi Shankar – STL

10:00am (PT)

OpenWiFi for Service Providers
Bernard Herscovici – NetExperience

10:15am (PT)

Panel Discussion: Google, Cisco, Intel and NetExperience
Benefits of a gold standard public Wi-Fi experience – Seamless, secure, permission-based privacy

Moderator: Matt MacPherson – Cisco

Seemab Kadri – Intel Corporation

Raj Gajwani – Google

Jérôme Henry – Cisco

Bernard Herscovici – NetExperience