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Rajeev Suri
Rajeev Suri
President and CEO
Nokia

Keynote: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Moscone South, Esplanade level
Wednesday, September 13th 
9:00 - 10:30 PDT

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Tuesday, 12 September

Azita Arvani
Azita Arvani
Head of Innovation Partner & Venture Management

4YFN: Panel: Accelerating Infrastructure Entrepreneurship

Bhaskar Gorti
Bhaskar Gorti
President, Application & Analytics

Smart Cities Conference

Smart city projects, by nature, are each very different and focused on the different challenges that cities face. Whilst projects in different parts of the globe might bear resemblance, they often live in silos, not allowing lessons learnt, common technology and experience to be shared cross-nationally and across cities. This session will discuss how the industry can come together to bring down these silos, and create truly “smart” cities.

Wednesday, 13 September

Rajeev Suri
Rajeev Suri
President and CEO

Keynote: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

We are at the beginning of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we interact with each other, our working environment, companies, brands and governments. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unprecedented. One of its key tenants is the need for a complex ecosystem of organizations, from commercial companies to regulators and civic institutions and many more, to work in harmony and at a tremendous scale to unlock the potential of this technological, industrial and social revolution. 

Mobile has connected nearly 5 billion people with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, but this is just the start. The addition of usable big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and quantum computing will enable a more intelligent and efficient world. Which is essential if we are to manage our burgeoning population, manage our finite resources and address climate change. 

This keynote will feature key players from across this diverse ecosystem from enablers to users of the technology required to drive The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Kathrin Buvac
Kathrin Buvac
Chief Strategy Officer

Women4Tech Keynote: Women Empowering Technology Equality

This session will highlight how integrating gender equality into the mainstream of our work environments and labor-related policies promotes equality of opportunity and treatment for men and women.

Hossein Moiin
Hossein Moiin
Technology Advisor

The 5G Ecosystem

During this session, the discussion will revolve not only on the core technology that will become the building blocks of 5G, but also the merits of this new generation, why it is necessary, and where we will see the early deployments and developments.

Minna Aila
Minna Aila
VP, Corporate Affairs

The Role of Technology in the Fight Against Climate Change

Every person on earth is experiencing the effects of climate change, and the technology industry is uniquely positioned to mitigate many of those effects. From energy-harnessing toys to emergency alert infrastructure, technology companies have developed innovative solutions that reduce energy use and improve the lives of those impacted. While individual efforts are beneficial, could the industry have greater influence through collective action? This session will highlight best practices in innovation and collaboration for the fight against climate change.

Devaki Chandramouli
Devaki Chandramouli
Senior Specialist, Lead Systems Architect

5G Network Slicing - Business Models and Network Capabilities

The industry is seeing 5G as a generational transformation from network to network-experience, delivering a tailored “Network as a Service” that matches specific communication needs of the services demanded by both humans and machines. This session will discuss the visions and plans for 5G-tailored network slicing in multiple industries.

Elizabeth Rojas Levi
Elizabeth Rojas Levi
Director, Public Affairs & Government Relations

Everything IoT: How Wireless Enables Connected Communities

Big cities and small towns are digitizing municipal infrastructure to deliver services more efficiently and cost-effectively. We will hear from the technology experts, local officials and small business owners at the forefront of deploying and leveraging the infrastructure at the root of the Internet of Things.

Thursday, 14 September

Chris Stark
Chris Stark
Head of Business Development

The Connected Stadium: Enhancing Fan Engagement

Leading executives in the field will discuss new approaches for the connected stadium and monetizing venues beyond ticket prices, reviewing technology platforms that are central to powering the connected business model while also addressing public-safety responsibilities that come with a mobile-first environment.