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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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Monday, 11 Syyskuu

Ankur Bhan
Ankur Bhan
Global Head of Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING)

5th GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit: Keynote

This session will highlight the need for industry collaboration to create a worldwide IoT network to accelerate the Internet of Things, and it explores key challenges around the IoT such as interoperability testing with a multitude of new devices, IoT security and the challenge of generating new revenue streams in new vertical markets for operators. This session will also cover the value of carrier class infrastructure and the commercialization of LPWA technology.

Tuesday, 12 Syyskuu

Azita Arvani
Azita Arvani
Head of Innovation Partner & Venture Management

WiSTEM 2017: Women in Innovation

Technology leaders are facing a new age of disruption. Companies of all sizes are facing competitive threats from all fronts and are being challenged to innovate differently, with more agility, while integrating diversity in the team and a maintaining their customer base. Innovation is a key strategic driver and ability to adapt to changes in a heartbeat can mean survival. Come and learn about innovation best practices, experiences and skills needed to innovate successfully in this rapidly changing environment.

Chris Stark
Chris Stark
Head of Business Development

Panel Discussion 2: Shared Spectrum Business Models

This comprehensive MVNO seminar will host leaders from the wireless and cable industries who will share their experiences, strategies and key success factors for cable operators.

Azita Arvani
Azita Arvani
Head of Innovation Partner & Venture Management

4YFN: Panel: Accelerating Infrastructure Entrepreneurship

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.

Wednesday, 13 Syyskuu

Michael Peeters
Michael Peeters
Head of Innovation Portfolio

CBRS – Shared Spectrum, Expanded Opportunities

This CBRS Alliance hosted event will feature a dynamic team of speakers focused on benefits, specific use cases and opportunities tied to effective utilization of the spectrum in the CBRS band.

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.

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.

Jeff Marks
Jeff Marks
Senior Counsel, Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Wireless U: 5G and Smart Communities

Communities across the country are integrating connected technologies and becoming “smart communities” in an effort to improve the lives of residents. What does this mean? This panel will highlight some of the developments associated with smart communities, while providing insight on how 5G deployment will help to intensify and increase these efforts. Learn about how companies across the mobile industry are working to develop more smart communities, the opportunities that lie ahead, as well as some of the challenges they face.

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 Syyskuu

Angel Garcia
Angel David Garcia
Chief Business Architect, WING

Panel: IoT Connectivity

With the rapid development of IoT use cases and deployments, further pressure is placed on cellular networks. The development of LTE-M and specific network technology aimed at IoT has driven the network deployments targeted solely at IoT applications and services, but new networks and frameworks are also available to deliver IoT services. As these options become available, and the use cases for IoT increase in scope, a careful discussion and analysis of each option will have to be carried out before deployment. This discussion will address how MNOs can work together with different industry verticals to ensure quality of service and bandwidth, as well as understand their particular requirements.

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.