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5G and edge computing unlock a whole raft of new possibilities, and operators need to grasp these opportunities and turn them into a tangible competitive advantage. The combination of 5G and the edge will support many new applications where low latency, reliability and bandwidth capacity are critical, such as industrial automation or autonomous vehicles. It could greatly reduce costs by avoiding unnecessary traffic across the network and congestion. This online event, split over two days, will explore the opportunity and examine the use cases.

NOTE: All times are Central European Time (CET)


09.30  Welcome and introduction

            Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe



How telcos can support 5G/edge adoption for enterprises

·      Key drivers for edge implementations for the enterprise market

·      How do the drivers differ between sectors and countries? 

·      How a ‘business first’ approach drives value creation with edge 

·      Outlining some key industry use cases

Jos Berière, Strategic Development Director, KPN



10.00 Q&A



10.05  5G/edge computing: the opportunity to address Industry 4.0

·      5G/IoT and edge computing: demand across enterprise verticals 

·      The emerging edge computing landscape and Industry 4.0

·      Drivers and barriers to adoption: security and interoperability

·      Can operators take maximum advantage of the 5G/edge computing opportunity?

Caroline Chappell, Research Director, Analysys Mason



10.25  Q&A



10.30  Smarter, green cities and transport technologically enabled by MCAS

·      MCAS (Multi-Modal Collision Avoidance System): a solution for the safety of vulnerable road users and the future of transportation

·      The latency challenge to prevent accidents and how to solve it at scale 

·      Edge Cloud Computing as enabler of road safety and MCAS 


Sascha Simon, President, Founder & CSO, Sfara

Ricardo Gomez-Ulmke, VP IoT, Solace

Jason Hoffman, President and CEO, MobiledgeX 



10.50  Q&A



10.55  BREAK (15 mins)



11.10  5G and edge in today’s globally connected world  

·      5G is more relevant than ever – what can we learn from the COVID-19 crisis  
– Connecting the social distance
– IoT efficiencies keep machines working during COVID-19
– 5G cloud computing – faster and secure is not enough

·      Standardization, interoperability and cross-industry use cases – cornerstones for global 5G connectivity

·      Stepwise global road map of 5G

Jelte Jansons, Product Manager, IoT, Telenor Connexion



11.30  Q&A



11.35  Case study: Transforming broadcasting with 5G remote production

·      DCMS funding – 5G Create

·      Using the latest technology to differentiate your product and compete in the market – AR, immersive and enhanced tech
– viewers at home
– fans in the stadium

·      How will network slicing improve performance and reliability?

·      How can remote production be more creative?

·      Proving the business case – costing and scaling

Matt Stagg, Director of Mobile Strategy, BT Sport



11.55  Q&A



12.00  Implementing observability for security threat detection at the edge

·      Managing the complex architectures of the edge using observability – multi-vendor MEC, multi-cloud, multi-operator environments

·      Gaining observability from the right, rich, contextual full-stack data for forensic auditability and threat detection

·      The importance of behavior-based analytics, on both the data and on events, for cybersecurity at the edge, and where signature-based analytics fall short


Richard Piasentin, Chief Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer, Accedian



12.20 Q&A



12.25  Summary and closing remarks

Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe
Gerhard Auer, VP Sales, EMEA, Accedian



12.30  Close of Part 1

NOTE: All times are Central European Time (CET)

09.30  Welcome back and summary of key learnings from Part 1

            Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe

09.40  Leveraging 5G and edge networks to optimise the smart city

  • Is 5G the defining technology of smart cities? How fast can it be deployed?
  • Delivering scalable solutions beyond connectivity
  • Using AI in predictive planning and maintenance
  • Responding to real time fluctuations in the environment and processes
  • CMTC (critical machine type communication) vs MMTC (massive machine type communication)
  • Role of multi-access edge computing (MEC) in automated cities

Lim Chinn Hwa, Senior Director – Smart Nation Platform Solutions, GovTech Singapore
Jack Toh, Executive Manager, GovTech Singapore

10.00 Q&A

10.05  Driving differentiation at the edge with performance assurance

  • Securing a competitive advantage at multiple edges
  • Where are we with automation and orchestration?
  • Assuring network slices
  • Differentiating 5G enterprise edge services based on performance 
  • End-to-end application and service monitoring are key

Patrick Ostiguy, Founder & Executive Chairman, Accedian

10.25  Q&A

10.30  Cloud gaming and eSports on 5G

  • Cloud gaming and what it means to telcos 
  • From console to streaming – transforming the world of gaming
  • Taking e-Sports to mainstream 
  • Capturing the gaming business opportunity with 5G

Vesa Jutila, Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Hatch Entertainment

10.50  Q&A

10.55  BREAK (15 mins)

11.10  5G cloud core – challenges and technologies

  • Translating ultra-connectivity into service differentiation and business flexibility
  • Creating value through visibility and control of traffic and applications
  • Mitigating risks and planning for a smooth introduction of 5G core
  • Deploying network slicing and cloud-native core network solutions

Aurelio Nocerino, Network Practice Europe Lead, Accenture

11.30   Q&A

11.35   Case study: 5G cloud core – 5G, telco cloud and Opensource side by side at Saudi Telecom Company

  • How Cloud iNfrastructure Telco Task Force (CNTT) is accelerating adoption of 5G 
  • NFV telco cloud and its promise 
  • How NFV telco cloud can work with 5G 
  • What should service providers care about – infrastructure or services? 
  • How can service providers monetise 5G?

Ahmed El Sawaf, Senior Advisor – Network Transformation & Cloud Infrastructure, Saudi Telecom Company

11.55  Q&A

12.00  The interdependence of fibre and 5G at the edge

  • The scramble for fibre – many of Europe’s major economies are playing catch-up
  • Why is 5G so reliant on fibre, and especially for edge applications?
  • High performance demands on core and metro networks
  • Front haul, backhaul, indoor coverage

Michael Ferris, Senior Architect – Mobile Connectivity Solutions, Colt Technology Services

12.20  Q&A

12.25  Summary and closing remarks

Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe
Anthony McLachlan, Vice President, Sales, APAC, Accedian

12.30  End of conference

Please note: Agenda is provisional and subject to change