5G CANADA 2018

5G Canada 2018: Recap

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the National Arts Centre, O’Born Room


8:30-9:00 AM – Registration
9:00-9:15 AM – Opening Address
Robert Ghiz, President & CEO, CWTA

9:15-10:30 AM – The Race to 5G: A Global Perspective
With the first 5G standard being ratified, the EU approving its 5G roadmap, and an increasing number of trials being announced by carriers and equipment vendors, the race to deploy 5G is well underway.Leading industry experts will provide a view from the U.S., Europe and Asia, highlighting the strategies, deployment plans and key differentiators from these key regions of the world.

Chris Pearson, President of 5G America
Daniel Gueorguiev, Public Policy Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs for Europe, GSMA
Moderator: Christine Dobby, Telecom Reporter, Globe and Mail

10:30-10:45 AM – Networking Break

10:45-12:00 PM – Role of Government as Enabler and Beneficiary of 5G
Successful deployment of 5G networks in Canada will require collaboration between operators, national and local government, businesses and communities. This panel will discuss national and local governments’ roles in enabling 5G network deployment, including timely spectrum allocation, international harmonization activities, and streamlining arrangements for infrastructure deployment. Panelists will also touch upon public sector use cases and how government can benefit from 5G.

Jessie Adcock, CIO, City of Vancouver
Paul Cowling, VP Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Shaw Communications
David Watt, Senior Vice President, Regulatory, Rogers Communications
Adam Scott, Director General, ISED
Moderator: Bryan Tramont, WBK (formerly of the FCC)

12:00-1:00 PM – Lunch Keynote: How 5G can help municipalities become vibrant smart cities

Tejas Rao, Managing Director and Mobile Offering Network lead for Accenture’s North America practice

1:05-2:35 PM – 5G Deployment: Operator and Equipment Vendor Perspective
Industry experts will provide their unique perspective on how 5G deployment is likely to unfold in Canada, what it will mean for consumers and enterprises, and the key challenges that must be overcome

Michael Murphy, Chief Technology Officer, North America, Nokia
Jaco du Plooy, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson Canada
Damian Poltz, Vice President of Technology Strategy and Networks, Shaw Communications
Bruce Rodin, Vice President of Wireless Technologies, Bell
Moderator: Jeff Fan, Managing Director, Research Analyst, Telecom, Cable & Media, Global Equity Research, Scotiabank

2:35-2:50 PM – Networking Break

2:50-4:20 PM – Vertical Industries: How 5G will Change Industry
5G will be faster, smarter and more efficient, but it is the way these new capabilities are used that will change the way we work, live and interact. For vertical industries, 5G will enable new capabilities and business models.Panelists from various verticals will discuss how 5G will affect their industries and the exciting use cases that will change our lives.

Alan Smithson, Co-Founder & CEO of MetaVRse
Brian Boychuk, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, BeWhere
Grant Courville, Head of Product Management, Automotive and Embedded at BlackBerry QNX
Moderator: Scott Bradley, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Huawei

4:20-4:30 PM – Closing Remarks

Scott Bradley, Chair of 5G Canada Council

4:30-5:30 PM – Reception
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