5G Canada 2019: Recap

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada Room.

Canada’s Path To 5G – Lessons Learned from the 2019 5G Canada Conference


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

9:15-10:00 AM – 5G Around the World
With initial standards being set, 5G roadmaps are taking shape and differences between regions are becoming clearer. Learn which countries are leading in the race to 5G, when 5G is expected to be deployed, and what it promises to deliver.

Tejas Rao, Managing Director and Global 5G Offering Lead for Accenture’s Network Practice

10:00-11:15 AM – 5G Canada Update
Learn more about Canada’s path to 5G. Hear from some of Canada’s leading service providers as they talk about their vision for 5G, what they are doing to get ready for 5G, and key drivers for 5G.

Bruce Rodin, VP Wireless Networks, Bell
Brian O’Shaughnessy, SVP & CTO, Freedom Mobile
Arnold Abramowitz, VP Access Network Engineering, Rogers
Moderated by: JC Fahmy, President & CEO, CENGN

11:15-11:30 AM – Break

11:30-12:15 PM – Getting Ready for 5G: A Network Technology Primer
What will 5G networks look like? How will wireless networks evolve from 4G to 5G? What is network slicing, massive MIMO, and beamforming? Learn more about the technology that will enable 5G.

Larry Murat, VP Networks Product Development Solutions, Ericsson

12:15-1:00 PM – Networking Lunch

1:00-1:35 PM – 5G and Importance of Spectrum
The success of 5G is dependent on the availability of spectrum of all types and bands. Our speaker will discuss new frequency bands that will used for 5G, opportunities for new spectrum sharing paradigms, and the status of spectrum allocation around the world.

Dean R. Brenner, SVP Spectrum Strategy & Tech Policy, Qualcomm Incorporated

1:35-2:25 PM – Small Cell Deployment
5G will require a greater density of small cell networks, with smaller equipment affixed to buildings, street lights, and other street furniture. Our panel will discuss the challenges of small cell deployment and how all stakeholders can work together to overcome them.

Paul Cowling, SVP Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Shaw
Michael Piaskoski, Director of Municipal and Industry Relations, Rogers
Song Nhi Nguyen, Enterprise Architect Infrastructure & Security, City of Montreal
Bryan Tramont, Managing Partner, WBK Law
Moderated by: Eric Smith, VP Regulatory Affairs, CWTA

2:25-2:40 PM – Break

2:40-3:30 PM – Security & 5G
Security has always been a priority of the wireless industry, but do the new use cases and network architectures of 5G require a new approach to security? Our speakers will answer this question and more as they discuss key elements of cybersecurity in a 5G world.

Patrick Rhude, Head of Product Management Security, Nokia
Charles Eagan, CTO, BlackBerry

3:30-4:30 PM – Privacy in a 5G & Big Data World
With the introduction of more and more connected devices, along with the growing importance of artificial intelligence and “big data” are current privacy laws sufficent? Does new and evolving technology require new regulations? Does regulation stifle innovation? Leading privacy experts share their perspectives.

Deborah Evans, CPO, Rogers
Patricia Kosseim, Counsel, Privacy and Data Management, Osler
Anick Fortin-Cousens, CPO & Data Responsibility Advocate, IBM Canada
Moderated by: Scott Smith, Senior Director, Intellectual Property & Innovation Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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