Register now for Canada’s leading 5G event!

Join us at 5G Canada 2019, Canada’s leading 5G event to get the latest information from leading experts on the introduction of 5G wireless networks in Canada and around the world. This full-day event will include discussions on the current status of 5G, what it will mean for Canada, specific use cases, and understanding the technology behind 5G.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
National Arts Centre Ottawa, Canada Room
8:30 Registration
9:00-4:30 pm Conference

Admission is free, but space is limited! Reserve your spot today!


8:30-9:00 AMRegistration
9:00-9:15 AMWelcome Remarks
Robert Ghiz, President & CEO, CWTA
9:15-10:00 AM5G 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, Accenture
10:00-11:15 AM5G 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, Bell
Brian O’Shaughnessy, Shaw
Moderated by: JC Fahmy, CENGN
11:15-11:30 AMBreak
11:30-12:15 PMGetting 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, Ericsson
12:15-1:00 PMNetworking Lunch
1:00-1:35 PM5G 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 Brenner, Qualcomm
1:35-2:25 PMSmall 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.
2:25-2:40 PMBreak
2:40-3:30 PMSecurity & 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.
Mary O’Neil, Nokia
Charles Eagan, BlackBerry
3:30-4:30 PMPrivacy 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, Rogers

Patricia Kosseim, Osler
Anick Fortin-Cousens, IBM
Moderated by: Scott Smith, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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