2021 Virtual Series
Join hosts CWTA and the 5G Canada Council in a monthly series exploring how the next generation of wireless technologies will transform the way Canadians live, work and prosper. Hear from experts about digital innovations in key areas of Canadian society, including the connected home, education, healthcare, automotive, industry 4.0, and public safety, and how 5G will serve as a key enabler for Canadian innovators.
- November 30, 2021 – “The 5G Consumer Experience” – View Recording Here
Though still in the early days of 5G availability, key trends are emerging that are influencing the adoption, usage, and perception of consumers towards 5G in Canada and abroad. Panelists Charlie Wade, VP Products and Services at Bell Mobility & Jasmeet Sethi, Head of Consumer Lab, Ericsson discuss these trends and how service providers are evolving from the 4G to 5G world to meet consumers’ expectations and provide new and innovative mobile experiences.
- October 26, 2021 – “Industry 4.0: The Importance of 5G in Keeping Canada Competitive” – View Recording Here
The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, challenges enterprises to accelerate the digitization of their operations and integrate them into the wider digital ecosystem. Panelists Jason Elliott, Head of Portfolio & Partnership Marketing at Nokia, and Samuel O’Halloran, Director, Strategy& (part of the global strategy consulting team at PwC) discuss the importance of 5G in the transition to Industry 4.0 and keeping Canada competitive with its international peers.
- Nokia White paper
- May 27, 2021 – “5G and the Transformation of the Auto Industry” – View Recording Here
Often at the forefront of the discussion is the shift to electric vehicles and the promise of self-driving, but another key transformation occurring in the auto industry is the emergence of the connected car. Industry experts Grant Courville, BlackBerry, and Hervé Utheza, HERE Technologies, discuss the latest advancements in automotive computing and communications capabilities, and how connected vehicles, including 5G-enabled vehicles, will help improve the travel experience, make roads safer, improve the efficiency of traffic flow, and their role in the development of smart cities.
- BlackBerry Presentation
- HERE Technologies Presentation
- April 28, 2021 – “5G and the Hyper-Connected Digital Lifestyle” – View Recording Here
Guests Eric Bruno, Senior Vice President, 5G, Content and Connected Home at Rogers Communications, and Jefferson Wang, co-author of the book The Future Home in the 5G Era and Managing Director, Global 5G Strategy and Go-to-Market Lead at Accenture, provide a vision of the future of the connected home and the hyper-connected digital lifestyle.
- March 30, 2021 – “5G Canada: What’s Next?” Debut Session – View Recording Here
Bruce Rodin, VP Wireless Technology at Bell, Luciano Ramos, SVP of Core Networks and Engineering at Rogers and Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, explore how the next generation of wireless technologies will transform the way Canadians live, work and prosper, including with regard to the connected home, education, healthcare, automotive, industry 4.0, and public safety, and how 5G will serves as an enabler for Canadian innovators.