Day One

8:15
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
8:50
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

Professor Iain Collings
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering
Macquarie University

5G: THE CURRENT STATE OF PLAY
9:00
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Mapping the economic potential of 5G connectivity

With the advent of 5G mobile, we will see application development accelerate to rates faster than ever before, creating new economic growth, business opportunities, and even new industries. Businesses that are not able to quickly adapt will simply vanish (survival of the fittest). This presentation examines:

  • Key market drivers and associated solutions for 5G connectivity
  • Acceleration of new apps and impact on economic growth
  • New business opportunities and emergence pf industries
  • Associated solutions for mobile networks in 2020 and beyond
  • Promoting standards in the 5G world

Latif Ladid
Chair
5G World Alliance & Board Member, 3GPP PCG (Luxembourg)

09:30
KEYNOTE: Ensuring the success of next-generation networks by building out networks, and promoting a global policy environment that supports investment
  • What’s the global picture on 5G roll-out?
  • Are politicians, regulators and standard bodies supporting or hampering global 5G development?
  • How do we strengthen collaboration between mobile operators, government, regulatory and technical standards bodies?
  • How do we create the conditions for speedy investments in equipment and for promoting strong demand from both consumers and vertical industries?
  • Are different geographies developing different standards and regulations? A European view on the global 5G game

Speaker to be advised

10:00
Huawei presentation
Dr David Soldani
Chief Technology Officer
Huawei
10:30
Morning tea and exhibition viewing
11:00
5G Standardisation Activity

Satoshi Nagata 
Vice Chairman
3GPP TSG-RAN & Manager, NTT DOCOMO (Tokyo)

11:30
Australia’s 5G mobile pathway – where to next?

The annual network spend from mobile providers is targeted to reach up to $5.7 billion and likely to grow in 2018, according to AMTA estimates. This presentation examines:

  • Facilitating the roll-out of 5th generation mobile telecommunications
  • Spectrum allocation and implications for the industry
  • Driving Australia’s digital economy and adding to an estimated $34 billion in long-term productivity benefits from mobile
  • Identifying sectors and industries that benefit from 5G including *manufacturing *energy *utilities *automotive *transport *financial services *health *education *media and entertainment

Chris Althaus
Chief Executive Officer
AMTA

12:00
Development pathways for 5G – strengthening collaboration across the eco-system
  • Industry and policy considerations for next-generation roll-outs
  • Ensuring 5G is developed to its full potential
  • New use cases and integration with the Internet of Things
  • Future collaboration between industry bodies, government and solutions providers

John Stanton
Chief Executive Officer
Communications Alliance

12:30
Panel: 5G as a Game Changer
  • 5G
  • 5G’s impact on businesses
  • What 5G means for IoT
  • Bridging the gap from LTE to 5G

Moderator

Latif Ladid
Chair
5G World Alliance & Board Member, 3GPP PCG (Luxembourg)

Panellists

Chris Althaus
Chief Executive Officer
AMTA

John Stanton
Chief Executive Officer
Communications Alliance

Gerhard Loots
Head of IoT & M2M
Telstra

1:00
Lunch and showcase viewing
2:00
AFTERNOON ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS – 5G USE CASES

Attendees will have the option of attending 3 of 5 concurrent sessions (30 min per session). Roundtables are interactively moderated group discussions where delegates get the chance to deep dive into 5G use cases, and examine the impact it will have across multiple industry sectors.

Roundtable 1: Impact of 5G on the energy and utilities sector

Phil Ridley
Chief Information Officer
Mojo Power

Brendan Woods
Associate, Program Advisory
Aurecon

Roundtable 2: Augmented and virtual reality - the ‘killer app’ for 5G? 

Jessica Gilroy
Founder
Catalyst VR

Aliesha Staples
Managing Director
Staples VR

Roundtable 3: How will 5G transform the manufacturing sector?

Professor Iain Collings
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering
Macquarie University

Roundtable 4: How will 5G enable autonomous transport?

Evan Walker
Director, Smart Innovation Centre
Transport for NSW

Hussein Dia
Chair, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Program Leader (Future Urban Mobility), Smart Cities Research Institute
Swinburne University of Technology

Roundtable 5: How will 5G impact the financial services sector?

Rocky Scopelliti
Futurologist

4:00
NETWORKING BREAK AND SHOWCASE VIEWING
4:30
Opportunities for landlords or contracted third parties to provide 5G powered services within their facilities
  • How this can support security, building automation, retail market analysis and carrier services

Maurie Dobbin
Managing Director
Teleresources Engineering

5:00
Panel Discussion: What are the top 5G use cases - from autonomous vehicles to smart cities, to remote industrial machine operation and more

5G will deliver a unifying connectivity fabric that will bring huge enhancements to today’s mobile broadband services, expand mobile networks to support a vast diversity of devices and services, and revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT) enabling a vast number of 5G use cases.

  • Which use cases should be pursued first?
  • What enabling technology is needed for those use cases?

Moderator:

Latif Ladid
Chair
5G World Alliance & Board Member, 3GPP PCG (Luxembourg)

Panellists:

Clive Dickens
Chief Digital Officer
Seven West Media

Phil Ridley
Chief Information Officer
Mojo Power

Jessica Gilroy
Founder
Catalyst VR

Professor Iain Collings
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering
Macquarie University

Hussein Dia
Chair, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Program Leader (Future Urban Mobility), Smart Cities Research Institute
Swinburne University of Technology

5.45
CLOSING REMARKS FROM CHAIR
6:00
End of Conference Day One & Networking drinks