Day 1 - 17 March 2020

09:00AM

Prof. Karen Pollitt-Cham

Professorial Lead Connected Futures

University of Brighton

Associated Talks:

09:00AM - Day 1

View Enabling 5G Futures – Consumer: Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Comments

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Enabling 5G Futures – Consumer: Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Comments

A senior industry expert will provide an overview of innovative 5G use-cases that are enabling connected futures within consumer focused sectors, including transportation, rural and urban environments, e-health and immersive tourism.

. Prof. Karen Pollitt-Cham, Professorial Lead Connected Futures, University of Brighton

Connected Living

09:20AM

Speeding Ahead with 5G Enabled Autonomous Vehicles

  • V2V communications are the key in enabling autonomous driving, how will 5G network speeds effect the roll-out of self-driving vehicles on public roads?
  • In turn, what does this visibility mean for the next steps of road safety?
  • Do we need to reconsider how our transportation infrastructures are built, including the implementation of street furniture and how these impact sensor networks?

09:50AM

Prof. Karen Pollitt-Cham

Professorial Lead Connected Futures

University of Brighton

Associated Talks:

09:00AM - Day 1

View Enabling 5G Futures – Consumer: Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Comments

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Panel: Common Issues Affecting Industries

  • The need for a clearly designed policy framework to help industries integration issues is apparent, how long before this is expected to materialise?
  • Is the lack of MNO platforms and services to allow for purchasing and implementation of 5G currently the biggest barrier hindering mass 5G adoption?
  • Private V’s public sector adoption; is cross-collaboration between governments and network providers and the elimination of bureaucratic barriers the key to success?
  • How far can telecoms connectivity go before network data encryption becomes invasive/ intrusive and barriers of ethical issues come into play?
Moderator: . Prof. Karen Pollitt-Cham, Professorial Lead Connected Futures, University of Brighton

10:30AM

Networking Break

11:00AM

Putting Rural 5G First

Overview coming soon

11:30AM

Mansoor Hanif

CTO

Ofcom

Associated Talks:

11:30AM - Day 1

View The Current Statues of 5G

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The Current Statues of 5G

  • What the current deployment of 5G looks like across the UK
  • Ofcom’s new spectrum to diversify the supply chain
  • What the new spectrum offers enterprises
  • What is next for the networks deployment and evolution?
. Mansoor Hanif, CTO, Ofcom

12:00PM

From Smart Facilities to Connected Stadiums with 5G Living

  • From increased consumer immersion to connected facilities, how can large scale venues and stadiums implement and monetize 5G services?
  • How 5G will allow for earlier response to facilities needs/ maintenance via heightened connectivity speeds accelerating predictive maintenance, analytics insights and beyond
  • Examples of these in work and the current limitations for the built environment

12:20PM

Fireside chat – Building the Network; Collaboration & Innovation for the UK 5G Programme

This Fireside chat will look closer at the work and deployment of the UK Government’s 5G programme, with specific focus on;

  • How the programme has developed so far
  • What barriers has the programme faced and what strategies has the team used to overcome these
  • How collaboration is key to the current and future success of the wireless network evolution
  • Examples of the 5G programme in action

12:50PM

Panel: From Set-up to Take-off; A Closer Look at How to Trial your Pilot

  • Research – What are the initial steps in researching and approving your pilot trial?
  • Innovation – Discussing the careful execution of a Proof of Concept (PoC)
  • Adoption – Industry use-cases of pilot adoption and acceleration
  • Outcome – How to determine if your pilot was a success

01:30PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

Stayin’ Alive with E-healthcare

Public sectors have adopted 5G at a rapid speed and one of the biggest industries set to reap the benefits of this is healthcare, including E-Healthcare. This case-study based talk will focus on;

  • Instant connectivity speeds enabling faster emergency response times (key for an ageing population)
  • Real-time analytics to allow for key insights and patient monitoring
  • The ability to support long-term illnesses from patients’ homes and remote locations

02:20PM

Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou

Director of Smart Internet Lab/ Co-Director

University of Bristol/ Bristol Digital Futures Institute

Associated Talks:

02:20PM - Day 1

View Putting Societal Needs First with 5G

10:20AM - Day 2

View Panel: The New World of Connectivity; 5G and the Future

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Putting Societal Needs First with 5G

This presentation  on putting societal needs first with 5G will be given by Dimitria Simeonidou.

. Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou, Director of Smart Internet Lab/ Co-Director, University of Bristol/ Bristol Digital Futures Institute

Immersive Optimisation

02:50PM

Ed King

Lead Architect

BBC

Associated Talks:

02:50PM - Day 1

View The BBC’s Immersive Experiences with 5G Connectivity

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The BBC’s Immersive Experiences with 5G Connectivity

As we see a shift in the way audiences are watching and engaging with programmes, it is vital that broadcasters utilise 5G innovations to create immersive experiences. Ed King will delve deeper into what 5G means for the BBC including;

  • Using the BBC’s Edge Network and the 5G Core for higher bandwidth and stronger coverage
  • How MNO’s are preventing true 5G adoption
  • Creating audience immersion through AV, VR, AI and object-based forms
  • R&D for the future of television
. Ed King, Lead Architect, BBC

03:20PM

Networking Break

03:50PM

Enrique Martín

Smart solutions Project Manager

FC Barcelona

Associated Talks:

03:50PM - Day 1

View Scoring Goals with 5G – FC Barcelona case study

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Scoring Goals with 5G – FC Barcelona case study

  • Why barça cares about 5G, and what it can do for us
  • 5G pilot experiences done so far at our home Stadium
  • Foreseeing the future
. Enrique Martín, Smart solutions Project Manager, FC Barcelona

04:10PM

Fireside Chat – Visualising the Unknown; How 5G Enables AR and VR for Tourism, Education and Media

ABI Research anticipates that 5G will bring about “a 10X improvement in throughout, a 10X decrease in latency, a 100X improvement in traffic capacity, and a 100X improvement in network efficiency” over 4G. Here we will look closer at how industries including education and tourism are creating experiences that were never before possible with fully immersive three-dimensional computer-simulated worlds (AR & VR) powered via 5G networks.

04:40PM

Consumer 5G for the Smart Tourist

While access and utilisation of digital technologies has been around for some time in tourism, via the use of cloud computing, big data, location-based services, beacon technology, etc. 5G can do more to enhance the capabilities of these services and the evolution of the smart tourist/ tourism. How will 5G increase interconnectivity and interoperability of travellers and organisations to create experiences?

05:00PM

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