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Mobile World Congress 2017

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry with over 100,000 visitors, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. This year at Mobile World Congress Network 2020 will guide you through the latest innovations with Advanced Messaging, 4G Evolution and 5G with demonstrations and seminars.

 

Seminars

Registration is now open! The seminars are open to all attendees with all pass types, but places are limited so registering is recommended. Registering will also give you access to Network 2020 daily Mobile World Congress news, during the event so you can gain insider knowledge of what to see, and where to go.

5G – Beyond Technology into Business Impact

Monday 27 February, 1:30 – 3:30

5g-880x440 Join experts from Deutsche Telekom, Jaguar Land Rover, NTT Docomo, Samsung and Verizon who will discuss commercial opportunities for 5G.

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A New Global Platform for Conversations, Chatbots & Commerce

Tuesday 28 February, 9:30 – 11:30.

con-comm-304x152 Join experts from Analysys Mason, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Orange, Reliance Jio, Virgin, Vodafone and Walgreen/Boots who will discuss Messaging as a Platform and Chatbots.

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Innovation City

The GSMA Innovation City has moved to hall 4 this year and is open to all attendees with all pass types. Network 2020 will be there to guide you through the latest innovations with Advanced Messaging, 4G Evolution and 5G.

The city will be open Monday, 27 February to Wednesday, 1 March: 08:00 – 19:00; and Thursday, 2 March: 08:00 – 16:00 in Hall 4.

Demonstrations:

The Furture of Operator Messaging

It was only a year ago that the GSMA, Google, and a cross-section of the telecommunications
industry announced its support for RCS around universal standards.

RCS Business Messaging Demos.  See the future of business to consumer messaging –
the opportunity for brands to go from SMS to rich interactions using RCS Business Messaging is here

Operator Spotlight.  Dozens of operators are already live with RCS services. Come hear from Deutsche Telekom, Jio, Orange, Vodafone and other industry leaders about their experience with RCS and why they’re excited about the future of operator messaging. They’ll also show how they’re using RCS Business Messaging to create new interactive experiences for on-boarding, customer service and more.

 

4G evolution:

Why you should spend more time hanging out at bus stops?

Come and see the JCDecaux innovative mobile enabled bus shelter featuring small cell integration enabling rapid deployment of new cellular coverage and capacity hot spots. Find out how advertisements are tailored for those near to the bus shelter. And whilst waiting for the bus how you can be entertained and informed about the latest travel information. The latest generation of street furniture is now part of the internet of things delivering key information to (360° camera, air quality, noise etc.) to critical city users. Come and find out how smart our next generation of street furniture is at making cities smarter.

5G:

Sense of touch is transmitted through 5G networks:

Researchers at King’s College London demonstrate their research into 5G network slicing to enable telecoms industry to engage with a wide range of verticals. Managing the latency requirements of different applications, ranging from connected cars to remote telesurgery is going to be critical in delivering the 5G experience.

KCL will be demonstrating drawing remotely using a robot, and will showcase a fundamental aspect of the Tactile Internet: how the sense of touch is transmitted through 5G networks to provide feedback for remote applications. Come draw with us and experience the difference between getting latency right and missing the latency targets.

Gaming on the move:

Come experience a seamless 5G gaming experience on Rooplay’s cloud gaming platform, enabled by King’s College London predictive preloading research. Rooplay changes the way that games will be played on 5G mobile devices. Come and experience our 5G on-line gaming race track, drive like fast and furious, fastest show lap time and you will become our ultimate MWC 2017 5G champion.

5G on the road

The 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey will showcase its innovative research which presents a 5G vision for the automotive industry including a proposition to create a sliced architecture which has the potential to change the car journey experience and value proposition as we know it. This is based on five key network slices:

1) Autonomy & Safety: providing new ways of making the process of driving safer, easier and more comfortable.
2) Infotainment: the use of real time information, entertainment and content to deliver an enhanced driver experience.
3) Telematics: systems to provide new services and car connectivity for increased driver efficiency and accessible information.
4) Vehicle Sensing: using sensors to generate information for driver use and for wider distribution, providing community benefits to other road users and organisations.
5) Connected services: exploring exciting new architectures, creating instant user experience working across multiple physical and virtual boundaries.

The car an extension of who you are

Jaguar Land Rover will be showcasing its most advanced infotainment system yet in a Jaguar F-PACE. The state-of-the-art InControl Touch Pro system is driven by an Intel Quad Core System on a Chip (SoC), offering convenient features such as flight tracking and weather at your destination. The system seamlessly integrates with your smartphone to offer a range of services that enhance the driving experience by keeping you connected while you are on the move.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mobile World Congress 

Find out more and register for Mobile World Congress.

 

 

 

Start: February 27
End: March 2
Venue:
Address:
Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

Network 2020 seminar: 5G

Network 2020 seminar at Mobile World Congress 2017

The web is awash with information about what 5G will deliver: extraordinarily fast broadband, highly responsive connectivity, ultra dense clusters of connections but beyond the technology how will it impact business?

To prepare the industry for 5G, the GSMA is helping to shape the strategic, commercial and regulatory framework. As 5G is defined and refined, the GSMA will also work with its members to identify and develop commercially viable 5G applications.

In this seminar we’ll bring together operators and vertical industries to discover if the flexible network that will be provided by 5G will unlock new commercial opportunities.

Places are limited, register below.

 

Draft Agenda:

  • 13:00 – 13:30: Registration
  • 13:30 – 13:35: Welcome – Henry Calvert, Head of Network 2020
  • 13:35 – 13:45: Introduction – Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Deutsche Telekom Group CTO & Chair of Network 2020
  • 13:45 – 15:00: Panel presentations and debate:
  • David Pringle, Moderator
  • Adam Koeppe, Vice President of Access Technology Planning at Verizon
  • Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President / Chief Technology Officer at NTT DoCoMo
  • Peter Virk, Director of Connected Technologies & Apps at Jaguar Land Rover
  • Dan Warren, Head of 5G Research Samsung R&D Institute, Samsung

 

Speakers:

Bruno JAcobfeurborn.jpg_web Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Deutsche Telekom Group CTO & Chair of Network 2020 – Bruno has been Director of Technology at Telekom Deutschland GmbH since April 2010. In addition, he is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Deutsche Telekom AG, a position he has been holding since February 2012. He was a member of the management team and Managing Director of Technology, IT and Procurement at Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa in Warsaw until June 30, 2009. Since July 1, 2009, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has been responsible for Technology (both mobile and fixed network) in Germany
Adam Koeppe Adam Koeppe, Vice President of Access Technology Planning at Verizon – Adam is responsible for the infrastructure roadmap for all elements of the Verizon Wireless radio access network, enhanced packet core, and the IMS core. Additionally, his team is tasked with charting the path to future spectrum acquisitions, developing next-generation industry standards, and defining and designing 5G, Internet of Things, and virtualized networks for Verizon.
Seizo Onoe Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President / Chief Technology Officer at NTT DoCoMo – Seizo was named Executive General Manager of the R&D Innovation Division at NTT DOCOMO, INC. in July 2014, while continuing to serve as Executive Vice President, a Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Technology Officer since June 2012. Concurrently, Mr. Onoe also has been President of DOCOMO Technology, Inc., a NTT DOCOMO group company that engaged in R&D initiatives, since June 2015.
David Pringle David Pringle, Moderator – A highly experienced and accomplished business and technology journalist, David runs Pringle Media, which provides analytical writing and editing services to organizations in the telecoms, media and technology sectors. Based in London, David also serves as an associate senior analyst at telecoms research and advisory firm STL Partners.
PVIRK_Bio Peter Virk, Director of Connected Technologies & Apps at Jaguar Land Rover – Peter has deep roots at Jaguar Land Rover. Initially joining Rover group over 20 years ago. Pete delivered a number of ‘technology-firsts’ before creating and now heading up the Connected Technologies and Apps team – developing apps and building platforms that take core components from both Automotive and Consumer Electronics. Utilising relationships with start-up companies and Tier 1 suppliers, he is leading the company down exciting new paths, forever innovating and driving Jaguar Land Rover’s future connected strategy.
Dan Warren 300x300 Dan Warren, Head of 5G Research Samsung R&D Institute, Samsung – Dan is Head of 5G Research at Samsung Electronics Research Institute UK, leading Samsung’s development of cutting edge communications technologies and contributing to the related European Commission initiatives surrounding the definition of 5G. His role also encompasses supporting Samsung’s customers in understanding the technical, strategic and commercial value of 5G, and engagement with external audiences to explain what 5G will be capable of.

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Network 2020 seminar

Start: February 27 @ 1:30 pm
End: February 27 @ 3:30 pm
Venue:
Address:
Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

Network 2020 seminar

Network 2020 seminar at Mobile World Congress 2017

Messaging platforms are now bigger than most social networks and this trend looks set to continue in 2017 with chatbots playing a prominent role.

The GSMA’s Network 2020 programme is working closely with operators, OEMs and operating system providers on the roll-out of RCS, built on one specification, the GSMA’s Universal Profile.

Operators globally are upgrading SMS to RCS, providing 6.7 billion subscribers with an
engaging and modern messaging experience that works simply and consistently across
networks and devices without the need to download multiple apps.

This seminar will explore messaging as a platform and the future of chatbots and conversational commerce. Jake Leichtling will show a short demo illustrating upcoming features of RCS business messaging that allow businesses to interact with users via conversation. The demo will include new features that businesses can use to drive user engagement, facilitate conversational interaction, and obtain comprehensive analytics.

Places are limited – register below.

Speakers:

Alido Di Giovanni, president and co-founder of Summit Tech, a technology firm reputed for its expertise in IMS and RCS solutions. Always pushing the envelope, Summit’s commitment to IMS-based services began in 2003 and continues today with innovative IP services ranging from RCS to Chatbots and AR. Summit’s recent success has been the launch of their multi-platform IMS/RCS mobile, tablet and desktop applications including solutions for Business VoLTE, RCS Virtual Reality Calling, VoLTE Connected Cars, RCS mHealth and Connected Living M2M solutions with NB-IoT and Cat M1. 
Steve_Gooder-lowres 150x150 Steve Gooder Head of Digital Technology, Virgin Trains: Steve is responsible for Virgin Train’s customer-facing digital technologies including web, app, ecommerce, mobile and messaging systems, as well as leading digital technology innovation initiatives within the business.
Petja 300x300 Petja Heimbach, VP of Next Generation Communications, Deutsche Telekom: Petja Heimbach is Chair of the “IP Comms Leadership Team” – a cooperation between the world’s leading Mobile Telecommunication Operators to deliver enriched, quality communication services to the billions of people using Operator services every day.
Jason Kaufman, Product Director – Messaging, AT&T: Jason is responsible for Consumer Messaging Product Marketing at AT&T which includes managing the lifecycle and transition of SMS and MMS to Advanced Messaging/RCS as well as fostering Messaging as a Platform. Since joining AT&T, Jason has held a number of roles in Product Marketing, Product Development and Customer Operations.
Jake 150x150 Jake Leichtling, Product Manager at Google working on RCS: Jake focuses on enabling rich conversational interactions between businesses and users that leverage the current and future capabilities of IP carrier messaging. Before working on RCS, Jake gained experience in building platform ecosystems while working on the Chrome extensions platform and in telecommunications while working on Project Fi, Google’s MVNO.
Mathew Oommen, President Network, Global Strategy and Service Development – Reliance Jio: Mathew is responsible for Reliance Jio’s effort  to drive India’s digital transformation . In addition to Jio’s broadband network, devices and services one of his core areas of focus is to deliver Jio’s digital services platform initiatives across business and industry verticals.
Stephen Sale (Conf pic) 300x300 Stephen Sale, Research Director, Analysys Mason – Moderator: Stephen oversees Analysys Mason’s consumer research and is also the lead analyst for the Future Comms research programme. His primary areas of specialisation include next-generation communication services, mobile operator strategies and mobile pricing.
profile pic amirs sarhangi (1) 300x300 Amir Sarhangi, Head of Product Managment – RCS, Google: Amir leads product strategy and rollout for Google’s RCS solution including the Messenger app for Android, Jibe cloud, and Jibe hub. Before Google, Amir was the founder and CEO of Jibe Mobile. Jibe, which was acquired by Google in 2015, was a pioneer in providing cloud-based virtual IMS, IP Messaging, video chat, and developer API gateways to mobile network operators.
kartik Kartik Subramanian, Director, Mobile Product Management, APIs and Innovation, Walgreens Boots Alliance:
Kartik currently leads the Mobile & Digital Pharmacy (Rx) Product, API and Innovation group at Walgreens where his team manages the iOS & Android, mobile apps, Digital Rx experience, the SMS channel as well as the Walgreens Developer(API) Program. Before his stint at Walgreens, Kartik worked in product management, corporate strategy & software engineering roles at Sears, Nokia & Motorola.

Register below

Registering your interest to attend GSMA Seminars will give you priority entry into a seminar. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority lane access closes 10 minutes before scheduled seminars. A valid Mobile World Congress pass is required to access the seminars.

Your information has been submitted. Thank You.

*Disclaimer – GSMA Ltd takes the privacy of your information very seriously. To view the GSMA Privacy Policy, click here.

Disclaimer – GSMA takes the privacy of your information very seriously. To view the GSMA Privacy Policy, click here.

Network 2020 seminar: 5G

Start: February 28 @ 9:30 am
End: February 28 @ 11:30 pm
Venue:
Address:
Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain
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