5G IoT will Redefine Logistics & Transportation – powered by APAC 5G Industry Community

5G IoT will Redefine Logistics & Transportation – powered by APAC 5G Industry Community

Start: Thursday 20 April 2023 15:00

End: Thursday 20 April 2023 17:00

Venue: Online (GMT+8)

With the promise of wireless fiber speeds, broader coverage, higher capacity, and more stable connections, 5G, the fifth generation cellular technology, is set to connect billions of IoT including sensors, cameras, vehicles, machines and robotics, etc. 5G IoT will redefine the logistics and transportation, enhance operational efficiency and better customer service via end to end digitization. This virtual event will bring together mobile, logistics & transportation, technologies specialists from various industries including mobile network operators, regulators, and enterprises from the APAC 5G Industry ecosystem. Topics include:

  • Overview of 5G IoT development
  • Redefine Logistics and Transportation in the 5G era
  • Pioneer innovative 5G examples
  • How we can accelerate the digital transformation with policy, technology, ecosystem and partnership area?


Watch Webinar Recording
15:00 - 15:10

Opening - Overview of 5G IoT
Terence Wong, Head of APAC 5G Industry Community, GSMA

15:10 - 15:25

5G IoT will Redefine Logistics & Transportation
Soumen Mandal, Senior Research Analyst, IoT, Automotive & Devices Ecosystem, Counterpoint Research

15:25 - 15:40

Keynote: Connected Mobility for people, vehicles, and transport infrastructure
Johannes Springer, Director General, 5G Automotive Association (5GAA)

15:40 - 15:55

Keynote: Open new possibility with 5G coverage over waterways
Willis Sim, Chief Corporate Sales & Solutions Officer, M1

15:55 - 16:20

Joint presentation – 5G in Warehouse Logistics
Dr. Kamol Kaemarungsi, Director of Communications and Network Research Group, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand


Navachai Kiartkorkuaa, Head of Enterprise Marketing Management and SME Business Segment, AIS

16:20 - 16:55

Panel with Q&A: Discuss how we can accelerate the digital transformation with policy, technology, ecosystem and
Moderator: Mohammad Chowdhury, Founder and CEO, Long Street Advisors



  • Sim Soon Huat, Head of IT Infrastructure, PSA Singapore
  • Andy C Bien, Chief Digital Officer, Global Aviation of Huawei Technologies
  • Shahbaz Ali, Head of Products, Sateliot

16:55 - 17:00



Navachai Kiartkorkuaa

Head of Enterprise Marketing and SME Business Management Section , Advanced Info Service (AIS)

Navachai has more than 25 years of B2B ICT experience across various sectors and technologies. He has joined AIS 11 years ago and has covered numerous businesses from Enterprise Mobility and Fixed Broadband to Digital services. He has been responsible for growth of multiple AIS new businesses such as Business Solutions, Enterprise Data Network services, Cloud services, Cybersecurity services, IoT services, and 5G. He has worked on several GTM strategies and key project opportunities. He holds Master of Business Administration in General Management, Master of Arts in Philosophy, and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics.

Soumen Mandal

Senior Research Analyst, Counterpoint Technology Market Research

Soumen is a Senior Research Analyst at Counterpoint Technology Market Research where he tracks the IoT, Automotive and Telecommunication ecosystem. His areas of interest include IoT applications, connections, components, electric vehicles, connected cars, autonomous vehicles, semiconductors, shared mobility, services and emerging technologies.

He started his career as an Energy Analyst at Manikaran Power and worked with DISCOMs and SLDCs in India before moving to his current organization.

Soumen is currently based in Gurgaon. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree and MBA in Marketing & Finance.

Dr. Johannes Springer

Director General, 5G Automotive Association (5GAA)

Dr. Johannes Springer serves as the Director General for the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), a global, cross-industry organization of companies from the automotive, technology and telecommunications industries, working together to develop end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services. He is also responsible for the 5G Automotive Program at Deutsche Telekom in Group Technology and Innovation Headquarter.

Johannes studied Engineering, Mechanical and Production Engineering at Berlin Technical University. After his doctorate in 1992 he was in charge at Aachen University of Technology (RWTH) as head of department in the Institute of Ergonomics and Industrial Engineering.

In 1998 he joined Deutsche Telekom Group in various management positions. From 2004 to 2010 he worked as CTO/COO for Toll Collect, the GNSS and mobile networks based electronic tolling operator for trucks in Germany. From 2011 to 2016 he was Vice President Technology and Solution Design within the Strategic Business Unit Connected Car in T-Systems.


Terence Wong

Market Development Director, Head of APAC 5G Industry & IoT Community, APAC, GSMA

Terence serves as the Market Development Director at APAC Technology team in GSMA. The key focus is on 5G, IoT, eSIM. He establishes the APAC IoT partnership programme and the APAC 5G Industry Community that accelerates the 5G and IoT ecosystem development and innovation in the APAC region. The IoT partnership programme accumulates 60+ MNOs, 500+ innovators and ecosystem members in 20+ APAC countries, jointly drive the digital transformation in various sector including manufacturing, transportation, logistics & port, healthcare, smarty city, agriculture and environment protection etc.

Worked for IT/Telco industry for over twenty years, Terence has strong and broad experiences in telecom industries on infrastructure, product development and management, consultancy, sales and marketing. He has worked for multinational companies such as Fujitsu, Nokia, and served as the architect, consultant, product lead and pre-sales head of BSS/OSS in the Asia region.

Terence has Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Engineering) in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Master of Business Administration (Information Technology Management) in Hong Kong Polytechnics University, previously certified as Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute).

Andy C. Bien

Chief Digital Officer, Global Aviation of Huawei Technologies

Former Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Airport Authority, 35 years of ICT and management experience, 20 years in the airport industry. Passionate about digital transformation and data applications. He was responsible for strategic technology planning and execution at Hong Kong International Airport.

He led the smart airport and data-driven airport initiatives, crafted the technology roadmap in 2015 to guide the airport for the next 10 years. Recently, his focus are on advancing airport technology in several key areas, including biometrics, mobile and self-service technology, robotics, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and digital twin; enabled by smart infrastructure, including the enterprise analytics platforms, hybrid cloud infrastructure, IoT platforms, future wireless platforms including WiFi 6, and an enterprise 5G infrastructure across the entire airport island.

Mr Bien is currently the Chief Digital Officer, Global Aviation of Huawei Technologies. In this capacity, Mr Bien continued to focus in the area of future connectivity, green aviation and AI applications in the industry.

Mohammad Chowdhury

Founder and CEO, Long Street Advisors

Mohammad Chowdhury is the Founder and CEO of Long Street Advisors supporting government, technology and communications clients and investors in enabling meaningful digitisation. Long Street focuses on addressing complexity in building the digital economy, digital inclusion and connectivity economics, with a focus on scaling programs and driving lasting impact. Mohammad has shaped significant industry reforms as well as corporate growth plans across 80+ countries, trying to understand how technologies such as 5G, IoT and big data impact enterprises and economies, communities, industries and growth. Mohammad’s previously served as a Senior Partner at PwC, leading the firm’s TMT practices across Asia and Australia, as well as at IBM and Vodafone Group. Mohammad is a Trustee of the UK’s Institute for the Future of Work, has written for Forbes, the Sydney Morning Herald and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Willis Sim

Chief Corporate Sales & Solutions Officer, M1

Mr Sim joined M1 in October 2009 and is in charge of Corporate Sales and Solutions.

Prior to joining M1, he was one of the Managing Directors and owners of QALA Singapore Pte Ltd and the QMax group of companies. While leading the group operations at QALA and QMax, he was responsible for the first commercial WIMAX service in Singapore, as well as the island wide deployment of WiFi coverage in Singapore under the Wireless@SG initiative by the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore1 (IDA).

With over 15 years of industry and operational experience in data and telecommunication products and services, Mr Sim has played major roles in various national telecommunication projects initiated by government agencies such as the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Education, IDA1, Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and Land Transport Authority.

Mr Sim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.


Kamol Kaemarungsi

Research Director, Communications and Network Research Group (CNWRG), NECTEC Thailand

Kamol Kaemarungsi received a bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand in 1994, an MSc. in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program (ITP) from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. He was serving as the Thailand Chapter Chair of the IEEE Communications Society, Asia/Pacific Region 10 from 2012 to 2016.

Formerly, he was the laboratory head of the Location and Automatic Identification (LAI) laboratory under the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC). He is currently the Research Director of Communications and Network Research Group (CNWRG) under NECTEC, Thailand. His research interests include ground penetrating radar, ultra-wideband sensors, wireless sensor networks, and indoor positioning systems.


Sim Soon Huat

Head of IT Infrastructure, PSA Singapore

Shahbaz Ali

Head of Products, Sateliot

Shahbaz is having more than 17 years of experience in the Telecom and products industry. Currently heading the product function at Sateliot, Working on Product development of the World’s first standardized NB-IoT LEO Satellite Connectivity, aiming towards scaling the massive IoT adoption across the globe.
Prior to this, Shahbaz was Heading IoT Business at a multinational Telcom operator, one of the large Telecommunication operators with 50Mil+ Subscribers. He grew IoT business revenues by over 200% in two consecutive years. Skilled in Product Management, Product life cycle, and strategy drive. Believe in Ecosystem play for the industry.