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MWC Americas 2018 Seminar:
5G Beyond Mobile Broadband

September 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
September 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)
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1201 South Figueroa Street 

Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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Venue: Room 518, Second Level, Los Angeles Convention Center

5G is expected to revolutionise the mobile broadband experience, with the promise of seemingly unlimited speed and real time responsiveness. But 5G will also go far beyond mobile broadband, transforming the role of telecommunications in everyday life.

Configurable features, achievable thanks to network slicing, support ultra reliable connections and other advanced features, and will pave the way to a new raft of applications and services that are unattainable with existing cellular systems.

The GSMA’s Future Networks Programme will host a 5G Seminar at Mobile World Americas 2018. World class experts from mobile operators and the wider ecosystem will discuss the opportunities and services that 5G will unlock beyond mobile broadband.

At the 5G Seminar you’ll hear from a fantastic line-up of speakers including:

  • Vanessa Kuroda, Wireless and Comms Architect, Altiscope at A³ by Airbus
  • Humberto La Roche, Principal Engineer, Cisco
  • Arash Ashouriha, SVP Group Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom
  • Dr. Nico Bayer, Senior Project Manager, Deutsche Telekom
  • Henry Calvert, Head of Future Networks, GSMA
  • Yasser Nafei, SVP Strategy, Sales & Product Management, LG Electronics
  • Drew Schneider, Assistant Director of Security, Port of Long Beach
  • Dong-Hi Sim, Head of Global Standards, SK Telecom

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5G Beyond Mobile Broadband Seminar Agenda


GSMA Future Networks Programme Welcome

Henry Calvert, Head of Future Networks, GSMA


Welcome and Introduction

Arash Ashouriha, SVP Group Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom


Network slicing and its application in campus networks for Industry 4.0

– Introduction to Network Slicing

– Use Case: Campus Networks for Industry 4.0

– GSMA-NEST current activities overview

Dr. Niko Bayer, Senior Project Manager, Deutsche Telekom


The Future of Edge Computing

Humberto La Roche, Principle Engineer, Cisco


Port of Long Beach Presentation

Drew Schneider, Assistant Director of Security, Port of Long Beach


Invisible Technology to Interact with Augmented Human

– Human-Machine partnership

– Interactions & Experiences of Augmented Human: How we engage with objects and spaces

– Shareable presence for future of communication

Dong-Hi Sim, Head of Global Standards, SK Telecom 


Airbus Presentation

Vanessa Kuroda, Wireless and Comms Architect, Altiscope, A3 by Airbus


LG Electronics Presentation

Yasser Nafei, SVP Strategy, Sales and Product Management, LG Electronics


Industry Panel and Audience Q&A

All – Moderated by Michele Zarri


End of Seminar


Humberto La Roche, Cisco

Arash Ashouriha, Deutsche Telekom

In his role as SVP Technology Architecture and Innovation at Deutsche Telekom, Arash Ashouriha is in charge of the strategic development and architectural evolution of the technology domains including OSS alongside technology innovation management, patent management and standardisation. He is also responsible for technology vendor portfolio management. In addition, he oversees strategic technology innovation projects such as 5G, Cloudfication@DT, the evolved Terastream and Real Time Network Service Management. Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom in 2016, Arash was with Vodafone Group for 15 years, where he held multiple international senior management roles, both in Technology and IT, most recently as Chief Network Officer for Germany & Central Europe (2011-2016) and Head of Global Applications (2009-2011).  

Nico Bayer, Deutsche Telekom

Dr. Nico Bayer received his diploma degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the University of Applied Sciences Friedberg, Germany, in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the City University London, UK, in 2009. From 2003 till 2008 he worked for T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH. From 2008 till 2016 he was working for Telekom Innovation Laboratories. Currently he is working for Technology Innovation area of Deutsche Telekom AG. His current focus is on 5G and network slicing technologies. He is the chairman of the Network Slicing Taskforce (NEST) within the GSMA.

Yasser Nafei, SVP Strategy, Sales & Product Management, LG Electronics

Yasser Nafei currently serves a Senior Vice President of strategy, sales and product management at LG Electronics USA. In his role, he is responsible for developing, communicating and executing LG go to market strategy, product and technology roadmaps, business partnerships and leading LG growth in 5G technologies, Software platform convergence and IoT initiatives. Throughout his career, he previously held senior management positions at IBM, Nortel, Tellabs and Motorola. Dr. Nafei holds a Ph.D. from Benedictine University in Illinois USA, a M.Sc. from INRS in Canada and M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Nafei is the author of several business management books including “Corporate Dictatorship” and “Corporate Spring” and a published writer and lecturer on future technology trends, consumer centric innovation, business turnaround strategies and customer advocacy.

Drew Schneider, Port of Long Beach

Drew Schneider currently serves as the Assistant Director of Security for the Port of Long Beach. He oversees a team of more than a 100 public safety professionals including both uniformed officers and mission support elements. The Port of Long Beach is the second largest container port in the United States and is an essential element of the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure. To protect this valuable asset, the Port deploys an innovative suite of technology solutions to provide maritime domain awareness to our team and partners. Prior to serving in the Port, Mr. Schneider was the Manager of Safety and Security for the Long Beach Airport where he oversaw the full range of public safety and emergency management activities at the Airport and the regulatory compliance activities with the Transportation Security Administration. At the Airport, he led a complete overhaul of the Airport Security Program, Airport Emergency Program, perimeter security measures, and implemented a robust training regime for the airport community. Mr. Schneider previously worked for the Department of Homeland Security where he coordinated efforts to combat terrorism, recover from some of our Nation’s worst disasters, and developed proactive approaches to Homeland Security. At U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a DHS agency, Mr. Schneider stewarded the Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Sequestration, and other specialty teams, along with providing programmatic support to the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner. As the Director of Local Affairs at DHS, Drew participated in response operations during significant national events, including the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253. He brings an extensive background in emergency response, intelligence-led counterterrorism, and public safety. Mr. Schneider is a graduate of the University of California School Of International Relations and Pacific Studies and our California State University, Long Beach.

Dong-Hi Sim, SK Telecom

Dong-Hi Sim (a.k.a Donghee Shim), Head of Global Standards at SK Telecom, has been actively involved in global standardisation activities for more than 15 years, including 3GPP, OMA, IEEE and ETSI. For last 6 years, he has played a key role at SK Telecom where he researches emerging technologies with the aim of analysing future business landscapes and opportunities for strategic planning.