GSMA Automotive & Mobility at MWC Barcelona 2021

GSMA Automotive & Mobility at MWC Barcelona 2021

Start: Monday 28 June 2021 08:00

End: Thursday 1 July 2021 16:00

Venue: Fira Gran Via & My MWC Online

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Conference Session: Transforming Automotive & Mobility with 5G

14:30 – 15:30 | Tuesday 29 June | Aud B, Hall 2

MWC Barcelona Conference sessions are available for the following pass types only: Intelligence Pass, Leader’s Pass, VIP pass.

Mobile technologies are propelling smart mobility, revolutionising not only the automotive industry, but the entire mobility ecosystem – changing forever how we travel across roads and cities. Already today, 4G LTE networks offer the benefits of a connected vehicle market and a smoother travelling experience. With 5G, the market will scale to its full potential, enabling fully autonomous and connected driving, and delivering societal benefits, value-added services and business opportunities at large.

This session will focus on the progress and opportunity created by 5G and C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) for automotive and wider transport solutions, and how these technologies are creating safer, greener, more efficient and more convenient travelling experiences for everyone.

Agenda and Speakers

Agenda

 

Time Topic Speaker
14:30 Welcome and Introduction Richard Cockle, Global Head of IoT, Identity and Big Data, GSMA
14:35 Presentation Johannes Springer, Program Lead 5G Automotive Program, Deutsche Telekom AG / T-Systems International
14:45 Panel Discussion Moderator: Shahid Ahmed, Group EVP New Venture and Innovation, NTT
 
Nicolas Damour, Director, Technology Partnership Development, Sierra Wireless
 
Bernardo Campillo Soto, Head of Industry Partnerships, Telefónica
 
Abel Carbonell, Head of Electronics, Applus IDIADA
15:15 Presentation Spencer Rosen, Head of Business Development, Connected Infrastructure, HARMAN Samsung
15:25 Closing Richard Cockle, Global Head of IoT, Identity and Big Data, GSMA

Speakers

Abel Carbonell

Head of Electronics, Applus IDIADA

Abel Carbonell

Mr Abel Carbonell is the Head of the Electronics at Applus IDIADA. He studied Electronics Engineering in Barcelona’s UPC ‘Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya’. He’s having more than 25 years’ international experience in automotive engineering, testing and homologation services. In the recent years, he has been leading the global development of new services and test facilities for Connected and Automated Vehicles at Applus IDIADA where he manages a multidisciplinary team of engineers devoted to the design, integration and validation of electronics automotive systems. Recently, he has leaded the implementation of two open air laboratories in Applus IDIADA automotive proving grounds in Spain and UK, that will provide unique capabilities for connected vehicle testing.

Johannes Springer

Program Lead 5G Automotive Program, Deutsche Telekom AG / T-Systems International GmbH

Johannes Springer

Johannes Springer is responsible for the 5G Automotive Program at Deutsche Telekom.

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.

Johannes is active in various organizations, e.g. NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Network, Co-Lead in V2X Task Force) and DGON (German Association of Navigation, Advisory Board).
In 5GAA (5G Automotive Association) he works in the Working Groups “Use Cases” and “Business Models”, and since 2018, he is the Director General of the 5GAA.

Spencer Rosen

Head of Business Development, Connected Infrastructure, HARMAN Samsung

Spencer Rosen

Spencer Rosen is a senior business development and strategy leader with an extensive background in technology product sales, partnerships, operations and channel distribution, and currently serves as Head of Business Development for Connected Infrastructure at Harman. He joined the company via the acquisition of Savari in February 2021. Spencer built expertise in V2X, telematics, connected infrastructure, data science, artificial intelligence, usage-based insurance, and the connected car ecosystem from leadership roles over the past 12 years at Savari, Zendrive, Verizon Connect, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, and Verizon Wireless.

Across a blend of tech startup and global corporate experience, he has a proven track record of delivering strong revenue growth through multimillion-dollar programs for global automotive and telecom businesses including AT&T, Ford, GM, Honda, PACCAR, Tesla, Verizon, Vodafone, Uber and more. He draws on 20+ years of experience working with and at Silicon Valley tech startups to focus teams on solving real problems, achieving product market fit, and scaling.

Shahid Ahmed

Group EVP New Venture and Innovation, NTT

Shahid Ahmed

As the global leader for New Venture and Innovation at NTT, Shahid is responsible for driving new digital experiences, offerings and technologies that create growth and transform people’s lives and companies.

Shahid brings over 25 years of experience leading large services businesses with a focus on business transformation. Most recently he was a managing partner at Imagine Wireless, a privately held consulting firm driving digital transformation. He was also a co-founder and COO of EQITII – a blockchain-based foundation that enables enterprise businesses to securely exchange and share data.

Prior to Imagine Wireless, Shahid was a Partner at PwC responsible for several digital businesses including IoT, Emerging Technologies, and Data & Analytics. He also spent 20 years at Accenture, as a managing director for Accenture’s North America Telecoms $1B+ business. Shahid is also a visiting professor teaching Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) course at McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University and is an appointee to the FCC Technological Advisory Council.

Shahid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Elmhurst College and a master’s in engineering management, from Northwestern University.

Nicolas Damour

Director, Technology Partnership Development, Sierra Wireless

Nicolas Damour

Nicolas Damour is Director for Technology Partnerships Development at Sierra Wireless, responsible for innovation projects with industry partners and market adoption of next generation IoT technologies and services. He has been working at Sierra Wireless for ten years, strengthening the company’s position as global provider of field-to-cloud IoT solutions that include hardware, connectivity and cloud services. He is currently chairing the GSMA IoT Terminal Steering Group.

Bernardo Campillo Soto

Head of Industry Partnerships, Telefónica

Bernardo Campillo Soto

Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain).

In 2000 he began his professional career at Telefónica I + D dedicated to the conceptualization and development of multimedia mobile services and smart networks. In 2008 he joined Huawei Technologies where, as Product Line Marketing Manager, he defined the requirements of different value-added services for the end user through the mobile operator and managed the Innovation Service Center between Huawei and Telefónica.

In 2010 he joined Telefónica On The Spot Services where he led the development of services and the definition of the company’s value proposition, developing music and Digital Signage services with the mission of activating the point of sale, digitally transforming spaces and the relationship of brands with customers. At the beginning of 2016, he became part of Telefónica’s global IOT area with responsibility for the IOT New Business and Innovation area at Telefónica with the aim of growing Telefónica’s IOT proposal through new innovative products and finding new IOT businesses globally for Telefónica (Wearables, Energy, Drones, Blockchain, etc.). Since 2020 he is part of the new company Telefónica Tech IOT & BD, leading external communication and positioning as well as its relationship with Industry Analysts and other partners.

Richard Cockle

Global Head of IoT, Identity and Big Data , GSMA

Richard Cockle

Richard leads an international team developing new capabilities and revenue opportunities for the mobile sector. Most recently he lead the GSMA programme expanding the business reach of Mobile Identity services with 70 mobile operators in over 30 countries; the services are now being used by over a billion people worldwide.

With over 15 years of experience, leading vital projects in the mobile ecosystem, Richard has an exceptional understanding of the critical challenges faced by the industry. In the past, Richard led the GSMA IoT programme where he secured industry agreements to essential standards for M2M chipset design and remote SIM provisioning. These two are now widely deployed. Richard also has a wealth of experience working with governments and regulators.

In addition, Richard Cockle currently holds an advisory role with HR Tech consultancy SilverCloudHR, where he works with blue-chip companies to develop and implement their HR Tech strategies. Prior to the GSMA, Richard held several technology delivery roles in Vodafone and BT.

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Virtual Specialist Networking Workshops

Virtual Specialist Networking Workshops are available for the following pass types only: iLeaders Pass, Leader’s Pass and VIP pass as well as Ministers and Ministerial Programme attendees.

Session Title Date & Time Speakers Details
5G – Enabling Autonomous Driving
Already today, 4G LTE networks allow vehicles to communicate with each other, smart roadside infrastructure and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians or cyclists, creating safer, greener and more efficient driving experiences. With 5G, vehicle communication technology will be accelerated fundamentally and the market for connected driving can scale to its full potential, delivering societal benefits, value-added services and business opportunities at large. Because 5G delivers significant improvements to bandwidth, latency, reliability and safety, it is vital to the enablement of fully autonomous driving. The advancements of 5G will deliver scale to existing connected driving scenarios, but also facilitate new advanced safety-critical use cases that will drive the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles and create safer roads not just for drivers, but all traffic participants. This workshop will explore the progress and opportunity created by 5G for connected and cooperative driving, and autonomous vehicles in particular.
Monday, 28 June
13:30 – 14:30 CET
Jim Misener, Senior Director, Product Management and Global C-V2X Ecosystem Lead, Qualcomm

Luke Ibbetson, Head of Group R&D, Vodafone
Details
Automotive Identity for the Connected Car
As people’s attitude towards car ownership continues to shift, Shared Mobility services such as carsharing and ridesharing continue to surge. This emergence of new business models around car ownership requires vehicle manufacturers and mobile operators to rethink their approach to in-vehicle connectivity access and associated services. The GSMA is working with its members and the wider industry to establish an Automotive Identity framework that will enable users to bring their existing mobile subscription and services into the car with them, allowing them to seamlessly access data connectivity via their current mobile data plans across a number of cars. This workshop will explore the progress and opportunity created by the Automotive Identity framework, which includes an improved user experience, compliance with important regulation, clear data traffic separation for robust connectivity, and the facilitation of new business models and services.
Tuesday, 29 June
16:30 – 17:30 CET
David Pollington, Senior Technical Director, GSMA Details
Edge Computing for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) is a key enabler for enhanced vehicle communications and high levels of autonomous driving. By providing drastically improved compute and storage capabilities at the edge of the network and therefore closer to the vehicles where the capabilities are actually needed, MEC facilitates applications that require ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, near real-time responsiveness with high reliability. This makes MEC crucial for a whole range of connected driving scenarios, and especially safety-critical applications. Typical use cases that will benefit from MEC capabilities could include, for example, collision risk warnings (in particular at high speeds and following unexpected actions from other traffic participants), warnings of nearby vulnerable road users such as pedestrians or cyclists, cooperative lane changes, real-time traffic alerts, real-time telemetry, high definition maps for real-time navigation, and new, innovative passenger experiences. This workshop will explore the progress, potential, business opportunities and use cases created by MEC for connected and autonomous vehicles.
Wednesday, 30 June
16:30 – 17:30 CET
Henry Calvert, Head of Networks, GSMA

Johannes Springer, Program Lead 5G Automotive Program, Deutsche Telekom AG / T-Systems International
Details
Smart Mobility
Mobile technologies are crucial for the development of wider mobility solutions and a fully Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) that leads to reduced congestion and pollution, safer and more efficient driving, and a better quality of life for all citizens. 5G is accelerating the transformation of the mobility ecosystem, thereby creating new business opportunities for mobile operators and automotive OEMs, new value-added services for customers, and a safer, healthier and more efficient way of life for commuters and citizens. This workshop will explore recent innovation and trends in mobility, such as connected vehicles, multi-modal transport, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Shared Mobility, and what role mobile networks have to play.
Thursday, 1 July
18:00 – 19:00 CET
Mark Thirman, CEO at dotIoT LLC and Chair at the MIT Connected Things Conference

Javier Albares, Head of Industry Solutions (TMT), HERE Technologies
Details
Speakers

Johannes Springer

Program Lead 5G Automotive Program, Deutsche Telekom AG / T-Systems International GmbH

Johannes Springer

Johannes Springer is responsible for the 5G Automotive Program at Deutsche Telekom.

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.

Johannes is active in various organizations, e.g. NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Network, Co-Lead in V2X Task Force) and DGON (German Association of Navigation, Advisory Board).
In 5GAA (5G Automotive Association) he works in the Working Groups “Use Cases” and “Business Models”, and since 2018, he is the Director General of the 5GAA.

Mark Thirman

CEO & Chair, dotIoT LLC & MIT Connected Things Conference

Mark Thirman

Mark recently joined IBM looking at global IoT, 5G, Edge, and AI technologies and business strategy. He has over 30 years of experience in executive roles at a broad range of telephony, infrastructure, and networking companies. Prior engagements include: global IoT strategy for J.D. Power, a global leader in insights and data analytics. Mark has also worked with Amazon Web Services (IoT), Cloud Technology Partners, TELUS, Freewave, and others. Previously he served at Vodafone as VP of IoT Americas. Mark is the Vice Chair of the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Cambridge, and chairs the annual Connected Things Conference held at the MIT Media Lab. He also chairs the board at VR pioneer ROTU Media & Entertainment.

He is a frequent speaker on the topic of IoT/Connected Things at conferences and events. Mark has been a guest lecturer at MIT, Tufts University, Boston University, and other universities. At Tufts, Mark currently oversees four Master’s Candidates researching their thesis (capstone) projects on IoT topics and is leading his 16th Summer Practicum for a team of graduate students researching IoT issues.

He co-hosts the highly-rated “Failure the Podcast” series as well as many podcasts for MITEF Cambridge’s annual Connected Things conference. Previously, he co-hosted 29 podcasts called the “Tech Entrepreneur.

Javier Albares

Head of Industry Solutions (TMT), HERE Technologies

Javier Albares

Javier Albares is a senior telecoms executive with +20y expertise in the telecom, media and internet space, currently working as Head of Industry Solutions for the Telco sector at HERE Technologies, the world’s leading location technology platform.

His main areas of interest are digital transformation processes and the impact of data and new technologies on business models. Javier also represents HERE at 5GAA (5G Automotive Association) where he is currently Vice-chair of Working Group 5 (Business models and GTM Strategies).

Prior to joining HERE, he worked for 8 years at GSMA, the association that represents the interests of mobile network operators, as Head of Innovation and as Head of Strategy. Based in Brussels and London, he used to travel extensively and meet with policy makers and C-level executives of telecom operators, Governments and digital ecosystem companies to identify future sources of value creation and collaboration opportunities at the edge of innovation (leveraging 5G, AI, Big Data, blockchain, and more)

He also worked for 13 years at Telefonica, in different Director roles in strategy, business development and mobile services, both in Europe and Latin America. Previously he worked 3 years as Telecom & Media corporate finance analyst for HSBC Investment Bank in London.

Javier holds an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD France, an MBA from IESE Business School and a double bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from ICADE-Comillas Pontificia University. He has also completed programs on Innovation at IMD Switzerland and on Artificial Intelligence at MIT Sloan.

Javier speaks English, Spanish and French.

Jim Misener

Senior Director, Product Management and Global C-V2X Ecosystem Lead , Qualcomm

Jim Misener

Jim Misener is Senior Director, Product Management and the Global C-V2X Ecosystem Lead for Qualcomm. He develops and executes Qualcomm’s C-V2X deployment strategy across all global regions and works with roadside and automotive stakeholders, enabling software/hardware stack suppliers and internal teams to accomplish broad C-V2X deployment. Previously at Qualcomm, Jim led the automotive standards team and C-V2X was a major emphasis as well.

In addition to his roles at Qualcomm, Jim serves as a 5GAA board member, ITS California board member, the SAE C-V2X Technical Committee Chair and is active in TRB, which involves serving as an ITS Committee member, Vehicle-Highway Automation committee member and Automated Vehicle Symposium Enabling Technologies session organizer. Jim also serves as an Advisory Council member to the Carnegie Melon University/University of Pennsylvania/Ohio State National University Transportation Center, Mobility 21 and on the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Board of Governors.

Jim was an early pioneer in vehicle-highway automation and vehicle safety communication at the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) at UC Berkeley, starting in the mid-90s. He has served as the PATH Executive Director, Executive Advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton, and an independent consultant with clients ranging from Silicon Valley startups, the automotive industry and Federal and State government agencies. Jim holds BS and MS degrees from UCLA and USC.

Luke Ibbetson

Head of Group R&D, Vodafone

Luke Ibbetson

Luke Ibbetson has been with Vodafone since 1996 and currently leads the Vodafone Group Research and Development organisation, responsible for all aspects of future research including trials of emerging / disruptive technologies, new industry partnerships and the creation of future revenue engines through advanced technology. Luke is an active participant in Industry Initiatives including 5GAA (Board member), Chairman of the NGMN 5G Board Committee, Advisory Board for UK TechWorks, and Board member for several venture backed new technology companies in which Vodafone has invested. Luke is a proud pioneer of Narrow Band IoT technology and currently shaping Vodafone’s thinking on 6G. Luke is a passionate supporter of innovative thinking, helping to create new opportunities for technology to change lives and society for the better.

David Pollington

Senior Technical Director, GSMA

David Pollington

David Pollington is a Senior Director at the GSMA, providing technical & strategic steer across a number of GSMA’s key programmes, with extensive knowledge in identity and leading a number of projects with mobile operators and global companies on a worldwide basis.

Prior to joining the GSMA, David played a key role in the Vodafone R&D leadership, instrumental in driving many of the key technology transitions across the industry and has extensive knowledge in all aspects of mobile from device architecture and network topology through to mobile services and enablers.

David graduated from Imperial College, London with a Masters degree (MEng) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and has more than 25 years’ experience in the mobile industry.

Henry Calvert

Senior Director, Group Technology, GSMA

Henry Calvert

Henry joined the GSMA in December 2013, and is responsible for the delivery of the Future Networks programme. A key programme of the GSMA’s strategic focus, to deliver industry scale for IP Communications and 5G, whilst considering Network Economic challenges for the Mobile industry as it transitions to a 5G Era.

Previously he worked for the SingTel Group and has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, both in Networks and IT portfolios and has been involved in the deployment of mobile networks in over 10 operations across 10 different countries. Henry designed and built Optus’ 3G + LTE mobile network, all IP network and managed the product development transformation. He was the creator and board member of the network sharing Joint Venture between SingTel Optus and Vodafone Networks Pty Ltd (Australia).

Henry has been a board member and Chair of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and previously held an Executive Management Committee position in the GSMA.

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