GSMA IoT at MWC Barcelona 2021

GSMA IoT at MWC Barcelona 2021

Start: Tuesday 29 June 2021 13:00

End: Tuesday 29 June 2021 18:00

The IoT conference sessions at MWC Barcelona 2021 cover three key vertical industries – manufacturing, automotive and aviation -all of which are being transformed by mobile-enabled IoT solutions. Each session will focus on the latest business experiences, live case studies and future opportunities brought to you by leading industry experts and their partners in the mobile ecosystem. 

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

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5G IoT FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

13:00 – 14:00 | Tuesday 29 June | Aud B, Hall 2

Manufacturing is undergoing a major generational shift. Industry 4.0, the digitisation and advancement of the manufacturing processes and ecosystem, is set to create far more flexible, efficient and sustainable production lines. 5G for IoT underpins this transformation by enabling manufacturing companies and their supply chain partners the opportunity to utilise emerging technologies such as AI and machine vision to give vastly improved visibility over all aspects of their business. This session will focus on how modern 5G networks are able to provide a tailored, capable and intelligent solutions to enhance the end to end manufacturing process.

Agenda and Speakers

Agenda

Time Topic Speaker
13:00 Opening Keynote Aruna Srinivasan, Executive Director, IoT, GSMA
13:05 Panel 1: 5G Networks for Industry 4.0 Moderator: Angus Ward, CEO, Beyond by BearingPoint

  • Hakim Achouri, Airbus
  • Andres Escribano, Telefonica
13:25 Sponsored Keynote To be confirmed
13:35 Panel 2: Business Drivers & Opportunities for Manufacturing in the 5G Era Moderator: Aruna Srinivasan, Executive Director, IoT, GSMA

  • Stephane Gervais, Lacroix Group
  • Elise Neel, Verizon

Speakers

Andres Escribano

New Business & Industry 4.0 Director & Joint Chair of GSMA 5G IoT Manufacturing Forum, Telefónica

Andres Escribano

Responsible for developing new business opportunities at global level in IoT, 5G & new connectivity, AI & Blockchain. During the last 2 years responsible for the Industry 4.0 Business area.

Responsible for connectivity business in Telefónica during the last 4 years (18 Mll IoT lines around the world), including the Telefónica IoT Platform Global Product Area (KITE), IoT Partners Program & Business Technology Area) and part of the IoT World Alliance Executive Board, GSMA Connecting Living Group.

For 8 years he implemented and managed the ERP/PDM information systems in EADS (Airbus), later he joined Telefónica in 1999 where he was responsible for IT and Security in Quam Switzerland (TEF Mobile Operations). For 8 years in different organizations in Telefónica (Spain and Latam Corporation & MNCs), managed the Presales Area in the Corporate/Multinationals segment, focus in the B2B business.

Hakim Achouri

5G Solution Architect & Co-Chair of GSMA 5G IoT for Manufacturing Forum , Airbus

Hakim Achouri

Hakim Achouri joined Airbus 1.5 years ago as a 5G Solution Architect in the Digital Transformation & IM Teams. His work consists in building the strategy, roadmap and the right architecture towards a 5G connected Factory and he also acts as a Technical Authority on the 5G Connected Aircraft building data & user centric solutions for factory digitalization, Aircraft remote predictive maintenance and future seamless passenger connectivity. Before this he worked 6 years in the UK for McLaren Applied Technologies as a Principal Telecommunication Engineer, building solutions to connect Trains (Virgin Trains, Japanese Bullet Trains, Formula 1 telemetry). Before this he spent 10 years at Orange R&D in the Wireless Access Networks Teams doing research and building innovative solutions for fast moving vehicles connectivity V2V/V2X. Hakim has several patents around multiple wireless links aggregation, handovers, etc.

Stephane Gervais

Executive VP Strategic Innovation, LACROIX Group

Stephane Gervais

Stephane Gervais has more than 25 years of experience working in the high-tech industry for multi-national companies in Europe and in Asia. He is now EVP Strategic Innovation at LACROIX Group : Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT), new technologies, electronics, smart mobility and smart city are some of his favorite’s topics.

Stéphane holds a Doctorate degree (Ph. D) in Electronics from the University of Bordeaux (France) and an MBA degree from Newcastle University, Australia.

Aruna Srinivasan

Executive Director, IoT, GSMA

Aruna Srinivasan

Aruna Srinivasan is the Executive Director of IoT Capabilities at the GSMA. Ms. Srinivasan directs the IoT Big Data, Edge Computing and 5G IoT Manufacturing initiatives, working with mobile operators and ecosystem partners to develop new technology enablers and drive market adoption. Ms. Srinivasan has over 18 years of strategy, technology and programme delivery experience with the GSMA, Third Horizon Consulting, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia Gas Lighting and Arthur Andersen Consulting. She holds Bachelor of Software Engineering and Master of Commerce degrees from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

TRANSFORMING AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY WITH 5G

15:00 – 16:00 | Tuesday 29 June | Aud B, Hall 2

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 GSMA
14:35 Presentation Johannes Springer, Program Lead 5G Automotive Program, Deutsche Telekom AG / T-Systems International
14:45 Panel Discussion Moderator: To be confirmed
 
Nicolas Damour, Director, Technology Partnership Development, Sierra Wireless
 
Borja Gomez Zarceño, Head of Mobility Solutions, Telefónica Tech AI of Things
 
To be confirmed
15:15 Presentation To be confirmed
15:25 Closing GSMA

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.

Shahid Ahmed

Managing Director, Imagine Wireless

Shahid Ahmed

Shahid is a Managing Partner at Imagine Wireless, a consulting firm driving digital
transformation across the Telecoms and the Industrial sectors. He is also a co-founder
and COO of EQITII – a blockchain-based foundation that enables enterprise businesses
to securely exchange and share data. In addition, Shahid is a visiting professor teaching
Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) course at McCormick School of Engineering at
Northwestern University.

Between October 2015 and January 2017, Shahid was a Partner at PwC responsible
for several digital businesses including Emerging Technologies, IoT, Data & Analytics,
PwC’s Emerging Technologies Lab, and PwC’s Center for Technology and
Innovation. As the practice leader, Shahid transformed PwC Consulting into a digital
business. Shahid was also the New Ventures Lead helping PwC launch innovative new
businesses in the consulting marketplace.

Before joining PwC, Shahid was a Managing Director with Accenture, where he had P&L
responsibility for Accenture’s North America Telecoms $1B+ business. In this role,
Shahid helped telecommunications clients build new digital capabilities, operate more
efficiently and drive new growth. He was also responsible for the Global Network
Solutions Practice helping enterprise businesses adopt Cloud and SaaS
solutions. During his 20-year tenure at Accenture, Shahid was involved in creating
many practices including the formation of the wireless practice, the Accenture Cisco
Business Group and the Accenture Alcatel-Nokia Business Group.

Prior to Accenture, between 1992-96, Shahid held several management positions at
Sprint where he spent four years expanding Sprint’s wireless services in North
America. Shahid was also responsible for rolling out the first cellular digital packet data
(CDPD) network in the US to support industrial IoT applications.

Shahid is an active member of several industry groups. He currently serves on multiple
advisory boards such as the Smart Network Council, Cellular Telecommunication and
Internet Association (CTIA), Northwestern University Masters in Engineering
Management (MEM) program and The Coral Group. Shahid was also a board member
of Chicago Sinfonietta — a symphony founded in 1987 to promote diversity, inclusion,
and innovation in classical music.

In February 2014, Shahid was appointed as an Advisor to the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) advising on technology issues facing the United States. Shahid has
worked on several network policy issues and currently serves as the chair for IoT and 5G
working groups.

Shahid was also a commencement speaker at Northwestern University’s McCormick
Engineering School in June 2015.

Shahid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Elmhurst College
and a Masters in Engineering Management from Northwestern University. He resides
in Chicago.

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.

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.

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS FOR MOBILE-ENABLED DRONES

17:00 – 18:00 | Tuesday 29 June | Aud B, Hall 2

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market is one of the fastest growing and innovative sectors of IoT and presents a huge future commercial and strategic opportunity for operators and their technology partners. This session will focus on the benefits of using mobile networks for secure drone identification, beyond line of sight navigation and communication to realise the potential of using drones for a range of applications including remote delivery, aerial reconnaissance, asset inspection, emergency response, agricultural automation, manufacturing and even personal transport.

Agenda and Speakers

Agenda

Time Topic Speaker
16:30 Welcome and Introduction Richard Cockle, Global Head of IoT, Identity and Big Data, GSMA
16:35 Fireside Chat To be confirmed
16:55 Sponsored Keynote To be confirmed
17:05 Panel Discussion: Future Opportunities for Mobile-Enabled Drones Moderator: To be confirmed

  • Toby Townrow, Drone Evolution
  • Philippe Vallée, Thales
  • Nicholas Zylberglajt, Unmanned Life

Speakers

Toby Townrow

Co-Founder and Business Development Director, Drone Evolution

Toby Townrow

Toby Townrow is the co-founder and Business Development Director for Drone Evolution, a UK national drone services provider and developer of new drone tech formed in November 2018. The company recently completed its 1500th flight with a 100% safety record, having flown missions in all four corners of the UK. The Drone Evolution products team have also developed SkyWire, the world’s first tethered drone system that can be powered directly from a vehicle, capable of flying at heights of up to 120m for hours at a time. It is with this tech that Drone Evolution will be entering the 5G market, to provide automated infrastructure inspections powered by IoT.

Philippe Vallée

Executive Vice-President, Digital Identity and Security, Thales

Philippe Vallée

Philippe Vallée is a graduate in engineering from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) and from the ESSEC business school. He began his career with Matra. Philippe Vallée joined Gemplus in 1992. He held a number of positions in marketing, product management and sales in Europe and in Asia, including Vice-President of Gemplus Technologies Asia based in Singapore. He was afterwards promoted Vice-President of Marketing, and then President of the Gemplus Telecom business unit. He was promoted Chief Technology Officer of Gemalto in 2006, Then, in 2007, he was appointed as Executive Vice-President in charge of the Telecommunications Business Unit until 2013. He was the Company’s Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to 2016, with operational responsibility for all the Company’s businesses. Philippe Vallée was the CEO of Gemalto from 2016 to March 2019, Since March 2019, he is Executive Vice-President, Digital Identity and Security, Thales.

Nicholas Zylberglajt

CEO, Unmanned Life

Nicholas Zylberglajt

Nicholas is the CEO of Unmanned Life, the leading Autonomy-as-a-Service AI software platform powering the deployment of autonomous robotics solutions for enterprise. Unmanned Life positively disrupts traditional industries such as logistics and smart manufacturing as well as pioneers new business solutions for the Cities of tomorrow. Powered by AI and 5G.

He is leader with more than 13 years of experience in the technology and entrepreneurship space, having approached the adoption of new technologies from different perspectives such as deep tech startup creation, open innovation, mentoring and supporting more than 1500 startups in their growth journey.

He has a track-record in B2B/B2G, in particular in Logistics, Telecoms and Industry 4.0.

Nicholas has been a speaker and a judge at MIT Technology Review, Lisbon Investment Summit, 4YFN, Global Innovation Summit, Dubai 10X, Plug and Play, Dubai Future Foundation, Wayra, European Parliament and more .

Nicholas is actively engaged in promoting diversity in the European Tech ecosystem and proudly count more than 1000 women founders who have been supported through the programmes he led with the support from European and international partners. Since he is CEO, the Company has adopted binding diversity targets in view of making Unmanned Life a model in Europe.

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.