IoT WebTalk: How Can C-V2X Create an Environment that Improves Quality of Life for Everyone?

IoT WebTalk: How Can C-V2X Create an Environment that Improves Quality of Life for Everyone?

Start: Wednesday 1 July 2020 14:00

End: Wednesday 1 July 2020 15:00

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– 09:00 EDT | 14:00 BST | 15:00 CEST –

Connected cars are poised to not only improve traffic efficiency, the carbon footprint and quality of life, but also, and more importantly, drastically reduce the number of road deaths and traffic accidents. Bosch forecasts that by 2025, connected cars could save 11,000 lives and lead to 260,000 fewer accidents every year, while avoiding 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and saving 280 million hours of driving.

C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) is an enhanced 3GPP LTE standard that describes a set of technologies enabling communication messages between vehicles, infrastructure and people. C-V2X can already deliver the benefits of a connected vehicle market today by leveraging the secure and established 4G LTE network infrastructure. What’s more, with the evolution to 5G, C-V2X can scale to its full potential, delivering the societal benefits and business opportunities of the connected vehicle market at large.

In this non-technical session, leading industry experts from 5GAA, BMW, Tech Mahindra and Vodafone will discuss how C-V2X can enable more efficient driving and deliver improved road safety for all traffic participants. Join this interactive online seminar to learn about:

  • The socio-economic benefits of connected vehicles for people and the environment (V2P/V2I)
  • The seamless evolution for V2X from 4G to 5G
  • C-V2X trials and use cases
  • C-V2X state of the market and deployment roadmap
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Maxime Flament


Dr. Flament represents 5GAA, the global cross-industry association for the development of connected and automated cars, where he works as Chief Technology Officer since April 2018. Maxime was working previously as Head of Department for Connected & Automated Driving (CAD) at ERTICO – ITS Europe. Maxime holds a PhD and MSc from Chalmers Technical University, Sweden and an “Ingénieur Civil” degree from the Free university of Brussels. He also was visiting researcher at Stanford University, CA, USA.

Joachim Göthel

Senior Manager Project 5G Alliance, BMW

Dr. Joachim Göthel is Senior Manager Project 5G Alliance in BMW Group´s Connected Company Development. In this position he holds the overall responsibility for the coordination of standardization and future integration of 5G mobile communication technology into vehicle platforms of BMW Group. He has been with BMW since 1996. Since then he has held various managing positions in the areas of electronics and system integration at BMW including power supply systems and electrification based on Li-Ion technology. Moreover, he has gathered many years of managing experience in communication systems and telematics until he took over the project lead of 5G Alliance in 2017.

Dr. Joachim Göthel received his Master degree in Electrical Engineering/Technical Electro Physics from the Technical University of Munich. He did his PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany.

Steve Schwinke

VP Customer Engagement, Sibros

Steve Schwinke is Vice President of Customer Engagement at Sibros, working closely with OEMs and Tier One suppliers to accelerate their connected vehicle solutions. He is a pioneer in the industry having spent 22 years at General Motors as an original Executive member of the OnStar team designing their first 3-button system, developing and launching numerous industry first connected vehicle products and services. He is a recognized expert in connected vehicle technology having served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Telecommunications Industry Association and has been awarded 34 patents involving telecommunications, telematics and navigation. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science in Wireless Communication Systems from Santa Clara University.

Luke Ibbetson

Head of Group R&D, Vodafone

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.

Dr Shane Rooney

Senior Technical Director, GSMA

Shane Rooney is a Senior Technical Director at the GSMA, leading activities in IoT and bringing together strategies and synergies across industry verticals and wider IoT ecosystems. Shane had previously led the GSMA’s initiative in developing mobile solutions in Smart Cities and collaborating with cities like Barcelona, Dubai and Shanghai. His team has developed a wider range of Smart City Indicators, Case Studies and Business Cases demonstrating the importance of mobile technology. His team also have developed enablers in IoT Security and embedded SIM. He has led the launch of the Cellular LPWA Networks Technology (LTE-M and NB-IoT) initiative globally and is now promoting Cellular V2X technology. Previously he has been a Group Vice President with Etisalat, developing solutions for Energy, Security and Transport IoT solutions for Middle East, Africa and Asia. Before that he has worked with other Mobile Operators, Vodafone, Hutchison and 3 UK as well as launching and divesting of his own M2M company. Shane pioneered early telematics and connected car solutions for Ford Motor Company in the USA and Europe. He has extensive Global experience. He holds a PhD in Communications Systems specialising in Location Based Services and studied Business Marketing at IMD Switzerland.

Amaia White

IoT Programme Manager, GSMA

Amaia is the Senior Project Manager for the GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative, which is supporting the industry in delivering commercial LPWA solutions in licensed spectrum (Mobile IoT). Leading a team of project managers, she runs and coordinates the delivery of numerous projects and industry engagement activities within the initiative that are aimed at accelerating the commercial availability of new solutions and the accelerated growth of the wider ecosystem. Prior to this Amaia has managed a number of projects both within Mobile IoT, and the Technology and Programme Services teams at the GSMA. She holds a BA in Linguistics from Leeds University and is a Prince2 qualified Project Manager.


Time Content Speaker
5 min Welcome & Introduction Amaia White, IoT Programme Manager, GSMA
10 min Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X): Today and Next Steps Maxime Flament, CTO, 5GAA
5 min Building Partnerships to Enable Connected Mobility Luke Ibbetson, Head of Group R&D, Vodafone
5 min Connected and Automated Driving – Cellular Ecosystem Approach Joachim Goethel, Senior Manager Project 5G Alliance, BMW
5 min Enabling the C-V2X Ecosystem Steve Schwinke, Global Head of Connected Vehicles, Tech Mahindra
30 min Interactive Panel and Q&A Moderator: Dr Shane Rooney, Executive Director IoT Networks, GSMA

  • Maxime Flament, CTO, 5GAA
  • Luke Ibbetson, Head of Group R&D, Vodafone
  • Joachim Goethel, Senior Manager Project 5G Alliance, BMW
  • Steve Schwinke, Global Head of Connected Vehicles, Tech Mahindra

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