MWC Las Vegas – Industry City Smart Mobility Summit

MWC Las Vegas – Industry City Smart Mobility Summit

Start: Thursday 29 September 2022 13:30

End: Thursday 29 September 2022 17:30

Venue: West Hall, W1, Industry City Stage, Las Vegas Convention Center

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Join us for the Smart Mobility Summit on Thursday, 29 September, 2022 at Industry City, Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Our Sessions

Smart Mobility on the Ground: Towards Safer Roads and Greener Highways

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm PDT

Shaped and expedited by pivotal technological innovation, Smart Mobility creates smoother, greener and more efficient travel experiences as well as ample opportunities for mobile operators, automotive manufacturers, and service providers to offer value-added services to their customers.

This session will look at some of the key trends driving the Smart Mobility revolution. Leading industry experts from the mobile and automotive industries will discuss:

  • The role of connectivity, the need for 5G, and what is coming in 5G-Advanced to support the industry
  • The role of data in C-V2X and the path to autonomous driving
  • Shared Mobility services
  • Electric and software-defined vehicles
  • Leveraging sim cards for improved customer services
  • User Experience / Customer Experience on a journey
  • Infrastructure changes to support the smart mobility of the future
  • Beyond cars – smart mobility for all types of vehicles on the ground

Speakers

Matt Price

VP | Subscriber Engineering and Mobility | Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group, Cisco

Matt Price is Vice President for Cisco’s Subscriber Engineering and Mobility. Matt and his accomplished team innovate and operate the technology and solutions that propel the 5G and Mobile IoT networks. Matt leads the engineering team in building and developing IoT software on prem and cloud services. His group is composed of development, cloud operations, escalations and security teams that maintain 24/7 services to our clients. These industry leading innovations provide communication services to reimagine and accelerate the future of 5G.

 

Michael Anderson

CEO, Expeto

Michael Anderson is CEO of Canada-based Expeto, leading the company’s efforts to help large enterprises in industries like mining, utilities, automotive, agriculture and manufacturing simplify enterprise networking over private and public mobile networks. In this role, he works directly with MxOs, mission-critical enterprises and vendors to accelerate delivery of private wireless networks that solve complex connectivity challenges and achieve goals related to cost savings, operational efficiency, safety, green energy and beyond.

Prior to joining Expeto, he served as an advisor to Matrix Ovation Group, Group President, CEO and advisor to the board for Networked Energy Services Corporation, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Echelon. He also held leadership roles with Ericsson (via its acquisition of Telcordia Technologies), ADC and TeliSmart.

With more than 30 years of enterprise, mobile networking and industry sector expertise, Michael has demonstrated a proven ability to lead companies with a focused effort to identify customers, establish market position, exploit niche product and service opportunities, and drive new and sustainable revenues. He is a recognized a pioneer in the early IP, broadband communications and media markets, and helped start one of the world’s first competitive voice and data service providers that grew to become a market leader before being sold to Time Warner. He also founded a global leader in IP services which quickly grew to become a leading Internet economy brand.

Michael holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences and completed a fellowship at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Mark Thirman

Global Connected Edge Strategy, IBM Consulting

Mark joined IBM in 2021 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 a global leader in insights and data analytics and 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.

Jason Putnam

VP Marketing, Mullen

Jason Putnam has over 20 years of experience working in executive-level sales and marketing positions in the automotive industry. Prior to Mullen, Mr. Putnam was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Motortrak. He led the company’s introduction into the US market and successful OEM partnerships with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and McLaren. In addition, Mr. Putnam brings a strong background in conceptualizing and executing across all online and traditional advertising/marketing categories for Mullen’s brand and retail EV strategy.

Samer Geissah

Director, Technology Strategy, TELUS

As a member of TELUS’ CTO office and as Director, Technology Strategy, Samer leads a team of Principle Technology Architects and Business Development leaders to define the strategy, business model and technology options of TELUS’ technology road map. Samer has more than 26 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications world and was previously the Vice-president, New Business and Innovation at du in the United Arab Emirates. He holds a Stanford LEAD: Corporate Innovation Certificate from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.

Angela Priest

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, Wejo

Angela is the Senior Vice President of Strategy at Wejo, where she leads a team responsible for defining and guiding Wejo’s long-term business strategy, innovation, and corporate development activities.  Angela has more than 15 years of experience transforming how businesses leverage data to make gains in efficiency, productivity, quality, and innovation, while balancing the psychological aspects of change. Prior to joining Wejo in 2021, Angela served in business transformation roles at J.D. Power, a global leader in automotive consumer insights and data analytics, as well as GutCheck, a full-service market research firm that pioneered agile market research. Angela holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA.

Barbara Pareglio

Executive Director for Advanced Air Mobility and IoT Technical Director, GSMA

Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry. She has been part of the GSMA Internet of Things Programme since 2014, working on several aspects of the IoT such as the development of the Mobile IoT Technologies (LTE-M, NB-IoT), GSMA IoT Security Guidelines, GSMA Drone Interest Group and looking at a variety of emerging technologies, like machine learning/AI and edge computing, for helping the mobile industry to create trusted solutions for the IoT. Before joining the GSMA Barbara worked in R&D in several areas of telecommunications, including Intelligent Networks, IMS, Service Enabling and M2M/IoT. She also participates in and actively contributed to several standards.

The GSMA Internet of Things helps operators to fully realise the opportunity in the IoT, operators must deliver secure IoT networks as well as scalable value added data services for the world’s industry and machines beyond connectivity. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimising networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of IoT.

 

Smart Mobility in the Air: The Soaring Transformational Opportunities of 5G

Time: 3pm – 4pm PDT

Cellular communications for drones have opened a wealth of business opportunities in Advanced Air Mobility. 5G technology is key to developments in this area as it allows drones to fly beyond visual line of sight, to transmit data at high bandwidth, and to support low latency requirements for drones to communicate in real-time.

This session explores several opportunities in Advanced Air Mobility – from search and rescue to autonomous inspection and drone surveillance. Experts will also discuss challenges faced in new business development and offer advice for successful cross-industry collaboration.

  • Infrastructure for low altitude drones
  • Beyond connectivity, the services that MNOs can provide to the drone ecosystem
  • Supporting current regulations for drones
  • Real life use cases on the benefits of mobile services
  • The needs of 5G for Urban Air Mobility and Advanced Air Mobility
  • The opportunity of cellular communications at higher altitudes, up to the sky

Speakers

Peter Musgrove

Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T

Mr. Peter Musgrove is a Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T with 33 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He started his career with Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) in 1986 in Red Bank, NJ where he developed generic requirements and the associated standards for SS7-based services. In 1994, he joined McCaw Cellular in Kirkland, WA (which was later acquired by AT&T).

Peter has developed network standards for wireless and wireline telecom including regulatory standards supporting 911 emergency services and Next Gen 911, Real-Time Text, domestic and international lawful interception, Wireless Priority Service for Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) users, Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), and other public safety initiatives in ATIS, TIA, and 3GPP. Peter has participated in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry activities in GSMA, 3GPP, ATIS, and ASTM. Peter holds a BS Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Virginia, and an MS Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech.

Francesca Gazzola

Director of Product Management for Connected Defense, Honeywell Aerospace

Francesca (Stockton) Gazzola is an influential, results-oriented technology leader in aerial cellular, drone and robotics industries. She currently works with Honeywell Aerospace as the Director of Product Management for Connected Defense working on software which operationalizes 5G networks and brings modernization and digitization in Defense Operations, Aviation Maintenance Repair & Operations, and the Un-crewed Aviation Ecosystem.

Francesca is an electrical engineer with a background in hardware design and application engineering for consumer, industrial, and commercial systems. She has directly supported several initiatives across the telecom and aviation industries including standards, R&D and flight testing of commercial products for autonomous operations, and regulatory inspired activities. In her current role at Honeywell Francesca brings this diverse experience with enterprise product development and digital transformation into Honeywell’s Connected Enterprise (HCE) team to support Defense applications.

 

Stefano Faccin

Director, Technical Standards, Qualcomm

Stefano Faccin is Director of Technical Standards with Qualcomm Incorporated.

Stefano has been contributing to system architecture work for 3G, 4G and 5G systems since the beginning of the 3GPP program.
At present, Stefano is leading the 3GPP system work to leverage cellular networks features to create needed solutions for UAS operations, including UAS command/control links, tracking and identification, payload communications, and collision avoidance. This work is aimed at enabling UAS management through a UAS traffic management system (UTM) by leveraging large area coverage of cellular networks.

Stefano has over 25 years of experience in the mobile industry, working in every type of player in the industry. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Stefano worked in R&D and standards for a mobile operator, a major network vendor, and three mobile phone and chipset manufacturers. Stefano has long term experience in standards development in ETSI GSM, 3GPP, IETF, IEEE, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

Rob Roy

EVP & GM, Innovations Hub, TEOCO

Dr. Rob Roy, a well-recognized entrepreneur in the fields of wireless and VLSI system design, is Executive Vice President & GM of Innovation Hub at TEOCO. Prior to joining TEOCO, he held executive positions at Atrenta, a leader in EDA software. Dr. Roy was a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Strategist at Mobilian Corporation, an advanced wireless connectivity company that was acquired by Intel Corporation. Dr. Roy, who currently holds 15 patents, likes to focus on application of emerging technologies to broader applications in multiple verticals.

 

Adrian Buckley

Principal 5G Standards, The MITRE Corporation

Adrian Buckley has worked in the wireless industry for more than 29 years for mobile network operators (MNOs) and device vendors on 3 continents. In that time, he has been granted over 200 US patents and is the joint author of a 5G book targeted at the student community.  He now oversees the standards and rollout of 5G testbed networks for MITRE Engenuity’s Open Generation 5G Consortium. These networks will be used to conduct UAS experiments to help accelerate the UAS ecosystem to market.   He has a MSc in Telecommunications, JD Law degree and is a Chartered Engineer of the UK Engineering Council.

Barbara Pareglio

Executive Director for Advanced Air Mobility and IoT Technical Director, GSMA

Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry. She has been part of the GSMA Internet of Things Programme since 2014, working on several aspects of the IoT such as the development of the Mobile IoT Technologies (LTE-M, NB-IoT), GSMA IoT Security Guidelines, GSMA Drone Interest Group and looking at a variety of emerging technologies, like machine learning/AI and edge computing, for helping the mobile industry to create trusted solutions for the IoT. Before joining the GSMA Barbara worked in R&D in several areas of telecommunications, including Intelligent Networks, IMS, Service Enabling and M2M/IoT. She also participates in and actively contributed to several standards.

The GSMA Internet of Things helps operators to fully realise the opportunity in the IoT, operators must deliver secure IoT networks as well as scalable value added data services for the world’s industry and machines beyond connectivity. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimising networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of IoT.

 

Moving Goods Without Bounds: How Mobile is Changing the Logistics Industry

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm PDT

In a world where consumers expect same-day deliveries and businesses rely on forecasted stock delivery times, the worldwide supply chain disruption has put a complex and already strained industry under further pressure. The need for the digitalisation of the global logistics industry has never been clearer – or more pressing. In this session, industry experts will explore how mobile technologies and the use of big data intelligence can herald in a new age for the logistics industry by:

  • Enabling crucial visibility across the supply chain and providing real-time tracking and monitoring of goods in transit – from factory floor to end-user
  • Facilitating new means of transport for improved efficiency and flexibility, such as autonomous trucks and drone deliveries
  • Leveraging telematics for greener, more efficient and predictive route-planning to anticipate and manage delay or disruption
  • Use cases for drone delivery
  • How connectivity and IoT help with efficiency
  • Benefits of using alternatives like drones

Speakers

Sebastian Babiarz

Head of Airspace Innovation - Europe, DroneUp

Sebastian Babiarz recently joined DroneUp as Head of
Airspace Innovation – Europe. At DroneUp, Sebastian
advises and collaborates with European regulators and
standards organizations as they work to build regional
regulatory frameworks to enable safe and scalable
drone operations.
Previously, Sebastian was the COO of DroneHub, a
drone-in-the-box company that builds automated
hangars for drones to enable autonomous
drone operations in Industrial areas. He was Head of
Strategic Business Development at AirMap,
successfully creating AirMap business across Europe,
the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.
Prior to DroneHub and AirMap, Sebastian held various
positions in mobile networks for Nokia, Ericsson, and
Alcatel-Lucent. During this time, he focused on driving
drone innovation within the mobile telecom industry
and the role they play in a connected society and within the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
Sebastian is the co-founder, a board member, and the co-president of the Global Unmanned Traffic
Management Association (GUTMA). And with more than 18 years of business experience in the
drone and telecom industry, Sebastian is passionate about new technology and automation and
how they can improve lives.

Lawrence Latham

Digital Disrupter & CEO, Everynet

Tracey Brewster

Senior Vice President of IoT Managed Services, KORE Wireless

Tracey Brewster is the Senior Vice President of IoT Managed Services at KORE, where she oversees the operations, innovation, and management of the professional services engine of KORE. Prior to that role, Tracey was the Vice President of Operations. Tracey brings to KORE a strong portfolio of project management, business process improvement, project delivery, and operations management in enterprise and technology roles.

Matt Hatton

Founding Partner, Transforma Insights

Matt is a well respected commentator and technology industry expert with over 20 years experience at the cutting edge of technology research and consulting. He is a thought-leader in Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things. He is widely quoted in trade publications and frequent speaker at conferences. His podcast, The Wireless Noodle is a weekly guide to the impact of disruptive technologies on business. In 2020 Matt co-wrote a book ‘The Internet of Things Myth’.

Matt is currently Founding Partner at Transforma Insights, the leading advisors on IoT, AI and Digital Transformation. Previously he was Founder and CEO of Machina Research, which was acquired by Gartner in 2016. Prior to founding Machina Research Matt was a technology industry analyst, working at firms including Analysys Mason and Yankee Group.

Matt holds an MSc in Telecoms from University College London.

Parker Conroy

Associate Director of Robotics, New Business Incubation, Verizon

Parker Conroy, is Associate Director of Robotics, New Business Incubation, Verizon where he is responsible for product management of Verizon’s Robotics initiatives. Parker has spent almost all his career in robotics since his graduation from University of Utah. Prior to Verizon, he led both Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR) marketing and engineering initiatives at Omron. This experience gave him a unique view on the strategic design of Omron’s AMR roadmap as well as the practicality of AMR adoptions among manufacturing and warehouse businesses. He currently lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and a German Shepherd named Hanna.

 

Barbara Pareglio

Executive Director for Advanced Air Mobility and IoT Technical Director, GSMA

Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry. She has been part of the GSMA Internet of Things Programme since 2014, working on several aspects of the IoT such as the development of the Mobile IoT Technologies (LTE-M, NB-IoT), GSMA IoT Security Guidelines, GSMA Drone Interest Group and looking at a variety of emerging technologies, like machine learning/AI and edge computing, for helping the mobile industry to create trusted solutions for the IoT. Before joining the GSMA Barbara worked in R&D in several areas of telecommunications, including Intelligent Networks, IMS, Service Enabling and M2M/IoT. She also participates in and actively contributed to several standards.

The GSMA Internet of Things helps operators to fully realise the opportunity in the IoT, operators must deliver secure IoT networks as well as scalable value added data services for the world’s industry and machines beyond connectivity. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimising networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of IoT.