Manufacturing Summit at MWC Barcelona 2022

Manufacturing Summit at MWC Barcelona 2022

Start: Monday 28 February 2022 11:00

End: Monday 28 February 2022 14:15

Venue: Industry City Stage, Hall 4, Fira Gran Via

Smart manufacturing IoT connections will reach 1.5 billion by 2025. 5G IoT has the potential to play a significant role in the future of manufacturing, accounting for 17% licensed IoT connections by then (GSMA Intelligence). At MWC22, the GSMA has partnered with some of the most reputable and knowledgeable industry experts from mobile operators, manufacturers and vendors to discuss and share the latest insights in the current status and future of 5G IoT Manufacturing in Industry 4.0.

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Event Agenda

Session 1: Advanced Analytics and Robotics for 5G IoT in Manufacturing

11:00 – 11:45
There are billions of real-time data points collected by manufacturing IoT devices and sensors in an industrial setting and this is expected to increase. This session studies integrated data analytics & services, advanced data algorithm with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and the applications of automated guided vehicles (AGV) and autonomous mobile robots (AMR).

Topic Speakers
Opening Keynote Lan Guan, Senior Managing Director – Applied Intelligence, Solutions.AI Lead, Accenture
To be confirmed Jacob Groote, EVP Innovation & Partnerships, KPN
Panel Moderator: Lan Guan, Strategy & Consulting Senior Managing Director, Solutions & AI Global Lead, Accenture

  • Teradata
  • Dr Jordi Artigas, ABB
  • Advantech

Session 2: Private & Dedicated Networks for Industry 4.0

12:15 – 13:00
5G networks offer low-latency and high bandwidth wireless connectivity and are also highly capable of delivering private and dedicated networks – networks that are for the exclusive use of the particular manufacturer or enterprises’ devices. This session explores how private and dedicated mobile networks can meet the industrial enterprise key business drivers with 5G IoT technologies.

Topic Speakers
Opening Keynote Elise Neel, VP New Business Incubation, Verizon
To be confirmed Catherine Gull, Consultant, Cellnex
Panel Moderator: Kevin Kipach, North America Private Networks Lead, Principal Strategy Director, Accenture

  • Kim Krogh Andersen, Group Executive, Telstra
  • Luis Canepari, CIO, Newmont
  • Patrick Castagnino, Connectivity Business Development for Digital Aviation, Airbus
  • Stephane Gervais, Executive VP Strategic Innovation, LACROIX Group

Session 3: Kickstarting 5G for Manufacturing

13:45 – 14:30
This session gathers experts from across the manufacturing and mobile network sector to share their most valuable insights and experience for getting started with 5G IoT manufacturing integrations. Real-life use cases will show how to start adopting 5G into their manufacturing processes and models, their benefits and challenges.

Topic Speakers
Fireside Chat Jo Gilbert, Technical Director & Manufacturing Lead, GSMA & 5G-ACIA
Smart Factory: How 5G & Digital Technologies deploying uses cases in the real world Andres Escribano, New Business & Industry 4.0 Director, Telefonica
Panel Moderator: Cedric Foray, TMT Leader Europe West, EY

  • Matthieu Bourguinon, VP Enterprise Sales Europe, Nokia
  • Jehanne Savi, SVP Innovation for B2B & Wholesale, Orange Business Services


Catherine Gull

Consultant, Cellnex

Catherine has worked around telecoms and technology from the 1990’s in the USA and UK including with start-ups focussed around cloud services for mobile interworking to positions at Cable & Wireless and BT.

Seven years ago, Catherine joined UK Broadband, eventually Three UK, to develop a business in Private Networks which included work with Heathrow Airport and the Port of Felixstowe. During this time, Catherine sought to move the story forward from 4G to 5G. Working with DCMS projects and consortiums found Catherine helping to define what’s next for industry through the use of 5G.

Catherine’s current role involves working with Cellnex/Edzcom to launch private networks in the UK from the successful base of Edzcom customers in Europe.

In addition to bringing the best of 5G innovation to industry and the public sector, Catherine’s work on the board of the Kay Mason Foundation, which funds high school scholarships for impoverished children in South Africa, has given her a renewed passion for using 5G to help to bridge the digital divide that exists in the UK today.

Andres Escribano

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

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.

Cedric Foray

TMT Leader Europe West, EY

Elise Neel

VP, Verizon New Business Incubation, Verizon

Elise Neel, Senior Vice President, Verizon New Business Incubation, is harnessing her fiercely curious builder mindset to scale new software automation businesses fueled by the orchestration power of the 5G future.

Elise’s team houses industry experts across strategy, product, technology, sales, marketing and R&D in the areas of location technology, aerial and terrestrial robotics, industrial IoT, and other emergent technologies. Bringing to bear her experience in new business development, big data platforms, geospatial intelligence, analytics, and IoT, the transformative work she’s leading is directly fueling Industry 4.0.

In addition to leading New Business Incubation, Elise recently led the Global Lead of the Women’s Association of Verizon Employees (WAVE) employee resource group. With more than 13,000 members in 32 countries, WAVE is a pivotal advocate for women at Verizon, arming members with real-life skills, training, and leadership development opportunities.

Jehanne Savi

SVP Innovation for B2B & Wholesale, Orange Business Services

Jacob Groote

EVP 5G & Joint Chair of GSMA 5G IoT for Manufacturing Forum, KPN

Jacob joined the KPN Research lab in 1990, after finishing his PhD in Physics. The main topics of his research at KPN were how to use Artificial Intelligence tools within network and service management as well as how to improve billing and customer services within KPN.

Later he held several management positions within different departments. He was member of the board of BU Carrier Services responsible for process and system development and implementation. He was responsible for architecture development and implementation in the department of Fixed Operations.

His career continued as member of the board of Division Fixed where he was responsible for all IT projects as CIO of the division. Later on he moved to different positions within operational departments and serving especially business customers of KPN.

Since April 2012 he is responsible for Mobile Operations, including quality management of all mobile services and service development and roll-out of new technologies. In April 2014, he finished the roll-out of KPN’s nationwide 4G network, which was completed in 15 months. Since January 2016, he is heading the department of Service Platforms within KPN NIO, and is responsible for overall quality and technical product management and innovation of KPN’s services including TV, VOLTE, Roaming, etc.

Recently he moved from the Operations to the Commercial part of KPN. Product management Business Market are his responsibilities within the Business Market division. After the summer break of 2019 he started with the business implementation of KPN’s 5G services.

Kevin Kapich

North America Private Networks Lead & Principal Strategy Director, Accenture

Kevin is a US Air Force Veteran with 14+ years of experience in Technology Consulting with a strong focus on IoT, Mobile Wireless, and Innovation in the Communication Service Provider Industry.

His experience spans across resources and energy industries (e.g., Oil and Gas, Mining, Agriculture, Utilities). He has a proven track record leading wireless engagements that include solutions delivery of Private LTE/5G, Transport, Edge, IoT, and Cloud capabilities in an industrial setting.

Currently, Kevin is part of the Cloud First Network Business Group. He leads Private Wireless Network initiatives within Accenture North America, helping Accenture’s clients improve their networks strategies to transform enterprises.

Kevin lives in Colorado, with his wife, three boys and two dogs, and he is an avid skier.

Kim Krogh Andersen

Group Executive, Telstra

Lan Guan

Senior Managing Director – Applied Intelligence, Solutions.AI Lead, Accenture

Lan Guan is a Senior Managing Director at Accenture and currently leads the Global Industry Applied Intelligence Network within Accenture’s Strategy & Consulting domain. In this role she is responsible for working with clients to develop and implement data and AI strategies for their organizations. Lan has spent the last 18 years at Accenture working with Fortune 100 and large multinational clients across industries.

As an experienced Strategy & Consulting professional, Lan brings deep expertise in transforming all forms of data into actionable strategies and plans to maximize market opportunities for clients. She specializes in data strategy, cloud architecture, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Lan has led an array of transformative initiatives focusing on customer segmentation and profiling, target marketing, predictive modeling, and business forecasting to enhance client’s growth potential and provide the business and strategic decision support to improve their bottom lines.

Lan has published many industry white papers and journal articles about the growing impact of AI on corporate transformation, and also co-authored a management handbook: Selling Through Someone Else: How to Use Agile Sales Networks and Partners to Sell More. She is a sought-after industry speaker on data and AI, as well as on topics ranging from the leadership skills needed in the digital economy to the future of work in an AI-enabled digital world. A distinguished inventor, Lan has been granted more than 20 international patents in areas including digital content recommendations, and digital marketing and sales optimization.

Luis Canepari

Chief Information Officer, Newmont

Patrick Castagnino

Connectivity Business Development for Digital Aviation & Co-Chair of GSMA 5G IoT for Manfacturing Forum, Airbus

Patrick CASTAGNINO has more than 20 years of connectivity experience working in the aviation industry with multiple roles (Engineering, customer support, Maintenance, Project & Program, Digital Transformation & Connectivity innovation…) . He is now Connectivity Business for Digital Aviation at Airbus with the role to develop the connectivity business for Airbus Commercial and global convergence for AIrbus group: 5G Connected Aircraft, Aircraft remote predictive maintenance and future seamless passenger connectivity, 5G IoT for Manufacturing, Internet-of-Things (IIoT), new technologies.

Stephane Gervais

Executive VP Strategic Innovation, LACROIX Group

Stephane has worked in the high-tech industry for multi-national companies in Europe and in Asia. He is now EVP Strategic Innovation, smart data & partnership 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.

Jo Gilbert

Technical Director & Manufacturing Lead, GSMA

Jo Gilbert is a Technical Director at the GSMA. She leads the 5G IoT for Manufacturing forum, which brings together players from across the mobile and manufacturing ecosystem to share knowledge and accelerate common problem solving. With a career spanning 20 years in the telecommunication sector, Jo has supported mobile network operators to deliver value beyond connectivity by harnessing new and emerging technology enablers such as IoT, big data, AI and 5G. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Informatics degree.