IoT WebTalk: 5G IoT for Manufacturing – Transforming Industry with Mobile

IoT WebTalk: 5G IoT for Manufacturing – Transforming Industry with Mobile

Start: Tuesday 12 May 2020 14:00

End: Tuesday 12 May 2020 15:00

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5G brings significant improvements to industry, and the manufacturing sector is primed to thrive most from these benefits. New 5G capabilities deployed by mobile operators, such as low latency, higher data throughput, improved reliability and network slicing, will transform IoT across the factory floor and supply chain, improving relationships with customers, increasing commercial outcomes, and creating more efficient and sustainable production lines.

The GSMA IoT WebTalk ‘5G IoT for Manufacturing – Transforming Industry with Mobile’ brings together leading mobile operators and manufacturing companies to discuss benefits, recent developments and real-life uses of 5G IoT for manufacturing.

Join this interactive online session and hear from industry experts about:

  • How manufacturing companies are partnering with mobile operators to deploy 5G IoT solutions
  • The impact of 5G IoT on new manufacturing use cases
  • How 5G IoT can link together the entire manufacturing value chain


Juha Mirsch

Global Cellular Connectivity Lead, ABB Motion Business

Juha Mirsch is Global Cellular Connectivity Lead in ABB Motion Business. He has over 15 years’ experience in telecommunications in diverse roles as well technical as commercial and drives today the industrial IoT enablement for ABB Motion AC Motors and Variable Speed Drives.
Juha has strong cellular technical background working as senior solution architect for Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solutions and driving diverse commercial LTE projects globally for telco operators and vertical industry businesses. Before joining ABB he held position as commercial manager for MNO account on vendor side, which makes him as true techno-commercial leader to understand also the commercial aspect in the new technology adoption during the fourth Industrial revolution and 5G enablement.

Hakim Achouri

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

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.

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.

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.

Shamik Basu

Head of IoT Platforms, Verizon

Shamik Basu is Head of IoT platforms at Verizon. In his current role, he leads the portfolio growth strategy for global IoT connectivity and the ThingSpace platform, and is responsible for creating and commercializing new data-enabled IoT offerings across industries. Shamik and his team work with cloud hyperscalers, incubators and the developer community on pioneering the next round in IoT devices & apps. Verizon’s platforms connect millions of IoT end points today and are being evolved to connect the next wave of smart objects with 5G.

Before his current role, Shamik was Director of Cloud and Location Products at Verizon Wireless and managed the launch and roadmaps for a multi-million-dollar portfolio of consumer apps.

Shamik holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science and Finance and graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. He holds multiple patents in the areas of wireless wan activation, contact synchronization, media management and is part of CTA’s Wearable technologies and IoT Working groups.

Aruna Srinivasan

Executive Director, IoT, GSMA

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.

Neill Young

IoT Verticals Lead, GSMA

Neill is IoT Verticals Lead at the GSMA, with a focus on the manufacturing market. He has over 15 years’ experience of building M2M and IoT services, solutions and ecosystems within both mobile network operators and vertical service providers. Neill has been involved with programmes such as the rollout of smart meters and smart grid, introduction of connectivity for the first connected cars and development of several IoT strategies and standards for the smart home and smart city. He has most recently worked with mobile operators on building their IoT Edge computing strategies. As IoT Verticals Lead, Neill is currently working on building new opportunities for IoT in the manufacturing market, focussing particularly on new enablers such as 5G and private networks as well as defining new ecosystems to serve Industry 4.0.


Time Content Speaker
10 min Welcome & Introduction: 5G IoT for Manufacturing Aruna Srinivasan, Executive Director, IoT Capabilities, GSMA
Neill Young, IoT Verticals Lead, GSMA
10 min Connecting Digital Aviation with Mobile Broadband Hakim Achouri, 5G Solution Architect, Airbus
10 min Shell Pernis – Smarter Manufacturing Processes in Europe’s Biggest Refinery Jacob Groote, EVP, KPN
25 min Interactive Panel Moderator: Neill Young, IoT Verticals Lead, GSMA

  • Juha Mirsch, Global Cellular Connectivity Lead, Airbus
  • Andres Escribano, Industry 4.0 Business Director, Telefónica
  • Shamik Basu, Head of IoT Platforms, Verizon
5 min Closing Aruna Srinivasan, Executive Director, IoT Capabilities, GSMA

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Monday 18 May 2020 | 5G | Manufacturing | Manufacturing Technology | Resources |

In this IoT WebTalk, industry experts from ABB, Airbus, KPN, Telefónica, Verizon and the GSMA discuss benefits, recent developments and real-life use cases of 5G IoT for manufacturing.