5G

5G

5G is designed to create speeds, flexibility and agility to create the services and performance needed for use cases with far higher reliability requirements than are possible today. With a wealth of use cases, trials and commercial applications available, as well as devices starting to make an appearance in the market, this theme will focus on business models, policy and proven use cases with lessons learned.

Example Topics:

  • 5G Business Case & Economics, Spectrum, Network slicing, Densification, Edge Computing, Customer data

IoT

IoT

Though it has been a buzz word for many years, the Internet of Things continues to outperform the hype. At the beginning of 2017, Gartner predicted that there would be 8.4 billion connected devices that year across industries and verticals. In 2018, Statista registered that over 20 billion devices were connected around the world in 2017. This theme will examine successful use cases and implementations to identify where the opportunities still exist to win with IoT.

Example Topics:

  • IoT Devices, Smart Cities, IoT Connectivity, Data Analytics, Edge Computing, Manufacturing, Transportation, Healthcare, Retail

Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive Innovation

New technologies like AI, blockchain, data analytics, wireless charging and new user interfaces have accelerated innovation and market growth across industries from core to device. As companies try to keep up with the opportunities that these technologies provide, they must also change their internal culture to support this rapid change. This theme will look beyond the hype, focusing on use cases, agile business strategy and best practices when integrating disruptive technologies.

Example Topics:

  • AI & AI Ethics, Blockchain, Data Analytics, New interfaces & future of the device, Trust & Data Security

Immersive Content

Immersive Content

Immersive Content creates an experience that blurs the line between the physical world and digital world. When the mobile device moved from being the third screen to the first screen for viewing content, the need for hyper-connectivity, increased processing power and global mobile platforms became more important than ever. This theme will look at the technical innovations that deliver and distribute mobile and immersive content.

Example Topics:

  • 5G & Live Entertainment, Content Distribution, Entertainment, Live Entertainment, Interactive