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Australia Beyond 5G Connectivity Summit

Venue: UTS Tech Lab, Botany, NSW, Australia

Time: 2:15pm-6:30pm (AEST) 

Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022

With the deployment of 5G accelerating in Australia and the world, the mobile communications industry and the research community are facing two major challenges:

  1. How can we maximise the return on investment in 5G infrastructure?
  2. What are the emerging technologies we need to focus on for beyond 5G (B5G) systems?

The inaugural Australia Beyond 5G Connectivity Summit will seek to answer these critical questions by bringing together leading experts from Japan, Europe, US and Australia.

The summit will also explore how R&D collaborations between Australia and global mobile communications companies can realise the outputs industry is seeking.

Jointly hosted by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, the University of Technology of Sydney and the Connectivity Innovation Network (CIN), the Australia Beyond 5G Connectivity Summit  will be held at the state of the art UTS Tech Lab.

The summit will feature a keynote on Open RAN by:
Dr Sadayuki Abeta, Global Head of Open RAN Solutions, OREC evangelist , NTT DOCOMO

Other prominent speakers will include:

David Camerlengo, Global Sector Lead for Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Austrade

Dr Mikko Uusitalo, Head of Research Department, Radio Systems Finland, Nokia Bell Labs

Dr Mischa Dohler, Chief Architect, Ericsson

Prof Ian Oppermann, NSW Chief Data Scientist and Director, CIN

Distinguished Prof Jay Guo
, Director UTS Global Big Data Technologies Centre and Technical Director, CIN

Due to space limitations, this is an invite-only event.

Dr. Sadayuki Abeta

Global Head of Open RAN Solutions, OREC evangelist, NTT DOCOMO

Sadayuki Abeta is global head of open RAN solutions and OREC evangelist in NTT DOCOMO for creating open RAN ecosystem globally, and shaping them
to meet customer and service provider needs.
Since joining NTT DOCOMO, INC in 1997, He has been working for research, standardization and development of the UMTS/W-CDMA, HPSA, LTE, LTE-Advanced and 5G. From 2005 to 2009, he was a vice chairman of 3GPP
TSG-RAN WG1 and rapporteur of LTE and LTE-Advanced in 3GPP TSG RAN WG1. He is an O-RAN executive committee member. From 2018-2022, he was
a General Manager of the Radio Access Network Development Department, which is responsible for development of LTE, 5G, X-haul and satellite communications.

Dr. Mikko Uusitalo

Head of Research, Radio Systems, Nokia Bell Labs

Dr Mikko Uusitalo is Head of Research Department Radio Systems Research Finland at Nokia Bell Labs, Finland. Mikko is leading the European 6G Flagship project Hexa-X. Mikko has been at Nokia since 2000 with various roles, including Principal Researcher and Head of International Cooperation at Nokia Research. Mikko is a founding member of the CELTIC EUREKA and WWRF, the latter one he chaired for 2004-2006. Mikko is  also a WWRF Fellow.

Dr. Mischa Dohler

Chief Architect, Ericsson

Dr Mischa Dohler is the Chief Architect in Ericsson Inc. in Silicon Valley, US. He was Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He is a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence. He is a serial entrepreneur with 5 start-up companies.

Prof. Ian Oppermann

NSW Chief Data Scientist & Director, CIN

Prof Ian Oppermann is the NSW Government’s Chief Data Scientist and Industry Professor at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is the Director of the New South Wales Connectivity Innovation Network. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks, and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO.
Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the Digital Economy and is a regular speaker on privacy and security, broadband enabled services and the impact of technology on society. Ian is Fellow of the IEEE and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Prof. Jay Guo

Director UTS Global Big Data Technologies Centre & Technical Director CIN

Distinguished Prof Jay Guo is the Director of the Global Big Data Technology Centre at UTS, and the Technical Director of the New South Wales Connectivity Innovation Network. Jay has over 17 years of experience as an industrial R&D leader at Siemens, NEC, Fujitsu, all in the UK, and CSIRO. Jay is an internationally leading researcher on antennas and wireless communications systems. He has published over 600 research papers and six books, and holds 26 patents.  He is the co-author of the world’s first book on Joint Communications and Sensing, a hallmark technology for 6G. Jay is Fellow of the IEEE, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

David Camerlengo

Global Sector Lead for Advanced Technology & Manufacturing, Austrade

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