MWC Barcelona is the largest and most influential event for the connectivity ecosystem.
Whether you’re a global mobile operator, device manufacturer, technology provider, vendor, content owner, or are simply interested in the future of tech, you need to be in Barcelona from 26 to 29 February 2024, where technology, community and commerce converge. It’s the one time of year where everyone who’s anyone comes together under one roof. Tens of thousands of senior executives from the top global companies, international governments and trailblazing tech businesses converge at MWC Barcelona to make decisions. Click the following links to find out more about the themes, the line up of speakers and the full agenda.
The SONIC Labs team will be returning to the show, exhibiting as part of the UK Pavilion, providing live demos on the VIAVI stand, as well as participating on panel discussions throughout the show.
On our stand
Come meet us on the SONIC Labs stand, as part of the UK Pavilion, located in Hall 7, Stand B41.
Drop by to say hello if you’re at the conference, our team would be happy to discuss with you about the programme, the upcoming opportunities and how to engage with us.
If you’re interested in setting up a meeting with our SONIC Labs team at MWC please fill in the form below.
On the VIAVI stand
An expert technologist from the SONIC Labs team will also be present on the VIAVI stand to provide a live demo highlighting the commercial robustness and maturity of Open RAN technologies by to validating O-DU/O-CU. Delivered in partnership with VIAVI, Capgemini and Teledyne LeCroy Xena, this highlights work undertaken as part of the O-RAN Alliance PlugFest. Visit the VIAVI stand (Hall 5, Stand A18), where live demos will be running regularly throughout the show.
Hear from us
We’re excited to have experts speakers from Digital Catapult within the main agenda, taking part in the following panel discussions.
On the first day of the conference, Monday 26 February, Gary Trotman, Head of Technology Solutions, will take part in the Third Post Quantum Network Seminar, located in the GSMA Knowledge Zone, Hall 8.1, CC8.16, – 4YFN. Gary’s panel discussion, around “Policy and regulation persectives” will be moderated by IBM, from 3:05 to 3:50 pm.
More information on the full session here.
Digital Catapult’s Director of 5G Technology, Dr Dritan Kaleshi will be on stage A (MWC Conference, Hall 6) on Tuesday 27 February, between 1:15 and 2:15 pm, to discuss “The Customer Experience Revolution in the AI Era” alongside panellists from Assurant, NVIDIA and Amdocs.
Find out more about this panel discussion here.
Later on that day, Paul Sludden, Director of SONIC Labs, will take part in a panel discussion around “Driving Open RAN Forward with Global Collaborators“, on Tuesday 27 February, between 3:15 and 4:00 pm on the Taiwan Pavilion – Hall 5, Stand 5A61. This session is open to all.
Paul will be joined in this panel by the following international speakers:
- Olli Andersson, Program Director, Telecom Infra Project (Moderator)
- Maggie Chao, Deputy Division Director, ITRI – TIP Lab (Taiwan)
- Julie Kub, Software Engineer Division Chief, NTIA/ ITS (US)
- Katja Henke, Senior Innovation Project Manager, i14y Lab (Germany)
The next day, Wednesday 28 February, Dr Robert Smith, Director of AI at Digital Catapult, will participate in a discussion with representatives from Databricks, NVIDIA, Orange and Telefonica, within the Humanizing AI theme on stage B (MWC Conference, Hall 6) titled “Are We in A Data Race?”, from 1:15 to 2:15 pm.
You can find more information about this panel discussion here.
Director of 5G Technology
With 30 years experience as a technologist and researcher in communication networks, distributed system design and interoperability, Dritan is Director of 5G Technology at Digital Catapult and Co-Director of SONIC Labs.
Director of Technology AI and Data Science
Robert Smith oversees the AI and machine learning team, the flagship Machine Intelligence Garage programme – which supports high-growth potential startups working with AI & ML – and the prestigious AI Ethics Committee.
Project Director, SONIC Labs
Paul is the Project Director of SONIC Labs at Digital Catapult. He is responsible for the project strategy delivery supporting the strategic goals of Digital Catapult and its mission of enabling greater interoperability in digital network infrastructure.rnPrior to Digital Catapult, Paul has spent over 30 years developing Radio Access Technology solutions with mobile network operators, consultancies and vendors in the UK, Europe, the Americas, and Australia gaining extensive experience in network strategy, technology system introduction, programme delivery, design and performance.
Head of Technology Solutions
A highly experienced telecoms professional of 30+ years with a global background specialising in 5G and IoT technologies including the associated platforms extending from R&D to productisation with a track record in leading and managing solutions from concept to commercialisation.
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