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Meet us at: 5G Week

Date: 8 September 2020 09:00 - 8 September 2020 10:30

Digital Catapult is pleased to announce it will be taking part in this year’s 5G Week and 5G Realised conference focusing on delivering real solutions and use cases built on 5G for businesses.

5G Week will consist of a variety of activities providing value for all the involved organisations and generally to push forward the 5G ecosystem. 5G is fast becoming a key enabler for digital transformation across the economy. As consumer 5G has started to be rolled out, there is growing momentum and interest in sector specific 5G powered solutions as part of enterprise digitalisation. Building off the back of the Digital Catapult Made in 5G report (July 2019) that identified challenges and opportunities of adopting the technology across the manufacturing industries, we have seen a significant increase of activities looking at Industrial 5G adoption in the UK. This has been funded both publicly (the DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme) and privately through direct industry investment to get ahead of the market. These activities are looking to move from talking about opportunities, to adopting real world solutions for industrial environments. To do this companies are working to identify the technical and operational challenges of deploying, integrating and using 5G-enabled solutions that will benefit their business and solve real-world challenges.

Digital Catapult at 5G Week

Digital Catapult works to stimulate innovation using 5G to benefit industry and the UK economy in three main ways:

  • Building and operating 5G testbeds, in London, the West Midlands and Brighton
  • Running the 5G Testbed Accelerator programme
  • Engagement and strategic partnership with academia, to ensure that UK research remains at the forefront of technology advances

Industrial 5G in the UK | Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 10:00

5G is fast becoming a key enabler for digital transformation across the economy. As consumer 5G has started to be rolled out, there is growing momentum and interest in sector specific 5G powered solutions as part of enterprise digitalisation. Building off the back of the Digital Catapult Made in 5G report (July 2019) that identified challenges and opportunities of adopting the technology across the manufacturing industries, we have seen a significant increase of activities looking at Industrial 5G adoption in the UK. This has been funded both publicly (the DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme) and privately through direct industry investment to get ahead of the market. The speakers in this webinar will share their first hand experience, learnings, challenges and opportunities that have come from delivering some of the most significant UK activities for Industrial 5G.

Speakers

  • Joe Willams, Strategy & Policy Adviser, 5G Testbeds & Trials Programme, DCMS
  • Dr Dritan Kaleshi, Head of Technology – 5G, Digital Catapult
  • Vassilis Seferidis, CEO and Founder of Zeetta Networks; Consortium Lead for 5G-ENCODE
  • Chris White, Electrification and Global Engineering Alignment Manager- Europe, Ford Motor Company; Consortium Lead for 5GEM-UK
  • Iain Thornhill, VP – Service Providers & IoT, Ericsson

5G Supporting Innovative New Applications | Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 17:00

This session will explore the future of 5G technology and its applications across other innovative advanced digital technologies across augmented and virtual reality, cloud based streaming, gaming, eSports, streaming TV over 5G, rural 5G applications and more.

Speakers

  • Claire Caminade Commercial Product Lead 5G, Digital Catapult
  • Professor Simon Pearson Director, Lincoln Institute of Agri Food Technology (LIAT)
  • Dave Ranyard CEO, Dream Reality Interactive
  • Greg Ivanov Head of AR/VR/Lens, Google

5G Policy in the UK | Thursday, 10 September 2020, 13:45

This session will explore 5G policy in the UK and will explore current policy discussions including rural networks, and supply chain review. It’ll also explore network sharing, shared rural networks, and urban connected communities; busting barriers e.g. planning, costs, skills availability, health and safety; as well as how the government is harnessing procurement to accelerate 5G applications and service evolution.

Speakers

  • Tony Sceales Head of Programme Development, 5G Programme, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) – UK Government
  • Ian Smith Programme Director – 5G Testbeds and Trials, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) – UK Government
  • Robert Driver Head of UK5G Innovation Network
  • Dritan Kaleshi Head of Technology, 5G, Digital Catapult
  • Robert Franks Managing Director, West Midlands 5G

How to get involved?

If you would like to join Digital Catapult at this year’s 5G Week conference, please book your ticket here.