February 24 - February 25

Mobile World Congress 2020 - 5G Executive Panel Series

Fira Congress Hotel | Barcelona, Spain

About

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain during Mobile World Congress 2020 with a two-day, three-part 5G Executive Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel (directly across the street from the Convention Center). Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with speakers and panelists, expand their knowledge on 5G and the wireless industry, and network with past and present colleagues. 

Event Overview:
February 24, 2020 | 7:30-8:50 | 5G in the Verticals: How Can Enterprises Best Use 5G?
February 24, 2020 | 12:15-14:00 | 5G And AI: Increasing Intelligence and Automation in the Network
February 25, 2020 | 12:15-14:00 |  The Roadmap to Standalone (SA) 5G Deployments

Register now and stay tuned for speaker announcements in the coming weeks!

Speakers

Tareq Amin

CTO, RAKUTEN MOBILE, INC. and Group EVP, CAO, RAKUTEN, INC.
Bio coming soon!

Alejandro Holcman

Senior Vice President, Corporate Engineering, QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Alex Holcman is currently SVP of Corporate Engineering leading a centralized organization that provides end-to-end engineering services to accelerate the development and commercialization of Qualcomm technologies. Holcman has held a wide variety of engineering/management positions within Qualcomm since joining 20+ years ago. Holcman holds 24+ patents, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, and a master’s degree in telecommunications from the Australian Telecom Research Institute.

Mo Katibeh

EVP - Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T BUSINESS
Mo Katibeh is EVP-Chief Marketing Officer at AT&T Business. He has responsibility for AT&T’s cutting-edge integrated business products and solutions including 5G and edge compute as well as strategic services – such as mobility, IP networking, SD-WAN, hosted voice, cybersecurity, cloud connectivity and applications services. Mo was named to Forbes "The World's Most Influential CMOs 2019" list, citing his work around 5G in business.

Gordon Mansfield

Vice President - RAN & Device Design, AT&T
Gordon Mansfield was appointed Vice President – RAN & Device Design at AT&T in April 2015. In this role, Gordon leads the teams who define and validate functionality for use over the air interface within AT&T wireless network. He has responsibility for the Radio Access Network, Subscriber Product Engineering and Measurement platforms.

Prior to Gordon’s current role, he has held multiple leadership roles at AT&T since joining the company in July 2006. Gordon is a past Chairman of the Small Cell Forum having led the organization from September 2012 until September 2014.

Gordon has over 27 years of experience in the communications industry and has served in a number of leadership roles at AT&T, Siemens Communications and the United States Air Force.

Ron Marquardt

Vice President of Technology, SPRINT

As VP of Technology at Sprint, Dr. Marquardt is responsible for Sprint’s long-term technology strategy and architecture, and the company’s advocacy in global industry forums and standards bodies. Prior to Sprint, Dr. Marquardt held roles as VP of Technology Development at Clearwire Corporation, and as CTO at Covad Communications. He holds an S.B. in Physics from MIT, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Neil McRae

Managing Director and Chief Architect, BT
Bio coming soon!

Andreas Mueller

Head of Communication and Network Technology, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Dr. Andreas Mueller is the Head of Communication and Network Technology in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. In addition to that, he is coordinating the Industrial 5G activities of Bosch across the different business units. He also serves as Chairman of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA), which represents the main global forum for discussing relevant technical, regulatory and business aspects related to Industrial 5G.

John Smee

Vice President of Engineering, QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Dr. John E. Smee is a VP of Engineering, and he is currently the WAN R&D lead, responsible for overseeing all 5G research projects including systems design and advanced RF/HW/SW prototype implementations in Qualcomm’s wireless research and development group. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds over 100 U.S. Patents, and has been involved in the system design for a variety of wireless technology projects. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.

Yongbin Wei

Vice President, Engineering, QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Dr. Yongbin Wei is currently VP of Engineering with Wireless R&D. Yongbin has been leading new technology development over the years on system design, standardization and product development for cdma2000, LTE, and recently cutting-edge 5G NR technology for industrial IoT and spectrum sharing. He holds more than 350 US issued patents. Yongbin received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, all in Electrical Engineering.

Agenda

5G in the Verticals: How Can Enterprises Best Use 5G?
February 24, 2020 | 7:30-8:50

5G holds a lot of promise for the enterprise market, and various verticals including industrial, transportation, and entertainment are being looked towards as some of the most promising early 5G use cases. New technologies like private 5G networks can provide a replacement to Wi-Fi, giving enterprises enhanced security, faster speeds and lower latencies. And with edge computing, industry verticals can do much more processing on-site, without having to send data to distant clouds. But what are the technical challenges of implementing these types of solutions? How can enterprises best justify the investment? And who will enterprises ultimately want to buy these services from?

Speakers

Mo Katibeh

EVP - Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T BUSINESS

Andreas Mueller

Head of Communication and Network Technology, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Yongbin Wei

Vice President, Engineering, QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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5G and AI: Increasing Intelligence and Automation in the Network
February 24, 2020 | 12:15-14:00

The big carriers have been working on upgrading their core networks with artificial intelligence and increased automation for several years. Some have automated the configuration of devices, the provisioning of services, and the monitoring and healing of the core network. How is this automation playing out? Has it made the network better or simply more complex to manage? And what about the radio access network (RAN)? Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) is an excellent example of RAN automation. But what other parts of the RAN are using AI to automate functions? This luncheon will delve in to the future of intelligent networks.

Speakers

Tareq Amin

CTO, RAKUTEN MOBILE, INC. and Group EVP, RAKUTEN, INC.

Neil J. McRae

Managing Director and Chief Architect, BT

John Smee (Keynote)

Vice President of Engineering, QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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The Roadmap to Standalone (SA) 5G Deployments
February 25, 2020 | 12:15-14:00

In its Release 15, the 3GPP has defined standalone (SA) 5G, with a new radio (NR) system complemented by a next generation core network. Release 15 also covered enhancements to LTE and the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) as a way for operators to evolve to SA 5G. Where are wireless operators around the globe, at this point, in terms of their migration to SA 5G? What has been the bigger challenge, the New Radio or the core network transformations? What are the new capabilities of SA 5G? What will Release 16 bring?

Speakers

Alejandro Holcman

Senior Vice President, Corporate Engineering, QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 

Gordon Mansfield

Vice President - RAN & Device Design, AT&T

Ron Marquardt

Vice President of Technology, SPRINT

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Pricing

Attendees may register for one event, two events, or for all three events.
Register Now!

early bird rates (ends February 7th):

One Event: $139
Two of Three Events: $245
The Complete Series: $359

location

FAQ

Yes, there is free outdoor parking and access to a parking garage for an extra fee.

Yes, a full breakfast and lunch buffet will be served depending on the event you are attending.

Attendee substitutions may be made on or before February 19, 2020. Please submit a written request by email to [email protected].

Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to process refunds. Attendee substitutions may be made on or before February 19, 2020. Please submit a written request by email to [email protected].