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Tuesday, September 21 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pre-Conference Symposium: Designing for 5G: How to Harness the Complexity for Advantage

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As 5G rollouts become prevalent around the globe and network providers look for new revenue streams to make use of their powerful infrastructure, the built-in versatility of this generation poses an important challenge for product and chipset designers. The complexity of use cases, and their variety, requires a nimble, adaptable, and almost customized approach for each device and end-user looking to implement 5G in their product or location. The 5G design challenge exists across different verticals: chips and hardware in a vehicle might not be applicable to a large manufacturing setting, and so on. This means any successful 5G rollout or application must have a robust, experienced design and testing team in place. How can the ecosystem deliver high quality IoT devices to high performance without reinventing the wheel with each use case? How can suppliers make the most of their experience designing for 5G applications into a competitive advantage? Should energy efficiency be the starting point for any 5G device design? How will this challenge evolve as we look ahead towards 6G?

1:00PM - 1:05PM PDT
Opening Remarks
1:05PM - 1:35PM PDT
Wayne Lam, Senior Director, Research, Americas, CCS Insights
The Impact of 5G on the Evolution of Smartphones and Wearables
Description: TBD

1:40PM - 2:10PM PDT
Leonard Lee, Managing Director & Founder, neXT Curve
5G IoT – Ready or Not?
The mobile wireless industry will tell you that 5G is here. Yes, from a standards perspective, it has arrived but the scope and quality of deployments is still quite limited and fragmented across the globe whether you are looking at private 5G, high band (mmWave) services or uptake of NB-IoT. Leonard Lee, managing director of neXt Curve shares his perspective on the state of 5G and the IoT consumer and industrial use cases that will present near-horizon opportunities for vendors and end users. He will also discuss how 5G will change the way we think of IoT today and well into the next G.

2:15PM - 2:45PM PDT
Eric Weaver, CEO, Transparent Path
5G and IoT Join the Battle to Fight Food Waste and Hunger
While 50 million Americans are food-insecure annually, the US wastes more than $400B in food. The majority of that comes from mishaps in transport. Transparent Path CEO Eric Weaver will discuss how 5G-based IoT sensors are providing real-world results for food shippers, why 5G is required, and the race to create a compostable, connected food sensor.

2:50PM - 3:20PM PDT
Prakash Sangam, Founder & Principal, Tantra Analyst LLC
5G IIoT - Driving the Next Industrial Revolution
The unprecedented growth of 5G has set the stage for its next phase of industrial digital transformation. 5G IIoT will touch and transform almost every industry on this planet, be it agriculture, manufacturing, or healthcare. This session will discuss the key aspects of 5G that make it a formable force in driving the next industrial revolution.

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Wayne Lam

Senior Director, Research, Americas, CCS Insights
Wayne Lam is senior director, Research, Americas at CCS Insight. He has more than 12 years of experience covering mobile devices, wireless technology and associated supply chains. He joined CCS Insight after starting with smartphone pioneers such as Symbian and progressing to market... Read More →
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Leonard Lee

Managing Director & Founder, neXT Curve
Leonard Lee is the managing director and founder of neXt Curve, a research advisory firm focused on cross-domain ICT technology and industry research. neXt Curve advises some of the leading technology companies, regulators and enterprises.With 30 years of experience as a management... Read More →
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Eric Weaver

CEO, Transparent Path
Eric Weaver is a long-time “digital disrupter” who has been at the leading edge of multiple waves of innovation. After a career in enterprise software, he became one of the very first digital marketers, leading brands like P&G, Ford, Kraft Foods and Johnson & Johnson onto the... Read More →
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Prakash Sangam

Founder and Principal, Tantra Analyst LLC
Prakash Sangam is the founder and principal at Tantra Analyst, a leading boutique research and consultancy firm. He is a recognized expert in 5G, IPR strategy, IoT, and AI. Prakash has >20 years of experience working for Qualcomm, Ericsson, and AT&T. He is often quoted in the media... Read More →

Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B (BF)