Expert Panel: Expectations for 2022, Implications Beyond 5G
About: Expectations for 2022, Implications Beyond 5G
2021 saw a great leap forward in government commitments to 5G Advanced and 6G, partnerships and research from across the globe. Momentum is building to plan and coordinate what is needed from the next generations of telecoms… but none of this is happening in a vacuum. Telecoms is changing faster than ever, as are the opportunities in enterprise and consumer spheres. “Skating where the puck is going to be” is getting tougher for traditional ‘telco’ players and new entrants, because of the variety of factors involved.
At the start of 2022, we bring together a panel of experts from different backgrounds to share their perceptions of where we are headed for the year across a variety of topic areas – technology, business strategy, standards and competition – and what this will mean for the longer-term evolution and role of telecoms businesses, bringing insights from CES as well as the broader environment.
Who should listen?
Telecoms strategy professionals; researchers; commercial leaders; Telecoms policy and regulation experts; business, financial and telecoms analysts; business and partnership strategy experts in government, NGOs, telecoms, Tech/IT, IoT, digital businesses and more.
SPEAKERS & MODERATOR
Rahim Tafazolli is Regius Professor of Electronic Engineering, Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications, Founder and Director of 5GIC, 6GIC and ICS (Institute for Communication System) at the University of Surrey. He has over 30 years of experience in digital communications research and teaching. He has authored and co-authored more than 1000 research publications and is regularly invited to deliver keynote talks and distinguished lectures to international conferences and workshops.
Alex Lawrence is Managing Editor at 6GWorld. His mission is to bring together stakeholders from across industries, countries and disciplines to make sure that, as technology evolves in the coming decade, it’s meeting the changing demands of society, government and business.
Before 6GWorld Alex worked at the GSMA for 9 years, researching and arranging the agenda for events such as MWC in Barcelona and Shanghai as well as specialised regional conferences. He has been involved as a professional nosy person in the telecoms sphere since 2004, with short detours through industrial O&M and marketing.
If you’d like to talk to Alex about your ideas or projects he’d love to hear from you. @animalawrence or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shaun Collins founded CCS Insight in 1993, and he and his team have built the business into one of the world’s best analyst houses. Earlier in his career, Shaun was European account director for Motorola when it led the European market, and he has held senior roles in digital markets in the UK, Europe and the US. Shaun was appointed Chair of Judges for the GSMA’s GLOMO Awards until 2021. He has also been a judge for the KPMG Mobile Start-Up of the Year awards in the UK. He can regularly be seen interviewing and moderating discussions with global technology leaders and CEOs and is often quoted in the media.
Prakash Sangam has more than 20 years of wireless industry experience working for Qualcomm, Ericsson and AT&T. He is a recognized expert in IP strategy, 5G, IoT, AI, as well as client and cloud computing.
His research and analysis is inspired by his vast and well-rounded, hands-on experience in deploying large-scale wireless systems and marketing cellular technology and products. A prolific writer, blogger, and speaker, Prakash enjoys analyzing technical and business challenges and transforming them into impactful strategies and persuasive messaging. He has his own column on RCR Wireless News and regularly contributes to Forbes, EETimes, and Enterprise IoT Insights, and others. He is often quoted in national and international publications, including CNBC, NBC, VoA, Times of India, and other leading publications and has been on the speaking circuit for leading industry events, including Mobile World Congress, MWC Americas (CTIA), IWCE, and others.
Prakash holds a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communications from Karnatak University in India, and an MBA from San Diego State University.