6 Months in 6G – What’s Changed and What’s Next?
ABOUT: 6 Months in 6G – What’s Changed and What’s Next?
The last six months have seen a wide variety of activities from key global organisations, research facilities and thought leaders all helping to shape the direction and nature of advanced 5G and what comes after. At the same time, this has opened up some important new questions and problems about how to achieve complex objectives. What does this look like in aggregate, what’s coming and what do we need to do about it?
6GWorld brings together leading experts from Finland’s 6GFlagship, ETSI, and InterDigital to explore the key take-aways and controversies from the event.
SPEAKERS & MODERATOR
Matti Latva-aho received the M.Sc., Lic.Tech. and Dr. Tech (Hons.) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oulu, Finland in 1992, 1996 and 1998, respectively. From 1992 to 1993, he was a Research Engineer at Nokia Mobile Phones, Oulu, Finland after which he joined Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu. Prof. Latva-aho was Director of CWC during the years 1998-2006 and Head of Department for Communication Engineering until August 2014. Currently he serves as Academy of Finland Professor in 2017 – 2022 and is Director for National 6G Flagship Programme for 2018 - 2026. His research interests are related to mobile broadband communication systems and currently his group focuses on beyond 5G systems research. Prof. Latva-aho has published close to 500 conference or journal papers in the field of wireless communications. He received Nokia Foundation Award in 2015 for his achievements in mobile communications research.
Dr Alain Mourad has 20+ years of experience in wireless industrial R&D. He is currently a Senior Director at InterDigital and the Head of Future Wireless Europe Lab in London (UK) leading research on 5G evolution towards 6G. Prior to InterDigital, Alain was a Principal Standards Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) and previously a Senior Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (France). Throughout his career, Alain has been active in the research and standardization of wireless systems (3GPP, IEEE802, DVB, ATSC, ETSI, IETF). Alain is a prolific inventor with over 50 issued patents and several additional patent applications. He received Samsung Electronics Inventor of the Year Award in 2012 and 2013, InterDigital Innovation Award in 2016, 2018 and 2020, 2018 Global Telecoms Award “Highly Commended” for “Advancing the road to 5G”, and the 2021 CSI Award “Highly Commended” for “Best 5G technology or service”.
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.
David heads the ETSI Committee Support Center (CSC) which is an International team of experts who provide comprehensive support to the numerous technical groups in ETSI. www.etsi.org
He has been active in the creation, launch and support of several key Industry Groups such as NFV, MEC, and ZSM, and is actively involved in attracting new technical standards development work into ETSI.
Previously he was involved with the “3rd Generation Partnership Project” (3GPP), supporting various core network groups and was also responsible for the launch and build of the initial M2M work in ETSI.
He has more than 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, which includes 19 years of experience in standardization.