6G - Who Will Set the Agenda?

Start date: Mon, May 23rd 2022 3:30 PM CET

5G was hailed as a generation for enterprise customers… but three years in it has had little traction with enterprises globally, while there is consumer mistrust of the technology in many countries. Do we need to have the end users shape the technology capabilities of the next generation, and how could we do that in practice?


  • Pierre Jannin
    Pierre Jannin
    Councillor in charge of digital and innovation, City of Rennes

    Pierre Jannin, as a research director in digital technology for health care as professional activities and background, he has been elected at the City of Rennes in 2020 as a councillor in charge of digital and innovation. He managed a citizen participation initiative on 5G technology dissemination on the city. Following this first initiative, he set up a long-term committee with again randomly selected citizens to study and address main challenges on responsible digital technology and to emit proposals. He recently proposed a report introducing the public politics related to digital technology for the city. He is also member of the administrative council of the national association gathering councillors in charge of digital technology from all French cities (Interconnectés committee from France Urbaine) and member of the national committee for 5G technology as representative of the Interconnectés.

  • Kimberley Parsons -Trommler
    Kimberley Parsons -Trommler
    Managing Director, Thinknet6G

    Kimberley Parsons Trommler studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and completed her Master of Mathematics in AI (computational linguistics) in 1997. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of computer science, with an emphasis on data networking, including positions as: -Software developer and team manager of Customer Engineering at Loran International Technologies (now part of HPE), in Ottawa, Canada -Data centre architect at OpenText in St. Gallen, Switzerland -Network architect at BMW in Munich, Germany -Senior technical evangelist at Paessler AG in Nuernberg, Germany Ms. Trommler has been at Bayern Inno

  • Matthew Bloxham
    Matthew Bloxham
    Head of EMEA TMT Research, Bloomberg Intelligence

    Matthew Bloxham heads up Bloomberg Intelligence research efforts for the TMT sectors in the EMEA region. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Matthew had a 17-year career in sell-side research with Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. He also spent some time in strategy consulting with PA Consulting and Arthur Andersen.

  • David Lister
    David Lister
    Senior R&D Manager, Futurist, Vodafone Group

    David Lister leads research on future disruptive technologies within Vodafone Group. He has 30 years’ experience that spans the introduction of 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies and has held technical and commercial roles related to spectrum regulation, standards development, and new product introduction. He is currently responsible for all aspects of 6G research in Vodafone Group and is the co-lead of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) strategic programme on 6G that has recently published its 6G Vision representing a consolidated and global mobile operator view. David holds degrees in electrical engineering, renewable energy, and is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IET.

  • Dr. Andreas Mueller
    Dr. Andreas Mueller
    Chairman, 5G-ACIA

    Dr. Andreas Mueller is the Head of Communication and Network Technology in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany and at the same time the Bosch Chief Expert for Communication Technologies for the IoT. In addition to that, he is coordinating the Industrial 5G activities of Bosch across the different business units. He also serves as General Chair of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA), which is the globally leading organization for driving and shaping Industrial 5G. Prior to joining Bosch, Andreas was a Research Staff Member at the Institute of Telecommunications of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he was contributing to the further development of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution towards LTE-Advanced. Besides, he was working as a Systems Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, developing a novel software-defined radio based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) and a M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

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