5GCC

About Us

The 5G Canada Council is administered by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). This multi-stakeholder Council was founded to serve as a forum to encourage a supportive and dynamic 5G ecosystem in Canada, including the efficient rollout of related technologies. Through research and cross-sector collaboration, the 5G Canada Council will work to identify the common challenges, benefits, and priorities related to the introduction, development and impact of 5G technologies across numerous industries and varied stakeholders.

5G Canada 2018

February 7, 2018
National Arts Centre
O’Born Room

Program

8:00am

9:00am

Registration and Networking

9:00am

9:15am

Opening Address
Robert Ghiz, CWTA President & CEO

9:15am

10:30am

The Race to 5G: A Global Perspective

With the first 5G standard being ratified, the EU approving its 5G roadmap, and an increasing number of trials being announced by carriers and equipment vendors, the race to deploy 5G is well underway.

Leading industry experts will provide a view from the U.S., Europe and Asia, highlighting the strategies, deployment plans and key differentiators from these key regions of the world.


Chris Pearson, President of 5G America
Daniel Gueorguiev, Public Policy Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs for Europe, GSMA Moderator: Christine Dobby, Telecom Reporter, Globe and Mail

10:30am

10:45am

Networking Break

10:45pm

12:00pm

Role of Government as Enabler and Beneficiary of 5G

Successful deployment of 5G networks in Canada will require collaboration between operators, national and local government, businesses and communities. This panel will discuss national and local governments’ roles in enabling 5G network deployment, including timely spectrum allocation, international harmonization activities, and streamlining arrangements for infrastructure deployment. Panelists will also touch upon public sector use cases and how government can benefit from 5G.


Jessie Adcock, CIO, City of Vancouver

Paul Cowling, VP Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Shaw Communications
David Watt, Senior Vice President, Regulatory, Rogers Communications Adam Scott, Director General, ISED

Moderator: Bryan Tramont, WBK (formerly of the FCC)

12:00pm

1:00pm

Lunch Keynote: How 5G can help municipalities become vibrant smart cities
Tejas Rao, Managing Director and Mobile Offering Network lead for Accenture’s North America practice

1:05pm

2:35pm

5G Deployment: Operator and Equipment Vendor Perspective

Industry experts will provide their unique perspective on how 5G deployment is likely to unfold in Canada, what it will mean for consumers and enterprises, and the key challenges that must be overcome

Michael Murphy, Chief Technology Officer, North America, Nokia Jaco du Plooy, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson Canada Damian Poltz, Vice President of Technology Strategy and Networks, Shaw Communications Bruce Rodin, Vice President of Wireless Technologies, Bell

Moderator: Jeff Fan, Managing Director, Research Analyst, Telecom, Cable & Media, Global Equity Research, Scotiabank

2:35pm

2:50pm

Networking Break

2:50pm

4:20pm

Vertical Industries: How 5G will Change Industry

5G will be faster, smarter and more efficient, but it is the way these new capabilities are used that will change the way we work, live and interact. For vertical industries, 5G will enable new capabilities and business models.

Panelists from various verticals will discuss how 5G will affect their industries and the exciting use cases that will change our lives.


Alan Smithson, Co-Founder & CEO of MetaVRse
Brian Boychuk, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, BeWhere Grant Courville, Head of Product Management, Automotive and Embedded at BlackBerry QNX Moderator: Scott Bradley, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Huawei

4:20pm

4:30pm

Closing Remarks
Scott Bradley, Chair of 5G Canada Council

4:30pm

5:30pm

Reception

Schedule is regularly updated and subject to change

Contact Us

For further information, or if you would like to become a member, please contact:

Chantale Neapole
Senior Manager, Member Services & Events
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)
cneapole@cwta.ca
613-233-4888 ext. 204