Qualcomm 5G Summit 2019

Save the date for this year’s 5G Summit, a premier three-day ecosystem event hosted by Qualcomm. Formerly the 4G/5G Summit, this event brings together global OEMs, operators, and IHV/ISVs for leadership keynotes on development and commercialization during the 5G transition—a time of rapid acceleration in connectivity poised to transform industries and enable customers to innovate globally.


The 5G Summit features a variety of networking and business development events, as well as educational sessions for leaders focused on creating and strategizing 5G experiences, applications, and use cases. In addition to 5G, the Summit showcases industry trends and technology developments in AI, IoT, Always On, Always Connected PCs, smart cities, and more.

2019 Keynote

5G and the intelligent wireless edge.

5G is here and commercialization is moving even faster than expected. The global ecosystem is now poised to harness this unified connectivity fabric for future innovation that will transform many industries and enrich our lives. Global industries are pursuing connected and intelligent devices at the network edge that will deliver new capabilities and services.


Learn from Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon and his guests how innovation at the wireless edge will set the agenda for the technology industry today and in the decade to come.


Guests include:


  • Amazon: Dave Shearer, Vice President, Worldwide Business Development
  • Bosch: Andreas Mueller, Head of Communication and Network Technology 
    & Chairman of 5G-ACIA
  • Enel: Roberto Denda, Head of Network Technology
  • Ericsson: Thomas Noren, VP, Head of 5G Commercialization
  • GSMA: Mats Granryd, Director General
  • Microsoft: Roanne Sones, Corporate Vice President
  • Nokia: Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks
  • Xiaomi: Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman and CEO


Monday, Oct. 14

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Ecosystem Meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 15

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cristiano Keynote and Guest Walk-ons

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

5G Panel

1:45 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Operator Keynotes:
1:45 - 2:05 Verizon, Nicola (Nicki) Palmer, SVP of Technology & Product Development 
2:05 - 2:25 DT, Abdurazak Mudesir, SVP Technology & Innovation 
2:25 - 2:45 TIM, Elisabetta Romano, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
2:45 - 3:05 DOCOMO, Takehiro Nakamura, SVP and General Manager of the 5G Laboratories
3:05 - 3:25 BT, Fotis Karonis, CTIO of BT Enterprise
3:25 - 3:45 Rakuten, Tareq Amin, EVP and CAO
3:45 - 4:05 Vodafone, Paul Chapple, Head of Products and Devices 
4:05 - 4:25 SK Telecom, Jong Kwan Park, Head of 5GX Labs

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Industrial IoT Panel

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Oct. 16

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Ecosystem Meetings

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6 Tracks:
5G: Device focused
5G: Network focused
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Always Connected PC and Smart Cities
IoT: Digital Transformation
Smart Consumer Devices

Hotel details

Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I – Barcelona


Avinguda Diagonal, 661, 671, 08028 Barcelona, Spain


+34 933 64 40 40


Hotel options:
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