5G Summit

October 14-16, 2019

Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I

Barcelona, Spain


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

TRACK 1: 5G Devices

5G in smartphones and beyond

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

High-performing and power-efficient 5G system

Nitin Dhiman, Staff Manager, Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Learn about key modem-RF system-level technologies that help overcome 5G design challenges to deliver multi-Gbps 5G speeds while improving battery life, coverage and form factors.

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Meeting consumer expectations with 5G devices

Moderator: Ben Wood, Chief of Research, CCS Insight
Henry Tang, Chief 5G Scientist, OPPO
Levi Li, Director of realme Europe, realme
Rosario Casillo, Director of Technology and Compliance, HMD Global

In this panel, executives from leading OEMs reflect on their experiences commercializing the initial wave of 5G devices and discuss what’s needed to meet evolving consumer expectations with the next generation of 5G smartphones.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Finding the 5G killer app

Moderator: Mike Roberts, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Federico Ruiz, Head of Spain’s 5G National Observatory
Simon Saunders, Head of Connectivity Partnerships, EMEA, Google
Sylwia Kochan, VP Sales EMEA, HTC Vive

Learn in this panel how leading software developers, OEMs, and cloud platform providers take advantage of 5G to enable new user experiences and applications that transform productivity, communication and entertainment.

11:15 a.m. - noon

Enabling Immersive Experiences to 5G Smartphones with XR Viewers

Moderator: Hugo Swart, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Sven Vonaschwege, VP Global Strategic Partners, Deutsche Telekom AG
Katsuhiro Kozuki, Deputy GM, Mobile & XR, KDDI
Wei Luo, VP Product, ZTE 

Large strides in technology and the introduction of new XR categories such as XR viewers are accelerating XR opportunities, use cases and adoption. Hugo Swart, Head of XR, and ecosystem partners will speak to new developments, ecosystem collaboration and how 5G is accelerating the timeline to an XR world.

noon - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

5G Fixed Wireless Access

Gautam Sheoran, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) provides an opportunity to disrupt fixed broadband by providing faster and more reliable multi-gigabit internet service. Join this session to see how, using 5G capacity increases, FWA becomes an alternative to traditional broadband that can be quickly and economically rolled out to provide internet services directly to homes and businesses.

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The role of 5G in tomorrow’s always-connected, autonomous vehicles

Dino Flore, VP Technology, Qualcomm Europe, Inc.

V2X technologies will be a key technology enabler for safer, more autonomous vehicles of the future. They give vehicles the ability to communicate with each other and everything around them, complementing the capabilities of evolving Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). As part of 3GPP release 14, C-V2X brings important enhancements over 802.11p/DSRC, as well as a rich roadmap to 5G to provide a unified connectivity platform for safer vehicles of tomorrow.

TRACK 2: 5G Networks

5G networks

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Insights from mmWave & sub6 real-world performance

Michael Thelander, President and Founder, Signals Research Group

In April 2019, 5G was made a commercial reality around the globe. With the fastest G transition thus far, in just a few months we have seen the commercial launch of 20+ 5G networks and 20+ 5G devices. The rapid transition to 5G has provided operators with enhanced capacity and consumers with an early glimpse of the performance benefits of 5G including the blazing fast speeds of mmWave technology. Join Signals Research Group for a deep dive on the progress and maturity of 5G as they provide key insights from global real-world network performance and user experience field testing with commercial 5G networks and mobile devices.

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

What’s next in 5G deployments

Moderator: Dino Flore, VP Technology, Qualcomm Europe, Inc.
Brian Mecum, VP, Device Technology, Verizon
Fotis Karonis, CTIO of BT Enterprise
Patrick Weibel, Head of 5G Program, Swisscom
Tareq Amin, EVP and CAO, Rakuten

Representatives from leading mobile operators share how 5G networks will evolve in 2020. Participants will discuss how new possibilities including the use of low-bands, broader mmWave adoption, small cell deployments and the transition to standalone architecture help operators to differentiate services and expand business opportunities.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Global update for 5G spectrum

Dean Brenner, Senior Vice President, Spectrum Strategy and Technology Policy, Qualcomm Incorporated

Spectrum is the lifeblood of wireless communication, and regulators around the world are identifying, allocating, and auctioning spectrum for 5G. Join this session to see what spectrum bands are being targeted in each region for 5G deployments, how much progress we have made so far to make 5G spectrum available, how we can leverage existing 4G spectrum for 5G, and what new spectrum technologies are coming with the continued 5G NR evolution.

11:15 a.m. - noon

5G private networks for Industrial IoT and Enterprises

Gerardo Giaretta, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Europe, Inc.

The interest in 5G private networks is intensifying thanks to a confluence of factors such as experiences from private LTE networks, growing mobile operator focus, availability of new spectrum options, expanded standard functionality, introduction of network slicing and an unmet need for high-performance wireless in industrial and enterprise applications. 5G private networks are particularly well suited to drive digital transformation across a range of sectors – from smart factories and container ports, to warehouses and office campuses, and more. This session will look closer at 5G opportunity in enterprises and at how 5G can meet the requirements from demanding industrial applications and facilitate the digital transformation of Industry 4.0 with functionality such as enhanced ultra-reliable low-latency communication (eURLLC) and Time Sensitive Networks (TSN).

noon - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Expanding 5G NR mmWave to indoor deployments

Alejandro Holcman, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

With more than 80% of mobile data traffic originating or terminating indoors, one enormous opportunity for mobile operators and service providers is to bring mmWave services to indoor venues, enterprises, and transportation hubs. This session will cover the technology innovations that have mobilized mmWave, the new use cases made possible with 5G NR mmWave, and the best practices for deploying indoor mmWave networks.


5G and AI: A new era for distributed intelligence


9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

AI @ Qualcomm: Edge-to-Cloud AI and the future of Distributed Intelligence

Keith Kressin, SVP, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI)

With billions of connected devices and the advent of 5G, Distributed Intelligence will help push AI workloads to where they are managed most efficiently—on the edge device or in the edge cloud. Join Keith Kressin as he provides an overview of AI in Mobile at QTI, including the advanced hardware, software and use cases now edge cloud server products, common commercial pain points, and how our edge cloud product, Qualcomm® Cloud AI 100, and Snapdragon have uniquely positioned QTI to provide cutting-edge on-device and edge cloud solutions today.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

5G+AI: The Ingredients for Next Generation Wireless Innovation

Rajesh Pankaj, SVP, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI)

With 5G, AI workloads can more easily be distributed across the cloud as well as on the device. Join us to discuss how latency and high data speeds provide an opportunity for innovation across our industry.

11:15 a.m. - noon

Panel: AI @ the Edge of the Network

Moderator: Karl Freund, Sr. Analyst, AI and HPC, Moor Insights & Strategy

Keith Kressin, SVP, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI)
Pete Bernard, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft
Jon Marsh, VP, Product, Onvu Tech

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

AI and the Ecosystem Presentation

Manny (Manvinder) Singh, VP, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI)

Please join Manny Singh as he talks about software ecosystem enablement to pre-integrate and optimize ISV machine learning based solutions on Snapdragon Mobile Platform. He will focus on trends, challenges and opportunities.

After Manny’s presentation we will invite a few of the ecosystem partners on the stage to share insights on their specific machine learning based solutions.

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

AI Ecosystem Panel


Moderator: Karl Freund, Sr. Analyst, AI and HPC, Moor Insights & Strategy

Frison (Jian) Xu, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Arcsoft
Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO and Founder, Audio Analytic
Toshi Torihara, Vice President, Morpho
Mallik Moturi, VP, Business Development, Syntiant

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Presentation: Demos and Refreshments

Please join our ecosystem partners from the previous panel as they demonstrate their sw solutions for AI on Snapdragon.

Track 4: ACPC

Always Connected PC and Smart Cities


9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Snapdragon Always On, Always Connected PCs Powering a New Era of 5G Computing

Jim Tran, SVP & GM, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Miran Chun, VP of Strategy and Analysis, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Windows 10 PCs running on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ platform have gone from concept to commercially available products enabling a whole new class of user experiences and creating a new opportunity for the PC and mobile ecosystems. Come learn about the latest developments in the Windows on Snapdragon ecosystem, the dawn of 5GPCs, and how the opportunity for the Always On, Always Connected PC is growing.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Snapdragon 8cx 5GPCs are delivering performance and transformative new user experiences

Miguel Nunes, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Ouyang Jun, VP & GM, Consumer PC Business, Lenovo 

Snapdragon powered ACPCs are changing the definition of the modern PC with extreme performance, extreme connectivity, and extreme battery life – setting a new bar for performance and enabling transformative new user experiences with 5G. In this session, you will learn about the new definition of PC performance and the vision for 5GPC user experiences.

11:00 a.m. –noon

Fireside Chat: Snapdragon 5GPCs transforming the modern Enterprise and new business models

Moderator: Don McGuire, VP, Global Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Presenters/Panelists: BT Group: Fotis Karonis, CTIO of BT Enterprise
Qualcomm: Miguel Nunes, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Windows on Snapdragon powered Always On, Always Connected PCs with multi-day battery life is enabling a new era of mobile computing with advanced productivity, security, and device management. In this session you will hear about new services models and recent pilot programs to better understand the demands of the enterprise and how Windows on Snapdragon devices will accelerate the transformation of the modern workplace.


Global transformation on the foundation of the internet of things


9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Driving Business Transformation

Jeffery Torrance, VP, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. with John Elliott, Managing Director, Accenture

Jeffery will define Qualcomm’s strategy and vision to address the exciting opportunities for enterprise transformation, building on the Internet of Things. Together with John, he’ll cover case studies and define Qualcomm’s and the broader ecosystem’s roles in the next level of IoT expansion. Together they’ll talk about the industries and technologies we’re focused on (edge compute, modules) to drive both today’s growth and the future of 5G in the IoT.

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Panel - 5G/Massive IOT – are we there yet?

Moderator: Julian Watson, Principal Analyst IoT, at IHS Markit

Francisco Javier Martinez Borreguero, Global Head of IoT Connected Devices / Things Ready, Telefónica
Galen Hunt, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft
Vieri Vanghi, VP of Product Management, Qualcomm Europe, Inc.
Neset Yalcinkaya, VP of Product, Quectel Wireless Solutions

Julian Watson from IHS Markit will present some thoughts on the current state of low power wide area (LPWA) adoption, to be followed by an expert panel to discuss the current state of the massive IoT and its readiness for 5G.

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

The Future of Retail with 5G and AI

Art Miller, Sr. Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Advances in connectivity and computing are bringing revolutionary change to retail. Art will discuss the “New Retail” and opportunities for the companies and broader ecosystem involved and how Qualcomm is working with some of the world’s largest retailers and retail innovators to bring exciting new improvements in productivity, commerce, marketing, tracking, and inventory to virtually every aspect of the business.

11:15 a.m. – noon

Inventing the Next Generation of Connected Robots

Dev Singh, Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

The world of robotics is rapidly changing, with connectivity and computing ability becoming as important as autonomy. Technologies like 5G, on-device AI, and heterogenous computing are poised to transform the way robots think, operate, and behave – all the way from small consumer robots that fit in one’s palm to large-scale industrial machines on factory floors. Join Dev Singh, who leads the robotics business at Qualcomm, as he discusses the future of robotics in the 5G era.


Smart Cities and the 5G impact


1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

The Smart Cities Ecosystem Play with 5G and in Industry 4.0

Eric Woods, Head of IoT Research - Analyst, Navigant Research
Professor Marsudi Wahyu Kisworo,
Independent Commissioner, Telkom Indonesia

Smart Cities have been deployed since 2013 and now with the advent of 5G, the ecosystem has diversified. Learn about the role 5G will play in human lives and how it will intersect with Smart City deployments to ultimately impact our day to day life. Hear the readouts from Smart Cities and how they have evolved to what it has to offer in the future with 5G, including the transformation and digitalization into Industry 4.0.

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Panel: Challenges & Opportunities for Smart Cities

Steve Linke, VP Global Business Development, Inseego
Pete Bernard, Principal Group Manager, Microsoft
Nitin Arora, SVP, EMEA and India, Tech Mahindra
Stefano Barnini, President of EMEA, Synchronoss
Charlie Yoo, SVP, MagData Inc.

This panel discussion talks about real life experiences with deployment of Smart Cities, its challenges and opportunities plus what the ecosystem can learn from best practices.

2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Smart City to Go

Yuqing Niu, CEO, Xingtera

This presentation introduces the concept of "Smart City To Go," proposed by Xingtera in order to simplify smart city initiatives. During the past years, cities have been facing a lot of pains when trying to design and deploy smart city solutions. With "Smart City To Go," a centralized management portal along with multiple pre-integrated vertical solutions are provided to realize simple and rapid smart city transformation.

2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Changing the Smart Education/Enterprise Landscape

Sufian Munir, CEO and Founder, OneScreen

OneScreen is revolutionizing smart education and smart enterprise by making it easier for business professionals and teachers in both traditional and flipped classrooms to inspire and engage students with simple, effective education tech tools via an all-in-one solution. This year, OneScreen will introduce the first interactive smart screen for classrooms & conference rooms made with Qualcomm Technologies. OneScreen is a rapidly growing San Diego-based start-up serving thousands of educational institutes and enterprises across the globe to improve how they work, teach and learn using our technology.

3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Building for the future of IoT in the 5G era

Brian Qi, VP, Fibocomm

The year of 2019 ushered in 5G, IoT, and Fibocom's 20-year anniversary. With our wireless chipset partners, we bridged the forefront of wireless technology for a spectrum of vertical industries by using our unique wireless module design technology. With industrial OEMs, our embedded solutions brought to life an array of industrial wireless applications that will not only benefit industries, but ultimately deliver on the promise of 5G experiences for all. Come learn what we have to offer for Smart Cities in the 5G era.

3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Panel: Technology Enablement for Smart Cities

Moderator: Sanjeet Pandit
Panelists: Andreas Schaller, Head of Technical Strategy, V2X, Mobility Solutions, Bosch
Jon Marsh, VP Product, Onvu Tech
Ali Mesri, VP, Business Development, Thundercomm
Jan Lattunen, CCO UROS Group and President for Americas, UROS

The Internet of Things is the fundamental technologies behind smart cities. In this panel discussion, you will hear from Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator collaborators provide their experiences and insights on the technologies used for deployments in real city scenarios today and what will be implemented in the near future with 5G on the horizon.

4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Solutions Showcase & Networking

Exhibition showcasing Qualcomm Technologies enabled end-to-end solutions for smart verticals across smart cities and smart spaces.


Wearables: Smart Consumer Devices

In this track, we are bringing together leading executives from the wearables, shareables, and hearables ecosystems to share industry trends and insights, discuss the opportunities and challenges, and find ways to accelerate the adoption of smart consumer devices. The track will include multiple keynotes, an industry panel, a demo showcase, and ample time for ad-hoc matchmaking.


9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

The Future of Technology is Personal

Pankaj Kedia, Head of Qualcomm Wearables and Shareable Audio

Over the next five years, wearable, shareable, and hearable technologies will have a profound impact in how we live, work, play and share. Join Pankaj Kedia, who leads Qualcomm’s forays into the wearable and shareable audio segments, as he discusses how the connected devices we wear and engage with in our everyday lives are getting smarter, know us better and can truly create personalized experiences.

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Smartwatches: Evolution or Revolution

Dr. Felix Obschonka, Director New Technologies, Montblanc-Simplo GmbH

Join us as we discuss how the watch category has evolved and where the next generation of smart watches is headed.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Accelerating Kids Watches in China and abroad

Ally Choi, Director Product Marketing, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
Vera Tang, Senior Overseas Sales, Guangdong Genius Technology Co., Ltd.

Join us for a discussion on the popularity of the connected kids watch market in china and abroad. this session will cover best practices followed by brands that have succeeded in the China market, how those lessons can be applied in other regions as well as insights on what product features parents and children are looking for in a kids watch.

 11:15 a.m.- noon

Accelerating Kids Watches and Smart Trackers

David Lee, COO, Franklin Wireless

A range of devices targeting children, elderly, adults and pets are coming to market with next generation Cat M1 based networks and advances in location technologies. In this session, we will discuss how the connected kids watch and smart tracker categories are evolving to address the needs of the modern connected family.

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Next Generation Audio Experiences


Innovations in audio quality, whole home audio, and voice AI are having a profound impact on the audio category. Join us for a discussion on how the audio category is evolving and how the next generation of devices will provide both more personal and easily shareable audio experiences.

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Bringing it all together: Wearables, Hearables, Shareable Audio

Moderator: Ben Wood, CCS Insight

Panelists: Dr. Felix Obschonka, Director New Technologies, Montblanc-Simplo GmbH
Vera Tang, Senior Overseas Sales, Guangdong Genius Technology Co., Ltd.
David Lee, COO, Franklin Wireless
Gordon Richers, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Vodafone Group
Dan Morton, Global Head of Product and Partnerships, Bose

Join us for a panel discussion featuring industry experts across the wearables, hearables and shareable audio categories as they cover what is next in consumer devices in the 5G era.


2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon reception and matchmaking opportunities.

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