DAY ONE

8:00
Registration and welcome coffee
8:50
Opening Remarks from the Chair

Maurie Dobbin
Managing Director
TeleResources Engineering

THE 5G BUSINESS CASE
9:00
Important 5G attributes for business and current 5G testing and trials at Optus
  • How 5G’s attributes will deliver benefits that other technologies fail to deliver
  • Why these attributes are important for businesses and ultimately economic growth
  • Current Optus testing and trials regarding 5G

Harvey Wright
Head of 5G 
Optus

09:30
Understanding the business case for 5G
  • The dependence of emerging technology on 5G
  • Lower hanging fruit: current uses for 5G
  • The 5G rollout timeline and when it will be ready
  • 5G and uses for the near future

Adam Bryant
Head of Technology and CTO, Oceania
Nokia

10:00
The path to an inclusive digital future
  • Risks associated with poor planning, poor delivery and not being inclusive
  • How intelligent connectivity promises a new era of innovation, disruption and economic growth
  • Using the knowledge of the past and the vision for the future to achieve a sustainable and prosperous digital society collaboratively

Julian Gorman
Head of Asia Pacific region
GSMA

10:30
Morning tea
5G IS THE KEY TO EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
11:00
Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality for business
  • How 5G is beneficial in VR and AR technology
  • Current uses cases for VR and AR
  • Why VR and AR are important in a business sense
  • What is next for VR and AR technology?

Pradeep Khanna
Executive Director, Asia Pacific
VR AR Association

11:30
The thrilling three: 5G, Edge computing and automation
  • Edge computing- It’s a bare necessity for the future
  • How edge computing will influence automation
  • Why 5G is so important in edge computing
  • How the trio will transform businesses

Iain Collings
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering
Macquarie University

12:00
Panel discussion: Is emerging technology dependent on 5G?

Emerging technology seems to rely quite heavily on 5G connections and networks.  This panel will discuss the dependence of emerging technology on 5G, including:

  • How dependent will emerging technology be on a 5G connection?
  • The 5G rollout will still take quite some time, will that have an influence on when businesses will be able to benefit from new and innovating technology?
  • After the completion of the 5G rollout, will innovation and manifestation of new technologies grow significantly?
  • Will it be important for businesses to invest more in technology and why?

Moderator:

Maurie Dobbin
Managing Director
TeleResources Engineering

Panellists:

Adam Bryant
Head of Technology and CTO, Oceania
Nokia

Pradeep Khanna
Executive Director, Asia Pacific
VR AR Association

Iain Collings
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering
Macquarie University

12:45
LUNCH
5G IN THE INDUSTRY
13:45
The power couple: Manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Automation and process optimization with 5G connections
  • Opportunities for smart factories and related benefits of 5G
  • When to expect the implementation of 5G into manufacturing

John Broadbent
Director and Founder
Realise Potential

14:15
5G within the broader 4th Industrial Revolution
  • The industries that are most at risk
  • How business models will change
  • How well positioned is Australia?

Rocky Scopelliti
Futurologist, Author and Board Director
Youthquake 4.0

 

14:45
Panel discussion: How to industrialise 5G?

Using 5G in the industry will transform economic growth. This panel will discuss how 5G can be industrialised, including:

  • How will 5G influence and disrupt industries?
  • How can to maximise this disruption?
  • How will this disruption influence national economic growth?
  • How financially important is it for businesses and industries to stay ahead in the 5G rollout?
  • Why are countries racing to be first with the 5G rollout?
  • Why is it important and what will countries gain to be the 5G leaders?

Moderator:

Maurie Dobbin
Managing Director
TeleResources Engineering

Panellists:

David Cooper
Head of Networks, 5G & IoT
Ericsson Australia

Rocky Scopelliti
Futurologist, Author and Board Director
Youthquake 4.0

Tim Herring
Executive Director
Telecommunications Association

15:30
Quickfire presentation

Robert Matchett
Founder and Co-CEO
ENE.HUB

15:40
Afternoon break
5G IN THE COMMUNITY AND OPPORTUNITIES
16:00
5G use-cases in smart communities
  • 5G Trials for Western Parkland City (Western Sydney)
  • Issues with the current trials at Western Parkland City
  • Possible solutions for 5G trial issues and future planning

Matthew Schultz
President
Australian Smart Communities Association

16:30
5G: The policy challenges and productivity opportunities
  • Policy changes to be aware of for 5G
  • How these policy changes will influence businesses
  • Productivity opportunities 5G brings to the business
  • How to make the most of 5G opportunities

Chris Althaus
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association

17:00
Closing remarks from the chair
17:10
End of Conference Day One and Networking drinks