DAY ONE

8:15
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

8:50
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

Iain Collings
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering
Macquarie University

5G WHERE ARE WE AT?
9:00
Opening Keynote presentation

How will 5G impact productivity and economic growth?

  • Identifying the macroeconomics of a 5G fuelled economy
  • How markets will be disrupted

Leonie Holloway
Chief Economist, Bureau of Communications and Arts Research
Department of Communications and the Arts

09:30
The Infrastructure hump and economics of 5G Australia
  • What are the main 5G rollout drivers
  • How 5G can be rolled out in the fastest, smoothest, and most efficient way possible, while meeting the key objectives of successful coexistence with 4G and continuous growth
  • Initial 5G rollout: what it will look like
  • Post-2020 rollout
  • How 5G will transform existing enterprise network capabilities

John Baker
SVP / 5G Business Development
Mavenir (USA)

10:00
Policy and regulations current state of play
  • Aligning 5G tech and policies
  • The role of policy: the fine line between being an enabler or a brake
  • How policy can play a role in supporting successful and economically sustainable roll out
  • Spectrum availability and utilisation

Reginald Coutts
Chairman
Telecommunications Association

10:40
Networking break in solutions lounge

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT AND WHEN
11:10
5G – Can it save Australia from the NBN catastrophe?
  • The NBN has failed to live up to expectations….Australians are unimpressed
  • Can 5G technology step up to the plate and deliver better broadband in Australia?
  • What are we seeing from early 5G deployments and eco-systems?
  • How do we build trustworthy 5G systems on a global scale?

Dr. David Soldani 
CTO
Huawei (Australia)

11:40
Ensuring the 5G revolution is a success
  • Evolving and Deploying - Leading 5G 
  • Exploring and Enabling - 5G shaping the future
  • How to build win-win cooperation for industry players in the 5G era
  • What approaches are being taken in different regions

Chris Althaus
Chief Executive Officer
AMTA

12:10
Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in a 5G environment

We know that 5G will bring with it a massive increase in mobile network speed, capacity, and reliability. There will be many use cases for this, but VR and AR in particular are set to evolve to the next level.

  • How VR and AR will drive 5G adoption
  • What are the latest developments in 5G AR/VR 

Pradeep Khanna
Executive Director
Asia Pacific VR AR Association

 

12:40
LUNCH
13:30
Panel discussion: How ready is Australia for the next generation?

Launching a new generation mobile network is a multi-layered evolutionary process which involves much more than putting some new antennas on poles. This panel will discuss the progress of each element of the 5G plan.

Moderator:

Iain Collings
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering
Macquarie University

Panellists:

Damian Ivereigh
CEO
Launtel

Angela Flannery
Partner
Holding Redlich

Reginald Coutts
Chairman
Telecommunications Association

WHAT DOES 5G MEANS TO MY BUSINESS?
14:15
5G, the cornerstone of the digital revolution
  • How digital transformation enabled by AI, 5G, edge computing and Software Defined Networking (SDN) will impact enterprise
  • Which applications will lead the 5G revolution
  • Distinguishing new applications from enhanced versions of existing services
  • Which services and applications will be the first to benefit from the 5G transition

Ron Gauci
CEO
Australian Information Industry Association

 

14:45
Where to invest: should you be an early adopter or should you wait?
  • Identifying the best investment options
  • Which areas you will need to invest in to avoid staying behind the wave
  • Who will be the early beneficiaries

Clay Carter
Global Investment Specialist
Macrovue

15:15
CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR
15:25
End of day one and networking drinks