Day Two

08:30
Welcome coffee
08:50
Opening Remarks from the Chair

Mike Khan
Executive Director
Australian Taxation Office

5G IN THE ECONOMY
09:00
5G then, now and tomorrow: 5G applications, revenue models and business impacts
  • 5G applications operators around the world have launched and why it is relevant
  • 5G application revenue models and their impact on businesses and economic growth
  • What the future holds for operators with regards to 5G and how it will impact the industry

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

09:30
Understanding the technology mix for 5G deployment
  • Breakthrough technologies that are integral to 5G
  • The fundamental architectural transformation and it's accompanied complexities
  • Inherent benefits and drawbacks of 5G technology

Easwaren Siva
General Manager Technology Strategy
Vodafone

10:00
Serving regional and rural customers with long range 5G mmWave
  • Extending the usable range of mmWave beyond typical urban scenarios
  • Current and expected challenges with mmWave expansion
  • Innovations to address challenges with mmWave expansion
  • Technology partnerships to accomplish the goal of expansion

Samuel Stephens
General Manager - Wireless Technologies
NBN

10:30
Morning tea
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND CYBER SECURITY
11:00
Maximising the opportunities of 5G, intelligent automation and AI in business operation
  • Driving business transformation through a digital lens
  • How 5G, Machine Learning and AI is changing the business landscape
  • The business imperatives for these technologies
  • Business functions which are benefiting from these technologies today
  • Characteristics of successful companies that are capturing value from these technologies

Mike Khan
Executive Director
Australian Taxation Office

11:30
Why invest in 5G for AI purposes/How 5G can assist in cyber security

Speaker to be announced

12:00
Panel discussion: Security assurance: High connectivity = high risk?

Network security is extremely important and as the world increases its connectivity, so does the risk, or does it? This panel will discuss the major concerns of cyber security that directly correlates to 5G networks, including:

  • What does higher connectivity and 5G mean for cyber security?
  • Identifying the major threats for businesses and industries with regards to cyber security
  • What is the value of AI in cyber security, how reliable is AI security systems especially with regards to 5G and how to decrease risk?

Moderator:

Mike Khan
Executive Director
Australian Taxation Office

Panellists:
Salil Kanhere
Professor - Computer Science and Engineering
UNSW

John Baird
Chair of the Cyber Security Advisory Council
NSW Department of Finance Services and Innovation

John Stanton
Chief Executive Officer
Communications Alliance

12:30
Lunch
5G USE-CASES
13:30
Smart farming with 5G behind the wheel
  • How 5G is helping agriculture
  • Current 5G testing projects and the subsequent advantages
  • Current shortcomings or issues and 5G solutions
  • What is next for smart farming?

David Rubie
Chief Executive Officer
Smart Shepherd

14:00
Next generation customer experiences, on next generation networks
  • Why customer-centricity is critical to a brand’s commercial success
  • How developments in technology drives exponential change in customer behaviour and expectations
  • Why it is important for brands to forge deeper relationships with their customers in the fourth industrial revolution
  • Some of the organisations which are already on the front foot

Karen Fellus
Founder and Director
Karma Marketing

 

14:30
Afternoon break

THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE
15:00
Panel discussion: Does Australia have the skills?

Australia, like many other countries, is facing significant skill shortages in the key areas required to create a thriving 5G ecosystem. This panel will discuss necessary skill shortages and how to overcome this challenge, including:

  • What are the necessary skills and job titles required to make 5G a success in Australia?
  • How to decrease the skill shortages without an enormous influx of international professionals?
  • Why is education important to create a thriving 5G ecosystem?
  • How can Australians be aided to acquire the necessary skill sets and ultimately create more job opportunities for Australian citizens?
  • What will be the economic outcome if skill shortages are not addressed in a timely fashion?

Moderator:

Mike Khan
Executive Director
Australian Taxation Office

Panellists:
Geof Heydon
Principle Consultant and Platforms Workstream Chair
Internet of Things Alliance Australia

Barry Lerner
Board member
C4 Digital

John Broadbent
Director and Founder
Realise Potential

 

15:45
6G on the horizon
  • 5G opportunities and shortcomings
  • Which business models 5G will not accomplish
  • How 6G will deliver on the shortcomings of 5G
  • 6G critical telecommunications infrastructure
  • Let the hype of 6G begin!

Geof Heydon
Principle Consultant and Platforms Workstream Chair
Internet of Things Alliance Australia

16:15
Closing remarks from the chair
16:25
End of Conference Day Two