Worldwide 5G Industry Fora Session 2018

Date: Monday July 9
Time: 11:00 – 6:30
Room: Winchester (Ballroom Section 1)

5G Trends and Collaborations: Regional Visions and Inter-Regional Cooperation Activities

Governmental entities and several research bodies from different regions of the globe, are conducting studies and efforts in order to shape up 5G, accelerate its deployment, and test its potential performance in real world. In the ITU-R, the process of developing  Recommendations for the terrestrial components of the IMT-2020 radio interface(s) has already started. In the 3GPP, 5G specific first functionalities are under standardization (Release 15) and their finalization is expected by September 2018, whereas the full 5G vision (Release 16) is expected by the end of 2019. 5G first commercialization is planned by many countries in the coming few years. In this worldwide industry sessions, we invite leading 5G industry associations from different regions and countries to share and discuss their current activities, visions and future roadmaps towards 5G deployment, and also to develop on international industry collaboration.

  1. Regional visions: While the 5G standards process assures ubiquity and interoperability, regional considerations may create different visions of 5G as operators analyze their spectrum portfolio, develop 5G trials, use cases with verticals, and other technological considerations surface.
  2. Spectrum, standardisation and deployments roadmap towards Full 5G vision and IMT-2020: What is the target spectrum and candidate bands and when will it be decided? What is the image of 5G first deployments (Dense urban, Rural, Stadium…). What is the roadmap for 5G deployments? And how to make 5G first deployments successful?
  3. International industry cooperation: What are the possible cross-continental collaborations and joint inter-regional projects toward the success of 5G?


Session 1
Moderator: Latif Ladid, IEEE 5G World Forum Co-Chair
11:00 Keynote: Susan Miller, President and CEO, ATIS, 3GPP-PCG Chair 
11:30 Heinz Bernold, Boston Consulting Group, Switzerland
12:00 Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI & Founder Chair & Vice President, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India
12:30 Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General, 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA)
13:00 Lunch
Session 2
Moderator: Jean-Pierre BienaiméSecretary General, 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA)
14:00 Ashutosh Dutta, Founding Co-Chair IEEE 5G Initiative
14:25 Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas
14:50 Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute
15:15 Li-Chun Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
15:40 Edward Tiedemann, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
16:00 Coffee Break
Session 3 
Moderator: Jean-Pierre BienaiméSecretary General, 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA)
16:30 Kohei Satoh, Secretary General, 5G Mobile Forum, Japan
17:00 Luciano Leonel Mendes, 5G Brasil Project
17:30 Panel Session:
Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI & Founder Chair & Vice President, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India
Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute
Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas, USA
Luciano Leonel Mendes, 5G Brasil Project
Kohei Satoh, Secretary General, 5G Mobile Forum, Japan


Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General of The 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA)

Jean-Pierre Bienaimé has been Secretary General of the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA), representing the digital & telecommunications industry (operators, manufacturers, research and academic institutes, verticals, SMEs) in the Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) with the European Commission, since September 2016. He is also Chairman of the 5G PPP Initiative Steering Board.

Joining France Telecom (FT) in 1979, Bienaimé has had responsibilities including Director Planning Department at FT, Advisor to the General Director of Moroccan Telecommunications in Rabat, Director of Marketing and Product Development for International Business Networks & Services at FT, Chief Executive Officer of Nexus International, and Vice-President International Mobile Support for Orange Group. From 2009 until 2016, Jean-Pierre has been Senior Vice-President Wholesale Strategy, Communications and Community at Orange. Jean-Pierre has been Chairman of mobile industry association The UMTS Forum from 2003 until 2016, with a mission to promote a common vision of the development of 3G UMTS and 4G LTE and evolutions, and to ensure their worldwide commercial success.

Jean-Pierre is the chairman of IREST (Economic and Social Research Institute on Telecommunications), a think tank of influence based in Paris. Jean-Pierre is graduated from ESSEC Business School, from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Postes & Télécommunications – Paris, and from INSEAD.

Heinz Bernold, Boston Consulting Group

Heinz Bernold is an Associate Director at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He is a member of BCG’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice area, serving clients worldwide. He specializes in technology & network strategy and spectrum auctions. Before re-joining BCG, Heinz worked at Swisscom as Head of Strategy & Innovation responsible for Network, IT & Wholesale business.

Ashutosh Dutta is currently Senior Wireless Communication Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs (JHU/APL). Most recently he served as Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs in Middletown, New Jersey. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless at a Cybersecurity company NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist in Telcordia Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 90 conference and journal publications, three book chapters, and 30 issued patents. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design,Evaluation and Application,” published by IEEE and John & Wiley that has recently been translated into Chinese Language. Ashutosh served as the chair for IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, Industry Relation Chair for Region 1 and MGA, Pre-University Coordinator for IEEE MGA and vice chair of Education Society Chapter of PCJS. He co-founded the IEEE STEM conference (ISEC) and helped to implement EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) projects in several high schools. Ashutosh currently serves as the Director of Industry Outreach for IEEE Communications Society and is the founding co-chair for IEEE 5G initiative. He also serves as IEEE Communications Society’s Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2018. He was recipient of the prestigious 2009 IEEE MGA Leadership award and 2010 IEEE-USA professional leadership award. Ashutosh obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from NIT Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from NJIT, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne. Ashutosh is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.

Chih-Lin I, China Mobile

Chih-Lin I received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She has been working at multiple world-class companies and research institutes leading the R&D, including AT&T Bell Labs; Director of AT&T HQ, Director of ITRI Taiwan, and VPGD of ASTRI Hong Kong. She received the IEEE Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award, is a winner of the CCCP National 1000 Talent Program, and has won the 2015 Industrial Innovation Award of IEEE Communication Society for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks. In 2011, she joined China Mobile as its Chief Scientist of wireless technologies, established the Green Communications Research Center, and launched the 5G Key Technologies R&D. She is spearheading major initiatives including 5G, C-RAN, high energy efficiency system architectures, technologies and devices; and green energy. She was an Area Editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. NET, an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of the ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, and Founding Chair of the IEEE WCNC Steering Committee. She was a Professor at NCTU, an Adjunct Professor at NTU, and currently an Adjunct Professor at BUPT. She is the Chair of FuTURE 5G SIG, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member of WWRF, the ComSoc Rep of IEEE 5G Initiative, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF. Her current research interests center around “Green, Soft, and Open.”

Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI & Founder Chair & Vice President, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India
Since February 2017, Ms. Pamela Kumar has been appointed as the Director General of TSDSI. An alumnus of PEC Chandigarh, Rutgers University and IIM Bangalore, Pamela brings with her an experience of 30+ years in the communications, computers and semiconductor industry.

Prior to TSDSI, she has spent the first 10 years of her career at AT&T, Bell Labs in USA and at C-DOT in Bangalore. Later, she held leadership positions in Texas Instruments, IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, R&D labs in India. She also did a short stint setting up the R&D centers of Network Programs and Alliance Semiconductors. She holds 3 Patents granted by USPTO and has 5 patent applications pending in the Networking Accelerators domain. She has been a Keynote/ invited speaker in 50+ Local and Global forums.

Pamela is also the Founding Chair and current Vice President of Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI). She is on the Governing Boards of Indian Financial Technologies and Allied Services (IFTAS) and PEC University of Technology. She is the Bharti Chair for IT Research and Member Research Council, UIET, Punjab University. She also mentors Startups in the ICT space.

Pamela is currently the Chair of the IEEE Charles Steinmetz Awards Committee and the Vice Chair of IEEE Bangalore section. She was the first ever appointee from India in the IEEE Standards Association – Board of Governors, as the Member at large for 2011-12. She has also been the Chair for IEEE Computer Society- Bangalore Section.

Luciano Leonel Mendes received the BSc. and MSc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Inatel, Brazil in 2001 and 2003, respectively. In 2007 he received the Doctor degree in Electrical Engineering from Unicamp, Brazil. Since 2001 he is a professor at Inatel. He has coordinated the Master Program at Inatel from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2015 he was a visiting researcher at the Technical University of Dresden in the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems. Since 2015, he has acted as the Research Coordinator of the Radiocommunication Reference Center at Inatel, which is a research project aiming at addressing the main challenges for the Brazilian society regarding wireless, satellite and terrestrial communications. His main area of interest is solutions for the physical layer of the future fifth generation of mobile communication systems (5G), a research field where he has published several papers in the last years. He is also the technical coordinator of the 5G-RANGE project, sponsored by EU and RNP under the 4th Coordinated Call between the European Union and Brazil.


Susan Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer, ATIS

Susan is President and Chief Executive Officer of ATIS and has been in this role since 1999. She is credited with bringing an innovative, market-driven approach to the development of solutions and standards for the ICT industry and as a result, continues to expand ATIS’ reach and activities. Under her leadership, ATIS redefined the manner in which ICT business priorities are identified, and technical and operational solutions and standards are subsequently developed. Connecting the industry’s direction and ATIS members’ business priorities with needed solutions and standards has attracted a blue-ribbon Board of Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Officers and senior executives.

Prior to her appointment as President, she served as the Association’s Vice President and General Counsel. In that capacity, she played an integral role in setting the direction and ultimate evolution as to where the organization is today. Before joining ATIS, Susan practiced telecommunications law at Weil, Gotshal and Manges.

In addition to her role at ATIS, Susan has served in a number of other roles including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors; the International Engineering Consortium Advisory Council; member of the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC); and the Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Oklahoma State University. She has also served on the U.S. delegation to the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and ATIS’ delegation to the Global Standards Collaboration. Susan is a graduate of Dickinson College and Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.

In 2011, Susan made Billing and OSS World’s List of the 25 Most Influential. Previously, she was recognized by FierceTelecom as one of the “2010 Top Women in Wireline”.


Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas

Chris Pearson is the President of 5G Americas. In his executive role, he is responsible for the overall planning of the organization and providing management for the integration of strategy and operations in the areas of technology, marketing, public relations and regulatory affairs. As President of 5G Americas (formerly called 4G Americas), Mr. Pearson represents the organization’s Market Representation Partner interests within the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) organization.

Mr. Pearson led the organization from its inception in 2001 as the 3GPP family of technologies market share grew from 10 percent in 2001 to more than 93 percent in North, Central and South America. Mr. Pearson came to the organization from the Universal Wireless Communications Consortium (UWCC) where he served as Executive Vice President in charge of the strategic executive management of the global TDMA wireless technology consortium. Prior to joining the UWCC, Mr. Pearson held several senior technical and marketing positions at AT&T Wireless and GTE.

With more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Pearson is a recognized spokesperson in mobile wireless and 5G technology trends and has spoken at technology conferences throughout the world including CES, Mobile World Congress, CTIA Super Mobility, LTE World, 5G World North America, and 5G Forum USA. Mr. Pearson earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in Marketing and Finance from the University of Washington.

Dr. Kohei Satoh joined the Electrical Communication Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTT), Japan, in 1975, and transferred to NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. (NTT DoCoMo) in 1992. Since 1975, he has been engaged in the research on radio propagation for satellite communication systems, research and development of mobile satellite communications and mobile communications systems. After 1985, he has been also engaged in standardization activities of mobile satellite services in ITU-R and international alliance activities for IMT-2000. He has been a President and CEO of DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH in Munich, Germany, from November 2000 to May 2002.

In July 2002, he moved from NTT DoCoMo to Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB). He is now an Executive Manager on Standardization of ARIB, and his current job is to promote standardization activities for enhancement of IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced and for IMT-2020 and beyond. He has actively participated in ITU-R Working Party 5D (WP5D), Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), APT Wireless Group (AWG) and China, Japan and Korea (CJK) IT Standards meeting since he joined ARIB. He is currently Chairman of AWG and Secretary General of the 5th Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF).

Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr., Senior Vice President, Engineering; QUALCOMM Fellow

Dr. Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. is a Qualcomm Fellow and a Senior Vice President of Engineering of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.  He leads Qualcomm’s worldwide standardization and industry organization activities.  Dr. Tiedemann was instrumental in the design and development of the TIA/EIA/IS-95 CDMA system, also called cdmaOne™.  He led Qualcomm and much of the industry’s efforts in the design and development of the third-generation cdma2000® system.  He currently sits on the board of several industry organizations.  He is interested in multiple topics in communications including 5G, IoT, and V2x.

Prior to becoming involved with terrestrial wireless communications, Dr. Tiedemann was involved with numerous commercial and military satellite systems.  From 1977 to 1988, Dr. Tiedemann was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he worked on mmWave satellite communications systems.

Dr. Tiedemann holds the Ph.D. degree from MIT where he worked in the areas of queueing theory and communications networks.  He holds the Master of Science degree from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va Tech).

Dr. Tiedemann is past chairman of the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va Tech).  He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Peabody Essex Museum.

Dr. Tiedemann was General Chair of GLOBECOM 2015.

Talk title: Creating the 5G Experience

Li-Chun Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Li-Chun Wang(M’96 — SM’06 — F’11)} received the B.S. degree from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R. O. C. in 1986, the M.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1988, and the Ms. Sci. and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 1995, and 1996, respectively, all in electrical engineering.

From 1990 to 1992, he was with the Telecommunications Laboratories of the Ministry of Transportations and Communications in Taiwan. In 1995, he was affiliated with Bell Northern Research of Northern Telecom, Inc., Richardson, TX. From 1996 to 2000, he was with AT&T Laboratories, where he was a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Wireless Communications Research Department. Since August 2000, he has joined National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. Currently he is a chair professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is jointly appointed by the Department of Computer Science. His recent research interests are focused on cross-layer optimization and data-driven learning techniques for 5G ultra-reliable and ultra-low latency communications (URLLC), edge computing, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications networks, and AI-empowered mobile networks.

Dr. Wang was elected to the IEEE Fellow for his contributions in cellular architectures and radio resource management in wireless networks. He won the 1997 IEEE Jack Neubauer Best Paper Award (1997), Distinguished Research Award of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (2012 and 2018), and IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board Best Paper Award (2015). He has published over 90 journal papers and 180 conference papers, 19 US patents and co-edited a book “Key Technologies for 5G Wireless Systems” (Cambridge 2016).



Jean-Pierre Bienaimé 
Secretary General, 5G-IA

Latif Ladid
Founder & President, IPv6 Forum
IEEE 5G Initiative Co-Chair, Conferences


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