Worldwide 5G Industry Fora Session 2020

5G Trends and Collaborations: Regional Visions, Verticals 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) is on-going and the final IMT-2020 specifications are expected by June 2020. In the 3GPP, 5G specific first functionalities are under standardization (Release 15) and their finalization was done in September 2018, whereas the full 5G vision (Release 16) is expected by June 2020. 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 and involvement of verticals: 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, standardization 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? What is the involvement of verticals in 5G standardization and developments?
  3. International industry cooperation: What are the possible cross-continental collaborations and joint inter-regional projects toward the success of 5G?


Satoshi Nagata, NTT DOCOMO

Satoshi Nagata received his B.E. and M.E. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2001 and 2003, respectively. In 2003, he joined NTT DOCOMO, INC. He worked for the research and development for wireless access technologies for LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 5G. He is currently a manager working for 5G and 3GPP standardization. He had contributed to 3GPP over 10 years, and contributed 3GPP TSG-RAN WG1 as a vice chairman from November 2011 to August 2013, and also contributed as a chairman from August 2013 to August 2017. He is currently a vice chairman of 3GPP TSG-RAN since March 2017.


Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Chairman, IREST

Jean-Pierre Bienaimé has been Chairman of IREST (Economic and Social Research Institute on Telecommunications), a think tank of influence based in Paris, since 2015. He is also Chairman of Ubiquity Consulting, with consulting activities in the field of telecoms, digital and international relations.

Jean-Pierre 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, from 2016 until 2019. He has also been Chairman of the 5G PPP Steering Board.

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.

Joining France Telecom (FT) in 1979, Bienaimé has had responsibilities including Director Planning Department at FT, Advisor to the Director General of Moroccan Telecommunications in Rabat, Director of Marketing and Product Development for International Networks & Services at FT, Chief Executive Officer of Nexus International, and Vice-President Group Mobile Support at Orange. From 2010 until 2016, Jean-Pierre has been Senior Vice-President at Orange Wholesale.

Jean-Pierre is graduated from ESSEC Business School (Master in Management), from Sciences-Po Paris, from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Postes & Télécommunications – Paris, and from INSEAD Executive MBA.


Uwe Herzog, Programme Manager at Eurescom

Uwe Herzog is Programme Manager at Eurescom. He has more than 25 years of professional experience. Uwe has been involved in a number of EC research projects as project coordinator, work-package leader and in other roles, including projects such as WINNER, SPEED-5G, ORPHEUS, 5G EVE, To-Euro-5G and Full5G. Currently he is coordinator of the EU-China 5G-DRIVE project that aims to bridge current 5G developments in Europe and China through joint trials and research activities, as well as being the coordinator of the 5G PPP INSPIRE-5Gplus project that will advance the 5G and beyond security vision by progressing 5G Security.

Uwe is author and co-author of many scientific papers published in IEEE and other renowned channels. He had lead roles in the organization of workshops and conference exhibitions e.g. as Exhibition Co-Chair of the joint 7th Global 5G Event / EuCNC 2019 Valencia. He has several roles in the organization and operation of 5G PPP and NetWorld2020 ETP.

Uwe has also been evaluator and rapporteur in the FP7 and H2020 Call evaluation process in the area of Future Networks and SME-Instrument on Open Disruptive Innovation. Uwe holds a M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Chemnitz, Germany, and an MBA from the University of Mannheim and ESSEC Business School Paris.


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.


José Marcos C. Brito, Inatel

José Marcos C. Brito received the B. S. degree in electronic and telecommunications engineering from National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brasil, in 1986 and the M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Campinas University (Unicamp), Brasil, in 1998 and 2003, respectively, both in electrical engineering.

He has worked as a professor at Inatel since 1986, since 1990 as a full professor. He has occupied several management positions at Inatel: General Manager of Research & Development Center, Post-Graduation Coordinator, Research & Post-Graduation Director, and General Vice-Director.

Currently, he is the Research & Post-Graduation Director at Inatel, the General Coordinator of Radiocommunication Reference Center at Inatel, the Secretary General of 5G Brazil Project at Telebrasil, the Coordinator of the courses Master’s and Doctorate in Telecommunications at Inatel, and the General Coordinator of Brazil 6G Project .

His research & development interests include 5G and 6G networks, telecommunications systems, digital communications, and performance analysis of telecommunications networks.


Colin Willcock, Chairman, Board of the 5G Infrastructure Association.

Colin Willcock is the chairman of the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association.

Colin Willcock graduated from the University of Sheffield, UK, with a B.Sc in Physics in 1986, an MSc. In Astronomical Technology from the University of Edinburgh in 1987 and a PhD in Parallel Computation from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1992. Dr. Willcock joined Nokia in 1999, and is currently Head of Radio Network Standardization. He has participated extensively in standardization activities at ETSI, ITU-T and 3GPP, and also has extensive experience of European research having led a number of European projects.


Li Fung Chang, 5G program office, DoIT/MoEA

Dr. Li Fung Chang is the Chief Architect (2015-present) of the 5G program Office in Taiwan. In this role, she is responsible for setting up strategy direction for the MoEA funded 5G project as well as providing technical consultation and guidance to the engineering teams working under this project. In this project, an end-end virtualized 3GPP based 5G system has been developed and will be deployed in upcoming vertical trials in Taiwan starting Q3, 2020. Prior to this position, she was a Senior Director of Engineering at Broadcom Corp, – Mobile and Wireless Group and led Broadcom system team to support multi-mode 2G/3G/4G cellular SOC modem design/implementation across multi-sites.   She is a veteran from AT&T research Labs and Telcordia.

Dr. Chang holds over 85 US patents and many international patents in the area of wireless communications.  She is a Chair Professor with NCTU (National Chiao Tung University, HsinChu, Taiwan), fellow of the IEEE (2001), senior advisor at ITRI and III, Taiwan.

She received her Ph.D. degree from University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign in 1985 and was a visiting research graduate student at Caltech from Dec. 1982-1985.


Bernard Barani, European Commisson- DG CONNECT

Bernard Barani joined the European Commission in 1994 after 11 years as Communication engineer in industry on military optical systems and then with the European Space Agency on advanced satcom programmes. Since 1994, he has been responsible for the strategy and the implementation of European research and policy issues in wireless communication, audio visual systems, RFID, Internet of Things and networked enterprise systems. He is currently Deputy head of unit in the CONNECT Directorate General of the European Commission where he leads the definition and implementation of the 5G Public Private Partnership launched in 2013, the industrial EC initiative to support 5G European R&D and deployment. Main
field of activities covers strategic R&D planning and implementation including future beyond 5G systems, standardisation, international cooperation, demonstration and pilot programmes, and the implementation of the 5G Action Plan launched in 2016 to support early 5G deployment in Europe. He also has a lead role to define the future
Public Private Partnership on Smart Networks and Services (6G) targeted for implementation under the Horizon Europe programme in the 2021-2027 time frame.

He is also vice chairman of the Steering committee of the EUCNC conference, the main showcasing event for telecom research sponsored by the EU programmes. He has an engineering degree from the “Ecole National Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne”.


Yoshinori Ohmura, 5GMF, Japan

Mr. Yoshinori Ohmura joined KDD Co. Ltd. (currently KDDI Corporation) in 1981 and was engaged in the applied technology planning and standardization of network in ITU-T and APT etc. and
management of mobile phone joint venture in the overseas businesses and mobile application services. He is currently engaged in the promoting to realize the new generation mobile systems in ARIB (Association of Radio Industries and Businesses) from 2011. He also served as Deputy Secretary General of 5GMF (The 5th Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum) in Japan from 2015 and he is currently serving as Secretary General from 2019.


Andreas Mueller, Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany

Dr. Andreas Mueller is the Head of Communication and Network Technology in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. In addition to that, he is coordinating the 5G activities of Bosch in the context of Industry 4.0 across the different business units. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA), which has been established in order to make sure that 5G for the industrial domain becomes a success. This is done by providing a global forum for discussing related technical, regulatory and business aspects and by bringing all relevant stakeholders together.

Prior to joining Bosch, Andreas was a Research Staff Member at the Institute of Telecommunications of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he was contributing to the further development of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution towards LTE-Advanced. Besides, he was working as a Systems Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, developing a novel software-defined radio based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) and an M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.


Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute

Chih-Lin I is CMCC Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies. She received Ph.D. EE from Stanford University. She has won 2005 IEEE ComSoc Stephen Rice Prize, 2018 IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 7th IEEE Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award, and 2015 IEEE Industrial Innovation Award for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks.

She is the Chair of O-RAN Technical Steering Committee and an O-RAN Executive Committee Member, the Chair of FuTURE 5G/6G SIG, the Chair of WAIA (Wireless AI Alliance) Executive Committee, an Executive Board
Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member and Vice Chair of WWRF, a Steering Committee member and the Publication Chair of IEEE 5G and Future Networks Initiatives, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF.

She has published over 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conferences and holds over 100 patents. She is co-author of the book “Green and Software-defined Wireless Networks – From Theory to Practice” and has also Co-edited two books: “Ultra-dense Networks – Principles and Applications” and “5G Networks – Fundamental Requirements, Enabling Technologies, and Operations Management”. Her current research interests
center around ICDT Deep Convergence: “From Green & Soft to Open & Smart”.


Maxime Flament, 5GAA

Dr. Flament represents 5GAA, the global cross-industry association for the development of connected and automated cars, where he works as Chief Technology Officer since April 2018. Maxime was working previously as Head of Department for Connected & Automated Driving (CAD) at ERTICO – ITS Europe. Maxime holds a PhD and MSc from Chalmers Technical University, Sweden and an “Ingénieur Civil” degree from the Free University of Brussels. He also was visiting researcher at Stanford University, CA, USA.



Ashutosh Dutta, Johns Hopkins University

Ashutosh Dutta is currently a senior scientist and 5G Chief Strategist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). He is also a JHU/APL Sabbatical Fellow and adjunct faculty at The Johns Hopkins University. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless for NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist and Project Manager in Telcordia Research, Director of the 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 31 issued patents. Ashutosh served as the Director of Industry Outreach for IEEE Communications Society from 2014-2019. Ashutosh has been serving as the founding Co-Chair for IEEE Future Network Initiative. Ashutosh currently serves as IEEE Communications Society’s Distinguished Lecturer and Member-At-Large. 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, New York under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne. Ashutosh is a Fellow of IEEE and senior member of ACM.


Pamela Kumar, Telecom Standards Development Society 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.

TSDSI is involved in mobilising the Technical experts in the country to develop standards based on National Priorities & requirements and influencing Global Standards, particularly at ITU, 3GPP and other forums. Major contributions are being driven to incorporate India’s innovations to address Rural connectivity requirements for India and rest of the world. CCICI published a Framework & Roadmap for Cloud Computing Adoption in India and provided technical consultation on various aspects of the Cloud Computing Strategy for India. CCICI also formed the IoT for Smart Cities Task Force which published a series of reports related to Smart Cities Requirements Analysis, Smart Cities Reference Architecture, Smart Cities RFP Guidelines, Design & Planning of Smart Cities using IoT.

Prior to TSDSI, she 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 with 2 startups, 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 70+ Local and Global forums.

Pamela is also the Founding Chair and current President of Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI). She is the Bharti Chair for IT Research at UIET, Panjab University. She also mentors a few Startups in the ICT space. She has been on the Governing Board of Indian Financial Technologies and Allied Services (IFTAS) and PEC University of Technology.

Pamela is Vice Chair of 3GPP-PCG and a member of the IEEE-SA nominations & Appointments Committee. 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 held several other leadership roles as a senior member of IEEE – such as Chair of the IEEE Charles Steinmetz Awards Committee, General Chair of IEEE ANTS Conference, Coordinator for IEEE Region 10 Industry Relations, Chair for IEEE Computer Society Chapter & Vice Chair of IEEE Bangalore section, etc.



Dong Ku Kim, 5G Forum Korea

DONG KU KIM received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1992. He worked on CDMA systems in the cellular infrastructure group of Motorola at Fort Worth, Texas. He has been a professor at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, since 1994. He was a founding chair of the 5G Forum in 2013 and had been engaging in it since then. 5G Forum is a think-tank for 5G Globalization, 5G commercialization, SME promotion, 5G vertical trial and promotion, and future technologies. He is a chair of the executive committee of the 5G Forum. He is also a member of the 5G+ strategy committee, which is chaired by the minister of MIST. He is a senior member of IEEE. He received the Order of Service Merit (medal of honor) from the Korean government for the contribution of the world’s first commercialization of 5G, ecosystem creation, and the spread of convergence among 5G-based industries in 2020. He also received the Award of Excellence in the leadership of 100 Leading Technologies for Korea 2020 from the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. He is also a recipient of  Dr. Irwin Jacobs Academic Achievement Award in 2016 from Qualcomm. His current research interests are 5G mobile communication system, full-duplex MIMO in vehicular use cases, tactile internet, and 5G-V2X technologies using lens-based MIMO.





Jean-Pierre Bienaimé
Chairman Institute of Economic and Social
Research on Telecommunications (IREST)

Pamela Kumar
General Co-Chair

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

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