IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
31 August-3 September 2020 // Virtual Conference

Keynote speakers

Profile picture of Time WhitleyTim Whitley

Managing Director Applied Research, BT

Title: Beyond the 5G Launch: The Future of Personal Communications and Digital Infrastructure

Tim will provide the Honorary Chair’s opening keynote exploring the future of personal communications and digital infrastructure as we move past the initial roll-out of 5G.

Profile Image of Peter StuckmanPeter Stuckmann

Head of Unit, Future Connectivity systems, European Commission

Profile Picture of Mike ShortMike short

Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Trade, UK Government

Title: The Context of International Research

Peter Stuckman, Head of Unit for Future Connectivity Systems and the European Union (EU) Commission will present the EU’s approach to supporting evolving wireless connectivity and related research, following an introduction by Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government’s Department for International Trade.

Concluding the session Mike and Peter will discuss research strategy and support in the sector from an international perspective. The discussion will then be opened to questions from the floor.

Profile picture of Prokar DasguptaProkar Dasgupta

Chair in Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation, King’s College London (KCL), UK

Title: Remote Surgery – Cost, Connectivity and Artificial Intelligence

Prokar, clinician-scientist and educator will discuss his pioneering work in robotic surgery, looking into how connectivity and technologies such as wireless connectivity and ‘The Internet of Skills’ can impact on innovations and the future of surgery.

Profile picture of Dr Wen TongWen Tong

Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Wireless, CA

Title: 6G a Research Frontier

Wen will explore the emerging research frontier and new challenges being presented as we look to the developing road-map toward 6G.

Profile Picture of Robert MckenzinRobert McKenzie

Editor – BBC News Labs, BBC, UK

Title: Objects and Objectivity, Connectivity Enabled Innovations in News

Robert will discuss the innovations necessary to serve the news needs of audiences with ubiquitous, fast mobile connectivity, exploring the use of object-based media creation to enable device and person-specific content delivery.

Profile picture of Maria CuevasMaria Cuevas

Principal Manager, Mobility Research Team, BT, UK

Title: Emerging challenges to the Telecoms Industry – and all the exciting opportunities that can be “unlocked”

Maria will provide an overview of some of the key challenges that the Telecoms industry is facing, driven by technological and societal change. The talk will go on to explore the great opportunities that solving those issues will present.


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