6G devices of 2030

Brought to you by The Future Devices & Technologies Group

This short event will explore how existing devices will evolve over the next 10 years and look at some of the newer devices, gadgets and features that would be enabled by advancements of technology and 6G vision.

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About the event

While 5G is being rolled out at a very rapid pace across the globe, 6G is expected to arrive around 2030. It is hard for us to fathom how our world will change in the next 5 years, let alone the next 10 years. While we can speculate that 6G will be a faster and far better version of 5G, the needs of society and individuals will evolve, and there will be an expectation of a new generation of devices with increased sophistication. 

Beyond smartphones, many new devices are ‘in the works’, for example centred around drones, wearables, cars and extended reality (XR; a collective term from augmented, virtual and mixed reality - AR, VR and MR respectively). These will need to evolve for 6G. However, devices are not monolithic, but are made of various components from batteries, to screens, speakers, buttons, chips, antennas, etc. In many cases they all need to evolve to deliver a more sophisticated form factor. Will the development of components keep pace with requirements of 6G vision, technology and devices?

This short event will explore how existing devices will evolve over the next 10 years and look at some of the newer devices, gadgets and features that would be enabled by advancements of technology and 6G vision.

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Agenda

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11:00

CW welcome

11:05

Introduction to Future Devices & Technologies SIG by Esther Ford, Future Devices & Technologies SIG Champion and Partner, Marks & Clerk

11:10

‘The Journey Towards 6G’: Magnus Frodigh, VP & Head of Ericsson Research, Ericsson

During the coming years towards 2030, we will have a very strong technology development coinciding with the rollout of the 5G networks. In the talk I will present our view on the driving use cases we see in front of us. In parallel to the development on the use cases we will see the evolution of the 5G network platform. The gap between the needs of the use cases and the capability of the platform, together with the availability of new technologies, will define the 6G systems.

11:25

Q & A

11:35

‘Mapping the Evolution to 6G-Centric TeraEconomy!’: Neil Shah, Partner and Vice President of Research, Counterpoint

11:50

Q & A

12:00

‘Limitless Imagination vs Technology Limitations’: Zahid Ghadialy, Senior Director, Technology & Innovation Strategy, Parallel Wireless

This talk will look at the science fiction scenarios that 5G promises, which expectations are being set for 6G and what we may realistically be able to deliver in 2030.

12:15

Q & A

12:25

Closing speech & remarks, Esther Ford, Future Devices & Technologies SIG Champion

12:30

End of session followed by networking

13:00

Event closes

Speakers

Esther Ford - Partner, Marks & Clerk

Esther is dedicated to accelerating technology, and is expert in the global IP system. Her career has encompassed energy sourcing and conversion, consumer products, semiconductors devices and telecommunications. She is committed to bringing such diverse sectors together, to build a sustainable future for all.   

Her career began early with an engineering apprenticeship, before university studies and advanced research within a global technology company. Leveraging her lab-based R&D background, she has since gained 20 years experience of protecting cutting edge inventions internationally through the patent system. 

Esther was awarded a PhD in Microelectronics from the University of Cambridge, following her engineering studies at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany) and the University of Kent. She has been awarded an Engineering Prize from the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was invited to present the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Faraday Lecture "The Digital World".

Magnus Frodigh - VP & Head of Ericsson Research, Ericsson

Dr. Magnus Frodigh has been Vice President and Head of Ericsson Research since 2018. Dr. Frodigh was Research Area Director for Network Architecture and Protocols at Ericsson Research from 2007 to 2018 with responsibility for driving long-term technology leadership research in the areas of network architecture and protocols comprising radio, transport and core networks, including network management.

Zahid Ghadialy - Parallel Wireless UK & EMEA

Zahid is a technologist with a deep understanding of architecting world-class mobile products and solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry in various roles, he has been an evangelist for mobile and wireless technologies. Over the years he has accumulated a vast following on his blogs and social networks with simple explainer posts and videos.

His 3G4G blogs are widely read where he looks at different aspects of mobile technology and especially 5G and 6G nowadays, including the architecture, deployments, use cases, applications, etc. His YouTube channel is also very popular where he explains many new features expected as part of 5G in the future. While his style and content is unique, he also references many industry publications and provides slides that are very useful to view online.

He is also very active on Twitter under his @3G4GUK brand helping disseminate the benefits of 5G and why 5G will be needed in the long run. He covers a very wide portfolio of 5G related information that is hard to find otherwise.

Until recently, Zahid was a Senior Director looking at Technology & Innovation Strategy in Parallel Wireless. As a brand ambassador, he represented the company in various Open RAN discussions and also created tutorials on Open RAN and O-RAN which are being used as reference for new starters on the topic.

Neil Shah - Partner and Vice President of Research, Counterpoint Research

Neil is a Partner & Vice President, Research at Counterpoint Research and a sought-after frequently-quoted Industry Analyst, keynote speaker and regular part of the jury panel for multiple premier tech industry awards. He is a knowledgeable, adept, and accomplished strategist covering mobile, telecom and technology sectors with a wide spectrum of rich multifunctional industry experience. In the last 15 years, he has offered expert strategic advice that has been highly regarded across different industries especially in telecom. Prior to Counterpoint, Neil worked at Strategy Analytics as a Senior Analyst (Telecom). Neil also had an opportunity to work with Philips Electronics in multiple roles. He is also an IEEE Certified Wireless Professional with a Master of Science (Telecommunications & Business) from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

SIG Champions

Nadia Aziz - Innovation Consultant, Unbounded Future Ltd

Nadia is an Evangelist of emerging technologies with an expertise in AR & VR and IoT technologies. She has advised C-level executives in Telecom and Media organisations for digital transformation and M&A projects over more than a decade. While being a SIG Champion of Future Devices and Technologies at Cambridge Wireless, she has recently co-founded Unbounded Future, a Deeptech consulting firm based in London. Previously Nadia led Emerging Technologies at NTT Data UK where she supervised R&D and innovation in Augmented (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR), AI, and IoT. Nadia is a supporter of Women in STEM initiatives and is a mentor at the University College London (UCL) IXN programme. She is an industry advisor to IoTerra, a USA-based B2B marketplace for IoT products and was a co-producer for the GIANT Health Event.

Muhammad Chughtai - Senior Research Specialist (Electronics & Electrical Engineering), Beko

I am a seasoned senior technology and engineering consultant with over a decade of multinational experience in AI & Robotics, MedTech, and thermodynamics. My career seamlessly blends corporate discipline with start-up agility, informed by a deep understanding of system dynamics and a holistic perspective. My expertise centres on empowering companies to gain a competitive edge through innovation, successful solution commercialization & partnerships, and strategic business development, all while upholding industry standards. In addition to my engineering expertise, I hold a PhD in the field, complemented by an MBAE. This dual qualification positions me uniquely at the intersection of advanced engineering and educational dynamics.

Zahid Ghadialy - Principal Analyst & Consultant, 3G4G

Zahid is a technologist with a deep understanding of architecting world-class mobile products and solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry in various roles, he has been an evangelist for mobile and wireless technologies. Over the years he has accumulated a vast following on his blogs and social networks with simple explainer posts and videos.

His 3G4G blogs are widely read where he looks at different aspects of mobile technology and especially 5G and 6G nowadays, including the architecture, deployments, use cases, applications, etc. His YouTube channel is also very popular where he explains many new features expected as part of 5G in the future. While his style and content is unique, he also references many industry publications and provides slides that are very useful to view online.

He is also very active on Twitter under his @3G4GUK brand helping disseminate the benefits of 5G and why 5G will be needed in the long run. He covers a very wide portfolio of 5G related information that is hard to find otherwise.

Until recently, Zahid was a Senior Director looking at Technology & Innovation Strategy in Parallel Wireless. As a brand ambassador, he represented the company in various Open RAN discussions and also created tutorials on Open RAN and O-RAN which are being used as reference for new starters on the topic.

David Roberts - CTO - Special Projects, Cambridge Wireless, Founder, Jabooh Software

David is a technology leader with over 25 years experience working in the hi-tech arena. He has recently completed a successful project for ghd in conjunction with CW where he carried out the role of System Architect and facilitator.  Prior to this he worked in in the C-IoT space where he ran a multi-national R&D department that developed silicon and software designed for the burgeoning IoT market. He was also responsible for driving an agile transformation programme and assisting the organisation with their integration into a large Chinese multi-national telecoms company. Having started his career as a software developer working for BT and Acorn Computers, he went on to hold senior roles in a number of world-class organisations such as Symbian, Cambridge University and Citrix in the areas of Software Development, Project Management, Product Management, Research, Consultancy and Architecture. His background includes leading and developing teams involved in the creation of large-scale integrated hardware and software products, web-based services and CE devices. He is also highly experienced in large-scale agile development practices, agile coaching/transformation and creating and executing strategies for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of organisations.

Charles Sturman - CEO, TechWorks

As CEO at TechWorks, Charles is driving collaboration between Deep Tech and Semiconductor companies, Academia and Government in order to promote the sector and grow business opportunities for UK companies.

Previously, Charles was responsible for International Business & Marketing at HiSilicon (Huawei’s chipset business) based in Cambridge UK, with responsibility for product strategy, go-to-market and business development in IoT, edge and smart devices fields. Prior to this he led u-blox’ activities in the fast moving consumer IoT segment (wearables, smart-home and entertainment) following the acquisition of the ARM Software Radio spin-out Cognovo, where we was founder and executive VP Sales & Marketing. Charles has held various positions in system design, business development and product marketing within Acorn Computers, TTPCom, Motorola and ARM.

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