CWIC 2020


09:00 – 09:30

Registration | Virtual Exhibition & Networking


Opening Talks

09:30 – 09:40

Master of Ceremonies: Simon Mead, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

Welcome to the conference
Raj Gawera
, Samsung Cambridge and Samsung Aalborg

09:40 – 09:50

Welcome from our Platinum Sponsor

Joey Pan, Huawei

09:50 – 10:30

Opening Plenary 


Gold Keynote Sponsor: ghd


Chair: Simon Fletcher, Real Wireless & Chair of CWIC Organising Committee

Introductory industry speaker: Jennifer Didoni, Vodafone

Keynote: Tim Moore, ghd

10:30 – 10:35

Award announcements: Connected Product & Most Innovative Start-Up Of The Year

10:35 – 11:00

Break | Virtual Exhibition & Networking


Track 1 Track 2
11:00 – 11:55

Transport Solutions & Logistics


Gold Track Sponsor: Zizo


Chair: Julie Bradford, Real Wireless


Viable connectivity to vehicles for road and rail is coming, with innovators claiming Edge for low latency applications – typically infotainment. Air and Sea Ports are increasingly vocal markets for new approaches to wireless service delivery and automation. Can logistics provide the application that shapes the market or are other forces like autonomous electric vehicles the shaping force?


Speakers Include:

Health & Social Care


Gold Track Sponsor: 8west


Chair: Simon Fletcher, CTO, Real Wireless


The health sector is a notoriously conservative technology adopter but Edge and IoT may pave the way to its transformation towards truly autonomous care. Companies are shifting health systems out of the hospital and into the era of telesurgery, remote monitoring and connected ambulances. However, do practitioners and patients trust the way in which the market is going?


Speakers Include:

11:55 – 12:00

Comfort Break


Plenary Session
12:00 – 12:55

Digital Infrastructure & Smart Cities


Chair: Carole Ciliberti, Capita


According to IDC, by 2023 >50% of new enterprise infrastructure deployments will not be in corporate data centres but at the Edge where data exchange and interconnections between businesses and cloud services are booming. This plenary explores the tech that allows businesses to leverage faster connectivity, lower latency, personalised services, user insights and compelling business models.


Speakers Include:

12:55 - 13:00

A Word from our Lunch Sponsor
Alistair Elliott, CTO Networks, Pod Group

13:00 – 13:05

Award announcements: Greatest Impact On Diversity & Inclusion In Technology & Most Impactful Tech For Society

13:05 – 14:00

Lunch | Virtual Exhibition & Networking
Track 3

Track 4

14:00 – 14:55

Creative Industries


Gold Track Sponsor: Ryff

Silver Track Sponsor: Imagination Technologies


Chair: Caroline Gabriel, Rethink Technology Research


The Creative Industries is the UK’s fastest growing sector whose boom is driven by the adoption of technology that improves audience experience and production times. Edge’s lower latency can enable a content revolution via the democratisation of console gaming via cloud-based computing, the delivery of immersive mixed reality experiences to mobile and the streamlining of production workflows.


Speakers Include:



Chair: Ben Brabyn


Increasing demand for personalised financial services, the move to cashless payments and the rise of mobile banking makes the financial sector ripe for Edge. Newer technologies can foster financial inclusivity with accessible payment mechanisms and the ability to bank the unbanked. What benefits and concerns are there around fraud and security? Where can AI and Edge solutions help?


Speakers Include:

14:55 – 15:25

Break | Virtual Exhibition & Networking
15:25 - 15:35

A word from our conference supporters

Plenary Session
15:35 - 16:25

Product as a Service in a Connected World


Gold Plenary Sponsor: Product as a Service 'PaaS' Consortium

Silver Plenary Sponsor: Sierra Wireless


Chair: Chris Porthouse, Imagination Technologies


As more consumers purchase online and there is an increase in connected devices, brands are looking to engage with their consumers at a deeper level through digital innovation and services. We will explore “Product as a Service” models and whether cloud connectivity and having the right data at the right time in a more sustainable and secure way can lead to more compelling consumer experiences and deeper insights. We will also look at some of the challenges and opportunities of adopting and scaling up digital innovation within enterprises to avoid ‘silo thinking’ and allow collaboration more openly through a shared digital platform approach.


Speakers Include:



16:25 – 16:30

Award announcement: Best Application Of Edge Technology & Outstanding Woman Engineer Of The Year

16:30 – 17:00

Break | Virtual Exhibition & Networking
17:00 - 17:40

Opening the RAN / Does Government intervention in Standards ever end well?

Chair: Steven Unger, Senior Advisor


A thriving multi-vendor supply chain requires inter-operable equipment framed by open standards – but isn’t that what the telecoms sector is good at? So why are we reaching a crunch point at the advent of 5G? Can Governments through funds, policy, regulation really shape the market in equipment and solutions providers or are any such initiatives doomed to fail?

17:40 – 17:50

Closing Remarks

17:50 – 18:30

Bring Your Own Drinks & Canapés| Virtual Exhibition & Networking

* This is a draft agenda which may be amended


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