CWIC 2021

Wireless in Digital & Circlar Economies

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Wireless connectivity has become a foundation for the world economy. While the industry evolves its deployment strategies to maximise adoption across consumer and industrial sectors, government policies are working to secure its contribution to socioeconomics and environmental sustainability.

Beyond the current take-make-waste extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. CWIC 2021 considered the value of the wireless network within digital and circular economies, exploring innovations and ideas that maximise wireless’ potential to improve the future, including:

  • The delivery of progressive services across a variety of sectors
  • Contribution to socioeconomic growth
  • The reduction of wireless’ environmental impact

Are existing technologies, regulations and deployment models for connectivity delivering the level of service, value and sustainability required, or is a change in approach needed?


CWIC 2021 Topics


The real value of mobile networks

Manufacturing & Logistics

What are the business drivers for wireless in manufacturing, logistics and digital supply chains?

Media & Entertainment

Will media and entertainment be the anchor case that sustains the mobile industry?

Satellite & Hybrid Networks

Extending the reach of mobile in a sustainable way – are satellite and hybrid networks the answer to connecting the unconnected?

Shared Infrastructure

The move towards shared infrastructure models in mobile network provision - is there a sustainability silver lining?

Health & Social Care

What is the role of wireless in providing sustainable health and social care and tackling the “Digital Divide”?

Mobile Networks & The Environment

The role of mobile networks in environmental sustainability

Debate - Commercials vs Public Good

Commercial success is more important for wireless networks than public benefit

CWIC 2021 Speakers & Chairs

  • Kieran Arnold

    Director, Satellite Applications Catapult

  • Steve Bagshaw

    Head of Business Strategy, CPI

  • Mike Biddle

    Programme Director - Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Innovate UK

  • Julie Bradford

    Managing Consultant, Real Wireless & Chair of the CWIC 2021 Organising Committee

  • Alex Buchan

    Strategic Technologist, Spectrum & Security, DTG

  • Clive Carter

    Director, Group Regulatory Affairs, BT

  • Becki Clark

    Senior Consultant, Perform Green

  • Richard Feasey

    Inquiry Chair and Panel Member, Competition & Markets Authority

  • Martin Fenton

    Director of Spectrum Analysis, Ofcom

  • Simon Fletcher

    CTO, Real Wireless

  • Caroline Gabriel

    Co-founder & Research Director, Rethink Technology Research

  • Raj Gawera

    VP & Managing Director, Samsung Cambridge and Samsung Aalborg

  • Noelle Godfrey

    Programme Director, Connecting Cambridgeshire

  • Catherine Gull

    Consultant, Cellnex UK

  • Hannah Holmes

    Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research

  • Maria Lema

    Founder, Weaver Labs

  • Hamish MacLeod

    Director, Mobile UK

  • Andy Marr

    Director for 5G/SatComs Hybrid Networks, CGI

  • Rolf Meakin

    Strategy& Partner, PwC LLP

  • Rhys Morgan

    Regional Vice President, Europe & MENA, Intelsat

  • Matthew Napleton

    Chief Commercial Officer, Zizo

  • James Noakes

    City Innovation Broker, Belfast City Council

  • David Owens

    Head of Technical Trials, Networks, Virgin Media O2

  • Joey Pan

    Director of Industry and Public Affairs, Huawei

  • Simon Parry

    CTO, Nokia Enterprise UK&I

  • Graham Payne

    Executive Chairman, Freshwave

  • Ruth Pritchard-Kelly

    Senior Advisor, Regulatory & Space Policy, OneWeb

  • David Pugh

    Manufacturing Market Lead, Digital Catapult

  • Professor Simon Saunders

    King's College London

  • Mat Sears

    Corporate Affairs Director, BT

  • Jim Sephton

    Director, Hado Uk

  • Ann Williams

    Project Lead, Liverpool 5G

CWIC 2021 Organising Committee

  • Julie Bradford

    Managing Consultant, Real Wireless, & Chair of the CWIC 2021 Organising Committee

  • Bob Driver

    Head, UK5G

  • Caroline Gabriel

    Co-founder and Research Director, Rethink Technology Research

  • Noelle Godfrey

    Programme Director, Connecting Cambridgeshire

  • Rachel Kerr

    Head of Events, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

  • Simon Mead

    CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

  • Abhi Naha

    CCO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

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