CWIC 2021


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08:30 – 09:30

Registration & Networking | AirSpace Exhibition Hall


Keynote | Auditorium

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome to the conference

Simon Mead, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

Raj Gawera, Samsung Cambridge and Samsung Aalborg

Abhi Naha, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

09:40 – 09:50

Welcome from our Platinum Sponsor

Joey Pan, Director of Industry and Public Affairs, Huawei

09:50 – 10:30

Keynote: The real value of mobile networks

Chair: Julie Bradford, Real Wireless


With mobile connectivity now touching many more parts of the economy beyond smartphone services for consumers, particularly with 5G, is it time to rethink the value that mobile networks deliver to us all and, in return, whether nations need to revisit their policies and engagement with the mobile industry to ensure the sustainability of this industry in everyone’s best interest?

Speakers include:

Mike Biddle, Innovate UK

James Noakes, Belfast City Council

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break | AirSpace Exhibition Hall


Track 1 | Auditorium Track 2 | Breakout room
11:00 – 12:00

Manufacturing & Logistics

Chair: Catherine Gull, Cellnex UK


Speakers include:

Matthew Napleton, Zizo

Dr David Pugh, Digital Catapult

Simon Parry, Nokia Enterprise UK&I


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

Media & Entertainment

Chair: Caroline Gabriel, Rethink Technology Research


Speakers include:

Alex Buchan, DTG

David Owens, Virgin Media / O2

Jim Sephton, Hado UK


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

12:00 – 12:10

Award announcements


Plenary Session | Auditorium
12:10 – 13:10

Satellite & Hybrid Networks

Chair: Kieran Arnold, Satellite Applications Catapult


Speakers include:

Andy Marr, CGI

Ruth Pritchard-Kelly, OneWeb

Rhys Morgan, Intelsat


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

13:10 - 13:15

Spectrum options for industry verticals

Martin Fenton, Ofcom

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch | AirSpace Exhibition Hall
Track 3 | Auditorium

Track 4 | Breakout room

14:15 – 15:15

Shared infrastructure, is there a sustainability silver lining?

Chair: Julie Bradford, Real Wireless


Speakers include:

Graham Payne, Freshwave

Hamish MacLeod, Mobile UK

Maria Lema, Weaver Labs


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

Health & Social Care

Chair: Noelle Godfrey, Cambridgeshire County Council


Speakers include:

Steve Bagshaw, CPI

Ann Williams, Liverpool 5G Create

Hannah Holmes, Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


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

15:15 – 15:25

Award announcements
Panel Session | Auditorium

15:30 - 16:15

The role of mobile networks in environmental sustainability

Chair: Simon Fletcher, Real Wireless


Panelists include:

Rolf Meakin, PwC LLP

Becki Clark, Perform Green

Mat Sears, BT


This panel session will debate the role of mobile in environmental sustainability at 3 levels: making the mobile industry greener, the impact of mobile networks on our landscape, and using emerging wireless services to support action on climate change.

16:15 – 17:00

Networking Break | AirSpace Exhibition Hall
Debate | Auditorium
17:00 - 17:40

Wireless networks: Public benefit vs commercial success

Chair: Simon Saunders, King's College London


Debators include:

Richard Feasey, The Competition and Markets Authority

Clive Carter, BT

Ann Williams, Liverpool 5G Create

Paul Beastall, Cambridge Consultants


This house believes that public and social benefit should be prioritised over commercial return when considering the future of wireless networks in the UK

17:40 – 18:00

Closing Remarks

18:00 – 19:30

Drinks Reception & Canapés | AirSpace Exhibition Hall

* This is a draft agenda which may be amended

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