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
Raj Gawera, Samsung Cambridge and Samsung Aalborg

09:40 – 09:50

Welcome from our Platinum Sponsor

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?

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break | AirSpace Exhibition Hall

11:00 – 11:05

Award announcements


Track 1 | Auditorium Track 2 | Breakout room
11:05– 12:00

Manufacturing & Logistics

Chair: Abhi Naha, Cambridge Wireless


Speakers include:

Matthew Napleton, Zizo

Dr David Pugh, Digital Catapult


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

Media & Entertainment

Chair: Caroline Gabriel, Rethink Technology Research


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

12:00 – 12:05

Award announcements


Plenary Session | Auditorium
12:05 – 13:05

Satellite & Hybrid Networks


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?

13:05 - 13:10

A Word from our Lunch Sponsor

13:10 – 14:10

Lunch | AirSpace Exhibition Hall

14:10 – 14:15

Award announcements
Track 3 | Auditorium

Track 4 | Breakout room

14:15 – 15:10

Infrastructure as a Service, is there a sustainability silver lining?


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:

Rosemary Kay & Ann Williams, Liverpool 5G Create


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

15:10 – 15:30

Award announcements
Panel Session | Auditorium
15:30 - 16:15

The role of mobile networks in environmental sustainability

Chair: Professor Adam Beaumont, aql


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

Commercial success is more important for wireless networks than public benefit

Chair: Simon Saunders, King's College London


How do we generate a sustainable approach to mobile network deployment that maximises all value elements? How do we ensure the public benefits whilst balancing the need to satisfy the commercial side? This debate considers the implications for national and more localised infrastructure, and whether clearer strategies and support for mobile networks is needed in order to deliver all elements of value across the sectors examined in the individual tracks.

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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