Security in the 5G World

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This full-day event will look at how 5G's security has improved when compared to previous generations of mobile technology.

About the event

More and more phones, gadgets and IoT devices are being connected to the internet. 5G, with its increased speed, lower latency and improved capacity, will multiply these levels of connectivity like never before. All this comes with an increased security risk. While 5G is much more secure than any previous "G", the global mobile ecosystem remains open to security issues from many different factors.  

This event will look at the challenges faced by the operators and the wider mobile ecosystem. Speakers will investigate issues arising from virtualization and distributed networks and explore potential issues that vertical industries may face once they move from traditional proprietary solutions to 5G based solutions.

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In collaboration with UK5G

The national innovation network dedicated to the promotion of research, collaboration and the commercial application of 5G in the UK.

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SIG Champions

Phil Burr - Director, Business Transformation, Arm

Phil, as a senior product manager, has grown product revenue by focusing on the customer. Covering product strategy, product marketing, business development and product management, Phil is driven by the desire to connect customers to products that delight. Most recently Phil was Product Marketing Director at Arkessa (IoT SaaS platform) and Senior Product Marketing Manager at Mentor Graphics (embedded software product). Phil co-founded Octymo, a Cambridge start up focused on licensing a mobile phone applications platform. Phil brings extensive global experience including living in Asia where, for TTPCom and Motorola, he built and led a pan-Asian division to service multi-million dollar contracts.

Zahid Ghadialy - Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Parallel Wireless UK & EMEA

Zahid Ghadialy is a Senior Director with a fast-moving and innovative US-based young company called Parallel Wireless (PW) that is on a mission to make deployment of any cellular infrastructure as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi. With an extensive experience of over 18 years in the telecom industry as an engineer, programmer, analyst, researcher, architect, trainer, product manager and technical marketer, he is a technologist with a deep understanding of architecting world-class mobile products and solutions. Zahid is currently a member of Board of Directors at CW and 'Future Devices & Technologies' SIG champion. He has also previously been a 'Small Cell SIG' and 'Smart & Intelligent Cities SIG' champion. He is also a Non-Executive Director of eXplanoTech. In his spare time he blogs at 3G4G and you can also catch him on Twitter at @zahidtg.

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Nick Koiza - Head of Security Business, Plextek

Nick heads up Plextek's business in the security market and has a long and successful track record across global security and public safety sectors, where he has developed a strong reputation as a leading authority in secure critical communications. He has held senior management positions in public and private companies spanning IT, technology and communications, and has also co-founded and managed Cambridge-based businesses. He began his career with the European Space Agency in Germany where he acted as a member of the Mission Control Team for a spacecraft launched aboard NASA's Space Shuttle. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Nick holds a Diploma from the University of Cambridge and MSc and BSc honours degrees in Space Science and Computer Science, respectively.

Tim Phipps - Programme Manager, Samsung Cambridge (SCSC)

Tim sees Cambridge Wireless as a way to build the network of relationships that drive business growth and a better society for us all. Tim works to develop communications on technologies from their earliest beginnings to mass market adoption, including WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular chipsets and software. His experience includes working as an engineer, programme manager, and product manager.

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UCL (University College London), Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT

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