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IoT and Smart Cities Day

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Multi-service and Multi-tenancy Architecture for the 5G Era

Simone Redana, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany

Current architectures do not provide the required flexibility to cope with the service and traffic diversity targeted by 5G mobile networks nor do they address the trends in terms of topologies. This panel explores novel concepts in the context of mobile network architecture for the 5G era, like cloud-based mobile architectures, functional split and placement, convergence of RAN and Core Network, multi-service and multi-tenancy architectures.

Biography—Dr. Simone Redana is Head of Mobile Network Architecture & Systems Research Group in Nokia Bell Labs and Chairman of the 5GPPP Architecture Working Group. Simone received the MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2002 and 2005 respectively. In 2006, he joined Siemens Communication in Milan where he worked as consultant during 2005. Since 2008 he has been with Nokia in Munich, Germany. Simone contributed and leaded relay concept design in various EU research projects (WINNER II, WINNER+ and ARTIST4G). He contributed to the business case analysis of relay deployments and to the standardization of Relays for Long Term Evolution (LTE) Release 10. Simone has coordinated the EU funded project 5G NORMA (Novel Architecture for the 5G era). His current research interests are on novel architecture solutions for 5G era.

Wireless New Opportunity: Vertical Industry

Du Gaoke, Huawei, China

As the fast development of wireless industry, besides the traditional cellular MBB services, more and more new applications in vertical and IoT industry emerge, which would result in new wireless market and technology opportunities. Mr. Du Gaoke will introduce some of the potential technology directions on wireless vertical fields, standard progress, and some considerations and research layout from Huawei point of view.

Biography—Du Gaoke, the Manger of Huawei Wireless Research Beijing Division, head of Wireless vertical industry research Lab (vLab), has much experience in mobile communications. He started to participate 3GPP standard since 2001, deeply involved in UMTS, HSPA, LTE, LTE-A standard work, even 5G standard now. Familiar with UMTS, LTE and other communication protocols, has 30+ patents, some of them were adopted to LTE standard. Meanwhile, he initiated new wireless application research since 2011, research project covers LTE-Trunking, Video, Internet of Things, ITS, industrial Internet of things. And the research results on IoT, ITS and Unlicensed Spectrum were taken to 3GPP and lead to several 4G features as NB-IOT, LAA, LTE-V, etc.

Designing and Delivering Radio Communications Services in New South Wales

Kate Foy, NSW Telco Authority, Australia

The NSW Telco Authority is responsible for the overall coordination of radio services for the NSW Government. Radio is a crucial operational requirement, especially for our emergency service agencies. The Authority is working to improve the quality and efficiency of radio, to effectively manage the Government spectrum holdings and to consolidate government owned infrastructure, assets and resources to remove unnecessary costs and duplication. The Critical Communication Enhancement Program is a key plank of the NSW Government’s Operational Communication Strategy. This presentation will provide an overview of the approach to the initial phases of the program to improve radio communications in a pilot region of NSW.

Biography—Kate Koy’s undergraduate Degree in arts/welfare and interest in social justice saw her early career focused on working with homeless children, young people, those in the child protection system and those at risk of homelessness. Kate worked in the non-government sector in areas including western and inner Sydney as well as the Illawarra. Kate graduated to the development of social policy in central government and specialised in strategic and transformational policies and programs. Kate has held executive roles in Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resource, and Transport, with responsibilities for programs such as Opal, Customer digital transformation, customer design and wayfinding. Kate joined the NSW Telco Authority as Managing Director in June 2016. The Telco Authority coordinates operational communications for NSW Government agencies. Kate maintains a passion for supporting our front line to provide the best possible service to the people of NSW.

IOT Solution for Utilities

Gavin Whyte, Deloitte Consulting, Australia

With the emergent of new Technologies in the IoT space, a multitude of cost effective sensors have become available. The advancements of IT infrastructure enables easy API integrations with sensors via carriers. In this talk, Gavin Whyte (Director of Data Science at KPMG) will talk about the KPMG & Huawei‘s collaboration on IoT solutions for utilities. This talk will go through various aspects of the solution including hardware, data, event streaming, and machine learning using robotic process automation. This talk will also introduce use cases of this solution that can help utility companies on predictive maintenance, as well as help customers to minimize spend on utility bills by reducing unnecessary waste.

Biography—Gavin is currently a director at KPMG, with over 25 years’ experience in the industry and specialises in machine learning and software development. Gavin has an extensive technical background and started his career as a professor in Mathematics and Computer Science. He has become a seasoned Data Scientist, executive, leader, strategist and an expert in business communications, product and process design relating to Data Science space. As a Director of Data Science for KPMG, and a machine learning specialist, he focuses on Data Science models for predictive capabilities. He has a unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects and navigate complex challenges. His current interests are writing machine learning code, for various data science capabilities.

Smart Cities: Standards and Interoperability for the IoT

Piers Hogarth-Scott, KPMG, Australia

Predictions have estimated that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected IoT devices, in a market with a potential impact of AUD 14.5 trillion by 2025. In Australia this represents up to a potential $120 billion economic uplift in the same timeframe. Recognising that IoT is by definition an ecosystem of technologies, IoT devices require a robust solution for interoperating across widely varied systems and applications. The Australian government recently launched Hypercat, a standard for secure and interoperable IoT for smart cities and industry that was originally established in the UK three years ago with backing from the British government and more recently BSI and W3C. With the Federal Government’s $50M Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, there has never been a more important time for standards and interoperability of IoT.

Biography—Piers Hogarth-Scott is the National Internet of Things Practice Leader at KPMG, with a focus on Smart Cities including connected transport and infrastructure, Smart Universities, Smart Utilities and Smart Food and Fibre. Piers works with clients to tap into the $120 billion uplift in annual economic impact that is forecast to be derived from IoT to the Australian economy by 2025. Piers draws on KPMG’s deep industry, technology, policy and analytics insights to assist clients better deliver safe and effective IoT solutions. Piers helps clients with IoT strategy and implementation, security, data analytics, vendor selection, programme management, local and international policy, growth plans and more. Piers is a member of the Executive Committee of the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA), and is a board advisor to Hypercat, a standard for secure and interoperable IoT.


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