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Event Description

The Connecting Tomorrow Conference is organised by the Luxembourg Department of Media, Telecommunications and Digital Policy


Octobre 5-7, 2021
Live @LuxExpo ’The Box’, Luxembourg-Kirchberg and online

Following the two successful conferences focusing on 5G, the department of Media, Telecommunications and Digital Policy is pleased to announce a third conference, covering many communications-related topics from 5G to broadband technologies and beyond (quantum key distribution, 6G,…).,
Each conference day is split into two parts. The morning sessions are filled with panel discussions, keynote speakers and Q&A's evolving around different headlines for each day. Workshops that allow the participants to deep dive into specific subjects will be held in smaller settings during the afternoons. Furthermore, an exhibition area will be accessible all day long.

The following headlines will be broached during the AM sessions:  

Tuesday, October 5: Enabling Greater Connectivity: 
Why do we need connectivity? How does connectivity affect our lives? Which innovations drive our every day life?

Wednesday, October 6: Sustainable Connectivity: 
How can communication technologies work on their ecological footprint? And how, in return, can communication technologies help developing a sustainable society? Which opportunities arise through modern communication technologies like 5G with regard to a more inclusive digital society?

Thursday, October 7: Enabling the Connectivity of Tomorrow:
What are the latest innovations in terms of future communication network and a more efficient use of spectrum? Which opportunities lie ahead through combining different technologies? 





Free virtual and physical attendance

Registrations for the conference (morning session) are open NOW.
By filling out the registration form, you will automatically be granted physical and/or virtual access to conference morning session.

Registrations for the workshops (afternoon sessions) are open NOW.
By filling out the registration form, you will be granted virtual access to all listed workshops. For physical participation, a registration via connecting-tomorrow@smc.etat.lu
 is mandatory.

For any further questions, please contact connecting-tomorrow@smc.etat.lu.

Registration Form


Legal notice

This conference is organised by the Luxembourg Department of Media, Telecommunications and Digital Policy and was carried out with partial funding from the European Union via the Structural Reform Support Programme and in cooperation with the European Commission's DG REFORM


Funded by the EU

LuxExpo the Box 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale (and online)
Agenda
05
8:45
- 12:30

Why do we need connectivity? How does connectivity affect our lives? Which innovations drive our every day life?

The Agenda might be subject to minor changes.

Keynote opening: Presentation of the 2021-2025 Broadband - Strategy
          >
Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg Prime Minister and Minister for Communications and Media

Opening session: 
          >
John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer GSMA

Opening session: 
          > 
Göran Marby, President and CEO at ICANN

Making the case for 5G and new ultra-fast broadband deployment - Why do we need greater connectivity?
          >
Paul Lee, Head of Tech, Media and Telecoms Research & Partner at Deloitte UK

How are new technologies transforming mobility?
          > Christian Micas, Senior Policy Officer, European Commission
          > Armin Gräter, Chairman of the CCAM Association, Director Government Affairs Europe, Digitalisation and Automated Driving BMW Group
          > Dr. - Ing.
Dirk Hetzer, Senior Expert Business Innovation - 5GCroCo - Cross Border Project, T-Systems International, Germany

eHealth: Are the opportunities infinite?
          >
Zohar Singer, Head of Telemedicine Department, Clalit Health Services, Israel
          >
Dermot Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder at Dynaccurate, Luxembourg

Delivering groundbreaking new travel and tourism services and experiences with 5G enabled connectivity
          >
Christoph H.L. Klenner, Co-Founder & Partner, Helios Technologies, Travel tech entrepreneur/investor, Belgium

How will reserving and providing dedicated portions of the network to the emergency services enable greater public safety?
          > Antti Kauppinen
, CTO at Suomen Erillisverkot, Finland

Avoiding the digital divide - How can 5G, broadband & satellites connect and revitalise rural areas?
          > Peter Gradwell
, 5G Rural Connected Communities & 5G Create Project, Chief Commercial Officer Telet Research (N.I.) Limited  

Why do we need connectivity? How does connectivity affect our lives? Which innovations drive our every day life?

The Agenda might be subject to minor changes.

Keynote opening: Presentation of the 2021-2025 Broadband - Strategy
          >
Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg Prime Minister and Minister for Communications and Media

Opening session: 
          >
John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer GSMA

Opening session: 
          > 
Göran Marby, President and CEO at ICANN

Making the case for 5G and new ultra-fast broadband deployment - Why do we need greater connectivity?
          >
Paul Lee, Head of Tech, Media and Telecoms Research & Partner at Deloitte UK

How are new technologies transforming mobility?
          > Christian Micas, Senior Policy Officer, European Commission
          > Armin Gräter, Chairman of the CCAM Association, Director Government Affairs Europe, Digitalisation and Automated Driving BMW Group
          > Dr. - Ing.
Dirk Hetzer, Senior Expert Business Innovation - 5GCroCo - Cross Border Project, T-Systems International, Germany

eHealth: Are the opportunities infinite?
          >
Zohar Singer, Head of Telemedicine Department, Clalit Health Services, Israel
          >
Dermot Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder at Dynaccurate, Luxembourg

Delivering groundbreaking new travel and tourism services and experiences with 5G enabled connectivity
          >
Christoph H.L. Klenner, Co-Founder & Partner, Helios Technologies, Travel tech entrepreneur/investor, Belgium

How will reserving and providing dedicated portions of the network to the emergency services enable greater public safety?
          > Antti Kauppinen
, CTO at Suomen Erillisverkot, Finland

Avoiding the digital divide - How can 5G, broadband & satellites connect and revitalise rural areas?
          > Peter Gradwell
, 5G Rural Connected Communities & 5G Create Project, Chief Commercial Officer Telet Research (N.I.) Limited  

10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, L-1347 Luxembourg (and online) - Conference Room
06
8:45
- 12:30

How can communication technologies work on their ecological footprint? And how, in return, can communication technologies help developing a sustainable society? Which opportunities arise through modern communication technologies like 5G in regards to a more inclusive digital society?

The Agenda might be subject to minor changes.

17 Sustainable Development Goals: An urgent call for action in a global partnership - How can the telecoms industry support?
          > Bilel Jamoussi,
UN, Chieft, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

Creating a sustainable smart city
          >
Matt Clifton, Smart City Programme Manager, Leicester City Council, UK
          > Teppo Rantanen, Senior Business Advisor, Business Tampere, Finland

Testbed - how does it work in practice? Marking the most of the 5G possibilities - What have the testbeds taught us?
          >
Markku Niemi, Senior Business Advisor, Business Tampere, Finland

How can new technologies reduce manual processes and enable highly efficient, connected, and flexible factories of the future? The take on Industry 4.0
          
> Kyriakos Exadaktylos, Head of Network Architecture Specifications, Vodafone Group, Spain
          > David Preuss, Chief Information Officer, Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH, Germany 
          > Alain Schumacher, Chief Technology Officer, IEE, Luxembourg

Presentation: Application of 5G and Blockchain for the connected world. Use cases from Industry 4.0
          
> Dorota Zimnoch, Industry Expert

Discovering new data center models focused on sustainability, alternative energy sources and circular economy.
          >
Kevin Kent, Founder & CEO, Critical Facilities Efficiency Solutions

Enabling the 5G technology transition
          >
Maarit Palovirta, Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association - ETNO, Belgium

All we need to know about 5G deployment and electromagnetic exposure (EMF) - What is it and how does it affect us?
          > Dr. Sébastien Faye,
Senior Research and Technology Associate at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
          > Prof. Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas, Full Professor / Chief Scientist I and Head of the SIGCOM Research Group at SnT, University of Luxembourg

How can communication technologies work on their ecological footprint? And how, in return, can communication technologies help developing a sustainable society? Which opportunities arise through modern communication technologies like 5G in regards to a more inclusive digital society?

The Agenda might be subject to minor changes.

17 Sustainable Development Goals: An urgent call for action in a global partnership - How can the telecoms industry support?
          > Bilel Jamoussi,
UN, Chieft, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

Creating a sustainable smart city
          >
Matt Clifton, Smart City Programme Manager, Leicester City Council, UK
          > Teppo Rantanen, Senior Business Advisor, Business Tampere, Finland

Testbed - how does it work in practice? Marking the most of the 5G possibilities - What have the testbeds taught us?
          >
Markku Niemi, Senior Business Advisor, Business Tampere, Finland

How can new technologies reduce manual processes and enable highly efficient, connected, and flexible factories of the future? The take on Industry 4.0
          
> Kyriakos Exadaktylos, Head of Network Architecture Specifications, Vodafone Group, Spain
          > David Preuss, Chief Information Officer, Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH, Germany 
          > Alain Schumacher, Chief Technology Officer, IEE, Luxembourg

Presentation: Application of 5G and Blockchain for the connected world. Use cases from Industry 4.0
          
> Dorota Zimnoch, Industry Expert

Discovering new data center models focused on sustainability, alternative energy sources and circular economy.
          >
Kevin Kent, Founder & CEO, Critical Facilities Efficiency Solutions

Enabling the 5G technology transition
          >
Maarit Palovirta, Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association - ETNO, Belgium

All we need to know about 5G deployment and electromagnetic exposure (EMF) - What is it and how does it affect us?
          > Dr. Sébastien Faye,
Senior Research and Technology Associate at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
          > Prof. Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas, Full Professor / Chief Scientist I and Head of the SIGCOM Research Group at SnT, University of Luxembourg

10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, L-1347 Luxembourg (and online) - Conference Room
07
8:45
- 12:30

Which innovations are envisioned in terms of future communication network and a more efficient use of spectrum? Which opportunities lie ahead through combining different technologies?

The Agenda might be subject to minor changes.

When will the current network resources stop being sufficient to cater to the demand for new customer services (gaming, streaming, VR/AR, etc.) and economic growth (industry 4.0, smart cities, etc.)?
          >
Eric Fournier, Director Spectrum Planning and International Affairs in the Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR)

Exploring new network models to cater for the ever-growing needs of verticals:
          >
Alexander Kühn, Senior Governmental Official, Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunication, Post and Railways, Germany
          > Heidi Himmanen, Chief Adviser Traficom, Finland
          > Tiago Rodrigues, CEO Wireless Broadband Alliance

It is expected that 5G will not only accelerate the growth of other technologies, but also expand the growth of their possible applications - What to look out for?
          > Kimmo Pentikäinen, Vice President, Business Development, Production, Elisa Corporation, Finland
          > Qiang Tang, Senior Research Scientist, LIST, Luxembourg

The future is quantum - or is it?
          >
Prof. André Xuereb, Head of Department, Department of Physics, University of Malta, Malta
          > Alan Kuresevic, Managing Director SES TechCom, Luxembourg

Looking into the future - Can 6G cater for the connectivity needs?
          
Bernard Barani, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Connect - Future Connectivity Systems
          > Howard Benn, Vice President Communications Research, Samsung Electronics, UK
          > Maksym Girnyk, Affiliated Researcher at Stockholm University, Sweden

The future of wireless communication - Is there more than radio waves? 
          > Dr. Harald Haas, Distinguished Professor at The University of Strathclyde, “The Father of LiFi”, UK
          > Marc Fleschen, Co-Founder of the Light Communications Alliance, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Zero1, United Arab Emirates

Which innovations are envisioned in terms of future communication network and a more efficient use of spectrum? Which opportunities lie ahead through combining different technologies?

The Agenda might be subject to minor changes.

When will the current network resources stop being sufficient to cater to the demand for new customer services (gaming, streaming, VR/AR, etc.) and economic growth (industry 4.0, smart cities, etc.)?
          >
Eric Fournier, Director Spectrum Planning and International Affairs in the Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR)

Exploring new network models to cater for the ever-growing needs of verticals:
          >
Alexander Kühn, Senior Governmental Official, Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunication, Post and Railways, Germany
          > Heidi Himmanen, Chief Adviser Traficom, Finland
          > Tiago Rodrigues, CEO Wireless Broadband Alliance

It is expected that 5G will not only accelerate the growth of other technologies, but also expand the growth of their possible applications - What to look out for?
          > Kimmo Pentikäinen, Vice President, Business Development, Production, Elisa Corporation, Finland
          > Qiang Tang, Senior Research Scientist, LIST, Luxembourg

The future is quantum - or is it?
          >
Prof. André Xuereb, Head of Department, Department of Physics, University of Malta, Malta
          > Alan Kuresevic, Managing Director SES TechCom, Luxembourg

Looking into the future - Can 6G cater for the connectivity needs?
          
Bernard Barani, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Connect - Future Connectivity Systems
          > Howard Benn, Vice President Communications Research, Samsung Electronics, UK
          > Maksym Girnyk, Affiliated Researcher at Stockholm University, Sweden

The future of wireless communication - Is there more than radio waves? 
          > Dr. Harald Haas, Distinguished Professor at The University of Strathclyde, “The Father of LiFi”, UK
          > Marc Fleschen, Co-Founder of the Light Communications Alliance, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Zero1, United Arab Emirates

10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, L-1347 Luxembourg (and online) - Conference Room
14:00
- 15:25
LuxExpo the Box 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale (PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE ONLY) - Workshop Room 2