Join leaders from the manufacturing and automotive industries as 5G Americas President Chris Pearson leads a discussion about how 5G is changing their respective industries.

Having survived the global COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises around the world are accelerating their digital transformations to accommodate both a remote workforce and customer base. As they adjust to the new realities of their industries, many companies increasingly view 5G networks as a critical component to the connectivity of their operations and for the new potential revenue streams that they may be able to unleash.

With over 160 commercial 5G networks now live around the world, 2021 looks to be a pivotal year for enterprises seeking to develop new applications and services that will take advantage of the extremely fast data throughput, very low network latencies, and more efficient control over a vast number of IoT devices that 5G brings to the table.

Today’s discussion focuses on 5G networks in the manufacturing and automotive sectors. Panelists include speakers from leading network operators, network equipment manufacturers, and leaders in the manufacturing and automotive space.


AT&T - Brian Greaves, AVP Product Management, IoT

As AVP of Product Management supporting the Embedded Solutions portfolio within AT&T’s IoT organization, Brian is responsible for product strategy, marketing, channel management and productization of Embedded IOT devices. This includes all connected vehicle services and enhancements in the automated vehicle (AV), telematics and infotainment sector.

Moog Inc. – George Small, CTO

George Small is the Chief Technology Officer at Moog, focusing on the combination of technology development and business development to drive new growth opportunities. George has been with Moog Inc. for 25 years. George has held numerous engineering leadership positions within aerospace and industrial design and development, including Chief Engineer of Flight Controls at Moog, as well as 5 years as a Principal Engineer at Moog. He currently leads efforts to develop new growth opportunities within electrification, robotics and autonomy, Industry 4.0 and additive manufacturing areas.

Center for Connected Business - Christian Maasem, Center Director

Christian Maasem has been director of the Center Connected Industry in the Smart Logistics Cluster at RWTH Aachen Campus since 2016 and managing director of EICe Aachen GmbH since 2018. Center Connected Industry provides a unique environment for industry, research, software and service providers to design, test and implement new and existing Industrial IoT solutions for productive use. Previously, Christian Maasem was Head of the Information Technology Management Division at the FIR Aachen, where he was responsible for several research and industry projects in the field of Industry 4.0, Future Mobility and Smart Energy.


Ericsson - Ade Kushimo, Sales Director, Global Customer Unit Bus. Solutions and Emerging Bus.

As a Sales Executive with over 20 years of experience, Ade is responsible for sales in the Enterprise and Emerging Business unit at Ericsson, dedicated to AT&T. Ade’s focus is bringing new and innovative technologies to AT&T across a number of emerging business areas including IoT, 5G monetization for enterprise and SD-WAN services.

Nokia – Dev Khoslaa, SR. Director, Enterprise Business Dev

Dev Khoslaa is a senior telecom executive at Nokia with over 25 years' experience in driving business development, marketing and sales in North America and internationally. He has held several senior roles, including VP Sales, Managing Director, and GM, Sales. In his current role, he is developing digital transformation opportunities enabled by Private LTE, 5G, IoT and Cloud in multiple verticals, such as manufacturing, construction, commercial real estate, and SLED. As a strong believer in the power of collaboration, Dev is orchestrating industry partnerships with service providers, system integrators, cloud leaders, and consulting firms to accelerate adoption and growth of Industry 4.0 solutions.

Mavenir – Aniruddho Basu, SVP; GM, Emerging Business

As SVP & GM of Emerging Business, Ani and his team will leverage Mavenir’s existing and newly created solutions for 5G, IoT and digital transformation to generate new business opportunities for Mavenir in Enterprises and Industries. Offerings will include Enriched Communication, IoT and Private Networks, delivered with new business models, via a digital ecosystem of partners and channels. In Sep 2020 ip.access Ltd was acquired and operates as a business unit within the Emerging Business group, the focus here is to develop strong synergies with Mavenir’s OpenRAN, Cloud Core, Edge, and Analytics suites for compelling end-to-end network propositions for both the CSP and Enterprise/Industry segments.

Topics for Discussion

  • What are some of the biggest challenges these enterprises are trying to solve with wireless cellular communications technology today?
  • How are these companies using 5G or 4G LTE networks today – and where do they see it going?
  • What new opportunities do the firms see in their respective industries for improved cellular connectivity? What are some of the products and services specific to their respective industries?
  • How have they implemented 5G or 4G LTE solutions?
  • How will enhanced mobile broadband speeds of Gbps impact these respective industries and companies?
  • What new applications and services will be unleashed by extremely low network latencies
  • How will 5G’s capability to manage up to one million wireless devices per square kilometer impact the factory floor and vehicle communication?
  • Where do these firms stand when it comes to using private wireless networks versus public networks?

Who Should Attend

Industry analysts, media from automotive and manufacturing industries, mobile operators, vendors, and regulators/policy makers. Members of the general public are also encouraged to attend.

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