Driving Wireless Innovation Across Verticals

Expanding revenue sources and becoming a holistic partner to enterprises has been a goal for global carriers for many years. With the evolution of cellular technologies, enterprises have slowly seen and explored the benefits of enterprise cellular services, carriers finally can realize their vision to become partners not only in connectivity solutions, but across the IoT stack. Proven and demonstrated successful case studies now span all types of verticals, from manufacturing to retail, healthcare, transportation, education, utilities and much more. A renewed and vigorous approach to incorporating and leveraging technologies such as AI & ML, OSS & BSS, public cloud and private wireless networks are placing CSPs in a pivotal position to deliver enterprise services. However, security, scalability and affordability remain challenges to overcome. It is becoming clear that there is a growing ecosystem ready to partner with enterprises, cloud providers and suppliers to drive 5G into the heart of enterprises’ digital transformation.

AGENDA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:

5G BUSINESS MODELS FOR THE ENTERPRISE

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

As industries become more connected, and 5G services become increasingly embedded in enterprises, there needs to be a continued evolution both in the telcos and the enterprises they serve. CSPs need to continue to evolve their systems, automating their networks and the processes that enable different use cases and quick adaptation. Additionally, they must have the right commercial and technical teams in place to assist clients and address issues. On the other hand, the digital transformation experienced by enterprises has led to an important shift in the talent and skillsets needed to build out and maintain integrated cellular services in the enterprise. How far have we come in adapting to the digital and connected enterprise? What are some important organizational and cultural shifts necessary to deliver the much discussed but rarely seen fully connected enterprise?

AGENDA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

2:00PM-3:15PM ET:

SETTING UP A 5G ENTERPRISE NETWORK – BEST PRACTICES & KEY CONSIDERATIONS

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote
2:15PM-2:30PM: Fireside Chat
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

A lot of experience has been gathered, and as we see more 5G Enterprise network deployments, our wealth of knowledge is creating a set of clear best practices an enterprise, and the telco, must follow to avoid making costly mistakes. There are many decisions to be made along the way, from the trivial to the strategically crucial, on topics such as architecture, management, planning and IT. What are some of the key lessons learnt in the early deployment of 5G services across different scenarios and use cases? What learnings hold true across sectors?

AGENDA
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:

NOW WHAT? POST-DEPLOYMENT NETWORK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

Whilst much of the enterprise 5G discussion has been focused on deployments and the opportunities it provides, enterprises have to map out their strategy once the network is up and running. There are different management opportunities and options, either in-house or remote, and a close partnership with the telco is key to the successful implementation, maintenance and exploitation of a private network. How can an enterprise best prepare to manage a private 5G network after deployment? What are the biggest considerations when considering staffing, cost and systems for the upkeep and management of a private network?

AGENDA
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

2:00PM-3:15PM ET:

NETWORK SLICING, CLOUD NETWORKING & THE ENTERPRISE

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote
2:15PM-2:30PM: Partner Keynote
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

Increased demand for 5G services is driving the evolution of infrastructure and technology to help not only meet this demand but exceed it. Network automation, virtualization and smart infrastructure are a few of the tools available and increasingly common place across networks. Cloud Networking and Network Slicing allow for a highly targeted and customizable use of shared network infrastructure. By reserving parts of the spectrum available in an area for a particular use case, telcos can offer unrivalled access, reliability and throughput to enterprises carrying out mission critical operations through the network. What are the current and future model use cases for network slicing? How can increased network automation and virtualization of the network deliver reliable 5G services to enterprises?

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:

SECURING THE 5G ENTERPRISE NETWORK

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

Security is a key consideration for all connected services, and enterprises are certainly not immune to this concern. High profile hacks and network attacks have taken place already, so it is of paramount importance to build security into the enterprise’s network deployment from the very start. What are the biggest threats to the enterprise’s 5G network, and how can these be best addressed? How secure can enterprise networks really be, and how can the risk be mitigated?

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

2:00PM-3:15PM ET:

THE FUTURE OF WORK – THE IMPACT OF THE DISTRIBUTED WORKFORCE ON CONNECTIVITY SERVICES

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote
2:15PM-2:30PM: Partner Keynote
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

The Covid-19 pandemic has forever changed worker behavior and preferences. Whilst some workers will remain in the office, a hybrid workforce has become the norm for many sectors and responsibilities. However, this poses an important dilemma for employers, who must ensure their remote workers not only have the correct tools to work efficiently, but also the connectivity to access them and their colleagues. How can 5G help bridge the connectivity requirements of this new, distributed workforce? Do enterprises hold a responsibility in delivering these services, and if so, what are some effective strategies to ensure appropriate connectivity for all staff?