UNWIRED: REVOLUTION Wednesday July 25
The Kirribilli Club, Lavender Bay, Sydney

New spectrum auctions and reforms. A fourth operator. Wireless by-pass of the NBN. The universal service guarantee. More regulation in the mobile space. The coming 5G revolution: threat or opportunity for incumbents? Regulating for and monetising the Internet of Things. It’s no cliché to say that the disruptions of new wireless trends are truly revolutionary. This event, returning after a sold-out instalment in 2017, aims to untangle the complex web of claims, hype and arguments in an open, one-day discussion format.

THE PROGRAM

SESSION ONE

9am KEYNOTE: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S VISION FOR MOBILE AND SPECTRUM
Federal minister for Communications and the Arts Senator Mitch Fifield

9.25am WHERE AUSTRALIA’S MOBILE INDUSTRY IS AT
Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association CEO Chris Althaus

9.50am PANEL: THE VIEW FROM THE MOBILE NETWORK OPERATORS
Panellists from Telstra (TBA), Optus (TBA), AMTA’s Chris Althaus & Vodafone’s Easwaren Siva

SESSION TWO

11.00am KEYNOTE: VIEW FROM THE INDUSTRY
Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton

11.25am KEYNOTE: VIEW FROM THE TECHNICAL REGULATOR
Australian Communications and Media Authority deputy chair James Cameron

11.50am PANEL: GETTING POLICY & REGULATION RIGHT IN WIRELESS
Telstra executive director, regulatory affairs Jane van Beelen, Optus VP corporate & regulatory
affairs Andrew Sheridan and Vodafone Australia director of strategy Dan Lloyd

12.35 VIEW FROM THE FEDERAL OPPOSITION
Regional comms shadow minister Stephen Jones

1.00-1.50PM LUNCH

SESSION THREE

1.50 PANEL: WHAT’S IN THE TECHNOLOGY PIPELINE FOR 4.9G, 5G & BEYOND
Panellists from NetComm Wireless (Els Baert), Nokia (Adam Bryan), Ericsson (David Cooper) and more

2.20 BUSINESS CASE & SPECTRUM CHALLENGES FOR OPERATORS
PWC Strategy& strategy consultant Zia Bhadiar

2.40 PANEL: PROVIDING CONNECTIVITY FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS
Panelists include NNNCo founder Rob Zagarella, Meshed co-founder Catherine Caruana-McManus, Thinxtra
CEO Loic Barancourt and KPMG national IOT practice leader Piers Hogarth-Scott

3.10 AFTERNOON TEA

SESSION FOUR

3.25 PANEL: CHALLENGES IN WHOLESALE AND RESALE
Panellists include Vodafone’s Justin Middleton and Telstra’s Brad Joyner

3.50 THE WIRELESS THREAT TO FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
Venture Insights head Nigel Pugh

4.10 PANEL: THE CHINA SUPPLY CHAIN IN 5G
A discussion on the pros and cons of a China dominated mobile supply chain, national security concerns and potential paths for mitigation with Australia Strategic Policy Institute executive director Peter Jennings & Huawei ANZ director of corporate and public affairs Jeremy Mitchell

4.40 Cocktails and close

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