Conference Overview

The Conference at MWC Shanghai 2020 featured thought-provoking presentations from some of the tech industry’s most influential executives, who share their visions of the tech industry while providing essential insights on current and future trends.

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2020 Overview

The full conference, forums and seminars agenda will be available soon, but here is what you can expect:

Day 1: Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Agenda Dayone 1 EN

Opening Ceremony & Keynote 1: Limitless

Leading CEOs discuss their plans and visions of a 5G future

Telco Transformation Summit

Building a digitalised, customer centric future for APAC’s telcos

In the Asia-Pacific region, housing over fifty mobile operators and more than two billion subscribers, the demand for mobile internet shows continuous growth. As the influence of digitalisation on lifestyles through the region grows, mobile operators have increasingly strategised around creating customer centric experiences in their core services, and increasingly in new services such as finance and media.

Meanwhile, investments in the network and IT infrastructure are enabling digital transformation in enterprise clients as well as their own digitalisation. We see this in services such as cloud, edge, security and IoT solutions. According to the World Economic Forum, digitalisation could contribute approximately $100 trillion in value to the telco industry over the next decade.

This summit will highlight the many facets to digitalisation for mobile operators and why customer engagement is at the forefront.

Digital Leaders Programme

(invitation only roundtable)

Agenda Dayone 2 EN

Keynote 2: Limitless Customers

Thought leading CEOs defy traditional, geographic and industry boundaries

Future Mobility Stage Day 1

Catalysts for change, value creation, partnership models, 5G V2X, future car design

Throughout APAC, governments are concerned by the pollution, crowding and danger on today’s urban roads. As the region advances further towards urbanisation the current situation is simply not sustainable. For users, too, the cost of car ownership and time-consuming commuting are becoming harder to justify, while it makes home delivery more appealing for the customer but harder for the logistics company. No wonder the region is at the forefront of global developments towards autonomous vehicles; smart, connected cars; electrification; and new business models of car sharing, ownership, ridesharing and more. Any one of these might be considered a revolution in how we get around; put together we are seeing nothing less than the birth of a new industry that crosses the boundaries between auto-makers, tech firms, energy and fuel companies, telecoms providers and more.

Across three days the Future Mobility Stage will share lessons from the leading edge of this new industry, highlighting the strategies, policies, partnerships and innovations delivering a renaissance in how people and goods are moved.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

10:00 – 11:00
Anticipating Disruptive Catalysts of Change and Trends in Future Mobility

11:00 – 12:30
Value Creation in The Expanding Mobility Ecosystem: Partnerships and Business Models

12:30 – 13:15
Networking Lunch Break

13:15 – 14:45
5G V2X: Gaining Momentum Through Ecosystem Collaboration  

14:45 – 15:00
Networking Break

15:00 – 16:30
The Car as The Third Living Space: Designing the Car of The Future

Day 2: Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Agenda Daytwo 1 EN

Day Two Keynote: Limitless Industry

Top CEOs enabling breakthroughs for APAC companies large and small

Industry X Summit
Future of IoT

Combining strategy, technology and partnerships for today’s industrial revolution

Today’s world is in constant change with the introduction of new technologies such as 5G, Applied Intelligence and Internet of Things providing platforms for new business models and services to grow. In the past years, those technologies have matured to the point where business decision makers can evaluate the benefits of using them together in their digital strategy. A new digitally driven industrial revolution is underway: Industry X.

The Industry X Summit, in association with the Future IoT Convention, will bring together leading representatives from governments, mobile operators and enterprises, to discuss how, within a fast changing digital landscape, mobile and IoT technologies can play a key part of the emerging ecosystem.

The AMO Awards Ceremony

Future Mobility Stage Day 2

Vehicle data, autonomous vehicles, ridesharing & in-vehicle infotainment

Throughout APAC, governments are concerned by the pollution, crowding and danger on today’s urban roads. As the region advances further towards urbanisation the current situation is simply not sustainable. For users, too, the cost of car ownership and time-consuming commuting are becoming harder to justify, while it makes home delivery more appealing for the customer but harder for the logistics company. No wonder the region is at the forefront of global developments towards autonomous vehicles; smart, connected cars; electrification; and new business models of car sharing, ownership, ridesharing and more. Any one of these might be considered a revolution in how we get around; put together we are seeing nothing less than the birth of a new industry that crosses the boundaries between auto-makers, tech firms, energy and fuel companies, telecoms providers and more.

Across three days the Future Mobility Stage will share lessons from the leading edge of this new industry, highlighting the strategies, policies, partnerships and innovations delivering a renaissance in how people and goods are moved.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

10:00 – 11:00
Managing Future Vehicle Data: Sharing, Storage & Security

11:00 – 12:30
The Future for Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Robotaxis

12:30 – 13:15
Networking Lunch Break

13:15 – 14:45
Passenger Experience of Seamless Mobility: Infotainment and Interaction  

14:45 – 15:00
Networking Break

15:00 – 16:30
Ridesharing: Exploring Usage and Impact on Car Ownership

5G Private Networks Forum

Agenda Daytwo 2 EN

Diversity & Inclusion Forum

Connectivity & 5G Summit

Reshaping network infrastructure, software, operations & standards for the next decade

It will take quite some time for 5G to deliver on its promise across APAC. For reasons of strategy, finance and technological immaturity, it will coexist with – and complement – LTE, WiFi and other solutions for the foreseeable future. What’s certain is that deployment of 5G will not mirror the costly 3G process… not least because of the attention being paid to enterprise users.

If the path towards 5G seems difficult, there are some quieter revolutions under way that every operator stands to benefit from… and which will simplify 5G adoption later on. Innovation at all levels of the technology stack can reshape your company’s financials and business strategy.

In the Connectivity & 5G Summit we will focus on critical elements that take business and technology transformation forward hand-in-hand, including:

  • Network virtualisation, cloudification & open-ness: progress & implications
  • The opportunities in emerging operator platforms
  • Taking advantage of an infrastructure revolution
  • Operations & process transformation enabling new use cases and cutting costs

Join our experts as we share best practices, updates and case studies that help you understand each element; how they fit together; and how to use them as vital enablers of your company’s transformation.

5G Spectrum & Policy Forum

eSIM Forum

mmWave Forum

Day 3: Thursday, 2 July 2020

Agenda Daythree 1 EN

Future Mobility Stage Day 3

Urban mobility, public transport, intelligent traffic systems

Throughout APAC, governments are concerned by the pollution, crowding and danger on today’s urban roads. As the region advances further towards urbanisation the current situation is simply not sustainable. For users, too, the cost of car ownership and time-consuming commuting are becoming harder to justify, while it makes home delivery more appealing for the customer but harder for the logistics company. No wonder the region is at the forefront of global developments towards autonomous vehicles; smart, connected cars; electrification; and new business models of car sharing, ownership, ridesharing and more. Any one of these might be considered a revolution in how we get around; put together we are seeing nothing less than the birth of a new industry that crosses the boundaries between auto-makers, tech firms, energy and fuel companies, telecoms providers and more.

Across three days the Future Mobility Stage will share lessons from the leading edge of this new industry, highlighting the strategies, policies, partnerships and innovations delivering a renaissance in how people and goods are moved.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

10:00 – 11:00
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans for Smart Cities and Public-Private Collaboration  

11:00 – 12:30
Public Transport and Innovation in Intelligent Traffic Systems and Ticketing

12:30 – 13:15
Networking Lunch Break

13:15 – 14:45
Innovation in Mobility as A Service (Maas) Transforming The Status Quo

14:45 – 15:00
Networking Break

15:00 – 16:00
No More Falling Asleep at The Wheel: Passenger Safety and Productivity

Agenda Daythree 2 EN

AI Summit

Intelligence at the heart of business productivity, innovation and personalisation

Businesses in the Asia-Pacific region are adopting machine learning and AI at a staggering rate. According to Protiviti’s AI/ML Global survey report, “Among companies in the (Asia Pacific) region, 22% are at advanced stages of machine learning against just 7% in Europe and 11% in North America… 43% of Asia-Pacific firms see AI as important to their business’s future, versus 33% of firms in North America and just 18% in Europe.”

Any market’s competiveness is limited by two vital factors: Innovation and productivity. AI is set to accelerate the rate of innovation and employee productivity over the next few years. It offers the tangible potential to drive the next phase of economic growth in the Asia region.

This Summit will show how the adoption of AI and machine learning is triggering productivity gains, and how to leverage it in your business.

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