IMS Closing Session and Mobility Panel

15:30 – 17:00, Thursday, 24 June 2021, AUDITORIUM 5

Abstract: The mobility industry is in the midst of a major revolution, fueled in part by a confluence of developments in the areas of AI, Communications, Sensor technologies, Electric drives and Computing, and motivated by concerns of safety, environment and comfort. Advances in mobility will affect just about every aspect of our social lives and impact almost every sector of the economy. A key enabler of growth in this industry is ubiquitous wireless communications. This panel discussion will bring key leaders in industry together and have them don their prognosticator’s hat to share their views on where wireless communications is headed, particularly as it relates to mobility. Recognizing that the industry is increasingly moving towards CV2X that will be enabled further by 5G, what should we expect with regard to in-vehicle services and safety/security issues? What comes next, particularly after 3GPP Release 15 and 16? Long Term? What kinds of cybersecurity enhancements will we see? Protection vs Repair Issues? What will be the impact of the confluence of 5G and Edge Computing? All questions, that the mobility community is seeking answers to from the wireless communications community.

Panelists participating in the Panel Discussion include:

  • Benedikt Brecht, Head of Digital Policy, Volkswagen Group.
  • Matt MacPherson, Wireless CTO, Cisco
  • Jefferson Wang, Managing Director at Accenture Strategy leading 5G initiatives globally.

The discussion will be moderated by Satish Udpa, University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University.