About Private Wireless Networks Summit
 

The second annual Private Wireless Networks Summit is returning this May 9-11. Bringing an upgraded agenda covering topics for the present & future state of the market, this 3-day virtual event will include case studies of private network adoption, economics & ROI, private wireless network security, and strategizing for the future.

Join industry leaders and dive deep into the current and future of private networks. Watch on-demand for free here.

AGENDA
MONDAY, MAY 9

11:00AM-12:45PM ET:

STATE OF PLAY FOR PRIVATE NETWORKS – WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote  Interview with Verizon Business' Massimo Pesilli
11:15AM-11:30AM: Keynote with Robert Bosch GmbH's Andreas Mueller
11:30AM-11:45AM: Partner Keynote with Keysight's Jagadeesh Dantuluri
11:45AM-12:30PM: Panel Discussion
12:30PM-12:45PM: Closing Partner Keynote with Cisco's Bob Everson

The enterprise segment is crucial for the telecommunications industry to continue to find new and larger revenue streams. In 2021, GSMAi estimated that two thirds of operators already sell private networks to enterprise customers, with over half of those considering them an extremely important part of their portfolio to ensure long-term revenue goals. Finding the right solutions for these enterprise clients and working with them to meet their unique demands and requirements will be key to continue to successfully grow their enterprise offering. What can we expect in 2022 and into 2023? What role will 4G, 5G, CBRS and other spectrum options play in the roll-out of private wireless networks? What lessons have we learnt from existing deployments?

AGENDA
MONDAY, MAY 9

12:45PM-1:15PM ET

5G LANS MEET THE ENTERPRISE

AGENDA
MONDAY, MAY 9

 

2:00PM-2:45PM ET

SETTING THE STRATEGY FOR ENTERPRISE WIRELESS – 4G, 5G, NETWORK SLICING & SPECTRUM CHOICES

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote with AT&T's Rupesh Chokshi
2:15PM-2:45PM: Keynote Q&A with 5G America's Chris Pearson

There isn’t a lack of options for the enterprise when it comes to spectrum and deployment models, and their requirements, budget and scope will largely dictate the choices they make for their private network deployment. Each spectrum type will bring unique advantages and challenges, and it is up to the industry to work with the enterprises themselves in mapping out the best options for each individual case. What are the options available today to enterprises, and the key benefits? How can enterprises make the most of the spectrum available to meet their needs?

AGENDA
TUESDAY, MAY 10

11:00AM-11:45AM ET:

SECURING & FOOL PROOFING PRIVATE WIRELESS NETWORKS

11:00AM-11:45PM: Panel Discussion

Security is a consideration for any device, and with mission critical operations running over private networks, it is a must-have for enterprises. With vast amounts of data coming from IoT applications over the cloud and the network itself, there is an ever-increasing need to fully protect the entirety of the network.  How can organizations select the right security options available to them? What are some of the threats the industry is having to adapt to, and how can we further future-proof networks? 

AGENDA
TUESDAY, MAY 10

2:00PM-3:30PM ET

THE ECONOMICS & ROI OF PRIVATE NETWORKS – WHAT IS THE TRUE IMPACT ON THE ENTERPRISE’S BOTTOM LINE?

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote with Imagine Wireless' Norman Fekrat
2:15PM-2:30PM: Keynote with Intelsat's Jean Philippe Gillet
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

The private network business case for the telco is clear, but what is the real saving for an enterprise in deploying a private enterprise network? Each enterprise will have a different motivation or requirement for deployment, but its deployment means these organizations can better utilize big data, analytics, automation and much more to make smarter decisions, automate, and much more. What are some of the key benefits for enterprises when looking to deploy a private enterprise network? What sort of ROI can they expect on the significant investment required?

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

11:00AM-12:35PM ET:

USE CASE SHOW CASE – THE VERTICALS DRIVING PRIVATE NETWORK ADOPTION

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote with Lufthansa Industry Solutions' Claudius Noack
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote with Samsung's Imran Akbar
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion
12:15PM-12:35PM: Closing Partner Keynote with Kajeet's Derrick Frost

Private Networks are reaching a stage of maturity, with different sectors and enterprises dipping their feet into the space and deploying different models according to their needs. Sectors such as manufacturing, automotive and logistics, among others, are some of those ahead of the deployment curve, with large and small case studies already in the public domain and in development. What are some the key decision and pain points for these enterprises when looking at their deployment strategy? What lessons can be learnt across sectors to create truly interoperable and increasingly versatile private networks? What are some of the growth areas for telcos as they explore different sectors as clients?

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

 

2:00PM-3:15PM ET

THE ENTERPRISE VIEW – KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR PRIVATE WIRELESS NETWORK DEPLOYMENT & COMMONALITIES ACROSS VERTICALS

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote Interview with Wireless Maritime Services LLC's Pramod Arora
2:15PM-2:30PM: Keynote with AWS' George Elissaios
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

Despite the business case and ROI potential for enterprise networks being well established and clear, the investment to deploy them remains high. An enterprise looking to deploy their private network, at this stage, will look to the telco to drive their decision making based on their scope and requirements, as well as their expertise and personnel. With this in mind, it is in both the enterprise and the operator’s interest to leverage the expertise and experience gained from deployments in different verticals to inform and develop their own plan. How close can we get to a plug-and-play wireless network? What tools and resources are available to the enterprise to understand the technology available to them and what can they extrapolate from past private network deployments in sectors not necessarily related to their own?