EIT Digital | Digital Tech Networking Event - 5G

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Bayes Centre, The University of Edinburgh

47 Potterrow

Room 5.10

Edinburgh

EH8 9BT

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This event provides an opportunity to learn about Scotland's future wireless communications & about EIT Digital’s co-funding initiatives

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EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. We invite you to a Digital Tech focused event in Edinburgh on Thursday, 21st November.

The half-day event is focussed on 5G and Future Wireless Communications and provides an opportunity to learn about co-funding opportunities for applied research with EIT Digital's Doctoral Schools and collaborative innovation projects through EIT Digital's €80M annual call.

EIT Digital in Scotland is funded by our partners Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Funding Council. We are also supported by Highlands & Islands Enterprise, FinTech Scotland, Edinburgh Innovations and University of Edinburgh.

Core digital technologies are the basis of our economy’s and society’s deep digital transformation. EIT Digital invents our digital future with novel communication, computing and cybersecurity technologies, especially software. These technologies are not only a necessity to serve vertical segments: they are also driving a massive number of students, addressing the shortage of specialists in digital, and offering major innovations and opportunities for GDP growth. Europe needs to stay in the lead in the areas where it is currently strong (networking, 5G, IoT), play a leadership role in digital’s next platform revolution (artificial intelligence) and establish broad trust in digital (cybersecurity, privacy).

PROGRAMME

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch and Networking

13.30 – 13.45 EIT Digital Overview

Martin Beaton, Edinburgh Satellite Manager, EIT Digital

13.45 – 14.15 Keynote "The Potential of 5G and What It Means For Scotland"

Derek Graham, Programme Director, Scottish Futures Trust

James Bruschini, Assistant Director, Deloitte Economic Consulting

14.15 – 14.55 Panel “Scotland as a Leading 5G Digital Nation: Opportunities and Challenges”

14.55 – 15.25 Keynote "5G Serving Vertical Use Cases"

Ahmed Zoha, Assistant Professor, University of Glasgow

Dr Qammer Abbasi, Assistant Professor, University of Glasgow

15.25 – 15.50 Break

15.50 – 16.30 Panel “Future Wireless Technologies & Security: What are the Threats and Capabilities

16.30 – 16.55 Keynote: "Unlocking Scotland's data potential - saving time, money and lives"

Roger Halliday, Scottish Government

16.55 – 17.35 Panel “Current Research & Near Future Applications of 5G in Scotland”

17.35 – 18.15 Networking

Panel members are:

Graeme Gordon, CEO, IFB

Sarah Eynon, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust

Derek Graham, Programme Director, Scottish Futures Trust

Ahmed Zoha, Assistant Professor, University of Glasgow

Mark Dames, Head of Policy, BT Regions & Head of Public Affairs, BT Scotland

Prof John Thompson, Institute for Digital Communications, University of Edinburgh

Elaine Doherty, City Manager, CityFibre

Derek Boyd, Interim Director, Scotland 5G Centre

Cade Wells, Business Development Manager, CENSIS

Greig Paul, Lead Mobile Networks & Security Engineer, University of Strathclyde

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Bayes Centre, The University of Edinburgh

47 Potterrow

Room 5.10

Edinburgh

EH8 9BT

United Kingdom

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