The first steps towards 6G has now begun, with prospective technologies and relevant applications are beginning to be explored. To build upon the success of previous mobile network generations, it will be imperative to create a global harmonized view of what 6G should be able to do, and how to get there.
This session will present the 6G vision from several key players from industry and society from around the globe.
Session chair: Gustav Wikström
6G – Hexa-X overview and vision, key values
Tommy Svensson, Chalmers
Patrik Rugeland, Ericsson
Andreas Kristensson, Head of IoT & New Business, Telenor
Keynote speaker: Operator's 6G vision
Andreas has more than 20 years experience from the Operator Community, working with introduction of both 3G, 4G and 5G services toward enterprise customers.
Andreas has held several positions within Marketing, Sales, Business Development and Strategy.
Professor Valérie Schafer, C²DH (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History), University of Luxembourg
Speaker:Six provocations for 6G
Valérie Schafer has been a Professor in Contemporary European History at the C²DH (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History) at the University of Luxembourg since February 2018. She previously worked at the CNRS in France and is still an Associate Researcher at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS – CNRS UPR 2000).She specialises in the history of computing, telecommunications and data networks. Her main research interests are the history of the Internet and the Web, the history of European digital cultures and infrastructures, and born-digital heritage (especially Web archives). She also worked on Net Neutrality and on the governance of the Internet and the Web.
She is the principal investigator of the HIVI project, a project running from 2021 to 2024, which is supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund and dedicated to the history of online virality. She is a co-founder of the journal Internet Histories. Digital Technology, Culture and Society (Taylor & Francis) and she is a Mercator Fellow at the University of Siegen in 2021.
She is a member of the Scientific Board of the Orange Group and of Afnic, as well as a member of the advisory group of HEXA-X.
Magnus Frodigh, Ericsson Research
Speaker: Limitless connectivity
Dr. Magnus Frodigh has been Vice President and Head of Ericsson Research since 2018.
Dr. Frodigh was Research Area Director for Network Architecture and Protocols at Ericsson Research from 2007 to 2018 with responsibility for driving long-term technology leadership research in the areas of network architecture and protocols comprising radio, transport and core networks, including network management.
Professor Rui Luis Aguiar, Universidade de Aveiro, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Steering Board Chair Networld Europe
Speaker: Pushing the boundaries: NetworldEurope mapping future challenges
Rui L. Aguiar (1967) received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in
2001 from the University of Aveiro, where he is currently a Full Professor.
He has supervised 20+ PhD and 100+ Master students. He was the founder of the ATNOG research group, an advanced telecommunication research group at the Universidade de Aveiro and is currently co-coordinating a research line in Instituto de Telecomunicações, on the area of Networks. He has been an advisory for the portuguese Secretaria de Estado das Comunicações and member of the task force for 5G cybersecurity. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of ACM. He is serving as the Portugal Chapter Chair of IEEE Communications Society and has been serving as Steering Board Chair of Networld2020, the European ETP representing the telecommunications community. As further community engagement, he has served as Technical and General (co)Chair of several conferences (ICNS, ICT, ISCC, Mobiarch, Monami, NTMS, etc). He is a regular keynote speaker in the future of mobile communications and digital society, with dozens of talks across the whole world. He is an associated editor of Wiley’s Emerging Telecommunication Technologies and Springers’ Wireless Networks. He has more than 500 papers published.
Dr Xiaoyan Xu, Senior Engineer at Mobile Communications Innovation Center, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)
Speaker: 6G Vision and technology trends
Xu Xiaoyan, received her Ph.D. of digital communications in the University of Edinburgh in 2010. Now she is a senior engineer at Mobile Communications Innovation Center in China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). Her major work domain includes investigation in 5G and 6G wireless communication technologies and ITU related activities. She also works as a secretary for IMT-2030(6G) Promotion Group.