The conference program covers a broad range of topics (from applications to technology and standards) with the following speakers.

13:4514:00Digital Waiting room
14:0014:05Welcome and Opening
Pieter Hermans, CEO, Jakajima, Read more
14:0514:25Bernhard FrançoisBernard François, Founder, PreviewLabs, on 'The future of game development and game technology and the impact for telecom / datacom', Read more
14:2514:45geert christiaansenGeert Christiaansen, Senior Director Design Innovation, Philips Design, on 'Future of Smart Hospitals and how telecom can respond to that', Read more
14:4515:05ron augustusRon Augustus, Chief Innovation Officer / Member of the Board, SURF, on 'Future of higher education, how telecom can help the student' Read more
15:0515:25Coffee Break and virtual Break out Session
15:2515:45michielMichiel Boermans, Product Line Manager, Effect Photonics, on "Creating scalable and Flexible future-Proof Networks with Programmable Optical System-on-CHIP", Read more
15:4516:05hein dekkersHein Dekkers, Director Country Digitalization Acceleration Netherlands, Cisco, on 'A secure and inclusive digital society', Read more
16:0516:25Thomas Engel, owner, The Near Future, on 'The Future of the Live Sports Viewing Experience and how datacom can influence this', Read more
16:2516:45Coffee Break and virtual Break out Session
16:4517:05livia rosuLivia Rosu, President, HomeGrid Forum, on 'The Home of Future, telecom and datacom standards for the home'
17:0517:25shane heShane He, Standardization Professional, Nokia / RDM Working Group Chair, oneM2M, on 'oneM2M Roadmap for Data Interoperability', Read more
17:2517:45Roundtable discussion
17:4518:00Virtual drinks and Break out Session
18:00End of the Conference

The conference program is about how service providers, content providers, telecom operators and datacenters envision the future of their services, whether it be 5G or other platforms and what impact it has on their business, business processes and business models.

There is a constant growing demand for better, faster, more secure communication and stable and scalable infrastructure for communication between people, systems and organisations, for instance:

  • Factories need their production/yield status directly
  • Consumers want to watch their video instantaneously on their mobile
  • IoT networks should work flawlessly
  • Autonomous cars are dependent on real time information
  • Fintech companies should have payment status now
  • Video conferences can’t have hick ups
  • Gamers need immediate response with no latency
  • Medical professionals want direct control
  • E-commerce companies need to know their stock all the time
  • School teachers want direct interaction with their pupils

Parallel to that, the content-, service- and IoT / IIoT industry require new services and products with a better, faster and more secure performance.

In other words the telecom / datacom industry are always balancing on the edge of what is possible or what is not.
Technology can help solving this situation, but technology providers need to know what future demands are and will be.

Have a look who spoke at previous editions of the conference.

This conference is organised by Jakajima.