ISS 1.1: Accelerating IoT for Industries: How?

Internet of Things, connectivity, and data analytics are the fundamental enablers for industrial digitalisation. Deploying and operating an IoT system at scale is no trivial task as its success will depend on a well-oiled ecosystem, favourable rules and regulations, a solid business model, and the presence of a pervasive network that can meet the desired quality of service. This talk reflects on how mobile network operators are working towards accelerating the adoption of IoT in vertical industries by providing an overview on key standardization and open source activities, new industry bodies, e.g., the 5G Automotive Association and the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation, coverage and performance trade-offs, and key issues related to spectrum usage.

Speaker: Dr Ilaria Thibault, IoT Strategy Manager, Vodafone Business

ISS 1.2: DataNet – Doing for Data What the Internet Did for Communications

This talk presents a new approach to national infrastructure called DataNet- Building on successful examples such as X-Road, DataNet provides a unique approach to data as a national infrastructure. Through providing Identity as a Utility, Data Exchange and a Data Sovereign Wealth Fund, DataNet reduces required investment in a national infrastructure for data, provides a unique economic model for the delivery of such services and protects end-user and citizen privacy. Designed to be led by the national government and delivered by a combination of the private and public sector in an open architecture format, DataNet provides a flexible, modular and adaptable approach to data in the emerging digital era.

Speaker: Dr Cathy Mulligan, CTO, GovTech Labs

ISS 1.3: Enabling Industrial IoT with 5G and Beyond

5G is seen as a key enabler for achieving flexible implementation of industrial IoT (IIoT), where rigid wired connections can be replaced with low-latency and high-reliability wireless communications. Such flexible implementation paves the way for scalable operations, where the production can be more easily altered and scaled up, e.g., by adding new machines to the production cells of a production line. Nevertheless, the current industrial communications are supported by a diverse set of communication protocols addressing the associated application requirements. Moreover, new use cases, such as distributed machine controllers providing the needed flexibility, should be supported by the 5G system (5GS) design. In this talk, we will outline the key requirements for IIoT and the associated challenges for 5G Release 17 and beyond. We will further elaborate on the architectural framework for supporting distributed machine controllers.

Speaker: Dr. Malte Schellmann, Principle Researcher, Huawei Tech. GRC

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