Keynote Speaker

Dr. Pascal Thubert

Talk Title: Industrial IoT

Principal Engineer, Cisco Europe. Internet R&D Architect. Innovator (~ 300 patents issued at USPTO, H index >50, PhD on deterministic wireless). Expert in IPv6, routing & meshing technologies for reliable wireless & mobility.

Co-author of > 20 RFCs at the IETF, including 2 routing protocols (RPL and RIFT), IoT, deterministic networking and IPv6 ND specs. Also contributed to ISA, IEC and ETSI.

Dr. Jorge Pereira

Talk Title: 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility

Dr. Jorge Pereira has been with the European Commission since 1996, becoming Principal Scientific Officer in 2005. He works, since 2016, in the area of Future Connectivity Systems, focusing on 5G and beyond, being responsible for the areas of Advanced Spectrum Management; optical-wireless convergence; Connected and Automated Mobility; and Public Protection and Disaster Relief.

He obtained the Engineering and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Systems from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 1993.

Prof. Ari Pouttu

Talk Title: 6G Future Perspectives

Prof. Ari Pouttu has scientific and engineering experience as a researcher, project manager and research manager in various domains of ICT development. The projects under his command have resulted in waveforms and system designs for military radio communication, radar systems, embedded device networks, future wireless radio communications including cellular systems, cognitive networks and navigation applications.

He has published more than 60 conference or journal papers in the field of wireless communications and he holds two patents.

He was the Director of Centre for Wireless Communications in the University of Oulu from 2006 to 2012.

Currently he is heading as a professor a research group targeting dependable wireless solutions for business verticals such as energy, industry, health and automotive including solutions for 5G.

He is the principal investigator of 5G test network (5GTN) experimental research, co-PI of H2020 Sat5G project and is acting as vice-director of the national 6Genesis flagship targeting 6G solutions.