The Futurist Summit at this years 5G World meeting in London is focused on ‘Evolution and disruption: Anticipating the impacts of 5G networks’ and is held on the 15th June 2017 at Excel London (part of 5G World which is the major event of London Tech Week).
“The faster, more responsive, more pervasive wireless coverage of 5G networks will provide the backdrop for breakthrough changes in numerous industries. In this summit, futurists will help audience members to anticipate scenarios for the convergence of evolutionary (incremental) and revolutionary (disruptive) trends over the next 5-8 years. Which areas of pent-up demand will be better served by 5G networks? Which new working methods will become practical? And what risks should be borne in mind? You’ll hear about transformation opportunities that deserve greater attention in the industries of healthcare, education, construction, agriculture, and finance”
David Wood, London Futurists (Chair of the Futurist Summit): Anticipating the elephants on the 5G roadmap
David Doherty, 3G Doctor: Better networks for better healthcare from 3G to 5G Doctor?
Kirill Makharinsky, CEO, Enki: Better networks for better education,a revolution in mobile learning
Tony Shooter, Chair for Technology, COMiT: Better networks for better construction,
Steve Slater, IS Operations, Wates Group: Improving collaboration in construction
Will Wells, CEO, Hummingbird Technologies: Better networks for better agriculture. The future of precision farming
Anish Mohammed, Lead Security Architect, HSBC: Better networks for better financial services: Blockchain and 5G for Finance: hype vs reality
Click here to register for your FREE exhibition floor pass or to reserve your ticket for the Futurist Summit (get in touch via the comments if you’d like me to try and get you a discount code) as the event will likely sell out soon (there are already 15,000 visitors from 8000 companies registered!).
Update: 15 June 2017
Slides from todays talk:
Update: 7 February 2018
Confirming for me that 5G will be a Ratners Moment for the Telcos I present Vodafone Ireland’s 5G presentation in Dublin today:
With the “Vodafone Mobile Internet Tariff” priced at €9.99 as a “Mobile Internet monthly add on (for Pay Monthly customers only)” we’ve arrived at a situation where a telco is talking up a change that would mean contract customers would in 1 second be able to exceed their €120 add on annual data plan. After which the excess would be charged at 0.1c per KB or €14,000 a second.
Has anyone at Vodafone actually thought this through? Why would anyone sign up to the T&Cs of a contract when the price you’re locking yourself would have you paying more for a minute of data than a house?