Wireless, but not as we know it: Cambridge Wireless Conference to focus on storm of disruption

  • Posted by Natalie Brown
  • January 30, 2015 11:33 AM GMT
Future of Wireless International Conference makes London debut on 23rd–24th June
Now in its 7th year, the Future of Wireless International Conference moves to London for the first time on 23rd–24th June 2015 to focus on disruption and change facing the wireless industry. With long-held assumptions about growth and direction being radically challenged, leading industry experts will ask whether the industry is at an inflection point, explore the risks and opportunities and try to predict the winners and losers in a new connected wireless world. 

“Growth in the smartphone market is slowing, average revenue per user is declining, data usage is expanding, spectrum is scarce and 5G will be a challenge to the way the mobile industry delivers services,” said David Cleevely CBE, Chairman of CW and opening keynote speaker. “Yet we are moving to an exciting, albeit more uncertain phase in the wireless industry where billions of ‘things’ will be connected using networks quite unlike the ones we use today. This year’s conference will step back from the hype and look at how technologies and businesses might fare in a new era of wireless.”
Speakers at FWIC 2015 include David Wood, Principal, Delta Wisdom; Tim Whitely, Managing Director, Research & Technology BT plc; Jeffrey Ju, Senior Vice President,MediaTek; Alex Sinclair, Chief Technical Officer, GSMA; Shorful Islam, Managing Partner, Wunderman Data and Insights; Lorraine Stone, UK Country Manager,Telefonica Dynamic Insights; Howard Benn, Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics Research Institute; Tony Milbourn, Director, u-blox; Tim Rundle, Design Director – Product Design, Conran and Partners; Nicolas Graube, Fellow, CSR; Ben Salama, Managing Director, Accenture Digital UK and Ireland and Stephen Lowe, Knowledge Transfer Manager, The KTN Built Environment.

Attracting over four hundred senior delegates from around the world, the Future of Wireless International Conference is organised by Cambridge Wireless (CW) – the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless and mobile technologies – in partnership with UK Trade and Investment. This year the event is being held at the Emirates Stadium in London, the home of Arsenal Football Club.

“Wireless is finding new application in our homes, cars and cities as well as within government and businesses,” said Peter Whale, Chair of the FWIC Committee. “But as with all industrial revolutions, there will be unexpected changes and new beneficiaries; existing players and structures may become obsolete or need to adapt radically. The 7th FWIC will look at some of these uncertainties, explore pertinent questions and help delegates to play a part in reshaping the industry over the next five years.”

In addition to presentations from world-renowned speakers, the conference will include  
track and plenary sessions along with the Innovation Hothouse and Start-Up Zone to showcase next-generation technologies.  The event will be concluded with the ‘Cambridge Debate’, posing the question, do we need 5G?

FWIC 2015 is partnered by UKTI with sponsorship from MediaTekAccenture,Knowledge Transfer Network and CSR, along with Rohde & SchwarzTTP,Microlease and Keysight TechnologiesCambridge ConsultantsS-Tech InsuranceIC ResourcesInterDigital Europe and Anite.

For more information on FWIC 2015, please go to:http://cambridgewireless.co.uk/futureofwireless/default.aspx

About Cambridge Wireless (CW): CW is the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless & mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies. With 400 members from major network operators and device manufacturers to innovative start-ups and universities, CW stimulates debate and collaboration, harnesses and shares knowledge, and helps to build connections between academia and industry. CW's 19 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide its members with a dynamic forum where they can network with their peers, track the latest technology trends and business developments and position their organisations in key market sectors.

CW also organises the annual Future of Wireless International Conference and Discovering Start-ups competition along with other high-quality industry networking events and dinners. With headquarters at the heart of Cambridge, UK, CW partners with other international industry clusters and organisations to extend its reach and remain at the forefront of global developments and business opportunities. For more information, please visit www.cambridgewireless.co.uk | @cambwireless

For Cambridge Wireless please contact:

Lily Cheng, Cambridge Wireless

01223 967101, lily.cheng@cambridgewireless.co.uk