Wireless Broadband Alliance Unveils Final Speaker Line-Up for Wi-Fi Global Congress 2015

  • Posted by Real Wire
  • May 11, 2015 3:52 PM BST

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, has announced its final speaker line-up for the upcoming Wi-Fi Global Congress (WGC) which will take place at the Tower Hotel in London on May 20th and 21st. The conference will see key speakers attend including influential members of the House of Lords, City of London, the city of San Jose and IDA Singapore.

Being held for the 6th time, the Wi-Fi Global Congress brings together 500+ attendees, 30+ sponsors, exhibitors and partners, such as Wi-Fi Alliance, BT, Cisco, Ruckus, Intel, UL, Accuris Networks, Benu Networks, Aptilo, Wyless, BSG Wireless, iPass, WrayCastle and City of London Corporation, together with our supporters such as London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, techUK and Telecom TV.

Keynote sessions include:

  • Wi-Fi in Smart Cities with Khoong Hock Yun (Singapore), Vijay Sammeta (City San Jose), Mark Boleat (City of London) and Mark Harrop (BT)
  • Benefits of Wi-Fi for High Density Locations with Gavin Poole (iCITY London including Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park), Chris Annetts (Heathrow Airport), David Jones (AEG Europe), Chris Hewertson (Guoman Hotels)
  • Wi-Fi and the IoT/M2M Market with Lord Wei (Member of the House of Lords), Chris Penrose (AT&T), Tim Whitley, (BT), Dr Mike Short CBE FREng FIET (Telefonica), Matt Hatton (Machina Research), James Monighan, (British Gas), Jim Lansford (CSR), Kelly Davis-Felner (Wi-Fi Alliance) and Neil Heslop (Royal National Institute for the Blind)

Other speakers include:

  • Wi-Fi Convergence with Sami Susiaho (BSkyB), Vikas Sarawat (CableLabs), Mark Grayson (Cisco), Neville Meijers (Qualcomm Labs), Mark Lipford (Sprint), Dave Wright (Ruckus Wireless) and Johan Terve (Aptilo)
  • Wi-Fi Innovation with Clayton Wagar (Benu Networks), Aidan Dillon (Accuris-Networks), Young-Doo Kim (SK Telecom), Necati Canpolat (Intel), Derek Peterson (Boingo Wireless), Ricardo Cabornero (FON), Mick Conley (UL), Kerry Wright (Purple Wi-Fi)
  • Wi-Fi Network Evolution with Adrian Stephens (IEEE 802.11), Rolf de Vegt (Wi-Fi Alliance), Paul Mikkelsen (Aptilo Networks) and Nigel Hickson, ICANN

The four day event will encompass an invitation only Vision Forum, a 2 day conference and Exhibition & Innovation Showcase, as well as playing host to WBA working sessions, Vision Forum, Gala Dinner at the Museum of London and NGH Live Experience. WGC London 2015 promises to deliver excellent networking opportunities, including:

  • Wi-Fi Global Congress, opening on May 20, 2015 (Wednesday) at 09:00 hours and closing on May 21, 2015 (Thursday) by 18:00 hours
  • WBA Vision Forum, an exclusive (by-invitation only) roundtable dialogue with senior industry leaders and city and government officials from Singapore, New York, San Jose, Barcelona, etc.
  • Gala Dinner at the London Museum for all congress delegates (May 20 from 18:00-22:00)
  • WBA Accelerator on May 21, 2015 (Thursday) from 13:00 to 18:00 hours, for innovative start-up and scale-up ventures to participate in an Investor Pitch environment. Congress attendees will be able to participate and vote for their favorite presentation.

This year, the WBA will also demonstrate the NGH Live Experience; a live showcase where users can connect and roam into a fully operational NGH network. The hotspot network takes the heat off mobile broadband at busy times through accessible, secure and above all, reliable connectivity providing another step towards interoperability across networks, technologies and devices.

To find out more about how to get involved in the Wi-Fi Global Congress as a sponsor or media partner, or to register as a participant, please visit - www.wifiglobalcongress.com