5G Techritory Forum

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When: 18-19 October 2023, 08:00 - 16:00

Where: Riga, Latvia & online

Cost: Free

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The 5G Techritory platform is an initiative to bring together the key players in 5G development with the goal of developing a robust and aligned 5G Ecosystem in Europe and beyond. The event will take place in phygital (combined physical and digital) form – with speakers and VIP guests in attendance in Riga, Latvia, and streamed online to thousands of viewers worldwide.

This year's main theme is 5G in Action - we’ll be exploring the implications of 5G technologies on our industry and society as a whole. 

The topics discussed in panel discussions and workshops during the conference will include (but not be limited to) discussions on topics important to the region, such as:

  • Digital transition – strengthening Europe’s technological leadership with a focus on competitiveness of the Nordic region (deployment of 5G and 6G);
  • Digital security – ensuring robust network deployments, security of networks and information systems;
  • Smart Cities – the impacts on 5G network deployments, policies in this area;
  • Connectivity in Europe – the state of network deployments, improvement of connectivity in rural areas;
  • The Metaverse – technical readiness, the impacts on various fields like Smart Cities, Healthcare, Education and how the Metaverse can help small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups grow and provide value for society.

Register to learn more and hear from Nick Johnson, Head of UKTIN, who is joining a panel at 14.00 on the policy and strategy stage on how to solve the skills gap with AI at the event:


As industries become increasingly dependent on digital technologies, the demand for a skilled workforce continues to outpace supply. In this panel discussion, we will explore the pressing issue of the shortage of digitally skilled professionals across industries and examine whether AI can provide a solution.

Our panel of experts will examine the potential of AI in bridging the skills gap while emphasizing the crucial aspect of governance and lawmaking. We will discuss how AI can be harnessed to train, upskill, and reskill individuals, ensuring that regulatory frameworks and policies are in place to govern its implementation. Additionally, we will address the risks associated with advancing in this direction, including concerns about job displacement, bias, ethical considerations, and the need for responsible and inclusive AI practices.

This session will be streamed on live.5gtechritory.com.

Other panellists include: Ieva Treija, Editor in Chief, Labs of Latvia; Luukas Kristjan Ilves, CIO, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications; Gatis Ozols, Undersecretary for Digital Transformation, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development; Viktors Kupcis, Data Analytics Specialist, Google Cloud.

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