UKTIN Launch Event | Agenda

Now fully confirmed- The UKTIN Launch Event

Launch Event Agenda

09:00 - Registration and refreshments

10:00 - Welcome and presentation of UKTIN - Nick Johnson, Head of UKTIN 

10:05 - Opening remarks from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), Message from Julia Lopez MP, Minister Of State (Minister for Data and Digital Infrastructure), Keith Bullock, Programme Director, Future Network Programmes, DSIT

10:20 - What is UKTIN anyway? - Nick Johnson, Head of UKTIN

10:45 - Session chaired by, Cristina Data, Director of Policy and Analysis, Ofcom - Transforming the UK telecoms innovation ecosystem: Paul Crane, CEO, Cambridge Wireless, Robert Franks, MD, WM5G, Dr Joe Butler, CTO, Digital Catapult, Prof Dimitra Simeonidou, Professor of High Performance Networks, University of Bristol 

Panel (30 min panel, 15 min discussion)

11.30 - Fireside chat – The Task Ahead: Nick Johnson, Head of UKTIN, Dr Mike Short CBE, Chair of Advisory Board, UKTIN

11:45 - Refreshments and networking

12:15 - Session chaired by, Ros Singleton, Chair of Telecoms Supply Chain Advisory Council - Telecoms R&D&I: an essential investment? Presented by: Maria Cuevas, Networks Research Director, BT, Dr Mark Grayson, Cisco Fellow, Cisco UK&I, Dr Henrik Almeida, Head of Research, Ericsson UK&I, Dr Maria Lema, Co-founder, Weaver Labs.

Panel (30 min panel, 15 min discussion)

13:00 - Buffet lunch and networking

14:15 - Session chaired by Dritan Kaleshi, Digital Catapult - Enabling the UK to capitalise on its strengths.  Presented by:  Dr David Happy - Chair, Security EWG, Dr Neil McRae - Chair, Core Network EWG, Tom Bennett - Chair, Network Management EWG, Dr Yue Wang - Chair, Artificial Intelligence EWG, Prof Simon Saunders - Chair, Wireless Networking EWG, Prof Barry Evans - Chair, Non-Terrestrial Networking EWG.

Panel (45 min panel, 15 min discussion).

15:15 - Session chaired by Jon Hunt, University of Bristol - How UKTIN can help your organisation. Presented by: Prof Dimitra Simeonidou, Professor of High Performance Networks, University of Bristol - UK R&D Capability Discovery Service, Simon Bond, Director of Bristol Innovations – Translation of Innovation Service, Lesley Holt, Acceleration and Adoption Director, WM5G – UKTIN Talent and UKTIN Clusters, Dr Mario de Miguel Ramos, UKTIN Project Manager, Cambridge Wireless – Supplier Specialist Guidance Service

Panel (30 min panel, 15 min discussion).

16:00 - Wrap up and closing remarks - Nick Johnson, Head of UKTIN

16:05 - Networking and refreshments

17:00 - Event closes

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