5G NXt of Everything
Digital Experience Platform | 27-28 Jan 2021

What’s NXt?

Supercharging enterprises into the future of networks, we’re bringing the world of 5G to your fingertips. Understand the true potential of 5G as it stands in the cusp of transforming our world!

Keynote speeches, Panel Discussions to enable thought leadership along with solutions by CSPs and tech service providers that will promote collaboration between major players in the 5G space.

Explore the 'Nxt of Everything' enabled by 5G for enterprises across industries. Join us at the 5G NXt of Everything Conclave on 27th and 28th January 2021!


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January 27, 2021
January 28, 2021

Join us as we transport you to the fifth dimension! The much awaited 5G NXt of Everything Conclave is happening on 27-28 January 2021.

Hosted on our exclusive Digital Experience Platform, our two-day virtual conclave is packed with informative panel discussions, keynote addresses, and an opportunity to connect with the 5G ecosystem. It also brings forward consolidated views of enterprises, operators, policymakers, partners, industry bodies, and subject matter experts.

Opening Address

Decoding 5G - NXt is Now

CP Gurnani – MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra

Time : 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM EST


5G - Socioeconomic development and cyber security

Timo Harakka, Minister of Transport and Communications, Finland

Time : 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Fireside chat

5G enabling intelligent connectivity

Nikos Katinakis, Group Executive, Networks & IT - Telstra; Manish Vyas, President, CME Business, and the CEO, Network Services - Tech Mahindra

Time : 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM EST

GSMA Fireside chat

Networks of the Future- Open RAN vs. vRAN.

Peter Jarich, Head of GSMA Intelligence; Timo Jokiaho, Chief Technologist, Global Telco Ecosystem - Red Hat; Manish Mangal, Chief Technology Officer, Network Services -Tech Mahindra

Time : 11:55 AM - 12:10 PM EST

GSMA Panel Discussion

Networks Of The Future - Open RAN vs. vRAN

Peter Jarich - GSMAi; Christina Rodriguez - Intel; Shabbir Bagasrawala - Altiostar Networks; Azita Arvani - Rakuten Americas; Siddhartha Chenumolu - Dish Network; Manish Mangal - Tech Mahindra

Time : 12:10 PM - 12:40 PM EST

Panel Discussion

Transforming Manufacturing Through 5G And Revival Of International Economy

Rob High – IBM; Yogesh Aggarwal – HSBC Securities; Nitin Ugale – RUAG; Nilesh Auti – Tech Mahindra; Paul Miller – Forrester

Time : 12:40 PM - 1:25 PM EST

Panel Discussion

Realizing 5G Promise And Adoption For Enterprise Digitization

Steve Dertien – PTC; Raahil Burhaani – Essar Oil UK; Andrew Kowalik – Nokia; Janne Kari – Business Finland; Deepak Aggarwal – Tech Mahindra

Time : 1:40 PM - 2:25 PM EST

Panel Discussion

5G Elevating Socio Economic Barometer- Healthcare, Farming, Education & Road Safety

Dr. Rohini Srivathsa – Microsoft India; Viren Shetty – Narayana Health; Jagdish Mitra – Tech Mahindra; Pranjal Sharma – Author: India Automated

Time : 2:25 PM - 3:10 PM EST


The road to 5G

Dr. Mike Short CBE, DIT Chief Scientific Adviser, UK

Time : 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM EST


Edge to Accelerate 5G monetization for Telcos

Sameer Vuyyuru, Head of WW Business Development for CSPs (AWS)

Time : 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM EST

GSMA Fireside Chat

Networks of the Future - How Will Enterprises Embrace Private Wireless?

Sylwia Kechiche, Principal Analyst, IoT and Enterprise - GSMAi; Amit Dhingra, Global Head, Network Services - Tech Mahindra

Time : 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST

GSMA Panel Discussion

Networks Of The Future - How Will Enterprises Embrace Private Wireless?

Andres Escribano – GSMA, Telefónica; Dr. Andreas Mueller – 5G-ACIA; Robert Boyanovsky – AT&T; Alok Shah – Samsung; Amit Dhingra – Tech Mahindra; Sylwia Kechiche – GSMAi

Time : 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EST

Panel Discussion

Industry 4.0 Meets 5G But Where Does It Leave The Telcos?

Manish Vyas – Tech Mahindra; Jacob Groote – KPN; Caroline Chan – Intel; Ferry Grijpink – McKinsey; Peter Jarich – GSMAi

Time : 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Panel Discussion

Ushering In A New Era – The Challenges Of Myriad 5G Devices Intercepting Enterprise Digitalization

Arunav Roy – Tech Mahindra; Taher Behbehani – Samsung Electronics America; Iqbal Arshad – xCoefficient; Todd Krautkremer – Cradlepoint

Time : 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EST

Fireside Chat

How Network Slicing will determine the future of 5G?

TL Viswanathan, Head of Digital Operations Products - Nokia; Manish Mangal, Chief Technology Officer, Network Services -Tech Mahindra

Time : 1:45 PM - 2:10 PM EST


5G for Emerging Economies & beyond

Mao Mohapatra - Chief Executive, Mahindra Comviva and Head, Enterprise Mobility

Time : 2:10 PM - 2:25 PM EST

Closing Note

Lakshmanan Chidambaram (CTL), President, Americas Strategic Verticals, Tech Mahindra

Time : 2:25 PM - 2:35 PM EST

Our Speakers

Timo Harakka
Minister of Transport and Communications, Finland
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Timo Harakka

Minister of Transport and Communications, Finland

Timo Harakka is Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications. He was previously Minister of Employment. He has served as Member of Parliament since 2015. He is well known in Finland as an active debater, social influencer and cultural figure. Prior to his political career, he worked for over 30 years as a journalist, writer and TV producer. He has published several books and articles on European Union, economics, taxation and societal issues.

Timo Harakka was born in Helsinki on 31 December in 1962. He graduated from the Helsinki

University of the Arts with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in 2005.

He is married with three children.

Dr. Mike Short CBE
DIT Chief Scientific Adviser, UK
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Dr. Mike Short CBE

DIT Chief Scientific Adviser, UK

Dr Mike Short CBE, after 30 years in telecommunications with Telefonica, joined the Department for International Trade as the department’s first Chief Scientific Adviser in December 2017.

Mike leads the science and engineering profession in the department and ensures its policy is informed by the best science, engineering and technical advice. He advises on the technical aspects of future trade deals as DIT looks to create new arrangements following Brexit, and works with the UK’s research, development and academic communities to boost scientific and engineering exports.

Mike has over 40 years’ experience in electronics and telecommunications and served as Vice President of Telefonica, the parent company of the O2 mobile phone network, for 17 years to December 2016. In this post, he managed the launch of 2G (GSM) and 3G mobile technologies in the UK and led Digital and 4G/5G research and development for Telefonica Europe. In recent years he has led the development on collaborations in areas such as smart cities, digital healthcare, cybersecurity and driverless vehicles. His career also includes the promotion of international technical standards in mobile technology, has chaired the Global GSM Association, the UK Mobile Data Association, and been President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Mike also represents DIT as a Board member of Innovate UK (part of UKRI), Healthcare UK and sits on the Space Sector Council. He is on the Examining Board for UCL postgraduate Telecoms courses and is a visiting Professor at the universities of Surrey, Coventry, Leeds, Lancaster and Salford.

He was honoured with a CBE in 2012 for his services to the mobile industry.

Nikos Katinakis
Group Executive, Networks & IT
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Nikos Katinakis

Group Executive, Networks & IT – Telstra

Relocating from Toronto, Nikos Katinakis joined Telstra as Group Executive Networks & IT. In this critical role Nikos is responsible for ensuring Telstra delivers next generation network technologies to create the largest, smartest, safest and most reliable networks in the world. This includes rolling out new technology developments, such as those related to 5G and Edge Compute, as well as maintaining and enhancing Telstra’s IT platforms.

Nikos was previously Executive Vice President Networks for Reliance Jio in India, where he was responsible for rolling out the first pan-India 4G LTE Network, with a focus on data management, and enhancing and stabilising the various operating platforms. Nikos has held multiple board, advisory and industry positions, such as ATIS, CATA, Masters of Electrical Engineering program at the University of Toronto, UXP Systems (a digital life company which was acquired by Amdocs), and others.

Robert Boyanovsky
Vice President – Mobility & IoT
AT&T Business
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Robert Boyanovsky

Vice President – Mobility & IoT, AT&T Business

Robert Boyanovsky is Vice President of Mobility & IoT. He oversees all aspects of product management supporting AT&T’s Mobility & IoT business customers. In a highly competitive market, Robert looks for new strategies to improve products, reach new customers and differentiate offers while driving revenue and operating income.

He has over 25 years of telecommunication experience. In his previous role at AT&T, he led a successful, revenue-boosting mobility bundle. Under his direction, there was also an increase in operating income on a billion-dollar product line.

Robert holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Dallas and a Bachelor’s in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater. Robert and his wife, Jennifer, have two children and currently reside in Dallas.


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