Mobile Future Forward: Making Sense of 5G

Mobile Future Forward: Making Sense of 5G

Dear Friends,


We are in a pivotal moment in our industry. As is evident from scores of 5G announcements, the shift to next generation has already started. As we illustrated in our paper Mobile Network as a Platform: Planning for the 5G World (with Ericsson, Erik Ekudden, CTO will be joining us for the 5G discussion, btw), whenever there is a transition of this magnitude, disruption is only 2-3 years away.

Our regular readers know, we have been studying and working on 5G for over 5 years now and have a good understanding of the questions to pose to expand our thinking about where the ecosystem is going? We will put these to test on October 4th with the pioneers who are making it happen. It is a gathering unlike any you will find in the industry.  You will leave the summit with more questions answered and probably inspire you to raise many more. Some of the executives sharing their perspectives on 5G are:

Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO, AT&T Business

Mohamed Kande, Vice Chairman and Advisory Leader, PwC US

Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile USA

Erik Ekudden, CTO, Ericsson

Alex Rogers, EVP and President, Qualcomm Technology Licensing

Dr. Christian Von-Reventlow, Chief Digital Officer, Deutsche Telekom

Helen Ojha, Cofounder and EVP, Collinear Networks

Seizo Onoe, Chief Technology Architect, NTT DoCoMo

Dr. Jim Thompson, CTO, Qualcomm

Rob Topol, General Manager, 5G Business & Technology, Intel Corporation

Dr. Jason Hoffman, CEO and Founder, MobiledgeX

Doug Suriano, SVP and GM, Oracle Communications


More importantly, we will discuss how 5G intersects with other emerging technologies and vertical industries with dozens of industry thought-leaders.

The Mobile Future Forward team along with our excellent partners – Amdocs, Collinear Networks, Ericsson, HYLA Mobile, Intel, Oracle Communications, PwC, Qualcomm invite you to a memorable day of brainstorm and inspiration. If you would like to partner with us, please feel free to reach out at

We are looking forward to meeting you on Oct 4th!  RegistrationRegister early to avoid last minute hassle