MoMo #35 – 4G/LTE – What to do with all that speed?

When: September 30th, 2013 18:00-21:00 CET

Where: Safe Gallery, Blv de Pérolles 1, 1700 Fribourg (200m from the train station)

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LTE is now a reality in Switzerland, will all operators busy improving their 4G coverage throughout the country. The technological advantages that this new standard brings to mobile communication are clear. But how will we all best benefit from it? What will LTE enable for people, business and society?

Come and meet speakers from operators, vendors and companies using mobile technologies who will all give their perspective and vision about 4G/LTE, and what to expect from it.

Introduction

Speakers
Federico Quevedo, senior product manager @ Orange Communications

Federico is in charge of the mobile broadband portfolio. He drives product innovation and designs actionable strategies to strength portfolio’s positioning, differentiation and revenue growth. Federico led the market introduction of 4G/LTE.

Federico has over 12 years of experience in product marketing, project & product management and technology consulting for different industry sectors. Federico’s technology passion and entrepreneurship interest led him to Swiss Alps from his Bolivian Andes.

Federico holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Computer Science and an EMBA in Management of Technology.

His talk: “LTE/4G, stimulating the path to the networked society”

Sanne Stijve, Senior MBB Engagement Manager, Mobile Broadband Practice @ Ericsson AG

With his extensive expertise in radio access technologies, Sanne helps operators across Europe with the evolution of their mobile access networks: how to cope with ever-increasing demand for capacity, how to improve speeds and performance, how to handle new devices such as smartphones and tablets, how to maximise revenues or reduce OPEX are among his favorite topics.

His talk : 4G/LTE: enabling the Networked Society

In the Networked Society, connectivity will be the starting point for new ways of innovating, collaborating and socializing.

LTE is the technological innovation that will enable operators to cope with the traffic increase and allow providers to offer new services to end-users. Moreover, new players, the so-called Verticals, are showing interest in LTE.

Stephane Paccaud, Director Business Development M2M @ HP‬

Stéphane Paccaud has been working with HP for more than 9 years, in various business development and alliance management roles in EMEA and globally, most recently focusing on the HP M2M offering. Prior to joining HP, Stéphane spent 4 years with ALU in product management and business development roles, and before that worked at SFR. Stéphane has also earlier spent several years in various industries as management consultant and engineer (aerospace, automotive, insurance). Stéphane holds an MBA from INSEAD, an engineering Master degree from the ISAE (Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace), and has spent 2 years as postgraduate student in Russia at the MAI (Moscow Aviation Institute).

‪His talk: ‬LTE in M2M: what benefits will 4G bring to this nascent and growing future sector?”

Stephane will discuss the benefits, expectations as well as limitations that LTE will bring to the M2M sector once M2M over LTE starts to become a reality, including some potential future applications.

Eric Gagnaux, Senior Business Development Manager EMEA @ Wyless Plc

Wyless is a Global Network Enabler (GNE). Our Managed Services enable companies to securely and reliably communicate with their remote and mobile devices in over 120 countries, in partnership with Tier 1, Mobile Operators. They include Open Connectivity, an Intelligent Network, Porthos, our unique Open Platform and Professional Services. These Managed Services combine to provide real-time visibility, enhanced control and flexibility for wireless connections.

Eric Gagnaux joined Wyless in July 2010. Since his start he brought his experience to develop new business and expand the Wyless footprint in Europe. The evolution of the M2M industry in the past years brought some interesting challenges and Eric always kept track of the market trends and evolution. The mobile industry is more than just his job because Eric is also part of the Mobile Monday committee since 2009.

His talk: “Where 4G networks are much more than just mobile network”.

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