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RadComms 2022: Program

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November 2022

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

The program will be updated as speakers are confirmed.

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DAY 1

8.00 am

REGISTRATION, TEA AND COFFEE

SESSION 1

9:00 am

  • Welcome to Country
  • Opening address: Nerida O’Loughlin, Chair and Agency Head, ACMA
  • Keynote address: Dr Claire Naughtin, Senior Research Consultant, CSIRO – Seven global megatrends impacting the way we live over the coming decades

10:10 am

MORNING TEA

SESSION 2

10:45 am

New frontiers

This session features presentations from industry experts to showcase and discuss radiocommunications innovations including open RAN, 6G, THz, and advanced optical communications. Confirmed speakers:

  • Patrick Lopez, Global VP of Product Management for 5G Products, NEC
  • Peter Kerr, Coordinator: Defence and National Security, SmartSat CRC

12:00 pm

LUNCH

SESSION 3

1:00 pm

Keynote speaker

ACCC Commissioner, Anna Brakey, will provide a keynote speech.

SESSION 4

1:30 pm

Satellites – Platform innovation

This session is intended to showcase and discuss innovations in the space sector. Industry experts will share their perspectives on topics including satellite network mobility services, mobile satellite innovation, internet of things via satellite and cubesats. Confirmed speakers:

  • Peter Girvan, Vice President Space and Commercial Networks, Viasat Australia
  • James Alderdice, Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Lynk Global

2:45 pm

AFTERNOON TEA

SESSION 5

3:15 pm

Licensing and allocation frontiers

We will finish Day 1 with speakers from industry and government exploring different spectrum sharing, licensing and service delivery models. Presentations will explore database-enabled spectrum sharing, neutral host models and regulatory innovations to support shared use of spectrum. Confirmed speakers:

  • Jennifer McCarthy, Vice President, Legal Advocacy, Federated Wireless
  • Linda Caruso, General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division, ACMA
  • Stephen Farrugia, Chief Technology Officer, BAI Communications

4:40 pm

DAY 1: Closing remarks

5:00 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION

Join us for the welcome reception, a great networking opportunity for all delegates.

7:00 pm Welcome reception ends.

DAY 2

8:30 am

ARRIVAL, TEA AND COFFEE

SESSION 6

9:00 am

Keynote speaker

The Hon Michelle Rowland MP, Minister for Communications, will present the keynote speech.

SESSION 7

9:30 am

Meeting under-served markets

Academics and industry leaders will discuss digital inclusion and spectrum innovations that could tailor services to address unmet demand. Presentations will consider delivery models that support and serve Australia’s diverse communications requirements, and the technology, business opportunities and challenges of reaching and serving underserved markets. Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr Daniel Featherstone, Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University
  • Roy Wittert, Regional Sales Director, Cambium Networks
  • Peter Bolger, Chief Executive Officer, Pivotel
  • Jane van Beelen, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, NBN

10.45 am

MORNING TEA

SESSION 8

11:15 am

Resilience through innovation in spectrum

Speakers from the ABC, Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience Australia will discuss innovations to support emergency broadcasting, climate and sensing and data. Confirmed speakers:

  • Rhys Lade, Section Head Operational Technology and Engineering, Bureau of Meteorology
  • Vincent Rooke, Director of SouthPAN, Geoscience Australia
  • Gavin Bowman, Manager, Transmission Contracts – ABC

12.15 pm

LUNCH

SESSION 9

1:00 pm

Electromagnetic energy – Working with industry and the community

This session explores how government, industry and international bodies continue to collectively work to ensure and assure the community that public exposure to electromagnetic energy emissions from radiocommunications transmitters are safe. Senior representatives from ACMA will showcase our EME measurement program and public data platform. We will be joined by academics and industry representatives to discuss international, Australian and industry perspectives. It concludes with a Q&A. Confirmed speakers:

  • Steve Haines, ACMA
  • Professor Rodney Croft, Chair ICNIRP
  • A/Professor Sarah Loughran, Director of Electromagnetic Energy, ARPANSA
  • Louise Hyland, CEO, AMTA

SESSION 10

2:15 pm

5G – Fourth industrial revolution

Session 10 features presentations from industry about 5G innovations including private networks – opportunities in the mining industry, transport and logistics – unmanned aircraft/drone strategies, and agritech. Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr Robert Joyce, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia Oceania
  • Mitchell Gooden, Head of Growth, Aqura Technologies
  • Louise Bradford, Chief Operating Officer, Connected Farms

3:30 pm

Concluding remarks

3:45 pm End of RadComms 2022

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