The conference agenda will facilitate executive-caliber, business-oriented conversations that focus on the real facts, the real implications and the real starting point of 5G implementation. These discussions will be led by diverse groups of speakers from a wide range of industries. Be prepared to walk away with clear actions you can take to build, adopt and/or enable 5G.

Monday, November 4

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Grand Ballroom & Foyers
Welcome to DC5G 2019! Settle in and enjoy breakfast, as we prepare to kick off this year's program!
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom
Welcome to DC5G 2019! The process of creating your 5G Action Plan begins here. We start with an overview of how 5G both differs from and serves as a continuation of 4G with 5G Americas President Chris Pearson. We will then speak with Verizon Vice President of Public Policy David Young about the expansion of consumer access to 5G services. David will provide an overview of how Verizon is rolling out new 5G networks. Finally, we will talk to former Obama Administration Business Advisor Matt Weinberg about whether or not 5G can meet the expectations of the market. During this opening session, attendees will participate in a live survey, answering questions about what they hope to accomplish at DC5G, and what they hope to accomplish by acquiring or investing in 5G services and infrastructure.
ModeratorJeffrey Hill, Executive Chairman, SATELLITE 2024
SpeakerChris Pearson, President, 5G Americas
SpeakerMatthew Weinberg, Former U.S. Small Business Obama Administration Official & Associate, Max Ventures
SpeakerDavid Young, Vice President of Public Policy, Verizon
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom

You’ve heard a lot of talk about 5G will automate and revolutionize the world. But, what can 5G do specifically for you and your organization? This session is designed to help attendees identify their 5G needs, and then take the first steps in building the business case for a 5G investment. For providers, the session will provide tips on how to better illustrate 5G capabilities and work with customers to meet their specific needs.

Key takeaways:

- Learn the types of environments, organizations, and people who represent ideal 5G first adopters

- Learn about 5G short- and long-term benefits (How does 5G create new economic growth?)

- Learn how to set realistic goals in your 5G action plan

ModeratorMichelle James, Vice President, Strategic Industry Programs, CTIA
SpeakerJennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
SpeakerBrian L. Johnson, City Manager, City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia
SpeakerTimothy Johnson, Vice President, IoT Business Development, Sprint
SpeakerDavid Wright, President, CBRS Alliance
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Grand Ballroom & Foyers
Take a stretch! Grab some business cards and coffee! Meet your fellow DC5G attendees and compare the first steps of your 5G action plan!
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom

How will innovative healthcare systems use 5G networks to deliver better, faster care to patients and save lives? How will cities use 5G to promote public health and enhance public services, while simultaneously protecting personal privacy? Hear directly from organizations that have completed case studies aimed at answering these questions. 

Key takeaways:

- Learn about health-promoting and life-saving 5G technologies

- Learn about how DHS and law enforcement are utilizing these technologies

- Learn about the privacy issues related to these applications.

ModeratorAdam Zuckerman, Founder, Fosterly & Fellow, Eisenhower Fellowships
SpeakerJose Arrieta, Chief Information Officer (CIO), US Department of Health & Human Services
SpeakerSridhar Kowdley, Program Manager, Science & Technology (S&T), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
SpeakerJosie Leyman Elias, Program Manager, Digital Health Innovation Group, Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc
SpeakerDaniele Loffreda, State/Local Government, Education & Healthcare Industry Advisor, Ciena
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Plaza Ballroom
Enjoy buffet-style lunch with attendees, speakers, and special guests in the Ritz-Carlton Plaza Ballroom... a perfect opportunity to meet future partners and customers!
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom
Who's paying to build the 5G network? That's the million-dollar question for our community. During this session, we're not going to convince the world about how much taxpayers, businesses, and government should invest in 5G infrastructure. Rather, we're going to identify the available range of financing options and alternative mechanisms - for those with limited budgets, in search of partners, as well as for those determined to take the DYI approach.

Key takeaways:
- Learn how to find the right funding model for your city or organization - shared cost, or DYI?
- Learn about government and grant funding, as well as public/private partnerships
- Walk away with a better understanding of the total costs of the network, and who is expected to pay
ModeratorDr. Rikin Thakker, VP of Telecommunications and Spectrum Policy, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
SpeakerJason Nelson, Vice President of Partnerships and Development, Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA)
SpeakerMark Reudink, Board Member, Small Cell Forum
SpeakerDaryl Sullivan, Senior Director of Ecosystems, Alliances & Business Development, Hitachi America
SpeakerLisa Youngers, President and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom

How can 5G “smart building” networks create happier, healthier, and more accommodating work environments? How can they help building owners attract and retain lessees, and most importantly, save on operational costs? This discussion will start with the hard facts – the results of several “small building” case studies gauging benefits and address how quickly and effectively those benefits offset the cost of retrofitting and network implementation.  

Key takeaways:

- Learn how smart, automated systems save on energy and cut down on waste.

- Learn how smart building environments cultivate new revenue generating businesses

- Learn about how smart buildings increase productivity and create happier, healthier workforces.

ModeratorRich Berliner, Founder and Publisher, Connected Real Estate
SpeakerDr. Joseph G. Allen, Assistant Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
SpeakerMike Dorranian, EVP of Business Development and RF Engineering, Telnet, Inc.
SpeakerHarry Smeenk, Senior Vice President, Technology Programs, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
SpeakerJames Wu, CEO & Founder, InnerSpace
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Grand Ballroom & Foyers

With the use-case, financing, and smart building sessions behind us, there's plenty of information to digest! Your action plan should be coming along, so take this opportunity to meet with fellow guests who can provide guidance and perhaps, drive new business for your organization!

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom

5G services have already been launched in several test bed cities around the world. Hear testimonials from those who have managed those networks. How did the public interact with those services? What were the main challenges and lessons learned? What advice do these network managers have for those thinking about taking the big step to 5G? This session also gives attendees a chance to ask for guidance on their 5G action plans.

Key takeaways:

- Hear from speakers who have managed 5G networks in “testbed cities”

- Hear from speakers who operate 5G test networks for their businesses

- Hear from systems integrators who have produced case studies based on “Smart Building” networks 

ModeratorChelsea Collier, Founder, Digi.City
SpeakerJon Corner, Chief Digital Officer, City of Salford, Manchester, UK
SpeakerEdward Emmanuel, Dublin Smart Docklands Project Management and Governance Lead, City of Dublin, Ireland
SpeakerDerek Johnston, Head of Marketing & 5G Business Development, Samsung
SpeakerMark Reudink, Vice President of Product Development and Strategy, Crown Castle
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom
SpeakerHank Hultquist, Vice President, Federal Regulatory, AT&T
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Plaza Ballroom

Celebrate the close of an exciting opening day at DC5G with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and food in the beautiful Ritz-Carlton ballroom!

Tuesday, November 5

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Grand Ballroom & Foyers
Recharge for day two of DC5G with continental breakfast and coffee. Settle in for an opening presentation that will help secure and solidify your 5G strategy.
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom

Impress your lawyer with a 5G action plan that works within the reality of your federal, state, and local regulatory framework. We'll review the action plan you’ve been creating throughout the event, and address any legal/regulatory issues that may encounter. Learn how to create a plan B, C, and D, and to expect the unexpected risks.

ModeratorDavid Hartshorn, CEO, Geeks Without Frontiers (GWF)
SpeakerTimothy L. Bransford, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
SpeakerAlan Tilles, Chairman, Telecommunications, Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker P.A.
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom

Sara Neff took Kilroy from having no sustainability program to being named the #1 publicly traded real estate company on sustainability in North America. She comes to DC5G to talk about what 5G can do to combat climate change and improve human health, while recognizing that it also has the potential to create new challenges for society. It will be the role of this audience to decide if the world will look at the advent of 5G as the beginning of when we meaningfully began to solve our problems, or when we passed the point of no return. 

SpeakerSara Neff, U.S. Green Building Council & Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Kilroy Realty Corporation
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom

DC5G 2019 is going to take a slightly different approach to the network security discussion. Instead of focusing exclusively on hostile threats, we’re going to start with vulnerabilities created naturally by everyday activity on a functional network. First, you’ll learn about the types of devices that will be operating on 5G networks, and how they can be prioritized and managed. Then, we’ll explore how both network users and proactive managers can complement hardware/software in protecting continuously connected 5G networks.

Key takeaways:

- Learn about the sheer number and range of “devices” that could be operating on a single 5G network

- Learn how those devices will be prioritized, in terms of bandwidth/resource requirements

- Learn how those devices should be protected, as well as how to protect those networks from hostile or vulnerable devices.

ModeratorJonathan Ward, Founder & CEO, Atlas Organization
SpeakerCombiz Richard Abdolrahimi, Esq., J.D., LL.M., Former U.S. Treasury Senior Policy Advisor, Government & Public Services Strategy Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLC
SpeakerMichael Geller, Chief Engineer, Cisco
SpeakerChristopher Magnan, Senior Manager, Network Consolidation, Cloud, Cybersecurity, and Unified Capabilities, General Dynamics Information Technology
SpeakerDrew Morin, Director of Federal Cyber Security Technology and Engineering Programs, T-Mobile
SpeakerDr. Rob Spalding, Brig. Gen. (Ret), Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Grand Ballroom & Foyers

It's an action-packed morning, so make sure you take this opportunity to exchange contacts, meet our speakers and guests, and grab that emergency cup of coffee!

10:45 am - 11:15 am
Grand Ballroom
Join us for a fireside chat to learn how government leaders are addressing future 5G mission innovations and cyber supply-chain security challenges for the U.S. Department of Defense and federal civilian agencies. Federal leaders behind the National Spectrum Consortium, R&D in Security and Resilience of Mobile Network Infrastructure, along with the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency's 5G Rural Engagement Initiatives will provide an insider's look into how the federal government is addressing 5G innovation and security for America's interests.
ModeratorVincent Sritapan, Program Manager, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
SpeakerScott Friedman, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
SpeakerMr Joshua Weaver, Associate Director, Next Generation ICT & 5G Working Group, U.S. Department of Defense
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom

It’s a proven fact that traffic congestion impacts the economy, produces waste, drives up physical infrastructure costs, and harms the environment. The same is true for both government and private industry utilizing vehicle fleets for transportation and delivery. This session will reveal the results of case studies that produced fascinating results on how 5G capabilities dramatically improve the ability to manage congested networks and solve problems. 

Key takeaways:

- Learn how 5G networks can manage traffic networks and alleviate congestion for Smart Cities.

- Learn how new capabilities can create efficiencies for businesses with operational fleets.

- Learn how 5G optimized transit networks attract new and young talent to local industries.

ModeratorJeffrey Hill, Executive Chairman, SATELLITE 2024
SpeakerBob Garbacz, Division Chief of Transportation, City of Alexandria Virginia
SpeakerJohn Kwant, Global Director, Government Relations, Mobility and Advanced Technologies, Ford Motor Company
SpeakerProf. Stephen Smith, Research Professor, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Plaza Ballroom

Relax and enjoy lunch at the Ritz with colleagues and fellow guests as you prepare for an afternoon that will bring your 5G plans to life!

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom
Today's world is almost unrecognizable from just a decade or two ago: in just a few short years, the internet has already transformed how we access information, purchase goods, get from place to place and do our jobs. And even greater changes are on the horizon. 5G is poised to dramatically disrupt industries once again - from telecom to health care. For more than three decades, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® President and CEO Gary Shapiro has had a front row seat as the waves of technology innovation transformed our world. He'll discuss how business and city leaders can harness the revolutionary technologies enabled by 5G and what innovations are on the horizon.
SpeakerMr. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom

Our final session is a two-part activity that will explain how to reach out to your initial partners or customers.

Part 1 (1:30 - 2:30): Now that you’ve identified your 5G needs and potential benefits, explored financing options, and learned about ways to mitigate security and legal risks, it is time to connect users with their builders. Who should potential 5G users call first? How can providers engage and assist from the very beginning of the process? How can people on both sides of the table set realistic project timelines and manage expectations? This session will provide valuable guidance on how to shop for partners, important questions to ask during initial meetings, and how to avoid costly mistakes as you begin to execute your 5G plan.  

Key takeaways:

- Learn how to approach and engage with potential 5G infrastructure and service providers (Who do you call first?)

- Learn about your options for implementation – there’s no “one size fits all!”

- Learn how to set realistic timelines and to manage expectations

Part 2: 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - The panel will then dedicate this time to answer your unanswered questions in a rapid-fire format! Survey results from the beginning of the event will also be revealed and the panel will attempt to answer those questions, as well. Finally, our panelists will describe some of the more exciting 5G opportunities and applications coming down the pipe, and leave us with a list of top takeaways for 5G in 2020.

ModeratorAlan Tilles, Chairman, Telecommunications, Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker P.A.
SpeakerBetsy Covell, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Nokia
SpeakerEdward Emmanuel, Dublin Smart Docklands Project Management and Governance Lead, City of Dublin, Ireland
SpeakerEugene Grant, Mayor, City of Seat Pleasant
SpeakerKarl Horne, VP, Cloud and Digital Solutions, SES Astra S.A.
SpeakerSanjeet Pandit, Global Head for Smart Cities, Qualcomm Inc