Rockville, MD – Monday, July 12, 2019 – DC5G 2019 announces President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® Gary Shapiro as the closing keynote speaker on Tuesday, November 5th at 1:00 PM. Shapiro will address 5G-enabled capabilities and benefits of innovation on the U.S. economy.

As the leader of CTA, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies, Shapiro has been a tireless advocate for innovation as a national policy to spur the economy, create jobs and cut the deficit. From testifying before Congress dozens of times, to leading the industry through its successful transition to HDTV, to being named one of the top lobbyists in Washington, D.C., and authoring three best-selling books, Shapiro has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy. 

Shapiro brings his enthusiasm for technology innovation to DC5G 2019, where speakers and keynoters will lay the groundwork for 5G, the next generation of networks fueling innovation in the U.S.  Shapiro will discuss how successful companies are preparing for the future and evolving with the rapid pace of digital disruption, allowing attendees to use this valuable insight to build their own 5G Action Plans.

“5G networks will transform our economy and prompt significant improvements across industries – from automotive, to telecom to health care,” says Gary Shapiro.  “I look forward to speaking with business and city leaders about the revolutionary technologies enabled by 5G, and discussing how they can harness these innovations.”

Joining Shapiro on the DC5G program are representatives from T-Mobile, Smart Cities Council, Harvard University, CTIA, Illinois Dept. of Transportation, City of San Jose, Wells Fargo, Sprint, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Inc. and more.  Sara Neff, U.S. Green Building Council & Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corporation will deliver an opening keynote address on day two of DC5G.

DC5G will be held November 4-5, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, VA at 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202.

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DC5G is where business and leadership merge with technology and strategy. This two-day business leadership conference will cut through the noise surrounding 5G and drive conversations centered on action. Designed for C-suite and senior executives responsible for keeping their company competitive in today’s global economy, delegates will dive into case studies, explore public-private partnership strategies, and hear success stories from use cases on the cutting edge of 5G that will help build long-term tactical plans to harness 5G technology for positive and profitable growth. DC5G is a problem-solving show that will give attendees clear actions they can take to build, adopt and/or enable 5G. | @DC5G_ | #DC5G