Platinum Keynote

Accelerating 5G in Canada — Benefits for Cities and Rural Communities




Canada is a world leader when it comes to wireless. But the wireless industry is one that is always changing, and a big change will be the arrival of Fifth Generation – 5G – networks. Cities and rural communities across Canada will see significant economic and quality-of-life benefits as 5G is deployed on a use case basis, demonstrating the impact it could have on a national scale with the right support, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Commissioned by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and developed by Accenture Strategy, the report, “Accelerating 5G in Canada — Benefits for Cities and Rural Communities ,” examines how the deployment of 5G – which will be different than previous generations of wireless technology – will vary by location, and the benefits select cities and urban and rural communities can hope to achieve with 5G adoption. Join CWTA President and CEO, Robert Ghiz, and Accenture’s Managing Director and Global 5G Offering Lead, Tejas Rao, for an in-depth presentation and overview of key findings from the Report including a breakdown of the foundational infrastructure of 5G in Canada; the benefits of 5G for transportation & mobility, precision agriculture, energy management, and rural connectivity; how 5G will enable smart cities; and recommendations for the path forward.

Speakers

Robert Ghiz

Robert Ghiz

President & CEO, CWTA

Keynote: Accelerating 5G in Canada — Benefits for Cities and Rural Communities

Robert Ghiz is President and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). He serves as an Advisor on numerous Boards including the Prince’s Trust Advisory Council, the True Patriot Love Foundation, the Librarian Archives of Canada Foundation, and he is also Chair of the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada. Twice elected Premier of Prince Edward Island, Robert’s many accomplishments include his successful stewardship of PEI’s economy through the 2008 global financial collapse and his contributions to its record-setting economic growth following the recession. While Premier, Robert also led successful trade missions in Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. Robert is proud to be the Canadian wireless industry’s champion in Ottawa, where he works to ensure the industry continues to enhance the personal lives and economic opportunities of Canadians across the country.

Tejas Rao

Tejas Rao

Managing Director and Global 5G Offering Lead, Accenture

Keynote: Accelerating 5G in Canada — Benefits for Cities and Rural Communities

Tejas has over twenty-five years of experience in mobile telecommunications, media and high technology industry, management consulting, digital platforms, next-generation mobile (5G) networks, IoT, mobile devices, wireless voice and data communication systems, telco cloud, and design and integration of complex business application systems. Executive-level management and technical experience include: practice and offering development, consulting, business development, account management, mobile device portfolio planning, wireless technology marketing, next-generation network evolution, connected home, connected car, big data, building a national services organization, design and deployment of enhanced wireless data services such as Push-to-Talk and location-based services, E-Business systems, business and operations support systems, large-scale systems integration projects, product management, and strategic planning.