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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P1

5G and Edge Computing: Industrial Applications and Business Opportunities

Speaker(s): Channa Seneviratne, Telstra, Australia

Channa Seneviratne is the Executive – Network and Infrastructure Engineering. Channa is responsible for the development, resilience and operation of our fixed, wireless and transport networks both domestically and internationally. Channa has more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications networks having worked in both Operations and Engineering across both fixed and wireless technologies. During his time in Telstra, Channa has played key engineering design, support and operational roles as Telstra moved from being a start up in wireless through the evolutions of 2G, CDMA, 3G, 4G and now into readiness for 5G. More recently Channa led the launch of the world’s first commercial gigabit LTE network, the activation of Australia’s largest IoT footprint through our Cat M1 and Narrowband IoT technology and the beginning of our 5G network deployment. Channa has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland. Away from work Channa enjoys travel, sport, wildlife photography and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

5G, Trillion-Dollar Opportunities and You - Panel Discussion

Speaker(s): Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia

[Moderator] Mukaddim Pathan Co-Chaired the Business Innovation Symposium. He is currently the Principal, End-to-End Architecture & Technology Practices – Networks & IT at Telstra Corporation Limited. He has experience on Broadcast & Digital Medi, DevOps, Network Virtualisation, Edge Computing, Cloud, Automation and Orchestration. He will be moderating the panel discussion on 5G, Trillion-Dollar Opportunities and You.

AI/ML-powered Innovation and Automation Capabilities for 5G

Speaker(s): Raja Shah, Infosys, Australia

Raja Shah, Senior Vice President and Industry Head at Infosys is responsible for driving strategies and growth for CMT (Communication, Media and Technology) & SURE (Services, Utilities, Resources & Energy) verticals across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. As an expert strategist with over 20 years in the IT industry, Raja helps Infosys’ global accounts to build on their core competencies and offer worldwide knowledge and expertise to their customers. Working previously as a Client Partner for a large Telecommunications company, Raja has elevated Infosys to be a trusted advisor and partner. Leading this account since 2001, Raja has laid the foundation to build a strategic collaborative platform, diversifying growth across the client landscape. During this time, the client and Infosys have jointly won many industry awards in recognition of outcomes achieved with great success. Before joining Infosys, Raja worked in business development and sales roles for FMCG. Raja has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and has attended a Stanford Leadership course alongside other global leaders, gaining critical business insights. Raja resides in Melbourne with his wife and two children. During his free time, he enjoys playing cricket and watching the game live from the stadium with his family.

Immersive Experience and Digital Transformation using 5G

Speaker(s): Charles Sevior, Dell EMC, Australia

Charles Sevior is CTO for the Unstructured Data Solutions Division of Dell EMC. With a strong background in the media sector, he also provides focus on solutions for Automotive, AI, EDA, Smart Cities and other sectors across the Asia Pacific & Japan and Greater China regions. Charles has 30 years of professional engineering experience. Prior to joining Dell EMC he was Technology Director for leading media company Nine Entertainment Co. Australia. There he managed the transition to a digital file-based workflow and business & technology transformation. He has also held positions of Director on the boards of several private and public companies. Charles is working with customers to help define their next generation business & technology digital transformation – covering scale-out File & Object storage, multi-cloud and ML / DL for “useful AI business outcomes”. He prefers a consultative approach favouring collaborative solutions with leading application partner vendors to yield excellent results for Dell EMC’s customers. Charles Sevior holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Business & Technology (MBT) from the University of NSW / AGSM in Sydney.

Webscale Streaming with 5G: Industry Ecosystem, Regulation Challenges and Global Opportunities

Speaker(s): Nicole Chan, National Communications Commission Taiwan, Taiwan

CHAN has successfully played in various roles, including the director-general of Science & Technology Law Institute, Institute for Information Industry, general manager of CMPC Management Consultant Co., Ltd, producer of Seven Days in Heaven, and executive producer of Flying Dragon, Dancing Phoenix.