5G Summit - Nordic Conference


5G – radical transformation of the business landscape!

We are now entering a super connected, increasingly fast moving, 5G enabled world. The 5G infrastructure will become the engine of the connected world and unlock new business opportunities, new business models, processes and partnerships and thereby provide a fruitful environment for radical transformation of the business landscape.

The new mobile network, 5G, will offer connectivity that is much more reliable, with faster speed and lower latency than ever before. The network will drive a huge boost in the Internet of Things technology, provide the infrastructure needed to transport huge amounts of data and support a massive amount of Things, enabling a smarter and more connected world.

Is your organisation ready to use 5G as a competitive advantage and as an opportunity in business transformation? Have you developed a 5G strategy as a basis? Do you know how to use 5G technology to support your future value creation?

Creating awareness of 5G as a game changer to improve the productivity of enterprise and public management at large

We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new independent 5G event anticipating to become THE leading conference for the application and use of 5G as a driver for business transformation in Northern Europe and a must attend event for those eager to stay abreast to the major technological innovation facing this worldwide multi billion dollar industry.

The 5G Summit covers the industry’s most pressing topics, piecing together the 5G puzzle and highlighting key areas of network innovation such as Virtualization and the 5G Cloud, 5G Automation and Intelligence, 5G Transport and the Edge, RAN Evolution and 5G services.

The summit will increase your understanding on how 5G will:

  • ENABLE → New strategic business opportunities, new business models and new business logic
  • DRIVE → Innovation, growth, transformation and productivity
  • PROVIDE → New opportunities for partnerships
  • IMPACT → The competence structure of your organization for further growth
  • UNLOCK → New dimensions of the business landscape for corporations as well as public organizations

The conference is designed to give you a a foundation, understanding and tools to meet the challenges and develop business opportunities using 5G. Across the two days you will enjoy access to multiple keynote sessions representing a broad spectrum of the business alongside other segments of the value chain. You will learn about real case studies giving examples on new business, evaluate best practices to maximize opportunities and international experts will guide and provide thought leadership.

Join executives and leading minds that are instrumental in the development and use of the next generation network technology at 5G Summit. Grab the opportunity to meet peers to discuss challenges and opportunities forming in the new 5G landscape – book your seat already today!

Target group

The target groups are primarily European middle and senior management in various vertical industries and public administration:

  • Management teams, general managers and/or decision makers in large, medium sized or small companies/industries or public administration
  • Business developers, business strategists, project and program managers etc
  • CIO, CDO, IT management, IT strategists and/or similar roles
  • Consultancies  – management, IT, technology, legal or other SME:s with a connection to the development of the 5G business logic
  • Board members and investors
Agenda (May 22)

Conference Agenda (May 22)

09.00 Welcome to 5G Business Summit – introduction

Per Danielsson, Editor in Chief, Ny Teknik and Chairman of 5G Business Summit
Erik Wahlin, Editor in Chief, Affärsvärlden
Christian Helgesson, CEO, Edlegio
Henrik Abramowicz, Independent Consultant and Telecom Specialist.

Key takeaways

5G development is becoming mature and being gradually launched. During 5G Business Summit you will learn more about the benefits and usage from a business perspective – current status, worldwide plans and how particular segments can benefit!

09.15 5G as Business Transformer

Kenneth WallstedtKenneth Wallstedt, Director of Technology Strategy, Ericsson

Key takeaways & Speaker information

5G is focusing more on business and industry than previous mobile networks generations and will be essential in transforming business and society at large. This talk will describe how 5G can facilitate and digitise business and improve productivity.

Kenneth Wallstedt is Director, Technology Strategy, in the Ericsson CTO office where he focuses on the company’s 5G strategy. He has 28 years of international experience in mobile communications from various leading positions in Ericsson’s research, development and market units in Canada, Sweden, and the US.

09.45 5G as Game Changer

Volker ZieglerVolker Ziegler, Chief Architect & Head of 5G Leadership, Nokia Mobile Networks

Key takeaways & Speaker information
  • Meeting vertical digital industry needs end-to-end – 5G Future X
  • Exploring the URLLC frontier – the value of openness
  • Execution makes the difference – real life cases

Volker Ziegler, Chief Architect & Head of 5G Leadership at Nokia Mobile Networks. He leads  the Nokia e2e 5G program with special emphasis on 5G era technology, innovation and architecture; drives roadmap alignment for 5G differentiation and growth across Nokia Mobile Networks and other business groups in close cooperation with Nokia e2e solution and Mobile Networks sales.

10.15 5G for Transportation and Connected Cars

Markus DillingerMarkus Dillinger, Director for 5G Industry Communications, Huawei

Key takeaways & Speaker information

Key success factors for the future

  • Industrials services benefiting from 5G usage
  • Performance KPIs for industry (e.g. automotive) using 5G
  • Automotive standards impacted by 5G
  • 3GPP R16 for 5GV2X

Markus Dillinger, Director for 5G Industry Communications, Huawei. Markus is head of 5G R&D for verticals at Huawei and Executive Committee member of 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). He has extensive experiences in mobile technologies and is specialized in 5G for Automotive, enterprise platforms and networks.

10.45 Coffee break

11.15 Visionary talk – What is 5G?

Mischa DohlerMischa Dohler, Full Professor in Wireless Communications, King’s College London

Key takeaways & Speaker information

This talk will describe the Making of 5G – Our Real-World Lessons Learned:

  • Pioneering development of a new Internet which allows transmission of skills (touch and movement)
  • Importance and role of 5G in terms of ultra-low latency connectivity tech
  • Lessons learned from rollouts and outreach to verticals

Mischa Dohler is Full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, Head of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the smart city pioneer Worldsensing, Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies and the Transactions on the Internet of Things.

11:40 From Policy to Action – Radio Spectrum is the Lifeblood of 5G

Jonas WesselJonas Wessel, Director of the Spectrum Department, Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS)

Key takeaways & Speaker information
  • The Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) setting the stage for the 5G European policy direction
  • What needs to happen nationally throughout Europe in the Spectrum dimension regarding spectrum?
  • What does this mean for the Swedish market?

Jonas Wessel is Director of the Spectrum Department at the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS). He is also Chair of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) for the 2018-2019 period. The RSPG is a high-level advisory group that assists the European Commission in the development of radio spectrum policy. Jonas holds a MSC from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). He has been one of the driving forces behind the transformation of spectrum management in Sweden and has also been working with these issues internationally.

12.00 Lunch break

13.00 Impact of 5G on the European Economy

Peter Stuckmann, Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems, DG CONNECT, European Commission.

Key takeaways & Speaker information

Coming soon!

13.15 5G General overview

Colin WillcockColin Willcock, Chairman of The Board, The 5G Infrastructure Association (5GIA)

Key takeaways & Speaker information
  • What is the current status of 5G?
  • How can European ecosystem stakeholders take a pragmatic view at how 5G can enable verticals like automotive, healthcare and media?
  • 5GIA – researching for the industry and the possibility to set the standards
  • European focus on industrial enablement

Colin Willcock, Chairman of The Board at The 5G Infrastructure Association (5GIA). Colin has a long career from the telecom industry and has participated in various standardization activities such as ETSI, ITU-T and 3GPP. Colin is a world-class expert in automated software testing and tools. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Kent at Canterbury.

13.30 5G Panel Discussion: a Macro Overview of the Advantages and Challenges

Marie Wall, Deputy Director Startups at the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise.
Helena Nordman-Knutson, Executive Director, Hallvarsson & Halvarsson and former institutional investment analyst with a focus on the telecom segment
Colin Willcock, Chairman of The Board at The 5G Infrastructure Association (5GIA)
Peter Stuckmann
, Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Key takeaways & Speaker information

This 5G panel will share experiences of what changes 5G can deliver for consumers, businesses and society in general, and how these can be achieved.

  • How will the next generation wireless network create jobs and drive growth besides enabling a host of new technologies?
  • With an expected 5G market annual growth at 70 % the coming years – where do investors look to play the 5G boom?
  • The academic bet on 5G – research collaborations and technology developments underway in search of 5G excellence
  • How to balance accelerating technological progress and governments’ responsibility to improve economic conditions and citizens’ wellbeing?

14.15 European 5G Observatory: How fast is 5G Developing in Europe?

Frederic PujolFrédéric Pujol, Radio Technology & Spectrum practice leader, IDATE

Key takeaways & Speaker information

European 5G Observatory: How fast is 5G Developing in Europe?

  • European and international scoreboards
  • 5G spectrum, 5G trials and first commercial launches

Frédéric PUJOL, Radio Technology & Spectrum practice leader. Frédéric Pujol joined IDATE in November 1992. As Director of the Wireless Practice, he is responsible for coordinating mobile industry forecasting and technical-economic analysis reports. Previously, Frédéric acquired solid experience in mobile network architecture working for the France Telecom Group (Sofrecom, Telesystems). He holds a post-graduate degree in engineering from ISEN (Institut Supérieur d’Electronique du Nord, Lille, 1986), where he majored in Telecommunications, and from CITCOM (Centre d’Ingénierie des Technologies de la Communication, Paris, 1987), where he majored in Network Architecture.

15:00 5G – Innovation in Partnership

Mats LundbäckMats Lundbäck, Chief Technology Officer, Telia Sweden

Key takeaways & Speaker information

5G – Innovation in partnership
5G will be a great leap for the connected life, industry, and society. The technology holds great potential for economic growth and a more sustainable future. However, to fully take advantage of the technology we need to rethink our business models and start to collaborate in partnerships.

Mats Lundbäck, Chief Technology Officer, at Telia Sweden. He leads the Swedish 5G-roll out and Telia’s unique 5G-partnership program, where partners, such as Einride, Volvo CE and Tieto and others, are given the opportunity to explore the technical and business opportunities of 5G ahead of the commercial launch in 2020.

15.20 Coffee break

15.50 Status Standardisation – 5G Requirements, a 3GPP Perspective

Toon NorpToon Norp, Senior Business Consultant, TNO

Key takeaways & Speaker information

The session is about main drivers for 5G, Mobile BroadBand and Ultra-Reliable Low Latency.

  • Communication, massive Machine Type Communication
  • Requirements for different vertical sectors (e.g. V2X, industry, public safety, multimedia content production)
  • 5G Key Performance indicators (e.g. bitrates, latency, position accuracy)

Toon Norp, Senior Business Consultant at TNO, 3GPP SA1 chairman on behalf of KPN. Toon is focused on network aspects of mobile communications. He advises European operators on strategy, and architecture related to mobile core network. He has also been involved in standardization of mobile networks for more than 20 years.

The afternoon is devoted to case studies in several relevant areas as manufacturing, transportation/connected cars and City Management:

16:35 Future Mobility in a Crowd Wise World

Karolina BjurehedKarolina Bjurehed, Digital Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Volvo Cars

Key takeaways & Speaker information
  • What if the traffic system was like a God? A system where public safety is the paramount priority
  • What would it take to have super powers? Will 5G connected devices know us better than we know ourselves?
  • 5G disruption or enhancement? How will 5G transform how we live our daily lives and the future of our business models?


Karolina Bjurehed is an experienced manager of the Volvo Cars Digital Partnerships and Business Development team, specializing in external partnerships and future mobility, particularly in urban settings. Karolina has long experience from both Telecom and Connectivity.

16:55 Transformation of the Transportation Industry – How to use 5G Infrastructure for Future Transport Systems

Henrik SundströmHenrik Sundström, Chief Commercial Officer (COO), Einride

Key takeaways & Speaker information

Transformation of the transportation industry – how to use 5G infrastructure for future transport systems

Henrik Sundström, Chief Commercial Officer (COO), Einride

17:15 Forestry needs 5G

Olle GelinOlle Gelin, Skogforsk

Key takeaways & Speaker information
  • Good connectivity is necessary for production quality and precision forestry
  • Next generation machine system requires fast response times and big data volumes
  • 5G will decrease emission and improve environmental impact

17.35 Closing remarks

Per Danielsson, Editor in Chief, Ny Teknik

17.45 Cocktails & Networking

5G Summit - Cocktails

Workshop Streams (May 23)

Parallel Workshop Streams (May 23)

Day 2 is dedicated to deepening our knowledge within three different parallel workshop streams. Below, you will find some brief information on each session and thereby you can select the one that fits your interest the best. Each workshop stream is led by a senior business coach facilitating discussions during the half day of work. Choose between the three streams presented below, you will make your choice in the registration form.

Workshop Stream 1 (08:30-12:00): 5G for Manufacturing

Magnus BillgrenMagnus Billgren, Senior Adviser, CEO and founder of Tolpagorni Product Management

Workshop agenda Stream 1

08:30 Welcome and introduction

09:00 Case presentation – inspiration and examples

09:30 Workshop, part 1 – group assignments, discussions, presentations

10:30 Coffee Break

10.45 Workshop, part 2 – group assignments, discussions, presentations

12.00 Conclusions and end of workshop

Workshop Stream 2 (08:30-12:00): 5G for Transportation/Connected Cars

Anna Holte RostAnna Holte-Rost, Business Change Leader and Senior Program Manager with extensive experience from the telecom industry

Workshop agenda Stream 2

08:30 Welcome and introduction

09:00 Case presentation – inspiration and examples

09:30 Workshop, part 1 – group assignments, discussions, presentations

10:30 Coffee Break

10.45 Workshop, part 2 – group assignments, discussions, presentations

12.00 Conclusions and end of workshop

Workshop Stream 3 (08:30-12:00): 5G for City Management

Steve BrdarskiSteve Brdarski, Senior management and transformation adviser with extensive experience from the telecom and energy industry as well as the city management area.

Workshop agenda Stream 3

08:30 Welcome and introduction

09:00 Case presentation – inspiration and examples

09:30 Workshop, part 1 – group assignments, discussions, presentations

10:30 Coffee Break

10.45 Workshop, part 2 – group assignments, discussions, presentations

12.00 Conclusions and end of workshop

Practical Info & Contact

Practical info & Contact

Conference Dates:
May 22-23, 2019

Conference Venue:
Electrum Restaurant & Conference
Kistagången 16, Kista

Conference Price:
SEK 4000 (appr. €400) for bookings latest 28.02.2019
SEK 5000 (appr. €500) for bookings latest 30.04.2019
SEK 7500 (appr. €750) for bookings after 01.05.2019

5G Summit Steering Group:
Per Danielsson, Editor in Chief, Ny Teknik
Christian Helgesson, CEO, Edlegio
Åsa Severgårdh, Project/Marketing, Edlegio
Henrik Abramowicz, Independent Consultant and Telecom Specialist
Marie Ställvik Sandberg, Independent Consultant

Contact for inquiries:
Christian Helgesson: Christian.helgesson@edlegio.com (conference program, registration of groups etc.)
Åsa Severgårdh: asa.severgardh@edlegio.com (partnerships etc.)

Phone: +46 8 796 65 60

Edlegio AB, Fleminggatan 7, floor 2, Stockholm, Sweden



Event host & Organizer


Strategic Media Partners

Ny Teknik


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Lead Partner


Stream Partner




Networking Partner

MIC Nordic

Lounge Partners

Mälardalens Högskola Eskilstuna Västerås

Supporting Partners


Wireless KTH