October 18-19, 2021


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NYU Tandon

Dear Guest,

We are delighted to invite you to the Seventh Annual Brooklyn Summit, which will now be called the “Brooklyn 6G Summit (B6GS),” to be held virtually on October 18-19, 2021. The annual Brooklyn Summit is one of the most distinguished gatherings, that has chartered the technical future of the wireless industry since its inaugural event in 2014. The summit has been a harbinger of future developments in communication technologies, applications and services for consumers, enterprises and industry. The B6GS is hosted by Nokia and the NYU WIRELESS research center at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and features an amazing line-up of visionaries and global leaders.

In addition to our 2021 B6GS transitioning to a virtual format for this year, this landmark event will sharpen its focus on the rollout and implementation of 5G evolution, and will delve into the emergence of 6G technologies. These themes are in keeping with the summit’s goal of initiating the conversation and technical exchanges that will pave the way for the future of global wireless networks. As we do each year, the B6GS will bring together leading corporate executives, technology visionaries, academics and engineers working in 5G-evolution and 6G-related fields.

The theme of our Inaugural Brooklyn 6G Summit is “Communications Beyond 5G and into the 6G Era,” as we shall examine the status of 5G-evolution and the 6G initiatives across the globe. The event will highlight the latest innovations in all 5G domains as well as key technologies and the creative minds behind them that will define the 6G era, and will include visionary keynotes and the annual Pioneer Award.

In addition to presentations from leading technical experts and lively panel discussions, there will be virtual exhibits featuring demonstrations of the most cutting-edge 5G and 6G technologies, products, and prototypes. With 5G rolling out across the globe, the future and scope of 6G is still being debated and shaped. You don't want to miss this one-of-a-kind event, nor the opportunity to experience the vision for 5G-evolution and 6G in the decade ahead.

View the Brooklyn 6G Summit on IEEE TV


October 18-19, 2021

Mon, October 18

Major keynotes, talks and panel discussions, Duration: ~2hrs; Followed by virtual demos

Tues, October 19

Major keynotes, talks and panel discussions, Duration: ~2hrs; Followed by virtual demos

We look forward to your participation.


Peter Merz

Peter Merz
VP, Standardization & Research

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Ted Rapport

Dr. Ted Rappaport
Founding Director




All times are Eastern Standard Time

Day 1: October 18th, 2021

Time Description Who
10:00-10:10 a.m. Welcome Address Dr. Ted Rappaport, Founding Director of NYU WIRELESS, & Nishant Batra, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer at Nokia
10:10-10:40 a.m. A glimpse of 5G today
• Operator’s view
• OEM view
• Operator : Andre Fuetsch, CTO of AT&T, US
• OEM : Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia MN
10:40-11:00 a.m. 5G - the catalyst to industrial automation
• 5G for XR application
• 5G for smart manufacturing
• Mr. Shinji Fukui, Executive Officer, OMRON
11:00-11:30 a.m. What’s next in 5G • Research topic 1: Devices
• Research topic 2: Network Infrastructure
• Research topic 3: Disaggregation
• Devices side, Dr. John Smee, Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm
• Network side, Mikael Hook, Director Radio Research, Ericsson
• ORAN/vRAN, Peter Jarich, Head of GSMA Intelligence
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel discussions: "Maximizing value of 5G and its evolution" TMO-US (Karri Kuoppamaki, Senior Vice President, Technology Development & Strategy), AT&T(Gordon Mansfileld, Vice President Converged Access & Device Technology), DT(Kostas K.), DISH (Sid Chenumolu, Vice President Of Technology Development), FCC (Michael Ha, Deputy Chief of Policy and Rules Division) (Live)
12:15-12:30 p.m. Pioneer Award Presentation & Wrap up Dr. Paulraj, Professor Emeritus Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University (Live)
12:30 p.m. Offline: Demo Tours Prerecorded

Day 2: October 19th, 2021

Time Description Who
10:00-10:15 a.m. A glimpse into life in 2030 Visionary Speaker : Ray Ozzie, Former CTO and Chief Software Architect at Microsoft, Fireside chat
10:15-10:55 a.m. Shaping up 6G - regional initiatives & research collaborations
• 6G Research in US
• 6G Research in Europe
• 6G Research in Japan
• 6G Research in China
• NSF, NextGA ( Thyaga Nandagopal, Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering, NSF)
• EU/Smart Network & Services (Colin Willcock, Chairman of the Board of the 5G IA)
• Takehiro Nakamura, SVP and General Manager of the 6G Laboratories (NTT DoCoMo)
• Guangyi, Senior Researcher, CMCC
10:55-11:25 a.m. 6G tech talks
• Key 6G technology enabler A
• Key 6G technology enabler B
• Key 6G technology enabler C
• THz Technology & Potential, Ted Rappaport
• 6G Network Architecture, speaker Frank Fitzek, Professor at Deutsche Telekom Chair for Communication Networks
• Sensing, Dan Bliss, Arizona State University
11:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel discussions: 6G academic research around the globe Robert Heath, President and CEO of MIMO Wireless, Gerhard Fettweis, Vodafone Chair Professor, Matti Latva-aho, Professor at University of Oulu, Ted Rappaport, Andrea Goldsmith Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton, Nada Golmie, Chief Wireless Networks Division (NIST) moderated by Phil Solis, Research Director for IDC's Enabling Technologies team (Live)
12:15-12:30 p.m. Wrap up of the event Phil Solis (Live)
12:30 p.m. 6G demos Prerecorded

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