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11:30 AM UTC time / 13:30 PM Stockholm time / 12:30 PM London time / 8:30 AM São Paulo time
Live the from the Sweden Co-Lab area at Hannover Messe (Hall 27, booth h30).

Topic of this Ringside Session: AI, Automation & 5G – what’s really needed to deliver Industry 4.0?

Ericsson Ringside Sessions are roundtable discussions where operators, disruptors and industry customers meet to discuss strategic and urgent challenges. They are an arena for straight talk on what the industry can do to capture the opportunities and address the challenges it faces.

Watch the live broadcast for a rare opportunity to hear operators and industry leaders discuss:

  • How are operators and enterprises approaching Industry 4.0 today?
  • Where are they seeing the value?
  • How will the arrival of key technologies drive a new phase of innovation?

The criticality of Industry 4.0 is clear, but how will the concept evolve? Will advances in orchestration and AI deliver new avenues for value creation? Will the arrival of 5G simply provide improved connectivity, or could the next generation of mobile stimulate a new wave of innovation itself?

These topics and more will be covered in our live broadcast on April 2nd, where an executive panel of operators and industry leaders will discuss what's really needed to deliver Industry 4.0.

Register here

Live from Hannover Messe 2019!

Ericsson's Ringside Session 3 will be broadcast live from the Sweden Co-Lab area at Hannover Messe (Hall 27, booth h30). Unlike previous sessions, this time around our participants will face a live audience when discussing AI, Automation & 5G.

Visit us at Hannover from April 1 – April 5 in Hall 8 (Ericsson main booth), Hall 27 (Swedish Co-Lab Pavilion) and Hall 16 (5G arena) to experience how your industrial value creation can be limitless with 5G!

Hannover Messe

Ringside Session participants

Industry voices that are confirmed so far

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Shivvy Jervis, Moderator

Award winning tech futurist
Shivvy is a multi-award winning tech futurist and broadcaster focusing on the most groundbreaking advances reshaping how we do business. She has received over 20 accolades for her work, including a "woman of the year" nomination by the UK public and being voted one of Europe's most creative thinkers in tech. She is the former head of digital for the world's third largest telco and the creator of two long-running innovation video series' where she interviews the world's top tech pioneers.

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Arun Bansal, SVP and Head of Europe & Latin America, Ericsson

Arun is Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Europe & Latin America. He joined Ericsson in 1995 and has held various senior positions in the company, including Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Network Products from April 2016 to March 2017, Head of Business Unit Radio from 2014 to 2016, and Head of Region South East Asia and Oceania from 2010 to 2014. He was also responsible for establishing the world's first managed capacity operation with the operator Bharti Airtel in India. Arun holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, both from India.

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Guido Jouret, Chief Digital Officer, ABB Group

Guido Jouret is the Chief Digital Officer of ABB, a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. He leads the next level of development and deployment of ABB's digital solutions for customers globally and across all businesses. Guido is a United States and Belgium citizen, with long experience in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining ABB, Guido was with Nokia Technologies, Envision Energy and prior to that Cisco for several years, his most recent role there was as General Manager of the Internet of Things business unit.

Adel Al-Saleh, CEO, T-Systems

Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management

Dr. Bernhard Quendt, CTO Digital Factory Division, Siemens

Giovanni Pacini, Director for Global Digital Industrial Operations, Electrolux

Ringside Views

Ringside Views is our quarterly update exploring topics important to the industry. Each issue looks into the questions being asked at the Ringside Session. The latest edition is focused on Security and IoT.

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Ringside Session #1 - Will Operators fail to become IoT businesses?

Get to know what was the participants' view on the importance of IoT? Where do they see opportunities and challenges?

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Ringside Session #2 - Is 5G the key to secure IoT & Industry 4.0?

In the Session, two executive operator representatives, two industry leaders, a security expert, and Ericsson to discuss whether 5G will be key to secure IoT & Industry 4.0.

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Ericsson studies related to the third Ringside Session

Here are some great related Ericsson reports to dive deeper into the topic of AI, automation and 5G.


Artificial intelligence and machine learning in next-generation systems

Based on insights about future 5G systems,  developments in manufacturing and ITS automation, this white paper reflects on the technical challenges the R&D community needs to address to fully capitalize on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

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Cellular IoT Evolution for Industry Digitalization

This Ericsson white paper describes the evolution of Cellular IoT from the more basic use cases and less demanding characteristics of Massive IoT, through the more demanding use cases and onward to the extremely demanding use cases that are expected to be addressed by Critical IoT and Industrial Automation IoT.

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Creative machines - How artificial intelligence will impact the future labor market

In this insight report we explore what impact the current AI-driven digital transformation of society has on jobs.

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Boosting smart manufacturing with 5G wireless connectivity

This article focuses on how 5G ultra-reliable low-latency  communication (URLLC) will accelerate the transformation of the manufacturing industry and make smart factories more efficient and productive.

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Managing networks in the future

To address increasing network complexity, Ericsson has introduced a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based managed services model for communications service providers – the Ericsson Operations Engine.

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AI and automation

To be relevant in the new digital economy, it is crucial to excel in delivering what is needed, when it is needed, and doing so for every customer. What is the role of AI and automation?

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