How is 5G transforming our lives?

    Venue: Bright Building, 5 Pencroft Way M156GZ Manchester
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Innovation Thursdays How is 5G transforming our lives?

Without a doubt one of the biggest technology trends of 2019, 5G has everyone talking. So, what is all the fuss about?

A quick rollout and adoption of 5G are expected to increase annual business revenue by £15.7 billion by the year 2025. However, research done by Barclays found that 4 out of 10 business leaders still aren’t sure what it is. The expectation is that 5G will improve things like online gaming or online trading because of its high-speed low latency capabilities. In truth, its potential lies in IoT. The opportunity to connect millions of devices makes this a technology revolution and a cybersecurity mindfield.

For this month’s Innovation Thursdays talk, Mi-idea has brought in the big guns! Cisco’s Director of Innovation EMEAR, Nick Chrissos, will be joining us to explain how 5G works and where it makes a difference. Having deployed a huge rural 5G trial alongside a consortium of 30 partners, Nick will share his views on 5G future use cases and the way these will transform our lives.

As always, there will be a panel discussion. We will be joined by Professor Joe Spencer, who will give us the latest on the Liverpool 5G smart city testbed and Trustech COO, Mark Claydon, who will share his vision of a 5G-enabled, next-generation hospital. We will be asking the panel about the business opportunities and challenges of 5G, as well as getting their views on the country’s ambition and investment in the technology.

        - Could 5G enable the use of VR for pain relief?
        - Why is Cisco providing a 5G network to a salmon farm in the Orkney Islands?
        - Is there really an autonomous tractor operated by a 5G-enabled drone loose is Somerset?

If you are interested in technology and innovation, this is one for your diary!

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