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5G World Futurist Summit

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The faster, more responsive, more pervasive wireless coverage of 5G networks will provide the backdrop for breakthrough changes in numerous industries. In this summit, futurists will help audience members to anticipate scenarios for the convergence of evolutionary (incremental) and revolutionary (disruptive) trends over the next 5-8 years. Which areas of pent-up demand will be better served by 5G networks? Which new working methods will become practical? And what risks should be borne in mind?

You will hear about transformation opportunities that deserve greater attention in the industries of healthcare, education, construction, agriculture, and finance.

UPDATE: The Futurist Summit will now commence with an interview featuring Hagay Climor, Regional Vice President of EMEA consulting, Oracle Communications, on the subject "Anticipating the elephants on the 5G roadmap".

Hagay has over 30 years of experience in the Information Systems space. His main experience is in analyzing and leading major delivery programs at fixed line, wireless and convergent operators such as Telefonica, AT&T, Japan Telecom, Vimpelcom, Deutche Telecom, Cable and Wireless, Vodafone etc., as well as omni-channel and advanced monetization platforms.

Hagay started his career as a programmer specializing in IBM Mainframe. He then worked on ABB’s power distribution solution, and joined Amdocs in 1991 for the company’s first customer and billing initiative, and then led projects for the company in the US, Europe and Japan. He left Amdocs after 7 years to join the Formula Group and founded TCS Telecom Solutions – a joint venture between Formula’s Wiztec and Motorola’s Pelephone. Hagay formed his own consulting company in 1998, and merged it with Logan Orviss – later acquired by Patni Computer Systems, where he served as Vice President, Consulting EMEA. Hagay serves as Regional Vice President, EMEA at Oracle’s Communications Global Unit since 2016.

This 5G World Futurist Summit - Anticipating the impacts of 5G - is being held under the auspices of 5G World (, an event taking place in London's ExCeL centre ( In turn, 5G World is part of TechXLR8 (

TechXLR8, London Tech Week's Expo will bring together the converging tech industries by showcasing eight leading technology events. TechXLR8 features 1 shared exhibition, 1 headline keynote stage, 20 tracks of content, 8 tech demozones, 40+ hours of networking, an awards ceremony and more. Based on projections from previous events, TechXLR8 is set to welcome 15,000+ attendees with 48% director level or above from over 8,000 companies from 125 countries.

Futurist Agenda:

11:00-11:20: Introduction: Anticipating the elephants on the 5G roadmap

• David Wood, Chair of London Futurists, interviews Hagay Climor, Regional Vice President of EMEA consulting, Oracle Communications

11:20-12:10: Better networks for better healthcare

• The future of healthcare that 5G can enable

• From 3G Doctor to 5G Doctor

• Prospects for digital healthcare: Untangling hype and reality

• Building the Future by Programming Life

12:10-13:00: Better networks for better education

• A revolution in mobile learning

• The increasing role of game-based-learning

• The interplay of technology and human factors in rebooting education

13:00-13:30: Break for lunch and networking

13:30-14:20: Better networks for better construction

• Improving collaboration in construction

• Taking advantage of improved networks

14:20-15:10: Better networks for better agriculture

• The future of precision farming

• Agriculture, transformed by the cloud, drones, and the Internet of Things

15:10-16:00: Better networks for better financial services

• Blockchain and 5G for Finance: realistic future scenarios

• What comes next after Bitcoin and Ethereum?

• Will ICOs supersede IPOs as the route to future wealth?

16:00: Close of event


The speakers for the 5G World Futurist Summit will include:

• David Wood, Chair, London Futurists (
• Hagay Climor, Regional Vice President, Oracle Communications Consulting (
• David Doherty, co-founder, 3GDoctor (
• Elsa Sotiriadis, Program Director, RebelBio (, SOSventures (
• Kirill Makharinsky, CEO, Enki (
• Simon Very, Autodidactic EdTech blogger ( and games designer
• Tony Shooter, Chair for Technology, COMiT (
• Steve Slater, IS Operations, Wates Group (
• Will Wells, CEO, Hummingbird Technologies (
• Julian Snape, Technovation Anglia (
• Richard Burton, co-founder of Balance (
• Anish Mohammed, Former Lead Security Architect, HSBC (


IMPORTANT: RSVP'ing here on the meetup page lets friends and colleagues know you plan to attend, but you also need to register for 5G World (

To register to attend this Summit - and to be able to gain entrance to the TechXLR8 building - you MUST follow the links on the 5G World website (

Registration options on that website include:

• Free entry to many parts of TechXLR8, including the Futurist Summit, the exhibition area, the networking bar, and the Live Demo Zone

• Paid entry to additional sections of TechXLR8.

Note: members of London Futurists can use the VIP discount code 5GFMG to obtain a 15% reduction on the registration costs for the paid sections of TechXLR8. Enter this code in the page "Items in your basket" before pressing the "Check out" button.


We'll be in Theatre B in the area occupied by TechXLR8 in the ExCeL centre.

See here ( for information on travelling to the London ExCeL centre.

Note that, between February and December 2017, Custom House DLR station will be closed for redevelopment in preparation for the new Elizabeth Line. If travelling by DLR, use the Prince Regent stop instead.