Industrial Session

Industrial Session

Industrial Speech 1:
Connected Intelligence in the Future Intelligent Mobile Communication Systems
Dr. Sungjin (James) Kim

Senior Research Fellow (VP), LG Electronics, Korea
Stand-alone edge AI solutions show severe limitations in practical applications because of their computation and data shortages. By the use of intelligent connectivity, their inference and learning capability can be significantly improved. Moreover, online edge intelligence can easily be implemented by combining online learning methods and intelligent connectivity techniques. Also, the cost-efficiency in terms of a wireless resource is highly crucial to realize connected intelligence in the wireless communication links. Therefore, we consider the extremely high resource-efficient online distributed learning solutions and an edge device-driven intelligence approach based on the Thompson sampling theory.

Sungjin (James) Kim, Ph.D., has been working at a future technology center, LG Electronics, as a senior research fellow (VP) since 2018. He is currently leading the advanced research for 6G communications and AI fusion research. Previously, he led the development of control system applications using various AI algorithms such as reinforcement learning, deep learning, and unsupervised learning methods. He had focused on computational biomedical engineering as a scientist at Worcester polytechnic institute (WPI) and also actively researched material informatics as a post-doctor in the chemistry and chemical biology (CCB) department at Harvard, the USA, from 2015 to 2017. Before joining Harvard, he was a Master (VP) for next-generation mobile communications and machine learning-based computational science research at SAIT, Samsung Electronics from 1994 to 2014. He got a Ph.D. in a wireless communication research area from Seoul National University (SNU), Korea, in 2009. Also, he achieved 27 SCI Journals and 78 US patents with 4753 citations.

Industrial Speech 2:
5G standardization and NTT DOCOMO’s activity
Mr. Satoshi Nagata

Manager, 3GPP TSG-RAN vice chairman, NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan
5G is expected to provide new value as a basic technology supporting future industry and society, along with artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as further upgrading of the multimedia communication services with its technical features such as high speed, high capacity, low latency, and massive connectivity. In this presentation, we show the latest status of 5G standardization and also show NTT DOCOMO’s activity towards 5G.

Satoshi Nagata received his B.E. and M.E. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. In 2003, he joined NTT DOCOMO, INC. He worked for the research and development for wireless access technologies for LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 5G. He is currently a manager working for 5G/6G and 3GPP standardization. He had contributed to 3GPP over 15 years, and contributed 3GPP TSG-RAN WG1 as a vice chairman during November 2011 to August 2013, and also contributed as a chairman during August 2013 to August 2017. He is currently a vice chairman of 3GPP TSG-RAN since March 2017.

Industrial Speech 3:
Internet of Sensors/Thoughts Enabling Industry and Society Transformation
Mr. Anders Johansson

Head of R&D Ericsson-LG / R&D Site Head of 5G/6G SW Development in Ericsson, Korea/Shanghai
This presentation shows how Internet of sensors/thoughts will transform the industry 3.0, supply driven/mass production into Industry 4.0 with tailored products, demand driven and autonomous operation.

The 5G and coming 6G technology will provide new way of using connected sensors that will transform the industry and start changing the society in areas of such as communication, and medicine

It will also show implementation examples of the internet of sensors and internet of thoughts, which will be possible in the near future medical treatments in mind-controlled exoskeletons, mind-controlled robot arms, and new levels of brain controlled interfaces.

Over 15 years’ experience leading all facets of software and hardware development within telecommunication sector in the area of 5G, 4G/LTE, 3G, and 2G and IT.
Developing technology R&D teams and establishing new emerging cloud-based technology capabilities. International experience from working in Europe, US, China, Korea and rest of Asia.

  • Head of R&D in Ericsson LG, Head of 5G/6G SW development South Korea, Shanghai 2019 – Present
  • Head of Global Test Environment, Ericsson 2016 – 2019
  • Head of HW/SW Development LTE and multi standard RBS, Ericsson China 2012-2015
  • Department Manager, Hardware Management, and Regulatory Approval Ericsson PDU Radio Sweden 2008-2012
  • Head of Enterprise IT Architecture, Ericsson Global 2005-2008
  • Various product/program management roles in IS/IT , E-business program manager, IT security product owner, Portals etc. in Ericsson 1999-2005
  • Program Manager/Section manager for mainframes/portals in Volvo 1996-1999

Industrial Speech 4:
NAVER AI that everyone meets in dailylife
Dr. Jung-Woo Ha

Head of AI Research, NAVER Corp., Korea
AI is considered as a new paradigm for dailylife like internet and smartphone beyond a technology. NAVER has also concentrated on AI R&D and its application services to give users innovative experiences for the past several years. As part of the efforts, NAVER announced to construct Global AI R&D Belt connecting Korean, Japan, Europe and Southeast Asia. In this talk,

Jung-Woo Ha works as Research Head of Clova AI, NAVER. Also, he serves as an advisory member for several departments of the Korea government. He got his BS and PhD from Seoul National University. He has published more than 10 papers in top AI conferences such as CVPR, NeurIPS, ICLR, ICCV, EMNLP, AAAI, and Interspeech for the past 3 years. His research interests contain deep learning-based computer vision, NLP, audio signal modeling, and recommendation.

Industrial Speech 5:
Softwarization and Intelligence in Mobile Communication Systems
Dr. Intaik Park

Vice President, Samsung Electronics, Korea
Mobile communication industry is going through radical changes with the introduction of softwarization and intelligence. Softwarization is replacing conventional equipment made out of specialized hardware with software-based implementations on top of commodity hardware. At the same time, the complexity and diversity of modern communication systems demand more intelligent management with AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) technologies. This talk covers topics around these two movements including why these changes are needed, what drives them, and what are difficulties.

Intaik Park is a corporate vice president at Samsung Research, leading a team for advanced solutions in communications. Previously, he was at Microsoft as software engineering manager and data scientist manager. He worked on online advertisement (Bing) and cloud services (Azure) with focus on service engineering, data democratization, and many machine learning applications such as mobile monetization, database performance optimization, and recommendations. His current research interests include reinforcement learning and machine learning for communication systems. He has MS / PhD degrees from Stanford University and a BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, both in electrical engineering.

Industrial Speech 6:
5G and Beyond – Opportunity for Digital Transformation and Leapfrog
Dr. Volker Ziegler

6G Leadership, Nokia Bell Labs & CTO, Germany
5G and 5G evolution is all about opportunity for digital transformation and leapfrog in a post-pandemic world. It is great to see 5G research and many of our Bell Labs innovations becoming reality in an accelerated way – in Korea and worldwide. With 5G evolution having another 10 years or so to go, we have not seen the full potential of 5G yet: 2.5bn AR users are expected by 2023, industrial sites will double the macro base stations deployed globally. The next 3GPP standardization releases will build the foundation for industrial IoT and expanding the wider ecosystem: key enhancements will include Time-Sensitive Communication; private network enhancements; positioning with cm-level accuracy; and “NR-Light” for Industrial IoT as well as frequency extensions up to 71GHz. Notwithstanding, this is also the time for a vision beyond 5G. At Nokia Bell Labs we have successfully started our 6G research. Our vision is about physical world and the digital worlds deeply intertwined; human biological systems seamlessly coupled and new human sensory and cognitive dimension for 2030 and beyond. We will need to rethink experience: 6G for creating and consuming new digital worlds, augmenting our intelligence and controlling our automatons. We will need to rethink technology: customizing air-interface framework and expanding the use of spectrum to higher bands beyond 5G, co-designing systems for communication and sensing and evolving the architecture for increased flexibility and specialization.

Volker is an energetic leader with 25+ years of broad and international experience in the telecommunications industry. He is known for his strong commitment to customer and team achievements. Throughout his career he has demonstrated an ability to meet and exceed targets through strong intellectual grasp, excellent leadership skills, and a strong focus on creating new opportunities and business development impact.
In his current role of 6G leadership with Nokia Bell Labs, the industrial research and scientific development arm of Nokia, he leads Nokia digital transformation initiatives aimed at exploring and leveraging innovations with customers and partners in the fledgling ecosystem for the 6G era.
In his previous role as Head of 5G Leadership and Chief Architect of Nokia Mobile Networks, Volker played a key role in defining Nokia e2e 5G offering and positioning Nokia strongly in 5G and associated innovation, technologies and architecture. Prior to this, Volker served in Head of Strategy roles of the company and as Head of the North East region, helping gain market share in many key markets, including Scandinavia, Russia and Turkey.