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5G: The Future of Digital Connectivity & Commerce

2020-07-09 11:00:00 2020-07-09 13:00:00 America/New_York 5G: The Future of Digital Connectivity & Commerce See more details at: VIRTUAL, , ,
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5G refers to the fifth generation of wireless networks and technology that will lead to improving data speed, volume and latency and will change the standard of public and private sector operations, from autonomous vehicles to smart cities. 5G will dramatically impact the future of global communication networks; enhance decision-making and strategic capabilities; link to multiple systems and devices while sharing information in real time; increase operational efficiency while driving innovation across products and business models; and will ultimately drive interoperability across networks. With the improved efficiency and reliability, 5G will lead to improved data visibility and collection, improved customer experiences and new ways of working.

ACT-IAC’s Virtual Collaboration Event on 5G will feature wide-ranging discussions among senior executives and government leaders on bold ideas, policies, and strategies to harness secure 5G for unlocking the digital economy, bridging the digital divide, providing quick data-sharing, powering reliable telemedicine and maybe—one day—remote surgery, modernizing governments and critical infrastructure, creating smart cities, sustaining digitization, promoting public safety and security, and ensuring the U.S. and like-minded economies remain global leaders in innovation. This widely-attended event will offer government & business leaders the opportunity to convene, collaborate, and share the latest on how governments and industries are currently leveraging 5G to where 5G is headed in the future.


  • Understand the current applications and fit-for-purpose use cases for 5G in the public and private sectors.
  • Hear insights and lessons learned from 5G policymakers, regulators, and technology practitioners.
  • Understand the dynamics and changes involved with 5G.
  • Understand how to take a risk-based approach to ensuring, mitigating, and maintaining security of 5G networks.
  • Learn how federal agencies and states are leveraging the latest 5G technology through plans, pilots, and deployments.
  • Understand the pathway that the United States is taking with 5G.
  • Advance public-private collaboration for the continued advancement of secure 5G across all mission spaces



Welcome Remarks
Dave Wennergren, CEO, ACT-IAC 

Opening Keynote
Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

DoD 5G Update
Dr. Joe Evans, Technical Director for 5G, U.S. Department of Defense

Panel Discussion & Audience Q/A

  • John Piletich, Director for South Central Asia and Eastern Europe, U.S. Department of State (Moderator)
  • Combiz Abdolrahimi, Emerging Technology Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Pete Tseronis, Founder & CEO, Dots & Bridges LLC 
  • John Harris, Director of Mobile Solutions Federal Sales, Verizon
  • Ambassador Grace Koh, Former Representative to the ITU WRC-19, U.S. Department of State 
  • Nazak Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary for Industry & Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce 


Closing Keynote
Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission


This webinar is made possible by our sponsors, Deloitte & Verizon. Thank you!



Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Ajit Pai
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission