5G Realised 2021

01 June 2021 - 02 June 2021

Registrations open

Digital Catapult is pleased to announce it will be taking part in this year’s 5G Realised Summit 2021. As part of 5G Week, a series of high-level events designed to bring together industry leaders to explore real applications for 5G and how to realise them, the 5G Realised Summit will look at use cases for 5G across different industry vertical segments.

Digital Catapult at 5G Realised 2021

Summit 1 |  Tuesday 01 June, 11:30 – 5G in the UK: The Realities of Implementing 5G

Panel Discussion – Can 5G Create a New Era of Connected Logistics?


  • Jos Beriere, Strategic Business Developer B2B, KPN
  • Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, Head of Logistics Vertical, Nokia
  • Karen Poulter, Head of Information Systems, Hutchison Ports UK
  • John Cove, Director, MK Dons
  • Claire Caminade, Head of Product & Partnerships – 5G, Digital Catapult

Discussion themes will include:

  • 5G, advanced communications and smart devices driving operational efficiency
  • Minimise supply chain risks with better tracking
  • Autonomous trucks
  • Improved port operations
  • Using new technology to support a sporting and cultural venue, trialling new hospitality logistics

Summit 3 | Wednesday 02 June, 12.00 – 5G Infrastructure Deployment Practicalities

Panel Discussion – The Open Telco & Open RAN – Diversifying the Telecoms Supply Chain


  • Diego R. Lopez, Senior Technology Expert, Telefónica
  • Joe Butler, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Catapult
  • Stefano Cantarelli EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Mavenir
  • Simon Saunders, Director of Emerging & Online Technology, Ofcom
  • Farhat Raza, Head of Telecoms Diversification, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) – UK Government
  • Neil McRae, Managing Director Architecture & Technology Strategy and Chief Architect, BT

Discussion themes will include:

  • Driving interoperability and integration of ORAN
  • SmartRAN Open Network Interoperability Centre (SONIC)
  • Telecom Infra Project – OpenRAN
  • More work to do on Open RAN
  • What other options are there alongside ORAN?
  • Small cells
  • Urban high capacity environment Security

Summit 4 | Wednesday 02 June, 16.10 – 5G Future Thinking – ‘Lightning Pitches’ – New Applications of 5G


  • Kostas Katsaros, Senior 5G Technologist, Digital Catapult, 
  • Alex Buchan, Strategic Technologist, Digital TV Group, 
  • Darren Hoare, Project Lead Eden Universe, Eden Project

Following project presentations, speakers will discuss:

  • What are each project looking for from the audience?
  • How will they be sustainable post the testbeds and trials programme?


  • Enhancing the Eden Project with AR, VR and Mixed Realities
  • 5G Powered Sporting Events
  • 5G Festival