The 2013 Johannesberg seminar brings together wireless/mobile industry CTOs and R&D leaders with leading academics to probe into the future of wireless. The ”summit”, is a high-level, but informal meeting place, in a relaxed retreat-style setting at Johannesberg Estate around 50km north of Stockholm, Sweden.
The aim is to create an annual forum to discuss trends, ”what’s hot and what’s not”, that may influence to long range developments of the Industry. The seminar complements traditional scientific conferences with a stricter technical/academic touch and trade-shows with short-range, product-oriented presentations. The seminar aims at discussing The “Future of Wireless” with a broad perspective on services, technologies, policies and business models that may have an impact in the long-range evolution of the industry.
The turnout of top-notch participants has been great as can be seen in the list of exiting speakers and participants. Although the seminar is “by invitation only”, most of the talks in the workshop will be available to the general public through webcasts that also will be available after the workshop. There will also be short summaries of the non-public panels in the form of short interviews with the panelists. Read more on the Summit Web page for more information.The event is a joint endeavor between Ericsson and Wireless@KTH, the center for Wireless Systems at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Ericsson and KTH have a long-standing collaboration not only in Wireless Technology but also in various Foresight activities, where the objective has been to identify key techno-socio-economic trends and technical bottleneck problems for long-range research and product development. Examples of such activities are Wireless Foresight (http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Foresight-Scenarios-Mobile-World/dp/047085815X) in 2003 and Mobility Foresight (http://www.wireless.kth.se/pubications/21-public-internal-reports/112-mobility-foresight-in-short) in 2011.