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International ‘Backed by 5G’ online event

The theme for the event is the potential of 5G technology to help develop productivity in countries of the global south.
Cyber. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Aki-Pekka Sinikoski
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The international Backed by 5G online event will be held at Aalto University from 14 to 18 June. The theme for the event is the potential of 5G technology to help develop productivity in countries of the global south such as Nigeria and Kenya. Could 5G technology and other technological advances help strengthen education, business and employment – and thus productivity – in developing countries?

Backed by 5G will feature expert lectures on 5G technology and its application and talks from key decision-makers and influencers in the field. The target group is companies and young people from around the world.

All welcome, free of charge. Pls. find the Youtube link on the webpage.

PROGRAM

Two highlights from the very interesting program*: 

  • Wed 16 June at 17.00–17.45 (EEST): Professor Matti Rossi talks about how 5G affects the demand for ICT know-how and experts
  • Wed 16 June at 18.00–19.50 (EEST): “Whether/How technology can help solve World’s learning crises and boost social and economic development in ecologically sustainable matter”. Speakers: Ritva Reinikka, Professor of Practice, Aalto University and Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (previously World Bank); Ari Kynäslahti, Vice President, CTO, Head of Strategy and Technology, Mobile Networks, Nokia; Victor Bahl, CTO Azure & US, Microsoft ja Thierry Barbé, Head of Unit F/5 – Science, Technology, Information and Digitalisation, European Commission, DG International Partnerships (INTPA). 

*Changes are possible in the program.

Further information:
about Backed by 5G online event:
Atte Leskinen
[email protected]

about 5G Hack the Mall summer school:
Laura Puusola
[email protected]

5G technology offers productivity benefits to companies and accelerated employment paths for students all around the world

Aalto University is a focal point for 5G competence and applications.

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Cyber. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Aki-Pekka Sinikoski
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