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5G for IoT: Applications and use cases

Panel: 5G for IoT – Applications and use cases

Moderator Dan Meyer, Editor-in-Chief at RCR Wireless News is joined by Peter de Nagy, President, Acommence Advisors and Tri-Chair, Tech Titans IoT Forum (Tech Assoc of North Texas); Jake MacLeod, President and CEO, GreyBeards Consulting, Caroline Chan, VP, GM 5G infrastructure Division; Nadine Manjaro, Lead IoT Consultant, InterDigital and Neville Meijers, Vice President, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies Inc to discuss applications and use cases of 5G technologies for IoT.

Neville Meijers believes that NB-IoT technology will be a critical part of 5G.  “The ability to support ultra-dense deployments will be one of the foundations of 5G IoT. Also, on the wide-band side we see ultra-low latency and ultra-reliability as two critical aspects that 5G brings which would fundamentally change the way we see wireless technologies being leveraged in industrial IoT environments.”

Peter de Nagy believes that 5G from a business model prospective is going to change the way businesses work. “5G technologies will also change the way the consumer operate, consumer technologies. This technology will change every part of our lives. Think of the value proposition of having instant connection wherever you are. I also see a huge value proposition coming in the B2B space, mainly for autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-vehicle communications,” the executive said.

Meanwhile, Caroline Chan said that 5G, from the network infrastructure side, brings a unique perspective to Internet of Things unlike before. Chan said that network slicing will also benefit companies willing to launch several services using different slices of the 5G network.

Nadine Manjaro also highlighted that 5G will allow for the provision of specific customized services, especially in the QoS and the latency requirements. “In the IoT space you have many different devices, you have smart cities, you have first responders looking at this technology to optimize the way they do their job. So, being able to get real-time situational awareness I think it is the big key and that is going to be relying on QoS as well as the low latency networks that 5G will enable,” she added.

Jake MacLeod said that it is key to understand that the concept of 5G is more than a generational change. “5G will last longer than the normal 12-year generational cycle. Right now, we are building the foundations for 5G, with NFV, SDN, NFD and SON.”

MacLeod also said that there should not be any hesitation to continue developing applications for 5G technologies despite the fact that the standardization of this technology is expected for 2020.


Dan Meyer started at RCR Wireless News in 1999 covering wireless carriers and wireless technologies. As editor-in-chief, Dan oversees editorial direction, reports on news from the wireless industry, including telecom software, policy and wireless carriers, and provides opinion stories on topics of concern to the market such as his popular Friday column “Worst of the Week.”

As Co-Chair of the IoT Forum, Peter de Nagy’s goal, along with the Tech Titans / MTBC leadership and fellow committee members is to help position North Texas as a global hub for IoT innovation. Additionally, Tech Titans to serve the business, technology and academic communities through the IoT Forum’s goal to grow and influence deep understandings of IoT business value, applications, use cases and market opportunities for enterprise through education, technology integration and the recruitment of business stakeholders subsequently positioning North Texas as a global leader in IoT.


Jake MacLeod is a communications industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in network design, deployment and operations.

Jake is Founder and President of Gray Beards Consulting which provides technical and strategic consulting services to commercial and government entities regarding communications network design, deployment and operations. GBC also provides executive level coaching.

Jake is considered to be a futurist whose forte is to look over the horizon to position companies to be prepared to address industry opportunities in the provision of new technologies. He is requested to speak at numerous industry events each year and has appeared on the cover of several industry journals including the Wall Street Journal and the EE Times. Jake sits on company Boards of Directors and provides advice on strategic planning, mergers and acquisition, technology migration, executive coaching, establishment of advisory boards.

Jake is an advisor to the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association and is co-chair of the Communications Research Division and co-chair of the CTO Council.

Jake is an advisor to the board of directors of the PCIA and is the new chairman of the PCIA Technology Council.

Prior to establishing GBC in 2009 Jake was Principal Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Bechtel Fellow with Bechtel Telecommunications where his teams participated in the design and development and deployment of over 110,000 cell sites for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and international companies. Jake and his team designed and executed the plan for restoration of communications in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 during the Iraqi Freedom effort. Prior to Bechtel Jake spent nine years with Hughes Network Systems as AVP for Digital Cellular Systems where he designed and deployed advanced wireless communications technologies in Russia, the US and Indonesia.

Jake started his career in Transmission Engineering in 1978 with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in San Antonio, TX and participated in the design of the first cellular systems in Texas Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.

Jake Graduated with a BS degree in Composite Science Education from the University of Texas in Austin, TX.


Caroline Y. Chan is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the group’s 5G infrastructure division at Intel Corporation. She has overall responsibility for Intel’s global network infrastructure strategy and solution development related to 5th- generation wireless technology. Chan and her team identify and develop use cases that incorporate the Internet of Things, innovation in wireless technologies and deployment models, such as mobile edge computing and alternative spectrums that will enable new service providers and enterprise networks.

Since joining Intel in 2009, Chan has worked closely with telecommunications vendors, operators and application developers to advance strategy and marketing in virtual RAN, mini Cloud-RAN and mobile edge computing technologies. Before leading the 5G infrastructure division, she spent six years as director of wireless technology and strategy. In that position, Chan oversaw server CPU extension into Intel’s wireless infrastructure business, a role that encompassed investment strategy, CPU adoption and modification, marketing, and business development. Earlier in her Intel career, she led strategy and business development for the WiMAX program office.

Before joining Intel, Chan had a 15-year career at Nortel Networks Corp., culminating in her role as director of 4G wireless product management.

Chan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively. She serves on the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project and the xRAN organization. Her contributions in the area of virtualized wireless radio access networks earned Chan an Intel Achievement Award in 2016.


Nadine Manjaro is currently working as a Consultant for her own company Beyond Machine to Machine Communications LLC where she provides Internet of Things (IoT) Business Development and guidance on the IoT market to clients. Prior to starting her own consulting practice, Ms. Manjaro was Director of IoT Programs for Tech Mahindra. In this role, she is responsible for IoT pre-sales, solutions, and North America ecosystem partner development. Prior to this role, Ms. Manjaro was a consultant with Verizon specializing in the area of Machine to Machine Communications (M2M, IoT), Cloud and Security-based products as well as Mobile Payments solutions. She is skilled in Strategy as well as well Go-To-Market and Product Development. Prior to joining Verizon Wireless as a consultant, Ms. Manjaro worked as a Senior Marketing Manager for Huawei’s Radio Access Networking products. In this role, she developed LTE-based solutions, IMS applications for LTE/CDMA/WiMAX/UMTS and Cable MSO networks. In this role Ms. Manjaro also contributed a chapter on Machine Type Communications to 4G Americas white paper on the Co-existence of GSM, HSPA, and LTE. Ms. Manjaro also provided LTE training to Huawei’s channel partners and potential customers.

Nadine Manjaro has over 19 of experience in wireline and wireless networking. She has worked for Tier one operators including Sprint for over seven years and Verizon over three years. Roles is included Principal network Planner for DSL, IP Core and transport networks, Technical Trial Manager for WiMAX Development and WiMAX Device development. Ms. Manjaro also contributed to Industry Standards for DSL technology in her former role as Co-Chair of the DSL Former Service Provider Action Council while at Sprint LTD.

Nadine also worked as an industry analyst for ABI Research for three years providing global coverage of the wireless infrastructure market. Nadine has written extensive research on LTE, WiMAX, IMS, Global Spectrum, Managed Services, Cell Site Infrastructure and Mobile Backhaul. She has been quoted as an industry expert in the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, IDG, RCR Wireless, Fierce Wireless and several other publications. In addition, Nadine has spoken at Industry conferences including Fierce Wireless Mobile Backhaul Summit, Avrens Base Station Conference, PCIA Wireless Conference, and LTE Americas. Ms Manjaro also held past board roles for Community Linc in Kansas City MO. Ms. Manjaro holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics both from Rutgers University, Completed 2 Yrs – AJI Network Business Leaders Program and a MS in Engineering Management at the University of Kansas.


Neville Meijers is the vice president of business development for Qualcomm Technologies Inc.. In this role, Meijers leads the continued development of the cross company cellular-based shared spectrum technologies, with a particular focus on Private LTE-based Industrial IoT Networks to serve the needs of the Industrial, Manufacturing Construction, Logistic, Mining, Oil and Gas and Transportation segments. He is a board member of the MulteFire Alliance and the Chairman of CBRS Alliance. Prior to this, Meijers led a number of different projects including the Qualcomm Small Cells business, the enablement of high quality, low cost delivery of live and non-real time media over LTE Broadcast networks and building proximity based platforms to deliver new retail and consumer use cases and business models. In 2008 Meijers joined Qualcomm as General Manager of MediaFLO International, Qualcomm’s internationally focused mobile broadcast business unit.


Before joining Qualcomm, Meijers worked for Discovery Communications where he served as executive vice president of Discovery Communications’ Antenna Audio, a world leader in audio and multimedia. He has held senior executive positions in the areas of corporate strategy and business development for Discovery Communications worldwide and was executive vice president and managing director for Discovery Networks Asia based out of Singapore. Meijers’ background combines a wealth of technical experience and global business success in the broadcast and Internet industries from his many years in C-level executive positions with Naspers and MIH – two of the world’s leading international media companies.
Meijers is a native of South Africa and earned both a master of business administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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