6G Meets Global Megatrends towards 2030

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Time: 1 pm to 2 pm

Venue: Agora


Interactive panel discussion at University Business Forum on:

“6G Meets Global Megatrends towards 2030”

How can you benefit of Finland's global leading position in 6G development? University of Oulu's 6G Flagship program is the first program of its kind, globally. This interactive panel discussion, with facilitated audience questions and participation, brings together the 6G Flagship research vision and global megatrends towards 2030, especially the megatrend of increasing connectivity via 5G and future 6G. Discussion with the global leaders will help you in identifying future growth opportunities for your business.

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Please register here October 13th at the latest.


Panel is facilitated by Iain Jawad

Iain Jawad, Director of Strategic Partnerships,
Frost & Sullivan

Iain works with public economic development and innovation agencies across Europe. He supports agencies in their policy and program development with the support of Frost & Sullivan’s global market and technology research and foresighting processes. Iain has had over 20 years of general management and business experience with a particular interest in New Market Expansion and New Proposition Development. He is interested in how economic development activity is increasingly a globalised issue, dealing with challenges in innovation capability, and within the context of the global mega-trends that are the drivers of change in our increasingly connected and globalised economy.



Steven M. LaValle, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Oulu

Steve’s research interests include robotics, virtual and augmented reality, sensing, planning algorithms, computational geometry, and control theory. In research, he is mostly known for his introduction of the Rapidly exploring Random Tree (RRT) algorithm, which is widely used in robotics and other engineering fields.  In industry, he was an early founder and chief scientist of Oculus VR, acquired by Facebook in 2014, where he developed patented tracking technology for consumer virtual reality and led a team of perceptual psychologists to provide principled approaches to virtual reality system calibration, health and safety, and the design of comfortable user experiences.


Seppo Yrjölä, Principal Engineer, Nokia Enterprise and Professor of Practice, University of Oulu

Seppo has been building radios for 30 years in research, development, innovation and business development. His current mission is digitize the 70% of the GDP that has not yet been digitized in order to drive massive productivity growth and new business. With roots in engineering and economics he explores how and why platform-based ecosystemic business models can emerge in the future wireless systems context.


Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Research coordinator of 6G Flagship, University of Oulu

Marja is a scientist who combines expertise from technical, regulation, and business domains to develop future mobile communication systems. She coordinates the research of 6G Flagship at University of Oulu and is enthusiastic about radio spectrum, telecommunication regulation and new operator models.


Petri Ahokangas, Senior research fellow,
Oulu Business School

Petri is interested in future digital businesses, business models, platforms and ecosystems in the intersection of smart technologies and the society. In his work he combines international business, entrepreneurship, strategic management and futures research approaches to make sense of how technological innovations, such as 5G and 6G, influence emerging and transforming businesses.

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Last updated: 15.10.2019