5G Innovation for industry verticals - Live Q&A session (On-Demand)

Live Q&A - 5th October 2021, 6:00 EDT / 11:00 UK / 12:00 CEST

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Live Q&A (On demand)

Catch up with the On-Demand version of the live Q&A discussion that Nokia and its 5G-VINNI project partners had on Tuesday 5th October.


David Kennedy

Director, Eurescom


David Kennedy is director of Eurescom, a leading European provider of management and support services in the area of ICT research and innovation. Since the start of the 5G PPP, he has been coordinating the support activities for this programme. He is also a board member of the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) and has a strategic role in setting up the European partnership on Smart Networks and Services (SNS).

Deepa Ramachandran

Director Product Management, Digital Operations, Nokia


As the Product Line Manager for Digital Operations Center, Deepa is responsible for steering the strategic portfolio with a focus on 5G network slicing. She is excited to help CSPs unlock the value of their networks and is driven by the purpose to build solutions that address real world usecases which transform life experiences. Deepa loves to explore the great outdoors, has a keen eye to appreciate culture and heritage and takes great interest in learning new languages

Ilangko Balasingham

PhD, Professor of Medical Signal Processing and Communications, Intervention Center, Oslo University Hospital


Ilangko Balasingham received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electronic Systems, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway both in signal processing for communications. He performed his Master’s degree thesis at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, USA. He worked as a Research Engineer developing image and video streaming solutions for mobile handheld devices at Fast Search & Transfer ASA, Oslo, Norway, which is now part of Microsoft Inc. Since 2002 he has been with the Intervention Center, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway, where he heads the medical ICT R&D. He was appointed as a Professor in Medical Signal Processing and Communications at NTNU in 2006. For the academic year 2016/2017 he was Professor by courtesy at the Frontier Institute, Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan. His research interests include super robust short-range communications for both in-body and on-body sensors, body area sensor network, microwave short range sensing of vital signs, short range localization and tracking mobile sensors, and nanoscale communication networks. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and holds 7 patents and has given more than 25 invited/ keynotes at the international conferences. In addition, he is active in organizing conferences (Steering Committee Member of ACM NANOCOM; General Chair of the 2019 IEEE Int. Symposium of Medical ICT and the 2012 Body Area Networks (BODYNETS) conference; TPC Chair of the 2015 ACM NANOCOM) and editorial board (Area Editor of Elsevier Nano Communication Networks since 2013 and Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Communications and Networks since 2020).

Kennet Nomeland

Senior Radio System Architect, Norwegian Defence, Communication and Information Systems (CIS)


Kennet Nomeland works as a Radio System Architect in the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency - CIS Division. The Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Division helps ensure that the Norwegian Armed Forces have well-functioning, relevant and up-to-date CIS solutions, and has overall responsibility for CIS in Norway’s armed forces. Nomeland´s department is responsible for the management and development of tactical and strategic radio systems, satellite, fiber, and network infrastructure. Nomeland has extensive experience in the telecom industry. He was working in Telia when they launched the world’s first 4G network in December 2009 and he is now coordinating military use of 5G for the Norwegian Defence.

Pål Grønsund

Senior Research Scientist, 5G-VINNI Coordinator, Telenor Research


Pål Grønsund holds a PhD in Informatics from the University of Oslo (Norway) on Cognitive Radio and has been a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Electrical Engineering at UCLA. He joined Telenor ASA in 2007 now holding a senior research scientist position, mainly focusing on 5G and beyond, Cloud, NFV, SDN, Orchestration and implementation of advanced vertical industry use cases. Grønsund is currently the project coordinator of the EU funded project 5G-VINNI (Verticals INNovation Infrastructure). He is vice chair in the ETSI Open-Source MANO (OSM) project and has standardization experience in ETSI NFV ISG and ETSI RRS.

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