The global pandemic has impacted every industry, but one industry that will face more impact than most is the Real Estate industry. In this podcast panel discussion, we’ll discuss…
02:00 Intro to the guests, their companies and the role they play in the Future of Buildings
03:30 What’s something that the pandemic has fundamentally changed with your business?
08:40 Once you got over the initial shock of the pandemic, what opportunities did you identify that your companies should go after?
14:20 Let’s say that I am your customer – and that could be a retail store, an office tenant, building owner, or city. Not only am I trying to ensure that I can create a safe and secure environment for my employees/customers/citizens to return to, but also an environment they WANT to return to. What advice would you give me?
21:15 You each sell products & services to corporate clients, but people are the end users. How do you incorporate the consumer – or employee – or citizen experience into your work?
27:50 One positive that has come about as a result of the pandemic, is that governments have used the time to fast-track their sustainability initiatives – which will hopefully lead to more green & energy efficient buildings in the future. How has this increased focus on sustainability impacted your company and your clients?
33:25 You each possess a vision for what is possible – even if the market isn’t ready for it. Tell me about something your company has the capabilities to deliver, but you’re still waiting for someone to say, “yeah, let’s go for it”.
38:20 The pandemic has forced companies to care more about the welfare of their employees. The question is, will this corporate empathy last when we shift into the post-pandemic world?
43:00 What is your key takeaway that the audience should remember for the post-Covid future…
47:00 Fast and fun round of questions
In this podcast, we are going to take another look at 5G. In our last episode, we discussed whether Telcos will be able to monetise their 5G investments. We were pretty harsh in our criticism of the 5G ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t think 5G will be a game changer. Rather, I just think we need to reset our expectations of capabilities and benefits that 5G will bring to the market.
In this episode, we sat down with Danial Mausoof, Nokia’s Global Sales Head for Enterprise Services, to discuss what differentiates 5G from traditional networks – and and whether 5G will become the tech industry buzzword that FINALLY lives up to the HYPE.
01:30 Danial’s career journey with Motorola Solutions & Nokia
09:05 What differentiates 5G from the existing networks like 4G?
12:40 Today’s 5G networks deliver faster speeds, but there is still more spectrum to be allocated that will support future 5G services (e.g. mission-critical services). How do you see 5G deployments evolving?
17:00 Nokia recently released its “5G Readiness Report”, where it surveyed 1,628 global technology decision makers about “5G+ enabled digitalisation.” To start, what the hell is 5G+ enabled digitalisation?
19:50 In 2030, 5G+ spend in 2030 will reach $4.5 Trillion – but only $600 Billion (13%) will be for public connectivity. $2.2 Trillion (48%) will be on Edge Infrastructure / Cloud Platforms. How is this related to 5G?
22:10 $900 Billion (20%) of this spend will be on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – how is this related to 5G?
24:40 The final $800 Billion (18%) relates to the deployment of Private 5G networks. Why do we need Private 5G networks – and why are companies like John Deere and Bosch deploying them to support their manufacturing plants?
30:00 86% of decision makers already have some kind of a 5G strategy – what are the use cases that are driving the strategic focus on 5G?
33:00 72% of those surveyed say they plan to invest in 5G by 2025. What do these enterprises need to do to make sure they get a positive ROI on these investments – and what challenges will they need to overcome?
36:20 How will 5G impact Smart Cities?
39:00 Tough Question #1: What are the security implications for 5G?
43:20 Tough Question #2: Let’s say I am a tech decision maker managing the complexities created by the global pandemic – why should I give a damn about 5G?
45:20 Tough Question #3: 500,000 South Korean consumers have switched back to 4G from 5G – does that mean that we really don’t need 5G?
47:15 Tough Question #4: As an industry, we have failed to live up to the hype around the latest tech trends (e.g. 4G, IoT, or Smart Cities). Will we learn from our past mistakes – or will 5G follow a similar path?
49:15 What is something going on in the 5G ecosystem that we should be tracking? (spoiler alert: it is OpenRAN)
50:30 Tell me about a solution that 5G will enable that I – as a consumer – should be excited about.
52:00 When do we have to start worrying about 6G?
Cities across the globe are harnessing new technologies to improve the quality of life of their residents. In this webinar, we question: Whether the ‘smart city’ concept has finally evolved from buzzword to reality What defines a smart city, and how does a city become “smart” The role and applications of Big Data, IoT, and other Smart City technologies