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ENCQOR Webinar – 5G and SMEs: What Is It and Why Should My Company Be Paying Attention?

May 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Produced by Ontario Centres of Excellence, the ENCQOR 5G Webinars are part of a series of events related to the emergence of 5G technology and the ENCQOR 5G program.

Thank you for considering this event, which will inform, engage and educate participants on the challenges and opportunities of massive connectivity on the near horizon.


Overview – “5G and SMEs: What Is It and Why Should My Company Be Paying Attention?

The global race to implement Fifth Generation (5G) wireless digital infrastructure is on. The 5G revolution promises to unlock massive network speed and capacity to create jobs and drive economic growth.

The emergence of this innovative technology will have profound impacts on business and industry, healthcare, transportation and mobility, agriculture, food, manufacturing and cleantech, to name just a few.

But what will 5G mean for tech-driven small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? Faster download speeds are great, but how will 5G provide a competitive advantage to SMEs developing the next generation of products and services?  What are the challenges and opportunities ahead on the digital road less taken?

Join us for a high-level, electronic fireside chat that will examine the business, economic and social implications of 5G technology.



David Everingham, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson Canada Inc.

David Everingham has been with Ericsson since 2003. He has broad experience in the wireless telecommunications sector, having held senior positions in Radio Network Engineering & Solution Management and Relationship Sales, serving Ericsson’s customers in Australia and North America. Since January 2019, David serves as CTO for Ericsson Canada, with responsibility for technology and solution management across the Ericsson portfolio.


Rodney Wilson, Chief Technologist, Research Networks, Ciena Corporation

Rodney Wilson is responsible for Ciena’s leadership and global interactions with universities and the research community, including national research and education networks. Rodney directs Ciena’s involvement with research networks and orchestrates intersections between emerging technologies and Ciena research and development groups. His focus is on collaboration with advanced networks being created by national governments for research and education purposes. These networks experiment with emerging, pre-commercial hardware and software solutions.



Tim Kostyniuk, Senior Director, Digital Economy Technologies, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Tim leads strategic initiatives focused on next generation network technologies, including 5G wireless, software-defined networking, cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Tim brings more than 25 years of experience delivering innovative networking solutions to the global market within both start-ups and large, high-tech companies.



Register Now for ENCQOR 5G Webinar


May 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Ontario Centres of Excellence