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Meet the 5G Network Digital Twin

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As 5G continues to evolve, attempting to design, deploy, and optimize networks and environments becomes a complex and costly challenge. Future digital industries such as automotive, manufacturing and defense need more than a constrained live network as they look to reduce the millions of miles of driving required to prove the connected autonomous vehicle, efficiently assess the mission critical optimizations required in manufacturing environments, or research how commercial networking technologies can benefit future battlefield and supply chain engagements.

Meet the 5G Network Digital Twin: an emulated end-to-end software replica of the physical network working in parallel to allow continuous assessments, predictions, and recommendations to efficiently and proactively model, validate, and assure the living network and associated services. This webinar explores the role of the 5G Network Digital Twin and shares learnings from academia, defense, automotive and industry 4.0, who are working on the future of a connected world.

Featured Speakers:

Stephen Douglas, Head of 5G Practice, Spirent Communications

Stephen works for Spirent’s strategy organization helping to define technical direction, new innovative solutions and market-leading disruptive technologies. Currently, Stephen leads Spirent’s strategic initiatives for 5G, IoT and Automotive. With over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, Stephen has been at the cutting edge of next-generation technologies and has worked across the industry with service providers, start-ups and network equipment manufacturers, helping them drive innovation and transformation. Stephen is an ardent believer in connected technology and strives to challenge, blur and break down the silos that prevent innovation and business success.

James Kimery, Director of Marketing for Wireless Research, Design and Prototyping, National Instruments

James is responsible for communication system design focusing on next generation wireless technologies. Previously, James managed the software defined radio business including the Ettus Research subsidiary. Prior to joining NI, James was the Director of Marketing for Silicon Laboratories' wireless division. As Director, the wireless division produced several industry innovations including the first integrated CMOS RF synthesizer and transceiver for cellular communications, the first digitally controlled crystal oscillator, and the first integrated single chip phone (AeroFONE). AeroFONE was voted by the IEEE as one of the top 40 innovative ICs ever developed. James was a founding member of the VXIplug&play Systems Alliance, VISA working group, and PXI System Alliance. He has authored over 30 technical papers and articles covering a variety of wireless and test and measurement related topics.

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