Dr Dritan Kaleshi
Lead Technologist - Future Networks
Dr Dritan Kaleshi is 5G Fellow with the Digital Catapult, London. He works closely with the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey in architectures and identity management in 5G networks. He is also a visiting research fellow with the University of Bristol. He has 20 years of experience in wireless and IP network architecture and protocols, and the interoperability, architecture design and performance evaluation of large-scale sensor/actuator distributed systems M2M/IoT. He has represented the UK in various international standardisation bodies in areas related to home electronic systems, IoT, and smart grid.
Prior to joining the Digital Catapult, he was a senior lecturer in communication networks at University of Bristol, where he led a 15-strong research team in various large EU and UK R&D projects in his areas of interest. Dritan has authored 65 peer-reviewed papers, edited two international standards, and holds three patents. He received his PhD from the University of Bristol in 2005, and a Dipl.Eng. MEng degree in electronics, with excellence, from the Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania in 1991.
3:25 pm - 3:55 pm
Panel: Digital Connectivity the key to service transformation: How IoT and 5G will shape the next generation of public Services
Theatre: Local Infrastructure
The Future Communications Challenge Group (FCCG)’s report suggests that UK leadership in 5G could result in the opportunity to create £173 billion of incremental UK GDP growth over a ten-year period from 2020 to 2030. The road to full fibre is paved with many challenges however the socio- economic rewards of a better-connected UK is within our reach and promises to deliver:
- A better place for and to do business/ Identify new markets and opportunities
- Measuring improvements in children’s attainment at school
- Increased access for elderly shows reduction of social isolation
- Digital skills improvements
- Reductions in unemployment and greater take-up of training opportunities
This session will consider:
- What is the new capability and what does it enable? Mutual hosting what does this mean?
- What is the scope for central and local Govt, regulator and industry collaboration?
- The public Sector as a major driver of 5G services
- 5G as an innovation enabler for public services in the city
- What regulation do we need to see change to facilitate change?
- Business rates for comms infrastructure
- Potential of harnessing existing infrastructure, e.g. Network Rail telecoms
- Next steps: How can we accelerate investment in high-capacity networks across the UK?
- The Public Service Pilots