IEEE Global Communications Conference
8–10 December 2020 // In-person (Taipei, Taiwan)
7-11 December 2020 // Virtual
Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence

Executive Forum


Time: 11:00-12:30 (local time in Taipei)
Speaker 1: Chee Ching, President, FarEasTone
Speaker 2: Wen Tong, CTO, Huawei Wireless
Speaker 3: Andreas Mueller, Head of Communication and Network Technology, Bosch and 5G-ACIA


Time: 14:00-15:30 (local time in Taipei)
Speaker 1: Jamie Lin, President, Taiwan Mobile
Speaker 2: Erik Ekudden, CTO, Ericsson
Speaker 3: Rong-Shy Lin, CTO, Chunghwa Telecom


Time: 11:00-12:30 (local time in Taipei)
Speaker 1: Jim Misener, Senior Director of Product Management, Qualcomm
Speaker 2: KJ Liu, VP of Smart City Integrated Solution, Askey Computer
Speaker 3: Sanjay Kaul, President of Asia Pacific & Japan, Service Provide Business, Cisco

Chee ChingChee Ching

President, FarEasTone


Abstract: Taiwan moves forward fast on 5G. In January 2020, Taiwan started 5G spectrum auction and raised a total of TWD138.081 billion (USD4.6 billion) reaching record high. Taiwan entered 5G era in Q3 with 3 major operators launching 5G commercial services at the same time. Within a couple of months of fast network deployment, Taiwan ranked No. 4 in download speed for 5G.

5G is a revolutionary technology rather than just an upgrade of 4G. 5G offers ultra-large mobile broadband which brings consumer applications such as 4K/8K audio and video, e-sports, AR/VR enriching consumer experiences. 5G’s ultra-low latency opens up industrial applications such as Internet of Vehicles, smart manufacturing, telemedicine, and remote control. Its massive connectivity enables Internet of Things for smart cities, smart factories and etc. FET’s 5G could help domestic industries transform themselves and establish a foothold in the uncontested 5G market in Taiwan.

Biography: Dr. Chee Ching joined FarEasTone in Sep. 2018 as the Chief Transformation Officer and was appointed as the President since Jan. 2019. Her current priority is on the strategy implementation of “Fit, Transform and Grow”, building 5G, Big Data, AI & IoT capabilities, and accelerating FET’s transformation into digital services & advanced ICT Enterprise Solutions provider, beyond traditional telecom services.

Chee brought to FarEasTone more than 23 years of rich experience in network operations and IT management in AT&T. Her professional background spans from Network Operations Planning, Systems Engineering, and Process Engineering to Delivering E2E System Solutions for AT&T’s products and services. Chee was awarded Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business in 2018 for her distinguished performance.

Present: President, FarEasTone

Chief Transformation Officer, FarEasTone 
Vice President & Assistant VP, Technology Development, AT&T 
Director, PMOSS Planning, Engineering, and Development, AT&T
District Manager, GNOC, AT&T
Assistant Professor, Decision & Information Systems, College of Business, Arizona State University

Ph. D., Management Information System, Purdue University
M.S. Management Information System, University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Science, International Business, National Taiwan Univers

Wen TongWen Tong

CTO, Huawei Wireless

Title: 6G for 2030

Abstract: In this talk, we present our view on 6G technologies, its trends and timeline. As 5G technology enables the digital transformation of every vertical business, we see a radical paradigm shift from the conventional operator-centric view to an inclusive prosumer-centric view. With the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence for every application and service, we are entering a new era where the communications will conducted at the raw data level, rather on the machine learning model level, the network will not be monotheistic rather than federated, and the computing will not be centered, rather than distributed and integrated with connectivity. Communications network itself will not only serve as the function of connectivity, but can augmented into sensing and tactile, haptic to perform as the neural system for the physical world. All these new movements, technology disruptions and societal demands require the new thinking for 6G wireless.  

Wireless technology have gone through serval major revolutions and it is will be the case for 6G that the disruptive technologies enable the wireless innovation and market success. In this talk, present our view on the technology path to 6G and associated research challenges. In addition, since the 6G is the future platform to enable new innovations with its state-of-the-art capabilities, we provide an analysis of the key-performance indicators for 6G. We also address the potential impact of machine learning, network sensing, mega-satellite-constellation and neural-center (instead of data center) to 6G.

Biography: Dr. Wen Tong is the CTO, Huawei Wireless. He is the head of Huawei wireless research. In 2011, Dr. Tong was appointed the Head of Communications Technologies Labs of Huawei, currently, he is the Huawei 5G chief scientist and leads Huawei’s 10-year-long 5G wireless technologies research and development.

Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Dr. Tong was the Nortel Fellow and head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel. He joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995 in Canada.

Dr. Tong is industry recognized leader in invention and standardization of advanced wireless technologies, he is the key contributor to 3GPP since its inception. Dr. Tong was elected as a Huawei Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He was the recipient of IEEE Communications Society Industry Innovation Award for “the leadership and contributions in development of 3G and 4G wireless systems” in 2014, and IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leader Award for “pioneering technical contributions and leadership in the mobile communications industry and innovation in 5G mobile communications technology” in 2018. He is also the recipient of R.A. Fessenden Medal. For the past three decades, he had pioneered fundamental technologies from 1G to 5G wireless with more than 450 granted US patents.

Dr. Tong is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, and he also serves as Board of Director of WiFi Alliance. He is based in Ottawa, Canada.

Andreas MuellerAndreas Mueller

Head of Communication and Network Technology, Bosch and 5G-ACIA


Abstract: Industrial 5G will lift Industry 4.0 to the next level and enable unprecedented degrees of flexibility, versatility, productivity and ease-of-use. With more and more 5G networks being deployed and more and more 5G devices being available, 5G in general eventually becomes a reality. Industrial 5G, however, is still in its infancy. This talk reviews the status quo of Industrial 5G and outlines relevant ongoing developments and future perspectives.

Biography: Dr. Andreas Mueller is the Head of Communication and Network Technology in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. In addition to that, he is coordinating the Industrial 5G activities of Bosch across the different business units. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA), which has been established for driving, shaping and promoting Industrial 5G worldwide. This is done by providing a global forum for discussing related technical, regulatory and business aspects and by bringing all relevant stakeholders together.

Prior to joining Bosch, Andreas was a Research Staff Member at the Institute of Telecommunications of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he was contributing to the further development of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution towards LTE-Advanced. Besides, he was working as a Systems Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, developing a novel software-defined radio based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) and an M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Jamie LinJamie Lin

President, Taiwan Mobile


Abstract: The world has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. One of the key drivers was many people started using a connected phone. Looking forward into the next 10 years, at least 8 major paradigm shifts coming our way will create impacts as large as mobile internet. Hence, the pace of innovation and disruptions is set to accelerate.

Biography: Jamie now serves as President at Taiwan Mobile and Chairman & Partner at AppWorks, the Greater Southeast Asia leading startup accelerator and venture capital firm founded by Jamie in 2009.

Taiwan Mobile and AppWorks formed a strategic alliance in January 2019, resulting in Jamie taking over as the President of Taiwan Mobile.

Before Taiwan Mobile and AppWorks, Jamie was an entrepreneur. In 1999, he co-founded that eventually evolved into Intumit, a successful AI software-as-a-service company. In 2006, he co-founded that evolved into Muse Games. He received his BS in Engineering from National Taiwan University and an MBA from NYU Stern. His blog, MR JAMIE, has provided inspiration to millions of readers in the startup community since 2009.

MBA, NYU Stern School of Business
BS Engineering, National Taiwan University

Notable Additional Positions:
Chairman & Partner, AppWorks
Executive Director, Taiwan Internet and E-commerce Association (TiEA)

Erik EkuddenErik Ekudden

CTO, Ericsson


Abstract: 5G is now a commercial reality on all continents. With well over 100 networks in commercial operation, users are changing behaviors as they benefit from the enhanced services. With high peak rates and shorter latency, data-intense applications provide the latest XR experience to 5G users. Not only the consumer segment is exploring the new possibilities. Enterprise and Industry applications are step-by-step relying on 5G for its operation.

In our talk, we will highlight the most recent developments in 5G, showcasing 5G Enterprise value and opportunities. Significant value is to be developed as digitalization through Industry 4.0 and 5G wireless connections drive data-driven manufacturing. To fully deliver these values, mobile operators need to deploy new technology components, as well as to stepwise upgrade the 5G networks in their continued evolution. We will show the key steps for mobile operators to take, and the long-term evolution of networks calling for fundamental research in technology and a future use cases.

Biography: As Group CTO, Erik Ekudden is responsible for setting the direction of technology leadership for the Ericsson Group. In 2017, he was re-located to Kista, Sweden, after nearly seven years at Ericsson in Santa Clara, California.

His experience from working with technology leadership globally will influence the strategic decisions and investments in mobility, distributed cloud, artificial intelligence and IoT. This builds on his decades-long career in technology strategies and industry activities. Ekudden first joined Ericsson in 1993, working on mobile systems research. He has served as research area director and vice president of standardization.

During his career, his team created technology and multimedia functionality that are now used in today’s smartphones worldwide. This team also conducted some of the first work on virtual and augmented reality for mobile systems.

He has worked to create global mobile systems for 3G, 4G and 5G in close collaboration with customers. He holds an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Rong-Shy LinRong-Shy Lin

CTO, Chunghwa Telecom


Abstract: 2020 is a pivotal year for large-scale 5G commercial deployments worldwide. With the advent of 5G, more and more enterprises are eager for the 5G private network or edge computing to meet high bandwidth and low latency applications and enhance security. In the middle of this year, 3GPP completed 5G new radio Release 16, namely the second 5G standard, which brings an enhancement of 5G in terms of coverage, capacity, latency, ease of deployment, and more. 5G will continue to evolve to add new features to support more and more vertical industrials, enabling businesses and societies' digital transformation.

In this talk, I will share our industry vision and perspectives, as well as the challenges, fundamental requirements, and key features to become the leading operator in the highly competitive mobile market. Then, I will present CHT's MEC solution and several newly launched 5G services. Finally, I will highlight some selected development areas that leverage Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning techniques to make a better future of 5G.

Biography: Dr. Lin holds a PhD in Information Engineering from NCTU, Taiwan. He is currently the Senior Executive Vice President (CTO) Of Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan. Dr. Lin is an expert in the field of information, communication, and information security. Through the years he has served as the president of the Data Communication Business Group of CHT, the president of the Telecommunications Laboratories, the Vice president of the Enterprise Business Group, as well as the Vice President of information technology department and the cyber security department in the Headquarters of CHT.

With 30 years of extensive experience in R&D projects and managing various information and communication systems, he has accumulated remarkable expertise in the fields of information system development and deployment, integrated network management, information and communication security, network architecture evolution, project management and workflow simplification, etc. During his tenure as the president of the Data Communication Business Group in the recent years, he devoted himself to the use of information and communication technologies to promote the digital transformation of the enterprises.

With Dr. Lin’s long-time experience of leading the R&D and business teams successfully, he also actively plays the role of an opinion leader in various academic associations and industrial forums.

Jim MisenerJim Misener

Senior Director of Product Management, Qualcomm


Abstract: Wireless communications provide a fabric for what we call smart transportation. The analogy is clear: 5G networks empower transportation network, from wide area networks that enable demand management and en route active management to personal mobility. Other communications links provide a plethora of services ranging from low-latency hyperlocal links that enable safety, mobility and even contribute to environmental stewardship. When we combine in-vehicle compute with compute on the roadside or in the network, this communications fabric – and the smart transportation fabric – comes to life. In this talk, a smart transportation vision is described in terms of the applications enabled by heterogenous communication links, followed by a look into the inventions behind those links. Those inventions span technologies that are available today through the prospective evolution and deployment of 5G.

Biography: Jim Misener is Senior Director, Product Management and the Global C-V2X Ecosystem Lead for Qualcomm.  He develops and executes Qualcomm’s C-V2X deployment strategy across all global regions and works with roadside and automotive stakeholders, enabling software/hardware stack suppliers and internal teams to accomplish broad C-V2X deployment.  Previously at Qualcomm, Jim led the automotive standards team and C-V2X was a major emphasis as well.

In addition to his roles at Qualcomm, Jim serves as a 5GAA board member, ITS California board member, the SAE C-V2X Technical Committee Chair and is active in TRB, which involves serving as an ITS Committee member, Vehicle-Highway Automation committee member and Automated Vehicle Symposium Enabling Technologies session organizer.  Jim also serves as an Advisory Council member to the Carnegie Melon University/University of Pennsylvania/Ohio State National University Transportation Center, Mobility 21 and on the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Board of Governors.

Jim was an early pioneer in vehicle-highway automation and vehicle safety communication at the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) at UC Berkeley, starting in the mid-90s.  He has served as the PATH Executive Director, Executive Advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton, and an independent consultant with clients ranging from Silicon Valley startups, the automotive industry and Federal and State government agencies.  Jim holds BS and MS degrees from UCLA and USC. 

KJ LiuKJ Liu

VP of Smart City Integrated Solution, Askey Computer


Abstract: We are embracing 5G now and people claimed from now to 2030 is the ten years generation communication technology for 5G before seeing 6G. It for sure will affect our life and society comprehensively. How we adopt 5G integrated with other emerging technologies like AI, Block Chain, Cloud, and Big Data to in every our smart city aspect to get better quality on our daily life, which it is really the name of the game for the advent of 5G. Other than that, in this presentation we also explore a bit of whether it could be used to address today's most important challenging issue  - the dramatic weather change we are facing today.

Biography: 30 year ITC Experience, focused on 5G, AI, IoT, Big Data, Cloud Computing, VR/AR, UAV, ...

  • Askey Computer, VP of Smart City Integrated Solution.
  • Asus Cloud, Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Cloudena Technology, Founder/CEO, fund raised 6M USD, located in Taipei, offering cloud solutions, cloud storage, and services.
  • Saico Technology, Co-founder/VP Sales, fund raised 8M USD, located in Shanghai, offering cloud  solutions and services.
  • CipherMax Technology, Co-funder/VP Sales/Finance and Asia GM, located in San Jose, fund raised 145M USD, offering cloud storage , security solutions and services.

Education Background:
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA - MBA, December 1998
Focuses: Marketing and Finance
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA - MSEE, June 1984

Consultant & Board Director:
TSSA, Overseas Promotion, SIG Chairperson
Taiwan Green Industry Alliance, BoD
VR AT Taiwan Alliance, BoD
Asia IoT Alliance, BoD

Sanjay KaulSanjay Kaul

President of Asia Pacific & Japan, Service Provide Business, Cisco


Abstract: 5G+Cloud+AI+Ubiquitous Security Era; Technology shifts; Evolution to be a digital Value Service Provider; Take aways

Biography: Sanjay Kaul is currently serving as President of Asia Pacific & Japan, Service Provider Business. Prior to joining Cisco he was EVP & CU Head at Ericsson. Sanjay has held a number of global leadership roles including being the Global VP & GM for the Service Layer business at the Ericsson headquarters in Sweden.

Sanjay is an ICT professional with over 25 years of experience in multi-national environments across Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan and Africa. He has worked with several prestigious multinational companies in the ICT industry like BT Group, Telia Swedtel, Ericsson and Cisco. He has provided strategic advice to Telcos on topics including Mobile, Wireline, Broadcasting, Web, Media Players, ISP’s, as well as policy-makers on various strategic, technology and operational issues in a management consulting capacity.

Sanjay is a highly respected industry leader and a true global citizen, who has proven his leadership abilities in various environments. One of his legacy achievements across all his roles
is his ability to identify, cultivate and nurture future leaders, equipping them with the skillset required to excel in this fast-paced ICT industry. Sanjay is a passionate proponent of true inclusion and diversity in the workplace. He served as a Board member in GSMA representing Ericsson from 2010-12. He is advising a
few start-ups and has founded MKF, a non-profit organization.
He has also authored a book published by Wiley’s titled “Business Models for Sustainable Telecoms Growth.”

Sanjay is alumni of National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India and Harvard Business School, USA respectively.