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Step into the forefront of innovation with this webinar hosted by the Media XR and 5G Living Lab Project, a collaborative effort between Howest and AP University of Applied Sciences, funded by Flanders innovation & entrepreneurship - VLAIO.

Our aim? To showcase the possibilities of new XR content, advertising, and cross-media formats enabled by 5G technology to Flemish (sport) media companies, XR and advertising agencies, event organizers, and telecom operators. Join us and our 5G-expert guest speakers as we explore the convergence of XR and 5G, opening doors to avenues of creativity and connectivity.

Programme Online Webinar

  • Date of event: Thursday, 30 May 2024
  • Time of event: 12:00 - 13:15 CEST (11:00 - 12:15 BST)
  • Type of event: online Webinar
  • Language of event: English
  • Registration: Free

Our guest speakers

Ian Wagdin - BBC UK

Ian Wagdin - BBC UK

Ian works for BBC R&D as senior technology transfer manager. He has worked in production since 1997 and has been at the forefront of many changes including the move from SD to HD and from tape based to file based workflows. He joined R&D in 2015 having previously worked in News, Television, Children’s and Technology departments.

His current areas of focus are the transition to IP and cloud infrastructures as well as general production workflows and 5G. Ian was also chair of the EBU 5G in Content Production working group and the 5G MAG working group on content production (commercial). He has contributed to several works on 5G use cases for media as well as standards bodies in both the telecoms and broadcasting environments and is active in a number of tests and trails exploring the boundaries of wireless IP production.

Ian lead the award winning project to deploy the largest private 5G network of its kind to support coverage of the Coronation of King Charles III in Central London and has currently deployed several solutions to support BBC Northern Irelands coverage of the Northwest 200 Road race.

Jurgen De Klerck - Proximus NXT

Jurgen De Klerck - Proximus NXT

Jurgen De Klerck, Business Development Manager 5G at Proximus NXT, leads the way in driving technological innovation through 5G.

With a focus on the immense potential of 5G to revolutionize various sectors, including media, Proximus NXT believes strongly that 5G innovation will emerge through co-creation within an open ecosystem of customers, partners, and operators.
Jurgen will present the use case of Club Brugge.

Jens Buysse - Citymesh

Jens Buysse - Citymesh

Jens Buysse is an experienced technology enthusiast and research manager fervently dedicated to cutting-edge advancements in the industry. With a rich background spanning from software development to research leadership, Jens brings a unique blend of skills and expertise. Jens is a seasoned professional in Mathematical Modelling, Analytical Skills, Computer Science, Distributed Systems and telecommunications. His passion for Telecommunications, particularly in the realms of 5G and O-RAN, drives him to stay at the forefront of industry innovations.

From airports and ports to governments, industries, and beyond, Citymesh specialises in delivering top-notch Wi-Fi, 0G, 4G, and 5G technologies for both permanent and temporary setups. With a knack for turning connectivity into operational gold, we're not just tech-savvy – we're a powerhouse. Whether it's emergency services, sports stadiums, or the hottest festivals in town, count on Citymesh to keep you connected and thriving!

Join us & register now

Register by 13:00 on May 29. We will send you the event link the morning of 30 May.

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