Past Event

Tomorrow's Chicago Today: The 5G Revolution

Part two of Tomorrow’s Chicago Today, a panel series from host Crown Castle exploring Chicago’s future as a smart city and global tech hub through the lens of communications infrastructure.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
1871 Auditorium

Join Crown Castle, the company building and maintaining the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies, for a panel conversation centered on the impending 5G revolution. Many have remarked that 5G is not just the next iteration of 4G and LTE, but a transformative gateway to future development. 5G will empower new user experiences (e.g. augmented and virtual reality) and enable the ecosystem of connected objects, while creating millions of jobs and spurring billions in investment along the way. Featuring experts from both the public and private sector, the panel conversation will cover the basics of 5G before delving into the broader benefits and implications both globally and locally. Panelists will also share their viewpoints on how long it will take for 5G to become a reality for all Chicagoans.

5G is essential to Chicago realizing its potential as both a smart city and future global tech hub. This is a conversation that promises to be engaging and informative for both 1871 entrepreneurs, as well as anyone with an interest in technology.

Panelist Information

Fahd Sirohey, Crown Castle Director of Implementation, Central Area

Denise Linn Riedl, Manager of Ecosystem Development, City Tech Collaborative

Dr. Sharief Oteafy, Assistant Professor of Telecommunications, School of Computing, DePaul University

Tomorrow's Chicago Today: The 5G Revolution
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