IEEE 5G and IoT Global Summit – Kuwait (2-3 February, 2020)

Kuwait College of Science and Technology hosted the IEEE 5G and IoT Summit on the second and third of February 2020. The Summit took place at the KCST campus and was sponsored by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), and Huawei, and supported by IEEE, IEEE Kuwait Section, and IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc). The Summit featured keynotes and discussion panels lead by speakers from multiple global organizations specializing in technology and innovation and 5G technology in particular.

The 5G SUMMIT focused on exploring and elucidating all facets of the 5G technology, business and societal gaps and challenges between the current 3G-4G-LTE access-only Internet models and the proper vision of 5G, evolutionary or revolutionary, to go beyond just access by embracing and facilitating the upfront integration of all new technologies (IoT, SDN/NFV, Cloud Computing) to be user-transparent, app-oriented, service-ready, ubiquitous and lowest cost.

Distinguished worldwide 5G experts have been invited and attracted to share their state-of-the-art knowledge with the emerging 5G community in the Middle East , GCC and around the world in view of facilitating the worldwide harmonization of research and best practices for deployment of viable user scenarios in the global 5G ecosystem, addressing the concerns around 5G health related myths and facts, the built-in security and privacy by design in 5G, and explore the different ways to enable Internet protocols over the next generation of empowered devices in order to reach convergence and end to end transparency led by the IEEE 5G technical subcommittee which technically supported this event.