Connectivity needs are changing as power utilities sharpen their operations with greater real-time grid control and automation for increased efficiency, while integrating renewable generation and transforming to new business models. Oil & gas company essential connectivity requirements are also evolving with their growing focus on automation for greater efficiency, sustainability and workforce safety. To make Industry 4.0 work for their organization, Energy needs industrial-grade, pervasive, broadband wireless connectivity.
Enhance your understanding of spectrum for broadband wireless networks including band categorization from a 3GPP perspective, and specific options for power utilities and oil & gas companies to build their own private networks in Europe, Middle East and Latin America. Explore the use cases and specific spectrum supporting these today with private LTE/4G networks and what is coming with 5G – use cases and spectrum.
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Regional Energy CTO
Mauricio Subieta is the regional CTO for the Energy Segment, leads the Industrial Cyber Security Program and is the technical lead for the Private LTE program, Nokia’s Enterprise division, that focuses on the energy segment including electric utilities, oil and gas, and mining.
Dr. Subieta completed his undergraduate studies in Systems Engineering (BSc) at the Bolivian Catholic University in 1997 and his master’s and Doctoral degrees in Telecommunications Management and Electrical Engineering at the Oklahoma State University in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He was awarded the Fulbright scholarship for his graduate studies and was a distinguished researcher at the Advanced Communications and Systems Engineering Laboratory at OSU.
His work experience includes almost a decade as security and network architect at Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG+E); more than five years supporting the oil and gas industry (Devon, Chesapeake Energy, etc.) as a wireless network engineer; and more than 10 years performing research in cyber security, telecommunications, and teaching graduate level courses at different institutions of higher education.
Dr. Subieta’s areas of research and expertise cover next generation wired and wireless networking architectures (5G), network traffic characterization and optimization, protocol design, system development, and cyber security for industrial control systems and networks.
Market Development, Government and Cities, Nokia Enterprise
Noel Kirkaldy is responsible for Market Development in Middle East and Africa for the Government and Cities for Nokia Enterprise. Noel has over 30 years in the telecoms industry; having begun his career working in Europe and the US he has spent the past 25 years based in the Middle Eastern and African region.
He works with commercial and vertical operators to provide commercial and market-facing expertise and engagement support for their end-to-end commercial and mission critical solutions. He has also been working with Governments and Regulators and associated Industry organisations to enable the allocation of additional spectrum that will be required to develop the commercial and vertical markets.
Noel Kirkaldy has been instrumental in development of the use of Wireless Technologies to provide Commercial Mobile Broadband as well as Mission Critical solutions in several markets in the MEA region and Globally.