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Changing the World with Wireless Technology

While mobile communications has already had a major impact on the way we communicate, conduct business and organise our lives, we have reached a point where wireless technology can help to address some of the major global economic, environmental and societal challenges. This is the view of Stuart Orr, managing director of Accenture’s Communications Industry practice in the UK and Ireland, who will be presenting his vision of ‘Changing the World with Wireless Technology’, at the 6th CW Future of Wireless International Conference on 30th June – 31 July.

Accenture’s Orr will outline some of the emerging wireless technologies that are driving this change and explore some of the challenges for industry and governments to enable these transformations.

“We’ve reached a point where wireless technology has the ability to truly transform people’s lives, from harnessing the power of education to optimising the health of current and future generations,” said Stuart Orr, managing director of Accenture’s Communications Industry practice in the UK and Ireland. “However, if wireless technology is to realise its potential for major societal benefit, we must have the capabilities in place to capture these opportunities. This means continuing the drive for more efficient use of spectrum and increased wireless coverage, using analytics to extract insights that help us set new performance standards across industries, and advancing hardware capabilities to support wireless solutions.”

Stuart Orr will join other industry experts and academics along with humanitarian and international development specialists to address over 400 delegates at the Future of Wireless International Conference organised by Cambridge Wireless (CW) – the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless and mobile technologies – in partnership with the UKTI.

One of the other keynote presentations will be given by Shawn Covell, Vice-President, Government Affairs at Qualcomm Wireless Reach, who will be drawing on recent practical examples to show how wireless technology is already changing lives through economic empowerment, education and health. He will also be looking at some of the lessons learnt through the experiences of working with a variety of stakeholders across the mobile ecosystem.

Other speakers include Carolina Costa, managing director at Orange Innovation UK, who will set out the trends in global resources, demographics, economic and scientific developments that will shape the landscape over the next 20 to 30 years, along with , Sally Uren, CEP, Forum for the Future; Shawn Covell, VP Government Affairs for Qualcomm Wireless Reach; Prof. Simon Saunders, Director of Technology, Real Wireless; Steve Jones, Chair of Trustees at the Humanitarian Centre; Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager, Sales and Marketing at MediaTek; and Pete Hutton, EVP and President of Product Groups at ARM. Cherie Blair, CBE, QC, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women will also address delegates at the Future of Wireless International Conference Dinner.

The 6th Annual CW Future of Wireless International Conference on 30 June and 1 July at The Møller Centre and Churchill College in Cambridge and is sponsored by: Accenture, MediaTek, Real Wireless, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Intel, Rohde and Schwarz, TTP Group, Microlease and Agilent, Cambridge Consultants, S-Tech, IC Group, u-blox AG, Arkessa, Anite and InterDigital UK, Broadcom, Ranplan, Jaltek Group, Freescale, Microwave Marketing, RealVNC and Otaniemi.

For more information and full agenda, please visit

About Cambridge Wireless

CW is the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless & mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies. With 400 members from major network operators and device manufacturers to innovative start-ups and universities, CW stimulates debate and collaboration, harnesses and shares knowledge, and helps to build connections between academia and industry.

CW's 20 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide its members with a dynamic forum where they can network with their peers, track the latest technology trends and business developments and position their organisations in key market sectors. CW also organises the annual Future of Wireless International Conference and Discovering Start-ups competition along with other high-quality industry networking events and dinners. With headquarters at the heart of Cambridge, UK, CW partners with other international industry clusters and organisations to extend its reach and remain at the forefront of global developments and business opportunities. For more information, please visit



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