Peter Vetter – Keynote Speaker
Title: 6G – the essential infrastructure to augment human potential at scale
Abstract: 5G will increase human productivity thanks to the critical connectivity between man and machines or vehicles. The deployment of sensors and augmented intelligence closes the loop and increasingly automates operations, thereby freeing humans to focus on the tasks that they do well. A digital world that perfectly captures the past and current states of the physical world is emerging, however, the connectivity with the human biological and cognitive worlds still needs to be addressed. We anticipate that in the 6G era, there will be a need to deploy sensors and cognitive technologies at a much larger scale with stringent deterministic connectivity requirements. The 6G era will be defined by the symbiosis of digital, physical, and biological worlds with the goal to augment human potential and wellbeing. And the 6G network will be the essential infrastructure for the integration of these future capabilities.
Bio: Peter Vetter is Head of the A-Lab (Access research lab) at Nokia Bell Labs and a Bell Lab Fellow. He is leading an eminent global team with the mission to invent game changing innovations that define the future of mobile and fixed access.
Under his leadership, he and his teams have realized several world-first system demonstrations in access and successfully transferred industry leading concepts into product. He was also co-founder of an internal venture that produced the first FTTH product in Alcatel.
He received the degree of Physics Engineer from Gent University (Belgium) in 1986 and a PhD with Prof. H. Pauwels in 1991. After a post-doctoral fellowship with Prof. T. Uchida at Tohoku University (Japan), he joined the research center of Alcatel (now Nokia) in Antwerp in 1993. Since 2009, he has worked at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, and has been on the senior leadership team of Bell Labs since 2013. He has authored over a hundred international papers and presented keynotes and tutorials at major technical industry events.