U.S. Manufacturing and Healthcare: How 5G Can Give U.S. Companies an Edge

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm

High-speed mobile broadband networks are being deployed across the U.S., creating transformative opportunities for all parts of the U.S. economy. Two sectors in particular are likely to benefit from the increased capacity, high reliability, and minimal latency that 5G networks offer: digital manufacturing and the provision of state-of-the-art healthcare.

The sixth annual spectrum technology and policy workshop will examine how 5G technology can enable new methods of healthcare delivery while also bringing new digital manufacturing jobs to areas nationwide. Two moderated expert panel discussions will examine how 5G differs from previous generations of wireless technologies, the network characteristics most beneficial to manufacturers and health care providers, and the role of complementary technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). Discussion topics include:

  • How mission-critical, ultra-reliable, low-latency communication networks can spur the proliferation of remote and robotic surgery;

  • Ways in which 5G networks can support telemedicine solutions in rural areas;

  • Opportunities for 5G networks to catalyze medical research;

  • Scenarios in which 5G and AI can make the provision and consumption of healthcare services more efficient;

  • How 5G networks can produce a more efficient manufacturing process; more more closely linking customers, suppliers, and manufacturers through artificial intelligence, data analytics, and real time machine learning;

  • The unique, industry-specific functionalities 5G network slicing can create in combination with cloud-based platforms that support design, production, sales, and distribution;

  • The public policy framework needed to harness the power of 5G for both the U.S. healthcare and manufacturing sectors.

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Georgetown University Downtown
640 Massachusetts Ave NW Auditorium
Washington , DC 20001