Communications in the IoT Era

In the past decade, IoT has revolutionized the communications industry and it will continue to do so in the coming years, with the projection of an average of 6-7 connected devices per person by 2020. The rise of 5G is expected to lead to more sophisticated devices and a wider range of services, drastically changing the reach of IoT and fundamentally changing the communications industry.  The 5G revolution makes cybersecurity more relevant to communications than ever. 

This special event, "Communications in the Cyber Era," will explore compliance with new 5G regulations and protocols, as well as the cyber threats and opportunities that come with it. The event will discuss international collaboration using real-world case studies and examples of cyber incidents as a backdrop and present the partnership between the Israeli Ministry of Communications and the Israeli National Cyber Directorate. 

This special event will be led by Director General Netanel (Nati) Cohen of the Israel Ministry of Communications and will include government officials from around the world, leading decision-makers, and a wide range of experts from the technology and innovation ecosystem.


 Among the confirmed speakers: 

H.E. Ms. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, Republic of Ghana

H.E. Ms. Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT and Innovation, Republic of Rwanda

H.E. Mr. Alexandru Petrescu, Minister for Communications and Information Society, Romania

H.E. Prof. Konstantinos Masselos, President, Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT), Hellenic Republic

Mr. Jochen Homann, President, Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), Federal Republic of Germany

Mr. Marcin Cichy, President, Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), Republic of Poland

Mr. Azer Ahadov, Deputy Chair of the State Agency on Cyber Security, Special State Protection Service (SSPS), Republic of Azerbaijan



28/1: Beer Sheva, Israel: visit the Gav-Yam Negev High-Tech Park and Israel's CERT, with an emphasis on the communications sector.

29.1: Tel Aviv, Israel: participate in Cybertech Tel Aviv, including sessions on infrastructures regulatory aspects, continuity and resilience, sectoral units at the national CERT and R&D. In addition, participation at the Gala Cocktail.

30.1: Central and Northern Israel: visit Israeli companies and cutting-edge startups, meet senior experts and participate in workshops and high-level roundtable discussion.


For more information, please contact [email protected]


The "Communications in the IoT Era" special event is open to all attendees with relevant conference credentials. There is no need to pre-register for this session. 

The Program for Regulators - Global Forum, is by invitation only.


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