Yogesh Malik

EVP and CTIO, Tele2

Since joining VEON as its Group Chief Technology Officer in March 2014, Yogesh Malik has led a remarkable transformation of the company’s approach to technology, from successfully digitising the core of its operations in key markets to preparing VEON’s networks to embrace a 5G world. His early efforts were recognised with a ‘CTO of the Year’ award in 2017 by Mobile Europe.

Prior to joining VEON, Yogesh was CEO of Telenor India (Uninor) following a number of senior technology and business roles in Europe, North and South America, China and south Asia.

Yogesh is an Executive MBA graduate of IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and holds a degree in engineering from MSU University in India. He is also NGMN Board Member.

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Takehiro Nakamura

SVP & GM of 6G Laboratories, NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Mr. Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990. He is now SVP and General Manager of the 6G-IOWN Promotion Department in NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Mr. Nakamura has been engaged in R&D and the standardization activities for advanced radio and network technologies of W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced, 5G and 6G. He has been the Acting Chairman of Strategy & Planning Committee of 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum(5GMF) since October 2014, the leader of Cellular System Task Group of ITS Info-communications Forum since 2016, and the leader of White Paper Subcommittee in Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium in Japan since February 2021.

Mr. Nakamura has also been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since 1999, including as chairman of 3GPP TSG-RAN from April 2009 to March 2013. He is also NGMN Board Member.

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