The 7th GIO Roundtable was held on February 22, 2021 from 4:00–7:00 PM (CST) in Shanghai, China, cohosted by CAME and SAC/TC 124, during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2021. We shared insights with industry experts on industry DX trends and the latest practices in certain fields, such as Deep Integration of Industry Knowledge and ICT Technologies, digital transformation of health care, like 5G telemedicine, trusted Data Sharing for Emergency, harmonize architectures between ICT/Health/Climate. We reviewed the terms of reference & operation model documents of GIO, and reached a consensus on our annual targets and milestones to advance the digital economy.
16:15 – 16:30
Martin CreanerGIO Operation Team
Industry perspective and Highlight Practice
16:30 – 16:50
Zhenshan ZhongVice President, Emerging Technology Research, IDC China
16:50 – 17:10
Qingjun LuChair, National Telemedicine and Connected Healthcare Center
17:10 – 17:30
Joann O’BrienVice President, Digital Ecosystem, TM Forum
17:30 – 17:40
17:40 – 18:00
Autonomous Intelligent infrastructure: progress of ADI team structure optimization and requirement survey report
Luigi LicciardiChairman, 5GSA
18:00 – 18:55
Guided by Jason Dai Martin Creaner5GDNA GIO Operation Team
18:55 – 19:00
GIO is a multilateral platform that helps international organizations communicate and connect. It’s where industry organizations gather to discuss how to use ICT technologies to enable digital transformations in various industries.
Co-chair of the 7th GIO Roundtable
Digital health is a positive trend for the future, and the systems need innovation. We also need to explore how 5G can support the new digital healthcare ecosystem. Therefore, we have to innovate and collaborate with the industry. I believe GIO is a great platform for providing the opportunity for integrating technologies across industries.
Co-chair of the 7th GIO Roundtable
We need to provide a platform to research and develop medical technologies, and make them available to medical equipment vendors. There should be a standard protocol to make sure it is open to everyone. We should start with focused technologies and fields, and drive new development models. Telecom companies will be our main partners.
ITEI SAC/TC 124 wishes to share its experience in the smart manufacturing and digital medical equipment with you. GIO has pursued its commitment since it started, and we are looking forward to improving the operational mechanisms of GIO. We hope the mechanisms to be more practical and focused.
GIO Operation Team
GIO has formed working groups around smart manufacturing, digital healthcare, and smart infrastructure. We have held a wide range of webinars and roundtables and published whitepapers in these three areas. We will be forming a range of communities of interests to discuss different topics. We’ve made some changes to the Operations document and the Terms of Reference document to define working groups and communities of interests.
GIO Operation Team
I think a cloud-based and communication-based platform is going to be needed to open up 5GtoB opportunities. Vertical industries may want digital services like payment and matching capabilities that directly connect to an industry platform. As a big step forward for the industry, I think we need to move the concept to an industry digital platform, create a knowledge ecosystem, and develop a new business model.
The convergence of IT and OT technologies can help us pass on industry knowhow. We can adopt a micro-service architecture to package our industry knowhow. We need joint efforts between industry alliances, standards organizations, and government agencies to build a cross-industry general platform. We wish Chinese enterprises, particularly those in traditional industries, will take the lead in the digital transformation journey.
Co-chair of the 7th GIO Roundtable
Digital healthcare is now a national strategy. High-quality, deterministic 5G networks with unified standards are required to ensure the quality of medical services and patient safety. We have worked with more than 200 hospitals and equipment vendors to research and apply standards. Without 5G infrastructure, smart hospitals are impossible.
Digital health is still in its infancy; however, it is growing very fast. We will continue to break down barriers of ICT and the healthcare industry for innovations, so as to cooperate and share trusted data and best practice for climate, for health, and for emergency response.
Driving global collaboration can help us solve the most important problems in the healthcare industry. That’s where the organizations in the GIO have an incredibly important role to play. The GIO is serious about overcoming the challenges of presenting everything we know, delivering the right services, and an ecosystem that can interoperate and work more effectively.
Having an industry-by-industry approach is critical for the telecom industry to play a meaningful role in the ecosystem. The ecosystem is not static, but continuously changing, and there needs to be a common language and a degree of openness. We can’t realize digitalization all at once and need to select some areas to make a framework that can be used and reused.
GIO, with its roundtables and webinars, can facilitate a lot of capabilities through working together and sharing ideas. In 2020, we shared our views on ADI. We can see that network slicing is a key capability of ADI, and we want to have something that is usable in terms of industrialization in the medium term or in the next 5 years.
5G deterministic networks (5GDN) are quite important for industrial digitalization. At deployment, we find some major challenges in devices and modules, network itself, and business and service model. We need a unified industrial digitalization platform to consolidate and simplify the roles and business service relationship. That’s why 5GDNA joined the GIO platform. For the technology part, we have to progress 5G’s evolution, to something referred to as 5.5G.
The Open Group, AEA
In this transformation arena there will be winners and losers; it is the nature of disruption. Not everyone will be successful. Some will lose, some will have their positions weakened due to these innovations, so how do we strike a balance to have organizations with vested interests to cooperate for industry transformation? That is why the customer driven viewpoint is critical.
Chief Open Source Liaison Officer and ICT Infrastructure Open Source GM, Huawei
We do need this platform of industry knowhow, and we need to build this ecosystem very efficiently and with open-source software.
We need to develop new platforms to run autonomously. Making sure data can be obtained, transferred, stored, accessed, and used is the key value for the entire telecom industry.
Director, Industry Standardization Dept, Huawei
I think basically there are two steps to digitization:The first step is 0 to 1. We need to develop POCs that make the customers see it’s doable, and solve customers’ problems by combining ICT with industry knowhow.The second step is 1 to N. We need to make this massively deployable, and solve the problem related to suppliers to reach a certain economic scale. Throughout the process, we also need the help of standards organizations and open source communities.
The transformation that 5G can bring is apparent. 5GtoB is a combination of technologies. In current applications, 5G is combined with cloud computing, AI, and other ICT technologies to solve problems in different scenarios. Now most of the cases do not change legacy systems, but add new functions to gradually transform the systems and to expand the application scope step by step. That’s the current path of 5G adoption as we see it.
We should clarify the needed capabilities for digital transformation platforms and get more industry experts to join us. We should also set up some strategic advisory and consulting committees to address the challenges facing industries during their digital transformations.
Digital Healthcare Industry Insights and Strategies, Jinsong Ouyang, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]The digital healthcare network architecture includes communication technologies such as 5G and IoT, data interworking technologies such as device model, and label parsing technologies such as label management. The application layer on the edge of the network platform collects, analyzes, and manages data and provides corresponding services.
GIO Work Summary in 2020 and Work Plan in 2021, Martin Creaner, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]As agreed at 5th GIO Roundtable meeting, the ToR and Operations document would be living documents that will be updated on an as needed basis. In recent months both documents were reviewed by the operations team members. The changes agreed by operations team members can be summarized as proposed Updates to Operations Document & Terms of Reference Document
Integration of Industrial knowledge and Technology, Zhenshan Zhong, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]How can we address new changes and challenges through the new infrastructure represented by “Industrial Internet + AI + 5G” and achieve digital transformation in the industry? Industry Internet will build an industry knowledge platform and create new application scenarios and industry ecosystems through “industry knowledge + data-driven”.
The Deep Integration of Industry Knowledge and ICT Technologies Whitepaper, Zhenshan Zhong, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]The whitepaper mainly tell us:Background of Industrial Internet Development,Overview of Industrial Internet Development,New Architecture for the Industrial Internet,Industrial Internet Industry Ecosystem and Future Outlook of the Industrial Internet.
5G Digital Healthcare Practice and Tendency, Qingjun Lu, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]“Digital Healthcare” become National Strategy and Telemedicine has developed to multiple practices. We need Essential med. application require high quality 5G net to make sure of the Med. Quality & patient safety
TMF-WHO Cooperation, Joann O`Brien, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]How to advance the national digital health strategies and help the WHO with implementation of digital health strategies? The whole ethos being leave no one behind, and creating a dynamic so that everybody on the planet can participate and can gain the advantage from digital health. This is the building of the best practices, enablement of interoperability to platforms and common architectures, common APIs and data models, and a big focus here on digital health security.
Progress of ADI team structure optimization and requirement survey report, Luigi Licciardi, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]Digital transformation in farming evolves the business models and shortens the production chain from production to consumer. Smart farming is a variety of tech innovations in traditional farming (seeding, breeding, raising) to optimize the food production process and improve quality.
Industry Development Discussions:Emerging Industry Platforms, Martin Creaner, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]How industry organizations would contribute to shape the new ecosystems in platform business era? Are industry platforms needed? Who should own the industry platforms?
The Path and Challenges of Industrial Digitalization with 5G, Jason Dai, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]The 5G deterministic networking is based on the ultra-distributed architecture of the native cloud. It uses key technologies such as ultra-performance heterogeneous MEC and dynamic intelligent network slicing to meet differentiated network requirements and deterministic SLA in the industry and enable thousands of industries.
The 7th GIO Roundtable Summary, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]To apply 5G to the B2B market, there are many issues to be solved in terms of industry applications, such as cost, operation, security, etc. Defining the digital elements or digital capabilities of the platform, including connectivity, computing and security. We can standardize these capabilities and apply them in various industry platforms.
GIO Terms of Reference V2.0, 2021/2/22
[2021/2/22]GIO will also aim to facilitate discussions between Communities of Interest on an ad hoc basis to enable them to discuss topics of specific interest.