Webinar Series The Race to 5G

The Race to 5G

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 10:00am to 11:00am (Singapore/Hong Kong time)

The third edition of our Supertrends Webinar Series 2020 – The Race to 5G - focused on current developments with long-term implications for the general investment landscape. With the spotlight on 5G, the webinar was centered on the significance of the technology - one of the lynchpins of the fourth Industrial Revolution, surveyed the players in the race for 5G supremacy and took a deep dive into how one of the technology’s leading lights, Huawei, is navigating the storm of political and trade tensions currently occupying the US and China.  

Amid COVID-19 and the ensuing global economic collapse, the discussion also touched on the US-China conflict specifically on the 5G race and the ongoing onslaught on China’s position in the US-China strategic competition and worsening trade relations.  

For this webinar, we were joined by two experts in their field of expertise in a panel discussion.

Mr. Paul Michael Scanlan, Chief Technology Officer of Huawei’s Carrier Network Business Unit, shared his views on the technology and the implications of the recent restrictions imposed by the US government on his company.

A fellow panelist in this discussion was Mr. Randy Abrams, Credit Suisse’s Head of Taiwan Research in the Equity Research Department focusing on Asian Foundries, Fabless IC Design and Back-end Testing and Packaging.

About the speakers

Paul Scanlan

Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Carrier Business Group

With more than 30 years’ experience in the Telecom and IT industries, Paul Scanlan possesses broad experience across most technologies having worked in a variety of senior capacities across Technical, Commercial, Company and Business Management, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Program Management and R&D disciplines.  

Mr. Scanlan is an expert in the Business of Telecommunications - managing of all aspects (concept to operations) of Telecommunications Carrier / Service Provider businesses. 

In the course of his career, Mr. Scanlan has worked with numerous Fixed and Mobile Operators, vendors, SI and Consulting companies in Asia-Pacific, Africa, North America and Europe.

Paul Scanlan

Randy Abrams

Managing Director and Head of Taiwan Equity Research, Credit Suisse

Randy Abrams is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, based in Taiwan. He is Head of Taiwan Research in the Equity Research Department with stock coverage focusing on the Asian Foundries, Fabless IC Design and Back-end Test and Packaging. 

Prior to this role, Mr. Abrams covered both the US and Asian semiconductor industries, including stocks spanning PCs, communications, graphics, and memory. During his tenure at Credit Suisse, he has also covered the Semiconductor Equipment and Wireless Communications Equipment sectors on top ranked teams in the Greenwich and Institutional Investor polls. 

Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Abrams was employed with Lucent Technologies in the Financial Leadership Development Program, where he held financial assignments in Microelectronics, Switching and Access, and Wireless Networks. 

Mr. Abrams graduated the University Scholars Program and received his Bachelor of Arts in Finance and International Business at Penn State University. He also holds a Masters in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the F.W. Olin Graduate School at Babson College and is a CFA charterholder.

Randy Abrams