DAY ONE

 

Carriers World Day 1

08:00 Registration opens

David James

08:50 Chair's opening address

Wholesale change: Exploring 20 years of carrier success and evolution
David James, Principal Analyst, Wholesale Telecoms, Ovum

CARRIER 2025

Bas Burger
09:00

Carrier 2025: Carrier business models for the digital future

Bas Burger, CEO, BT Global Services
Daniel Kurgan
09:10

Carrier 2025: New customers in the digital marketplace

Eduardo Guardincerri
09:20

Service 2025: What does the 2025 service offering look like?

Timothy Passingham
09:30

Network 2025: Building the backbone of the digital world

Panel discussion
09:40

KEYNOTE PANEL

    our keynote interviews our CxOs will join a panel where we will explore some of the key issues carriers face in today’s complex market including:
  •     How to deliver digital solutions for a rapidly evolving and diversifying customer base
  •     Building reliable end-to-end solutions
  •     The role of emerging technologies in your new service offering, from SDN to the IoT and beyond
  •     Capitalising on verticals
  •     Capturing market share in the new communications economy 
Moderator: David James, Principal Analyst, Wholesale Telecoms, Ovum
Bas Burger, CEO, BT Global Services
Frank Paterno
10:10

Driving Differentiation, Revenue & Stickiness with VoLTE Collaboration

10:30

Speed networking

10:40 Networking refreshments

NETWORK AUTOMATION

THE CONTENT PLAY

Stream 1
11:20

Changing the network experience with SDN and NFV

- What does virtualisation mean for carriers?
- Understanding the limits of SDN in carrier networks
- Delivering enhanced, agile services
- The role of SDN in digital transformation
- Combining SDN with AI to deliver efficiencies and enhanced services
 
Stream 2
11:20

What does the carrier the content play look like?

- How can carriers enable service providers to build and monetise OTT content services?
- Building effective partnerships with established OTT players
- Building content distribution networks into your offering
- Defining content for the carrier, from gaming to video
 
Moderator: Dom Robinson, Co Founder and Director, Id3As
Justine Harris, VP EMEA, Akamai
Stream 1
11:50

Network automation is the key to delivering the flexibility your customers demand

- NFV, SDN and cloud as central tenets of an on-demand offering
- Architectures for network automation
- Using AI to optimise network performance
- How does the carrier navigate the complexity of automating global networks?
 
Stream 2
11:50

Capitalising on the eSports opportunity

- eSports as a key new vertical for the wholesale business
- Your network’s low latency and high capacity as a key advantage the booming eSports marketplace
- Business models for capitalising on this new opportunity
- Exploring the service requirements of the eSports industry
 
Stream 1
12:10

Service innovation and scale requires a next-generation signaling-core

- Critical role of the signaling-core
- Virtualizing the signaling-core to innovate and scale in IoT/M2M, MEC, 5G
- Addressing multi-protocol security in the new signaling-core
 
Stream 2
12:10

Reserved for event partner

ROUNDTABLES: VOICE

round tables
12:30

Roundtables exploring innovation in voice services and the economiics of traditional voice markets

  • Capitalising on the demand for reliable, fixed voice services
  • How can the carrier deliver revenues with emerging service such as VoLTE and VoWiFi?
  • Catherine Haslam

    Moderator:
    Catherine Haslam, Senior Analyst Wholesale, Ovum

  • Innovate like the Internet to create real opportunities for growth
  • Douglas Ranalli

    Moderator:
    Douglas Ranalli, Chief Strategy Officer, NetNumber Inc

  • Reinventing the voice business: Can emerging services such as voice-to-video or voice-to-UC reinvigorate the voice business?
  • Roam like at home: What will be the impact on the European wholesale voice and data mobile market?
  • Innocenzo Genna

    Moderator:
    Innocenzo Genna, Founder & Partner, Genna Cabinet

  • Roundtable hosted by PGi
  • Roundtable hosted by Virgin Media Business
  • 13:10 Lunch & networking

    DARK FIBRE

    BIG DATA & ANALYTICS

    Stream 1
    14:30

    Meeting booming capacity demand with dark fibre

    - Lighting dark fibre as a key means to meet growing bandwidth demand
    - When, where, and why should you sell dark fiber?
    - Delivering enterprise revenues with dark fibre
    - Capitalising on the dark fibre opportunity
     
    Moderator: Vito Morawetz, VP, Access & Interconnect Practice, Cartesian
    Bertrand Lenoir, CEO, TELCITE
    Jatinder Sispal, Head of Carrier & National Providers, CityFibre
    Stream 2
    14:30

    Building new revenue streams with network data

    - Defining intelligent infrastructure, actionable intelligence and Big Data
    - Importance of Big Data Analytics
    - Capturing value in the enterprise space with Big Data as a Service
    - Monetising your network intelligence – fraud prevention, premium service, personalised insights
     
    Stream 1
    15:10

    Presentation from Virgin Media Business

    Stream 2
    15:10

    Reserved for event partner

    15:30 Carriers World MeetingZONE with refreshments

    CLOUD SERVICES

    IoT

    Stream 1
    16:30

    Unlocking enterprise revenues with cloud services

    - Cloud business models
    - Developing agile enterprise applications and services
    - Cloud as an essential new revenue stream
    - Exploring SaaS and PaaS
     
    Moderator: Mike Healey, Director EMEA., TeleGeography
    Mark Lewis, EVP, Products & Developments, Interoute
    Stream 2
    16:30

    Making sense of the carrier IoT play

    - How can carriers carve out a space in the IoT market?
    - Exploring the types of IoT customer that make the most sense to traditional carriers
    - Delivering smart, secure and global IoT networks
     
    Stream 1
    17:10

    How can the carrier build agile and flexible IaaS?

    - Developing internal networking, cloud hosting and virtual data centre services
    - Understanding how effective IaaS can unlock new profits
    - Delivering verticals
     
    Stream 2
    17:10

    Delivering verticals with your IoT offering

    - How can carriers access new markets with IoT products and services?
    - What are the key partnerships needed to capitalise on the opportunity?
    - Exploiting your scale, mobility and security advantage
     
    Guillaume Sampic, Director of Strategy, IoT, BT
    Stream 1
    17:30

    Reserved for event partner

    Stream 2
    17:30

    Reserved for event partner

    17:40 The 3rd Annual Carriers World Awards & 20th anniversary celebration

    Join us for the 3rd annual Carriers World Awards and 20th anniversary celebration on the roof terrace at Tom’s Kitchen HMS Belfast, just around the corner from the conference venue, where you can network in a more relaxed environment, wind down with a drink, and enjoy spectacular views of Tower Bridge, the City, the Tower of London and HMS Belfast.
    last published: 16/Aug/17 16:15 GMT