THE CONFERENCE AGENDA

London, 11 - 12 September 2018

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Sep 1109:10
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Wholesale Transformation: Business (r)evolution in the digital age

Keynotes
  • New customers, competitors and partners
  • New technologies, products and services
  • New strategies and business models
  • Cultural and organisational change in the digital age
  • Maintaining traditional revenue streams in a time of great disruption
Tom Homer, CEO EMEA, Telstra
Martin Ford, President EMEA, GTT Communications, Inc.
Sep 1111:30
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Roundtables exploring the latest innovations in technology, strategy and business models.

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Sep 1114:00
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Building new networks with SDN and NFV

Track A
- Delivering the agility and flexibility that will stimulate new business models
- New services and service provision in a virtualised network
- Interworking in an SDN world
- How will automation impact the traditional carrier business model?
Claudio Scola, Director, Managed Network Services, Tata Communications
Marcus Hacke, Managing Director, ngena
Fran Heeran, Group Head of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV, Vodafone
Winston Carrera, CTO, Future Networks, BT Global Services
James Hickman, Chief Technology Officer, Virtual 1
Sep 1114:00
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How are data driven technologies reshaping the carrier?

Track B
- Emerging data products and services inc. BDaaS
- Challenges and opportunities emerging from data hungry products and services
- The IoT and the carrier
- Data business models
- Exploring the impact on the capacity business
Eric Gillenwater, VP & Business Head, US & Europe, Bharti Airtel
Alexander Freese, Head of Wholesale, Altice Portugal
Johan Ottosson, VP Strategy, Telia Carrier AB
Dave Crowley, Chief Technical Advisor, Microsoft
Sep 1115:20
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Exploring AI’s potential to transform the wholesale industry

Track A
- Key AI touch points for the carrier industry
- Transforming operations and service provision
- Exploring the AI partnership ecosystem
- How will AI impact the voice, capacity and transit business?
- AI for pricing
- AI for fraud
Ravindran Mahalingam, SVP International Business, HGC
Yiannis Giokas, VP R&D, PCCW Global
Sep 1115:20
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Capitalising on the API opportunity

Track B
- Developing services for the booming and evolving CPaaS and SaaS sectors
- Using APIs to build a delivery system for on-demand services
- The partnership ecosystem
- Strategy and technology for next-generation service provision
Conor Carroll, SVP EMEA, Tata Communications
Mark Daley, Director, Digital Strategy and Business Development, Epsilon Telecommunications Limited
Tony Jamous, President, Nexmo Inc
Sep 1117:00
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Don’t forget the commodity game: Innovations and strategies for voice, capacity and transit

Keynotes
  • Business model innovation in traditional carrier services
  • How are emerging technologies enabling new strategies?
David Eurin, Chief Strategy Officer, Liquid Telecom

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09:00 Chair's opening address

Keynotes
Mike Saadi, VP, Strategic Technologies, Abi Research
Sep 1209:10
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Transforming into a platform-based business

Keynotes
  • The “Uber for MNOs and ISPs”: Can carriers evolve towards the platform model?
  • Is consolidation a prerequisite for scalable platforms?
  • The role of platforms in being fit for the digital age
  • Delivering agility and flexibility across your business
Moderator: Mike Saadi, VP, Strategic Technologies, Abi Research
Frederic Schepens, Group Executive, Global Connect, MTN
Ronnie Klinger, President, Mobility, Security and Digital Communications, P.C.C.W. Global
Sep 1211:30
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Roundtables exploring the latest innovations in technology, strategy and business models.

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Sep 1214:00
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Interconnect market update

Track A
- How has the IPX market evolved in the past year?
- IPX business models
- The state of the voice business including VoLTE & VoWiFi
- Taking an end user use case approach for an IPX future
Moderator: Philippe Millet, Chair, i3 Forum
Sep 1214:00
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Blockchain, beyond billing: How can distributed ledger technology deliver new business models?

Track B
- Exploring key blockchain touch points for the carrier
- Delivering effective billing solutions with blockchain
- How can blockchain enhance traditional services including voice, capacity and transit?
- Business models
Moderator: Isabelle Paradis, President, Hot Telecom
Sep 1215:20
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IPX and the IoT, an evolving opportunity?

Track A
- How has the IPX-IoT market developed?
- Exploiting IPX’s reliability and security in your IoT play
- IoT and roaming
Carlos DaSilva, VP Products & Business Operations, PCCW Global
Sep 1215:20
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Cybercrime and security: Building the impenetrable network

Track B
- Security as a key new service for the wholesaler
- Business models
- Delivering networks that can adapt to emerging threats
last published: 18/May/18 13:55 GMT