THE CONFERENCE AGENDA

London, 11 - 12 September 2018

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Sep 1109:00
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09:00 Chair's opening address

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David James, Practice Leader, Wholesale Telecoms, Ovum Ltd
Sep 1109:10
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Wholesale Transformation: Business 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
Moderator: David James, Practice Leader, Wholesale Telecoms, Ovum Ltd
Tom Homer, CEO EMEA, Telstra
Navneet Singh, Director Interconnect and Capacity Planning, Ooredoo
Harald Krohg, Senior Vice President - CEO Global Wholesale, Telenor
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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What potential does AI hold to transform wholesale services and increase competitive advantage?
Sep 1112:30
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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?
Moderator: Massimo Fatato, Managing Partner, Next Gen Networks, Cartesian
Claudio Scola, Director, Head of Product Management - EMEA, Centurylink
James Hickman, Chief Technology Officer, Virtual 1
Winston Carrera, CTO, Future Networks, BT Global Services
Fran Heeran, Group Head of Cloud & Automation, Vodafone
Marcus Hacke, Managing Director, ngena
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
Moderator: Michael Dargue, Principal, Cartesian
Eric Gillenwater, VP & Business Head, US & Europe, Bharti Airtel
Mark Weait, VP Europe, Tata Communications (UK) Ltd
Dave Crowley, Chief Technical Advisor, Microsoft
Johan Ottosson, VP Strategy, Telia Carrier AB
Alexander Freese, Head of Wholesale, Altice Portugal
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
Sanjeev Jain, Chief Information Officer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Simon Thompson, Head of Practice, Big Data, BT
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
Moderator: James Walker, Director, Product Innovation, Interxion
Conor Carroll, Consultant, Independent Consultant
Sven Dirschauer, Director EMEA, Twilio
Mark Daley, Director, Digital Strategy and Business Development, Epsilon Telecommunications Limited
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?
Moderator: Isabelle Paradis, President, Hot Telecom
David Eurin, Chief Strategy Officer, Liquid Telecom
Alejandro Coyoy, Commercial Director LATAM, Ufinet
Marcin Raczkiewicz, VP Europe, Usage Based Service, Tata Communications

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Sep 1209:00
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09:00 Chair's opening address

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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
Adrian Shatku, CEO, WIS Telecom SA
Ronnie Klinger, President, Mobility, Security and Digital Communications, P.C.C.W. Global
Sep 1211:30
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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
Christian Michaud, SVP, Usage Based Services, Voice & Mobility, Tata Communications Limited
Jan Karmakar, Director of International Carrier Business and Roaming Tele2 Group, Tele 2
Gilbert Relou, Vice President Of Global Mobile And Innovation Sales, Ibasis
Alessandro Forcina, Board Member, i3 Forum
Christian Wollner, Head of Mobile Solutions, Product Marketing, Deutsche Telekom
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
Gal Hochberg, CEO, Clear
Francisco J. Santos, Head of Wholesale Services, Telefonica Business Solutions
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
Eli Katz, Chief Executive Officer, XConnect Global Networks Ltd.
Carlos Gamboa, IPX Product Manager, Telefonica International Wholesale Services
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
Moderator: Andy Bates, Executive Director, UK, EU, Middle East and Africa, Global Cyber Alliance
Ashish Surti, CISO, Colt Technology Services
Bryn Norton, Director, Solutions Architecture And Security, Europe Middle East And Africa, Centurylink
last published: 13/Aug/18 10:22 GMT