DAY ONE

 

Connected Europe Day 1

08:00 Registration opens

Matt Yardley

08:50 Chair's opening address

Building the Gigabit Society

Paulo Neves
09:00

Strategies for building fibre networks for the Gigabit Society

Enrique Blanco Nadales
09:10

Connectivity as the cornerstone of Europe’s future prosperity

Allison Kirkby
09:20

Delivering connectivity for the Gigabit Society

Panel discussion
09:30

KEYNOTE PANEL

    is CxO panel session our keynote speakers will join a discussion where we will explore some of the key issues telcos face in delivering on targets set out in the Electornic Communication Code:
  •     Business models for delivering European Electronic Communications Code targets
  •     Understanding the socioeconomic benefits of ultrafast broadband
  •     How will the changing EU political landscape impact the development of the Gigabit Society?
  •     Exploring the effects of Brexit 
10:00

Reserved for Title Partner

10:20

Speed networking

10:40 Networking refreshments

RURAL CONNECTIVITY

Panel discussion
11:20

Rural access: Delivering connectivity for the hardest-to-reach

  •     Understanding the current state of investment and regulation for delivering rural access networks
  •     Business models for rural access
  •     The role of alternative access technologies including satellite and hybrid networks 
Georgios Stathopoulos, Director OTE Rural North & South, Cosmote
Fergal Mulligan, Programme Director - National Broadband Plan, Communications Energy & Natural Resources Department - Ireland
Gabor Altmann
12:05

A new type of connectivity for the rural area

Gabor Altmann, Executive Project Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG

ROUNDTABLES: GIGABIT EUROPE

round tables
12:30

Roundtables exploring how Europe can deliver gigabit networks across the continent.

  • Exploring the role of non-fibre technologies in Europe's gigabit future; copper as a substitute?
  • Oliver Johnson

    Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Point Topic

  • World FTTx rollouts: worldwide picture and lessons to be learned
  • Roland Montagne

    Moderator:
    Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst, Director DigiWorld Institute UK, IDATE

    13:10 Lunch & networking

    FTTX, LTE & WIRELESS

    Panel discussion
    14:10

    Preparing Europe's infrastructure for a digital future

    •     Delivering fibre across Europe
    •     Transforming fixed access networks
    •     How does the Europe Electronic Communications Code impact business models?
    •     Encouraging collaboration between different approaches and different technologies to create a thriving digital economy and society
    Kim Larsen, CTIO, Magyar Telekom Plc
    Hans Witdouck
    14:40

    Moving towards FTTEurope

    •     Understanding fibrenomics in Europe
    •     Demand dynamics
    •     When will we need gigabit networks?
    •     Incentivising fibre investment for the digital future
    •     Learning from the trailblazers
    Hans Witdouck, CEO, Eurofiber Belgium
    15:00

    Reserved for Gold Partner

    5G

    Panel discussion
    15:20

    Delivering Europe's 5G future

    •     How can Europe become a 5G leader?
    •     Delivering networks that are 5G ready
    •     Business models for deployment of 5G 
    •     The importance of 5G for delivering the IoT
    •     Progress of 5G trials in Europe to date
    •     When will Europe be ready for 5G?
    Matteo Gatta, Director of Technology Strategy and Innovation, Proximus
    Jacek Nieweglowski, Chief Strategy Officer, Play
    Stephen Pentland
    15:50

    Bringing 5G to the forefront of European broadband policy

    •     Creating a regulatory framework that supports the deployment of 5G
    •     Standards for spectrum regulation
    •     Promoting public and private investment
    •     Fostering collaboration between key stakeholders
    16:10

    Reserved for Gold Partner

    16:30 Networking refreshments

    17:00

    Reserved for Platinum Partner

    Panel discussion
    17:20

    EU GDPR, a land of opportunity for telcos?

    •     Levelling the playing field with the OTTs
    •     Exploring new revenue opportunities in the ‘personal data economy’
    •     Understanding the impact on data services including the IoT and 5G
    Matt Yardley
    17:50

    Chair's closing remarks

    last published: 21/Jul/17 11:55 GMT