Network Virtualisation, Tuesday 26 March 2019


Organiser’s Welcome Remarks

Nitin Mahajan

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Natasak Rodjanapiches

Host Opening Keynote Address: Accelerating Thailand’s digital economy

  • An overview of Thailand’s digital economy masterplan
  • What new ICT technologies is Thailand looking to invest in?
  • Opportunities for collaboration and partnership: How is the government looking to partner with solution providers

Dell EMC Keynote Address

Panel discussion

Opening Keynote Panel – A vision for tomorrow: Digital transformation for 2020 and beyond

With the advent of 5G and proliferation of IoT devices, the telecoms industry is at a turning point. Businesses and industries are impacted by digitalisation, driven by faster connectivity and higher bandwidth services as the crucial backbone.
  • Tapping into AI, big data, IoT – What new opportunities do they present in diversifying revenue streams and creating better products and experiences for customers?
  • How are operators leveraging on new hardware and software to achieve long-term efficiency gains and greater flexibility?
  • How are operators planning to overcome the challenge of legacy IT platforms and architecture to build digital capabilities?
  • Future gazing: What is your vision for the post-2020 landscape?

Morning Refreshments & Exhibition Visit


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Case Study - TCTS

Panel discussion
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PANEL: Ushering in the next era of telecoms with SDN & NFV

Virtualisation and software-defined technologies are replacing traditional hardware and network infrastructure. How can operators make use of its benefits as a key differentiator?
  • What will be the most significant impact of software-centric networks and NFV on the organisation?
  • Key developments in carrier virtualisation
  • Understanding the limits of SDN in carrier networks
  • Ensuring interoperability
  • Operational and organisational changes necessary to realise the benefits of virtualisation
  • Examining shifting business models and new opportunities as virtualisation efforts mature

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

Derrick Ong
Network Virtualisation

Case Study: Singtel

Paul Brittain
Network Virtualisation

Agile Automation for the Cloud Native World

While a “boil-the-ocean” approach may promise impressive savings from the vast $1-2Tn annual CSPs Network OpEx spend, an agile approach based achievable, iterative steps will deliver more reliable results. Building on the bedrock of strong declarative models for config and lifecycle management, plus always-on instrumentation, work with your Ops team to structure phased automation projects that address the problems they encounter day-to-day.
Raden Kurnia Supriadi
Network Virtualisation

Overcoming challenges in NFV adoption

  • Challenges to realise the benefits purported by NFV and SDN
  • Becoming a true digital service provider
    • How to shorten the transformation process
    • Achieving real monetisation of SDN/NFV investments
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Overcoming challenges in NFV adoption

Operator Case Studies

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Realising NFV/SDN in the mobile telco network

  • How to realize the NFV/SDN in the commercial mobile network
  • Delivering service agility using NFV technology
  • Architecture revolution toward a simplified NFV/SDN
Simon Delord
Network Virtualisation

SDN/NFV Opportunities and Challenges: A real-life use case of SDN/NFV for a large enterprise customer in APAC

  • How SDN and NFV can be used to meet customer business requirements?
  • What are some real life and concrete challenges associated with such deployments?
  • What are some of the key learnings and recommendations for those technologies moving forward?
Chris Rezentes
Network Virtualisation

The road to virtualisation: A case study

  • What are the drivers for NFV and SDN development?
  • What are the initial challenges in virtualisation and how were they overcome?
  • Sharing of deployment experience and impact on operations

Networking Refreshments & Exhibition Visit

Chee Keong Foong

Formulating regulatory frameworks for the future

  • Trends in telecommunications regulations
  • What do regulatory changes mean for industry and consumers?
  • What policies are needed to ensure continual investment in broadband infrastructure and development of the global internet economy?
Matthew Sturgess

Preparing for tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges

  • What are the main threats facing the telecommunications industry?
  • How has the security landscape and what are the new emerging threats?
  • New privacy issues and implications to consider in the age of IoT
  • Developing a technology roadmap focused on cybersecurity applications for IoT
Panel discussion

Closing Keynote Plenary: Securing Global Network Infrastructure

With digital technologies gaining widespread adoption and driving innovation across industry verticals, the security landscape has evolved. This session looks at the new breed of threats and how telecom operators are planning to manage digital risks on their infrastructure.
  • How has the security landscape evolved and what are the new emerging threats?
  • As cyberthreats increase in frequency, scale and complexity, how is the industry working together to ensure security across the network on each layer?
  • How is the industry addressing challenges of data ownership and privacy?
  • With the diversification of portfolio, how have carriers integrate security services into their offerings and monetise added security services?
last published: 15/Feb/19 08:15

Network Virtualisation, Wednesday 27 March 2019


Organiser’s Welcome Remarks


Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Erik Meijer

Embracing a new wave of digitalisation: Deutsche Telekom’s journey

  • What are major steps that Deutsche Telekom has taken into digitalisation?o Transformation into a platform business modelo Challenges of digitalisation and how to overcome them?
  • How has Deutsche Telekom tapped into new technologies?o Application of AI, machine learning, blockchain technologies
  • Building an agile and innovative culture – What are the new ways to foster this culture

Keynote Address by VMWare


Fireside Chat: Scaling Netflix through Partnerships

  • How are media consumption patterns in Asia evolving? What are the opportunities arising from these changing patterns?
  • Which markets are the biggest sources of growth over the next few years?
  • Examining the importance of OTTs and telco partnerships
  • Content quality in an on-demand age – How to future proof service quality
Frank Sliwka

Leveraging on Asia’s booming eSports industry

  • Overview of the esports market landscape in Southeast Asia
  • Key factors behind the gaming boom in this region
  • What roles can telcos play in scaling up e-sports, content creation and distribution within the broader gaming ecosystem?
  • Strategies to connect and engage with millennial consumers

Exhibition Visit & Morning Refreshments


Roundtable 1: Cambodia


Roundtable 3: Indonesia


Roundtable 6: Myanmar


Roundtable 7: Philippines

Joel Lumanlan, Vice President, Smart Communications Inc

Roundtable 8: Thailand


Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch


Ron Isom
Network Virtualisation

Understanding ONF’s Curated Portfolio of Projects

  • ONF’s new operator ratified “reference designs”
  • How can emerging markets take advantage of the work done by the community in their networks?
  • New business models for vendors
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Case Study

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Case Study


Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

Network Security & Data Privacy

Agus F Abdillah
Network Virtualisation

Securing your networks in the age of IoT

  • Assessing network readiness for present and future cyberattacks
  • What are the current gaps and how can the industry address this collectively?o New expectations that customers have of service providerso Are there new business opportunities for operators?
  • Ways to secure your network for IoT
Angel Redoble
Network Virtualisation

Devising a robust cybersecurity strategy

  • New types of cybersecurity risks to data, applications and networks
  • Strategic initiatives to improve cybersecurity
  • Addressing gaps in the cyber-readiness of telco operators
Kari Laumann
Network Virtualisation

The privacy dilemma: how to pursue business objectives AND take care of customer data

Cloud & Edge Computing

Network Virtualisation

Cloud 2.0 – New business models with edge computing

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Evolution of cloud infrastructure for wholesale carriers


Close of Telecoms World Asia 2019. See you next year!

last published: 15/Feb/19 08:15


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