Rob van den Dam | Global Telecom Industry Leader
IBM Institute for Business Value | Netherlands

Rob van den Dam, Global Telecom Industry Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value

Rob van den Dam is the Global Telecom Industry Leader at the IBM Institute for Business Value. He leads strategic thought leadership in telecommunications and is a contributor to IBM's global telecom strategy. He develops future agenda's, industry outlooks and business value realization studies. He has 25 years of experience in the telecom industry and has worked in a range of advisory and implementation roles for major telecommunications, media and government organizations.
Recent work includes future scenario planning, digital transformation, Internet of Things, big data and customer experience. Rob periodically presents at major industry conferences, such as Total Telecom Festival, Digiworld, CommunicAsia, ITU World, GSMA Mobile Asia, IBC and BroadcastAsia. He has published multiple articles in, amongst others, the Annual Review of Communications, Jnl of Telecommunications Management, Telecom Asia and Total Telecom Magazine.
Rob graduated at the Delft University in Aerospace Engineering (with honors) and got a Phd. He started his career 35 years ago at the National Aerospace Industry. Prior to joining IBM he worked for Data Sciences where he was Senior Principal and one of the founders of Data Sciences' telecommunications practice.


Conference Day One @ 11:30

What keeps CEOs awake at night?

Staying relevant in the era of disruption.

Conference Day One @ 11:50

Panel: Transforming for success – assessing the road ahead for telcos

  • Past vs present – how are telecom operators transforming their operations/business models to meet the challenges ahead?
  • Restructuring for long-term success – what are the key issues to consider, and what’s a reasonable length of “downtime” before these changes achieve payoff?
  • What are the new challenges on the horizon, and how ready are telcos to meet them?
  • Investment outlook for the telecoms landscape
    • Where will be the new sources of growth?
    • What markets and populations?

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