AGENDA DAY 2

Telecoms World Middle East Conference day 2

REGENERATING THE TELECOM ECOSYSTEM

Panel discussion
09:00

CEO Keynote Panel: The new telecom ecosystem – where do telcos fit in?

  •     Uncovering the new digital ecosystem
  •     Identifying the new stakeholders – IT, banking, payments, content providers
  •     Endorsing healthy competition in the industry
  •     Engaging with the customer centred paradigm to remain relevant
Mark Britt
09:20

Keynote: OTTs – friend or foe?

  •     Collaborating and building relationships with OTTs
  •     Partnerships or compete? 
  •     Turning free riders into customers
  •     Recouping large network investment through strategic relationships 
  •     Demanding quality, service and profits
  •     Understanding OTT distribution needs
  •     How can regulation bring change?
Panel discussion
09:40

Keynote Panel: Regulating the new world of telecommunications

  •     Discovering the new role for regulators in the telco ecosystem 
  •     Embracing the data revolution
  •     Securing billions of connected devices 
  •     Encouraging innovation with a long-term regulation strategy  
  •     Understanding the new era of partnerships and collaboration
  •     Regtech for 5G and IoT 
Panel discussion
10:00

Keynote Panel: Reacting to the role of MVNOs in the mobile landscape

  •     Discovering the advantages and opportunities that MVNOs bring
  •     Focusing on network strength 
  •     Reaching new market segments, specific consumer groups and niches
  •     Diversifying without changing your core values
  •     Building a win-win partnership through commercialising low-end offers
  •     Constructing cross-industry partnerships 
10:20

Keynote: Cloudscape: claiming a seat at the table

  •     Should telcos be cloud providers or cloud enablers? 
  •     Driving the virtualisation of the industry in the digital market
  •     Investing in cloud research and development
  •     Accessing and securing cloud data with cloud-ops 
  •     Meeting governmental policy objectives with cloudscape
  •     Developing a culture of smart people for the smart world Enquire to sponsor
10:30

Networking break

10:40

Morning tea

11.20 Streams begin: attendees can visit any of the conferences below

CARRIERS WORLD MIDDLE EAST 2017

TELECOMS WORLD MIDDLE EAST 2017

TELECOMS WORLD MIDDLE EAST 2017

MEETING ON THE SILK ROAD

FINANCE & INVESTMENT

REGULATION

11:20

Panel:

    ctivity between Europe, Africa, India and Asia provides the opportunity for carriers to be the key gateway. With China and Europe being key players in TMT, the opportunity for wholesale carriers to collaborate on the Silk Road and be a key player in building the bridge of connectivity, is now at its greatest. 
  •     Leveraging revenue and growth through interconnectivity
  •     Sharing infrastructure and collaborating in the silk road initiative 
  •     Seeking attractive partnerships investment incentives along the silk road
  •     Unlocking the potential of Iran; the new hub of connectivity between Central Asia, Pakistan, Turkey and Europe 
  •     Finding alternative terrestrial transit routes through Eurasia 
  •     Discovering where the opportunities lie
11:20

Revitalising your company with M&A

  •     Focusing on strength and expertise whilst tapping into unfamiliar markets
  •     Developing a M&A strategy
  •     Acquihiring in the new era
  •     Offering a one-stop-shop for your consolidated customer base
  •     Mitigating churn and expanding service offerings with M&A
  •     Striking the right balance with the regulators
11:20

Role of the regulator

  •     The growing role of the regulator in the new era
  •     Being technologically neutral
  •     Embracing innovation
  •     Creating a level playing field 
11:40

Developing a future proof digital strategy with partnerships

  •     Collaborating with third parties in a digital world 
  •     Understanding the different approaches to partner 
  •     Building services ready for digitisation 
  •     Leveraging the most cutting edge technological developments 
  •     Ensuring digital services investments and partnerships coexist with the traditional telco business
11:40

Unravelling the privacy v personalisation paradox

  •     Providing a clear scope for telco innovation
  •     Personalisation vs privacy
  •     Dealing with the upsurge in data collection
  •     Embracing the data opportunity
  •     Adapting regional data laws to the new era of data collection 
Ahmed Nour, Head Customer Experience & Service Transformation, Vodafone Qatar
12:00

Investing through mobile network sharing

  •     Discovering active and passive network sharing
  •     Understanding the importance of the pricing model
  •     Incorporating existing 2G and 3G networks for 4G/LTE success 
  •     Debating the issues and advantages of contracts within network sharing  
12:00

Regulation for the device explosion

  •     Building an environment fostering growth 
  •     Creating a revolutionary platform for innovation and enterprise
  •     Nurturing innovation with a flexible and agile regulatory strategy 
  •     Constructing a long-term regulatory plan to create a technological hub 
12:10

Identifying new markets in the sky

  •     Utilising telco networks inflight 
  •     Building strong partnerships in competitive environments 
  •     Discovering success stories 
  •     Identifying the opportunity for operators
12:10

Regtech for the future

  •     Utilising predictive robotics to solve regulatory issues proactively 
  •     Creating a agile and flexible system to analyse data and prepare reports 
  •     Building AI for a future proof regulatory framework
  •     Measuring and assessing regulatory concerns Enquire to sponsor 
12:20

Networking Bingo

12:20

Roundtables

1. Ensuring QoE through improved network services

5. Collaborating your services to offer a complete content delivery platform

6. Becoming successful in new and unfamiliar markets

3. Building infrastructure ready for opportunistic investment and innovation

Reserved for GBi

7. Redefining customer experience with chatbots and seamless touchpoints

Justin Reilly, Head Customer Experience Innovation, Verizon Fios

4. Developing Regtech to deal with the device explosion

8. Engaging with market verticals in the modern TMT sector

13:00

Networking lunch

CREATING THE FUTURE WITH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

EMERGING MARKETS

CYBERSECURITY

14:20

Panel:

    now imperative for wholesale carriers to look to the future in order to be successful in an increasingly competitive business environment. Supporting traditional revenue streams whilst embracing the new, innovative services is key to success. 
  •     Building a diverse service portfolio with innovation 
  •     Shifting to a IT service organisation focusing on the customer 
  •     Implementing revolutionary technology
  •     Discussing emerging technology for wholesale carriers
  •     Debating the opportunities to invest in wholesale
  •     Driving innovation with M2M and mission-critical devices
  •     Creating seamless connectivity through the cloud 
  •     Combating the growing cyber-security threat
  •     Acknologing the importance of start-ups in the technology innovation eco-system
14:20

Panel: Driving the future of telecoms through emerging markets

  •     Determining lucrative opportunities in emerging markets
  •     Exploring the key regions and hubs
  •     Identifying the service supermarket
  •     Examples: mobile, money, broadband, cloud, content, media 
  •     Regulation as an innovation opener 
14:20

Debating the international and regional standards

  •     Formulating a combined plan to counter the new era of cyber attacks
  •     Identifying the emerging risk
  •     Proactive protection from the entire value chain
  •     Complying with the regulation in the new space of IoT  
  •     Discussing the significant effects of a security breach
14:40

Stimulating digital inclusion

  •     Bridging the gap to the disconnected 
  •     Providing access to opportunities in a digital age
  •     Identifying key markets and regions 
  •     Developing networks and cable construction for the under-connected  
14:40

Redefining security for the IoT era

  •     Preparing a secure platform before the 2020 explosion 
  •     Identifying and managing the weak spots of an all-encompassing IoT network
  •     Embedding security into future innovative services
  •     Understanding how much personal data will be online during the IoT era
  •     Wearable technology – the new hidden threat
15:00

Discovering the right markets in the right places

  •     Building relationships in emerging markets
  •     How M&A could be an successful alternative 
  •     Investing exactly where it matters
  •     How the regulation can assist emerging markets with reward
  •     Determining the value of certain geos; Middle East, South East Asia and Africa 
15:00

Protecting customer data

  •     Building a secure data strategy
  •     Utilising big data securely 
  •     Becoming proactive over reactive
  •     Analysing the importance of implementing an automated threat intelligence systems 
  •     Assessing and improving your system
  •     Exploring behavioural trends to identify security breaches   
15:10

Establishing a presence in an emerging market

  •     Deciding whether to go alone or partner with an established on-the-ground provider
  •     Creating effective and flexible commercial programs in various markets
  •     Connecting with Lowering latency and reinforcing resiliency
  •     Implementing with efficiency and effectiveness
15:10

Protecting billions of devices

  •     Transforming the challenge into an opportunity
  •     Protecting critical infrastructure 
  •     Managing devices and communications through predictive analytics
  •     Detecting stealthy and sophisticated advanced threats
  •     Lessons learnt from international DDoS attacks on IoT devices Reserved for Stormshield

PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATION

VOLTE

EVERYTHING ON DEMAND

15:20

Panel:

    prises, new media services and OTTs are gaining traction in providing services to customers throughout the world. Prioritising funds throughout the organisation involves key investments, partnerships and collaboration. How can wholesale carriers create a strong portfolio of products, services and partnerships? 
  •     Understanding how SME partnerships can make you stand out from the crowded wholesale landscape 
  •     Providing services meeting demands and expectations
  •     Improving relationships with OTTs and MVNOs
  •     Focusing on quality of services through effective collaboration
  •     Providing a platform for innovation with international connectivity 
  •     Acquiring and partnering with new companies in different industries
  •     Consolidating vs competing 
  •     Partnering to deliver on digitalisation
15:20

Panel: Deploying a service with coverage, capacity and roaming

  •     Ensuring that LTE is everywhere at all times
  •     Protecting voice revenues with interoperability, interconnectivity and roaming 
  •     Demanding a competitive and flexible model to better compete with OTTs
  •     Dealing with the increase in security threats
  •     Ensuring QoE
Gaurav Thaney, General Manager 4G, LTE Business & Products, Reliance Jio
15:20

Building a future proof CDN infrastructure

  •     Structuring your people and culture in a future proof strategy 
  •     Leveraging the cloud to overcome investment challenges
  •     Migrating to an integrated IP delivery infrastructure 
  •     Merging IPTV and OTT in a hybrid platform 
15:40

Capitalising on VoLTE in the VoIP space

  •     Offering VoLTE as the better alternative 
  •     Improving services for the demanding consumer
  •     Offering better quality of calls through improved networks
  •     Maximising network capabilities and speeding up the deployment of LTE based innovation services
15:40

Who is the media owner?

  •     Emergence of telcos as CDNs
  •     Owning exclusive content and media 
  •     Revamping marketing to engage customers 
  •     Ensuring content monetisation 
  •     Dedicating your strategy to brand promotion and exposure 
  •     Socialising your digital properties
  •     Should telcos be paying for content? 
16:00

Deploying VoWIFI to support your VoLTE service

  •     Taking advantage of the VoWIFI opportunity
  •     Dismantling the role of landlines
  •     Deploying hot-spots for your customers
  •     Providing an out-of-data service
  •     Monetising the WIFI space with customer loyalty and reward
  •     VoWIFI; competing or complimenting VoLTE? 
  •     Leveraging cloud and virtualisation for virtual VoLTE
16:00

Capitalising on the latest innovations in content delivery

  •     Differentiating in the digital ecosystem
  •     Experimenting streaming with 4K delivery and VR
  •     Taking the challenges for OTT TV 
  •     Multicast vs unicast in providing content 
  •     Offering online gaming as a revenue stream and having the capacity to do so
  •     Looking to the future with LTE-A and 5G broadcasts
16:10

Supporting VAS through VoLTE

  •     Developing HD voice, video calling, Wi-Fi calling, multi device and enriched calling services
  •     Providing an end to end service for customers
  •     Guaranteeing full device interoperability 
  •     Roaming as an effective revenue stream 
  •     Discovering content sharing during callsReserved for ResponseTek 
16:10

Coping with the magnitude of content and media the customer demands

  •     Providing a seamless service at speed and scale 
  •     Creating intelligent content through tracking and analysing
  •     Utilising cloud and elasticity to effectively manage CDN 
  •     Incorporating cloudDVR into your content strategy
  •     Sharing content in the new eraEnquire to sponsor 
16:20

End of conference day two

last published: 12/Jun/17 10:05 GMT