DAY ONE

Total Telecom Congress Day 1

08:00 Registration opens

Tony Poulos

08:50 Chair's opening address

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn
09:00

Embracing and adapting to the digital future

Yogesh Malik
09:10

Strategies for delivering digital business models

Kaan Terzioğlu
09:20

Creating the economies of the future

Bruno Zerbib
09:30

Digital disruption as an incumbent opportunity

Panel discussion
09:40

KEYNOTE PANEL

     After our keynote interviews our CxOs will join a panel where we will explore some of the key issues telcos face in delivering digital transformation including:
  •     How should the telco evolve in the digital society?
  •     Transforming into a digital service provider
  •     The role of NFV and SDN in digital transformation
  •     Building agile, intelligent and responsive networks
  •     Enabling cross-sector digitisation
  •     Dealing with legacy in a digital age 
George Nazi
10:10

Capturing the Promise of the Pervasive Network

        In the years ahead, communications services providers have the opportunity to become digital telcos, capturing the promise of the Pervasive Network… the increasing ubiquity of connectivity through devices, sensors and the Internet of Things. To realize this opportunity, CSPs must undertake a significant transformation:
  • Building next-generation platforms and SDN/NFV-powered ecosystems that use an API-driven environment to allow multivendor open automation, while deploying DevOps and Agile methodologies to ensure greater success.
  • Fostering the capability to develop and launch new consumer-facing services around IoT integrations, 5G and NFV, along with internal services that rapidly improve operational efficiency within the CSP itself.
  • Creating and managing agile operations that take advantage of advanced tools to enable real-time service delivery and create the ultimate customer experience, using the smallest operational footprint. 
10:30

Speed networking

10:50 Networking refreshments

FINANCE & INVESTMENT

5G

DATA

Track 2
11:20

5G, where are we now?

- 5G and the IoT – exploring use cases
- 2017, the year of 5G: What can we learn from the early trials?
- Exploring 5G access architectures, from C-RAN to Massive MIMO
- Collaborative business models
- What are the products and services that are going to require 5G networks?
 
Track 3
11:20

Data is the new oil: Infrastructure needs of the data explosion

- Exploring the growing importance of data centre capacity in a digital world
- Enabling digital transformation from the data centre
- Understanding the ecosystem
- Providing capacity for cloud, IaaS, and other emerging digital services
- Moving up the IT value chain
 
Track 1
11:50

Evolving your business with strategic M&A

- How can telcos accelerate innovation and growth with targeted M&A?
- Identifying growth industries and technologies
 
Track 2
11:50

Winning the race: How T-Mobile USA will deliver a nationwide 5G network by 2020

- Exploring T-Mobile USA’s 5G deployment plans
- Spectrum requirements of ‘true 5G’
- 5G devices – beyond the smartphone
 
Track 3
11:50

Digital transformation in a data-driven economy

- Reimagining the telco in the data economy
- Understanding how data can revolutionise business processes
- Data as the foundation of telco digital transformation
- Seizing IoT and big data opportunities with data 

 
Rikke Helms, Managing Director, Industry, Global Telecommunications, Microsoft
Track 1
12:10

Reserved for event partner

Track 2
12:10

Operationalizing 5G: digital network operating model; capabilities to be successful

Gianluca Noya, Senior Management Consulting Executive, Accenture Network Practice, Communications Media and Technology, Accenture

ROUNDTABLES: INVESTMENT STRATEGIES AND BUSINESS MODELS

13:10 Lunch & networking

REGULATION

VIRTUALISATION

EDGE CLOUD

Track 1
14:20

How can legislation keep up with the pace of technological change?

- How can telcos work with regulators to ensure they capitalise on emerging technologies?
- Regulatory models for a rapidly evolving, digital economy
 
Moderator: James Allen, Partner, Analysys Mason Limited
Regis Turrini, Head of Regulation and Strategy, Altice Group
Track 2
14:20

Taking virtualisation from boardroom hype to the centre of your strategy

- How can telcos deliver virtualisation?
- Progress report: What have been the key developments in the last 12 months?
- Overcoming the problems legacy networks are posing
 
Track 3
14:20

Why edge cloud is vital for a digital world

- Where does the edge need to be to enable next generation products and services?
- Edge cloud as key to realising 5G and the IoT
- Can the deployment cost barrier be overcome?
- Business models for edge cloud
- Creating the right ecosystem
 
Track 1
14:50

Optimising spectrum regulation in the 5G era

- How does spectrum regulation need to change to facilitate 5G development?
- How can we balance spectrum across diverse stakeholders?
- How do governments socioeconomic ambitions affect the development of mobile networks and technologies?
- How important is "network diversity"? Do we need to be wary of a 4G/5G "monoculture"?
 
Dean Bubley, Founder, Disruptive Analysis
Track 2
14:50

Reimagining the telco: What does a truly virtualised telco look like?

- Exploiting SDN and NFV to deliver new products and services
- Transitioning to a software-based company
- x-as-a-Service
- How virtualised can a telco really become?
 
Track 3
14:50

Bringing the data centre to the small cell

- Edge cloud and small cell architectures
- What products and services can edge computing deliver?
 
Track 1
15:10

Reserved for event partner

Track 2
15:10

Reserved for event partner

Track 3
15:10

Reserved for event partner

BUSINESS MODELS

IoT & M2M

CLOUD SERVICES

Track 1
15:30

Learning from lean operating models

- Exploring the innovations and strategies of low-cost disruptors
- How do low-cost entrants impact the markets they operate in?
- Network sharing
- MVNO models

 
Moderator: Tim Miller, Partner, Plum Consulting LLP
Jaime Pla, CEO, Suop
Grażyna Piotrowska-Oliwa, CEO, Virgin Media Poland
Track 2
15:30

Industrial IoT, the key to delivering value in the digital economy?

- IIoT as key to revolutionising productivity in a digital world
- Exploring the telco’s role in the IIoT and how they can capture value
- Private cellular networks
- IIoT business models
- The role of eSIM
 
Michiel Huisken, Director Internet of Things, T-Mobile Netherlands
Track 3
15:30

Capturing value in the cloud space

- Can the telco compete with established cloud providers?
- Building agile and flexible services
- UCaaS as a key revenue stream
 
Moderator: Tom Rebbeck, Research Director, Analysys Mason Limited
Track 1
16:00

The value of partnerships

- Where should telcos partner with Online Service Providers?
- What are the areas of the telco business which could benefit most?
- What type of benefits can be expected?
 
Bruno Mamer, Manager Telecoms, EMEA Strategic Relationships, Google
Track 3
16:00

Understanding the role of the cloud in digital transformation

- Cloud infrastructure and services as key to delivering digitisation
- Delivering digital transformation for your customers
- Exploring the network requirements 
 
Track 1
16:20

Reserved for event partner

Track 2
16:20

Reserved for event partner

Track 3
16:20

Reserved for event partner

16:30 Networking refreshments

CLOSING KEYNOTES

17:00

Reserved for Platinum Event Partner

Panel discussion
17:20

Digital disruption in emerging markets

  •     Delivering digital transformation in emerging markets
  •     Digital products and services
  •     Business model innovation
  •     Seizing the ‘no legacy’ advantage

17:50 Chair's closing remarks

18:00 Networking drinks reception

last published: 18/Sep/17 14:05 GMT