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WELCOME PARTY: Monday 5 DECEMBER 2016


CAPACITY ASIA 2016 WELCOME PARTY

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DAY ONE: Tuesday 6 December 2016


8:00am
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME BREAKFAST


09:10am
OPENING KEYNOTE
WELCOME TO HONG KONG


09:20am
KEYNOTE CASE STUDY
THE RISE OF ALICLOUD AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ALLIANCE




09:50am
THE POWER OF LOCALISED CONTENT: THE KEY INGREDIENT BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF OH!K?

In the last year there has been a dramatic increase in the number of players providing OTT content. However, while the ability to deliver a high quality service remains important, many have identified localised content as the key to standing out from the increasingly crowded OTT crowd. This session will hear from the leaders behind Oh!K, one of the most dynamic and popular channels in Asia.


10:10am
THE BENEFITS OF BUNDLING: HOW ARE CARRIERS RE-DEFINING THE CONTENT AND TELCO RELATIONSHIP?

What is content without quality of service? Many can empathise with these challenges and as the content service provider market become increasingly crowded, businesses are understanding the crucial role of a good network. This session will look at one of the leaders in this field and how adoption of the bundling business model has affected them.


10:30am
MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK


11:00am
INTERVIEW: THE IDEAL PARTNERSHIP
– AN UPDATE ONE YEAR ON FROM THE LAUNCH OF HOOQ

Many telcos are moving in to the content space, taking a variety of approaches including local or exclusive content, competitive price points or certain market focuses. With rise in coalitions rising, this session will take a look at one of the most dynamic businesses and their recent focus in the growingly competitive industry space in India.


11:20am
PANEL DISCUSSION: CONTENT, CARRIERS AND COMMUNICATION – ARE WE LOOKING AT AN EXCLUSIVELY OTT FUTURE

While service providers have long hypothesised the potential in leveraging OTT services to differentiate their service, it seems that we are in an age of making these potentials a reality. While the benefits for telcos to expand their VAS are clear, how are OTTs utilising telcos to expand their reach and improve their services?

► How have carriers and OTTs worked together to further the success of their services?
► With a recent release of an OTT pirate box, how are content providers and carriers overcoming this?
► How essential is an “all – IP” infrastructure to the success of next Gen partnerships?
► What is the potential for carriers to develop themselves as digital service providers and digital service enablers? What are the benefits of each? Are we seeing more investment of one over the other?
► Overcoming the complexities and challenges of creating the ideal partnership between a carrier and an OTT – what can each party do to further enhance the conversation?


12:45pm

LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK
Sponsored by: PCCW GLOBAL




2:00pm
SECURITY PANEL DEBATE: CAN WE EVER, TRULY BE IN A SECURE POSITION

Does virtualisation simply open the door to further data breaches? Or is there a way for the technology to develop further defences?

► Recently carriers have agreed to support each other and exchange cyber security intelligence, does this mean that security is moving to the top of the priority list?
► Is security a viable service that data centres and carriers can provide?
► Can cloud service providers play a vital role in security at the network layer? Can they prove software or applications to prevent DDoS attacks?


2:45pm
CLOUD ROUNDTABLE CLINICS

Application delivery strategy – infrastructure or platform?
Open and hybrid cloud


3:30pm
COFFEE AND AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK


4:30pm
DEBATE: PUBLIC VS PRIVATE CLOUD – IS THERE A BETTER FIT FOR CARRIER CLOUD PROVIDERS?


While there are similarities between public and private based services, there seems to be common trend in terms of where carriers are investing their cloud based service. When customers are increasingly questioning performance, does network ownership ensure your service stands out from the crowd?

Is security becoming an increasingly important feature for providers of public services? Are they starting to develop Defence in Depth strategy?
Who are the leaders in public and private space?
Are we seeing a rise in hybrid cloud services? And how are they tailoring this to their customers?
Are enterprises more trusting of telco companies to provide their cloud service?
How important is the role of acquisition for carriers developing cloud strategies?


5:15pm
DAY ONE PARTY

Toast newly found business connections and catch up with clients at our Capacity Asia 2016 Day One Party sponsored by NTT COMMUNICATIONS. More details to be announced soon!


DAY TWO: Wednesday 7 December 2016


8:30am
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST




9:15am

PANEL DISCUSSION: VIRTUALISATION – WHAT ARE THE KEY STEPS TO NEXT-GEN SOFTWARE ADOPTION

Data centres are evolving beyond just necessary storage to a strategic asset to many carriers. However, what does this mean to current data centres and how must they adapt to cater for increasingly complex data requirements? With SDN and NFV rollout gaining momentum, what will the effects of these technologies have on the data centre, cloud service provider and carrier relationships?

Where is the biggest potential in virtualisation?
Who are the leaders in SDN and NFV deployment? Are both technologies necessary?
With a virtualised system, will the potential of Big Data eventually be realised?
Network virtualisation is occurring on both the carrier and data centre side, however while SDN originated as a data centre technology it does not mean that it has been rolled out in the same way for carriers, what are the steps to making SDN work fluidly between the two? Does the open-source approach provide the solution?
With the growing emphasis on hyper converged platforms (rather than traditional standalone data centre infrastructure) how are cloud providers moving towards this more agile approach?
How will NFV improve ROI?
With such new and dynamic challenges, how are carriers addressing the challenges with finding people with the right skill set?
What impact will SN have on cloud service providers?


10:00am
PANEL DISCUSSION: FROM CARRIER TO DIGITAL SERVICE PROVIDER – WILL THE INTERNET OF THINGS CHANGE THE FUNDAMENTAL FUNCTION OF CARRIERS?

Many envision an Internet of Things future, and many carriers will play an essential role in this. However, what are the fundamental elements that carriers need to include in order to deliver the instantaneous, agile system needed to deliver a future of smart cities, cars and homes?

As IoT relies heavily on constant communication, how will carriers adapt to playing in a borderless eco-system?
How can carriers digest data to improve service?
How essential is it for data centres to be software-centric to the success of IoT deployment?
How are carriers preparing their data centre assets for IoT? And how can they monetise their role in IoT?
Will the coming of 5G pose another step in the role of carriers?


10:45am
MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK


11:45am
LEGAL WORKSHOP: UNDERSTANDING THE REGULATORY CHALLENGES OF DATA HOSTING IN ASIA-PACIFIC

As more enterprises are clueing up to the benefits of the cloud, many carriers that are providing cloud services are keen to understand the demands of today and the future. This session will explore this in more detail from the enterprises themselves.

What are the main priorities for enterprises?
Which regions in Asia are carriers finding the most challenging to provide a network for?
As IT managers are faced with increased pressure from the Board to keep prices down, what role can carriers play in this?
What do carriers need to stand out from the crowd?
How can peering agreements improve customer services?
Enterprise software – how do you combine investment from the last couple of years and the future?


12:45pm
LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK


2:15pm
PRESENTATION: THE NEXT STEPS IN CLOUD INTEGRATION

How do you speed up the adoption of cloud services?
What is the current relationship between carriers and pure play cloud providers?
How can you prepare for applications as a service?
To what extent does security need to be a priority when providing cloud services?
How will further cloud adoption change the role for CIO and technology managers?
Ultimately what are the key deliverables to creating a successful cloud application?


3:30pm
HOW TO STAY AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION IN THE CLOUDSCAPE

This session will look at the carriers leading the way in cloud services. It will explore their business models, challenges and predictions for the future.


4:15pm
THE CARRIER AND THE CLOUD: WHAT WILL THE RELATIONSHIP LOOK LIKE?

Many have identified ownership of network as one of the key determining factors when choosing cloud services. However we have started to see carriers and cloud providers working together, yet with each playing to their strengths, what impact does this have on the future?

► What will this do to the carriers continuing to provide cloud services?
► How important is the network in cloud service delivery?
► How is the problem of customer ownership being addressed?
► What are the different examples of billing and pricing structures between the two businesses?


5:00pm
END OF CONFERENCE


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