Dates announced: 3 - 5 November 2014 , Amsterdam
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Capacity Europe 2013 was a resounding success with an impressive 1051 attendees, representing 364 companies and 71 countries, seeing a whopping 29% growth from last year.
Going into its 14th year, Capacity Conferences is proud to announce new dates for Capacity Europe 2014 are 3-5 November. We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam.
Key Highlights from Capacity Europe 2013
Magnus Lindkvist, Celebrity Futurologist and Opening Speaker
Capacity Europe 2013 had an explosive opening with internationally acclaimed trendspotter Magnus Lindkvist, who challenged our conceptions of the future and the next ‘X.’
He began by outlining the fractured wholesale industry model, with the clear message that carriers need to create or compete to survive in this space.
Advocating the latter, Lindkvist moved to demonstrate the need to break through linear thought processes and encourage exponential development. “When I was growing up, we thought the future would bring us flying cars and instead we got a Korean man dancing to ‘Gangnam Style’ ” demonstrating that the future is impossible to predict.
Keynote Panel Discussion: The Explosive Debate between Carriers and OTT players
The fiery keynote panel discussion brought to the foreground the troubled relationship between carriers and OTT players and began with a controversial statement from David Temkin, Director of Network Architecture from NETFLIX who claimed ‘without content there is no need for a network.’
The carriers, including Alexandre Pébereau, ORANGE, Holger Magnussen, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM ICSS and Cengiz Oztelcan, TURK TELEKOM INTERNATIONAL, hit back by maintaining that both industries relied on each other to exist and that a more balanced business model was needed in order to find a mutually beneficial and sustainable arrangement.