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10:30am
CHARITY GOLF DAY
Hosted by NJFX and Tata Communications, the Capacity Europe Charity Golf Day will take place on Monday 23 October at the London Golf Club, host of the 2014 Volvo World Match play. For more information, please click here.

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1:00pm
CAPACITY EUROPE 2017 REGISTRATION OPENS


2:00pm
THE ARRIVALS LOUNGE
A pre-event meeting & networking lounge open to all attendees wanting to kick off their back to back meetings in advance.

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5:30pm
WELCOME RECEPTION

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7:30am

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

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8:30am - 9:00am
MAKING THE UK THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO INVEST  
William Priest, CEO, BDUK IN DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL, CULTURE MEDIA AND SPORT


9:00am - 9:30am
EUROPE’S DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & THE NETWORKS OF THE FUTURE

MR PEARSE O’DONOHUE, Acting Director for the Future Networks Directorate of DG Connect, EUROPEAN COMMISSION



10:30am COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

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11:30am
THE BIG CARRIER DEBATE: EXPLORING THE DRIVERS SHAPING THE EVOLVING GLOBAL CARRIER MARKET

The global carrier market has entered the digital age: with that comes new challenges, fresh competition and diversification opportunities. Join the industry leaders responsible for spearheading the adapting carrier business models and hear their views on the future of wholesale & emerging trends.


- The Decline in Voice – what diversification options are available in plugging the loss of voice revenue?  

- SDN – assessing the commerciality and functionality of Software Define Networks

- Next Generation Content Providers – what can carriers do to forge closer working relationships with gamers & broadcasters? 

- Network Security – what’s been achieved, what’s being done and what’s in the pipeline in the way of hardening networks? 

- New & emerging markets – exploring regions for future investment  


Moderator: Adrian Baschnonga, Global Lead Telecommunications Analyst, EY
Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, CEO, ORANGE INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS
Marc Halbfinger
, CEO, 
PCCW GLOBAL
Alessandro Talotta, Chairman & CEO, SPARKLE
Dan Caruso, Chairman & CEO, ZAYO GROUP


12:30pm
NETWORKING LUNCH

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2:00pm

IOT & MEETING DATA DEMANDS

Secure, reliable and high quality networks are an imperative component in the success of the IoT revolution. With revenue from traditional carrier services under pressure, IoT offers a helping hand in the way of generating new-fangled revenue opportunities. Discover what needs to be accomplished for networks to handle the levels of data IoT devices will demand. How can operators innovate their business models to develop alongside the growth in IoT applications? 

- What steps are being taken by carriers in order to upgrade their networks in anticipation?
- How can carriers take advantage of the impending IoT boom?
-  In being prepared for the surge in data from IoT devices, what benefits are available for carriers to take advantage of? 
- Who are the market leaders in providing infrastructure solutions for networks to ensure IoT success? 

Moderator: Daniel Preiskel
Senior Partner, PREISKEL & CO 
Ivan MihaljevicPresident,
 BCE NEXXIA
Michael Wheeler, EVP of Global IP Network Business Unit
NTT COMMUNICATIONS
Ignacio Garcia,  VP, Satellite & New Services Business Unit,TELEFONICA
Martijn Blanken, Group Managing Director
TELSTRA 
Stuart Evers, Group CCO, TURK TELEKOM INTERNATIONAL

3:00pm
COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

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4:00pm
CLOUD & CARRIER COLLABORATIONS: HOW ARE THEY ADMINISTERING GREATER GLOBAL INTERCONNECTIVITY? 

Cloud & carrier alliances are all objectively working towards improving traffic flow, meeting growing end-user demands and reducing bandwidth latency. By offering a special focus into these symbiotic partnerships we can begin to understand the future potential they offer in building a more cohesive network ecosystem. 
 
- Past vs Present – assessing what’s changed in the way cloud and carriers work together to secure greater global interconnectivity
- What are the common pitfalls and shortcomings in the way cloud & carriers collaborate and what does the pathway to improvement look like? 
- Case Study: What lessons can be learnt from strategic partnerships between leading global carriers with cloud providers? 
- How can we expect the way cloud & carriers co-operate to change as their objectives evolve by 2020? 

Moderator
Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BROADGROUP CONSULTING 
Rob Coupland, Managing Director EMEADIGITAL REALTY
Phillip Lawson-Shanks,  Chief Architect & VP of Innovation, 
EDGECONNEX
Eric Schwartz, President EMEA, EQUINIX
Giuliano Di Vitantonio
, CMSO, INTERXION
Vivek JhambSVP & Global Head of Connectivity BusinessVODAFONE CARRIER SERVICES


5:30pm

DRINKS RECEPTION


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8:00am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

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8:30am
MEET THE SPEAKERS OVER BREAKFAST

Benefit from face to face time with the CEOs and decision makers of international carriers, data centres and content providers. Limited availability, please RSVP to frances.booth@capacitymedia.com


9:30am
BUILDING BRIDGES: AN OPEN DISCUSSION BY CONTENT SERVICE PROVIDERS ON THEIR CARRIER PARTNERSHIPS 


We’re well-versed in the perspective of carriers when it comes to their aims and objectives from their content partnerships, but from their counterparts less so.  Hear from the content providers themselves as they divulge their side and how they see this mutually beneficial relationship progressing. 

     

- How are carriers & content providers currently working together? 

- In time, how do content providers want this relationship to evolve?  

- What network requirements do content providers need from their carrier partnerships to facilitate high quality content delivery?  

- What can carriers do to adjust the way they operate to establish a closer working relationship with content providers? 


Moderator: Stephan Beckert, VP, Strategy, TELEGEOGRAPHY
Matt Mahon,
Senior Sourcing Manager, EBAY  

Lior Levy, Head of Carrier Relations, VIBER MEDIA
Mehmet Akcin, Director of Infrastructure Planning and Acquisition, YAHOO!


11:00am

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

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11:45am

DEPLOYING SDN FOR THE CARRIER’S COMMERCIAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURE


As the industry adapts to the new challenges thrust upon it, so must the legacy networks. The industry consensus points in the direction of SDN as the best pathway to upgrade the networks. With more and more carriers investing in SDN to allow their networks to be more open and flexible, what questions need to be asked to ensure SDN investments are both feasible and viable? 


- What’s already been achieved?- exploring the accomplishments in SDN deployment by carriers driving it’s roll out 

- What challenges does the implementation of software defined networks pose? 

- What steps do network operators need to take to ensure SDN functionality and guarantee SDN investments are sustainable?   

- What needs to change, both in the way we think about the networks and the way we use them for SDN installation for them to be operational?

Moderator: Caroline ChappellPrinciple AnalystANALYSYS MASON
George SloanVPAT&T GLOBAL CONNECTION MANAGEMENT
Eric Gillenwater, VP & Head of US and Europe, AIRTEL BUSINESS
Rajiv DattaCOOCOLT TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 
Carl Roberts, CCO, EPSILON
Matthew FinnieGroup CTO & EVP Cloud Services
INTEROUTE



12:45pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

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2:15pm

CONFIDENCE, INNOVATION & LEADERSHIP

The Confidence, Leadership & Innovation Report 2017 is an exclusive annual global research study monitoring the most important issues affecting senior executives within the international telecoms wholesale arena. Building on five years of insight, the results reveal strategic priorities, assessments of the industry, and innovation and leadership style. The full results will be discussed at Capacity Europe 2017, with a group of senior executives from both the carrier and OTT arena examining the latest market trends to affect the global marketplace.

ModeratorAlan Burkitt-GrayExecutive EditorCAPACITY MEDIA AND GLOBAL TELECOMS BUSINESS  
Eduardo Guardincerri, CMO, International Wholesale Services, TELEFÓNICA
Tim Passingham, Vice President, Wholesale, COLT TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Brent Duncan, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Global IP Network, NTT COMMUNICATIONS
Tom Homer, Managing Director EMEA, TELSTRA GLOBAL ENTERPRISE & SERVICES
Adrian Shatku, CEO, UNIFI COMMUNICATIONS

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3:15pm

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

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4:00pm

ADVANCING WOMEN IN TELCO

Unearthing the obstacles to increasing diversity in the workplace remains a core objective of Advancing Women in Telco. Advancing Women in Telco at Capacity Europe 2017 sets to gather leading figureheads in the telecoms market together to open up debate around the schemes and movements’ Telco’s have undertaken to promote both women and diversity in the industry. The session will have a dedicated Q&A session in order to knowledge share and explore the successes & failures these movements have faced and overcome.


ModeratorAlan Burkitt-GrayExecutive EditorCAPACITY MEDIA AND GLOBAL TELECOMS BUSINESS  
Keri Gilder, VP & General Manager, CIENA
Stephanie Lynch-HabibCMO
COLT
Mardia van der Walt (Niehaus)SVP for International Carrier Sales & SolutionsDEUTSCHE TELEKOM ICSS
Gagun Gahir
Regional Manager Voice EMEAA
TELSTRA



4:45pm

DRINKS RECEPTION

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6:15pm

GLOBAL CARRIER AWARDS 2017






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8:30am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

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10:00am

CYBERSECURITY: THREATS & OPPORTUNITIES FOR TELECOM OPERATORS 

The telecom sector finds itself both the direct target and the unwitting conduit of cyber-attacks that are wreaking havoc on businesses and consumers. Drawing on real world case studies, this presentation will look at how the telecom sector is bearing up against cyber threats compared to other sectors of industry. It looks at how telecom operators can better prepare their infrastructure and organizational processes against cyber threats and how they can leverage their unique position in the market to drive revenues from cyber security services. 


Patrick Donegan, Founder & Principal Analyst, HARDENSTANCE





10:30am

REALISING THE REPERCUSSIONS: HOW AWARE ARE WE OF THE IMPACT OF A NETWORK BREACH ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY?

An attack on one network, is an attack on all networks. With the threat of a network breach escalating it exacerbates the potential breach ramifications. The more interconnected the world becomes the more we depend on the networks that support global connectivity, making the networks more vulnerable to attack. A network breach causes huge implications to a company’s internal disposition and the external PR nightmare that follows suit, but what are the wider reaching impacts from a socio-economic and political standpoint? 


- How conscious are we of the cost to the economy and society in realising the extremity of an attack?

- How guilty are we of turning a blind eye to the implications that could materialise?  

- In the wake of recent high profile attacks, what strategic decisions should network operators make and how can they safeguard their networks?   

- Which network routes appear to be the most vulnerable to attack and what is it about them that attracts the attacker’s attention? 

Moderator: Matthew Whalley, Director, ILEX CONTENT STRATEGIES
Katia Gonzalez Gutierrez
Head of Fraud Prevention
BICS

Ben Von Seeger, VP Global Network Service Providers, CYXTERA TECHNOLOGIES
Mohamed Saro,
CCO, GBI
Julia Fraser, VP of Professional Service and Solution Sales, LEVEL 3
Arnd Baranowski, CEO, OCULEUS GMBH

11:15am 

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK 

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11:45am 
LEVERAGING BLOCKCHAIN TO SECURE IOT, CLOUD AND CORE NETWORKING 

David Shorthouse,
 Product Manager, GUARDTIME 



12:15pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

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1:15pm
ALLEVIATING THE THREAT: EXPLORING SOLUTIONS ON OFFER IN THE MOVE TO DELIVERING SECURE NETWORKS 

Facilitating effective solutions in protecting networks are paramount on the c-suit agenda. Historically, navigation around the network security minefield hasn’t been straightforward, but it is improving. This session will explore the pathway to delivering securer networks. 


- What are the new ground-breaking solutions on offer and what do they offer the networks in building greater levels of protection? 

- Whose driving development forwards through R&D and bringing new solutions into the marketplace?   

- What can Governments and ministerial representatives do to get involved in aiding the movement towards securer networks?  

- As operators continue to further harden the networks, what are the implications in relation to loss of network capabilities?

Moderator: Matthew Whalley, Director, ILEX CONTENT STRATEGIES
Max RoettgermannProduct Management Lead, IP & Peering International Carrier Sales & Solutions, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM ICSS

Laurence Pitt, Security Strategist EMEA ,  JUNIPER NETWORKS
Darren Grabowski, Head of Network Security Team, NTT COMMUNICATIONS

2:30pm
THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE

Open to all attendees needing further networking time to conduct final back to back meetings.

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5:30pm

END OF CAPACITY EUROPE 2017






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