DAY ONE: MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER
8:30am - 10:00am
Sponsored by Verizon
10:00am - 11:00am
PANEL DISCUSSION: WHOLESALE & ENTERPRISE CREATING PARTNERSHIPS FOR CHANGING BUSINESS NEEDS
In a time when wholesale is increasingly eyeing enterprise as a sector for growth (the industry that has often admitted to being behind its retail sibling when it comes to innovation) carriers are forced to step up their game. In todays competitive business climate, enterprises are looking for partners to not only deliver network reliability and security, but also to provide flexibility and agility to evolve international connectivity alongside their shifting demands. Gathering experience from both carriers and enterprises, this session will debate successes and failures in past partnerships and highlight future opportunities.
Moderator: Erik Kreifeldt, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY
Brendan Floyd, VP, Global Wholesale Solutions, AT&T PARTNER SOLUTIONS
Adel Bazerghi, President, BCE NEXXIA A BELL CANADA COMPANY
Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW GLOBAL
Martijn Blanken, Group MD & Chief Customer Officer of Global Enterprise & Services (GES), TELSTRA
11:00am - 11:30am
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
11:30am - 12:30pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: VIRTUAL SECURITY WE KNOW IT IS IMPORTANT, BUT WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Operators are under constant threat and attacks change daily. With the inevitable virtualisation of networks, the potential target for hackers only seems to increase. Constant vigilance and flexible multi-faceted solutions are required to ensure data security and safeguard uninterrupted services.
Moderator: Adrian Baschnonga, Global Lead Telecommunications Analyst, EY
Guus van Es, General Manager Security Consulting Worldwide, BT
Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, CEO, ORANGE INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS
12:30pm - 1:15pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: FROM COMMUNICATION TO CLOUD HOW TO STAY AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION IN THE CLOUDSCAPE
A recent global survey of CIO-buying intentions conducted by data storage vendor Western Digital reveals that 61% of major enterprises are holding or increasing their spend on cloud budgets this year. The convergence of telcos and ICT is an undeniable trend in the industry and while many carriers have aggressively moved into this space, with intentions of seeing it as a new revenue stream, it is no longer enough to provide Infrastructure-as-a-service. Carriers need to guarantee the quality and performance of cloud services end to- end (and much more) to stay ahead of the curve, yet does the carrier market lack the expertise to make this a reality?
Moderator: Eddie Adnan Jamil, MD, UNIVERSAL CALL
Anthony Rossabi, MD, Colocation & Connectivity, DIGITAL REALTY
Layne Levine, Chief Revenue Officer, GTT
Michael Wheeler, EVP, Global IP Network, NTT COMMUNICATIONS
Conor Carroll, SVP, Europe & Americas, Service Provider Group, TATA COMMUNICATIONS
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Sponsored by Sparkle
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION by invitation only
In cooperation with our thought leadership partner TELSTRA
CONNECTING CAPABILITIES: TO WHAT EXTENT CONNECTEDNESS CAN BE USED TO ACHIEVE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The world is being fundamentally changed by connections, thanks in large part to advances in computer processing speeds, broadband Internet access and the creation of robust digital platforms. Telstra, in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit, is releasing a study entitled 'Connecting Capabilities' which will explore how companies are harnessing their connectedness to transform themselves digitally. This study will provide you with a benchmark against how your customers can measure themselves, both on an industry- as well as country-basis. It will:
- Index to what extent connectedness can be used to achieve digital transformation;
- Explore the opportunity to rank industries and countries according to their digital connectedness;
- Describe what a digitally transformed company looks like in different industries as a result of greater connectedness;
- Gain a better understanding of the challenges that companies in Asia Pacific face in achieving a digital transformation.
Presenter: Martijn Blanken, Group MD & Chief Customer Officer of Global Enterprise & Services (GES), TELSTRA
Moderator: Jason McGee-Abe, News and Content Editor, CAPACITY & GLOBAL TELECOMS BUSINESS
4:00pm - 4:30pm
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
Sponsored by Telekom Malaysia
5:30pm - 7:00pm
WE LOVE MONDAYS DRINKS RECEPTION
We know Mondays can be hard work, but with music in the air and a drink in hand whilst catching up with your colleagues on the days progress or toasting to newly formed partnerships, it has got the potential to turn into the best day of the week.
Sponsored by NTT Communications