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DAY ONE: MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER

 

 

8:30am - 10:00am

 

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

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 today’s 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 
Taïg Khris, CEO, ONOFF Telecom
Mark Weait, VP Europe, Service Provider Group, TATA COMMUNICATIONS

1:15pm - 2:45pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

Sponsored by Sparkle

 

2:45pm – 4:00pm

 

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

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

 

Places are limited and subject to approval. Please book your seat by emailing rsvp@capacitymedia.com

 

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 day’s 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

 






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