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DAY THREE: Wednesday 20 November 2013 - CONSOLIDATION & WHOLESALE COLLABORATION

9:00am Breakfast and coffee

10:00am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: PROTECTING YOUR DIGITAL LIFE: NEW THREATS- NEW SOLUTIONS

 Chema Alonso, CEO, ELEVEN PATHS A TELEFONICA COMPANY

Join us for an explosive opening to day 3 as renowned security expert Chema Alonso, provides a unique insight into radical innovation in security product development. Security is a critical topic in the digital world. New threats emerge out of exploding use of BYOD, cloud computing and smart devices, bringing with them online fraud and E-crime. As threats become more sophisticated, data integrity is critical to smooth sailing.

10:20am ANALYST PRESENTATION: CONSOLIDATION IN THE WHOLESALE  MARKET

In the context of declining margins and a rapidly changing wholesale ecosystem, developing scale through consolidation has become a key mechanism to retain and grow value in the wholesale business. The impact of this market consolidation will be addressed, focussing on achieving efficiencies and economies of scale while countering the commoditization of wholesale services.

Speaker: David James, Principal Analyst, Wholesale Telecoms, OVUM

10.40am Morning coffee break and networking opportunity

11:40am KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: WHOLESALE PARTNERING FOR COMPLEX SERVICE PORTFOLIO'S

• Assessing the rise of pragmatic wholesale partnerships
• Differentiating through a diversified commodity service offering
- discussing the evolution of channels to serve the customer and achieve broader segment coverage
- managing complex service portfolio’s through partnership models
• Overcoming challenges to achieve optimal partnership frameworks
- finding the right partner: leveraging business strengths
• Creating interoperability between carriers
- assessing the development and potential of automated Ethernet services, VPN and IP
• Fostering technological progress through collaborative strategies
• Stimulating revenue growth
• What is the market impact of changing carrier relationships?

Session Leader: James Segil, President, EDGECAST

Panellists: 
Francois Eloy
, Executive Vice President, COLT TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Carl Roberts, Group Vice President, VERIZON GLOBAL WHOLESALE
Ying Liang, Senior Vice President Europe PCCW GLOBAL
Danny Bottoms, CEO, GTS CENTRAL EUROPE
 
12:40pm Lunch and networking opportunity

2:00pm End of conference


 








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