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PRE-EVENT: SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER

 

 

7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

BIENVENUE - WELCOME RECEPTION

 

When the wholesale telecoms community gathers once again in Paris, it is time to celebrate. There is no better way to prepare yourself for three non-stop days of meetings, learning and negotiating than a drink with your colleagues and partners. Enjoy listening to relaxing jazz grooves while you catch-up with clients and make some new initial connections with many new faces.

 

Sponsored by China Unicom

 

 

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

  

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

 

 

DAY TWO: TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER

 

 

9:00am - 10:00am

 

NETWORKING BREAKFAST


Sponsored by MICROSOFT CORPORATION

10:00am - 11:00am

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: A CONVERSATION ON CONTENT – HOW DO WE FUTURE PROOF FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONTENT CONSUMPTION?  

 

It has been predicted that in the next 10 years, next-generation media technologies, wearables and IoT related advances will create important new opportunities for content and application providers to deliver highly innovative, in some cases disruptive, services over the internet. Yet what does the road map look like to this connected future?


Moderator: Dr. Judy Reed Smith, Chairperson & CEO, ATLANTIC-ACM
Stephan Schroeder
, VP Internet & Transport, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM ICSS
Matt George, Senior Manager, Field Development EMEA, EQUINIX
Amar Khan,
Network Strategy, FACEBOOK
Maarten Büchli, Director, Network Planning & Acquisition, MICROSOFT
Igor Smirnoff
, CCO, PRESSREADER.COM

11:00am - 11:30am

 

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

 

Sponsored by Telenor

 

 

11:30am - 12:30pm

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: SDN – THE THREE LETTERS RE-DEFINING THE FUTURE OF CARRIER SERVICES? 
 
A world no longer dependent on switches, routers and other physical gear, is the aim of the SDN-game and while the conversation has been had over many years (with some carriers claiming to have having deployed it over 15 years ago), where does the industry currently stand on SDN deployment?


Moderator:
Mary Stanhope, VP Marketing, GLOBAL CAPACITY
Rajiv Datta, CTO, COLT TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Eduardo Guardincerri
, VP Product Marketing, TELEFONICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS WHOLESALE 
Angus Flett, VP of Enterprise Products Connectivity, Security and Wholesale, VODAFONE CARRIER SERVICES

 

12:30pm - 2:00pm

 

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

Sponsored by Colt

 

3:15pm - 3:45pm 

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

Sponsored by ROVEX TELECOM

2:00pm - 4:30pm

 

SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: ADVANCING WOMEN IN TELCO

 

This year’s “Advancing Women in Telco” will explore some of the elements that are still posing challenges to diversity in the workplace. Each subject matter will be a moderator-led discussion, with a recap at the end of the session for all participants. We will then proceed with a panel discussion from the industry’s international leaders.

 

2:00pm - ROUNDTABLES:

 

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: UNDERSTANDING THE STEPS TO CREATING AN EFFECTIVE S.T.E.M OUTREACH PROGRAMME


Moderator:  Mary Stanhope, VP Marketing, GLOBAL CAPACITY 

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: MENTORSHIP: A TOOL FOR DEVELOPMENT TO THE TOP


Moderator
: Mardia van der Walt, SVP International Carrier Sales & Solutions, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM ICSS 

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: COMPANY CULTURE – THE BIGGEST HURDLE TO DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE?


Moderator
Michelle Bourque, SVP Product, Marketing and Access Strategy, BCE NEXXIA – A BELL CANADA COMPANY 


We have a limited number of spaces on the roundtable, if you would like to reserve your space, please email your RSVP to camela.cuison@capacitymedia.com.

2:45pm - PANEL DISCUSSION: ADVANCING WOMEN IN TELCO 

Moderator:
Karin Kollenz-Quetard, PhD, Professor of Strategy, EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL
Catherine Birkett, CFO, INTEROUTE
Sean Rutter, Managing Director, KWR
Gagun Gahir, Manager, Carrier Voice ServicesTELSTRA 
Benoit Janin, CEO, ZANTEL



3:30pm - ADVANCING WOMEN IN TELCO RECEPTION

 

4:30pm - 6:00pm

 

CLOSING DRINKS RECEPTION

 

Wind-down and recharge for the last day of Capacity Europe with canapes and a drink. Socialise with peers in a stress-free setting.

 

Sponsored by Interoute

 

 

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER

 

 

9:00am - 10:00am

 

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

 

10:00am - 11:00am

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: 150 YEARS LATER - FINDING NEW ROUTES UNDER THE SEA 

In July 1866 the first trans-Atlantic submarine cable constructed by the Atlantic Telegraph Company was put into service. Today, the world connects more than 320 of these cables, but bandwidth problems, latency issues, and political conflicts mean that telcos around the globe continue to explore new routes for faster and more reliable services. Current projects include cables from Africa to South America, Brazil to the USA and plans to link Canada, Europe and Japan via the Arctic Ocean. This session will explore the future of submarine connectivity – what will the next 150 years have in store?

 

Moderator: Patrick Kidney, Principal, ANALYSYS MASON
Artur Mendes
, CCO, ANGOLA CABLES
Philippe Duguet, Head of Strategy & Business Development, APTELECOM
Mike Cunningham
, Chairman, IRELAND-FRANCE SUBSEA CABLE
Alessandro Talotta, Chairman & CEO, SPARKLE
Pal Beres, Market Development Director/ MC Member, TURK TELEKOM INTERNATIONAL/ SMW5 CONSORTIUM

 

11:00am - 11:30am

 

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:30am - 12:30pm

 

ANALYST SESSION: GLOBAL WHOLESALE MARKET FORECASTS

 

Get the latest crucial industry insights and predictions and ask your questions during our interactive analyst sessions. From regional market growth to the next big thing in disruptive technology, here you will get key information for future strategy planning and discover how to keep up with the winds of change.


Erik Kreifeldt, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY

 

12:30pm - 2:30pm

 

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

Sponsored by BT AND EE

 

 

For speaking opportunities, please contact:

 

Camela Cuison, Senior Conference Producer

Email:  camela.cuison@capacitymedia.com

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7779 7274

 

Martina Hollbacher, Senior Conference Producer

Email:  martina.hollbacher@capacitymedia.com

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7779 7290

 

 






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