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2015 Agenda


7:00pm – 8:30pm
Evening reception sponsored by LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS

For the first time, join all registered delegates at Capacity Europe’s opening welcome reception. Meet with familiar faces and build new relationships in an informal jazz-themed environment.

8:30am
Registration and networking breakfast (Exhibition area, meeting suites and meeting tables open 8:30am - 5:30pm) 


10:25am-10:30am
OPENING REMARKS
Alexandre Pébereau
, EVP, International Carriers, ORANGE

10:30am-11:30am
OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL: THE ONGOING PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP – OPPORTUNITIES FOR OTTS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS TO WORK WITH CARRIERS IN NETWORK AND CUSTOMER ENHANCEMENT 

To secure a seat for you and your colleagues, RSVP now >>.

Moderator:
Bob Fletcher, Director of Business Development, DYN

Panellists:
Philippe Meriaux, COO, HAPPN
Mardia van der Walt, SVP, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM ICSS
Dave Temkin, Director of Global Networks, NETFLIX
Alessandro Talotta, Chairman and CEO, TELECOM ITALIA SPARKLE
Brendan Ives, CEO, TELIASONERA INTERNATIONAL CARRIER
Sven Dirschauer, Director of Business Development, EMEA, TWILIO

Read the interview with Brendan Ives, CEO, TELIASONERA INTERNATIONAL CARRIER on the future of telecoms >>



11:30am-12:00pm
Morning coffee break and networking opportunity

12:00pm-12:45pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: DATA OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND EUROPE - THE BIGGER PICTURE 
Moderator:
Adrian Baschnonga, Associate Director, EY

Panellists:
Ou Yan, EVP, CHINA TELECOM GLOBAL
Cengiz Oztelcan, CEO, TÜRK TELEKOM INTERNATIONAL
Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW GLOBAL

12:45pm-1:15pm
LEADERSHIP SERIES: THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WHOLESALE MARKETPLACE 

Interviewer: 
Erik Kreifeldt
, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY

Interviewee:
Alexandre Pébereau, EVP International Carriers, ORANGE
Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW GLOBAL

1:15pm-2:10pm
Lunch and networking opportunity



2:10pm-5:30pm
Afternoon coffee and networking opportunity sponsored by TELEKOM MALAYSIA 

5:30pm
Evening reception sponsored by NTT COMMUNICATIONS


9:00am - 10:00am
Networking breakfast (Exhibition area, meeting suites and meeting tables open 8:30am - 5:30pm)

10:00am-10:20am
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: DISTINGUISHING THE WHAT-YOU-NEED FROM WHAT-YOU-WANT ─ AN INSIGHT INTO CREATING AN ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Interviewer:
Erik Kreifeldt, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY

Interviewee:
Mojtaba Akbari, Technology Advisor, IRISH GOVERNMENT



10:20am-11:00am
KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: THE DEMANDS OF THE NEW AGE ENTERPRISE CUSTOMER - MEETING THE EXPECTATIONS OF A GLOBAL BUSINESS

Moderator:
Erik Kreifeldt, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY 

Panellists:
Carl Grivner, EVP, Network Services, COLT
Imran Younis, Global Head of User Experience and Design, LATEROOMS.COM
Andrew Crouch, Regional President, EMEA and Global Accounts Manager (GAM) Division, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS
Gil Santaliz, Founder and Managing Member, NJFX

11:00am-11:55am
PANEL DISCUSSION: UP INTO THE CLOUD: THE NEXT STEP IN SERVICE EVOLUTION FOR THE WHOLESALE CARRIER  

Moderator:
Alex Hawkes, Editor, CAPACITY MAGAZINE

Panellists:
Jarrett Appleby, COO, DIGITAL REALTY
Eric Schwartz, President, EMEA, EQUINIX
Renzo Ravaglia, EVP, INTEROUTE
Michael Wheeler, EVP, Head of Global IP Network Business Unit, NTT COMMUNICATIONS 
Alastair Kane, MD, UK and I , ZAYO GROUP



12:00pm-12:30pm
KEYNOTE SESSION: UNIFYING THE TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS: ENVISION THE END-USER OF TOMORROW
Michel Combes
, Group COO, ALTICE, and Chairman, NUMERICABLE-SFR 

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12:30pm-1:15pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT TALKING - ALTERNATIVES BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL PHONE CALL 
Moderator:
Fedor Smith, President and Managing Partner, ATLANTIC-ACM

Panellists:
Damien Staples, General Manager, Business Development, BT GLOBAL TELECOM MARKETS
Tim Moynihan, VP Marketing, DIALOGIC CORPORATION
Frédéric Schepens, SVP, Central Europe, Southern Europe and Africa Region, VODAFONE CARRIER SERVICES



1:15pm-2:30pm
Lunch and networking sponsored by COLT

2:30pm-5:30pm
Extended afternoon networking opportunity 
The afternoon at Capacity Europe 2015 is devoted exclusively to networking:
• An ideal opportunity for back-to-back meetings with senior decision-makers
• Integrated exhibition area and meeting zones with seating
• Bilateral table area, perfect for short, focused meetings to renew your partnerships and build new business
• Visit the meeting room holders

Don’t forget to pre-arrange your lunch meetings with MeetMe, the online planner, made available two weeks prior to the event.




3:00pm - 4:30pm

ADVANCING WOMEN IN TELCO
• Case studies from the most prominent leaders in the industry
• What are the most successful internal and external initiatives to promote a more diverse working environment?
• Are quota systems the best approach to advocate more females at a senior level?
• What steps have companies taken to accommodate work and life balances?
• What are the fundamental characteristics that need to be encouraged in future leaders?

Moderator:
Alan Burkitt-Gray
, Editor, Capacity and Global Telecoms Business

Panellists:
Brooks L. McCorcle, President, AT&T PARTNER SOLUTIONS
Michelle Bourque, SVP Product Marketing and Access Strategy, BCE NEXXIA – A BELL CANADA COMPANY
Mardia van der Walt SVP, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM ICSS
Ellie Sweeney, Executive Director, Global Wholesale, TELSTRA GLOBAL ENTERPRISES AND SERVICES
Shelly Voecks, SVP Global HR Practices, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS 

For further information please email, Camela Cuison at camela.cuison@capacitymedia.com.

5:00pm
Evening reception sponsored by INTEROUTE 

All attendees are invited to the evening drinks reception. The perfect opportunity to build on contacts in an informal environment.

6:30pm
Capacity magazine’s Global Carrier Awards 2015

Join the Capacity Awards, where we will be announcing the best regional players in wholesale telecoms and presenting awards for innovation in the industry. Join us for drinks and canapés, and help us to celebrate the key achievements in the market this year. Make sure you don’t miss out, purchase your ticket now.




9:00am-10:00am
Networking breakfast

10:00am-10:20am
OPENING KEYNOTE: INTERNET OF THINGS - SEPERATING THE RUMOURS FROM THE TRUTHS BEHIND THE BUZZWORD OF THE MOMENT

Sebastien Collignon, Director Industry Solutions Group - Ecosystems, CISCO SYSTEMS

10:20am-11:00am
PANEL DISCUSSION: BUILDING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONNECTED LIVING

Moderator:
Gérard Pogorel, Professor of Economics and Management-Emeritus, TELECOM PARISTECH

Panellists:
Michelle Bourque, SVP Product Marketing and Access Strategy, BCE NEXXIA – A BELL CANADA COMPANY 
Ignacio Macías Zaldívar, Chairman, GLOBAL ACTIONABLE INNOVATION LTD
Alexandre Pelletier, Head of Innovation, TATA COMMUNICATIONS



11:00am-11:30am
Morning coffee break and networking opportunity

11:30am-12:15pm
INTERVIEW: THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WHOLESALE MARKETPLACE

Interviewer:
Erik Kreifeldt
, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY

Interviewees:
Brooks L. McCorcle, President, AT&T PARTNER SOLUTIONS
Ellie Sweeney, Executive Director, Global Wholesale, TELSTRA GLOBAL ENTERPRISES AND SERVICES

12:15pm-1:00pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: CONTENT IS KING – THE STEPS TOWARDS CREATING AN ALL YOU CAN CONSUME NETWORK 

Moderator:
John Strand
, CEO, STRAND CONSULTANT

Panellists:
Martin McDermott, Head of Network Business Development EMEA, AKAMAI
Nikola Cavic, Head of Business Development, NORDEUS
István Pólay, Director of Global Alliances, VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES

1:00pm-2:30pm
Lunch and networking opportunity sponsored by BT

2:30pm
Close of Capacity Europe 2015






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