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  • Adrian Baschnonga is Global Lead Telecommunications Analyst at EY, responsible for the firm’s thought leadership output in the sector. He also advises clients on industry issues and is regularly quoted in the press on a number of themes. He has been with EY for more than 9 years and before that was European More
  • Alessandro Talotta has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia Sparkle in December 2014. Previously he was Executive Officer at Telecom Italia National Wholesale Services. A computer scientist with a strong business administration expertise, Alessandro has developed a true passion for innovation and More
  • Currently serves as a lead on the Network Team at Facebook, where he manages relationships with network infrastructure providers in the EMEA region.  Amar has served in various senior roles with over 18 years of experience during his career at various levels of the telecommunications industry from networking More
  • Angus has over 20 years’ experience working within the IT and Telecommunications industry working for brands such as Mercury communications, C&W, Ciena, BT and Vodafone.  His experience has mainly been in Marketing and Product Management working across consumer, B2B and wholesale markets.  Before More
  • Anthony Rossabi is Managing Director, Senior Vice President – Digital Realty Trust, where he is responsible for driving strategic development and execution of the Colocation & Connectivity line of business strategic initiatives globally. Mr. Rossabi holds BA, MBA, and JD degrees, with more than 17 years of More
  • Sales Executive professional with more than 17 years’ experience in sales and marketing in the telecommunications sector, in Europe and Africa, with special focus in the mobile telecommunications, Submarine Cables and in the area of satellite and setup boxes. Being currently CCO of Angola Cables since beginning More
  • Benoit Janin was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Zantel in October 2015 and brought with him over seventeen years of international experience in the telecommunications industry across emerging markets.Prior to joining Zantel, Benoit was the CEO of Tigo Chad. During his tenure, he transformed Tigo Chad into More
  • Brendan Floyd serves as Vice President of Global Wholesale and has responsibility for leading a global organization of sales and technical professionals who provide a full portfolio of industry-leading telecommunication solutions to carriers, wireless providers, cable operators, and content providers in over 150 More
  • Catherine Birkett as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has led Interoute’s Finance Department for 16 years. She joined Interoute in 2000 to head up the Financial Planning and Analysis department and was an integral part of the team that drove the restructuring of the Interoute Group in 2003 and the acquisitions of More
  • ATLANTIC-ACM Chairperson and CEO Dr. Judy Reed Smith is a Harvard-educated strategist who tackled her first telecommunications industry project in 1987 and worked for such consultancies as Gray-Judson-Howard and Oliver Wyman. In 1991, she founded strategy research consultancy ATLANTIC-ACM, which planted its flag in More
  •  Eddie has over 25 years’ of experience in the Telecoms industry. He has held several senior positions during his career with British Telecom.Eddie has lived and worked in Spain, US and Asia Pac, he is fluent in 6 languages. Specialising in outsourcing he held the positions from Directorship to CEO, More
  • Eduardo Guardincerri is from Argentina, holds an Executive MBA and is an Industrial Engineer. In December 2012 he was appointed Chief Marketing Officer for the Wholesale Business in Telefonica Business Solutions. Eduardo has held positions in both Standard Bank as a Financial Analyst and at IBM as a Senior Product More
  • Senior Analyst Erik Kreifeldt tracks the global market for enterprise and wholesale network services. He manages product development and forecasting for TeleGeography’s bandwidth pricing research, specializing in European and Middle Eastern markets. Before joining TeleGeography in 2006, Erik was an optical More
  • Gagun Gahir is the Regional Manager for Carrier Voice Services at Telstra, overseeing our EMEA and US account management teams and based at our London office. Gagun has worked in the global telco industry for 14 years, holding key growth roles at international organisations like IDT where she led the commercial team More
  • Guus van Es is General Manager Security Consulting worldwide with BT.  He has been with BT since November 2003. After management roles in Sales and Contract Management he was promoted to the Country Executive Team of BT in Benelux in 2011. He held accountability for Marketing, Portfolio and Sustainability. In More
  • Igor Smirnoff was the driving force behind the development and launch of PressReader’s original digital product, and has led the company’s Business to Business growth internationally. Responsible for forging key partnerships, Mr. Smirnoff has built PressReader’s business partnerships from the ground up More
  • Jason McGee-Abe is Capacity's news and content editor. He joined the team in February 2016 and helps oversee and manage the news agenda for the magazine, website and newsletters at Capacity Conferences. Prior to joining Capacity, Jason spent six years reporting in the process excellence, business, technology, trade More
  • Karin develops and delivers executive management development programs and keynotes with a focus on strategy and marketing topics. She is professor of Strategy at EDHEC Business School and visiting professor at the London Business School (UK), HEC (F), and Antwerp Management School (B). Before founding TelcoSeminar, an More
  • Layne Levine is GTT’s chief revenue officer, leading GTT’s revenue growth initiatives worldwide, including targeting global carriers and multinational enterprises, and developing our emerging channel strategy. Previously Mr. Levine was the executive vice president for GTT’s America’s division, More
  • Maarten Büchli is director of Network Planning and Acquisition for the EMEA region. The focus of his team is on delivering a scalable and reliable network infrastructure supporting Microsoft’s online services portfolio (Azure, O365, etc.). Maarten holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University More
  • Before becoming PCCW Global CEO in 2007, Marc Halbfinger spent over 25 years in media and telecommunications roles, gaining experience in cable TV, directories, mobile, international voice, video, data and the Internet. He joined PCCW in 2000 as Senior Vice President, Business Development for the Pacific Convergence More
  • Mardia was appointed Senior Vice President, International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS) on September 1, 2015. As head of ICSS, Mardia is responsible for the international wholesale carrier business of Deutsche Telekom. Her appointment comes after joining Deutsche Telekom’s Europe & Technology organization More
  • Mark Weait is the Vice President of Sales for Europe for Tata Communications, part of the $103,3 billion Tata Companies.  In this role Mark is responsible for leading the sales of Tata’s entire product portfolio across Europe, and ensuring that Tata continue to build long term strategic partnerships with our More
  • Martijn Blanken is the Group Managing Director and Chief Customer Officer of Global Enterprise and Services (GES), a $6.5 billion revenue business unit operating as a global scale, industry-based telecommunications services and solutions business.In this role, Martijn is responsible for Telstra's relationship with and More
  • Mary Stanhope is Vice President of Marketing for Global Capacity.  Ms. Stanhope is responsible for the strategic positioning and go to market of Global Capacity’s products and services. She has over 23 years in the communications industry, holding business development and product marketing roles of More
  • Matt George has over 20 years’ experience in the Broadcast sector. Having started his career in the UK cable industry in the mid 90’s he has held a number of senior marketing and business development positions at Flextech, TiVo, Sky (both in the UK and Germany) and BT. He has been directly involved in More
  • As the executive vice president of the Global IP Network at NTT Communications, Mr. Wheeler is responsible for all financial, engineering, operational and customer relationship activities for the Global IP Network (GIN) business unit.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Wheeler led the GIN sales and business More
  • Michelle Bourque is Senior Vice President, Product, Marketing and Access Strategy at BCE Nexxia. As leader of a dynamic team of product and marketing professionals, Michelle is accountable for growing the wireline and cloud services portfolios for business markets as well as the wholesale markets in Canada and More
  • Mike is a veteran telecommunications entrepreneur having worked in the industry for over a decade.  He is currently Chairman of Ireland-France Subsea Cable, a board member of Quintillion Subsea Holdings, and formerly CEO of Arctic Fibre.  Previously he was founder of Speak Telecom, vice-president of Windward More
  • Pal has a MSC degree on Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest and an MBA degree from Budapest University of Economic Sciences. He worked for 10 years at Ericsson in various positions, including the Global Installation Engineering process owner position and also different marketing, and sales More
  • Pat is a highly experienced telecoms adviser, who has worked extensively in the design, implementation and project management of fixed, wireless and sub-sea telecoms systems. Working for major government departments and public and private-sector organisations around the world, he has advised on ICT strategy, business More
  • Philippe Duguet utilizes his experience and knowledge of the telecommunications market to drive sales for APTelecom in Europe. Philippe joined the company in 2015, and has more than 20 years of sales management, business development and technology experience, with a significant background in the European More
  • Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, has been CEO of Orange International Carriers since April, 2016 His previous positions in the Orange Group have included Director of France Telecom Long Distance Marketing, then COO and CEO of Etrali in trading and financial services from 2007, before becoming Managing Director of the More
  • Rajiv Datta joined Colt on 1 January 2016 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Rajiv is responsible for the development of Colt's network technology strategy, the creation of our next generation of products and services, including the evolution of our SDN-based network capability, and the delivery of our digital More
  • Sean is the Managing Director of Executive Search firm, KWR, which specialises in emerging and frontier markets. Based in the UAE for the past twelve years, his clients are within the global Telecoms, Media and Technology sector and his searches are for the senior executive officers and non-executive board members of More
  • Stephan Schroeder heads up Deutsche Telekom's IP-Transit, IP-Peering, Transport and CDN portfolio, which is operated by the International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS) unit within Deutsche Telecom AG. Since joining DT in 2002 and re-joining in 2011, Stephan has run several business units in ICSS, including More
  • Taïg is an action sports legend. In 2012, he decided to put all of his experience, energy, and passion into a new dream: building a mobile phone technology that would give people more freedom to communicate. Taïg envisaged the next evolution in telecom: the virtualization of mobile phone numbers — real More
  • Adel Bazerghi brings more than 30 years of telecommunications experience and expertise to his role as President of BCE Nexxia, a Bell Canada company, and Senior Vice President of Bell Canada Wholesale. In this capacity, Adel is focused on driving growth for wholesale telecommunications services in Canada, the U.S. More

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