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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 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
  • Benjamin is a senior global sales executive turned award winning author with a successful twenty plus year career in the telecommunication industry. A professional known for delivering and sustaining revenue and profit gains within a global competitive telecommunications market. An innovative strategist, visionary, More
  • In December 2016, Carl joined Epsilon as Chief Commercial Officer as Epsilon enters a new, dynamic and exciting phase in its development.   Carl Roberts has worked in the international Information and Communications Technology industry for over 30 years, with a proven track record in International Marketing More
  • Caroline Chappell is the lead analyst for Analysys Mason's Software-Controlled Networking research programme. Her research focuses on service provider adoption of cloud, and the application of cloud technologies to fixed and mobile networks. She is a leading exponent of SDN and NFV and the potential that More
  •   Dan Caruso is Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group. As an angel investor, Dan helped found Envysion, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to 2013. Dan is a former Board Member of GTS Central Europe and Director of New Global Telecom.    Between 2004 and 2006, Dan was the President and CEO of ICG More
  • Daniel is a co-founder of specialized telecoms law firm, Preiskel & Co.  He has been a judge for the Capacity Awards for several years and is independently ranked as one of the world’s leading communications lawyers. He is particularly recognised for telecoms commercial and regulatory work in the UK and More
  • With over 15 years of experience in Network Security, Darren leads the NTT Communications Global IP Network Security Team. Darren’s team is comprised of dedicated security engineers who are charged with protecting the GIN network for NTT, as well as its customers.  Since 2013 Darren and his team have More
  • David Shorthouse is a Product Manager at Guardtime. He is primarily responsible for their blockchain product for GDPR and Compliance Services. As such, he leads the effort to support customers through their use of Guardtime GDPR tools and implementation of its unique KSI blockchain technology stack, as well as More
  • Mr. Theunissen has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications, data centers and hosting & cloud services. Prior to EdgeConneX, Dick served as Chief Marketing Officer EMEA of Equinix where he was responsible for the regional Go-To-Market strategy and execution, product portfolio and communications. He was also More
  • Eduardo Guardincerri is from Argentina, holds an Executive MBA and is an Industrial Engineer. He is the Chief Marketing Officer for the International Wholesale Business in Telefónica Business Solutions.Eduardo has held positions in both Standard Bank as a Financial Analyst and at IBM as a Senior Product Manager More
  • Eric Gillenwater (aged 44) is an American Business executive, currently Business Head for US & Europe of Bharti Airtel, an Indian multinational telecommunications services company, the third largest mobile operator in the world, with operations in 20 countries.  He joined Bharti Airtel in 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
  • George Sloan leads AT&T’s international voice and access solutions organization responsible for 295 carriers across 190 countries.  His team has office locations in more than 30 countries.  Previously, George was responsible for $40B of AT&T’s procurement of infrastructure and consumer products More
  • Giuliano joined Interxion in 2015 and is responsible for market and product strategies including product management, product marketing, segment strategy and business development. He joined from Cisco Systems where he held the position of Vice President Marketing, Data Center & Cloud.   Giuliano has over 20 More
  • Ignacio García Comín has an Engineering degree from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales in Valencia (Spain). He also has a Postgraduate (PDG) from IESE Business School of Navarra University. Ignacio began his professional career in Telecommunications in 1996 and has held several More
  • President of BCE Nexxia, a Bell Canada company, and Head of Bell Canada, Wholesale Combining 20 years of technology and telecommunications experience, Ivan is recognized for his deep business knowledge and financial acumen. Focused on driving growth for wholesale and retail telecommunications services in Canada, More
  • Julia has spent 17+ years working in the hi-tech industry starting her career at the smartphone operating system joint venture, Symbian Software Ltd, where she held commercial, vendor and product management positions before moving into Nokia as part of the Symbian divesture.  While at Nokia Julia led the product More
  • Katia is Head of Fraud Prevention Operations and Services at BICS, a leading global wholesale carrier in the Telecom industry. With more than 13 years of experience in the Mobile and Wholesale Telecom industry, Katia has held different positions in the Wholesale Carrier Business that allow her to understand the More
  • Keri is responsible for guiding Ciena’s service providers, enterprise customers and partners across EMEA, helping them to adapt and accommodate high-capacity applications and services. Keri also drives adoption of Ciena’s Autonomous networking approach, advocating Ciena’s advanced software and More
  • Laurence joined Juniper Networks in 2016 and is the security expert in the EMEA marketing team. He has over twenty years’ experience of cyber security.  In his role at Juniper Laurence articulates security clearly to business and across the business, creating and having conversations to provoke careful More
  • Lior Levy has been heading the carrier relations team at Viber since 2014. The team manages Viber's retail and wholesale business, alongside SMS activations for the app. Prior to Viber, Lior spent five years with the carrier relations department at 013Netvision-Cellcom Israel, the country's first major wireless More
  • Marc Halbfinger was appointed CEO of PCCW Global in 2007. He has more than 25 years of in-depth business experience spanning a wide range of sub-sectors across the media and telecommunications industries. During his tenure as PCCW Global CEO, Marc has overseen a huge number of transformative projects and developments More
  • As Senior Vice President of Deutsche Telekom’s International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS) unit, Mardia is responsible for the international wholesale carrier business, where she leads approximately 250 employees in 19 countries. Previously, Mardia acted as CEO of Deutsche Telekom’s affiliate T-Systems More
  • Martijn Blanken is the Group Managing Director and Chief Customer Officer of Telstra Enterprise, 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 sales More
  • Matt Mahon has worked at eBay since October 2016 as a Senior Network Telecom Manager based in the Greater New York City Area. His role centres around the global procurement of eBay EPL, EVPL, Wave’s, Dark Fiber, IP Transit and DIA. Prior to working at eBay Matt worked in GNS vendor management circuit procurement More
  • Never afraid to challenge the status quo of existing technology and traditional industry thinking, Matthew Finnie is one of the most provocative technology thinkers in Europe. When Matthew became Interoute’s CTO, he had a vision that if companies centralised technology development, then Europe could produce More
  • Max Roettgermann is responsible for the portfolio of DDoS Defense products & services for Deutsche Telekom and its subsidiaries and has worked within the IP & Peering team since 2009. Max was part of the European research project ETICS (Economics and Technologies for Inter-Carrier Services) within the ICT theme of More
  • Mehmet enjoys being part of a team which builds massive scale network and datacenter infrastructure. He has built large scale critical dns systems for Microsoft (AzureDNS), ICANN(L-Root) and helped deliver Windows 10 to hundreds of millions of users world-wide in August 2015 as well as clean millions of malware 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
  • Mohamed Saro is GBI’s Chief Commercial Officer. He has extensive and versatile experience in the telecom and subsea cable fields in international markets spanning Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has played a pivotal role in mega submarine projects in the Middle East as part of Telecom Egypt’s submarine More
  • Patrick has worked in the telecom sector for over 25 years including in strategic planning roles for Motorola and Nortel. Most recently he was Chief Analyst of market research firm, Heavy Reading. From 2009, Patrick established and grew Heavy Reading’s research practise in network security. He has led several More
  • Pearse O'Donohue is Acting Director for the Future Networks Directorate of DG CONNECT at the European Commission, dealing with policy development and research supporting the Digital Single Market as regards 5G networks, IoT, cloud and data flows and conceptualising new and innovative approaches towards service More
  • Mr. Lawson-Shanks has been at the forefront of designing and deploying industry leading solutions in both the UK and the US for over 25 years. Prior to joining EdgeConneX, Phill was CTO of Virtacore responsible for data center build-out, network core architecture and systems to accommodate the migration and 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
  •   Rob Coupland is Managing Director for Digital Reality's operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Coupland joined Digital Realty in conjunction with the company's acquisition of eight European data centres last year.   Mr. Coupland most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the More
  • Matt Hancock is the MP for West Suffolk, having been elected in the 2010 general election and he is also the Minister of State for Digital. From 2010 Matt served as a backbencher on the Public Accounts Committee and the Standards & Privileges Committee. Matt entered Government in September 2012 and has served in a More
  • Stephan Beckert is VP of Strategy at TeleGeography, where he focuses on product development and strategic initiatives. Since joining TeleGeography in 2000, he has helped to shape many of TeleGeography's research services, rationalized TeleGeography's marketing efforts, and launched the WAN Summit conference More
  •   Stephanie Lynch-Habib is the Chief Marketing Officer of Colt, the global high-bandwidth connectivity provider. As CMO, Stephanie defines and executes a robust, customer-centric, go-to-market plan, spearheading the evolution of the company into a high-bandwidth specialist, with best in class customer experience More
  • Steve Wallage is Managing Director of BroadGroup Consulting. The firm is focused on the data centre, cloud and telecoms sector, and undertakes research and strategic consulting for operators, vendors, users and investors. Steve has undertaken over 30 commercial due diligence projects for BroadGroup Consulting. Steve More
  • Stuart has worked in the telecoms industry for 16 years, starting his career with Eircom in 1996.  Since then has worked for Czech Telecom, Telefonica, Tele Denmark, GTS as CEO of Euroweb, for the Turk Telekom Group and as CSO of Turk Telekom International since 2013 August. His current position at Turk Telekom More
  • As the Senior Vice President for Connectivity Services,  Vivek is responsible for the sales, channel strategy, and commercial engagement with all service providers globally for Vodafone’s extensive portfolio of Connectivity Services. Vivek has over 19 years’ experience working across communications, More

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