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  • Head of Network Business Development EMEA
    As Head of Network Business Development EMEA Martin is responsible for enabling and scaling the Akamai Intelligent Platform across EMEA by working with Operators to deliver content to subscribers cost effectively at high quality.  Martin has also been a key player in working to set up Strategic Partnerships e.g. More
  • CEO
    Michel Combes (53) became Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent on April 1, 2013, joining the company with more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector, as well as a strong international background. His appointment to Alcatel-Lucent follows four years at the global mobile communications More
  • President and Managing Partner
    Fedor Smith is the President and Managing Partner of ATLANTIC-ACM.  Mr. Smith specializes in operations analysis, customer feedback research, and market sizing. He manages proprietary projects ranging from competitive benchmarking to customer satisfaction for major telecommunications providers. He has worked More
  • President
    As President of BCE Nexxia, A Bell Canada Company based in the U.S, and as Senior Vice President of Wholesale at Bell Canada, André is focused on driving growth and innovation for wholesale telecommunications services in Canada, the U.S. and internationally through new market opportunities and strengthened More
  • VP, Global Telecom Markets
    Andrew was appointed to lead GTM at the start of November 2014 having previously occupied a number of senior positions within the Division, most recently as COO. He sits on the BT Global Services European Management Board and is also president of CGNS Ltd., BT’s international-asset ownership and trading More
  • Editor
    Alex Hawkes is the editor of Capacity magazine and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the magazine and website. He has reported on a wide variety of issues facing the wholesale telecoms market, paying special attention to developments in the emerging market. Prior to joining Capacity, Alex has over six years More
  • EVP
  • VP Industry Solutions Group - Ecosystems
    Steve Steinhilber is Vice President of Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group - Ecosystems, responsible for developing relationships with partners accelerating Cisco’s entry into new markets. Today ISG-E is developing partner ecosystems for the healthcare; transportation; energy; manufacturing; sports and More
  • EVP, Network Services
    Carl joined Colt Technology Services in May 2015 as Executive Vice President for the Network Services Line of Business which provides network services to business customers across Europe and selected cities worldwide.  Carl has more than 25 years of executive and leadership experience in the telecommunications More
  • SVP, Product Management and Marketing
    Jim Machi is Senior Vice President of Product Management & Marketing for Dialogic, responsible for driving the overall product strategy and roadmap and marketing strategy, programs and communications. Jim has been with Dialogic since 1998 when he joined as Director of Product Management, working to develop the More
  • COO
    Jarrett Appleby joined Digital Realty in April 2015 as the company’s first Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for corporate strategy and global operations, including property and technical operations; design and construction; EMEA and APAC operations; and product management and development.Jarrett has More
  • VP, Datamena and Broadcast
    Mahesh Jaishankar is the Vice President - datamena and broadcasting at du, the integrated telecom service provider in the UAE, where he leads the business unit and P&L function of datamena and broadcasting services.  The development of the carrier neutral hub in UAE under the datamena initiative, tied in with the More
  • President, EMEA
    Eric Schwartz joined Equinix in 2006 and has played various senior-level management roles with the company. He spearheaded Equinix’s expansion to Europe, including the 2007 acquisition of IXEurope, and the ongoing integration of Equinix’s European operations into its global business. As President of Equinix More
  • Senior Global Telecommunications Analyst
  • COO
  • Global Head of Telecommunications, Media and Technology Research
    Stephen Howard- Global Head of Telecoms, Media & Technology Research - HSBC Stephen Howard is Head of the HSBC Telecoms Research team, which has been ranked #1 in the industry for 9 consecutive years (Thomson Extel Pan-European Research Survey of professional investors), and which specialises in thematic reports More
  • EVP
    Renzo has over 35 years of experience in the information and communication technology services sector. As Executive Vice President, for the past 5 years Renzo has been responsible for directing Interoute's Service Provider business. During this time his management has elevated the brands’ position to one of the More
  • Technology Advisor
    With 12 years’ experience in strategic operational leadership, IT consultancy and partnership, Mojtaba has been the key IT advisor to C-level and members of executive teams within multiple industries. Mojtaba is currently Technology Advisor to the Irish Government. He has been providing technical and More
  • Regional President, EMEA and Global Accounts Manager (GAM) Division
    Andrew Crouch is Regional President of EMEA and GAM Division for Level 3 Communications, responsible for the overall business results of the region including sales, marketing and operations. His oversight also includes the GAM (Global Accounts Management) Division, which encompasses sales and support across all More
  • Director of Global Networks
  • CEO
    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
  • Director, European Standards Office
    Renaud Di Francesco, PhD, is the Director of Sony’s Europe Technology Standards Office. He has joined Sony in 1998 to develop its external R&D co-operation portfolio, and launch its first Digital Cinema project aiming at large and small venue cinemas. His focus has since turned to User Interface matters, More
  • Head of Innovation
    In an industry that’s morphing at the speed of light, Alexandre is an agent of change. As the leader of Tata Communications’ Corporate Innovation Program, he’s charged with defining and leading the corporate development and innovation strategy. He uses his 17 years of experience in telecoms and More
  • Chairman and CEO
    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
  • Professor of Economics and Management - Emeritus
    Gérard POGOREL is Professor of Economics and Management-Emeritus, Telecom ParisTech, France. Telecom ParisTech is a first-tier European Research and higher education institution. It encompasses all discipline areas, sciences, technologies, social sciences, of relevance to information and telecommunications More
  • EVP, Sales and Marketing
  • Senior Analyst
    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
  • CEO
    Brendan Ives has built a career in technology by understanding people. He builds great teams and leads them from the front. Originally from New Zealand, Brendan joined TeliaSonera International Carrier in 2001. His ability to get the best out of those around him was recognized in 2006 with his appointment to the More
  • CEO
    Cengiz Oztelcan is the CEO of Türk Telekom International.He has B.S and M.S degrees on Mechanical & Aeronautics Engineering from Texas A&M University; and MBA degree from University of Washington. During the initial phases of his career, he assumed engineering positions at Boeing and Intel, whereas later on he More
  • Director of Business Development, EMEA
  • Director of Global Alliances
    István Pólay is Director of Global Alliances for Verizon Digital Media Services. In that role, which he has held since April 2014, he oversees the partner and channel portfolio. He is responsible for reseller agreements, cloud-enablement partnerships and system integrator alliances for Verizon Digital Media More
  • SVP, Central Europe, Southern Europe and Africa Region
    Frédéric Schepens joined Vodafone in March 2013.  As the Senior Vice President for Central Europe, Southern Europe, & Africa, he is responsible for the sales and channel strategy and commercial engagement with all carriers in the region.  Fred brings more than 19 years of telecom & global carrier More

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