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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
  • Alan Burkitt-Gray has been Editor of Global Telecoms Business since December 2000, and Editor of Capacity magazine since August 2015, as part of a unified editorial team for the industry’s two leading titles. With a degree in physics and electronic engineering from the University of Leeds (UK), Alan has been a More
  • Alastair Kane is the MD of the UK and Ireland for Zayo. Based out of Zayo’s London office, Alastair leads Zayo's UK&I business including both the commercial and operational sides of the organisation. Kane has held a variety of executive roles throughout his career in the Telecommunication industry in Sales 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
  • 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
  • Alexandre Pébereau is Executive Vice President of International Carriers for Orange. His activity covers international wholesale for Voice, Data and internet services. He is also the Chairman of the ITW Founders’ Council. Prior to this, Alexandre was Senior Vice President Cash Generation of Orange, and was More
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bob Fletcher, Director of Business Development at Dyn, is responsible for developing mutually beneficial relationships with the titans of the Internet. Bob was previously VP of Worldwide Sales for the Internet Intelligence Authority Renesys, which was acquired by Dyn in May 2014.  Bob has 24 years of data and More
  • 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
  • Brooks McCorcle is reinventing how AT&T thinks about distribution and is launching innovative solutions to drive value and growth for the company.  Brooks leads AT&T Partner Solutions, which includes AT&T Wholesale (including Global Wholesale), AT&T Partner Exchange reseller program, and ACC Business (an More
  • 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
  • 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
  • Damien Staples joined BT in 2011.  Based in London, Damien is responsible for all services provided on the BT Global IP Exchange and associated international-switching platforms. As general manager of portfolio, strategy and business development for BT Global Telecom Markets (GTM), Damien is responsible for all More
  • Tasked with designing and building the Netflix Open Connect Content Delivery Network, Dave Temkin oversees the team responsible for designing, deploying, and operating Terabits of network and server capacity to deliver movies and TV shows to over 60 million customers.
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gil Santaliz is the Founder and Managing Member of NJFX. Mr. Santaliz developed the vision for NJFX as one of the most unique locations possible for secure global connectivity with the lowest latency between three continents. Mr. Santaliz was previously the CEO, Founder and Managing Member of 4Connections LLC, a More
  • As the Chairman, for Global Actionable Innovation Ltd (GAI), he has created an innovative business model that serves as a ‘bridge’ connecting early growth-stage technology start-ups with corporations looking for improved efficiencies in managing their innovation strategy. By addressing shorter product life More
  • Imran Younis is an award winning User Experience Designer and international speaker. His career spans over 14 years, producing great user experience strategies for world-class brands and fortune 500 companies. He has helped teams build great products, based on understanding their users in public, private and startup More
  • 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
  • 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
  • John Strand is CEO of Strand Consult. John Strand has a background in Sales and Marketing in the IT and Publishing Sector and has been consulting on strategies, sales and marketing since 1989, ending in the early 1990's as a partner at a consultancy company. In 1994 John founded Strand Consult. In the early days of 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 van der Walt 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 More
  • 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
  • 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
  •  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
  • Michelle Bourque is Vice President, Product and Marketing, Wholesale and Access Strategy, Business Markets for BCE Nexxia. As leader of a dynamic team of product and marketing professionals, Michelle introduces innovation and fresh perspective to the wholesale marketing and product function. Prior to joining Bell More
  • 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
  • Nikola Cavic is the Head of Business Development at Nordeus, where he is currently managing all aspects of business development and publishing. Prior to Nordeus, he spent 5 years with CCP Games where he was responsible for sales and global distribution of EVE Online, and has been involved in a number of international More
  • Ou Yan is acting as Executive Vice President of China Telecom Global Ltd. and responsible for marketing, sales, mobile business on global basis and the business development in emerging markets. Prior to his present role, Ou has already contributed significantly to China Telecom’s global expansion. He was More
  • Philippe Meriaux is the COO of Happn, the new app that is turning the dating industry upside down. After 16 years of experience in the digital and e-commerce industry, of which 8 years in the Silicon Valley, Philippe joined Happn in September 2014, just a few months after the app’s launch. Philippe also held More
  • 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
  • Sébastien Collignon is director of business development for Cisco’s partner ecosystems group in Europe-Middle East-Africa-Russia. His organisation develops partnerships and solutions for industrial markets such as smart buildings and smart cities, manufacturing, energy, transportation, healthcare, public More
  • Shelly Voecks is Senior Vice President Global HR Practices for Level 3 Communications and leads a global team of HR professionals across EMEA, Latin America and North America.  In her role Shelly partners with business leaders to deliver the strategic HR agenda, with an emphasis on organizational effectiveness, More
  • 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
  • Sven heads up all Business Development activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa for Twilio, the leading cloud communication API. Twilio provides software developers with services such as messaging, Voice and Video. Prior Twilio, Sven was SVP Business Development at Upptalk and worked at amazon and Telefónica More
  • As VP of Marketing at Dialogic, Moynihan holds responsibility for both product and corporate marketing. With a specialty in technology marketing in both U.S. and international markets, Moynihan served as vice president of global marketing at Empirix, where he developed and implemented company marketing and channel More

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