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2017 Agenda


PRE-EVENT: MONDAY 27 MARCH


7:00pm
WELCOME DRINKS RECEPTION

 

DAY ONE: TUESDAY 28 MARCH


8:30am
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST


9:45am
CAPACITY LATAM 2017 OPENING REMARKS


9:50am
KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: UNDERSTANDING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CARRYING THE CONTENT OF THE FUTURE

Content providers and carriers have historically had a difficult relationship yet the tide appears to be changing with a rapprochement that is leading to a shift in dynamics and more partnerships not only in Latin America but throughout the region. However what does this mean for content in Latin America in the long run?

• Are mutually beneficial relationships possible? Are there any examples of successful cases?
• Should these partnerships be encouraged? What are the benefits for both sides & where is the resistance?
• What influence does content have on future infrastructure projects being considered in the region?
• Are we seeing growth in local content in comparison to international content coming into the region? How is this influencing the future of content in Latin America?
• Which are the emerging markets that content providers are focusing on? Why these above others?

Moderator:
Anahi Rebatta, Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY
Aaron Russell, Sourcing Manager, Edge, FACEBOOK
Ernesto Pardo, COO Argentina, Chile & International Markets, INTERNEXA
Leonardo Barbero, Product and Marketing Senior Vice President, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS
Michael Wheeler, EVP Global IP Network, NTT COMMUNICATIONS
Rafael Arranz, COO, TELXIUS CABLE 
Mark Fisher,
VP Marketing, QWILT


10:50am
MORNING NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK


11:30am
PANEL DISCUSSION: FLYING HIGH AGAIN- WHAT IS DRIVING THE REVIVAL OF INTEREST IN SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY?

With companies looking at alternatives to traditional fibre routes and among these, satellite technology appears to be taking strides to become a prominent source of capacity in the region. Why should companies be looking at satellites?

• What advances has satellite technology made in recent years and what is the expected influence on the market?
• Looking at the role of satellites in reaching isolated communities/rural areas, is this the solution to lack of fibre access?
• What potential role can satellites play in rolling out networks such as 4G and 5G? And could they be the key to moving the region into this direction faster?
• What a differences between government-owned and private satellites? Should we be encouraging both?

Moderator: Shernon Osepa, Manager, Regional Affairs for Latin America & The CaribbeanISOC 
Alex Ingles
, GM Brazil, BT GLOBAL
Milton Schikmann, Partner, EDGE4M
Marcio Brasil, Managing Sales Director, Brazil, INTELSAT
Marcio Tiago, GM Brazil, YAHSAT


12:10pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: SUBSEA CABLE: WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE- WHAT ARE THE TRUE EFFECTS OF MORE CAPACITY ON THE REGION?

Subsea connectivity has been an ongoing discussion in the Latin American region for many years and will continue to dominate the discussions for many more. With all the ongoing speculation surrounding projects going live in the coming months, what is next for subsea connectivity in Latin America?

• What is driving the increasing demand for capacity? What role are content providers and OTTs playing in this constant demand?
• With Brazil being one of the major landing stations for multiple cables, are we reaching a point of saturation?• Status updates on projects such as BRUSA, Monet, Seabras-1 etc. Have there been any new announcements?
• Moving away from USA- Latin America connections. Are we to expect more intercontinental connections e.g. between Africa and Brazil?
• As more cable projects are completed, how is pricing going to be affected?

Moderator: Samuel Rodrigues, Digital Transformation Senior Industry Analyst, FROST & SULLIVAN
Antonio Nunes, CEO, ANGOLA CABLES
Ian Clarke, Vice President - Global Submarine SystemsCIENA
Gil Santaliz, CEO, NJFX
Larry Schwartz, CEO, SEABORN NETWORKS
Jorge Porto, Director, CALA Sales, TE SUBCOM
Laurie Bowen, CEO,TI SPARKLE AMERICAS

1:00pm

NETWORKING LUNCH


2:30pm
AFTERNOON NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY


5:30pm
EVENING DRINKS RECEPTION



DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH


9:00am
NETWORKING BREAKFAST

10:00am
KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: M&A: COMPETING WITH REGIONAL TITANS? LOOKING AT THE EFFECTS OF M&A ACTIVITY ON BOTH THE SMALLER LOCAL CARRIERS AND THE NEW PLAYERS MOVING INTO THE MARKET

M&A activity has slowed down in the Latin American telecoms market in recent years. With new players such as the Vietnamese company Viettel moving into Peru and eyeing other potential opportunities in the region, as well as rumours of America Movil considering the acquisition of Oi, it appears that in coming years there will be interesting changes in the region. How much are these deals and others of the sort expected to shake up the market?

• Is local M&A the way forward to reinvigorate the Brazilian market?
• Are international mergers & acquisitions the way to stop decline in local markets or should more regional deals be considered?
• What are the expected short-term and long-term effects on the Latin American telecoms market?
• Does the increase in M&A indicate a maturing of the market? Is South America catching up with the rest of region?
• As the market continues to change, what outcome is predicted for the new players in the region? How might this affect those that have traditionally worked in the market?
• How do you differentiate from the larger players to ensure that you keep the competitive edge?

Moderator: James Pearce, Senior Reporter, 
CAPACITY
Carlos Pazmiño
, General Manager, CABLE ANDINO
Erick Contag, CEO, GLOBENET
Luciano Salata, President & COO, NEUTRONA
Senior Representative,
TIM BRASIL


10:45am
MORNING NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK


11:45am
PANEL DISCUSSION: CYBER SECURITY- CAN INFORMATION EVER BE AS SAFE AS WE WOULD LIKE IT TO BE?

With cyber security gaining prominence in the Latin American regulatory agenda, while more and more countries continue to review how they are protecting private information. Moreover, with continuous stories about hacking becoming more common in the news, what should companies do to ensure that security breaches are dealt with as soon as possible. Are companies giving security the attention it deserves?

• Is the hype surrounding cyber security justified? Is the problem becoming worse or are we just more aware of it?
• What are the major threats?
• As the region shifts towards the cloud, how are companies ensuring that they are keeping clients’ data safe?
• What can regulators/governments do to help support companies in ensuring cyber security? And should they be working more closely together to deal with the issue?

Moderator: Milton Schikmann, Partner, EDGE4M
Wellington Lordelo
, Verticals Coordinator, EQUINIX
Renato Moura, Consumer Business Director, KASPERSKY LAB
Pedro Pablo Perez, VP Global Security, TELEFONICA & CEO, ELEVENPATHS
Hector Grynberg, Regional Security Director (Latin America), TIME WARNER INC 


12:45pm
NETWORKING LUNCH


2:15pm
EXTENDED AFTERNOON NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY


4:30pm
CLOSE OF CAPACITY LATAM 2017

 



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