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2015 Day Two Agenda

Thursday, 1 October


8:30am  
Registration and networking breakfast 

9:35am  
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
An opportunity to hear from the Capacity North America 2015 advisory board. The leading executives will address important questions surrounding the topic of leadership in an ever increasingly competitive and evolving market.

o Emerging technologies
o Industry collaboration

Moderator:
Pascal Lamoureux,
National Leader of Telecommunications and of the technology Fast 50, DELOITTE CANADA 

Led by:
Sylvain Roy, President Quebec and Senior Vice President Wholesale and Inter carrier relationships, ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS 
Jim Pitt, VP Enterprise, Wholesale Tracking, SHAW COMMUNICATIONS

10:15am  
INTERVIEW: NET NEUTRALITY- A QUESTION OF BUSINESS OR PRINICIPLE?
The term Net Neutrality has featured greatly in discussions worldwide but nowhere more than North America where the FCC recently approved the reclassification of Title II. This panel will look at what the influence this change will have on your business as well as the entire wholesale industry moving forward.

o Outlining differences in Net Neutrality definitions as well as between Canada and USA
o What influence has Net Neutrality had on wholesale carriers?
o What effect will these changes have on network peering? Is this still a viable solution? What are the alternatives?
o How will the effect of Net Neutrality impact backbone networks?
o What are the long-term implications of Net Neutrality? 

Confirmed speakers:
Matthew Del Nero, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC
Gil Santaliz, CEO, NEW JERSEY FIBER EXCHANGE

11:10am 
Morning coffee and networking breakfast 

11:30am    
PRESENTATION: CYBERATTACKS- IS THERE A SOLUTION?
In recent years the topic of cybersecurity has continuously appeared and never more so than in the last 12 months, where cyberattacks are becoming more and more of a prominent threat. With well-publicised attacks taking over the news, what can be done to ensure that this problem is dealt with as swiftly as possible?

o Why should it be on every leaders agenda?
o Analysing the threat on networks, IP, internet services and more
o What can be done to prevent cyberattacks?
o Should companies take a more active role in preventing cyber breaches or is it the responsibility of all of those involved?
o How can carriers increase awareness?

Confirmed speaker:
Timothy P. Ryan, Managing Director, Cyber Security, KROLL

12:20pm    
PANEL DISCUSSION: ANALYSING THE DYNAMICS OF CONTENT DELIVERY SERVICES AND OTTS
As demand for OTT services and content service continues to grow, there is an ever increasing demand there is an expectation for the best quality and service. Meet some of the key players in the market and find out how they deal with the challenges.

o What services are OTTs and operators investing in to maintain a high level of customer experience?
o Will OTTs ever reach a carrier grade level of service?
o With the rise in popularity of platforms such as snapchat, is the perfect communication platform evolving into a means to share content?
o Is content streaming a saturated market or is there room for more players?
o Analysing content player’s infrastructure development vs customer consumption can networks maintain the current demand?
o Looking at backbone networks and how content providers and their intermediary providers connect to ISPs
o Looking at international content and how both international and national regulation influence content distribution

Confirmed moderator:
George Burger,
Advisor, VMEDIA INC. 

Confirmed speakers:
John Watson, Global Carrier Strategy and Business Development, AKAMAI
Will Rahim, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, CDNETWORKS
Marcellus Nixon, Director, Global Network Services, ESPN
Wes Hanemayer, Vice President, HIBERNIA NETWORKS 

1:20pm
Networking lunch

2:30pm
Close of Capacity North America 2015



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