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Mexico Connect 2017 is so much more than the ultimate networking platform for 250+ senior executives from the Mexican and international telecoms community. The two-day agenda will offer 20+ industry leading speakers delivering the latest investment opportunities within the region to take advantage of.

DAY ONE: TUESDAY 20 JUNE 2017

8:30am REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 – 9:10am OPENING CEREMONY AND CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS

9:10 – 9:30am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TRANSFORMING MEXICO’S TELECOMMUNICATION SECTOR: ADVANCING STRUCTURAL REFORMS AND EVALUATING THE PROGRESS

Edgar Olvera, Undersecretary of Communications, SECRETARIA DE COMUNICACIONES Y TRANSPORTES (SCT)

9:30 – 10:30am INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: AFTER THE REFORM; WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR IN MEXICO?

• Mexico’s market outlook

- What opportunities has the reform created for operators?
- What is the future of voice and data traffic in Mexico?
- What impact has the new regulation had in the last 18 months?
- How is the regulatory framework transforming the digital infrastructure in the country?

• From monopoly to competition: Exploring the new competitive wholesale landscape

- What are the recent developments in the local wholesale market?
- Where are the new investment opportunities?
- What are the benefits that projects like Red Compartida will bring to carriers?

• What the new political era in the United States really means for the telecoms ecosystem

- How will this new scenario impact carriers?
- What is the short-term impact for local carriers?
- What does it mean for the enterprise carrier business?

Moderator: Gerardo Soria ,President, INSTITUTO DEL DERECHO DE LAS TELECOMUNICACIONES (IDET)
Wilson Rojas , Telecom Regulation and IT Director, ALESTRA 
Simon Masri, CEO, C3NTRO
Ignacio Muraira, CEO, REDIT

10:30 – 11:10am COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:10 – 12:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW IS DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION CHANGING THE INDUSTRY AND HOW CAN OPERATORS STAY AHEAD OF THE DIGITAL CURVE?
Technology is revolutionising the way businesses operate and quickly adapting to the fast-paced digital world is key to succeed in the 21st century telecommunications industry. With websites like Facebook and YouTube driving higher volumes of traffic every year, not only do carriers need to constantly adapt their infrastructure to provide better quality of service but also develop innovative strategies to continue to grow. A panel of industry experts from content companies and carriers discuss recent developments in the content space and how these advancements will impact carrier business models.

• Infrastructure and the current demand for content in Mexico

- How to ensure quality of service without compromising on business growth
- How are networks adapting to support current volumes of data?
- What are the current challenges to implement infrastructure development and modernization?

• Exploring the industry dynamics

- How are content providers changing the industry dynamics?
- What are the challenges and opportunities?
- How can operators forge alliances and benefit from the growth of content consumption?

• Rethinking the current business model and developing strategies to capitalise on innovative content propositions

- What can the industry learn from the content players?
- How can carriers and content companies complement each other?
- Exploring new carrier business models

Moderator: Julian Rawle , Principal, JULIAN RAWLE CONSULTING
Henrique Hablitschek , Head of Capital Markets Strategy, EQUINIX
Enrique Iglesias Rodríguez , Telecom Specialist, INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (IADB)
Lauro Cantú , CEO, MAXCOM TELECOMUNICACIONES
David Berrios, Senior Director - Latin America, NTT COMMUNICATIONS
Edison de León, Regional Director LatAm & Caribbean, TELIA CARRIER



12:00 – 12:30pm CASE STUDY: EXPLORING ONE OF MEXICO’S LARGEST TELECOM PROJECTS: RED COMPARTIDA
Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America and has experienced fast economic expansion over the past few years. The country is currently undergoing a dramatic process of structural changes, which are poised to transform the digital infrastructure landscape. The recent regulatory framework has brought significant investment and development opportunities in the sector. Examining and understanding the impact of the reform is of the utmost importance; to play a part in this dynamic and exciting market. Red Compartida, is a prime example of a project that is set to revolutionise the sector. This session will provide project highlights, status, challenges and perspectives from key stakeholders.

Jose Ignacio del Barrio, Chief Business Development & Sales Officer, ALTAN


12:30 – 2:00pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 – 2:20pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: WHERE IS THE WHOLESALE MEXICAN INDUSTRY HEADING? : A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE OF THE TELECOM LANDSCAPE
A leading consultant will share insights into the local industry and how key stakeholders can play a central role in driving change and boosting transformation. This session will explore today’s key market drivers, determine the market size, opportunities and challenges to projected growth.
Ernesto Piedras CEO & General Director, THE COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE UNIT


2:20 – 3:10pm PANEL DISCUSSION: FORGING INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC ALLIANCES: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES FROM LEADING CARRIERS
3 leading international carriers share their stories of building successful partnerships across the globe. This session offers insights on creating effective partnerships and lessons learned from building key relationships with local market players.

• What is the key to successful partnerships within the carrier industry?
• What are international players looking for in partners?
• What role do international carriers play in local markets?
• What are prospective Mexican partners looking from international carriers?
• What are the benefits or partnering with local carriers?
• Where is the increasing traffic demand coming from?
• Identifying the current demands of enterprise network requirements and how can partners benefit?

Moderator: Andrew I. Bartley, Chief Investment officer for TMT Investments, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC)
Erick Contag, Chairman, GLOBENET
Gabriel Holgado, VP Global Account Division & Wholesale Services,LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS
Juan Carlos Bernal, CEO, Wholesale Business Unit,TELEFONICA


3:10 – 4:00pm SPEED LEARNING AND NETWORKING ROUNDTABLE SESSION
Connect with the international and local telecommunications community in our networking area, to discuss and share your views on future trends, challenges and opportunities. Join leading experts who will host a series of roundtables. A buzzer will indicate the time to move onto next table. During each session attendees write down 1-2 key learning points. At the end of the session attendees will have the opportunity to share their learnings with the group.

Roundtable discussion topics include:

•The role of global wholesale IP providers in improving telecom network security
Jason McGee-Abe, Editor, CAPACITY MEDIA

•What is the impact of proliferation of submarine cables?
Julian Rawle, Principal,JULIAN RAWLE CONSULTING

• Evaluating interconnection exchange opportunities along the US-Mexico border for Mexican international carriers
Juan Salazar, CEO,MCALLEN DATA CENTER
 
• Automating inter-provider wholesale carrier Ethernet service delivery through service orchestration
Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF

4:00 – 5:30pm EXTENDED AFTERNOON NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

5:30 – 7:00pm MEXICO CONNECT 2017 DRINKS RECEPTION


Join your colleagues and make the most of networking during our end of day one drinks reception

DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2017

9:10 – 9:30am NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:30 - 9:50am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: HOW IS THE IFT SUPPORTING THE TELECOMS REFORM AND PROMOTING COMPETITION IN MEXICO?

• What is the role of the IFT?
• How is the IFT shaping the future of telecoms in Mexico?
• Evaluating the current market concentration. How the IFT is increasing competition in the market?
• Reviewing market consolidation. What is the impact on cost and quality?
• What are the challenges ahead for Mexico’s Telecoms reform?
• What are the key achievements? 

Javier Juarez Mojica, Commissioner, INSTITUTO FEDERAL DE TELECOMUNICACIONES (IFT)

9:50 – 10:20am ‘HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU’: THE 5 BIGGEST DATA BREACHES OF 2016
Two leading cyber security experts discuss the most famous data breaches of 2016 and provide specialist advice on how to prevent and minimise risks

Moderator: Jason McGee-Abe, News and Content Editor, CAPACITY MEDIA & GLOBAL TELECOMS BUSINESS
Paris Valladares Moreira, Managing Director - Mexico, KASPERSKY LAB
Hector Grynberg, Regional Security Director - Latin America, TIME WARNER INC

10:20 – 11:10am COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:00am – 12:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION: RE-DEFINING THE FUTURE OF CARRIER SERVICES IN MEXICO: SHIFTING FOCUS TO ENTERPRISE AND CLOUD SERVICES
• How are enterprise network demands changing the way carriers operate?
• What is the market potential in Mexico? What services are mature enough and worth offering to enterprise customers?
• How can carriers differentiate their services from the competition?
• How is corporate traffic transitioning into cloud? Are enterprises moving to cloud fast enough? What are the challenges?
• How can we make the cloud secure for the enterprise?
• Can carriers deliver the necessary services that enterprise demands when using cloud solutions?

Moderator: Teresa Wankin, Secretary General,CAPACITY MEDIA & GLOBAL TELECOMS BUSINESS
Alan Halachmi, Senior Manager of Solutions Architecture, AMAZON WEB SERVICES
Eli Sitt, VP Sales & Marketing, C3NTRO TELECOM
Mauro Contardi, Strategic Pricing Manager - Latin America, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS

Juan Salazar, CEO,MCALLEN DATA CENTER
Enrique Perez, Managing Director - LATAM VP, VERIZON ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS


12:00 – 2:00pm NETWORKING LUNCH


2:00pm END OF MEXICO CONNECT 2017

 



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