Myanmar Connect 2018
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5th Annual
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DAY ONE: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

 

8:00am

Registration and welcome coffee

9:30am

Capacity Media Welcome

9:35am

Official Opening of Myanmar Connect 2017

 

U Soe Thein, Director General - PTD, MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

9:50am

Presentation:

the future of regulation – the ptd updates

 

Senior representative, POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

10:05am

Presentation:
Cyber Security

 

Ye Naing Moe, Director, National Cyber Security Center

10:20am

Morning coffee break

11:00am

PRESENTATION:

INTRODUCING MYTEL

 

Zaw Min Oo, CERO, MYTEL

11:15am

Presentations:

the year ahead through the eyes of the operators – A service update

 

Once again the market leaders will take the opportunity to present their plans for the year ahead to the telecoms industry. From network improvements to new services and pricing, senior executives will share a glimpse of their tactics.  

 

Dr Myo Ohn, CEO, CAMPANA
Toshitake Amamiya, CEO, MPT-KSGM JOINT OPERATIONS
Vikram Sinha, CEO, OOREDOO MYANMAR

Lars Erik Tellmann, CEO, TELENOR MYANMAR

11:40am

Panel discussion:

Has the greenfield turned mature? –
analysing the chaNging competitive landscape of the myanmar telcoms market

 

Hailed as the greenfield opportunity of the decade, the Myanmar telecoms market has changed almost beyond recognition in the last four years. Where once focused on bringing networks to the unconnected, Myanmar operators now deal with data explosion and offering cutting edge services to the demanding mobile user of 2017. With network penetration reportedly reaching approximately 70% of the population and a fourth licence holder entering the market, growth is slowing down. This session will analyse the emerging new market structure and debate how they see the competitive environment of the future.

 

Moderator: Dieter Billen, Principal & Head of Myanmar, ROLAND BERGER

 

Dr Myo Ohn, CEO, CAMPANA

Dr Wai Lin Tun,  CEO & Co-Founder, FRONTIIR
Yoshiaki Benino, COO, MPT-KSGM JOINT OPERATIONS
Vikram Sinha, CEO, OOREDOO MYANMAR

Lars Erik Tellmann, CEO, TELENOR MYANMAR

12:40pm

LUNCH AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

 

INfrastructure development

Mobile Service Development

2:10pm

Panel discussion:
de-monopolising international capacity –
coping with regulation and cross-border politics

 

The wholesale industry has been preparing for a shakeup. International Gateway Licences have been awarded, new terrestrial links have been announces and submarine cables planned. Long anticipated changes in the capacity trade seem finally around the corner, but regulation and regional politics are often causing delays. Looking at the current state of the market and planned projects, experts debate the best way forward. Once complete, how will the increase in competition change the overall market structure, and how can the industry take advantage?

 

Moderator: Vicky Bowman,  Director, MYANMAR CENTRE FOR RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

 

Tun Tun Myint, VP, Network Services, FRONTIIR

Supoj Mahapan, Managing Director, International Carrier & Alliance Management, TRUE CORPORATION

 

PANEL DISCUSSION:

addressing industry collaboration on mobile money  -
an open discussion on regulation, infrastructure and services

 

Mobile money has on many occasions been proclaimed the technological solution of the future. However, with the industry still in its infancy and the distrust of institutional money services deep-seated, getting off the ground has been somewhat of a struggle. In this discussion, experts will share some of their highs and lows and explore the opportunity of more cooperation in an attempt to provide better and more profitable services across the nation.

 

Moderator: Sonja Oestmann, Managing Director, INTELECON RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY

 

Rozano Planta, Head of Mobile Money, MPT
Jacques Voogt, Chief MFS, OOREDOO MYANMAR

Brad Jones, CEO, WAVE MONEY

3:10pm

Panel discussion:
to go where no cable goes and beyond - 
the revival of satellite and its importance for the myanmar market

 

In recent years satellite has undergone a facelift. Once considered too expensive for anything but niche connectivity solutions, satellite is emerging as a reliable and affordable capacity provider. Looking into the role of satellite as back-up technology, the convergence with terrestrial networks and finding growth opportunities within new applications in this age of growing content consumption, experts will discuss the future of the stellar technology market as well as its impacts on the wider communications industry.

 

Moderator: Sonja Oestmann, Managing Director, INTELECON RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY

 

Son Nguyen, CEO, COM & COM

Vinod Kaul, GM - South Asia, GILAT

Melvyn Chen, the Senior Principal Marketing Manager for Global Initiative, INTELSAT

 

Panel discussion:

CUSTOMERS WANT IT ALL AND WANT IT NOW –
THE ROLE OF VIDEO ON DEMAND, PAY TV AND ott IN THE ENTERTAINMENT OF TOMORROw 

 

New broadcasting licences and partnerships are currently reshaping the local content landscape, but with end-users being more demanding than ever before, the end of the evolution won’t be in sight for a long time to come. In an age where globally speaking Pay TV is increasingly evolving into TV Everywhere and OTT services, where do current Myanmar offerings stand and how do experts predict future developments? What role will live streaming play in the future and what is being done to ensure a great customer experience? 

 

Moderator: Solomon Moore, Research Consultant, S&S PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

Erwan Luherne, CEO Myanmar Project, CANAL+

David Goldstein, Non-Executive Chairman, IFLIX ASIA
Sui Jin Foong, Systems Engineering Director, ASEAN, JUNIPER NETWORKS

4:00pm

Afternoon netwoRKing break

4:30pm

Presentation:
In the aftermath of the spectrum auction –
how will internet service providers monetise the situation?

 

When the results of the 2600MHz spectrum auction were announced in October 2016, more than one pair of eyebrows was raised in astonishment. With an overall spend of 244.16 million USD for six licences, the results surpassed many experts’ predictions. What does this mean for a country where ISPs have historically strayed behind mobile operators? How do spectrum licence holders and non-licence holders see their business and the competition developing and which services should the end-user be expecting?

 

Prasert Laosaengpha, CTO, GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY

Presentation:

Together Reshaping B2B Through Cloud

 

Introduce the insights into the latest trends, and explore the new roads to growth in B2B business, share the public cloud’s values in Operator’s B2B business and global reference.

 

Haobai Wang, Director, Cloud Computing Solution Dept., HUAWEI

4:50pm

Product Launch:
Introducing Ooredoo’s M-Pitesan -  Mobile Financial Services

 

Jacques Voogt, Chief MFS, OOREDOO MYANMAR

 

Panel discussion:
Advancing women in telco – the first asia edition

 

After successful meetings in Chicago and Paris, Advancing Women in Telco is making its way to Nay Pyi Taw for 2017. The forum provides the opportunity for men and women around the world to discuss the key challenges and necessary steps to addressing the gender imbalance in the industry, especially in C-level positions.

 

Moderator: Solomon Moore, Research Consultant, S&S PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

Caroline Yin Yin Htay, CFO, TELENOR MYANMAR

5:45pm

End of conference day one

6:15pm

EVENING RECEPTION

 

Sponsored by CAMPANA

 

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DAY TWO: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

 

9:00am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

10:15am

INTERVIEW:

telco investment 2017 – gaging international views of myanmar’s potential

 

Overall international investment in the Myanmar market reportedly slowed in 2016 by over 1 Billion USD, but telecoms continued its streak as the country’s most attractive sector for foreign investors. The Myanmar government has been said to have taken steps towards encouraging more direct investment, but are the new investment law and reformed tax system doing enough to improve the current climate? This session will throw light on how experts assess the current and future risks and opportunities.

 

Moderator:
Tim Scheffmann, Managing Director, FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

Carlos Luis Clemente, Senior Investment Officer, TMT - Asia, IFC (WORLD BANK GROUP)

11:00am

Morning coffee break

 

INfrastructure development

11:45am

panel discussion:

developing Metro connectivity in Yangon and beyond – from the data centre to the home and business

 

Planning and creating metro networks in populous cities like Yangon is a difficult process. New high-tech data centres are being built to host cutting-edge services, but end-users are not yet profiting from its full benefits due to insufficient connectivity. Join experts as they are addressing some of the key metro questions, including: How much fibre is really needed and is it necessary to lay it all the way to the building? How much can be done through next-generation mobile networks and how much capacity from mobile is currently being offloaded onto WIFI in cities?

 

Moderator:
Vaibhav Pruthi, Senior Manager, EY


Dana Dong
, Managing Director, MYANMAR FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Passakorn Hongsyok, General Manager, MYANMAR INFORMATION HIGHWAY

Thein Soe Htaik, General Manager, MYINT & ASSOCIATES TELECOMMUNICATIONS

12:30pm

panel discussion:

For better or for worse – how the telco industry is changing Myanmar

 

It is undeniable that the liberalisation of the telecoms market has changed the face of Myanmar and has affected day to day life for many. This session will take the opportunity to look at some of the social and economic impacts across the country, from positive bearings of responsible business practice, insights in charity projects as well as the dark side of the tech revolution. Is the country heading in the right direction?

 

Moderator:
Thet Aung Min Latt, Managing Director, Diamond Intelligence


Ines de Belsunce
, Security & Community Outreach Manager, APOLLO TOWERS MYANMAR

Wai Phyo Myint, Regional Outreach Manager, MYANMAR CENTRE FOR RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

Paul Luchtenburg, Programme Specialist Inclusive Finance Myanmar, UNITED NATIONS CAPITAL FUND

1:30pm

LUNCH AND EXTENDED NETWORKING

3:00pm

End OF MYANMAR CONNECT 2017

 

 

 



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