Key Features of the day
  • 6 debates focusing on different aspects of the industry
  • C-level executive Telco panel
  • High level speakers
  • Speed Networking and plenty of opportunities to meet and challenge your peers
  • No sponsorship or sales pitches - honest insight from all points of view
  • The role of the telco in the emerging digital economy
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics finally driving customer experience
  • Progress in softwarization of the Telco
  • 5G as a framework for all future telecoms investment
  • IOT and the impact on healthcare
  • Identifying the real business value in the plethora of platforms
08:30 Registration and breakfast

09:00 Welcome

Chris Lewis - Lewis Insight
Graham Wilde - BWCS

09:05 The role of the telco in the emerging digital economy

Where should the Telco focus their efforts and resources? What are the views of a leading economist, a disruptive player and a brand expert?

Mark Gregory, Chief Economist UK & Ireland - EY
Tim Pritchard, Managing Director Customer Experience - Kantar TNS
Dr Steffen Roehn, Senior Advisor - Reliance Jio

Debate Motion:

In the future, we will get our broadband from Amazon and Google

10.00 Progress in Softwarization of the Telco

How is Virtualization, Opensource, SDN, NFV shaping the Telco? What are the relative roles of suppliers from different parts of the industry? What systems integration skills are required to make this a reality?

Andy MacLeod, Regional Technology Director, Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific - Vodafone
Mirko Voltolini, Head of Network on Demand - Colt
Jason Hoffman, CTO Digital Services - Ericsson
Darrell Jordan-Smith, Vice President Global ICT Sales - Red Hat

11.00 Speed Networking and coffee

Meet your peers, exchange business cards and make friends

11:45 Identifying the real business value in the plethora of platforms

Everyone has a platform but where does business value get created? Are telecoms, mobile devices and chips just infrastructure? Is the platform economy actually an application play?

Ronan Kelly, CTO - ADTRAN
Sreevathsa Prabhakar, Founder & CEO - Servify
Pratick Thakrar, CEO - Inspired Mobile
Sylvain Thevenot, Managing Director - Netgem

Debate Motion:

The network is only a support function in the platform economy

12:30 Fireside chat

Chris Lewis interviews Phil Jordan on the lessons learned in his career at Vodafone and Telefonica
Phil Jordan, Group CIO - Telefonica

13:00 Lunch and networking