Programme

We are currently working on the 2017 programme. Please get in touch if you have a topic for us to debate or would like to be involved as a speaker.
 

For reference, the following is the 2016 programme.
 

Quick-fire debates, key industry stakeholders, interactive panels, peer discussion, analyst perspectives and plenty of audience participation will once again form the basis of this unique day of looking into the future of the world’s Telcos.


Key Features of the day
  • Telco overview and economic perspective
  • C-level executive Telco panel – for many the highlight of 2015
  • Supply chain perspectives – who does what to whom in the emerging ecosystem
  • Speed Networking and plenty of opportunities to meet and challenge your peers






This is last year's programme...
We are currently working on the programme for 2017 



08:30 Registration and breakfast

09:00 Welcome: Chris Lewis and Graham Wilde introduce the day

Chris Lewis, Lewis Insight
Graham Wilde, BWCS



09:00 TELCOS IN A DIGITAL WORLD

An Economic perspective: A leading economist’s view on the impact of digitization on value creation and value destruction.

Mark Gregory, Chief Economist - EY

Industry response: How technology will help the Telco reposition itself in the face of digital demand.

Marcus Weldon, CTO - Nokia and President Bell Labs

Debate Motion 1 : Telcos should concentrate on building the optimal digital platform and leave others to play in the apps and content space

Chris and Graham introduce the motion.
Debate opened to the floor
 



10:15 THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

The Telco dataset: The unique data available to underpin the Telco’s customer experience.
Phil Jordan
, Global CIO - Telefonica

Case Study: Reliance Jio - building India’s greenfield 4G digital service provider. A new approach to customer on-boarding.
Steffen Roehn
, RMC

Vendor’s perspective: Amdocs presents their insight into delivering the right customer experience
Gary Miles
, CMO - Amdocs

Debate 2: Telcos cannot deliver the experience customers are expecting

Chris and Graham introduce the motion. Debate opened to the floor
 



11:15 Speed Date Networking and coffee

Meet your peers, exchange business cards and make friends – for some the highlight of 2015 moved to the morning by popular request.




Debates
  • Telcos & the OTTs: Telcos should concentrate on building the optimal digital platform and leave others to play in the apps and content space
  • Customer experience: Telcos cannot deliver the experience customers are expecting
  • IOT: Integration is more important than connectivity
  • The Software Shaped Telco: Virtualisation of compute, storage  and networking is killing the traditional telco NEP relationship
  • 5g and Fibre: 5G is a political issue, not a technical issue


12:00 C-level Panel

C-level Telco executives share their views and experience of the broader digital marketplace.

Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, Executive Vice President Innovation, Marketing & Technology, Orange

Julie Woods-Moss, President, Chief Marketing and Innovation officer, Tata Communications

Akira Tada - Business Development Director, SoftBank Group

Matthew Hare - Chief Executive, Gigaclear Plc

13:00 Lunch and networking

14:00 Peter Day from BBC’s In Business and Global Business programmes summarises the key points from the morning session.


THE SOFTWARE DRIVEN TELCO


14:15 Open source software, commoditized hardware and the changing dynamic of the telco infrastructure and services.

Andy MacLeod, CTO - Vodafone EMEA

Open Mic: In quick fire format, suppliers take their turn to provide their perspective on the innovative approaches and value they bring to the table.

Gabriele Di Piazza, VMware
Alex Hawker
,
AsiaInfo
Noel Hurley
, ARM
Sanjay Mewada
,
Netcracker
M
artin Taylor,
Metaswitch

Debate 3. Virtualisation of compute, storage  and networking is killing the traditional telco NEP relationship

Chris and Graham introduce the motion. Debate opened to the floor



15:15 IoT, SMART CITIES AND CREATING VALUE

Where do Telcos add value against the emerging demand from the trillions of sensors and billions of things being connected in the future.

Tim Devine, PA Consulting
Phil Skipper, Vodafone

Debate Motion 4: Integration is more important than connectivity

Chris and Graham introduce the motion Debate opened to the floor
 



16:00 Refreshments 
 



16:20 5G AND FIBRE

Is 5G and Fibre a marriage made in heaven or destined for permanent separation?

Christian Hedelin, Head of Strategy for Network Products, Ericsson
Nicolas Ott, Managing Director, Telecoms & M2M, Arqiva

Rahim Tafazolli, Founder and Director of 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey

Nik Willetts, Deputy CEO and Chief Digital Officer, TM Forum

Debate Motion 5: 5G is a political issue, not a technical issue

Chris and Graham introduce the motion Debate opened to the floor


17:00 Analyst wrap up: Leading industry independent analysts share their key take-aways from the day.

Mark Dowd, Manage Disruption
Tony Poulos, Disruptive Views
Teresa Cottam, Telesperience
Dean Bubley, Disruptive Analysis
Caroline Gabriel, Rethink Research

17:20  Drinks reception and networking



This is last year's programme...
We are currently working on the programme for 2017