Capacity Europe: Agenda
Capacity Europe 2018
22-25 October 2018 | United Kingdom London
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THE WHOLESALE ACADEMY
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BUILDING A BRAND & CAPITALISING ON EXTENDED CAPABILITIES – HOW IS THE INDUSTRY SEIZING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH MARKET CONSOLIDATION?
■ Who are the big spenders driving M&A in the wholesale space?
■ Opportunities & offerings – exploring the positive impacts of market consolidation on the Telco industry
■ Diversification driven M&A- the best method in staying ahead of the competition?
■ Building a global presence – exploring the offerings of moving into new regions through M&A
■ Are recent M&A deals reflecting the industries ‘digital convergence’?
■ The next big deal – who, when & for how much?
This keynote session is now full.
THE BIG CARRIER DEBATE (THE SEQUEL) – GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE INNOVATIVE FUTURE OF WHOLESALE
■ An update on the key milestones achieved in the wholesale space over the last 12 months
■ Which sectors can carriers diversify their product offerings into that offer a good ROI potential?
■ Pinpointing pockets of opportunities in emerging markets within Europe and internationally
■ Debating the impact of 5G and the upgrades to legacy networks
■ Artificial intelligence & virtual reality – how are they impacting both networks and the traditional carrier business model?
This keynote session is now full.
EMBRACING VERSATILITY - REALISING THE TRUE POTENTIAL OF SDN IMPLEMENTATION
■ As we move away from SDN being largely conceptual to now being a practical necessity, what can we learn from the industry leaders driving next generation network rollout?
■ What has the virtualisation of networks meant for flexible connectivity to cloud service providers?
■ The vendor perspective & building the required network architecture for SDN deployment
■ Identifying the common carrier challenges in moving from hardware to software
ADVANCING WOMEN IN TELCO
A focus on recruitment & educational initiatives to encourage greater diversity in the Telco community
■ The gender gap – were do Telco’s sit in relation to other STEM industries?
■ Examining past STEM initiatives and encouraging future practices
■ What can colleges and universities do to encourage and fuel a greater female talent pipeline for the Telco industry?
■ Recruitment – what role do Human Resources & Recruitment companies play in achieving more balanced gender ratios?
ADVANCING WOMEN IN TELCO DRINKS RECEPTION
CHARACTERISING THE HIGH-QUALITY NETWORKS REQUIRED TO MEET THE IOT DATA DEMAND
■ Flexible, reliable and secure – what other attributes are critical to networks in order for them to keep up with the data surge?
■ What new initiatives are in the global pipeline to meet the impending explosion of data from IoT devices?
■ Reaping the rewards – what’s on offer for Telco’s that successfully invest and build high-quality networks?
■ The IoT pain point – as the digital revolution looms where do the most pressing security gaps exist?
BACKING BLOCKCHAIN TO DRIVE DIGITAL EFFICIENCY
■ What’s the current industry narrative on blockchain & who are the active investors?
■ Pilot projects – from recent tests, what have we learnt on the practical use of blockchain within the carrier community?
■ How can the use of blockchain allow carriers and the wider industry to be more collaborative, efficient and reactive?
■ To what degree could blockchain revolutionise supply chain services in wholesale?
■ What security concerns does the utilisation of blockchain create & what solutions are on offer to offset the threat?
AVOIDING CLOUDY SKIES – HOW CAN CARRIERS MAXIMISE GLOBAL INTERCONNECTIVITY THROUGH STRATEGIC CLOUD PARTNERSHIPS?
■ With multiple strategies for cloud connectivity on offer, which strategy offers the most to carriers in expanding their global interconnectivity?
■ Exploring the ever evolving & ever maturing European cloud hubs - with a close analysis of London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt
■ Cloud enablement at the edge – how is it facilitating the distribution of data around the world?
■ Identifying the new market entrants – pinpointing who they are and their unique cloud offerings
COFFEE & NETWORKING
THE CAPACITY INNOVATION SERIES
The Capacity Innovation Series is an initiative to promote and share innovative achievements in the global telco market. Capacity Europe 2018 will feature a series of presentations from innovators changing the wholesale landscape. To enter please email firstname.lastname@example.org while stipulating which overarching category you wish to be considered in:
■ Innovations in Technologies
■ Innovations in Start-Ups
■ Innovations in People
Entries will be reviewed by Capacity Media and a selected panel of judges.
GLOBAL CARRIER AWARDS
Buses will depart at 6pm from the Intercontinental O2 for The Troxy Theatre.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS FROM THE NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTRE (PART OF GCHQ)
MARGINALISING FRAUD & SAFEGUARDING NETWORKS – HOW IS THE INDUSTRY PAVING THE WAY WITH NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS?
■ Communicating the importance of R&D investment in network security
■ The new technologies & systems entering the market and how they are retaining network capabilities
■ Exploring future solutions in the pipeline to aide and prepare global infrastructure against attack
■ The fraud factor – which systems are in place to detect and fight fraud?
ADVANCING INDUSTRY COLLABORATION TO SECURE GLOBAL NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
■ A market analysis of 2018 attacks and forecasts for 2019 By being closed off to an open conversation about network security, how does this instil a bigger deep-routed security hazard for the Telco industry?
■ An update on carrier initiatives and working groups – how is the wholesale industry joining together to prevent future attacks? Engagement at a higher level – advancing the fundamental dialogue between Telco’s and Government and Regulatory bodies?
■ Widening the conversation – what role can Data Centres, Cloud and Content Service Providers, Vendors and the wider ecosystem play in hardening global network infrastructure?