Capacity Europe: Agenda
Capacity Europe 2018
22-25 October 2018 | United Kingdom London
CHARITY GOLF DAY
Hosted by AQUACOMMS, INTERXION and NJFX , the Capacity Europe Charity Golf Day will take place at the London Golf Club, host of the 2014 Volvo World Match play. If you have any questions or would like to register a team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
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?
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
EMPOWERING 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?
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?
TRANSFORMING INTER-CARRIER SETTLEMENT: HOW GLOBAL LEADERS’ FORUM IS DRIVING THE INDUSTRY’S APPROACH TO BLOCKCHAIN
The ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF), will provide an update on their work to develop an inter-carrier settlement environment utilising blockchain technology.
- How is the GLF organising the industry around a common approach to digitise inter-carrier settlement?
- What are the strategic incentives for international carriers to invest in blockchain technologies?
- What are the next steps to commercialisation?
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
OPENING WELCOME -THE SPHERE: BRINGING THE INDUSTRY TOGETHER
ATTOCHRON ATTOCHRON I-AIR™ 5G WIRELESS LASER CONNECTIONS WITH AZUZ.IT
DISPERSIVE NETWORKS: PROGRAMMABLE NETWORKING: ULTRA-SECURE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONNECTIVITY
EDGEINFRA: EUROPE ON EDGE
EPSILON: PEOPLE. PLATFORMS. PARTNERS.
HU:TOMA AI: MAKING KNOWLEDGE CONVERSATIONAL – USING AI AND CHATBOTS TO STREAMLINE FRONT AND BACKEND TELECOM OPERATIONS
ORI: REVENUES BEYOND CONNECTIVITY
GLOBAL CARRIER AWARDS
Buses will depart at 6pm from the Intercontinental O2 for The Troxy Theatre.
BUILDING A FRAUD-FREE FUTURE: REVIEW OF GLOBAL LEADERS’ FORUM REPORT ON THE WHOLESALE INDUSTRY’S ACTIONS AGAINST FRAUD
Building a fraud-free future: Review of Global Leaders’ Forum report on the wholesale industry’s actions against fraud
- Launching the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum’s inaugural report on the actions the international carrier industry is taking against wholesale fraud
- From Code of Conduct to taking action – what the industry needs to do to ensure fraud-free future
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?