Date: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ
9am - 12.30pm
NFV/SDN - beyond the hype
As one of the most talked about topics in the industry, there is a lot of hype about the potential benefits, the rate of deployment and most likely use cases for NFV and SDN.
This session will look at:
- What operators are doing in practice to move beyond lab trials
- What concrete business models they think the new technology can enable
- What it means for their existing and future workforce needs
- Analysis of the results from the recent European Communications NFV/SDN research project
Featuring operator case studies and expert analysis from industry watchers and the views of event sponsors Juniper Networks and Mavenir
European Communications Editor Marc Smith will also highlight the key findings from our first ever SDN/NFV survey.
1.45pm - 4pm
Second annual telco managed services seminar
That the outsourcing of key services to vendors remains important is not in doubt as the number of new deals demonstrates. In September, for example, Telefónica signed a managed services contract with Huawei for end-to-end OSS in Lat Am.
This session will look at:
- What operators should be looking for from their managed services provider to ensure success
- How to structure an operator team to ensure MS contracts work in practice
- Analysis of the results from the recent European Communications Managed Services research project
Featuring operator case studies and expert analysis from industry watchers including Coleago Consulting Director Chris Buist
European Communications Editor Marc Smith will also highlight the key findings from our latest managed services survey.
||Networking pastries and registration|
|09.30 - 09.50||
Findings from the Q4 NFV/SDN survey
Click here to view Marc's presentation
|09.50 - 10.15||
A new world, or just the emperor's new clothes? A realistic view of future business models for NFV&SDN
Click here to view Neil's presentation
Click here to view Neil's Q&A session
|10.15 - 10.30||
Click here to view Jack's presentation
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|10.30 - 11.00||
||Networking tea and coffee|
|11.00 - 11.25||
A reality check on NFV/SDN
Click here to view Bengt's presentation
|11.25 - 11.45||
Orange's strategy with NFV and SDN technology
Click here to view Yves's presentation
Click here to view Yves's Q&A session
|11.45 - 12.30||
Panel discussion featuring all the speakers, with plenty of opportunity for audience Q&A
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|12.30 - 13.30||Networking lunch and registration for afternoon session|
|13.45 - 14.00||
Interview and Q&A session with Mervyn Kelly, EMEA Marketing Director, Ciena
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|14.00 - 14.30||
Growing revenue & profitability in an on-demand application centric world
Hear how you can align the worlds of compute, storage and connect to deliver differentiated on-demand cloud services.
SDN not only enables these on-demand application aware connectivity services for revenue growth, but also optimises the network efficiency and performance to realize higher profitability.
Understand how NFV continues this on-demand journey via fast and easy deployment of lower cost software based virtualised functions which can be quickly sourced from an approved NFV marketplace and deployed and consumed on an on-demand basis. This not only enables revenue growth via upsell of IT services to enterprises with a pay-as-you-earn business model, but these virtualized applications can also be used to optimise the Service Provider’s network.
Click here to view David's presentation
|14.30 - 15.00||
Findings from the Q4 Managed Services survey
Click here to view Marc's presentation
|15.00 - 15.30||
Managed Services is maturing and moving to the cloud
Click here to view Chris's presentation
|15.30 - 16.00||
Click here to view Justin's presentation
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|16.00 - 17.00||Networking drinks|
|Neil McRae, Chief Network Architect, BT|
Bengt Nordstrom, Co-Founder, Northstream Consultancy
Bengt co-founded Northstream in 1998 and is the CEO of the company. He previously held the position of CTO and Executive Director of mobile operator SmarTone in Hong Kong. Bengt has also held senior management positions at Ericsson, Comviq and Netcom Consultants. Bengt has been a member of the Executive Committee of the GSM Association and also the GSM Association Asia Pacific Interest Group. He's an acknowledged telecoms industry thought leader that is frequently invited as speaker and moderator in conferences and strategy workshops.
|Yves Bellego, Director of Technical Strategy, Orange|
|Jack Barrett, Senior Director, Strategy Planning and GTM, Juniper Networks|
|Chris Buist, Director, Coleago|
|Justin Paul, Head of OSS Marketing, Amdocs|
David Tomalin, CTO EMEA, Ciena
David Tomalin is based in London and has served as Ciena's EMEA Chief Technology Officer since November 2012.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Tomalin served as Chief Technology Officer for euNetworks Group Limited, where he was responsible for technology selection, platform lifecycle and network integration.
Before joining euNetworks, he worked for Level 3 Communications for 10 years. In his most recent role as Director of Engineering in Europe, Mr. Tomalin delivered IP, Transport & CDN networks. This included platform selection for Level 3 Transatlantic cables, growing the Level 3 European network to over 15 countries, and supporting a range of acquisitions.
He started his career in Telecoms at Cabletel UK in 1994.
Mr. Tomalin holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics with Space Systems & Technology from the University of Kent.
Marc Smith, Editor, European CommunicationsMarc is a journalist and editor with over 10 years experience in a wide variety of business sectors. Since helping to re-launch European Communications in 2011, he has specialised in the strategic direction of the telecoms industry, looking at how European telcos need to change if they are to prosper in this challenging yet exciting industry. European Communications serves communications service providers and their suppliers with news, exclusive interviews and insightful features. It covers the latest developments in operator strategy, back office, networks and content and services. European Communications has been a leading voice in the telecoms sector for over 20 years.
This seminar took place within the Great Room at RSA House, London.
8 John Adam St
Nearest stations: Charing Cross, Embankment, Temple
European Communications seminars are aimed at senior level decision-makers and managers at network operators.
The seminar is a must-attend for:
- Business leaders and decision-makers (CEOs, CMOs, COOs, GMs, Presidents)
- Technology executives and decision-makers (CTOs, CIOs, CSOs)
- Strategy, operations and IT executives
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