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CCT 2024 Agenda

Monday 17 June 2024

1.00pm PRE CCT 2024 GOLF EVENT hosted by Cellusys

2.00pm Tee-off time

 

Transport is provided both ways from The Alex Hotel. All
CCT 2024 attendees are invited to participate. Places are
strictly limited and attendees MUST REGISTER to confirm
attendance by emailing racheljones@theintelligentnetwork.net

 

7.15pm Pre-event Cocktail Reception sponsored by Aquacomms

Day One: Tuesday 18 June 2024


8.15am Registration and Breakfast


8.45am Welcome Remarks


8.50am KEYNOTE PLENARY: THE EVOLVING CLOUD, CONTENT AND
TELECOMS ECOSYSTEM: REIMAGINED CONNECTIVITY AND NETWORK CLOUD
CONVERGENCE - NEW COMMERCIAL MODELS, SHARED INFRASTRUCTURE AND
OPTIMUM PARTNERSHIPS TO MEET DEMAND


Moderator: Tim Passingham, Chairman, CAMBRIDGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING


Speakers:
Daniel Kurgan, CEO, ARELION
Marc Halbfinger, CEO, CONSOLE CONNECT
Rolf Nafziger, SVP, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM 
Eugene Bergen Henegouwen, President, EMEA, EQUINIX
Gina Haspilaire, VP, Global Head of Network Planning  ISP Partnerships, NETFLIX

9.50am Coffee Break


10.15am KEYNOTE PLENARY: GENERATIVE AI: PREPARING NETWORKS AND
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AN AI FUTURE – MOVING TOWARDS FULLY AUTOMATED,
SCALABLE NETWORKS


Moderator: Jürgen Hatheier, CTO, EMEA, CIENA


Speakers:
Giuliano Di Vitantonio, CEO, ATLASEDGE
Manuel Costescu, Managing Director, EMEA, J.P.MORGAN

Jason Black, Director of Cloud & Edge Datacentre Engineering, NVIDIA (Invited)
Cole Crawford, CEO, VAPOR IO

Sally Graves, VP, Product Management ORACLE COMMUNICATIONS

11.15am Coffee Break

11.30am KEYNOTE PLENARY: DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
OUTLOOK AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SECTOR


Moderator: Tim Passingham, Chairman, CAMBRIDGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING


Speakers:
Matt Evans, Managing Director, Europe, DIGITALBRIDGE
Patrik Czornik, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Telecoms, JP MORGAN

Don MacNeil, Chief Revenue Officer, EDGECONNEX

Yannick LeBoyer, Managing Director, Europe, ZAYO

Pia Lambert, Executive Director, MORRISON

Patrick Shutt, Managing Director, DURHAM BLACK 


12.30pm Lunch

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Track 1

1.45pm DELAYERING OF THE TELECOM INDUSTRY, STRUCTURAL
SEPARATION AND INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION: HOW DO TELCOS ADAPT TO THE CHANGING ECOSYSTEM


Moderator: Isabelle Paradis, Founder & President, HOT TELECOM

Speakers:
Michael Glynn, Senior Vice President, Digital
Automated Innovation, CONSOLE CONNECT
Andrea Kraus, Chief Revenue Officer, EUROFIBER
Tom Homer, President, EMEA, GTT
Emmanuel Rochas, CEO, ORANGE INTERNATIONAL
Ruggero Slongo, COO, RETELIT
John Chester, Director of Wholesale Fixed VIRGIN MEDIA 02
 
 
 
2.45pm UNLOCKING THE VALUE OF THE NETWORK – WHOLESALE PLATFORM-BASED MODELS AND MONETISING NETWORKS: OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES

Moderator: Caroline Chappell, Research Director ANALYSYS MASON

Speakers:
Stephanie Lynch-Habib, President, EUNETWORKS
Theo Voss, CEO, INTER.LINK
Avi Freedman, CEO, KENTIK
Grant Kirkwood, CEO, CONTRIVIAN

 
 
 
  
 
3.45pm Coffee Break
 
4.10pm EVALUATING NEW MODELS OF SUPPLY IN SUBSEA INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGING PROCUREMENT BUSINESS MODELS
 
 
Moderator: Eric Handa, Co-founder, AP TELECOM
 
Speakers:

Angelo Gama, CEO, ANGOLA CABLES

Andy Hudson, Acting CEO, AQUA COMMS

Davin Rice, Senior Manager, Global Backbone Network Development, AWS

Ciaran Delaney, COO, EXA INFRASTRUCTURE

Owen Bryant, Head of Global Infrastructure and Deployment, VODAFONE

Peter Zwinkels, Vice President Global Sales, Submarine Solutions, INFINERA.

 

 

5.10pm SATELLITE LEOS AND GEOS – DEVELOPING AND GROWING NEW PARTNERSHIPS AND BECOMING AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE GLOBAL NETWORK: REACHING UNDERSERVED AND UNSERVED MARKETS


Moderator: Dean Bubley, Founder & Director, DISRUPTIVE ANALYSIS LTD


Speakers:

Eva-Marie Costello, Director of Sales Operations
and Strategy, ASTRANIS

Damien Staples, Vice President, Global Sales & Partnerships, Inmarsat Maritime, VIASAT
Brian Jakins, VP & General Manager - Networks, Intelsat Global Sales & Marketing, INTELSAT
Additional Speakers To Be Confirmed

 

6.10pm - Cocktail Reception

Track 2

1.45pm EDGE INTERCONNECT: OPTIMUM CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS FROM THE EDGE TO THE CLOUD


Moderator: Hunter Newby, Owner, NEWBY VENTURES


Speakers:
Kurtis-Erik Lindqvist, CEO, LINX
Wes Jensen, CTO, PACKETFABRIC

Nina Hjorth Bargisen, Director, Technical Evangelism, KENTIK

Dawane Young, VP, Marketing, VERIZON PARTNER SOLUTIONS

Ivo Ivanov, CEO, DE-CIX GROUP AG


 

2.45pm DATA CENTRES AI, BEYOND HYPERSCALE AND EDGE AI – ANALYSING CHANGING DATA CENTRE REQUIREMENTS AND IMPLICATIONS


Moderator: Duncan Club, Senior Partner, CAMBRIDGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING


Speakers:

Dan Thomas, Senior Vice President, ATLAS EDGE

Michael King, Director of Data Center Strategy, CLOUDFLARE

Christopher Conway, VP, Hyperscale, EDGECONNEX
Ayotunde Coker, CEO, OPEN ACCESS DATA CENTRES, Chairman, AFRICA DATA CENTRES ASSOCIATION

Lavinia Morris, General Manager, EMEA Data Centre Operations, MICROSOFT


 

3.45pm Coffee Break 

 

4.10pm DATA CENTRES POWER, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY: CAN THE POWER SUPPLY CHALLENGE BE OVERCOME AND WORKING TOGETHER TO SOLVE IT?


Moderator: Rob Bath, Director, FOUNDDIGITAL DS LTD


Speakers:
Diane Hodnett, Director, AWS DataCenter Investment Strategy & Acquisition, AWS
Stan Blackwell, Director, Customer Solutions & Strategic Partnerships, DOMINION ENERGY

Peter Lantry, Managing Director, Ireland, EQUINIX
Eric Boonstra, CEO, KEVLINX
Josh Snowhorn, CEO, QUANTUM LOOPHOLE

Ranjith Cherickel, CEO, ICOLO

 

 

 

5.10pm TAKING ADVANTAGE OF AI AND THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR TELCOS AT THE EDGE

Moderator: Caroline Chappell, Research Director, ANALYSYS MASON

 

Speakers:

Petrina Steele, Global Lead – EmergingTechnologies, EQUINIX
Neil McRae, Chief Network Strategist, JUNIPER NETWORKS
Jürgen Hathier, CTO, EMEA, CIENA

Mirko Voltolini, VP for Technology & Innovation, COLT TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Senior representative, CIENA


Additional speakers to be confirmed.

 

 

 

 

 

6.10pm - Cocktail Reception

Day 2: Wednesday 19th June 2024


8.15am Networking Breakfast


8.45am IN-DEPTH AFRICA FOCUS: SOLVING THE END-TO-END CONNECTIVITY
CHALLENGES: BEYOND THE LANDING STATION AND ENABLING CONNECTIVITY
ACROSS AFRICA


Moderator: Russell Southwood, CEO, BALANCING ACT


Speakers:
Frederic Schepens, CEO, BAYOBAB
Lanre Kolade, Outgoing Group CEO, CSQUARED
Guy Willner, Chairman, IX AFRICA
Prenesh Padayachee, Group Chief Digital and Operations Officer, SEACOM

Ranjith Cherickel, CEO, ICOLO


INDUSTRY VERTICAL FOCUS: DRIVERS OF CHANGE, PARTNERSHIPS AND DIGITAL
TRANSFORMATION


In these unique panel discussions executives will hear from enterprises, service and cloud
providers and platform/interconnect players operating within different enterprise verticals
who will share how network, infrastructure and connectivity requirements are changing, the
market drivers and how they are looking to form new partnerships to accelerate digital
transformation and meet the needs of their customers within these verticals.

 

9.45am MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

Moderator: Michael Fay, Streaming Media Strategist (ex DISNEY, ex AKAMAI)

Speakers:
 

Kevin Epperson, Director of Network Architecture and Infrastructure Strategy, NETFLIX

Artur Reynolds Brandao, Head of Infrastructure Investments, EUNETWORKS

Jon Alexander, VP, Products, AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES
Additional speakers to be confirmed.

10.45am Coffee

11.15am GAMING AND ESPORTS

 

  • Changes and advancements in the gaming industry – how can providers better support gamers and enable experiences; technological challenges, need for globally distributed architecture, ultra-fast connectivity

  • Balancing need to support old and new games, cross-platforms, cloud gaming

  • Understanding changing network, software hardware requirements; multi-cloud strategy, industry specific clouds, moving from centralised to distributed architectures

  • Developing optimum partnerships with network providers

  • Integrating emerging technologies – AI, machine learning, VRData centre requirements; resilience, uptime, security, scalability, capacity, interconnected capabilities

Moderator: Matthew Whalley, Managing Director & Co-founder, ILEX CONTENT STRATEGIES


Speakers:
Steve Cottam, CEO, ANTSTREAM ARCADE

Alex Bubb, Gaming Partnerships Manager, Europe (ESBO), SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS

Gunjan Garg, Senior Strategy and Business Development Manager - Innovation, VODAFONE

Additional Speakers to be Confirmed

12.15pm AI AND THE CHALLENGE AS AN INDUSTRY ACROSS THE CCT
ECOSYSTEM - HOW DO WE FULFILL THE POTENTIAL OF AI AND OVERCOME
CHALLENGES?

AI has the potential to fundamentally transform all organisations. In this unique closing session leading experts
will provide their insight on how organisations can prepare for AI and realise its potential, transform the
organisation from a workforce point of view and integrate AI into existing systems and processes.

 

 

1.15pm Lunch

2.00pm-4.00pm ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS AND NETWORKING TIME

Attendees will have access to specially dedicated private meeting areas and tables in
the meeting lounge with coffee and refreshments.

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