GTB London - GOWI test
 

23rd May 2017, The Marriot Grosvenor Square, London

8:45 - OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

9:00 - VIEW FROM THE TOP - Adding Value Through Innovation: Calculating the ROI of the Next Big Thing

While many organisations focus on addressing problems, the most successful focus on raising the bar. One of the ways they do this is by creating a culture where innovation thrives. When this organizational strength is magnified, it can become a source of competitive advantage. Excellence in leading innovation has far less to do with the leader having innovative ideas; it has everything to do with how that leader creates a culture where innovation and creativity thrives in every corner. This panel will discuss the things leaders can do to foster innovation.
  - Roman Pacewicz, SVP, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T
  - Rhidian Williams, Senior Telecoms and Digital Marketing, Huawei
  - Erick Contag, Executive Chairman, GlobeNet

Moderator: Luis Jorge Romero, Director General, ETSI

9:45 - INNOVATION PANEL - Don't Innovate, but Create a Culture of Innovation

While many organisations focus on addressing problems, the most successful focus on raising the bar. One of the ways they do this is by creating a culture where innovation thrives. When this organizational strength is magnified, it can become a source of competitive advantage. Excellence in leading innovation has far less to do with the leader having innovative ideas; it has everything to do with how that leader creates a culture where innovation and creativity thrives in every corner. This panel will discuss the things leaders can do to foster innovation.
- Ioannis Markopoulos, Innovation and Project Management Department, Forthnet
- Tom Homer, Managing Director, Telstra UK
- Dr. Changsoon Choi, Senior Manager, Convergence Tech. Lab, SK Telecom

- Moderator: Ian Corden, Plum Consulting


10:30 - Networking Coffee

11:00 - PROJECT SHOWCASE

Comprises parallel interactive sessions featuring nominated projects that have achieved recognition for innovation. Focusing on key issues facing the industry in the development, management and execution of telecoms projects these sessions offer delegates the opportunity to benchmark their own project success against their peers.


TRACK ONE: ENTERPRISE SERVICE / SOFTWARE & APPLICATIONS INNOVATION

Project A: Kiribati Infrastructure Build Project
     - Andrew Kumar, CTO, Vodafone Fiji
     - Project Partner: Genband

Project B: Enterprise Hybrid SD-WAN and MPLS Based IP VPN
     - Peter Agnew, Senior Innovation Manager, Colt
     - Project Partner: Versa

Project C: South Africa Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) Radio Access Network (RAN) Managed Services (MS)
     - Sidney Arnold, General Manager: Network Operations
     - Project Partner: Huawei



TRACK TWO: CONSUMER SERVICE INNOVATION

Project A: Orange VR1
     - Amman Abid, Head of Strategic Projects, Orange
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Project Partner: Strax

Project B: mAutopraonice (mCarwashes)
     - Alen Gojceta, Director of ICT, Vipnet
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Project Partner: Semper Tehnika

Project C: Better Care For Roamers
     - Pankaj Jain, Senior Manager IoT, International & Roaming Services, Vodafone
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Project Partner: Vodafone Roaming Services


TRACK THREE: INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE INNOVATION

Project A: Innovative vBRAS based on C/U Separation
     - Chris Mulley, Principal Architect, CTO Group, ZTE Corporation
     - Project Partner: China Mobile

Project B: Innovations In High Speed Transmission Technology
     - Dr. Kevin Smith, Transmission Futures & Innovation, BT
     - Project Partner: Huawei

Project C: Green Scheduler with Lean Carrier, a Paradigm Shift Towards Simultaneous Enhancement of Network Energy Efficiency and Performance
     - Dr. Takki Yu, Senior Manager, Network Technology R&D Center, SK Telecom
     - Project Partner: Ericsson

 


12:00 - Lunch

13:15 - PROJECT SHOWCASE

TRACK FOUR: SOFTWARE & APPLICATIONS INNOVATION

Project A: Adscanner Marketing Cockpit with IPTV data from A1
     - Marin Curkovic, CEO, Adscanner
     - Project Partner: Telekom Austria Group

Project B: Leveraging AI & AR Technologies for Better Service Delivery
     - Gilbert Owusu, Head of Resource Management, BT
     - Prof. Hani Hagras, Professor of Computer Science, Head of the Intelligent Environments,       University of Essex

Project C: CloudRAN based 5G UCNC Network
     - Andy Conway, Director of Network Strategy, Telefonica UK
     - Project Partner: Huawei


Project D: Be Your Own Boss
     - Simon Peter Bukenya, Billing Channel Development & Project Manager, MTN Zambia
     - Project Partner: Seamless



TRACK FIVE: INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE INNOVATION

Project A: World-First 5G Millimeter Wave Inter-Cell Handover Technology
     - Dr. Changsoon Choi, Senior Manager, Convergence Tech. Lab, SK Telecom
     - Project Partner: Samsung

Project B: Gotthard Tunnel Project: Deploying a Communication Network and Infrastructure
     - Dino Alfaré, Head of Railway Systems Execution, AlpTransit Gotthard AG
     - Project Partner: Nokia Systems


Project C: Residential 10G EPON Network And Conversion of Brownfield Network to FTTH
    - Jaanus Erlemann, CTO, Starman Eesti
    - Project Partner: Nokia Networks

Project D: Virtualised Consolidation Platform for Messaging and VAS
     - Osman Perksoy, VP Business Development & Sales, Telenity
     - Khairul Annuar Bin Zainal, Specialist Project Planning, Ooredoo Qatar



TRACK SIX: WHOLESALE SERVICE INNOVATION

Chair: Jason Mcgee Abee, News & Content Editor, GTB & Capacity

Project A: Network Infrastructure Virtualization

     - Erick Contag, Executive Chairman, GlobeNet
     - Project Partner: Juniper Networks

Project B: Tap&Go - Mobile Payment Platform Solution
     - Monita Leung, Chief Executive, HKT Payment
     - Project Partner: PCCW Global

Project C: Shortlisted Wholesale Service Innovation Submission

 


14:30 - MEET AND INNOVATORS - Agility, Efficiency and Disruption - What if UBER became a Telco?

The telecoms industry is in an incredible state of flux – that is a given. Revenues are down, traditional carriers are re-inventing themselves as technology companies while technology companies go OTT and are encroaching more and more on traditional telecoms revenues. We’ve all got used to, and probably sick of, talk about disruption and disruptors. This session brings together the innovators from other industries, the well known and the unknown to better understand how organisational agility can be the key to success and what it means for the economy at large.
Dan Biddle, Director of Strategic Innovation, TWITTER UK
Nicolai Schaettgen, Managing Director, MATCH MAKER VENTURES
Riku Salminen, CEO & Partner, JONGLA
Hubertus von Roenne, VP Global Verticals, BT
Moderator: Dean Bubley, Founder, Disruptive Analysis

15:00 - CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

18:00 - PRE-AWARDS DRINKS RECEPTION

19:00 - DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY