Meet Google, BT, LINE and over 600 teleco players at Telecoms World Asia 2018

  • Posted by Mildred Ang
  • March 9, 2018 1:12 AM GMT

Over the past decade, the telecoms industry has undergone a significant overhaul, brought about by the advancement of technology, competition from unconventional players and fall in traditional revenue sources. Recent years have seen telecom operators getting on the “Digital Transformation” bandwagon, as efforts are put into changing business models, creating new partnerships and improving network infrastructure in order to support the demands of a global digital economy.

Telecoms World Asia 2018 (19 – 20 March, Bangkok, Thailand) brings together an agenda that addresses the key issues operators are facing today, classified under three key themes – Wholesale Carriers, Networks and Telco 4.0 – with the focus on Digital Transformation running throughout the sessions.

Day 1 of the conference brings a keynote panel on the topic of “Addressing the challenge of security in a connected world”. Moderated by Marin Ivezic, Partner, Risk Assurance and Cyber Security, Pwc, he will be joined by the following panelists:

Juni Yan, Vice President AMEA, Security, BT
• Alan A. Silor, Assistant Secretary for Operations, Department of Information and Communication Technology, Philippines
Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, International Telecommunications Union
Austin Menyasz, Director, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Telenor Group
Rajesh Sreenivasan, Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Rajah & Tann LLP

Day 2’s opening keynote address will welcome Gulzar Azad, Country Head – Connectivity, India, Google as he discusses on the following topics:

• Making Internet access available and affordable for the world – how are we getting there?
• Challenges, opportunities, key project milestones
• Creating sustainable business partnerships – where do carriers fit in?

Across 2 days, the conference will bring over 70 speakers discussing issues on 3 themes – Wholesale Carriers, Networks and Telco 4.0. Here’s a sample of the confirmed speakers:

• Goncalo Fernandes, Vice President of IoT/M2M, du
• Ariya Banomyong, Managing Director - Thailand, LINE Corp
• Fabrizio Civitarese, President, Asia Pacific, Global Cloud Xchange
• Zaw Min Oo, Chief External Relations Officer, Mytel
• Kat Luna-Abelarde, FVP, International & Carrier Business Group, PLDT and President & CEO, PLDT Global
• Saneh Saiwong, Director of Spectrum Management Bureau, NBTC Thailand
• Arifa Febrianti, Caretaker, Digital Business Innovation, XL Axiata
• Chris Rezentes, Senior Manager for Partner and Product Strategy, Verizon
Katja Gonzalez, Head of Fraud Prevention, BICS
• Zoran Vasiljev, Chief Strategy Officer, Axiata Digital

The 2-day conference is expected to gather over 600 leading players from the telecoms industry.

About Telecoms World Asia 2018
Date: 19 – 20 March 2018
Conference opening hours: 09:00 am
Venue: Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, Level 22, Convention Centre A1

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