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Agenda: Day One, Tuesday 2nd December


The OnFuture Executive Brainstorms use an interactive format involving short, specially prepared presentations (new research, case studies, use cases) to stimulate group brainstorming on roundtables, the output from which is reviewed by a panel of experts to inform a vote on key issues to address and industry next steps.

Our expert facilitators are supported by interactive technology to enable a uniquely productive debate. 
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09.00 - 11.00 Digital Disruption, Innovation and Transformation

Facilitated by: Andrew Collinson, COO & Research Director, STL Partners/Telco 2.0 Initiative

For several years the telecoms industry has enjoyed the benefits of broadband growth. Now, just as this is slowing, alternate communications solutions threaten to disrupt the industry’s core voice and messaging services.

However, it is not all bad news: there are opportunities for operators to develop new sources of value and many are embarking on this route. This session focuses on what changes need to be made by the industry to deliver a new business model including:

  • New strategies for creating and dealing with 'digital disruption'
  • Key digital innovations and trends
  • New operational models and metrics - learning from the internet disruptors

Stimulus speakers and panellists include:

  • Chris Barraclough, MD & Chief Strategist, STL Partners/Telco 2.0 Initiative 
  • Indra Utoyo, Director of Innovation & Strategic Portfolio, Telkom Indonesia
  • Gil Genio, COO Business & International Markets & CSO, Globe Telecom
  • Julien Hodara, VP Libon, Orange


11.00 - 11.15 Exhibition, Networking & Coffee Break


11.15 - 12.45 Transforming the Telecoms Technology Stack

Facilitated by: Chris Barraclough, Partner & Chief Strategist, STL Partners/Telco 2.0 Initiative

In the new digital world, the telecoms network and technology stack remain key assets but must transform to support the new operational and commercial models being developed by telecoms operators and their partners.
This session covers the new demands being placed on the CTO and CIO offices within operators and, by extension, the demands being placed on their vendor partners:

  • Increasing technological agility
  • Decreasing system and organisational complexity
  • Managing tech transformation while maintaining operational excellence

Stimulus speakers and panellists include:

12.45 - 14.00 Lunch Break


[Afternoon break will be 15.30 in the middle of workshops]


14.00 - 17.00 Parallel Workshops:


Workshop 1: Cloud Services and Enterprise Mobility

Facilitated by: Philip Laidler, Consulting Director, STL Partners/Telco 2.0 Initiative

Cloud is both disrupting and generating opportunities for Enterprise and Telco businesses. This session will cover how Cloud is shifting IT from playing a supporting role to being a core driver of business success. Senior Telco and industry Cloud specialists will explain how they are using cloud to differentiate in their markets, drive operational success and agility, and how cloud computing is now disrupting the networking and security markets.

In the age of the smart device, organisations are adopting Enterprise Mobility to transform how they support and engage employees, customers and business partners.  STL Partners' recent research has revealed that MNOs are well placed to support business customers' Enterprise Mobility ambition as they have a "credibility advantage" which most are not exploiting.

Wherever they are in their journey, this session will enable Cloud & Enterprise Mobility strategists, planners and practitioners to brainstorm and share best practice.
Key themes covered in the session include:

  • How Cloud and Smart Devices have disrupted the Enterprise
  • Virtualisation affected computing first and now the network - what this means for Enterprises and Telco’s
  • What strategy and roadmap should MNOs be putting in place?
  • Which resources and organisational changes will be required?
  • What should the product portfolio look like?

Stimulus speakers and panellists include:


Workshop 2: Big Data, Personal Data, and Analytics: ‘real world’ steps towards a big vision

Facilitated by: Andrew Collinson, COO & Research Director, STL Partners/Telco 2.0 Initiative

Big Data is Big News for organisations across all public and private sectors. For Telco’s - who transmit and generate vast amounts of the stuff - data represents a huge opportunity to enhance their existing business and address new revenue opportunities, including bringing new services to public and private enterprises.

In this intensive and interactive workshop, practitioners will share their vision of the top current and emerging big data applications. We will dig into the real-world steps for operators to tackle new opportunities, and identify the next potential quick wins, helping operators accelerate their big data journey. To address this, the session will cover:

  • The landscape of new business models and how to derive value (commercially and non-commercially) from big data
  • What approaches and frameworks are available to make this viable for all parties in the ecosystem (e.g. customers, partners, regulators, etc.)?
  • For Telco’s:
    • How to frame the big data opportunity
    • How to build a strategic and agile big data roadmap, ensuring that quick win opportunities are addressed
    • Key challenges to implementation and how to address them

Stimulus speakers and panellists include:

  • Anthony Dornan, Consultant, STL Partners/Telco 2.0 Initiative
  • Giuseppe Manai, Director, Applied Customer Analytics, Singtel
  • Bill Hoffman, Associate Director, World Economic Forum
  • Martin Darling, VP APAC, MapR


17.00 Day 1 Close


18.30 Gala Dinner


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