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Oct 17
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07:00 - 09:00 120 mins
Registration
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
PREMIUM: Keynotes
Chair's Intro: Setting The Scene
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Info
PREMIUM: Keynotes
Huawei NCE enables FBB Network Automation
  • Jessie Liu - NCE Chief Solution Architect, Huawei
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
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PREMIUM: Keynotes
AI for Telco – Fact vs Fiction
  • Jay Shah - Chief Data & AI Officer, MyRepublic
  • How is AI currently being used by telcos? Is it true AI or enhanced machine learning?
  • Network optimisation, data monetisation, customer insight – where are the quick wins for operators deploying network AI?
  • Can AI build a truly self-optimising network?
  • Cutting through the AI hype and finding the right solution & integration for your business
09:50 - 10:10 20 mins
PREMIUM: Keynotes
Connectivity as a Competitive Advantage for Uber
  • Rahul Vijay - Global Head of Connectivity, Uber
10:10 - 10:30 20 mins
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PREMIUM: Keynotes
Start-Up Collaboration – the New Norm of Innovation?
  • Christian Lindener - CEO, Wayra
  • Is start-up collaboration the new norm for telcos looking to innovate?
  • How to create a collaboration model that works for both sides
  • What are the teething problems commonly experienced – how can these be avoided?
  • Best (and worst!) practises from real world examples
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
PREMIUM: Keynotes
Morning Refreshment Break & Exhibition Visit
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
Info
PREMIUM: Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Fibre To The…End Zone I Rolling out an extensive FTT connection
  • Luis Alveirinho - Chief Technology Officer, Altice Portugal
  • Meeting the challenges of coverage challenges – high frequency and home/residential building configurations
  • Roll out and cost efficiencies
  • Considerations around vertical cabling
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
PREMIUM: Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
A 5G Vision I The network infrastructure principles
  • Maria Cuevas - Head of Research Core Networks & Services - 5G & Fixed Wireless Access, BT
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
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PREMIUM: Intelligent Networks
Implementing AI in the Network: Case Study on Dr Lauren
  • JP Lee - VP, KT

A case study on KT’s Award winning AI work on Dr Lauren

Define the Scope of the project, and where you may go next

What were the key challenges overcome in design and implementation – what continues to raise issues?

How Dr Lauren is benefitting KT now

11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
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PREMIUM Connected Life
Taking a Dynamic Approach to Smart City Roll-out – NOS Smart City Case Study
  • Manuel Eanes - Executive Board Member, NOS

Based on the awareness that any technological implementation must start from an analysis of the concrete reality of each city and its specific challenges, which are different from region to region, NOS developed a flexible and actionable technological vision empowered by the benefits of 5G with already a significant number of implementations in Portugal. From big cities like Oeiras to smaller examples like Lagoa, NOS deployed an innovative infrastructure based on sensors networks, a smart city platform, operational command centers and different vertical solutions.

11:00 - 11:15 15 mins
FREE: Exhibition Theatre A: Broadband World News Stage
Chair's Opening Remarks
11:00 - 11:15 15 mins
FREE: Exhibition Theatre B: Gigabit Innovation Stage
Chair's Opening Remarks
11:15 - 11:30 15 mins
FREE: Exhibition Theatre A: Broadband World News Stage
Improving The Customer Journey I The crucial role of machine learning in engaging critical consumers
11:15 - 11:35 20 mins
FREE: Exhibition Theatre B: Gigabit Innovation Stage
Broadband Applications & Services I AR & VR Insights
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Info
PREMIUM: Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Live Interview: Risk Prevention I Securing the next generation network
  • Ben Azvine - Global Head of Security Research & Innovation, BT

In this interview, we ask an operator about the steps they have taken to secure their network and how they have prevented exposure of physical and intelligence vulnerabilities, the measures put in place and how they quantified this success.

11:20 - 12:15 55 mins
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PREMIUM: Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Workshop: xHaul options for 5G architecture
  • Panellist Christian Gacon - VP - Wireline Networks & Infrastructure, Orange

In this workshop, hear as the experts dissect the front, mid and backhaul portions of the network and the impact that this will have on technology, architecture and operational decisions of the broadband network.

  • What are the expectations and requirements from the front/mid/back haul segments in 5G transport?
  • The impact of microwave on 5G transport networks
  • Adoption of PON technology to support legacy infrastructure
  • Considering cost and operational factors on the xHaul decisions
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
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PREMIUM: Intelligent Networks
Partner Presentation

When you have a network running across physical, virtual and cloud elements, how do you manage the security verticals? Cracking this will be a key challenge for Operators in the coming years, proving it can be done to their clients even more important for maintaining trust in the industry.

11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
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PREMIUM Connected Life
What Key Device will own the Connected Home

'Voice-first' control is changing the way we access entertainment and information and is becoming central to controlling the smart home. However, if service providers want to have a key role in changing the way people enjoy their entertainment, obtain information, and interact with their connected home, through a more seamless integrated consumer experience, they’ll need something more powerful that today’s set-tops. They’ll need a device that can reduce clutter and the number of Wi-Fi devices in the home, and provide for greater cross-service delivery flexibility with improved economics than that of multiple individual devices. What would this device look like? What could it do? How will it interact with Wi-Fi, 5G, IoT, and the Pay-TV and broadband networks? Visit this session to find out more.

11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
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FREE: Exhibition Theatre A: Broadband World News Stage
Network Intelligence I Improving quality of experience through predictive technology
  • Pouring lots of intelligence into the network – are we getting the right output?
  • Using network intelligence and technologies across a large customer base
  • Are the right operational systems in place to support this level of network intelligence?
  • Distinguishing the network intelligence where it is operationally useful to deliver data over real time?
  • What are the benchmarks to indicate performance behaviour and improvement?
11:35 - 11:55 20 mins
FREE: Exhibition Theatre B: Gigabit Innovation Stage
Broadband Applications & Services I Cloud Gaming
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
PREMIUM: Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Fibre To The Building I Rolling out an extensive FTT connection
  • Tony Mitchell - Director - Hyperoptic Network Platform, Hyperoptic
11:40 - 12:10 30 mins
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PREMIUM: Intelligent Networks
Buzzword Bingo – Cutting through AI/ML, IA etc. to the solutions beyond
  • Moderator Eric Dansereau - IoT, Automations and Artificial Intelligence advisor, Independent consultant

Network Management & Automation is currently plagued with buzz words like AI, ML, Intelligent Automation, Zero-Touch, Closed Loop… But what do the solutions behind these actually look like? Many public success stories of AI are in the realms of Customer Experience and Management, how far have we come, and to what extent can we begin to link these successes to wider Network Management deployments?

11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
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PREMIUM Connected Life
WiFi Life: The future of fiber connectivity
  • Gerlas van den Hoven - CEO, Genexis
11:55 - 12:15 20 mins
FREE: Exhibition Theatre B: Gigabit Innovation Stage
Showcase I Industrial IoT applications
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
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PREMIUM: Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Panel Discussion: Regulation & Standardization I Systemizing fixed networks
  • How are regulations and standards incentivizing conscientious network build?
  • Considering national, regional & international perspectives on building competent rules and guidelines
  • Pandora’s Box – can the industry ever discount political and technical challenges
  • Factoring capacity and latency issues into regulations
  • How will networks ensure that regulations allow for long-term digital transformation of network architecture?
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
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PREMIUM Connected Life
Building out the Connected Ecosystem: How do Operators move from Connected Homes to Connected Communities & Industries

How can operators partner with other members of a Smart City Eco-system to build a smart city piece by piece? The task of engaging and selling smart services to building developers and other private entities to fuel growth.

12:00 - 12:15 15 mins
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FREE: Exhibition Theatre A: Broadband World News Stage
Using AI To Automate I A fiction or a reality?
  • What problems are we using AI to solve?
  • Are we factoring in the unintended consequences of AI?
  • Are networks built against the potential vulnerabilities?
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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PREMIUM: Intelligent Networks
Bringing Intelligent Innovation to Telco Services: Sky Italia Intelligent Network & Customer Management with Start-Up Partnerships
  • Massimo Bertolotti - Broadband CTO, Sky Italia

A Deep dive into how Telco’s can deliver intelligent & innovative improvements to their services through Sky Italia’s partnerships with 2 Start-Ups to drive forward improvements in their Customer Service, with lessons learnt for future partnerships

12:15 - 12:30 15 mins
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PREMIUM: Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
WiFi 6 I Evolving to a next generation connection to reduce the connectivity bottleneck
  • Where is the industry with commercial rollout?
  • Considering the speed of adoption for operators and carriers
  • What will be the measures and benchmarks for WiFi 6 uptake and usage?
12:15 - 12:30 15 mins
FREE: Exhibition Theatre A: Broadband World News Stage
Data Cleaning I Removing the internal silos for enhanced sharing and improved network automation
12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
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FREE: Exhibition Theatre B: Gigabit Innovation Stage
What are the realistic opportunities for operators in the blockchain realm?
  • Validation of blockchain – what is delivering measurable business benefit?
  • Addressing the risk profile of blockchain in conjunction with data sharing
  • Working with the right blockchain partners
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
PREMIUM: Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Networking Lunch
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
PREMIUM: Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Networking Lunch
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
PREMIUM: Intelligent Networks
Networking Lunch
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
PREMIUM Connected Life
Networking Lunch
12:30 - 12:45 15 mins
Info
FREE: Exhibition Theatre A: Broadband World News Stage
Network Management Models I How are networks working around interoperability challenges using OSS & BSS?
  • Are networks creating a standard benchmark fast enough to keep up with technology innovation?
  • Key developments in tackling interoperability and reducing vendor lock in
  • Dealing with pluggable network components 
13:30 - 15:30 120 mins
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PREMIUM: Next-Generation Networks - The Future Of Fixed
Forum: Operator Roadmap I Exploring convergence, experience and thoughts about the network experience of the future
  • Are we building networks for the marketing profile or meeting the needs of our customers?
  • What is the long-term improvement plan for customers?
  • How are networks future-proofing to allow for natural technology progression and integration? What are the considerations for choosing one technology over another?
  • How is the marketing department working in tandem with technology development – the evidence points for operators proving they are they better, faster & stronger
  • Network development to support residential & enterprise customers?
13:30 - 15:30 120 mins
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PREMIUM: Fixed Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband
Panel Discussion: Cutting out the white noise I What does the customer actually want?
  • Panellist Nazirali Rajvani - Director Architecture, Solutions & Analysis, BT
  • Panellist Mian Shah - EVP - Customer Care, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited
  • Panellist Suman Kargupta - Senior VP & Head Customer Experience, Reliance Jio
  • What is the customer proposition – value for money, cost of service, long-term loyalty
  • Distinguishing the service offering – network vs operational priority
  • Analysing customer behaviour with technology developments – what can networks learn to inform deployment strategy?
  • Considering the divide between residential and enterprise customers – what impact does that have on how operators are developing their network?
13:30 - 15:30 120 mins
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PREMIUM: Intelligent Networks
Statement Piece: The slow rollout of Telco Virtualization means that they are already doomed to become a Dumb Pipe?

What future is there in pushing bits, along cables at the speed of light? Could some Telecoms incumbents worst fears soon be realised as Hyperscalers and OTT players eat away at their margins from both ends, and Consumers demand ever more bang for their buck? Or will successful Virtualised, Intelligent Networks let them capitalise on their position to drive up ARPU with new services, more efficient processes, and more satisfied customers?

13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
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PREMIUM Connected Life
Round Tables: Show and Tell: Smart City & Connected Life

For our final hour come network with our experts and speakers on your deployments. Brainstorm solutions to your biggest issues with your peers. Make Connections that will develop your deployment capabilities.

15:30 - 15:45 15 mins
Close of Broadband World Forum 2019