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Apr 24
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08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Chairperson Opening Remarks
  • Nicole McCormick - Practice Leader, Broadband and Multiplay, Ovum
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08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
TV Connect Asia
Chairperson Opening Remarks
  • Chairman Allan McLennan - Chief executive/GMT, PADEM Media Group
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09:00 - 09:20 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Transforming Thailand: Asia’s Digital Transformation Roadmap
  • Supot Tiarawut - Executive Director & Secretary General, Telecommunications Association of Thailand under the Royal Patronage
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- Thailand’s journey to becoming a world-class digital economy - Developing a shared vision for Digital Thailand: Encouraging participation from multiple stakeholders – policy makers, private sector and civil society - Holistic frameworks for a digital Thailand

09:00 - 09:20 20 mins
TV Connect Asia
Sharpening FAANGs: the future of entertainment distribution in South East Asia
  • Speaker Ed Barton - Chief Analyst - Entertainment, Ovum
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  • How are key regional telcos, operators, pay TV service providers, broadcasters and local OTT platforms responding to the FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) incursion into core markets?
  • Sizing and forecasting SE Asian entertainment spending across the region, focusing on TV and OTT
  • What’s next: how to thrive, not just compete, in a new South East Asian entertainment paradigm
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
5G is Coming
  • David An - CTO, Director, ZTE
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5G is coming and will be a revolutionary era in the history of telecommunications, where an internet of everything (IoE) will be established. 5G will fully get into the society and enable Asia’s digital transformation. The best way to predict future is to create it. The presentation will focus on how to creating a brighter 5G future with industrial partners through standardization, filed trials, IoDT, innovation, openness, cooperation and win-win ecosystem.

09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
TV Connect Asia
Keynote Presentation: In the Spotlight – Thailand’s broadcasting and telecommunications growth
  • Speaker Pasu Srihirun - Executive Director of Broadcasting Policy and Research Bureau, Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)
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09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Connectivity Driving Business, Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Ben King - Country Director, Thailand, Google
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- The role of digital in Asia’s economic growth 

- Investing in digital infrastructure to support policy agendas and facilitate the achievement of opportunities for businesses, consumers, and government 

- Increased Broadband Access to support SME’s and facilitate trade 

09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
TV Connect Asia
Keynote Panel Discussion: The Dawn of a New Age – From analogue to a completely digital APAC
  • Moderator Jon Watts - Director and Co-Founder, MTM
  • Speaker Nikhil Naik - Vice President, Corporate Development & Partnerships, Viu
  • Speaker Stone Shih - Director General of the Board, Taiwan Digital TV Committee (DTVC)
  • Speaker Junus Koswara - President Director, Nexmedia
  • Speaker Geet Lulla - Managing Director - India, APAC & ME, Gracenote
  • Speaker Saad Naseer - Senior Manager Products and Platform, PTCL
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  • How have populations across the region responded to this change?
  • Upgrade from analogue to Pay-TV?
  • Upgrade to SVOD OTT services instead?
  • Both?
  • Look for alternatives?
  • Identifying the benefits gained from this digital shift i.e.: mixed subscriber options; reduced costs; efficiency gained; quality; power consumption
  • How should industry players capitalise on new growth areas?
  • APAC is the fastest growing region for Pay-TV in the world – how long will this continue for?
  • What new opportunities are available to each market player?
10:00 - 10:20 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
How 5G will transform the way your business generates customer insights and revenue
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How 5G will transform the way your business generates customer insights and revenue

10:35 - 11:10 35 mins
Refreshment Break & Speed Networking
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Achieving GIGAtopia in Korea
  • Jeong Hyeong Lee - Director, Global Business & Market Development, mia.jang@kt.com
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GiGAtopia, GiGA Tech, various GiGA platform with business, 5G network/service in Winter Olympic Game and VR service with 5G network.

11:10 - 11:50 40 mins
TV Connect Asia
Panel Discussion: What part do you play in an era of greater freedom of choice?
  • Moderator Allan McLennan - Chief executive/GMT, PADEM Media Group
  • Speaker Ronnapong Kamnuanthip - Chief Commercial Officer, BEC World Public Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker Chu Soon Seng - CEO, WebTVAsia
  • Speaker Jonathan French - Head of Global Business & Channel Development, TV4 Entertainment Inc.
  • Speaker Alex Smith - Strategic Transformation Lead, Microsoft Asia Pacific
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  • Analysing the millennial audience and the key factors influencing their experience
  • What are users attributing the most value to when selecting a service?
  • Identifying how OTT and Pay-TV providers differentiate between their viewer experiences
  • How to stop your viewers from switching off or changing the channels with a better user experience
  • How can telcos be better aggregators for content and OTT services?
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Boost 5G Development and Build a Strong Network
  • Chen Wen - CTO, Hengtong Optical Fibre Company
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- Development and Challenges of 5G
- Integration solutions of optic preform, fibre and cable
- Applications of new technologies and products

11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Case Study: Fiber Delivering Value in Emerging Markets
  • Puneet Garg - CTO & CIO, Indosat Ooredoo
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- What is the business case for fibre? How do operators guarantee ROI
- The benefits of fixed fibre vs mobile networks
- What are the benefits for end users?

11:50 - 12:05 15 mins
TV Connect Asia
Case Study: TV Market and Impacts from OTT in Thailand – What are the winning strategies for all?
  • Speaker Jackkit Sangkittiwan - Partner, Time Consulting
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  • Evaluating the changing market landscape and challenges faced by the key market players
  • How the Broadcasters, Pay TV operators and Telcos should react in light of increasing demand from OTT video content?
  • What is the key agenda for the regulators to promote co-existance of linear TV and OTT platforms?
12:05 - 12:35 30 mins
TV Connect Asia
Fireside Chat: The APAC OTT landscape: The Plot thickens
  • Moderator Jon Watts - Director and Co-Founder, MTM
  • Speaker Akash Banerji - Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing, Partnerships & Licensing, VOOT
  • Speaker Roger Jackson - Head of Global Sales, Filmhub
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  • Identifying the best practice OTT strategies within the APAC region
  • How will OTT providers continue to ensure market penetration and maintain market share with content becoming more exclusive?
  • Generating OTT exclusive shows: what APAC shows are currently available and what are the plans for future content?
  • With content being expensive to make, have and distribute – how do small scale providers survive in competitive markets?
  • How do small scale service providers with limited budgets jump past the trial and error phase to guarantee a hit show?
  • What happens next – OTT and the future of TV?
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Fibre Roll Out in Vietnam – PON Case Study and Strategic Roadmap
  • Le Trung - Deputy Director, Infrastructure Development Center, FPT Telecom
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- Ensuring access network delivers optical customer quality of experience
- Is a deep fibre strategy the answer?
- Plotting bandwidth to satisfy customer demand growth
- Open source approaches to reduce opex, capex and spur innovation

12:30 - 12:55 25 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
PANEL FTTx Strategies for Efficient Broadband Delivery
  • Puneet Garg - CTO & CIO, Indosat Ooredoo
  • Advisory Board Gary McLaren - CTO & Co-Owner, HKBN (Hong Kong)
  • Moderator Benoit Felten - Chief Research Officer, Diffraction Analysis
  • Arvind Kumar Mishra - Vice President, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific
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- An examination of technologies 

– Gfast, NGPON, DOCSIS - Identifying the right technology partners 

- Challenges in deploying technologies around spectrum allocation

12:35 - 12:50 15 mins
TV Connect Asia
OTT vertical development
  • Speaker Nicholas Sagau - Group General Manager – Labs & Operation, Media Prima Digital
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  • Self-disrupting before being disrupted! - Searching for the next big idea through in-house incubator; learn how to setup own incubator
  • How traditional broadcaster / media platform can continue to transform its digital agenda beyond genetic video OTT
  • Go to market plan for OTT product, how traditional media is still very powerful in growing marketing
12:55 - 13:15 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
It all starts with Managed Wi-Fi
  • Thomas Martin - Director of Principal Engineering, Calix
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In the past year, 76% of U.S. broadband households reported using Wi-Fi as their primary connection technology. However, 37% of those households reported their Wi-Fi network seemed slow, 20% reported Wi-Fi coverage problems, and 19% reported that their Wi-Fi network stops working almost weekly. For all of its many benefits, home Wi-Fi represents a significant source of frustration and disappointment for consumers. Helping subscribers with their Wi-Fi issues presents an opportunity for service providers to address consumer demands for ease of use.

13:15 - 14:15 60 mins
Networking Lunch
14:15 - 14:35 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
TIP: A community-based approach to improving global connectivity
  • Bryan Tan - Infrastructure Product Partnership Manager, Facebook
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- Facebook Connectivity Efforts Overview and Rationale
- TIP Open Technology Ecosystem
- mmWave Example of Open Technology
- Using AI/ML on mmWave

14:15 - 14:30 15 mins
TV Connect Asia
Turn-Key OTT Channels
  • Speaker Roger Jackson - Head of Global Sales, Filmhub
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  • Defining "turn-key OTT channels" -- what they are, serving specific vertical, volume of content, linear vs on-demand
  • Creating & Licensing Turn-Key OTT Channels
  • Analog to Digital cable & broadcast has created opportunities for almost infinite channels
  • How Asian channels can be licensed to USA on-demand platforms like Roku, Pluto TV, Xumo, DirectTV Now, etc. eg. ChinaVision
  • Amazon Prime Video add-on channels -- opportunities in global Amazon ecosystem
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
TV Connect Asia
How to combat piracy platforms as the go to alternative
  • Speaker Neil Gane - General Manager - Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), CASBAA
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  • Examining the percentages of piracy across the APAC markets
  • How a defensive piracy combating plan can drain resources for investment in services & offerings
  • How do we stop this cycle?
  • Discussing content protection strategies and security policies
  • How to Incorporate cyber-security media services and forensic watermarking into your portfolios
14:35 - 14:55 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Challenges and Opportunities Toward NFV/SDN-based Next-Generation Networks for CSP
  • Ling-Chih Kao - Manager, Chunghwa Telecom
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- Deficiencies of Current Mobile Networks – how can NFV and SDN strategy help to improve?
- Virtualization, automation, DevOps and SDN – what is the barrier for telcos?
- What kind of suggested solution and migration steps toward NFV/SDN-based Next-Generation Networks?
- What networks elements are good candidates for NFV and SDN?

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
TV Connect Asia
Leveraging Data and TV Operations in an OTT World
  • Speaker Saad Naseer - Senior Manager Products and Platform, PTCL
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  • Segmenting & Synergizing OTT Video - Linear and Non-Linear Content
  • Challenges of Technology, Piracy & Regulations
  • Challenges with OTT partnerships
  • Can it all be done by Operators?
  • Way Forward for long term sustainability
14:55 - 15:15 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Reaping the Benefits of Virtualization - What innovative business approaches can be imagined to build the business case for NFV deployment at scale?
  • James Chin Sze Yih - Principal Engineer, IP Network Planning, TIME dotCom
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This session will review SDN / NFV technologies and use cases for fixed line Service Providers.
It will analyze and describe SDN and NFV use cases emerging in TIME dotcom’s SPACE (Software Programmable and Cloud Evolution) project  that create potential opportunities to generate new revenues and improve current business efficiencies.Each use case will be described on the issue solved and technology used.

15:10 - 15:35 25 mins
TV Connect Asia
“Evolved bundling” – Carrier Strategies in Broadcast Telecoms
  • Moderator David Ratner - Digital Specialist, Pioneer Consulting Asia
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  • Evaluating the growing convergence of services between telecoms and media
  • Collaborating to provide consumers with the best TV User Experience (UX).
  • Why not turn traditional media packages and business models upside down – the mobile plan first and then TV?
  • Evaluating the benefits of mobile subscription plans and offering TV as a value-added service
  • How much of an impact do VAS have on reducing customer churn?
  • Is the future skinny bundles and a la carte options and to what extend?
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
PANEL The Path to a fully virtualized automated network – SDN, NFV and Open Networking
  • James Chin Sze Yih - Principal Engineer, IP Network Planning, TIME dotCom
  • Ling-Chih Kao - Manager, Chunghwa Telecom
  • Hu Junjie - Chief Global Marketing Officer of Bearer Network, ZTE
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- Architectural shifts from closed networks to a new generation of open, programmable and scalable networks

-What is interoperability challenges for the virtualization process?

-What is the migration strategy towards next-generation NFV/SDN neworks

-How can we benefit from the revolutedNFV/SDN-based networks

15:35 - 16:35 60 mins
TV Connect Asia
Russian & CIS Pay TV operators strategy: cooperation with OTT and TV channels
  • Speaker Dmitry Kolesov - TV and Content Director, J’son & Partners Consulting
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  • Short Russian Pay TV and VOD markets overview. Comparison with any Asian markets.
  • Drivers and barriers for pay TV operators (digital FTA, OTT services, broadband cover etc).
  • Drivers and barriers for VOD market (regulation, customer behavior, new devices etc).
  • Examples of successfully cooperation between players on Russian and CIS markets.
  • Key takeaways - what APAC peers can learn from Russian & CIS markets
16:35 - 17:05 30 mins
Networking Break & Exhibition Visit
17:05 - 17:25 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Managing Customer Experience in Digital Age
  • Gautam Borah - Vice President, Customer Service Operations, Vodafone India
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- Current business context in perspective of digitization
- Emerging Trends in Customer Experience Management
- An integrated approach to Customer Experience Management ensuring balance of  Business Result and Experience

17:05 - 17:35 30 mins
TV Connect Asia
Fireside Chat: Respond to demand - the content viewing and data cost challenge
  • Moderator Ed Barton - Chief Analyst - Entertainment, Ovum
  • Speaker Rajiv Weragama - Engineer , Sri Lanka Telecom
  • Speaker Mark Fisher - VP of Marketing and Business Development, Qwilt
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  • Evaluating significant prices discrepancies and offerings attached to a viewing content
  • Discussing “More for More” vs “More for Less” strategies for telco providers – which strategy is proving more successful and why?
  • How are service providers able to sustain multiple service investment at minimal costs to the end user?
  • Increased market share will demand the expansion of system capacity – Will this cost impact end user bundle fees or will it be absorbed?
17:25 - 17:45 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Approaching to artificial intelligence transport solution
  • Hu Junjie - Chief Global Marketing Officer of Bearer Network, ZTE
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It is imperative that transport network introduce the artificial intelligence to decouple the service from the infrastructure, to emancipate the manpower from the network infrastructure, enabling the operators to create more profits with new business. The approaching to artificial intelligence transport should be decomposed in steps. Each part of the structure should be organized and managed seamlessly to enable an E2E artificial intelligence transport network.

17:35 - 18:05 30 mins
TV Connect Asia
Fireside Chat: Analysing the increased OTT bundles and operator partnerships
  • Moderator Ed Barton - Chief Analyst - Entertainment, Ovum
  • Speaker Jonathan French - Head of Global Business & Channel Development, TV4 Entertainment Inc.
  • Speaker Roger Jackson - Head of Global Sales, Filmhub
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  • Discussing how OTT and mobile operator partnerships are re-enforcing greater cord cutting
  • How are Pay-TV providers responding to the decline of Quad-play to Triple-play?
  • How will the nature of bundles expand and change further in the next two to three years?
  • Who is going to be leading the way in this wave of change?
17:45 - 18:05 20 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
Improving Customer Spend with Data
  • Ahmed Saady Yaamin - Vice President, Business Intelligence, Robi Axiata Limited
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- Using data to understand customer usage and demand 

- Data to inform the customer journey and enable personalisation 

- Capitalising on feedback to optimise the customer journey and improve interaction

18:05 - 18:40 35 mins
Broadband Forum Asia
PANEL Remaining Competitive by Making the Most of the Data Opportunity
  • Ahmed Saady Yaamin - Vice President, Business Intelligence, Robi Axiata Limited
  • Winn Voravuthikunchai - Group Data Scientist, Applied Analytics, Telenor Group
  • Moderator David Ratner - Digital Specialist, Pioneer Consulting Asia
  • David An - CTO, Director, ZTE
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- Machine Learning to make sense of data 

- Taking the right approach 

– identifying the business need before the technology required 

- Defining a business case to avoid disappointing shareholders and management with data projects

 - Ensuring efficient data practises – using the right data, not all the data

18:40 - 20:10 90 mins
Rooftop Networking Drinks Reception
Showing of Streams
10:35 - 11:10

Refreshment Break & Speed Networking

Showing of Streams
13:15 - 14:15

Networking Lunch

Showing of Streams
16:35 - 17:05

Networking Break & Exhibition Visit

Showing of Streams
18:40 - 20:10

Rooftop Networking Drinks Reception