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08:50 - 09:00

Welcome from KNect365

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome from the Chair

  • Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
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09:10 - 09:40

SPOTLIGHT KEYNOTE: Update from KPN

  • Alexis Moreau - CTO Products, KPN
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09:40 - 10:00

Keynote from Huawei

10:00 - 10:45

KEYNOTE PANEL: The business case and monetisation

  • What’s the story with virtual IMS?
  • How can CSPs better capitalize on IMS and the services it supports?
  • What’s next from the product side?
  • API stack writing – smart pipe
  • How are operators effectively monetizing IMS?
  • Why are the economics changing? Internet connectivity, third parties – Network operators making the network available to other internet service providers
  • Macro transactions: selling infrastructure as a service
  • The necessity of deploying IMS over fixed
  • Roll out value added services and charge for these


  • Medhat El Husseiny - CTIO, Robi Axiata
  • Ioannis Patsouras - Deputy Director , OTE Group
  • Moderator Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
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10:45 - 11:15

IMS in the overall network strategy: Maximizing the use of your IMS infrastructure

  • Medhat El Husseiny - CTIO, Robi Axiata
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11:15 - 12:20

Smart networking session: IMS evolution

Pose your most pressing question to our IMS solution specialists. Gain pivotal insight into legacy and visualized architecture, test and integration, interoperability and more.

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12:20 - 12:40

METASWITCH SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Virtual IMS

Session notes to be confirmed shortly.



  • Michael Dell - Senior Director of Product Line Management, Metaswitch Networks
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12:40 - 13:10

Do’s and Don’ts of Voice Virtualization

  • Vision and Targets
  • Achievements and Challenges Lessons Learned
  • Next Steps
  • Ioannis Patsouras - Deputy Director , OTE Group
more
13:10 - 14:10

Networking lunch and informal discussion roundtables

Please register in advance for one of our industry led roundtables:

Operational management
Tomas Grinevičius, Leading Service Architect, Telia

Testing and integration

The move to virtualization
Neil Wiffen, Principal Consultant, Red Banana Wireless


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Showing of Streams
18:25 - 18:35

Chair's summary of Conference Day 1

  • Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
more
18:35 - 19:35

Drinks reception and IMS World Forum Awards

08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Welcome from KNect365
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Welcome from the Chair
  • Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
more
09:10 - 09:40 30 mins
SPOTLIGHT KEYNOTE: Update from KPN
  • Alexis Moreau - CTO Products, KPN
more
09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
Keynote from Huawei
10:00 - 10:45 45 mins
KEYNOTE PANEL: The business case and monetisation
  • Medhat El Husseiny - CTIO, Robi Axiata
  • Ioannis Patsouras - Deputy Director , OTE Group
  • Moderator Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
more
  • What’s the story with virtual IMS?
  • How can CSPs better capitalize on IMS and the services it supports?
  • What’s next from the product side?
  • API stack writing – smart pipe
  • How are operators effectively monetizing IMS?
  • Why are the economics changing? Internet connectivity, third parties – Network operators making the network available to other internet service providers
  • Macro transactions: selling infrastructure as a service
  • The necessity of deploying IMS over fixed
  • Roll out value added services and charge for these


10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
IMS in the overall network strategy: Maximizing the use of your IMS infrastructure
  • Medhat El Husseiny - CTIO, Robi Axiata
more
11:15 - 12:20 65 mins
Smart networking session: IMS evolution
more

Pose your most pressing question to our IMS solution specialists. Gain pivotal insight into legacy and visualized architecture, test and integration, interoperability and more.

12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
METASWITCH SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Virtual IMS
  • Michael Dell - Senior Director of Product Line Management, Metaswitch Networks
more

Session notes to be confirmed shortly.



12:40 - 13:10 30 mins
Do’s and Don’ts of Voice Virtualization
  • Ioannis Patsouras - Deputy Director , OTE Group
more
  • Vision and Targets
  • Achievements and Challenges Lessons Learned
  • Next Steps
13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
Networking lunch and informal discussion roundtables
more

Please register in advance for one of our industry led roundtables:

Operational management
Tomas Grinevičius, Leading Service Architect, Telia

Testing and integration

The move to virtualization
Neil Wiffen, Principal Consultant, Red Banana Wireless


14:10 - 14:20 10 mins
STREAM A: Virtualization: IMS in the era of virtualization and softwaerization
Chair's opening
  • Gint Atkinson - Vice President, Head, Technology Asia, Colt
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14:10 - 14:20 10 mins
STREAM B: Operational IMS management
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
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14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
STREAM A: Virtualization: IMS in the era of virtualization and softwaerization
SPOTLIGHT SESSION: The potential for virtualized IMS - Innovatively delivering rich real-time communication services for both consumer and business users
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Interested in speaking? Contact Carly Greene, Senior Conference Producer at carly.greene@knect365.com.

14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
STREAM B: Operational IMS management
Swisscom’s IMS services - what’s next?
  • Christian Menini - Project Director Wireless & LTE Voice , Swisscom
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  • 3 Years after launch: VoLTE and WiFi-Calling at Swisscom
  • Swisscom Advanced Services based on IMS
  • Outlook towards new services: what's in the pipeline?
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
STREAM A: Virtualization: IMS in the era of virtualization and softwaerization
Operator presentation: our virtualization journey
  • Jeongwoo Hwang - Director-IMS, SK Telecom
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14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
STREAM B: Operational IMS management
How are the business models and drivers changing for IMS?
  • Vinod Dhiman - Senior Group Lead Designer IMS and VoLTE/VoWiFi, Tele2 Group
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15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
STREAM A: Virtualization: IMS in the era of virtualization and softwaerization
NFV Based Unified IMS Approach of Türk Telekom
  • Bilgen Kayın - Network Design Expert, Türk Telekom
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  • About Türk Telekom Group
  • NFV Based Unified IMS Approach of Türk Telekom
  • Future Plans
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
STREAM B: Operational IMS management
Networking coffee break
15:30 - 16:40 70 mins
STREAM A: Virtualization: IMS in the era of virtualization and softwaerization
Networking coffee break
15:50 - 16:20 30 mins
STREAM B: Operational IMS management
Operating in a multivendor environment – what should operators and their project teams be looking out for?
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
STREAM B: Operational IMS management
Is IMS redundant or do we require it to move to 5G?
  • Paul Hjul - Director, Crystal Web
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16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
STREAM A: Virtualization: IMS in the era of virtualization and softwaerization
SPOTLIGHT SESSION: IMS in the context of Network Slicing
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Session reserved for opertor

16:50 - 17:20 30 mins
STREAM B: Operational IMS management
IMS service & ready to market challenges from device cycle perspective
  • Ammar Khalid - Senior Test and Integration Engineer, Telefonica O2 UK
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17:10 - 17:40 30 mins
STREAM A: Virtualization: IMS in the era of virtualization and softwaerization
Operator presentation: reinventing network architecture to bolster innovation
  • John Bebawy - Business Development Director - Partner Solutions, TELUS
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17:40 - 18:25 45 mins
STREAM A: Virtualization: IMS in the era of virtualization and softwaerization
Speakers Summary Panel and Q and A: New considerations for virtualization and automation – moving from a tactile environment to a virtualized one
  • Hoomin Kim, SK Telecom
  • John Bebawy - Business Development Director - Partner Solutions, TELUS
  • Bilgen Kayın - Network Design Expert, Türk Telekom
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  • Management of flows around the network – intelligence of the core network
  • EPC and IMS
  • Maturity of the market and solutions
  • Building confidence in a virtualized environment
  • How the integration of virtualized functions ties in with roaming: how will roaming impact IMS
18:25 - 18:35 10 mins
Chair's summary of Conference Day 1
  • Guy Redmill - Managing Director , Redmill Communications, UK
more
18:35 - 19:35 60 mins
Drinks reception and IMS World Forum Awards