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Apr 11
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Plenary Keynote
Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Susan Welsh de Grimaldo - Director, Strategy Analytics
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
Plenary Keynote
5G Ready Helps Carriers Seize 5G Opportunities
  • More Intelligent and Powerful Control Function of the PCF in the 5G Framework
  • Developing a PCRF to Helps Carriers Smoothly Evolve to 5G
  • How Does 5G PCRF Apply to 4G Networks and Better Serve 4G subscribers
  • CloudDB Makes the PCRF More Powerful

  • Long Xiaoguang - Director of Convergent Data Marketing, Cloud Core Network, Huawei Technologies
09:50 - 10:10 20 mins
Plenary Keynote
Welcome to 5G. Policy Control everywhere
  • Why is policy control different in 5G?
  • What is the PCF added value?
  • J.Javier Pastor - Strategic Product Manager for Policy Control, Ericsson
10:10 - 10:50 40 mins
Plenary Keynote
Panel Discussion – Evaluating the role of policy control in telco digital transformation
  • Panellist David Hughes - Vice President, Engineering, PCCW
  • Panellist Yunus Ot - Senior Broadband Planning Engineer, Turkcell
10:50 - 11:50 60 mins
Plenary Keynote
Morning Break & Exhibition Visit
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
Plenary Keynote
Next generation Network Automation and its impact on Policy
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Plenary Keynote
Challenges in virtualizing network elements in the core
  • Nirlay Kundu - Distinguished Engineer, Verizon Innovation Labs
12:30 - 13:10 40 mins
Plenary Keynote
Panel Discussion – How will 5G act as an enabler for future policy use cases?
  • Vertical markets and their impact
  • How can network operators prepare?
  • Use cases for policy control in a high-bandwidth, low latency network.


  • Mostafa Essa - Distinguished Engineer, Vodafone
  • Abdus Saboor - Network Strategy & Architecture, Telefónica
13:10 - 14:30 80 mins
Plenary Keynote
Networking Lunch
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Plenary Keynote
Creating a full policy engine to ensure enhanced offers
  • Simon Bertrand - Head of Data Monetization Architectures, Orange
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Plenary Keynote
Network slicing, the second dimension of policy in 5G
  • What does slicing has to do with Policy Management?
  • Why network slicing is important?
  • Victor Ferraro - Product Management, 5G Core Networks, Ericsson
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Plenary Keynote
Policy – part of the monetization puzzle
  • Help you monetize next telco network investments
  • Policy in the centre of data driven automation
  • Lars Mansson - VP, DigitalRoute
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Plenary Keynote
Afternoon Break
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Plenary Keynote
Policy Control in Cloud Computing Environments
  • Shailesh Patkar - Lead Systems Engineer, AT&T
16:20 - 16:55 35 mins
Plenary Keynote
Panel Discussion – Evaluating current virtualization challenges
  • How are NFV technologies effecting policy control?
  • Analysing implementation obstacles
  • Can the role of policy control in a fully virtualized environment be clearly defined?
  • David Hughes - Vice President, Engineering, PCCW
  • Nirlay Kundu - Distinguished Engineer, Verizon Innovation Labs
  • Lars Mansson - VP, DigitalRoute
16:55 - 17:15 20 mins
Plenary Keynote
The future role of policy in the connected ecosystem
  • Abdus Saboor - Network Strategy & Architecture, Telefónica
17:15 - 19:15 120 mins
Plenary Keynote
Policy Control Awards followed by Networking Drinks