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eSports & VR Specialist at PCCW Global
Alex’s role at PCCW Global as an eSports & VR Specialist is to focus on the areas of Video Gaming, eSports, Media Delivery and Virtual Reality, and how PCCW Global’s connectivity can support these industries. Having a background in Sports Management and Sports Content Acquisition, Alex joined PCCW Global to bring a new perspective on the telecoms business and how best to approach new developing markets in the space of eSports, OTT, online streaming and new media delivery.
We spoke with Alex in the lead up to the event, and here's what he shared with us:
What are you most looking forward to at Service Delivery Innovation Summit on 27-28 September in London?
"I’m looking forward to meeting other innovators in the industry and hearing their experiences with new bleeding edge technology and hopefully learning from their challenges. Plus London is always a beautiful city to visit for conferences."
You will be speaking on Sept 27th about your VR solution - could you please give us some insight into what you will focus your presentation on?
"I'll be sharing a case study on our most recent Live 360 VR end to end solution, sharing every part of the project from start to finish. I’m hoping some of the hurdles we faced and overcame, those experiences will encourage others to try a similar solution. VR is very new and there are endless possibilities for its application. Unfortunately it is so new it is expensive and there are little revenue opportunities at the moment, but now is the time to start experimenting and positioning yourself for the coming of VR/AR."
How can telcos stay relevant and maximise revenues in the new era of all things digital and connected?
"Telcos have to shed traditional lines of thought on the telco business, look at new verticals and how to integrate new solutions or partnership that aid their existing infrastructure. All while keeping in mind that working up the vertical may mean operating business’s and solutions very different from the traditional telco business. Knowing which part of verticals to invest in, which part of verticals need more research, and which parts that will be irrelevant in the years to come. The way that end customers are consuming data is different, this will change the B2B value chain and this must be recognised."