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PTC Academy™

The PTC Academy™ aims to provide exceptional management training to rising industry leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. Academy courses target topics necessary for professional advancement seldom addressed by formal education or institutional training.

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PTC Projects

The PTC Projects initiative provides both members and non-members the opportunity to develop and implement projects that promote the use of telecommunications and ICT to improve the quality of life in the Pacific Hemisphere.

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PTC Broadband Reports

The PTC Broadband Reports initiative aims to provide key decision-makers, industry professionals, and other stakeholders with a knowledge base for developing common methods and approaches to best serve the needs of citizens and bridge the knowledge divide.

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PTC Young Scholar Program

PTC’s Young Scholar Program aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Outstanding applicants are invited to present their research at PTC’s annual conference in Honolulu, HI.

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PTC Academy™

Registration for the 2014 PTC Academy course on change management is now open.

Dates: 29 September through 2 October 2014
Location: TOT Academy, Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Organized by the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) and hosted at the TOT Academy, the 2014 course aims to provide industry professionals with the practical skills and experience they need to successfully implement large-scale change within their organizations generated by rapid technological change.

Expert instructors with both senior executive and change management experience will lead the four-day course.

The course will include a mix of presentations, in-depth case studies, practical exercises, and more. Participants will receive a certificate upon successfully completing the course. 

Course Objectives

This four-day course will provide participants with a sound understanding of:

  • Common factors that cause organizations to have to change
  • Challenges to implementing change
  • Which organizational structures have to change
  • How best to communicate the need for change within your organization
  • How best to successfully execute change

Topics include:

  • Industry-specific causes of change
  • Business models
  • Financing structures
  • Retooling employee skill sets
  • Practical strategies for minimizing disruption

Course Schedule*

19.30–21.30
Riverside dinner cruise
09.00–10.30
Why "change" is necessary in the telecom business

10.45–12.15
One U.S. telco faces disruption. What would you do?

13.15–14.45
Identifying key issues for your business: Prioritizing challenges by participant segment

15.00–16.30
How we think we can solve identified problems
09.00–10.30
How we responded to our key challenges (voice services, video, mobile, long haul or enterprise examples)

10.45–12.15
Our key external competitors and how we compete with them

13.15–14.45
Our key internal issues (products, people, processes) and how we are dealing with them

15.00–16.30
Getting the balance right: How we manage revenue, social obligations, costs, harvesting legacy revenue and building new revenues

09.00–10.30
Product innovation and change: How one firm sees its options

10.45–12.15
How our challenges are different—and similar to—other countries and markets

13.15–14.45
Business strategy in difficult markets: What are your options if change (revenue, customers, products, financing) is not going your way?

15.00–16.30
Do you have the network and organization you need? What are the alternatives?

09.00–10.30
How disruption is happening in telecom

10.45–12.15
How we see our markets and competitors changing, and how we will respond

13.15–14.45
How the Internet will change telecom

15.00–16.30
Summing it all up: What are your key takeaways?

*Course topics and times are subject to change.

PTC Academy speakers confirmed to date include:

  • Colin Anderson, Director, Business Development & Marketing, Global Submarine Systems, Ciena, Australia
  • Sean Bergin, President, APTelecom, Thailand
  • Anup Changaroth, Director, Marketing, Ciena, Singapore
  • Eric Handa, CEO, APTelecom, USA
  • Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA
  • Chris Wilson, International Head, TIME dotCom Berhad, Malaysia
  • Qian Zhong, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Sales, TE SubCom, USA

More participants to be announced.

Location

TOT Academy
174, Moo 2 Ngamwongwan Rd
Nonthaburi, Thailand 11000

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel guest rooms are available on-site at the TOT Academy Hotel.

2014 PTC Academy Room Rates
  • Single room: 1200 baht
  • Double room: 1500 baht

To reserve your room at the TOT Academy Hotel, please complete the Accommodation Reservation Form and send it via email to sudaporvi@yahoo.com and thalimne@tot.co.th or via fax to +66 2591 8087.

Registration

Registration for the 2014 PTC Academy course on change management is now open.
Space is limited to 30 participants on a first come, first served basis.
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Contact Information

For additional information, please email academy@ptc.org.

PTC Academy Sponsors

Aptelecom PTC

The PTC Academy aims to provide exceptional management training to rising industry leaders. Academy courses focus on target topics necessary for professional advancement seldom addressed by formal education or institutional training.

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PTC Projects

The PTC Projects initiative provides both members and non-members the opportunity to develop and implement projects that promote the use of telecommunications and ICT to improve the quality of life in the Pacific Hemisphere.

The initiative’s goals are two-fold:

For questions regarding the PTC Projects initiative, please email projects14@ptc.org.

PTC Broadband Reports

The PTC Broadband Reports initiative aims to provide key decision-makers, industry professionals, and other stakeholders with a knowledge base for developing common methods and approaches to best serve the needs of citizens and bridge the knowledge divide.

Each Report will concentrate on an individual micromarket and offer insights about the key features that will push broadband forward in other non-obvious emerging markets with different dynamics and resources throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

PTC Broadband Reports, Number 2
Myanmar: Telecoms' Last Frontier

Editor: Elizabeth Fife, Co-Chair, Research & Education Committee, PTC and Associate Director, Industry Studies, Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

Led by editor Elizabeth Fife, Myanmar: Telecoms' Last Frontier is the result of a large-scale collaboration between members of the PTC Research Community and the broader PTC Community.

This second PTC Broadband Report provides an in-depth analysis of Myanmar's current broadband/mobile environment, including the challenges and opportunities of deployment in this unique greenfield market

Key questions addressed in the Report include:

  1. What factors will impede and accelerate economic and social reforms needed to support telecom market development?
  2. How can demand and the market environment best be cultivated?
  3. What are the risks and opportunities for telecom investment and adoption?
  4. To what extent can experiences in other markets provide insight?
  5. What lessons from Myanmar are relevant to other markets in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond?

Content Overview

  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Making the Leap
  • Chapter 2. Myanmar’s Telecom Environment
  • Chapter 3. Demand for Services in Myanmar: Mobile User Survey Results
  • Chapter 4. Building the Infrastructure: Constraints
  • Chapter 5. Institutional Capacity: Myanmar Was Not Built in a Day
  • Chapter 6. Telecom Leadership: Policy & Regulatory Developments
  • Chapter 7. Human and Intellectual Capital Restraints: The Need for Investment In Education and Data Collection
  • Chapter 8. Logistical Constraints
  • Chapter 9. Inside Perspective of Myanmar's Prospects for Growth
  • Chapter 10. Applications to Support Societal Needs: Government, Education and Healthcare
  • Chapter 11. Enterprise Markets: Banking & Finance, Trade, Tourism
  • Chapter 12. Myanmar’s Current Political Environment
  • Chapter 13. Developing Myanmar’s Telecom Market: Wrap-Up


PTC Broadband Reports, Number 1
Broadband in Fiji: A Micromarket Case Study (pdf)

Editor: Elizabeth Fife, Co-Chair, Research Committee, PTC and Associate Director, Industry Studies, Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

Content Overview

  • Part 1. Introduction
  • Part 2. Fiji’s National Broadband Plan
  • Part 3. Overview of Fiji’s Telecom Sector and Broadband
  • Part 4. The Business Case for Fiji: Cultivating Demand and Building Capacity with Usage
  • Part 5. Demand Scenarios
  • Part 6. Who Will Pay for the Infrastructure?
  • Part 7. Broadband Attributes in Emerging Markets
  • Part 8. Conclusions
  • Part 9. References
  • Part 10. Appendices

PTC Young Scholar Program

PTC’s Young Scholar Program aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Outstanding applicants for the 2015 PTC Young Scholar Program will be invited to present their research at PTC’s 37th consecutive annual conference, PTC’15 Networked Planet, which will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii from 18-21 January 2015.

The submission deadline for the 2015 PTC Young Scholar Program is 1 September 2014.

Eligibility

The PTC Young Scholar Program is open to actively enrolled Ph.D. students and to individuals holding post-doctoral positions. Applicants should be 35 years old or under at the time of the application deadline.

Individuals from emerging economies are strongly encouraged to apply.

Participant Benefits

The PTC Young Scholar Program offers promising young scholars the opportunity to:

  • Present their research in a high-visibility academic and industry forum
  • Participate in PTC'15 activities
  • Gain exposure to current industry issues and trends
  • Meet PTC’15 attendees to share ideas, gain new insights, and identify possible practical applications of their research
  • Network with industry professionals, members of international organizations and NGOs, government officials, and academics from over 60 countries

PTC will cover the travel expenses associated with attending PTC’15 for the selected applicants. Covered expenses include:

  • Full conference registration
  • Round-trip economy airfare
  • Round-trip transportation between the hotel and the Honolulu airport
  • 6 nights of hotel accommodations
  • Meal stipend
  • Reimbursement of travel visa fees, if applicable

PTC Young Scholar Rules and Guidelines

  • You are responsible for obtaining your travel visa (if needed); please do so in a timely manner
  • You must attend the entire PTC conference
  • You must attend the Young Scholar events: welcome orientation, presentation session, poster session and awards lunch
  • You need to provide your slides and papers to PTC
  • Conference proceedings will be available online, but this does not prevent you from publishing your paper
  • You can only be a Young Scholar one time
  • If your application isn't selected, you are welcome to reapply in following years
  • If you are selected as a Young Scholar we hope you will be an "ambassador" for PTC and the Young Scholar program in the future

Application Process

The successful application consists of the following components:

  • Completed 2015 PTC Young Scholar Program application form (editable PDF)
  • One-page statement of interest
    Please provide a one-page statement explaining your interest in this program and how your research aligns with the vision, mission, and interests of PTC and its community.
  • Curriculum vitae (current copy of CV)
  • Single-authored research paper
    Please submit a full research paper (20-page maximum), including a title, abstract (190-word maximum), one-page executive summary, and complete references.
  • Title
    The most effective titles are descriptive yet succinct. Please ensure your paper’s title does not exceed two lines of printed text.

  • Abstract
    The abstract ought to provide readers with a clear and concise summary of the key points from each of the sections of your research paper. Please keep your abstract to 190 words or less.

  • Executive Summary
    The executive summary ought to provide a professional audience an overview of the problem(s) your research aimed to address, the purpose of your research, and your study’s results, conclusions, and recommendations.

  • References
    You are welcome to use the citation style of your choice (i.e., APA, Chicago, etc.). Please be sure your chosen citation style is consistent throughout your document.
  • Research papers may employ any established research methodology, be it quantitative and/or qualitative in nature.

  • Research paper topics should be relevant to telecommunications and to information and communications technologies (ICTs) (i.e., policy- or industry-related topics, development-oriented studies, etc.). Research topics may be interdisciplinary or grounded in a specific discipline (economics, political science, business, communications, public policy) and may reflect regional and/or cross-regional perspectives.

  • Please be sure to address the broader implications of your research as they relate to broader ICT-related issues or debates.

  • Please note: Applicants may submit only ONE research paper for consideration. The research paper must not exceed 20 pages in length, including all front matter (i.e. title page, abstract, and executive summary), figures, tables, and complete references.

Please format your supporting materials according to standard style guidelines (e.g. 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins).

To submit your application materials, please compile the relevant files noted above and compress them into a single .zip file. Please send an email with the complete .zip file to youngscholars@ptc.org no later than 1 September 2014.

Selection Criteria

Submitted papers and supporting application materials will be evaluated based on overall quality, originality, and relevance to the PTC community. Research papers will also be evaluated based on their publication potential and clarity. Please keep in mind that both the selection committee and the broader PTC community represent a wide range of interests, disciplines, and regions.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by 22 September 2014.

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