Initiatives Overview

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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™

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.

The most recent course took place in Nonthaburi, Thailand from 29 September through 2 October.

Organized by PTC, sponsored by APTelecom, and hosted by TOT Academy, the 2014 course provided industry professionals with the practical skills and experience they need to successfully implement large-scale change within their organizations.

Expert instructors with both senior executive and change management experience led the four-day course, which included a mix of presentations, in-depth case studies, practical exercises, and more.

PTC extends a big mahalo to the following instructors for volunteering their time and expertise:


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  • Sean Bergin, President, APTelecom, Thailand
  • Anup Changaroth, Director, Portfolio Marketing, Asia Pacific, Ciena, Singapore
  • Eric Handa, CEO, APTelecom, USA
  • Aamir Ibrahim, dtac, Thailand
  • Sam Johnston, Director, Cloud & IT Services, Equinix, United Kingdom
  • Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA
  • Rozaimy Rahman, EVP, TM Global, Malaysia
  • Chris Wilson, International Head, TIME dotCom Berhad, Malaysia
  • Qian Zhong, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Sales, TE SubCom, USA

Eleven students completed the course. The students represented six countries including Angola, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

Congratulations to the PTC Academy Class of 2014.

To learn more about the PTC Academy, please email academy@ptc.org.

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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:

2015 Projects

2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) | Submit a Project Proposal | Draft Project Agreement

PTC is now accepting project proposals for 2015 from both PTC members and non-members. Collaborative projects designed to solve practical problems are particularly encouraged.

Please view the 2015 PTC Projects RFP (pdf) for a complete description of the PTC Projects initiative, including proposal submission guidelines.

Submit your proposal via the online proposal submission system by Monday, 2 November 2015. Only online submissions will be considered.

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

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PTC Broadband Reports

The PTC Broadband Reports 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 concentrates on an individual micromarket and offers insights into the key features that will push broadband forward in that and other non-obvious emerging markets with different dynamics and resources throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Countries examined to date include Fiji, Myanmar, and, most recently, Indonesia.

To learn more about or to access the PTC Broadband Reports, please visit the PTC Broadband Reports page.

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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 for the 2016 PTC Young Scholar Program will be invited to present their research at PTC’s 38th consecutive annual conference, PTC’16: Reimagining Telecoms, which will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii from 17-20 January 2016.

The submission deadline for the 2016 PTC Young Scholar Program is 1 September 2015.

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 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'16 activities
  • Gain exposure to current industry issues and trends
  • Meet PTC’16 attendees to share ideas, gain new insights, and identify practical research applications
  • 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’16 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

  • Please obtain your travel visa (if needed) 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
  • If your application isn't selected, you are encouraged 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
  • If you are selected as a Young Scholar, you will need to provide a photo to PTC, which will be displayed on the PTC website, social media and other materials to promote the Young Scholar Program
  • You can only be a Young Scholar one time

Application Process

An application consists of the following:

  • Completed 2016 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 (cv)
  • Single-authored paper
    (20-page maximum) Include an abstract, one-page executive summary, and references.

    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), may reflect regional and/or cross-regional perspectives, and can employ any established research methodologies.

    Please note: Applicants may submit only one paper for consideration.

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 2015.

Selection Criteria

Submitted papers and supporting application materials will be evaluated based on overall quality, originality, clarity and relevance to the PTC community. 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 5 October 2015.

Download the 2016 PTC Young Scholar Program application form (editable PDF).
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2015 Young Scholar Xue "Snow" Dong at the PTC'15 YSP welcome orientation
Download Download the 2016 PTC Young Scholar Program application form (editable PDF)
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