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PTC’18, the 40th-anniversary celebration of our annual conference, is right around the corner. To prepare you for our exciting conference, we put together this brief blog to outline the Tuesday keynotes and what topics attendees can expect to hear about during these sessions.

Tuesday’s keynotes kick off at 10.00 with a presentation by Gary Smith, President & CEO, Ciena. “Opportunities in the Digital Age” will focus on how we can collectively use new business models and networking paradigms that have been necessitated by constant change and disruption to foster a greater good for all.

Following this fascinating talk will be a Highlighter presentation entitled “2020, Tokyo, Digital” by Ichiya Nakamura, Professor, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University. Prof. Nakamura will use his time to look to the future and imagine some of the possibilities enabled by emerging technologies such as 5G, 8K, VR, AI, and IoT. What kind of society will these capabilities create?

Our third keynote of the morning will be delivered by Raju Vegesna, Chairman and Managing Director of Sify Technologies Ltd. Digital Transformation Through Partnerships addresses the growing momentum of the digital transformation, examining India’s commitment to becoming a digital-first country, touching billions of people. How will your company adapt to digitization or risk losing opportunities?

Next, at 11.15, will be an interview with AsiaSat Executive Director, President & CEO Andrew Jordan by Timothy Logue, Senior Director, Sales and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space. The “Evolving Satellite Market Dynamics: Asia Perspective” interview will anticipate the broader patterns that Asian satellite operators could experience in the coming years.

The final keynote of the day, at 11.35, will be given by Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW Global. “New Digital Business Models Driving the Softwarization of the Network” will assert that the “digital clock is ticking for many traditional Telcos” and recommend providers converge their physical infrastructure in order to meet the demands of today’s marketplace.

For more details on the Tuesday keynotes, please click here. To see the PTC’18 program in its entirety, click here.

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