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Exploring Uncharted Waters: PTC’24 Spotlights Visionary CEO PerspectivesIn the ever-evolving landscape of the 2020s, the role of a CEO has become more pivotal than ever, requiring astute decision-making in times of uncertainty and market volatility.

The cloud, once a storm of unprecedented growth during the COVID era, now seems to be settling into an unexpected quiet. Companies are trying to unravel the reasons behind this apparent lull in cloud deployments. CEOs across the digital infrastructure and telecommunications sectors are challenged with the current state of cloud dynamics, trying to decode strategic insights into realigning profitable opportunities for their businesses.

Join us for a thought-provoking journey into the minds of visionary CEOs, each grappling with unique challenges in their respective industries. The discussion will take place at the PTC’24 Center Stage session, 10:15am HST on Monday, 22 January 2024. Hosted by Bill Barney, Chairman, Asian Century Equity, this session will feature five accomplished CEOs who will share their perspectives on pressing issues and offer insights on steering through uncharted waters. Our distinguished panelists include Randy Brouckman, CEO, EdgeConneX; Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Services; Andy Power, President & CEO, Digital Realty; Dave Schaeffer, Founder & CEO, Cogent Communications; and Steve Smith, CEO Zayo.

Deciphering the strategy for maximizing fiber monetization and reimagining the model for long-term growth remain top priorities in the C-suite.  What innovative strategies does the industry require to redefine fiber monetization?  By questioning established norms and proposing novel solutions, CEOs are challenged with building a roadmap for sustained success in an industry facing historical challenges.

As businesses rely more on data-intensive applications, what exactly is the evolving landscape of connectivity and the role data centers play in shaping it?  The preference of enterprises for data center operators over network providers raises intriguing questions about the changing priorities in the digital age. CEOs are challenged with the factors driving this affinity and the implications for both data center operators and network services providers.

Adding to CEO challenges are the traditional Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) structures and their compatibility with the modern landscape of service and network-centric data centers. Can these structures adapt to the evolving needs of the industry, or do they face obsolescence in the face of digital transformation? Leaders across our industry today are weighing the pros and cons of REIT structures and their viability in the new world of data center operations.

As the CEOs navigate uncharted waters, their collective wisdom is sure to leave a lasting impact on the trajectory of the industries they represent. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge from these leaders as they share their experiences, strategies, and visions for the future.

Attend PTC’24 to connect with influential industry leaders, gain valuable insights into the future of infrastructure development and explore the latest driving forces behind digital transformation!

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