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 region.

The initiative’s goals are two-fold:

2015 Projects

The 2015 PTC Projects Request for Proposals (RFP) has closed and the PTC Projects Committee is currently reviewing proposals. The recipients from the 2015 PTC Projects RFP will be announced at the PTC'16 Closing Lunch and Awards Ceremony.

For questions regarding the PTC Projects initiative and to receive the announcement of the 2016 PTC Projects RFP, 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

2016 PTC Young Scholars

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

PTC received many high quality submissions for this year's Young Scholar Program (YSP). After several stringent rounds of reviews, the Research Committee has selected the following young scholars to participate in the PTC’17 conference:

  • David Agogo, Ph.D. Management Student, Information Systems, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • Mohamed El-Moghazi, Ph.D. Student, International Spectrum Policy, University of Strathclyde, Egypt
  • Phuong Hoang, Ph.D. Student, Information System and Marketing, Singapore Management, University, Singapore
  • Mina Jun, Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California, USA
  • Valentina Nardone, Ph.D. Student, International Law, Human Rights, Space Law, University Of Rome, Sapienza, Italy

They will be presenting their findings in the Young Scholar sessions on Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1400-1515 and 1530-1645. Please join them for a lively discussion on their research and discoveries.

Young Scholar Benefits

The PTC Young Scholar Program will give these promising young scholars the opportunity to:

  • Present their research in a high-visibility academic and industry forum
  • Receive feedback from distinguished scholars and industry leaders
  • Participate in PTC'17 activities
  • Gain exposure to current industry issues and trends
  • Meet PTC’17 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
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