PTC Academy 2020 Live Training - November

PTC ACADEMY: Executive Insight for Exceptional Leaders

Live Online Training Course

Program Overview
The PTC Academy provides exceptional management training to rising industry leaders. Course topics examined the global telecom sector, strategies to identify and solve business challenges and opportunities, emerging technologies, and more. A core team of expert instructors with senior executive experience led each course using a mix of presentations, in-depth case studies, and interactive exercises.

Eight modules, each delivered as a 90-minute live presentation. (60-minutes of lecture followed by 30-minutes of instructor Q&A and peer structured discussions.)

Introduction to Telecom: Key Trends and Changes in Business Models
Provided an overview of the global telecom industry business drivers, with special emphasis on key business challenges faced by C-level executives.

5G and Beyond
A closer look at mobile and wireless segments of the industry as they relate to fixed networks and overall business models.

Pipes to Platforms: Cloud and Data Centers
Examined the role and importance of cloud computing and data centers in relationship to the connectivity business.

Your Career, Your Ladder
Explained how your skills, tasks, and knowledge will change as you move up the ladder to the C-Suite.

Doing Well While Doing Good
Examined C-level challenges of balancing the interests of many stakeholders: owners, managers, employees, customers, partners, and society.

How Would You Do It?
A workshop allowing participants to grapple with C-level issues of revenue, competition, customer demand changes, cost, innovation challenges, and social responsibilities.

OTT: Opportunity or Threat?
Over-the-top apps and services sometimes compete with, but can complement, connectivity provider strategies. What are the key challenges and opportunities?

The Connectivity Business in an Internet Era
Understand how changes in regulation, consumer demand, technology, and the Internet shape the connectivity business.

At the completion of this course, participants gained an understanding of:

  • Key business model changes in the telecom industry since deregulation and privatization
  • Business models and revenue drivers in key industry segments
  • The ways OTT apps and services shape provider strategy
  • How the telecom ecosystem has changed since deregulation and Internet emergence
  • How cloud computing and data centers shape the connectivity business
  • How C-level executives can satisfy key stakeholders and constituencies while growing revenue
  • Thinking like a top executive about revenue, competition, cost, innovation, and social responsibility
  • Tips for making the transition from mid-level to C-suite
  • How changes in regulation, consumer demand, technology, and the Internet shape the connectivity business

Participants of this course received:

  • 12 Professional Development Hours and 1.2 Continuing Education Units administered by Submarine Telecoms Forum, an IACET-accredited continuing education provider
  • PTC Academy Certificate of Completion

COURSE SCHEDULE

14-30 SEPTEMBER 2020
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Monday, 14 September 202009:00–10:30 SGTModule 1 – Introduction to Telecom: Key Trends and Changes in Business Models
Presenter: Gary Kim, Consultant, IP Carrier, USA
Learning Outcomes:
Key business model changes in the telecom industry since deregulation and privatization
How the telecom ecosystem has changed since deregulation and Internet emergence
Wednesday, 16 September 202009:00–10:30 SGTModule 2 – 5G and Beyond
Presenter: Gary Kim, Consultant, IP Carrier, USA
Learning Outcome:
Business models and revenue drivers in key industry segments
Friday, 18 September 202009:00–10:30 SGTModule 3 – Pipes to Platforms: Cloud and Data Centers
Presenter: Tony Rossabi, Chief Executive Officer, Recovery Point Systems Group Holding Company, USA
Learning Outcome:
How cloud computing and data centers shape the connectivity business
Monday, 21 September 202009:00–10:30 SGTModule 4 – How Would You Do It?
Presenter: Sean Bergin, Co-Founder & President, APTelecom, Cambodia
Learning Outcome:
Thinking like a top executive about revenue, competition, cost, innovation, and social responsibility
Wednesday, 23 September 202016:00–17:30 SGTModule 5 – Doing Well While Doing Good
Presenter: Eric Handa, Co-Founder & CEO, APTelecom, USA
Learning Outcome:
How C-level executives can satisfy key stakeholders and constituencies while growing revenue
Friday, 25 September 202009:00–10:30 SGTModule 6 – Your Career, Your Ladder
Presenter: Tony Rossabi, Chief Executive Officer, Recovery Point Systems Group Holding Company, USA
Learning Outcome:
Tips for making the transition from mid-level to C-suite
Monday, 28 September 202009:00–10:30 SGTModule 7 – OTT: Opportunity or Threat?
Presenter: Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc., USA
Learning Outcome:
The ways OTT apps and services shape provider strategy
Wednesday, 30 September 202009:00–10:30 SGTModule 8 – The Connectivity Business in an Internet Era
Presenter: Sean Bergin, Co-Founder & President, APTelecom, Cambodia
Learning Outcome:
How changes in regulation, consumer demand, technology, and the Internet shape the connectivity business

PRESENTERS

Sean Bergin - President & Chair PTC Board of Governors

SEAN BERGIN
Co-Founder & President
APTelecom
Cambodia

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Sean Bergin has been instrumental in building APTelecom into a globally recognized leader in telecom and fiber consulting, elevating from a start-up business to an award-winning global organization which has generated over USD 250 million in sales for clients.

Sean has significant management experience at both national and international levels at Telstra, BT, and Hutchison. Sean has covered, lived, and resided in a multitude of primary and emerging markets across Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Europe. Along with APTelecom Co-Founder and CEO Eric Handa, Sean has generated over half a billion dollars in sales for clients throughout his career.

Sean is also the President and Chair of the Board of Governors for the Pacific Telecommunications Council.

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ERIC HANDA
Co-Founder & CEO
APTelecom
USA

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As Co-Founder and CEO, Eric R. Handa has built APTelecom into a globally recognized leader in telecom consulting. Since launching in 2009, Handa has grown APTelecom from a start-up business to an award-winning global organization which has generated over USD 315 million in sales for clients, and has been named the Sales Team of the Year by the Global Customer Sales and Service Awards, as well as a Silver Award winner of the 2014 Fastest Growing Company EMEA by the Best in Business Awards. Telecom Review Magazine awarded APTelecom the Best VAS Consulting Company in 2016 and 2017.

Handa is an experienced telecommunications executive with expertise spanning global management, sales, and leadership roles. Prior to founding APTelecom, Handa worked for AT&T, Tyco Electronics, Tata, and Bharti Airtel in a number of senior operations, research, and sales assignments.

He is an expert contributor to Wired.com’s “Innovation Insights” section, and is regularly quoted by the most prestigious global media outlets in the world on the topic of telecom in emerging markets.

Handa is a former judge of the Pacific Telecommunications Council Awards.

Gary Kim

GARY KIM
Content Developer
IP Carrier
USA

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Gary Kim is a communications industry analyst of 30 years, and currently works as a telecom/Internet conference content developer, authoring white papers, articles, and marketing collateral for firms in the communications industry.

He recently founded the Spectrum Futures conference for the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), and acts as a conference advisor for PTC.

He was cited as a global “Power Mobile Influencer” by Forbes; ranked second in the world for strategic coverage of the mobile business.

He is a member of Mensa, the international organization for people with IQs in the top two percent.

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TONY MOSLEY
Director of Business Development
Ocean Specialists, Inc.
USA

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Tony Mosley specializes in telecommunications operations specifically wireless, wireline, broadband, and wholesale markets.

He has been in the telecommunications industry for 25 years having worked for MCI International, GTE International, and Verizon Business as General Manager of Micronesian Telecommunications Corp. and Metaswitch Networks.

Under his leadership, Verizon Business sold international telecommunications properties which he led from start to completion. Following the sale of the business unit, he became its Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, providing corporate direction and oversight to a full-service operating company.

He is currently the Director of Business Development for Ocean Specialists, Inc. supporting several Pacific subsea cable builds.

He has been a member of PTC and PITA since 1998 and 2001 respectively.

Tony was in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in the Supply Corps and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy.

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ANTHONY ROSSABI
Chief Executive Officer
Recovery Point Systems Group Holding Company
USA

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“Tony” Rossabi is currently CEO of Recovery Point Systems Group Holding Company, where he focuses on the growth of recovery point systems, a leader in DRaaS, and other companies within the portfolio. A talented and seasoned executive, Rossabi brings over 20 years of experience in technology, communications, data center infrastructure sales, marketing, operations, and strategic planning. Prior positions include Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of TierPoint, Managing Director for Digital Realty Trust’s colocation and connectivity business unit (Telx), and Senior Vice President of Global Carrier Solutions at TATA Communications.

  • Telecommunications industry professionals can advance individual development plans
  • Address organizational succession planning by increasing junior executives’ knowledge base
  • Broad range of instructional backgrounds helps address leadership gaps
  • Participants will build a peer networking group across the industry
  • Increase employee recognition by investing in your organization’s top talent
  • Case-study applications of real-world industry challenges and opportunities
  • Gain exposure to the international telecommunications sector
  • Small class size, with no more than 30 students and nine instructors to allow quality student mentoring
  • Instructors include senior executives from global telecommunications companies
  • Attendees receive complimentary registration to PTC’20 (transferable to another individual within the same company)

Subtel Telecoms Forum Contiuing Education

Courses are Accredited

PTC partnered with Submarine Telecoms Forum, an IACET-accredited continuing education provider, to bring PTC Academy into the next generation of industry training. With this partnership, PTC Academy now provides Continuing Education Units to applicable learning event attendees. These credits are internationally accepted and can be used to satisfy a wide variety of professional requirements across a range of industries.