PTC Academy - Live Online Training Course

PTC ACADEMY: Executive Insight for Exceptional Leaders

Live Online Training Course

Program Overview
PTC Academy provides exceptional management training to rising industry leaders. Learn about 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 lead each course using a mix of presentations, in-depth case studies, and interactive exercises.

10 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
Provides 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
Examines the role and importance of cloud computing and data centers in relationship to the connectivity business.

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

Doing Well While Doing Good
Examines 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.

OTTs: Opportunities and Threats to Telcos – Taking Advantage of Both
Over-the-top apps and services sometimes compete with, but can complement, connectivity provider strategies. What are the key challenges and opportunities?

What Really Impacts Your Mobile Gameplay or Streaming Video Experience?
A closer look at the critical elements affecting network latency and a discussion of how to reduce latency to deliver a better user experience.

Convergence
Provides a broader view of how digital natives are operating, the convergence of sectors and data models, and how this may impact telecom operators over the coming years.

Digital Transformation: How Data Centers, Networks, and Clouds Are Changing IT
A closer look at how data centers, networks, and clouds are changing the IT landscape, and how these companies come together to form the backbone of today’s digital economy.

At the completion of this course, participants will understand:

  • 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
  • Critical networking factors that impact user experience in digital apps, and ways to improve the user experience
  • How digital natives are operating, the convergence of sectors and data models, and how this may impact telecom operators and their response
  • The basic components of digital infrastructure, including data centers, interconnection, and edge services, and the role these components play within the data center ecosystem as well as the trends impacting the evolution of services

Course outline is subject to change as needed.

Participants of this course will receive:

  • 15 Professional Development Hours and 1.5 Continuing Education Units administered by Submarine Telecoms Forum, an IACET-accredited continuing education provider
  • PTC Academy Certificate of Completion

Questions? Email academy@ptc.org.

September Course
7-29 September 2021
09:00-10:30 SGT (UTC+08:00)

October Course
4-27 October 2021
09:00-10:30 FJT (UTC+12:00)

Registration deadline: 1 October 2021

ENROLL IN THE PTC ACADEMY THREE-WEEK ONLINE TRAINING COURSE

REGISTRATION FEE:
PTC Member USD 695
Non-Member USD 995

Course registration is limited to the first 20 participants.

COURSE SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER COURSE
Date Time Module
Tuesday, 7 September 2021 09:00–10:30 SGT Module 1 – 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
Thursday, 9 September 2021 09:00–10:30 SGT Module 2 – 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
Monday, 13 September 2021 09:00–10:30 SGT Module 3 – 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, 15 September 2021 09:00–10:30 SGT Module 4 – 5G and Beyond
Presenter: Gary Kim, Consultant, IP CarrierUSA
Learning Outcome:
Business models and revenue drivers in key industry segments
Friday, 17 September 2021 09:00–10:30 SGT Module 5 – 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, 20 September 2021 09:00–10:30 SGT Module 6 – 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
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 09:00–10:30 SGT Module 7 – OTTs: Opportunities and Threats to Telcos – Taking Advantage of Both
Presenter: Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc., USA
Learning Outcome:
The ways OTT apps and services shape provider strategy
Friday, 24 September 2021 09:00–10:30 SGT Module 8 – What Really Impacts Your Mobile Gameplay or Streaming Video Experience?
Presenter: Joe Zhu, Founder & CEO, Zenlayer, USA
Learning Outcome:
Critical networking factors that impact user experience in digital apps, and ways to improve the user experience
Monday, 27 September 2021 09:00–10:30 SGT Module 9 – Convergence
Presenter: Darren Yong, Asia Pacific Head of Telecom, Media, and Technology, KPMG Asia Pacific, Singapore
Learning Outcome:
How digital natives are operating, the convergence of sectors and data models, and how this may impact telecom operators and their response
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 09:00–10:30 SGT Module 10 – Digital Transformation: How Data Centers, Networks, and Clouds Are Changing IT
Presenter: Jim Poole, Vice President, Global Business Development, Equinix, USA
Learning Outcome:
The basic components of digital infrastructure, including data centers, interconnection, and edge services, and the role these components play within the data center ecosystem as well as the trends impacting the evolution of services
OCTOBER COURSE
Date Time Module
Monday, 4 October 2021 09:00–10:30 FJT Module 1 – 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, 6 October 2021 09:00–10:30 FJT Module 2 – 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
Friday, 8 October 2021 09:00–10:30 FJT Module 3 – 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
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 09:00–10:30 FJT Module 4 – 5G and Beyond
Presenter: Gary Kim, Consultant, IP Carrier, USA
Learning Outcome:
Business models and revenue drivers in key industry segments
Thursday, 14 October 2021 09:00–10:30 FJT Module 5 – OTTs: Opportunities and Threats to Telcos – Taking Advantage of Both
Presenter: Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc., USA
Learning Outcome:
The ways OTT apps and services shape provider strategy
Monday, 18 October 2021 09:00–10:30 FJT Module 6 – 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
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 09:00–10:30 FJT Module 7 – Convergence
Presenter: Darren Yong, Asia Pacific Head of Telecom, Media, and Technology, KPMG Asia Pacific, Singapore
Learning Outcome:
How digital natives are operating, the convergence of sectors and data models, and how this may impact telecom operators and their response
Friday, 22 October 2021 13:00–14:30 FJT Module 8 – What Really Impacts Your Mobile Gameplay or Streaming Video Experience?
Presenter: Joe Zhu, Founder & CEO, Zenlayer, USA
Learning Outcome:
Critical networking factors that impact user experience in digital apps, and ways to improve the user experience
Monday, 25 October 2021 09:00–10:30 FJT Module 9 – 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
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 09:00–10:30 FJT Module 10 – Digital Transformation: How Data Centers, Networks, and Clouds Are Changing IT
Presenter: Jim Poole, Vice President, Global Business Development, Equinix, USA
Learning Outcome:
The basic components of digital infrastructure, including data centers, interconnection, and edge services, and the role these components play within the data center ecosystem as well as the trends impacting the evolution of services

PRESENTERS

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.

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 KimGARY KIM
Consultant, 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 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.

Tony Mosley

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.

JIM POOLE
Vice President, Global Business Development, Equinix
USA

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Jim Poole is Vice President of Global Business Development at Equinix, leading evolving edge strategies focused on 5G, private wireless, MEC, subsea cable, and SATCOM. He has a 25+ year background spanning the IT, telecommunications, and content technologies industries. Jim joined Equinix from Roundbox, Inc., a provider of mobile broadcast software, where he led business development and sales. Prior to Roundbox, he was Vice President and General Manager of Network Services at SAVVIS (now Lumen), responsible for business line P&L, product management, marketing, and strategy. He also held senior leadership positions at C&W Americas, dynamicsoft, and UUNET.

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.

Darren YongDARREN YONG
Asia Pacific Head of Telecom, Media, and Technology, KPMG Asia Pacific
Singapore

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Darren Yong is the Head of Technology, Media, and Telecommunications at KPMG Asia Pacific. He is heading client and market development for the region and is part of the Asia Pacific leadership team.

A highly accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and information technology, Darren is passionate about bringing emerging technology solutions to clients.

Darren has led key technology engagements in KPMG which cover strategy, data migration, cloud, and blockchain, among others.

He has supported clients across telecommunications, technology, banking, insurance, life sciences, energy, and retail sectors. His specializations include business strategy, transformation, cybersecurity, data and analytics, and cloud.

Prior to joining KPMG, Darren worked in the technology industry where he held key positions in some of the largest telecommunications and technology organizations.

Darren is originally from Australia and is based in Singapore.

Joe ZhuJOE ZHU
Founder & CEO, Zenlayer
USA

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Joe Zhu founded Zenlayer Inc – a global SDN network and service provider in 2014, with the goal of building a platform to power a better connected world. Previously, Mr. Zhu was the Senior Vice President of ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. He managed ChinaCache’s global business, which included ChinaCache North America, ChinaCache Hong Kong, and ChinaCache Europe. ChinaCache is the leading CDN provider from China with its headquarters in Beijing. Mr. Zhu is a telecom veteran with over 20 years of carrier experience in the U.S. Prior to working at ChinaCache, he was the Director of Network Operations for China Telecom Americas and had been overseeing its network operations since 2002.

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 provides Continuing Education Units to applicable learning event attendees. These credits are internationally accepted and can be used to satisfy a variety of professional requirements across a range of industries.