PTC ACADEMY: Executive Insight for Exceptional Leaders
Live Online Training Course
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.
Digital Strategy, Innovation, Digital Transformation, and Economics
Examines the key generic strategies in use by business customers to exploit digital technologies to grow revenues and profits, reduce costs, enhance customer relationships, and accelerate innovation.
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?
Introduction to Blockchain: ICT Sector Applicability
Provides an overview of blockchain technology; DLT types, key aspects, telecom specific aspects; reputation and stakeholder management; and supply chain management.
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
- Business customer approaches to digital strategy driving telecom revenues
- Thinking like a top executive about revenue, competition, cost, innovation, and social responsibility
- Tips for making the transition from mid-level to C-suite
- Key aspects of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology (DLT), and the benefits and challenges associated with use of DLT
- 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 email@example.com.
|Monday, 3 October 2022||09:00–10:30 FJT||Module 1 – How Would You Do It?|
Presenter: Sean Bergin, Co-Founder & President, APTelecom, Cambodia
Thinking like a top executive about revenue, competition, cost, innovation, and social responsibility
|Wednesday, 5 October 2022||09:00–10:30 FJT||Module 2 – Digital Strategy, Innovation, Digital Transformation, and Economics|
Presenter: Joe Weinman, Founder & Principal, XFORMA LLC, USA
Business customer approaches to digital strategy driving telecom revenues
|Friday, 7 October 2022||09:00–10:30 FJT||Module 3 – Introduction to Telecom: Key Trends and Changes in Business Models|
Presenter: Gary Kim, Consultant, IP Carrier, USA
Key business model changes in the telecom industry since deregulation and privatization
How the telecom ecosystem has changed since deregulation and Internet emergence
|Monday, 10 October 2022||09:00–10:30 FJT||Module 4 – Pipes to Platforms: Cloud and Data Centers|
Presenter: Tony Rossabi, Chief Executive Officer, Recovery Point Systems, USA
How cloud computing and data centers shape the connectivity business
|Wednesday, 12 October 2022||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
The ways OTT apps and services shape provider strategy
|Friday, 14 October 2022||09:00–10:30 FJT||Module 6 – Your Career, Your Ladder|
Presenter: Tony Rossabi, Chief Executive Officer, Recovery Point Systems, USA
Tips for making the transition from mid-level to C-suite
|Monday, 17 October 2022||09:00–10:30 FJT||Module 7 – 5G and Beyond|
Presenter: Gary Kim, Consultant, IP Carrier, USA
Business models and revenue drivers in key industry segments
|Wednesday, 19 October 2022||09:00–10:30 FJT||Module 8 – Digital Transformation: How Data Centers, Networks, and Clouds Are Changing IT|
Presenter: Jim Poole, Vice President, Global Business Development, Equinix, USA
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
|Friday, 21 October 2022||09:00–10:30 FJT||Module 9 – Convergence|
Presenter: Darren Yong, Asia Pacific Head of Telecom, Media, and Technology, KPMG Asia Pacific, Singapore
How digital natives are operating, the convergence of sectors and data models, and how this may impact telecom operators and their response
|Monday, 24 October 2022||15:00–16:30 FJT||Module 10 – Introduction to Blockchain: ICT Sector Applicability|
Presenter: Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technologies, Console Connect by PCCW Global, Hong Kong SAR China
Key aspects of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology (DLT), and the benefits and challenges associated with use of DLT
3-24 October 2022
09:00-10:30 FJT (UTC+12:00)
2020 PTC ACADEMY COURSES
Co-Founder & President, APTelecom
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.
Consultant, IP Carrier
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.
Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc.
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.
Vice President, Global Business Development, Equinix
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.
Chief Executive Officer, Recovery Point Systems
“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.
AVP New Technologies, Console Connect by PCCW Global
Hong Kong SAR China
Shahar started his debut in the ICT sector as a customer support engineer for a small ISP in the era of dial-up modems and quickly climbed the ladder to become their “network manager”, a capacity recognized in today’s terminology as a “CNO”. Shahar then moved on to the international ICT space where he was heading technical and commercial aspects of wholesale trade of voice, data, and later mobile and cloud services.
Since October 2001, Shahar held various roles within PCCW Global including technical sales, pre-sales engineering, product management, participation in standards development, and recently leading the company’s vision of becoming a truly automated ICT service provider. Shahar held leadership roles in various industry bodies: Member of the Board of MEF, Chair of the MEF LSO Committee, Co-Chair and Chair of the OSS-ICDS Forum, Chair of the Technical Committee of CBAN, Chair of the BWR Group within GSMA as well as active contribution roles at ETSI (T-Nova project, ISG-PDL), TM-Forum Catalyst program, ONF, and ITU DLT-SG.
In recent years, Shahar leads PCCW Global’s blockchain journey and in that capacity also participates in the development of blockchain standardization in various bodies.
Shahar had successfully completed the MIT Sloan School of Management executive program of Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application (2019).
Founder & Principal, XFORMA LLC
Joe Weinman is the author of Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile, and the Internet of Things, which was the Amazon number one new release in the computer and technology industry. He is also the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, and a co-editor of Fog and Fogonomics: Challenges and Practices of Fog Computing, Communication, Networking, Strategy, and Economics. He has held a number of executive positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, HP, and Telx (now Digital Realty), and serves on the advisory boards of EDJX, Syntropy Networks, RampRate, and the Pace University Lubin School of Business. He has been awarded 27 U.S. and international patents. He received his BS and MS in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison, respectively, and has completed executive education at the International Institute for Management Development, Harvard Business School, and MIT Sloan.
Asia Pacific Head of Telecom, Media, and Technology, KPMG Asia Pacific
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.
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.
- 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)