PTC ACADEMY

The PTC Academy provides 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. Expert instructors with senior executive experience lead each course, which includes a mix of presentations, in-depth case studies, and interactive exercises.

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The PTC Academy, a training program for mid-career telecom professionals, was held in conjunction with the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association’s (PITA) conference in Guam, on 27 April, at the Docomo Pacific office in Tamuning.

“Navigating Change” focused on business challenges faced by telecom service providers in a number of roles, including retail fixed network, mobile, data center, and undersea communications providers. The session also examined strategies for revenue growth in the 5G era.

Click here to read a full recap of the program in Guam.

Below please find detailed information about the program and featured speakers for the PTC Academy Guam: Navigating Change.

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PTC Academy Guam: Navigating Change, in conjunction with the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association’s AGM, presents a course focusing on case studies to build strategies that identify and solve issues within your business, as well as challenges facing Pacific island nations. For more information, contact academy@ptc.org.

WHEN: Friday, 27 April 2018
WHERE: Docomo Pacific-Guam Office

PTC and Docomo Pacific are pleased to offer complimentary registration to PITA AGM attendees. Registration is limited to 30 students, so sign up today!

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The Q2 2018 PTC Academy–sponsored by PTC member DoCoMo Pacific (DPAC)–will offer a course in conjunction with the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association’s AGM at DPAC’s offices in Guam on Friday, 27 April 2018.

PTC members and industry leaders will facilitate the coursework, focusing on case studies to build strategies that identify and solve issues within your business, as well as challenges facing Pacific island nations.

For more information, contact academy@ptc.org.

PTC ACADEMY GUAM: NAVIGATING CHANGE PROGRAM

Friday
Time Topic
09.00–10.00 Session 1: What next generation networks will look like, where they are going, and what makes them different.
Presenter: Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA
10.00–10.30 Tea/Coffee Break
10.30–12.00 Session 2: Moving up the OSI stack. Why carriers are offering much more than transport.
Presenter: Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA
12.00–13.00 Lunch
13.00–14.00 Session 3: Evolution of OTTs and their impact on traditional revenue streams. Opportunity or threat?
Presenter: Tony Mosley, Director, Business Operations, Ocean Specialists, Inc., Guam
14.00–14.30 Tea/Coffee Break
14.30–15.30 Session 4: Group workshop/roundtable – “What unique challenges will PITA telcos face in moving towards a nextgen future?”
Presenter: Sean Bergin, President & Co-Founder, APTelecom, Cambodia
15.30–16.00 Session 5: Wrap up and conclusions

INSTRUCTORS

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SEAN BERGIN
President & Co-Founder
APTelecom
Cambodia

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Sean Bergin is based in APTelecom’s Asian headquarters in Cambodia. 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 US $195 million in sales for clients.

Bergin has significant management experience at both national and international levels. Along with APTelecom Co-Founder and CEO Eric Handa, Bergin has generated over half a billion dollars in sales for clients throughout his career.

Bergin is an Advisory Board Member for Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), and is a frequent speaker and panelist within the ICT sector.

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GARY KIM
Founder
Spectrum Futures
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, 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 2 percent.

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TONY MOSLEY
Director, Business Operations
Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI)
Guam

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Tony has been in the telecommunications industry for 25 years having worked for MCI International, GTE International and Verizon Business as a general manager of a full-service telecommunications company. Tony is currently operating as Director of Business Development and project manager for OSI building a submarine cable system between Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands for Docomo Pacific.

He has developed insightful skills from managing numerous products and services to include wireless, wireline, IPTV, wholesale, voice, data, managed services colocation and submarine cables.

Tony led the sale of a Verizon Business telecommunications property overseas from the initial business case through the regulatory FCC and DHS Team telecommunications approval process. Following the sale of the business unit, he became the Chief Operating Officer of the company and a member of the Pacific Telecom Inc. Board of Directors; he provided corporate direction and oversight to a full-service operating telecommunications company.

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

Tony was in the US Navy and was the Officer in Charge of the US Navy Office in Singapore as a Lieutenant Commander in the Supply Corps.

  • 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 to allow quality student mentoring
  • Instructors include senior leadership from global telecommunications companies

PRESENTERS

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SEAN BERGIN
President & Co-Founder, APTelecom
Cambodia

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Sean Bergin is based in APTelecom’s Asian headquarters in Cambodia. 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 US $195 million in sales for clients.

Bergin has significant management experience at both national and international levels. Along with APTelecom Co-Founder and CEO Eric Handa, Bergin has generated over half a billion dollars in sales for clients throughout his career.

Bergin is an Advisory Board Member for Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), and is a frequent speaker and panelist within the ICT sector.

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ERIC HANDA
CEO, APTelecom
USA

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Eric Handa is an experienced telecommunications executive with expertise spanning global management, sales, and leadership roles. With over 15 years of ICT experience, he brings practical and structured guidance to APTelecom, integrating best-in-class technology with the tactical and strategic needs of enterprise and wholesale firms.

Prior to founding APTelecom, Eric worked for AT&T, Tyco Telecommunications, Tata Communications and Bharti Airtel in a number of senior operations, research, and sales assignments covering the primary and emerging markets of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Eric graduated with honors from Bryant University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He later completed the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Executive MBA program in Hong Kong and Chicago at DePaul University. Handa was named the 2013 Young Alumni Leadership Award winner, and serves on the board of the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University.

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GARY KIM
Founder, Spectrum Futures
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, 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 2 percent.

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