Young Leaders Panel. Here Come the New Faces of the Digital World.
Sunday, 15 January 2023
14:00-15:15
MPCC, South Pacific 2

Moderator
Isabelle Paradis, President & Founder, HOT TELECOM, Canada

Panelists
Nico Grove, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Kawikani, Kawikani GmbH & Co KG, Germany
Stacie Loidolt, Vice President of Product Management, Aqua Comms, USA
Shannon McMann, Marketing Specialist, Netrality Data Centers, USA
Maxie Reynolds, CEO, Subsea Cloud, USA
Felix Seda, General Manager, NJFX, USA

Hosted by: AquaComms

PTC Beyond Roundtable – 360° View of the Future Digital Ecosystem
Topics: Subsea, Data Centers, Cloud and Edge, Sustainability, People
Monday, 16 January 2023
15:00-16:00
Rainbow Tower, Rainbow Suite, Ground Floor

C-suite Participants
Andy Bax, Chief Operating Officer, Edge Uno
Nigel Bayliff, Chief Executive Officer, Aqua Comms
Melissa Bruhl, Chief Commercial Officer, RTI
Nicholas Collins, Chief Commercial Officer, EXA Infrastructure
Noah Drake, President, Americas, Telstra
Stephanie Lynch-Habib, President, EuNetworks
Nabeel Mahmood, Founder & CEO, Nomad Futurist, Mahmood
Peder Nærbø, Founder and Chairman, Bulk Infrastructure Group
Gabriel Navarro Assad, Chief Executive Officer, EVEN GROUP
Gil Santaliz, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, NJFX

PTC Beyond Buzz Session
Tuesday, 17 January 2023
16:00-17:00
Bali Oceanfront

Hosted by:
Kawikani Team Bax

PTC young professionals will be grouped into cohorts and tasked with finding inventive answers to the industry’s most challenging questions during a fast-paced brainstorming challenge.

PTC Beyond Zellennials Welcome Cocktail
Sunday, 15 January 2023
16:00-17:00
Rainbow Tower, Niumalu Suite, Room 3013
Hosted by: NJFX

Junior Top Dog Cruise
Monday, 16 January 2023
16:00-17:00
Hilton Pier
Hosted by: iBasis

DRFortress Data Center Visit
Tuesday, 17 January 2023
12:00-14:00
Hosted by:
DRFortressRTI

PTC young professionals attending PTC’23, will have the opportunity to take a private tour of the DRFortress Data Center located in Honolulu. Transportation will be provided.

Emerging Scholars

Congratulations to the six recipients of the 2023 Emerging Scholar Program, which recognizes and supports promising scholars in the field of ICT. Click their names to learn more about each scholar and which session they’ll be presenting their research in at PTC’23.

Anna Oriishi

Anna Oriishi, Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan

Emerging Scholar
Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 15:30-16:45

Prasanth Prahladan

Prasanth Prahladan, Ph.D. Graduate Student, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Emerging Scholar
Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 15:30-16:45

George Ramirez

George N. Ramirez, Research Assistant, Sustainable Subsea Networks, USA

Emerging Scholar
Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 15:30-16:45

Monica Nila Sari

Monica Nila Sari, Ph.D. Candidate, Keio University, Japan

Security
Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 08:30-09:45

Carl Vander Maelen, Doctoral Researcher, Ghent University (Belgium) – Faculty of Law, Belgium

Emerging Scholar
Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 15:30-16:45

Ryan Wang

Ryan Wang, Ph.D. Candidate, Penn State University, USA

Societal Value, Trends in Social Media, and Online Streaming
Sunday, 15 January 2023, 10:45-12:00

Who is This Course For?
  • Mid-career professionals with five to 10 years’ experience in one or more functional areas at communications service provider firms, data center or collocation firms, infrastructure supplier firms, application providers, device suppliers, construction or maintenance firms, regulatory bodies, industry-related consulting firms, or other firms allied to the field.
  • Anyone who has not yet had general responsibilities for profit and loss at their firms.
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the industry’s history and how business strategies have changed, especially outside of their areas of domain knowledge.
  • Experts in their own fields interested in learning about key business factors in related industry segments.
Online Course Prerequisites
  • Basic computer skills
  • English language fluency suggested
  • High-speed Internet-connected computer
  • Familiarity with Zoom Meetings
  • Desire to learn about key C-level management challenges and perspectives

Please join a test Zoom meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom and test your microphone/speakers as well as your video and audio. We recommend using the same computer and browser (Google Chrome) you will use for the live modules. Email academy@ptc.org if you have any issues with your system configuration.

October Course (Live Online)

*10 modules, including nine modules presented live online and one optional, in-person PTC Masters Challenge to be held on
Saturday, 20 January 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaii

DateTimeModule
Monday, 2 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 1 – Introduction to Subsea and Satellite Telecommunications
Presenter: Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc., USA
Learning Outcome:
The complete network ecosystem of subsea and satellite telecommunications, and how they will interoperate in the future to bring broadband to the world
Wednesday, 4 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 2 – Introduction to Blockchain: ICT Sector Applicability
Presenter: Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technologies, Console Connect by PCCW Global, Hong Kong SAR China
Learning Outcome:
Key aspects of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology (DLT), and the benefits and challenges associated with use of DLT
Friday, 6 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 3 – 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
Tuesday, 10 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 4 – 5G and Beyond
Presenter: Gary Kim, Consultant, IP Carrier, USA
Learning Outcome:
Business models and revenue drivers in key industry segments
Thursday, 12 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 5 – 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
Monday, 16 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 6 – The Evolving Nature of Corporate Culture
Presenter: Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Services, United Kingdom
Learning Outcomes:
Corporate culture at the interface of theory and practice
Actionable insight into the specific levers that can be used to improve corporate culture
Wednesday, 18 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 7 – Sustainability – Building Sustainable Digital Infrastructure
Presenter: Peder Naerboe, Founder & Chairman, Bulk Infrastructure Group, Norway
Learning Outcome:
Key sustainability factors; holistic sustainability framework; importance of sustainability in decision-making; and assets such as climate emission mitigation, climate adaptation, and biodiversity conservation
Friday, 20 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 8 – Your Career, Your Ladder
Presenter: Tony Rossabi, Founder & Managing Member, OCOLO, USA
Learning Outcome:
Tips for making the transition from mid-level to C-suite
Monday, 23 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 9 – How Would You Do It?
Presenter: Sean Bergin, Co-Founder & President, APTelecom, Thailand
Learning Outcome:
Thinking like a top executive about revenue, competition, customer demand changes, cost, innovation challenges, and social responsibilities
Saturday, 20 January 2024
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
15:00-16:00 HSTOPTIONAL: Module 10 – PTC Masters Challenge (Presented in person only)
Presenter: Stacie Loidolt, Vice President of Product Management, Aqua Comms, USA
Learning Outcomes:
The current state of talent in the industry and the upcoming challenges the industry faces as leaders retire faster than talent is funneling in
The talent shortage in the industry and ideas on how to combat this shortage today and in the future
January Course (In Person)

*10 modules, includes the PTC Masters Challenge
Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort, Kalia Executive Conference Center, Kahili 1 & 2

DateTimeModule
Friday, 19 January 202409:00-10:00 HSTModule 1 – Introduction to Subsea and Satellite Telecommunications
Presenter: Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc., USA
Learning Outcome:
The complete network ecosystem of subsea and satellite telecommunications, and how they will interoperate in the future to bring broadband to the world
Friday, 19 January 202410:00–10:30 HSTTea/Coffee Break
Friday, 19 January 202410:30-11:30 HSTModule 2 – 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
Friday, 19 January 202411:30-12:30 HSTLunch in Lehua Suite
Friday, 19 January 202412:30-13:30 HSTModule 3 – 5G and Beyond
Presenter: Gary Kim, Consultant, IP Carrier, USA
Learning Outcome:
Business models and revenue drivers in key industry segments
Friday, 19 January 202413:30-14:00 HSTTea/Coffee Break
Friday, 19 January 202414:00-15:00 HSTModule 4 – The Evolving Nature of Corporate Culture
Presenter: Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Services, United Kingdom
Learning Outcomes:
Corporate culture at the interface of theory and practice
Actionable insight into the specific levers that can be used to improve corporate culture
Friday, 19 January 202415:00-16:00 HSTModule 5 – 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
Saturday, 20 January 202409:00-10:00 HSTModule 6 – Introduction to Blockchain: ICT Sector Applicability
Presenter: Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technologies, Console Connect by PCCW Global, Hong Kong SAR China
Learning Outcome:
Key aspects of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology (DLT), and the benefits and challenges associated with use of DLT
Saturday, 20 January 202410:00–10:30 HSTTea/Coffee Break
Saturday, 20 January 202410:30-11:30 HSTModule 7 – Sustainability – Building Sustainable Digital Infrastructure
Presenter: Peder Naerboe, Founder & Chairman, Bulk Infrastructure Group, Norway
Learning Outcome:
Key sustainability factors; holistic sustainability framework; importance of sustainability in decision-making; and assets such as climate emission mitigation, climate adaptation, and biodiversity conservation
Saturday, 20 January 202411:30-12:30 HSTLunch in Lehua Suite
Saturday, 20 January 202412:30-13:30 HSTModule 8 – Your Career, Your Ladder
Presenter: Tony Rossabi, Founder & Managing Member, OCOLO, USA
Learning Outcome:
Tips for making the transition from mid-level to C-suite
Saturday, 20 January 202413:30-14:00 HSTTea/Coffee Break
Saturday, 20 January 202414:00-15:00 HSTModule 9 – How Would You Do It?
Presenter: Sean Bergin, Co-Founder & President, APTelecom, Thailand
Learning Outcome:
Thinking like a top executive about revenue, competition, customer demand changes, cost, innovation challenges, and social responsibilities
Saturday, 20 January 202415:00-16:00 HSTModule 10 – PTC Masters Challenge
Presenter: Stacie Loidolt, Vice President of Product Management, Aqua Comms, USA
Learning Outcomes:
The current state of talent in the industry and the upcoming challenges the industry faces as leaders retire faster than talent is funneling in
The talent shortage in the industry and ideas on how to combat this shortage today and in the future

Course registration is limited to the first 25 participants.

Registration deadline: Friday, 29 September 2023

PTC Beyond

PTC Beyond seeks to gather some of the most promising minds of the industry to encourage more young professionals to join PTC and empower the future. Isabelle Paradis, founder and president of HOT TELECOM and a member of the PTC Advisory Council, leads the PTC Beyond committee.

PTC’24 Beyond Program

PTC Beyond – Buddy Program

Monday, 8 January 2024, 16:00 – Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 23:30

Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort, 2005 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

PTC Beyond Zellennials Welcome Cocktail

Sunday, 21 January 2024, 15:00-16:30

Niumalu Suite – Rainbow Tower, 30th floor
Powered by:

Junior Top Dog

PTC Beyond – Junior Top Dogs Mentor and Networking Cruise

Monday, 22 January 2024, 16:00-17:00

Spirit of Aloha Catamaran, Located at Port Hilton / Jetty, next to Aliʻi Tower
Powered by:

PTC Beyond – C-Level Roundtables

Tuesday, 23 January 2024, 14:00-15:00

Tapa Tower – First floor, above Tapa Bar
Powered by:
AquaComms

PTC’24 Beyond Sessions

Day 1: Tech & Beyond – The Human Impact of the Digital Frontier
Day 2: Tech & Beyond – The Human Impact of Emerging Technologies

January 22-23, 2024 | 08:30 – 17:30
Tapa Tower, Tapa Terrace

Emcee: Nabeel Mahmood, Founder & CEO, Nomad Futurist

Colt

Telstra International

DC Byte

Keynote

Humanizing Technology – The Key to Successful Digital Innovation

Monday, 22 January 2024
12:15 – 12:35
Tapa Tower, Tapa Terrace

Join leading tech disruptors for a captivating 20-minute keynote on “Humanizing Technology: The Key to Successful Digital Innovation”. Discover why integrating human values in technology is crucial for success. Explore the synergy between advanced innovation and a human touch, and learn how empathy drives better business outcomes in tech development.

Keynote Speaker:
Eduardo Pérez, Senior Lead, Strategy & Innovation, Colt Technology Services

Panel

Rising vs. Experienced Leaders
Redefining Human Interactions in the Digital Age

Monday, 22 January 2024
12:35 – 13:05
Tapa Tower, Tapa Terrace

Join this dynamic 30-minute panel discussion to help “Redefine Human Interactions in the Digital Age”. Explore innovative B2B, B2C, and employee interactions; uncover revolutionary engagement tactics; and learn how to bridge the skills gap. Participate in live polling and interactive Q&A to contribute to a conversation enriched by insights from experienced as well as up-and-coming industry leaders.

Moderator:
Daryl Dunbar, Partner, Digital Infrastructure, Internal Consulting Group

Panelists:
Skyler Holloway, VP of Portfolio and Strategy, Switch
Annette Murphy, CCO, Colt Technology Services
James Murphy, Managing Director (APAC), DC Byte
Stacie Pascale, Vice President of Product Management, Aqua Comms

Keynote

Leadership Evolution in the Digital Era

Monday, 22 January 2024

13:05 – 13:15
Tapa Tower, Tapa Terrace

Explore “Leadership Evolution in the Digital Era” in this insightful 10-minute keynote. Trace the transformation from traditional to modern tech leadership, uncover the traits of today’s successful tech leaders, and understand their role in shaping technology’s future. Gain unique perspectives from a renowned CEO, who shares personal experiences in navigating the evolving tech leadership landscape.

Keynote speaker: Noah Drake, President and Managing Director of Telstra Americas

Keynote

I see the future of tech and it will be…

Tuesday, 23 January 2024
12:15 – 12:25
Tapa Tower, Tapa Terrace

Join us for a visionary 10-minute keynote, “I See the Future of Tech and It Will Be …”, where a leading industry expert and futurologist delve into emerging technologies like quantum communications, AI, and advanced biometric systems. Discover their potential uses and impacts on our industry, sparking a debate on the shape of our technological future.

Keynote speaker:
Paul Gampe, CTO, Console Connect

Emcee:
Isabelle Paradis, President & Founder, HOT TELECOM

Panel

Rising vs. Experienced leaders
The Social & Political Impact of Emerging Tech – A Multi-Generation Perspective

Tuesday, 23 January 2024
12:25 – 12:55
Tapa Tower, Tapa Terrace

Engage in “The Social & Political Impact of Emerging Tech – A Multi-Generation Perspective” during a 30-minute panel discussion with multi-generational industry experts. Unravel how quantum communications, AI, and advanced biometrics are transforming society and privacy. Debate technology’s influence on governance and geopolitics, and hear diverse views from industry experts and the youth in an interactive panel.

Moderator:
Isabelle Paradis, President & Founder, HOT TELECOM

Panelists:
Dean Bubley, Director / Technology & Futures Analyst, Disruptive Analysis Ltd. Telecoms / Consultant
Colby Cox, Managing Director – Americas, DC Byte
Adam Gibson, VP of Global DC Development, Megaport
Maxie Reynolds, CEO, Subsea Cloud

Keynote

Emerging Tech Leaders of the Future

Tuesday, 23 January 2024
12:55 – 13:15
Tapa Tower, Tapa Terrace

Discover the future of tech leadership in this 20-minute keynote, “Emerging Tech Leaders of the Future”. Learn how leadership is revolutionizing in the tech age, identify the essential qualities of tomorrow’s tech leaders, and gain insights into cultivating a progressive tech culture. Hear from a CEO and industry leader on her experience in tech-driven transformations.

Keynote speaker:
Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Services

PTC’24 Emerging Scholars

Ahmed Alrawi, Ph.D. Candidate, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn StateAhmed Alrawi
Ph.D. Candidate
Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State
USA

Henrique BugliaHenrique Buglia
Electrical Engineer, Ph.D. Researcher, University College of London (UCL)
United Kingdom

Lars GjesvikLars Gjesvik
Research Fellow, NUPI
Norway

Bulelani JiliBulelani Jili
Meta Research Ph.D. Fellow, Harvard University
USA

Patricia MoralesPatricia Morales Calvo
Professor, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Chile

Ali NikkhahAli Nikkhah
Networked Systems Ph.D. Student, University of California-Irvine
USA

Meicen SunMeicen Sun
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information Sciences
USA

PTC Beyond Committee

Naaz Bax, Founder & CEO, Team Bax, USANaaz Bax
Founder & CEO, Team Bax
USA

Beatrice Filippi, SMS Sales Manager, IDT GlobalBeatrice Filippi
SMS Sales Manager, IDT Global
United Kingdom

Magdalena Georgieva, Sales Development Representative, Console Connect | PCCW Global, United KingdomMagdalena Georgieva
Sales Development Representative, Console Connect | PCCW Global
United Kingdom

Nico Grove, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Kawikani, Kawikani GmbH & Co KG, GermanyNico Grove
Managing Director & Co-Founder, Kawikani, Kawikani GmbH & Co KG
Germany

Skyler Holloway, Vice President of Portfolio and Strategy, SwitchSkyler Holloway
Vice President of Portfolio and Strategy, Switch
USA

Abhilash Kunnat, Director, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NA, Vantage Data CentersAbhilash Kunnat
Director, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NA, Vantage Data Centers
Canada

Stacie Loidholt, Vice President of Product Management, Aqua CommsStacie Loidolt
Vice President of Product Management, Aqua Comms
USA

Shannon McMann, Marketing Coordinator, ZenFi NetworksShannon McMann
Marketing Specialist, Netrality Data Centers
USA

Isabelle ParadisIsabelle Paradis
Founder & President, HOT TELECOM
Canada

Eduardo Pérez, Senior Lead, Strategy and Innovation, Colt Technology Services, SpainEduardo Pérez
Senior Lead, Strategy and Innovation, Colt Technology Services
Spain

Carolyn Pohl, Interim Marketing and Communications Director, Pacific Telecommunications Council, USACarolyn Pohl
Interim Marketing and Communications Director
Pacific Telecommunications Council
USA

Maxie Reynolds, CEO, Subsea Cloud, USAMaxie Reynolds
CEO, Subsea Cloud
USA

Felix Seda, General Manager, NJFX, USAFelix Seda
General Manager, NJFX
USA

Reuma Halal-Shibi, Chief Executive Officer, Pair RecruitmentReuma Halal Shibi
CEO, Pair Recruitment
United Kingdom

Abby Veverka, Digital Marketing Manager, Southern Cross Cable NetworkAbby Veverka
Digital Marketing Manager
Southern Cross Cable Network
Australia

Allyson Whelan, Event Director, Jaymie Scotto & Associates, USAAllyson Whelan
Event Director
Jaymie Scotto & Associates
USA

Let’s Hear From Our Young Professionals!

PTC’23 Young Professional BOGO Registration

Bring your young professionals to PTC’23 for FREE!

PTC is providing a special Young Professionals BOGO offer for individuals interested in attending the Annual Conference in January 2023. Registered and paid attendees for PTC’23 will be able to bring one young professional for free. The individual must be between the ages of 21-35 and only one (1) complimentary young professional registration is allowed.

There are only 50 young professional complimentary registrations available, so snag yours soon!

Let’s build a future together and encourage more young professionals to attend PTC’23.

PTC Beyond Roundtable – 360° View of the Future Digital Ecosystem
Topics: Subsea, Data Centers, Cloud and Edge, Sustainability, People
Monday, 16 January 2023
15:00-16:00
Rainbow Tower, Rainbow Suite, Ground Floor
Hosted by: AquaComms

ACADEMY EXTRA

Course registration is limited to the first 30 participants.

Registration deadline: Friday, 12 January 2024

Participants of the online training course will receive:

  • 13.5 Professional Development Hours and 1.35 Continuing Education Units administered by Submarine Telecoms Forum, an IACET-accredited continuing education provider
  • PTC Beyond – The Academy Master Class Certificate of Completion

Participants of the in-person training course will receive:

  • 14 Professional Development Hours and 1.4 Continuing Education Units administered by Submarine Telecoms Forum, an IACET-accredited continuing education provider
  • PTC Beyond – The Academy Master Class Certificate of Completion

Questions? Email academy@ptc.org.

PTC Beyond - The Academy Master Class

PTC Beyond – The Academy Master Class

Get Ready to Ride the Future

Program Overview
PTC Beyond – The Academy Master Class provides exceptional management training to rising industry leaders. Gain insights into the global telecom sector, learn about emerging technologies, and acquire the mindset of a top executive as you develop strategies for solving today’s business challenges and seizing tomorrow’s opportunities. A core team of expert instructors with senior executive experience leads each course, using a mix of presentations, in-depth case studies, and interactive exercises.

ENROLL IN THE ACADEMY MASTER CLASS

JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING COURSE

Registration Fee: PTC Member USD 695 | Non-member USD 995

January Course (In Person)
19-20 January 2024 | Honolulu, Hawaii
09:00-16:00 HST (UTC-10:00)

October Course (Online)
2-23 October 2023
11:00-12:30 PDT (UTC-07:00)

Mastering the Technology

  • Introduction to Subsea and Satellite Telecommunications
    Provides a general overview of subsea and satellite telecommunications, including submarine cable systems, design, installation, maintenance, repair, and optical fiber technology, as well as satellite communication systems and services, and satellite orbits and coverage areas.
  • 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.

Mastering the Future

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

Mastering Your Future

  • The Evolving Nature of Corporate Culture
    Helps leaders examine their perceptions of what culture is and how it can be influenced, and provides ways for them to plot their own route to build an extraordinary workplace culture that drives an inclusive workforce to enable corporate performance.
  • Sustainability – Building Sustainable Digital Infrastructure
    Examines Bulk’s sustainability framework, including its four perspectives (location, asset, ecosystem, society), and dives deep into sustainability aspects related to assets such as climate emission mitigation, climate adaptation, and biodiversity conservation.
  • Your Career, Your Ladder
    Explains how your skills, tasks, and knowledge will change as you move up the ladder to the C-suite.
  • 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.

Challenge

  • PTC Masters Challenge
    A challenge allowing participants to work together to troubleshoot the industry talent crisis by discussing and workshopping the talent landscape, talent trends and needs, types of talent surpluses and deficits, and development of future talent.

At the completion of this course, participants will understand:

  • The complete network ecosystem of subsea and satellite telecommunications, and how they will interoperate in the future to bring broadband to the world
  • 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
  • Key aspects of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology (DLT), and the benefits and challenges associated with use of DLT
  • Business models and revenue drivers in key industry segments
  • How digital natives are operating, the convergence of sectors and data models, and how this may impact telecom operators and their response
  • Corporate culture at the interface of theory and practice
  • Actionable insight into the specific levers that can be used to improve corporate culture
  • Key sustainability factors; holistic sustainability framework; importance of sustainability in decision-making; and assets such as climate emission mitigation, climate adaptation, and biodiversity conservation
  • Tips for making the transition from mid-level to C-suite
  • Thinking like a top executive about revenue, competition, customer demand changes, cost, innovation challenges, and social responsibilities
  • The current state of talent in the industry and the upcoming challenges the industry faces as leaders retire faster than talent is funneling in
  • The talent shortage in the industry and ideas on how to combat this shortage today and in the future

Curriculum is subject to change as needed.

Questions? Email academy@ptc.org.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Who is This Course For?
  • Mid-career professionals with five to 10 years’ experience in one or more functional areas at communications service provider firms, data center or collocation firms, infrastructure supplier firms, application providers, device suppliers, construction or maintenance firms, regulatory bodies, industry-related consulting firms, or other firms allied to the field.
  • Anyone who has not yet had general responsibilities for profit and loss at their firms.
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the industry’s history and how business strategies have changed, especially outside of their areas of domain knowledge.
  • Experts in their own fields interested in learning about key business factors in related industry segments.
January 2024 Course (In Person)

*10 modules, includes the PTC Masters Challenge
Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort, Kalia Executive Conference Center, Kahili 1 & 2

DateTimeModule
Friday, 19 January 202409:00-10:00 HSTModule 1 – Introduction to Subsea and Satellite Telecommunications
Presenter: Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc., USA
Learning Outcome:
The complete network ecosystem of subsea and satellite telecommunications, and how they will interoperate in the future to bring broadband to the world
Friday, 19 January 202410:00–10:30 HSTTea/Coffee Break
Friday, 19 January 202410:30-11:30 HSTModule 2 – How Would You Do It?
Presenter: Sean Bergin, Co-Founder & President, APTelecom, Thailand
Learning Outcome:
Thinking like a top executive about revenue, competition, customer demand changes, cost, innovation challenges, and social responsibilities
Friday, 19 January 202411:30-12:30 HSTLunch in Lehua Suite
Friday, 19 January 202412:30-13:30 HSTModule 3 – 5G and Beyond
Presenter: Gary Kim, Consultant, IP Carrier, USA
Learning Outcome:
Business models and revenue drivers in key industry segments
Friday, 19 January 202413:30-14:00 HSTTea/Coffee Break
Friday, 19 January 202414:00-15:00 HSTModule 4 – The Evolving Nature of Corporate Culture
Presenter: Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Services, United Kingdom
Learning Outcomes:
Corporate culture at the interface of theory and practice
Actionable insight into the specific levers that can be used to improve corporate culture
Friday, 19 January 202415:00-16:00 HSTModule 5 – 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
Saturday, 20 January 202409:00-10:00 HSTModule 6 – Introduction to Blockchain: ICT Sector Applicability
Presenter: Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technologies, Console Connect by PCCW Global, Hong Kong SAR China
Learning Outcome:
Key aspects of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology (DLT), and the benefits and challenges associated with use of DLT
Saturday, 20 January 202410:00–10:30 HSTTea/Coffee Break
Saturday, 20 January 202410:30-11:30 HSTModule 7 – Sustainability – Building Sustainable Digital Infrastructure
Presenter: Peder Naerboe, Founder & Chairman, Bulk Infrastructure Group, Norway
Learning Outcome:
Key sustainability factors; holistic sustainability framework; importance of sustainability in decision-making; and assets such as climate emission mitigation, climate adaptation, and biodiversity conservation
Saturday, 20 January 202411:30-12:30 HSTLunch in Lehua Suite
Saturday, 20 January 202412:30-13:30 HSTModule 8 – Your Career, Your Ladder
Presenter: Tony Rossabi, Founder & Managing Member, OCOLO, USA
Learning Outcome:
Tips for making the transition from mid-level to C-suite
Saturday, 20 January 202413:30-14:00 HSTTea/Coffee Break
Saturday, 20 January 202414:00-15:00 HSTModule 9 – 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
Saturday, 20 January 202415:00-16:00 HSTModule 10 – PTC Masters Challenge
Presenter: Stacie Loidolt, Vice President of Product Management, Aqua Comms, USA
Learning Outcomes:
The current state of talent in the industry and the upcoming challenges the industry faces as leaders retire faster than talent is funneling in
The talent shortage in the industry and ideas on how to combat this shortage today and in the future
October 2023 Course (Live Online)

*10 modules, including nine modules presented live online and one optional, in-person PTC Masters Challenge to be held on
Saturday, 20 January 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaii

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Monday, 2 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 1 – Introduction to Subsea and Satellite Telecommunications
Presenter: Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc., USA
Learning Outcome:
The complete network ecosystem of subsea and satellite telecommunications, and how they will interoperate in the future to bring broadband to the world
Wednesday, 4 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 2 – Introduction to Blockchain: ICT Sector Applicability
Presenter: Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technologies, Console Connect by PCCW Global, Hong Kong SAR China
Learning Outcome:
Key aspects of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology (DLT), and the benefits and challenges associated with use of DLT
Friday, 6 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 3 – 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
Tuesday, 10 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 4 – 5G and Beyond
Presenter: Gary Kim, Consultant, IP Carrier, USA
Learning Outcome:
Business models and revenue drivers in key industry segments
Thursday, 12 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 5 – 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
Monday, 16 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 6 – The Evolving Nature of Corporate Culture
Presenter: Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Services, United Kingdom
Learning Outcomes:
Corporate culture at the interface of theory and practice
Actionable insight into the specific levers that can be used to improve corporate culture
Wednesday, 18 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 7 – Sustainability – Building Sustainable Digital Infrastructure
Presenter: Peder Naerboe, Founder & Chairman, Bulk Infrastructure Group, Norway
Learning Outcome:
Key sustainability factors; holistic sustainability framework; importance of sustainability in decision-making; and assets such as climate emission mitigation, climate adaptation, and biodiversity conservation
Friday, 20 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 8 – Your Career, Your Ladder
Presenter: Tony Rossabi, Founder & Managing Member, OCOLO, USA
Learning Outcome:
Tips for making the transition from mid-level to C-suite
Monday, 23 October 202311:00–12:30 PDTModule 9 – How Would You Do It?
Presenter: Sean Bergin, Co-Founder & President, APTelecom, Thailand
Learning Outcome:
Thinking like a top executive about revenue, competition, customer demand changes, cost, innovation challenges, and social responsibilities
Saturday, 20 January 2024
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
15:00-16:00 HSTOPTIONAL: Module 10 – PTC Masters Challenge (Presented in person only)
Presenter: Stacie Loidolt, Vice President of Product Management, Aqua Comms, USA
Learning Outcomes:
The current state of talent in the industry and the upcoming challenges the industry faces as leaders retire faster than talent is funneling in
The talent shortage in the industry and ideas on how to combat this shortage today and in the future

PRESENTERS

SEAN BERGIN
Co-Founder & President, APTelecom
Thailand

Keri GilderKERI GILDER
CEO, Colt Technology Services
United Kingdom

Gary KimGARY KIM
Consultant, IP Carrier
USA

Stacie Loidholt, Vice President of Product Aqua Comms USSTACIE LOIDOLT
Vice President of Product Management, Aqua Comms
USA

Tony MosleyTONY MOSLEY
Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc.
USA

PEDER NAERBOE
Founder & Chairman, Bulk Infrastructure Group
Norway

JIM POOLE
Vice President, Global Business Development, Equinix
USA

TONY ROSSABI
Founder & Managing Member, OCOLO
USA

SHAHAR STEIFF
AVP New Technologies, Console Connect by PCCW Global
Hong Kong SAR China

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

Courses are Accredited

PTC partnered with Submarine Telecoms Forum, an IACET-accredited continuing education provider, to bring PTC Beyond – The Academy Master Class into the next generation of industry training. With this partnership, PTC Beyond – The Academy Master Class 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.

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