About the Webinars
The information and communication technologies (ICT) industry is playing a critical role in today’s unprecedented times. In the months leading up to PTC’21: New Realities, the PTC Webinar Series: Frictionless Business™, will provide leaders, investors, analysts, technologists, academics, and others guidance on new trends and priorities. These sessions will weave today’s key challenges with breakthrough ideas and emerging innovations. Industry players will share perspectives ranging from organizational leadership to digital transformation, from investment outlook to rapidly evolving technologies, such as AI and edge computing.
Putting the Edge to Work
Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 14:00 Hawaii Standard Time
The edge is the hottest new trend in computing, but beyond computing architecture, what will we really do with it? This panel will highlight the intersection of new technology capabilities such as the Internet of Things, 5G, and edge computing resources, and how they will enable new applications such as autonomous vehicles and smart cities while also creating business benefits such as enhanced customer experience, reduced cost, and increased revenues.
Founder & Principal, XFORMA LLC,
Co-Founder & CEO, EDJX,
CEO & Founder, Edgevana,
Director & Professor, SHIFT, School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University
People’s Republic of China
Global Finance and Investment Perspectives
Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 14:00-15:00 Hawaii Standard Time
Capital deployment into digital infrastructure continues to grow, driving the creation of new platforms in multiple regions and contributing to the steady pace of M&A seen across the sector. This panel features leading players in the investment and finance sector that are driving investments in data infrastructure across Asia-Pacific, the Americas, and EMEA.
Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets,
Managing Director, Berkshire Partners,
Sr. Managing Director, Tactical Opportunities – New York, Blackstone,
Managing Director, Digital Infrastructure, KKR,
Partner, EQT Partners,
Network Evolution in the 2020s
Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 14:00 Hawaii Standard Time
2020 kicks off a decade of major transformation for ICT technologies as well as new realities for business and customer needs. In the short term, the global pandemic has exponentially accelerated work from home, remote learning, video conferencing, telemedicine, and streaming entertainment. In the longer term, today’s disruptions are leading to cultural shifts in the use of video, mobile, and remote activities such as work and learning. The ongoing ICT revolution is bringing unprecedented new capabilities through 5G deployments, intelligent devices, edge computing, and bandwidth, interconnection, and data center growth. This one-hour panel will discuss these dramatic shifts with the global leaders that are at the intersection of shifting needs, evolving technologies, and new revenue streams.
Founder & Principal, XFORMA LLC,
VP, Network Infrastructure, Facebook
Advocacy Manager, North America, GSMA
CTO, Digital Realty
VP, Network & Systems, Netflix
Impact of COVID-19 on Data Centers and Network Infrastructure
Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 14:00 Hawaii Standard Time
Our candid C-suite discussion will explore what new norms are being defined as today’s massive escalation of digital infrastructure development is creating complex new realities. Executives will share insights on how we must strategically respond to major challenges and seize new opportunities in this next tidal wave of digital transformation.
Chairman & Managing Partner, Asian Century Equity
Hong Kong SAR China
Founder, SUB.CO / Cloudscene / Superloop / Megaport / NEXTDC
CEO, Digital Realty
JONATHAN ATKIN, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, USA
BETH HOFFMAN, Managing Director, Berkshire Partners, USA
JASVINDER KHAIRA, Sr. Managing Director, Tactical Opportunities – New York, Blackstone, USA
WALDEMAR SZLEZAK, Managing Director, Digital Infrastructure, KKR, USA
JAN VESELY, Partner, EQT Partners, USA