PTC Webinar Series: Frictionless Business

About the Webinars

The information and communication technologies (ICT) industry is playing a critical role in today’s unprecedented times. 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.

Upcoming Webinars

How B2B Sales Will Change Post-COVID-19
Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 14:00-15:00 Hawaii Standard Time

Perhaps a third of B2B buyers might be willing to conduct fully-virtual transactions for new products up to a value of approximately USD 500,000, according to a McKinsey report, but they are less willing to do so for bigger deals. So how will B2B sales in the communications industry change in the future? What permanent changes might we see in outbound and inbound marketing, inside sales, field sales, and customer support? What new skills might sales professionals need? How will C-suite preferences evolve? What new tools, platforms, or practices could emerge? How will buyer expectations shift?

Moderator:

Gary KimGARY KIM
Consultant, IP Carrier
USA

Panelists:

Matt BramsonMATT BRAMSON
Founder & Managing Partner, Cloud Strategy Solutions
USA

Marc HalbfingerMARC HALBFINGER
Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global
Hong Kong SAR China

Nancy RidgeNANCY RIDGE
Founder & President, Ridge Innovative
USA

Lynn SmullenLYNN SMULLEN
GVP Strategic Client Industry Leader, Oracle
USA

Past Webinars

Smart Cities – Ecosystems and Monetization Opportunities
Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 14:00 Hawaii Standard Time

Smart cities will shape our future whether in the workplace, home, or where we frequent. With the macro trends around IoT, 5G, AI, and machine learning, there continue to be ongoing conversations around where we see the opportunities, how this may change our lives, and the future ecosystems that will need to be enabled by technology providers and companies that will help lead to these new experiences. Please join our session to hear more, as experts in this space provide insights into what the future may look like and the specific steps and immediate opportunities that exist for us all.

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

Dr. Ayesha KhannaDR. AYESHA KHANNA
Co-Founder & CEO, ADDO AI,
Singapore

Craig LawtonCRAIG LAWTON
Smart Cities, IoT Lead, AWS,
Australia/New Zealand

NADYA MELIC
VP – Head of Customer Solutions, Asia Pacific, Vodafone,
Singapore

Theo SchermanTHEO SCHERMAN
Chief Strategy Officer, APAC, Hitachi Asia Ltd.,
Singapore

Dismantling Barriers and Accelerating Equity and Opportunity
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 14:00 Hawaii Standard Time

Organizations have been investing in corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives, yet progress remains slow. In the wake of #MeToo, BLM, and AAPI hate crimes, leading companies and organizations in the tech/telecom sector have responded to calls for better diversity and inclusion, restating their commitments and redoubling efforts that embraces all – regardless of gender, LGBTQ+, age, race, or ethnicity. Leaders from four major players in the tech sector – Verizon, Telstra, Facebook, and NJFX – will discuss their strategies and approaches for addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities to build truly diverse workforces and inclusive cultures. They will also exchange views on how they have put action behind intentions.

Moderator:

TARA GIUNTA
Partner, Paul Hastings;
Legal Counsel, PTC,
USA

Panelists:

Tara KristickTARA KRISTICK
Head of Wholesale & Satellite Sales, Americas, Telstra,
USA

SONAL PATEL
Vice President of Marketing,
Verizon Partner Solutions,
USA

Nico RoehrichNICO ROEHRICH
Manager Network Investment, APAC, Facebook,
Singapore

FELIX SEDA
General Manager, NJFX,
USA

Converged Connectivity and Future Business Models
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 14:00 Hawaii Standard Time

Technology and telecom are at the center of convergence for all sectors. Technology companies continue to dominate and actively continue to invest in their expansion to enable digital transformation.

Moderator:

Eric HandaERIC HANDA
Co-Founder & CEO, APTelecom,
USA

Panelists:

Robert BrumleyBOB BRUMLEY
Chief Executive Officer, Laser Light Communications,
USA

Janet HernandezJANET HERNANDEZ
President, Telecommunications Management Group,
USA

Claire KwokCLAIRE KWOK
Director, APAC, Data Center Solutions, CBRE,
Hong Kong SAR China

George TronsrueGEORGE TRONSRUE
Chief Executive Officer, Quintillion Networks,
USA

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

Satellite Reset: The Industry Transformed
Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 14:00 Hawaii Standard Time

Momentous changes were already underway within the satellite industry when the COVID-19 crisis unsettled lives and businesses around the globe over the last year. What will the industry look like as things move to a new normal? This webinar will ask our panelists how the trend of SPACs will affect the industry. What is happening with rural broadband implementation? What does the future of broadband connectivity look like? What day-to-day operational changes will stay? How will the rise of 5G fit into the broader satellite ecosystem?

Moderator:

Katherine GizinskiKATHERINE GIZINSKI
Chief Executive Officer, ManSat LLC,
USA

Panelists:

Mark DankbergMARK DANKBERG
Chairman of the Board & Executive Chairman, Viasat,
USA

Erwin HudsonDEBRA FACKTOR
Head of AIRBUS U.S. Space Systems, AIRBUS U.S. Space and Defense, Inc.,
USA

Erwin HudsonERWIN HUDSON
Vice President, Telesat LEO,
Canada

Chris QuiltyCHRIS QUILTY
Founder & Partner, Quilty Analytics,
USA

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 like autonomous vehicles and smart cities while also creating business benefits – enhanced customer experience, reduced cost, and increased revenues.

Moderator:

Joe WeinmanJOE WEINMAN
Founder & Principal, XFORMA LLC,
USA

Panelists:

John CowanJOHN COWAN
Co-Founder & CEO, EDJX,
USA

HEINRICH-GERHARD SCHUERING
CEO, Electronics Business Unit, Marelli,
Italy

Mark ThieleMARK THIELE
CEO & Founder, Edgevana,
USA

Yang YangYANG YANG
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.

Moderator:

Jonathan AtkinJONATHAN ATKIN
Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets,
USA

Panelists:

Beth HoffmanBETH HOFFMAN
Managing Director, Berkshire Partners,
USA

Jasvinder KhairaJASVINDER KHAIRA
Sr. Managing Director, Tactical Opportunities – New York, Blackstone,
USA

Waldemar SzlezakWALDEMAR SZLEZAK
Managing Director, Digital Infrastructure, KKR,
USA

Van VeselyJAN VESELY
Partner, EQT Partners,
USA

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.

Moderator:

Joe WeinmanJOE WEINMAN
Founder & Principal, XFORMA LLC,
USA

Panelists:

Najam AhmadNAJAM AHMAD
VP, Network Infrastructure, Facebook
USA

Campbell MassieCAMPBELL MASSIE
Advocacy Manager, North America, GSMA
USA

Chris SharpCHRIS SHARP
CTO, Digital Realty
USA

Dave TemkinDAVE TEMKIN
VP, Network & Systems, Netflix
USA

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.

Moderator:

Bill BarneyBILL BARNEY
Chairman & Managing Partner, Asian Century Equity
Hong Kong SAR China

Panelists:

Dan CarusoDAN CARUSO
CEO, Zayo
USA

Keri GilderKERI GILDER
CEO, COLT
United Kingdom

Bevan SlatteryBEVAN SLATTERY
Founder, SUB.CO / Cloudscene / Superloop / Megaport / NEXTDC
Australia

Bill SteinBILL STEIN
CEO, Digital Realty
USA

Moderator:

JONATHAN ATKIN, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, USA

Panelists:

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