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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Time Topic Location
08.00–17.30
08.00–17.30
Coral 1

Organized by:

Meetings of the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) at PTC’15.

Agenda

To be announced.

Coral 1
10.00–11.30
10.00–11.30
Hibiscus 1 & 2

Orientation with Brunch.

Hibiscus 1 & 2
12.00–14.15
12.00–14.15
South Pacific 3

1115-1215: Meet & Greet and Buffet Lunch

1215-1415: Meeting to commence

Agenda:  Strategic topics and issues related to the development of PTC.

All outgoing, incoming and continuing BG and AC members are encouraged to attend.

South Pacific 3
14.30–17.30
14.30–17.30
South Pacific 4

For all outgoing, incoming and continuing Board of Governors members.

South Pacific 4
18.30–20.00
18.30–20.00
Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Ocean Lawn

By invitation only.

Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Ocean Lawn

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Time Topic Location
07.30–08.30
07.30–08.30
Honolulu 3
Honolulu 3
08.30–11.00
08.30–11.00
Honolulu 1

0745-0830: Meet and Greet – Light Breakfast
0830-1100: Meeting

For all outgoing, incoming and continuing AC members. PTC members invited to attend with advance rsvp to the Secretariat.

Honolulu 1
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30

09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
South Pacific 2

Submarine cables are critical infrastructure for the modern world. Today, submarine cables carry over 97% of intercontinental data traffic, providing a web of comprehensive connectivity, reliability and redundancy. But is this sufficient to meet the ongoing needs of customers and users? PTC’15 will examine cable protection and regulatory development, the latest developments in system design and upgrade, and focus on issues critical to the ongoing success of the Global Submarine Cable industry.

Regional Roundup:

Review and update submarine cable developments over the last twelve months around the globe.  Consider what’s new on the legal and regulatory scene – and take a peek into what’s happening in the world of Cable Protection, Marine Support and Operations!

Asia/Pacific:
Hugh McGarry, Garnet Consulting Pty, Ltd

India/ME/Africa:
Michael Rieger, TE SubCom

Atlantic/ICPC:
Keith Schofield,
Pioneer Consulting

Cable O&M and Cableship Matters:

Dean Veverka, Southern Cross Cable Network

Regulator Updates:
Kent Bressie, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Surfacing: An Interactive Visualization of the Undersea Network:
Nicole Starosielski, New York University

Moderator:

  • Paul McCann, Managing Director, McCann Consulting International, Australia

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
South Pacific 3

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Since 2007, the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) has held the annual "Emergency Communications & Disaster Management workshop" (ECDM). For 2015, we embrace the overall "Networked Planet" theme of PTC’15 as we explore the real world of Emergency Communications & Disaster Management via a "whole of society" ECDM approach…including civilian, government, military, UN, NGO, Industry, and Academia views.

For 2015, REDCOM's Klaus Gueldenpfennig and O3b's Jack Deasy join eCLIC's Pat Lanthier as Co-Chairs.

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
South Pacific 4

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The opportunity for satellite capacity is clear. But how can managed service providers best seize the opportunities created by demand for mobile services? This is the level at which all the complexity of flexible bandwidth management, traffic optimization, protocol management and network interconnection comes into play, not to mention in-depth knowledge of regions and customers.

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 4
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
Nautilus 1

This panel provides an international comparison regarding business strategies for smart TVs and smart phones. The business strategies of content providers like over-the-air TV station and platform providers like Google and 'niconico' can be divided into two, multi-screen and second screen strategies. This panel will discuss differences and similarities of such strategies among different regions including Europe, North America and North East Asia.

In this panel, we invite researchers and professionals in this field from different region to analyze the relationships between diversified strategies and institutional frame work.

Moderator:

  • Christina Higa, Director, Pan-Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite, University of Hawaii, USA

Presenters:

Nautilus 1
10.30–11.00
10.30–11.00
Coral Lounge and South Pacific Lounge
Coral Lounge and South Pacific Lounge
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30

11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
South Pacific 2

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Explore the multiple ways companies have successfully repurposed submarine cables and extended their lives, and the challenges (both technical and commercial) overcome! Experts will describe their experience in relocating, refurbishing, and/or salvaging cables, and when this makes sense (or doesn't)!

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 2
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
South Pacific 3

Organized by:

Sponsored by:

Since 2007, the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) has held the annual "Emergency Communications & Disaster Management workshop" (ECDM). For 2015, we embrace the overall "Networked Planet" theme of PTC'15 as we explore the real world of Emergency Communications & Disaster Management via a "whole of society" ECDM approach…including civilian, government, military, UN, NGO, Industry, and Academia views.

For 2015, REDCOM's Klaus Gueldenpfennig and O3b's Jack Deasy join eCLIC's Pat Lanthier as Co-Chairs.

Panelists:

Co-moderators:

South Pacific 3
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
South Pacific 4

Organized by:

With the networked planet but in the contexts of the small islands and developing states, this session will provide opportunities for the national ICT players to share and exchange on policy regulatory and industry challenges, emerging trends and developments/changes to bring about fast access and effectively harnessing the power of ICT in the Pacific.

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 4
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
Nautilus 1

Moderator:

  • David Sawcer, Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA

Presenters:

Nautilus 1
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
Nautilus 2

A series of short presentations by various speakers and organizations on various topics and technologies.

1100 - 1120: Optimizing Data Center WANs with Carrier SDN and Underlay Networking
Presenter:
Chris Liou,
VP, Network Strategy, Infinera, USA

1120 - 1140: Building a "Cloudifield" Network
Presenter:
Jim Fagan, President, Managed Services, Pacnet, Hong Kong, SAR China   

1140 - 1200: Spectrum-Sharing Techniques
Presenter:
Ross Buntrock, Partner & Head, Communication, Technology and Mobile Practice Group, Arent Fox LLP, USA 

Moderator:

  • F. Barry Brown, Professor, Emeritus College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Presenters:

Nautilus 2
12.30–13.30
12.30–13.30

13.30–15.00
13.30–15.00

13.30–15.00
13.30–15.00
South Pacific 2

Organized by:

Sponsored by:

Opening Remarks: Mike van den Bergh, Chief Marketing Officer, PCCW Global, USA

In one of PTC’s most popular sessions, senior analysts from telecom market research firm TeleGeography will present their latest findings on the global wholesale and enterprise networks market.

Specific topics will include:

  • Wholesale transport: Where is demand growing fastest? How does supply match demand? What is the outlook for new cable builds?
  • Internet traffic: Have growth rates plateaued? Are network upgrades keeping up with traffic growth?
  • Wholesale capacity and IP transit prices: Will price erosion ever end? What is the impact of new supply on price? What impact has 100G had?
  • Data centers and colocation: What is the outlook for the core data center markets? Are new regional hubs emerging? How do colocation prices compare across markets?
  • Enterprise services: How do the availability and price of enterprise VPN and Ethernet services vary geographically? How do local access prices differ, and how do they affect end-to-end service prices?
  • International voice: Traffic, revenues, and the impact of Skype

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
13.30–15.00
13.30–15.00
South Pacific 4

Changes in online search and advertising markets, the emergence of media content delivered directly over the Internet, and growing interest in outer space assets all have significant implications for global economic and political power. In this session, panelists discuss the findings of three innovative academic studies, presenting insight for business and policy decisions. This session features research that won the 2015 Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award, The Economic Effects of Domestic Search Engines on Online Advertising.

Moderator:

  • Jenifer Winter, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
13.30–15.00
13.30–15.00
Nautilus 2

A series of short presentations by various speakers and organizations on various topics and technologies.

1330 - 1350: Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT Sector Reforms
Presenter:
Davender Jain, Executive Director, Eze Solutions Pty Ltd, Australia

1350 – 1410: Social Network or Open Network? WebRTC, Identity, Federation and the Next Waves in the Global IP Communications Ocean.
Presenter:
Hugh Goldstein, VP, Strategic Alliances, Voxbone, USA

1410 - 1430: Security Strategies for Service Providers
Presenter:
Glen Gerhard, VP, Product Management, Sansay, USA

1430 – 1450: 
Spectrum Below 6 Ghz: The ITU’s “Peak Oil” Crisis?
Presenter:
Bob Horton, Consultant, Horton Consulting, Australia

Moderator:

  • Jagadish Rao, Chairman, Worldwide Jurors, Intelligent Community Forum

Presenters:

Nautilus 2
15.00–15.30
15.00–15.30
Coral Lounge and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral Lounge and South Pacific Lounge
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00

15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 2

Organized by:

In March 2014, the US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intention to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions to the Internet community.

Discussion on how this transition will take place has captured the imaginations of many in the Internet community worldwide as an assembled Coordination Group of global experts now seeks to guide the development of a transition plan.

In some quarters, the transition has been branded as "handing over control of the Internet". But in reality, what exactly is being transferred, and what does this all mean?

This session will explore the IANA stewardship transition, from the basics of the IANA function and how it fits in with ICANN, to the implications for network operators, businesses, governments and Internet users, look forward to how the process is likely to progress, and answer your questions to demystify what can appear as a complex proposition.

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • David Conrad, CTO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Jun Murai, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan
  • John Sweeting, Senior Director, Network Architecture & Engineering, Time Warner Cable, USA
  • Paul Wilson, Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
South Pacific 2
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 3

Organized by:

We are not yet a truly ‘networked planet’ as there are population still waiting for access, trapped in the slow lane or even worse – not connected at all. In 2015 in the Pacific, ‘off network” is the reality for many small populations, and even some national capitals are stuck firmly in the slow lane – consider an entire country connected to the global network over a 4Mbps link. Efforts being made to address these gaps like reducing constraints on international connectivity through donor-funded submarine cables as those recently commissioned in Tonga and Vanuatu, and similar efforts in Palau and Federated States of Micronesia. Countries are being provided assistance to liberalise markets and introduce broadband services to complement improvements to international connectivity. Technology is also playing its part with advances in spot-beam satellite technology and innovative applications. However, not all problems can be solved by donors and technology. In addition to the first-world challenges of e-Government, e-commerce and the desire to foster innovation, Pacific Island Countries face many more basic policy challenges.

This panel will explore these issues and discuss how Pacific regulators and policy makers are responding to the challenge. Under severe resource constraints, Pacific small island states cannot simply adopt the standard approaches of regulators in more developed economies. They must be innovative, and their approaches contain lessons for all regulators.

Moderator:

  • Kisione Finau, Director, ICT, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Panelists:

South Pacific 3
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 4

This panel will explore the factors driving consumer adoption of and affecting consumer preferences for todays’ most in-demand information and communication technologies. The panel will present research that focuses on factors affecting adoption rates in both the video and smartphone/mobile broadband markets.

Moderator:

  • Laura Hosman, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
18.15–19.45
18.15–19.45
Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Sponsored by:

Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Monday, 19 January 2015

Time Topic Location
06.00–07.00
06.00–07.00
Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Sponsored by:

Instructor-led swimming, running and yoga.

Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
Honolulu 2 & 3

Special breakfast for all Monday moderatorsspeakers and panelists only.

Honolulu 2 & 3
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
South Pacific 3 & 4
South Pacific 3 & 4
08.15–09.15
08.15–09.15
Coral Lounge
Coral Lounge
08.45–09.55
08.45–09.55
Coral 3
Coral 3
08.45–09.00
08.45–09.00

Welcome Remarks:
Sharon Nakama, CEO, Pacific Telecommmunications Council

Convener:
Stephen Ho, President & Chair, Board of Governors, Pacific Telecommunications Council and CEO, CITIC Telecom CPC, Hong Kong, SAR China

Program Co-chair Representative:
Masaaki Sakamaki, Co-chair, PTC'15 Program Committee and Member, Board of Directors, DOCOMO CS, Japan

09.00–09.10
09.00–09.10

Visually stunning! Join us as PTC’15 opens with an eye-popping demonstration of NHK’s “Super Hi-Vision” 8K TV system on an 85 inch screen.16 times more definition than HDTV. 22.2 surround sound 4 times more channels than current systems. 8K Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) uses 33 million pixels per frame with a data rate of about 144Gbps. It’s an innovation at the intersection of broadcasting and telecoms that has a multitude of implications for both in the coming years.

Introducer:

  • Masaaki Sakamaki, Co-chair, PTC'15 Program Committee and, Board of Directors, DOCOMO CS, Inc., Japan

Presenter:

  • Toru Imai, Head, Planning & Coordination Division, NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories, Japan
09.10–09.35
09.10–09.35

NHK anticipates a development process leading to the rollout nationwide of broadcast 8K in Japan by 2020. As with Netflix in the US, 4k has already started on the adoption path for broader distribution in several countries. Even with that, there are many challenges including network implications of the enormous data rates and file sizes of UHDTV. Distribution of both 4k and 8k TV will depend on other's networks as well including satellite, cable, wired and wireless, to function for its services and to reach customers. Capabilities for this largely do not exist today. What are the business strategies and content for these high-cost investments with much of the innovation for 8K still in prototype? With real world end-user connectivity issues, a need to evolve CDNs and bring up data center capabilities and exchanges as well, what will be the equations for broader use of UHDTV?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Toru Imai, Head, Planning & Coordination Division, NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories, Japan
  • Dave Temkin, Director, Network Architecture and Strategy, Netflix, USA
09.35–09.55
09.35–09.55

Virtually all observers now believe the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine apps will fuel a new wave of revenue growth for mobile and telecom providers globally. This session will explain the opportunity, the revenue magnitude, the impact on network services providers and end users, as well as the challenges to be surmounted. 

Interviewer:

  • Gary Kim, Editor, IP Carrier and Carrier Evolution

Interviewee:

  • Michael Lynch, VP, Solutions Management Lab, SAP Visual Enterprise, New Zealand
09.55–10.15
09.55–10.15
Coral 4 & 5 and Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral 4 & 5 and Coral Lounge
10.15–12.00
10.15–12.00
Coral 3
Coral 3
10.15–10.30
10.15–10.30

O3b Networks is a building a high speed global network to provide the unconnected populations of the world with Internet and mobile connectivity. With a growing constellation of medium earth orbit satellites, O3b has begun to provide digitally deprived consumers and businesses with broadband connectivity. The company recently launched four more satellites, bringing the total number in its network to eight. In an interview with Susan Irwin, Head of the US Office of global consulting firm, Euroconsult, O3b’s Chief Commercial Officer, John Finney will discuss the company’s operations, strategy and services, with a focus on its customers and potential impact on the Pacific region.

Interviewer:

Interviewee:

  • John Finney, Chief Commercial Officer, O3b Networks, USA
10.30–10.55
10.30–10.55

Session write-up will be available shortly.

Interviewer:

Interviewee:

10.55–11.35
10.55–11.35

In an ever-changing world of telecommunications, what are the policy challenges facing regulators, policy makers, and industry leaders in the Asia Pacific?  From the perspective of governments, industry and academics, debates and recommendations abound over competition policy, spectrum allocation, and Internet governance in an era of IoT, B2B, OTT, etc.  From a broader perspective, what are the policies that can foster smart cities, e-government, mobile e-commerce, smart homes, and connected vehicles?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Kiyoshi Mori, Director General, International Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan
  • Jun Murai, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan
  • Patricia Paoletta, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, USA
  • Robert Pepper, VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco, USA
  • Xiao Zhang, Director, Information Resources Division, Bureau of Information Development, Cyberspace Administration of China, Peoples Rep. of China
11.35–12.00
11.35–12.00

With the heated discussion around cyber security, is a cyber war inevitable? How can confidence building measures (CBM), as an instrument of interstate relations, help the situation? Can CBM be applied as a more productive way forward? CBM was utilized effectively in the cold war era, but can we apply it to cyber space in the 21st century? How can CBM be inclusive of the multiple stakeholders in cyber space to reduce risk and support trust?

Moderator:

  • Mark Hukill, Principal Consultant, Asia-Pacific Electronic Media Communications, LLC , USA

Panelists:

  • Lan Tang, Deputy Director, Institute of Information and Social Development Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Peoples Rep. of China
  • Motohiro Tsuchiya, Professor, Keio University, and Visiting Scholar, East-West Center, Japan
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00

12.00–13.00
12.00–13.00
Coral 4 & 5

Must present lunch ticket to redeem lunch in the pavilion. Ticket can be purchased at the cashier counter for US$18 each.

Coral 4 & 5
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00
Nautilus Suite

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The luncheon features senior executives from satellite manufacturing and launch services providers, responding to the pointed questions of one of their former customers about the challenges of a constantly changing satellite market.

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Jacques Breton, Director, Commerical & SVP, Sales & Customers, Arianespace, Inc., France
  • Robert Cleave, VP, New Business and Advanced Programs, Lockheed Martin Commercial Space, USA
  • James Kramer, VP, Sales, Marketing and Communications, International Launch Services (ILS), USA
  • Barry Matsumori, SVP, Commercial Sales & Business Development, SpaceX, USA
  • Theodore McFarland, Regional VP, Business Development, Orbital, USA
  • Daryl Mossman, VP, Sales & Marketing, Space Systems/Loral (SSL), USA
  • Mark Spiwak, President, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc., Boeing, USA
  • Charles Wong, Chairman & CEO, CMMB Vision Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong SAR China
Nautilus Suite
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00
Honolulu 1

By invitation only.

Honolulu 1
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00
Kahili Suite

The PTC educators' and researchers' lunch is a chance for anyone who is interested in research (both academic and applied) to mingle and join in the development of PTC’s research community.

This is an informal gathering where you can learn about the work of other PTC attendees and explore possibilities for collaboration and knowledge sharing. All are welcome!

Kahili Suite
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15

14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 1

The markets that have been served by satellite communications over the last 40 years have changed as the availability of fiber and wireless networking has grown and as the use of the Internet for distribution of TV content has increased. At the same time, developments in satellite technology, such as High Throughput Satellites (HTS), use of LEO and MEO constellations and innovative antenna technologies are creating new markets for satellite.

Satellites are becoming increasingly cost-efficient for mobile broadband applications — for aeronautical, maritime, military, backhaul, and other markets that terrestrial and cellular networks cannot reach. The Asia Pacific region has cost prohibitive obstacles to building wired networks and therefore huge gaps in coverage. Will the next generation of satellites fill the gaps? Will the new markets replace the revenue streams that are eroding?  Will satellite and terrestrial and wireless networking co-exist and provide seamless hybrid networks? The global leaders of the new mobile and broadband satellite networks will answer these questions as they discuss the future markets, technologies and applications for communications satellites.

Moderator:

Panelists:

Coral 1
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 3

The convergence of broadcasting and telecoms continues apace with the development of UHDTV. 4k is a reality now if not widely adopted yet. 8k is still largely in prototype with public displays. Some see going very quickly from 4K to 8k eventually. The mix of broadcast digital over-the-air, cable and cable hybrids, satellite distribution, plus telecom and ISP wired and wireless for UHDTV, along with business cases and consumer preferences makes such adoption and investment decisions difficult. Theatre distribution may be an early adoption along with some applications in various fields including healthcare where such visual definition can make a big difference. However, it is the broader and continuously changing consumer and enterprise markets that will matter the most. How will this come about?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Akihito Akutsu, Executive Research Engineer, 4K/8K HEVC, NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories, Japan
  • Toru Imai, Head, Planning & Coordination Division, NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories, Japan
  • Keiya Motohashi, Head, Executive Office & Senior Strategist, UHDTV & Smart TV Services, NexTV Forum Japan, Japan
  • Masao Nito, Director of the Board and Senior EVP, SkyPerfect JSAT, Japan
  • Zungkon Yim, Deputy Director, Mobile/DTV Research Team Company, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), Technical Research Institute, Republic of Korea
Coral 3
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15

14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 4

The explosion of connected devices under the moniker of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data, as well as an array of opportunities and challenges to go along with it. In parallel, the emerging capabilities of Cloud and Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing fundamental changes in business models.  This session will explore how network and cloud operators can adapt to this new and unpredictable data reality, transform legacy network architectures to cope with the explosion in devices and data, and leverage the benefits of IoT/Cloud to deliver incremental value across the communications ecosystem.

Moderator:

  • Joshua Motta, CSO & Head, Special Projects, CloudFlare, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 3

Organized by:

New technologies disrupt settled norms and create new economic opportunities. But with such opportunities comes the possibility of greater government regulation, whether as a reaction to some unforeseen harm or the discovery of a new source of governmental revenue. This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities that continue to be created by emerging technologies, and panelists will focus on the following questions:

*   How will legal and regulatory telecommunications schemes adapt to enable the new digital world order while ensuring that issues such as privacy, data protection and cybersecurity are addressed effectively? With more and more devices connected to the internet, will policymakers be able to use existing privacy and security frameworks, or will these devices prompt additional overhauls of existing legal frameworks?

*   What challenges do the exponential growth of mobile services and the corresponding enormous pressure on spectrum demands create for government regulators, and how will they resolve such challenges?

*   How are national governments grappling with the sometimes opposing demands of service providers, content producers, and end users?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Paul Abfalter, General Counsel, Telstra International Group (TIG), Hong Kong SAR China
  • Ron Box, Regulator, Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR), Vanuatu
  • Rob Frieden, Pioneers Chair & Professor of Telecommunications and Law, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Jeffrey Yan, Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation, Singapore
South Pacific 3
15.15–15.30
15.15–15.30
Coral 4 & 5, Coral Lounge and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral 4 & 5, Coral Lounge and South Pacific Lounge
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00

15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
Coral 1

Does an elastic submarine network architecture provide both operational efficiency gains and speed to service by unifying provisioning of a router service and "on-demand" transport bandwidth through a single user interface – why not find out as Infinera presents “Creating elastic submarine networks for Cloud Networking”.  

How does one extract maximum value from networks owners' installed submarine cable assets? Does using SDN to enable new business models and services on legacy and new-build submarine networks?  The enormous growth in content delivery traffic capacity has also led to involvement of the content providers in submarine cable ownership – are new business models required?  Ciena certainly think so – come along and listen as PTC'15 presents "On Demand Subsea Bandwidth & Services: Software Defined International Networking".

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Colin Anderson, Director, Marketing, Submarine Networks, Ciena, Australia
  • Andy Lumsden, CTO, Pacnet Global (HK) Limited, Hong Kong SAR China
  • Rozaimy Rahman, EVP, Global & Wholesale, Telekom Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Wayne Wauford, Director, Technical Marketing, Infinera, USA
Coral 1
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
Coral 2

East Asia is one of the hottest cyber battling places. State and non-state actors are launching various cyber attacks based on political, economic, military and even individual motivations. They disrupt others’ online activities, steal confidential information, or prepare for future warfare. Perpetrators always try to hide themselves in clouds of vast digital bits. How can we solve the so-called “attribution problem”? This roundtable gets together experts who are confronting this problem in the frontline especially in East Asia. They share insights to identify attackers, to dissuade them from attacking, and to protect your assets.

Moderator:

  • Motohiro Tsuchiya, Professor, Keio University, and Visiting Scholar, East-West Center, Japan

Panelists:

  • Yurie Ito, Director, Global Coordination Division, Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center, Japan
  • Nir Kshetri, Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
  • Nils Puhlmann, Co-founder, Cloud Security Alliance, USA
  • Jae Chul Sir, Senior Fellow, Korean Internet & Security Agency (KISA), Republic of Korea
Coral 2
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45

15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 4

With the rapid growth of bandwidth intensive applications such as cloud computing, social media, gaming and video, interconnection has become an important part of data center offerings. Interconnection requirements for lower latency, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures that support mission-critical applications in an environment of probably 100% volume growth between data centers are a major challenge for the industry. Providing an ecosystem of content delivery networks, cloud service providers, hosting providers, internet service providers and private backbones within the datacenter allows for seamless and efficient interconnectivity. While volume is clearly a challenge, we see the ability to interconnect enterprise applications with low latency as becoming increasingly important as is security. “Meet Me Rooms” have become a popular offering inside the datacenter as providers realize the benefits of creating a dense ecosystem within their facilities. We explore the driving forces behind interconnection and how equipment providers and fiber and data center operators are responding to the increased demand for interconnectivity.

Moderator:

  • Tim Horan, Managing Director, Oppenheimer & Co., USA

Panelists:

South Pacific 4
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 3

Organized by:

Mobile connected device usage continues to explode worldwide, placing a strain on terrestrial resources and bandwidth.  With Cisco estimating mobile video is now more than half of all mobile network traffic, spectrum constrained mobile operators face a dilemma: either adapt to the new paradigm or endure an eroding subscriber base.

This challenge means opportunity for satellite companies, as they enable ever higher bandwidth to mobile and fixed users in all regions, including the Asia/Pacific.  Satellite solutions are a cornerstone of wireless backhaul in emerging markets and mobility worldwide, but the looming 3G/4G push will test satellite providers like never before.  

This interactive session will explore a number of key questions, including:
• What growth potential therefore exists for satellite players across mobility and backhaul segments in Asia/Pacific?
• Is growth limited to legacy mobile networks, or is there real potential for 3G/4G support in the Asia/Pacific?
• Do unique challenges exist in this market, and how are satellite companies effectively enabling solutions?
• Will HTS capacity and new constellations play a larger role?
• Is satellite ground technology keeping pace with mobile operator requirements?
• Is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for satellite solutions a barrier now, and in the future, for 3G/4G network backhaul?
 
Join the APSCC for this important session that explores the relevance and importance of satellite connectivity to mobile connected devices and the growth potential in the Asia/Pacific.

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 3

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Time Topic Location
06.00–07.00
06.00–07.00
Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Sponsored by:

Instructor-led swimming, running and yoga.

Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village
07.00–08.15
07.00–08.15
Rainbow 2 & 3

Sponsored by:

Women only; by invitation

Moderator:

Panelists:

Rainbow 2 & 3
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
Honolulu 2 & 3

Special breakfast for all Tuesday moderators, speakers and panelists only.

Honolulu 2 & 3
08.00–09.00
08.00–09.00
Coral Lounge
Coral Lounge
08.30–09.30
08.30–09.30

08.30–09.30
08.30–09.30
South Pacific 3

In the developing parts of Asia, mobile Internet adoption has grown at 474 percent compound annual growth rates in recent years. That is part of the challenge of supplying 1,000 times more wireless bandwidth over the next decade.

How we will do so is the great challenge, and many believe additional spectrum will not be enough. We will need to change network architectures, share bandwidth and create new business models.

"The 1,000X Spectrum Challenge" panel (part of the PTC Spectrum Futures program) will look at how more spectrum, dynamic spectrum, new business models and network architectures will have to be developed.

The panel ideally will include insights from the Asian, African, North American and Caribbean regions.

Moderator:

  • Gary Kim, Editor, IP Carrier and Carrier Evolution

Panelists:

  • Bob Horton, Consultant, Horton Consulting, Australia
  • Robert Pepper, VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco, USA
  • Jeffrey Yan, Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation, Singapore
  • Nigel Cassimire, Consulting Telecommunications Specialist, Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Trinidad & Tobago
South Pacific 3
08.30–09.30
08.30–09.30
South Pacific 4

Mobile technologies offer great potential to provide the poor with access to public and private services. This session explores how mobile service platforms are currently being used to address development issues. The results of many implementations over the past decade have demonstrated that technology is not a quick fix and that careful consideration of needs and context are necessary prerequisites for ICT projects to achieve sustainability. Yet, technology requirements remain integral to ICTs performing and functioning in difficult conditions where infrastructure is inadequate.

The critical factors in the design of networks, hardware and devices for developing markets will be discussed. In addition this panel will look at how ICTs are being employed in varied environments including Nepal and Indonesia. Highlights from the PTC Third Annual Report on Broadband which focuses on the rapidly growing economy of Indonesia and new telecom opportunities in this market will be discussed.

Moderator:

  • Shishir Belbase, Head, Communication and Networks Unit, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines

Panelists:

  • Bruce Baikie, Executive Director, Inveneo, USA
  • Elizabeth Fife, Associate Director of Industry Studies, Center for Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA
  • Laura Hosman, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University, USA
  • Hugh McGarry, Principal, Garnet Consulting Pty, Ltd, Australia
South Pacific 4
09.30–10.45
09.30–10.45
Coral 3
Coral 3
09.30–09.35
09.30–09.35

Introducer:

Presenter:

09.35–10.00
09.35–10.00

As Clouds begin to blanket the planet, the role of infrastructure-competent data centers and long haul fiber will continue to evolve over the next five years.

  • Is this the beginning of the commoditization of data centers?
  • Will The Rise of Cloud Computing create the Next Golden Age of Fiber?
  • Will OTT players become the end state Telcos?
  • Where will infrastructure players find growth in the next decade?

Moderator:

Panelists:

10.00–10.25
10.00–10.25

Network Dynamics within the communications industry are constantly evolving and offer significant network and IT cost savings. Legacy TDM networks are being replaced and the industry is moving towards an all IP delivery methods. IP delivery allows carries to build a unified, responsive network and reduces complexity. IP networks can carry voice, data and video freely at less cost than TDM connections. Further, companies continue to re-examine their network architecture and migrate to shared infrastructure which requires augmenting existing networks. Simplifying network infrastructure and adding software defined networking (SDN) protocols can help drive cost efficiencies and improve functionality. We examine the shifting network dynamics in the communications industry and examine the benefits of utilizing SDN protocols and the major technological trends in routers, switches and fiber.

Moderator:

  • Tim Horan, Managing Director, Oppenheimer & Co., USA

Panelists:

10.25–10.45
10.25–10.45

With today's technological innovations and collaboration between intelligent transport and ICTs, it has become possible to create a near-future vision of "Connected Cars".  With seamless connectivity over wireless networks, it has become possible to realize this vision.  Seamless connectivity itself could also be explored as a new information and communication infrastructure in the emerging contemporary ecosystem for multiple fields including IoE and disaster communications.

What are the information technologies and platforms involved? What are the opportunities for investment? And what cross-industry collaboration is needed to realize a networked planet with connected cars? What are the implications for consumers and business? All these and more will be discussed during this keynote presentation.

Presenter:

Introducer:

  • Masaaki Sakamaki, Co-chair, PTC'15 Program Committee and, Board of Directors, DOCOMO CS, Inc., Japan
10.45–11.00
10.45–11.00
Coral 4 & 5

Sponsored by:

Coral 4 & 5
11.00–12.15
11.00–12.15
Coral 3
Coral 3
11.00–11.30
11.00–11.30

Cloud services are the killer app for data networks: two services alone account for half of downstream U.S. Internet traffic during peak hours. Operators need a coherent strategy for enabling cloud competitors, addressing market opportunities directly, and increasing network intelligence to service consumer and business customers. In this panel, top experts will address opportunities, threats, and strategies for the cloud.

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Peter Coffee, VP, Strategic Research, Salesforce, USA
  • Jonathan King, VP, Cloud Strategy & Business Development, CenturyLink Technology Solutions, USA
  • Manjula Talreja, VP, Global Cloud Practice, Cisco Consulting Services, Cisco, USA
11.30–11.50
11.30–11.50

Data breaches topped the news this year”, “IoT and Big Data finally Intersect in a Meaningful Way for Consumers”, “Our Mobile Digital Identity Redefines Healthcare”, these three technology trends have captured our attention in the last few months.

This keynote will explain why the industry needs to jump from talking about it to really making it happen. This year, mobile, security, big data and the Internet of Things could finally come together to benefit the consumer.

Presenter:

  • Rangu Salgame, CEO, Growth Ventures & Service Provider Group, Tata Communications, USA

Introducer:

  • Stephen Ho, Chair, PTC Board of Governors and, CEO, CITIC Telecom CPC, Hong Kong SAR China
11.50–12.15
11.50–12.15

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and evolve, it adds an exponential level of concerns to the network, the data center, and the user with regards to CyberSecurity. The IoT is also adding complexity regarding privacy, data protection, and property rights. The sheer number of devices that are interconnected makes the treat plane multi-dimensional, and the need for action to protect the data utilizing the vast number of interconnections. These issues will be addressed in this Keynote by Ms. Jill Singer (Partner, Deep Water Point, and Former CIO, NRO, USA) and Mr. Andrew Haire (Chairman and Founder, AJH Communications, LLC).

Ms. Singer advises clients across a variety of telecommunication and Information Technology companies on transformation, strategy, leadership, and technology. Ms. Singer is an outside director and advisory board member to several companies operating in the intelligence and defense spaces. Ms. Singer serves as an Executive-on-Grounds for the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and is co-chair of the AFCEA International Cyber Committee.

Mr. Haire has worked in over 40 economies and jurisdictions primarily focused on industry policy, market growth, strategy, the sector's direction, technical opportunities, and economic structure. Mr. Haire has been responsible for architecting major policy frameworks in the telecoms, technology, and postal sectors, as well as serving as regulator for 10 years at Singapore's iDA soon after its inception in the year 2000. Both bring years of direct experience that will be used to introduce the issues and present ideas for solutions, while realizing with the IoT expanding so quickly that today's solutions may or may not work in the future.

This Keynote should stimulate thought and raise questions and concerns regarding the thing that is the "Internet of Things".

Moderator:

Panelists:

12.15–13.30
12.15–13.30

12.15–13.15
12.15–13.15
Coral 4 & 5

Must present lunch ticket to redeem lunch in the pavilion. Ticket can be purchased at the cashier counter for US$18 each.

Coral 4 & 5
12.15–13.30
12.15–13.30
Fresco Italian Restaurant

By invitation only.

Fresco Italian Restaurant
12.15–13.30
12.15–13.30
Kahili 1

PTC's SIG-on-Dev lunch brings together a varied group of researchers, practitioners, government and non-government representatives as well as industry players who share an interest in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) to further social and economic development in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Our annual lunch is an opportunity for informal discussion about ICT4D-research questions and practical experiences. Participation is open to all!

Kahili 1
13.30–14.30
13.30–14.30

13.30–14.30
13.30–14.30
Coral 1

The Internet of Things will create massive quantities of data. For example, smart grids are moving from once a month polling of smart meters to once every few minutes. Jet engines generate massive information from dozens of sensors measuring data thousands of times per second, to be uploaded for analysis. Big data generated by things needs to be processed partly at the edge, and partly in the cloud. This panel will discuss the shifting drivers of network traffic, and the revolutionary new architectures that are being deployed.

Moderator:

Panelists:

Coral 1
13.30–14.30
13.30–14.30
Coral 2

Revenue is the single biggest challenge for a global telecom industry facing a slowdown in growth rates for newer services and actual decline of legacy services. This session will examine the dimensions of the challenge and the solutions service providers believe will set the stage for the next stage of firm and industry revenue growth.

Moderator:

  • Gary Kim, Editor, IP Carrier and Carrier Evolution

Panelists:

  • Mark Bass, Partner, Bell Labs Advisory Services and, Senior Director, Alcatel-Lucent , USA
  • Anthony Christie, CMO, Level 3, USA
  • Andrew Kwok, President, International Mobile/Fixed and Carrier Business, Hutchison Global Communications Limited, Hong Kong SAR China
  • Chandra Pandey, Founder & CEO, SecEon Networks, USA
Coral 2
13.30–14.30
13.30–14.30

13.30–14.30
13.30–14.30
South Pacific 3

This session will bring together three speakers to address activities which are on the periphery of the sub cable business but are vitally critical to the provision and operation of systems.

Permitting is becoming an increasing challenge for new submarine systems – no longer can the environmental assessment be done in isolation to the route design. The funding agencies are becoming more demanding, wanting details before the detailed design is done. This is creating a new need for a more integrated approach. Exactly how might you achieve this?

The parameters of transmission fibers are evolving which coupled with the desire of some to separate the provision wet and dry plant makes for an interesting issue at the interface. What is it that now needs to be specified to allow the separate provision to be standardised and competitively bid? As we see parties which specialise in one facet or another, how do you set up the mechanism to allow different elements to interwork and address risks and contractual concerns.

Specifying metrics is one thing, measuring is another. Newer and cleverer tools are required to ensure that the cable parameters are such as to support the promised capacity. What is it that we must now measure to ensure performance and what new tools are available to do such?

So come along and hear these three speakers address these rarely discussed but all important aspects of sub cables.

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
13.30–14.30
13.30–14.30
South Pacific 2

Organized by:

Technology is now making truly intelligent networking possible. From advanced control planes, SDN, and NFV, coupled with Photonic Integrated Circuits and adaptive coherent optics, we can now work closer than ever to the Shannon-Hartley limit. And we can do so in a flexible, near real time manner, allowing us to adjust to service needs, and utilize resiliency techniques we could only imagine or model previously. In addition, with newfound knowledge and capabilities in assured packet delivery technologies, service providers can combine many network abilities and resiliency technologies in highly valuable ways to deliver service at levels never before possible. But to be truly intelligent, networks have to deliver ubiquitous monitoring as well, right into the logic of the SDN controller. This convolution of technologies, centered on SDN and NFV, into great, new advantages drives us to consider new approaches to providing resilient network services, and to relieve constraints to take advantage of these new capabilities. Carriers and providers attending this conference will gain from these advantages, and need to participate to enable them for customers as well. Further, there remain some hard problems to solve before we can take it to the next level.

This panel will discuss the key technologies being developed in this area, including OpenDaylight, SDN, and NFV, how open source capabilities can enable further growth, what new networking approaches will help us leverage these abilities, what great things are now possible, and what problems we have to solve to get there.

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 2
13.30–14.30
13.30–14.30
South Pacific 4

This year's PTC Young Scholars present the current state of academic research from their specializations in the field of telecommunications. This session covers policy-related work on regulatory governance and policy coordination in select Asian markets. The OS Braunstein Student Paper Prize winner will also present his paper on Japan's mobile market dynamics.

Moderator:

  • Mark Chun, Director, Center for Applied Research and Associate Professor, Information Systems, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
14.30–14.45
14.30–14.45
Coral 4 & 5, Coral Lounge and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral 4 & 5, Coral Lounge and South Pacific Lounge
14.45–15.45
14.45–15.45

14.45–15.45
14.45–15.45
Coral 1

The promise of intelligent networks first conceived decades ago is coming to fruition as Software-Defined Networks and Network Functions Virtualization become not only fleshed out but deployed in practice. What strategies should operators pursue, what are the leaders doing, and what new network elements, functions, and architectures are arising? Leading industry experts will address all this and more in a highly interactive format.

Moderator:

Panelists:

Coral 1
14.45–15.45
14.45–15.45
Coral 2

With over 7 billion connections worldwide, it is arguably no doubt that mobile telephony has remained as a success story for the telecommunication sector. That number may sound great and indicate that everyone on this planet is interconnected.  However, in reality, the actual number of subscribers is less than 50% of that metric indicating that only half the population has access to mobile phone services. The number diminishes further when it comes to population with broadband connectivity and Internet services. Access to affordable information and communication technology (ICT) services such as broadband services and commercial leased lines for rural areas and under served population remains limited in many emerging economies despite the technological advancement and pricing decline in telecommunication sector. Some of the factors leading to this issue are related to political instability of the country, lack of proper infrastructure, user behavior, low profit for operators, regulatory issues, and affordability of such services. Moreover, the business case for investment in ICT as a tool for economic growth and wider development agenda remain yet challenging for the government as well as donor agencies. This session aims to analyze the problem from three lenses - political landscape, socio-economic factors, and competitive provider segment – towards making telecommunication services accessible and affordable for a wider population.

Moderator:

  • Shishir Belbase, Head, Communication and Networks Unit, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines

Panelists:

  • Adi Kusma, President Director, Biznet Networks, Indonesia
  • Jeffrey Yan, Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation, Singapore
Coral 2
14.45–15.45
14.45–15.45

14.45–15.45
14.45–15.45
South Pacific 2

In this session, various experts will discuss the importance and relevance of wireless performance as it relates to the necessary connectivity from the core to the backbone and ultimately service provisioning. How service is delivered to the home or wireless networks, via FTTH or via small-cell deployment, or between the data center and the end user, and how such delivery is becoming more reliant upon hybrid fiber/wireless networks as an essential component of any service provider’s arsenal, will be reviewed and discussed. More and more network and service providers are deploying content with evolving hybrid structure, with costs and capex budgets being modified to account for the necessary changes in equipment and convergence.

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
14.45–15.45
14.45–15.45
South Pacific 3

With the spread of mobile telephony and smart phones, the increasing sophistication of consumers in developing countries, and improvements in e-government (E-GOV) and now mobile e-government (M-GOV) applications, some developing and small island countries are finally starting to reap the benefits and promises of E-GOV. Exciting developments are occurring in access to difficult rural areas, in creating appropriate governance structures, in passing innovative national policies, in developing M-GOV strategies, in mobile money and e-commerce, in ICT community center sustainability, and in substantive areas such as education, health, and social service payments and delivery. This session will focus on critical success factors and major policy challenges to overcome, to allow these developments to continue and expand.

Some of the challenges faced by small island developing states (SIDS) include:  Low population densities, high electricity and network costs, numerous island languages and cultures, lack of trained ICT staff, low per capita incomes and high reliance on donors and remittances.

Some of the strengths that SIDS can draw upon to address these challenges include:

  • Growing numbers of governments that recognize the importance of ICTs for development
  • Increasing competition in local markets
  • Increasing number of methods (e.g. cable, O3b, Kacific) to obtain international access
  • Trans-regional educational institutions
  • Increasing penetration of and demand for mobile and broadband services

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
14.45–15.45
14.45–15.45
South Pacific 4

This year's PTC Young Scholars present the current state of academic research from their specializations in the field of telecommunications. This session examines user behavior and motivations for online activities from multiple perspectives.

Moderator:

  • Daniel Smith, Lecturer, University of Hawaii, Manoa and, Manager, Systems Engineering, Hawaiian Airlines, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
15.45–16.00
15.45–16.00
Coral 4 & 5, Coral Lounge and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral 4 & 5, Coral Lounge and South Pacific Lounge
16.00–17.00
16.00–17.00

16.00–17.00
16.00–17.00
Coral 1

The term "international carrier" is a catch-all phrase for a tremendously diverse set of companies, that offer a wide array of services, including retail and wholesale voice and messaging, international network transport and submarine cable and satellite services, Internet transit, and corporate data services. However, all carriers form bridges between islands of communications, and all segments of the carrier market have been experiencing sweeping changes, brought about by changes in technologies, user preferences, and competitive pressure.

This panel discussion will explore trends in the classic carrier services market, how carriers — and their customers — are evolving, and where opportunities for growth lie.

Moderator:

Panelists:

Coral 1
16.00–17.00
16.00–17.00
Coral 2

In 2005, the UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society defined Internet governance as "the development and application by governments, the private sector and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programs that shape the evolution and use of the Internet." The Internet is expanding exponentially. The Internet Governance Forum mandate from the United nations ends in 2015. Though there is no sign that the future of the IGF is in danger, so far there is no word from the UN asking for input on the renewal of IGF. In early 2014, the U.S. government announced plans to relinquish its historic stewardship over the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which is operated by ICANN, to the global multi-stakeholder Internet community when its contract with ICANN expires in September 2015.Many experts believe this change may set the stage for broader changes in other areas of Internet governance, such as intellectual property rights and cybersecurity.

Who is responsible for Internet governance among the different stakeholder groups? What are issues that may disrupt the roles of existing stakeholders? How should consensus on key principles or outcomes be reached for solutions that benefit the global Internet rather than special interests?
 How should market-specific challenges or issues that are particular to a local community be approached for the global Internet to continue its innovative contributions? These are just some of the challenging questions around Internet Governance that will be discussed in this executive insight roundtable.

Moderator:

  • Steven Smith, Associate VP, IT Technology & Deputy CIO, University of Hawaii, USA

Panelists:

  • David Conrad, CTO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • John Curran, President and CEO, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
  • Paul Wilson, Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
Coral 2
18.30–20.30
18.30–20.30
Super Pool, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Sponsored by:

Super Pool, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Time Topic Location
06.00–07.00
06.00–07.00
Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Sponsored by:

Instructor-led swimming, running and yoga.

Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
Honolulu 3

Special breakfast for all Wednesday moderators, speakers and panelists only.

Honolulu 3
08.30–09.30
08.30–09.30
Coral Lounge
Coral Lounge
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15

09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
South Pacific 2

This session features research on the future development of broadband access and resultant effects in terms of closing the digital divide and the educational gap. The first panelist discusses whether an emerging online education model called Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the US and Australia can be possibly adopted to the Asian environment by overcoming obstacles to improve information accessibility. The second panelist discusses the demand and supply of advanced broadband access services in the developing regions, and the reasons for lack of demand. The discussion of market and policy in the broadband access concludes that mobile broadband access services can be a better option for the rural and remote regions to increase broadband accessibility and affordability.

Moderator:

  • Eun-A Park, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Film and Media Studies, University of New Haven, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
South Pacific 3

As companies continue to shift workloads from legacy architectures to the cloud they demand a solution that is cost efficient, reliable and scalable all with rapid or almost on demand provision times. We explore how network and cloud service providers are aligning to help competitive operators and global enterprises leverage the benefits of cloud services and transform enterprise network architectures. We further explore how network operators define how they add value in the communications ecosystem, and what parts of the network they should outsource. The convergence of 3 major trends: Cloud 2.0, wholesale cloud, and the rise of the IT cloud broker and how there are opportunities for a growing segment of service providers to gain a competitive advantage and effectively compete against larger players is also examined. We will also look at the relative benefits and uses of private versus public cloud.

Moderator:

  • Tim Horan, Managing Director, Oppenheimer & Co., USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
South Pacific 4

This session will focus on needed innovation in infrastructure and the solutions being provided by several leading companies. End user and customer expectations have risen with advancements in applications being created by developers across B2B, B2C, SaaS, and IaaS platforms. These are now not just cool acronyms, but actual systems with expectations of service guarantees that inherently place high demands on Infrastructure. We will discuss in detail the advances in infrastructure and make some predictions on developments needed to keep up with innovation in the application domain. The audience can also expect to hear about some breakthrough innovations coming down the line during the Q&A session.

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
10.15–10.30
10.15–10.30
South Pacific Lounge & Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

South Pacific Lounge & Coral Lounge
10.30–12.00
10.30–12.00
Coral 3
Coral 3
10.30–10.40
10.30–10.40

This presentation will draw from TeleGeography's latest data on international Internet capacity and examine the following issues:

  • Is the United States still the leading international Internet hub?
  • What new Internet hubs are emerging?
  • What impact are content provider networks having on Internet capacity growth?

Presenter:

Introducer:

10.40–10.55
10.40–10.55

For nearly a decade, Cisco has produced the Visual Networking Index (VNI) which forecasts that size of the growth and the anticipated changes and trends in the networking landscape. Considered the gold standard in networking forecasts and used by regulatory bodies and customers around the globe, VNI incorporates primary data from over 1.5 million users, analysis of anonymous broadband feeds from several dozen service providers, and third-party projections to create it forecast. While the effort is global in nature and also extends to mobility and cloud arenas, this presentation will showcase global and Asia-specific quantitative findings from our leading studies spanning projected traffic and workload growth, ever changing device mix, and wildcard elements that we’re monitoring and which could deliver a few surprises—and opportunities—to our industry.

Presenter:

Introducer:

10.55–11.10
10.55–11.10

Can companies derive strategic advantage from the Networked Planet?

Presenter:

Introducer:

11.10–11.35
11.10–11.35

Successful firms tend to become large, bureaucratic, and at times arrogant. They focus on their current crises, are risk averse, and are reluctant to cannibalize their current successful products. Thus they miss the next big innovation. Success requires a culture of relentless innovation. The components of this culture are a focus on future mass markets, embracing risk, and cannibalizing current successful products. This culture is very difficult to change in the short term. Three levers or practices are identified to create this culture: promoting internal competition, setting asymmetric incentives, and empowering innovation champions. 

Presenter:

  • Gerard Tellis, Professor, Neely Chair & Center Director, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC), USA

Introducer:

  • Elizabeth Fife, Associate Director of Industry Studies, Center for Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA
11.35–12.00
11.35–12.00

Session write-up will be available shortly.

Interviewer:

  • Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets Corporation, USA

Interviewee:

12.00–13.30
12.00–13.30
Coral 4

Open to all Full, Network and Wednesday-only registered attendees.

Awards include the Richard J. Barber PTC Distinguished Service Award, two research awards as well as the Atlantic-ACM awards.

Coral 4
13.45–14.30
13.45–14.30
South Pacific 2
South Pacific 2
14.45–17.00
14.45–17.00
South Pacific 4

For all incoming and continuing Board of Governors members only.

South Pacific 4

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