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Workshops, Roundtables, & Industry Briefings (Afternoon)

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Sunday, 17 January 2016
Time: 15.30–17.00

15.30–17.00
Roundtable: The Intersection of IoT, Cloud and Big Data

The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as one of the critical initiatives of the year, as every organization must now be a digital business. Organizations that succeed in this digital era are creating, capturing and distilling an onslaught of digital data in order to accelerate innovation, improve customer experience, manage risk, and achieve competitive advantage. But IoT does not stand alone. Agile organizations are leveraging cloud services and big data analytics as well as other new technologies and processes to fulfill the promise of IoT. 

This session will explore the intersection of IoT, cloud and big data. Experts across all three areas will distill the definitions of each and provide examples of how you can increase your competitive advantage and help your customers succeed in the digital era.

Moderator

Margaret Dawson

Margaret Dawson

Global Product Marketing, Red Hat
USA

Presenters

Phill Lawson-Shanks

Phill Lawson-Shanks

Chief Architect & VP of Innovation, EdgeConneX
USA

Data at the Edge: Evolving Your Network Infrastructure to Support the Growth of IoT & Cloud
Muntazir Mehdi

Muntazir Mehdi

Data Scientist Manager, Azure Network Engineering Group, Microsoft
USA

Platform to Manage Global Cloud Networks
Jim Poole

Jim Poole

VP, Global Service Provider, Vertical Marketing, Equinix
USA

The NSP’s Guide to Cloud and Enterprise Interconnections

15.30–17.00
Roundtable: Emergent Infrastructure / Technologies

The telecom industry is about to experience an tumultuous upheaval that will completely change how networks are designed, deployed, and maintained. Join us for an interactive discussion that will cover the hottest and most pressing technology changes that will affect both network operators and end-users alike. Topics covered include the technologies, challenges, and new business opportunities related to the impending deployment of 5G mobile networks. Also covered will be the most fundamental shift in telecom networks since the introduction of wireless networks, which is the moving from closed, hardware-based networks to open, software-based networks driven by the accelerating advent of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) concepts. Join the discussion and peer into the future of tomorrow’s telecom industry.

Moderator

Brian Lavallée

Brian Lavallée

Director, Solutions & Technology Marketing, Ciena
USA

Panelists

Robert  Adams

Robert Adams

VP, Product Management, Infinera
USA

SDN/NFV in a Transport World – Great Potential, but Handle with Care
Ray La Chance

Ray La Chance

President & CEO, ZenFi Networks
USA

C-RAN: A New Perspective on Mobile Network Infrastructure to Address Today’s Connectivity Challenges and Exploding Mobile Traffic Growth
Brian Lavallée

Brian Lavallée

Director, Solutions & Technology Marketing, Ciena
USA

5G Mobile Backhaul Networks: Intercepting Next Generation Wireless Networks

15.30–17.00
Research Roundtable: Broadband in Small Island States

This panel will focus on how access to Internet connectivity and information and communications technology (ICTs), can enable economic development, social empowerment, and equitable opportunities for people across the developing world, and more specifically, across Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In particular, the panelists will focus on how broadband Internet access affects the tourism industry in small island developing states (SIDS), how access to modern telecommunications technology empowers rural women, and how regulatory policies for telcos across the Pacific Islands can improve the possibilities for providing connectivity to a greater proportion of the population.   

Moderator

Laura Hosman

Laura Hosman

Assistant Professor, Ethics, Public Policy, Science & Technology (EPPST), Department of Political Science, California Polytechnic State University
USA

Presenters

Xue (Snow) Dong

Xue (Snow) Dong

Instructor & Ph.D. candidate, Pennsylvania State University
USA

Tourism Demand and Broadband in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): The Cases of Fiji and Seychelles
Ashiyan Rahmani-Shirazi

Ashiyan Rahmani-Shirazi

Ph.D. Student, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa
USA

Toward a Praxis of Gender Empowerment: Community Radio and Mobile Phones in Rural Fiji

15.30–17.00
PiRRC Workshop: Regulating in a Tsunami of Change - The Small Island States Perspective

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Regulators have to contend with changes in technology, law, business models, policies and globalization of the sector.  Donors are changing the way they view ICT in the Pacific and there is a change in Governments engagement in the sector. The combination of these waves of change and the increase in their frequency of change creates a resonant effect that results in a wave of change of “Tsunami” proportions. The Panel will address these changes and what the Pacific needs to do to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities being presented by these changes.

Charles Punaha, very instrumental in the establishment of NICTA of Papua New Guinea, will enrich the discussions on the key skills that are required In the new regulatory environment and present views on ensuring the independence of the regulatory body; Shivnesh Prasad understands the requirements of small island states and his role as Chairman of the Telecommunications Authority of Fiji will enable him to provide insights on why small island developing states have special consideration especially when grappling with the new emerging technologies. Donnie Defreitas, an experienced regulator will provide views on training the payers in the ICT regulatory ecosystem to remain relevant.  Ivan Fong, key player in the Fijian ICT private sector will provide the industry perspective on regulation in an era of change and his views on the impact of regulatory decisions.

Moderator

Donnie Defreitas

Donnie Defreitas

Director, PiRRC, and Regulator, Office of the Regulator
Samoa

Presenters

Charles Punaha

Charles Punaha

CEO, National Information and Communications Technology Authority (PNG)
Papua New Guinea

Ivan Fong

Ivan Fong

President, Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA), and CEO, Telecom Fiji Limited
Fiji

Shivnesh Prasad

Shivnesh Prasad

Director, Communications, Ministry of Justice and Communications, and Acting Chairman, Telecommunications Authority of Fiji
Fiji

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  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
  • CITIC Telecom International
  • Biznet
  • CenturyLink
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Shaw Business
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • China Telecom
  • MegaSys
  • Harris
  • Verizon Wholesale
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • BTI Systems
  • Paul Hastings
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Vodafone
  • REDCOM
  • Arbor Networks
  • Wolfe
  • PCCW Global
  • Telus
  • ATLANTIC-ACM
  • Infinera
  • CoreSite
  • TNZI
  • Digital Realty
  • World Hub Communications Limited
  • Ciena
  • GTT
  • Telstra
  • Lumen Networks

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  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
  • CITIC Telecom International
  • Biznet
  • CenturyLink
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Shaw Business
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • China Telecom
  • MegaSys
  • Harris
  • Verizon Wholesale
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • BTI Systems
  • Paul Hastings
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Vodafone
  • REDCOM
  • Arbor Networks
  • Wolfe
  • PCCW Global
  • Telus
  • ATLANTIC-ACM
  • Infinera
  • CoreSite
  • TNZI
  • Digital Realty
  • World Hub Communications Limited
  • Ciena
  • GTT
  • Telstra
  • Lumen Networks
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